It is likely that if you are looking at WOODWIND, Hull #89 of the iconic Concordia Yawl class, that you are already familiar with this design. Perhaps you have sailed aboard a Concordia, or read about them extensively, and understand just how perfect a design this was when new, and just how perfect it remains. You probably know these boats do so much well - not to mention all while being drop-jaw gorgeous. But if not, I am happy to have that conversation with you, as I am an enthusiastic admirer of these fine yachts.
There are many on the market - and the key to buying a Concordia is truly finding a properly cared for and updated example at a proper price. I think you will find WOODWIND to be just that. She has been maintained professionally to the highest standards, on behalf of a loving and demanding owner, by a yard with the skills and understanding required to properly care for a Concordia (and they care for many).
A May 2019 survey found the boat to be in fine condition, with a few recommendations which the owner had addressed by the yard. WOODWIND is now seriously for sale and ready to be compared to the other Concords available - she will be on any short list of the best examples.
Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.
John C. Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC
at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.
Built in 1962 at the Abeking and Rasmussen yard in Lemwerder, Germany, S/Y WOODWIND, Hull #89, has enjoyed meticulous care over her history. Construction is of carvel mahogany planking, with tight seam construction, on laminated white oak frames. Her keel, floor timbers, and deadwood are oak and she is fastened with silicon bronze screws.
The wood decks are Dynel overlay with epoxy over. Her cabin trunk is planked mahogany with a cabin top of planked cedar with white lead covering and canvas overlay (replaced in 2008). Deck trim, coamings, hatches and other trim is also mahogany.
Rebuilt in 2009, the cockpit is self-bailing with a bridge deck and natural teak sole.
The topsides and deck are painted white and there is a blue boot top with a green bottom.
The vessel is yawl rigged with both masts being box construction of sitka spruce. The main mast steps through the cabin top and lands on a mast step atop the floor timbers (the mast step was lengthened and reinforced in 2003). The mizzen mast is on the aft deck with a compression structure transmitting the load to the horn timber. The chain plates pass through the deck and are bolted through the hull.
A keel hung rudder is tiller steered. The keel is of iron ballast.
Current ownership dates from 2002. There have been eight owners, though two of them owned her for only one season each. She has primarily been a New England boat, however she spent 15 years in the Chesapeake Bay.
A detailed history/record of maintenance performed since 2002 is available. Beyond the routine annual attention (i.e., topsides, deck and bottom painting, external brightwork, spar varnish, mechanical maintenance, etc.), other notable work includes a rebuilding of the cockpit, mast step lengthening and reinforcement, select keel bolt replacement in 2003, frame end reinforcement, targeted plank refastening, recovering of the cabin top, stripping, repainting and re-varnishing of the entire interior, etc. Annual engine oil analyses are available.
Under current ownership, S/Y WOODWIND has been maintained by Concordia Yachts and Dodson Boatyard (Stonington, CT).
Upon descending the companionway and "going below", one finds what might be expected of a traditional wooden yacht - and then some. Understated yet rich in detail, the raised panel,varnished pine bulkheads provide the feel of warmth and craftmanship. Adding to the ambiance is the mahogany butterfly main salon hatch. Directly under the companionway is the engine box. Port and starboard of the companionway are the galley features with the stainless sink and stainless ice box to port, and a two-burner, Force 10 CNG stovetop to starboard. Water is supplied to the galley sink via either a foot pump or a large (re-chromed) manual pump. Moving forward, there are port and starboard settees each having fold-down Concordia style berths. Lockers and shelves are provided port and starboard. A centerline cherry, drop-leaf table with built-in storage compartments provides a comfortable dining space. There is also a Concordia black iron coal/wood stove adjacent to the port main bulkhead. Forward of the pine, main bulkheads is the fully enclosed head compartment to port and double hanging lockers to starboard. The forepeak is defined by a U-shaped setteewith fold-down pipe berths port and starboard. Storage is provided outboard, above and below the berth areas. The anchor locker is fully forward of course. (NOTE: the entire interior's painted and varnished surfaces were stripped and re-painted/re-varnished in 2011)
SPARS & RIGGING:
Main and mizzen masts are of box construction of Sitka spruce with bright finish.
Booms and spinnaker pole are solid Sitka spruce also with bright finish.
Club jib boom
Standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with spliced ends
Running rigging is braided Dacron
Bronze deck hardware
Lewmar 50 ST primary winches
South Coast sheet winches
Harken roller furler
Bronze bow and stern pulpits, bronze stanchions
Double lifelines (replaced in 2004)
Main, Mizzen and 131% Genoa w/ roller furler - Doyle (new in 2004)
Working 100% working jib w/ roller furler - Doyle (new in 2006)
Additional Sail inventory includes a main, mizzen, storm jib, 120% Genoa, 150% Genoa, drifter, two mizzen staysails, and two spinnakers.
Numerous wooden blocks, bronze shackles, sheets, guy
Dodger (new in 2009)
Mainsail and mizzen canvas covers
UV cover on furling genoa
Rocna primary anchor w/ chain and rode (on anchor roller - new in 2013)
Fortress secondary anchor w/ chain and rode (in chocks on deck - new in 2013))
Anchor chain (new in 2013)
Raymarine ST60+ Tridata (depth, speed, log - 2012)
Raymarine ST60+ Wind (apparent & true wind direction/wind speed - 2012)
Furuno 1623 radar (2012)
Garmin GPSMap 546S plotter
Raymarine ST4000 autopilot
Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF w/ DGPS and Matrix AIS (2012)
Danforth Constellation steering compass
Robert E. White clock and barometer
Five 2" thick custom fitted cockpit cushions (new 2013)
Four 3" thick cushions for settees in main salon (reupholstered 2003)
Two bolsters for settees in main salon (reupholstered 2003)
Two 2" thick mattresses for Concordia berths in main salon (reupholstered 2003)
Three 3" thick mattresses for pipe berths in forepeak (reupholstered 2013)
One Monel diesel fuel tank, located port side cockpit locker - 22 gallons
Three Monel water tanks, located port and starboard main salon and forward - 20 gallons each - Total 60 gallons
One rubber holding tank - 15 gallons (replaced in 2007)
Nautic-On Smart Sensor System (installed new in August 2019)
3 bladed Max Prop
Yachts ensign and flagstaff
Two pig sticks
Concordia Class burgee
Custom teak boarding/swim ladder
Custom fender board
V-berth inserts (to convert forepeak bunk space to a double berth)
Auto pilot control arm
Tiller extension arm
Link 10 battery bank monitor
Four Type-2 Kapok PFD's and four inflatable PFD's
Four throwable cushions (blue)
Four 5/8" docklines
Folding canvas bucket
Complete compliment of galley supplies including non-skid dishes, flatware, kitchen utensils, plastic wine glasses w/ removable stems and cooking tools
Fitted rubber ice box bottom liners
Two galvanized tank lid openers
Assorted 12V light bulbs
Seven lamp shades
Plastic batten pocket slider
Lifesling (new bag in 2018) w/ accompanying 3:1 purchase block & tackle
Four 12V cigarette lighter type outlets
Horseshoe buoy (new 2018)
Four fire extinguishers
Three new house batteries (new August 2019)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.