Venturer / Windigo

  • Year Built / Launched: 1956
  • Hull Names: Venturer - 1956
  • Engine Type: Yanmar
  • Overview:

    S/Y Windigo is a magnificient ocean racer built by Henry Hinckley on Sparkman & Stephens design in 1956.

    The yacht was built for Hal Haskell of Wilmington, Delaware.

    In 2004, Windigo received a prestigious restoration by the Classic Yachts Management and Cantiere Sangermani. It was a respectful and philologic operation. All the inside parts were carefully removed, checked thoroughly, restored and put back together allowing the passage of new hydraulic-electric systems. A new teak deck was layed on best plywood. A new 200 Yanmar engine was installed, together with new masts, standing and running rigging.

    Following the restoration Windigo took part in some important races and had excellent results, like a third at Argentario Sailing Week 2006. At the Capraia race 2005 and 2006 she was first of her class and overall, Third overall at the Mahon-Porto Rotondo in 2006 and she won the CIM Championship in 2006. Following a new session of restoration at Cantieri dell’Argentario in 2013, all the mahogany hull planking was completely changed with thorough check, restoration or new construction where needed of frames and floors. Total fastening in silicon bronze screws was done as well.

    The yacht is perfectly maintained.

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Harry (Hal) Haskell

  • From: Wilmington, De.
  • Dates owned: 1956 - present