Windweaver of Pennington

  • 84.3333'
  • 1999
  • Southampton, United Kingdom
  • £675,000


Robert Clark steel ketch - proven world cruiser. Owner is negotiable

The owner of Windweaver encourages offers.
Windweaver of Pennington is a purposeful Robert Clark designed steel ketch which has round the world cruising credentials. She was completed for her current owner in 1999 at the Midship Boat services shipyard in Southampton. Sleeps 6 guests and two crew in comfort and style. She is powerful, very forgiving at sea and ideal for exploring the corners of the globe. Viewing in Southampton, United Kingdom can be arranged at short notice

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: MIDSHIP
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Robert Clark Ketch
  • Model Year: 1999
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: VAT Paid
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 1/2/2
  • LOA: 84' 4" (25.70m)
  • LWL: 69' 2" (21.08m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 17' 10" (5.44m)
  • Min Draft: 10' 0" (3.05m)
  • Max Draft: 10' 0" (3.05m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 11 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 76 Tonne
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 1,730 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 4,500 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 2
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak and Steel
  • Hull Configuration: Moderate Fin with Skeghung Rudder
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Robert Clark
  • Hull Color: white
  • Hull Finish: Other
  • Exterior Designer: Robert Clark
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Perkins Diesel
  • Model: M215C
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Long Fin keel and large skeg hung rudder.
Bronze portholes
Finest Norwegian steel used to build hull and deck
Hull built at DAD Munroe
Fitout by Midship Boat Services Ltd in Southampton.
Steel hull and deck is foam insualted making Windweaver a very quiet and well insulated vessel throughout
The steel deck was carefully sheathed in GRP then laid with marine ply and 20 mm Teak decks
(there are no leaks whatsoever as a result of the careful deck prparation)

Windweaver has an encapsualted 26 tonne lead keel

Two helm positions - on aft deck and one within the large enclosed deckhouse which has excellent panoramic vision and double glazed windows


Ketch rigged
Carbon main mast with Fredriksen bearing slides
Alloy mizzen mast
Alloy booms
White painted spars
Mainmast crowsnest, accessed by foldout mast steps
Lazyjacks and stackpacks on both booms
Conventional slab reefed mainsail and Mizzen
Fully battened mainsail and mizzen
Cutter rig (staysail & yankee)
Self tacking boomed staysail
Roller furling on both headsails (new staysail furler 2012)
All standing Rigging was comprehensively serviced by HYS riggers, Hamble in Winter 2011-12 (much new)
New terminal ends

Chammon mainsail (serviceable)
Sanders mizzen sail        "
NEW Sanders staysail
Chammon Yankee
1 x Mizzen staysail
1 x Multi purpose sail
1 x storm jib (unused)
1 x trysail (unused)

Full cockpit bimini sun awning in cream canvas
Full deck awning hung off the mainsail boom (very effective in hot climates)
Anderson winches throughout
Slab reefed mainsail - winches deck mounted at mast
Stainless steel Mainmast bracing/support bars at mast

Professionally varnished wheelhouse, deck lockers, skylight hatches, dorade boxes and crew companionway hatch - all in good condition  (recently fitted beige covers)
Helm and binnacle covers
Complete set of soft lined cap rail covers to protect the varnish (New 2012)

Teak slatted passarelle

Electric hydraulic twin Gypsy windlass and top mounted capstan winch
2 x 100kg Stokes anchors - hull stowed, deck hawsers and built in anchor wash
2 x 90 metres of chain



Spacious and luxurious accommodation which is fully air conditioned comprising of master stateroom with ensuite heads and two twin berth guest cabins both with ensuite heads.

Master Stateroom:
Equipped with a king size bed, en suite heads/ large shower room and TV.
Heated towel rail

Port guest cabin:
Large bunk cabin with an especially wide bottom bunk. Top bunk height can be adjusted on track system. Cabin has good storage and an ensuite heads and shower.

Starboard guest cabin
Smaller bunk cabin, however, a clever system can be easily deployed whereby the fwd and aft corridor doors can be closed to create a spacious and good sized ensuite bunk cabin. The bottom bunk is again generous but can also be converted into a double if required. The top bunk is on a track system so the bunk can be raised when not in use.

Twin bunk crew cabin in forepeak
Two single bunk berths 
Television, fridge and microwave. 
Dedicated crew companionway deck hatch above to foredeck. 
Access is available aft through a watertight bulkhead leading to main saloon. (assuming the stbd cabin has not been extended)

Electric Raritan toilets throughout

Main saloon
Large and spacious full width  saloon and dining area.
New carpets throughout Windweaver in 2010
Fixed burr eucalyptus veneered dining table which seats eight to starboard.
Port lights surrounding and beautiful teak skylight above giving good light and ventilation
To port there are two double sofas which makes for a comfortable lounging area.
Excellent storage space and book shelves provide real character to this area
Stereo, DVD & television. 

Large and spacious professional galley to starboard
Double sink and draining board
Large fridge
Very large freezer is located in the wheelhouse
Washing machine
Tumble dryer 
Very large  4 ring induction hob and overhead extractor
240v electric AEG double oven and grill 
Microwave Panasonic.  ridge and deep freeze.

Steps up to the wheelhouse
Panelled burr eucalyptus wheelhouse.  A pilot berth to port converts into a sofa.  Folding table with cushioned bench. 

Semi circular cockpit with seating for eight.




B&G Hydra 2000 wind, depth, speed log
B&G full function display at outside helm position
B&G 360 degree wind analogue display (wheelhouse and helm position)
B&G depth analogue display
B&G speed analogue display
Raytheon 430 loud hailer to foredeck/intercom
Leica MX400 GPS
Furuno GP30 GPS navigator
Furuno FM8500 marine VHF DSC (class A/full GMDSS approved VHF)
2 x Robertson AP300 CX autopilots (independent of each other)
KVH Azimuth Digital Gryo compass
Furuno M1942 56 mile radar
Furuno Navnet M821 24 mile Radar / Chart plotter
Interface Twinscope forward looking echo sounder
Robertson RFC 35N Secondary compass
Furuno FS1550 SSB radio
Ships Laptop with Electronic charts and printer
Thrane & Thrane Immarsat 'C' phone
Fleet broadband phone
Hand ICOM M71 handheld VHF
Internal telephone system to all cabins
Hundestadt variable pitch control on both helm stations

1 x Williams 325 Jet RIB (104hp) and deck mounted on teak chocks

2 x 8 pers. Liferafts deck mounted (need servicing)
Fold outside boarding ladder and lowering swim platform on Starboard side (easy to operate & very useable)

Electric bilge/fire pump
Engine driven Jabsco fire pump
Gusher 30 manual pump

2 x sets of dive equipment


Perkins M215C Turbocharged Diesel inboard (215hp)
4,500 hrs run (Jan 2013)
Shaft driven to Hundestaed variable pitch propeller
Flexible shaft coupling
Quiet, well soundproofed engine room under main cockpit and wheelhouse
Well serviced and maintained by a professional crew

Sleipner sidepower 25KW Bowthruster

Solid and very reliable rod linked steering system

Generators & Electrics:
1 x 220v HFL 20Kw soundproofed in engine room
1 x 220v HFL 12Kw          "              "    "           "
NB. both generators are serviceable but with high hours
2 x 100ah 24v Alternators

24v system Mastervolt AGM service batteries (very large bank)
Charged by 2 x Mastervolt 100ah battery chargers
2 x Generator start batteries
2 x engine cranking batteries
4 x 12v bowthruster batteries

4 KW Victron Phoenix Inverters to all 240v socket outlets onboard

1730 litres (380 gallons)
Ships hot water supplied by 3 x 3kw Immersion heaters
HRO Watermaker produces 350 litres per day (pickled & maintained by Captain)

4500 litres

Air conditioning:
Condaria reverse cycle air conditioning. Chilled water system supplying air handlers in all cabins and accommodation space.

Comprehensive onboard Alarm system to all areas of the yacht (ie battery temps, engine temperatures, overcharging, undercharging, bilge, water etc)

Owners comments

Windweaver of Pennington is the last yacht to emerge from the drawing board of the late Robert Clark, combining classical grace and elegance with the very latest in technical innovation.  Custom built in England of steel and teak and finished to the very highest standards.  Windweaver was completed in Southampton in Spring 1999.  Exhilarating under sail, she is also reassuring quiet under power with a range of 3,000 miles

Air-conditioned throughout, she is spacious and comfortable below decks.  Her interior decor was chosen by Sue Stowell, who has used sympathetic colours, to great an unusual freshness.  The saloon is light and airy and the all electric galley is fitted with everything you'd expect in a kitchen ashore.

The master stateroom boasts a king size double berth and large en-suite heads and shower room.  the two double berth guest cabins have additional drop-down pullman berths and en suite heads and showers.  Each cabin has a radio/CD player.

The wheelhouse is equipped with the latest navigation and communications aids including GPS, radar, VHF and SSB radio and satellite telephone, fax and e-mail facilities.

On deck a large semi circular area, seating eight comfortably, wraps around a table which rises from the cockpit floor.  The decks are clad in teak cut from a single log.

Windweaver of Pennington is undoubtedly a classic yacht.  She will be enjoyed by the purist yachtsman as a much as by those simply wishing to escape from the stresses of modern life.


Brokers comments

Windweaver of Pennington is a purposeful Robert Clark designed steel ketch which has round the world cruising credentials. She was completed for her current owner in 1999 at the Midship Boat services shipyard in Southampton. Sleeps 6 guests and two crew in comfort and style. She is powerful, very forgiving at sea and ideal for exploring the corners of the globe.