• 55'
  • 1983
  • Newport Beach, California, United States
  • $295,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: WILLARD
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Custom Lapworth Cruiser
  • Model Year: 1983
  • YearBuilt: 1983
  • Year Refit: 2010
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/0 - Crew R/B/S: 1/1/0
  • LOA: 55' 0" (16.76m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 14' 6" (4.42m)
  • Min Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,200 Miles
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: 1,500 Miles
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 25 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: 1
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: WLD550010382
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: William Lapworth
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: William Lapworth
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Perkins
  • Model: M135HP
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Accommodations and Walkthrogh

Starting from the bow, after the chain locker is the crew cabin with one berth, storage space, a sink and a head. There is access to the deck through a hatch. Next is the guest full head with shower and head, accessible through the crew cabin and guest cabin, followed by the guest cabin, composed of two berths, one above the other (the lower being almost a full double), hanging locker, chest of drawers, and storage closet. Proceeding aft and up three steps is the raised pilot house with full galley to starboard and navigation/steering station to port. The dining table and settees are further aft, next to the companionway, with plenty of storage space. Down a few steps is the master stateroom/salon with Luke fireplace, desk, cedar hanging locker, large chest of drawers, one berth/settee on each side and a settee with fold-out queen bed amidships, facing aft. Next is a full head with stall shower and large vanity. On the starboard side is access to a large engine room with standing headroom, a workbench with tool storage starboard, next to the generator and watermaker. To port is storage area plus 50 gallon fuel day tank, water heater and various pumps. Both the master stateroom and the engine room are accessible from the deck. The fuel (300 gallons) and water (250 gallons) stainless steel tanks and abundant storage space are located under the pilothouse floor. All living and accommodation areas are fully air conditioned and heated. This vessel is maintained in very good working condition as she is used by the owners on a regular basis.  She is also hauled out every year for inspection and anti-fouling paint.


COMPADRE’s unique layout:

COMPADRE’s layout has four special living spaces that you don’t often find, even on a much larger boat.



The flush-deck center cockpit can comfortably seat (8) people on the cushioned port and starboard settees. The Bimini has Eisenglass curtains on three sides, creating an all-weather helm station. The curtains can be raised to make the cockpit completely open. All lines lead to winches in the cockpit making it possible for one person to handle the boat under sail.


Aft deck:

On passage, the dinghy is stored here. Once it is launched, the chocks are removed creating a living area shaded by the aft awning and flush with the cockpit. The dining table and four chairs can be set up here for dining al fresco or moved into the cockpit for an arrangement for (6). This area is rarely found on any sailboat and makes for an enjoyable experience in a secluded anchorage.



The spacious raised pilothouse encompasses a second helm station, the navigation station, and the galley with a raised dinette, seating (6). The nine large windows with two opening ports and an on-deck hatch provide a 270 degree view with plenty of ventilation or the area can be fully air-conditioned if desired. It is a joy to spend time here, being able to see all the outside activity.


Master Stateroom/Salon:

Another unique feature on COMPADRE is the design of the master stateroom. By day, it is an elegant study, with three settees, a TV, Luke fireplace, extensive bookshelves and a writing or computer desk. Perfect for after dinner relaxing or during inclement weather. At night, the forward settee pulls out to a queen size bed.


  • Large Technautic cold plate refrigerator and freezer with engine-driven compressor and 110 volt AC condensing unit
  • Force 10 3-burner stove with oven
  • Microwave
  • Bread machine, coffee maker, toaster
  • Raised dinette with seating for six
  • Large counter space, storage lockers, cabinets and drawers
  • Quality dishware and cookware

Navigation, Communication and Electronics

The navigation station and second helm station are located on the forward port side of the pilothouse.  There is a chart table/desk with drawers and file cabinet.  Also 5 large chart drawers and extra storage lockers.


  • Icom Model IC802 single sideband radio with antenna tuner and Ham radio capability, new 2010
  • Pactor II Pro modem for email service, new 2010
  • Icom Model OCM422 VHF radio with remove mike in cockpit, new 2010
  • Dedicated Hewlett Packard PC Model 2000-299WM for navigation with Garmin GPS interface and Open CPN and AirMail software, new 2010
  • Hewlett Packard Deskjet 3070A wireless printer/scanner
  • Furuno Model FCR 1010 24-mile radar
  • Comnav NX-2 autopilot
  • (2) Richie compasses
  • Raymarine depth sounder
  • Wagner 1500 hydraulic steering station
  • Furuno DFAX 208/NN weather ax
  • Raymarine Model C90W chartplotter/48-mile radar/depth sounder, new 2010
  • ACR 406 EPIRB, new 2010
  • ICOM handheld VHF radio
  • Signet wind instruments
  • 19” Insignia flat screen TV/DVD

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

Large walk-in full headroom engine room, accessible from the aft salon and from the main deck. Large work bench with vise and tool storage cabinet with built-in drawer and extensive tool inventory. Large storage areas for spare parts, tools, oils, supplies, etc.

Extensive spare parts inventory for all systems.


Engine Room Equipment:

Main engine: M135 135 HP Perkins Diesel, 1900 hours, with 160 amp alternator and engine-driven compressor, with cockpit control panel (new 2010)

  • Transmission: Velvet Drive (new 2010)
  • V-Drive: Walter (new 2010)
  • Mufflers: Vernalift (new 2010)
  • Generator: Northern Lights Model M753-8N 8 kW – 6500 hours (new 2010)
  • Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
  • Water heater: Torrid 17 gal 120V AC plus engine-heated heat exchanger (new 2015)
  • Watermaker: FCI Aquamizer Model 5165 – 500 gpd/21 gph (new 2010)
  • Start battery: 8D wet cell (new 2014)
  • 95 lb. Fisherman anchor with 250 feet nylon rode
  • Main 110/240 and 12 volt main electrical panels
  • One Jabsco fresh water pressure pump and accumulator
  • Storage for aft anchor chain - 300’ 3/8”
  • Twin Racor main engine and generator fuel system with 12 volt boost pump
  • Rule 800 GPH sump pump
  • Rule 2000 GPH bilge pump
  • Rule 3700 GPH auxiliary bilge pump
  • Racor filter with 12 volt transfer pump for day tank
  • 50 gallon diesel fuel day tank
  • Halon automatic fire extinguishing system
  • Emergency rudder tiller
  • Two CruiseAir reverse air conditioning systems – one STQ 16 HV 16,000 BTU unit, located in forward guest cabin closet; one STQ 8HV 8,000 BTU unit, located in master stateroom/salon closet
  • Two Sealand fresh water Vacu-Flush toilet systems with holding tanks
  • Groco SW mechanical toilet located in crew cabin
  • Haier portable washing machine (new 2010) located in fwd guest cabin closet
  • (5) 12 volt Hella fans

Electrical Equipment

  • 8 kW Model M753-8N Northern lights generator, new 2010
  • 120/20 volt AC electrical panel and 12 volt DC electrical panel in engine room
  • Main 12 volt DC electrical panel in pilothouse
  • Heart Zantrex 2000 watt inverter/100 am charger with remote panel, new 2010, in tank storage room
  • Auxiliary 40 amp house battery charger in tank storage room
  • All wiring and electrical panels were thoroughly inspected, serviced and upgraded where necessary in 2010 refit

Tank and Storage Room

This area is located below the pilot house sole with access through a large hatch adjacent to the navigation station. There is a huge amount of storage area and the following equipment is located here:

  • Two stainless steel fuel tanks – 150 gal each
  • Two stainless steel water tanks – 125 gal each
  • Two Lifeline GPL8BA AGM house batteries – 255 Amp hrs each (new 2015)
  • Heart Zantrax 2000 watt invertor/100 amp charger with remote panel (new 2010)
  • Auxiliary 40 amp house battery charger
  • Autopilot Octopus hydraulic pump (new 2014)
  • Cruise Air raw water air conditioning coolant pump (new 2010)
  • Hood 12 volt furler control panel
  • Mast Head 12 junction box
  • Spare parts and sail stowage

Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle

  • Decks are unobstructed, wide and clean
  • 11’ Caribe dinghy, lightweight LM, new 2010
  • 15hp Yamaha 4-stroke electric start outboard, new 2010
  • Weblon bimini on 1” stainless steel frame with eisinglass windows, new 2010
  • Sunbrella covers for all varnish trim
  • Textilene sun shade covers for pilothouse windows and hatches, new 2014Maxwell 3500 electric bow windlass, new 2010
  • 88 lb. Delta bow anchor with 300’ 3/8” high tensile chain, new 2010
  • 35 lb. Fortress auxiliary bow anchor 15’ 3/8” high tensile chain, new 2010
  • Nilson stern windlass
  • 60 lb. CQR stern anchor with 300’ 3/8” high tensile chain
  • Removable dinghy chocks
  • Aft deck table with 4 chairs
  • Magnum Catalina portable grill, new 2010
  • Sunbrella cover for companionway
  • Awlgrip LP painting exterior, 2007
  • (5) Lewmar hatches
  • Custom stainless steel stanchions
  • Bow and stern stainless steel rails and pulpits
  • Double wire lifelines
  • Custom stainless steel stern swim ladder
  • Custom teak side boarding ladder
  • (14) opening ports
  • (6) dorades
  • (3) propane tanks

Sails and Rigging

  • Aluminum dual-spreader keel-stepped Hood mast with roller furling main (506 sqft)
  • Harken roller furler 717 sqft jib
  • Harken roller furler staysail
    Aluminum spinnaker pole
  • Stainless steel standing rigging, new 2010
  • Running rigging all new 2010


Cockpit Winches:

  • (2) self-tailing Barient #32 winches
  • (1) self-tailin Barient #28 12-volt electric winch
  • 1) self-tailing Barient #28 winch


Mast Winches:

  • (5) Barient #24 self-tailing winches
  • (2) Barient #16 self-tailing winches


Spare Sails:


  • Second Main
  • Storm trysail
  • Asymetrical spinnaker

Safety Equipment

  • ACR 06 EPIRB, new 2010
  • Winslow 6OULO ultralight offshore 6-main life raft, new 2010
  • Complete offshore medical kit and supplies      
  • Extensive overboard emergency kit
  • (1) drogue
  • (8) life preservers
  • Jim Buoy retrieval buoy
  • (3) automatic life preservers with harnesses
  • (3) harnesses and jack lines
  • (5) type BC fire extinguishers
  • Automatic engine room halon system

Extensive Refit 2010

  • New Perkins M-135 main engine – 135 HP 1900 Hours
  • New Velvet Drive transmission
  • New Walter V-drive
  • Installed new Perkins control panel in cockpit
  • New 160 amp 12 volt alternator with Balmar Regulator
  • New house and start batteries – Replaced Jan 2015 Lifeline GPL 8DA AGM
  • New main engine and generator Vernalift mufflers
  • New 8 kw Northern Light generator – Model M753-8N
  • New engine room sump pump
  • New 12 volt 3700 GPH Rule emergency bilge pump
  • All new standing and running rigging
  • New FCI Aquamizer watermaker – Model 5165 – 500 gal/day – 21 GPH
  • New Cruise Air A/C systems – STQ16HV 16000 Btu, STQ8HV 8000 Btu
  • New Winslow life raft – 6OULO Ultra Light Offshore
  • New ACR 406 EPIRB
  • New 2000 watt Heart inverter w/remote panel/charger 100 amp
  • New Caribe 11’ dinghy – L11
  • New 15 hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard
  • New Raymarine Chartplotter and 48 mile radar – Model C90W
  • New ICOM SSB Radio with remote tuning capability – IC-M802
  • New antenna tuner and grounding system check
  • New Garmin GPS for PC navigation programs
  • New Pactor Modem for e-mail service
  • Dedicated PC for navigation with RS232 USB cables – HP 2000-299WM
  • Airmail software with propagation tools installed
  • New HP printer/scanner – Deskjet 3070A Wireless
  • New ICOM VHF radio with remote mike in cockpit – OCM 422
  • New Maxwell 3500 electric anchor windlass
  • New 88 lb. Delta bow anchor
  • New 35 lb. Fortress bow anchor with 250’ 3/4” nylon braided line
  • New heavy-duty Bimini with Isinglass enclosure panels
  • New Haier Portable Washing Machine – HLP21N
  • New aft deck awning and dining table with chairs
  • New canvas companionway cover
  • New Magnum propane barbeque grill
  • New handheld GPS, handheld ICOM VHF radio, binoculars, power tools, hand tools, ShopVac, Dustbuster
  • New sofa-bed frame and foam mattress in Master stateroom
  • New 12 volt Hela fans
  • New additional lighting in fwd and aft heads
  • New microwave oven, cookware and dishes
  • New carpet, upholstery and art work
  • New bed and bath linens
  • New window shades and blinds
  • New TV – Insignia 19” TV/DVD
  • New Stereo system with remote speakers – TEAC MC-DX50i


Upgrades and Improvements


  • All sails removed, inspected and double-stitched by sailmaker
  • All electronic wind instruments rebuilt
  • Engine room organized, detailed and painted
  • 12 volt DC 120/240 AC electrical panels and wiring upgraded
  • All wiring and circuits for air condition installed
  • All gaskets on ports replaced
  • Two rings packing added to stuffing box
  • Fwd shower head refitted with fixed on/off spray unit
  • Cockpit teak decking recaulked, plugged, sanded, cleaned and oiled
  • Dinghy chocks rebuilt, varnished and fitted with chafe material
  • Forward anchor chain removed, inspected and marked
  • Anchor chain reattached to hull with line pennant
  • All 12 volt light bulbs replaced with CFL bulbs
  • Bulb shades replaced on all light fixtures
  • Vessel re-registered in BVI
  • Ship’s station radio license obtained
  • All panels and switches relabeled
  • All drawers and doors freed up and put in good working order


Compadre is a very special, one-off, practical pilothouse cutter, custom built by the highly respected Willard Boat Company in Costa Mesa, California. 


She was designed by the well-known noted architect, William Lapworth , known for his famous Cal 40 design.  The Lapworth 55 was modeled after the popular Cal Cruising 46, incorporating the same moderate displacement, low wetted surface, long waterline and balanced spade rudder.  For passage making comfort and the optimum trade-off between shoal draft and effective lateral resistance, the Lapworth 55’s keel is relatively long and shallow (6 feet). By establishing a ballast/displacement ratio of 33 percent, drawing a decidedly finer entry, and firming up the bilges amidships, Lapworth helped the new design’s stability and pointing ability and thus made her a better performer to windward.  She is fitted with Harken roller furling units on both her moderate-sized headsails and her medium aspect-ratio mainsail is also roller furling (Hood Stoway).


Lapworth took great pains to make his long-legged sailboat a pleasant place to live.  The pilothouse and cockpit comprise an all-weather sailing center with not only inside and outside steering stations, but also a galley, dinette and nav station in the pilothouse.  Decks are wide and clean, and electrically powered Barient 28s provide muscle when it is needed, as do the electric anchor winches installed (with roller chocks) both fore and aft.  Hatches permit direct access from the deck to the engine room and shower.  Dorades, hatches and port lights throughout provide healthy amounts of light and air below.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.