• 105'
  • 1978
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • $3,495,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: O. LIE NEILSEN, MAINE
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: Custom Classic
  • Model Year: 1978
  • YearBuilt: 1978
  • Year Refit: 2016
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Antigua and Barbuda
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/7 - Crew R/B/S: 0/4/0
  • LOA: 105' 0" (32.00m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 20' 6" (6.25m)
  • Min Draft: 7' 6" (2.29m)
  • Max Draft: 16' 5" (5.00m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 650 Miles
  • Max Speed: 11 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 175,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: 62 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 655 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 190 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 830 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: 7
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 4
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: 781
  • Hull Material: Cold Molded
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Centerboard
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Bruce King
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126B
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Detailed Specifications


"Whitehawk" is a graceful classic designed by Bruce King for upwind performance with her centerboard down (16') as well as shallow draft with her board up (7'6").   This allows access to shallow cruising areas while also providing exceptional offshore capabilities.




The interior spaces aboard "Whitehawk" exudes the charm and warmth of true New England style yachting and Maine boatbuilding.  She has been loved and improved over the years with notable refits to her stability, esthetics and systems in her latest ownership.  "Whitehawk" is truly one of the rare yachts that invites spending time aboard and enjoying the beautifully appointed and crafted environment.  

Her beautiful interior accommodations include three (3) staterooms and three (3) Heads plus crew accomodations for 4 crew.   Exquisite detailing, finished in teak, Honduran mahagony, Alaskan yellow cedar and laminated oak,  combined with satin enameled off-white bulkheads create a traditional and comfortable ambience.  The Interior was redecorated in 2010/2011, all soft goods replaced and varnish renewed.  Numerous cowl vents and elaborately crafted and details hatches provide natural ventilation in addition to the Cruisair reverse cycle Air Conditioning and heating system.

A complete maintenance log has been kept documenting everything on the boat since November 2009.



The full width Master Stateroom is forward with a queen berth to port, full length mirror on aft bulkhead, drawers and cedar-lined closets to starboard.  Equipped with 21" flat screen TV, Bose Surround Sound system and DVD.  Also featuring private access to the deck.

The Master Bath is aft to starboard with a full size laminated Southern Yellow Pine varnished tub.  Equipped with ample storage areas.



The Guest Stateroom aft to starboard features two berths, bookshelves, cedar-lined hanging locker and writing desk.  Equipped with 14" flat screen TV and DVD player.  Ensuite head with shower is forward. 



The Guest Stateroom to port features an upper berth forward and aft, and lower berth athwartships.  Equipped with 14" flat screen TV, DVD player, drawer storage, and a deck prism.  An ensuite head with shower is forward.



The spacious Main Salon is elegant and comfortable with separate dining and seating areas, a cathedral skylight, and full size Mendota propane fireplace trimmed with tiles.  

The Dining area seats 8, and is furnished with a settee, beautiful dining table and 4 chairs.  
The Salon is finished with polished wood and architectural features crafted from high quality mahagony, teak and cedar.  Beveled mirrors, leaded glass cabinets and Italian marble counter top distinguish the bar area.  This is complemented by a modern entertainment center with large flat screen TV, DVD system, Bose Surround Sound, and stereo.



The Navigation station with chart table, full instrumentation and nav seat is located in the starboard aft corner of the Main Salon.

Captain's cabin is well proportioned and appointed as well as being strategically situated aft and to port of Galley for ease of access to the cockpit.  This cabin has a double berth and plenty of storage lockers natural ventilation and ensuite head as well as being finished and furnished as per the other staterooms aboard allowing this cabin to be used as a 4th Guest Stateroom should there be the need. 


The Crew Quarters are forward with separate deck access.  There are 3 bunks, two are full size.  These cabins share a head & shower. There is a Bosch washer and dryer in the crew area. Redesign and refinished 2015.



12v/24v DC system

110/220v AC system

Shorepower 50 amp, 2x 220v connectors forward & aft

Transformer 220v 60Hz

Northern Lights 25 kW generator appx. 4,250hrs

Northern Lights 20 kW generator appx. 11,500hrs

2x Mastervolt 2500 watt pure sine wave inverters 2015

3x Mastervolt MS 50/24 automatic 3-stage battery chargers 2012

House battery bank 28x2V 24V bank new 2016

Engine bank, 1x12v, new 2012

20KW Generator Bank, 12V, new 2014

25KW Generator Bank 12V, new 2010

Winch bank, 6X12v 24V bank, new 2010

64,000 btu Cruisair 220v air conditioning, with 4 compressors - crew cabin, master & port cabin, starboard cabin & salon, captain's cabin & galley - each 16,000 btu




ICOM M802 SSB, nav station

ICOM M402 VHF, nav station

ICOM handheld VHFs

Standard Horizon, cockpit, 2015

B&G H5000 New 2017

2x B&G H5000 MFD, cockpit 2017

2X B&G H5000 MFD, nav station 2017

B&G H5000 MFD, captain's cabin 2017

2X Furuno Navnet 3D, 1 Nav & 1 Cockpit

Furnuno FA-50 AIS Transponder

MaxSea TimeZero Nav computer with 2 displays (1 at nav station & 1 in cockpit)

Furuno Navpilot 700 autopilot, New 2015

Danforth Constellation compass at helm

B&G “Zues 2” 7” GPS chartplotter, nav. Station 2017

Boston clock & barometer




High definition flat screen TVs in guest cabins

Flat panel TV above fireplace which is covered by hinge-down painting, salon

Bose Surround Sound system, salon




Beautiful classic circular aft cockpit with 5' diameter wheel, wooden binnacle and Constellation compass.  Looking foward are wide uncluttered teak decks, beautiful varnished teak cabin sides, deck boxes, hatch and cap rails, all accented with chrome stanchions and stainless steel life lines.  High white bulwarks are decorated with 2 bronze dolphins and bowsprit.

The cockpit comfortably seats 8, protected by a full dodger, and equipped with a 24v top loading drinks refrigerator. Engine controls and B&G instrumentation are also in full view to the helmsman.




Teak decks are TDS installed in Maine 2013, laid on top of 2 layers of cedar diagonals 5/16" each, laid over 5/8" tongue & groove cedar, laid on laminated oak deck beams.  

The on-deck engine hatch was enlarged in 2004.

9x bronze cowl vents by Paul Luke, clear awlgripped 2017

9x hatches

7x deck prisms

LED spreader lights on main and mizzen

Ideal HD3 220v windlass with vertical & horizontal capstans & chain gypsy

185 lb. CQR anchor

200 lb. Luke 3-pc fisherman anchor

Fortress G-85 utility anchor w/26' - 9/16" chain

Saltwater anchor washdown, with 24v salt water pump

400' 5/8" galvanized anchor chain

300' 1.5" Samson nylon rode

Full set Toast canvas awnings & sail covers 2015

Toast canvas hatch & skylight covers2013

Toast canvas cockpit dodger, modified 2014

Crew hatch dodger 2015

Companionway dodger 2016

3-section deck awnings by Antigua Sails, main to mizzen & mizzen to stern & main to innerforestay

Cockpit cushions, new March 2013

Ship's bell on mizzen




Spars by Basil Day, Thomaston, Maine. Modified by Hinckley Yacht Services 2011

Sitka spruce hollow wooden main & mizzen masts, beautifully finished with recognizable rake rig out, varnished 2017

Stainless steel rod standing rigging, new 2011

Dacron & Spectra running rigging (Constantly updated)

Hydraulic furling yankee & staysail (Harken Furlers)

Lazy jacks on main & mizzen

Running backs & triatic stay New 2015/2016

Solid spruce bow sprit with s/s dolphin striker and 2 rollers

New headstay & staysail foils, 2011

New running rigging

New halyards, 2017

New main halyard, 2017

Lewmar Commander for hydraulic furling & winches

2x Lewmar primaries 111ST for headsail

4x Lewmar chrome 88ST for halyards, staysail, aux lines, new 2012/13

Barient electric winch for outboard 1st, 2nd, 3rd reef lines

Lewmar chrome ST66 main sheet winch 2013




4x Enkes #32 on Mainmast & Mizzon

2x Lewmar #68 Main Halyard & Man line 2013

2x Enkes #36 Headsail Halyards

1X Barient #36 Main reef lines

2x Lewmar #68 Staysail sheets 2013

2x Enkes #16 outhaul & topping on main boom

2x Enkes #16 outhaul & topping on mizzen boom

2x Lewmar #50 Main traveler 2013

1X Lewmar #66 Main sheet 2013

4x Lewmar #36 around cockpit, runners 2014

2x Lewmar #58 at base of mizzen

2x Lewmar #111 2spd Headsail sheets




North yankee jib, Dacron, December 2011

North staysail, Dacron, December 2011

North mainsail, Dacron, December 2011

North mizzen sail, 2011

North Mizzen Staysail 2011

Halsey Offshore mizzen staysail, 2003

North Asymetrical Spinnaker and ATN 2012




Recently painted Engine Room is accessed via large hatch on port side aft in main salon, which leads to the tool/pump room, complete with work bench, tool storage, fuel manifold, fuel filters and fuel transfer pump.  There are 7 fuel tanks.  Aft are the main engine and generator areas, watermaker and Lewmar Commander center.  

Main engine is Caterpillar 3126B, 370hp, new 2004, appx. 4,000 hrs

Gearbox hydraulic V-drive, new, 2004

Panish single lever engine control

Racor fuel filters

3-blade Max Prop, 34" dia., factory serviced 2016

Yacht Specialities wooden spoked wheel & pedestal, chain & s/s cable steering, connecting to quadrant, serviced January 2017

Engine room fire suppression system, Cert. 2017

Reverse Osmosis Watermaker 90 GPH, new membranes 2017

KeyPower hydraulic bow thruster, 2-blade, 15hp

Manual Whale Gusher bilge pumps

3x 24v Rule automatic bilge pumps w/high water alarms

Engine room fire alarm

Holding tank full alarm

Various spares, including pumps, seals, impellers

Extensive tool inventory

Hydraulic tank removed, flushed & reinstalled, 2004

Fresh water plumbing system replaced, 2013, including:

Aqua-pex hot & cold water high pressure tubing throughout

Mach 5 silent high pressure water pump

Head Hunter waste management system, with all heads rebuilt & plumbing serviced in March 2008

Groco Manual Head system in the Captains Cabin 2012

Seagull water filtration system in the galley

X4 independent Gray water tanks

2x Stainless Torrid hot water tanks, 20 gallons each, 220v & engine heat exchanger

New groud plate, 2008

Fuel tankage with total 830 gallons capacity is divided into 7 tanks: 130, 130, 110, 175, 75, 105, and 105 gallon.

X4 Watertanks, X3 New Fiberglass wather tanks installed 2012: 250, 150, 250, auxillary 125 gallon fwd. 




2X Ocean Safety Liferafts 8 person Cert. through 2018

MOB emergency unit with flotation equipment

Horse shoe life ring

X25 Life jackets

X6 Gumby Suits

Offshore First Aid kit


Flares & flare gun

Fire extinguishers Cert. 2017

C02 fire suppression in engine room, Cert. 2017

Escape hatches crew cabin, engine room, master cabin, accommodation passageway




2011 Nautica 11.6' inflatable

2011 Yamaha 25HP outboard



20’ Pines Chassi Road Container includes workshop and storage. The container includes hundreds of spares and additional equipment pertaining to “Whitehawk”. Inventory can be supplied upon request.




The hull is constructed of 4 layers of native Maine cedar with an outside 5th layer of Honduran mahagony.  Hull is cold molded wood with the epoxy saturation technique.  The entire hull surface on the inside and outside is saturated with epoxy resin and fastened with bronze nails and screws.  Yellow pine floor timbers, laminated white oak keelson and sheer clamp.  Lead keel is 53,000 lbs.  Keel bolt nuts tightened in 2005.  Hydraulically operated stainless steel daggerboard modified in 2012.  Skeg hung rudder.



2010:    Complete Paint Job

                        Shortening of the Main & Mizzen Masts, new standing rigging, sails, furlers, foils etc.

                        New Winch Bank batteries.

                        New Tender 12' Nautica inflatable 

2011:    Replace Fuel Tank under Nav Station

                        Add additional hydraulics for furlers

                        New HW Heaters.

                        New propane fired fireplaces 

2012:    All new teak decks. TEAK DECKING SYSTEMS

                        Remove and re-shape centerboard

2013/14:          Replace all bronze caprail tracks and deck tracks with new tracks.

                        Replace the custom Decahedron overhead salon hatch with new improved version

                        Complete Galley refurbishment inc, new stainless counters, equipment, oven, counters, sinks, 

                        plumbing etc

2015:    Complete Crew area (Fo's'cle) refurbishment, new head and shower, bunks lengthened, storage

                        solutions and finish coatings.

                        Re-engineer anchor chain bin arrangement in fo's'cle.

                        Replace entire custom house battery bank.

                        Replaced all Inverters with new Mastervolt inverters.

                        Replaced entire fuel lines and fuel transfer manifold with new.

2016/17:           Complete new topsides paint (In Progress)

These are only a selection of major upgrade items covered since 2009, the electronics upgrades, engine and generator maintainance, watermaker membrane replacements, rigging replacments, and regular varnish plus ongoing maintainance is considered regular maintainance.   Complete maintenance log since 2009 is available for perusal.



"WHITEHAWK" represents one of Bruce King's finest designs, inspired by L. Francis Herreshoff's famous "Ticonderoga."   A successful charter yacht in the past, her most recent private ownerships have lovingly maintained her and completed many significant refit items culminating in a complete repainting of the topsides in 2017.  She is currently at Hinckley Yachts in Portsmouth, RI and is due to relaunch this May. 

"Whitehawk" represents a unique opportunity to own a timeless slice of American yachting at it's best.  Cold molded wood hull construction results in an exceedingly strong and resilient hull structure capable of world cruising in comfort and safety with shallow draft capabilities, this beautiful classic sailing ketch is offered in superb condition and ready for the next adventure. 

      Photos thanks to Billy Black...