The talented craftsmen of the Lyman Morse Boat Building Company in Thomaston, Maine, combined traditional woodworking skills with modern composite construction techniques to create the magnificent sailing yacht WINDWALKER II. Her beautiful profile and exquisite joinery details, all maintained "like new," will impress anyone. This handsome shoal-draft centerboard design by Ted Hood is easily driven in light winds and is seakindly offshore.
The incredible equipment list allows for safe offshore sailing and comfortable extended cruising. Recent significant upgrades include new engine, generator, teak decks and flush deck hatches. Without a doubt, the combination of Lyman Morse’s fine Maine craftsmanship, Ted Hood’s proven design performance and a dedicated owner make WINDWALKER II the finest yacht available in this size range.
WINDWALKER II sleeps six in three private staterooms, plus two in the main salon. The interior is beautifully finished in hand-crafted teak with satin finish and gloss accents. White bulkheads, hull ceilings and tongue and groove overhead, combined with raised-panel teak lockers and laminated deck beams, create a truly classic Herreshoff style. Floorboards are teak and holly with a gloss finish, all refinished, 2013, with two-part varnish.
The open feeling below is further accentuated by topside windows and numerous hatches and portholes. Tasteful décor and fabrics throughout including throw pillows, bedding and towels.
The owner's cabin forward features a centerline queen berth with seats each side. There are two large hanging lockers, twin bureaus and numerous other drawers and lockers. All new fabrics, 2013.
Next aft to port is the head with Corian countertops and VacuFlush toilet. A shower stall with teak grate is adjacent with separate access from salon/guest cabin.
Forward Guest Stateroom
The forward guest cabin is to starboard and features a large lower berth with fold-down upper berth. There is a wash basin, hanging locker and bureau along with several drawers.
The main salon includes a U-shaped settee to starboard with customized dining table that expands from a cocktail table and is highlighted by intricate inlays. Outboard of the settee is a pilot berth with TV forward in cabinet. To port are two swivel chairs, a concealed icemaker and spacious navigation station with ship's electrical control panel.
Aft Guest Stateroom
The second guest cabin is aft to port, with generous upper/lower berths, a bureau and numerous other drawers.
Aft Guest Head/Shower
The en-suite head/shower is also accessible from the base of the companionway to provide a convenient day head.
A U-shaped galley is to starboard with vertical door leading aft to large engine room space under cockpit. The galley is large by any standard with generous countertop area, extensive storage space and twin vertical doors for easy refrigerator/freezer access. Other features include:
- Granite countertops with honeycomb core
- Twin stainless steel sinks with retractable faucet
- Force 10 four-burner propane stove with (3) 10 lb tanks
- GE microwave oven
- Sea Frost 24 volt refrigerator and freezer systems (all new 2016)
- Sea Frost 24 volt long-term freezer compartment under sole (new 2016)
- All drawers on roller slides
- Custom glass, bottle and dish storage
- Full galleyware, including pots and pans, dishes, glasses and utensils
The hull was laminated using the Scrimp resin infusion process, creating a hull lamination that is completely uniform in the resin-to-fiber ratio as well as complete adhesion of the foam core material to the inner and outer skins. The Scrimp process results in an extremely strong hull and internal structure. Because of the owners’ desire for a traditionally styled interior and exterior, the deck of WINDWALKER II was built with a varnished teak cabin trunk with beautifully laid teak decks that were completely replaced in 2016. The deck was laid over laminated teak and ash deck beams, creating a beautifully detailed interior overhead scheme.
Topsides are black Awlgrip with clear coat. Gold leaf cove stripe, single white boot, green bottom. Painted rubrail with stainless striker (all paint new 2013). Bottom was soda-blasted with new epoxy barrier coat, 2014.
Her centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 6’-6” with board up and maximum draft of 13-8” with board down.