Classic sailing ketch Whitehawk sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 32 metre sailing yacht Whitehawk, listed for sale by Georges Bourgoignie at Fraser jointly with Sparkman & Stephens, has been sold with the buyer introduced by Pete Woods at Woods & Associates.
Built in cold-moulded cedar by US yard Lee S Boat Shop to a design by Bruce King, Whitehawk was delivered in 1978 and most recently refitted in 2016. An interior by John Munford in teak, Honduran mahogany, Alaskan yellow cedar and laminated oak accommodates six guests in three cabins laid out as a master suite, VIP suite and a twin. All cabins have entertainment centres, television screens and full en suite facilities.
The spacious main saloon is elegant and comfortable with separate dining and seating areas, a cathedral skylight, and a full-size propane-fuelled fireplace trimmed with tiles. Bevelled mirrors, leaded glass cabinets and an Italian marble counter top distinguish the bar area. This is complemented by a modern entertainment centre with a large flatscreen television set, DVD equipment and a Bose stereo surround sound system.
On deck is a circular aft cockpit with a 5-foot diameter wheel, wooden binnacle and Constellation compass. Looking forward are wide uncluttered teak decks, varnished teak cabin sides, deck boxes, hatches and cap rails. Under power, a 370hp Caterpillar diesel engine delivers a cruising speed of 9 knots topping out at 11 knots.
Whitehawk was asking $2,950,000.