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Available for SaleWINDIGO73' 1956 Hinckley 

S/Y Windigo is a magnificient ocean racer built by Henry Hinckley on Sparkman & Stephens design in 1956.

The yacht was built for Hal Haskell of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 2004, Windigo received a prestigious restoration by the Classic Yachts Management and Cantiere Sangermani. It was a respectful and philologic operation. All the inside parts were carefully removed, checked thoroughly, restored and put back together allowing the passage of new hydraulic-electric systems. A new teak deck was layed on best plywood. A new 200 Yanmar engine was installed, together with new masts, standing and running rigging.

Following the restoration Windigo took part in some important races and had excellent results, like a third at Argentario Sailing Week 2006. At the Capraia race 2005 and 2006 she was first of her class and overall, Third overall at the Mahon-Porto Rotondo in 2006 and she won the CIM Championship in 2006. Following a new session of restoration at Cantieri dell'Argentario in 2013, all the mahogany hull planking was completely changed with thorough check, restoration or new construction where needed of frames and floors. Total fastening in silicon bronze screws was done as well.

The yacht is perfectly maintained.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 73' (23 m)
Beam: 15' (5 m)
Hull Material: Wood
Flag: Italy
Location: Imperia, Italy
Build Year: 1956
Refit: 2013
Builder: Hinckley
Type: Racing Sailboat
Engine Information:
  • Engine Make: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 200 HP
  • Engine Year: 2004
  • Engine Type:
  • Power (HP): 200.00
  • Power (KW): 149.14
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 2932.00
  • Engine Location:



The yacht was built by Henry Hinkley on Sparkman & Stephens design in 1956 for Hal Haskell of Wilmington, Delaware.

Later she was called Venturer. Among the racing records of this S&S yawl there was an elapsed time record on the 1963 Bermuda Race under the new name Audacious and a second place at the Transpac.

Back on the East coast she cruised up north to Alaska and back on the East coast took part few times to the Antigua Sailing Week where she holds the record of 3 victories in elapsed time for Classic Yachts in 1990-1992-1993 and the first over all in 1989. Windigo arrived in Mediterranean sea in the early 2000.


Along with her elegant lines and powerful sailplan, Windigo offers very comfortable accommodations in 3 private owner/guests wide staterooms with two bathrooms and a total of 14 bunks very useful for ocean racing. The yacht’s full width main saloon comfortably seats 8 at the gimballed dining table. Galley and crew quarters are placed forward and can be completely separated as it was tradition on classic yachts at that time.

The windowed doghouse provides a cosy retreat from the weather and allow the vision on deck and at sea.

The deck space is wide and very comfortable when racing, cruising or at anchor.


  • Engine: Yanmar 200 hp year 2004,2932 hours up to April 2023. Always fully serviced and perfectly maintained
  • Max prop
  • Genset 15kw,
  • Batteries: 2017, still excellent. Engine batteries 2023,excellent, Generator's battery 2023
  • Radar Furuno, B&G full electronics including autopilot, Epirb,
  • 120 lt/h watermaker.
  • Refrigerator and freezer 24/220V 2017
  • Waterpressure system 2022
  • Sails: 1 North Mainsail: good
  • 1 Quantum Sail Mainsail: good
  • 3 Spinnaker very good
  • 1 Gennaker:good
  • Genoa
  • Yankee, Staysail, Mizzen, Mizzenstaysail: all in good state, all North 2006
  • Tender Zodiac 3,60 m with Yamaha outboard engine 20 hp - 4 stroke 2018


The yacht is in perfect state, always in continuous maintenance, hauling and launching done every year for hull and MAX PROP propeller checks

Engine and power generator maintenance coupons performed every season, complete watermaker overhaul with membrane unit replacement March 2023

Complete overhaul of the engine and the engine and gearbox heat exchangers


Waterproof canopy of global boat cover for winter.

CO2 fire extinguishing system in engine room.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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