'Wind's Way', our Hardin Seawolf 40 Ketch is for Sale
by owner Kerstin Lavigne

'Wind's Way' is a 40ft Hardin Seawolf ketch, designed by William Garden and built in Taiwan in 1972. She is a classic Bluewater Ocean cruiser, and has cruised the Caribbean on multiple occasions: east, south, west and north.

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - anchored 2'Wind's Way', our 40ft Hardin Seawolf ketch

Right now (May 2024) we're in Martinique, but for the hurricane season we'll probably sail south to Trinidad.

We bought her in 2007 up in Chesapeake Bay and have since enjoyed cruising the islands, and discovering new places and seeing the beauty of this world.
She's our home, and is set up for comfortable and practical living aboard.
We avoid marinas, usually staying at anchor and enjoying the breeze through hatches we installed.
She was built in 1972, a time when there was good quality epoxy resin and fiberglass.
The hull is at least 1 inch thick or more, pure fiberglass.
So she's a very strong boat, perfect for cruising the ocean and seeing the world.
Inside, the wood is all teak.

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - stern viewHer beautiful wineglass stern

'Wind's Way' is a US Documented Vessel.
Details: 40ft long on deck plus the bowsprit, 12.5 ft wide and 6.2ft deep.
The main mast is aluminum, new rigging 2023, with Norseman fittings, so easy to do yourself, a Profurl roller furling headsail, and a mainsail with 2 reefs.
The mizzen mast is wood and is in good condition, and with the mizzen sail.
We move around a lot, doing our best to keep her in a good safe cruising condition.

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - full keelShe's a full-keel, heavy displacement cruiser

As for berths, the forward berth sleeps 2.
The berth in the forward cabin can be pulled out and sleeps 2.
The starboard berth in the main cabin can also be pulled out to sleep 1-2,
The portside sleeps 1, and the dining table can be lowered into a big berth that sleeps 2.

The reason for selling her is that we're getting a bit old and need to simplify with a smaller sailboat.
But until we find the right buyer, we're continuing cruising - she's ready to go sailing!
By 'the right buyer', we mean somebody planning to enjoy her while sailing, discovering and exploring the world, not let her stay neglected in some marina.

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - accommodation layoutAccommodation layout
Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - cabin looking forward 2The salon, looking forward
Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - cabin, looking aftThe salon, looking aft. Note the offset companionway
Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - galleyThe galley is at the foot of the companionway on the starboard side
Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - V-berthThe V-berth in the forward cabin

Equipment list

Outside:

  • 2No 65 watt solar panels with a regulator;
  • Air Marine wind turbine;
  • GPS Furono GP39;
  • VHF + AIS Receiver Standard Horizon;
  • Raymarine Depthsounder ST60;
  • Raymarine Windspeed and direction;
  • Danforth Compass;
  • Raymarine Evolution AutoPilot P70 & ACU200 (new April 2021);
  • Monitor self-steering gear;
  • Shakespeare Marin TV/FM antenna;
  • Lofrans Tigres windlass;
  • Main anchor 35lb Rocna Vulcan, a Fortress anchor and a CQR anchor;
  • 2No chains that can be joined, 50m (new 01/12/2022) and 30m for the second anchor with plenty of ropes;
  • 1No washdown pump that can also be used as a third bilge pump (in case of emergency);
  • Plenty of rope;
  • Magma Gas Barbeque;
  • 2No 20lbs Aluminum Propane bottles;
  • A small generator 110V
  • Diving Air Compressor with hose and regulator 12v (for cleaning the bottom of the boat);
  • A Highfield inflatable dinghy NEW;
  • 5HP Tohatsu outboard engine.
Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - on deckThe foredeck

Below:

  • HF/SSB Radio Tranceiver Icom IC-718;
  • Radio Antenna Icom AT-180 Tuner;
  • VHF Icom-M422;
  • Radio CD Player JVC;
  • Garmin GPS 152 (Needs new screen);
  • Bad Boy Unleashed WIFI Antenna;
  • 2No Bilge pumps;
  • 1No Bilge Alarm;
  • Isotherm Compact Classic Fridge-Freezer size M;
  • Force 10 Stove and Oven;
  • 2No Stainless Steel 35gl water tanks;
  • Foot pumps for fresh water, plus one saltwater for doing the dishes in the sink (when water around is clean);
  • 3No 12v Freshwater Pumps that can be installed if you prefer;
  • 1No Jabsco Manual Toilet;
  • 1No 10gl holding tank with Jabsco pump macerator;
  • Diesel Heater Espar (need some new hoses).
  • Engine Westerbeke W46, about 5000 hours;
  • Alternator 90amp;
  • 4No 6v Trojan Batteries in a battery bank;
  • 1No Powertron starting battery;
  • 2No 12 volt DC panels;
  • Electricity onboard is 12 volt but also 110v if using generator or shore power.
  • Sailrite canvas and sail sewing machine, both electric and hand crank;
  • Charts, Guidebooks, Courtesy Flags;

Plenty of spare parts, including alternator, bilge pump, float switch and much more!

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - cockpit 2Wheel steering in the aft cockpit

Asking Price & Contacting the Owner

Seawolf 40, 'Wind's Way' - THUMB'Wind's Way'

I'm asking $66,000 for 'Wind's Way'.

If you're looking for more information or would like to make an offer for her, you can contact me, Kerstin Lavigne (her owner), here...

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