'Windara', a Bayfield 40 Staysail Ketch for Sale
by Joseph Krukosky
Windara is a beautiful bluewater full-keel 1983 Bayfield 40 (45 feet overall). Built in Clinton, Ontario Canada, the staysail-ketch rig provides numerous sail options for any weather.
Like many boats in the 1980s, she was overbuilt and is definitely a solid and safe boat, but she also looks beautiful under sail, or on the hook! Windara is a very easy boat to handle solo or as a couple with no large sails and many sail choices depending on conditions. She has beautiful teak and holly sole interior. She is a very airy boat with 10 opening ports; 4 opening hatches and a beautiful butterfly hatch atop the salon.
Current owner purchased her in Tortola BVI in 2008 and kept at Havre DeGrace MD. In 2012, she transited the North Atlantic exceptionally well to England overcoming winds in excess of 52mph off Ireland. In 2013, her return was through the the trade winds of the southern atlantic.
Windara includes the typical Bayfield 40 accessories with a Westerbeke engine with a few extras to include a wind generator, solar panel, davits, boson’s chair, life jackets, galley supplies, anchors (Plow and Danforth) and a variety of engine parts.
Sail inventory includes a main, 155% genoa and missen and a never used ~135% genoa and storm jib.
Windara is in fair condition and priced to sell. Current location is Palm City, Florida with delivery negotiable.
Bayfield 40 General Specification:
Underwater Profile: Long keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fiberglass)
Length Overall: 39'0" / 11.9m
Waterline Length: 30'6" / 9.3m
Beam: 12'0" / 3.7m
Draft: 4'11" / 1.5m
Rig Type: Staysail ketch
Displacement: 21,000lb / 9,526kg
Designer: Ted Gozzard
Builder: Bayfield Boatyard (Canada)
Year First Built:~ 1982
Year Last Built: 1988
Bayfield 40 Published Design Ratios:
Sail Area/Displacement: 21.3
Comfort Ratio: 35.7
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7
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