Sparkman & Stephens announces its appointment as Central Agent for the "Windhound" 1966 Aluminum S&S 48.Windhound "before."
A Story of Renewal
In August of 2008 S&S sent out a cry for help to rescue a vintage S&S boat from being sent to the scrap yard. The boat was rescued and moved to the Great Lakes for restoring. Now, nearly two years later, the boat is almost finished a complete rebuild and on the market for resale.
Thanks to a wonderful new owner, the decision was made to restore the ex "Windhound" to better than new condition. The boat has undergone a keel up transformation into a shining example of how you can take a classic and make it even better.
Forward berth. Upgraded head w/shower. Faired bottom & new rudder design
The aluminum hull was fully gone over and any needed repairs made. Then the hull was fully faired and painted in its original white color. The deckhouse and deck were removed and a complete new deck and deckhouse were put in.
The new deck now has laid teak over the entire deck, including the cockpit. The engine is a Yanmar with approximately 40 hours run time. The plumbing has been redone as well as the electrical system. The original spar has been replaced with a taller and lighter mast.
The boom and spinnaker pole have be replaced as well. The winches have been replaced and upgraded. The boat will have a new mainsail, roller furling genoa and asymmetrical cruising spinnaker. The list of equipment upgrades, replacements and new are too many to list here.
The interior has been fully varnished and updated. A modification has been made to the starboard settee to turn it into a u-shaped dinning area. This makes the interior of the boat much more user friendly. The head has been enlarged and refit, including a shower and a stone countertop to add some elegance. A new forward facing nav station has been added as well.New teak decks.
There are still some choices to be made in the final stages of completion such as the instrument package and some other items.
The new and improved "Windhound" is now available for sale to the next owner who will enjoy the wonderful benefit of this great restoration and improvement of the original boat. She is as close to a new boat as you can get and in many ways is much better than "Windhound" was when she was first launched.
She is now being offered for sale at a price of $459,000.0. See full listing.