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43′ Winthrop Warner Motor Sailing Cutter

Will consider trades for vessel of equivalent quality and seaworthiness. 


Congar is a well-known classic yacht with all the family comfort and safety features available today. She has been featured in numerous articles and given a place among the greatest wooden yachts in Matthew Walker’s wonderful book, “Down Below the World’s Classic Yachts”. She is extremely comfortable, sturdy and capable for coastal or world cruising.
Her beautiful mahogany interior has been restored completely and all systems have been professionally upgraded. A full set of images document her restoration and fine joinery right up to world class ABYC standards. Congar is equipped with 450amps of AGM power and AGM Optima spiral wound cranking batteries, a Victron Phoenix inverter/charger providing ample AC power and tasteful, low-consumption LED lighting throughout.
Congar has 2 USCG Marine Class III approved heads with solar venting, one in the private owners cabin and one in the main saloon. Lockers for spares and provisions abound throughout the vessel making her a perfect blue-water or live-aboard yacht.
Her spacious galley is fully equipped with a decorative deep sink, butcher block counter and a gimbaled Seaward 3 burner gourmet stove/oven capable of producing a full Thanksgiving feast. A 12volt marine refrigerator is used as a staging area for beverages and snacks. For cruising, there is a massive cooler/ice chest frame built in the forepeak which is integrated directly into the boat’s gray water system.


Congar’s interior headroom is a generous 6’6” with 4 sea-bunks, 2 settees. One sea-bunk is also a fold out double berth for couples.
Congar has a beautiful blue Navigator Sardine woodstove with view window for warmth and cozy ambience down below. A clever wood-box resides beneath the heat-shielded hearth. This classic approach extends our sailing seasons considerably and allows for magical evenings aboard ship.
There is a pristine 80 gallon stainless water tank for water and plumbing and tankage space for an additional 160 gallons for extended crossings. Ample hot and cold pressurized water is provided by the SuperStor system.
The carefully maintained BMW Mercruiser Marine diesel is a 5 cylinder, 150HP powerhouse. A stainless-steel prop cage provides ease of mind while sailing at night, even among the lobster traps of Maine or the crab pots of the Chesapeake.
Congar is a remarkable, solid and comfortable boat. The current owner is a corporate director who is also a licensed 100ton USCG captain.
An unexpected health challenge in the owner’s family has prompted Congar’s sale.


Builder: Paul Luke
Designer: Winthrop Warner
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Displacement

LOA: 48 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
LWL: 36 ft 8 in
Length on Deck: 43 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Ballast: 6000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: BMW
Year Built: 1992
Engine Model: Mercruiser marine
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1599
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 150 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (80 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (60 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 5
Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 2
Seating Capacity: 10

Navigation center
CD player
Cockpit speakers
Wind speed and direction

Battened mainsail

Steering wheel

Inside Equipment
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Manual bilge pump
Hot water

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Electrical Circuit: 12V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover
Cockpit cover


Spring/Summer 2016 Updates

*Replaced soft plank, port side forward, #2 above the garboard, with new 1.5” thick mahogany shutter. Work done by professional shipwright Alec Binder

*Sanded, primed and painted the f’c’sle. (It is now semi-gloss white)

*Replaced floorboards with new painted floor in f’c’sle

*Removed sacrificial zinc plate which was reacting with wood on starboard side. Shipwright inspected and completely repaired the site.

*Cleaned out dry deadwood aft and at fore grounding plate and remediated with dynahair and epoxy

*Effected minor repair needed at aft edge of rudder using dynahair/epoxy

*Installed new prop and engine zincs

*Installed proper topping lift for main sail

*Prepped and applied 2 coats Pettit EasyPoxy white to hull after heavy primer coat (also Pettit)

*Prepped and applied up to 4 coats varnish and Cetol as needed, also painted cockpit foot well

*The boat hasn’t had a boot stripe in many years; we installed a new black boot stripe

*Stripped and re-painted black rub rail

*Installed new red cove stripe

*Removed outdated vinyl coated SS lifelines and installing new 1/4” Dyneema lifelines and fittings per US Sailing/OSR sizing guidance

*Installing two new 20” white liferings with Congar lettering on the new lifelines port and starboard

*Removed, inspected and re-bedded all 14 bronze lifeline stanchions, replacing with new silicon bronze fasteners where necessary

*Serviced bilge pumps and switches, Cleaned bilges thoroughly and tested

*Sanded cabin soles back to new

*Performed annual SS water tank bleaching and scouring, new filter and water

*New bottom paint (CSC Micron)

*BMW Diesel was professionally re-commissioned for the season by Knight Marine Services

*Installed some new decorator touches (stained glass appliques to hatch covers and artwork)

*Boat was re-launched last Tuesday at Knight Marine Services, fuel tanks filled and has been moved to her mooring in Rockport

Price $99,500
Name Congar
Type Sail
Length 43 ft
Hull Material Wood
Designer Winthrop Warner
Classification Cutter

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