40′ 1938 Concordia Motorsailer - ID: 45083


LOA 40' 2"
LWL 36' 0"
Beam 11' 3"
Draft 5' 0"

40′ 1938 Concordia Motorsailer


Hurricane is the Concordia Company’s only motorsailer, designed by Wilder B. Harris and built  at the Casey Boatbuilding Company in Fairhaven, MA over the winter of 1938.  While she lacks the sun and moon insignia and the signature flip back salon settee berths (removed when she was conscripted during WWII and never returned), her cabin house profile and comfortable galley-aft, port-forward-head, knotty pine interior mark her as distinctly a Concordia.  She was in fact named for the same 1938 storm that ravaged the New England coast and destroyed Lewellyn Howland’s (Concordia Founder Waldo Howland’s father) beloved the Colin Archer Escape which lead to the commission for Yawl #1 Java  (built concurrently at the Casey yard in the winter of ’38)

Hurricane’s history is quite well documented.  She was most notably requisitioned by the Coast Guard in 1943, painted black and pressed into service patrolling the New England coast for U-boats.  Following the war she was recommissioned as a yacht and had a number of owners living principally in York, ME and Manchester, MA.   She’d fallen into a state of disrepair by 1989 when her current owners found her on the hard on Cape Anne near Rockport, MA.  They made temporary repairs and sailed her for a few years before bringing her to Crocker’s Boatyard in Manchester-by-the-Sea in 1994 for a significant two refit.

Over the course of two winter’s Hurricane received a new glass over plywood deck, new transom, new rudder, rebuilt teak cockpit, and considerable frame, deck beam and planking replacement.  She was repowered and all systems replaced. For the next 25 years, Hurricane stayed under the same ownership cruising between Maine and Cape Anne in the summers and returning each winter to Crocker’s for maintenance.  Her current owners bought her in 2021 and brought her to Northeast boat in Northport, ME where she received a new stem knee, some mechanical work and standard winter maintenance.

Waldo Howland, Concordia Company principal who collaborated with Harris on the design, said Hurricane, “has most of the good qualities of a cruising sailboat and of a displacement powerboat.  In general, she has the easy motion, the seaworthiness, and much of the sailing ability of the former.  At the same time, she has the lesser draft, the larger accommodations, and the greater powering efficiency of the latter.  For certain requirements, Hurricane is a complete and first-class unit.  She is one of my favorites.”

We couldn’t agree more with Waldo Howland’ s assessment.  Hurricane is a handsome and exceedingly practical, classic New England cruising boat.  What she sacrifices in windward sailing performance she makes up for in comfort with her large cockpit, protected wheelhouse and spacious interior.  Her restoration was carried out thoughtfully, retaining her character and original details as much as possible while adding the all the features and conveniences one would expect on a modern boat.  Hurricane is in the water in Belfast, ME ready for showings.




Mahogany Planking

White oak frames, floors, deck beams and centerline timbers

Bronze fastners

Dynell over marine plywood deck

Paneled pine interior

Mahogany cabin house, wheel house and hatches

Lead Ballast




John Deere D4505 75 hp Marine Diesel engine

Borg Warner reduction gear

Stainless shaft

3 blade bronze feathering Max Prop



Laminated Sitka spruce spars

1×19 Stainless wire with swaged ends

Furlex roller furler

Molich bronze primary winches

Bronze turnbuckles



Dickerson Diesel cook and heating stove

Top load Alder Barbour Refrigeration unit

Ideal 12v windlass

Saltwater washdown pump

Engine tied hot water heating system



Garmin GPSMAP 741 XS plotter

Garmin GPSMAP Radar

Standard Horizon Matrex AIS VHF

Autohelm autopilot, depth finder

Raymarine wind instruments

5” Danfourth compass

Weems and Plath clock and barometer



2x 35 gal monel fuel tanks

1×30 gal Stainless water tank

1x 10 gal polyvinyl blackwater tank


Recent Upgrades:

New stem knee, house batteries and topsides paint job in 2022.


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