48′ Westergard Schooner Hull
“These boats are built to last. They have keels of mountain gormier, stems and sternposts of white cedar from Bequia garboards and sheerstrakes of angelique, planking of 1 ¾” Alaska(n) yellow cedar…stringers, clamps and shelves are of angelique. Knees are hacmatack from Nova Scotia…trunnel-fastened sawn frames of osage orange with hefty steam bent white oak frames in between..The floors are custom cast bronze. All fastenings, except for the trunnels are bronze…I can honestly say you can’t build ‘em any stronger.” Tom Gallant, Woodenboat Magazine
This 48’ schooner hull and her sistership Martha Seabury (also for sale) are the product of the joint vision of Nova Scotian designer/builder Dave Westergard and Picton Castle captain and Lunenburg Dory shop owner Dan Moreland. They were built on spec, side-by -side outside the Lunenburg Dory shop over the winter of 2012 and as Tom Gallant notes, were exceptionally well constructed from the best materials available.
The hull is, as any boat that traces its lineage to the working schooners of the Atlantic coast of Canada and New England should be, handsome, stoutly built, well-proportioned. Her sistership was fitted out with an simple interior, fitted with a handsome tancook schooner rig and sold to Hollywood actor and part-time Lunenburg resident Billy Campbell who has sailed her extensively in New England and the Canadian Maritimes.
Westerguard and Moreland’s second schooner is now for sale as a bare hull. The hull, deck, deck furniture, cockpit, ballast and rudder are all in place. The hull and deck have been caulked and all the exterior surfaces save the deck have been kept painted. A few spars and sails built to the specs of the Martha Seabury’s rig are also available.
The Dory Shop and Dave Westergard would be happy to finish her off where she sits currently in Lunenburg or she could easily be trucked over the road to any number of other qualified yards to be fitted with whatever sort of interior, systems and rig the next owner desires. Please inquire for more information.
-white oak deck beams
-Steam bent white oak frames with every third a double sawn trunnel fastened Osage Orange frames
-Alaskan yellow cedar planking with angelique sheer planks and garboards
-Hackmatack grown knees
-Canvas covered pine cabin tops
-Caribbean White Cedar stem and sternpost
-Angelique bilge stringers and sheer clamps
-Bronze fastners, bolts, cast bronze floors