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1962 Concordia Yawl

Stonington, Connecticut


It is likely that if you are looking at WOODWIND, Hull #89 of the iconic Concordia Yawl class, that you are already familiar with this design.  Perhaps you have sailed aboard a Concordia, or read about them extensively, and understand just how perfect a design this was when new, and just how perfect it remains.  You probably know these boats do so much well - not to mention all while being drop-jaw gorgeous.  But if not, I am happy to have that conversation with you, as I am an enthusiastic admirer of these fine yachts.  

There are many on the market - and the key to buying a Concordia is truly finding a properly cared for and updated example at a proper price.  I think you will find WOODWIND to be just that.  She has been maintained professionally to the highest standards, on behalf of a loving and demanding owner, by a yard with the skills and understanding required to properly care for a Concordia (and they care for many).    

A May 2019 survey found the boat to be in fine condition, with a few recommendations which the owner had addressed by the yard.   WOODWIND is now seriously for sale and ready to be compared to the other Concords available - she will be on any short list of the best examples.

With all maintenance up to date, all finishes in great condition, relatively new sails with little use, a strong engine (with regular oil analysis reports available), good canvas, recovered interior cushions, etc etc etc, WOODWIND deserves the attention of anyone considering a CONCORDIA.

Please feel free to call me to learn more about WOODWIND, or to arrange an inspection.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Concordia
Model: Yawl
Year: 1962
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Abeking Rasmussen
Designer: C. Raymond Hunt
Construction: Wood


Length: 39 ft
Length Overall: 39'10 ft
Waterline Length: 28'6 ft
Beam: 10'2 ft
Max Draft: 5'8 ft
Displacement: 19,000 lb
Ballast: 7,700 lb
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Single Berths: 4
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30F
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine Hours: 1600
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Maximum Speed: 7.5 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 23 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Other
Water Tanks: 3
Water Tank Capacity: 20 gal
Water Tank Material: Other
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal
Holding Tank Material: Other


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Yawl


John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales


Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Built in 1962 at the Abeking and Rasmussen yard in Lemwerder, Germany, S/Y WOODWIND, Hull #89, has enjoyed meticulous care over her history.  Construction is of carvel mahogany planking, with tight seam construction, on laminated white oak frames.  Her keel, floor timbers, and deadwood are oak and she is fastened with silicon bronze screws. 

The wood decks are Dynel overlay with epoxy over.  Her cabin trunk is planked mahogany with a cabin top of planked cedar with white lead covering and canvas overlay (replaced in 2008).  Deck trim, coamings, hatches and other trim is also mahogany. 

Rebuilt in 2009, the cockpit is self-bailing with a bridge deck and natural teak sole. 

The topsides and deck are painted white and there is a blue boot top with a green bottom. 

The vessel is yawl rigged with both masts being box construction of sitka spruce.  The main mast steps through the cabin top and lands on a mast step atop the floor timbers (the mast step was lengthened and reinforced in 2003).  The mizzen mast is on the aft deck with a compression structure transmitting the load to the horn timber.  The chain plates pass through the deck and are bolted through the hull. 

A keel hung rudder is tiller steered.  The keel is of iron ballast.


Current ownership dates from 2002.  There have been eight owners, though two of them owned her for only one season each.  She has primarily been a New England boat, however she spent 15 years in the Chesapeake Bay. 

A detailed history/record of maintenance performed since 2002 is available.  Beyond the routine annual attention (i.e., topsides, deck and bottom painting, external brightwork, spar varnish, mechanical maintenance, etc.), other notable work includes a rebuilding of the cockpit, mast step lengthening and reinforcement, select keel bolt replacement in 2003, frame end reinforcement, targeted plank refastening, recovering of the cabin top, stripping, repainting and re-varnishing of the entire interior, etc.  Annual engine oil analyses are available. 

Under current ownership, S/Y WOODWIND has been maintained by Concordia Yachts and Dodson Boatyard (Stonington, CT). 


Upon descending the companionway, one finds what might be expected of a traditional wooden yacht - and then some.  Understated, yet rich in detail, the raised panel, varnished pine bulkheads provide the feel of warmth and the exceptional craftmanship for which Abeking and Rasmussen is known . 

Directly under the companionway is the engine box.  Port and starboard of the companionway are the galley features with the stainless sink and stainless ice box to port, and a two-burner, Force 10 CNG stovetop to starboard.  Water is supplied to the galley sink via either a foot pump or a large (re-chromed) manual pump. 

Moving forward, there are port and starboard settees each having fold-down Concordia style berths.  Lockers and shelves are provided port and starboard.  A centerline cherry, drop-leaf table with built-in storage compartments provides a comfortable dining space. Adding to the ambiance is the mahogany butterfly main salon hatch - always an attraction in a Concodia. There is also a Concordia black iron coal/wood stove adjacent to the port main bulkhead. The pine, raised panel bulkheads are another Concordia signature element, and one never tires of them.

The fully enclosed head compartment is forward to port and double hanging lockers to starboard.  The forepeak is defined by a U-shaped settee with fold-down pipe berths port and starboard.  Storage is provided outboard, above and below the berth areas.  The anchor locker is fully forward of course. 

(NOTE:  the entire interior's painted and varnished surfaces were stripped and re-painted/re-varnished in 2011)



Main and mizzen masts are of box construction of Sitka spruce with bright finish.

Booms and spinnaker pole are solid Sitka spruce also with bright finish.

Club jib boom

Standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with spliced ends

Running rigging is braided Dacron

Bronze deck hardware

Lewmar 50 ST primary winches

South Coast sheet winches

Harken roller furler on head stay

Bronze bow and stern pulpits, bronze stanchions

Double lifelines (replaced in 2004)


Main, Mizzen and 131% Genoa  - Doyle (new in 2004)

Working Jib, 100%  - Doyle (new in 2006)

Additional Sail inventory includes a main, mizzen, storm jib, 120% Genoa, 150% Genoa, drifter, two mizzen staysails, and two spinnakers.

Winch handles

Numerous wooden blocks, bronze shackles, sheets, guy


Dodger (new in 2009)

Mainsail and mizzen canvas covers

UV cover on furling genoa



Rocna primary anchor w/ chain and rode on anchor roller (2013)

Fortress secondary anchor w/ chain and rode (in chocks on deck)  (2013)

Anchor chain ( 2013)


Raymarine ST60+ Tridata depth, speed, and log ( 2012)

Raymarine ST60+ Wind apparent & true wind direction/wind speed (2012)

Furuno  1623 radar (2012)

Garmin GPSMap 546S plotter

Raymarine ST4000 autopilot

Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF w/ DGPS and Matrix AIS (2012)

Danforth Constellation steering compass

Robert E. White clock and barometer



Five 2" thick custom fitted cockpit cushions (2013)

Four 3" thick cushions for settees in main salon (reupholstered 2003)

Two bolsters for settees in main salon (reupholstered 2003)

Two 2" thick mattresses for Concordia berths in main salon (reupholstered 2003)

Three 3" thick mattresses for pipe berths in forepeak (reupholstered 2013)


One Monel diesel fuel tank, located port side cockpit locker - 22 gallons

Three Monel water tanks, located port and starboard main salon and forward - 20 gallons each - Total 60 gallons

One rubber bladder holding tank - 15 gallons (2007)


Nautic-On Smart Sensor System (2019)

3 bladed Max Prop bronze feathering propeller

Bosun's chair

Yachts ensign and flagstaff

Two pig sticks

Concordia Class burgee

Custom teak boarding/swim ladder

Custom fender board

V-berth inserts (to convert forepeak bunk space to a double berth)

Auto pilot control arm

Tiller extension arm

Wind sock

Link 10 battery bank monitor

Four Type-2 Kapok PFD's and four inflatable PFD's

Four throwable cushions (blue)

Operator Manuals

Four 5/8" docklines

Folding canvas bucket

Complete compliment of galley supplies including non-skid dishes, flatware, kitchen utensils, plastic wine glasses w/ removable stems and cooking tools

Fitted rubber ice box bottom liners

Two galvanized tank lid openers

Assorted 12V light bulbs

Seven lamp shades

Smokestack cap/cover

Wood plugs

Plastic batten pocket slider

Wine rack

Lifesling (2018) w/ accompanying 3:1 purchase block & tackle

Four 12V cigarette lighter type outlets

Horseshoe buoy (2018)

Four fire extinguishers

Three new house batteries (2019)



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Stonington Yacht Sales represents high quality, distinctive vessels, and buyers and sellers who appreciate finely tuned services to meet their unique needs. Please call John Farmelo to learn more about this vessel and our comprehensive, and somewhat exclusive, brokerage services.

John C. Farmelo

Stonington Yacht Sales, LLC

at Dodson Boatyard, Stonington CT.




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