Sunday, June 18, 2023

Sailboat for Sale - Memsahib

Unique wooden motorsailer FOR SALE -  $45K (US)


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Workboat bones with classic yacht style. Bronze fastened, 11 tons of teak hull and deck, yacal frames, and ipol floors. She is a centerboard sloop of 36’ LOA, 11’ beam, 4’ draft board up and beefy Beta-Kubota 50 hp with approx. 2300 hours. 

She was designed by Walter McInnis as a “one-off”, built in Hong Kong in 1961 and then shipped to Boston to the Eldredge-McInnis yard for final outfitting. Search “Walter McInnis” for a closer look at the accomplishments of these two men who started in the early 1900s designing yachts and fishing boats, as well as designing and building for the Coast Guard and Navy during World War II.

Visit “Memsahib’s Story “ to see the previous owner's blog of her life since the mid 70’s until 2014. Owners of this unique vessel have documented many of the special touches applied throughout her life, and she is looking for her next caretaker.

She is now moored on the south coast of Puerto Rico in Bahia de Patillas. 

Hull HQZ00179G161, 

US Doc #1104576

2014 survey is available here

See all of the photos here

Major Maintenance and Upgrades Since the April 2014 survey

May 2017    Standing rigging replaced

June 2017    Autopilot installed. Raymarine EV 200 Sail with EV 1 sensor, P70 control head, and Type 1 linear drive

July 2017     Renogy 100 watt solar panels (2) and 40A charge controller                         

Aug 2017    Relocated power panel and complete cabin re-wire

Sep 2017    Hurricane Maria     No damage!

May 2019   Cockpit roof replaced

Aug 2019    Hauled for bottom and topside paint

May 2023   Group 27 battery bank replaced Diehard

Equipment stem to stern

Delta 40# plow with 100’ 5/16 BB chain and 100’  3/8 line

Harken furler

Lewmar Pro series 1000 windlass

Vetus 5512 bow thruster with 5 ¾ dia. prop

Raritan toilet to macerator to 10 gal holding tank

Whale 500 GPH shower system

Medical kit/ditch bag

Two 20  ft  30 A shore cords

ATN Mastclimber

Origi   6000  two burner and oven alcohol stove

EPIRB   Acr Rib-36 

Life Sling and horseshoe

Seward S1200 water heater

20 A Charles Charger

Lewmar 43 two speed winches

Technodrive TMC 260 transmission

AquaDrive transmission to shaft anti-vibration coupling

8’ shellback dinghy with 2 hp Honda outboard

Fortress Guardian 29# anchor


Uniden Atlantis 250 hand-held VHF

Standard Horizon GX2150 helm mounted VHF

Raymarine c70 chartplotter

Raymarine i40 wind instrument

This boat will speak to only the wooden boat aficionado.  She is one of a kind and she is full of the things that only a knowledgeable few will understand and appreciate.  Don't forget to click on the 2014 survey and the full selection of photos linked above.  If you would like to speak to the current owner, contact Steve at sfmadden5282 at

Thanks for stopping by!