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David Jones Yacht Brokerage

P.O. Box 898
United States

Fax:  (207) 230-0177

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1931 Schooner


Camden,ME,United States

Under sail
Timberwind at anchor
Full compliment of sails
Bird's Eye View of Deck
Forward View
View forward starboard quarter plank work
View of aft port quarter plank work
Upper area of starboard quarter. Note new frames
Looking aft lower section of aft starboard quarter
Yawl boat
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The schooner TIMBERWIND was built in 1931 by Victor Cole at Union Wharf in Portland, Maine. She was launched as PORTLAND PILOT and served as a pilot vessel in Casco Bay, Portland until 1969 when a new pilot boat was built. TIMBERWIND is registered as a national historic landmark in recognition of her service and design in an era that has long past. In 1970 her owners began the process of getting her ready for her second career in the local windjammer fleet. She was moved to Rockport, Maine and the interior was stripped out of the vessel, including her engines; a new interior was built with a large galley and overnight cabins. TIMBERWIND is now USCG certified to carry passengers and has been operating in that service ever since.

Major PRICE REDUCTION FROM $650,000 to $410,000 as of August 30 2013 for immediate sale.

Boat Details
Fuel OtherHull Material Wood 
Beam 18 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 10 ft 6 in 
Max Seating Capacity 20Engine Make Timberwind has no engine. She is maneuvered by a yawl boat 
Length on Deck 70 ftLength Overall 96 ft 
Number of Engines 1    

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For Sale by

David Jones Yacht Brokerage

P.O. Box 898
United States

Fax:  (207) 230-0177

Safety and General Equipment

  • 2-kedge anchors with rode
  • anchor windlass
  • 7" constellation spherical compass
  • 2 life rings
  • Life jackets as per COI
  • Life floats as per COI
  • (1) 5-pound dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • (3) 10-pound dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • Yawl boat

Recent Restorative Measures

Capt. Robert Tassi purchased TIMBERWIND in January of 2003. She developed a lead in the aft section and partially sank at her dock in February. She was hauled at that time and a new transom was installed. This was the beginning of some major work that has been done over the years since.


In 2004, the stem was replaced and some of the forward framing and planking, as needed. The forward section of the vessel was also rebuilt. In the winter of 2008 and 2009, TIMBERWIND was hauled with the plan to open up the starboard side of the vessel and rebuild that area. More planking and framing was replaced on the aft end of the vessel in that same year. Planking frward of this area was refastened
at the turn of the bilge. On the starboard side the forward quarter from below the aft end of the TIMBERWIND name board aft to a point approximately 5’ forward of the aft chain plates had the planking removed and treated in the same manner as the aft port quarter. In addition the aft starboard quarter had the planking removed from the transom to a point just aft of the main chain plates and down to approximately four planks up
from the keel. At this point the only area of the hull that has not been rebuilt is the port side midships and on the starboard side from the main chain plates forward five feet. 

The work done on TIMBERWIND between 2003 and 2009 has greatly enhanced the vessel. She is in very good condition and is well cared for.


For many photos of TIMBERWIND during her construction in 1931, please visit the website for Schooner Timberwind (schoonertimberwind dot com) and click on 'history'.


This vessel is traditionally built plank-on-frame construction; carvel planked in oak with a spoon bow stem of oak (new in '04); 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" double sawn oak frames on 12" centers; deck beams are 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" oak on 21" centers; top timbers are 4" x 6" oak on 24" centers; oak keel and wormshow; fasteners are all galvanized hatch nails and spikes; deck are caulked and laid cedar.

Accommodation & Interior

Schooner Timberwind carries 20 passengers. Because of her deep draft she has cozy cabins providing plenty of storage, full standing headroom and large opening windows. Timberwind has two triple and seven double cabins. All have 12 volt electric lamps, fresh water basins.Layout of the vessel is as follows:


A small forepeak forward is accessed through a deck hatch. This area has storage and one berth for a crew member. This is followed aft by a watertight bulkhead and foc'sle which is accessed through the foredeck scuttle with companionway ladder. Forward in this space is a v-shaped bench seat with a table that fits in the center. Aft to port is an icebox followed by a crew cabin accessible from deck level. Aft to starboard is the galley. Centered aft is the companionway up to the deck. Aft of the gallley and crew cabin is another watertight bulkhead. Next aft is the forward accommodations area, divided up into cabins. Forward to port and starboard are double cabins with upper and lower berths. Aft to port and starboard are triple cabins with upper and lower berths and an outboard single berth. On the port side between the forward and aft cabins is a fully enclosed head. This space is followed by another watertight bulkhead. Next aft is the main accommodation area: forawrd in this space are port and starboard cabins. These are double with outboard double berths. Forward between these cabins is a fully enclosed head. Going aft along a passage are two more double cabins, one each to port and starboard with outboard double berths. Aft of these cabins are port and starboard sleeping areas for crew with one berth on each side. Between these two sleeping areas is the companionway up to the aft deck. Aft of these two cabins is the lazarette, accessible from behind the companionway and from port and starboard hatches on either side of the wheel and wheel box.


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.