Wanda

Member Type: 

Classic

Boat Name: 

Wanda

Year: 

1922

Length: 

90'

Builder: 

Blanchard

Designer: 

Ted Geary

Fleet: 

  • Northern California

From broker's comments, Jan 2014:

WANDA is reported completely rebuilt over the last several years. Her structure, machinery, wiring & other systems  are newly rebuilt/replaced by some of the best professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is absolutely exquisite and unique. Having been designed by "Ted" Geary & built by Blanchard of Seattle in 1922, there can be no finer petigree for a classic yacht in the Pacific Northwest.

Wanda was built in 1922 as a custom coastal cruiser at the well-known Blanchard Boatyard in Seattle WA, by renowned Pacific Northwest Naval Architect Leslie "Ted" Geary for C. D. Stimson, a Lumber Baron in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1900’s.

In 1940, a saloon was added to her main deck. In 1943, Wanda was conscripted by the U.S. Navy for coastal sub-watch duty due to her speed, size and wooden hull. The Navy replaced her three gas sterling engines with two GM Detroit Diesel 671’s.

Throughout her life Wanda has been berthed in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay. She won the Alaska long-distance Classic Yacht Race in the 1960’s -- a 1000 mile port to port race.

Wanda was purchased by Ret. Captain Andrew Roettger, who dry-docked her at Richardson Bay Boat Works, Sausalito. At the yard, 126 of Wanda's 180 oak frames were replaced, in addtion to the carling. Capt. Roettger ordered 4000 linear feet of Port Orford cedar planking (about 60%) replaced and 12,000 new silicone bronze fasteners replaced. All of her teak rub rails and rail decks have also been replaced.