Sail handling has been thought of in terms of minimum clutter, so all halyards, jib sheet, main sheet, reefing lines, backstay, etc., run below the deck and appear on a central cockpit console with a powered winch, enabling single handed daysailing. By taking advantage of today’s equipment and building techniques the WaterWitch 48 has a more luxurious interior than would be typical for a boat of the 1930’s, with electric head, hot water shower, two burner propane stove, entertainment system and autohelm.

The WaterWitch 48 will for all intent and purposes appear to be a classic yacht above the waterline but will turn heads very quickly once the sails are trimmed in. The yacht can be a Spirit of Tradition competitor at classic regattas and at the same time should acquit herself well under IRC, Americap or other local club racing rules. It is anticipated the boat will race with four people in the cockpit while pacing a Farr 40 around the course.

The result, a classic yacht with extraordinary performance that can be easily handled and look great for years to come.
design by russellbranding | development by springthistle design