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105' O. Lie Neilsen Custom 1978

$ 2,950,000

Whitehawk is a O. Lie Neilsen 105' Custom currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Antique and Classics and similar boats.

"WHITEHAWK" represents one of Bruce King's finest designs, inspired by L. Francis Herreshoff's famous "Ticonderoga." A successful charter yacht in the past, her most recent private ownerships have lovingly maintained her and completed many refit items. "Whitehawk" represents a unique opportunity to own a timeless slice of American yachting at it's best. Cold molded wood hull construction results in an exceedingly strong and resilient hull structure capable of world cruising in comfort and safety. Designed by Bruce King for upwind performance with her centerboard down (16') as well as shallow draft with her board up (7'6"). This allows access to shallow cruising areas while also providing exceptional offshore capabilities. This beautiful classic sailing ketch is offered in superb condition and ready for the next adventure. 


Scheduled to arrive in Newport, RI early in May 2018


  • Price: $ 2,950,000
  • Days on Market: 602
  • Builder: O. Lie Neilsen
  • Model: Custom
  • Location: En Route to Newport, RI, Antigua & Barbuda
  • Type: Sail
  • LOA: 105 ft in
  • Display Length: 105 ft
  • Beam: 20' 6"
  • Category: Antique and Classics
  • Water Capacity: 655 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 830 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar 3126B
  • Engine 1: 4000.00 HRS 370.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

3 Staterooms with ensuite baths, and crew quarters for 3 plus a captain's cabin with double
Beautiful interior accommodations with exquisite detailing, finished in teak, Honduran
mahagony, Alaskan yellow cedar and laminated oak, combined with satin enameled off-white
bulkheads create a traditional and comfortable ambience. Interior was redecorated in 2010/
2011, all soft goods replaced and varnish renewed. Numerous cowl vents and hatches provide
good natural ventilation. The yacht is also equipped with Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning,
with 4 separate compressors.
A maintenance log has been kept documenting everything on the boat since November 2009.
The full width Master Stateroom is forward with a queen berth to port, full length mirror on aft
bulkhead, drawers and cedar-lined closets to starboard. Equipped with 21" flat screen TV, Bose
Surround Sound system and DVD. Also featuring private access to the deck.
The Master Bath is aft to starboard with a full size laminated Southern Yellow Pine varnished
tub. Equipped with ample storage areas.

The Guest Stateroom aft to starboard features two berths, bookshelves, cedar-lined hanging
locker and writing desk. Equipped with 14" flat screen TV and DVD player. Ensuite head with
shower is forward.
The Guest Stateroom to port features an upper berth forward and aft, and lower berth
athwartships. Equipped with 14" flat screen TV, DVD player, drawer storage, and a deck prism.
An ensuite head with shower is forward.
The spacious Main Salon is elegant and comfortable with separate dining and seating areas, a
cathedral skylight, and full size Mendota propane fireplace trimmed with tiles.
The Dining area seats 8, and is furnished with a settee, beautiful dining table and 4 chairs.
The Salon is finished with polished wood and architectural features crafted from high quality
mahagony, teak and cedar. Beveled mirrors, leaded glass cabinets and Italian marble counter
top distinguish the bar area. This is complemented by a modern entertainment center with
large flat screen TV, DVD system, Bose Surround Sound, and stereo.
The Navigation station with chart table, full instrumentation and nav seat is located in the
starboard aft corner of the Main Salon.
Captain's cabin is well proportioned and appointed as well as being strategically situated aft
and to port of Galley for ease of access to the cockpit. This cabin has a double berth and
plenty of storage lockers natural ventilation and ensuite head as well as being finished and
furnished as per the other staterooms aboard allowing this cabin to be used as a 4th Guest
Stateroom should there be the need.
The Crew Quarters are forward with separate deck access. There are 3 bunks, two are full size.
These cabins share a head & shower. There is a Bosch washer and dryer in the crew area.
Redesign and refinished 2015.


12v/24v DC system
110/220v AC system
Shorepower 50 amp, 2x 220v connectors forward & aft
Transformer 220v 60Hz
Northern Lights 25 kW generator appx. 4,250hrs
Northern Lights 20 kW generator appx. 11,500hrs
2x Mastervolt 2500 watt pure sine wave inverters 2015
3x Mastervolt MS 50/24 automatic 3-stage battery chargers 2012
House battery bank 28x2V 24V bank new 2016
Engine bank, 1x12v, new 2012
20KW Generator Bank, 12V, new 2014
25KW Generator Bank 12V, new 2010
Winch bank, 6X12v 24V bank, new 2010
64,000 btu Cruisair 220v air conditioning, with 4 compressors - crew cabin, master & port
cabin, starboard cabin & salon, captain's cabin & galley - each 16,000 btu

ICOM M802 SSB, nav station
ICOM M402 VHF, nav station
ICOM handheld VHFs

Standard Horizon, cockpit, 2015
B&G H5000 New 2017
2x B&G H5000 MFD, cockpit 2017
2X B&G H5000 MFD, nav station 2017
B&G H5000 MFD, captain's cabin 2017
2X Furuno Navnet 3D, 1 Nav & 1 Cockpit
Furnuno FA-50 AIS Transponder
MaxSea TimeZero Nav computer with 2 displays (1 at nav station & 1 in cockpit)
Furuno Navpilot 700 autopilot, New 2015
Danforth Constellation compass at helm
B&G “Zues 2” 7” GPS chartplotter, nav. Station 2017
Boston clock & barometer
High definition flat screen TVs in guest cabins
Flat panel TV above fireplace which is covered by hinge-down painting, salon
Bose Surround Sound system, salon

Beautiful classic circular aft cockpit with 5' diameter wheel, wooden binnacle and Constellation
compass. Looking foward are wide uncluttered teak decks, beautiful varnished teak cabin
sides, deck boxes, hatch and cap rails, all accented with chrome stanchions and stainless steel
life lines. High white bulwarks are decorated with 2 bronze dolphins and bowsprit.

The cockpit comfortably seats 8, protected by a full dodger, and equipped with a 24v top
loading drinks refrigerator. Engine controls and B&G instrumentation are also in full view to the

Teak decks are TDS installed in Maine 2013, laid on top of 2 layers of cedar diagonals 5/16"
each, laid over 5/8" tongue & groove cedar, laid on laminated oak deck beams.
The on-deck engine hatch was enlarged in 2004.
9x bronze cowl vents by Paul Luke, clear awlgripped 2017
9x hatches
7x deck prisms
LED spreader lights on main and mizzen
Ideal HD3 220v windlass with vertical & horizontal capstans & chain gypsy
185 lb. CQR anchor
200 lb. Luke 3-pc fisherman anchor
Fortress G-85 utility anchor w/26' - 9/16" chain
Saltwater anchor washdown, with 24v salt water pump
400' 5/8" galvanized anchor chain
300' 1.5" Samson nylon rode
Full set Toast canvas awnings & sail covers 2015
Toast canvas hatch & skylight covers2013
Toast canvas cockpit dodger, modified 2014
Crew hatch dodger 2015
Companionway dodger 2016

3-section deck awnings by Antigua Sails, main to mizzen & mizzen to stern & main to
Cockpit cushions, new March 2013
Ship's bell on mizzen

2011 Nautica 11.6' inflatable
2011 Yamaha 25HP outboard



Spars by Basil Day, Thomaston, Maine. Modified by Hinckley Yacht Services 2011

Sitka spruce hollow wooden main & mizzen masts, beautifully finished with recognizable rake
rig out, varnished 2017
Stainless steel rod standing rigging, new 2011
Dacron & Spectra running rigging (Constantly updated)
Hydraulic furling yankee & staysail (Harken Furlers)
Lazy jacks on main & mizzen
Running backs & triatic stay New 2015/2016
Solid spruce bow sprit with s/s dolphin striker and 2 rollers
New headstay & staysail foils, 2011
New running rigging
New halyards, 2017
New main halyard, 2017
Lewmar Commander for hydraulic furling & winches
2x Lewmar primaries 111ST for headsail
4x Lewmar chrome 88ST for halyards, staysail, aux lines, new 2012/13
Barient electric winch for outboard 1st, 2nd, 3rd reef lines
Lewmar chrome ST66 main sheet winch 2013

4x Enkes #32 on Mainmast & Mizzon
2x Lewmar #68 Main Halyard & Man line 2013
2x Enkes #36 Headsail Halyards
1X Barient #36 Main reef lines
2x Lewmar #68 Staysail sheets 2013
2x Enkes #16 outhaul & topping on main boom
2x Enkes #16 outhaul & topping on mizzen boom
2x Lewmar #50 Main traveler 2013
1X Lewmar #66 Main sheet 2013
4x Lewmar #36 around cockpit, runners 2014
2x Lewmar #58 at base of mizzen
2x Lewmar #111 2spd Headsail sheets

North yankee jib, Dacron, December 2011
North staysail, Dacron, December 2011
North mainsail, Dacron, December 2011
North mizzen sail, 2011
North Mizzen Staysail 2011
Halsey Offshore mizzen staysail, 2003

North Asymetrical Spinnaker and ATN 2012

Recently painted Engine Room is accessed via large hatch on port side aft in main salon, which
leads to the tool/pump room, complete with work bench, tool storage, fuel manifold, fuel filters
and fuel transfer pump. There are 7 fuel tanks. Aft are the main engine and generator areas,
watermaker and Lewmar Commander center.
Main engine is Caterpillar 3126B, 370hp, new 2004, appx. 4,000 hrs
Gearbox hydraulic V-drive, new, 2004
Panish single lever engine control
Racor fuel filters
3-blade Max Prop, 34" dia., factory serviced 2016
Yacht Specialities wooden spoked wheel & pedestal, chain & s/s cable steering, connecting to
quadrant, serviced January 2017
Engine room fire suppression system, Cert. 2017
Reverse Osmosis Watermaker 90 GPH, new membranes 2017
KeyPower hydraulic bow thruster, 2-blade, 15hp
Manual Whale Gusher bilge pumps
3x 24v Rule automatic bilge pumps w/high water alarms
Engine room fire alarm
Holding tank full alarm
Various spares, including pumps, seals, impellers
Extensive tool inventory
Hydraulic tank removed, flushed & reinstalled, 2004
Fresh water plumbing system replaced, 2013, including:

Aqua-pex hot & cold water high pressure tubing throughout
Mach 5 silent high pressure water pump
Head Hunter waste management system, with all heads rebuilt & plumbing serviced in March
Groco Manual Head system in the Captains Cabin 2012
Seagull water filtration system in the galley
X4 independent Gray water tanks
2x Stainless Torrid hot water tanks, 20 gallons each, 220v & engine heat exchanger
New groud plate, 2008
Fuel tankage with total 830 gallons capacity is divided into 7 tanks: 130, 130, 110, 175, 75,
105, and 105 gallon.
X4 Watertanks, X3 New Fiberglass wather tanks installed 2012: 250, 150, 250, auxillary 125
gallon fwd.

2X Ocean Safety Liferafts 8 person Cert. through 2018
MOB emergency unit with flotation equipment
Horse shoe life ring
X25 Life jackets
X6 Gumby Suits
Offshore First Aid kit
Flares & flare gun
Fire extinguishers Cert. 2017

C02 fire suppression in engine room, Cert. 2017
Escape hatches crew cabin, engine room, master cabin, accommodation passageway

The hull is constructed of 4 layers of native Maine cedar with an outside 5th layer of Honduran
mahagony. Hull is cold molded wood with the epoxy saturation technique. The entire hull
surface on the inside and outside is saturated with epoxy resin and fastened with bronze nails
and screws. Yellow pine floor timbers, laminated white oak keelson and sheer clamp. Lead
keel is 53,000 lbs. Keel bolt nuts tightened in 2005. Hydraulically operated stainless steel
daggerboard modified in 2012. Skeg hung rudder.

Complete Paint Job
Shortening of the Main & Mizzen Masts, new standing rigging, sails, furlers, foils etc.

New Winch Bank batteries.
New Tender 12' Nautica inflatable
Replace Fuel Tank under Nav Station
Add additional hydraulics for furlers
New HW Heaters.
New propane fired fireplaces
All new teak decks. TEAK DECKING SYSTEMS
Remove and re-shape centerboard
Replace all bronze caprail tracks and deck tracks with new tracks.
Replace the custom Decahedron overhead salon hatch with new improved version
Complete Galley refurbishment inc, new stainless counters, equipment, oven, counters,
sinks, plumbing etc.
Complete Crew area (Fo's'cle) refurbishment, new head and shower, bunks lengthened,
storage solutions and finish coatings.
Re-engineer anchor chain bin arrangement in fo's'cle.
Replace entire custom house battery bank.
Replaced all Inverters with new Mastervolt inverters.
Replaced entire fuel lines and fuel transfer manifold with new.
Complete new topsides paint

These are only a selection of major upgrade items covered since 2009, the electronics
upgrades, engine and generator maintenance, watermaker membrane replacements, rigging
replacements, and regular varnish plus ongoing maintenance is considered regular
maintenance. Complete maintenance log since 2009 is available for perusal.

20’ Pines Chassi Road Container includes workshop and storage. The container includes
hundreds of spares and additional equipment pertaining to “Whitehawk”. Inventory can be
supplied upon request.


This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.


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