Windwalker is a 60’ Hood design sloop built in 1999 at Lyman Morse in Maine. She is owned by Dan Levangie who enjoys cruising New England and Maine and racing in local regattas as well as the Newport-Bermuda and Marblehead-Halifax ocean races.
Without a doubt, the combination of Lyman-Morse’s fine Maine craftsmanship and Ted Hood’s proven design performance make WINDWALKER the finest yacht in this size range.
Lyman Morse built the new 60’ Hood designed sailboat for Craig and Alice Cullen that replaced their Seguin 44, WINDWALKER. The original parameters were to build a larger boat with the same style, but big enough for a few more comforts when living on board in the Caribbean.
Since the Cullens wanted a sensible cruising boat that can sail anywhere, especially in their home waters of the Chesapeake, they needed a reasonable draft of 6’5” with a centerboard that increases the draft to 13’. The excitement of this boat is its relationship to earlier times in the middle eighties when the high-end sensible cruiser was in much demand.