West Wind II is for sale

West Wind II is for sale in Fremantle, Western Australia. Here’s the listing.  West Wind IIYou can visit the Refit page of this blog to see details of the full refit, and view a short video of her at anchor in Cadboro Bay, B.C. Canada.

“Rare and lovely. This magnificent, fully refurbished, classic Sparkman and Stephens Comanche 42 has recently come on the market in Australia. Meticulously constructed by Chris-Craft in the USA, it has been maintained to the very highest standard in full trans-ocean condition. If you’re harbouring a dream to sail the world or circumnavigate Australia, this exceptional and proven ocean crossing yacht is ready to go and, at a bargain price. Nothing more to spend except on provisions.”

WWII at RVYC Victoria, BC Canada

“A rare opportunity to purchase a true ocean going thoroughbred in superb condition at a fraction of the replacement price. She has just been slipped and fully certified by licensed surveyor at Fremantle Sailing Club, all in A1 condition. New anodes fitted. Fleming sail self steering system with Autohelm electric steering under power. Extensive inventory of spares and tools included. Inspection will impress.”

Glenn Wakefield on West Wind II




AU $85,000 
Vessel Name  West Wind II
Year  1970
Length  42′ 3″ – 12.88m
Beam  3.3
Draft  1.9
Displacement  8002kg
Keel / Ballast  3915kg
Vessel Location  Fremantle WA

Region  Western Australia
Designer  Sparkman and Stephens
Builder  Chris-Craft USA
Hull Material  GRP
Decks Material  GRP
Engine  Perkins 4108 45HP. Shaft drive with 3 blade folding prop.
Engine Hours  950
Engine Room  Easy all round access with midship mounting position.
Fuel  Diesel, 150 litres in stainless steel tank.
Water  260 litres in two tanks
Toilet  Standard Jabsco marine toilet.
Accommodation  Forward V berth and 3 single berths.
Galley  Four burner gas stove with oven
Refrigeration  12 volt fridge freezer
Ground Tackle  CQR chain and extensive ground tackle
Safety Gear  Full cat 1.
Electrics  Complete new wiring system with marine grade cables 
6 x Trojan T105 batteries[350AH]. Solar charge system. Ampair wind generator.
Extensive navigation equipment. MF/HF radio with pactor sailmail modem. VHF radio.
Sail Inventory  Extensive cruising wardrobe.
Mast / Rigging  A1 condition
Deck Gear  Extensive winches, blocks, sheets and halyards.



  1. Hello Glenn
    I have followed your journey and the one before this one. Congratulations on both, you have accomplished a lot. As someone who will soon sail single-handed to Hawaii, I admire you. Are you getting out of sailing altogether?

  2. Rob Terstall says

    Glenn, it hurts me to see your boat for sale. As a former ocean sailor, I cannot imagine to leave a perfect boat in Australia that you spent so much time on and loved! What a shame! How much would it take to sail her back to Victoria? This time going west to east. If you had this vessel in Victoria, think about all the trips you could make along our wonderful coast and Alaska. Is the shipping cost on a freighter to Vancouver as much as the commission you have to pay to the yacht broker? What about friends or family bringing her back to Canada? You could sell this boat for more money in North America than the 85K Australian dollars you are asking. To abandon your solo by making one repair stop is another mystery to me and my sailing friends. As mentioned before. Why didn’t you replace all the rigging to a stronger rigging before you set sail? You had all the bells and whistles on board to complete this trip. Are you going to try a third attempt in another boat? When I sold my boat my Hallberg Rassy 35 in Europe, I had tears in my eyes, however, paying the Canadian Customs almost 40K in import taxes to bring her into the country was just ridiculous. I look forward to your comments.

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