The Dreadnought 32 is located in Pasadena TX. We are headed there now to complete the deal on our future Cruiser. We have found a 1976 Dreadnought 32, it is in dire need of a complete refit inside, but this is where we are going to start. The Dreadnought is a 10 ton full keel cutter rigged vessel, that is quite similar to the West Sail 32.
The biggest difference being that the Dreadnought is 10′ beam and the West Sail is 11′. Specifications for the boat are here.
Right now we are headed to south Texas to make the purchase. From there our plans are to complete the refit as we can, keep in mind we still drive our semi truck full time. But we hope to possibly splash the dreadnought (which will officially be “4 Winds”) in January of 2018. Preparing to depart full time cruising in 2020.
I am going to document the entire process of the refit right here so keep a look out for new updates.
This boat is equipped with a Westerbeke Diesel. Not the original Saab, and the interior is to be completely gutted. The engine is currently removed as well as all the rigging on deck. She will receive all the needed repairs as well as a complete set of new sails.
Improvements we will make are: full head with shower, full v-berth with storage, AC/DC refrigerator and freezer, Air Conditioner (probably won’t get used much), all new bulkheads, counters, storage, keeping current three burner propane gimbled stove with oven, all new sails, replace sprite and boomkin,
I will update with more information regarding the previous name of this dreadnought and hopefully more information on her previous lives and history. We look forward to hearing from other readers on any information you might have on this boat.
And as far as Dreadnought boats go, there were only 83 ever made, I have found a list of several of them, we hope some owners will come across our blog and shout out with information about their boats, and where they have taken them.
So, are we going to circumnavigate the globe? Hmmmm…. maybe… Stay tuned!