Name: Winifred
Boat Owner: Andrew & Barbara McKillop
Designer: Watts & Wright
Builder: Crowley

The good ship Winifred was launched in 1966 to the design of Watts & Wright, and built at Crowley’s yard by Mrs Crowley, in Bulimba, Brisbane for Alf Taskie. She was originally built to survey for carrying dredge workers to various sites in Moreton Bay. On one of her return trips she was holed by a submerged pile, and beached for repairs. After being rebuilt and receiving a new engine, she was used for charter fishing trips off the Queensland coast. Bill Stuart then purchased Winifred and gave her a major refit, including masts and rigging. Later, she moved to Painesville in Victoria with her next owner Ted Wilson and was used for trips to the Bass Straight Islands. She is now moored in Pittwater, Sydney and her current owners Andrew and Barbara McKillop are continuing with her restoration. She is a classic Australian working vessel now enjoying retirement as a beloved family sailor-cruiser. Winifred is helping with the youth sailors as a changeover boat for years of match racing, we are also involved with helping out with the launch and the running of the Invictus games on the 21th of October this year.

LOD feet: 50
Hull Timber: Spotted Gum & Oregon
Type of Boat: Ketch
State: New South Wales
Built: 1966
Location: FEAST