Willow is an exceptional example of the Chesapeake 32, Rhodes design number C700.  The model was designed by Philip Rhodes in 1958 for George B. Walton, a Yacht broker in Maryland.  Approximately 95 were built between 1960 and 1965.  Willow is hull number 87.  Her hull is solid glass with a cored deck.  She sails very well and is nearly perfectly balanced with a CCA rating between 22.4 and 24.9.  Commands compliments everywhere she goes with her beautiful exterior teak.

In the Feb ’84 issue of Sailing, four boats were chosen as “Classic Plastics”.  Bob Perry chose the Chesapeake as his favorite oldie, saying it was “one of the first that struck me, it grabbed me by the heart when I saw it.  Why? Beauty of proportion.”.

Highlights include:

  • UV sailcover for jib new 2018
  • GPS antenna new 2018
  • Exterior varnish stripped and redone Fall 2018
  • Cutlass bearing, bottom paint new  2018
  • Deck painted new  2017
  • Topsides painted new  2017
  • Upgraded 7/8 tall aluminum rig and boom