PIXIE is one of the 10 original Watch Hill 15's, an incredibly beautiful and highly coveted class. While she has historical value to many, the sheer joy of owning such a beautiful wooden boat, which is thrilling to sail, is what draws most sailors to this class. And while they have been successfully rendered in Fiberglass, any true aficionado knows that there is no substitute for the charm, elegance and overall aura of a finely crafted wooden daysailer. PIXIE benefits from a full restoration by MP&G (undertaken some time ago) and excellent care since, which has left her in fine condition and ready to sail immediately.
PIXIE was built in 1922 as one of an order of ten Watch Hill 15's to be delivered to the Watch Hill Yacht Club (which still has an active fleet). Delivered as hull number 887 of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, her first owner was Rear Commodore Goetchius. This boat was assigned Sail #1, and was a winning racer in the fleet.
Importantly, the Watch Hill 15 class has a Marconi rig, differentiating her from the Buzzards Bay 15 and the Newport 15.
She received a full restoration by Mclave, Philbrick and Giblin (MP&G), and was indeed owned by Andy Giblin of MP&G for 6 or so years during the 80's. Every owner has properly cared for the boat and she is currently stored inside on her Triad trailer awaiting her next owner.
Historic, gorgeous, and a truly proper yacht ready to sail and bring pride and joy to her next owner. Only available as her current owner has lost his mooring and has no place to keep her in the water. If you are interested, please do come take a look and see why so many have fallen under the charm of PIXIE .