Windbender – McVay Bluenose Sloop


Windbender a 1975, McVay, 24′ Bluenose sloop is an iconic classic daysailer. An ex Muskoka boat that offers a perfect finish including fresh antifouling and brightwork. “Windbender” was recently restored by the Cove Dweller Boat Works Team and is newly offered for sale. Features include new upholstery, bumpers, lines, bilge pump, safety equipment, paddles, a  fire extinguisher, sails and hardware. The boat is powered by a new 2.3 horsepower, four stroke Honda outboard engine recently tuned and ready to go. A well cared for and kept piece of DaySailing history! Sitting atop a customized and nicely fitted Cradle Ride single axle trailer with surge brakes.

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Well known of the east coast of the USA and Canada as a worthy competitor and “Yare” daysailer. Designed by the noted naval architect W.J. Roue who also designed the racing schooner Bluenose, she is an example of modern craftsmanship and traditional beauty.

Hull & Deck
Moulded fiberglass uni-lam construction the highest industry standards, bonded together to form a singe integral structure.

Keel – 900 lbs. cast iron moulded into the hull unit to insure a consistent under body configuration.

Fiberglass with faired trailing edge designed with effective surface low for a minimum of wetted surface and a maximum of effectiveness.

Cabin Interior
Flat deck area provided for sleeping or storage with two berths

Roomy, self bailing cockpit of fiberglass with plain effect cockpit sole. Two large sail lockers under seats. Foam floatation under interior foredeck

IYE TRACK Traveler, Car for mainsheet, snubbing winches for jib sheets, marinium or chrome plated bronze and chocks on foredeck, stainless steel or delrin blocks. Genoa gear

Standing rigging stainless with swaged terminals and stailess turnbuckles. Running rigging, Samson braid sheets and halyards, anodized aluminium mast and boom. Roller reefing pull out type.


Oiled teakwood toe rails, coamings and louvered sliding dooradd the crowning touch of beauty to this attractive yacht.

Additional information


1/2, 1, 2, 3

  • L.O.A 23' 6"
  • L.W.L. 15'11"
  • Beam 6'2"
  • Sail Area 212'
  • Draft 3'6"
  • Displacement 2000 lbs.
Sea Trial:
  • $395 Flat Fee *if boat is purchased, this fee is reduced from final invoice*