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1973 Wasque 32

Huntington, New York


New to the market! A very clean, well maintained and updated Wasque 32. This is a true classic that has stood the test of time. Turn heads everywhere you go with WHIPPOORWILL, 

11/2022 Price Reduction. Now asking $49,000

Please see listing for full details.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Wasque
Model: 32
Year: 1973
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VNY32026M72E
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 32 ft
Length Overall: 32 ft
Beam: 9'10 ft
Max Draft: 2'6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Chrysler
  • Model: 318M
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 225hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1973
  • Engine Hours: 1800


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser


David Willis
Willis Marine Center, Inc.


Willis Marine Center, Inc.
17 Mill Dam Road
Huntington, Long Island, New York, US, 11743
Tel:(631) 421-3400
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

General Description


Year:                      1973                                   LOA:                      32’

Make:                   Wasque                               Beam:                   9’ 10”

Model:                  32 Downeast                        Draft:                    2’ 6”

Fuel Type:            Gasoline                              Disp.:                     8,000 lbs

Hull Material:        Fiberglass



1973 Wasque 32 Downeast

Turn heads wherever you go in this classic Martha’s Vineyard Shipyards Wasque 32’, located on Long Island Sound in Huntington, New York.  They literally broke the mold on this perfect Downeast day boat, cocktail cruiser, and weekender, and Whippoorwill has been lovingly and professionally upgraded and maintained throughout her life.  You will be the envy of all, sipping a cold drink while your boat sips a mere 6-8 gallons per hour as she slices through waves with ease for an incredibly comfortable ride. 

Whippoorwill had a major refit in the early 2000’s of all of her key components and systems, including: a new cockpit sole, new cabin interior, new fuel system, new engine exhaust installed in 2003, new cooling system installed in 2004, and a complete engine and transmission rebuild and replacement of all plumbing and electrical wiring in 2006.   

Cabin sides and combing boards are thick solid mahogany, painted white on the exterior surfaces to resist UV and weather damage, and varnished with a satin finish below for a warm and cozy feel in the cabin.  The solid teak windshield has two large custom-fabricated split-opening windows that provide excellent ventilation in the cockpit underway and at anchor.  Down below, ventilation flows through a large 18” x 18” overhead hatch and four bronze opening portholes.  Exterior surfaces of the windshield are thoughtfully painted white to resist the elements, while interior surfaces (protected under the large Sunbrella Bimini) are varnished with a high gloss finish.  Headroom is excellent throughout the boat with a height in the cabin of 6’ 3” and under the Bimini of 6’ 9”.  All white surfaces and the boat’s black hull are hand-painted with Interlux Brightside and are easily maintained with a light sanding and occasional maintenance coat, while the non-skid Awlgrip decks and cockpit sole provide good traction and resist the wear of foot traffic.

Whippoorwill has been winter-stored indoors for the past 24 years, and the current owners have had all engine and mechanical systems professionally maintained (records available to serious inquirers upon request). They have also continued to upgrade her in recent years, including: a new Sunbrella Bimini top in 2022, new 7” thick memory foam v-berth cushions, 3” thick settee cushion and exterior chair cushions in 2015, new custom teak swim platform with swimmer-deployable stainless steel boarding ladder, Weaver dinghy davits and outboard engine storage in 2018, and new custom-fabricated teak and stainless-steel movable engine box backrest and cushions in 2016.   Recent electrical and electronics upgrades include: new Fusion MS-RA55 Bluetooth stereo and new ICOM M506 Fixed Mount VHF Radio with AIS, NMEA 2000, in 2018, and new stern and side navigation lights in 2022.  Recent mechanical upgrades include: new starter motor in 2015, new exhaust manifolds in 2018, new engine hoses and exhaust hoses in 2019, new fuel pump and carburetor rebuild in 2020, new engine raw water impeller in 2021, new exhaust risers and elbows in 2021, and new Aquamet 22 stainless steel propeller shaft and cutlass bearing in 2022. 

Bottom was sand-blasted and barrier coated in 2015; most recently re-painted with Seahawk Cu-Kote in 2022.


On deck, Whippoorwill features a very open cockpit with 2 folding deck chairs, varnished teak cockpit table, varnished teak high chair, and helm seating.  The engine box offers additional seating with a custom backrest made by C.W. Hood in Marblehead, MA (the current builder of the new Wasque 26s) that can be cleverly positioned forward to create a two-person lounge or moved aft to provide upright seating when company is aboard.  Below you will find a traditional Herreshoff style interior (white bead board paneling and satin-varnished teak and mahogany throughout) with a king-sized V-berth, 4 opening bronze ports, 1 opening 18” x 18” varnished teak hatch, an enclosed head compartment with vanity and sink to starboard, a settee to port with storage behind/below, and a substantial hanging locker with shelving.


Engine:                                               Chrysler

Model:                                                 318 M

Cooling:                                               Fresh water cooled

Fuel:                                                    Gasoline/Petrol

Horsepower:                                        225

Drive Type:                                          Direct Drive

Transmission:                                      Velvet Drive

Model:                                                 AS2-71C

Ratio:                                                    1.52:1

Propeller Shaft:                                    1 3/8” Aquamet 22 stainless steel

Propeller:                                             17” x 15” bronze three bladed

Controls and Gauges

Helm:                                                   Bronze & Teak wheel with Teleflex helm and cable

Rudder:                                                Bronze with keel strut

Throttle/Gearshift:                                Morse gear shift lever, throttle lever and cables

Instrument Panel:                                 Tachometer / Oil Pressure / Engine Temperature /                                                                 Charging Voltage


Fuel Tanks #:                                    2

Fuel Tank Capacity:                          40 gallons (each)

Fuel Tank Material:                           Monel

Fresh Water Tanks #:                       1

Fresh Water Tank Capacity:             30 gallons

Fresh Water Tank Material:              Monel

Holding Tanks #:                               1

Holding Tank Capacity:                     10 gallons

Holding Tank Material:                       Polyethylene

Through Hull Fittings

Above Waterline:                             Bronze

Below Waterline:                             Bronze with bronze ball valve seacocks

Ground Tackle

Anchor Leads:                                  2 bronze bow chocks

Anchors:                                          13 pound Danforth anchor with chain and rope rode

Mooring Cleats:                                Bronze mounted at the bow, stern and amidships


Bilge Pump #:                                    2

Bilge Pump Model:                            Ruleamatic 750 GPH Automatic


Fresh Water

Pressure System:                             Fresh water washdown in cockpit

Manual Pump:                                  IMTRA Fynspray WS-62 brass lever pump in head

Electrical Systems

Batteries #:                                        2

Battery Type:                                     Group 27 – Starting and House

Battery Switch:                                  Blue Sea Systems e-Series Dual Circuit Plus

DC Charging:                                     Blue Sea Systems SI-ACR (Start Isolation Automatic Charging Relay)

AC Charging:                                     Guest Ignition Protected 5/10 On Board Charger

DC Panel:                                           Paneltronics 12v with voltage meter switchable for each battery

AC Supply:                                          Single 30 Amp Shore Power

AC Panel:                                            Paneltronics 120v

AC Outlet #:                                        2 GFCI – Engine Compartment and Cabin

Navigation Equipment

VHF Radio:                               ICOM M506 Fixed Mount VHF Radio with AIS, NMEA 2000

GPS/Chartplotter/Sounder:       Garmin GPS Map 540, NMEA 0183           

Entertainment System

Stereo:                           Fusion MS-RA55 with Bluetooth 

Speaker #:                      2 Cockpit / 2 Cabin (zone volume separately controlled by stereo)


Make:                                     Mercury

Model:                                    240 Airdeck

Material:                                 White Hypalon / Blue Trim

Year:                                       2013

Date of Purchase:                   March, 2016 (Pontoon Warranty 10 years from date of purchase)

LOA:                                        7’ 3”

Beam:                                       5‘ 1”

Weight:                                     71 lbs.

Capacity:                                   3 persons or 1058 lbs.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact:

David Willis  631-421-3400 office  |  516-885-9481 mobile  |

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