Boat Specs

Warrior is a custom made boat designed by Britt Chance. She was commissioned by Al Castle of Sparcraft Masts, Newport Beach, California, and built in 1970 by De Dood & Sons in Germany. Warrior has a displacement of 30,000 lbs and a draft of 9 feet fully loaded. She has a mast height of 70 feet above the waterline and is a cutter-rigged sloop with a roller furling jib, hanked on staysail and a fully roached and battened mainsail (brand new from North Sails, San Diego). Also, for light air of less than 15 knots, she has a drifter and several cruising spinnakers, one in a sock.

We are the fifth owners of Warrior, but she has kept her original name through all her owners. After having had her built, Al Castle brought her out and raced her in the Bahamas. It was there that they lost the first mast overboard.

The layout of Warrior is quite different today than when she was racing. Various owners have modified her to become if not entirely comfortable at least suitable for cruising. As far as the layout is concerned, the forpeak houses Warrior's sail inventory, bicycles, chain locker, head, water maker, ropes, cleaning aids, fenders when not docked and various other odds and ends. It comprises almost 1/4 of the boat's length. Next comes 2 berths and storage lockers. Then the boat is divided down the middle, one side leading to the stateroom, the other the galley.

Of course, the living room (main salon) is the main attraction for entertaining and is located at the aft of the galley. The main salon's living space is separate from the galley, but includes the navigation station, dining and seating area and spare navigator's bunk. The main salon leads up three stairs and outside to the cockpit. The cramped cockpit gained a bit more space by adding a seat on the back of the boat, a wonderful addition to living space when the weather is right.

Saloon Nav Station Bunk bed and stairs to cockpit

We´ve given her a new biminy for sun shade and added a Shadetree brand canopy for the front of the boat when at anchor. The middle canopy came with the boat when we bought her and though old and a bit dilapidated is still more than functional.

We also added 4 Kryosera 130 solar panels, 2 on the rails and 2 above the biminy. This meets all our power needs and more most days. In addition to the solar panels we have a wind generator which adds a little extra but on the whole is not really all that efficient. Lasty for long distance travel we have a towing generator which we´ve yet to use.

Boat Specs

Sail Inventory

Standing Rigging

Running Rigging



Water access

Engine Compartment


Navigation Electronics

Electrical System