1934 - Present
More than 80 Years Under Sail

Restless, Istar II, Sixpence, Guildive

Designed by William Hand Jr. Guildive was constructed in 1934 at the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, NY. Built for the Fish family, as a private yacht, she was originally launched as Restless and has sailed under the names Ishtar II and Sixpence. At 56’ long, 14.5’ beam, and 46 tons she is a grand and stable motorsailor. During Guildive’s life afloat she has sailed the waters from Canada to the Caribbean many times with her past 8 owners.
Guildive
Guildive
She has sailed mostly as a private yacht but has also patrolled the New Jersey and Long Island shores during WWII and help start the charter business in the Caribbean in the 1960’s. We are pleased to be offering her beauty and charm once again to the public. The designer, William Hand Jr., is known as one of the most prolific yacht designers from the 20th century.
Guildive is a very comfortable boat with a large semi-enclosed pilothouse perfect to cut the wind chill or duck from the rain. With an open deck forward and aft there is plenty of space to spread out, soak up the sun, and enjoy the crisp Maine air. With a maximum of 6 guests you are sure to get a personal and intimate experience.

Vessel Specs:
LOA: 56’
Draft: 7’
Beam: 14.5’
Tonnage: 46
Sail Area: 1600 sq.ft

Building Material:
Pine planks
Oak and Mahogany frames and keel
Sitka Spruce spars
Teak Decks and Pilot house

Guildive

Above: Sixpence hauled out at shipyard
Right: Sixpence under sail
dates unknown

Guildive
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William Hand Jr.

The designer, William Hand Jr., is known as one of the most prolific yacht designers from the 20th century. Hand began in 1900 designing small sailboats and turning to v-bottom motorboats. Around the 1930’s he shifted his attention to motorsailors that included the design of Restless, now Guildive and many others. His works also include many well-known schooners, Bowdoin, Hindu and Zodiac to name a few. All of his original plans are housed at the Hart-Nautical Institute at MIT as examples of American ship design.
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To see more pictures of Guildive both present and past please visit our Photo Gallery.

Guildive
Designed by William Hand Jr. Guildive was constructed in 1934 at the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, NY. Built for the Fish family, as a private yacht, she was originally launched as Restless and has sailed under the names Ishtar II and Sixpence. At 56’ long, 14.5’ beam, and 46 tons she is a grand and stable motorsailor. During Guildive’s life afloat she has sailed the waters from Canada to the Caribbean many times with her past 8 owners.
Guildive
She has sailed mostly as a private yacht but has also patrolled the New Jersey and Long Island shores during WWII and help start the charter business in the Caribbean in the 1960’s. We are pleased to be offering her beauty and charm once again to the public. The designer, William Hand Jr., is known as one of the most prolific yacht designers from the 20th century.
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Guildive is a very comfortable boat with a large semi-enclosed pilothouse perfect to cut the wind chill or duck from the rain. With an open deck forward and aft there is plenty of space to spread out, soak up the sun, and enjoy the crisp Maine air. With a maximum of 6 guests you are sure to get a personal and intimate experience.
Guildive

Vessel Specs:
LOA: 56’
Draft: 7’
Beam: 14.5’
Tonnage: 46
Sail Area: 1600 sq.ft

Building Material:
Pine planks
Oak and Mahogany frames and keel
Sitka Spruce spars
Teak Decks and Pilot house

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William Hand Jr.

The designer, William Hand Jr., is known as one of the most prolific yacht designers from the 20th century. Hand began in 1900 designing small sailboats and turning to v-bottom motorboats. Around the 1930’s he shifted his attention to motorsailors that included the design of Restless, now Guildive and many others. His works also include many well-known schooners, Bowdoin, Hindu and Zodiac to name a few. All of his original plans are housed at the Hart-Nautical Institute at MIT as examples of American ship design.

To see more pictures of Guildive both present and past please visit our Photo Gallery.

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