Yacht: Wanderer III

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Wanderer III was made famous by Eric Susan Hiscock during two cicumnavigations in the 1950’s.   In their book, ‘Around the World in Wanderer III’ the couple set out from Yarmouth, England(1952) and circled the globe by way of the West Indies, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Ascension Islands and the Azores, returning home three years later.

Painting of Wanderer III by Jack Woods– Oil on Board
91.5 x 61 cm

For more information on Website.   Wanderer III has completed five circumnavigations and is sailed by Thies and Kicki Matzen. Below is their Youtube interview:


Designer: Laurent Giles
Type of Boat:
Rig: Bermudan Sloop
Year Built: 1952
Built By: William King, Burnham-on-Crouch, UK
LOA m / ft: 9.2m / 30'3"
LOD m / ft: 9.2m / 30'3"
LWL m / ft: 8m / 26'5"
Beam m / ft: 2.6m / 8'5"
Draft m / ft: 1.5m / 5'
Yard No:
Sail Stats Sail Area: 600sqft
Construction: The keel and deadwood are elm. The stem, sternpost, frames, carlines and deckbeams are English oak. Iroko planking with cedar decks and a mahogany interior.
Displacement: 7.2tons

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