Thursday, July 1, 2010

Looking for Sailing Yacht Versatile

We are trying to locate the 89' double ended ketch built for Harold S. Vanderbilt in 1950, originally names Versatile. She was built in Boston by the boat builders Simms Bros. She was renamed Windroad, registered Pompano Beach. She is believed to have been purchased by Prince Rainier of Monaco but disappeared around 1974. We have a client who would like to find her for potential purchase. If you know of her whereabouts please contact Bruce Johnson: Thank you.


  1. Its been rumored to be sunk off the coast of columbia with 40,000 pounds of contraband back in the late 80's - early 90's. I would like to see more pictures pleasae post.

    1. Dot Casey was Mrs. Vanderbilt's private nurse in Newport. Mrs. Casey was the mother of a good friend of mine. When Mr. Vanderbilt passed, Mrs. Casey gave us Shaker sweaters that were owned by Mr. Vanderbilt. I still have mine. It has Versatile knitted in blue on the white sweater.

    2. She was owned by my Father in south Florida in the '70s. Renamed the Windroad. Sold in the late ' 70s. Many memorable trips aboard and I too would love to know her fate.

    3. Would be interested in hearing more of the rumored fate!