When and If
Marrying old-world elegance with racing performance, this classic yacht is steeped in history and brimming with top-of-the-line detail.
You don’t have to be a history buff to fall in love with When and If, but it certainly helps. With her classic elegance and immaculate details, the classic yacht turns heads wherever she sails. Although she is a champion racer, the 80-foot schooner can treat as many as 28 guests to more laid-back sailing as well. Having spent her life in private ownership, offering her as a charter vessel gives guests an exclusive opportunity to go back in time.
In 1939, the spectacular schooner was built for General George S. Patton. As WWII was beginning, he stated,
"When the war is over, and If I return, Bea and I are going to sail her around the world."
Sadly, with Patton’s untimely death in 1945, it was not meant to be. From the first time Captain Seth spotted When and If sailing off the coast of Maine, he was captivated by her beauty. He had the honor of overseeing her restoration in 2013 when she was a mere 76 years old. When he had the opportunity to purchase her in 2015, he didn’t think twice– and in doing so ensured that she would remain in America, where she belongs.
From November to May, When and If graces the waters of Key West. Over 80 years old, this gorgeous sailing machine is a monument to the private ambition of a great war hero and the flawless execution of an incredible design. Perhaps one day her worldly dreams will be realized, but until then she will be shared with our guests.