Wanda is a 1922 90’ Fan Tail Coastal Commuter power Yacht designed by renowned Naval architect Ted (Leslie) Geary. Built at the well known Blanchard Boatyard in Seattle, she is the oldest Fantail registered in the US and is owned by Ret. Captain Andrew Roettger, since 2009.
WANDA has been fully restored and completely rebuilt over the last several years under the guidance and direction of Capt. Roettger whose extensive knowledge and passion have ensured that her design, structure, machinery, wiring & other systems are newly rebuilt/replaced by some of the best professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
During her restoration WANDA was dry-docked at Richardson Bay Boat Works, Sausalito. 126 of Wanda’s 180 oak frames were replaced, in addition to the carling. Capt. Roettger ordered 4,000 linear feet of Port Orford cedar planking (about 60%) replaced and 12,000 new silicone bronze fasteners installed. All of her teak rub rails and rail decks have also been replaced. For more about her full restoration click here.
Throughout her life Wanda has been berthed in Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay. She won the Alaska long-distance Classic Yacht Race in the 1960’s, a 1000 mile port to port race and is often featured in the Classic Yacht Association Articles , has been the Featured Vessel for San Francisco Bay’s ‘Blessing of the Fleet’ 2015, 2016 and was the State Vessel for 34th America’s Cup, San Francisco Bay.
In the 1940s, a salon was added to her main deck. In 1941, Wanda was commandeered by the U.S. Navy for coastal sub-watch duty due to her speed, size and wooden hull. The Navy replaced her three gas sterling engines with two GM Detroit Diesel 671’s.