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Windward Boatworks is your complete source for Butterfly Sailboats & Parts. We have been building Butterfly sailboats since 2006.  Butterfly sailboats are large enough to accommodate several people, fast enough for serious competition, light enough for launching by one person, and virtually maintenance free. The Butterfly has a strong National Organization and holds annual National Championship regattas. From a cottage boat to serious one-design racer – the Butterfly does it all.

What’s New with Windward Boatworks and Butterfly Sailboats

Hoist the jib!

The Barnett 1400 sailboat offers a great option, that being the addition of a jib sail to the sailing rig. When you have an extra person onboard or you want just a little more performance you can dial it up. Let’s go sailing!

Butterfly sailboats are ready for Spring

Whether you are looking for full parts, new Butterfly sails, covers, or new or used Butterfly sailboats we have them. Every Butterfly sailor knows to give us a call and get ready for the sailing season to come.

Minnesota Iceboating

The iceboating season keeps plugging along even in Minnesota. A brand new Skimmer 45 being sailed up in the Twin Cities. Thanks P Heppart for picture.

Dig that ice color!

Thank you Don S for the great photo! I hope you had a great day of kicksledding out on the ice of Madison, Wisconsin. Nothing beats a Kickspark Max.

Time to iceboat!

We were out testing some new equipment Skimmer 45 iceboats and stuff, and also looking at some used sails as well. It is always fun to grab Sam and go down to Madison and the Capital to enjoy Lake Mendota.

On to 2024!

The last weeks of 2023 were a blur as we prepped Butterfly’s going out, Skimmers being built and boxed, Inland 20’s in final production, and a host of other projects. It was a great 23′ and 2024 looks to be twice as busy.

We are ready!

Are you looking for that really cool lake play toy that the entire family can use? Well soon enough we will have ice on the lakes and you will want one of these.

Contact Us

Telephone: 608.575.8033
W5302 Bend Road, Princeton, Wi 54968