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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

Today it’s box with lid

A special box made for Skeeter iceboat sails. The split lid and long length allow for the massive iceboats sails to fit in without being folded. Now hit the ice.

Box and ship

It has been an exciting few weeks as we continue to build up supplies of Skimmer 45 iceboats and parts. The new iceboats have been flying out the door and we have been working hard on refining the process so your new skimmer arrives in pristine condition. We have started a second batch of iceboats as well as the orders continue to come in. We will hopefully be having a Skimmer 45 iceboat event in the next month or so when we get the right ice conditions. Keep skimming if you have ice!

The Ultimate Iceboat

Are you looking for the ultimate winter sport? Look no further then the Skimmer 45 Iceboat. It packs up easy, no building required, be on the ice in under 15 minutes. This can be shipped anywhere and fits in an average sized car. You can sail it, your friends and your family as well.

Gifts for the Holidays!

It’s not too late to get a Barnett 1400 or Butterfly for the holidays. What a way to start out next summer then with a new sailboat for everyone to use. This is the ultimate family gift!

Wax on wax off!

Getting ready to start the build process on our next projects!

Big Blue!

Did you know that the second choice for most Butterfly’s that are ordered is blue? Yes blue is the color of choice it might be our standard blue, light blue or even ice blue. But it is indeed blue which is the big color.

Complete Repair

Whether it is an E Scow, MC, Butterfly or Cruising sailboat we do full repair and all types of rigging. Our gelcoat repair color matching is exact as we match to your boat. If you are looking for E Scow rudders we have them, retraction kits in stock as well. We also offer complete rebuilds if you scow is getting older and you want to remain competitive. Give us a call.

Iowa loves Butterfly’s

We have been seeing more and more Butterfly’s heading westward to Boji the last few years. They are racing them and having fun as well. What a great place to sail!

Duck season is coming soon!

Why wait till opening day get your duck skiff now. Be ready for the season it looks like it is skiff conditions and places to hunt out of.

Contact Us

Telephone: 608.575.8033
W5302 Bend Road, Princeton, Wi 54968