*Available for 75-minute Sail Away Cruise and Parade of Sail
Rig: Gaff schooner
Homeport: Key West, Florida
Normal Cruising Waters: Key West, FL and Provincetown, MA
Sparred Length: 79’
Hindu was designed in 1925 by William H. Hand Jr. of Portland, ME and sailed under the name “Princess Pat.” She was then purchased by William A. Parker who sailed her to India in 1938 as a spice trader and changed her name to Hindu. In World War II, Hindu was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and she patrolled the coast searching for German U-boats. After the war, she remained in Provincetown, MA as a charter vessel, helping pioneer the whale-watching industry. In the beginning of the 21st Century, Hindu faced demolition until her repair in 2006. After another deterioration period, William Rowan bought and restored Hindu over a 14 month period in 2012.