Mary David A Nova Scotia Schooner own a legend

Offers at $ 80,000 CDN

OR 65,000 USD

The gaff rig schooner Mary David was designed and built by R. Stevens in 1968 in Western Shore, Nova Scotia. An LOA of 53 ft presents a well balanced, take any weather sailing craft that can foot an eastern breeze with confidence.


Owned and maintained by the Lutwick boatbuilding facility on the northern shores of Mahone Bay in Indian Point, the boat has been attended to year round to ensure it's long lived integrity into the future.


First named Hakada, she was owned by Vic Dyer of Mahone Bay and later by Mike Whitehouse of Halifax who sailed her regularly to Newfoundland & Ste. Pierre et Miquelon with a crew of students eager to learn the ropes of schooner sailing.

Fred Rhinelander bought her and renamed her Constance. With Lunenburg (Stonehurst) as her home port she has cruised extensively - three times to Newfoundland's south shore and the French Islands, once around that province and to Labrador, once to the Madeleines, twice to Gloucester/Boston, and once to the Vineyard.

When not cruising she has been a regular participant in the activities of the NSSA. Graham Lutwick purchased Constance in 2003 and renamed her Mary David in honour of his parents. Today the Lutwick family cruises Mahone Bay and it's many islands searching for yet another hidden beach or anchorage in the lee.

Rig: Gaff Schooner

LOA: 53'

LOD: 41'

LWL: 32'

Beam: 11' 6"

Draft: 5' 6"

Engine - Diesel 43 hp Volvo Penta 2003T (MS2B)

Built: Western Shore, Nova Scotia 1968

Major Rebuild: 2002-2004

Designer / Builder: Ray Stevens

Previous Name: Constance

Homeport: Indian Point, Nova Scotia

Hull is white pine planking on red oak frames fastened with copper rivets and bronze bolts in main structural members. The deck is half inch douglas fir plywood with a layer of fiberglass cloth and epoxy on deck surface. She has a 43 hp Volvo Penta 2003T (MS2B), diesel engine with an enclosed cooling system in immaculate condition. Dacron RB Stevens sails include: gaff main sail with topsail, gaff foresail with a fisherman staysail, jumbo jib and a jib on bowsprit with roller furling system. Dacron sail covers. Navigation system includes: Furuno Radar (model 1621), Signet Digital Knot Log, Signet Digital Depth Sounder and a six inch Danforth Constellation Compass.

Mary David is a sea kindly and roomy vessel which has made passages throughout the Maritimes and New England. She has had many upgrades, including electrical interior, repaired masts and rigging work. Throughout the years, this much loved Nova Scotian schooner has participated in many races with the Nova Scotia Schooner Association. In 2018 she was the winner of the Brantford Cup and the Bluenose II trophies, as well as awards for second place finishes in the Premier’s Cup, Old Gaffer’s and the Herald & Mail, (trophy for overall weekly placement).

Details of the deck layout


Engine Room


Inquiries contact Bill Lutwick at Lutwick Yachts office 902 624-9008 / cell 902 523-2992‬