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Blackwatch 19/24, 1980, Grapevine Lake, Texas, $9,800, Price reduced 9/29/22 to $8,500

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Blackwatch 19/24, 1980 sailboat for sale

The Blackwatch is a stout pocket cruiser with classic lines and a shoal draft. The beamy hull makes the cabin commodious for this size of boat. A perfect blend of trailer sailer and weekend cruiser.


  • This boat was built by Dave Autry’s Bluewater Boat Works in Amarillo Texas. 81 of these boats were made and this is number 40. Dave Autry built this boat for himself and added an extra set of stays (4 per side instead of 3) as he intended it for coastal cruising. She has been in my family since the late 90’s and has many sailing adventures. In the late 90’s my dad trailered the boat to Key West and sailed to Havana Cuba, averaging 5.5 knots in small craft advisory conditions. With a double reefed main and jib, the boat is very stable in winds of 20 knots. From 2017 on she has been sailing on Grapevine Lake in Texas.


  • Fiberglass Hull
  • LOA: 22’7”
  • LWL: 17’6”
  • Beam: 7’11”
  • Draft: 2’
  • Two Roller furling headsails
  • Double reefing main
  • Asymmetric spinnaker
  • Bruce anchor with chain
  • Honduran mahogany wood
  • Long keel with barn door rudder
  • Bronze portholes and running light housings
  • Saloon converts to a double berth
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Built-in ice chest
  • Double axle trailer with extending tongue for easy launching
  • Two auto helms included


  • New Tohatsu 4hp long shaft outboard in 2018
  • New Genoa
  • New roller furler for Genoa
  • New Sunbrella cockpit cover
  • New Seat cushions (inside and for the cockpit) and fenders
  • New Danforth style secondary anchor

    This is a beautiful boat that turns heads every time she is on the water. She has classic lines with top grade hardware that will last many more years to come. These boats enjoy collector status, lovingly passed along from one sailor to the next. She is ready to sail!

  • Price: $8,500
  • Location: Grapevine TX

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    Blackwatch 19/24, 1980 sailboat