Sears, Roebuck & Co.

1886 -

Founded by Richard Warren Sears, a railroad station agent from North Redwood, Minnesota who began by selling watches.
At one time, the largest retailer in the US.
Sears never actually manufactured sailboats.
But, at one time, you could find a sailboat in the Sears Catalogue, often comically illustrated, order it, and it would be delivered to your door!

Sailboats Built By Sears, Roebuck & Co.

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
CRESTWIND 13.94 ft / 4.25 m 1971
FLEETWIND 12 (SEARS) 12.08 ft / 3.68 m 1969
JETWIND 14 13.83 ft / 4.22 m 1969
SEA DEVIL 12.00 ft / 3.66 m 1966
SURFWIND (SEARS) 13.53 ft / 4.12 m 1969
WHIRLWIND 11 11.00 ft / 3.35 m 1973


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