HALLOWE’EN was carefully restored to her original lines at the Classic Boat works in Newport, Rhode Island from 1988 to 1991. All the sawn English Oak frames were carefully repaired or replaced, the planking using new bronze fastenings made in the museum.
Racing in the 2nd Fastnet Race, HALLOWE’EN sailed the fleet home to cross the line some 10 hours before the next competitor. A record, which would stand until 1939, when the new course was shortened.
She was optimized for shorthanded cruising/racing, with revised plans by the Van de Stadt architectural studio. A new mast beautifully built by the team at the Pasqui workshops in Villefranche, and some new Meissner winches completed this refit. During the winter of 2008/9 she went to the UK, where the expert craftsmen at Fairlie Restorations carried out some important structural work to the hull and keel.
HALLOWE’EN has had a number of refits (and owners) since then, the latest being completed in 2009 at Fairlie Restorations on the Hamble river, UK, and is now available for charter in the Mediterranean where she races competitively in the classic regatta circuit which stretches from France to Corsica, Spain and Italy. This Fife built cruiser/racer is surely one of the most beautiful yachts on the regatta scene.