Capt. Andrew Davidhazy and Howie Renner sailing this Heritage One on Puget Sound in Seattle around 1968. She looks pretty much exactly the same now.

The very first Heritage designed and built by Captain Andrew Davidhazy and Howie Renner is now available. This is a rare opportunity to own a unique and ageless classic.

I am the grandson of the designer of these boats, Captain Andrew Davidhazy. His friend and partner who built the boats was Howie Renner. I acquired his very first Heritage from his family's estate in 2015. My family have both a great sentimental and sailing interest in this boat, but the opportunity to sail her has been rather limited. I have decided that she would be better off with someone that would appreciate and sail her as she deserves.

The boat is currently at my father's house in Rochester, New York, on it's trailer and ready to be moved. It is in all original condition. Sails and trailer included. There have been a few other Heritage boats sold in recent years in the range of $8000-$12,000.

The Heritage is a 20-foot cruising sloop that will sleep 4 adults in the cabin. Overall she's in excellent condition, though would benefit from some wood treatment and new sails. A main sail and a genoa are included, as is the refurbished custom fitted trailer (with a 20 ft. extension built-in). The trailer was specifically designed for the Heritage and it has been fully restored and reinforced at a cost of more than $1000. The original Westerbeke 5 hp inboard currently does not run and would need repair, but it is clean, takes oil and gas, and all parts move freely. I had a service assessment done by a mechanic, but he didn't have the expertise to the do the work himself. The teak woodwork is all original and complete, but some reconditioning would be good to ensure continued long life. The wood mast is also original and in good condition. Though I have not tested the original built-in sink, stove or head, they do all appear to be complete and in excellent condition.

You can see a bit of history as to how this Heritage came to my possession as well as some current pictures of the interior and exterior below. Also check out this Heritage information and community website which is maintained by my father and has more detail about the boat, Howie and Andy.

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The History of this Heritage


Captain Andy, Howie and their wives sailing the Heritage One in Seattle around 1968.

This is the first of the Heritage sailboats built by Howie Renner in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It was designed by my grandfather, Captain Andrew Davidhazy in 1965 when he was living just a couple hours north in Seattle, Washington.

Howie Renner owned this first Heritage ever since he built it, before moving it and his family from Oregon to Fort Meyers, Florida many years ago. There he kept immaculate care of it and kept it in an enclosed garage when not being sailed. Howie passed away in 2011 and his family decided to sell the boat. Due to our family's history, my father became aware of this and let me know it was available. I purchased it from the family on November 20, 2015, and I drove it from Florida back to my home at the time in Austin, Texas. I had some significant renovation work done to the trailer before the trip.

It is a fine little ship, incredibly well built and an easy sailer. Several of them have sailed in the Caribbean, along the West coast and even to Hawaii and back! We believe there were a total of 18 Heritage boats built, and we know of 11 that are still in existence.


My grandfather, Captain Andy, building his #3 Heritage, and that's my sister and I as kids sailing on it below deck in the 1970's.

Recent Pictures

Loaded up on it's new trailer in November 2015 to make the move.

The boat and trailer transported quite easily behind my Toyota pickup truck.
















Includes many of its originals papers and title.