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05-05-2014 12:35 AM
jk7
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

I would like more info on the 57 also.
04-16-2014 01:09 PM
jeffreydwahl
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

Looks interesting. I think the sail plan is more of a steady the boat then sail the boat. It will take 15 knots of wind to even move the boat. good luck. My wife thinks we should up size but I am happy where we are. The 47 is a round the world boat with the Bahama draft.
04-14-2014 10:23 PM
cardude
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

Link to the boat

Wellington Pilothouse Motorsailer boat for sale in Ft. Lauderdale United States - Ref: 1903 - YachtWorld.com Mobile
04-14-2014 10:15 PM
cardude
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

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Originally Posted by jeffreydwahl View Post
We have a 47 Wellington Pilot house. Love it, owned her since 2005. Completely rebuilt in 2012 & 2013. These are a stout boats. We mostly use her as a motor sailor as the wind is always on the nose. On a beam reach she steps out nicely. Extremely comfortable under way. Just left Bahia Del Sol in El Salvador winds we at 24 before I even noticed them. Had the boat in winds of 35 twice. Both times were running down wind, was like sitting in a rocking chair. The Woods Freeman auto pilot never missed a beat. She's not built for speed, she's built for comfort.
Sounds like a nice boat. Very cool.

This 57 seems big. Have not been on it yet and wondering how to sail it from the flybridge.
04-14-2014 09:56 PM
jeffreydwahl
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

We have a 47 Wellington Pilot house. Love it, owned her since 2005. Completely rebuilt in 2012 & 2013. These are a stout boats. We mostly use her as a motor sailor as the wind is always on the nose. On a beam reach she steps out nicely. Extremely comfortable under way. Just left Bahia Del Sol in El Salvador winds we at 24 before I even noticed them. Had the boat in winds of 35 twice. Both times were running down wind, was like sitting in a rocking chair. The Woods Freeman auto pilot never missed a beat. She's not built for speed, she's built for comfort.
04-14-2014 12:50 PM
cardude
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

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Originally Posted by CaptainForce View Post
I was looking at this boat's photos and specs online. The main is reduced with the presence of the flybridge; further reduced by the mast being shorter than the LOA, and additionally reduced in function by being roller furled behind the mast. This boat can be a great motorsailor, but not a "fully functional" sailboat. Even split-rig sailboats are not normally designed to have their masts shorter than their length.
Yeah the sail area looks pretty puny, but do you think this sail will be enough as a get home system? I'm really looking at this as a sail assisted trawler, and also wanted to use the sail as a steadying system to help fight roll while underway.

Think this would be a good boat to take to the Caribbean?
04-14-2014 12:39 PM
CaptainForce
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

I was looking at this boat's photos and specs online. The main is reduced with the presence of the flybridge; further reduced by the mast being shorter than the LOA, and additionally reduced in function by being roller furled behind the mast. This boat can be a great motorsailor, but not a "fully functional" sailboat. Even split-rig sailboats are not normally designed to have their masts shorter than their length.
04-14-2014 08:06 AM
cardude
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

This boat is in Fort Lauderdale and I'm in Texas. Wish someone local could put their eyes on it to see if it's worth flying down to look.
04-13-2014 09:53 PM
3quartertime
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

Hi Cardude,

The two boats I got to help with were 57 motorsailers. They both had the traditional pilot house, but no fly bridge.

I don't know about that specific boat, but in my opinion there were well built. I believe the decks were balsa core. One of the builders, also named Bill, did all of the glass work. He was very good. The Wellingtons were 100% hand built in that shop in Jacksonville. Wellington was on sight every day. I'd really like to see one again!
04-13-2014 04:19 PM
cardude
Re: information on Wellington Sailboat

We found an interesting Wellington 57 Motorsailer for sale with a flybridge, which looks a little strange but my wife really likes for the outdoor space. Do you know anything about this boat? Are they well constructed? Are the decks cored with wood?

I'm really interested in the sail only for get home purposes or for steadying the roll in seas as I imagine this boat is pretty rolly underway and looks a bit top heavy.

Any info on this boat would be appreciated....
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