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Canvasback is a remarkable and well designed motorsailer that works as well in the Tropics as in the higher latitudes.Her shoal draft has allowed her to travel easily through the Caribbean and Bahamas. Her tabernacle mast allows her to cross under bridges for inland adventures. And, her pilot house keeps her crew comfortable regardless of the temperature. Few boats are as well suited for such wide ranging conditions.
There is a spacious galley to port with plenty of storage, extensive counter space and a huge dinette opposite.
Canvasback” has a terrific pilothouse. The view is unobstructed in all directions. A large chart table (with storage under) is built into the dash area and large chart drawers are a step away, all electronics are at hand, port and starboard doors allow immediate access on deck and the galley is only a few steps away. Both pilothouse settees are comfortable berths and usable for guests or for sea berths.
The master stateroom has a full sized double bed with good access from both sides. There are two hanging lockers, each about 6 feet long, eight drawers and several additional lockers in this space. The master head is spacious and boasts an oversized shower.
Forward are two double staterooms with ample drawers and hanging lockers, and a second head with separate shower. One of these staterooms is a v-berth and the other has over/under bunks.
The salon and galley are down two steps from the pilothouse. Here there is a copious amount of storage, seating for 6 to 8 at the table and a large galley.
There is a remarkable workshop and tool room forward of the engine room, with a large work table, vice, parts storage and a washer and dryer.
Wellington Yachts built many of its yachts, including CANVASBACK, with a passive flotation option. Using nearly 600 cubic feet of closed cell foam in all the void spaces, she was designed to remain afloat even in the case of being fully flooded. In this event, she is designed to sink only 8”, leaving the berths and pilothouse dry and maintaining stability and sailing capability.
She’s been very well maintained. A 2012 refit included: bottom job and complete topside paint, new LED lights, tricolor masthead light with strobe, searchlight and 12v Vetus bow thruster. At this time the mast was removed, repainted and rewired.
In 2014, a further refit was undertaken, which included: new mainsail furling, new chainplates, new motor for windlass, new inverter, new injectors for the main engine as well as a new exhaust system.
2019 Refit included:
* new roller Mand and Genoa
* New Flooring and sealing of aft deck and refinishing of pilot house teak