The Boat

Wings of the Morning is a 32′ Fuji Ketch with 2′ more of  teak bowsprit. She sails beautifully!

Our search for the perfect vessel began years ago. We were first turned toward the Rawson. It had a lot of really great features, most of all for being rock solid and a heavy tub of a boat. Over the years our eyes wandered over several more types of boats on Yachtworld and we added to our list. The kind that kept catching our attention were salty little boats that looked like the classic sailboat of yore. Bristol Channel Cutter, Cape Dory and Southern Cross were a few of those. Some of the things we wanted were cutter-rig, bowsprit, full keel and the size had to be 30-33′ or even less if the right one showed up . Never was a ketch on our radar.

So as time drew near, our possessions and house were gone or sold, we began an earnest look online for boats in the Seattle area where we had 10 days to search. With very few candidates initially to look at, we widened our search and up popped this Fuji. Hmmmm…. it was a ketch and it wasn’t a cutter. But it did have a lot to recommend itself and was one of the very first boat we looked at. We looked at several more but she stole our hearts and continues to every day!

  • 1976 Fuji 32′ Ketch (Built in Yokosuka Japan)
  • LOA 31’6″, LWL 34’9″, Beam 9’10”
  • Classic traditional lines with Full Keel and 3’8″ draft
  • Mast above waterline 39′
  • Displacement 13,115 lbs
  • 30 HP Beta Engine (5-6 kts) with 18-gal fuel tank
  • 1 starter battery, 2 house batteries
  • Cockpit has wheel steering with bronze worm-gear drive
  • Harken Roller furling head sail with 120% genoa
  • Rocna bow anchor & Danforth stern anchor
  • Galley is equipped with Coleman Propane 2 Burner Stove, single sink, large icebox & and a small Engel AC/DC Refrigerator
  • Sleeps 5 comfortably (although we have had 6 on here for a few days!); V-berth, double settee and quarter-berth in stern
  • Propane Cabin Heat (3 season)
  • C-head Composting
  • 25-gallon water storage tank

 

 

 

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