Designer / Builder / Model: 

John G. Alden #0494B/Todd Dry Docks





Current Location: 




Wander is the perfect boat for a couple looking to gunkhole in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands at a comfortable pace. Her shallow draft let’s her slip into places that others can’t. Equipped with dual-station wheel steering and controls, the skipper can easily step into the wheelhouse out of the elements. Her Yanmar 3YM30 diesel (new 2010) is quiet and sips fuel at a gallon or less per hour at around 6-7 knots. Accommodations include an enclosed head forward, with two long, facing bunks just aft in the main salon. A simple, but comfortable galley includes a sink and under-counter refrigerator to port and the original Galley Gal diesel stove plus a hanging locker to starboard. The pilothouse allows excellent all-around visibility for the helmsman and a comfortable dinette seats four. The engine room has easy access for servicing. Her cockpit has separate engine controls, a classic wood wheel and comfortable seating. A large barn door rudder also helps her maneuver well in close quarters.

Designed by John G. Alden as an open-cockpit, sloop-rigged sailboat she was originally built for the president of Todd Dry Docks at their Seattle yard in 1933 with 11/8" cedar on oak frames and galvanized fastenings. Around 1963 she was modified with the addition of a pilothouse to, in effect, become a motorsailor. To aid in preservation, in 2011 the mast was shortened and hinged on deck so she can be kept in covered moorage.

Other upgrades by this owner include all new thru-hulls, new water and holding tanks, AGM battery, charger, electronics, electrical panel, new wiring, stainless opening ports, all new cushions and a custom full-boat cover. In 2013 her planks below the waterline were completely refastened.


LOA/LOD: 28'11"
LWL: 27'9"
Draft: 2'11"
Power: 2010 Yanmar 3YM30 with 150 hrs.
Fuel (diesel): 60 gal. (2 x 30)
Water: 22 gal.
Waste: 15 gal.
Electronics: VHF & Garmin 498 GPS
Ground tackle: Danforth anchor with rope/chain rode

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Gary Shinn

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Ad Expiration date 04/06/2019
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