1989 Gene Wells Sloop
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Price just reduced
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Nawiliwili, Kauai, HI
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 34,500
BACK ON THE MARKET AFTER A TOTAL RE-FIT !
BIG PRICE DROP. OWNERS BOUGHT ANOTHER VESSEL AND NEEDS THIS ONE GONE.
Aloha! We look forward to working with you and helping make your dreams come true.
PHIDELIA IS LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF KAUAI !
Please contact John Dukesherer at 808-528-(BOAT) 2628
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Total Power: 43 HP
Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
Year Built: 2012
Engine Model: turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 43 HP
Wind speed and direction
Fully battened mainsail
Electric bilge pump
Refrigerator - Adler-Barbour
Manual bilge pump
Shore power inlet
ABOUT GENE WELLS
The Nawiliwili Yacht Club is honored to sponsor the Gene Wells Wooden Boat Regatta Saturday, Nov. 15 starting at 10 a.m. in the Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor.
Honoring the man and his work, this regatta features the beautiful wooden boats that master craftsman Gene Wells has designed and built on Kaua‘i since the early 1970s. All of the boats Wells has designed through the years have been wood monohull sailboats.
Wells' boat building career began when he was a kid growing up in California. His first launching took place around 1933 at a fountain in Beverly Hills, Calif. Imagine the reaction when an energetic 12-year-old launched a 12-foot dingy in a public fountain. His unique flair for designing and building boats, as well as for simply living life to its fullest, has been a lifelong characteristic.
Though Wells would have liked to have built boats for a living, financial considerations deemed it best that he and his brother work for their father's construction company in Southern California. Gene continued to design boats; but rather than build them himself, he simply had them built by boatyards or other craftsmen.
In the early 1970s Wells had another of his boat designs built while he and his brother continued operating their construction company. It was aboard this boat, a 37-foot sloop "Kuu Ipo" that Gene and his late wife, Margaret, sailed to Hawai‘i from California. In 1972 he retired and moved to Kaua‘i — and built boats.
The first boat Wells designed and built on Kaua‘i was made of plywood. He specifically designed the boat so that it could be launched from the beach in Anahola where he lived. Next came the 26-foot "Rebel," a sloop which originally flew a rebel flag.
Soon after came the 25-foot sloop "Whitecap," which was followed by several sailing dinghies. The list grew as he continued to design and build boats in his garage in Anahola, including a 39-foot sloop "Sarina," a 40-foot sloop "Fidelia," a 24-foot sloop "Fun Too" (now called "Tiare"), a 31-foot yawl "Malia," a 35.5-foot cutter rigged sloop "Mapuana," and a 40-foot cutter rigged sloop "Reina Moana," which was launched in June 2003.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.