Winter Wren II

WinterWrenIIBeauty2This boat is designed to be the ultimate in a pocket yacht with a tidy 176 sq. ft. sail plan. The Bermuda rigs mast steps on the cabin top and is easy to raise and lower. Winter Wren II has been designed from the ground up for trailering. Her hull has 685 lbs. of internal ballast and she sails stiff and stable. A very efficient dagger-board configuration is used for the lateral plane and Winter Wren II draws only 1’1″ of water when retracted and 3’6″ when extended. The dagger board trunk is in the cabin forming the edge of the galley. With the board raised, Winter Wren II is beachable and sits low on her trailer. With the dagger board down, Winter Wren II is a fast and responsive sailer. Her helm is very nearly neutral and the lightest of touch is required for instant response. She will easily sail through 90 degree tacks to windward, and off the wind, the Bermuda rig provides excellent performance.

WinterWrenIISlipA large and comfortable cockpit that is separated from the cabin by a bridge-deck will accommodate four adults in comfort. Both cockpit seats are 66″ long so that on nice nights you can sleep out under the stars.

We have designed a highly efficient, trailerable boat from the base of our popular Winter Wren and offer this new version as an option to the sailor who needs to keep his cruiser at home when not out voyaging.

— Sam Devlin

The Winter Wren II is available in study and full construction plans.

 

Winter Wren II Specifications

Length 18 ft. – 8 in. on deck 22 ft. – 7 in. Overall
Beam 7 ft. – 1 in.
Draft 3 ft. – 6 in. Dagger Board Down
Power Outboard 2hp – 4hp
Displacement 1800 lbs.
Sail Area 176 sq. ft.
Max Load 1250 lbs.
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Winter Wren

WinterWrenSideElegance in a small package, the Winter Wren is perfect for the cruising couple. She is trailerable behind small cars, yet spacious enough for extended cruising. For daysailing Winter Wren has comfortable seating and accommodations for four sailors. The cabin is well-organized for comfort and efficiency. The double berth is forward, seat to port and the galley to starboard. There is room for a perky wood stove and cedar bucket for a sink or head.

Two cockpit configurations are available. For sheltered waters, an open, water-tight cockpit with comfortable seating on each side is offered. For off-shore work the cockpit is flush decked with a 24″ x 36″ hatch set next to the companionway. In fair weather the hatch is open and serves as a foot well. In rough weather, batten the hatch and you have a self-bailing cockpit that still has 14″ high seat back rests.

The Winter Wren carries her 195 sq. ft. gaff rig gracefully and has proven herself the equal of boats in her size range. She sails through 90 degree tacks to windward, and off the wind, the gaff rig provides unexcelled performance. The helm is well-balanced and invites the sailor to enjoy a variety of wind and sea conditions.

The Winter Wren is a beautiful boat that will turn heads and capture spirits wherever she sails. — Sam Devlin

The Winter Wren is available as study and construction plans.

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Winter Wren Specifications

Length 18 ft. – 8 in. on deck 22 ft. – 7 in. Overall
Beam 6 ft. – 10 in.
Draft 2 ft. – 6 in. full fixed keel
Power Outboard 4hp – 6hp
Displacement 1800 lbs.
Ballast 700 lbs.
Sail Area 195 sq. ft.
Max Load 1250 lbs.
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