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Weldcraft Northwind 28 Flybridge Sedan

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Boat REF# 115307
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1975
Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 210hp, Caterpillar-3208 (1975)
Lying Seattle - At our Docks


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Extra Details

Designer Art Nordvedt
Builder Weldcraft Steel and Marine
Lying Seattle - At our Docks
Fuel capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10
Last survey 03/05/2004


Engine 1 x Diesel 210hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar-3208 (1975)
Engine Hours engine1:   3900
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade-Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 13 knots

The single diesel engine appears to have been well-maintained. All the engine maintence has been recorded. The reverse gear has been removed and rebuilt. The V-drives have also been well maintained. A new raw water pump was installed within the past year. An engine block heater has also been installed to reduce the amount of smoke when starting a cold engine.


LOA 8.53m (28'0")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Min 0.76m (2'6")
Displacement 4,989kg (11,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile semi-displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

This vessel was designed by Art Nordvedt. Art was involved in the creation of Uniflite Yachts, Nordic Yachts, Fast Passage Sailboats and many other custom yachts. The vessel was built in Bellingham, Washington at the Weldcraft Steel and Marine shipyard. If you compare this boat to a 31 Uniflite it has almost the same configuration.

The hull and deck are hand-laid fiberglass. It is a hard chine semi-displacement hull design.

The hull sides have been painted with AWLGRIP and are in very good condition.

The last survey, 2004, stated the bottom was in good condition with no visible signs of blisters.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

This is a traditional sedan design with flybridge. It has a large aft deck with easy access to the engine. The interior has a forward V-berth, convertible dinette and settee berth. The head is aft on the port side and includes a shower and sink.

3 burner cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Electronics include a Garmin 186 GPS on the fly bridge and a Furuno Navigator GP-30 located at the lower station as well as the Standard Horizon VHF. A Raytheon ST 40 is located at the lower station with a repeater on the fly bridge. There are also two Air Guide Compasses.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Stern Thruster tick

Electric Maxwell 12 V windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Bruce-7.5 KG & Danforth)
6.10m (20'0") of chain
45.72m (150'0") of warp
West Marine dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Mercury, Short Shaft (unknown year)
A custom "get home" outboard motor bracket is installed at the transom top to the aft end of the swim platform. It can handle up to 10 HP outboard. The anchor windlass has a remote control on the fly bridge. The fly bridge has a comfortable helm seat and two double chairs that convert to lounge seats. The inflatable dinghy can be stored on Weaver davits of deflated and stored in a bag on deck. The out board has a rail mount for easy access.


The aft deck is large enough for several deck chairs. It also provides a very comfortable fishing or crabbing work area.

Safety Equipment

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Weldcraft Northwind 28 Flybridge Sedan is a very clean single-diesel powered vessel. With the stern thruster it is an easy boat to handle in close quarters.

It has been well-maintained and provides a couple with a very comfortable island cruising boat. You very seldom find an older sedan-style fiberglass boat in this size range with diesel power and a thruster.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Weldcraft Northwind 28 Flybridge Sedan has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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