Back to top

1980 Wellington 44

Oriental, North Carolina



WONDER has undergone an comprehensive multi-year complete refit with all systems being addressed and she is immaculate!  The boat was completely taken back to a bare hull and refit, all new wiring, new mechanicals, new systems, NO expense was spared, notable features include:

  • Custom interior
  • All New Galley
  • New "Old Stock" Ford Nor'East Diesel Engine
  • New 8kw Generator
  • All New Wiring
  • New Standing & Running Rigging
  • Custom Stainless Steel Safety Railings
  • Custom Bow Pulpit, Arch and Swim Platform
  • New Electronics
  • New Bow Thruster
  • New Edson Pedestal
  • All Steering Cables/Blocks Replaced
  • Hull, Top Sides, Mast and Boom all stripped bare and primed/paintend with Awlgrip by professional painter
  • And Much Much More! 
  • No Expense Spared - $450,000 in receipts!

If you are looking for a capable, world class, center cockpit cruiser in excellent condition with all of the ammenities then this boat should be on your list.

Call to schedule an appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Wellington
Model: 44
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: WLN44XX50780
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44 ft
Waterline Length: 37'3 ft
Beam: 13'6 ft
Max Draft: 8'10 ft
Min Draft: 4'3 ft
Displacement: 28,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Nor'East
  • Model: ESD-442M "Super 90"
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 90hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine Hours: 12


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 175 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Deck Saloon, Center Cockpit, Cutter


Kenneth Ferguson
Visit Us at for full details
Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


Entering the main salon through the cockpit companionway you are greeted with an open, luxurious and modern interior.  Rich teak wood tones are contrasted with lighter high quality fabrics and a custom headliner.  Natural light abounds through the large windows forward and to each side.  The custom galley is located directly to port of the stairs and features dual 12v/110v Engle refrigertator/freezers, huge stainless steel double sink, microwave, Force 10 three (3) burner LP stove and oven and very generous storage and counter space.

Just forward of the galley to port is and L-shaped settee and dining table with a hanging nickel plated lantern providing light.  Directly across to starboard there is a long settee/watch berth.  Both settees are coverd in New upholstery with tasteful alternating grey and white fabric.  There is generous storage above/behind each settee and storage underneath.  

Aft of the starboard settee is a nav/work station with an Icom VHF radio and and an Icom SSB radio.  There are USB and 110V outlets for charging electronics.  Continuing aft there is a built in cabinet with separate small 12v/110v refrigerator for drinks, storage drawers and over counter cabinet with sliding smoked Lexan panels.  The main DC panel is located in this cabinet. Moving aft to the walk-thought to the aft cabin you will find a huge storage locker to starboard with access to the engine room centerline under the cockpit. The engine room is quite large allowing excellent access to the engine and systems.

Tha master cabin is aft with a queen sized athwartship berth with  a new Purple mattress and moisture barrier underneath.  The cabin also features hanging lockers to starboard and bench seat in front of the elevated berth.  There is storage underneath the bench seat as well and a vanity sink just outside of the ensuite head.  The head is to port and is electric with ample room and a very large separate shower area.  There are deep storage cabinets throughout the head and there are two access panels in the shower providing access to the back of the main AC panel and the Phasor generator.

The guest cabin is located forward of the main salon with a large v-berth.  There is a built in seat at the base of the berth to starboard with storage drawers under the berth centerline.  To port there is a good sized handing locker and another storage cabinet to starboard.  The forward head can be accessed from the short walk-through to the main cabin and features a manual head, vanity, sink, mirror and storage cabinets.

There are HVAC controls in each cabin and the main salon and all light fixtures are new with LED lighting and 12v fans throughout.

  • New LED lighting throughout
  • Salon lighting offers clear lighting when at anchor or docked and red lighting when needed to retain good night vision
  • Salon widows are all New and utilize thick 3/8in Lexan
  • Three New Dometic reverse cycle air conditioning/heat units
  • Both heads have showers with sump pumps

The galley is nicely integrated with the main salon providing an open feel where interaction with family or guests during meal preparation is seamless.  There is a very generous amount of working space in the galley for your "inner chef" with tons of storage.  The Galley is U-shaped fore and aft with a large stainless steel double sink located centerline by the companionway stairs with an integrated trash receptacle just aft of the sinks.  Along the bulkhead there are two top loading Engle refigerator/freezer units providing cold storage for food items.  The temperature of each Engle unit is controlled separately so either can be used as a dedicated refrigerator or freezer with digital temperature displays for accurate temperature control.  There is a thermostatic controlled vent fan to exhaust warm air from arount the refrigeration units.  Outboard to port there is counter space to either side of the three (3) burner Force 10 stove/oven and cabinets/storage/drawers both below and above the counter.  Above the stove is  an exhaust fan and light.  The fan exhaust is routed to an exhaust exit just aft of the galley.  There is a High Point microwave mounted flush with the storage cabinets outboard by the bulkhead.  Across from the galley next to the nav-station there is a separate dedicated 12v/110v refrigerator for drinks mounted flush with the cabinetry. Unlike many galley areas it is open and bright filled with natural light due to the large salon windows above the counter.  All appliances, counters were installed new with very little use since re-commissioning this year.

  • New Stainless steel double sink
  • New TP-12 reverse osmosis pressure water tank
  • New Multi-stage water filtration
  • New Dual Engel refrigerator/freezers (AC/DC)
  • New Norcold compact refrigerator (AC/DC)
  • New Force 10 (3) three burner stove/oven
  • New High Point microwave oven
  • New Overhead vent with fan
  • All LED lighting
Mechanical / Systems
  • All original mechanical systems were removed from the boat and replaced during refit
  • Ford NOR'EAST "Super 90" 90HP Diesel - NEW "Old Stock" engine that had been pickled and never used until installed (12 hours indicated since installation)
  • ZF 2SM transmission (New)
  • Three (3) blade fixed bronze prop
  • NEW transmission and throttle cables
  • Racor fuel filter
  • Murphy Engine guages mounted in engine room (hours, oil, temp)
  • NEW Phasor 8kw generator (4 hours indicated since installation)
  • NEW stainless steel drip pan under generator
  • NEW Vetus bow thruster
  • NEW Lewmar electric windlass with remote and foot controls
  • NEW steering cables and blocks
  • Steering cables routing redesigned and simplified for accessibility
  • NEW cutlass bearing
  • NEW winch, cable, bearing and pendant for swing keel
  • NEW dripless shaft seal
  • Rebuilt rudder
  • NEW bushing, pendant, cables and winch for swing keel
  • NEW Garmin color touchcscreen chartplotter with integrated radar
  • NEW Garmin Autopilot
  • NEW Garmin Wind
  • NEW Garmin Depth
  • Ritchie binnacle mounted compass
  • New Remote windlass control at helm
  • Vetus bow thruster control at helm
  • NEW Icom SSB
  • NEW Icom IC-M605 VHF 
  • Jensen Stereo system
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Salon speakers
Electrical / Systems
  • COMPLETE RE-WIRING, all original wiring was removed during refit and replaced with all NEW wiring. 
  • 120V main panel
  • 12V main panel
  • Two (2) 30 amp shore power inlets
  • NEW Phasor 8kw generator
  • House Battery Bank - Six (6) 6 Volt AGM batteries wired in series
  • Engine start battery
  • Generator start battery
  • Bow thruster / windlass battery
  • Two (2) 365W solar panels
  • Victron MultiPlus 3000w inverter/charger
  • Victron Solar controller
  • West Marine high water alarm
  • NEW three (3) Dometic reverse cycle air conditioning units 
  • NEW Dometic digital air conditioning control panels 
  • NEW Lewmar 12V electric windlass with food pedals and remote
  • LED interior lighting throughout
  • LED deck and navigation lights
  • NEW Raritan 6 gal water heater
  • Two (2) elctric bilge pumps including hight water pump with float and alarm
  • Manual bilge pump
Cockpit and Deck
  • New custom bimini and dodger with full enclosure (fabric, eisenglass and screens)
  • New custom full length stainless steel grab rails on each side of bimini
  • New Balmar hatches and fiberglass surrounds
  • New Edson pedestal helm
  • All lines lead aft to cockpit
  • NEW running rigging
  • NEW rope clutches (6)
  • NEW winch, pendant,cable and bushing for swing keel
  • Stainless steel anchor platform with dual anchor rollers
  • 30KG Bruce primary anchor
  • 45LBS day anchor
  • Custom continous stainless steel full length side rails integrated with stanchions, bow rail and stern rail
  • Custom stainless steel stern arch with integrated dingy davits and LED lights to illuminate aft deck and dinghy
  • All stainless steel is in 316 stainless
  • LED spreader lights
  • Two 365W solar panels mounted on top of arch
  • Robust cleats includint double bollard cleats on aft deck
  • Large lockable deck box/propane locker mounted on aft deck
  • Stainless steel swim platform with Trek type inserts and pull-out swim ladder
  • Stainless steel safety bars at mast
  • NEW standing rigging
  • NEW Lewmar electric windlass 
  • NEW Lewmar primary #46 (2) and secondary #40 (2) winches
  • England #48 winch on aft coaming of cockpit - reconditioned and re-chromed
  • NEW sail tracks
Sails and Rigging
  • Roller furling main
  • Roller furling genoa
  • Roller furling stay sail
  • All sails in good condition, washed, inspected and repaired as needed
  • NEW standing rigging
  • NEW running rigging
  • Mast and boom have been re-wired and re-painted
  • All lines lead aft to cockpit
  • Two (2) cabin top winches
  • Three (3) cockpit coaming mounted winches
  • Six (6) NEW rope clutches in cockpit
  • Three (3) NEW mast mounted rope clutches
  • Three (3) NEW mast mounted winches
  • Wind indicator
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.
Additional Contact Information



KEN FERGUSON - 252-571-1581