Your North American source for the ultimate in Wayfarers
NP Boats brings you the Wayfarer Racer and the Wayfarer Cruiser.
suspended until new ownership is found
updated: 17 January 2017 at 1359 hrs
Latest news on this site:
4 Jan 2018: Nick has a substantial range of Wayfarer foils and other W spares. Get them while they last. Contact Nick here.

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nseraphinoff@comcast.net    Subject: Foils


(180104) NP Boats will stock a limited number of centerboards and rudder blades. These foils will fit Mark I thru Mark IV Wayfarers. Prices and options are as listed below. Shipping costs from Michigan
will be supplied on request.

  • Glass Centreboard                    $600.22 USD
  • Wood Racing Centreboard        $753.67 USD
  • Glass Rudder Blade                   $449.78 USD
  • Wood Racing Rudder Blade      $598.71 USD 

Don't wait until your 45-year-old plywood centerboard or rudder breaks in action. Act now!

NP Boats proudly distributes the Wayfarer
for the UK's  fastest growing boat builder
NP Boats is your local supplier of the Wayfarer built by Hartley Boats, a UK-based company that specializes in quality laminating and boat building. Hartley Boats is the UK's fastest growing boat builder. In addition to the Wayfarer, HB produces fine fleets of Supernova, Kestrel, Osprey, Gull, Wanderer, Hartley 10, Hartley 12, Hartley 12.2, Byte, Byte CII and Rebel Skiffs. Complete information is available on the Hartley Boats web site at http://www.hartleyboats.com/

Details here

Nick and wife. Mary. still devote time to NP business.

Wayfarer Racer in Midwinters 2015 action

Wayfarers on the Detroit River

Rally sailing in the St. Lawrence River's Thousand Islands

Sleeping aboard, while not luxurious, is comfy and cozy.

Nearing the Mackinac Bridge. W1321 impressed everyone in the challenging conditions of the 2011
Tip of the Mitt Adventure.

Lucy loves the Mk IV and Master Marc. Note how she "keeps a good look-out", a vital crew task on any moving boat.
What's New with Nick?
updated: 3 January 2018

(180103) Hurry! If you are looking to get into a Hartley Mark 4 or need parts, this is your last chance to do so from Nick. Nick has closed down NP Boats but will be happy to sell from his inventory until such time as a new dealer snaps it all up.

Enquiries: Uncle Al  905-844-2150  uncle-al3854@cogeco.ca
Nick Seraphinoff  586 206 5900  nseraphinoff@comcast.net
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miscellaneous Midwinters news

updated:  17 January 2018 at 1404 hrs

(180117)  Here is the latest on the 2018 Midwinters: 
  • Nick Seraphinoff has decided to sail this year's Mids/US Nats after all
  • the container with new boats for Messrs Pugh and Bennett has arrived
  • word is that Anne Pugh broke her wrist and is, as they say, a very doubtful starter for the Mids - but she is expected to use her ticket to FL regardless. David Pugh is expected to have his best England buddy come over to crew with David.
  • expected but not yet registered: Sue Pilling/Steph Romaniuk, Ian Pouliot/Jake Wolny, Doug Scheibner & crew
  • Regatta Chair, Patty Kuntz will be sailing her newly acquired Mk 4, W11135

The affordable boat that does it all
- and does it in style!

The ultimate all-rounder, the Wayfarer has been top of the class for well over 50 years, and the new GRP mark IV has revitalised this classic making the Wayfarer once again the flagship cruiser, trainer and racer in hundreds of training centres, resorts and racing clubs in the U.K. and internationally with vibrant class associations promoting regular well attended cruising and racing events world-wide.

Richard Hartley and son, Mark, teach Mark IV 101 at the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club

Uncle Al's Corner returns:
Nick has done me the honour of asking me to keep his NP site lively and up to date. As I used to do in the CWA Whiffle's Uncle Al's Corner, I will speak from 50+ years' experience in Wayfarers. Today, I want to thank Ian Proctor for designing the world's most perfect boat. The Danes call the Wayfarer "alletiders båd". This conveys several possible meanings, all of them apt: Literally it translates into "boat of all times" which I interpret as meaning "the boat for every occasion" or equally aptly "the best boat of all time".

Wayfarer: the affordable boat that does it all.
And it comes with an already assembled built-in family of friendly, helpful sailors world-wide!
The Wayfarer is an extremely sea-worthy cruiser in which you can relax totally or test your limits, whatever happens to be your preference. Sail alone or join one of several annually organized cruises or rallies. The rallies - a camping week of day sailing from a campground - are especially fine starting points for novices.  More here.

Racing in Wayfarers strikes a couple of superb balances: The boat is easy to sail yet performs surprisingly well. We furthermore race at an impressive level of competitive spirit and skill,  yet we remain very much aware that a live-and-let-live attitude is vital to everyone's enjoyment of the sport as we practise it.  More here.

The Wayfarer travels behind any ordinary car with total ease. For even greater convenience, our easy-to-use combi road trailer gives you a road base onto which the boat and its dolly are easily slid. That way, when you arrive, you won't need to back a trailer down the ramp or beach with your vehicle. You just roll the light-weight dolly off the base and hand-launch with ease.

In addition to friendly fellow-sailors who are always happy to share their knowledge, your Wayfarer learning resources include the encyclopedic Wayfarer Institute of Technology (WIT), and two fine "How to" books: The Wayfarer Book and Uncle Al's KISS Your DinghyThe  former is available through the US and Canadian Wayfarer Associations.

In North America you can get and stay in touch with other Wayfarers through the U.S. Wayfarer Association's and Canadian Wayfarer Association's up-to-date web sites:
http://www.uswayfarer.org/ Jim Heffernan
http://wayfarer-canada.org/ Al Schonborn
http://np-boats.com Nick Seraphinoff

Our Events Calendar lives at http://wayfarer-canada.org/00coming.up/001ComingupIndex.html and carries a complete list of events at which we would be more than pleased to get together with you. Most are racing events but there are significant sailing events aimed at "cruisers". As well, there are the occasional educational events. Of course, all these fixtures are very much social events.

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12810 Schmeman Ave.
Warren, Michigan 48089
Tel: NP Boats U.S. (586) 206-5900        Email: nseraphinoff@comcast.net

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