Your North American source for the ultimate in Wayfarers
NP Boats brings you the Wayfarer Racer and the Wayfarer Cruiser.
updated: 19 July 2016 at 2149 hrs
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Latest news on this site:

19 July 2016: NP's Wayfarers in good form at Worlds so far - results here
26 June 2016:
NP Boats to sponsor Worlds 2016 Team Canada > great deals coming to NA after Worlds
6 May 2016:
Mark IV racer, cruiser immediately available
the NP spotlight falls on Tony and Mary Krauss (right)
8 April 2016:
HOT V a go for October 28-30, 2016
13 March 2016:NP to stock full range of Wayfarer foils

From: nseraphinoff@comcast.net 
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 11:35 AM
Subject: Foils

 


Don't let this happen to you!

(160624) 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                    $659.00 USD
  • Wood Racing Centreboard        $826.00 USD
  • Glass Rudder Blade                   $495.00 USD
  • Wood Racing Rudder Blade      $657.00 USD 

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

What's New with Nick at NP?
updated: 8 March 2016 at 1944 hrs
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NP has a container arriving in late March or early April that will have in it three Wayfarer Racers with all the bells and whistles. These boats will be ready to sing and dance for their new owners. The container will also contain various parts such as spreader sets, masts, booms, spinnaker poles and sails.

Contact: Nick Seraphinoff at
nseraphinoff@comcast.net
586 206 5900

 Welcome!
NP Boats US proudly distributes the Wayfarer
for the UK's  fastest growing boat builder
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NP Boats US 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/ (updated 19 Jan 2016)

Details here


Nick's plan for NP Boats U.S.
Hi and welcome to the NP Boats U.S. new and improved web site. NP Boats U.S. has changed direction a bit. Going forward, we will stock Wayfarers and Wayfarer parts. We still have access to all of the boats built by Hartley and will be glad to bring in any of the Hartley products for you. If any club, school or organization starts a fleet of any of the Hartley line, we will stock all parts needed to maintain the fleet. However, our primary focus at this time is to facilitate the rebirth of the Wayfarer class in North America. Please view the boats for sale on our site.

Click here to see how Hartley Boats
and NP Boats US all came about.


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.

W11044: Tony and Mary Krauss
updated: 6 May 2016 at 1054 hrs



I believe that Tony, Mary and the Wayfarers first crossed paths at the 1999 Wayfarer North Americans in Lorain, Ohio.
In 2003, Tony and Mary took part in their first North American Rally, sailing their Taser (below) at Button Bay, Vermont.






A year later, they had acquired W4105, a Mark II, which in due course was traded in for a beautiful wooden Wayfarer, #864, one of the oldest in North America. Then last year, they became owners of W11044 (above), the newest Wayfarer on this continent. Tony and Mary sail together when not racing.




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!
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Cruising
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
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.



Travel
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.

Learning
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.

Contact
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

Events
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.



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

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