1991 Wellington Custom Deck Salon

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1991 Wellington Custom Deck Salon

Fort Pierce FL, US




Top O’ The Mornin is truly an exceptional vessel that comes to the market as a custom yacht built by the Wellington Production Manager and a professional boat builder with over twenty years experience in the industry. Their goal was to construct a vessel beyond normal production standards for the sole purpose of crossing oceans, and to withstand the weather and sea conditions of blue water cruising.

The keel of Top O’ The Mornin was laid in 1991 at the Wellington yard pursuant to John Alden’s design of a Wellington 47, which incorporated a full, five foot keel with centerboard. The only deviation from Alden’s specification was the installation of an integrated bowsprit which increased the length overall to 49 feet.

By todays standards, Top O’ The Mornin is over built, with: a solid hand laid-up fiberglass hull, fully bonded glassed-in bulkheads, overlapping hull to deck joint bonded with 5200, and secured with stainless steel bolts on 3 inch centers, fully insulated foam hull liner, fiberglass end grain composite cored deck, fully molded fiberglass keel with an integral centerboard trunk, 14,000 pounds of internal lead ballast, a 1,000 pound centerboard, oversized rigging, roller furling genoa and self-tending staysail, and much more.

The design and interior layout of Top O’ The Mornin is simple and straightforward. All systems and materials are state of the art, well thought out, heavy duty, and easily accessible for maintenance and repair. Interior appointments are lavish, purposeful, and show extreme attention to details with: a varnished teak interior, solid teak trimmed cabinets, teak and holly sole, opening ports and hatches, aft stateroom with queen berth, head, shower, vanity, and navigation station; passageway with excellent access to the engine room; a large raised deck salon with galley and settees; and twin forward cabins with shared head and double berths port and starboard.

Top O’ The Mornin comes equipped with a 100 hp Westerbeke diesel with approximately 725 hours. AC power is supplied by an 8kW Westerbeke generator with 589 hours, and a 2kW inverter. Air conditioning is provided by two Marine Air units (16,000 BTU main salon, 9,000 BTU master cabin).

The current owners are retiring from sailing. Top O’ The Mornin will make an excellent blue water cruiser, ideal for living aboard, or cruising the islands and beyond. The current owners have maintained the vessel in excellent condition, and she is ready for her next owners adventures.

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The interior of Top O' The Mornin is dressed in satin varnish, and is composed of teak veneer bulkheads bonded to the deck and hull, a solid teak and holly sole, and solid teak trimmed appointments finished in high quality joinery work.

Salon cushions are foam cored covered in a tropical patterned fabric and all berths have high quality mattresses. The headliner is a light colored vinyl with teak battens running fore and aft, and all salon ports are covered with a light green fabric for curtains.

The solid fiberglass hull is insulated against condensation with urethane foam, then covered with either teak battens, or teak/cedar veneer. Indirect lighting and ventilation is provided by large panoramic fixed ports in the raised deck salon, five overhead hatches, seven opening ports, and two forward dorade vents.

At night, an abundant array of 12 volt lighting, a mixture of LED and warmer halogen fixtures, provides a soft and comfortable environment throughout the interior. The ambiance of the interior is further enhanced by the simplicity of the design, and the careful way the builder concealed all wiring and plumbing without creating obstructions.


Looking forward there is a teak panel door that gains access to a massive chain locker with a 12V Muir 3500 windlass. Directly aft, and on the centerline, is a manual head, a stainless steel wash basin with hot and cold water, a hand shower, and opening ports with teak storage cabinets to port and starboard.

Custom planks which stow when not in use convert this area into a work bench.

Forward Cabins

Moving aft of the shared forward head, are generously appointed twin cabins. Each cabin has: over/under berths; high quality mattresses; stainless steel wash basins with hot/cold water; solid teak lee boards; teak storage lockers and shelves; a vanity; opening ports; overhead hatches and teak sheathing lining the hull.

Raised Deck Salon

One step up and moving aft, you enter the lavish raised deck salon where ambient light is provided by three large fixed ports to port and starboard, and three large fixed ports forward. Directly to starboard of the salon is a comfortable L-shaped settee with a four foot freezer and a forward cabin air conditioning unit located underneath.

Adjacent to this settee is a flat screen TV mounted on the forward bulkhead. Near centerline is a stationary teak dining table with a 120V U-Line stainless steel ice maker below. To port of the salon is a bench settee with a custom cabinet housing a Sony DVD/CD player and AM/FM receiver. All audio speaker are inconspicuously mounted in their own solid teak frames.

Below the port settee is an access hatch to a subfloor crawl space that can be used for storage and access for mechanical maintenance. Directly aft to port is a U-shaped galley with a large top loaded refrigerator to starboard.


The passageway to the aft master stateroom is one step down to starboard of the companionway. Along the starboard side of the passageway is a sliding teak storage cabinet above and teak storage lockers below. To port of the passageway is a teak door providing direct access to the large, well lit, engine room. Access to the engine, generator and fuel filters is excellent.

Master Aft Stateroom

Forward and to starboard of the mater stateroom is a large teak hanging locker that provides storage, and contains the aft cabin air conditioning unit under. Directly aft, and to starboard, is a large navigation station, with master electrical panel, and the ships electronics.

Forward, and on the centerline, is large teak sit-down vanity with a large desk surface, mirror, and solid wood storage drawers. To port is the ensuite head with a quiet electric toilet, SS sink, hot/cold water, mirror, teak storage drawers, and enclosed shower stall.

Aft of the head is a large teak hanging locker with deep teak storage drawers adjacent to the locker. The queen sized master berth is directly aft, runs port and starboard, and includes: a flat screen TV; two opening ports; one overhead hatch; and three fixed ports aft.

Three drawers and a large chart drawer are located directly beneath the master berth with a settee and six additional drawers below. Inspection plates to the steering quadrant, stuffing box, shaft bearing, and Purasan waste treatment system are provided under the master berth and via the aft cabin sole respectively.


A comfortable, safe, and stylish L-shaped galley with off-white laminated Formica counter tops, solid teak trim/fiddles, teak storage drawers under, and storage cabinets above. The galley also includes;

  • Double stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressure water
  • Stainless steel three burner ceramic top electric Force 10 stove with oven
  • In-counter Nutone multi-utility blender/mixer station
  • Microwave oven (2017)
  • Beautiful leaded glass illuminating picture and night light
  • Large top loading 10.5 cu ft 120V refrigerator with 1/3hp low temp Copland using 404 low temp gas going to twin air cooled holding plates
  • Large 4.7 cu ft custom four inch insulated 120V freezer with 1/3hp low temp Copland using 404 low temp gas going to twin air cooling holding plates
  • Stainless steel ice maker model 98

  • COMNAV NX2 Multi-Control instrument package
  • COMNAV NX2 wind data with twin-fin transducer
  • COMNAV NX2 log transducer
  • COMNAV NX2 depth transducer
  • COMNAV NX2 autopilot model 1510 directly connected to the rudder post with 1800 lbs of thrust
  • Two VHF radios
  • ACR Global Fix Pro (2014)
  • Garmin 17H GPS
  • Two 19in flatscreen HDTVs
  • Sony 200W stereo/receiver with five disk DVD/CD player (2015)

  • All wiring is oversized marine grade to max 3% line loss, using tinned crimped/soldered connectors with adhesive shrink tube covering
  • 120VAC AC shore power with two 50 foot cords
  • ProMarine battery charger/monitor (2016)
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • House batteries AGM 8D (2017)
  • Start battery AGM (2017)
  • Nutone CV352 central vacuum system with installed ports
  • Trace Engineering 2kW Inverter
  • Westerbeke 8kW generator, WMD8.0-614 with 589 hours

  • Two 250 gallon FRP fresh water tanks
  • Port and starboard dockside water fills
  • Five gallon accumulator tank
  • Two ShurFlo 12V on-demand water pumps
  • Glued PVC, Quest, grey plastic flexible tubing plumbing
  • Dockside pressure regulator
  • Nine gallon 120V water heater
  • All through hulls are bronze Groco seacocks
  • One Rarity Marine Elegance electric pressurized fresh water toilet with Y-valve in master head
  • One Rarity Purasan Type I marine sanitation device for master head
  • One Groco manual toilet with Y-valve in forward head
  • Two 35 gallon USCG approved Type III FRP holding tanks
  • Galley sink drains to centerboard trunk with vanities and shower draining into bilge
  • PSS system on main shaft (2017)

Rigging and Sails

Center cockpit, cutter rigged sloop with oversized aluminum Isomer (NG105) deck-stepped mast with double aluminum spreaders. Mast is supported below with a large painted metal compression post. The boom is a sturdy Isomer (NB55) aluminum extrusion. Shrouds and stays are 3/8" 1x19 SS oversized wire with intermediates being 5/16" SS 1x19 wire. All terminals are Sta-Locks. Chain plates are exceptionally strong SS plates through bolted to bonded bulkheads. Headsail and staysail have Furled roller curlers with staysail self-tacking on a custom Anatal traveler. All running rigging and halyards are low-stretch braided New England line. All lines are led aft to the cockpit and Antal line stoppers. Over 1200 sq ft of sail at 100% foretriangle. Average mast height above the waterline is 65 feet.

  • Main Sail Strong Track and Slide System (stack-pack style with lazy jacks) (2009)
  • Antal blocks and line stoppers
  • Two Barient #28 ST/two speed winches
  • Two Barient #24 ST/two speed winches
  • Two Barient #21 ST/two speed winches
  • One Barient #21 two speed winch
  • Green Sunbrella Mainsail cradle cover, and leech covers on genoa and staysail
  • Competition Sails, 8.9oz, fully battened main with two reef points
  • Competition Sails, 10oz, high cut, 130% genoa
  • Competition Sails, 12oz, staysail
  • Multi-colored asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN Sleeve and Tacker
  • One Milwaukee 28V cordless drill drive with winch adapter

Hull and Deck

The hull is 100% hand laid-up FRP with urethane foam sprayed-in to enhance insulation and prevent condensation. The deck is an FRP composite with an end grain balsa core. The hull to deck joint is an overlap (shoe-box) configuration that was bedded with 3M5200 and fastened with stainless steel bolts on 3 inch centers, then heavily glassed on the interior. All bulkheads and knees are bonded to the hull and deck using FRP tabs. The topsides were repainted in 2009 with three coats of Jade Mist Green Awlgrip. The deck was painted in Moon Dust Awlgrip with molded-in non-skid.

  • Reinforced molded FRP bowsprit with two anchor rollers
  • 12V Muir 3500 windlass with chain/rope gypsy and rope capstan
  • SS stanchions with double lifelines and boarding gates port and starboard. All stanchions go 6 inches below deck into solid glass pockets.
  • All deck fasteners are oversized drilled then filled with epoxy/fiber to prevent water intrusion
  • Two inch molded FRP bulwarks with teak cap rails running fore and aft
  • Two large deck drains port and starboard with 7 cockpit drains
  • Molded FRP center cockpit with U-shaped bench seating
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering with instrument pod
  • SS framed dodger and full cockpit bimini in green Sunbrella (2017)
  • Green Sunbrella hatch covers
  • SS LPG and Magma BBQ grill

Safety and Ground Tackle
  • Two Rule 2500 gph automatic bilge pumps
  • Plastic manual bilge pump
  • High water alarm
  • SeaFire FM200 automatic Halon system
  • Emergency tiller
  • CQR Anchor, 45 lb with 460 feet of 3/8 in chain
  • Spade Anchor, S140, with 250 feet of chain
  • Danforth Anchor, 40 lb, with 30 feet of 3/8 chain and 400 feet of 1 in line
  • ABI Chain Stopper
  • Lifesling
  • Viking Liferaft (2015)

  • Westerbeke 100 hp W100 diesel, approximately 725 hours
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive straight shaft 2.91:1
  • Dripless PSS packing gland
  • Two molded FRP fuel tanks 250 gallons each
  • Dual remote Racor 900MA fuel/water separates, plumbed in parallel
  • Edson pedestal with SS wheel, driven by oversized Yacht Specialist quadrant
  • Hydraulic autopilot
  • Two Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning systems, (9,000 BTU in master, 16,000 BTU in main salon)
  • Bow Thruster, Yacht Thruster 300S, 24V (2013)



Top O' The Mornin was built by a highly experienced craftsman and sailor, who worked for a period at Wellington boats, and then subsequently ran a successful boat repair/restoration business for over 20 years. Even though Wellington had a strong reputation as an offshore vessel, the builder made significant improvements to enhance performance, seaworthiness, safety, and interior comfort. Significant enhancements include:

  • Extending the LOA to 49 feet with an integrated bowsprit
  • Adding twin forward over/under berths
  • Instaling a custom heavily insulated freezer
  • Developing a full sit-down vanity with mirror and solid wood drawers
  • Creating access to a sub-sole storage and maintenance area
  • Installing a full forward facing nav station
  • Upgrading the vessel's wiring and plumbing systems
  • Electric fresh water toilet and sanitation system
  • Enhancing the strength of the standing rigging, mast, and boom
  • Upgrading all interior furniture, reupholstering all interior cushions in 2010
  • Instaling a massive steering quadrant with integrated hydraulic autopilot
  • Providing access hatches to all critical systems (cockpit sole can be unbolted to remove the engine)
  • Installing an Interlux epoxy sealer/primer barrier coat to prevent blistering

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.