For the first time in a decade, Wegley Boat Enterprises of Bellingham, Wash., has designed a wide model version of the 32-foot Jumbo Wegley called the WEGLEY XXL.
The new 32’ X 14’6” WEGLEY XXL will feature a raised and fully enclosed top house. The full-height galley below will feature sleeping quarters and a shower while the upper cabin has lots of cabinet space and is equipped with a state-of-the-art steering station and a day bunk for the skipper.
She will sleep six comfortably and pack 22,000 pounds of sockeye under the hatches in refrigerated seawater.
Based on the first order and powered by a 425-hp John Deere, the vessel is estimated to cruise at 12 knots fully loaded and top out at 18 knots light.
Inspired by his first purchase contract for the new WEGLEY XXL design, Jim Wegley began sketching out plans based on direct input from Bristol Bay fishermen.
“They wanted a dry pilothouse with lots of visibility and a larger living space,” says Wegley. “They also wanted a larger engine room so they could move around.
“This new model is the evolution of my father’s 40-year-old company and long overdue.
He went on to say, “We have always been about building custom hulls and letting the fishermen finish them the way they want to. This new version gives them all kinds of options to customize the way they want it to look and budget for themselves how much money they want to spend.
“This is a very economical way to get a new boat for the bay.”
Contacts: Keith Singleton: [email protected], (808) 652-9779 and/or Jim Wegley: (360) 384-1319;
Address: 5093 Waschke Road, Bellingham, WA 98226