John Wellsford Pathfinder

Beautiful 2015 Pathfinder!
£5,400.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  274433
  • Length  ·  5.25m
  • Year  ·  2015
  • Construction  ·  Wood Laminate
  • Underwater profile  ·  Other
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x gas 2 stroke 3.5hp, tohatsu (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  ipswich
Boatshed Norfolk
Boatshed Norfolk
Steve Biggs

Extra Details

Designer John Welsford
Builder T.D.M
Lying Ipswich


Engine 1 x gas 2 stroke 3.5hp
Engine make and model Tohatsu (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Outboard
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 5.25m
LWL 5.00m
Beam 1.95m
Draft Min 0.29m
Draft Max 0.95m
Displacement 220kg (485.1lbs)
Storage On mooring


Gaff rigged z spars Aluminium spars (2015) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2015)


Reefing mainsail Suffolk sails - Other (2015)
Headsail Suffolk sails - Furling (2015)
Other sails Aft Mizzen Bermudan (2016)

Sails were all new in 2015 and have been used for just a single season!


Construction Wood Laminate
Underwater profile Other
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Tonneau cover

1 anchors
3.5hp outboard, tohatsu, Short shaft (unknown year)

Broker's Comments

Here is a very pretty and stunning example of the Welsford Pathfinder that was very well built to a high standard and first launched August 9th 2015. She is a very seaworth modern classic gaff yawl Ideally suited to broads dinghy cruising enthusiasts. She comes with a high speed road trailer and small Tohatsu outboard motor, so is easily trailerable behind a small family car to enjoy cruising at any location and is a beautifully presented and ready to go sailing package!
She has 7 water tight compartments which make her an extremely safe boat.
Her sails were made by Suffolk Sails and were new in 2015 and have hardly been used, with just a single season of use. Her woodwork and decking is just stunning and really makes this nice little boat bursting with character and style.
She also benefits from a fully fitted cover to protect her when not being used and the mizzen mast is a nice additional feature.
Her lifting and ballasted centre board ensures good stability and flexibility.
This is a well respected true classic boat that has been well built and finished and will delight her new owner for many years to come.
First launched in August 2015
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This John Wellsford Pathfinder has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Biggs of Boatshed Norfolk. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

Since build commenced

Why are you selling her?

not using her much

Where have you sailed her?

River Orwell

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Comments 1

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How easy to lower and raise the main mast (thinking of Norfolk Broads)?


peter s2020-10-21 09:30:20
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