The provenance on this boat is historical. It is hull number 1. She was built in Tampa and was designed by Paul Lindenberg and Tom Schock. This WD Schock Wavelength 24 has been extremely well taken care of. She has gone under a full restoration and no expense has been spared. 8 Carbon and Kevlar sails worth over $20,000, new B & G Electronics, new Baltoplate, bottom, and a new motor in 2016 with 7 hours are just a few items of inventory that this fantastic racer has to offer.
Located at Bluewater Bay Marina
The hull of the Wavelength 24 is one piece 100% hand laid-up fiberglass utilizing alternating layers of fiberglass matt and fiberglass woven roving to achieve superior strength and maximum rigidity for its weight. Each layer of fiberglass is hand saturated with resin and then squeegeed to remove all excess resin, thus insuring the highest strength-to-weight ratio. Areas where excess loads occur, such as in the chainplates and mast step, are reinforced with additional layers of fiberglass.
Superior keel strength is accomplished by the installation of an aluminum floor which is bonded to the hull to carry the load of the keel throughout the hull. Hull strength is further achieved by bonding the interior as one piece.
The keel is constructed of cast lead. It is attached to the hull with five 3/4 inch stainless steel keel bolts. The lead is encased in a fiberglass shell to permit easy maintenance. The keel is an advanced trapezoidal foil section designed by Lars Bergstrom.
The interior of the new Wavelength 24 is simple and straightforward. Compared to other 24-foot performance sailboats, this interior is light, airy, and roomy.
The amidships bunks are hammock-style bunks which provide good support and comfort when racing and also give excellent access to the storage space under them. Fabric with storage pockets is suspended on the sides of the hull to add a warm feeling to the interior and to provide efficient storage for equipment and gear. The cabin sole is light grey starboard and provides good access to the bilge and to a lifting eye. The interior bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck. The chainplates are stainless steel. There is an ice chest that also acts as a step into the interior. And the forepeak is kept open for efficient sail handling and ample sail storage.
The deck of the Wavelength 24 has been updated to provide a larger, more comfortable cockpit, to give the boat a more modern appearance, and to accommodate more modern sail handling techniques. The main cabin bulkhead has been moved forward 20 inches, and the sides of the cockpit have been rounded to eliminate the sharp edges and provide more comfortable seating. New deck hardware is used throughout, and the clean, efficient layout is based on the experiences of people who actually sail and race the boat.
The only halyard that leads aft is the genoa halyard, which goes to a winch on the port side. The #3 jib track is located just aft of the chainplate, the genoa track is long enough to accommodate the #1 and #2 genoas, and the lead can be moved under load. The mainsheet traveler on the new deck is on the cockpit sole so it does not cut the cockpit in half; and there is a 32:1 coarse and fine tune backstay control system on centerline. The winches are arranged for cross sheeting; and the spinnaker sheet is lead aft through blocks, then forward to ratchet blocks with cam cleats nearby for easy sail handling.
The bow pulpit, stern rails, lifelines, and stanchions are standard. An outboard bracket is also standard.
The large and powerful balanced rudder is placed well aft for good control. It is constructed with a large steel backbone and stainless steel shaft. The blade itself is high density filler encased in a fiberglass shell. The rudder head is stainless steel and the tiller is laminated ash and mahogany.
The mast is aluminum and painted white. The mast has double spreaders and held in place by Riggr's Choice 1 x19 stainless steel rigging and turnbuckles. All of the halyards and the topping lift for the spinnaker pole are internal. The genoa halyard exits the mast and goes to the deck and then aft to a winch on the port side. The spinnaker halyard and spinnaker topping lift exit the mast and go to cleats that are on swivel bases at the base of the mast. The main halyard exits the mast below deck and also cleats on the mast.
All halyards and spinnaker pole topping lift are tapered low-stretch line. The spinnaker pole is carried on the boom when not in use and is anodized aluminum. The boom is also aluminum and has internal outhaul and mainsail reef line systems. The mainsheet attaches near the end of the boom for maximum control.
The Wavelength 24's standard electrical system includes Coast Guard certified running lights, a 12-volt battery, and a switch and distribution panel with gauges.
The Wavelength 24 was designed with the MORC rule in mind but not so much to slow the boat down. During the development stages there were three prototypes built over a one year period. This 24-footer is an extremely large boat with long, powerful lines that are free of the bumps and hollows. These long fair lines allow this boat to handle assuredly in even the most severe conditions. The large masthead rig and high ballast ratio assure excellent performance over a wide range of conditions.
290 Yacht Club Drive
Niceville, FL 32578-7122