Dragonfly - FHCC

Sea Mercy Welcomes Dragonfly and the Wigginton's

Sea Mercy is proud to announce that Dragonfly a 65 foot sailing catamaran owned by Al & Jill Wigginton, will be Sea Mercy's 2014 Floating Health Care Clinic (FHCC) flagship for Sea Mercy and our island nation partners. Al, Jill and their beautiful vessel Dragonfly are the perfect match for remote island citizens.

Al and Jill bring over 14 years of charter experience navigating the waters of the Caribbean, over 70,000 sailing miles experience, a 100 ton Captain license, caring hearts and wonderful and charming personalities. You can learn more about Al and Jill in a recent article interview called 20 Questions for Dragonfly.

Dragonfly is fast, but was also built as a workhorse that delivers a shallow draft that will allow us to access almost any remote lagoon or harbor, ample deck space for a patient care platform, and a perfect interior design for our health care volunteers to comfortably work and live on.

With room to comfortably carry 6-8 additional health care volunteers, local interns, and international aid workers, Dragonfly is the perfect service delivery platform for all of our programs and initiatives and provides the flexibility to deliver the much needed care and supplies to the remote islands. Visit the Dragonfly Gallery to see and learn more about her.

Dragonfly Information


    Builder: AJ Marine
    Construction: Vacuum bagged Hulls of Corecell, Epoxy, Triaxial Glass
    Length: 65'
    Beam: 31'
    Draft: 3' 6"
    Fuel Capacity: 300 gallons
    Cruising Speed: 10kts under power
    Sailing Speeds: Up to 18 knots
    Fuel Consumption: 3 gallons/hr
    Water Capacity: 150 gallons
    Water Maker: SK Watermaker 15 gals/hr


    Engines: Twin Yanmar Engines rated at 47.6hp each
    Generator: 5.5 KW uses 1/3 gal/hour
    Electronics: Nexus wind,speed,depth,compass,
    Autopilot remote control and display in captains qtrs.
    Communications: VHF, Ham Radio with Sailmail connection
    Air Conditioning
    Safety: 406 EPIRB, liferings, 16 lifejackets, flares


    SAT Phone
    Color TV with VCR and DVD player
    AM/FM Stereo/CD
    Sirius Radio
    Speakers in Salon and Cockpit


    4 queen size staterooms
    2 single births
    3 Heads & Showers
    Salon: Table seating for 8
    Seating for 4 additional people
    Table in cockpit


    4 Burner Gas Stove with Oven
    12 cubic Ft Freezer
    Double Stainless Sink
    Salt & Regular Water
    Water Purifier

On Deck:

    Fully Cushioned Cockpit
    Table for 8
    Hard Top
    Propane BBQ Grill
    Two 9' X 11' trampolines
    Cockpit fully enclosed with lifeline netting for small children
    Swim steps on stern with ladders

Sailing equipment:

    Set for single handed sailing
    Interior & exterior helm station
    2 Electric Winches
    4 other winches
    Dagger Boards in each hull
    1100 sq ft Main Sail
    520 sq ft roller furling genoa
    950 sq ft roller furling gennaker
    Electric Anchor Windlass
    Anchors: 75lb Plow, 55lb Delta, 66lb Bruce, 35lb Delta

Water Sport Equipment:

    16ft Dinghy with 40hp Suzuki
    Snorkel Gear
    "Hooka" type dive compressor
    Fishing Gear
    Water skis
    Molded deck steps to swim ladders on transom
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