Albion Boat Works 37' Yacht Conversion

Complete Modern Refit!
US$129,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  274315
  • Length  ·  37'0"
  • Year  ·  1968
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 100hp, Daewoo DB58 (2010)
  • Lying  ·  Port Angeles, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Port Townsend
Boatshed Port Townsend
Van Helker

Extra Details

Builder Albion Boat Works
Lying Port Angeles, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 320.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 180.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 100hp
Engine make and model Daewoo DB58 (2010)
Engine Hours Engine1: 900
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.2 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 10 knots

All mechanical and electrical systems were replaced during the refit. The Daewoo DB58 engine with ZF 45-1 transmission was installed new in 2010, and has 900 hours on it. At a cruise speed of 8 knots the owner reports that the engine only uses 1.2 gallons per hour.

A SidePower SE80 bow thruster was installed in 2014 and the rudder was increased in size to increase maneuverability in close quarters. The transmission is equipped with a trolling valve.

The 1.5" stainless steel shaft passes through a PYI PSS dripless shaft seal. The 3-bladed bronze propeller was replaced in 2013.

The steering is a two station Teleflex hydraulic steering system (one helm in main cabin, a second on aft deck). An autopilot is installed.

The house 12V electrical system is updated, and includes two 8D batteries and a 1500 watt inverter. Batteries are charged by a 160 amp engine-driven alternator or by shore power with a ProNautic 12-30P battery charger. The 24V engine start battery bank is isolated from the house bank. All underwater thru-hulls were replaced during the refit appear to be bonded to the grounding system.

Dimensions

Length 37'0"
LOD 36'6"
Beam 11'0"
Draft Min 4'0"
Displacement 24,004.1lbs
Headroom 6'1"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Total length - bow roller to swim platform - for moorage 39'4"

This boat was built by Albion Boat Works in Harney, British Columbia in 1968. Originally built as a salmon troller, the hull is thick solid hand-laid fiberglass. A keel runs the length of the displacement hull. While the FRP hull is original, nearly everything else is new and has been installed during a multi-year refit beginning in 2009. The interior and exterior decks and the wheelhouse / cabin were replaced during the refit. The fish hold has been converted to storage. Plumbing, electrical, steering, propulsion, and fuel distribution systems have been replaced. Everything about the systems installations appears to be tidy and professional.

Aluminum deck rails are stoutly constructed and fastened, and run the perimeter of the deck. The mast matches the quality and appearance of the rails and is fitted with attachment points for stabilizer arms.

The house and hull are painted tan and green, which provides a neat appearance, but notably allows for easy repair. The decks are rubber nonskid applied over 80 grit glass - practical and durable.

The aluminum-framed windows are manufactured by Motion Windows and appear in excellent condition and are 1/4" thick on the sides of the cabin, and a substantial 3/8" on the forward windows.

The port and starboard fuel tanks are 160 gallons each and are of original ~3/16" steel construction. The fuel tanks were removed, inspected, flushed, purged, and cleaned during refit. Water tanks were replaced with two poly tanks totaling 180 gallons and a 30 gallon holding tank was added.

New bottom paint was applied and hull anodes were installed in June 2020.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information, and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Boarding is accomplished from the swim deck or either quarter through swinging gates in the deck rail. The aft deck is open and spacious, with ample room for movement and fishing. Downrigger mounts are installed both port and starboard and Scotty downriggers are included with the boat. A davit for a SAFE-T-PULLER pot puller, also included with the boat, is installed on the port side. The boat can be operated from a helm on the aft deck - useful while fishing. The rail on the aft deck is high and stoutly constructed and fastened, creating a safe environment for crew and pets and useful for securing fenders or other items. The aft deck has room to accommodate a full size grill and burners, secured to the aft rail, for extended voyages.

The raised hatch on the aft deck was added during the refit and provides access the engine room, the steering compartment, a surprising amount of below deck storage space, and a chest freezer.

The entrance to the interior is through a door on the aft end of the house. Upon entering, a full-height hanging locker is to immediately to port. Forward of the hanging locker is a chest refrigerator. To the starboard side of the passageway is the head compartment. The deck of the interior is carpeted. Varnished wood trim and beams throughout the interior add to this boat's beauty.

The head compartment is roomy and contains a Jabsco electric flushing marine toilet and countertop with sink basin and mirror. The shower-head is mounted on the forward bulkhead and pressurized through a connection at the head sink.

Upon exiting the aft passageway and into the main cabin there is a settee to port with seating for two. The galley is to starboard and features a prominent and attractive stainless steel Dickenson diesel stove which is used for heating the boat and cooking. Diesel stoves are appreciated for the dry heat that they produce and they eliminate the need to carry propane or another fuel source. The stove has a burner and oven for cooking. The galley has a stainless steel sink with a cover that doubles as a cutting board, seven drawers for storage, an under-sink cabinet, and storage above for dishes.

The portside helm features a stainless steel steering wheel and navigational electronics. Forward facing companion seating is to starboard, with a footrest that doubles as a wine locker. The main cabin contains a DVD player and stereo with USB input for entertainment.

Access to the forward cabin is through a pair of wooden louvered double doors and a couple steps down an angled ladder. The cabin is well lit with an overhead hatch for light and ventilation. Attractive wood stripping lines the contours of the hull. A V-berth can comfortably sleep two. The upholstery appears in like new condition and the berth is quite comfortable.

The tank room is entered through a small door in the forward cabin accessible by folding up the ladder. The tank room contains the water heater, forward water tank, and inboard sides of the port and starboard fuel tanks.

1 burner diesel Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash

Boarding is accomplished from the swim deck or either quarter through swinging gates in the deck rail. The aft deck is open and spacious, with ample room for movement and fishing. Downrigger mounts are installed both port and starboard and Scotty downriggers are included with the boat. A davit for a SAFE-T-PULLER pot puller, also included with the boat, is installed on the port side. The boat can be operated from a helm on the aft deck - useful while fishing. The rail on the aft deck is high and stoutly constructed and fastened, creating a safe environment for crew and pets and useful for securing fenders or other items. The aft deck has room to accommodate a full size grill and burners, secured to the aft rail, for extended voyages.

The raised hatch on the aft deck was added during the refit and provides access the engine room, the steering compartment, a surprising amount of below deck storage space, and a chest freezer.

The entrance to the interior is through a door on the aft end of the house. Upon entering, a full-height hanging locker is to immediately to port. Forward of the hanging locker is a chest refrigerator. To the starboard side of the passageway is the head compartment. The deck of the interior is carpeted. Varnished wood trim and beams throughout the interior add to this boat's beauty.

The head compartment is roomy and contains a Jabsco electric flushing marine toilet and countertop with sink basin and mirror. The shower-head is mounted on the forward bulkhead and pressurized through a connection at the head sink.

Upon exiting the aft passageway and into the main cabin there is a settee to port with seating for two. The galley is to starboard and features a prominent and attractive stainless steel Dickenson diesel stove which is used for heating the boat and cooking. Diesel stoves are appreciated for the dry heat that they produce and they eliminate the need to carry propane or another fuel source. The stove has a burner and oven for cooking. The galley has a stainless steel sink with a cover that doubles as a cutting board, seven drawers for storage, an under-sink cabinet, and storage above for dishes.

The portside helm features a stainless steel steering wheel and navigational electronics. Forward facing companion seating is to starboard, with a footrest that doubles as a wine locker. The main cabin contains a DVD player and stereo with USB input for entertainment.

Access to the forward cabin is through a pair of wooden louvered double doors and a couple steps down an angled ladder. The cabin is well lit with an overhead hatch for light and ventilation. Attractive wood stripping lines the contours of the hull. A V-berth can comfortably sleep two. The upholstery appears in like new condition and the berth is quite comfortable.

The tank room is entered through a small door in the forward cabin accessible by folding up the ladder. The tank room contains the water heater, forward water tank, and inboard sides of the port and starboard fuel tanks.

1 burner diesel Stove

Deck Gear

Fenders
Swim Platform
Bow Thruster

Kolstrand windlass
1 anchors
(35 lb CQR )
30'0" of chain
300'0" of rode
Livingston 9' dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
2hp outboard, Honda, Short shaft (2014)
Anchor is a 35 lb CQR anchor with 30 ft of chain and 300 ft of nylon line. The bow roller is custom and was installed during refit. The commercial-grade drum-style Kolstrand windlass suites the boat and is hydraulically driven by an engine driven hydraulic pump.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Radar
VHF
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Stereo
Navigation lights
DVD
Fish Finder
Depth sounder

In addition to the engine monitoring instruments the nav station is equipped with the following:

Standard Horizon Eclipse+ DSC VHF radio,
Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP390i,
Furuno LS-6100 Echosounder,
Furuno 1715 Marine Radar,
Comnav 1420 Autopilot

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Horn

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a beautifully-executed conversion of a classic commercial salmon trolling vessel to a comfortable cruising trawler yacht with modern systems. Ideal for fishing, exploring, or long range cruising, and built tough enough to handle the types of conditions that commercial fisherman face. This boat offers the opportunity to cruise off the beaten track, but even in a crowded anchorage she surely stands out.

The hull is original heavy hand-laid solid fiberglass, but nearly all other systems were modernized and replaced in a multi-year refit beginning in 2009. Even the original deckhouse was removed and rebuilt. The galley, head compartment, main cabin, and sleeping berths are clean, and varnished wood trim and beams throughout the interior make for a cozy feel.

I really like the stainless steel Dickinson diesel stove in the galley. Not only attractive, but also efficient, as it serves as heating for the boat and doubles as a cooktop and oven while drawing from the boat's supply of diesel.

The rebuild was overseen by the current owner, an electrician by trade, and the quality of the work is evident in the appearance of the neat wiring, electrical panels, and installation of other electrical components. Systems updated in the refit include electrical, plumbing, freshwater / holding tanks, bow thruster, thru-hull fittings, decks, and mast. The fish hold was converted to storage space and contains a chest freezer (in addition to the refrigerator above).

The engine is a Daewoo DB-58 which burns 1.2 gallons per hour at 8 knots. With 320 gallons of fuel, this boat can cover seriously long distances without a need to refuel.

The exterior is useful and practical. The aft deck is spacious, with high rails, and is open above -- ideal for fishing. The boat comes with a pot puller, downriggers, and rod holders. Exterior decks are non-skid. I like that the vessel is painted above the waterline with attractive polyurethane enamel paint, not gelcoat. Not only attractive and non-fading, but also easy to touchup.

The deck above the wheelhouse has sufficient room to store two kayaks up top (chocks included), and the swim-step carries a 9' Livingston tender with 2hp motor, also included with the boat.

Read the Albion Trawler Owner's Insights posted on the Waterline Boats News/Blog. Copy and Paste the link below >
https://waterlineboats.com/a-boat-owners-insights-albion-trawler/

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Albion Boat Works 37' Yacht Conversion has been personally photographed and viewed by Van Helker of Boatshed Port Townsend. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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