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Custom Cruising Tug 27' Custom Trawler

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Boat REF# 137417
Sold / Unavailable
Length 27'0"
Year 1992
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 47hp, Detroit 2-53 (1992)
Lying Hood Canal, WA, USA


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk
Builder Marben Marine/Port Townsend Boatworks/Owner
Lying Hood Canal, WA, USA
Fuel capacity 123.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 300.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 12.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise unknown


Engine 1 x diesel 47hp
Engine make and model Detroit 2-53 (1992)
Engine Hours engine1:   698
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
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Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 1.2KVA
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Propeller 21 X 16 RH Blade, Shaft 1-1/4 inch stainless, Rudder inboard cored FRP, Sea valves nylon, McMurray windlass, 25# CQR anchor with 250 feet of chain, spare 14# Danforth anchor, Norcold 3 CF Ac/Dc frig with internal freezer, 3 burner propane stove with oven, Webasto hot water heat, 110 volt water heater, 110 volt engine block heater (leave on during winter to keep entire boat warm), 12 gallon holding tank, Red dot heater in cabin, 30 amp ac power with polarity indicator, 4 ea. 4D batteries, Heart inverter, Kabota diesel generator with 100 amp alternator for charging batteries, 3 ea. 1500 GPH bilge pumps with float switches, Blaster 12 volt dc deck and anchor wash down pump, 315 gallon water tanks (125 gal and 190 gal FRP), Surflo 12 volt DC fresh water pump, 2 ea. Model 12 Extrol expansion tanks,
Detroit model 2-53, 2 cylinder 47 hp. diesel engine, analog tachometer, dual lever Morse controls, Borg Warner 2:1 reduction gear, cooling and oil pressure alarms, Fresh water engine cooling, wet exhaust, oil cooler, transmission cooler, seawater strainer, 3 diesel tanks (port 30 gal. starboard 55 gal. stern 38 gal.2 FRP 1 aluminum), Xantrex 20 amp trucharge multi-stage battery charger. Magma barbeque.


Length 27'0"
LWL 22'0"
Beam 10'0"
Draft Min 3'6"
Draft Max 3'6"
Airdraft 22'0"
Displacement 17,500.0lbs
Headroom 6'0"
Storage In water


Aluminium spars (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

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


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

FRP construction with a hand-laid hull from a Marvin Marine fishing vessel mold. Full displacement. The pilothouse and decks were professionally constructed at Port Townsend Shipwright Cooperative. Deck beams are 2" X 3" laminated mahogany, bulkheads are mahogany plywood with all stainless steel fastenings. Floors, deck, and stringers are cored FRP. Keel is molded to the hull.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 3
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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Cabin entry is through the cockpit sliding door or through the port or starboard sliding door amidship to the pilothouse. Through the cockpit sliding door to port there is the long galley with Norcold refer, double stainless sink, and cooker with oven. Galley has very generous storage as well as large windows. To starboard there is an exceptionally large settee, again with two large windows.

Then up three stairs to a pilothouse with very impressive visibility and rich teak appointments. Sliding doors to port and starboard with 360 degree view through windows all around. Two bulkhead-mounted folding seats allow for comfort on long passages. Dickinson diesel heater rounds off the comfort level to a T.

Forward down the stairs to the forward cabin with the head/shower and v-berths to starboard. The head is unusually roomy for a boat this size.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Garmin 176 C 12 parallel channel, WAAS-enabled GPS/Chart plotter with built in maps. Sitex CVS-106 color CRT fish finder/sounder. Sitex T-185 7" CRT Marine Radar 32 NM, 4kW,19.9" Radome Antenna. Sitex SP70 autopilot. SBE Seacommand VHF 55Channel. 2 Inch Ritchie compass. Uniden 520 CB. Apline stereo with CD and equalizer. ComNav rudder angle indicator.

Deck Gear

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Electric McMurray windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(Plow & Danforth)
250'0" of chain
Livingston 7 foot dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)


Rod Holders 2 Rod Holders

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This 27' Custom Cruising Tug is well-kept.
Owner says with a tear in his eye, Drop it to $28,000 because he lost interest and is giving it back to the bank. It's going in the next few weeks.
After its incredibly cute dockside appearance the first thing you'll notice is that there is no smell at all. No pets have been on this boat and no smoking.

It is as skookum as any 27 foot boat out there. Her commercial hull design is able to take the roughest sea very comfortably and safely.

The slip this vessel lies in is also for sale. It is in a very isolated protected marina. 38 feet long with all utilities available. Owner wants $35,000. Available with or without the vessel. Maybe make a better deal if you buy both the slip and the boat at the same time. You could have a condo on the water at a great price and you could just pick up and move if you didn't like the neighbors.... It is a pristine setting in a fjord-like location with excellent spots for shrimp, dungeness crab and awesome fishing.

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

This Custom Cruising Tug 27' Custom Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by David Ritchey of Boatshed Seattle. 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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