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Wahl 39 Troller

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Boat REF# 117162
Sold / Unavailable
Length 39'0"
Year 1970
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 360hp, Caterpillar 3116 (1994)
Lying South Puget Sound - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Wahl Brothers
Builder Wahl Brothers
Lying South Puget Sound - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 920.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 200.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Deadrise 5-10
Last survey 23/06/2010


Engine 1 x diesel 360hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3116 (1994)
Engine Hours engine1:   90
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-blade bronze
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Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Generator output 6KVA
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Northern Lights 6KW generator new in 2009.

The Caterpillar diesel was purchased new in 1994 and has only 44 hours of operation. This boat has entirely rebuilt electrical systems with new wiring and new batteries, new fuel systems with new tanks.


Length 39'0"
LWL 38'0"
Beam 13'8"
Draft Min 7'8"
Draft Max 7'8"
Displacement 40,000.0lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Wahl Trollers are extremely well constructed and highly regarded deep keeled designs. Constructed of bent oak frames with Wolmanized fir planking. This vessel has been fully restored over the past 20 years -- there is no area aboard that does not look new. The engine beds that mount the Cat Diesel are stainless and the engine compartment looks like a hospital operating room. This craft is perfect for the wooden boat purist who enjoys the simple traditional boating life, yet is thrilled by the meticulous detail of a "spare nothing" restoration. This troller is a fully functional work boat that can be utilized for it's intended purpose fishing coastal waters commercially... Most recently she has undergone a summer of refinish top to bottom, also a porthole was added in the aft galley wall, and the Cat is now totally broken in and the initial first full servicing is complete... She is ready to go...


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Porta Potti)
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She's designed as a fishing boat through and through but displays all the beauty and craftsmanship of the finest yacht. She has a very comfortable forward berth with amazingly beautiful joinery. The piloting area includes a hardwood dinette table, custom wood "inlaid" cabinets, diesel stove and propane cooktop. The interior of the house is gorgeous with teak beadboard, and the headliner is white beadboard over clear fir ceiling frames. The owner is a lover of music, and has added 5.1 Surroundsound speakers and woofer, controlled by fiber optic remote. Along with being extremely functional and ergonomically well laid out, she's a showpiece of the woodworker's art inside and out.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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She is very well equipped with all new electronics, C-trec Autopilot 725 with remote, Garmin GS022 Plotter, Garmin GMS 10 Radar, Garmin GSD 20 fathometer, iMac PC. Turn-key ready for long comfortable passages, even in challenging seas.

Deck Gear

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Kolstrand windlass
2 anchors
200'0" of chain
200'0" of rode
A raised foredeck with the anchor secured in a stainless steel roller at the stem. Hydraulic windlass and raised foc'sl escape hatch. The waist decks have hand rails at the cabin top. At well deck centerline is the mast and the raised coaming of the main hold. Aftmost is a raised quarterdeck having a troll cockpit with raised coamings. There is a cockpit helm station having full steering and engine controls.

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2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

An additional hydraulically driven bilge pump will be a blessing if any flooding emergencies arise. With her deep full keel, she is of stable design and is ready for conditions that may be encountered on long journeys. She is equipped with a Givens Marine 6-man liferaft which may be automatically or manually deployed...

Broker's Comments

This remarkable vessel is a "one of a kind" fishing troller transformed into a cozy live-aboard capable cruiser. She has been a labor of love for her seller, who has spent many years and many dollars converting a sturdy Wahl fishing troller into an unbelievably lovely yacht. No effort was spared to make her a true gem that will gleam among all the plastic boats at any marina. Beneath the lovely teak joinery and fine finishes she is of the sturdiest classic workboat construction and her new owners can enjoy the boat with great confidence and pride in her capabilities. The owner has made several very good lifelong friends during this restoration journey...

There are boats that work and boats that play. Increasingly the workboat appearance has become popular for modern recreational trawlers. This custom Wahl 39 Troller combines the very best of both types and will be attractive to those looking for a truly unique yacht with real workboat bones.
Some call them Trawlers, she is an authentic Troller ready to go fishing... With little effort this troller can be put anywhere in coastal waters and utilized as a commercial fishing vessel to capture the beauty of operating a piece of woodworking art as well as making it pay for the effort...
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Wahl 39 Troller has been personally photographed and viewed by Patrick McGillivary 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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