1928 Converted Salmon Troller

US$ 99,000
Bainbridge Island, WA
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42' Converted Salmon Troller

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Bainbridge Island, WA
Hull Material:
Last Listed Price:
US$ 99,000 

$20,000 Price Reduction!  Just in Time for Summer!

"Petrel" is the finest and best maintained ex-commercial troller conversion the surveyor that conducted the 2013 survey has ever seen.  This is a rare opportunity to own a truly turn-key classic vessel, maintained to the highest standards and completely immaculate.

Designed and built in 1928 by Mat Tolonen at the Columbia Boat Works in Astoria, Oregon, her lines show her North Sea heritage.  The double ended troller design is known as a second generation Finn boat that fished most of her life from Oregon to Alaska.

When the previous owner retired from commercial fishing, he totally rebuilt "Petrel" as a pleasure cruising vessel and she is in as close to "new condition" as a boat originally built in 1928 can possibly be.  Winner of several wooden boat festivals, "Petrel" has been featured in Wooden Boat Magazine, Passage Maker, Soundings and Oregon Coast Magazine.

During her five year rebuild, careful attention was paid to retaining her original lines and feel. All electrical and mechanical systems were upgraded or replaced entirely, and many of the wooden structural members of the vessel were replaced including the bow stem and stern timbers, several planks and many fastenings. 

General Description:

Petrel is a double-ender, with nearly identical bow and stern sections, making her a very seaworthy vessel in the tradition of the boats that fish the rough Baltic Sea.  Her wheelhouse is amidships with the helm station forward, forecastle with twin berths down, and galley and seating area aft and down.  All exterior hull, cabin and cabin top woodwork is well coated with marine enamel and protected by custom made canvas covers.

Hull material is 1 3/4" Port Orford Cedar & Fir on 2 1/2" x 2 1/8" steam bent Oak frames with silicon bronze screw fastenings.  Bulkheads are wood; deck material is 1 3/4" Fir planking.  

Petrel's current owner has maintained her in pristine condition while continuing to enhance and upgrade her over the last 24 months with a new electric head; a new touchscreen Raymarine plotter with AIS; sirius weather receiver; new solid brass interior sconces; new exterior deck and masthead lights and new cushions and upholstery in the forecastle.

The seller will convert the two single bunks forward to a full-width lower double bunk and add a port side upper bunk at no cost to a qualified buyer, increasing the total number of berths to four, should additional sleeping accommodation be desired.

Navigation & Communications Equipment:

VHF Radio: Raytheon 53

SSB Radio: Icom M700Pro

Depth Sounder: Raytheon ST40 digital

Fish Finder: Raytheon L760

Radar: Raytheon Pathfinder RL80C

Compass: Dirigio

Chartplotter: Raymarine Touchscreen with AIS

Main Engine:

A single Detroit Diesel Model 3-71 super-charged, keel cooled, three cylinder diesel engine producing 101 hp @ 1,800 rpm's coupled to a Twin Disc reduction gear and a 2" stainless alloy propeller shaft and a three blade 34" RH 26" bronze propeller. The engine room is accessible via a hatch in the pilot house floor with excellent access to all mechanical systems and is spotlessly clean and well maintained.  The engine has 975 hours since being rebuilt.

Ground Tackle & Steering System:

Anchor & Rode #1: Custom 65# stainless steel fisherman type

Anchor & Rode #2: Navy type anchor stored in lazarette

Anchor Windlass: Hydraulic drum with 110' of 1/2" galvanized chain & 350' nylon

Steering System: Hydraulic - inside helm



Total number of Fuel Tanks: 2

Location of Tanks: Port and starboard engine space

Material: stainless steel

Fuel Tanks Bonded: Yes

Inspection Ports: Yes


Total Number of Water Tanks: 2

Material: Stainless Steel

Sanitary Holding Tank: 1

Material: Poly

Fuel Capacity: 450+ gallons total

Potable Water: 160 gallons

Hot Water: 10 gallons

Sanitary Holding: 18 gallons

Miscellaneous Equipment, Pumps & Galley:

Sea Cocks: bronze with wooden plugs

Lasdrop Dripless Shaft Seal

Electric Bilge Pumps: 4 Rule Automatics

Emergency Dewatering Device: Jabsco engine-driven pump with multiple bilge pick-ups

Audible Bilge High Water Alarm

Galley: electric hot and cold pressure water system

Galley Stove: Princess Electric 3 burner oven

Refrigeration: Norcold electric

Cabin Heater: Dickenson Newport - Diesel

Hot water tank: Torrid 110 VAC &/or Engine heated

Shore Boat: 8'6" plywood skiff with oars stowed on cabin top

 Electrical System:

Ship's System: 12 volt DC with breaker panel

MagnaSine Inverter

Shore Power: 110 VAC

Generator: Northern Lights 5.5kw raw water cooled with starting battery (210 hours)

Battery Charger: Truecharge 40+ amp

Batteries: House (2) Centennial Group C8DH 12 VDC; Main Start: (1) 12 VDC; Gen Start: (1) SeaVolt Maintenance Free 12 VDC

Equipment & Fittings:

Deck Machinery: Anchor windlass, flopper-stopper stabilizers

Winches: On boom for tender launch

Mast & Boom: wooden spars - painted

Seller is flexible on pricing and receptive to offers.  He would also consider a partial trade on a classic daysailer.  

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For more information or to view this boat, please contact listing agent Murray Fiander at: 360-697-4000 (office); or 206-200-0424 (Cell).

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