42' Cape Sable Island Cod/Lobster Boat
This Beautifully Built one off Cape Sable Island Cod Boat was built over 8 years, and encompasses the best ideas from both coasts in one boat.
Built in Victoria BC Canada by John Fraser. Construction began in 1979, Launched in 1987.
Cape Sable Island Cod Boat, Atkinson Family, 1905 replica hull built to spec, with a West Coast Cabin!
Ford Industrial Engines 300 CI 6 cylinder with 1000 hours, Fresh water Cooled. Installed New in 1998. Borg Warner Velvet Drive 2.57:1 reduction. 1.5 inch shaft to a 20 X 20 4 Blade bronze prop, gives an economical cruise of 7 to 8 knots at 1.5 to 2 GPH. Gas engine delivers whisper quiet operation with no smoke or smell.
Head/ pressurized hot and cold water/ Ice Box/ Cabin Heat/ V Berth/ Dinette/ VHF Radio/ Lowrance GPS/ CD Stereo/ Anchor with electric Windlass/ Canopy over rear deck area. Fresh Bottom Paint/ Zincs.
Ready for your entertaining. Everything Works!
Seats 16 guests on back deck. Perfect for those lazy days on Lake Washington/ Lake Union.
Attracts attention wherever she goes! A joy to drive! No wake! Whisper Quiet..super smooth!!
Current Survey Sept 2016.
Personally Inspected, Tested and Operated by Listing Broker Oct 2016
Story of the Cape Sable Island Boat,
The most repeated story regarding the first Cape Island boat is that of the Atkinson family of Cape Sable Island boatbuilders. In 1905 Ephraim Atkinson, a house and sometime boatbuilder in Clark's Harbour, was approached by a client from Saint John, New Brunswick, to build a power boat. He did so, fitting the engine the customer supplied into a boat for which the customer possibly designed or provided the plans. Atkinson saw the opportunities in the new vessel design for the local fishery and went on to build a second similar powered boat. This became the first Cape Island boat, say Atkinson's supporters. One can imagine the local fishermen adding their comments about the new craft as Atkinson gave it shape and form in his Clark's Harbour boat shop. Descendants of Ephraim Atkinson are still building Cape Island boats on the island, though not of wood but of fibreglass.