This beautiful and traditional Cape Cod Catboat from the dean of catboat designers, with her shallow draft, stiffness under sail, and overall roominess, could be just the pocket-cruiser you've been looking for. At 18’, this shallow-draft weekend cruiser was designed by the renowned catboat designer Fenwick Williams and built over 2 years by the Apprentice Shop in Rockland, Maine.
Hand built with the finest woods throughout: Teak, Northern White Cedar, Mahogany, Spruce, Sitka Spruce and African Bubinga can be found in the deck, seats, centerboard trunk, table, wheel and cabin. The hull construction is cedar planking on oak frames.
This husky, round-bottomed centerboard cruiser has cruising accommodations for two, a 10hp Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine with only 12 hours, and a custom Load-Rite double-axle trailer.
Located in Northport Point, Michigan, this boat is in very good condition and systems are working well, according to her owner.
General Details; Carved-planked traditional construction. She's a centerboard boat with a 2' draft board up. Board down, 4'6" +/-.
Specifications; Coatings, Compounds and Adhesives Hull Base Coats Painted surfaces: Interlux - Pre-Kote Varnished surfaces: Epifanes - Rapidclear Hull Finish Coats Topsides: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; Black #4258 Boot stripe: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; White #4359 Bottom paint: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; Fire Red #4248 Cabin top: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; Hatteras Off-White #4208 Interior: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; Hatteras Off-white #4208 Varnished surfaced: Epifanes - Rapidclear Spar Base Coats All spars: Epifanes - Rapidclear Spar tips: Interlux - Pre-Kote Spar Finish Coats All spars: Epifanes - Woodfinish Gloss Spar tips: Interlux - Brightside polyurethane; White #4359 Adhesives & Misc. West System epoxy - epoxy resin #105 and hardener #205 (fast) or #206 (slow) Petit - Super dry sealer #2012 Interlux - Boatyard bedding compound; Natural #214 Franklin International - Titebond II, Premium wood glue, weatherproof
Rigs and Sails Sail area: 310 sq ft. Rig: Traditional Gaff-rigged cat Spars Mast: Hollow, laminated spruce Boom: Spruce Gaff: Sitka spruce Spar jaws: Teak Mast hoops: White oak with copper rivets Sails: Oceanus sails sewn by: Gambell & Hunter Sailmaker Camden Maine
Rigging and Hardware: Custom bronze hardware forged by: Auburn Stove Foundry Co. New Gloucester, ME Tabernacle and traveler built by: Bill Lowe System Specifications; Engine: 10 hp Yanmar Diesel, 1GM10 Drive system: 1" standard shaft (H&H Propeller) Bearings: Standard interior stuffing box with exterior cutlass bearing Propeller: 13.8" 3 blade Steering system: Vetus hydraulic system Rudder: White oak Fuel: 5 gallons, polyethylene tank Battery: Group 24 sealed deep cycle marine battery Battery switch: Perko Multi Bilge pump: Rule 1100 automatic: RM 1100, 12V, 11/8" discharge Running lights: Antique running lights Masthead light: 360 Custom Throttle/shift: Vetus
Construction details; Keel, stem, dead wood and transom: White Oak Frames: Steam Bent White Oak Planking: Northern White Cedar Toe rails: Teak Deck beams: White Oak Deck: Laid Teak Cabin top beams: Laminated Mahogany Sole: Teak Chain locker bulkhead: Northern White Cedar & Okoume plywood Main bulkhead: Northern White Cedar & Okoume Cabin top: Okoume plywood with dynel & Northern White Cedar
Fastenings: Copper and Silicon Bronze Hardware: Bronze Centerboard: White Oak Centerboard trunk: White oak, Northern White Cedar, & Teak
Additional features; Galley sink (approx: 12" diameter, stainless steel) with Iynspray Ws-62" galley pump. The pump is BRASS and manufactured in New Zealand. Galley stove (alcohol) by Origo of Sweden with 2 burners. Removable porta-potty housed in a custom built, wooden locker within the cabin. Custom cushions to fit the 7' berths. Tandem, double axle "Load Rite" trailer. The trailer was custom made for the boat and has surge brakes with a new, heavy duty trailer jack (2010). Tan canvas sail covers with separate tan canvas "bimini" cockpit cover to protect her while docked. Light green, canvas boat cover for winter storage. Separate anchor in canvas sailbag for easier transport.
Information On Condition
Her proud owner says she is in excellent condition and is stored covered inside with care. All Sails, Rigging and the Trailer as stated by her owner are in excellent condition. Please see, the photos!