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44' Nicholson Troller/Cruiser

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Boat Name: 44' Nicholson Troller/Cruiser
Year: 1952
Price: 82500
Located in Friday Harbor, WA
Hull Material: Wood
Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel

A rhapsody of Northwest Maritime Heritage, "Secretary Isle" has been lavished with care and shows consistent upkeep and updating.  Stepping aboard is a visit to another era of simplicity and easy exploration of these waters by boat.

Her reliable Gardner diesel provides safe, quiet, and economical cruising while all fittings are carefully selected for ease of maintenance and carefree use. Built at the famed Nicholson Boatworks in Victoria, British Columbia, "Secretary Isle" is now offered for sale by her current highly knowledgeable maritime professional owners after their 11 wonderful years of Pacific NW cruising.

Additional Specs, Equipment And Information:

Boat Name

44' Nicholson Troller/Cruiser

Engines

Total Power: 60HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Gardner
Engine Model: Gardner
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 8000
Engine Power: 60 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Beam

12.67 ft

Tanks

Water Tanks: (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (250 Gallons)
Black Water Tanks: (18 Gallons)

Accommodations

Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Specs

Builder: Nicholson Boatworks, Victoria, BC
Designer: Frank Fredette

Accommodations

Entry to through either the port or starboard pilothouse doors where you are welcomed by the fabulous and airy wheelhouse which features excellent sightlines, modern and workable electronics, glistening wood surfaces and steps to the handy galley and dining area just aft. Taller persons will appreciate this boat as there is head height over 7 feet!

The galley and salon features large windows, new upholstery, beautiful dish lockers, and a bright airy feel. The heart of this boat is below in the aft salon where the feel is of a lovely and comfortable living area. The two settees can serve as sleeping accommodation or as gathering space for after-dinner revelry. The bronze portlights with screens provide plenty of ventilation and the stove keeps the boat perfectly toasty as needed. The black trim in this area adds a lux-elegance setting of the framed originals by local artists. (Some original artwork will stay with the sellers). The fridge /freezer is located here as are many large drawers, a hanging locker, and numerous stowage spaces.    

Forward is the head compartment, closet, bench seating, and the sleeping quarters which are cozy and airy with opening portlights and overhead hatch.   


Galley

  • Dickinson Adriatic oil stove
  • Electric compressor pump cold box/freezer (located aft cabin salon)
  • Lofoten heating oil stove (located aft cabin salon)

Electrical

  • 12 volt DC; 32 volt DC and 110 volt AC
  • 12v and 32v Marine electrical panel, installed August 2020
  • Blue Seas ELCI isolator system, installed August 2020
  • Master switch
  • Honda 2000 watt portable gas generator
  • Solar panels (3), 350 amp total with NPower controller
  • Shore power
  • Engine alternator 12 volt DC and 24 volt DC
  • Batteries: (3) Start Firefly 12v, installed July 2020: (4) House Dyno 8v golf cart
  • Xantrex 400 watt inverter

Electronics and Navigation

  • Furuno radar 1700
  • Furuno GP-1650 DF C-MAPNT
  • Standard CPV 350 GPS and VHF
  • Raytheon 55 VHF
  • Morrow S-60F depth sounders (2)

Engine and Mechanical

  • Single Gardner 6LW 6 cylinder 60hp diesel engine
  • Two station hydraulic steering system
  • ComNav 2001 autopilot
  • Racor fuel filter with vacuum gauges and engine
  • Flame arrestor
  • Fresh water heat exchanger; keel coolers
  • Bronze 4 blade 34" x 30" right hand propeller
  • 2 1/4" bronze tail shaft with iron intermediate shaft
  • Fuel Tanks/Capacity: Engine: (2), 125 gal each
  • Diesel Heating oil tanks (2), 40 gal each
  • Galley Stove day tank (1), 25 gal

Deck and Hull

  • Hull material:  Old growth Red Cedar
  • Hull mounted stabilizing fins
  • 10.5' plywood pram dinghy w/Mercury 3.5hp outboard and sail rig
  • Life preservers
  • Derrick boom and Atkins and Hoyle cast aluminum davit
  • Fixed horn and bell
  • Life sling
  • Portable teak rung boarding ladder and portable teak and rope emergency access ladder
  • Life raft (out of certification)
  • Windlass, hatch, window and miscellaneous covers
  • Tow bar
  • Magnum propane BBQ
  • Fish hold and lazarette storage areas
  • LaVac Marine toilet
  • Windlass with on-deck spool and hydraulic control
  • Primary anchor 88# Delta with 120' chain + 300' 5/8 gold braid
  • Secondary anchor is 76# Babbitt with 100' chain + 300' gold braid

Fire Suppression

  • (1) Pilot House activated Halon extinguishing system in engine compartment
  • (1) Bronze hydraulic emergency bilge pump
  • (1) Manual operated whale gusher bilge pump
  • (2) Electrical bilge pumps
  • Multiple manual fire extinguishers throughout boat

Construction

  • The hull is white oak frames with red cedar planking, fastened with square galvanized boat nails which are clench nailed one per plank.
  • The decks are  yellow cedar with teak planking laid fore and aft.
  • The Keel is old growth Fir. The Wormshoe is Gumwood  and Purple heart, both incredibly dense hardwoods. 

  • The boat has been hauled very year by the current owners and was most recently wooded in 2019 for re-caulking as needed and all new bottom coatings.  
  • The current owners boat year round and keep "Secretary Isle" near their home on San Juan island. They have owned her for 11 incredible years and are only the third owners of this magnificent troller-yacht. 

Remarks

A rhapsody of Northwest Maritime Heritage, "Secretary Isle" has been lavished with care and shows consistent upkeep and updating.  Stepping aboard is a visit to another era of simplicity and easy exploration of these waters by boat.

Her reliable Gardner diesel provides safe, quiet, and economical cruising while all fittings are carefully selected for ease of maintenance and carefree use. Built at the famed Nicholson Boatworks in Victoria, British Columbia, "Secretary Isle" is now offered for sale by her current highly knowledgeable maritime professional owners after their 11 wonderful years of Pacific NW cruising.


Exclusions

All personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; personal tools; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Included in the sale will be numerous spare parts and tools specific to Gardner engine.


Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Martha Comfort at 206-624-1908 or 206-499-0910 (cell) for additional information and your viewing appointment.


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