"KATY MARIE" is a one of a kind, custom Vinette, full displacement trawler. The hull was designed and crafted by Peterson Builders of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to military specifications. Her hull is constructed of welded Core-Ten steel and she features a welded aluminum deckhouse for minimum weight aloft. The design is very reminiscent of a traditional north sea trawler...high bulwarks protect anyone going forward, high railings offer additional protection and there are exterior steps both port and starb'd that lead up to the boat deck. The raised pilothouse windows offer protection from a breaking sea as they are set up higher so as to present her formidable aluminum house to the seas. Windows are generous in size and provide plenty of interior light. Her aft walkaround design provide plenty of protection while moving about and her overhead provides protection from rain. There is a substantial swim platform integrated into the hull for easy access to the water.
Her interior layout is that of a raised pilothouse trawler with two staterooms and one head going forward. The side stateroom offers two generous over - under bunks and plenty of storage. The master stateroom is located forward and features a raised queen bed mounted on the centerline. There is abundant storage under the bed as well as as six very large drawers located to portside. There is a spacious two door closet (hanging locker) on the starb'd side. The stateroom also has a vanity - desk on the portside. The pilothouse is spacious and well equipped for serious cruising with both port and starb'd side doors, plenty of space for her electronics package, and a pilot berth raised even with the windows for the best seat in the house. Traditional woods and lighting along with bead board overheads provide a warm, salty look. This is a boat to travel upon. Stepping down four steps into her galley and saloon, one is struck by the openness of the layout. The galley offers plenty of storage areas and lots of counter spaces as well as everything a cook would desire. The saloon is open and airy, lit by large windows and features plenty of space and furniture making this a great place to relax and socialize.
She is powered by a Cummins B-210 and she currently has about 1,000 original hours. She has a Onan generator (age unknown) that is a 6.5KW unit and it was rebuilt in 2006 and has seen very little use since. "Katy Marie" was completely repainted in 2007 and new Raymarine autopilot (ST-6000), Radar and Chart plotter (C-120) were added as well. She cruises at 9 knots at 1800 RPM and WOT is 11 knots at 2350 RPM. She features a bow thruster for additional manuvering power although with her full keel she is easily handled dockside. With her stout design, economical performance and substantial tankage, she would be an excellent Great Loop boat and beyond. Call today for a complete photo package as well as complete specs.
FRESHWATER ONLY, NEVER IN SALT, LOCATED IN STURGEON BAY, WISCONSIN.