37′ Albion Trawler Yacht Conversion
Length · 37’0″
Year · 1968
Construction · GRP
Underwater profile · Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths · 2
Engine · 1 x diesel 100hp, Daewoo DB58 (2010)
Lying · Port Angeles, WA USA – Shown by Appointment
Albion Boat Works 37′ Salmon Troller Yacht Conversion
Complete Modern Refit!
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This is a beautifully-executed conversion of a classic commercial salmon trolling vessel to a comfortable cruising trawler yacht with modern systems. Ideal for fishing, exploring, or long range cruising, and built tough enough to handle the types of conditions that commercial fisherman face. This boat offers the opportunity to cruise off the beaten track, but even in a crowded anchorage she surely stands out.
The hull is original heavy hand-laid solid fiberglass, but nearly all other systems were modernized and replaced in a multi-year refit beginning in 2009. Even the original deckhouse was removed and rebuilt. The galley, head compartment, main cabin, and sleeping berths are clean, and varnished wood trim and beams throughout the interior make for a cozy feel.
I really like the stainless steel Dickinson diesel stove in the galley. Not only attractive, but also efficient, as it serves as heating for the boat and doubles as a cooktop and oven while drawing from the boat’s supply of diesel.
The rebuild was overseen by the current owner, an electrician by trade, and the quality of the work is evident in the appearance of the neat wiring, electrical panels, and installation of other electrical components. Systems updated in the refit include electrical, plumbing, freshwater / holding tanks, bow thruster, thru-hull fittings, decks, and mast. The fish hold was converted to storage space and contains a chest freezer (in addition to the refrigerator above).
The engine is a Daewoo DB-58 which burns 1.2 gallons per hour at 8 knots. With 320 gallons of fuel, this boat can cover seriously long distances without a need to refuel.
The exterior is useful and practical. The aft deck is spacious, with high rails, and is open above — ideal for fishing. The boat comes with a pot puller, downriggers, and rod holders. Exterior decks are non-skid. I like that the vessel is painted above the waterline with attractive polyurethane enamel paint, not gelcoat. Not only attractive and non-fading, but also easy to touchup.
The deck above the wheelhouse has sufficient room to store two kayaks up top (chocks included), and the swim-step carries a 9′ Livingston tender with 2hp motor, also included with the boat.