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Old 03-24-2016, 12:00 PM   #1
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1980 Vashon Island Boatworks 23' Pocket Trawler

For sale by owner is a salty and stout little ship!

These stout boats were built to fish in Alaskan waters. Most were built with a short house and fish hold. This is one of the few built as a family cruiser with the extended house and no fish hold. Includes a Westerbeke 35hp diesel, repowered in 2010. Most were a smaller Volvo. Has a large three blade prop protected by a full keel. Large stainless rudder provides excellent handling and control. She is very seaworthy and salty. Use her on the bay, offshore or take her to your favorite location on her dual axle trailer!

Includes new Garmin GPS, Depth sounder, HD Radar, with Intergrated AIS system. New vhf and hailer. LED running lights, bow roller, fold down helm seat with inside and outside steering. Has a wood burning heater and a gimballed propane stove. She putts along at 7 knots and sips about a half gallon an hour. With about 70 gallons of fuel, she has an incredible range.

Built tough to handle offshore conditions. 5800 lbs and a hull that's more than an inch thick of solid fiberglass. Just enough teak on the exterior to make her salty. New hull and topside LP paint in 2015 with a fresh hard epoxy bottom. Trailer rebuilt in 2015 with new brakes, tires, paint.

Comfortable v berth forward, lots of storage and even a new Jabsco head with holding tank.

She is on her trailer ready to go on your next adventure!

Rare and hard to find in excellent condition.
$37,500 / best offer
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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Where is she?
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:16 PM   #3
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She's located in Vallejo CA.
Currently on her trailer (included) and can be delivered (negotiable) most anywhere on the West coast.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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Very pretty boat.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:37 PM   #5
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Thanks she's a labor of love. Very fun, great for PNW, or the Bay and Delta!
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Old 03-24-2016, 03:08 PM   #6
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For those interested I found a few more pics here:

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Old 03-27-2016, 11:25 AM   #7
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Need some measures

I'm moving from a sailboat to a trawler and this one fits my budget. Because I am 6'3", I need some important measures.
1. How long is the v-berth?
2. What is stand up height in cabin?
Searching for a small trawler on a small budget(<40,000)
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:42 PM   #8
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I was just on Vashon Island, WA yesterday. Is that where it was built?

Great looking boat!
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Named after Vashon, but I don't think they were ever built there. At least to the best of my knowledge and recollection.

I grew up boating and sailing around here, but there are lots of stuff that I don't know and even more that I have forgotten over the years.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:59 PM   #10
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So I got away from some of the Easter activities to do some measuring.
The Vashon v berth is 6' wide at the head (width) and is 6' 4" front to back.
I measured about 6' 6" measured at an angle on the side of the v berth.

The headroom inside varies from about 6'2" to about 6'5" at the helm.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:21 PM   #11
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There must be some relationship between the Vashon and the Willards. I don't see how two boats can look so similar and not be connected in some way.
Anybody know of a connection?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oceansailor;
For sale by owner is a salty and stout little ship!
Just a suggestion but I think you would do well to post those Craigslist pictures on here. They would compliment your thorough write up.

Pretty boat.



And here are even more pics of a similar sister ship. http://www.www.zodiac.boats.com/list...15102891&pic=8

And even more. https://plus.google.com/photos/11047...27282486332705
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:57 AM   #13
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Here's the latest link for the craigslist ad. Price reduced!

1980 Vashon Island Boat Works 23' Pocket Trawler
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Rossigal,
Oceansailor is trying to sell his Vashon here.
The Rosborough is a nice OB boat though. I'm going to be looking to downsize somtime in the future though .. probably to an Albin. That's what I had before.
I think the Vashon 23 is probably the smallest real trawler there is. Very very much like a Willard and I don't know the connection but belive there must be one.
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I hope she found a home. Not many Vashon trawlers around. I can attest that they are incredibly sea worthy with their FD hull. Nomad Willy, you and I are both in agreement about the hull resembling a Nomad.
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Named after Vashon, but I don't think they were ever built there. At least to the best of my knowledge and recollection.

I grew up boating and sailing around here, but there are lots of stuff that I don't know and even more that I have forgotten over the years.
They were indeed built on Vashon Island back in the late 70s to early 80s. The former owner of Vashon Island Boat Works, Jan Nielsen, still resides on the island. Only about 20 or so were built as "family cruisers" such as mine.
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Here's the latest link for the craigslist ad. Price reduced!

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Link is not working, just an FYI
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