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Skookum 50 Trawler

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Boat REF# 155705
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Year 1972
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 400hp, Volvo TAMD120AK (1972)
Lying Olympia, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk Sr
Builder Skookum Marine Construction
Lying Olympia, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 3,181.8 ltr (700.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,272.7 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 159.1 ltr (35.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 15/05/2006


Engine 1 x Diesel 400hp
Engine make and model Volvo TAMD120AK (1972)
Engine Hours engine1:   6446
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 4 Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 22.7 ltr (5.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 12KVA
Engine spares tick

Coastal Marine Engine in Seattle did a complete engine evaluation in 2009 including rebuild of high pressure fuel injection pump, new injectors, compression tested cylinders and rebuilt water pumps. They rodded out the heat exchanger and generally made sure the engine would be trouble free for the foreseeable future.The engine in this boat is "eat-off-of-it clean". The engine room and work spaces are all clean and well organized with many engine spares. The engine has dry stack exhaust.

The TAMD 120 Volvo Marine Engine was specifically designed for demanding applications -- tending toward the heavy duty recreational or even commercial use. Made to be light weight, very robust and with low fuel consumption it has proven itself to be a great power plant. Here is a link to review more information on this engine.

Max speed 12-14 knots is estimated. Owners were never in a hurry.

Generator is 10 KW Kohler with a Perkins engine.


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.27m (14'0")
Draft Max 1.63m (5'4")
Airdraft 12.80m (42'0")
Displacement 24,490kg (54,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina


This vessel has a very tall aluminium mast for a trawler-style power boat. The seller reports it has a main sail of significant size that is capable of propelling the boat as a "get home" power source or as stabilizer during runs in beam seas. The owner has never hoisted sail but says all the gear is there and available. It is attached to the boom and mast using a style of furling gear. Antennas are mounted on the top with climbing steps attached to both sides. Air draft is 42 feet.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Originally manufactured as a 47-48 foot pilothouse trawler this vessel had an extension added to the cockpit by the shipbuilding co-op in Port Townsend making the on-deck length 50 feet. At that time they also added some tankage for water and added cockpit space. Overall with swim platform, davits and bow sprit she reaches 57 feet. Adding the dingy to the davits can push that to 60 feet overall. GRP hull with fiberglass over wood decks, cabin and house. Walk around side decks, aft cabin with access to the cockpit. Large fly-bridge with spacious aft upper deck . A very robust build as seen in items like the life rails, stanchions, anchor chocks, deck hatches and the list goes on. Her appearance is typical of Ed Monk designs with utility of use and practical spaces so common.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

Forward is a large "V" berth cabin with two single berths and lots of storage. There is a smaller two bunk cabin to port with a head to starboard. Several steps up to the salon and helm. Helm is to starboard with a double bench seat to port at the helm. Both sides have access doors to the side decks. Galley is along the starboard side with an "L" shape settee aft and port in the salon cabin. A large Alaska diesel stove provides heat and is located along the aft bulkhead of the salon cabin. Down a few steps is a very large aft master cabin with a double bed and a twin or large single. An aft head holds a bath tub, shower and vanity. Access to the cockpit is through a centerline door. Carpeting throughout with well-kept mahogany lockers and interior detail. Lots of wood inside this boat gives it a very traditional yacht feel.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Furuno Chart Plotter 7000F C-Map, Furuno Radar 1761 Mark 2, two separate Furuno GPS, Wood Freeman 500B Auto-pilot rebuilt in 2012, Icom M502 VHF, Auto-pilot on Bridge is remote to lower helm, Wood Freeman rudder angle indicator

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick

Electric Ideal windlass
2 anchors
(CQR Main)
121.92m (400'0") of chain
Highlaker Rowing FRP dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
An extra HT Danforth with 150 feet of rode is also aboard. Flybridge helm area is covered by a canvas removable snap down cover. There is a very large custom-built commercial style cold plate freezer 12 cu. ft. on the bridge. The bridge deck also has numerous built-in and portable lockers for storage, all in very good condition. The dingy davit system is also home to a very practical fish cleaning station with raw water washdown located on both the cockpit and foredeck.


The seller reports he and his wife have made a trip north each of the last 25+ years up to the northern end of Vancouver Island. The huge chest freezer on the bridge was always full of food heading north and full of fish returning south. Usually spending 2-3 months aboard, they towed a 17 foot fishing skiff and made their home aboard with all the required comforts.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Skookum 50 Trawler is a very comfortable and roomy cruising yacht. Her mechanics are evidently very well maintained. There are lots of spares and there is a log aboard detailing her care since 1987. She was repainted some years ago and that paintwork is due for restoration. Her owners recognize that this may affect offers and are willing to negotiate accordingly. Mechanically this is a sweet vessel. She sees regular use and very attentive maintenance. From the bow pulpit to the life rails and stanchions she is built like a commercial vessel with very usable practical spaces. The sellers are about to be two boat owners so don't wait to bring offers. They may even consider owner financing to the right buyer.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Skookum 50 Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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