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Nordlund 52 Pilothouse Trawler

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Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 270hp, Volvo TMD 120A (1980)

Olympia-Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Edwin Monk
Builder Nordlund Boat Company
Lying Olympia-Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 600.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 G Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 28/01/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 270hp
Engine make and model Volvo TMD 120A (1980)
Engine Hours Engine1: 2500+
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 G /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Generator output 4.5KVA
Engine spares tick

Maintenance history logged on board. Repowered in 1980 with Volvo Diesel. Northern Lights generator M643-4.5M, Inverter Outback 2500 Watt, 30 AMP Shore Power


LOA 53'0"
Beam 15'0"
Draft Max 6'0"
Displacement 45.0lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

32 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-displacement
Finish Paint finish

Plank mahogany is the easy description. Ed Monk detail is seen everywhere on this beautiful vessel. 6 inch above water line and 12 inch below has iron bark treatment for protection. The owner tells me you can't drive a nail through it. A 2010 survey says, "tap sounded extremely strong and appeared to be a dry boat". Maintenance has been continuous with nothing deferred.


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 5
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick

While formally identifed as a two-cabin pilot house trawler, the layout of this boat easily sleeps nine and could accommodate eleven if two were children. It's a family-friendly interior. The master has a double, three singles are in the second cabin. A bunk house arrangement in the pilot house comfortably holds two more and the white leather hide-a-bed couches in the salon will sleep 6 if two are under 5 foot. The owner tells me he's had 20 people on board and it's easy to see where they all fit with room to spare. The spacious salon once held church pews and an organ in service of this boat's original mission. It has been transformed to a beautiful teak-and-holly-floored area with white leather couches and a gourmet galley with granite counters to facilitat the enjoyment of family and friends. Flybridge decks are comparably large.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Garmin Radar & GPS Map 188C & Sounder, iCom VHF M502, Auto Pilot Portable EXT, Polaris Hailer, Davis Weather Monitor

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

Electric VDC Plath windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
300'0" of chain
600'0" of warp
Zodiac dinghy (unknown year)
9.9hp outboard, Johnson (unknown year)
Foredeck, side decks and cockpit are teak with painted non-skid on flybridge areas.


Rod Holders 2 Rod Holders

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 Electric)

All USCG requirements are up to date or new per survey findings 2010.

Broker's Comments

When I went aboard this boat I was most impressed with the size, luxury and warmth of the salon. The owner is a seller and installer of granite surfaces along with all other high end interior flat surface products and he spared no attention on his boat. This lovely Ed Monk-designed Pilothouse Trawler was purpose-built by Nordlund Boat Company for missionary work to the coastal villages of Alaska. Built in 1970 and equipped with church pews, an organ and shag carpets this vessel worked in the service of Seventh Day Adventists delivering bibles, supplies and workers along thousands of miles of fjords and islands where isolated communities were perched. Today, shag carpets have been replaced with custom teak inlays in teak and holly sole floors. Leather couches have displaced hardwood pews. A gourmet galley with granite countertops and a custom sink has been added along with corian vanity tops in both of the well-appointed heads. Repowered, restored, refurbished is the condition today, all with modern luxury as the theme. A 2010 survey report says, “This vessel’s hull, decks and house were tap sounded EXTREMELY STRONG…it also has iron bark located 12 inch below waterline extending 6 inch above waterline for protection”. All USCG safety requirements are up to date or new this summer. The pilot house seating doubles as two chain-hung berths and with the hide-a-bed leather couches this two cabin motor yacht sleeps 11 and could easily be considered if you are looking for a three cabin vessel. She knows the path to Alaska so any fun you can think of between here and there is yours and with absolutely no deferred maintenance you can leave as soon as you buy the groceries! Now priced under $90,000 she represents a great value for a new owner.

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

This Nordlund 52 Pilothouse 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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