Maine Idea – 50′ Joel White Trawler


“MAINE IDEA” is a very well built custom trawler using very high grades of Oak and Fir throughout. Its design and build are both well thought out as done by the highly respected designer/shipyard team of Joel White and Brooklyn Boatyard in Maine.

Construction Scantlings: Carvel planked 2” vertical grain Fir on laminated Oak frames 3” sided on 11 1/2” centers. Oak floors, keel, stem and horn timber. Clamp and shelf at the deck edge. The House is Marine ply
Superstructure/Layout: Low trunk pilot house, open aft deck / chain locker way forward then bulkhead. Below has Over/under pilot berths fwd port with the fwd head opposite. Next is the fore cabin with athwartship over under bunks. Up steps to the saloon with centerline helm station, dining aft to port and lounge area/entertainment center stbd. Down steps going aft to the galley to port then aft to a double bed to stbd and the second head w/ tub to port. Exit to the aft deck. Engine access is via the saloon sole and a panel in the galley area.

Twin Disc” ratio; 2.5:1
Drive Type: Direct drive
Shaft(s): 2 1/5“ Stainless Steel. Inspection of the propeller and shaft revealed all to be in
apparent good condition and to be tracking true and no evidence of galvanic corrosion. Shaft Coupling: Steel, safety wire installed, light and normal corrosion
Propeller: 4 bladed Bronze Right hand turning 36” Dia, pitch not stamped on propeller hub Stuffing Box(es): Bronze and flax packing (Note)
Strut(s)/Bearing(s): Through horn timber / Cutless Bronze w/ flax packing- 1/8” approx.. of play (Note)
Controls: Dual lever

AC-Shorepower: 30 amp and 50 amp
AC control panel: At helm in original
condition with the addition of a second panel. The function of the two panels together is obtuse. Simplification by combining the two is recommended. Volt and ammeter in panel.
Reverse Polarity Indicator:
Continuous light in compliance w/

General Condition: All gear inspected visually and tested for operability. Found to operate normally, in good condition and well installed, except as noted
Sink(s): Stainless Steel
Refrigeration: (2) “Norcold” 12v / 120v Stove Type: “Gas Systems” CNG
# Burners/Oven:
Tank Stowage:
Safety Solenoid:
Approved: Yes (ABYC A-1.6 – 1.10)
Supply lines: Protected where pass through bulkheads and vessel structure (NFPA 320 6-
Three w/ oven After cockpit locker
Yes w/ gauge; Successfully tested for ability to hold pressure.
Microwave: “Sharpe”

General Condition: All equipment tested and found operational
as designed, except where
Compass(es): “Danforth” 6”
VHF Radio: “Icom IC M127” Autopilot: “Cetec Benmar” unit
powered up, steering ram did
not engage (Note)
Speed Log: “Datamarine” Impeller
is frozen in its housing, unit
powered up. Depthfinder: “Datamarine”
GPS/Radar: “Garmin 740S” color plotter, “Garmin 128” Black
and white digital
display/”Furuno” CRT type Television: “Emerson” Flat screen
w/ digital antenna. Digital antenna mount does not carried the weight of the antenna
well (Note)
Barometer: (1) “Chelsea”, (1) “Harwich” 4” Brass Ship’s Clock: (1) “Chelsea”, (1) “Harwich” 4” Brass

Anchor Windlass: “Ideal” horizontal; separate wildcat and capstan 24vdc
Anchor(s): 60 Lb. “CQR and large Danforth. Anchors and rode found to be in good condition
and are considered adequate for a vessel of this size
Chain/Rode(s): 3/8” all chain on CQR, 3/8” chain x 10’ w/ 5/8” 3 strand nylon on the
Bow Roller(s): On Wood platform
Bow/Stern Pulpit: 1” Bz / bulwarks Stanchions/Lifelines: 1” Bz / SS plastic coated Docklines: Misc. braid 3 strand


  • Boat Type 50' Joel White Designed Trawler built by Brooklin Boatyard
  • Rate $7000/week with one week free on 4 week charter (total $21,000 for 4 weeks). 2nd week is $6,750; 3rd week is $6,500
  • Berths/Berthing Sleeps 6
  • Power Volvo Penta Turbo Model: TAMD 120 B Cylinders/HP: 6 / 375
  • L.O.A 50'0"
  • Draft 5'6"
  • Beam 15'06"
  • Water Two / 480 Gals.
  • Fuel Three / Wing tanks are 100 gals ea. Day tank is 30 Gals.


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