Thanks for the advice. Here are two photos of the Royal Lowell 42 Lobsterboat that is available from Easter Yacht Sales. She's located in Salem, MA. The broker (me) can be reached at [email protected].
Current Price: US$ 70,000
Located in Salem, MA
Hull Material: Wood
Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
An opportunity is here to own a 42 foot Lobster Boat designed by one of the famous Downeast Marine Architects, Royal Lowell, and built by his children. Royal Lowell wrote BOATBUILDING DOWN EAST: How Lobster Boats Are Built, his popular guide to designing and building lobster-style hulls in 1977. In 1982, Stephen& Erin, his most recent design, a 42 foot down east lobster boat, went into service as a lobster boat for a high line lobsterman of Beverly, MA.
She has a hard chine hull, probably one of only a couple that he designed. As you may know he was a fan of round hulls. According to the current owner, this boat is the most sea kindly vessel he has ever been in. It moves incredibly easily through the water and, due to this, she is economical to run.
She is fastened throughout with silicon bronze including the chine gasket fastenings.
New life raft purchased from Landrigan Corporation in East Boston spring 2011
Robertson AP-1000 Autopilot
Suzuki ES 2800 Color Fathometer
Two VHF radio's
Epirb signal system
2 Survival Suits
She is all set up for lobster fishing and has a cut out stern.
Even if this boat was purchased by a pleasure boater it could be easily converted to a fine peasure craft.