KATHLEEN II, a 42-foot downeast cruiser whose lines echo her lobsterboat heritage, was built and launched by Johanson Boatworks in 2002.
Designed by Geoff Dickes, she has already proven to be solid and steady even in confused seas. Her hull and decks, built by Wesmac Custom Boats of Surry, were delivered to Johanson Boatworks in August 2001. Over the ensuing fourteen months, the Johanson crew created the yacht's traditional Herreshoff-style interior, which features custom cherry cabinetry, doors, and trim. They also installed all systems, including fuel lines, steering hydraulics, electrical, fresh water, mechanical, and electronics. In addition, all interior and exterior varnishing and painting was done by Johanson, as was the Awlgripping of the decks and cabin house.
KATHLEEN's 800-horsepower Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine allows her to cruise with ease at 22 knots. Her layout provides ample live-aboard space, with a roomy cockpit, full galley in the pilothouse, two double staterooms, and a head with shower stall. The boat has been outfitted with top-of-the-line electronics, including Simrad color radar, Garmin color chartplotter, and a computer with charts.
The second Wesmac hull that Johanson Boatworks has finished off, KATHLEEN II will spend the winter in the Carolinas and return to Maine in the spring.
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