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Miss Nina is a beautifully restored and maintained shallow draft motorsailer. Enjoying wide open space, large doorways and windows, wide stairs, an open galley and uncomplicated systems Miss Nina would be a fantastic family cruising yacht that would be an ideal ICW yacht or coastal cruiser. Miss Nina could also continue to be used, as the current owners have, for taking passengers out to experience the beauty of sailing on this relatively new yacht that exudes old world charm.
Make an appointment to come visit her, you will not be disappointed. Owners have recent survey that they will be willing to furnish.
West Florida Yachts would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 61' Custom 61 Bolger Pilothouse Ketch 1996. This yacht for sale is located in Belmont, Maine and priced at $390,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
61 Bolger Pilothouse Ketch
2000.00 HRS 75.00 HP
2000.00 HRS 75.00 HP
Miss Nina is a 61’ Phil Bolger pilothouse ketch built by the renowned Story Shipyard in Essex Massachusetts in 1996. The current owners found her and purchased her in 2009 and started a full refit on the yacht, restoring her Carvel planked wooden hull and basic systems in North Carolina before motoring her back to Maine to complete her restoration. Upon her arrival in Maine she was taken to O’Donovan and Dole Boatworks in Searsport, Maine where Miss Nina spent 8-months indoors undergoing an extensive restoration bringing her back to her current shape. In 2011 Miss Nina was relaunched in Maine where her owners would operate her as a business offering day trip excursions in the Belfast Maine area. The current owners are marine professionals, owning and operating a successful boat yard in the Belfast, Maine where Miss Nina is stored inside and maintained to an exacting standard.
Miss Nina is Carvel planked Atlantic Cedar over White Oak frames. The planks where re-fastened in 2009. All fastenings and keel bolts are silicon bronze. Miss Nina’s decks are Dynel over marine ply, painted with Interlux.
Miss Nina’s white hull is painted with a single part Interlux urethane paint. Her green sheer stripe and green accents on the eyebrow are painted with two-part Interlux Perfection. The white bulwarks, cockpit and house sides are also painted with two-part Interlux Perfection. The exterior varnish work is sprayed as hatches, ladders, light-boxes, dorades, deck boxes, doors etc. are easily removed. The handrails are not removed and varnished in place. As the current owner removed much of the bright work during yard time, there are simple versions of the easily removable bright items so the yacht remains complete and securable during her time in the yard.
Stepping on board Miss Nina from the dock you are immediately struck by the ease of access through the port and starboard inward opening side doors allowing easy access to the aft cockpit, companionway to the pilot salon and the weather decks to the fore deck/bow.
Directly aft of the opening side doors is the spacious cockpit featuring:
All sheets run to the cockpit for ease of single-handed sailing
Continuing forward on deck port and starboard of the pilot house is are wide and well protected weather decks that allow access to the fore-deck, up three steps at the forward end of the weather decks. This area also features:
Between the port and starboard weather decks is the pilot house with a very clean and well utilized roof featuring:
Moving forward up the weather deck steps to the fore deck is an expansive well protected deck with tons of space for storage and lounging. This area boasts:
Moving forward up the raised fore deck the deck drops down to a working deck with bright teak cap rails on the bulwark that joins the bow painted bow prod. This are features:
The sails are all in great condition and have been well maintained:
(2) Cummins Engines:
Located in the pilot salon, Miss Nina has a complete set of electronics:
12-Volt DC system
120-Volt/30-Amp AC system
Entering the pilot salon from the cockpit you are immediately taken by the amount of light and fantastic visibility offered by this open well lit space. With:
Moving forward in the pilot salon there is a companion way to port that drops down into the forward salon featuring a well equipped galley, salon, head and outboard berth.
To starboard is the salon with a large dining table that sits 6:
To port of the salon is the aft head:
Moving forward to starboard is the large galley with great storage and fantastic light:
Moving to port is a Paul Luc soapstone and bronze wood stove and double settee with lee cloths. This area also features:
Moving forward from the lower salon there is a forward cabin with two Pullman style double berths, one to port and one to starboard.Forward is a head:
The forward cabin features:
The head so forward of the cabin:
The engine room is accessed through the hatches built into the sole of the pilot salon. Below the sold of the pilot salon is:
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