The owners of MIGRANT have completed their waterfront renovation and have "moved ashore".... MIGRANT is very much for sale, an incredible value for those that look for the safety and the heft of a steel yacht, and the feel and conveniences of a home afloat.
MIGRANT is a liveaboard trawler, truly built like a small ship: she was built in Corten steel by the reknowned Cammenga yard in Holland in 1967. Rebuilt, upgraded and modernized by her current owners in 2005, she has cruised extensively, including the Med, safely and in comfort. With one large owners cabin, a small guest cabin/office, nicely appointed home-style galley and large head with shower and laundry, MIGRANT is indeed a go-anywhere comfortable home afloat. Her slow-turning Gardner 6-cylinder diesel is an engine legendary throughout the world, offering a comfortable 8-9 knot cruise. At 8.5 knots cruise, with a consumption of 3.5 gph, she has a range of over 2000 miles.
Please see details for lists of extensive renovations and upgrades! Additional photos (including pictures during renovation in Nova Scotia) available online for interested buyers, please contact the listing broker.
MIGRANT was bought by her present owners in 2005 as a well-built "but needing repairs" Cammenga 61 steel trawler with the intent of doing extensive cruising as a couple. She was taken from the Chesapeake to Padanaram MA and then on to Lunenburg Nova Scotia. She underwent a total interior refit while at the Lunenburg Foundry. Her owners managed the project, living in Lunenburg for the duration of the project.
As described by her owners:
The entire interior was removed, down to bare steel, with the exception of the engine room. Inside, the forward end of the underfloor fuel tanks showed corrosion, and both were shortened. Most of the steel freshwater tank was removed and replaced with a new stainless steel tank (about 400 gallons). The forward part of the old freshwater tank was made into a gray water tank, and the old gray water tank was converted to a black-water tank.
In the engine room the insulation was removed and replaced. The generator was relocated from the lazarette to the port aft are in the engine room. Nothing was done to the Gardiner main engine, which runs flawlessly. All small components, filters, pumps etc were removed and overhauled or replaced as necessary.
On the outside, the old teak decks were removed, exposing a fair amount of wasted steel decking. Virtually all the main decks were replaced including anchor windlass platform, and repairs to steel work made as needed. Any steel that was more than 10% wasted was replaced, including a very small portion of the hull. Pilot house to deck interface and stack-to-house interface were placed. The hull rub rail was found to be deteriorated rubber and was replaced with half-round stainless steel. Rail cap was removed and replaced with new steel flange, and a new teak cap rail was installed when she returned to her home at the Fairhaven Shipyard.
The teak main deck was fabricated and installed by TDS in 2006. No mechanical fastening and no bungs.
The interior was designed to be a comfortable home for two, with a guest cabin. The galley had to have "the comforts of home", as did the bathroom/head with large shower, home-size washer/dryer etc.
After sandblasting, all steel was painted and all exterior surfaces insulated. Extra insulation, Sound Down insulation and cork was used on the bulkhead between the engine room and living spaces. Cork was installed between the two layers of sub flooring. All interior members were epoxy-coated (3 coats) after fitting and before installation.
All electrical and plumbing is new. Glass in all the windows was replaced. The skylights and stainless steel opening ports are new.
Interior woods are native North American Cherry, with Ash overhead beams. Wall coverings are vinyl.
Extensive documentation and photographs of the refit work are available. Interested buyers may contact listing broker for additional online photos in higher resolution.
Since her refit, MIGRANT has traveled extensively, including seven summers cruising the Med (shipped across the Atlantic as deck cargo). She is comfortable, capable and ready to go much farther....
MIGRANT holds a USCG Certificate of Documentation.
Coming aboard there is a gate to the main deck on the starboard side. Double cherry doors open from the covered aft deck into the salon. Down and to starboard are steps to the galley, which is along the starboard side. The owners' cabin is large and spacious, all the way forward. Going aft to port is the bathroom (the word Head doesn't do justice!) with a full house-size shower, vanity and marine toilet. House size washer and dryer are in the head. Athwartship is an office/guest cabin with over and under berths.
From the salon there are steps up to the pilothouse, which has Dutch doors P&S to access the side and main decks.
Fully air conditioned, with reverse-cycle heat.
Located to starboard just below the main salon, it has beautiful custom cherry cabinetry and custom Corian counter tops.
GUEST ACCOMMODATION or OFFICE
MIGRANT has full walk around from forward to aft. Decks are under cover from the fantail to amidships. Access to pilothouse doors P&S and to the Portuguese bridge is up steps from the side decks. Access to boat deck is via stainless ladder behind port pilothouse door.
BOAT DECK, aft of stack
All electronics are on NMEA 2000 network (except autopilot, NMEA 0183)
220 Vac, 120 Vac, 24 V DC and 12 V DC systems
Personal items aboard are excluded from sale if not specifically listed herein. Some pictures show items that have been removed.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.