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Capital City Yacht Sales

611 Columbia St NW, Suite 1-C
Olympia, Washington, 98501
United States

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Make Custom Motor Yacht
Year 1942
Condition Used
Price US$299,000
Type Power
Class Motor Yacht
Length 85 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Wood
Location Olympia, Washington
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Type Diesel



  • 85’ Custom Motor Yacht that has Received the Highest Level FiveStar Safety Rating from the United States Coast Guard
  • 12 Passenger Capability
  • Charter Business in Place and Ready for a New Owner
  • Fishing, Crabbing and Shrimping Capable
  • Charter Cruise Ship or Private Yacht able to Cruise the waters of Southeast Alaska, S.E. Alaska/British Columbia Inside Passage & Puget Sound
  • This Vessel is Well Designed and Well Built with a Wide Beam for on the Water Stability
  • Current Owner has taken Very Good Care of this Vessel
  • All trades considered

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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.


  • LOA 85’ – LWL 78’9” – Beam 16’ 4”
  • Draft 5’6”- Displacement 110 tons (estimate)
  • Built byCambridgeShipbuilding inCambridge, Maryland
  • All wood construction – originally built as U.S. Army Air-Sea Rescue boat.
  • Major Yacht Custom Conversion in 1950’s
  • Used for 12 Passenger Charters & Private Yacht on the inside waters of Southeast Alaska, SE Alaska/British Columbia Inside Passage & Puget Sound


  • Sleeps 14 in 12 single berths & 1 double berth
  • 6 Private Staterooms
  • Flojet with Pressure Tank Hot & Cold Pressure Water System with 1,250 gallons water in 2 tanks
  • Reliance 606 30 gallon Hot Water Heater – 220v
  • Custom 110v Water Maker – 60 gallons/hour
  • 4-Vacu-Flush Type III Toilets with 45 galon Holding Tank
  • 1-Type 1 Toilet with 10 gallon Holding Tank
  • Hotpoint 4-Burner 220v Stove/Oven
  • Commercial Grade 110v 18cubic foot Refrigerator
  • 3 Freezers – 25 cu ft & 14 cu ft both 110v & 36 cu ft Custom 220v Deep Freezer (-5 degrees)               
  • Whirlpool 110v Trash Compacter
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • U-Line 110v Ice Maker
  • Oster 110v Wine Refrigerator
  • Splendid 110v Washer/Dryer
  • Cabin Heat – 8-220v electric Heaters
  • Phillips 32” LCD Flat Screen TV with DVD/CD/IPOD and Surround Sound System
  • Pilothouse Stereo – Kenwood CD-Satellite Radio

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Twin CAT D337 6cylinder (in line) 185hp (at 1,800 rpm) FWC naturally aspirated Diesel Engines w/Wet Exhaust – Cruises 10knots at 12 gph = an estimated 2,000 nautical mile range
  • Engine hours are approximately 5,300 hrs since last professional rebuild in 2004
  • Oil changes occur at 250 hours.
  • 130 amp Alternator
  • Tonanco 729 3:1 Reduction Gears
  • Propellers – 2-36 x 36 four blade Bronze plus spare 4 blade & 3 blade sets
  • 5hp Air Compressor for engine start
  • Hydraulics – Port Engine PTO
  • 2,700 gallons diesel in 5 Bronze Tanks & 2 Steel Day Tanks
  • 4 Bilge Pumps – 2 Rule 800’s – 1 Rule 1200 – 1 Engine-driven 1.5” Pump
  • 15 Batteries – 2-8D Marine & 13-2volt for Xantrex Inverter 40-24
  • Guest 30 amp Battery Charger
  • ACME Isolation Transformer
  • 20KW Northern Lights Generator
  • 30KW John Deere Generator
  • Morse Controls
  • Steering – Cable – Hydraulic System designed

Navigation & Communication

  • Primary Radar - Koden 64 mile open array 6KW
  • Secondary Radar – Furuno 24 mile
  • Garmin GPS w/Rose Point Navigation software on Dell Computer
  • Koden Color Fathometer
  • ICOM ICM 1260 SC VHF
  • Uniden hand-held VHF
  • Ritchie 6’ Magnetic Compass



  • 1994 Alumaweld Intruder 19’ w/1994 Mercury 90hp 2-stroke Outboard


  • Fire Extinguishers – Fixed Automatic Halon 1211 in Engine Room – 4 BII ABC rated Dry Chemical – 3 BI Halon 1211 BC rated
  • Orion Flare Kit, 3 Life Rings, Air Horn, Ship’s Bell & Portable Searchlight
  • Epirb – 406 MHZ Class I registered w/NOAA battery dated 2012
  • Viking Raft – 16 passenger
  • Survival Suits – 10 adult
  • Life Preservers – 16 adult – 3 children – Type 1’s
  • 6 High Water Alarms
  • 3 Windshield Wipers & 2 Windshield Defrosters
  • 2 Heat Sensors
  • 5 Smoke Alarms

Deck Gear

  • Danforth 75lb Anchor w/600’ ½” Chain
  • Hydraulic Windlass
  • 75lb Grapple w/100’ 3/8” Chain & 600’ 1” Nylon
  • Bowsprit 22.5” with roller
  • Eight 16” Cleats
  • Rails – 35” Teak Double Course

Additional Equipment

  • SaltWaterWashDown – Engine Driven 1.5” Pump
  • Full Boat Enclosure for Winter Weather Protection


After her term with the U.S. Army Corps as an Air-Sea Rescue vessel from 1942 to 1950 she was purchased by a Southern California Industrialist who converted her to an Alaskan Yacht Charter Vessel.  For the past three decades Catita II has exclusively operated in S.E. Alaska and theInside Passage.  She has 5 guest staterooms and 3 guest heads that will handle 11 guests comfortably.  Plus 1 three person Crew Quarters.

Catita II is maintained at the highest level and has received a 5 Star Safety Rating by the United States Coast Guard.  Out of the more than 3,000 vessels inspected by the Alaska Coast Guard only 19 in Southeast Alaska hold this, the highest, safety rating.

Catita II has a Charter Business in place and ready for the new owner to assume with the purchase of Catita II.  All charter gear goes with purchase of vessel.  The current owner will help with the transition for all licenses, permits, etc needed to operate inAlaska.   

Construction Details

Catita II is built with good and adequate scantlings consisting of one inch double planked mahogany on 2.5” oak frames.  There are 2.5” oak beams and 2.5” oak longitudinals and bronze fastners.  The house is 1” teak and the main deck is 1” fir.  There is 1” iron barque sheeting one foot above and below the water-line on the forward half of the vessel.  The vessel was re-fastened, under went plank repair (three iron barque planks) and remaining planks were inspected in July 2009 by a ship-wright inJuneau. Hullchecked by shipwright yearly. 

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