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61' Custom
"Miss Nina"
Belmont, Maine
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For Sale

Sales Rep: Scott Woodruff, CPYB
Telephone: 207-236-8656

     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.

History of the boat

     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. 

Hull and Deck

     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.

  • All paint and varnish are new over the winters between 2015 - 2017.
Deck Fittings

     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:

  • Bright teak cap rail
  • Bronze chocks port and starboard
  • Singe bronze aft cleat
  • Flag staff and mount
  • Wrap around seating 
  • New custom Sunbrella cushions
  • Richie Compass
  • Dual Throttle control 
  • Stainless steel helm
  • Harken #53 self tailing 2-speed winches, port and starboard
  • All sheets run to the cockpit for ease of single-handed sailing

  • Fusion marine indoor/outdoor speakers port and starboard
  • Buff non-skid painted decks 
  • Varnished mahogany sliding door to pilot salon
  • Harken #53 self tailing 2-speed winch on pilothouse bulkhead

     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:

  • Bright teak cap rails continued forward from the cockpit
  • Outboard sheet tracks on top of the cap rail port and starboard
  • Bronze mid ship cleat on top of cap rail port and starboard with chafe plates outboard
  • Twin sheet clutches to port on cap rail
  • Bronze pad-eyes installed inboard on the bulwark below the cap rails port and starboard
  • Varnished mahogany sliding doors port and starboard accessing the pilot salon
  • Throw rings mounted on the pilot salon external bulkhead port and starboard
  • Removable bright teak steps with traction pads on each tread port and starboard
  • Buff non-skid painted decks port and starboard
  • Bronze fuel and water fills in-deck
  • Drainage hole forward port and staboard

     Between the port and starboard weather decks is the pilot house with a very clean and well utilized roof featuring:

  • (4) Bright teak capped dorade boxes with chrome cowlings
  • Harken traveler
  • Bright teak butterfly hatches with house
  • Bright teak running light board port and starboard
  • Bronze single trumpet horn
  • Chrome search light
  • Buff non-skid painted surface
  • Painted visor over the pilot salon forward facing windows

     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:

  • Stanchions with plastic coated life lines port and starboard
  • Toe rails with bronze cap plate
  • (4) Bronze cleats
  • (3) Aluminium framed acrylic deck hatches
  • Heater stack
  • Fusion marine indoor/outdoor speakers
  • Bright teak capped benches with built in dorade boxes and chrome cowlings port and starboard
  • Bright teak capped benches port and starboard
  • Harken traveler
  • Buff non-skid painted decks

     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:

  • Bronze cleats port and starboard
  • Deck wash down fittings
  • Deck drains port and starboard 
  • Simpson Lawrence electric windlass with foot switches
  • Sampson post 
  • (2) Stainless steel anchor channels with rollers
  • Anchor chain locks
  • (2) Plow anchors
  • Aluminium deck hatch
  • Buff non-skid painted decks
Sails and Rigging

     The sails are all in great condition and have been well maintained:

  • Roller furling jib
  • Club footed stay sail
  • Main furled in mast
  • Mizzen furled in mast
  • Solid /stainless steel rod standing rigging
  • Double braid running rigging ~ 2010
Mechanical Equipment

     (2) Cummins Engines:

  • Engine Model: B4  
  • Engines reported to have been rebuilt in 2008
  • Estimated that there is less than 2000 hours on each engine
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel  
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Engine Power: 75 HP each // Total HP 150
  • Keel cooled, wet exhaust 


  • Northern Lights generator with 489.6 Hours

     Additional Equipment:

  • Bow thruster 
  • Espar diesel heater 

    Located in the pilot salon, Miss Nina has a complete set of electronics:

  • (2) Garmin GPSmap 4208, chart plotter/radar 
  • Garmin repeater
  • Data Marine Depth CD400
  • Data Marine Speed CS100
  • Moor wind meter
  • Standard Horizon CMP347W marine VHF with speaker
  • Fusion Radio MS-AV700i
Electrical Systems

     12-Volt DC system

  • (3) DC electrical panels
  • DC digital volt meter
  • DC digital amp meter
  • (3) 8D batteries
  • (1) Starting battery
  • Xantrax battery charger ~ 2011
  • (2) 100 amp alternators

     120-Volt/30-Amp  AC system

  • Northern Lights genset
  • 120-Volt AC panel
  • AC digital volt meter
  • AC digital amp meter
  • Inverter
Pilot Salon/Station

     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:

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Overhead hatch
  • Dorade vents
  • Windows on all four sides of the structure
  • Fire extinguisher mounted on the aft bulkhead
  • L-shaped settee
  • Bright single leaf teak table
  • Bright teak bench seat with custom upholstered cushion 
  • (3) Sliding doors with access to the cockpit and port and starboard weather deck
  • Custom upholstered directors chair for helm
  • Buff painted floors
  • Single bright teak stool with upholstered seat
  • Opening center forward front window
  • Built in bright teak storage racks

     Pilot Station

  • Full suite of electronics (see electronics)
  • Stainless steel helm/wheel
  • Danfouth Express compass
  • Dual throttle controls
  • Bilge alarm interface
  • (2) Engine panel
    • Volt meter
    • Tach
    • Temperature meter
    • Fuel gauge
  • Electrical panel (See electrical system)
  • Genset panel
  • Bow thruster control
Forward Salon

     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:

  • Booth style seating with blue upholstered cushions
  • Bright table top that drops down to create an additional berth
  • Overhead lighting
  • Built-in glass rack overhead
  • Dorade vents overhead
  • Reading light
  • Smoke alarm mounted on aft bulkhead
  • Fire extinguisher mounted on aft bulkhead
  • Built in bright storage rack above table
  • Large fixed port light with curtains
  • Storage below raised sole

     To port of the salon is the aft head:

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Opening port light
  • Built-in bright towelracks
  • Marine head
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink
  • Hot/cold fresh water 
  • Grey painted floor 

     Moving forward to starboard is the large galley with great storage and fantastic light:

  • Over head lighting
  • Large port light above work sufaces
  • Storage above and below work surfaces
  • Force-10  3-burner propane stove with oven
  • Large counter top opening ice box with Adler Barbour cold plate 
  • Single basin stainless steel sink

      Moving to port is a Paul Luc soapstone and bronze wood stove and double settee with lee cloths. This area also features:

  • Overhead domelighting
  • Large portlight with curtains
  • Vizeo TV
  • Fusion MS-AV700i audio center 
  • 12-Volt fan
  • Reading light
  • Chelsea barometer
  • Chelsea clock
  • Bulkhead mounted fire extinguisher
  • Shelf storage
Forward Berths

     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:

  • Oiled cedar ceiling throughout for excellent ventilation and moisture control
  • Port lights port and starboard with curtains
  • Reading lights
  • Storage above and under the bunks
  • 120-volt outlet
  • Fire extinguisher mounted on bulkhead below port berth
  • Bright wood sole

     The head so forward of the cabin:

  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Towel rack
  • Marine manual head
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink
  • Hot/cold fresh water
  • Locker storage below work surfaces
  • Access to chain locker through forward bulk head
  • Grey painted sole
Engine Room

     The engine room is accessed through the hatches built into the sole of the pilot salon. Below the sold of the pilot salon is:

  • Twin Engines (See Mechanical)
  • Hot water talk
  • Genset (See Mechanical)
  • Tankage (See Tankage)


  • (2) Aluminum diesel tanks: 112.5 gallons each
  • (2) Propane tanks 20 pounds each


  • (2) Aluminum tanks: 40 gallons each
  • (1) Polyethylene tank: 80 gallon


  • (2 Polyethylene Waste tanks: (1) 28 gallons, (1) 56 gallons
Represented by a Certified Professional Yacht Brok

    A Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) is recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales professionals. The CPYB program is administered by Yacht Brokers Association of America in partnership with Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.

     The CPYB program is also endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program and leading yacht manufacturers as a key component of their own industry standards; the highest level of achievement for their member yacht sales professionals.

Experience & Validity

     The CPYB designation is earned by eligible yacht sales professionals, who, after serving a minimum of three years as a full-time professional, have successfully completed a comprehensive written examination to validate professional competency.

Continuing Education

     A CPYB is committed to their personal and professional development through continuing education, as mandated for CPYB recertification every three years.

Ethics & Standards

     A CPYB adheres to, and is accountable to, a nationally recognized Code of Business Ethics and conducts yacht sales transactions in accordance with a stringent set of industry standards of practice.

Fiduciary Responsibility

     A CPYB maintains a dedicated escrow/trust account to protect their client’s funds. A CPYB understands their fiduciary responsibility and obligations with respect to client funds.

Transaction Management

     A CPYB uses proven, industry-recognized transaction documents, which fully and clearly describe all terms and conditions of a transaction. Honesty & Integrity A CPYB maintains the highest standards of professionalism, acting with honesty and integrity.

Trust & Confidence

     A CPYB instills confidence, trust and consistency in all transactions involving fellow yacht sales professionals for the benefit of the client.

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.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 61' 0"
- LOA: 61' 0"
- BEAM: 13' 6"
- DRAFT: 2' 8"
- Engine(s): Cummins B4
- Hours: 2000
- HP: 150
- Hull Construction: Wood
- Manufacturer: Custom
- Model: 61 Bolger Pilothouse Ketch
- Designer: Phil Bolger
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