CAPE CHURCHILL’s spacious, open-plan salon and galley are perfect for a single or couple. Her professional conversion offers “all the comforts of home”, including a good-sized master stateroom w/enclosed head and basin on the upper deck.

There’s a second private sleeping cabin under the fore deck and a full-sized shower, head and basin on the main deck.

She has been a warm and comfortable, full-time liveaboard / office / artist studio since her conversion in 2005.

Art and Furnishings are reserved. Top quality appliances are included.

A LEGAL Liveaboard Seattle or Eagle Harbor Slip may be included with Sale. (subject to Marina approval). CALL Rick Wallace at 206.313.1761 or email [email protected] to inspect this unique boat.

Photo Gallery: 66′ Sterling Shipyards Pilot House Trawler Conversion

Full Specs: 66′ Sterling Shipyards Pilot House Trawler Conversion

  • Boat Name: Cape Churchill
  • Year: 1949
  • Located in Seattle, WA
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • Builder: Sterling Shipyard


  • LOA: 66 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 17 ft 8 in
  • LWL: 4 ft 12 in
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in


  • Engine Brand: Cummins
  • Engine Model: 1976 TURBO
  • Total Power: 265
  • Cruising Speed: 9.5


  • Fuel: est 1600
  • Fresh Water: est 220

The Master Stateroom is on the upper level, with French doors to open deck aft. Enclosed head and sink, washer and dryer. Hallway to upper Pilot House/Office and storage areas.

Main level: Aft deck with recent canvas roll-up enclosures, main salon/art studio. Salon/Galley are open spaces, separated by a breakfast bar. “Orange steps” lead to Cabin and engine room below. An enclosed head is fwd to port, with sink and full sized shower. The original pilothouse is ahead, with steel steps up to the big top house level.

Below and fully forward is a large cabin area with raised platform vee bunk area, cedar lined hanging locker and abundant storage. Engine room is aft, directly under the galley.

Forward Cabin: Orange steps lead down from Galley to landing. Aft to EngineRoom or fwd to Cabin w/ 7′ headroom, cedar handing locker and other storage. 2 steps ahead to crosswise deck abt. 2′ x 10′ wide. A double Bunk is raised 27″ above deck. Bunk is 7′ 6″ long x 8′ 5″ wide at base, tapering to narrow Vee fwd. The cabin is under the foredeck with a 23 x 25-1/2″ opening hatch overhead.

With full headroom, the cargo hold’s under the main salon and wide open for easy conversion if you need additional quarters, shop or storage spaces.

Dimensions (approx.)
Main deck, approx. measurements:
Enclosed Aft Deck 13′ x 6′
Salon 11’6 x 24′
Galley 11 x 13′
Lower Pilot House/encl Head-Shower 10 x 11′
Upper deck/ top house level:
Open aft deck 16 x 27′
Master Stateroom, w/enclosed Head/Sink/W&D 11 x 15′
Top Pilot House/Office 9 x 7.5′ + 3 x 4′ alcove
Lower level under Salon: Cargo hold 12′ x 24′ w/standing headroom (over about half the 12′ beam)
Lower Forward cabin w/walkway, raised platform Vee berth, encl. cedar lined hanging locker.
Cargo Hold: Headroom 7′ centerline and 6′ 2″ outboard for 7′ of floor width, reducing as hull tapers up.
Settees or Bunks can be fitted to hull sides with sitting headroom.

Cargo hold: Below main deck can be converted to more usable space.
Depth 7′ center=line would permit access to Hold from new L
steps w/landing, or circle stairs below from salon sidewall.

Recently Rewired, new 12v DC and 110/220v AC marine wiring, new fuse and breaker panels.

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details
Main engine is a 1976 Cummins Turbo, 6 cyl. 5.5″ bore x 6″ stroke. Engine room is approx. 13′ long, running full length under the New Galley.

TANKS: Steel Fuel tanks are P&S outboard in engine room. Recent audio gauge with random soundings shows: .273″/.295″ bottom, .287″-.296″ at mid seam, .341″ top

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.