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The Katie M

Our catboat Katie M was built locally at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building and was launched in 2009. She is a reproduction of a working catboat from the late 1800’s. Katie’s predecessors would have been used for fishing in the shallow waters along the coast of new England.


Her wide beam and shoal draft made the catboat an efficient, capable, and stable platform for all sorts of work in the past and present. Katie M is a gaff rigged Catboat, meaning that she has one mast stepped all the way forward and one big four sided sail.


Katies’ Cockpit is spacious and comfortable, with room to accommodate up to 6 passengers. Forward Katie has a cozy cabin. There is a head (toilet), a cooler, and room to stow personal items below or take a break from the elements. 


Where Katie M differs from Catboats of the past is her auxiliary propulsion. She is equipped with a fully electric drive system from Torqeedo which makes for a quiet, emission free, motoring experience. We slip quietly on and off the dock with grace and ease and can explore the bay even on a calm day.

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