Used American Marine Grand Banks Alaskan Trawler Boat For Sale 79 pictures

Seattle Yachts presents this Trawlers 1969 American Marine Grand Banks Alaskan boat for sale.

  • Price drop! Originally listed at $199,999 now only $185,000
  • Powered by twin High Performance Evs AC-51 / 125 hrs
  • The boat located in San Diego, California (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Feb 26th 2021

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Valholl has been completely re-furbished and re-powered with a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system with twin electric motors fed by an efficient modern John Deere generator.

Valholl is the old Norse spelling of Valhalla – the Viking version of heaven. Stepping aboard Valholl feels like heaven indeed – combining a much-beloved classic mid-century charm with modern technology and comfort. Valholl offers all you may need, wherever you may go.

Valholl is hull #17, Art DeFever design with heavy, durable mahogany planking and yakal frames, a tough tropical hardwood. She has been well-maintained, fully refurbished, and upgraded with modern electrical and plumbing systems as well new electronics and a diesel-electric propulsion system. Valholl is built and set up for coastal cruising with all the necessary creature comforts and systems for efficient long-range cruising. With great seakeeping capabilities, Valholl has traveled from Alaska to Mexico.

The classic American Marine Alaska Trawler’s extensive refit was meticulously performed and documented. This becomes evident as you browse through the detailed specs and photos provided here – see for yourself and you will begin to appreciate the intelligent engineering, with thoughtful attention to every detail that is apparent when you board the vessel.

Entering the salon from the aft deck - the first thing you notice is how extraordinarily clean, bright, and modern the interior is – and except for tastefully retained classic Alaskan Trawler elements, it is mostly new. The spacious salon and connected galley beckon you to linger – but the bridge commands attention right away. The modern technology that sounded overwhelming is, in reality, quite simple to operate. With cameras and split screens to monitoring anything in need of attention – it is easy to feel fully in command of the vessel from the helm station.

For accommodations, Valholl offers a forward king berth stateroom with storage, head, pilothouse day berth, and salon sofa pulls-out into queen berth. The original guest cabin has been modified into a workshop – the organization and use of this space rival what few have at home. The workshop is could be easily modified - temporarily or permanently - back into an additional cabin with two bunks.

Truly a one-of-a-kind trawler, Valholl is a comfortable live aboard for any couple with beautifully handcrafted teak interiors, smartly designed living areas, and exceptional storage.

Please reach out to the listing agents for more detailed information or to arrange a showing. For consideration of everyone’s safety and wellness, showings are by appointment only at this time.



• Splendide 2100XC Automatic Clothes Washer Vented Dryer

• NORCOLD DER788S Refrigerator 120VAC 12VDC

• NORCOLD DEF788S Freezer 120VAC 12/VDC

• New pull-out sofa with storage down pillows

• Oval teak coffee table

• Round teak side table

• Teak magazine holder

• Teak shelf

• Teak chair stool

• 2 vinyl bar stools

• 50” Samsung LED TV mounted on motorized concealed lift

• Fusion MS-IP700 stereo w/3 zones

• Webasto FCF 9000 BTU marine air conditioning/heating reverse cycle system

• Full-length granite counter top

• Recessed LED 12VDC lighting

• First Alert fire extinguisher

• New Hoppvals blinds with teak valances

• 4x opening windows

• 2x fixed windows

• Folding teak cockpit doors with windows

• New pull-down blinds

• New plush carpeting


• Full beam forward

• Port side king berth

• Drawer storage - port starboard sides

• New custom-made king mattress sheets

• Recessed dimmable LED 12VDC lighting

• 20” Vizio TV

• First Alert fire extinguisher

• Port starboard hanging lockers

• Starboard side bureau with 7 drawers

• 4 drawers under berth

• 2x Vetus Genius Hatches

• 4x Lewmar opening port lights

• 4 blade 12VDC variable speed ceiling fan

• Webasto FCF 5000 BTU marine air conditioning/heating reverse cycle system

• Full-length shelf

• Teak ladder to overhead hatches

• New custom-made seat cushion

• New plush carpeting


• Port side cabinets, counter, and sink

• Starboard side forward plastic-coated wire shelving

• Anchor locker

• 6x life vests


• Teak vanity with a granite countertop

• Stainless steel sink and a single lever faucet

• TECMA quiet flush electric toilet

• Raritan Hold-N-Treat Purasan waste treatment system

• Handheld shower head

• Cabinet with mirror LED vanity lights

• Drawer and cabinet storage

• Separate stall shower with teak seat

• 12VDC exhaust blower in stall shower

• Recessed LED 12VDC white/red lighting

• Lewmar port light

• Teak flooring


• Full-length work bench

• Access to engine room

• 2 overhead LED 4’ shop lights

• Drawer storage beneath berth/shelf with boat items

• Dresser drawer storage for tools used for boat

• 2 large storage bins of spares for boat

• Hanging locker

• 2x Lewmar port lights

• First Alert fire extinguisher


Helm Station Area

• Teak railings flooring

• Berth with new custom-made cushion

• Teak ladder to berth

• Pull-out chart drawer

• 3 teak magazine holders

• 1 teak bottle binoculars holder

• Port starboard access doors with windows

• Stainless steel wheel with Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic steering

• SPT Danby 3.2 cu.ft. double door stainless steel refrigerator/freezer

• First Alert fire extinguisher

• Kidde fire extinguisher

• 2x opening windows

• 7x fixed windows

• 2 bar stools fixed table

• Recessed 12VDC LED white/red lighting

Navigation Electronics Electrical Systems

• Raymarine eS125 hybridtouch 12” multifunction display

• Raymarine eS7 hybridtouch 7” multifunction display

• Raymarine Axiom 7 7” multifunction display with RealVision 3D sonar

• Raymarine 4KW 48mile HD Digital 4’ open array Radar

• Raymarine Quantum 12mile solidstate digital radome,

• Raymarine 600w fishfinder/sonar

• Raymarine ev400 autopilot

• Raymarine p70r autopilot control head

• Raymarine i70 instrument

• Raymarine i70s instrument

• Raymarine AIS600 transponder

• Raymarine RAY260 VHF radio with remote mic hailer

• Raymarine/FLIR T300 Thermal Camera w/MFD integration object tracking

• Maretron WSO100 ultrasonic wind/weather sensor

• Signal Mate air horn control system

• GoLight Halogen spotlight w/Wireless remote

• 7” LCD monitor for forward/aft port/starboard side docking cameras

• 7” LCD monitor for port/starboard drive motors, genset and bilge cameras

• RITCHIE compass

• Electronic engine/transmission controls

• FIREBOY halon fire suppression engine/blower shutdown system

• Blue Sea Systems electrical AC and DC panels

• Mangum energy inverter remote panel

• Wilson 4G Cell phone amplifier

• Blue Sea Systems 12VDC USB outlets

• Jensen 20” 12VDC TV/computer monitor

• Fusion MS-NRX200 wired remote for IP700 stereo system

• Flush mounted stereo speakers for Fusion IP700 system


U-shaped galley is nicely equipped and offers plenty of food preparation space with opening

window in front of the sink, pull open trash/recycling receptacle, steps to pilot house, steps to

stateroom, head, and shop and starboard side sliding door with window.

• Granite countertops

• Upper and lower storage cabinets/drawers and shelves

• Under counter stainless steel sink with pull-out single lever faucet

• Pantry cabinet

• BERTAZZONI PRO244GASX 24” stainless steel 4-burner gas range convection oven

• XINTEX S-1A Propane Fume Detector with Valve Control

• SHARP Carousel R-1214-T stainless steel microwave

• Recessed under cabinet 12VDC LED lighting

• Teak flooring

• Floor hatch access to engine room

Hallway below

• Custom-built steps to below with heavy rubber treads and storage

• Teak railings

• Hallway 12VDC LED white/red lighting

• New plush carpeting


Electrical system is 120VAC and 12VDC with power being supplied via dual 30A 125VAC

shore power inlets, a John Deere 60KW generator, Magnum Energy 3KW hybrid inverter, and

AGM battery system. AC DC power is managed through the Blue Sea Systems power

distribution panels located in the pilothouse.

• John Deere 60 KW generator with sound shield

• 3000 watt Magnum Energy MSH3012M hybrid inverter/125ADC charger system

• Two 30A 125VAC SmartPlug shore power inlets

• Dual 30A125V shore power cords

• Interior and exterior DC LED courtesy and overhead lighting

• 12VDC LED lighting, salon, owners' stateroom and engine room

• Modern Power distribution panels - located in the pilothouse

• Lifeline AGM battery bank – 600AH (4) GPL-6CT batteries

• Four ProMariner battery chargers for propulsion bank

• Isotherm hot water tank

• Johnson variable speed freshwater pump

• Webasto FCF marine air conditioning heating systems (5K BTU 9K BTU)


Repowered to diesel-electric serial hybrid drive system. Propulsion power is a pair of HPEVs

AC51 88HP motors fed by a single John Deere 60KW genset. System provides a top speed of

8.5 knots and a cruise of 6-7 knots while burning 3-4GPH. The engine room is efficiently

designed to offer easy access to the machinery housed in the space plus ample storage.

• 2 HPEVS AC-51 electric motors 88hp@144V with belt reduction

• 2 Dripless PYI shaft logs

• 2 Curtis 1239-8501 500A@144V controllers

• 144v 224AH AGM propulsion battery bank (3-48v banks in series) new 2020

• John Deere 4045TFM65 4cyl Turbo 60KW genset w/N2K instrumentation

• Raymarine a65 multifunction display used for genset instrumentation

• Automatic engine room ventilation system/blowers

• Racor fuel/water separator filter fuel polishing/transfer system

• Xintex/Fireboy Halon Fire extinguishing system w/generator and blower shutdown and

override control

• Raritan Purasan Hold-N-Treat waste management system

• 3 Automatic bilge pumps with counter high water alarm


Foredeck, side decks Portuguese bridge

• Bow pulpit with stainless steel safety railing

• IDEAL electric windlass with 3/8” chain

• 250' of chain and a heavy Navy style anchor

• Danforth anchor

• Rubber deck coating

• Teak cap rail

• Covered side deck walkways

• Port starboard boarding gates

• Forward gate from Portuguese bridge

• Port ladder to upper decks

• LED foredeck flood light

• LED port/starboard navigation lights

• LED steaming/anchor light

• Forward and side deck docking camera

Aft deck and transom

• REVERE SURVIVAL Coastal Commander 2.0 life raft – 6 person capacity

• MAGMA Newport II Infrared Gourmet Series Marine Gas grill

• Raymarine e7 hybridtouch 7” multifunction display networked with helm equipment

• Flush mounted aft docking camera

• LED stern light

• Rescue Mate Throw Bag Model 1022-ORG with 100’ 3/8” polypropylene rope

• Jim-Buoy 24” life ring throwable PFD

• American flag pole

• 2 folding chairs

• Folding salon access door

• Full covered aft deck

• Hatch access to salon cabin deck

• Boarding gate

• 24” Powder coated engine room vent

• Deck hatch access to aft lazarette engine room

• Rubber-coated decking

Pilothouse cabin deck

• Powder-coated equipment mast

• FLIR thermal camera

• Mast mounted radar reflector

• Two KVH Industries TV-1 satellite TV domes

• Raymarine Quantum solid-state radome

• Raymarine 4’ HD Color open-array

• Two Shakespeare 8’ VHF antennas (VHF AIS)

• Shakespeare SeaWatch Model 3020 Omnidirectional Marine TV/FM Antenna

• Maretron WSO100 ultrasonic wind/weather sensor

• Raymarine RS150 GPS sensor

• GoLight Remote controlled Spotlight

• Two Stainless Steel trumpet style air horns

• Rubber-coated decking

Salon cabin deck

• False stack with ventilated propane tank storage (2-20lbs. tanks)

• Bird sweep

• Rubber-coated decking



• 11 below waterline butt blocks replaced/refastened

• 6 below waterline planks replaced/refastened

• 4 redundant through hulls removed planks replaced/refastened

• Decks covered with fiberglass cloth epoxy

• Portuguese bridge wraparound plywood replaced

• Forward stateroom deck hatch box replaced enlarged for egress


• Efficient Diesel-Electric Propulsion system

• Teleflex SeaStar hydraulic steering

• PIY Dripless Shaft logs

• Halon Fire Suppression system with automatic generator and blower shutdown


• All AC and DC wiring replaced with ABYC compliant marine grade wire

• AC and DC electrical distribution panels replaced with modern Blue Seas panels

• Twin 30A SmartPlug Shore Power inlets

• Magnum Energy Pure Sinewave Hybrid inverter (can supplement 30A shore power

when necessary for larger loads)

• LED lighting throughout vessel


• Granite countertops throughout vessel

• Separate under-counter refrigerator and freezer

• Commercial grade gas range with convection oven

• Custom-made teak cabinetry enclosing refrigerator, freezer, washer/dryer and 50”

concealed LCD TV on electric hideaway lift

• New plush carpeting throughout vessel


• All through-hulls replaced w/Groco Bronze units

• Freshwater plumbing replaced with modern PEX tubing

• Raritan Purasan waste treatment system

• Tecma electric toilet

• Large capacity water heater

• Johnson 12VDC variable speed fresh water pump

• Three separate bilge pumps with monitoring and alarm at helm

• Propane control and leak detection system


• Fully networked Raymarine navigation system with multiple large touchscreens

• FLIR thermal night vision camera with object tracking

• Raymarine 48 mile 4’ HD Color open array radar

• Raymarine 24 mile Quantum solid state radome

• Fully integrated Raymarine Hydraulic Autopilot

• AIS Class B transceiver

• Raymarine RealVision 3D sonar/fishfinder

• Raymarine 600 watt dual frequency fishfinder

• Docking camera system

• Systems monitoring cameras

• 4G Cellular booster with phone cradle

• KVH TV-1 satellite TV domes for DishNetowrk or DirecTV service

UPGRADES 2017-2018 – November 2017, Valholl was surveyed by Ben Wedlock.


• REVERE SURVIVAL Coastal Commander 2.0 life raft – 6 person capacity

• Raymarine RealVision 3D sonar twin through-hull bronze transducers installed

• Drive shafts straightened and balanced

• Cutlass Bearings Replaced (4)

UPGRADES 2019-2020 – December 2020 haul out

• 2 new 24” Michigan DynaQuad 4 Blade Bronze Props

• 24 Leoch LDC6-224 224ah 6V sealed AGM deep cycle batteries

• Portuguese bridge wraparound plywood replaced

• New ablative anti-fouling bottom paint

• New hull and cabin paint

• New rubberized deck coating applied


Valholl was originally equipped with twin Lehman-Ford 6cyl. diesel engines that had reached their end of service life. Rather than repowering with standard diesels, the owners decided to go with a more efficient and environmentally friendly propulsion system. The new system is basically an electric powered boat with a modern, clean-running Tier-3 diesel generator feeding twin electric propulsion motors. With this system, the single diesel generator runs at a constant RPM in its peak efficiency band and the two electric motors provide variable speed power to the twin, aggressively pitched 4-blade propellers. The transmissions have been eliminated with a simple belt reduction between the motors and the prop shafts.

The twin electric motors produce 88HP each with full torque at very low RPM. The motors are feed by a 144 volt DC battery consisting of three 48 volt battery banks in series. There are 24 AGM 6 volt 224AH batteries that make up this battery system (new 2020). Valholl will run at around 5 knots for approximately an hour on battery power alone. For longer and faster journeys, the diesel generator is used to feed the battery bank and therefore the twin electric motors. With the generator running, Valholl will comfortably travel at 6 to 7 knots burning around 3-3.5 GPH of diesel. The generator will simultaneously provide 120v AC power to the shore powered systems while underway (air conditioning, washer/dryer, water heater, etc.)

Operation of the system is fairly straightforward and similar to traditional drive systems. There is an ignition key switch for each of the two propulsion motors and one for the diesel generator. The propulsion motors are controlled via standard combo throttle/transmission levers at the helm. The engine room has an automatic blower system to keep cooling air flowing through the space while underway. This system is thermostatically controlled and activated with the ignition switch. The diesel generator is traditionally water cooled with a raw water through-hull, strainer, and engine-mounted heat exchanger.

Full system monitoring is provided at the helm. The diesel generator provides complete NMEA2000 instrumentation via the helm mounted Raymarine multifunction displays, including load%, fuel burn rate, coolant temp, and MPG efficiency. There is also a 6” Raymarine display in the engine room as a repeater for this information. This data allows the operator the ability to fine-tune the vessel speed for optimal efficiency depending on current conditions. The electric propulsion motors each have their own dedicated 2” round instrument providing RPM, current draw as well as motor controller temperatures. Additionally, there is a 2” round instrument providing propulsion battery bank voltage and current draw.


A potential future upgrade would be to add photovoltaic solar panels to the salon cabin deck. There is currently room for approximately 2-2.5KW of solar panels. These panels could feed the propulsion battery bank to extend the run time on battery power alone or reduce the load and therefore fuel consumption of the diesel generator.


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.

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