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  • Sold
  • Power / Pilothouse
  • Atkin /
  • 1970 / Used
  • 27' / 8'8"
  • Westerbeke 38B
  • 1000 hrs
  • Diesel

Pilothouse 1970 Atkin

Off Market since Nov 24th 2022

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"KATHY" is a John Atkin custom designed, cruising pilot boat for a client from Bar Harbor in 1968 and built by Robert Rich in Bernard, Maine 2 years later.

Designed as "Callisto V. Canelli", but launched as "Helen E" by her first owners, she was powered with a GRAY Four 162, which pushed her along at 9 knots, consuming over 3 gallons an hour.

Subsequently sold in the 1990's to new owners in Rockland Harbor and renamed "Monomoy", she was repowered with a 3 cylinder Volvo diesel, which lowered her performance slightly but allowed her to put-put along with ease.

Sold again in 1999 to new owners in Bucks Harbor, who reverted to her designed name, which pleased John Atkin to no end, and repowered her with the current Westerbeke 38Hp diesel. She was sold one more time in the late 2000's to her current owner, who conducted a thorough and documented restoration between 2010 and 2013. This included the refastening most of the hull with bronze, including the keelson and the replacement of some floor timbers among other items.

Today she is in very good condition and looking for new owners to enjoy and care for her in to the next decades.

"KATHY" is a simple boat to operate, with no complex systems to maintain and the Westerbeke, which allows her to ply easily at 7 knots while burning less than a gallon per hour, ensure she can travel distances exploring the New England coast as she was originally intended to do.

Additional photos being uploaded shortly.

Further details of this fine little yacht may be found here,


  – HULL: Carvel cedar, on steam bent whit oak frames, stem and keel.
  – DECK: Cedar main deck, with mahogany covering boards. Fir pilot house deck, with painted canvas.
  – CABIN SIDES: Mahogany
  – FASTENERS: Bronze
  – BALLAST: Lead

The top sides are finished in light grey, oil based paint. Sanded smooth, finely caulked and trimmed with white boot top bulwarks and topped with bright finished cap-rail.

Transom is bright finished mahogany.

Superstructure is white with varnish trim, while decks are cream.

Bottom paint is black ablative.

Interior is white with varnished doors and trim.


  – 38 Hp Westerbeke 38B Diesel
  – 1000Hrs, since rebuild.
  – Remote Oil filter and oil drain pump.
  – Fresh water cooled.
  – Westerbeke JS 2.47/1 reduction gear.
  – Fuel tank, 2 x 30 Gal., Monel.
  – Water tank, 1 x 22 Gal., Monel.
  – Holding tank, 1 x 20 Gal., Plastic.
  – Water heater, 6 Gal., engine and shore power supply.

Electrics & Electronics

  – Blue Seas circuit breaker panels for both 12Vdc and 120Vac.
  – 3 x Group 24, deep cycle batteries.
  – VHF Radios, Standard Horizon Matrix/AIS GX2200 handheld ICOM IC-M2A.
  – GPS, Garmin 740S Chart plotter, with depth sounder.
  – EPIRB, ACR RLB-35 Class 2.
  – Windshield wipers.



  – Starboard helm station, with bronze wheel and compass.
  – Engine controls, electrical panel compass and electronic navigation instruments at helm station
  – Fold down helm seat.
  – Forward, port and s'tbd windshields electric wipers and washer.
  – Port side bench seat converts to pilot berth with storage below.
  – S'Brd side navigation station.
  – Folding table for set up in pilot house or cockpit.


  – Galley to S'Brd with 2 burner stove.
  – Stainless sink, with cold water hand-pump, as well as pressurized hot cold water.
  – Storage for utensils, crockery etc.
  – 20Gal top loading ice chest, with sump tank.
  – Enclosed head to Port.
  – Raritan, manual flush marine head.
  – Forward V berth, with ample storage below berths.
  – Deck hatch in forepeak, as well as opening port lights.
  – Access to anchor rode locker forward of V berth.