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When one first sets eyes on Georgia Lee, it’s instantly recognizable that she means business. Most who look upon her will likely make the assumption that she is a commercial vessel, not a pleasure yacht. Only upon closer inspection does it become evident that she is to turn around the phrase “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Don’t get us wrong, she’s still a wolf - it’s just that her purpose from conception was to achieve a pleasure yacht utilizing the design and build characteristics of the commercial fishing industry. She is capable yet comfortable, and simple yet uncompromising.
Georgia Lee was designed by Jensen Marine Design in Seattle as an expedition trawler. Jensen, widely known for premier workboat designs that are “functionally elegant”, was chosen to create the ultimate seaworthy and strong exploration platform for Alaskan waters. Construction was by the equally well regarded Westman Marine in Blaine, Washington operated by Bob Gudmundson, formerly of Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington. Built to commercial standards, she encompasses all the safety and reliability of a working vessel with the addition of some special touches such as her stainless hand rails and cap rails.
Single Cummins 660hp QSK-19 diesel – 9kW and 27kW generator – dry exhaust, keel cooled – 10,000 gallon fuel and 6,000 gallon water capacity – generator and main engine hydraulic power takeoff – hydraulic bow thruster and 4,000 lb knuckle crane - Kabola hydronic diesel furnace – Furuno electronics
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Though Georgia Lee is best described as an expedition style pleasure craft, she very much shares strong similarities to her commercial fishing brethren as far as her layout goes. She easily sleeps 12 in a total of four enclosed cabins. The interior can be broken down into three levels: the pilot house and upper deck, the main level and deck, and the lower deck which houses the engine room, all the tankage and large cargo hold.
Pilothouse and upper deck
The pilothouse and upper deck can be accessed via ladder from the lower deck or stairway up from the main cabin. As is the recurring theme for this extraordinary vessel, the pilothouse is a combination of all business melded with creature comforts. The interior house itself has a sweeping 360-degree view through tall reverse angle forward windows and vertical side and aft windows. All the windows are double paned. There are five windshield wipers on the forward facing windows along with defrosting vents. Two of the side windows have opening sliders to provide cross ventilation if needed. Tastefully done, the wood paneling and trim are cherry. The floor is a light, blue grey berber carpet. There are two Stidd leather adjustable helm chairs, one on center the other offset to starboard.
The captain is in control at the center helm pilothouse station. Within reach are the redundant Furuno radar screens, redundant depths sounders/finders, 24 & 12 volt DC breaker panels, the Cummins engine controls, autopilot/power steering controls, Dirigo gimbaled ships compass, bow thruster and more. This is a well thought out helm space obviously drawn from the practicality of the commercial fishing fleet.
There is a forward counter/nav table space that extends the entire width of the pilothouse. Underneath is expansive storage. Nine Mustang survival suits, extensive paper navigation charts and red coast guard life jackets are currently being stored here. There is plenty of unused storage space, too. On the port side is a bank of five deep drawers as well.
The pilothouse is spacious, spanning the beam of the boat. One can imagine crew and guests spending quite a lot of time in this area enjoying the views from high up. On the starboard side of the house, set aft, is an L-shaped settee around a cherry wood table with a tastefully done compass rose inlay. The settee upholstery is blue leather. The settee is slightly raised, affording a view for those seated there. There is storage under the settee in the form of two large pullout drawers and lifting panels under the seat cushions. There is seating for five at the L-shaped settee and more could attend by using stools.
To port and set aft in the pilothouse is an office. This space has room for two, with two built in desks. The desks both have pull out drawers, and there is a bank of smaller drawers as well. An Icom VHF is conveniently located in the office along with the HP Pavilion entertainment PC that has connections to the Iridium phone system for data and email transmission. This enclosable room up in the pilothouse is a nice feature and serves the purpose of both communications room and office space. To port of the pilothouse office and aft is a watertight door that provides access to the upper deck.
The main level or cabin is just forward of the lower deck area. This level consists of a head, separate shower, large salon table plus settee, lounging area/entertainment galley, chef’s galley and enclosed cabin with two large single bunks. In addition, there are stairs that lead up to the pilothouse and down to the lower deck areas.
Main level description starting forward moving aft.
What could be called the master is an enclosed cabin in the forward section of the main level. This cabin is triangular in shape and is finished in off-white surfaces with a lighter ash wood trim. Over and under bunks are located on the port side of the cabin. The upper bunk is a large single, with the lower being large enough to be called a double. Above the upper bunk is an escape type hatch giving access to the foredeck if needed. Storage is located under the lower bunk along with four drawers. On the starboard side of the cabinet is a desk/vanity with large mirror. Above is a large shelf. Aft and to starboard is a tall deep hanging locker. This cabin can be closed and locked. There is plenty of open floor space for moving around.
Moving aft and to port is the salon lounging area. This space has seating for up to four in a couch and easy chair. There is a built in entertainment area with Sony flatscreen TV, Sony DVD player and Alpine stereo. There are separate volume controls for cabin speakers and aft deck speakers. The entertainment center is part of a larger space set outboard with abundant cabinet and book shelf storage. The floor is carpeted, as is the rest of the main level, and the vertical surfaces are an off white color accented by Ash wood trim.
On the starboard side across from the lounging area is the salon table and U-shaped settee. The salon table, a beautifully finished cherry wood with inlay, comfortably seats five people and easily two more if stools are employed. The settee upholstery is a green leather with a pattern cloth for the seat backs themselves. Two double paned port light windows on either side of the salon table and lounge provide natural light and a view outside. The stairwell up to the pilothouse is just aft of the salon on the port side.
The Galley is located aft of the salon table on the starboard side. This is as fine a galley that you won’t find on any vessel of this size. There is a large U-shaped countertop with gray laminate counter and raised fiddles. Ample storage is available in many drawers and cabinets. There is a Whirlpool dishwasher beneath the forward end of the counter. Along the outboard side is the GE electric four-burner stove and oven. The microwave is located above. An AC power source indicator light above the counter tells the crew in the galley whether power is being provided from shore, or the 9kW and 27kW generators. The deep, double stainless sink with single lever faucet and a wand is located aft below a large opening window. Inboard along the aft end of the galley is a full size Sub Zero refrigerator with double drawer freezer.
The separate shower stall is located off the passageway forward of the head. Like the head compartment, this space is also a single molded fiberglass unit. A plastic grate covers the shower sump. There is a counter with sink outboard and aft, and a mirror above. Forward is a built-in shelf. A stainless handrail is mounted on the inboard bulkhead. The interior side of the door is finished in white laminate for ease of maintenance.
The interior head is located off the entrance passageway to port and is aft of the shower. The compartment is a single molded unit for ease of maintenance. The Dometic electric head is located outboard. Towel racks and grab rails are mounted on the bulkheads forward and aft. A counter with sink and single lever faucet is located aft and to starboard. All plumbing is exposed and easily accessed. A mirror is mounted above the sink. The compartment is plumbed with an exhaust fan.
Lower deck and engine room
Stairs lead from the main deck level down to a utility room and work space between the engine room forward and the hold aft. There is a counter along the aft bulkhead to port with full size washer and dryer below (the dryer has a vent with drain). There are shelves above and a chest freezer is located inboard. Forward and to port, a door allows access to the raw water manifolds and high capacity bilge/deck pumps. Coat hooks are located along the hull side.
Georgia Lee’s engine room is accessed via a watertight door at the forward end of the utility room. Configured like a working commercial vessel, simplicity of operation and ease of maintenance are paramount, and the design is well executed. The main engine is centrally located, with excellent walk-around access. Fuel filters and distribution manifolds are located on the aft bulkhead. To port, there is a workbench with tool storage, bench grinder and compressed air. There is easy access to the house battery bank, battery chargers, transformer and inverter. To starboard of the main engine are the 9kW and 27kW generators with very good access to all sides.
The hold is an expansive open storage space that may also be accessed via a large deck hatch. Tie down points for cargo are welded to the structure throughout. There is an additional freezer and an icemaker located at the aft end. 110v outlets are located on the aft bulkhead. The fuel tanks can be seen outboard and they are equipped with sight glasses and drain valves. Space between the tanks extends out to the side of the hull and has been built out with shelves for storage.
A watertight door separates the lazarette from the hold. There is excellent access to the steering gear. To starboard in this compartment there is a bunk, and there are hooks for clothing and foul weather gear alongside the hull. The compartment is plumbed with heat from the Kabola furnace.
On the main deck level, literally bolted onto the aft deck, are the two aft cabins. These are wonderful cabins accessed by crossing the main deck from the main cabin. Think of these as outbuildings. They offer tremendous privacy while giving a very comfortable and warm setting in private cabins. These cabins are made of aluminum (of course insulated on the inside) and are affixed to the deck with isolated stainless steel bolts and are, in fact, removable. They are plumbed with Hydronic heating making for a cozy and warm space. The two cabins are mirror images. Both sport over and under bunks, the top being a large single and the bottom a double. The walls and ceiling are a painted off white accented with ash wood trim. Carpet lines the sole. Both cabins have a round table set with two folding chairs. There is storage under the bunks along with a large hanging locker. There is plenty of natural light with two large port lights (one opening) and a window in the watertight doors. At the end of the day I can’t think of a more cozy private cabin to retire to.
GE electric 4-burner stove/oven
Sub Zero refrigerator with double drawer freezer
Two bin stainless sink with single lever faucet and wand
Kenmore chest freezer in utility space
Frigidaire chest freezer in hold
Manitowoc ice maker in hold
Georgia Lee was designed by Jensen Marine Design in Seattle as an expedition trawler. She was constructed by Westman Marine in Blaine, Washington to commercial standards. Her hull is constructed of welded steel, 5/16” plate on her hull bottom and sides, 3”x 8” solid flat bar at her keel shoe, 3/8” plate at the bulb shell and ½” plate at the bulb cone. Framing is 3”x8”x1/4” angle on 27” centers, plus 2” x 8” x ¼” angle at 4’ centers. Longitudinal stringers are 4”x 1/2” on 2’ centers and 2” x 3/8” on 18” centers. Her hull features rolling chocks and a propeller and rudder protected by the keel.
Georgia Lee received a full LPU paint job by Arrow Marine Services in Richmond, BC in 2016. Her hull is painted blue with a black waterline stripe, black bottom paint and white hull stripe. An integral stainless steel rubrail surrounds the boat. Her cap rails and handrails are also welded stainless steel. Her pilothouse is painted white with blue stripes and a blue eyebrow.
Her high bow, pilothouse with reverse angle windows and crows nest above shows that she does mean business. Side entry is near dock level as she has a relatively low freeboard in the mid-section and entry is made to the main deck. This deck is central in the vessel. No nonsense wood planks are raised off the steel deck itself. ¼ inch gaps between the planks allow water to immediately drain from the walking surface allowing the water to drain through generous scuppers on the port and starboard side. The lowest section of the deck is in the middle and sloped outward allowing water to drain easily overboard. The 37” high side rails are solid plate painted and reinforced, capped with the aforementioned stainless caps. There are port and starboard opening gates. This deck is secure and safe. In the center of the main deck is a raised hatch giving access to the below deck storage hold. The hatch itself measures 120”X60” and is capped with a steel lid. This hatch is raised 20” off the main deck itself. This space is perfect for stowing a large tender. Previously stored here was an 18’ aluminum custom tender (no longer available).
Located on the aft deck are the two aft cabins. These cabins were pre fabricated out of aluminum and then fitted in space. Above the cabins is a large space that could be used to store an assortment of toys including kayaks, sailing dinghies, tenders, you name it. The aft deck is about 3-feet wide behind the two aft cabins. On center in the aft deck is a grate that gives access to a large live catch hold that can be filled with water to keep crab or other fresh catch.
There is a small head accessed from the main deck located on the port side of the cabin house. This head is used by those outdoors and residents of the aft cabins. The toilet is a vacuflush and there is a small stainless sink.
Prominent on the main deck is the Hydrapro Hydraulic crane. This robust crane is used to lift, well, just about anything that is too heavy for people to lift, including tenders. At the base of the crane is a hydraulic powered drum that is used to pull crab pots etc. This is a serious crane that is taken right from her commercial fishing pedigree.
On the starboard side of the deck is a dedicated fish filleting table with its own drain along with contoured plating allowing any liquids to easily drain overboard. There is a high capacity saltwater wash down hose on deck along with a fresh water outlet. To port and starboard are storage lockers that work well for holding a trash can, hoses, cleaning gear, what have you. The main cabin and house are accessed from the main deck through a watertight door at main cabin level.
To port of the main cabin house door is an exterior stairway up to the upper deck. The upper deck is also accessed via the pilothouse on the portside aft through a watertight door. The main part of the upper deck faces aft and this is where the Hydraulic crane controls are located. There are port and starboard side decks that give access to the foredeck and commercial hydraulic drum windlass. The cap rails and handrails are masterfully done in stainless steel.
The crow’s nest is above the pilothouse accessed from a ladder off the upper deck. The pilothouse roof is essentially its own deck, though there are no railings for safety. On this roof are mounted the GPS antennas, Iridium antenna and VHF antenna. The Caribe RIB inflatable w/Yamaha 2.5 hp OB is stored on this level as well. The crow’s nest tower juts up from this platform. Mounted on the tower are the two Furuno open array TX units. There is quite a view from the crow’s nest itself. All the Sodium and quartz lights are mounted in the crow’s nest as well as VHF and the Furuno satellite compass antenna. Not to mention the view is fairly spectacular!
From Top to bottom Georgia Lee is an impressive vessel.
Full exterior LPU paint job (Spring, 2016)
4000lb hydraulic boom
Stainless steel anchor roller
750 lb Forefjord type anchor with approx 4’x 11/4” chain, plus approx. 20’ x 1” chain plus approx. 100’ ¾” chain plus section of 5/8” chain for total of 200’ of chain with another 400’ of ¾” cable.
Kolstrand model MB18 hydraulic windlass
5’ x 9’ access hatch to dry hold
Saltwater live well tank at stern
(10) mooring cleats with chocks where necessary
On deck fills and vents for all fuel and water tanks
Main deck on raised planks for water drainage.
Swim ladder/mob ladder mounts at gates
Hydra pro commercial marine hydraulic crane
integrated fish filet table
Water tight doors for all cabin entries including on deck head
High illumination quarts and sodium exterior lights on crows nest
Commercial vessel style exhaust stack
High volume salt water wash downs on main deck and foredeck
Integrated pressure washer on deck
Port and starboard opening gates
(2) Furuno GP-32 GPS/WAAS Navigator GPS
Icom IC-M604 VHF Radio
(2) Furuno GaAs FET front end 8-tone daylight radar displays
Furuno FA-150 Class A Universal AIS
Furuno satellite compass
Furuno FCV -585 Echo Sounder fish finder
Raytheon F720D Fathometer
ComNav 1201 Autopilot
Iridium ST4120 Satellite Transceiver phone
Dirigo Gimballed ships compass at PH
Chelsea Shipstrike brass clock and barometer at pilothouse
Sony I3 laptop PC Navigation computer with Nobeltec Nav software
Targus laptop cooling fan under PC
Cell phone booster
Smoothtalker I-phone mount for booster
Comnav 221 wired remote for autopilot throttle and steering - can be plugged in pilothouse or lower deck
Icom IC-M504 VHF in pilothouse office
ICOM CommandMic at salon
Bose interior speakers on main cabin level
Sony flat screen TV
Alpine CDE SXM1458T Stereo
Sony DVP-SR500H HDMI DC/DVD player
Separate volume controls for cabin and back deck speakers
(2) poly planer exterior cockpit speakers
Marinco 120 volt shore power inlet
24v DC, 12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems with breaker panels
Blue Seas 8235 voltmeters for start, house and AC power at salon
Link 10 battery monitor for house bank at salon
AC source selector and generator control panels at salon
Acme T-2-53516-35 10kva shore power transformer
Newmar PT-24-40 40-amp battery charger
Trace SW4024MC2 4000-watt inverter/120 amp charger
Xantrex 1000-watt inverter
(8) Lifeline GPL8DA house batteries
(1) Lifeline GPL-8DA emergency electronics battery below pilothouse dash with Newmar PT-25W charger and Powerpulse PP-12-L
Miscellaneous power cords and adapters
Cummins QSK19 main engine
Cummins QSK19 660hp common rail diesel engine, dry exhaust keel cooled
Engine block heaters
Twin Disc MG5170 5.95:1 marine transmission
ZF Mathers Clear Command 92210 electronic controls
Flexible coupling and soft engine mounts
5” stainless propeller shaft
68x63” RH 4-blade Ice Class stainless prop by Sound Propeller
Temperature sensors for shaft seal and main bearing, display located in utility space at bottom of stairs
Leece Neville 175amp 24v alternator
(2) Cat 1125CCA starting battery with Powerpulse PP-12-L, Blue Seas disconnect switch (battery new 2015)
(2) Racor primary fuel filters with drain bowls
Algae X Algae X Magnetic Fuel Conditioner in line with engine supply
(2) EngineGear fuel transfer pumps on timers, with Racor fuel filter in line
Extensive engine spares
Geartek E5535 Power Take Off for hydraulic systems
John Deere 27Kw genset
John Deere 27kW diesel genset (2042 hours)
Racor 120 primary fuel filter and Algae X Magnetic Fuel Conditioner for 27kW genset
Cat 1125CCA starting battery with Powerpulse PP-12-L, Blue Seas disconnect switch (battery new 2015)
Northern lights 9Kw genset
Northern Lights 9kW diesel genset (2035 hours)
Racor 120 primary fuel filter and Algae X Magnetic Fuel Conditioner for 9kW genset
Cat 4D starting battery for 9kW genset with disconnect switch (battery new 2015)
AC engine room blower – brings fresh air to engine room and exhausts out dry stack
Wagner hydraulic steering with Wagner T-12V ram
Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster in 18” tube
Kabola B17 hydronic diesel furnace
Rule 3700 bilge pump in engine room bilge
Rule 3700 bilge pump in sump below shaft seal
(2) Teel 9HK95 3/4hp high output bilge/deck pumps
High water bilge alarm
Plastic holding tank with Whale Gulper circulation pump (gravity drain overboard or deck pumpout)
(2) Torrid MV-17 17-gallon hot water heaters, one for galley service, one for head/shower service
Flojet 4325-343 water pump
(2) Jabsco Sensor Max 17 pressure water pumps (one is selectable as spare)
Fresh water filter with pressure gauge inline
Bench grinder on workbench in engine room
Baldor 1.5hp pressure washer in engine room
Prime Air 200 air compressor in engine room
Extensive tools and spares, heavy duty jumper cables
12v oil change pump with 5-gallon bucket
Fresh water washdown hose in engine room
Bench grinder on workbench in engine room
10,000-gallon diesel capacity in four tanks plus day tank, sight gauges on each tank and drains from bottom
6,000-gallon fresh water capacity in three tanks
Stater Engage indicater light in pilothouse
Water temp, Oil pressure, Gear oil, & exhaust temp gauges at PH
Murphy MT-90 Digital Tachometer at PH (for main)
Alarms for Engine oil pressure, engine coolant, engine crankcase pressure and gear oil pressure at pilothouse
Hydraulic Bow thruster with control at pilothouse
7F electronic single lever engine control at pilothouse
110V saltwater washdown pump
Commercial fishing style Sodium and quarts lights with switches in pilothouse
Indicator lights for generators and bilge pumps at pilothoue
Hydra Pro hydraulic marine crane
(2) Vacuflush heads
Nikon Action 10X50 binnoculars
Fujinon Meibo 7X50 binnoculars
(9) Mustang Ocean Commander survival suits
Extensive paper navigation chart library
Lifesling 2 overboard rescue system in sunbrella case
Caribe fiberglass RIB dinghy
Yamaha 2.5 hp outboard on Caribe Dinghy
Bushnell 10X50 Binoculars
(3) life ring buoys
Powercat 110v fan
(4) Vornado space heaters