Price Reduction - October
Fully Detailed - September
The Original Pocket Trawler
This Rosborough 246 has arrived with numerous upgrades, now stored on her trailer at our facility, in Anacortes.
A perfect Cruiser, for weekends or day trips to the San Juan Islands, comfortable, safe and stable, this one even has a Bow Thruster.
Complete with Galvanized Tandem Axle Trailer
Please call or text Jack Spriggs at 206 399-7040 or email email@example.com for your personal showing.
* Force 10 Two Burner Stove
* Teak Cabinetry
* Upgraded Upholstery
* Carpet throughout with snap down for easy removal
* Opening Windows both Port and Starboard
* V-Berth with Hatch, plus Windows with Curtains
* Wallas Diesel Furnace with custom ducting - New 2015
* Diesel Fuel Tank - 7 gallon - New 2015
* Marine Head
* Battery Charger
* Batteries - New 2019 (2)
* Bow Thruster - New 2015
* Garmin Chart Plotter - New 2015
* VHF Radio with New Antenna Starboard Cabin top - New 2015
* Fusion Stereo & Speakers - New 2015
* Radar - New 2015
* Shore Power Inlet & Cord
* Anchor, chain and rode
* Electric Trim Tabs
* Battery Volt Meter
* Upgraded Upholstery
* Wallas Diesel Furnace with custom 7 gallon fuel tank
* Garmin Chart Plotter
* Bow Thruster
* Stereo & Speakers
* VHF Antenna
* Radar Scanner
* Walker Bay 8 ft. Tender
* Weaver Tender Chaulks with 3 Tie Downs
* Tie Down Straps
* New Pad Eyes
* Galvanized Tandem Axle Trailer
* Fenders and Dock Lines
* Life Jackets
* Boat Hook
* Rod Holders
* Fire Extinguishers
* New Port & Starboard Cockpit Enclosure Glass
* Port Seat Grab Rail in Cabin
The RF-246 Sedan Cruiser has been especially designed to be fully trailerable and utilize the benefits of the most efficient power configurations available. The design offer great stability, seaworthiness, comfort, and safety in roomy accommodating layouts, and custom configurations. Various power options allow for individually tailored craft, providing utmost versatility for: Pleasure Cruising, Fishing, Diving, Search and Rescue, Police Patrol, and other Commercial uses.
This design proved to be a winner – soft riding in a head sea, stable in a beam sea, and predictable in a following sea. The first boat was launched in 1987 and was quickly adapted by the Canadian department of fisheries as their preferred work boat. The largest majority of the boats were configured with a full deckhouse cabin that housed a helm station, full galley and settee or dinette. There was room below for a v-berth and enclosed head. It quickly gained popularity with adventurous cruisers who wanted to expand their cruising grounds by connecting it to a trailer to explore areas from the Great Lakes to Florida to Maine. Although technically the hull design is not a trawler, the function is such that became known as the first “trailerable trawler”.
The RF-246 is designed and constructed for ultimate usability and versatility. The stable, seaworthy, Downeast style hull provides safety, comfort, and economical ease of operation. The accommodation areas provide spacious cruising and/or living aboard options. The helm and control center provides generous space for navigation and electronics, with maximum all around visibility through large windows. Traditional pilot doors offer access to the foredeck, ventilation and makefor easy docking.
The main cabin is surrounded by tempered safety glass windows offering excellent visibility in all directions. For those who need a little more space, the main cabin has 6’5” head room The galley is complete, including a two burner stove, sink, hot/cold water, and a fridge.
Construction methods and materials used in the RF-246 ensure minimum maintenance as well as maximum longevity and durability. All integrate framing and bulkheads are molded fiberglass using only the best materials. All fastening and assembly is completed with high grade stainless steel and quality marine adhesives. Interior finish is keeping with the no maintenance construction and the beige finish is warmly accented by teak moldings and trim providing a pleasant and bright atmosphere. Wide walk around decks and roofs with non-skid surfaces, provide safe, enjoyable boating whether you’re 30 miles at sea, gunk holing the coast or cruising the canals and lakes.
Rosborough Boats, Inc. began in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the mid-1950s by James “Doug” Rosborough, a well-known boat designer and builder. He designed and built countless numbers of traditional schooners, brigantines , sloops and ketches all from wood. He would get a commission for a boat which he would design, then contract with a Nova Scotia builder to execute. He would then move into the yard and take over the crew to supervise the entire construction.
In the early 1980s his son James “Bob” Rosborough came into the business and developed the first fiberglass designs. After experimenting with an 18’, 28’ and 35’ design he finally hit upon a 25’ boat that became the Rosborough RF-246. The first boat was delivered in 1987.
After 25 years and almost 500 boats, Bob Rosborough sold the molds to Eastern Boats, Inc. in Milton, NH where we continue to honor the design and standards that have proven to be a winner.
Soft riding in a head sea, stable in a beam sea, and predictable in a following sea. Although technically the hull design is not a trawler, the function is such that became known as the first “trailerable trawler