Kingfisher 32 Troller

Kingfisher32TrollerFAcropThis design uses the same semi-displacement hull that the Kingfisher 32 Cruiser has but it also has a longer working deck and an innovative outside head. Let’s start at the stern — the typical trolling cockpit aft with engine controls and steering enables the fisherman to work from side to side with safety. There are checker boxes in front of the trolling cockpit and lots of good space on the deck. Up against the pilothouse, there is an outside accessed head compartment with a shower included in the space, and doors, fore and aft, for access to either the engine room or the salmon hold. This outside head really allows it to be used for its primary purpose and provides some privacy without taking too much space from the rest of the boat.

Going forward into the pilothouse, you encounter a galley to starboard and a nice dinette/settee to port.  Helm and co/helm seats are also included and windows on all sides give good visibility and a feeling of spaciousness.  Forward are the typical vee berths with port and starboard berths and plenty of length and width to give a good night’s sleep.

Note the drum windlass on the bow, avoiding the taking of dirty, smelly chain below decks and with a simple hydraulic pump off the engine, this is the simplest and most functional approach.

The rest of the boat you can follow from the drawings and I look forward in working with you on your own version of her. – Sam Devlin (July 2015)

The Kingfisher 32 Troller is available in study plans. Contact Sam if you would like to develop her into your perfect custom boat.

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Kingfisher 32 Troller Specifications

Length 32 ft. – 9 in.
Beam 10 ft. – 1 in.
Draft 38 in.
Power Inboard diesel 110-300hp
Ballast 12700 lbs.
Hull Type Semi-Displacement
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Kingfisher 32 Cruiser

Kingfisher32cruiseFAcropI have become intrigued with the smallest passagemaker type vessel that could really tackle some passages on the West Coast, even with the possibility of going up or down the coast from the Northwest to Alaska in the Spring and Mexico in the Fall. This design is my interpretation of the type and she provides all those capabilities. She has two staterooms, a covered afterdeck, dingy stowage above, drum windlass on the bow (so you don’t have to bring that dirty chain below decks), stabilizer poles using paravanes (the simplest and best form of stabilization), two head arrangement, and good room for use. Power can be anything from 110hp for an 8 knot cruiser to a 300hp diesel for a semi-displacement cruiser. Speeds will be matched to the power available and depend on how much gear you drag aboard. Range will vary from something in excess of 700 miles in the slow version to around 300 miles in the faster version. Take a look — she draws heavily from the Northwest Salmon fishing boats that used to populate our coast and I hope you agree that she looks like she wants to have the lines tossed off and head off on an adventure. – Sam Devlin

The Kingfisher 32 Cruiser is available as study plans. Contact Sam is you would like to see the boat developed.

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Kingfisher 32 Cruiser Specifications

Length 32 ft. – 9 in.
Beam 10 ft. – 1 in.
Draft 38 in.
Power Inboard diesel 110-300hp
Ballast 12700 lbs.
Hull Type Semi-Displacement
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