Friday, March 2, 2012

The Camano Troll 31: A great little yacht

Over the past ten-years a dozen American Tug 34 owners have come from the Camano Troll 31.  

The venerable Camano 31 is a great little yacht.  Built to a very high standard and an excellent design.  For many it has been the "proof of concept" that the trawler lifestyle was so enjoyable.  For these owners seeing the details again will be a fun walk down memory lane.

It is a semi-displacement planing hull like the American Tug designs, ideal for exploring the Salish Sea and inside passage waters.  She can comfortably cruise on a couple gallons per hour, or when needed move in the mid-teens to get past adverse current or rough water.

The Camano systems were well installed and always of well chosen high quality gear.  The open salon gives her a feeling of a much larger boat, with wrap around windows by AJR or Diamond Seaglaze.

The "Troll" version has a large upper deck flybridge.  The Camano "Gnome" was built without the flybridge and is much more rare.

Expedition Yacht Sales has two very nice examples of the Camano available presently.  Call Steve at 206-321-2164 to arrange a private showing of:

Murphy's Law - 1999 Camano Troll 31    - Sold!   -  moored in LaConner
Big Sky - 2000 Camano Troll 31   -  Sold!   -  moored in Tacoma

10-2012:  I have sold both my Camano listings.  I would really like to have another nice one to offer my clients.  Call me if you have one to sell.  I am ready to help!

Read Chuck Gould's article on the Camano's from Nor'westing  Nov 2010.

I know these boats very well and really like them.  If you would like to list your Camano for sale, or arrange to see one please call me.  Steve     206-321-2164