Maine Idea



Description   50' Joel White Designed Trawler built by Brooklin Boatyard.  “MAINE IDEA” is a very well built custom trawler using very high grades of Oak and Fir throughout. Its design and build are both well thought out as done by the highly respected designer/shipyard team of Joel White and Brooklyn Boatyard in Maine.  She has been painted and varnished with many recent upgrades to systems and cosmetics.  She is a classic Maine boat which will turn heads in any harbor.


Maine Idea  Power 1982 6 $3000 Rockport, ME $6000/wk


Design Power trawler
Designer Joel White
Builder Brooklin Boatyard
Hull Construction Wood
Year Built 1982
Rigging NA
LOA 50'
LWL 46'
Beam 15'6"
Draft 5'6"
Displacement 52,000 lbs.
Weight NA
Ballast NA
Engine Volvo Penta Turbo
Sail Area NA
Water Capacity 480 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 300 US Gallons
Holding Tank 25 US Gallons

Low trunk pilot house, open aft deck / chain locker way forward then bulkhead. Below has Over/under pilot berths fwd port with the fwd head opposite. Next is the fore cabin with athwartship over under bunks. Up steps to the saloon with centerline helm station, dining aft to port and lounge area/entertainment center stbd. Down steps going aft to the galley to port then aft to a double bed to stbd and the second head w/ tub to port. Exit to the aft deck. Engine access is via the saloon sole and a panel in the galley area.


Sink(s): Stainless Steel
Refrigeration: (2) “Norcold” 12v / 120v Stove Type: “Gas Systems” CNG
# Burners/Oven;Microwave: “Sharpe”

2021    2 new refrigerators, new propane stove


She has a stayed mast with a steadying sail

Electrical and Navigation System

Compass(es): “Danforth” 6”
VHF Radio: “Icom IC M127” Autopilot: “Cetec Benmar” unit
Speed Log: “Datamarine” Impeller
 Depthfinder: “Datamarine”
GPS/Radar: “Garmin 740S” color plotter, “Garmin 128” Black
and white digital; display/”Furuno” CRT type Television: “Emerson” Flat screen w/ digital antenna.Barometer: (1) “Chelsea”, (1) “Harwich” 4” Brass Ship’s Clock: (1) “Chelsea”, (1) “Harwich” 4” Brass


AC-Shorepower: 30 amp and 50 amp

Anchors & Windlass

Anchor Windlass: “Ideal” horizontal; separate wildcat and capstan 24vdc

Anchor(s): 60 Lb. “CQR and large Danforth. Chain/Rode(s): 3/8” all chain on CQR, 3/8” chain x 10’ w/ 5/8” 3 strand nylon on the
Danforth;Bow Roller(s): On Wood platform;Bow/Stern Pulpit: 1” Bz / bulwarks Stanchions/Lifelines: 1” Bz / SS plastic coated Docklines: Misc. braid 3 strand


Dark Harbor Tender with new Yamaha 20 hp outboard with remote steering


Rockport, Maine