SOLD | 1951 Hodgdon Bros. Downeast Cruiser
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Paul E. Luke Fireplace

(SOLD) 1951 Hodgdon Bros. Downeast Cruiser

The Kittiwake is a very handsome wood downeast cruiser built by the very reputable Hodgdon Bros in East Boothbay, circa 1951. It offers some great updates including a 3116 Cat Diesel, bow thruster, inverter, and new wiring (1998). She requires exterior paint and work on the cabin top but the interior is in fine shape and very inviting. Call today for a showing! Price reduced to $29,000.


  • Manufacturer:Hodgdon Bros.
  • Model: Downeast Cruiser
  • Year: 1951
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Portland US
  • Vessel Name:Kittiwake
  • Hull Material:Wood
  • Make:Cat 6 Cylinder
  • Model:
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:200
  • Engine Type:
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:
  • Length:38 ft
  • Beam:11.5 ft
  • Draft - max:3.67 ft
  • Fuel Tank:
  • Fresh Water Tank:
  • Holding Tank:



DimensionsDisplacement: 24,000

EnginesTotal Power: 300 hpCruising Speed: 15 knts @2200 rpm

TanksFuel: (2) 150 gal.Fresh Water: (2) 100 gal.

AccommodationsThis classic wood cruiser offers a layout as follows: large aft recessed cockpit with deck hatch to bilge and aft bench seat for four. Wide side decks along pilot house and trunk cabin to foredeck, with anchor pulpit and windlass. From cockpit step forward into wheel house with a hatch below decks to engine room and fuel tanks. Cabin sole is finished in carnished teak flooring. Helm station is starboard forward with new electric panelos and battery switches below helm. Opposite to port is a settee, lockers and fold out dinette. Forward and stepped down is a salon area. Portside is a Paul E. Luke wood or coal fireplace. Opposite is a galley area with 12VDC refrigerator, microwave sink and ample storage. Mid cabin offers port ans starboard settees which both convert to over and under berths. Copper freshwater tanks are underneath. Forward to port is a head with shower and curtain. Opposite is a full a hanging locker. Forward cabin has a small vee berth and forecastle area with acess to an 8D battery and bow thruster. The Kittiwake is immaculate, bright and cheery.

Galley/HeadSharp Carousel Microwave, pressure water, Raritan 12 gal water heater, 12V/110V Norcold refrigerator. Electric Marine Toilet, six gallon holding tank, Y valve and deck pumpout.

Electronics/EquipmentRitchie 5" binnacle compass, Horizon VHF, Horizon Digital Depth, Knot Log.

  • Ideal Powerup Windlass
  • Eight opening ports
  • Four fire extiguishers
  • Danforth 20# anchor 200' rode, 30' Chain
  • Danforth 18# anchor, 200' rode, 30' chain
  • Two automatic Bilge Pumps
  • Two opening hatches
  • Aluminum mast
  • Vetus Bowthruster
  • Remote Search Light
  • New Cushions
  • Docklines, fenders, life preservers

Electrical12V Electrical with two 8D batteries, with completely new wiring. Heart 2500 Watt inverter. 110V/30A Shorepower.

Engines/MechanicalSingle 6 cyl Catepillar 300 hp diesel. Turbo charged, ZF Transmission, 1.5" Stainless Steel Shaft, 22" four blade bronze prop. Engine alarm, FWC. Mechanical steering single rudder, single helm. All bilges are clean dry and odor free.

Brokers CommentsThe Kittiwake needs the attention of a new owner but offers a great start, with new wiring, engine, bowthruster etc. Come take a look.

DisclaimerThe Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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