The company motto of Cape Horn trawlers is, “First in Safety, Safety First”. COWBOY lives up to this motto.
Originally built as a 68’ design, modified during construction bringing her overall length to 74’. COWBOY travels the world competing in fishing tournaments. She is built to go where the fish are taking the seas whether kindly or otherwise.
Full paint 2014, Awlgrip Matterhorn White, Yacht and Tender.
Boarding via the amidships gate on either side, the solid build of COWBOY is instantly felt: waist high gunwales with stainless steel handrails on the main deck and a Portuguese bridge forward. The bow sports a single serious Plow anchor with a vertical foot-operated capstan.
The Aft Deck is laid out with a custom bench seating and a large table. A portside ladder leads to the boat deck and there is a hatch that provides additional entry to the engine room. A stairway to starboard steps down to the fishing cockpit that was added after the build, making this original 68 footer a 74’ fishing trawler. The cockpit is outfitted with tackle center, helm station, rod holders, bait freezer, bait well, cutting table and electric Jenn-Air grill.
The Main Salon is entered from the aft deck. A large U-shaped settee to starboard is upholstered in a caramel ultraleather that complements the maple paneling, giving an inviting warmth. A Bob Jenny custom topped table with a sportfish motif fronts the settee. To port are two dark brown Ekornes chairs further adding to the warm ambiance, and a drop-down TV lies above the granite breakfast bar with 2 barstools that serves as the division between salon and galley. Storage cabinetry abounds in both the salon and galley.
From the galley to starboard is a door to the exterior as well as stairways leading below deck and up to the pilothouse.
The pilothouse is raised a few steps above the main deck. There are doors port and starboard to the Portuguese deck and an interior stairway to the boat deck and flybridge. Roomy with excellent visibility, the pilothouse is outfitted with full Navigational equipment for deep-water voyages. Storage areas abound and there is ample seating with a helm chair for two and a large raised settee and captain's berth above.
Electronics are repeated at the helm on the Flybridge. There is an abundance of storage on the flybridge: under the console, in port and starboard cabinets, as well as below the built-in U-shaped settee. A 22’ Twin Vee CAT tender is cradled on the boat deck and is raised and lowered with a crane. The tender is powered with two Suzuki 60 hp outboards.
COWBOY’s accommodations consist of three double cabins and two heads. The VIP cabin is forward with a double berth, drawer storage and hanging lockers. The Guest Cabin is midship to port and has a double berth and twin Pullman berths. The VIP and guest cabin share a head with shower located portside accessible from the VIP stateroom and hallway. Aft of the head is an office complete with built-in desk and pantry-style storage cabinets.
The Master Suite is full-beam amidships. There is a centerline queen berth, a built-in chest of drawers to port, night stands, a dressing table to starboard and four sets of hanging lockers. An en suite head with Jacuzzi tub is to starboard.
A utility room with laundry is entered from the master and a water-tight door amidships accesses the engine room from the utility room.2014 - Complete new paint job
The Cape Horn trawler is built primarily for trans-ocean voyages with the comfort and safety of its passengers the prime goal. The hull is constructed of steel plate: hull topsides are ¼” plate, and the bottom is 5/16” plate. There is a bulbous bow, and framing amidships consists of 2” x 3/8” flat bar longitudinals on 16” centers, and 5” x 3/8” flat bar frames. The single rudder is of ½” steel plate.
Cowboy's engine is rated continuous duty at 1800 rpm which runs her at 10 knots. The owner likes to run her at 1500 rpm where she turns 8 knots. There is a flow scan meter but it has never been calibrated. The owner has looked at the fuel burns at these rpms in the Cummins manual and at 10 knots it is 1.5 gals per nautical mile. Currently the Flow scan reads high and shows 2 gals per mile at 10 knots, maybe 2.2. Using the 1.5 gallon per mile and keeping a 500 gallon reserve this would give you a range of 3,333 miles.
The boat has Westmar digital stabilizers.
VIP located forward with en suite access to shared guest head and shower
Port Guest Cabin