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2018 Custom McGowan Trawler

Chester Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada


TARI-ANN is a new build from Tern BoatWorks in Nova Scotia. Her design and construction was recently reviewed by "WoodenBoat" magazine(see Jan/Feb 2019).

She is a shallow draft, trawler with inspiration from vintage Chesapeake Bay type workboats.

TARI-ANN was sea trialled by the builder in October 2018 and returned to her shed for winter storage.She was not launched in 2019 and remains ashore for 2020 due to health issues.

The engine is a rebuilt Detroit 4-71 diesel for simplicity of maintenance.

She features a cherry accented interior. There is an auto- pilot, inverter, generator, and solar panel. There is an AirHead composting toilet and freshwater shower. 


Offered at a fraction of build cost.


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Tari-Ann
Make: Custom
Model: McGowan Trawler
Year: 2018
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Composite


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48'4 ft
Waterline Length: 43'2 ft
Beam: 14'10 ft
Max Draft: 4'9 ft
Displacement: 44,815 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 4-71
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 155hp
  • Type: Inboard


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Trawlers, Cruisers


Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts


Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202 PO Box 546
CHESTER, Nova Scotia, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
The 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.


Keel, full keel, bilge keels 4000 lbs lead 

Construction: wood epoxy composite, cold moulded hull

Aft Cockpit

-teak deck with three lift out hatches

-storage lockers under cockpit sole

-curved aft cockpit seat with four opening hatches

-storage lockers under seating

-propane locker under seating with drain over board

-bronze bulkhead mounted LED light

-taff rail surrounding cockpit

-companionway sliding hatch with mahogany door leading into aft cabin

Deck Hardware

-bronze haws pipes four per side

-6x6 samson post

-lofran falcon windlass 1700watt 12 volt with deck switch and dash controls

-stainless steel anchor haws pipe

-stainless steel exterior hull plate

-galavized ships anchor

-200’ of 3/8” anchor chain

-three bitts per side mounted on bulwarks

-curved fore deck hatch with companionway leading into forward cabin, two bronze fixed ports

-two opening skylights, one on forward cabin one on aft cabin

-six opening bronze port lights on forward cabin 

-bronze mushroom vent for head

-bronze nav lights

-bronze engine room vents

-bronze fuel and water deck fills

- bronze fuel and water tank vents

-port and star sliding door into pilot house

-three opening windows in pilot house

-shore power plugs port and star

-five opening windows in aft cabin

-taff rail with bronze stanchion  and varnished mahogany cap rail

-two aft samson post in aft cockpit

-bronze mizzen mast step

-bronze chain plates

-three flush cockpit hatches

-four flush cockpit seat hatches

-bulkhead mounted bronze LED aft cockpit light

-aft companionway door leading into aft cabin

Steering System

-composite winged rudder with stainless steel shaft

-stainless removable shoe

-bronze stuffing box

-hydraulic steering 

Forward Cabin

-single bunk with six draws under bunk

-storage cabinet forward of bunk

-work bench to port with storage bin

-hanging locker aft port side

-tool storage locker forward of hanging locker

-watertight anchor locker door on forward bulkhead

-fore deck companionway sliding hatch

-two bulkhead mounted LED lights

-bronze light switches

-one 115 volt outlet with USB plug


-two sliding doors port and star

-three opening windows

-three bulkhead mounted LED lights

-two over head mounted lights LED with night setting red

-bronze light switches

-AC/DC elec. panel, water tank gauges, gen-set panel

-aft pilot house seat with chart/book storage rack

-hanging locker aft port side

-dash panel with fuel, tank gauges, engine panel, engine room blower controls, shifter, engine shut off, auto helm, vchartplotter and VHF

-tradistional ships wheel

-fuel tank shut off access hatch in sole 

-three opening engine room hatches 

Galley and Settee

-corian couter tops

-stainless steel sink hot/cold water

-dickson two burner propane stove with oven

-propane fume detector

-three 115 volt outlets with USB plug

-bronze locker vents

-12 volt fridge/freezer unit

-five bulkhead mounted LED lights

- bronze light switches

-one over head LED light above settee table

-opening skylight

-five opening windows

-L-shaped settee

-storage cabinet forward of settee

-draws and opening cabinet door with storage space in galley

-cherry cabinets and wood work

-cherry sole with three lift out hatches to access systems and engine room

Head and Shower

-air head composting toilet

-stainless steel sink with hot/cold water

-two storage cabinets

-one storage bin

-one bronze opening port

-bronze light switch

-LED under deck lighting

-adjustable shower head hot/cold water

-water proof LED light in shower compartment

Master Cabin

-walk in closet

-double bunk with six draws under

-built in cherry writing desk with bronze swing out stool

-three bilge access hatches in the sole

-opening skylight

-five opening bronze ports

-three LED bulkhead mounted lights

-one 115 volt out let with USB plug

-bronze light switches

-stairs to pilot house

-cherry cabin doors with bronze hardware

Plumbing and Electrical

Fresh Water

-two stainless steel water tanks 50 gals each

-inline water filters off each tank

-12 volt pressure pump

-charcoal water filter

-6 gal hot water heater with stainless steel body

-galley taps hot/cold water

-head taps hot/cold water

-shower taps hot/cold water

-tank gauges located in pilot house elec. panel

-bronze thru-hull fittings

Raw Water

-shower sump with rule pump, drains over board

-head and galley sinks drain directly over board

-salt water wash down pump

-bronze thru-hull fittings


-air head composting toilet 

-12 volt extraction fan in bronze mushroom vent



-24 volt DC panels, 120 volt AC panel 

-main elec. panel located in pilot house

-rule high water alarm

-two elec. bilge pumps with float switch

-victron energy monitoring system

-gen-set display, start stop panel located at main elec. panel

-LED interior lighting

-LED Nav lights

-propane fume detector

-115 volt outlets with USB plugs

-victron energy charger/invertor

-victron energy solar charger controller

-engine room lights LED

-system room lights  LED

-engine room fan

-spreader lights LED

-mast head light LED

-120 volt 50 amp shore power port and starboard

-1020 amp-hour house battery bank

-off shore ready with emergency back up power sources for all critical loads

-four AGM house batterys

-two AGM start batterys for main engine

-one start battery for Gen-Set 

Sails and Rigging

-main mast sika spruce bird mouth construction keel stepped

-mizzen mast sika spruce solid construction deck stepped

-LED spreader lights and mast head light

-radar mount on mizzen

-bronze chainplates

-bronze forestay chainplate and deck fitting

-3/8” and 1/4” stainless steel standing rigging hand spliced and parcelled.

-teak blocks with bronze sleeve 

-awl-grip painted spars

-sail one jib and one mizzen 

-internal wire chase in main mast.


- VHF Garmin

-Chart Plotter, radar, depth, speed Garmin

-Auto helm Garmin

Engine and Generator

Make: Detroit

Model: 4-71

Fuel: Diesel

Engine power: 165 hp

Type: inboard

Year, rebuilt: 2016 30hrs

Transmission: new 2016 twin disc MG5050 3 to 1 ratio

Shaft 2” aqualloy Stainless with PSS dripless stuffing box

Michigan wheel four blade 28x27 L-H bronze prop

Walter keel cooler heat exchanger

5” wet exhaust exits at transom

drip tray under engine


Gen-set: 5kw 120 volt Ac onan generator

The 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.
Additional Contact Information

Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, Back Cove, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts.

Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions.

In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services.

For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at or try our office at 902.275.2424.

Listing Broker: Jim Snair

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