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1938 Ferry Custom

Tacoma, Washington


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Want to own your own island or would make a great dinner cruise ship,  B&B, charter base camp or floating home on Lake Union!


Current survey and haul out with in the last year.


Come check out the 1938 auto ferry converted to a live aboard residence.  This historic vessel started out life transporting cars across the Columbia River at The Dalles.  She also helped develop Herron Island in the south sound working as their auto ferry from 1960 to 1989.  She was converted to a liveaboard by the current owners and continues to be maintained as a fully functioning ferry, she just carries a house on her back now.  

Annabelle has approximately 2,350 square feet of interior space and about 2,520 square feet of deck space.  She has 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and 2 half baths, a large 14 x 35 foot main saloon housing the living room and dining room with space left over for a dance floor!  Cooks love her chef's kitchen with 6 burner gas stove, commercial  oversize refrigerator with matching commercial oversize freezer and pantry.  The large captain's cabin has a walk-in closet and many windows so you can enjoy all of the fantastic water views of Puget Sound.  The rear deck has a hot tub for enjoying those views while relaxing on and in the water!  

Annabelle is great for travelling Puget Sound with 2 working Cummins diesel engines, 2 working propellers and rudders for excellent maneuverability.  She handles well with only 2 people as the current owners can attest.  They have made many trips to the San Juans, into Lake Washington and all around Puget Sound and Hood Canal.  She can anchor anywhere with her 500 pound Danforth anchor and hydraulic winch set up.  Desalinator, generator and inverter system allow for the full comforts of home even when anchored.  Plenty of storage space and deck space allow a wide array of usages so bring along all of your water toys.  72 feet long and 40 feet wide at the main deck.  Recent haul out and marine survey attest to her seaworthiness and sound construction that is well maintained.  This one of a kind true ferry boat and true home in one vessel is a unique and charming lifestyle for a live aboard.  Don't let the chance of a lifetime pass you by!


W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by NW Yachtnet.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Ferry
Model: Custom
Year: 1938
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: yhdso9876193
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 72 ft / 21.95 m
Length Overall: 72 ft / 21.95 m
Beam: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Max Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Twin Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: H-600
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1960
  • Engine Hours: 1649
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: H-600
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1960
  • Engine Hours: 8119
Total Engine Power: 340hp
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 10 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 290 gal


Heads Count: 3
Total Liferaft Capacity: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Hydraulic
Boat Class: Commercial Boats, House Boats

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.

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