Launching – 25′ Albin “Jean”


25' Albin Trawler "Jean"

Although this boat is not made of wood, it is another example of the interesting stories of boats and owners that we find at the boatyard.  This trawler started this past spring in Petersburg, Alaska.  The new owner (who owned another 25′ Albin many years ago and actually was a previous owner of the 39′ trawler “Grand Caper”) purchased the boat and then flew up to Alaska and made the trip down the Inside Passage to Anacortes, Washington.   From there he had the boat trucked to Vermilion to Moes Marine for a quick refit prior to his next adventure.  We removed the old head system (toilet, holding tank and associated plumbing) and miscellaneous unused wiring and installed a new porta-potty, windlass, autopilot, inverter, and AC distribution panel.   After sea-trial this week, the truck will pick up the boat and take it south to Marietta, Ohio where it will be launched for a trip down the Ohio River.


About Mike

I pinch myself every day... I can't believe I'm back in Vermilion working at the boatyard! I grew up spending afternoons and summer days working at Moes Marine. I moved to Boston after college and met my wonderful wife, Maura, while living life in the big city and working at Boston BoatWorks. We traveled and volunteered abroad for 9 months in 2009 and then found our way back to our families in Ohio. We are now living in downtown Vermilion with our son, Owen, who visits the boatyard daily at coffee break!