M/V Cloud Nine

M/V Cloud Nine
A 1973 North Sea 38' pilothouse Trawler, made in Osaka, Japan by Kita Trading Co. Ltd.

Thursday, October 15, 2015


UPDATE:  Cloud Nine was sold to a wonderful couple from Kingston, WA.  They seem to love her as much as we did.  While we have mixed feelings after moving off of her, we will always have our memories.  Thanks for following our story.  We may have another to share sometime down the road.

After a lot of discussion, we have made the decision to sell our pilothouse trawler and move back to land.  We have loved living aboard M/V Cloud Nine, working to bring her beauty back.

So, up FOR SALE is a 1973 38' North Sea Pilot House Trawler.  (Same design as Pacific Trawler.)

Built in Japan, this is Hull #2.
This is a Blaine Seeley design and originally owned by Blaine Seeley.
Previous boat name:  M/V Shellback

Double planked Mahogany on Apilong frames

Power: Perkins 6.354 turbo....burns 2 gph at 7 knots    
Engine Hours:  2952
Northern Lights 5 KW generator:  387 hours
Heart 25 Inverter, with Link 1000 control
Lewco 1240 back-up charger
Dickenson external hydraulic stern thruster
6-6V House Batteries
1- Steel 400 gallon fuel tank
1- Stainless Steel 160 gallon water tank
Seward 11 gallon hot water heater (installed 2012)
2- 5 gallon  propane tanks
1- Aluminum 4 gallon day tank for Dickenson heater

Ideal 12V Windlass
Bruce 20 kg bow anchor with 75' of 3/8" chain and 300' of 5/8" nylon
Danforth 20h anchor
200' of 5/8" rode

Standard Horizon Marine Radio Model Explorer GPS GX1700 (installed 2012)
Furuno Marine Radar 1623 (installed 2013)
Garmin 2010 GPS Plotter

Vitrifrigo Refrigerator, 12V/110, Model C1151 DX NA (installed 2012)
Seward 3-burner Princess Stove (installed 2012)
Fixed Drinking Water Filter at sink
Cool Blue freezer unit, 2-door

6-#5 Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Fire Boy MA2-500 FE241 in engine compartment, automatic

New Wallas forced air diesel furnace 30DT
Dickenson diesel heater "Antarctic"
Red dot engine heater
500W electric baseboard heater in forward cabin
1000W electric wall heater in salon

Vacuflush toilet
Avon R.I.B. with Honda 8hp 4-stroke engine
4 salon windows with sliders installed 2012
Double back doors replaced with custom single door 2012
Pilothouse doors replaced 2013
Custom canvas cockpit enclosure
Custom flybridge canvas cover - new in Fall 2015
Bamboo floors in the salon
Headliner replaced throughout the boat in 2014-2015

PRICE:  $79,000      Price lowered to $65,000 - open to reasonable offers!

She's been watched over by wooden boat specialists, Haven Boatworks in Port Townsend, WA. They replaced 8-10 planks in her hull in 2011, and then inspected her bottom again when we pulled her out in 2013, replacing a thru hole.  She was last hauled out in May of 2015, with bottom sanded, inspected, and painted. 

If interested, please contact:  Jerry Regan  360-670-1036 or email us at  If you want to see more photographs, please let us know and we can email them to you.

This shows the custom canvas enclosure for the cockpit

Customer made back door replaced the two side-by-side doors.

This is galley as installed in 2012.  The salon shows boxes of bamboo flooring which
we installed.  Also shows the old door going out to cockpit.  New door looks the same
outside as it does inside.

Here's the salon with the bamboo flooring, paneling, and new headliner in place with
stained and varnished oak strips with decorative screws.

Here's our steering station.  New radar installed, as well as a new marine radio.
The chart area was recently re-done as we didn't like what we had done earlier.
There is an opening on the counter both left and right that allow one to
get into the storage cabinets, instead of digging through the front.

A little blurry (sorry!) picture of our head.  A good-sized head, the full, stand-up
shower is on the other side of the wall where I am standing. Vacu-flush head.

Just email me at, and I'll take more and send them to you!