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Steel Will


Neil Rabinowitz

Aleutian 92

Have boat, will travel—to just about anywhere you choose. That is the raison d'tre for the Aleutian 92, built in Tacoma, Washington. And with a sturdy steel hull, a range of superb standards, accommodations for more than a dozen guests, and a reported 5,213-NM range at 10 knots, she's up for the task.

The 92's construction reflects her builder's mission to maximize safety. The hull consists of a one-inch steel-plate keel, 5/16-inch bottom plating, 1/4-inch side and main-deck plating, 3/16-inch upper deck, flying bridge, and wheelhouse plating, and 1/4-inch bulwarks with structural pillars spaced every 3'7". Longitudinal stiffeners of 3/8-inch flat bar steel spaced at a minimum of every 1'2" and three watertight bulkheads complete the package.

But she's also been designed to make ocean crossings in comfort and style, her well-appointed galley being testament to this. Amidships on her main deck, forward of the saloon, the galley is fitted with superlative standards, including a Wolf oven and five-burner cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two drawer-style freezers, 46-bottle wine cooler, and Sharp microwave/convection oven.

Five staterooms—a main-deck, full-beam master with king berth and four lower-deck staterooms with queen berths and en suite heads with showers—ensure privacy and comfort and are finished with Jabota (Brazilian cherry) furnishings and soles. Two standard 55-kW John Deere gensets and a 8-kW Northern Lights nighttime genset should be all but silent while running, thanks to soundshields customized with two inches of Soundown insulation. The main gensets also power a hydraulic system that includes standard Naiad 353 stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, and a 6,000-pound-capacity davit. Other features include 200,000-Btu Ocean Breeze air conditioning and an 800-gpd Sea Recovery watermaker.

Standard power is a single 800-hp Caterpillar 3412E, with options for twin 1,000-hp Caterpillar C18s. The base price is $5.5 million.

Length overall: 92'0"
Beam: 24'8"
Accommodations: 1 king, 2 queens with Pullmans, and 2 queen berths; 1 double and 2 twins for crew
Standard engines: 1/800-hp Caterpillar 3412E diesel inboard

Aleutian Yachts
(253) 627-0704

Steel Heart


Neville 47

Built at Merritt, North Carolina's Custom Steel Boats facility, the steel-and-aluminum Neville 47 adds to a line of trawlers that includes 39- and 56-foot models. The interior offers either a single-master, single-head layout with additional accommodations for two in a office/guest stateroom or a two-stateroom, two-head configuration. With a 1,535-gallon fuel capacity, the 47 is reportedly good for a 2,740-NM range at 8 knots. Features include a cherry interior, two watertight Freeman doors, a Stidd pilothouse chair, Vitrifrigo refrigerator and freezer drawers, a 12-kW Northern Lights genset, a Carlisle & Finch searchlight, a Maxwell 3500 windlass, and a Wesmar bow thruster and stabilizers. Pricing is $1.3 million with the standard 235-hp John Deere 6081A M1 diesel.

Length overall: 47'2"
Beam: 16'5"
Accommodations: 1 queen and 2 single berths, convertible settee
Standard engines: 1/235-hp John Deere 6081A M1 diesel inboard

Neville Trawlers
(410) 268-0021


  • Builder: Aleutian Yachts

This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.