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2005 Trawler Cape Islander 43

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia


Great opportunity to purchase an exceptionally maintained and clean trawler with low hours and priced to sell!

This Pilothouse "Cape Islander" Trawler was built by Atkinson Shipyards in Nova Scotia. This style boat is famous for its large step up to the bow and are known for being good sea boats and riding the swells well. Wired for a Fly Bridge, get the trawler performance and live aboard a two bedroom condo. She has been designed with comfort and elegance of a fine cruising yacht!

Cape Islander with interior design based on a Kadey Krogen, very sea worthy, solid, and stable.

Dolly K is an exceptional Down East designed Pilothouse.  She is Great Loup ready with great coastal and off shore capabilities.

She is a real head turner.

Laid up in 2004 and launched in 2005, the "Dolly K" features;

  • Two Cabin/ two Head Layout
  • Galley in the Main Salon
  • V berth in the Forward Stateroom
  • 420HP Caterpillar 3126B Marine Diesel Engine with 1444 Engine Hours.
  • Bow Thruster


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Ocean Yacht Sales Limited.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Dolly K
Make: Trawler
Model: Cape Islander 43
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Bruce Atkinson
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 43 ft / 13.10 m
Length Overall: 43 ft / 13.10 m
Beam: 16'5 ft / 5.00 m
Max Draft: 4'11 ft / 1.50 m
Min Draft: 4.49 ft
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126B
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 420hp
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 1522


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 270 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Trawlers

Design & Construction
  • Atkinson 45 Fiberglass hull 

  • Gelcoat Isophtalic gelcoat used exclusively 

  • Resin  Isolhtalic resin used throughout the entire lay-up of Hull,Deck and Components.  Resin is hand-batched and catalyzed using dyed catalyzer for control. 

  • Hull  One piece solid fiberglass, hand laminated of alternate layers of mat and woven. 

  • Oil Filled Keel Horseshoe

  • Number of Cabins  2  (1 V Berth Master Cabin, 2 Bunk Beds guest cabin , 2 Bunk beds in Pilothouse,  Settee converts to single bed).

  • 2 Washrooms with Vacu Flush Heads (Fresh Water) with Macerator

  • 2 Full Size Separate Showers

    Inside Equipment
  • LP stove with oven
  • Galley in Main Salon
  • Full Size Refrigerator with Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Icemaker
  • Air conditioner 4 X units with reverse heat
  • Hot water



Deck Gear
  • Anchor Winch
  • Anchor winch control on Deck and Pilothouse

  • Bow with 2 SS steel Rail System

  • 2 Chain Lockers second locker with approx. 200’ chain

  • 3 Anchors – Spade 66lbs w/275’ 5/16 HT chain, Bruce and Fortress Danforth

  • Aluminum mast

  • Boom Winch


  • Water Tight Dutch Doors in Pilothouse
  • Helm Chair by STIDD Hi Back



  • Tuna Door
  • Large Watertight Aluminum Hatch access to storage in Cockpit
  • Swim Platform with SS ladder
  • Cockpit Shower
  • Freshwater wash down at Bow and Cockpit




Navigational & Electrical
  • Bow Thruster
  • Radar Furuno 1832 10” display
  • Sounder Furuno FCV-582L 6” display
  • Plotter – Desktop PC running Captain Software
  • VHF 2 x ICM 502
  • DSC
  • GPS 2 x Furuno GP-37
  • Depth Gauge Simrad digital
  • Speed Gauge Simrad digital
  • Auto Pilot – Simrad AP 26
  • Entertainment System
  • Northern lights 10 KW Diesel Generator (Approx. 200 hrs.)
  • Rear and Side Cameras
  • 2 x 50 AMP Shore power outlets Port/Stbd
  • 4 x 8D Marine Batteries
  • 1 X Battery for Generator
  • 120 V Inverter with Battery Charger
  • Search Light
  • Horn
  • Flood Lights in Cockpit and from Mast to Boat Deck
Engine Details
  • Cruising speed 8 – 10 Knots
  • Twin Disc – MG5061SC Transmission
  • Gear Ratio 2.43:1
  • 2” stainless Steel Shaft
  • 2” Bronze Cutlass Stern Bearing
  • 2” Inside Shaft Seal System By PSS
  • 28” x 25” Diam 4 Blade Propeller
  • Racor Fuel system with Vacuum gages
  • Algae X Fuel Conditioner
  • Sound Insolated Engine Room
Safety Gear
  • SWITLIK Life Raft 6 Person Certified 07/2024
  • Hydro static Release Valid until 07/2021
  • Life Jackets Off Shore
  • Life Ring
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CO2 Engine Room System
  • Propane Leak Detector
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Flare and Flare Gun
  • 1 Hand Held VHF Radio
  • Sea Anchor
  • 2 x Hi Water Alarm
  • 1 Fire Warning Alarm
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Engine driven Emergency Bilge Pump
  • 3 x automatic electric bilge pumps
Additional Equipment
  • Spare Parts - Catepillar engine display, Filters, Impellers etc.
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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