When one first sets eyes on Georgia Lee, it’s instantly recognizable that she means business. Most who look upon her will likely make the assumption that she is a commercial vessel, not a pleasure yacht. Only upon closer inspection does it become evident that she is to turn around the phrase “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”. Don’t get us wrong, she’s still a wolf – it’s just that her purpose from conception was to achieve a pleasure yacht utilizing the design and build characteristics of the commercial fishing industry. She is capable yet comfortable, and simple yet uncompromising.
Georgia Lee was designed by Jensen Marine Design in Seattle as an expedition trawler. Jensen, widely known for premier workboat designs that are “functionally elegant”, was chosen to create the ultimate seaworthy and strong exploration platform for Alaskan waters. Construction was by the equally well regarded Westman Marine in Blaine, Washington operated by Bob Gudmundson, formerly of Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington. Built to commercial standards, she encompasses all the safety and reliability of a working vessel with the addition of some special touches such as her stainless hand rails and cap rails.
Single Cummins 660hp QSK-19 diesel – 9kW and 27kW generator – dry exhaust, keel cooled – 10,000 gallon fuel and 6,000 gallon water capacity – generator and main engine hydraulic power takeoff – hydraulic bow thruster and 4,000 lb knuckle crane – Kabola hydronic diesel furnace – Furuno electronics