Katie M

In Festival Boats 2021, Festival Boats 2022, Festival Boats 2023

Our catboat Katie M is a 20′ Cape Cod catboat designed by Crosby and built in 2009 by the NW School of Wooden Boat Building. She is a sister ship to Mystic Seaports’ catboat Breck Marshall. Their lines were taken from a circa 1900 working cat TRYPHAENA. Her spar dimensions were taken from a 1905 Crosby sail plan.

Katie’s predecessors would have been used for fishing in the shallow waters along the coast of New England. Her wide beam and shoal draft made the catboat an efficient, capable, and stable platform for all sorts of work in the past and present. Katie M is a gaff-rigged Catboat, meaning that she has one mast stepped all the way forward and one big gaff-rigged sail. Katies’ Cockpit is spacious and comfortable, with room to accommodate up to 6 passengers. Forward Katie has a cozy cabin. Where Katie M differs from Catboats of the past is her auxiliary propulsion. She is equipped with a fully electric drive system from Torqeedo which makes for a quiet, emission-free, motoring experience.

We acquired Katie M in March of 2021, and began an extensive restoration of the vessel, launching her at the end of May ready for charter work. Join us on Katie M for a day sail during the festival or whenever you feel like getting out on the water. To contact us go to left-coast-charters.com or email leftcoastcharters@gmail.com.