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1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler

  • 41 ft
  • Harpswell, ME, US

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  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
  • 1982 Hodgdon Yachts Henry Scheel Custom Trawler


"An exciting power boat with unique lines - embodying the easily driven hull of a modern sailboat in a seakindly design combining energy efficiency, quiet stability - and accommodations affording comfort and aesthetics of a traditional sailboat."  (from The Sailors Power Boat by Fred Schaefer, Schaefer Marine)

PAQUET V was built using West system epoxy resins in multilayers of strip planking, resulting in a strong durable hull. On to just her second owner, she has been exceptionally well cared for and given periodic upgrades (see full specs for details). She is only for sale as her current owners are ready to retire from yachting.  She will appeal to those with an appreciation for high quality construction, efficient design, and handsome good looks.


Basic Information

Hodgdon Yachts
Henry Scheel Custom Trawler
Harpswell, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Paquet V
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
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Dimensions & Weight

41 ft - 12.5 meter
41 ft 3 in - 12.57 meter
11 ft 5 in - 3.48 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft - 1.22 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
11200 lbs


Cruise Speed:
12 MPH - 10.43 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
125 (Individual), 125 (combined)
Max Speed:
13 MPH - 11.3 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
120 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
120 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)



Vessel Walk Thru

PAQUET V was designed and built for legendary marine hardware innovator Fred Schaefer.  The design, by Henry Scheel, a known innovator himself, was to be a light, strong, easily driven, efficient hull, with classic good looks that could be managed easily by a couple for long periods of time, as well accommodate guests for a good stretch, too.  While her primary cruising grounds were to be New England, there were plans to do the Canadian Maritimes, Bahamas and perhaps a Great Loop trip.  By any account, she greatly exceeded all expectations on all fronts.  While Scheel did the specs, her longevity, in excellent condition, is thanks to the superb build quality from Sonny Hodgdon.  While we credit Hodgdon Yachts here, this vessel precedes the corporate entity by a few years. She was built by Hodgdon Bros but with the same crew, same attention to detail, and attitude that Sonny instilled, that "the right way is the only way we know how to do it".

Her interior is a work of art done Herreshoff Style, in varnished Birds Eye Maple on off- white, flat panels with varnished laid teak and holly soles.  Completely re-finished in 1995, it appears just years old, not decades.  Given the dimensions one might presume that the interior is diminutive, but Fred Schaefer was a big guy at 6'-3" and over 250 lbs, and tiny would not do!  Although she is certainly not a large boat Henry Scheel was very attentive to detail and ergonomics so that a man like Fred would be comfortable onboard.  Her head room is 6'-4" throughout, with the exception of the forward stateroom, where it is a fraction less.  Given her size, none of the spaces are voluminous, yet they all work, even for those with a larger frame. 

There is light and natural ventilation abound with six large fixed ports, four opening ports and three large hatches, as well as companionway doors.  When there is a chill in the air, either reverse cycle air conditioning (heats and cools) or two Espar diesel cabin heat units manage the climate control.  There is also ample 12-Volt lighting throughout.

Starting forward is the private Guest Stateroom with 6'-8" V-berth with filler. Below the berth there are four large cargo drawers. Above the berth the hull is lined with Birds Eye Maple sheathing and a full-length shelf with fiddle.  Aft of the port V is a generous hanging locker, while to starboard is the Guest Head. 

The Guest Head features a manual W.C. plumbed via a Y-valve. To the holding tank this is an athwartship vanity and stainless sink with pressure H&C water.

Continuing aft is Main Cabin with a raised 7'-8" U-shaped dining settee to port, and U- shaped Galley to starboard.  The dining settee is set up with a pedestal table that drops down to act as a filler, forming a large double.  There is storage and a battery locker under the settee.  Above and outboard is a storage shelf and entertainment equipment, and other storage is available forward.  Further storage is in a low drawer below the raised settee.

The Galley is fitted with Corian-style countertops with a large single basin stainless sink with H&C pressure water and a large "ice box" fitted with Grunert 110-Volt refrigeration with a separate freezer compartment.  Cooking is managed from a Tasco stainless steel three-burner propane stove plumbed to two 12 lb propane tanks.  There is plenty of storage in a number of lockers and drawers.

Up four steps is the Center Cockpit. It has a port side helm station with custom teak swivel helm and companion chairs forward, with bench seats aft and storage underneath.

Aft and down three steps (storage under) is the Master Stateroom, which has wide 6'-8" berths P&S with drawer storage below and shelves above.  These berths are also comfortable lounging settees should one wish to be aft during the day.  There is a large 1/2 height hanging locker forward with adjoining bureau the top of which serves as a chart table.

Adjoining the stateroom is the private Master Head, fitted with an ensuite shower, draining to a separate sump with pump, Vacuflush fresh water W.C., and a Corina vanity with stainless sink and H&C pressure water.  An especially attractive feature is the companionway to the cockpit with bench seats P&S and a large teak pedestal table.

The exterior is easy to move around with wide access from the center cockpit P&S to the side decks  which have double stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates P&S and double stainless bow rail.  There is excellent storage for deck gear under the bench seats in the cockpit and in deck boxes.  Boarding from a tender is easy with her partial width teak swim platform and large centerline transom door.

  • 6 Hela 12-Volt turbo fans
  • Mainetics electric propane solenoid
  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers in the Main & Aft Cabins as well as the center cockpit
  • 17" Insignia TV & Panasonic DVD player in Maine Cabin
  • Vizo 12" TV and Sony DVD player in Aft Cabin


Fitted out for coastal and near-coastal navigation with all electronics located at the helm station to port.

  • Garmin 3210 color GPS/plotter 2004, charts updated 2015
  • Furuno 1930 monochromatic radar
  • Datamarine depth
  • Autopilot 1994
  • Icom M-120 VHF
  • Danforth 6" magnetic compass
  • 2 windshield wipers 2006
  • Kahlenburg horn


Wired for 12-Volt DC and 110-Volt AC service.  A 2000 Watt inverter provides light load AC service when off the dock, while a Northern Lights 5KW generator handles heavier loads (new raw water pump 2017, new stainless steel exhaust elbow 2005).

12-Volt DC:

  • Distribution panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 140-amp alternator
  • 2 8D gel cell batteries for house/inverter
  • 1 8D gel cell for engine start
  • 1 Group 24 for generator start

110-Volt AC:

  • Distribution panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 2 30-amp shore power inlets port side midships
  • Outlets
  • 11 Gallon hot water heater (also engine supplied)
  • True Charge 30 battery charger 2015
  • 2000-Watt Trace inverter


Perkins fresh water cooled, naturally aspirated,  6 cylinder 6.3544, 125 hp diesel showing 4389 hours turns a 4 bladed wheel on a 1 1/2" shaft through a Borg Warner 1.9:1 reduction gear.  The engine will provide cruise speeds to approximately 10 knots but the owner reports maximum efficient cruise to be 8 knots, burning just 2 gallons per hour for an astounding 4 NMPG!

Access to the engine compartment is through large double hatches in the center cockpit. All systems are very accessible. 

  • Morse engine controls
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Algae X fuel system 2007
  • New injectors and heat exchanger 2005
  • New starter and neutral relay 2017
  • Running gear overhauled and stuffing box re-packed 2008
  • 12-Volt engine room lighting
  • Fireboy engine compartment fire suppression
  • Grunert 110-Volt refrigeration - 2 boxes
  • Cruise Air 12,000 BTU reverse cycle (heats & cools) air conditioning
  • Espar 3,000 and 5,000 BTU diesel cabin heaters
  • 4 electric bilge pumps
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • Macerator pump
  • Vacuflush W.C aft and all new waste hoses & tank 2007

Hull & Deck

Launched in December of 1981 by Hodgdon Bros. "Sonny" Hodgdon, PAQUET V is ruggedly built, and with her moderately narrow hull, she is a sea kindly boat.  Three layers of West System epoxy saturated 1/4" (think strip planking in the bottom - two of Port Orford Cedar and one horizontal layer of Mahogany) and two layers in the topsides (one of Cedar one of Mahogany) fastened to 1-3/8" X 2" White Oak frames on 10-1/2" centers.  8" White Oak keel timbers.  Both the entire interior and exterior was coated with West System epoxy as well.  The decks are two layers of 1/2" Mahogany plywood, again with liberally applied West System epoxy, and then sheathed in fiberglass.  Deck houses and cockpit and center cockpit soles are of solid teak. 

The teak deck houses are finished in traditional spar varnish in excellent condition throughout while all other surfaces are Awlgrip.

  • Hull Awlgrip 1995
  • Houses stripped and refinished 1995
  • Decks re-awlgripped 2013
  • Bottom stripped, refastened and coated with several coats of Interlux Interprotect barrier coat and then two coats of multi-season green ablative anti-fouling 2011 and kept very fair since
  • Chrome plated bronze Ideal electric windlass with foot pedal controls, rebuilt 2015
  • New hatch lenses 2017
  • 44 lb Bruce with 150' of 1/2" chain
  • 18 lb. Danforth
  • Salt Water wash down forward
  • New deck boxes with vents 2012
  • 8' Custom mahogany lapstrake rowing tender
  • Sitka Spruce mast and boom with dinghy hoist stripped and refinished 2014
  • New running rigging 2016
  • Riding sail on roller furling
  • 2 Barient self tailing 2 speed hoist/sheet winches
  • Givens 4 man liferaft (requires recertification)
  • 4' stainless steel boarding/swim ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit table cover
  • dinghy cover
  • Center cockpit canvas 2004 removed and Vacu-washed every 2-3 years incl 2017
  • Safety equipment: 6 Type II PFDs, 3 fire extinguishers, bell, flare kit
  • Docking equipment: 4 fenders with covers and 4 braided docklines
  • Emergency tiller

PAQUET V is an exceptional vessel in all regards and shows very well throughout.  Two loving owners have lavished her with attention.  Anyone who can appreciate custom high end craftsmanship will love this capable yacht!  and should be carefully considered by anyone who appreciates a yacht of such character.



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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.