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2005 Wesmac 50

  • 50 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Camden, ME, US

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The "Kathleen IV"

     "KATHLEEN IV, a 50 foot Wesmac hull that was finished off for a knowledgeable owner and debuted at the 2008 show and was selected by Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Magazine as one of the Boats of the Year. The boat features twin Hamilton jets and myriad other state-of-the-art niceties and is the fourth for the same owner" ~ US Harbors Web Site

     This distinctive and elegant Wesmac 50 is one of the finest down-east style boats available on today's market. Built for a yachtsman by New England craftsmen, this yacht exemplifies the attention to detail that Wesmac and Johanson Boatworks built a reputation on. Kathleen IV is simply put a powerful and elegant cruising yacht in above average condition.


Basic Information

Camden, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Kathleen IV
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
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Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
50 ft - 15.24 meter
17 ft 6 in - 5.33 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
56000 lbs


Cruise Speed:
23 MPH - 19.99 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Jet Drive
Fuel Type:
580 (Individual), 1160 (combined)
Max Speed:
26 MPH - 22.59 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
500 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


Total Cabins:
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Kathleen IV Construction and History

"Start to Finish Wesmac 50 / Kathleen IV

     The bare hull arrived at our facility in the spring of 2005 and was launched on August 5th 2008. Her maiden voyage included a presentation at the 2008 Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Boat Show in Rockland. Many thanks to those who contributed their expertise to this project: the gracious owners for their impeccable taste in interior design, the entire crew at Johanson Boatworks, and engineering by Mark Fitzgerald.

Phase One: The project began with precision engineering and design work of the hull; lowering the bow for increased visibility and adding the nacelles to the hull for the jets. Installation systems: Fuel and Tanks, Engines and Jets, A/C, Water, Watermaker, Waste & Holding Tanks / Pumps, Washer / Dryer, Central Drainage, Espar, Thruster, Generator, Mufflers and Windlass with Bow Roller Assembly.

Phase Two: Construction & Fairing of the Cabin House, Salon Sole, Interior Partitions Below, Aft Cockpit Gridwork and Engine Insulation

Phase Three: Finishing the Cockpit and Lockers, Winterback, install Windows & Hatches, build the Cabin Interior, Cabinetry; Install Headliners, Galley, Wiring and Plumbing, Electronics and Steering System; Awlgrip, and final Finishwork.

Final: Launch and Test Runs." ~ From Johanson Boatworks Website


Hull and Deck

 Kathleen IV is a single owner yacht that has been yard maintained since new. The hull was built by Wesmac and delivered to Johanson Boatworks where her deck and interior where installed. The hull features:

  • Solid fiberglass construction below the waterline
  • Foam sandwich cored construction above the waterline
  • Hamilton jet drives (see Mechanical)
  • Black anti fouling bottom paint
  • White Awlgrip boot stripe
  • Custom light green Awlgripped topsides
  •  Bright wood rub rail with stainless steel bull nose cap rail

     The deck and superstructure where custom built by Johanson Boatworks using sandwich foam core construction for the deck, superstructure and pilot salon roof. The cockpit, decks and superstructure features:

     Swim Platform

  • Light green Awlgripped fiberglass frame
  • Teak slat inserts
  • Stainless steel rub bar (for dinghy removal)


  • Stainless steel stern cleats port and starboard
  • Bright teak hand rails forward interior of the superstructure aft edge
  • Stainless steel flag staff fitting with flag staff
  • Open transom
  • Teak bench seat
  • Storage lockers under coaming port starboard and aft
  • Engine room air vents port and starboard under coaming
  • Glued down teak decking
  • Cockpit drainage port and starboard aft
  • 120-Volt shore power outlet

     Weather Decks/Superstructure Sides

  • (3) Vertical hard rails along superstructure port and starboard, (2) bright and (4) painted white
  • Bright teak brow extending from aft superstructure to forward edge of coach roof
  • Raised fiberglass toe rails port and starboard
  • Textured decks
  • Stainless steel fuel and water infills
  • Stainless steel midships cleats port and starboard
  • Molded midships hawsing pipes port and starboard

     Coach Roof

  • Bright teak hand rails port and starboard
  • (4) Opening aluminium framed deck hatches
  • Textured painted decks
  • Step on forward edge of superstructure to access to pilot salon roof
  • (3) port lights port and starboard

     Fore Deck 

  • Opening aluminium framed deck hatch
  • Molded bow prod with capturing well on aft end
  • Saltwater wash down fitting on prod
  • Vertical anchor windlass (see Mechanical)
  •  Bow roller insert on prod
  • Stainless steel bow cleats port and starboard
  • Molded midships hawsing pipes port and starboard
  • Up/down foot controls for windlass

     Pilot Salon Roof

  • (2) Antenna whips
  • Radar on dedicated mast (see Electronics)
  • Second mast with navigation/anchor lights, search light, GPS antennas and double trumpet horn


Mechanical System

  • Twin Cummins QSM-11 M180TA 580 HP engines
  • Twin Hamilton HJ 403 jet drives
  • Sidepower SP125 TI bow thruster
  • Sea Star power steering
  • Soundown exhaust and sound proofing
  • Lewmar 300A windlass
  • Espar heater
  • Delta-T air handlers
  • Jabsco bilge pumps



  • Garmin GPSmap 5212 touch-screen network chartplotter with coastal maps
  • Garmin GPSmap 4212 chartplotter
  • Garmin xHD radar dome on Edson mast
  • Satellite weather
  • Garmin GHC 10 autopilot 
  • (2) I-Com IC-M304 marine VHF
  • (2) Cummins engine multi-displays
  • Alpine DVA-9862 stereo receiver
  • Powermax cell phone amplifier


Pilot Salon

     Great visibility, ventilation and functionality with classic charm best describes Kathleen's interior. Her Hereshoff-styling with cherry trim and cabinetry offset by white paneling, accentuate the clean lines and bright, open and airy feel of her interior. Key features that continue through out the interior include:

  • Acoustic white ceiling with bright cherry slats
  • Well thought out lighting
  • Opening windows and ports for above average ventilation
  • Abundant storage
  • Bright contrasting wood sole



   Stepping through the aft opening door from the cockpit, you enter Katheen's large pilot salon that features a large galley to port. The galley runs the port side of the pilot salon terminating at the back of the co-pilot seat. Attention has been made to maintain visibility while not sacrificing functionality of the galley. Key features of the the galley are:

  • Overhead dome lighting (2) 
  • Overhead adjustable LED lights (2)
  • Opening window outboard
  • Curtains
  • Over/under Nova Cool fridge freezer
  • Corian counter-tops
  • Deep double basin sink
  • Single lever hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixing head
  • Princess 3-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • GE microwave oven
  • (2) GFI 120-volt double outlets
  • Storage credenza aft of fridge
  • Drawer and locker storage below work surfaces


Co-Pilot Station

     Continuing forward of the galley on the port side is the co-pilot station with a double raised bench seat with adjustable arm rests that offer exceptional visibility and comfort. This area also features:

  • Overhead dome light
  • Adjustable LED reading light overhead
  • Opening window outboard
  • Curtains
  • Windshield wiper for forward facing window
  • 12-Volt fan inboard and overhead
  • Drawer storage below seat
  • 12-Volt outlet


Helm Station

 The large helm station sits to the starboard of the co-pilot station and boast a 360 degree view, well laid out controls and access to mechanical and electrical systems this area is well designed for comfortable cruising. The helm station also features:

  • Full suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Overhead adjustable LED reading light
  • 12-Volt fan inboard
  • Windshield wipers for starboard and center forward facing windows
  • Opening window outboard
  • Curtains
  • Engine, thruster and jet controls (see Mechanical Systems)
  • Search light control head
  • Windshield wiper controls
  • Remote anchor windlass controls
  • Bilge pump control panel
  • Stidd adjustable helm seat
  • Electrical panel inboard (sell Electrical System)
  • 12-Volt outlet


Dining/Salon Table

     Moving aft from the helm station is the salon/dining table with its adjustable legs that are push button actuated. Like all areas of the pilot salon this area features great visibility and is well thought out for comfort and functionality. This area also features:

  • Overhead dome lighting (2)
  • Overhead LED adjustable reading lights (2)
  • Opening windows outboard and aft
  • Curtains
  • Dickinson Marine Newport P9000 Propane Fireplace
  • Entertainment center
  • 12-Volt outlet
  • 110-Volt double outlet
  • Ultrasuede cushions 
  • Bright cherry table
  • Storage below seating



     As you drop down the companionway steps from the pilot salon, immediately to port is Kathleen's head and walk in stall shower. Large and open this area features:


  • Forward opening deck hatch overhead
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Adjustable overhead LED lights (2)
  • 12-Volt fan
  • Opening portlight
  • Towel bars (2)
  • Vanity mirror
  • Locker and drawer storage above and below counter
  • Corian counters
  • Bulkhead mounted soap dish
  • Dual control pressurized hot and cold fresh water mixer head
  • Single basin sink
  • Headhunter Royal Flush electric marine head

     Shower Stall

  • Outboard opening deck hatch overhead
  • Opening port light
  • Shower curtain on rod
  • Built in towel hooks
  • Single lever pressurized hot and cold fresh water shower wand with hose
  • Adjustable bulkhead mount for shower wand
  • Storage locker outboard above bench seat
  • Cherry bench seat in shower
  • Cherry grating over shower sump 


Forward Cabin

     Continuing forward, through the lower companionway, you enter the forward cabin with her center-line bunk. The inside of the hull is treated with cherry slats and white paneling giving the cabin a luxurious feel with great light. This area is also highlighted by:

  • Aft opening deck hatch
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Port lights, (2) forward, (1) to port and (1) to starboard
  • Adjustable LED reading lights (2)
  • 12-Volt fans (2)
  • Shelf storage outboard port and starboard above bunk
  • Locker storage port and starboard outboard of bunk
  • Drawer storage below bunk


Guest Cabin

     As you leave the forward cabin, heading aft, to starboard is the guest cabin that features great usage of space while not sacrificing storage. This cabin boasts:

  • Forward opening deck hatch
  • Dome lighting overhead
  • 12-Volt fan
  • Adjustable LED reading lights (2)
  • Opening port light (2)
  • Shelf storage above bunk and locker
  • Locker storage aft of bunk
  • Drawer storage below bunk


Utility Room

     Returning to the pilot salon and opening the deck hatch below the sole you enter a large expansive space that offers the opportunity for additional storage space or adding what ever you may want for mechanical equipment. Presently this area is used for storage and:

  • Fuel filtration systems (see Mechanical System)
  • Battery boxes (see Electrical System)
  • Inverter/Charger (see Electrical System)
  • Battery equalizer (see Electrical System)
  • Hot water heater 
  • (2) 100-Gallon polyethylene fresh water tanks 
  • (2) 500-Gallon fiberglass diesel tanks 


Freshwater System

  • Raritan hot water heater
  • Cuno Aqua Pure fresh water filter


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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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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.