Roughwater 41

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Wood construction in original design through 1974 and received a fiberglass hull, cabin top, and pilothouse top in the 1975 year. The cabin and pilot house sides were mahogany with fiberglass overlay.

The 41 Roughwater found its roots in the 1965 Monk/McQueen Trawler. She was a 39'10" Ed Monk design built at the McQueen Ship Yard in British Columbia. She was commissioned by Jack Scurry in 1965 at Seattle Washington. The hull was floated in 1967 at the McQueen Ship Yard. The topsides are constructed of western red cedar and the hull is hard red Northern Philippine mahogany. The deck beams are of Alaskan yellow cedar, the frames are white oak set 9" on center, and the stem and knee are of Australian gum. Her second owner was Norm Blanchard of Blanchard Ship Yard and Historian of the Seattle Yacht Club. He has had possession of this vessel most of her life and cruised her under the name of Emily G. Her current owner took possession in 1995 and renamed her the Katy Lo Rene in honor of his wife. They live aboard her in the Seattle Washington area and will continue to into the future. At some point I would like to meet with her owner and get a few pictures to post here.

Later Hal Paris met with Ed Monk and took this same design to the C C Chen boatyard in Taiwan and this became the second boat produced by the company known as Roughwater Boats.


The 41 is a traditional looking pilothouse trawler that will catch the eye of sailors and power boaters alike. This is a comfortable cruiser that offers all the amenities of larger boats in an easy to handle, very responsive, single engine trawler. She cruises at 9.3. Knots at an economical 4.5 gallons per hour on a semi-displacement hull. Her prop and rudder are well protected by a full length keel, which combined with a draft of only four feet make her ideal for cruising the islands. The interior has beautiful teak woodwork, bright and clean white walls and teak parquet floors throughout. She has a uncovered or covered aft deck with ample room for several chairs and a small table. Through the double doors to the pilothouse that offers an adjustable helm seat, 360 degrees range of visibility and seating for four. Down steps to the very large open galley and salon with built in L-shape dining area and settee opposite, which converts to a double berth. Forward is the guest stateroom that has a large V-berth and storage under. An enclosed head to starboard and hanging locker. Aft is the master stateroom with 2 large berths, each with 4 drawers under, 2 hanging lockers, head with separate stall shower and linen storage.



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Years Built: 1972 to 1988
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