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At Anchor
photo of  62' Salthouse
At Anchor
photo of  62' Salthouse
Out of Water - Bottom
photo of  62' Salthouse
photo of  62' Salthouse
photo of  62' Salthouse
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Navigation Center
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Master Cabin
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Guest Cabin

Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Salthouse Boatbuilders, Aukland NZ
Designer: Al Mason
Flag of Registry: United States Of America

LOA: 61 ft 8 in
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
LWL: 46 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 2 in
Displacement: 47420 lbs
Ballast: 16000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: BETA Diesel W/PRM 280c (2019)
Engine Model: 85 
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade Paul Luke feathering propeller X2

Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 3 (250 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)

Number of twin berths: 3
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3 or 4 (one single cabin converted to work bench could be returned to original easly)

Number of heads: 2

Two companionway aft cockpit design provides superior light, ventilation and privacy with the benefits of a low profile aft cockpit design. With three staterooms plus crew quarters, Marnie is equally well suited for owner operated family cruising, or world cruising with a captain.

The beautiful kauri & teak woodwork includes varnished laminate hull and deck frames and off white bulkheads. On the practical side there is a full stand up, walk in engine room for machinery and systems
  • New fans in aft cabins 2003
  • New handcrafted mattresses (2006)
  • New lighting fixtures in 2021
  • Raritan electric heads installed in 2021

Main Salon
The bright, airy main salon features off white bulkheads and varnished kauri. To starboard is a beautiful U-shaped dinette with seating for 6, with storage outboard and under the seating. Opposite to port is a settee with storage outboard/under and a well crafted teak box for tools. Aft, adjacent to the curved kauri staircase is the door to the fully insulated engine room. Outboard to port is the full nav station. The cabin sole is natural finished 7/8" teak.

The galley is located aft of the salon to starboard, with excellent counter space, gimbaled 4 burner stainless stove and oven, and cold plate refrigeration/freezer draw with dual compressors.
  • Broadwater 'Schooner' 4 burner/grill propane stove oven - new 2003
  • New fan, 2003

Master Stateroom

The private master stateroom is aft with a separate companionway to the sheltered cockpit under the hard dodger. A generous double berth is outboard to port with a single to starboard. The master en suite head offers a full stall shower with stainless shower pan and teak grate.

Guest Staterooms

The guest cabins are forward of the salon. To port is a upper and lower berths and to starboard a double berth. There is a large hanging locker and chest of drawers and a seat in each along with good storage. A guest head is shared by both cabins.

Fore peak/Crew cabin
Access to the fore peak crew cabin/workshop is through the port guest stateroom. Currently set up as a workshop complete with excellent storage, and work bench with vise. A single berth and marine toilet (removed presently) is provided if needed. The work shop could be returned to its former state with little fuss.

  • New (2012) Simrad NSE 8 at nav station, NSS12 repeater with touch screen technology in the cockpit under the dog house.
  • Furuno GP-31 GPS, new 2004
  • Icom M802 SSB/Ham, new 2004
  • Icom IC M502 VHF, new 2004
  • SCS PIC III Pactor modem, new 2004
  • PC Computer: HP/Samsung 15" screen with navigation software and charts of entire world, new 2008
  • Wind instruments: B&G Hydra 2000, new 2004
  • Auto pilots: 2 x independent systems Robertson (one hydraulic drive and one 24 volt motor driven), new 2008

  • 12/24 v DC systems (2018) and 110 v AC system
  • Generator: Northern Lights 9 kw, new 2012
  • Transformer 220/110 v AC
  • Batteries: 14 x 6 volt with hydra caps, new 2008
  • Inverter/charger: Heart interface inverter mode 24 volt, 125 amp 60Hz DC
  • Charger Mode: 120 VAL 60Hz 25AMP 27 volt, 65 AMP Auto 3 stage charger, new 2004
  • Newmar 24 to 12 volt DC converter
  • Protech 1230i, 12 volt DC 3 stage 12 volt DC charger. new 2008
  • Alternators: two 24 volt and 1 x 12 volt, new 2019
  • Inter lights, new 2021
  • Generator battery
  • Momentary switch for engine/generator start
  • 24VDC to 12VDC converter
  • 2500 W Heart Interface transformer

Engine and Mechanical
  • 2019 BETA/KUBOTA Diesel engine model 85, fuel consumption 1.25 gallons per hour at 7 knots - C
  • Exhaust fan for engine room and battery boxes
  • Transmission - PRM 280c NEW 2019
  • AQUA PRO Drive Train
  • Racor fuel filters on generator and Detroit
  • Steering gear: chain and cable to quadrant, new cable 2008
  • Propeller: 21" Paul Luke 3 blade feathering, new 2015
  • Aqua Pro 24 gph water maker with new high pressure filter, 2007
  • Crash bilge pump on main engine
  • High level bilge water alarm
  • Fire suppression system in engine room, new 2005
  • Fire extinguishers throughout vessel
  • Heads, two electrical Raritan Atlantis macerating toilets, new 2016
  • Macerator pump for grey water/holding tank, new 2018
  • Domestic water pump, new 20017
  • Manual pump for day tank fuel
  • Stainless water heater
  • 100amp 24VDC alternator on main engine
  •  24VDC, 45 amp alternator for engine batteries
  • 24 V Grunert compressor for refrigerator/freezer draw
  • Diesel fuel tanks: two Monel 90 gallon/one 75 gallon day tank
  • Water tanks: Monel, 300 gallons in 3 tanks

Hull and Ballast
Heart kauri hardwood consisting of two 5/16" diagonally planked with a 7/8" outer planking, Epoxy bonded, and copper nailed and bronze screwed to 43 kauri laminated frames. A laminated internal gunwale or shelf measures 5" thick. The outside of Marnie was then sheathed at original construction by Salthouse in two layers of 6oz. Dynell fiberglass in epoxy resin.

Lead ballast poured and secured by 10 Monel keel bolts.
  • Hull & deck Awlgrip: Awlcraft 2000 and Awlgrip in 2011
  • Bottom stripped and Epoxy barrier coat recoated in 2005

Deck and Equipment
  • Nilsson/Maxwell 2500 windlass (oversized). (New motor and gypsy 2005)
  • 400' 3/8" Hi-test chain, re-galvanized 2007
  • 110 lb Bruce anchor (new in 2000)
  • 75 lb CQR anchor
  • 75 lb Danforth
  • New stern pulpit 2003
  • Outboard davit 2003
  • New canvas 2015

The cockpit is superbly designed, protected by the low profile hard dodger/dog house with comfortable seating and beautiful folding teak table.

Mast & Rigging
  • Ketch rigged with MMF aluminum spars algriped 2018
  • Stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2018 including turnbuckles
  • New standing rigging in 2018 (0 miles)
  • Lewmar self-tailing winches,(19)
  • Harken cars on main mast
  • Lazy Jack system
  • Running rigging replaced regularly as needed
  • Harken furling system on head sail (new 2018)

  • Main 9.5 oz, new 2021
  • Mizzen 10 oz Doyle Sails, new 2009
  • 120% genoa 9 oz Doyle Sails, new 2009
  • 110% genoa Hood - good condition
  • Storm sails: Hood, like new (storm trysail and storm jib)
  • Mizzen stay sail 1999
  • Drifter

  • Cockpit cushions new 2021
  • Sail covers new 2021
  • Bimini, new 2016
  • Awning, new 2003
  • Interior cushions, new 2016

  • Life raft: 6 person offshore equipment, new 2017
  • EPIRB: new 2017
  • Safety equipment: flares, EPIRB, PFD’s etc

Yard Work:  there is a continuing maintience program.


  • We hauled and painted bottom & touched up/polishid hull paint annualy
  • Wooded and re-varnished all bright work on exterior 2020, varnishing on going to date
  • Added a new double berth in the forward starboard stateroom along with complementary cabinetry
  • Replaced all of the counter tops, basins and hardware in the heads 2011
  • Installed a new freezer drawer and top loading frig, new holding plates, all stainless steel 2011
  • New counter tops in the galley, hardware etc.,2011
  • Mast painted Awlgrip 2018/ New standing rigging/ new diesel and drive trane, new shaft

History and Owner's Comments
Marnie was originally built for Donald Dalziel a knowledgeable West Coast yachtsman and racer. Having experienced over eight Transpacs, Mr. Dalziel sought out Al Mason to design a fast and sea kindly ocean cruiser but one suitable to be sailed by a family.

Between Don, Al Mason and John Salthouse, there was more than enough practical experience to draw upon. This is evident as you step aboard, the more you look the more you see!

Eventually age caught up with Don and he was forced to retire from the cruising life. This is when the current owner became custodian of this beautiful and capable yacht. In 1999 my wife and I cruised from Northern California along the coast to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, thru the Canal and back to Virginia. From there Marnie has seen the East Coast, Caribbean, Bahamas, across the Atlantic and throughout the Mediterranean. Our cruising visited Turkey, Croatia, Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and back across the Atlantic. We finished a six year circumnavigation in June 2013.

Throughout our adventures, the attention to detail and the quality of this yacht always stood out. Marnie is an excellent and comfortable sailing yacht in both light air and heavy wind and seas, capable of taking her pasengers safely to any point on the globe.