37VT51 Fair Isle
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Hull Laid: February 1986
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
Mike and Micheley May 2022
Penrose Point, May 2016
Owner Purchased Boat's Name Home Port
Mike Stewart & Micheley Kowalski December 2021 Fair Isle Seward, AK
Loren & Nancy Schaller June 2019 Cielito Port Orchard, WA
Philip Kramer & Erin Gainey September 2015 Cielito Orcas Island, WA
Jill Toney-Dann and John Dann April 2011 Cielito Monte Vista-Orinda, CA
Nan Mader and Ted Leader1 November 1986 Mikfin Poulsbo, WA

About the Owners Present and Past

Micheley and Michael: These two own Resurrect Art Coffee House and Art Gallery located inside a 105 year old church in downtown Seward, Alaska. Micheley teaches evening classes there on wellness and meditation and is the third generation in her family to work in support of this small vibrant Seward community. Michael has worked as a professional mariner for 25 years and also as a wildlife guide in the Arctic and Antarctic. He was granted a Small Vessel Waiver from MARAD and a US Coastwise Trade Endorsement from the Coast Guard to utilize Fair Isle as a documented charter vessel in Alaskan waters. Mike will carry 6 paying passengers on evening cruises of Resurrection Bay during the Summer months.

Loren and Nancy: Loren is a master cabinet maker and a shipwright. He and his wife Nancy enjoyed cruising their beautiful backyard of Puget Sound with Cielito.

Philip and Erin: Philip is a photographer and writer from Montesano, WA and Erin is an astrologer from Seattle, WA. They live on Orcas Island with their daughter, Faye, and dog, Pilot. Erin grew up spending summer cruising BC waters on her parent's boat so she's the expert. Philip is just along for the ride and hopes to learn something along the way.

Jill and John: John is a retired surgeon from the SFO bay area and a long-time racing sailor. Jill is a multi-talented businesswoman, tennis champ and pet owner.

Ted and Nan: purchased Mikfin brand new in 1986 and lived aboard until November 2007. They've cruised the Puget Sound and Hood Canal areas in Washington. Read about their liveaboard experiences in Nor'westing Magazine's, The Liveaboard Lifestyle pdficon.gif.

"When we ordered Mikfin we put our home on Bainbridge Island up for sale. As I remember, we were promised an early June delivery. Then Ocean Eagle Yard had a workers strike and stopped everything. Our home sold and we were without anywhere to live in late July. We pressed pretty hard for a completion date and were able to get Cruising Yachts, the brokerage, to come up with some form of compensation to us for our temporary housing. That may be why our boat got going on construction before some others. It was a wild time. Mikfin arrived in Tacoma, WA in late October, was commissioned in Seattle and we took possession in mid November. What a truly great day that was." — Nan Mader, 26 June 2008

About the Tug

Recent upgrades:

  • Ground Tackle: Forfjord #6 anchor and 400’ of 3/8ths BBB anchor chain
  • New custom corner waste basket in galley countertop
  • Garmin SmartPump autopilot
  • 2 new 8-D house batteries
  • Inverter-charger and Victron solar panel installation


  • "L" shaped salon settee
  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Stateroom has king V-berth

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M 150hp Turbo Diesel (approximately 900 hours, July 2015)
  • Cooling: Fresh Water
  • Exhaust: wet
  • Shaft: 2 inch Stainless Steel
  • Side Power SE100 Bow Thruster (new 2011)
  • Pumps:
    • 2-12 volt Automatic Bilges plus back-up manual hand pump
    • 1 Sureflo potable water pump with Sureflo expansion tank
    • 1 Sureflo shower sump pump
  • Propeller: 4 blade bronze 24x30
  • Dry shaft
  • Steering: Chain Cable plus back-up manual hand crank
  • Controls: Morse
  • Tankage:
    • fuel 4-70 gallon (250) tanks (3/4th full). Gate valves on all tanks with dip sticks
    • Fresh water: 2-100 gallon aluminum water tanks with clean out
    • Hot water 20 gallon 110 AC plus off engine heating option
    • Holding tank with electrical pumpout
    • Propane 1-5 gallon tank in stack
  • Head: Vacu-flush, all new piping, tankage and pumps
  • Heat: Furnace with two outlets in the salon, one in the forward cabin, and one in the shower room


  • Dynamo Battery Charger
  • 2-8D house battery to Starboard
  • 2-12 Volt starting batteries
  • 50 ft AC power cord
  • inverter/charger
  • Firebox fixed Halogen fire extinguisher
  • Fire extinguisher mounted in wheelhouse
  • Fire extinguisher in salon


  • Double stainless sink
  • Force 10 Propane 3 burner stove and oven
  • Custom designed large capacity freezer and refrigerator with top access to freezer and top shelf of refrigerator and door access to lower refrigerator shelf
  • Custom stained leaded glass doors on cupboards
  • Pantry cupboard instead of locker
  • Storage Cupboard over liquor cabinet


  • Garmin GPSMAP 5212 Touch Screen Multifunction Display
    • Garmn GSD22 Depth Sounder
    • Garmin HD radar
  • Navigation: Second Independent Garmin GLO2 GPS and Independent Garmin Chartplotter
  • InReach Satellite Communications and Marine Weather package
  • Ritchie Brass Compass
  • 1 million candlepower search light
  • VHF radio with AIS


  • Teak Mast and Boom
  • Windlass is electric and foot activated

Additional equipment

  • Hot/cold Shower access in cockpit
  • Oil lamp mounted in salon
  • Sony BlueTooth Stereo with speakers and sub-woofer
The Salon
Stern table and Sampson Post

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer/Brokerage Hull Laid Ocean Eagle's Cost to Build Shipping (from Taiwan) Misc. Expenses Admiralty Ltd. Profit Date Arrived in US3 Closing Sale Date Approximate Delivered Price4
2/865 Cruising Yachts Ltd. 2/86 $59,4786 $10,7507 $1,7548 $7,857.91 10/86 10/09/86 $79,8409

Related Documents

Nor'westing Magazine, May 1993, The Liveaboard Lifestyle pdficon.gif
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