37VT68 John William
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HIN: OEY370681087 more photos
Hull Laid: October 1987
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
John Mackie
Merritt Island, FL
March 2009
John William
During her major overhaul
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
John & Sue Mackie September 2008 John William Merritt Island, FL
William Larsson1 1987 September 2008 Larsholm Stuart, FL

Owner History

John and Sue Mackie: "We have been boating for 40+ years together with many different boats behind us and all but 2 were trawlers of some kind. We semi-retired on board our 53 foot custom steel trawler and cruised for 2 years before settling on Merritt Island and a warmer climate than our native Michigan. After selling the 53 and going back to work we down sized our boats and have done our cruising close to home with a couple of Bahama trips thrown in along the way on our present boat a converted commercial fishing boat of 30 feet. With retirement not to many years away we settled on the Larsholm to be our winter home in Florida with a summer home somewhere north of the heat in the summer. The Larsholm needs lots of TLC and we will spend the next 18 months to 2 years making repairs and changes that we feel will make it a comfortable little tug." from a Sept. 2008 email.

Bill Larsson: For 33 years Bill was a crew member on Exxon tugs, the last 20 as captain of the tug Exxon Maryland. He worked on the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, and the Conneticut River. After retiring he bought his LNVT Larsholm. It seems right that Bill would pick an LNVT--its lines were inspired by another New York working tug, the Moran. Larsholm spent her first five years based out of Point Pleasant, NJ. Bill and Larsholm then moved to Stuart, FL where they continued to do tug work together—albeit on a smaller scale. Read more about William Larsson.


Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M 2135 hrs (1/1/08)
  • Removed and rebuilt fuel tanks (11/2011)
  • Air conditioning
  • NY Tug boat Air horn
  • 2 batteries w/ switch
  • Spot light
  • Cable steering

The electrical panel with breakers is located in the inset wheelhouse panel below the navigation station. Individual 12 volt and 110 volt systems include master shut off switches, panel lights, function lights by each breaker, ammeters and voltmeters for both 12 and 110 volt shore power receptacles, night floor lighting throughout the boat, automatic bilge pump and conveniently located 110 volt receptacles located in all living areas, and dual heavy duty marine batteries with selector switches.

The Galley is located amidship to port and is U-shaped. There is a double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water. Ample countertop, drawer and locker storage throughout. A large top and front opening Adler Barbour 12v refrigerator/freezer, 3-burner CNG stove with oven and broiler. There is a large 4-shelf pantry that swings out to provide engine access from the salon.

  • Magic Chef 3 Burner stove w/oven
  • Sharp Microwave


  • Furuno radar
  • Ritchie compass
  • Datamarine digital depth gauge
  • Standard VHF radio
  • AC-DC Color TV with VCR
  • AM/FM Stero with cassette

Built in Taiwan on a solid fiberglass hand laid, full displacement hull with plumb bow and a full length ballasted keel for great stability. High bulwarks protect the full walk around decks with hawse cleats two additional added both port and starboard to make docking easier and reduce chaffing (recessed amidships), teak decks except upper deck which was removed and fiberglassed with a new mast installed, stainless storage bracket installed to ladder for mast storage when down, watertight hatches (2) in the cockpit, a very salty, stainless steel towing bit, On the upper deck is a mast, false stack with propane locker and lifelines with stanchions. Port lights and window frames are stainless steel as are the 2 cowl vents forward. Maxwell electric windlass with large anchor, large strike plate to protect the hull. The whistle is three tones.

Related Documents

  1. Historical Yacht World Listing, September 2008 pdficon.gif
  2. Historical Yacht World Listing, January 2008 pdficon.gif
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