41VT05 Seahorse
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HIN: LNY41005G797 more photos
Hull Laid: July 1997
Yard: South Coast Marine, Taiwan
An Uninvited Guest

Seahorse is for sale: https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1997-lord-nelson-41-victory-tug-9102284/

Owner Bought Boat's Name Home Port
Brent and Peggy Ann Bierbaum April 2017 Seahorse Quilcene, WA
Khristy and Fletcher Goldingay 3 November 2014 Sheryl Ann Seattle, WA
James and Sheryl Toews1 Fall 1999 Sheryl Ann Anchorage, Alaska

About the Owners

The Bierbaums: The We bought our 41-foot Lord Nelson Victory Tug in April 2017. The boat had been named Sheryl Ann after the original owners, James and Sheryl Toews. Sheryl Ann was purchased by Fletcher and Khristy Goldingay in November 2014. In January 2017, we were at the Seattle Boat Show not expecting to buy a boat. We had been chartering boats for years and were half-heartedly looking to buy a boat of our own. We had looked at Ranger Tugs, at American Tugs, and at Nordic Tugs. None seemed quite right. But when we rounded the corner at the Seattle Boat Show and saw Sheryl Ann, we both gasped. We looked at each other and simultaneously said “this is our boat.”

We live on an 80-acre farm on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We have horses, dogs, cats, and chickens. Brent is a tugboat captain towing freight to Alaska. Peggy Ann is a lawyer practicing law in Port Townsend. For decades, our primary focus was horses, animals and gardening. While we still love all those activities, our passion has become cruising in the Pacific Northwest. Our maiden voyage was to the Broughtons in August 2017.

We did rename the boat. She is now Seahorse and our dinghy is Seacolt. In doing so, we meant no disrespect to the former owners, but just wanted the boat to reflect who we are and our transition from horses to the sea.

Seahorse is moored at the Port Hadlock Marina with our friends and fellow LNVT owners, Bill Rothert and Macy Galbreath

The Goldingays: Fletcher and I met a little over 3 years ago (2011) and immediately bonded through boats.

The Toews: When I was born back in the mid 1950's, my parent's favorite television show was called "Waterfront", starring Preston Foster. It was about a boat captain and his tugboat the "Cheryl Ann".


  • LOA: 40 ft 11 in
  • Beam: 14 ft 0 in
  • Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
  • Displacement: 40000 lbs
  • Ballast: 4300 lbs

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins B210 6BT5.9M turbocharged diesel engine, hours: 2906 Dec 2016
  • IMra220 2.5 to 1 transmission
  • Westmar bow thruster
  • Dual Raycor 900 fuel filters
  • Tankage
      • 500g diesel in 5-100g original mild steel tanks
      • 200g water in 2 -100g original stainless tanks
      • 30g holding tank in metal tank in engine room
      • 4 10lb aluminum LP cylinders
  • Espar forced air diesel furnace
  • 2 electric bilge pumps with helm indicator lights and a manual bilge pump
  • 2 Groco sea water strainers (engine and gen set)
  • Hynautic Hydraulic steering
  • Pressurized fresh water system with expansion tank
  • Water heater (from 120 VAC or engine cooling water)
  • Bow thruster: WESMAR 8"
  • Dometic Electric Toilet w/macerator (lines replaced 2015)
  • Davit with Winch: 1000LB lifting capacity


  • Inverter DC-AC: Heart Interface Freedom 25
  • Magnetic Compass: Danforth Constellation
  • Batteries: (4) 8D Gel-Cells, 3 under bed in stateroom, 1 in engine room, 1 Group 31 AGM. All replaced in 2014.


  • Galley Stove: LPG Force 10 3 burner
  • Microwave: Panasonic
  • Trash Compactor: GE Compactall
  • Refrigerator: Figoboat DC Electric
  • Compressor Danfoss compressor- located under saloon settee (front compressor)
  • Freezer- Frigoboat DC Electric
  • Compressor: Danfoss compressor located under saloon settee (back compressor)


  • VHF: Icom IC-M59
  • Loud Hailer: Raytheon RAY430
  • Ray Radar: Autohelm
  • GPS:Autohelm
  • Wind Indicator: Autohelm
  • DepthSounder/Knot meter: Autohelm Tri-Data


  • Maxwell 2200 Windlass
  • Primary Anchor: Forfjord #6 65LBS
  • Chain: 325 feet 3/8" galvanized high test

Related Documents

Original "For Sale" brochure with specs (pdf)

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