2005 Trawler

Cape Islander 43

$225,000 USD

Yarmouth , NS , CA

Great opportunity to purchase an exceptionally maintained and clean trawler with low hours and priced to sell! 

This Pilothouse "Cape Islander" Trawler was built by Atkinson Shipyards in Nova Scotia. This style boat is famous for its large step up to the bow and are known for being good sea boats and riding the swells well. Wired for a Fly Bridge, get the trawler performance and live aboard a two bedroom condo. She has been designed with comfort and elegance of a fine cruising yacht! 

Cape Islander with interior design based on a Kadey Krogen, very sea worthy, solid, and stable. 

Dolly K is an exceptional Down East designed Pilothouse. She is Great Loup ready with great coastal and off shore capabilities. 

She is a real head turner. Laid up in 2004 and launched in 2005, the "Dolly K" features: 

  • Two Cabin/ two Head Layout 
  • Galley in the Main Salon 
  • V berth in the Forward Stateroom 
  • 420HP Caterpillar 3126B Marine Diesel Engine with 1444 Engine Hours 
  • Bow Thruster


Category power
Condition Used
Model Year 2005
Make Trawler
Model Cape Islander 43
Class Cruiser, Pilothouse
Boat Name Dolly K
Location Yarmouth, NS CA
Hull Material Fiberglass


Length Overall 42' 11"
Beam 16' 5"
Max Draft 4' 11"
Draft With Drive Up 4' 6"


Fuel Tanks

Quantity 2
Material Stainless Steel
Capacity 300 GAL

Water Tanks

Quantity 1
Material Stainless Steel
Capacity 270 GAL

Holding Tanks

Holding Tanks 1
Capacity 50 GAL

Other Information

Builder Bruce Atkinson

More Details

  • Atkinson 45 Fiberglass hull 
  • Gelcoat Isophtalic gelcoat used exclusively 
  • Resin  Isolhtalic resin used throughout the entire lay-up of Hull,Deck and Components.  Resin is hand-batched and catalyzed using dyed catalyzer for control. 
  • Hull  One piece solid fiberglass, hand laminated of alternate layers of mat and woven. 
  • Oil Filled Keel Horseshoe


Bow Thruster Yes


  • Engine 1

  • Make Caterpillar
  • Model 3126 B
  • Year 2005
  • Power 420 hp
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 1522
  • Propeller 4 Blade


  • Generator 1

  • Make Northern Lights
  • Capacity 10 kw
  • Hours 200
  • Fuel Diesel


  • Cruising speed 8 – 10 Knots
  • Twin Disc – MG5061SC Transmission
  • Gear Ratio 2.43:1
  • 2” stainless Steel Shaft
  • 2” Bronze Cutlass Stern Bearing
  • 2” Inside Shaft Seal System By PSS
  • 28” x 25” Diam 4 Blade Propeller
  • Racor Fuel system with Vacuum gages
  • Algae X Fuel Conditioner
  • Sound Insolated Engine RoomSpare Parts - Catepillar engine display, Filters, Impellers etc.


Number of Cabins 2
Number of Single Berths 2
Number of Double Berths 2
Number of Heads 2

Additional Features

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Galley


  • Number of Cabins  2  (1 V Berth Master Cabin, 2 Bunk Beds guest cabin , 2 Bunk beds in Pilothouse,  Settee converts to single bed)
  • 2 Washrooms with Vacu Flush Heads (Fresh Water) with Macerator
  • 2 Full Size Separate Showers
  • Ice maker
  • Freezer
  • Air conditioner x4 units with reverse heat
  • Hot water



Radar Furuno 1832 10” display
Plotter Desktop PC running Captain Software
GPS (2) Furuno GP-37
Depth Sounder Furuno FCV-582L 6” display
VHF (2) ICM 502
Auto Pilot Simrad AP 26
  • Depth Gauge Simrad digital
  • Speed Gauge Simrad digital
  • Entertainment System
  • Rear and Side Cameras
  • 2 x 50 AMP Shore power outlets Port/Stbd
  • 4 x 8D Marine Batteries
  • 1 X Battery for Generator
  • 120 V Inverter with Battery Charger
  • Search Light
  • Horn


  • SWITLIK Life Raft 6 Person Certified 07/2024
  • Hydro static Release Valid until 07/2021
  • Life Jackets Off Shore
  • Life Ring
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CO2 Engine Room System
  • Propane Leak Detector
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Flare and Flare Gun
  • 1 Hand Held VHF Radio
  • Sea Anchor
  • 2 x Hi Water Alarm
  • 1 Fire Warning Alarm
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • Engine driven Emergency Bilge Pump
  • 3 x automatic electric bilge pumps
Listing Broker: Stacey Lennox

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.