Coaster II is a wooden hulled, gaff-rigged schooner with topsails. Designed by Murry Peterson (who is well known for his schooners) as his personal yacht. Built in 1933 at the Goudy And Stevens shipyard in Bothbay, Maine. Coaster II is a well known vessel among traditional boatbuilders and sailers. She has quite a history spanning over 75 years on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, both sides of the equator and now on the Great Lakes.
She is the middle child of 3 sisters, Coasters I and Coaster III. The three sisters have been subjects of story and study and have been copied many times.
Coaster II lives in three different times. Designed as a 19th century coasting schooner, the "pickup truck" of coastal trade. She is authentic with a flying jibboom, cat heads, a real lunenberg windless, deadeyes, sway hooks, carved taff rails and other features not found on vessels dated after 1900. She's also a vessel built as a yacht near the end of the "golden age of yachting" evidenced by her bronze fittings, mahogany hull, teak decks and elegant lines. Mechanically she is of the 20th century with a brand new diesel powerhouse, new electrical systems and zero discharge of waste thanks to modern plumbing.