Mary South

Mary South is a Phil Bolger design 40 foot mini-expedition trawler built in 1990 by Melville Traber in Dayville Connecticut.  It has recently experienced a complete refit and overhaul of the entire vessel at Clinton Yacht Haven, Clinton, CT and is operating in the waters of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River with Salt Marsh Tours  


  • Steel Hull
  • Square Keel
  • Squared corner cutwater
  • High sides
  • Strong decks
  • Fit for rollover


Pilot House

The pilot house includes reverse raked windows with ideal visibility of the decks fore and aft.  It has mahogany trim throughout with a large chart table and chart drawers and a comfortable settee.

Main Salon

The main salon is a spacious cabin midship with 14 inch portholes and a butterfly hatch custom built by Scarano Boat Building in Albany New York to provide ample light and a gas fireplace for warmth and

Aft Stateroom

Aft Head

Electric flush head

Fore Stateroom

Fore Head

Electric flush head


Length: 40 feet
Beam: 14′ 6″
Draft: 4′ 9″
Hull: Steel
Engine: 135 HP Ford Nor’east (3,945 hrs)
Fuel: 900 gallons
Water: 400 gallons

Inverter/Charger: Freedom 5W
Power Monitor: Xantrex SCB

Cruise: 8 knots / 2 gph


Engine Room