A 40-year-old Stanley 36 lobster boat was recently rebuilt by Eaton’s Boat Shop & Fiberglassing in Deer Isle, Maine. The classic vessel, named Zytanna, has been owned by a local fisherman for almost seven years.
The boat was gutted to her bare hull, and a rope locker was built into the bow, as well as storage for buoys and toggles. Her 370-hp Volvo was replaced by a 10-year-old 440-hp Yanmar, which came out of a yacht at Hinckley with only 1,900 hours on it. Eaton’s crew also installed a new fuel tank and hydraulic tanks and lines.
Eaton is putting all Coosa composite material back into the 36. The boat came to him with a rough, woven roving finish, but he has replaced that with a smooth finish. You can read more about this restoration project and another lobster boat that Eaton’s Boat Shop is building here.