NAJLA is a custom-built mahogany skiff of 19 feet, outboard powered with a two-stroke 2000, 90 hp.Yamaha with approximately 500 hours.
Designed in 1989 and hand crafted by Ted Christenson (master shipwright for the Trumpy Boatyard) and his close friend Ben Sarles (owner of the historic Sarles Boatyard and Engine Shop in Eastport/Annapolis Maryland). It is understood that upon Ted's retirement from Trumpy he and Ben decided not to sit idle but to design and build a pair of classic runabouts for their personal use; NAJLA is one.
NAJLA is built of the finest mahogany (solid members, mahogany plywood coverings) fastened in the “Stitch and Glue” method. Interlux single part epoxy paints and Pettit Traditional Captains varnish provide protection.
Current knowledgeable owner proceeded to update mechanicals as needed, including 27 gallon gas tank, Raytheon E80 S Display (Platinum c-map charts, 3D depth sounder, Sat. overlay charts, depth sounder). Over the years she has been repainted from the bilge up; now she needs some fresh paint and varnish.
Owner has personally maintained the boat since purchase and is selling the boat for health reasons. She cruises with 5-6 adults at 25 mph using 5 gal per hour. Her 27 gallon tank gives her superior range for a boat her size.
Plenty of storage, custom stainless bimini, custom aluminum rocket launchers, various safety gear.
Stored indoors when not cruising the bay; with a full cover as well. A perfect combination of the look of yesteryear, paired with modern materials. She loves the skinny water and will take you home in a fowl chop if you keep her at approximately 8-10 mph.
Older single axle trailer included.
Call Mike Johnson at 410-903-1830 for a showing.
Eastport Yacht Sales
Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard, 7344 Edgewood Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21403