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Length: 62 ft.
Beam: 17 ft.
Draft: 8 ft.
Weight: 77 tons
Type: Western Combination
Built: Laconner, WA, 1944
Cruising speed: 8.5 knots

"We've experienced five commercial kayak tours, and we truly feel yours was the best. Home Shore's conversion allows guests to experience luxury and comfort on a traditional vessel."
~Peg & Gene Larson, Washington State

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Home Shore bow


Main engine: Caterpillar 343
Electrical: 12, 32, & 110 V., alarm system. 2 32 V banks, 3 12 V batts, 2200 watt solid state inverter 32/110 V.
Electronics: 2 radars, 2 VHF radios, sat. phone, auto-pilot, nav. Software w/ laptop, GPS, SSB radio, CB radio,2 depth sounders.
Hydraulics: Anchor winch, deck winch, 2 boom winches, topping lift winch, steering.
Ground Tackle: 200 lb. Forfjord anchor, 120 ft. half-in. chain, 500 ft. 9/16" cable.
Safety Equipment: Exposure Suits, life vests, life raft, signaling gear, emergency locator beacon.
Auxiliary Vessels: 14' Lund skiff w/15 hp 4-stroke out-board, three tandem kayaks, 2 singles w/ more available.

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"Continual maintenance and upgrades have left this vessel in excellent and seaworthy condition throughout."
~ Marine Insurance
Survey Report


In voluntary U.S. Coast Guard safety inspections,
Home Shore earns the maximum 5 Stars,
an honor granted few of our competitors.
See star ratings

Home Shore carries exposure suits for all guests and crewmembers.

Alaska Charter Yacht
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Alaska charter boat, tour boat adventure and wilderness experiences from the comfort of a charter yacht - a classic wood ship.

Our Vessel

Alaska Charter Yacht - Underway in Lituya Bay

Home Shore is a classic wooden commercial vessel, reminiscent of yesteryear's adventure travel.

Carvel-planked in the centuries-old tradition, Home Shore was stoutly built of old-growth fir for service in the North Pacific. Since in 1984, the Kyle family has employed her in the Alaska salmon purse-seine fishery.

Alaska Charter Yacht - fishing before conversion
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Building on the loving care given Home Shore during her fishing years, the Kyles converted her for passenger service in 2002. You will enjoy this unique small 3 combining yacht-like amenities with old-world charm. Now, as a charter yacht, her clean lines and unique configuration attract attention wherever she travels

Beyond her classic charm and exceptional seaworthiness, Home Shore offers guests other advantages - the natural warmth and quiet of a wooden boat, above-deck staterooms filled with light and fresh air, heated common areas for lounging and dining. To preserve the tranquility of serene anchorages, we use a silent 110 V inverter instead of a noisy generator.

  Why a Classic, Wooden Vessel for Charter?
       Naturally warm, quiet
       Traditional elegance
       One-of-a-kind / no sister ships
       Family-owned and maintained
       Rugged, sea-kindly hull

  Starrigavan and Portlock Staterooms
       Luxurious / Thermostatic heat
      Upper single, lower double berths w/lights
      View lounge, helm chairs
      Intercom / 110 V. outlet
      CD music system

  Forward Stateroom
      Upper, lower single berths w/lights
      Sink, medicine cabinet
      Intercom / 110 V. outlet

Two Heads (Bathrooms) Fwd. and Aft
      Sink, mirror, medicine cabinet
      Vacu-flush toilet
      Shower / ample hot water

  Galley - Dinnette
      Traditional fishboat cookstove
      Toaster, coffee maker, microwave
      Table and settee
      CD / cassette music system

      Heated and Carpeted
      Space for relaxation
      Table converts for dining
      Library - local interest
      Views port and starboard

      Full electronic complement
      360 degree view
      Settee, helm chairs
      Intercom / sound system

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