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Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger for sale in Gulfport, Mississippi United States of America



United Yacht Sales


Gulfport, Mississippi United States of America




50.0 ft.





Wine Down



Make & Model

Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger

Boat type



50.0 ft.

Fuel Type



Gulfport, Mississippi United States of America



17.49 ft.


4.49 ft.


1987 Custom Bill Holland 50' Trawler Biloxi Lugger


One trip to Master boat builder Bill Holland's shop and you will immediately know that he built and expertly restored some of the most unique and high end wood boats on the Gulf Coast. Bill hand picked every single piece of wood that went into his boats, and he traveled across the country to find the very best mills. For many years, he advised the Coast Guard's head of wood boat inspections, and built his boats so that they can be inspected for multi-passengers for hire. Bill built the “Wine Down” formerly “Mama Doll" as his personal boat, with all the knowledge, features and design that a lifetime of building custom wood boats brings to the table. She is built from double sawn Cypress framing, Juniper planking, and fastened with 316 grade stainless steel planking nails and framing bolts. It is not very often that a boat of this style and caliber comes on the market. The cost to build new is prohibitive, so an opportunity for such a boat is rare.

“Wine Down" is a trawler, but is a specific style and layout known along the Gulf Coast as a Biloxi Lugger. She is comfortable and safe on long passages over open water, but her roots are in the barrier islands of the Gulf Coast. The Chandeleur Islands are the most famous of these. This bird sanctuary has been in place long before humans, and it is teeming with redfish, trout and flounder. The nearby Biloxi Marsh is a fisherman and duck hunters paradise. These Biloxi Luggers are motherships for fishing skiffs that are carried on the roof or daisy chained in tow. The hull was built to commercial charter standards, but has been a private boat her whole life. Her layout is perfect for large families, a group of friends, or a charter business. She is a seaworthy vessel that is given the upmost love, care and attention. Her paint and varnished handrails shine, her engine and systems runs perfectly, and she is a pleasure to look upon.

This Biloxi Lugger has a comfortable interior, with sleeping accommodations for 8-10 guests. A functional galley, well placed aft, features a separate ice maker (needs service/repair) in addition to the refrigerator/freezer, oven, coffee maker, microwave, sink and storage. A large varnished table provides the perfect setting for memorable meals. Going down into the forward cabin, there are (6) single berths and (2) double berths. A full, separate shower is to starboard, and a separate head is to port. There is a Raritan Electro Scan waste system set up so that the boat is legal when traveling through pristine waters such as in the Florida Keys. Another important feature for preventing environmental fines is an oil/water separator for the bilge water.

You wont be worrying about leaks on this wood boat, she is exceptionally tight, and the owner tells me that the bilge comes on only from the shaft gland, right where it is supposed to leak! There are high capacity bilge pumps as well as high water bilge alarms and pumps for peace of mind. A Detroit 8-71 with keel cooling and dry stack exhaust provide extremely reliable power and low maintenance. 15kw Yanmar generator. Single lever gear and throttle control. Hydraulic steering system for ease of operation replaced in 2012. On board entertainment comes through satellite TV through a KVH TracVision unit, HD TV, BlueRay player and a Jensen AM/FM/CD player with interior and exterior speakers. A full suite of quality electronic equipment makes this boat ready for any adventure: Furuno Autopilot (new 2012), Furuno NavNet Radar/Chart, (2) Icom VHFs, (1) Uniden VHF, Furuno FCV-667 color fishfinder, Interphase forward looking sonar.

Air Conditioning comes from a marine unit for the salon, and a recently replaced roof top Dometic unit for the forward sleeping area. Dual 12v and 110v electrical systems provide redundancy for almost all systems, including lighting and pressure water systems. Hot and cold water on the aft deck sink, as well as salt and fresh water washdowns on deck and on the top deck for washing skiffs. A hydraulic engine pump powers the davit for raising and lowering skiffs, and roof racks can be easily modified for many types of flats skiff, dinghy, or duck boat. She carries 900 gallons of fuel in two stainless tanks and burns no more than 9gph with the generator running, at 9kts and 1600 rpm. (1) 12’ Twin Vee skiff with electric start 15hp Yamaha outboard included!

Vessel Walkthrough


Galley located Aft. Salon features L-Shaped seating to port with varnished dining table. Starboard couch converts to double berths. Salon windows open to let the breeze through. Engine room access aft of lower cabin entry. Down (4) steps to lower cabin, berths, head, and shower. (2) Double berths, (6) Single berths plus Salon berths sleeps 10 guests easily. Head to port, centerline storage cabinet all the way forward, Dometic rooftop AC replaced (2022), separate shower to starboard. Storage under berths in forward cabin. Flat Screen TV.


  • Stove (2021)
  • Manitowoc Series 150 Ice Maker - needs repair/service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Double Stainless Sink
  • Storage Frigidaire Freezer/Refrigerator
  • Knife Block
  • Utensils, Pots, Pans


  • Head replaced (2022) located to port
  • 12-Gallon holding tank
  • Raritan Electro Scan Waste Treatment System replaced in 2021
  • Legal for all areas
  • Y-Valve
  • Holding Pump-Out fitting on deck
  • Separate, Large Shower to Starboard

Hull and Deck:

  • Hull paint (2022)
  • Bottom paint (2023)
  • Cap rail paint (2023)
  • Handrail varnish (2023)
  • Bow stem replaced (2020)
  • Bow area planking replaced (2020)
  • Vetus Bow Thruster
  • Collision bulkhead
  • Fortress FX-55 Aluminum Anchor
  • Danforth 65# Steel Anchor (in Lazarette)
  • Rocna 121 lb. Anchor with 5' of chain
  • Ideal Windlass
  • Varnished Handrail
  • (2) Yeti Coolers with chocks
  • Bomar style hatch
  • (3) 12v Halogen flood lights - (1) Forward (2) Aft
  • Exterior Speakers
  • Forward Window Opens
  • Window Covers
  • Windshield Wipers
  • Boat Hook/Brush/Rod Holders
  • Shower, Sink, Mirror, Hot/Cold Pressurized Water on Aft Deck
  • 110v Outlets
  • Teak Swim Platform with rubber rail to protect skiffs
  • (2) Rail mounted fish cleaning/food prep tables on aft deck
  • Exterior side deck lighting
  • (6) Perko Gunwhale mounted rod holders
  • (4) SS Hawse Pipes
  • SS ladder to top deck
  • Perko 110v Spotlight
  • Hydraulic Davit
  • Navigation lights
  • (2) Racks for Skiffs, Dinghy, or Duck boats
  • Salt/Freshwater washdown on top deck
  • (3) VHF Antennas
  • Fenders
  • Dock Lines
  • (1) 12’ Twin Vee skiff with electric start 15hp Yamaha outboard


  • Furuno NavNet Chartplotter and Radar
  • 4KW Furuno Open Array Radar
  • Furuno FCV-667 Color Sounder
  • Interphase Forward Scanning Sonar
  • Sandpiper Depth Guage
  • Furuno Autopilot (New 2012)
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF
  • Icom IC-M602 VHF
  • Uniden President VHF
  • Jensen AM/FM/CD Stereo with speakers inside and out
  • KVH Satellite TV Dome (Does not work)


  • Yanmar 15kw Generator
  • 110/12v Electrical system
  • 110/12v Lighting
  • Shorepower System
  • 50 Amp Shorepower Cord
  • (2) 8-D AGM Batteries (2022)
  • Battery Combiner
  • Battery Charger (2023)
  • 200 Amp Smart Alternator
  • 16,000 BTU Marine AC (Salon)
  • Dometic Rooftop AC (Forward Cabin)
  • 110v Water pump (2020)
  • 12v Water pump
  • Hot Water Heater


  • Detroit 8-71 Diesel (rebuilt by previous owner)
  • Engine paint (2023)
  • Exhaust insulation (2018)
  • Transmission lines (2023)
  • Keel Cooled/Dry Stack Exaust for long life and low maintenance
  • Twin Disc 501 Gear
  • Hydraulic Steering (New 2012)
  • Hydraulic Engine Pump to power Davit/Crane
  • 110v Stainless Pressure Water Pump
  • 12v Pressure Water Pump
  • Storage bins with spares and filters
  • Fuel Polishing System - Gulf Coast Filter
  • Switchable Dual Racor 1000 fuel/water Separators
  • Oil/Water Separator for bilge water - No Environmental Fines!
  • Compressor for Horn and Power Tools
  • Engine start switch in engine room (separate from helm)
  • (2) Bilge Pumps
  • (1) High Water Bilge Pump 4,000 gph
  • High Water Alarm - interior and exterior alarms
  • Custom Bilge Monitoring Panel
  • Engine Driven Crash Bilge Pump with (5) inlet locations and selector valves
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers

Broker's Comments

“Wine Down" has been a favorite at the prestigious Madisonville Wood Boat Festival held in October of every year in Louisiana and won First Place in 2015!

My specialty is Custom trawlers, Biloxi Luggers, and Chandeleur Boats, and I can honestly say that this is the nicest, most well built wood example that has been for sale in a long time. If you are in the market for this style boat, I would be very excited to show it to you!

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


Cruising Speed

9 Knots

Engine Count


Engine Horse Power


Engine Location




Hull Material


Hull Shape



Air Conditioning


Bow Thruster



Double Berths


Single Berths


Country Built

United States

Engine Type


Fuel Capacity Gal


Fuel Tanks Capacity

3406.87 liters

No of Heads


Holding Tank Gal


Holding Tanks Capacity

45.42 liters

Water Capacity Gal


Water Tanks Capacity

2044.12 liters

Displacement Type



The Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger is 50 feet long and has a 17 feet beam and can hold up to 900 gallons of fuel and 540 gallons of water. This 1987 diesel Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger powered by Detroit Diesel 8-71 with 240.00 horsepower. The Custom Trawler Biloxi Lugger is made of wood. This vessel comes equipped with air conditioning, bow thruster .



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