Sunday, October 01, 2006

About John Henry - The Boat

John Henry is the name of our GH47 (Great Harbour 47’ boat). The boat was named after John Henry Thornton, Wink’s father, who passed away in 2003. We thought the name was perfect for the boat, as it conjures up images of a strong working boat, which is what the Great Harbour Hull design was based upon. If you are interested to learn more about Great Harbour Boats, visit Here are some facts about John Henry

Length at Water Line – 47 feet
Length overall – 56 feet
Displacement -70,000 Lbs.
Fuel on Board – 1250 Gallon Diesel
Engines – Two 75HP, Yanmar Diesel Engines
Generator – 13KW
Water on Board – 250 gallon tank plus 400GPD fresh water maker
Three Staterooms
Two and a half bathrooms
Full Kitchen with Microwave Convection Oven Combination, 4 burner electric cooktop. 23 cu.ft. refrigerator, and dishwasher
Utility room has a washer, dryer, trash compactor, and workshop bench
Range: 2500 Miles
Top Speed – 9.2 Knots (10.6MPH)
Average Cruising Speed – 7.5 to 8.2 Knots


Anonymous said...

Wink and Wilma,
Nice looking boat. What a way to vacation all year long! Post some pics of the inside too. Take Care of yourselves!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wilma/Wink,
So glad you're up and running. I'll be keeping track of your travels. Can't wait for the next installment.
Love, Elaine

Capt Andy said...

I see the site is up and looks great. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi W & W,

Your boat is a beautiful sight. I love it for you. Crab dinner? You got me wanting to go to Maryland. So I can't wait to see more pictures. Looks like you're living large. :-)

Maureen & Clyde