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44' Morton Johnson


Your opportunity to take step back in time on a very unique vessel offering modern and comfortable luxuries.

BARQUITO has undergone a major restoration over the last four years by the current owner at a cost of over $85,000

The hull was completely restored using cold molding techniques which entailed Five layers of Western Red Cedar with a final layer of fiberglass. This process ensures that Barquito will be cruising for many more decades to come and alleviates the typical maintenance issues associated with wooden vessels.

You will not find another vessel on the market this vintage still cruising the waters today with a Tiled shower, fresh water VacuFlush head system, Custom High Gloss Cabinetry and new flooring.  


  • Make: Morton Johnson
  • Model:
  • Year: 1917
  • Length: 44ft
  • Name: BARQUITO
  • Hull Material: Other
  • Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded
  • Located In: San Rafael, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Antique and Classics
  • Designer: William Hand
  • Builder: Morton Johnson
  • LOA: 44 feet
  • Beam: 13 feet
  • DryWeight: 40000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Chrylsler
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • Water Tank Capacity: 40 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1

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Barquito was designed by marine architect William Hand and built in 1917 by the Morton Johnson boatyard of cape May New Jersey in 1917. After the Great War the boat then named Good Luck, was shipped by train to Portland, Oregon and sailed down the coast to San Francisco. She had a lovely life for many years until her gradual decline and change of ownership found her berthed in San Rafael and cared for by captain Willis Schroeder. He had owned her for 30 years before passing away. Four years later the vessel was purchased by her current owner and underwent a three year restoration.

The restoration included cold molding the hull with five layers of Western red Cedar and a final sixth layer of fiberglass.  This will ensure Barquito's hull remains solid and seaworthy for several more decades. By using the cold molding process to restore the hull of Barquito the owner has also alleviated a lot of the maintenance associated with wood hulls. Which means much more time enjoying this classic yacht cruising the Beautiful waters of Northern California. Originally designed as a "Motor Sailor" the current owner removed the main and mizzenmast. The masts are currently kept in storage and available with Barquito.

On the interior of this fine yacht the restoration process included:

Fully tiled shower

Custom built High Gloss Cabinetry throughout

New flooring 

New Vacuflush Head system,


Queen size Bed

Large sofa

 L Shaped Dinette

Wood Burning Heater



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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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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