Halibut Wood Burning Cookstove For Boats: Wood Burning And Coal

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The Halibut Cookstove is a solid-fuel marine stove designed for heating and cooking.

It’s made of heavy cast iron with a bronze sea rail. The stove has an oven, firebox, glass window in the door, and a shaker grate. It uses solid fuels like wood and coal, and can output 25-35,000 BTUs of heat.

The Halibut is suitable for boats, small cabins, or tiny homes, especially in colder climates. This stove blends functionality and traditional design, offering both heating and cooking solutions in confined spaces.

Halibut Cookstove

The Halibut is capable of burning natural wood, charcoal, and coal, making it versatile for different heating and cooking needs. It includes an oven, which allows for onboard cooking of various items like bread, potatoes, and pies.

The stove is designed to meet American Boat and Yacht Council liquid and solid fuel boat heating systems standards when installed correctly. It’s particularly well-suited for use in boats, small cabins, or tiny homes where space is limited but a robust heating and cooking solution is required.

Its size and capabilities make it a good fit for those living in or traveling through colder climates, as it offers significant heating output. The stove is not recommended for use on gasoline-powered boats for safety reasons.

Specs And Features

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Halibut specifications:

  • Dimensions: 20.75 inches wide x 16 inches deep. The height is 15.5 inches to the top of the cooking surface with 3-inch high legs, and 18.5 inches to the top of the cast bronze sea rail.
  • Oven Size: 9 x 9 x 8 inches.
  • Firebox Size: 11 x 5 x 6 inches.
  • Weight: 175 pounds.
  • Construction: Heavy cast iron, with cast bronze sea rail corner posts and 1/2″ brass rails.
  • Fuel Type: Solid fuel, with 3/8″ cast iron firebox linings for coal use, shaker grate, and stainless steel ash pan.
  • Chimney Requirements: Uses a 4-inch chimney pipe.
  • Heat Output: Approximately 25-35,000 BTUs.
  • Finish Options: Available in plain iron, high-temperature paint, or porcelain enamel.
  • Additional: Compatible with Navigator’s bronze “Drop-In” burner modules for alternative fuel use

It includes a stainless steel oven thermometer, an adjustable oven rack, and a full circular flame path for “oven mode.” High-temperature glass window in the firebox door.

Compare specs with the Navigator Sardine and Little Cod.

  Sardine Little Cod Halibut
Measurements 12 x 12 x 11 inches 13 x 18 x 14 inches 21 x 16 x 15.5 inches
Fuel Wood Wood Wood and coal
Output 7,500 – 18,000 BTU 10,000 – 28,000 BTU 25,000 – 35,000 BTU
Weight 35 lbs 55 lbs 175 lbs
Material Cast iron Cast iron Heavy cast iron
Ideal for Boats, cabins, yurts Boats, cabins, tiny homes Boats, ships, cabins
Price $1470+ $1855+ $4650+

Halibut Reviews

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These are some user reviews from the listing page,

One user praised the stove’s burn control and heating efficiency, noting that it kept their boat warm and the oven functioned properly.

They appreciated the stove’s ability to maintain heat for an extended period, even after being left unattended for about 24 hours.

Another user, from Alaska, expressed satisfaction with the craftsmanship and the aesthetic appeal of the stove.

They chose the red porcelain finish, which they found to be classy and well-integrated with the brass and bronze elements of the stove. They also commented on the stove’s perfect physical size for their 32ft LOD wooden Gaff Cutter and looked forward to experiencing its heating capabilities.

The Halibut has been noted for not heating up as quickly as smaller stoves but is commended for its oven capability and the ability to burn coal.

Marine Stoves

halibut cookstove for boats
Image: @wildapostate – The Atlantic fisherman wood cook stove is very similar to the Halibut

The Halibut cookstove is best suited for use in boats, small cabins, or tiny homes, particularly in colder climates.

It’s ideal for those needing a durable solution for both heating and cooking in confined spaces. However, because of its high listing price, it’s not ideal for those on a budget. The Cubic Mini Stoves, which are much cheaper, are also suitable for boats.

Before committing to the Halibut, consider its solid fuel requirements (wood, charcoal, coal), the space needed for safe installation, and its weight (175 pounds).

Additionally, factor in the need for a 4-inch chimney pipe and the stove’s slower warm-up time compared to smaller models. The stove meets specific marine safety standards, but proper installation in line with these standards is crucial.


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