Originally Posted by BilgeRat
I kind of like the style but have not been aboard.
I like the style as well, but I've not owned one (not enuf money!).
However I went aboard one a while back at a S/h boat show
(obviously the salesman was on a slow day letting me aboard!) - I am pretty sure it was 42 foot version, not the smaller 36 (?) one - I was very surprised how small it was inside. My impression was a nice enuf (but not particulerly big) master cabin
aft, a nice enuf (but not spacious) wheel
house which double as the "Living area" and forward and below a couple of small (not exactly inviting) cabins for guests / storage
Of course compared to my 30 foot sailboat all these areas are
fooking HUGE in comparison!
.....but I was still dissapointed. I am not sure I could live without some sort of aft deck
for lounging around (I am an expert lounger
) - even in our climate.
Anyone out there that makes steel trawlers?
Not sure if this is the sort of thing you are after..........it's 43 foot (a lot more room than I recall
on the Grand Banks - and a lot more capable of "Bouncing" off stuff
Pedro boats - the dutch make good boats in steel (and these guys have been going for years - which in my book is always a useful sign), some of Dutch companies make the boats in kits, but not sure if Pedro do as well.
JR Cole Marine Services | New Boats
I did not look up the prices, but before ordering a Kit you might wanna check the UPS charges!