Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2016, 18:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 13
Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

We are a cruising couple who have aged out of sailboats and are looking at trawlers. What do the coastal cruisers think are the Best Trawlers between 32 to 36 feet? Please tell me why you like the one or ones you think are the best?
__________________

__________________
josmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 19:03   #2
Registered User
 
krafthaus's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Saskatoon, Canada & Eastern Caribbean
Boat: Lagoon 420
Posts: 409
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

FWIW, those Nordhavns look nice.
__________________

__________________
Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is you know - it's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs. But what a ship is...really is, is freedom. ~Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow
krafthaus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 19:33   #3
Marine Service Provider
 
boatpoker's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario or Bahamas
Boat: Benford 38 Fantail Cruiser
Posts: 2,593
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

in that size range, 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other including Grand Banks
__________________
That hysterical laughter you hear as you sail a way in your "new" boat ..... is the seller.
boatpoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2016, 20:39   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wherever the wind takes me
Boat: Bristol 41.1
Posts: 806
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

Perhaps a bit quirky, but I have always liked the Willard trawlers, especially the 36 footer designed by Bill Garden about 40 years ago.

__________________
redsky49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 03:26   #5
Aspiring Voyager
 
SVTwilight's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Newport, RI USA
Boat: Tayana 51' FD-12
Posts: 247
Send a message via Skype™ to SVTwilight
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

Willard or Krogen are the best I have seen along with a few Spencer Lincoln designs on the east coast
__________________
Don't Quit Your Daydream
SVTwilight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 08:25   #6
Sponsoring Vendor
 
HopCar's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Florida
Boat: Ellis Flybridge 28
Posts: 3,155
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

This is the forum where sailors go when they get tired of being wet.
Trawler Forum
__________________
Hopkins-Carter Marine Supplies & Fishing Tackle
What You Need, at the Price You Want...with Service!
HopCar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 08:49   #7
Registered User
 
OceanoMare's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Posts: 43
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

There's a selection of designs with some comments in the book Voyaging Under Power. Different editions have a slightly different selection. Haven't got to that part yet, but you may want to borrow that book from somebody if you don't have it already.
__________________
OceanoMare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 09:18   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Snohomish, WA USA
Boat: Cape Dory 27
Posts: 30
Images: 3
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

My personal choice would be a Monk 36 with Cummins 210 and bow thruster.
__________________
Trekker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 09:31   #9
Registered User
 
Steady Hand's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Crewing All of 2017 Available Globally
Boat: OPB = Crewing in 2017
Posts: 4,851
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HopCar View Post
This is the forum where sailors go when they get tired of being wet.
Trawler Forum
I second that!

The Trawler Forum has many nice helpful members, some who are former sailors, some who are also members here in CF.

The "Which Trawler" question gets asked there and you will find many threads discussing the various boats.

When you post there, post the total budget you have, and where you are located, and what kind of cruising goals you have. That helps.

If you have any physical limitations that is helpful to know too. Some trawlers have multiple levels, steep ladders, while others are same level with few steps.

But, make sure you are upfront about your budget. That saves time.
__________________
Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2017? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!
Steady Hand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 09:35   #10
Registered User
 
Dougtiff's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: San Rafael, Ca.
Boat: Gaff rigged Ketch[Spray]37' on deck
Posts: 179
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

A " DEISEL DUCK " if you can afford it, 37 ft., amazing amount of room and LONG range with a slow turning, long stroke engine, have a friend who owns one, so have had the pleasure of crawling thru the bilges.
__________________
Dougtiff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 09:39   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: SW Florida
Boat: Grand Banks 49
Posts: 449
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

Quote:
Originally Posted by josmason View Post
We are a cruising couple who have aged out of sailboats and are looking at trawlers. What do the coastal cruisers think are the Best Trawlers between 32 to 36 feet? Please tell me why you like the one or ones you think are the best?
===

There are a lot of different boats in the so called trawler category and choice depends on intended usage and personal priorities. If you want a boat that looks good and attracts a lot of attention, a Grand Banks classic with nicely kept woodwork is hard to beat. Keeping up the wood trim can be tiresome however. We've owned a GB49 for 12 years and it's been a great boat for us.

If you want a boat capable of going offshore for any distance you'll want some sort of stabilization, either passive or active. Another important consideration based on your priorities is twin engine vs single. Twins have greater inherent reliability and are easier to maneuver. Singles are less expensive to maintain and generally use less fuel.

In the 32 to 36 ft size range interior layouts tend to be similar but as you get bigger, galley-up vs galley-down becomes a consideration. Another design consideration is fly bridge vs pilot house.

Since we enjoy cruising in the boondocks where services and supplies are hard to come by, redundancy and range were important. That led to the choice of a twin engine boat with ample fuel and water tankage. If you're primarily interested in short range, inshore cruising however, those considerations become less important.
__________________
wayne.b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 09:52   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,105
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

We had a GB36 but found it way too noisy. Even with the addition of lots of soundproofing it was loud. Of course we were pampered having mostly been on sailboats. So get use to the loud noise. Think that applies to most trawlers.

Some of the commercial trawlers have their engines away from the pilot house and in bulkhead separated compartments. Way less noise penetration. There are quiet diesels but that is an additional expense. Fords, Cummins, and Cats are big heavy thumpers.
__________________
reed1v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 10:00   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 396
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

Nordhaven if you can afford it or cheoy lee they make an excellent fiberglass trawler with transverse watertight bulkheads
__________________
bsurvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 10:02   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 396
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

vegas are good boats and well built but poorly laid out with a lot of wasted interior space. you cannot get the engine in or out unless you take it apart inside the boat
__________________
bsurvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2016, 10:20   #15
cruiser

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Charleston, SC
Boat: Camano Troll
Posts: 4,669
Re: Which is the best Trawlers - after Grand Bank of course.

The "best" trawler is the one that you like that's in your price range. The age and maintenance figure in here as well. I like my Camano but it's a little smaller than what you specified.

I would suggest finding a broker to help you find your new boat. The seller pays the commission so it's free for you.
__________________

__________________
rwidman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
trawler

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hypothetical Course, of Course Nikolina Anchoring & Mooring 40 15-03-2016 04:24
Wanted Raymarina Type 300 Course computer or S3 Course computer Plukky Marine Electronics 0 09-05-2014 00:20



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:24.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.