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Old 09-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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North Sea Trawler

I own a Seeley designed trawler and am trying to find out a little more about her. She is a 1971 Japaneses built 48ft trawler. She is a "North Sea-48". I'm not sure if it was built by what later became Pacific Trawler or not. Any one have any info his designs during that time? Any info will be appreciated!!


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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hi Ric. From the information I have acquired over the years, Newport Motor Yacht built a number of wood boats to Seeley's designs, most in Japan from 1969 to 1972. I have heard of at least 3 boats in the 48' range, and maybe 8 boats or so around 38'.

I have been onboard a wood North Sea 38, and it is very similar to the fiberglass Pacific Trawler 37, with slightly less beam. In 1973, Pacific Trawler Corp started building Pacific Trawler 37's from a mold at Costa Mesa, CA. Although some of the early literature hinted at a 47' model, I don't believe that any fiberglass 47's were ever built.

Pacific Trawler Corp built around 20 37's in California from 1973 to 1976 before going out of business. A single 37 was built in 1979 in Marysville, WA, and a new Pacific Trawler Corp started building from the original 37' mold in 1996 through 2003 in Bellingham/Laconner after a run of around 35 boats. Some of the later boats were pushed out to 40'.

Maybe others can comment if they have heard of, or seen, other North Sea 47's. J

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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I recall seeing a 48' Seeley designed wood hulled trawler (PT/North Sea?) on Yachtworld last year. It was located in San Diego and appeared to be in very good condition.
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