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Old 04-12-2016, 10:22 PM   #1
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ideal ocean crossing trawler yacht

What choice would you make if you were going to simply go wherever you wanted to go.

Would you pick steel or glass ?

Under 50 feet or larger ?

Fin stablizers or gyro type stablizers.

Talking long range and power
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:45 PM   #2
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Trawler Forum member Richard on MV Dauntless has done an Atlantic crossing in a Krogan 42. Probably not the best vessel for ocean crossing but he did it. The fact that he is a trained meteorologist may have helped.

Before leaving Richard installed paravane stabilizers. He was pleased with how well they worked.
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We can close this thread now. But really, if that is any example of what is to follow, bring them on.
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Trawler Forum member Richard on MV Dauntless has done an Atlantic crossing in a Krogan 42. Probably not the best vessel for ocean crossing but he did it.
14 year old Laura Dekker did trans Atlantic, Pacific and Indian in a 38 foot sailboat. 519 days. Solo.
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Speaking of good taste - spectacular choice CP!
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If money and crew were no object then the list would be long!

I do plan to cross oceans in my Krogen 54. Not necessarily "ideal" - except for the fact I already own her! Active fin stabilizers are nice. She has the range and a good sea kindly hull. If I don't cross an ocean in her one day it'll be my fault and not hers!

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14 year old Laura Dekker did trans Atlantic, Pacific and Indian in a 38 foot sailboat. 519 days. Solo.
1967 (age 15/16); I tried like hell to convince my dad to partner with me in setting the following up: Calculated I could cross the Atlantic in my fully canvased 13'3" Boston Whaler with 40 hp Johnson.


I had the extra gas tankage and food/water storage worked out; also the minimal sleep times. Including cruising speed and at what points while crossing I needed to met "mother ships" to refuel, provision. Boston Whaler Co. was back then really getting underway. Figured Dad and I could become their leading spokes/promo father son duo. He'd have none of it! - Dam it all!! What a kick in the assss that would have been. Lucrative too!
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If money and crew were no object then the list would be long!

I do plan to cross oceans in my Krogen 54. Not necessarily "ideal" - except for the fact I already own her! Active fin stabilizers are nice. She has the range and a good sea kindly hull. If I don't cross an ocean in her one day it'll be my fault and not hers!

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Oh crap Richard, please say they don't have to be obtainable by us mere mortals.

I agree that your boat is ready weather you are or not. You notice that Watson has a crows nest too
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Oh crap Richard, please say they don't have to be obtainable by us mere mortals.

I agree that your boat is ready weather you are or not. You notice that Watson has a crows nest too
Yes - drooling at the page on the Watson 72 made me feel inadequate. Just like my boat, except better in every way!

I've always liked the Nordhavn 62.

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Interested that she's powered at about 2.6 hp per long ton, as opposed to most smaller recreational trawlers which are powered between 4 to 5 hp per LT.

It seems that the larger vessels become the lower this ratio is.
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Art-your Dad was a wise man!
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48' Selene will fit the bill!

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A year or so ago when the same question came up and I respond Watson, some riticism was leveled. So to avoid that repeat I'd vote for a Dashew FPB.
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Art-your Dad was a wise man!
Of course!

But.... if we'd pulled it off!!!!


And... with ample "mother ships" for fuel/provisions - it was [is] possible.
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A year or so ago when the same question came up and I respond Watson, some riticism was leveled. So to avoid that repeat I'd vote for a Dashew FPB.
I'll second that vote on the Dashew FPB even though its not the prettiest of boats, I also like the Watson.

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There's something very tempting and reassuring about a big volume motor sailor for ocean crossings ?
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"Interested that she's powered at about 2.6 hp per long ton, as opposed to most smaller recreational trawlers which are powered between 4 to 5 hp per LT.

It seems that the larger vessels become the lower this ratio is."

That is because a 72 may not be a first boat purchase that was designed by the builders cousin.
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Probably not the "ideal ocean crossing trawler yacht" but a Fleming 55 did it in 2008.

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Beluga is still based in my home port of Mahon, Spain. She is a beauty!
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