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Old 05-24-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Lets have some fun.....

So..... rich uncle dies...genie in a lamp...whatever.....you get a free boat between 30 and 50 feet....free dockage, maintenance and fuel as well. What's it going to be ??

a few rules

1. Has to be a production boat ( ie: no custom, one of a kind jobs )
2. Doesn't have to still be in production but shouldn't be rare collectors item that you've chosen just for the financial value of it.
3. You would have to get rid of your current boat. ( otherwise the choices will be non trawler like, and less interesting to everyone on a trawler forum)
4. No insulting someone else's choice.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:08 PM   #2
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Can it be "semi-custom." For instance, Nordhavn? Same with most new builds. So the hull is production but there is flexibility inside? Is it allowed to have tenders that are normal and standard on such a boat?
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:14 PM   #3
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Wifey B: Watch hubby. He's about to cheat and say some very large boat with very sizable and fast tenders so he's sneaking in multiple boats. Darn, wish it had been my idea. Next he'll be asking if it can have a chase boat.

Maybe should say limited to crew of two and that will rule out non-trawler types.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:21 PM   #4
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I'll play nice and select a trawler type as if that was the requirement. A Fleming 78. It has the seaworthiness, the space, better than trawler speed as it will top 20 knots and at hull speed the range. It is disappointing that it only has a 3000 gallon fuel tank.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:26 PM   #5
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How about a Lexus?



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Old 05-24-2017, 06:43 PM   #6
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One of the requirements was between 30 and 50 feet.

and the lexus is a one off concept boat....


stay in the channel people !!

Semi custom is fine...as long as its a regular production boat that gets individualized.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:54 PM   #7
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I'd probly try to push the envelope a bit and go Nordhavn 52(it's actually a 47 with an extension, so close enough?).

If that was ruled out it'd either be a Nordie 50 like this one:
2003 Nordhavn 50 Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

or a new 47.

Any of the above would probly work just fine for me!
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:59 PM   #8
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I was leaning towards the Nordhavn 47 until I started looking at the Kady Krogen 48.....not sure which way to ge just yet. While admitting total ignorance of the details of either boat...I get the idea that the Nordy would be more rugged and seaworthy, and the KK more refined and comfortable.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:01 PM   #9
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Branson Trawler 52 (with bilge keels and paravanes) would be nice Trawler | Branson Boat Design Dutch Barges but it's 2 feet too big.

Lucky for me that rich uncle wasn't a herd follower, wasn't afraid to think outside the box, and gave me Ghost, a 50' long range power trimaran; Ghost
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:02 PM   #10
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The first 8 Flemings were 50'. Then they were stretched to 53' and finally 55'. I'll take one of those.

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Old 05-24-2017, 07:02 PM   #11
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I'll keep the free dockage, fuel and maintenance and put the extra into a total rebuild, "to as new condition" of our present boat. She IS or was a production boat made from 1978 to 1982 (as far as I've been able to find out) and she IS between 30' and 50'. All I will admit is there are at least 2 TF members with the same vessel.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:07 PM   #12
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I'm impressed with that Florida Bay Coaster. Never touched one, but for 50 some feet, it looks like it would do the job.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:14 PM   #13
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That Branson trawlwer looks nice...I've never heard of them.

I have to veto the Ghost though...that looks like a one of a kind boat.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:26 PM   #14
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I know it's out of production now but a Nordhavn 46
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:43 PM   #17
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It would have to be a Fleming 55. Since we are dreaming, this is my dream. As far as my dreams have gone, there never was a limitation...
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Since this is a fantasy, I sell the "free" 50' boat I get and buy the larger boat I want.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:49 PM   #19
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Krogen 48. Probably a walk around.
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Staying true to the OP's requirements, I would keep my Defever 50. But, you can pay my dockage and some upgrades, thank you very much.
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