RE: Looking for a trawler need help
I or anybody else or that matter need more information as to what your wants/ needs are.* Biggest factor is probably is what's your budget?* What kind of distance and time do you plan to use your boat for?* what is budget to feeed the beast?* There are some really cool trawlers available for a quarter million, there are also good boats available for <$50,000.* They are not the same.** I was a recent trawler buyer.* My budget was modest.* Most boats within my budget were Chinese in heritage.* I bought an American made boat.** What I bought is not everyboby's dream boat.* There are two basically two differing styles of trawlers.* The first is the double cabin, it offers an aft master suite with a double bed with access on two sides, most with two heads.** This is very good from a space perspective, but comes at a price, that being the fact that the cockpit or ouside world is hard to get to.* you either have to exit a side door, or climb stairs out of the aft cabin to get outside.* Then the deck is atop the aft cabin which places it above the water by a significant height.* The alternative is the sedan style which allows the salon to be exited on the same level to the cockpit.* This is far more condusive to entertaining, but the price is that the master suite is in the bow area where space is much tighter.
What is ability and stomach to fix things as they go south?* Any boat breaks with some regularity.
Tell us more about what your expectations are,* we can then offer some* ideas and guidance, some valuable, some worthless.* It is up to you to distinguish between them.