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Old 02-05-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
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Romsdal Trawlers

Does anybody have a source of information for Romsdal Trawlers? I have found a few bits on the web but no real details as to their history and the full model line-up.

Somebody did suggest to me that there was a Romsdal in the 35-40' range but I've never been able to verify this... If so, does anybody have a photo they could post?

I'd also be interested to know if these boats were US or Norwegian designed (I'm assuming all were built in Norway?)

Thanks
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:12 PM   #2
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. I thought Romsdal trawlers were built in Ireland...
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Does anybody have a source of information for Romsdal Trawlers? I have found a few bits on the web but no real details as to their history and the full model line-up.

Somebody did suggest to me that there was a Romsdal in the 35-40' range but I've never been able to verify this... If so, does anybody have a photo they could post?

I'd also be interested to know if these boats were US or Norwegian designed (I'm assuming all were built in Norway?)

Thanks
I seen a 1962 65 footer on yacht world. It was built in Norway at the Hagen shipyard. The designer was Knut Hagen if that helps.

Also have you been to this web site?

The Classic Trawler Network, a Portal to some of the best trawlers in the world

They seem to know a lot about Ramsdal trawlers.

best of luck to you and Welcome aboard!

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:17 PM   #4
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Romsdahl is a place in Norway. A few yards there built the boats that were marketed as "Romsdahl" trawlers. They were built in various sizes in wood and steel. Wooden 65' double-enders were the first to appear in North America, then some 45's, and steel 53's (one owned by a forum member).

Norski is a wooden hull (with I think aluminum house) 45' being restored in Ladysmith a few years back. As you can see the arrangement gets awkward with various phone booth sized spaces on diferent levels.

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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Tad,

Where not most of them originally built as commercial fish boats or where some built as yachts?

Was under the impression the current yachts where all commercial re-fits.
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Craig,

I don't think so. While the basic wooden hull was pretty close to a fishboat of the time, I believe they were all built as yachts. The steel hulls seem a bit of a small copy of real commercial hulls of the time. In the 1960's Norwegian offshore fishboats were over 100' and heading to Greenland, Iceland, and the Arctic Ocean. As the broker ad shows, the boats were probably pre-ordered through a broker in the US.
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Wow Tad
You the man. Great post and plus some great info.


Happy cruising to you

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Isn't Dolfin’s boat a steel Romsdal? I am sure it was. His boast was for sale?

I have not see him on the site lately.

If you do a search on Romsdal, there a lot of past discussion come up.
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Isn't Dolfin’s boat a steel Romsdal? I am sure it was. His boast was for sale?

I have not see him on the site lately.
Yes, I think so. I also saw his boat advertised. Truth is, I haven't seen much of you on the site lately either, Phil. I even sent you a PM about it. Am I on your "ignore" list now?
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Yes, I think so. I also saw his boat advertised. Truth is, I haven't seen much of you on the site lately either, Phil. I even sent you a PM about it. Am I on your "ignore" list now?
I read the site every day, but not that many discussions I replying to. If you have noticed most of us older long term members do not reply that much! I have seen him on sister site Cruise and Sail Foum recently.

I just checked and I did not get your PM.
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Greetings,
Welcome aboard. I thought Romsdal trawlers were built in Ireland...
RT, were you maybe thinking of Malahide trawlers?
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Here's another Romsdal based in La Paz, MX.

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Greetings,
Mr. M. Ahhh, Malahide=Irish.....Absolutely correct. Thanks
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Does anybody have a source of information for Romsdal Trawlers? I have found a few bits on the web but no real details as to their history and the full model line-up.

Somebody did suggest to me that there was a Romsdal in the 35-40' range but I've never been able to verify this... If so, does anybody have a photo they could post?

I'd also be interested to know if these boats were US or Norwegian designed (I'm assuming all were built in Norway?)

Thanks
The vessel range referred to as Romsdals was the brainchild of Peter Varney of Lido Marine, who thought the world was ready for a production trawler capable of crossing oceans. The smallest was 53' (steel, one built), then 2 55' (Delfin and Torsk, steel), then some 65' in wood, then a few larger. There is some information about them on Delfin's website, which no, is not for sale, awkward telephone booth spaces notwithstanding. I had an enthusiastic yacht broker approach me, set a price that I couldn't refuse and not surprisingly didn't receive that offer.

My understanding is that Varney went to Romsdal Shipbuilders because they had been building these boats since the mid 1860's and thought they could execute on a dude boat version of the working vessel. Delfin's hull design hasn't changed in 125 years and with her current tankage has around a 6,000 mile range, burning around 2.75 gph.

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Delfin, it is great to have you back. You have been missed. Are you still planning the Pacific loop?
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Passagemaker did a good story on them several years ago. Delfin's stunning boat was in there was it not?
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The vessel range referred to as Romsdals was the brainchild of Peter Varney of Lido Marine, who thought the world was ready for a production trawler capable of crossing oceans. The smallest was 53' (steel, one built), then 2 55' (Delfin and Torsk, steel), then some 65' in wood, then a few larger. There is some information about them on Delfin's website, which no, is not for sale, awkward telephone booth spaces notwithstanding. I had an enthusiastic yacht broker approach me, set a price that I couldn't refuse and not surprisingly didn't receive that offer.

My understanding is that Varney went to Romsdal Shipbuilders because they had been building these boats since the mid 1860's and thought they could execute on a dude boat version of the working vessel. Delfin's hull design hasn't changed in 125 years and with her current tankage has around a 6,000 mile range, burning around 2.75 gph.

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Netunus, and one of Delfin.
Gorgeous boats ... I think I just had an orgasm !
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Delfin, it is great to have you back. You have been missed. Are you still planning the Pacific loop?
Hi Don. Yes, still planning on that. Just trying to get retired so we can wave bye bye.
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Here is Ulysses, a beauty I saw at Lulu's in Orange Beach, Alabama last year she was for sale.
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