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Old 09-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Trawler or Cruiser?

Since I'm new to this forum, I need some nomenclature clarification, please. In checking classified for "Trawlers" I find many cruisers among what I had in my mind as a trawler, but when I enter cruisers I don't see Trawlers. Is there a specific classification of each. Can a cruiser have a pilot house and can a trawler have a flying bridge, etc? Is there a definitive difference in what makes each? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 09-19-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Some purists have a narrow definition of what is considered a trawler. But popular vernacular is very broad and lots of boats are called trawlers. So there is no standard definition. What you think of as a trawler may not be what others think.

If you are using Yachtworld criteria, I would select cruiser, trawler, downeast, and pilothouse catagories and that will probably cover most boats that TF members own. Or select the catagories that return boats that you like.

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Old 09-19-2015, 04:17 PM   #3
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I'd add "motoryacht" to David's list.
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Oh, and don't forget "fishing boat" for ........ you know who's sake.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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Be careful what terms you use on this site. Saying "trawler" in a generic or colloquial way is akin to saying you are going to "xerox" a document and affix it to the "wall" of your boat, or blow your nose with "kleenex" on the "flybridge".



Of course, mostly I jest. For I find myself correcting other boater's incorrect use of nautical vocabulary on occasion...
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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saloon!
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Be careful what terms you use on this site. Saying "trawler" in a generic or colloquial way is akin to saying you are going to "xerox" a document and affix it to the "wall" of your boat, or blow your nose with "kleenex" on the "flybridge".



Of course, mostly I jest. For I find myself correcting other boater's incorrect use of nautical vocabulary on occasion...
You may choose to blow your nose in the "salon"!!!
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:30 PM   #8
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Do you want a boat that doesn't exceed hull speed (trawler/heavy-cruiser) or one that does (fast cruiser). Most people (not me) prefer the second option. Regardless, get the boat that fits your needs, and as long as it has berths, kitchen/dining, and bathroom facilities, you'll "qualify."
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:36 PM   #9
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saloon!
Ah! Yes, saloon. where one imbibes and doesn't get one's hair or nails done.

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Greetings,
Mr. mp. "Ah! Yes, saloon. where one imbibes and doesn't get one's hair or nails done." Exactly! Thank you. One could also enjoy a cheroot and discuss manly things such as Admiral Byrd's latest forays into the antarctic nether regions...
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:18 PM   #11
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For the same reason, if you were shopping for a sports car, you would probably get ads from guys trying to sell their Volvo. Marketing.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:37 PM   #13
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Alan, you said the A word. You know we don't use the A word on this forum.
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What will come up on a Yachtworld, or other sales site, are the tags that the seller/broker has added to the listing. It does not necessarily reflect what the boat is.

If the broker wants to put a trawler tag on a 10' RIB he can, and it will come up in a search for trawlers.
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