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Old 02-05-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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trawler or motor yacht?

Can someone please tell me if the Jefferson 42 SE Sundeck is a trawler or a motor yacht and what is the difference between the two?
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Here is a link to a current thread that discusses hull form. I've enjoyed learning from it. Maybe it will give you some insights into your question. Generally from what I've learned is that trawlers are full displacement boats that don't plane and generally run 5-9 kts. The Jefferson is more a semi displacement hull that can run trawler speeds but can also move around 16 kts (just a guess) if needed. That's it in a nutshell.


Hope this helps. Not sure if the link came thru but look at Definition of Full Displacement



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Most of us here do not have actual trawlers, but rather run them at trawler speeds most of the time. Does it really matter if you are happy with the boat?
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:50 AM   #4
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Trawler is a marketing term used to establish an image of sturdy boats. Like many marketing terms it was not really true but became the name of a lot of slow boats and something for the uninitiated to aspire towards.
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The only black and white definition of a trawler is a fishing boat that pulls a large wide cone shaped net.

The name was applied to recreational "trawlers" for marketing purposes. Boats in this category tend to have a similar have some similarity in looks and tend to be used for relatively slow cruising. They have full displacement or semi-displacement hulls. The interior fit out tends to have plenty of teak or other wood. Some people also call them motor cruisers.

A motor yacht is a broader term which includes recreational trawlers as well as faster planing boats, but not working trawlers. Some owners consider the term "yacht" to be too snooty for their boat and prefer to just call them trawlers.

You are welcome to call your Jefferson a trawler, a motor yacht, or just a boat. Your choice.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:18 PM   #6
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Can someone please tell me if the Jefferson 42 SE Sundeck is a trawler or a motor yacht and what is the difference between the two?
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:39 PM   #7
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Ocean Alexander and Grand Banks called their aft cabin with sundeck configuration motor yachts. OA called their 42/44/46 cockpit boats aft cabin sundeck motor yacht with cockpit. The offerings from those two companies are semi displacement hulls. The 46 motoryacht from Grand Banks seemed to come with 375 Cats which are hugely oversized for puttering around at hull speed or less. Grand Banks, who arguably defined the trawler "look", never called their boats trawlers. As many others have said, who cares. Regarding Jefferson's....every one I've ever seen (mostly looper boats) had exterior cosmetic issues. They were a low price point boat when new and many owners seemed to have let them deteriorate. But I'm sure there are exceptions.
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Speed,
trawlers go slow
yachts go fast (in comparison)
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The only black and white definition of a trawler is a fishing boat that pulls a large wide cone shaped net.
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Our boat is definitely a trawler.
This was her in a previous life
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Yup, if it smells like dead fish it is definitely a trawler.
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Yup, if it smells like dead fish it is definitely a trawler.
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William was a trawler workboat in the beginning. This is a picture of the only sistership that I know of. I would imagine ours was set up similar to this.
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Speed,
trawlers go slow
yachts go fast (in comparison)
My tender can run slow.
Doesn't make it a trawler.
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I suppose my canoe runs slow ......
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Thanks to everyone for the input my question is answered.
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Bet she had to go have a drink
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Our CHB 42' Present Sundeck was marketed as a 'Motor Yacht' - but it has two Lehman Super 135hp's, a keel that goes below the props, and cruises at 10mph - looks like a duck (uh trawler), runs like a trawler, then it is a Trawler
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My tender can run slow.
Doesn't make it a trawler.
My tender is faster than my motor yacht/trawler, it is still a tender.
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Our boat is definitely a trawler.
This was her in a previous life


She be a good looking vessel as a work boat.
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Many boat hulls are identical under the water , the difference is purely marketing .

A working trawler can go to sea in most weather conditions , either style recreational boat is far safer dockside when there is a breeze.
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