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Old 05-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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What Trawlers are made in the USA/Canada?

Hi folks:
Newbie here. I have been following the threads on this forum for many months with great interest and have learned a tremendous amount. Thanks to all who have contributed so many hours and so much information.
I have just sold my sail boat and am now in the market for a trawler (35 to 40 feet). Since I live in Canada (Nova Scotia) importing a vessel from the States is problematic from a "customs/duty" point of view if the vessel is not manufactured in North America. (Read NAFTA). There are many vessels that I like of Taiwainese origin but they all bear the prerequisite 9% duty if imported. I've heard a few names bandied about in some discussions, but was wondering if we could consolidate a simple list of North American made trawlers. It might serve as a reference point for other "cross-border" shoppers as well. I'll start things rolling with the "Monk" which was made in Nova Scotia.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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GulfStars, Mainships, Hatteras, Chris-Craft and probably a few others are US made...
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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Sunnflord, Nordic Tug, American Tug, Ranger Tug, Park Isle, Maple Bay, Willard, Nova Trawlers, Legacy Trawlers, Northern Marine, Delta Marine, Cape Horn Trawlers, Philbrooks.

To name a few.
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This is currently on eBay. (Don't ask why I was looking at other trawlers)

42' All fiberglass, single screw trawler 42' All fiberglass, single screw trawler | eBay

It looked good in pictures. But they all do.

It's in Mystic, Conn. So the trip would not be wasted no matter the outcome.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #9
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Are you looking for a new trawler or is previously owned OK?

My Camano was made in Canada. The company was sold a couple times in the last few years and they may or may not be making them now and if they are, it's possible they are now making them in the USA.
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Are you looking for a new trawler or is previously owned OK?

My Camano was made in Canada. The company was sold a couple times in the last few years and they may or may not be making them now and if they are, it's possible they are now making them in the USA.
Of course the Camano - been on a number of them; great boats. The 41 is now built by Bracewell in Richmond BC.
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Pacific Trawler (not to be confused with Puget Trawler which was made in Taiwan) was a nice looking cruiser made in the Pacific Northwest for awhile. In the late 90s, early 2000s they were being built at the old Uniflite plant in Bellingham, WA. So far as I know they have not been made since then but I'm sure used ones come up for sale from time to time, probably mostly in this area. I believe the Pacific Trawler is a single-engine boat, and I think they are about 40' long. We used to see them under construction in Fairhaven where we did our haulouts until Seaview North opened their big yard in our marina.
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All of the Bayliners are/were made in the USA.

The 38' series is extremely popular.
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Nordhavns are made in Xiamen, China. We've filmed their plant there. The parent company is in the US but the boats themselves are made in the PRC.
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The older Nordhavn's (pre-2003) were made in California, but all are made in China now. So for an import boat, a well priced and well kept older Nordhavn would save on import duties. I looked at 40' Nordhavn's quite a bit and the older ones were very well built, the newer ones are a bit shinier with more feminine touch, I think still well built though. Talking with US built Nordhavn owners though, you may get a different opinion.
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The older Nordhavn's (pre-2003) were made in California, but all are made in China now. So for an import boat, a well priced and well kept older Nordhavn would save on import duties. I looked at 40' Nordhavn's quite a bit and the older ones were very well built, the newer ones are a bit shinier with more feminine touch, I think still well built though. Talking with US built Nordhavn owners though, you may get a different opinion.
I think you're thinking of the Nordhavn 40's that were initally built by Pacific Seacraft but eventually production went to China, where the other models were being manufactured.
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Conrad....you are probably right as I was only actively looking at the 40s.
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All of the Bayliners are/were made in the USA.

The 38' series is extremely popular.
Talking to the Bayliner dealer that shares my marina, many of the Bayliners and Sea Rays are now made in Mexico.
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The OP was trying to save 9% on the price of a used boat. The first thing would be to establish where he is going to be shopping. If Florida, just bear that 9% in mind when dickering on the price. If a Taiwanese built trawler is still cheaper than a domestically built one, it will still win.
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Talking to the Bayliner dealer that shares my marina, many of the Bayliners and Sea Rays are now made in Mexico.

Could be true. Everything is moving to Mexico for the cheap labor prices.

Sorry, I was thinking of the older units, when Bayliner made larger boats.

In 2002 Bayliner/Brunswick discontinued the motoryacht lines, and re-branded the exact same boats as Meridian, in an effort to seaprate the motoryachts from the runabout lines.
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