Originally Posted by Martin J
Huge displacement , nearly double for the size of a better designed hull. The vessel is pushing a huge bow wave, and not just because of the huge bulbous bow. The vessel appears to be totally lacking in elegance and style, seems very chunky and misproportioned. Not my choice, I would ask a N.A to review the design and performance calcs before purchase. Strikes me it's not a easily driven hull. the fact that the displacment is over double that of other 50ft trawlers concerns me..
Sounds like you're describing a Nordhavn 55 with similar size, weight, tankage and many visual detractors - I'm not one. Suggest the OP heed Craig's earlier advice and look at lots of vessels. I find it interesting that a current thread on the Morgan Heritage Trawlers (36') finds support as a live aboard from established TF members but this Bering, sight unseen, sucks.
What was Beebe's vessel made of - steel - and it has a very similar pictorial hull shape without the modern niceties. And it still floats, makes headlines and appears on magazine covers.
On a different note, PM me if you are interested in the nicest KK 42 for sale, it is not broker listed.