Originally Posted by snacks4you
She really likes the light and airy interior because she doesn't want to clean teak and the likes the dishwasher found on the motor yacht. We are interested in why a trawler design is more livable.
Lot o' boats can have dishwasher. And washer/dryer. Trawler, motor yacht, doesn't matter
I don't think a lot of motor yacht guys would agree trawlers are more livable. Lots of members in our owners club have motor yachts, wouldn't consider a trawler at all.
OTOH, these same owners go fast (a relative term) mostly all the time. Don't have to, just do. Or maybe they prefer to. Although the hull form of many motor yachts might lend themselves toward higher speeds in some sea states.
But if one drives a motor yacht at mostly trawler speeds... the differences between the two styles narrows. They could go slow, and end up with a curvy trawler. (Can't bring myself to say any boat might look "sexy." That'd be about that last thing I'd want to encounter...)
One common difference ( a gross generalization, oversimplification) is that a trawler will often have skinnier living quarters than a motor yacht of the same length. But then that same trawler would likely have wider side decks, often easier to deal with docking maneuvers.
Another common difference might be a lower helm on the trawler, with a door to the side deck. Takes up interior living space, but OTOH driving in sloppy weather may well be more comfortable... and that door might make docking maneuvers easier.
And so forth. One couple's pro is sometimes another couple's con.