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Old 01-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #1
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Still looking for a Steel Trawler

Hello Forum Members,

We posted a similar request in September and received a number of good leads, but the thread fizzled within a few weeks (not that many steel boats in the US). Since then we have searched, and searched, and been on board a few which are close to matching our wish list. We are aware of those currently for sale on this forum, and many other websites, but would like to make sure we uncover all potential boats.

Are there any forum members who are considering a sale in the next six months?

> Steel, FD, 40-50', single engine, good range, suitable for extended cruising, offshore capable.
> Good to very good condition and outfitting. No projects.
> Located in North America, Central America or the Caribbean.

We have experience with steel and cruising so this is not intending to launch discussions of designs, details, materials of construction, etc. Just looking for good boats.

Thanks again.
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:14 PM   #2
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Lightly used Nils Lucander designed 58' steel LRC;

1994 Custom Build Trawler Power Boat For Sale - Boats for Sale - New and Used Boats and Yachts - YachtWorld.com

Curious have you looked into this boat?
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Old 01-19-2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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lightly used nils lucander designed 58' steel lrc;
40-50'???
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
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There are several nice looking later model Diesel Ducks listed on Yachtworld that fit your size range.
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Greetings,
Mr. G. Bad link.
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:59 PM   #6
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40-50'???
Sometimes in life, probably even more so when it comes to finding a boat on the used market..compromise is necessary....
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Here's the correct link:

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N I C E boat. Too big for me but, it should be perfect for someone else. The price is right too.
Needs one more stateroom for the crew. I dont think the crew will appreciate sleeping in the engine room when there is company onboard.
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It'd be interesting to know what the OP's price range is.
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I think this vessel has been posted before on this thread but definitely worth a re-post. Anyone know where the 3rd last aerial photo is?
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I have had that boat on my screen at least fifty times. I like it and think it may be a disservice to the seller to list it as 58'. It is 48 LWL and should be easily crewed by a couple. I think this boat is easily worth that money but doubt he will get it. It has been for sale for several years and I have wanted to buy it the whole time. I am not short of boats at the current time, but if I was I would take a close look at this one. I would call it a 48 and think it belongs on this coast. Well found in my view though I could do without the FB.
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I have had that boat on my screen at least fifty times. I like it and think it may be a disservice to the seller to list it as 58'. It is 48 LWL and should be easily crewed by a couple. I think this boat is easily worth that money but doubt he will get it. It has been for sale for several years and I have wanted to buy it the whole time. I am not short of boats at the current time, but if I was I would take a close look at this one. I would call it a 48 and think it belongs on this coast. Well found in my view though I could do without the FB.
A 58ft boat sells for more than a 48 ft boat. If you are transient and paying by the foot, dont be surprised if the dock master comes out with his tape measure.

My 2008 34ft built today is now considered a 36ft because they are adding in the 2ft swim platform.
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From the pictures, visibility forward seems very much compromised from the lower helm. The upper helm is a nice fair weather location, but not a foul weather steerage station. Like the twin keels and Lehmans. Stabilizers would be nice. 500 hours in 24 years seems pretty low.
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WE have a DD44 on the market. Not in the US but it can be shipped. Destiny Website Diary
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BEAUTIFUL, well equipped. (drooling) If I were in the market, what price are you asking?
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BEAUTIFUL, well equipped. (drooling) If I were in the market, what price are you asking?
She's on the market for $350k, which you have to admit is very fair? I don't think that you'l find better.
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She's on the market for $350k, which you have to admit is very fair? I don't think that you'l find better.
A very good price for what you are offering but of course, there would be some haggling on the price. You know, "it's traditional."
I hope you sell quickly so I don't have to continually look at it, and continually think, "If only I had waited....."
Would be the perfect boat to bring back to the States on its bottom. Yes, it would be a long trip but, upon arrival, the new owners will "know" the boat.
If someone were looking for a steel hull trawler, it would be worth the flight over to look.
When was the last time the soundness of the hull was surveyed?
The only thing I would add is hydraulic stabilizers. Guess that makes me a wimp.
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A few years ago we were cruising with a mid 40 foot Buehler design. I was very impressed with the speed and efficiency the vessel made through the water. IMHO, these vessels are a true passage maker in the finest sense.
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DCDC - I've just seen your PM to me - sorry I hadn't been notified.
I've PM'd you with a response.
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