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Albin (1 Viewing)
Founded in Sweden in 1899 as a marine diesel engine and boat manufacturer. Albin sold the engine business to Volvo Penta in 1981 and continue to make boats to this day worldwide.
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Beneteau Swift Trawler (23 Viewing)
The Swift Trawler line include 34, 34S, 40 and 50. Beneteau Swifts are unmistakable for their vertical bow and high bulwarks, with a deck that is easy and safe to walk around.
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Californian (1 Viewing)
Designer Jule Marshall founded Californian Yachts in the early 70's. In 1980, Californian was sold to Wellcraft Marine until '84 when he bought the brand back. Sold again in '86 to Carver that continued building until retiring the brand in '91. In '98 Marshall resurrected the brand in his new company Navigator Yachts where it remains in production. Models range in size from 30-55' in length.
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Multi-hulls (no sails) have their differences and this is the place to discuss them all. And monohull owners have the chance to learn about the extra space, stability, and running efficiency these boats can provide.
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Cavalier, Commander, Constellation and many other models. Wood, steel and fiberglass cabin cruisers with a distinctive style all their own.
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by rsn48
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Classic wooden power boats, typically 25-55 ft long by builders such as Nunes Brothers, Elco, Huckins, Stephens Brothers, Blanchard, Geary, Fellows and Stewart, Lake Union Drydock Company and Matthews. These fine vessels represent the genteel yachting classics of their era.
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Show us what you've got! Everything from home builds to converted commercial boats. Brand new custom construction or showering money on an old boat. Pictures of course are always appreciated.
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DeFever (1 Viewing)
The late Art DeFever, Naval Architect, is the man who rightfully earned credit for creating the cruising yacht designs we commonly call trawlers today. Since 1939, Mr. DeFever has drawn boats that are sea kindly, comfortable and pleasing to the eye.
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Diesel Duck (6 Viewing)
George Buehler designs built by Seahorse Marine. These salty looking boats are all business.
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Whatever tends your Trawler. If you can't sleep on it, it probably belongs here. Avon, Achilles, Boston Whaler, Bullfrog, Livingston, Trinka, Walker Bay, Etc... From inflatables to tinnies or ski boats, and everything in between.
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Grand Banks (23 Viewing)
In 1962 Kenneth Smith was commissioned to design Spray, a 36-foot diesel powered cruiser. A year later work started on a line of boats that would come to be known as Grand Banks. Since 1966 this line of boats has been the benchmark by which all other production cruisers are measured.
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Founded by builder Vince Lazzara, Gulfstar Yachts were produced 1970 - 1990. Models range from 36 to 55 feet.
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Helmsman/Camano (36 Viewing)
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Halvor Anderson launched his first boat in 1887 in Norway. The family moved to Sydney, Australia in 1925. Not just power boats to 120', they also built the first ever Australian challenger for the Americas Cup in 1962. 5 generations later the family tradition continues.
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Kadey - Krogen (9 Viewing)
Kadey-Krogen trawler yachts where built from 1976 to present. Models range from 36 to 64 feet
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Marlow - Mainship (8 Viewing)
John and Warren Luhrs founded Mainship Trawlers in 1977 producing trawlers in lengths from 31 feet to 45 feet. The brand continues today as Marlow-Mainship
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Monk (40 Viewing)
Ed Monk and the Tradition of Classic Boats
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Wind assisted powerboat topics. Motorsailers are propelled with both sails and engines. This hybrid power scheme is gaining popularity.
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Nordhavn (86 Viewing)
Blue water pedigreed boats from 35 to 120 feet in length.
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Ocean Alexander (1 Viewing)
Alex Chueh and Ed Monk Jr. teamed up in 1978 and have been building quality yachts since. Today Alex's son, John Chueh, continues the company's legacy with Ed Monk Jr. building yachts up to 155'
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Blaine Seeley designed 37-40' cruising boats.
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Prairie (1 Viewing)
Prairie Boat Works was founded by George S. Hawn, JR. in 1976. In 1977 Prairie commissioned J.B. Hargrave to design a semi-displacement hull. The prairie 29 was born as a result.
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The first Selene, then called a Solo, arrived in the US in 1999, and to date there are more than 400 of them cruising around the world
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Taiwanese Makes (36 Viewing)
Marine Traders, CHB, etc.
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The place to discuss boats that can be transported overland with or without special permits... If you can normally transport it without too much fuss, it goes here. Bayliner, Nimble Nomad, Rosborough, Scout, Sea Ray, Vashon and a whole host of others too.
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Tug Designs (30 Viewing)
Stout boats with an all business look to them. American Tug, Lord Nelson Victory Tug, Nordic Tug, Ranger Tug, Sundowner Tug and any work tug or tug conversions are talked about here.
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by Stout
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Willard Marine produced full displacement trawler yachts from 1961-2003 in 30-40 foot lengths. Fales are their somewhat controversial cousins.
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Other Makes (4 Viewing)
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