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Old 11-09-2022, 12:15 PM   #1
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50 versus 57

I知 considering moving from my 50 foot sailboat to a trawler. Can experienced trawler boaters please help me out?

I like the lower sitting 50 and 57 Nordhavns. Both are also in size range I知 considering.

Can you please share your experiences with both? And I like the stand up engine room of the 57. What is the engine room like on a 50? How do they compare?

Also what prices are we looking at for both of these?
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I知 considering moving from my 50 foot sailboat to a trawler. Can experienced trawler boaters please help me out?

I like the lower sitting 50 and 57 Nordhavns. Both are also in size range I知 considering.

Can you please share your experiences with both? And I like the stand up engine room of the 57. What is the engine room like on a 50? How do they compare?

Also what prices are we looking at for both of these?

Both have a great reputation, and are the fastest boats in the Nordhavn fleet. The only downside I think compared to other models is that they are a bit older, so a bit more dated. But no more than any other similar vintage boat. And I think the ER space has become progressively better with newer models. But if you can get around in the ER, that's what really matters. Retriever on this site has a 50 and I'm sure will chime in.
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Nordhavn 57 is close to my favorite cruising boat for a couple, at least in in the price range. It's a fast boat and will easily do 220nm days. Engine Room is exceptional. Somewhere I have a picture of laundry drying in one. It's not a large boat - would avoid ones with dual side decks as the saloon is too narrow.

Guessing the N50 is a smaller version, but I have no experience. Few N50s built compared to N57s.

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As you have probably determined, a 50 foo trawler has close to twice the living space of a 50 foot sailboat.Especially if you consider the flybridge.

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As I have mentioned here many times before, The N57 is a fantastic boat. Fast, fuel efficient, laid out well, great engine room, built like a tank, lower lines than the "tall nordhavn's. Still my favorite sub 60' offshore capable boat. Spent time aboard one from California to the Caribbean. If I ever step in a bigger pile of cash it will be on my short list of boats.
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