My quest to be on a boat as a partial live aboard by spring 2016 had me driving to Anacortes, Wa to look at four boats a week ago. A 1984 35' Performance Trawler Sundeck, a 38' Performance Trawler Sundeck, a 1981 38' Performance Trawler Europa and a 1983 37' CHB Tri Cabin. The CHB was the best of all the boats. Master Aft Cabin was spacious with a CL Queen bed and all the storage I will need. In the V-Berth I found the extra room I was looking for. I thought I had my needs figured out with the Tri Cabin style until I looked at a 1978 39' Universal Trawler Europa on Saturday in Tacoma, Wa. What a boat. Seems that I can expand my search beyond the tri cabin design. This Europa had a great lay out with a spacious port side cabin and fantastic V-birth. This 39' in Tacoma was spectacular compared to the 38' Performance Trawler Europa in Anancortes.
I did a little research on the Universal Trawler builder and could not find anything. Does anyone know who builds this boat and where? What comments do all you guys have on U.T.'s?