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Old 03-21-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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Stumbled across this forum while researching Trawlers. Based in the UK these are not as common in our waters but Im interested in long range cruising - oceans eventually but my retirement plan is to start with the Great Loop. I love the US anyway so it seems like the ideal plan.

Been boating pretty much all my life, current weapon of choice is a 1995 Ferretti 150 based in the Med.

Nice boat, but with twin 6V92s a bit thirsty for long term work and certainly wont cross an ocean.
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Welcome aboard! Older designs that spring to mind from your region of the world are the Romsdal and Malahide long-range cruisers. Fine looking vessels as well!
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Welcome aboard! Older designs that spring to mind from your region of the world are the Romsdal and Malahide long-range cruisers. Fine looking vessels as well!
Yes the Malahide boats are well respected but i confess to prefering a more modern design, especially when it comes to interiors.

Currently the boats I'm considering are Helmsman, Nordhavn (though I think these are too tall for the Great Loop), Selene, Elling and a handful of dutch alumium models. Defever is also on the list.
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