I was blessed growing up in late 50's to early 70's. Really fun times. My dad
loved sailing and he had a Cheoy Lee Lion class sloop built of Teak, with African mahongany carvings on the interior. It was a beautiful boat--"Southern Cross." I looked at the power boats, but the Trawler type as a recreational boat, didn't really exist. Egg Harbor and Christ Craft, and early Boston Whaler was all I ever saw.
Fast forward to the 2000's. WOW. It is fun to read about, and dream about what might have been.
I'm a "gearhead." I like to view and read up on different boats, cars, planes and trains. But I am a car guy. I like and own 2 corvettes, an 2003 which is for sale, and our 87 C4 named blueboy, and it is "the money pit." In a different time,
I would have a trawler in the 36-44' range.