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Old 08-29-2023, 06:31 PM   #6
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I have the idea trawlers just don't appeal to a lot of people in Europe. When I see the websites of the brokers I mostly see the IKEA boats, but only once every year or two years I see a trawler.
Don't know why trawlers don't appeal to anyone in Europe, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that there are so many other brands that fill up the market on the sweet water. Not a lot of people actually take their boat out to sea. The only ones who do that are the people in the Med, but they want to get everywhere fast.
In all the time I have been in the Med I can safely say that if I have seen 5 trawlers it was a lot and then we are talking Greece, Turkey and Croatia.
Perhaps it will change in the future with the price hikes in fuel prices, but it is indeed annoying. You want to attend a boat show, hoping you will see something of a segment of the boating market only to find out it is simply not there.
If you want sea a boat !
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