Originally Posted by OBXSkipper
We have been looking at Trawlers for some time now and the longer we look the more we feel the urge to buy American. We are in the market for a boat from 38-45 ft . We've sailed and motored for years on our Cape Dory 36, seems now would be a good time to make the transition.
There is a metal boat builder in Merritt, NC., ::::: CUSTOM STEEL BOATS :::::
. They are building some trawlers but they build commercial boats as well. I know they have built at least one Diesel Duck from plans bought by the owner. The company built the hull and and pilot house and shipped it to the owners backyard in MA. The owner is finishing the boat and the wood work is art work.
Have you considered buying plans you like and having the boat built locally?