Originally Posted by jwilsail
I write yacht insurance and would not question the jump from 24' sail with 25yrs experience to a 35'. Having no experience and buying a 60 footer is a different story. You can do a lot of damage with a 60 footer.
Absolutely. Note that the OP said "I am compeltely new to trawlers (and boating for that matter...)"
Perhaps I misinterpreted, but he gave me the impression he thinks it's just buy a boat and go boating. I can't imagine any insurer covering a 60' for him without an experienced captain operating it.