You can cover a lot of miles with a trailerable trawler
Story and photos by George Sass Sr.
Until recently, most of my cruising has been done on trawler-style boats designed for crossing oceans or at least capable of serious coastal cruising. Crossing over to the “dark side” of powerboats after years of sailing, I became a devout convert to trawlers, espousing the many virtues of such brands as Nordhavn, Grand Banks, Fleming and Great Harbour.
These lists are by no means complete and Soundings encourages readers to e-mail additions, as well as the reasoning behind the suggestions.
Capt. Barry Kallander, owner of Commander, a Nordhavn 40, tells the story behind the dramatic photograph of a summer squall off Cape Cod, Mass.
I spend most of my time cruising New England, including a trip to Maine each summer. I have been providing charters since I bought Commander in 2005, focused on trawler training, from marine systems to navigation to vessel operation.
Stephen Blakely, a contributing writer for Soundings, will be aboard a newly launched Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 that is embarking on a maiden voyage of the Great Loop.
Center consoles have grown into versatile boats with features hardcore anglers never dreamed of
There’s a reason Boston Whaler is one of the oldest and most successful boat brands, and there’s a reason it builds 15 center console models from 15 to 37 feet. They work.
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