Chris Landry gives specifications for six popular trawlers.
A single-diesel semidisplacement cruiser, she has a forward stateroom with an island berth, head and shower, and a midships stateroom with a berth and day head.
LOA: 31 feet, 2 inches
POWER: Volvo Penta D4 diesel (300 hp)
SPEED: 24 knots top, 15 knots cruise
CONTACT: Ranger Tugs, Kent, Wash.
PHONE: (253) 839-5213.
Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
The semidisplacement trawler that Beneteau last year took on the Great Loop sips fuel but still delivers a jolt of speed.
LOA: 36 feet
POWER: 425-hp Cummins QSB5.9 diesel
SPEED: 20.7 knots top, 16 knots cruise
CONTACT: Beneteau America, Annapolis, Md.,
North Pacific 39 Pilothouse
Her open design, well-appointed interior and efficient performance make for comfortable long-range cruising.
LOA: 39 feet
POWER: 250 Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel
SPEED: 10.5 knots top, 7-9.5 knots cruise
PRICE: $395,000 (single stateroom)
CONTACT: North Pacific Yachts, Surrey, British Columbia,
PHONE: (604) 377-6650.
Grand Banks 43 Heritage EU
This semidisplacement cruiser replaces the 41 Heritage EU, with a larger cockpit and staterooms and a second head, as well as pod/joystick propulsion.
LOA: 48 feet, 11 inches
POWER: Cummins QSB6.7/Mercury Zeus pods
SPEED: 24 knots top, 20 knots cruise
CONTACT: Grand Banks Yachts, Seattle
PHONE: (206) 352-0116.
Krogen 44 AE
A new galley layout and a larger flybridge are some of the features of the new Krogen 44 AE, which replaces the Krogen 44.
LOA: 49 feet
POWER: 6.8-liter John Deere diesel
SPEED: 9.3 knots top, 7.5-8 knots cruise
CONTACT: Kadey-Krogen Yachts, Stuart, Fla.
Fleming has dedicated nearly 30 years to perfecting this raised-pilothouse yacht. She has an impressive range of 2,000 nautical miles at 8 knots.
LOA: 55 feet, 9 inches
POWER: twin 500-hp Cummins QSC8.3 diesels
SPEED: 20 knots top, 8-17 knots cruise
PRICE: Upon request
CONTACT: Fleming Yachts, Costa Mesa, Calif.
PHONE: (949) 645-1024.
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May 2013 issue