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COASTER 28 TRAWLER YACHT   SEE MORE
WOOD EPOXY
Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.  
Over 50 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns

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COASTER 32 TRAWLER YACHT       SEE MORE

WOOD EPOXY Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

Over 30 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns


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COASTER 36 / 39 TRAWLER YACHT        SEE MORE

WOOD EPOXY or ALUMINUM Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.
Over 25 of his popular Trawler design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our detailed plans, engineering drawings and  and accurate FULL SIZE frame patterns


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 PCF 40 Sailing TRAWLER YACHT    SEE MORE
 STEEL or ALUMINUM KIT or CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans

or FIBERGLASS Boat Plans & Full Size Frame Patterns.

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising.


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PCF 40 SAILING TRAWLER   STEEL OR ALUMINUM  SEE MORE
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising.   Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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TRAWLER YACHT 41    STEEL OR ALUMINUM  SEE MORE

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

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TRAWLER YACHT 43   STEEL OR ALUMINUM  SEE MORE
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Over 250 of his popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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TRAWLER YACHT 420    STEEL OR ALUMINUM  SEE MORE
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

This design is based on a traditional working trawler hull and is one of our earliest designs which has be updated and now is available as cutting files and plans - Hundreds of this design are in service world-wide


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TRAVELER 45 SAILING TRAWLER    
STEEL OR ALUMINUM    SEE MORE

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Examples of this design have been built in many countries. This sailing trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising.


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Trawler Yacht 470  FIBERGLASS   SEE MORE 

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Several of this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate full size frame patterns  and detailed  assembly plans.

 


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 470 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT   SEE MORE
FIBERGLASS
Workboat Plans & Frame patterns

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SPRAY 475 TRAWLER    STEEL OR ALUMINUM   SEE MORE
Steel Radius Chine hull & Aluminum superstructure.

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

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TRAWLER 485  Steel or Aluminum  SEE MORE

COMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES 

Also FIBERGLASS PLANS AND FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS,

Hundreds of this design have been built in many countries. This very popular Trawler has crossed major oceans and cruised world-wide. Features sail assisted economy cruising. Sail assist is another great feature of this design.


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 485 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT  SEE MORE
WOOD EPOXY
Workboat Plans & Frame patterns

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Trawler Yacht 520     SEE MORE
STEEL or ALUMINUM

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

Many examples of  this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans


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Spray 52 SAILING TRAWLER - TRADER    SEE  MORE
STECOMPLETE boat plans & CUTTING FILES

STEEL - ALUMINUM - WOOD EPOXY


Spray 58 SAILING TRAWLER - TRADER    SEE MORE

STEEL - ALUMINUM
COMPLETE boat plans &
CUTTING FILES

Many examples of  this popular design are in service world-wide. Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly pla

 


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Trawler Yacht 55   SEE MORE
STEEL or ALUMINUM

CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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Trawler Yacht 57  Aluminum or Steel shoal draft 24 knot trawler. 

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CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate cutting files and detailed  assembly plans.


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Trawler Yacht 585   SEE MORE
WOOD EPOXY boat plans & Frame patterns

This is an ideal Trawler design for those that prefer wood epoxy construction methods. Our proven wood constuction methods


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CUSTOM TRAWLER 585 FISHERMAN-WORK BOAT    SEE MORE
WOOD EPOXY
Workboat Plans & Frame patterns

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Trawler Yacht 620-A  REGULAR SIDE DECKS  SEE MORE  

FIBERGLASS Boat Plans & Frame patterns
CUTTING FILES, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS & BOAT PLANS

STEEL or ALUMINUM CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans. This very popular Trawler has been built in many countries and many examples are currently in service world-wide.

FAST construction methods available by using our STEEL OR ALUMINUM 100% accurate cutting files and detailed assembly plans.

This boat is also easy to build in fiberglass. The fiberglass version features cheap mold construction methods as pioneered by Bruce Roberts.

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Trawler Yacht 620-B  "WIDE BODY SALOON" SEE MORE

STEEL or ALUMINUM KIT or CUTTING FILES & Boat Plans

This very popular Trawler has been built in many countries and many examples are currently in service world-wide.

FAST construction methods available by using our STEEL OR ALUMINUM 100% accurate cutting files and detailed assembly plans.

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NEW !  Trawler 650  STEEL OR ALUMINUM   SEE MORE

COMPLETE boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS

Easy and quick to build in your favorite building material using our easy to follow construction plans, engineering drawings and full size frame patterns.


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TRADER 65  SAILING TRAWLER - STEEL or ALUMINUM
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oat plans & Frame patterns   
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Hey Bruce, It's Thomas Owens and Linda Maruna that worked with you on the design for the "Trader 65".  Remember us??  She sails like dream.  She is the fastest boat in the Abacos, Bahamas where we run our charter business.  She has hit 12 knots....sailing like a freight train!  She is stoutly rigged and heavily ballasted.

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The FISHER 88 Features the FAST construction methods available by using our 100% accurate FULL SIZE MOLD patterns, construction plans, engineering drawings and detailed  assembly plans. SEE MORE

 

FISHER 88 - 26.82m

Fisherman / Workboat 

FIBERGLASS

Boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS. 

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WORLD GIRDLING "PASSAGEMAKING" TRAWLERS - IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHOAL DRAFT VERSIONS OF ANY OF THE TRAWLERS PLEASE EMAIL BRUCE TO DISCUSS   MORE ON PASSAGEMAKING ... CLICK HERE

PASSAGEMAKERS:
Recently there have been many long distance passagemaking voyages under power including several round the world epics. In 1983-84 Dutchman Kasemier
Eilco made a 200-day circumnavigation from Plymouth to Plymouth. This voyage was accomplished in the 39 ft / 11.88 M aluminium displacement motor cruiser Bylgia 11 of Sneek.

Paul and Linda Jauncey and family made a successful Atlantic crossing in his self built steel Dutch style powerboat Dreamworld and at time of writing is currently undertaking a Pacific crossing

Jim and Susy Sink completed a round the world voyage between 1991 and 1995 in their 46 ft / 14.02 M cruising powerboat Salvation 11. which is powered by a single 140 HP diesel engine backed up by a 27-hp wing engine. Salvation 11 displaces 44,000 Lbs  / 19,558 Kg and carries 835 Gal / 3,160 Lit. of diesel fuel and 250 Gal / 946 Lit. of water. When powering at hull speed of 8.3 knots / 20.35 kph, she consumes around 3 g p h / 11.35 lph. It is worth noting that by reducing speed to 7.4 knots 13.69 kph the fuel consumption drops to 2 gph /5.18 lph which shows how a small drop in speed can produce a large saving in fuel.  By the end of the voyage Salvation 11 had called at 528 ports, visited 51 countries (including 34 states of the USA) and motored just over 302,500 nautical miles in 7,760 hours at an average speed of 6.5 knots / 12.02 kph.

Here is what one Roberts TY40/42 owner had to say about his boat: ( PROTO-TYPE FOR TY 420 )
I launched this boat in June of '97 at Michigan city, IN. Shakedown cruise got a perfect 10. I just completed a cruise to Florida via the Tenn-Tom to Tampa where I completed the interior. I returned via the Intercostal, East coast, Hudson, Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. This vessel performed beyond my wildest expectations. Fuel economy 10, handling 10, speed 9+ pitch stability 9+, roll stability 7 or 8. No ballast used.
(Designers note: We recommend ballast in all our displacement trawlers).

There is not bow spray rail pictured in the plan. This boat throws a lot of bow spray when it pitches into a heavy sea. Fun to watch but very cold on your face when you are on the bridge....Robert J. Wouda

Could you please email me some information on the Bow Spray Chines, explained in a article sent to you by Robert J Wouda of America.  I built a WR40/42 launched in April 1999, and since then have been overwhelmed by the performance in all aspects, but do agree the vessel throws a  lot of spray over the bow in short sharp chop. The vessel performs much better in a sea going situation with longer swells.  Looking forward to a early reply in this matter...Yours faithfully, John McSwan.

DESIGNERS NOTE: The above problem was easily solved...at Robert and now John's request we made a sketch of where to attach a spray rail to eliminate the above problem...we designed the WR40/42 in 1968 and have since included spray rails or chines in all our more recent designs.

 

LETTER FROM A CUSTOMER WHO IS BUILDING TY 55 FROM ONE OF OUR KITS.
Hello Bruce,  Hope everything is going well. I can se your home page is growing larger by the minute.  
My boat building is coming along fine. Everything is fitting nicely as it should. My crew is excellent and they are enjoying building a boat like this (regards to restoring old boats).  The yard is next to the  *"Swedish Maritime Administration" and there people were surprised with the speed that the boat has been developing. They thought that we have had 10 persons for several months when in fact we have had three for a couple of weeks.
    The hull and deck plates are in place and the wheelhouse is starting to take shape. We are estimating that we will start welding everything within a couple of weeks. We calculate that we will have the boats maiden voyage inn late spring.  If you are going to the Nordic region in the fall or spring, please give us a call I would be proud to show what my crew has done with the kit you supplied.  Long mail to get to the point but I wanted to inform you of something positive instead of coming with a lot of questions. Best regards  Andreas Dahlstrand  Add IT / Star Stream Shipping

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi Bruce, Just received the drawings ( for TY 620 ) and we are impressed by the amount of detail on these.  We have made copies and have our guys studying them. We find these help the guys on the floor to understand the assembly process and things go much quicker. Looking forward to receiving the steel.....Brian

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi, By the way, the TY 620 - 62 foot trawler yacht of Bruce's design that we are currently building is coming along very well.  The quality of the kit parts are the best we have ever seen, and as a result, we are saving time in the build. At present, we have 9 welders/fitters working on the boat in three teams.  We have almost all of the plate hung in place and tacked up.  We anticipate the seam welding will start within a few weeks as there are some details to attend to. But we must say again, that we are very happy with the  quality of this TRAWLER kit.   Hope to hear from you soon ....Brian

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