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TRAWLER YACHT K32 FIBERGLASS boat plans & full size frame patterns. ty43-01_small1.gif (2328 bytes)
COASTER 28 TRAWLER  
WOOD EPOXY
boat plans and full size frame patterns.
COASTER 32 TRAWLER  

WOOD EPOXY boat plans and full size frame patterns.

COASTER 36 TRAWLER  

WOOD EPOXY or ALUMINUM boat plans and full size frame patterns.

WAVERUNNER 385 Fast trawler  ALUMINUM boat plans & full size frame patterns.
 PCF 40 Sailing TRAWLER  
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans or FIBERGLASS boat plans & Frame patterns
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TRAWLER 41 
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
 
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Trawler 420  
 
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
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Trawler 43 
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans

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TRAVELER 45 Sailing TRAWLER  
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
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TRAWLER 470 
FIBERGLASS boat plans & Frame patterns
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Spray Trawler 475 
RADIUS CHINE KIT OR CUTTING FILES 
STEEL or ALUMINUM
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Trawler 485 
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
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WOOD EPOXY boat plans 
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Trawler 520  
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
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Spray 52 Trawler Trader  
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans

Spray 58 Trawler Trader
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans

Trawler 55
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans
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Trawler 57  Aluminum or Steel shoal draft 24 knot trawler. 

STEEL or ALUMINUM KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans

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Trawler 585 
WOOD EPOXY boat plans & Frame patterns
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Trawler 620-A  REGULAR SIDE DECKS
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans  or

FIBERGLASS boat plans & Frame patterns

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Trawler 620-B  "WIDE BODY SALOON"
STEEL KIT or CUTTING FILES & boat plans

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Trawler 650  HUGE MASTER AFT STATEROOM.
STEEL Boat plans & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS.
TRADER 65  SAILING TRAWLER - STEEL or ALUMINUM
boat plans & Frame patterns

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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FISHER 88 - 26.82m

Fisherman / Workboat 

FIBERGLASS

Boat plans & FULL SIZE PATTERNS. 

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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