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TRAWLER YACHT 650


NEW ! SUPER STUDY BOAT PLANS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer. The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat. Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material STEEL, ALUMINUM & WOOD EPOXY as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included. You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the study plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT ..  - When you use your credit or debit card you will be charged at the correct exchange rate in your own currency. Please note that when you receive your credit or debit card statement the amount will be converted to YOUR local currency.


STUDY PLANS TY 620 + TY650   99.95 - $132.95 - €118.95  

STEP BY STEP ASSEMBLY PHOTOS INCLUDED WITH THE STUDY PLANS & COMPLETE PLANS

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer within 12 hours of you placing your order.  The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat.. Each plan contains all the construction drawings for STEEL, ALUMINUM & WOOD EPOXY construction, plus bonus drawings covering electrical, plumbing and engineering, everything you need to build your boat. Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment are all included plus all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN POWER BOAT .. Only available at this price if you order off this page.
 


 PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS - WOOD EPOXY  TY 650   2,995 - 3,495 - us$3,745

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  PLANS & FULL SIZE PATTERNS - STEEL OR ALUMINUM TY 650  2,995 - 3,495 - us$3,745

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L.O.ALL 21.53 m 70'    7"
L.O.DECK 19.32 m 63'    4"
BEAM 5.79 m 19'    0"
DRAFT (Full displacement version) 1.82m 6'    0"
DISPLACEMENT (varies depending on version) 54,432 kg 120,000 lbs
POWER 300 - 500 HP

D/L

349

PRISMATIC

0.65

                       A/B RATIO

2.68

 

Forward cabin

Aft Stateroom

NEW CUSTOM AFT CABIN TY 650 

For those that want a fully enclosed flybridge / pilot house here we see another version of this design.

Below we show some of our earlier trawler designs that are now well proven having crossed every ocean and proven very popular with their owners.

Section of MASTER SUITE - SEE all photos of this and other Voyager TY 620's that are included in study boat plans

SEE MORE ON THE TY 620

From owner of TY 620 "MY BLUE STEEL"

I think the TY620 design is great! Trawler Yacht "MY BLUE STEEL", registered in the UK, departed 1800hours on December 28th, 2009 from Mokpo, Korea. I think the TY620 design is great! Trawler Yacht "MY BLUE STEEL", registered in the UK, departed 1800hours on December 28th, 2009 from Mokpo, Korea,  Kind regards,   Rod
 

From the builder:

This was the start of her 2,600 nm trip to the Singapore, with stops planned in the Philippines and Kota Kinabalu, although the boat had sufficient range to complete the trip non-stop. The Owner is very satisfied with the interior and sea trials; max speed  about 12.7 knots with twin 235HP John Deere at 2000 rpm and 7.0~7.5 knots with one engine at 2000rpm. Onboard were Mr. Rod Steel as the Owner/Skipper, his partner Angie Sach, Mr. John Holbrook and Mr. Alistair Dow. “MY Blue Steel” arrived in Singapore, where she will be based, on 14th January 2010 and is available for viewing there by prior arrangement.

I am proud to build Bruce Roberts designs, which I am very impressed with, and thank you for your assistance in marketing GHI Yachts Korea.

As you know, we have built to your design (1) Trawler Yacht 43 (2) Trawler 620 (3) Voyager 495 and (4) three Voyager 388 ( first one to be completed and launched on January 30, 2010). PHOTOS of V388 to be sent on January 2010.

Trawler Yacht 620,
John Deere 235HP x 2 @ 2100rpm - Reduction Gear, ZF

Propeller 4 blade and compact stern seal with cooling sea water

Generator 20kw x 2 Northern light - Bow thruster 15kw

Water maker 50L/hour - Crane 500kg – Swimming Ladder

Windlass Maxwell 3500kg, with 70kg + 50 kg Bruce anchors

Air Conditioning - Marinair

Bulbous bow & fixed bilge stabilization

Cockpit, control console and aluminum alloy hard top

Paint as per awlgrip coating scheme

Raymarine C120 full package for two control stations

VHF & SSB

CE certificate

Delivery 10 months after steel cutting


Cruising off Greenland

SEE MORE ON THE TY 485

Trawler 485
STEEL Kit or CUTTING FILES  OR
WOOD EPOXY boat plans & FRAME PATTERNS.
 

Most of our trawlers will accept a sail plan and there are several options you could use including the junk rig. Here we see a small main combined with a flying jib on this TY 485 owned and built by Branko KRESOJEVIC in Belgrade Yugoslavia.

This Trawler 485 was built in Belgrade and has already motor sailed from Yugoslavia via UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, USA to South America.

 

 

 

SEE MORE ON THE TY 520

Voyager TY 520 Kit or Cutting files.
AL & Mel Dow - based in Singapore

Hi Bruce,  Sea Crest Marine in Bangkok were excellent to deal with. When we left Bangkok we had a sharp 2 metre wave right on the bow for the first 36 hours, quite the opposite from the big following seas that we experienced bringing Rod Steel’s Trawler Yacht 620 down from Korea. The TY520 handled the waves very well indeed. We had a problem with the Auto Pilot hydraulics and had to hand steer for the whole 36 hours so we would have known if the boat was not performing ! Towards the end of the 36 hours as we closed in on the Malaysia / Thai border the seas swung around about 30 degrees from head on and we were still handling things pretty well. No doubt the boat would be improved with Stabilizers but we always felt safe.

We have power steering and the boat really responds well. I am very happy with the way it manoeuvres. Stats wise we have….Single John Deere 267 Hp and we were cruising at 7+ knots using around 15 litres an hour at 1500 rpm. Very economical. Twin Disc Gearbox and 4 blade prop, Onan 17.5 KVA Gen set, 8000 litres of Fuel giving us arrange of around 3000 miles, Yanmar 40Hp for hydraulics. We have stern and bow thrusters and Lewmar windlass all hydraulic, Raymarine Radar and electronics, 2000 litres fresh water, Coltri Sub Dive compressor,

Happy to share any information with prospective builders and also any advice regarding where to build and with whom in South East Asia. I have attached some pictures of the Sea Crest Pilot House and Engine room. They did an excellent job. We arrived in Singapore just as they were having their National Day celebrations so we got some good pictures! Very Happy to be back in Singapore and Very Happy with the boat Bruce.   Regards Al Dow

OTHER TRAWLERS - 28 ft / 8.52 m to 65 ft /20 m

Hi   Well, the day finally arrived, the kit is here and on our shop floor. The steel looks great, we are starting to sort it into piles of the frames and associated pieces.  I think the guys in Holland did an excellent job of cutting as the edges of the plates are very clean and sharp with almost no bevel.  This last point is important, as we find with plasma cut kits, if there is any bevel on the edges it tends to add up and compound errors where multiple parts fit together.  So, we are anticipating no problems at this stage. Hope you enjoyed the pictures Bruce (our Bruce) sent you, we will send more as we start assembling the kit.  We actually made good progress on Friday and managed to build most of the building frames as well as all of the jigs.  We are altering the building frame a bit to allow us to set the jigs on the floor as we are limited in height.  As it is we will have to build the mast in a way that it can be bolted on after the boat is out of the building. Yes, everything looks fine and we are sure the kit will assemble fast. Sincerely,  Brian

KIT DESIGNS:

NEW CUSTOM boat plans IN FIBERGLASS OR WOOD EPOXY. 

Many of you admire our range of kit designs but you would prefer to build in other materials … Consequently we have had many requests to provide alternative custom boat plans for building in fiberglass or wood epoxy.

TRAWLER YACHT KIT DESIGNS - FIBERGLASS

To check out the Fiberglass construction techniques that will be reflected in the boat plans and full size frame patterns … REFER to the BUILD YOUR OWN POWERBOAT … chapters 12 and 13

TRAWLER YACHT KIT DESIGNS  – Wood Epoxy

To check out the Wood Epoxy techniques that will be reflected in the boat plans and full size frame patterns … REFER to the BUILD YOUR OWN POWERBOAT … chapter 14

Lee Simpson who is building a TY 620 B from our kit writes :

Hi Bruce, Sorry for not writing sooner. We are really enjoying the project. I have a friend that comes to work on the boat in the evening just for the relaxation. We are almost finished welding the hull. We will build the house and pilothouse on a gig on the ground.

I must remove for transport and feel there are benefits to building on the ground. I will lift into place before moving to make sure everything fits.  We are making some changes from the original layout to better fit my needs. We've traded the amidships stateroom for a good sized head, pantry and shop/mechanical room. I will install all plumbing, electrical, day-tank, fuel management and heating in this room.

I've moved the engine in place and plan to build a box similar to a sound shield on a generator around the main engine. Quiet is important to me. All tanks are in place. I plan a transom door to the lazarette from the swim step, through the engine room and into the mechanical room.  hope to get my office gal to add more photos soon. Regards,  Lee

Bruce,  I had reply from RYA on plan evaluations. They have been very quick and say they have no concerns about suitability for RDOWNLOAD or on USB Memory Stick. - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR USB
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design category A. Nice compliment on the quality of your plan information. Everything seems to be OK. They used Naval Architecture Services LTD  in Hampshire. LR SSC service group G6 (unrestricted yacht) .

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