Archive for September 1, 2013

Displacement Hull and Semi-Displacement Hull

September 1, 2013

boatlinessmallBlue Water Cruising

Displacement hulls are well suited for rough, offshore seas and ocean crossings. Because of their design, these hulls can carry large payloads of fuel and water, which make them ideal for long range cruising.

Passage makers use the low power demands of displacement hulls to their advantage. Little driving force is needed to move one of these boats until the hull speed is reached. the hull goes through the water without ever raising up to plane off. Making this hull the most fuel-efficient desired for trans-oceanic crossings. (more…)

Advantages of Owning a Trawler

September 1, 2013
  • Salon3Naturally aspirated diesel engines produce anywhere between 10,000-20,000 hours of use.
    • There is no strain on the engine and it requires low maintenance and repair.
    • If well maintained, these engines literally run forever.
    • Turbo charged engines are found on faster trawlers. (more…)

What is a Trawler?

September 1, 2013

Recreational-TrawlerPleasure trawlers should never be confused with the commercial fishing trawlers.

A trawler in general means: Any pleasure craft more than 25’ in length that does not carry sufficient horsepower to lift itself out of the water and plane. Practically all trawlers are designed with long, deep keels. These boats are popular for cruising 7-8 knots and ideal for waterways where speeds are limited. They are well suited for long passages where fuel conservation becomes critical. (more…)