Sundeck Model Trawler

Sundeck model trawlerThere are four types of trawlers; Sundeck, Trunk, Sedan & Pilothouse. Sundeck models are relatively new models built around 1985 to present. Normally the Sundeck has  7 – 8 knot hull speed and built on a semi-displacement hull. Some trawlers equipped with larger turbo charged engines can obtain higher speeds with the semi displacement hull compared to a full displacement hull found on pilothouse trawlers which cannot go over 8 knots.
Sundecks &Trunks have the same floor plans, both equipped with a salon, two heads, galley up or down with a master stateroom & a guest forward stateroom. The difference is the master stateroom has about 15% more room because it is located beneath the raised aft deck (Sundeck). Because of their wide body and raised aft sundeck rom the waterline they look more like a late model motor yacht. Their is no aft cockpit, it is all deck space that can be set up with a wet bar, dinning table and chairs, great for entertaining with lots of room. The hard top model can be fully enclosed and a dinghy can be stored and hoisted up and down with an electric davit. You will be giving up the mast and boom for a radar arch on top of the fly bridge.
This vessel has direct access from the salon’s aft door to the sundeck with a couple of steps leading up to the fly bridge, safe, easy and quick to go up and down. Having both sundeck and fly bridge you can accommodate a lot of guests and have lots of outside space. This is why the Sundeck model is great for entertaining. It is not a pet friendly setup and is harder  for your water activities as you must go up and down the 5 step ladder to and from the swim platform.  Having four levels with the stairs leading from the staterooms all the way up to the fly bridge is like having a four story building. You must be in tip top shape to constantly go up and down these steps for as long as you own this model.
I hope you enjoyed this article and if you would like to learn more about Trawling then consider a trawler school where you can experience hands on training and learning about other subjects you should know before buying or chartering a trawler.
Thank you,
Captain Bob
Trawler School Charters
Captain Robert L. Hamilton
USCG Licenced
Vessel Miami Mermaid
398 East Dania Beach Blvd #281
Dania Beach FL 33004

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