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Trawler Fest 2010 September 24, 25, 26 Trawler Fest Boat Show

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The largest Yacht at the Show…

…Was a 80 foot Trumpy made in Annapolis, MD in 1947. Privately owned and not chartered, she cruises the West coast of FL in the winter, the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in early summer, and then with several runs up to and around the water of New England later in the year. She is a family “cruiser”, and does a lot of cruising.

While the crew does much of the maintenance, Moore Marine out of Rivera Beach, FL.did some below deck accommodation changes a few years back to make her a better fit the yacht to her owners.

Owned by a practicing attorney and his wife in D C, who spent most of his youth growing up in Baltimore, she a user yacht that is also a yacht at home as the center piece of a classic boat show.

Similar sized perfect pieces of the history of Annapolis and boating charter out for $25,000 per week plus crew, meals, and food costs.

Note, inconsideration of the owners’ privacy, seabuddy choose to edit out the owners names and information when blogging about such a treasure.

Sorry for the photo quality, she passed my photo boat to port and seabuddy was forced to shoot into the sunset.

Two Bedrooms and one bath condo; that goes forever at 7 mph, or about 175 miles at 17 mph

Your choice;Chairs or a settee for seating in the main salon

Are these full tank of diesel fuel ranges hard and fast? No. Could one reasonably expect such performance numbers to better understand if this yacht is for you? Yes.

Mainship Yachts kept the same hull as their 34, added on a few inches in the bow pulpit to make for a longer LOA, pushed some things around to get in a nice second stateroom inside and it’s the new and very nicely appointed 2011 model year Mainship Trawler 35.

Never get to stuck on the numbers here with this “35” yacht has an LOA of 39’ 5”, a beam of 14’ 2”,  a somewhat light weight of 20,000 lbs.  Single diesel (or two), bow and stern thrusters (or not, with the twin diesel engines), and flying bridge seating for five plus a bar-b-que and sink, etc make for a tippy motion at sea, but a fine spot to relax after a days run once you are on the hook.

master stateroom at the bow

The 34 had just one stateroom, sold well, and I predict that this one, with the two private stateroom will set sales records. Price…about $300 to $400 thousand depending on how one finishes this yacht out.

Oh, BTW, if you like slow and great fuel economy, get the smallest engine they offer. She will cruise slow on less than 150 Hp, the rest of the power is for “beat ahead of a storm” or a “good purchase against a running tide”, etc. The thrusters will take care of any marina  handling issues.

Main salon looking foward, look for the galley cook top

underway

Modern power comes to a Wood yacht

Master stateroom, note the light with a wood interior finish

This boat has the latest joy stick handling choice and the efficient Volvo Penta IPS pod drive system. With smaller than normal engines for good fuel economy, she makes her speed with the IPS pod drive as a straight shaft inboard of higher Hp would.

So, its… 1) easy marina maneuvering, 2) same cruising and top speeds, and 3) better fuel economy underway comes with this top-of-the-line Yacht. And the IPS diesels and drives take up less space within the hull, so another room is added, to top off the benefits of an Volvo Penta IPS drive system.

wide side decks plus this saloon

How about the hull? She is wood and resin instead of glassfiber and resin. In this case, epoxy resin. A fiberglass boat is made up of layers of glassfiber cloth combined with resin, this one is made up of wood combined with epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is both expensive and extra strong. On a budget-be-damned yacht, where strength and light weight are valued higher than the budget, epoxy is the resin of choice. Epoxy resin is used in either wood or glass fiber yacht construction.

The interior is also finished in wood, often in either a gloss white paint finish, or stained and finished with rubbed-effect varnish.

This hull splits the sea

She has three staterooms, one with a head in suite, plus a shared head for the other four people in the remaining two staterooms. Its a galley down, with and inside steering in the main saloon set-up. LOA 59’ 6”, Beam 16’ 7”, Price, just over 2 million. She is listed as a boat for sale / yacht for sale on Boat Trader.

at speed at sea

Volvo sterndrive gas – Volvo sterndrive diesel

Volvo engine with Volvo sterndrive / outdrive

Volvo makes eighteen horsepower gas engines using five engine sizes from 135 Hp to 420 Hp.

Volvo also makes eight horsepower diesel engines using three engine sizes from 130 Hp to 370 Hp.

Volvo-Penta and Volvo-Penta of the Americas are other popular names for these engines and sterndrives / outdrives.

IPS Boat Builders – its a long list

Australia
Mustang Cruisers
Noosacat
Powerplay Catamarans
Riviera
Salthouse

Belgium
Prinz Yachts

Brazil
Intermarine
Schaefer Yachts

Canada
Coastal Craft
Doral

China
Applause
Poly Marine
Sunbird

Finland
Targa

France
Arcoa
Beneteau
Rodriguez Group

Germany
Bavaria
Fjord Boats

Holland
Tuna Yachts
Wajer Watersport
Wim van der Valk Jachten

Italy
Abati Yachts
Absolute
Airon
Azimut Yachts
Baia
Bani
Blue Martin
C.N. Patrone
Cantieri di Sarnico
Cayman
Conam
Cranchi
Di Donna
Enterprise Marine
Fiart
Innovazioni e Progetti
Maxi Dolphin
Portofino
Primatist
Salpa
Sessa
UNICA
Vismara
Zenit

Japan
Yasuda Shipyard

Monaco
WallyPower

New Zealand
Genesis
Salthouse marine

Norway
Fjord Boats
Windy

Poland
Galeon

Slovenia
Vanga Yachts

South Africa
Africat

Spain
Altair
Astinor
Astondoa
Astromar
Doqueve
Moa Tècnica
Rodman

Sweden
Nordwest

Taiwan
Dyna Craft Ltd
Grand Harbour Boat building
Hershine Marine
New Ocean Yachts
Shing Sheng Fa Boatbuilding

Turkey
Ada Boat Yard
C.M.M. Marine
Dutch Bay
GCG Marine
Orucoglu Sistem
Zeelander Yachts

United Kingdom
Fairline
Sunseeker

United States
Albemarle Boats
American Global Yacht Group Company
Bonadeo Boatworks 
Caison Yachts
Calyber Boat Works
Carver Yachts
Chaparral Boats
Chris-Craft Boats
Cruisers Yachts
Egg Harbor
Elder Yachts
Everglades
Formula Boats
Fortier Boats
Four Winns
Freedom Boatworks
Hightower Boatworks
Larson
Lazzara
Legacy Yachts
Liberty Yachts
Luhrs
Marlin Yachts
Marquis Yachts
MJM Yachts
Monterey Boats
Newport Yachts
Novurania
Ocean Yachts
Ovation Yachts
Radon
Rampage
Regal
Rinker
Ritchie Howell
Rivolta Yachts
Sabre Yachts
San Juan Yachts
Sculley Boatbuilders
SeeVee Boats
Silverton
Slane Marine
Spencer Yachts
Stuart Boat Works
Tiara Yachts

I was impressed with the number of boats I saw equipped with Volvo IPS.