Accommodations include a master stateroom in the
bow with an island queen, guest stateroom, head with
separate shower stall, full galley and dinette, lounge area,
and inside pilot station. Outside there’s a flying bridge
with three seats at the helm and more in a lounge area
as well as room for an optional “summer galley” with
electric grill, sink, and refrigerator. The cockpit aft provides yet another dimension. You won’t be able to throw
a gala ball in the spaces, but there’s plenty of comfort for
family and friends.
This Mainship only has 70-gallon water tankage
and less range and storage than some long-term voyagers, but she’s set up to give you a lot of fun for what
may be just your type of cruising. Base price $314,196.
LOA: (Excluding swim platform) 37’ 3”
Beam: 14’ 3”
Displacement: 22,000 pounds
Power: Single Yanmar Diesel 380-hp standard, twin
Volvo Diesels 225-hp, each available
The Nitty-Gritty Of A Good Trawler
Independence is fundamental to trawler cruising.
Even if you don’t want to go around the world, your
trawler should be able to cruise for at least several days
at a time, independent of marinas. Its range should
enable you to hang out in remote paradises, whether
near or far. Range is a function of hull form, speed, fuel
capacity, and engines, and these should be a function of
how and where you want to cruise.
For independence, you need a windlass and bow
features to easily and comfortably anchor out at night,
as well as the capacity to carry enough chain rode appro-
priate to your cruising area (even if you use chain/nylon
rode, the more chain the better). It’s also important that
the trawler be comfortable for living aboard while you’re
cruising and anchoring out. Basics such as sleeping,
sitting, cooking, and arrangements for living together
should be major design goals, not an afterthought.
Energy sources such as large batteries, high-output
chargers, and inverters should allow you to enjoy life at
anchor without continuously running a generator. The
trawler should be able to serve as a vacation or second
home, not as a place to camp out.