WITH THESE BOATS, it’s all about the journey. Most rawlers travel at sedate
speeds, typically below 10 knots, and
while the so-called “fast trawler”
has emerged, trawlers tend to be
displacement or semi-displacement
hulls, so speed is governed more by
hull length than by engine power.
TRAWLERS Nordic Tug 44
The Nordic Tug 44 is a pure displacement
hull that delivers slow and steady cruising. At a leisurely 8 knots
from a single 510-hp Volvo diesel, the 44 uses less than three
gallons of fuel per hour and has a range in excess of 1,700 miles,
so stops at the pump are fewer and farther between.
Rather than cram in lots of berths, the layout has a huge master forward, with an island queen, along
with a generous guest cabin aft. This is a boat designed for a couple to cruise in comfort, with the option
of welcoming friends and family on board once in a while. The main saloon, with galley, is almost the full
beam of the boat, and just three steps lead to the separate pilothouse, which has internal steps leading to
the optional flybridge. The pilothouse is a great new feature for this year, keeping everyone inside if the
weather turns nasty. nordictugs.com
LENGTH 44’ 5”
BEAM 13’ 10”
DRAFT 4 7”
FUEL 600 GAL.
WATER 175 GAL.
WASTE 45 GAL.
WEIGHT 37,300 LB.
The Nordic Tug 44’s
couples to cruise
TRAWLERS Krogen 50 Open
The new Krogen Open 50 model reflects a great deal of customer feedback, which led to a design departure: an open and
continuous saloon/galley/pilothouse main deck. Rather than
several steps to the helm, everything from the large rear cockpit
through the saloon to the wheelhouse is on one level, making
for better socializing. All of the attributes that Krogen is known
for – exquisite joinery, rugged construction, and phenomenal
seakeeping ability – are still here on the Open 50. Krogen isn’t
straying far from its target audience of voyagers and liveaboards.
Available with either single or twin John Deere diesels, and
with a 1,240-gallon fuel capacity, the anticipated range is 2, 100
miles at 8 knots, with the single engine model, but slow down
to 6, and that jumps to a staggering 5,000 miles, enough for an
Atlantic crossing. The first boat won’t be splashed until 2017, at
which time pricing will be announced. kadeykrogen.com
LENGTH 52’ 9”
BEAM 17’ 5”
DRAFT 5’ 4” (with
FUEL 1,240 GAL.
WATER 400 GAL.
WASTE 75 GAL.
WEIGHT 68,000 LB.
The one-level design
of the Krogen Open
50 makes for easier