We are currently working with our agents in North America, FairMetal Boats, Inc. to produce an alloy displacement TrawlerYacht which will rival some of the existing benchmarks of the type. The concept is shown in the accompanying general arrangement and renderings.
Simply put we aim to achieve a comfortable cruising or liveaboard boat which is rugged, simple and seaworthy. The “rugged and seaworthy” comes from the alloy “Strongall” method of construction first developed in France and used under license by FairMetal Boats, Inc of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Strongall construction saves weight over traditional steel construction providing ultimately greater strength and stability. Simple and maintenance-free will be the result of choosing to leave the marine-grade alloy structure largely unpainted.
The full displacement hullform will only need a single 140 – 155hp main engine to cruise at 8 knots. This feature will be appreciated as fuel costs continue to escalate. Range will vary according to tankage specified but so far we envisage 2500 nautical miles between refills. The single main engine (as befits a true trawler) with bow thruster will enable vessel to be easily and cost-effectively driven over long distances or maneuvered in tight situations.
Contact us or Paul Mooney at FairMetal Boats, Inc. for further information regarding this able vessel.