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Trawler Kits or Cutting files or Hulls or Complete boats.
Pre cut trawler kits contain all the metal parts required to build a complete trawler yacht. These parts are computer generated and NC Plasma cut before they are packed and delivered ready for you to start assembling and welding into the finished boat. We design and nest the package using our specialized computer programs, then cut on a computerized plasma-oxygen cutter. SEE TRAWLER KITS BELOW.

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi Bruce, Just received the drawings ( for TY 620 ) and we are impressed by the amount of detail on these.  We have made copies and have our guys studying them. We find these help the guys on the floor to understand the assembly process and things go much quicker. Looking forward to receiving the steel.....Brian

FROM PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: Hi, By the way, the TY 620 - 62 foot trawler yacht of Bruce's design that we are currently building is coming along very well.  The quality of the kit parts are the best we have ever seen, and as a result, we are saving time in the build. At present, we have 9 welders/fitters working on the boat in three teams.  We have almost all of the plate hung in place and tacked up.  We anticipate the seam welding will start within a few weeks as there are some details to attend to. But we must say again, that we are very happy with the  quality of this TRAWLER kit.   Hope to hear from you soon ....Brian

PRINTED KIT STUDY PLANS:
These plans cover all the available information about the TRAWLER pre-cut kit package including plate & profile lists, weights, number of parts in kit, general arrangement plans, assembly plans, engineering plans plus samples of the cutting files...Usually about 8 - 12 sheets of drawings..... See prices Click HERE

KIT STUDY PLANS on CD:
This CD includes 1500 KIT ASSEMBLY PHOTOS as well as the plans covering all the available information about the pre-cut kit package including plate & profile lists, weights, number of parts in kit, general arrangement plans, assembly plans, engineering plans plus samples of the cutting files. The assembly and engineering plan sheets are in AUTOCAD 2000 format ... If you prefer the information on CD instead of printed sheets  - Contact EMAIL

"WORLD GIRDLING PASSAGEMAKING" TRAWLERS
"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 41 KIT or Plans & Cutting Files TY41-SMALL.jpg (2429 bytes)

"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 43   KIT or Plans & Cutting Files

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Spray 370 Trawler Yacht KIT or Plans & Cutting Files S370TY-SMALL.jpg (6832 bytes)
"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 485 KIT or Plans & Cutting Files TY485-SMALL.jpg (1628 bytes)
"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 520  KIT or Plans & Cutting Files TY520-SMALL.jpg (1628 bytes)
Spray 52 Trawler Trader KIT or Plans & Cutting Files S52-SMALL.gif (2071 bytes)
"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 55 KIT or Plans & Cutting Files TY55-SMALL.jpg (1957 bytes)
"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 57  KIT or Plans & Cutting Files  TY57-SMALL.jpg (1853 bytes)
Spray 58 Trawler Trader KIT or Plans & Cutting Files S58-SMALL.gif (2071 bytes)

"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 620-A KIT or Plans & Cutting Files

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"Voyager" Trawler Yacht 620-B KIT or Plans & Cutting Files

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ASSOCIATED LINKS OF INTEREST ASSEMBLING TRAWLER KITS TRAWLER 620 BOAT KIT ASSEMBLY
TRAWLER DESIGN EXPLAINED PASSAGEMAKING TRAWLER 43 BOAT KIT ASSEMBLY
CUTTING FILES EXPLAINED TRAWLER PLANS STEEL &  FIBERGLASS KIT ASSEMBLY EXPLAINED
CUSTOM TRAWLER PLANS POWERBOAT HULLS EXPLAINED:

NEW PASSAGEMAKING DESIGNS: This is your opportunity to get your own passagemaking 'Voyager' designed and built at an affordable price. Now is your opportunity to put those pieces together into one boat that you REALLY like ! Consider customizing one of our new designs or starting from scratch. Bring us YOUR ideas. We can offer Custom Steel or Aluminum CUT-TO-SIZE KITS, Plans and Cutting files or Part-Built or Complete Boats.

LETTER FROM A CUSTOMER WHO IS BUILDING TY 55 FROM ONE OF OUR KITS.

Hello Bruce,  Hope everything is going well. I can se your home page is growing larger by the minute.  
My boat building is coming along fine. Everything is fitting nicely as it should. My crew is excellent and they are enjoying building a boat like this (regards to restoring old boats).
    The yard is next to the  *"Swedish Maritime Administration" and there people were surprised with the speed that the boat has been developing. They thought that we have had 10 persons for several months when in fact we have had three for a couple of weeks.
    The hull and deck plates are in place and the wheelhouse is starting to take shape. We are estimating that we will start welding everything within a couple of weeks. We calculate that we will have the boats maiden voyage inn late spring.
    If you are going to the Nordic region in the fall or spring, please give us a call I would be proud to show what my crew has done with the kit you supplied.
     Long mail to get to the point but I wanted to inform you of something positive instead of coming with a lot of questions.
Best regards  Andreas Dahlstrand  Add IT / Star Stream Shipping

KIT

HULL TYPE

POWER

SPEED KNOTS

Voyager TY 41 / 43 Displacement 100 to 150 HP 8  to 10
WR TY 52 Planing 400 to 1000 HP 14  to 27
WR  TY 52 Semi-Displ. 250 to 500 hp 10 - 15
Voyager TY 55 Displ / Semi-Displ 250 to 450 HP 10  to 14
Spray 52 Displacement 120 to 300 HP 8  to 10
Spray 58 Displacement 120 to 350 HP 9 to 11

Here is what one Roberts TY40/42 owner had to say about his boat:

I launched this boat in June of '97 at Michigan city, IN. Shakedown cruise got a perfect 10. I just completed a cruise to Florida via the Tenn-Tom to Tampa where I completed the interior. I returned via the Intercostal, East coast, Hudson, Erie Canal and the Great Lakes. This vessel performed beyond my wildest expectations. Fuel economy 10, handling 10, speed 9+ pitch stability 9+, roll stability 7 or 8. No ballast used. (Designers note: We recommend ballast in all our displacement trawlers).

There is not bow spray rail pictured in the plan. This boat throws a lot of bow spray when it pitches into a heavy sea. Fun to watch but very cold on your face when you are on the bridge....Robert J. Wouda

Could you please email me some information on the Bow Spray Chines, explained in a article sent to you by Robert J Wouda of America.  I built a WR40/42 launched in April 1999, and since then have been overwelmed by the performance in all aspects, but do agree the vessel throws a  lot of spray over the bow in short sharp chop. The vessel performs much better in a sea going situation with longer swells.  Looking forward to a early reply in this matter...Yours faithfully, John McSwan.

DESIGNERS NOTE: The above problem was easily solved...at Robert and now John's request we made a sketch of where to attach a spray rail to eliminate the above problem...we designed the WR40/42 in 1968 and have since recommended spray rails or chines in all our more recent designs.

MORE TRAWLER DESIGNS
Latest Trawler Yachts shown on this page

POWERBOAT KIT ASSEMBLY
Shows how the kits are assembled

POWERBOAT HULLS EXPLAINED:
Explains the features of different hull shapes

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