Oceangoing motortrawlers

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Sun 15 Mar 2015 16:03
Not a very well known concept in Europe,oceangoing motortrawlers is a growing trend in the U.S. Nordhavn started their serial production of Nordhavn 46 in 1989(many N-46 has circumnavigated since) and becoming a winning concept Nordhavn have become a well known ocean passagemaker with over 500 yachts built by now. Other well known fulldisplacement oceangoing motortrawlers (Grand Banks is a semidisplacement motortrawler not built for ocean crossing) are Kadey Krogen, Diesel Duck, Selene and De Fever.
We looked at Nordhavn 40,43 and 46 as well as the Diesel Duck 462. Finally our choice fell upon the DD 462 for it´s fuel economy and range(carries 2000Gallons/7600liters of fuel with a range of around 7000Nm),for it´s salty appearance, and for all positive feedback we have had from contacts with other DD owners.