Sailing Yacht

TRAWLER VS SAILBOAT Which Is Improved For Live-aboard And Cruising?





Which is much better for cruising and stay aboard, a Trawler or a Sailboat. We get this issue all the time since we have lived complete time on both equally. They each have their advantages and drawbacks. Sailboats are cheaper to vacation in, extra tranquil underway, and trustworthy. Trawlers have much more house in particular on deck, are potent straight into the wind, and you should not stay heeled above underway. We critique our get on the two fashion cruising boats.

supply

47 comments

  1. i saw they were both blond and sighed audibly

    Reply
  2. good vid thx

    Reply
  3. Tony & Susan here , Too funny we found this video while shopping for boats and clicked on it and behold it was you two, HaHa

    Reply
  4. Diesel duck sailing trawler be the best of both worlds… Unlimited reach and steel hull to get you there and back again…

    Reply
  5. I live on the Intercoastal Waterway and talk with a lot of cruisers. A lot of the honest ones say a very seaworthy houseboat is the best choice, particularly if the vessel is your only home. For every day underway, you spend several at the dock or at anchor. Another good choice is a shallow sailboat with the mast and rigging removed. Fuel economy and stability are good, and in this market, they are almost free if you shop around.

    Reply
  6. Guys, what is the wave size/period limit for your trawler to go outside inland waters? Comfortable vs uncomfortable but still save/manageable vs border dangerous? In your opinion for your old trawler.

    Reply
  7. Very good Q&A as we ate seriously in the market and cannot decide….
    Myself have settled on a Lagoon 450
    My wife however likes a 60 ft trawler we have located..

    Yes trawler much less expensive to purchase it is twin engine very nice up to date custom. And as I get older the thought of working a 40-50 foot cat sounds less appealing. Trawler might be right choice, my biggest draw is stability, I want to be upright…
    Thanks good video hard choices

    Reply
  8. It would be interesting to hear about what it costs per year in fees, insurance, fuel, maintenance, etc. to live aboard a trawler. And, how did you learn to maintain a boat? More info = better.

    Reply
  9. Try a pocket cat.

    Reply
  10. Here's a perspective view from someone who's had a Monohull, Cat and Trawler. https://www.bumfuzzle.com/trawler-vs-sail/

    Reply
  11. renting is the best…..

    Reply
  12. Newbie question… do both power and sail require a second set of hands? If you were by yourself would power be easier than sail?

    Reply
  13. Sailboat! Of coarse.

    Reply
  14. There is NOT always noise on a trawler come on

    Reply
  15. Great video. My husband and I are thinking of selling our home and buying a 44' to 50' trawler in our retirement years (which is 4 years from now) LOL 😜, and living on it permanently in the Tampa bay area. Good luck to you both. You guys make a really beautiful couple. Thanks for the informative video. Love your doggie too! πŸ•πŸ•

    Reply
  16. A power boat is easier to live aboard and more comfortable.
    You can have another engine if you share a geared down outboard with your dinghy, it will move you along but you need a way to mount it.
    Sailboats journey cheaper but the wind isnt free, maintenance of the rig costs money and you still have an engine
    many cruisers spend 20% of their journey under power, and you drag with you the weight and compromises like the keel.
    Really it comes down to what you do, long hauls for travel – get a sailboat.
    Liveaboard and seasonal journeys or river cruising – your likely better off with a power boat

    Reply
  17. You tell it clear, thenk you. and dog is lovely.

    Reply
  18. You need more sailboat length to compare to power yachts

    Reply
  19. If you like living at a dock, pick the trawler. If you like to travel from Maine to Florida and beyond pick the sailboat. 34’ trawler v. 26, sailboat, not a practical comparison, but thanks.

    Reply
  20. but if you want to travel can't beat sail

    Reply
  21. good stuff. thanks guys!

    Reply
  22. Trawler hands down better ventilation and a smaller trawler 40 to 45 equals a 55 to 60 ft sailboat! Now for cost, sail is cheaper but for living on a dock my gb 47 is the best! Going to sell going to live on a barge and tour europe!

    Reply
  23. what about the trawler motor sailers like diesel duck??

    Reply
  24. To never move, a trawler…to move a sailboat.

    Reply
  25. heres my question if Can I take a trawler lets say from Florida to the Philippines I can not find anything on that

    Reply
  26. If it starts to blow I would rather be in a sailboat than a trawler. If things get hairy I can run before the wind and save myself. If that engine breaks I'm sunk eventually.

    Reply
  27. Do you miss your trawler now that you have the cat? Or would you just rather have a little bit bigger cat? Or are you just completely satisfied knowing you guys you're just satisfied with whatever you have. It content couple for sure πŸ™‚

    Reply
  28. Time too throw in the cat into the argument. I smell another topic.

    Reply
  29. As a nonsailing… person hh, is it possible to travel with a trawler across the world? like what to do with gas and so? calculating the travel from point to point by gas use?

    Reply
  30. Easy-peasy: Crossing oceans ? A sailboat. Doing the loop or staying in 'inside passages' (like the pacific northwest) ? A trawler.

    Reply
  31. Fast Trawler for me…sailboats are too much work and it takes forever to get anywhere…I'd pull my hair out at 6 knots!

    Reply
  32. Not one of you took into account the cost of sails, rigging, and hardware. There is no free ride. Multihulls can't always find dockage or lifts that are wide enough.

    Reply
  33. How much does it cost to live on a trawler boat 13meter or less in uk

    Reply
  34. high ok cool dog is awesome i want to be able to afford to live on a trawler.

    Reply
  35. Bark into your dog's collar.

    Reply
  36. the Dogecoin dog ! cool… great info , thanks πŸ™‚

    Reply
  37. Who said three’s a crowed….is jetty turning human?

    Reply
  38. Where do you find a decent priced trawler or sale boat suitable for living for sale? I can’t find anything on craigslist or online, any tips on finding boats?

    Reply
  39. Thank you for decent good comparison .. especially from your experiences.

    Reply
  40. Poonani. Yeah

    Reply
  41. urrrgghhh 4 minute ads

    Reply
  42. Now they have a large sailing Catamaran which will be nice.

    Reply
  43. Bravo to your dog…stole the show!

    Reply
  44. i think the maintenance cost, noise and lack of redundancy (sorry but your little tender wont last long hauling the trawler) factors alone rule trawler out all together.

    Reply
  45. A bigger Trawler Got It!.

    Reply
  46. Noobs! Unsubbed…

    Reply
  47. are many trawlers twin engine , and if so if one engine broke down could you run on just one engine my big concern would be having a break down and being stranded at sea perhaps even in heavy seas , i thought twin engines might give more peace of mind

    Reply

Have your say