The Eco‐Trawler is a 33‐foot welded aluminum full displacement trawler. By the use of ideal
proportions and perfect ratios, a most successful hull form has been established. Rigid adherence to
these principles has resulted in a most kindly sea boat with excellent stability together with economy
According to the American Chemical Society, “aluminum is light, strong, corrosion‐resistant, nonmagnetic, non-toxic and naturally good-looking” making it the most eco-friendly material to use in boat building. It is the third most common element in the Earth’s crust.
The welded aluminum construction makes it very strong and safe. Being aluminum it does not need to be painted; however, a colored hull with bottom paint may be preferred. Designed with an 8‐foot
beam, it is legally trailerable anywhere in the US and weighing approximately 7,000 pounds it can be
pulled with a modest tow vehicle.
The Eco‐Trawler is powered by the latest generation of quiet, clean‐running, fuel efficient outboard
motors. There is an emphasis on advanced reliability and low maintenance. Salt water protection is
delivered by using stainless steel parts, highly engineered painting, and easy to use fresh water flush.
A Mercury 115 hp Outboard is shown but twin outboards are also an option.
There are no thru‐hulls on the boat also making it very eco-friendly. Much thought and research was
given to the components that keep the systems as simple as possible and yet afford the creature
comforts that most of us want in a boat. Some of the options available are pictured here such as
deluxe captain chairs, electronics packages, galley, enclosed stand-up head with marine composting
toilet, shower, thick custom‐made mattresses, heat & air-conditioning, and LED TV.
A large cockpit allows an outdoor living area for lounge chairs and additional storage areas. Numerous
handholds and cleats, non-skid decking, plus a swim platform and ladder, provide the necessary safety
designs for easy boarding and docking.
The Eco‐Trawler is designed by Don O’keeffe, Naval Architect. It is built to the standards required by the
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). All systems have been installed to the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
The Eco‐Trawler is the answer to those who are looking for more efficiency, less draft, easy
maintenance, and more fun on the water. Trawlers Midwest is the sole dealer for the Eco‐Trawler
throughout the United States and Canada.
Submitted by Ken Schuler & Karen Schuler, Trawlers Midwest Inc.
Contact Trawlers Midwest for more details.
Accepting orders now.
866-375-1633 or 920-894-2632 or trawlers@trawlers midwest.com
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