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 of operation.
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.
One Eco-Trawler is powered by a Mercury 115 hp and a second one has twin Evinrude E-Tec 50 hp outboards. The 2nd prototype performs well with a single 60 hp.
Single Mercury 115 hp
Twin Evinrude E-Tec 50 hp
Single Yamaha 60 hp
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. These pictures are from the Layout titled Option 1.
A second layout shown as Option 2 was designed to include a dinette so the galley is moved to the starboard side as shown in these pictures. More detail of both of these layouts can be seen in the Trawlers For Sale listings.
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 custom-designed aluminum ladder stores on the starboard side of the cockpit and can be easily moved to the swim platform.
Both layouts include an electric windlass. Layout one has the standard windlass with an anchor locker in the bow. The second layout has a drum windlass thus eliminating the anchor locker and providing extra storage space in the forward cabin.
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.
Contact Trawlers Midwest for more details.
Accepting orders now.
920-894-2632 or trawlers@trawlers midwest.com
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