Another installment of "interesting to me" boat designs… trailerable but "real boats".
Chesapeake Marine Design Redwing 34 Tug is a new cabin/topside design for the older "lobster boat" looking Redwing 34. Nice looking boat, with a couple of downsides. Plans are a bit higher priced. More importantly, the beam is 10′, thus making problems for trailering. Lastly the hull design is pretty flat-bottomed and skiff like (?).
Devlin CZARINNA 30′ – This is a smaller version of Devlin’s Sockeye. It’s shorter, less displacement (thus cheaper to build), has that great looking fantail stern (although that’s going to cut down a bit in on-board space and add to build complexity). Beam is a nicely trailerable 8’6". I can see removing the designed internal engines and using Re-E-Power pods with the batteries where the engines were designed to be.
Power 40 hp
Another trailerable sized craft… power requirements look like electric might be do-able, although with all of these the space to put solar cells is a bit limited. PassageMaker’s recent Trailerable Trawlers article liked this design also.
Tom MacNaughton also has several tugs in his collection… some nice boats, but most are a little short or beamier than I’m looking for. He does bring up the interesting idea of having a liveaboard barge to go with your small tug… anchor the barge and explore in the tug. Interesting.
Take a look at the following links for more info:
Bantam 18 – Modest harbor tug and work boat
Evening Song 25 – Live aboard house boat barge for the tug to push
Bufflehead 22 – A real little cruising tug for two
Evening Hush 32 – A very large live aboard barge for tug boat living
Osprey 30 – A liveaboard tug for four
Puffin 36 – A family freighter
Merganser 40– A very substantial steel commercial tug