Mediterranean trawler design help - Newbie looking for advice

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Moonlightshadow1, Mar 20, 2023.

  1. Moonlightshadow1
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    Moonlightshadow1 New Member

    Hello everyone!!!

    I am new to this forum and to the world of boat design, especially regarding Mediterranean trawlers. I apologize in advance for my lack of knowledge, but here are my questions:
    • What is the ideal hull shape for a Mediterranean trawler? I have read that hull design can affect the stability and efficiency of the boat, but I am not sure what shape would be most suitable for this purpose.
    • What type of engine and propulsion system is recommended for this type of boat? I would like to know the most efficient and environmentally friendly options.
    • What is the typical trawl arrangement on these boats? I am looking for information on how to effectively and safely set and operate them.
    • What essential navigation and safety equipment should I include in my design? I want to make sure the boat is well equipped to deal with any situation at sea.
    • What is the optimum carrying capacity for a medium-sized Mediterranean trawler? I would like to know how much fish it can carry without compromising its performance or safety.
    I know these questions may seem basic, but I am really interested in learning more about Mediterranean trawlers such as this one for example: Barco Pesquero de Arrastre en Fibra de Vidrio de 1994 en Venta

    Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    Hi @Moonlightshadow1, welcome to the forum.
    I have designed a large number of fishing boats of all kinds and I am very close to your location. I have worked for several shipyards on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Send me a pm (en castellano), if that's okay with you, to exchange more information.
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are you trying to get into the fishing business? Trawlers are usually designed to, first comply with regulations, and second to function the best within the constraints of the regulations.

  4. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    You have designed few boats. You have read a lot of things, especially in this forum, but really designing, in practice,... nothing.
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