Who Said All Trawlers Are Slow?

Who Said All Trawlers Are Slow?

Many trawlers have a reputation for being limited to their displacement speed of around 6-8 knots.  It’s not uncommon to see some trawler owners comment that they had difficulty in strong current, or even that they are frustrated when they get passed by a sailboat.  Not true with Enemy glory. While I very much enjoy a slow 6-8 knot cruise, I’ve found that strong wind and strong current are not a problem in the slightest — the...

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First trip up the Connecticut

Finally, after too long a Winter, we had a beautiful Spring day.  This afternoon we brought Enemy Glory up river from Old Saybrook, where she’ll be for a few weeks while the rail, mast, davit and other things are installed prior to delivery. She handled like a dream – I’m very impressed so far with how well she tracks – even in a strong current, and how quiet the engine is from inside the pilothouse.

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We’re in the water!

We’re in the water!

She was launched yesterday and is starting the commissioning process.  Next week will be busy with all the details that need to be completed before delivery. We’re looking forward to moving in next weekend!  The process of learning her systems and how she handles begins! Many thanks to Scott at S&S Marine in Old Saybrook, CT for his prep work and transport. All photos are courtesy of Paul Tortora of Wilde Yachts in Essex,...

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Enemy Glory at the New England Boat Show

Enemy Glory at the New England Boat Show

On Wednesday the reporters were touring the boats at the New England Boat Show.  While I was inside making measurements and contemplating how we were going to outfit and provision in a few (hopefully snow-free) weeks, a reporter from the Globe stepped aboard and asked a few questions.  Check out the interview and a few video clips at...

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On the Road Again!

On the Road Again!

Off the stands and back on a truck.  This time, the destination is the New England Boat Show where she’ll be on display for the next several days.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to get out there and start thinking about outfitting, measuring, etc., etc…

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Arriving Old Saybrook

Arriving Old Saybrook

She finally made the trek across country and landed in Old Saybrook, CT.  Very dirty from the road, but otherwise sound.  Here she’ll sit for a few weeks until she’s loaded again to head for the boat show in Boston.

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