May 25, 2010

Projects: Rhea 67 Trawler, Rhea 57 Trawler

After launching the Rhea 43 Trawler in the fall of 2009, this French boat builder is preparing for making a full range of medium to long Explorer Cruisers and Yachts, which in its completion will feature four models. Pictured above is the project for the 67 Trawler what will be the flagship of Rhea with an overall length of twenty plus metres. The 67 Trawler will feature a three double cabins interior and a crew cabin aft. The owner suite as recent fashion dictates, is a full beam affair. Rhea 67 Trawler apart the name wants also to show its work boat heritage with a trawler’s bow, frigate’s stern, two tone gel coat hull color, Portuguese bridge, and a spacious luxurious wheelhouse. Rhea also promises cruising enthusiasts a first class construction quality, high-spec equipment, and again protected propellers to prevent damage when running aground or hitting submerged objects while on the run. The 67 Trawler will have a semi-displacement hull that provides a range of over one thousand nautical miles with twin 800hp diesel engines, and 10,000 litres of fuel. The 57 Trawler will be the second large in size Rhea. Having an overall length of seventeen plus metres this other Rhea project also offers a three double cabins plus crew interior. The layout here is for a full beam owner suite, VIP to fore, a double bunk cabin to port, and a single crew cabin aft. The main deck is also a standard layout offering contemporary solutions of yachts a saloon upon entrance, an open galley, L-shaped settee, and a central helm station. For the large flybridge the 57 Trawler will also offer two stair cases, from the inside and on the aft deck. As for the 67, and 47 the Rhea 57 Trawler features elements that show work boat heritage like the bow, two tone color and protected propellers. Power for the 57 Trawler will be by twin 500hp engines, which should give a one thousand nautical miles range.