October 6, 2015

Project: Duffield 58 Trawler

Duffield who owns the renowned Duffy Electric Boat Co., instructed renowned designer Zurn with a vision of improving on an iconic West Coast trawler. A native of Newport Beach, CA, Duffield wanted to offer quiet efficiency and energy conservation and when he called on yacht designer Doug Zurn for his thoughts, the Duffield 58 Trawler was the result. Duffield's 58 Trawler will incorporate the West Coast style with interior decks that offer an all around view, combined with a traditionally styled hull structure. With a relatively narrow waterline beam of less to five meters, and a single Caterpillar 800hp engine set aft away from the living space, the Duffield 58 will offer the ideal, quiet ride.  The explorer yacht will be a nod to that easy-going Southern California boating lifestyle, easily owner-operated and of a manageable size. Innovation is also a key factor, as Duffield Yachts is incorporating a low cost, easy maintenance alternative to conventional systems, ensuring that the 58 Trawler will require less repairs over time. Along with its universal appeal, the vessel is designed with a precision and an eye toward power and durability, ensuring sea-kindliness and fuel efficient when cruising far afield.  The 58 Trawler will stand out for its speed and fuel economy, adept and agile, it can also poke into almost any cove or shallow bay, while its cruising speed of 16 to 24 knots makes daylong, weekend or long term voyages easy to plan and execute. The interior of the 58 Trawler will be all LED lit and centers around the open-plan galley and sitting area on the main deck. The nearby master stateroom is comfortably situated forward, with a queen size berth and en-suite head and shower. The VIP stateroom also has it’s en-suite head and shower, accessible by guests and third crew/children stateroom occupants for day use. Hull ports draw in abundant natural light and ventilation, with a focus on ease of movement and comfort.