Semi-Displacement | PassageMaker


Semi-displacement designs, also called semi-planing by some builders, use hulls that incorporate both rounded sections for increased storage and tankage, and flatter hull sections to partially lift the forward section of the hull out of the water, thereby decreasing drag for increased high cruising speeds. They may be single or twin diesels, or with outboard gasoline engines, keeping the machinery weight aft.

The Ultimate Fleming

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Beautiful to look at, robustly constructed and meticulously engineered, Flemings have won the hearts and souls, as well as the minds, of cruising enthusiasts throughout the world.

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Easy Green: Take a Ride on the Greenline 40


At Trawler Fest in Anacortes, Washington, PassageMaker’s editors asked for volunteers to test some new boats—a reality check allowing real cruisers to share impressions based on their experiences.I raised my hand and later found myself at the helm of the Greenline 40.

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Fast-Lane Liveaboard: Testing The Beneteau 50


I leaned against the edge of the Swift Trawler 50’s helm console and finished writing down the data displayed at 3000 rpm on the Raymarine chart plotter screen, the Volvo digital engine display and my portable sound meter.

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Italian & Post-Modern: Magellano 43

Magellano 43

Rumor had it that the Italians had built a trawler, and not just any Italians, but the respected Azimut-Benetti group, builders of contemporary luxury yachts up to hundreds of feet in length. Can a company known for its megayachts really build anything PassageMaker readers would recognize…

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Reality Sings: The Krogen 52

Krogen 52 running in Stuart, FL.

The new Krogen 52 pilothouse trawler is a harmonious blend of efficiency, comfort, and sea keeping ability. It was a clear, sunny September morning when I first set foot on the new Krogen 52. It was just a little over a year earlier that I…

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