Northwest Trawlers 50 Sea Trials Underway

Northwest Trawlers' NW 50 is undergoing sea trials and commissioning from her base in Anacortes, Washington. Check out some new photos and links to the NW Trawler blog.
Northwest Trawlers NW 50 During Seatrials

Northwest Trawlers NW 50 During Seatrials

Peter Whiting, co-founder of Northwest Trawlers reports in his blog that sea trials of the first NW 50 are continuing at Anacortes, Washington.  Peter has some nice new photos of the boat, a couple of which we’ve reproduced here and he reports that testing of various systems, including the dual autopilot system aboard this boat, is moving forward.  You can read our coverage of the launching of hull #1 here.

Another View of the NW 50 Trawler At Sea

Another View of the NW 50 Trawler At Sea

Fully loaded, this NW 50 carries 1000 gallons of fuel, 300 gallons of water, and over 200 gallons of black and gray water. This represents about 11,000 pounds of fluids. Performance is still nearing 14 knots at full load. These pictures were taken at a more reasonable cruise speed of about 8-9 knots.  Check out Peter’s NW Trawlers blog here.

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