Southern Voyager 28
Presently, more and more yachtsmen are discovering
the advantages of trawlers as leisure yachts. They are safer and more
easily maintained and they are above all other things, very comfortable
for their size.
After the successful career of our Pilotina 25 we are now introducing
another trawler of similar concept but larger and considerably more comfortable
than the first one. This time we went for a round bilge hull to be built
in strip-planking or fibreglass sandwich, with deck and superstructure
made from marine plywood covered with glass cloth saturated with epoxy
The lay-out, although simple, is quite comfortable for a 28 footer.
To ensure adequate headroom, the heads is placed under the foc's'l, separated
from the main saloon by two lockers abaft a bulkhead. This entertaining
area is also the sleeping quarters onboard. The two sofas back rests pivot
to become two upperberths. A three steps ladder separate the main saloon
from the pilot house. The raised saloon complies a navigation station
at port side and a compact galley at starboard with a sofa for two persons
abaft the galley counters. A table which slides vertically around a column
is a cosy feature that brings a touch of class to this compartment.
Outside the pilothouse there is an ample after deck with two longitudinal
seats, the right place for socialising or catching a fish for the next
meal. The self draining after deck is the preferred place aboard whenever
the weather is fine. An almost permanent awning is welcome on hot summer
days or when it's raining.
A platform with swimming ladder abaft the transom is very handy when coming
aboard, or as a diving base.
Considering the simplicity of it's construction and the compact size of
this trawler, the Southern Voyager 28 is the best choice for those who
are looking for an affordable boat to build, capable of proportioning
innumerable moments of pleasure.
As is the case with most of our designs, the Southern Voyager 28 is intended
for the professional boat builder as well as the amateur.
- Easy and cheap to be built.
- Ideal for cruising or living aboard with a short budget.
- Suits nicely as an economical boat for charter and fishing expeditions.
- Adequate for free lance diving or small diving schools.
- Uses cheap and easy to find professional diesel engine.
- May be employed as a workboat in different activities.