Friday, February 22

New Bracewell 41 Trawler Makes East Coast Debut in Annapolis; Based on Hull from Camano 41

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The new Bracewell 41 trawler, built from the tooling for the popular Camano 41, will make its east coast debut at the Annapolis powerboat show, starting Oct. 11. The Bracewell has already been shown in Seattle.

The new two-stateroom Bracewell uses Camano’s seaworthy hull and keel design, with its low center of gravity, and it include lots of upgrades for more comfort and aesthetics. Powered by a standard 435-hp Volvo diesel or a 480-hp Cummins, the Bracewell cruises efficiently in the 8- to 16-knot range.

The boat has a pronounced bow flare to knock down spray. The side decks are wide and safe and provide access to all points of the boat. The hull is solid laminate below the waterline, with Corecell above and vinylester resins in the outer layers.

Built for cruising and living aboard, the Bracewell has lots of storage space throughout. The pilothouse is integrated into the main salon, to keep the captain and guests together. A side door leads from the helm station to the starboard side deck, to help with docking. The boat also has Max Power bow and stern thrusters.

With large front and side windows, there’s visibility all around from the lower helm station. A settee in the salon has a pull-out section to make it a double berth. The galley has a three-burner propane stove and a Nova Kool fridge/freezer. The cockpit is covered to afford protection against the weather. A 10-foot dinghy with a 150-hp outboard is standard, as is the crane.

Bracewell will work with buyers to customize their own boat. You can choose mahogany instead of cherry for the interior, for example, or order a different engine, a custom built-in deep freeze or a full-blown entertainment system.

Specs.: LOA: 41’0”; Beam: 14’0”; Draft: 3’9”; Disp.: 28,000 lbs.; Fuel: 400 gals.; Water: 200 gals.; Power: 1×435-hp Volvo D6 diesel.













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