Curruira is the trawler! Thus spoke Zarathustra

The design Curruira 42 is a case of success among our stock plans. When we decided to design a mid-sized displacement trawler within the reach of the home builder to accomplish its construction, we couldn’t imagine we had hit the nail on the head in touching the heart of so many yachties.

Now that we have many clients building Curruiras in different countries, it becomes evident that the formula of success resided in the premise that the design is classified as a long range, low consumption, displacement trawler, having nothing to do with semi-planing hulls, which are neither fish nor fowls. Sucking the seas around the hull seeking a couple of extra knots, forget it! It is not even ecologically correct to do that.

Owner’s cabin of a Curruira already concluded. The interior layout of the Curruira is one of the main reasons for the success of the model. Photo: Flavio Rodrigues

For those who chose the Curruira, what counts most are the pleasure to be aboard and the rewarding self-confidence of being able to go to distant places in comfort and safety.

Our best supporter regarding the design is our friend Flavio Rodrigues, owner of the renowned Flab Boatyards, www.flab.com.br, from Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who is constructing the second unit of this model, this time for a client of ours, Fernando Rodrigues, a Portuguese engineer involved in oil-rig projects, a fanatic blue water angler. Fernando wanted a little bit more space internally, and, for that matter, asked us to assist him in enlarging the design to forty-six feet, which we consented with no restriction and developed the required alteration.

The hull was turned upside this February and the video above shows the turning-over party, performed with the refinement of a symphonic orchestra, conducted by no other, but the “maestro” Flavio.

The Curruira is a displacement trawler specified for plywood/epoxy construction. This building technique favours its custom construction, or home building. Photo: Flavio Rodrigues

You will notice in the video that the sheer line chosen by Fernando has two discontinuities. This was an absolutely essential requirement of his, since fishing is his deepest passion, and low freeboard in the aft bridge is a must for him. Now we will be waiting for the launching of this new Curruira with great interest. Perhaps this new dimension might be appreciated by other potential builders.

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