Zurn Yacht Design: trawler, made in USA

Zurn Yacht Design studio can count over 350 boat projects in the last 20 years, for the most important sailing and motor boatbuilders. Here’s the preview of Duffield 58, an 18-meter trawler combining tradition and innovation.

Zurn YD headquarters are in Marblehead, Massachusetts, one ore drive from the airport of Boston. The elegant capital of the State is where the US Navy is born, but it’s also site of a rich sailing tradition and one of the fishing bases of New England.


The mission of the studio is to connect customer and builder, putting the owner’s wishes into 2D and 3D blueprints, allowing the shipyard to build up the boat in the best way. Just to give an idea, Zurn can count into their portfolio cooperation with Marlow Yachts, MJM Yachts, Bruckmann Yachts, CH Marine, Vanquish Boats, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Derecktor, Salish Sea Yachts, and many more.

Zurn Yacht Design has now shown a preview of the Duffield 58, a yacht designed for Coast Yacht Marshall “Duffy” Duffield who wanted a boat inspired by East Coast Trawlers’ tradition, combined with modern solutions.
So, the project is born: traditional hull design is matched to a light superstructure, with 360 degrees visibility from the whole main deck. The dinghy cradle is on the sundeck, while dinette and upper pilothouse are protected by a rigid top.


Propulsion is on a single Caterpillar C-18 developing 1001 HP, for a top speed of 28 knots and a cruise of 17. At cruising pace, fuel consumption is reckoned being 0.75 nm per gallon, or 0.37 km/l, for a range of 505 nautical miles.
The other main figures are: length overall 17.97 mt (59ft), beam 5.03 mt (16ft 5in), draft 1.07 (3ft 6in). Displacement 21.8 tons, fuel 2543 lt (671 us gal), fresh water 568 (150 US gal).
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