The Mainship Trawler 350, as it was called, has been renamed to the 390 in 2000. It was priced from about $180K to $225K, depending on the engine options, in 1999. It's a wide boat which makes it comfortable inside. It has a spiral stair case to the fly bridge and enough space on the back of the fly bridge to store a dingy or bicycles. It sleeps 4 without mode conversion. You can sleep one more on the couch or a convertible sofa is also an option for sleeping 2 more. On nice evenings, it is very tempting to sleep on the fly bridge on the two nice long bench seats.
Several engine packages are available. In single, you could get a small engine like a 170 Hp and operate the boat only as a trawler, but most of the singles have 300 Hp Cats. These boats have trouble getting on a plane when they have full fuel and water tanks. I recommend the 315 Yanmar if you want a single and want to get on a plane on those occasions where you have to get there on time or out of a storm. For twins, 200 Hp Volvos were offered, but Don Jones of Florida Yacht sales tells me that the charter boats all had transmission problems within one year and and even the replaced transmissions again had problems the following year. Instead, get the Yanmar 230 Hp. See the Mainship performance information for the various engine options.
There is a nice picture of the 350 on cover of December 1997 Power & Motoryacht Magazine. There is a review of it in their January 1998 issue with lots of interior pictures. Also see PassageMaker Winter 1997 page 25 for another review.
|1 or 2 Engines||170 - 430 total Hp Diesels|
|Bow Thruster||Standard on single screw|