Great Harbour 47

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The great Great Harbour 47 difference

The GH47 is the ultimate cruising liveaboard. She is dramatically bigger than the GH37 without sacrificing the trademark features of a Mirage trawler, including stable hull form, positive buoyancy, shallow draft, twin screws, tough construction, household appliances and aggressive pricing. Not only is every space in the GH47 bigger than those on the 37, a new cabin has been behind the raised pilot house. We call it the Watch CabinTM.

Let’s take examine the GH47’s features one at a time:

Hull-The Great Harbour 47 does not have a sailboat hull. Designed by by Mirage President Ken Fickett and naval architect Lou Codega, she is based on offshore tugs, inherently stable boats, and thus does not require expensive stabilizer systems, which will eventually fail.

Buoyancy-Deck and house are cored with buoyant and sound-deadening Nidacore. Because the boat is not a sailboat hull and therefore not ballasted, the Nidacore overcomes the weight of the ship’s hull and machinery. The GH47 will not sink even when filled to the gunwales with water.

Shallow draft-The GH47 is a true gunkholer, and as such, can find safety from storms in places deep trawlers can’t penetrate. The vast majority of trawler owners would prefer to find safe harbor rather than have to run offshore for “sea room.”

Twin screws-Twin 71 HP Westerbeke diesels ensure true get-home ability in the case of a failure in one. In fact, the GH47 runs nearly as fast on a single-screw as it does on two. The fact that the engines are set wide in the hull makes for superb maneuverability, even in wind and current.

Tough construction-One-inch-thick, solid fiberglass hull, 1 3/8-inch aluminum handrails and a “tactical” hard rubber rubrail at the widest (and strongest) part of the boat.

Household appliances-The boat’s electrical system is designed for standard 22 cubic foot refrigerator, radiant glasstop stove and convection/microwave oven - items that would be standard on vessels of 50 feet or bigger.

Watch Cabin-Abaft the raised pilothouse is a cabin with queen berth and en-suite head, along with hanging locker and storage. Despite the addition, there was enough room in the pilothouse itself for the same convertible settee found in the 37.

Price-At $699,000, the GH47 meets or beats the price of comparable trawlers.

The Great Harbour 47 heading downriver on her maiden voyage

Fine entry and firm bilges make for an easily-driven, stable hull

Completely protected by load bearing Skegs, the twin props of the Great Harbour 47 keep draft to a minimum, offer superb maneuverability and take-home power!

The Great Harbour 47 is the ONLY trawler in her class to have a “Watch Cabin,” a true queen berth plus head aft of the pilot house

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