Home Broker's Best 47′ Lowland 471 Long Range Trawler

47′ Lowland 471 Long Range Trawler

by Randy Woods

Available now from Waterline Boats, this classic trawler was built tough, but also boasts beautiful, comfortable style throughout.

Built in 1984, this Dutch steel trawler was built for hard work but designed for comfort as well. Boarding amidships, visitors will note the long, stepped profile and aft wheelhouse. The side decks, foredeck and aft deck are all covered with teak-strip planking atop steel. Stepping inside, the roomy interiors are mostly covered, from bow to stern, with curved wooden joinery. Plentiful windows and sliding skylights flood the space with natural light and provide water views for guests, even while seated.

A wood-lined companionway with curved stairs leads down into the salon, which can comfortably accommodate six to seven people, and features an L-shaped, unholstered settee and an Ekornes Stressless recliner with ottoman. The forward galley is accessed a few steps down from the salon, opposite a circular dinette, which can be converted to a double berth. Galley amenities include a Seafreeze coldplate refrigerator and freezer, curved Corian countertops, a Kenmore trash compactor, a pressurized water system, and ample storage. There is also a small Tappan convection microwave oven and a cooktop that can be modified with a portable hot plate.

Forward is the guest cabin, with a double berth, a guest head, and a Splendide washer/dryer unit. The master stateroom is spacious with two berths arrayed at right angles and a private head and shower to starboard, plus a writing table to port.

The aft deck is fully covered by a hardtop and features a round cockpit table and a padded, semi-circular settee above the fantail. The aft deck is separated from the wheelhouse by double bi-fold wooden doors. Despite the location of the helm so far aft, the dual helm seats are positioned for a commanding view forward over the long length of the boat. The boat can be navigated by either the impressive wooden steering wheel or with a joystick on the rudder hydraulic system. Navigation controls in the helm are, in most cases, commercial grade, including a hydraulic bow thruster and a hydraulic drive.

Ultrasound examination of the fire-resistant steel hull was performed in 2012, confirming that it was in good condition throughout. Hull and topsides were also painted with Awlgrip, while the bottom was blasted and repainted in 2013. The boat’s 250-horsepower diesel Volvo-Penta TAMD60C engine provides plenty of power and endurance, with a range of 1,800 nautical miles or more at 7.8 knots.

Specs & Info
LOA 47’ · Beam 15’ · Min. Draft 5’1”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
700 gal. / 500 gal. / 250 gal.


250 hp Volvo-Penta TAMD60C


Waterline Boats

Local locations in Everett, Port Townsend & Seattle (Vessel in SEA)

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