Welcome to the Classic Trawler Network,
our network is dedicated to presenting, preserving, fostering and sharing the
history of the Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers built in an era when
power cruising was in it's infancy.
The Classic Trawler Network began 2014
with a renewed focus on presenting the most comprehensive and up to date information available on Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers.
This will continue to be the case so that there will always be a place to come and research or just learn
about these very seaworthy vessels.
Over the years the Classic Trawler Network has been asked many
times since we first started out if we would ever consider showing other vessels, and for years an
internal debate has raged about the pro's and con's of doing just that. At last the debate is over
and this year with the launch of our new site we will be starting to show other vessels, as long as they
meet with our criteria for inclusion on our site.
Our primary mission here at the Classic Trawler Network
is and has always been to be the one stop source of the most comprehensive information available on
Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers. However to understand the success of these vessels one must
look to the past, back into the fishing vessels of Scotland, Ireland, Norway the Scandinavian and Baltic
areas to even begin to understand why the Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers were and still are so
The North Sea trawler has been developed over hundreds even a thousand
years dating back to the Vikings of old, they brought with them knowledge about how to build very seaworthy boats when they
invaded Scotland and Ireland, leaving their mark upon the land in such a way that the origins of boats
from both Scotland and Ireland can be directly traced back to the Vikings of Norway.
To wrap up the intro to the Classic Trawler Network,
may we invite you to come on in, take a look around, you won't be disappointed, we have considerable
information available on the Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers, but they are not the only vessels of
there type, far from it. One only has to start looking for information about Scottish, Irish, Norwegian,
Scandinavian and Baltic trawlers to realise that the vessels from these areas are but the forerunners of
the venerable Malahide and Romsdal Trawlers.  Our new site is jam packed with information
about many other vessels, both young and old.
History! Boat history that is, just love IT!