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.
After many moons the Classic Trawler Network has finally been upgraded in 2012
with many new features such as our Blogs and Facebook pages other features to be added over the coming weeks will include
a photo gallery still under wraps, an event and news feature run out of a data base that will go live in the near future .
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 long last the debate is over
and with this years upgrade we will begin showing other vessels, as long as they meet with our criteria for inclusion
on our site, details of this will be released shortly.
Our primary mission as always 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 and 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 rap 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!