You’re going to feel “right at home” the minute you step aboard.
There is an adage that states, “good things come in small packages”, and we think that’s true of the Nimble Nomad Trawler. This boat was designed by Ted Brewer, he liked it so much he owned one for years. His designs are known for their maximum use of interior space, without compromising a traditional appearance or structural ruggedness.
The Nomad is ideal for use on the New York State Canal system, and protected waters almost anywhere. She’s 23'6" long overall, 22'4" on the waterline; and ‘beamy’ at a full 8'6" wide. The keel is weighted which adds to the boats already stable hull shape. Amazingly the Nomad draws only 15 inches below the waterline.
There's nothing better than recalling with pleasure the fun and relaxation you had operating one of our trawlers along the fresh water trails of the Canal System. You will never forget the places you’ve visited, or the wonderful folks you met as 'Captain and Crew' along the way, while on your vacation adventure.
With an inside forward steering station, (helm), and 6' 5" headroom throughout the interior, this boat is comfortable. The efficient galley is fully equipped, with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, and a sink with pressure water system. The dinette sets up beautifully for 'formal dining' for two, and makes a great place to relax at the end of the day.
The Nomad is powered by a 50 hp Honda 4-stroke Outboard. The engine is mounted on the transom, under a cover, which makes the big Honda extremely QUIET!
At canal cruising speeds of 7 - 10 mph, you're seated inside, in the shade, where you can enjoy music, or conversation, or just the beautiful scenery going by.
Nimble Boats recommends a hydrodynamic 'shroud' for the prop, which optimizes its efficiency in many ways. It also acts like a very large rudder, which increases maneuverability. All these features translate into great handling underway, whether going forward, in reverse, or when stopping.
This boat and engine combination is simple and thrifty, and typically uses about 0.75 gallons per hour at 7.5 mph. The 23 gallons of fuel you will start out with will take you to some great places, and additional fuel is readily available along the canal.
Your "on board" inventory has been carefully selected for comfortable and relaxed cruising. "Everything you need, but nothing you don't" is the criteria we've used.
Here's an overview, see "What's Aboard" for a detailed list
The boat contains all the necessary lines, fenders, and emergency apparatus required to pass stringent inspection of the U.S. Coast Guard. The gas tank is full, and fresh water supplies are topped off in the pressurized system.
There is a blue sticker attached to a window of interest to the many lockmasters you'll meet along the way. It signifies your boat has a "season pass" through the locks, so there's no cost to you.
View our slide show "Locking's A Lark".
The galley is completely equipped. We will provide a table setting for four, and a supply of sturdy disposable plates, bowls and cups to augment that. This will keep dish duties to a minimum. There are tools for turning steaks, starting the barbecue, stirring the drinks, and serving your meals.
Try our soon-to-be-famous "Aluminum Foil Gourmet COOKBOOK" recipes. Some cruisers leave their favorite recipes with us, for you to try. Perhaps you will leave us one too. You don't have to 'camp out', unless you want to. Gourmet style meals are fun to prepare aboard your trawler.
Most of the time folks have a simple breakfast aboard, or at a nearby diner, they have lunch during their cruise mid-day, and enjoy the fantastic restaurants that are found each evening where they dock for the night. Dine along the canal at these great eateries, or enjoy recipes with fabulous ingredients that can be fixed in a flash, and finished without doing dishes; the choice is yours when you cruise the canal.