Bering 18: A Modern Contemporary Trawler

Bering Yachts has recently launched their custom B18. Designed by Sabdes Design, with Naval Architecture from Bering Yachts, this 18m trawler has a steel displacement hull and superstructure. Powered by Twin 250hp CUMMINS QSB6.7, she will have a 3,000+ Nautical Miles range at 8 knots.

The Bering 18 is part of the Contemporary Series of motor yachts. This series combine all of the sea keeping abilities of the Classic series while bringing a modern "contemporary" look and feel to the design. This heavy displacement motor yacht, whose hull form takes design cues from the proven ocean going commercial trawler, excels in the areas that matter most: a sea-kindly motion in heavy weather, reliability and ultimate seaworthiness of design.

As for the layout, the lower deck provides several options: The master stateroom can be located either amidships for maximum volume or forward. Private guest staterooms can be configured however you like based on your desire for company while aboard. If you wish to have dedicated crew aboard then separate crew quarters can be configured into the layout as well.

Bering Yachts is a very busy shipyard with their first 64' Trawler yacht close to completion and the first of their exciting new 20m Coastal range now in construction.

As well, the new look B24 tri-deck Explorer yacht design has been finalised and is set for a client build start date around October 2013.

Bering is also planning to attend the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in 2014 where they will be exhibiting their 64' Trawler.

Photos: Courtesy of Bering Yachts / Sabdes Design