Great Harbour Trawlers
Great Harbour Trawlers are built by Mirage Manufacturing in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 1971 by Ken Fickett, Mirage first earned a reputation within the sailing and sportfishing industries as a builder of premium-quality, performance-oriented boats.
In the late 90's, Ken decided to build a boat that could take his young family on a yearlong cruise. He acquired plans for a 35-foot coastal cruiser, but soon realized it wouldn't fit his needs for full-time, liveaboard cruising with a family. He enlisted the help of Lou Codega, a well-known naval architect, and together they developed the Great Harbour 37.
The GH37 design soon became a hit with those with similar cruising dreams, and Ken's personal plans to go cruising had to be postponed as he filled orders for his new boats. Over the next decade, the Great Harbour line expanded to from the the original GH37 to include the GH47, N37 and N47. More than 50 Great Harbour Trawlers have been built to date, and have carried owners tens of thousands of sea miles to ports of call both near and far.