Fisher Yachts International
The Fisher seems to have been around forever. In fact, the story of this classic motor-sailer began in 1969 when naval architects David Freeman and Gordon Wyatt set out to fill what they saw as a gap in the market. They aimed to design a motor-sailer with equal performance under both sail or motor.
The formula was key to the Fisher’s early success. In the sixties, many yachts were described as motor-sailers but most had large engines and small rigs. They motored well enough but the sailing characteristics left a great deal to be desired – until the Fisher came along.
The rest is history. Over a thousand Fishers have been built and they can be seen all over the world, tucked up in harbours after a long passage or pottering along the coast.
With its traditional Colin Archer-inspired canoe stern, angular trawler style wheelhouse, and high, chunky, work-boat-derived bow the Fisher looks familiarly timeless, friendly, and reassuring.
The 34 was launched in 1978 and was fourth of the Fisher range, slotting in between the 30 and the 37, with the 25 on hand.
Currently, there are three models at lengths 25, 34, and 37 feet. All the models have a trawler-style wheelhouse which gives them the appearance of working boats.