The Most Popular American made trawler, began as a spin-off of the 1978 Silverton Mainship 34 Trawler. In late 1990s, Mainship began focusing exclusively on trawler and downeast designs, ranging from 30 to 43ft. Mainship is well known for providing an excellent value, by using modern low-cost production methods and an extensive list of standard features. This included standard diesel power, no exterior wood work, and deep full walk arounds on trawler models. This is one of the most popular manufacturers seen on The Great Loop.
Mainship Pilots are now manufactured by Marlow Marine at the Marlow-Hunter Marine Plant in Alachua, FL.