1987 Marine Trader 43' "Tradewinds" Trawler - Great Live Aboard & Cruiser
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At Manatee Marina
4905 SE Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34997
This great boat is waiting for your offer! After 14 years her owners are retiring from the liveaboard lifestyle and ready to find her a new home. "Coconut" is a perfect liveaboard or a cruiser with spacious accommodations, thoughtful accessories, thrifty Cummins diesels, and all the auxiliary systems for living underway. This boat is big and beamy and designed for comfort on extended voyages, but her 43 foot length keeps her handy-sized for a crew of two.
Starting forward is the Guest Cabin featuring a double berth to port with storage below. The space has plenty of natural light from a transparent hatch in the overhead. A large hanging locker with extra storage is to starboard. Opposite the hanging locker is the forward head with a toilet, shower, vanity and sink, mirror and cabinets.
Aft of the Guest Cabin is the Galley to starboard which is well equipped with a sink, lots of countertop space, cabinets, and drawers. Appliances include a propane stove, microwave, and an full size refrigerator-freezer. Opposite to port is the dinette with cushioned bench seats and dinette table which converts to a double berth. There is very good storage in the dinette and galley area, both under the settees and in lockers to port and starboard.
Three steps up from the Galley you enter the large Main Salon where the lower helm station is placed forward to starboard. A sliding side door adjacent to the wheel provides access to the walk around deck. The Salon has large windows with sun shields and 6'4" headroom, and there's a beautiful shine to her interior woodwork. The Salon takes advantage of the boat's wide beam with a sofa to port and two large chairs to starboard. The Salon also features a good looking built-in entertainment center located aft and to starboard.
Going aft and down two steps is the Master Stateroom with a walk-around king bed. The boat's beautiful wood interior and joinery make this full beam cabin very comfortable and inviting. Clothing storage is abundant and there are full length bureaus with drawers and large hanging lockers. The cabin is well lighted and ventilated by opening hatches and ports. The after head features a large stall shower, marine toilet, vanity with sink, mirror and cabinet storage. A large closet to port of the companionway features a stackable washer/dryer combo.
The covered aft deck is cozy and comfortable and offers access to the swim ladder and boarding platform. This area is ideal for entertaining or dining. There is a teak deck, a wet bar, and room for 6 or more friends to enjoy the breeze and sunsets in this attractive setting.
Molded fiberglass steps access the flybridge which has a bimini top and a full Isinglass enclosure which is in great shape. The flybridge has seating for lots of people to gather and enjoy the passing scenery.
The Engine Room can be accessed through removable deck panels in the Salon, or by raising the steps that lead to the Galley. Inside is a pair of 210 HP Cummins diesels with Velvet Drive transmissions and a Kubota/Powertech 7Kw generator. The compartment is surprisingly large and has lots of elbow room to access the motors and generator when maintenance is required. The space is well lighted and clean.
The vessel also has 3 Solar Panels and a Wind Generator with a Xantrex 300 power inverter for maintaining battery charge while cruising. She also features topside shorepower connections on both port or starboard sides. There are 6 storage batteries and 3 cranking batteries aboard this boat.
On deck there is an anchor windlass forward, fender racks, and line storage. A topside davit swings out and can handle a 12’ dinghy.
The Marine Trader 43 is an excellent vessel for extended cruising or living aboard. The boat is in the water in Stuart. Her owners are living ashore now and say they are ready to turn the page - come see this boat and make an offer on this fully capable liveaboard cruiser.
She is a nice trawler with a huge interior. Pretty boat inside and out.
She will make a great liveaboard.
if you aren’t worried about blisters and can either live with or repair some leaking windows you are the right buyer for Coconut.
Coconut was hauled recently and bottom pictures are available. There are blisters.
Blisters are not unusual for a yacht of her vintage. Her owner has lived with them for many years without any issues.
She is now priced for her new owner to update her to their standards.
There is a lot that make this an amazing liveaboard.
She is complete with solar and wind generation system.
While she needs some exterior attention her engines run well and the interior is in fine shape.
Coconut is the lowest Cummins powered boat on the market. and one of the lowest diesel powered trawler.
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4905 SE Dixie Highway
Stuart, FL 34997