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50' Marine Trader 50' Trawler 1981

$ 180,000

Wonderful 3 stateroom layout with 2 Huge Queen cabins, plus forward V-berth stateroom. Ensuite heads and shower/tub for the 2 Queen cabins, Plus a 3rd head for the V-berth. Tremendous space on the main level with cockpit, salon, wide side decks, galley and lower helm station. Powered by twin 165 hp Perkins diesel engines, 2850 hrs (model 6.354M), 8 kw Kohler Generator, Bow and Stern Thruster (with wireless remote), with dedicated battery and charger system. (4) new Heat/AC units (new in '13). New Garmin HD Touchscreen Radar/GPS Plotter system, PLUS Garmin GHC10 Autopilot. Shore power connections at both the bow and stern. New water Pumps,Impellers and Thermostats for the engines. The flying bridge is big enough for Basketball practice. Bimini top for the Bridge, with hydraulic davit and Tons of Seating and Sun lounge space.


  • Builder: Marine Trader
  • Model: 50' Trawler
  • Location: Poquoson, Virginia, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 50 ft in
  • Display Length: 50 ft
  • Price: $ 180,000
  • Beam: 15' 6"
  • Category: Trawlers
  • Water Capacity: 380 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 750 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins HT6.3 45M
  • Engine 1: 2831.00 HRS 165.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2843.00 HRS 165.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

RUNNING SURFACE- She rides on a Displacement hull with sharp entry and a large keel, twin engines for nice dockside handling, with the added convenience of a Bow and stern thruster. There is a wireless remote for Thruster control. Bottom paint and underwater zincs were refreshed June of 2018.

CRUISING INFO- best cruise speed is a 1700 rpm which delivers a speed of 7.5 to 8 kts while burning about 4 gph (2 gph per engine)

MAIN LEVEL- You can board from the sides or from the Transom. Wide side decks, PLUS a generous aft deck that is covered. There is a canvas and eisenglass enclosure for the aft deck. The swim platform features a folding swim ladder, plus a ladder to the main deck. Also, from the aft deck there is a ladder up to the Fly Bridge.

There are port and stbd side doors from the pilothouse onto the side decks. A Portuguese bow protects the side decks from sea spray, with a centerline walkthrough for easy access to the foredeck for line handling or anchoring (Windlass with 300' of 3/8 chain and a Plow anchor, plus a Danforth lunch hook).

The Salon, Galley and lower helm are all on one level. With a sliding rear and Pilot house side entry doors, access is easy all around. Sliding Salon windows with real wood blinds, excellent headroom. NEW HVAC system for comfort, plus a 38" Vizio HDTV with DVD player for entertainment. Speaking of entertainment, there is a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/Sat ready stereo unit with 8 speakers and a 1000 watt Amp.

Comfortable Galley arrangement with 3 Bar Stools, "home sized" refrigerator/Freezer, ample counterspace, plus a propane fired 4 burner Stove and Oven.

The Pilothouse is just forward of the Galley and these 3 areas are all in combination to make this an Awesome Space.

There is a rear stairway to the Master Cabin which is aft, plus another stairway from the Pilothouse forward into the guest cabins.

UPPER DECK-The Flying Bridge is HUGE with tons of seating and storage, plus a Hydraulic Crane for dinghy handling. There are full engine and vessel controls on the Fly Bridge.

IT MUST BE NOTED that the teak woodwork within the vessel is amazing. Arched doorways, Parquet flooring, wall paneling, stairways, ladders, etc. All in excellent condition.

LOWER DECK- The master cabin is aft, and can be accessed by a private stairwell from the salon, OR from the main lower hallway. An "island queen" bed sits along the centerline and there is another single bunk along the Stbd side. Headroom is excellent, as is storage. The master Head and Shower/tub is forward and to port.

Through the forward door is the hallway with an engine room on either side. This arrangement provides for full-stand up engine room access.

At the front of the hallway is the mid-cabin Guest stateroom, also featuring an "island queen" bed, with the headboard along the port side. The private head with tub/shower is along the Stbd side. This cabin also features excellent storage options. Forward from this cabin into another small hallway, with the stairway up to the pilothouse.

A half-bath is here along with access into the forward cabin. This cabin has a V-berth arrangement for sleeping, lots of storage drawers and hanging lockers.


  • Depthsounder - RayMarine ST60 digital depth finder
  • Navigation Center - Garmin 4212 color monitor for HD Radar/GPS Plotter, plus a Garmin 740s for Fishfinder/Depth and additional Chart Plotter
  • Cockpit Speakers - (8) Polk Audio speakers, plus a 1000 watt amp
  • Radar - Garmin HD Dome antenna
  • TV Set - Vizio 38 inch HDTV
  • DVD Player - Magnavox DVD player
  • Autopilot - Garmin GHC 10
  • Compass
  • CD Player - Kenwood KTS400MR AM/FM/CD/Sirius Sat stereo
  • VHF - Regency Polaris

Inside Equipment

  • Electric Bilge Pumps
  • Microwave Oven - GE Turntable
  • Electric Head - 3 toilets with 2 full shower/tub units
  • Deep Freezer
  • Battery Charger - two chargers, 1 for house/engine batteries & 1 for thruster batteries
  • Bow and Stern Thrusters - Vetus, with wireless remote & charger
  • Oven - Princess propane 4 burner stove & oven
  • Air Conditioning - 4 zones of Reverse Cycle Heat/AC new in '13
  • Hot Water
  • Refrigerator - Sunbeam
  • Sea Water Pump

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore Power Inlet - 2 separate 50 amp shore power connections (bow & stern)
  • Generator - Kohler 8 kw diesel powered generator in Soundshield, 540 hrs
  • New 3 bank Battery Charger in 2017
  • Engine starting batteries replaced in 2017

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Teak Cockpit
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Teak Sidedecks
  • Swimming Ladder


  • Bimini Top - on Flying Bridge

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The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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