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1988 Marine Trader 43' Swamp Yankee

$ 89,900

Swamp Yankee is a 1988 Marine Trader 43' Tradewinds 43 Sundeck listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Marine Trader Yachts and similar boats. With over 175 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

A nice sun deck trawler that has been well-cared for with updates and maintenance one would expect from a meticulous owner. With two staterooms with ensuite heads, large salon, fully functional galley and plenty of room for a crowd. With beautiful interior teak panels and trim, louvered and grated doors, parquet flooring and matching fabrics the interior shows like a much larger vessel with plenty of room for storing personal items or provisions. Large exterior windows and overhead hatches offer an abundance of both natural light and ventilation.

Since purchasing her, the owner of SWAMP YANKEE has completed the Great Loop in 2017 and have reluctantly decided to move back ashore. This vessel has had many upgrades and has been lovingly maintained. She is arguably the nicest 43 Sundeck motor yacht of this vintage on the market today.

Do not miss this perfect cruising or live aboard vessel. 


  • Price USD:$ 89,900
  • Builder:

    Marine Trader

  • Model:

    Tradewinds 43 Sundeck

  • Year:


  • Location:

    New Bern, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 43 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 43 ft
  • Beam: 14' 11"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 105 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins 6BT 5.9
  • Engine 1: 1988 2500.00 HRS 210.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1988 2500.00 HRS 210.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Boarding from either side deck you have easy maneuverability fore and aft along wide side decks with high protective stainless-steel railings and a coated lifeline.  Forward to the bow pulpit there is a primary stainless steel anchor with foot switch.  Moving along the starboard side deck there is access into the lower helm through a sliding door.  All the way aft is the aft deck with varnished teak flooring.  The aft deck is protected by a hard top and a full Sunbrella blue enclosure.  Forward and to starboard is a large cabinet for storage and a wet bar, centered is access to the bridge and along the port side is access to the main cabin.  Aft is a boarding gate with a teak and stainless-steel ladder leading to the swim platform and dingy with Weaver davits.

Up to the flybridge there is plenty for room for family and friends.  Along the port and starboards side are L-shaped settees with storage under the seats.  The helm has an adjustable Garlick helm chair.  The helm is well laid out with all instrumentation and gauges within easy reach.  Under the helm brow is storage.  A custom aluminum supported soft top and full Sunbrella blue enclosure makes the bridge deck comfortable in any weather.  The lighting in the bridge deck can be either white or blue.

Back to the aft deck and down the steps into the main cabin, the main cabin is large.  Along the starboard side is a love seat.  Aft is a storage locker and large shelf.  The lower helm is forward along the starboard side and offers excellent visibility and ease of operation with all instruments and gauges within easy reach and an access door to the side deck.  Along the port side is a chair and ottoman and an entertainment cabinet with storage and a flat-screen TV.  Down a few steps are the galley and dinette.  The galley is along the starboard side and offers excellent storage and food preparation spaces, Formica countertops and range and oven.  Directly across and to port is the convertible dinette with fore and aft facing seating and a high/low table.  Storage is available outboard and overhead.  Further forward is access into the day/guest head.  All the way forward is the guest stateroom with a double Pullman berth to port, several lockers and drawers, and a small settee to starboard.  An overhead hatch and opening ports add natural light and ventilation.  The guest stateroom has a private access into the head.  The guest head has a separate shower stall with grate on floor, vanity and sink, electric toilet and plenty of storage space.

Back to the main salon and aft is the master stateroom with an ensuite head.  The master features a centerline king sized berth, storage cabinets and drawers along the port and starboard sides as well as and starboard nightstands and two hanging lockers.  The head is along the starboard side with a separate shower stall, vanity, electric toilet and plenty of storage.


The U-shaped galley is down along the starboard side with plenty of space for food preparation and storage.  Across from the galley is the large convertible dinette with fore and aft facing seats and plenty of storage.

  • Formica countertops with double stainless steel sinks with faucet with sprayer
  • Norcold dual voltage refrigerator with freezer
  • Princess (3) burner stove top with oven and broiler, folding cover with cutting board Kenmore microwave oven
  • Ample storage drawers and cabinets
  • Teak parquet flooring

The electrical panel is located just inboard of the lower helm.

  •  12-volt DC and 120-volt AC power
  • Power distribution panel with circuit breakers
  • DC and AC volt and amp meters
  • Kohler 8 kW generator with 1000 hours
  • (3) 30-amp 50’ shore power cords with splitter
  • (2) 30-amp 12’ shore power cords
  • (2) 50-amp split shore power cords
  • Large extension cord and reel
  • Cruise Air 32,000 BTU marine reverse cycle heating and air conditioning with electronic control
  • Dual trumpet electric horns
  • Newmar HDM-50 50 amp battery charger
  • Kisae 1500-watt inverter
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Port and starboard windshield wipers
  • Samsung flat screen television in main cabin
  • Dometic electric toilets in both heads
  • Fusion MS UD750 AM/FM/CD radio with remote speakers (Pandora, Blue Tooth, and Sat Radio)
  • Apex flat screen TV in main salon
  • Raritan 12-gallon hot water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • (2) Jabsco electric toilets
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Smoke and CO2 detectors

Lower Helm:

  • Danforth Global Balance compass
  • Garmin GPS Map 2010C color chart plotter
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF radio with DSC
  • Hawkeye depth indicator
  • Bennett trim tabs


Upper Helm:

  • Ritchie compass
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 VHF/Loud Hailer with DSC and AIS
  • Simrad AP-24 autopilot
  • Garmin GPS Map 7612 XVS touch screen chart plotter and radar
  • Garmin GMR 24XHD high definition 24-mile radar dome
  • Garmin GT-21 depth finder
  • Raymarine AIS 60 transponder
  • Garmin rearview camera
  • Wi-Fi amplifier and satellite Sirius XM radio antenna
  • Maretron WSO ultrasonic weather station
  • EPIRB ACR Global GPS, ACR personal locator beacon

Engine room access is through hatches in the salon sole and through the galley steps.


  • Cummins 6BT-5.9, 210 hp freshwater-cooled diesel engines with 2500 hours
  • Twin Disc 5021 marine transmissions with stainless steel shaft and shaft logs
  • Morse stainless steel engine and transmission controls at both helms
  • VDO engine gauges for RPM, volts, oil pressure and water temp both helms
  • Racor 900 FG primary fuel filters for engines and Racor 500 FG for genset
  • Hydraulic steering at both helms
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel at bridge helm
  • Stainless steel and wood wheel in pilothouse
  • Ship-wide alarm display at helms
  • Spare propellers
  • Filters, fluids and spare parts
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with stainless steel anchor roller
  • Lorfrans electric windlass with foot control
  • 45 lbs. Stainless steel CQR primary anchor with 150’ of chain rode
  • 15 lbs. Fortress secondary anchor with 120’ of rope rode
  • Para 12’ sea anchor
  • Chaffing covers, snubber and harness
  • Stainless steel stanchions and rails with single coated lifeline
  • Teak railings and fiberglass coaming around aft deck
  • Stainless steel handrails on cabin sides
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Swim platform with folding swim ladder and teak and stainless-steel ladder to aft deck
  • Full aft deck enclosure in Sunbrella blue
  • Full flybridge enclosure with Sunbrella blue
  • Aluminum supported bridge soft top
  • Port and starboard teak wing doors
  • Lower helm starboard side sliding door
  • Teak decks on aft deck
  • (2) folding deck chairs for aft deck with wicker table
  • Port and starboard bow fender holders
  • Non-skid decks
  • White windshield and lower helm door covers
  • Raw water washdown at bow
  • Todd boarding steps and folding aluminum ladder
  • Dockside water connection
  • Hot and cold water shower on swim platform
  • Weaver davits on swim platform
  • Plastimo rescue sling mounted on starboard bow
  • Life ring mounted on port cabin side
  • Emergency ditch bag
  • Emergency repair kit
  • First aid and medical kit
  • Inflatable and Honda 2 hp 4-stroke motor mounted on swim platform

A very nice example of the popular Marine Trader series of sun deck trawlers.  Well maintained and ready to continue her next adventures.

  • Easy to see in New Bern, NC (EWN) with jet service through American (CLT) and Delta (ATL).
  • Don’t miss this perfect cruising or live aboard!

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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