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1988 Marine Trader 43 Tradewinds Motor Yacht

New Bern, North Carolina


This Marine Trader Tradewinds is an excellent example of the popular contemporary motor yacht styled trawler with planing-speed performance. Below decks her updated interior is beautiful and offers a lot of usable space for a boat of this size and is perfect for use as a live-aboard or weekend condo.  Her reliable 275 Lehman’s will deliver excellent economy under 10 knots while still able to offer a cruising speed of 16 knots and a  speed of 18 knots.


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Basic Boat Info

Price: $80,500
Make: Marine Trader
Model: 43 Tradewinds Motor Yacht
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: ETY43085D888
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 42'6 ft
Beam: 14'11 ft
Min Draft: 3'10 ft
Dry Weight: 27,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 275hp
  • Engine Hours: 2779
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 275hp
  • Engine Hours: 2769
Total Engine Power: 550hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 500 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 320 gal


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Trawlers, Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562

Vessel Walkthrough

The Marine Trader 43 Tradewinds is built for the live-aboard cruiser with abundant space inside and out. The helm and aft deck are spacious and offer additional living space.  Entering the main salon from the aft deck you will find a spacious updated area with custom sofa, chairs and rich woodwork.  A lower helm station in located to starboard with sliding door allowing direct access to the side deck.  The galley is down to starboard with a large dinette to port.  Moving forward there is a full head to port and queen sized berth in the forward cabin.

Aft of the main cabin and down several stairs is the master stateroom featuring a king sized bed, built in dressers and closets to port and starboard.  An ensuite head is located on the starboard side with separate shower.

  • Custom sofa to starboard
  • Dual custom swivel chairs to port
  • Custom area rug
  • Custom drapes
  • Built in cabinets
  • Three reverse cycle air conditioning units (Forward unit is new)
  • Lower helm station to starboard
  • Starboard side sliding door to side deck
  • U-shaped galley to starboard
  • Port side dinette (converts into bunk)
  • Full size refrigerator/freezer
  • Princess 3-burner stove with oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Ample counter space and storage
Forward Stateroom
  • Offset double berth to port
  • Hanging closet
  • Mirror 
  • Seat to starboard
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Shelves to port and starboard
  • Ensuite head
Master Stateroom
  • Large centerline king bed
  • Custom mattress (2017)
  • Built in dressers to port and starboard
  • Built in side tables/night stands
  • Large hanging closets
  • Ensuite head with separate shower stall
Upper Helm
  • Full enclosure
  • Large helm area with seating for 8
  • Captain's chair
  • Engine guages
  • Separate throttle and transmission controls
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel
Lower Helm Station
  • Starboard side helm station with stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Sliding door with direct access to side deck
  • Engine guages
  • Separate transmission and engine throttle controls
  • Main panel - AC/DC
  • VHF radio
  • Garmin 740s chartplotter with radar overlay
  • Garmin 545 GPS Map
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Trim Tab controls
  • Windlass controls
  • Standard Horizon VHF - upper helm
  • Apelco VHF - lower helm
  • Azimuth compass - lower helm
  • 120v/12v electrical system
  • Two 30amp shore power cords
  • Onan 8KW generator - 3729 hrs indicated
  • Three 8D batteries (New 2019)
  • Charles Marine 50amp battery charger
  • 4500 watt inverter
  • Three reverse cycle air conditioning units (Forward unit New 2019)
  • Torrid 17 gal hot water heater
  • New 125ft chain on anchor
  • 200ft of rode
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.
Additional Contact Information

CALL KEN FERGUSON - 252-571-1581

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