For Sale by

JW Yachts

Ft. Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  (954) 894 -8235

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2012 Le Trawler by Garcia Dealer Demo



Le Trawler by Garcia
Stairs to Flybridge
Settee Area
Pilothouse Helm Controls
Instrument Panel
Day Head
Day Head
Master Cabin
Master Cabin Desk Area
Master Cabin Desk
Master Cabin Spa
Master Spa Doors
Spa Area Vertical Windows
Master Cabin Spa Sink
Master Head Spa Sink
Master Cabin Spa Shower
Master Cabin Spa Shower
Master Head
Guest Cabin
Guest Head
Engine Room
Engine Room
Engine Room
Engine Room
Volvo Get Home
Volvo Get Home
Engine Room
Sea Chest
Pilothouse Stairs to Flybridge
Flybridge Helm
Flybridge Controls
Flybridge Sun Lounge
Flybridge Sun Lounge
Flybridge Aft
Forward Deck Locker
Aft Deck Sliding Doors
Aft Deck
Swim Platform
Starboard Sidedeck
Starboard Profile w/Sail
Starboard Profile
Port Aft Quarter w/Sail
Flybridge View
Launch Day
Get Home Folding Prop
4 Blade Bronze Prop
Sail Boom & Mast
Line Drawings
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The 2012 Dealer Demo is no longer available. Please call for information on Le Trawler 54 and 64 new builds.


Won! Announced at the Dusseldorf Boat Show Jan. 20013: Le Trawler by Garcia wins European Power Boat of the year for displacment yachts!

Le Trawler by Garcia premiered at the Annapolis Power Boat Show October 2012 after having made a transAtlantic crossing for her maiden voyage direct from the Cannes International Boat Show. She averaged 3 gph at 8 knots over 23 days having encountered two hurricanes and a tropical storm enroute.

Le Trawler is a finely engineered, beautifully crafted full displacement aluminum yacht built by Garcia Yachting, the pedigreed French sailboat builders with over 300 bluewater cruisers afloat. With 3,500nm range at 3gph, Le Trawler presents a unique opportunity for the clients looking for blue-water cruising yacht built with ease of maintenance, safety, and comforts as foremost priorities.

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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Aluminum 
Beam 16 ft 1 inMax Draft 5 ft 5 in 
Dry Weight 57300 lbEngine Make Caterpillar 
Engine Model 3056Engine Year 2011 
Fuel Capacity 1370 galLength at Waterline 52 ft 2 in 
Length on Deck 54 ft 1 inLength Overall 56 ft 4 in 
Number of Heads 3Holding Tank Size 130 gal 
Water Capacity 142 galEngine Hours 1673 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by

JW Yachts

Ft. Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  (954) 894 -8235


Garcia Yachting has been building aluminum sailboats for over 40 years and they have put their offshore sailing expertise into building a 54' aluminum trawler that offers precision engineering with a contemporary style.

Le Trawler, under the umbrella company of Grand Large Yachting (grande large is French for “offshore”) was built at Garcia's northern yard in Normandy and launched in August 2012.

Le Trawler was a hull designed for a program. The philosophy of building Le Trawler was that it would be a smooth and better way of getting through the water with long distance capabilities, low fuel consumption, designed stability, and safety as foremost requirements. The premise was to build the vessel around the propulsion to determine what was needed for hydrodynamic efficiency, maximum power at full speed, and then custom design a propeller combined with a reductor for complete synchronization; then subsequently design the hull for optimal movement, establish a desired weight, and finally build the yacht around the parameters given.

Pricing is based on the Euro and conversion into other currencies will be made at the time of order. Some features in this listing are included on the demo vessel and include options not included on the standard base price for a new yacht.

3D layout video,


Two staterooms and three heads includes a day head. Additional layout options available.

Interior General Characteristics

Interior arrangements by Franck Darnet Design
Woodwork in solid timber and marine ply with Alpi light oak grain veneer 
Main partitions in 3/4" marine ply 
Furniture in 10 or 15mm marine ply 
Furniture bases in 5mm marine ply 
8mm marine ply headlinings covered in imitation white leather 
Bathrooms in white laminate
Floors in laminated marine ply or 3/4" PVC slats
Numerous opening floors with fixed part arranged around partitions and items of furniture to facilitate opening and prevent rubbing
Door retainers on all cabin doors
Upholstery and mattress in 51/2" thick foam with removable suede microfibre covers to color chart for upholstery and mattress with Coolplus cover


When stepping inside, you know the euro styling is meant to appeal to those with interest in a contemporary milieu. The large windows allow for plenty of natural lighting as well as fresh air ventilation from the 3 opening windows. Starboard side has two large seats, hide-away Samsung flat screen TV, and numerous large drawers and cabinets for stowage. Port side provides seating for 8 at the large hi/lo dining table which converts to a bed. The beneath seats storage has finished cabinets with oak veneers, as do all of the storage cabinets throughout the boat.The lightness and brightness is heightened by the use of white faux leather headliners and wall coverings and synthetic marble countertops. The light oak cabinetry is grain matched and well executed. The 6’5” headroom is carried throughout the interior cabins.

U-shaped bench to port with seats, backrests, large storage area under bench and bottle rack
Fixed central table
Bar fitment to starboard with
(2) fixed easy chairs with seats and backrests and drawer ready for slide away TV 37 inches LED TV/DVD/Blu-ray system in salon with electrically operated lift mechanism
Lighting points Venetian blackout blinds to side windows
Step-free access to galley


The galley is sleek and neat and has lots of smart concepts maximizing the French chef's cuisine couture. Facing the salon, the chef can do dish duty while participating in salon chatter, yet there's a visual separation provided by a service counter with built in acrylic canisters above the large, overly deep square stainless steel and smaller rectangular sinks. Beneath the opening window portside is the Bosch 3 burner stove, oven, and more cabinets. Large cabinets and drawers are starboardside beneath a convenient prep area that can also double as a service platform. The forward side of the galley has the Isoderm refrigerator and freezer with large storage bins above concealed by stylish easy swing-up doors. Countertops have either molded fiddles and/or have sculpted inserts where items can be inset on their own or placed on the fitted trays which double as serving trays. Compactness made convenient.

U-shaped kitchen unit to port comprising
2 integrated stainless steel sinks under synthetic marble worktop with pressurised hot and cold mixer faucet
3-ring induction hob Pyrolysis self-cleaning compact (9 gallons) oven
800W 6 gallons microwave oven (or 1 6 gallons multifunction microwave/grill)
Six place-setting dishwasher)
eExhaust hood
Stainless steel 50 gallons, 2-drawer refrigerator unit
Stainless steel 23 gallons vertical freezer with drawers cookware storage unit above the refrigerator
L-shaped storage unit to starboard with 3 drawers and cupboard and synthetic resin worktop Lighting points


The views from the pilothouse are panoramic. The 10 large tinted 12mm Triplex tempered glass windows provide great visibility; cross-ventilation is provided by the one opening window and the open starboardside entry door. In addition to the demisters, the windows are electrically heated for those venturing into colder climes. There are several chart drawers; cabinets are well placed in all available spaces. The ergonomically designed L-shaped settee, with large storage bins beneath, comfortably seats 6 and also coverts to a pilot berth.


The navigation and electronics console presents the Caterpillar and Volvo engine displays and controls, Onan displays and controls, as well as the Furuno suite of electronics for charting, navigating, and communicating. The Max Power controls are for bow and stern thruster.

The clean lines of the console don’t inhibit the inclusion of more operational goodies like Hepworth wipers with speed controls (and yes, they move in unison regardless of speed), Jabsco remote search light, fuel filter gauges, tank monitors, and the hydraulic steering.

Complete helm unit with panoramic view incorporating navigation electronics console, engine instruments and operational controls, the 12/24V electrical panel, the hydraulic power ship's wheel, the chart table to port with drawers, storage and reading lighting.

Helmsman's seat
L-shaped bench to port with cushions and backrests and numerous storage facilities under, convertible into a quarter berth
Stairway to the cabins in laminated marine ply with handrail
Flybridge access stairway: curved laminated wood steps, handrails and a 1-drawer unit in the base
Pilothouse windows in 12mm smoked Triplex tempered glass
(1) Horizontall sliding window in Pilothouse,
(3) HEPWORTH 30 Nm windscreen wipers with 22" pantograph, 22" blades and screen wash system
Blown hot air internal demisting
(1) Pilothouse siding door to starboard with facility to be fastened open

Lower Deck

Access to the lower deck accommodations is by way of stairs from the pilothouse which curve down to a foyer with immediate access to the day head to starboard. The guest stateroom with ensuite head is forward and the full beam master stateroom with ensuite spa area and separate head are aft.

Day Head

Electrical marine head using central fresh water system
Vanity unit

Master Stateroom

The amidships master stateroom is ideally located for full beam maximization and comfortable underway snoozing. The stateroom, with king-size walk around bed has dual function with a work area to starboard with a slide-out desk, numerous cabinets and shelves, and large underbed drawers. Nightstands with drawers flank the centerline bed.


Incredible stowage with the understairway space behind cabinet doors is utilized as a walk-in closet with hanging locker and dresser. The port side of the stateroom is dedicated as the spa area and is tastefully concealed with wall-size sliding panel doors.

The separate head with washer/dryer is forward. With the sliding doors open, the visual space is enlarged; the practicality of this ensuite concept seems to becoming the prevalent layout. Behind privacy doors is the full-size glass enclosed shower with wooden bench seat and flooring insert. The closed window blinds offer privacy should a dinghy be passing by for an up close and personal peek. With the window dressings raised and the panel doors open, 3 vertical windows offer a spectacular water view on port side, and on starboard provide for idyllic viewing while performing desk duties, as well as letting copious amounts of natural lighting bathe the suite.

King size walkaround berth facing forward.
Slide-out desk
Numerous cabinets and shelves
Large underbed drawers
Nightstands with drawers
Walk-in closet with hanging locker and dresse
(3) starboard side vertical windows

Master Head

Spa area is to port with 2 large panelled sliding doors. The spa area includes enclosed stand-up shower with seat, The sink area is large and provides mirror, accessories, and storage. Forward of the spa area is the separate room with the head and waher/dryer.

Port side sliding panel door to separate spa shower and sink
(3) port side vertical windows from inside panneled spa doors
Opening hatchway
Open storage niches with fiddles
Electrical marine WC using central fresh water system
Linen storage

Guest Cabin & Head

The forepeak guest cabin with ensuite head is plenty comfortable with a king-size centerline bed, desk, drawer and locker stowage, and multiple lighting alternatives.


(2) large non-opening horizontal portholes
(1) deck hatch
Large bed 78" x 63" with underbed locker and cylinder lift providing considerable underbed storage
(2) End drawers and leather-faced headboard
(2) High-level cubby hole lockers
Desk with sliding drawer to port
Hanging storage unit to starboard
Ambient lighting and 2 reading lamps in headboard
Access way to private bathroom
Leather-faced entry door
Vanity unit with storage under 
Electrical marine head
Mirrors and accessories


The flybridge has easy access to open-air cruising and covers all the requisites: safe rail heights, port and starboard gates for dinghy launching and retrieval, ease of rigging, stowage for bulky items, drink fridge, and party seating.Guardrails and pulpits in polished stainless tube with lines on snaphooks to allow the tender to be launched. The flybridge helm provides good visibility along with the station for navigation electronics, engine instrumentation, and operational controls. As well, it extends the real estate space aboard by a deck level.


Internal access stairs to flybridge in polished stainless with laminated wood steps
Painted aluminium antenna mast (only if no rigging)
Sliding plexiglass hatch down from pilothouse
Solid wood doors with fastening system
Helm console with station for navigation electronics, engine instruments and operational controls 6mm smoked plexiglass windscreen
Framed stainless steel bimini top
To port, double bench; the forward part can be used as a helmsman's seat and the aft part can be turned into a sunlounger. With large stowage lockers
To starboard, bench/sunlounger with stowage locker and position for coolbox External upholstery in polyester fiber to color chart


The watertight aft deck hatch provides entry to the lazarette. The lazarette forward bulkhead houses the watertight entry door to the engine room, thus creating two watertight compartments below deck. The engine removal hatch in the salon is bolted watertight and soundproofed. With 4’6” engine room height, the engine room allows for maneuverability with all servicing items having easy accessibility. The height of the engine room was considered as a factor for stability, and the philosophy of Le Trawler goes against the engine room height necessitating “wedding cake” boats that require additional stabilizing systems such as active fins and flopper-stoppers.

Organization in the engine room includes grouping of systems. All water related equipment is on port side; Victron Energy System and electricals are on the aft bulkhead. Reverse cycle air conditioning and secondary diesel heating is on the starboard side. Easily accessible heavy-duty gray and blackwater extractor pumps and exhaust for main engine, wing engine, and generator are starboardside.

Main engine: Caterpillar 3056 DITA, 185 CV/138 KW at 2,100 rpm with 1673hrs, 12/10/13
Volvo 75hp sail drive wing engine 66hrs, 12/10/13
ZF 301A10 reduction/reverse gearbox, ratio 2.9/1
Max Power CT225 24V tunnel thruster - 20bp thrust
Remotely controlled from pilothouse and flybridge Stern thruster 
Max Power CT125 24V bloc unit - 11.5bp remotely controlled from pilothouse and flybridge
SS shaft seal
PSS shaft seal
Cushioned mountings and flexible Centa CF AGM 200 5 coupling with 240mm spool and shaft-mounted thrust bearing
Aluminium stern tube
60mm diameter stainless steel propeller shaft and hydrolube bush
4-blade propeller, cupro-aluminium fixed blades custom made 34" diameter x 24", 138 kW at 724 rpm, rope cutter
Wet exhaust via Halyard reinforced polyester silencer and 5" flexible exhaust pipe
Cooling via sea water intake with quarter turn stopcock and 137gls per minute Vetus filter
(2) 686 gls diesel tanks in machine compartment with individual fillers, independent electric and visual level gauges, vents, lower crossmember and valves, water separators, RACOR double permutable sea filters and 24V transfer pump
Ventilation: custom ENAG blown and extraction system
Aluminium air conduits with baffles and grilles
Duplicate electronic engine controls in wheelhouse and on flybridge
Welded aluminium rudder on solid stock
Demountable rudder mounting and emergency tiller
Aluminium rudder stock arm, 9" long 
Lecomble & Schmitt VHM 45 DT steel hydraulic cylinder on support bracket Manual Lecomble & Schmitt 70 CT CAR pump
Leather-wrapped stainless steel 600mm diameter ship's wheels in wheelhouse and on flybridge 
By-pass between the two control positions

Electrical System

110/220V-7kW isolating transformer
Victron Quatro 220V/24V/100A charger/converter
Victron Blue Power 220V/12V/15A charger for GE batteries and stand-by engine
(2) 220V distribution cabinets (pilothouse and machine room)
220V outlets: saloon, galley, pilothouse, cabins, lazarette and engine compartment Machine room lighting: 2 ceiling fittings 2x18W
Lazarette lighting: 1 ceiling fitting 2x18W
220V IP44 quay power socket with 25m cable
1 main engine 24V-150Ah battery set (6 12V Exide Maxxima 900 50Ah sealed circular batteries) + 2 500A single-pole relay battery isolators
1 24V-630Ah service battery set (6 Gel Exide 12V 210Ah batteries) + 2 500A single-pole relay battery isolators
2 24V distribution cabinets in pilothouse and machine room
(2) 12/24V control panels under pilothouse console
24V-150A extra service battery alternator on main engine
Electric foghorn
Adjustable single lens Jabsco 146SL 24V searchlight • Halogen internal lighting
Roof mounted halogen lighting to sidedecks and cockpit
Generator set starting battery (12V Exide Maxxima 900 50Ah sealed circular battery) + 2 500A single-pole relay battery isolators
24V/12V voltage reducer
12V outlets in pilothouse and on flybridge
All electrical equipment, lighting, navigation lights, mooring lights and pumps coupled
Onan 13.5 kW, 22 hrs, 12/10/13, in acoustically insulated casing
Insulated negative
Cooling via through-hull and quarter turn stopcock and sea water filter
RACOR diesel filter
50 mm diameter flexible exhaust with high temperature polypropylene water/gas separator and through-hull outlet through welded box with flap
Control panel in wheelhouse with electric stop
60,000 BTU reversible air conditioning to salon, pilothouse and cabins with dedicated socket and electrical isolator 


143 gls polyethylene fresh water tank with two fillers and 2 vents and link pipes with stop taps and level gauges
24V 55 l/min, 370W hydrophore system with pressure vessel
Back-up water system, 17 l/min
20 gls hot water tank with two heat sources: 1kW/220V element and heat from engine cooling system
Hot/cold water deck hand spray on steps down to swimming platform
Dockside water inlet with supply to pressurised water system
(2) water points for deck cleaning (cockpit and flybridge)
Heads supply Foul and grey water circuits
Polyethylene grey water (80 gls) and foul water (53 gls) tanks with level gauges and indicators in pilothouse
Automatic grey water pump with integral detector for the showers; other grey water is gravity fed to tanks
Outlets for dockside emptying via deck connection point and sea outlets using 24V transfer pump with flexible reinforced anti-odour spiral hoses
1 primary and 1 secondary high flow 24V submersed electric pump in each compartment (cabins, engine room, lazarette) with direct drainage and controls in wheelhouse
Engine drip tray pump


Frame, skin, deck, flybridge: 5083 H111 alloy (standard extreme thicknesses 5086 H111)
Stiffeners and extrusions: 6060 T5 alloy
Maximum metalwork tolerances: +/- 3mm per metre non-cumulative
Interior and Exterior welding: MIG and TIG in inert (argon) gas
Bottom hull plating 8mm
Side plating and transom 6mm
Deck 5mm
Superstructure, deckhouse and bulwarks 5mm
Deckhouse and wheelhouse hard tops 4 and 5mm
Transverse hull frames 100x10mm and 50x10mm forward, 120x50x8mm under the main engine and 120x50x6mm aft
Bulkheads 5mm
Engine keelsons 10mm - 8 mm flats
Transverse superstructure frames 80x50x6mm
Fuel tanks skin 5mm, frames 4mm
T-section stiffeners 60x5mm (hull bottom), 50x5mm (skin) and 40x4mm (superstructure)
Fins 10mm
Keel shoe 15mm


Living area: completely insulated from the hull above the waterline and from the deck, deckhouse and superstructure by glued-on polyethylene foam panels in thicknesses from 11/2" to 13/4"
Engine Room: 11/2" self-extinguishing fireproof sprayed polyurethane foam

Protection Coating & Painting

Application of a complete treatment with internationally branded product to the whole of the aluminium deck and superstructure as well as to the hull down to 200mm from the gunwale
The paint treatment consists of a primer coat of epoxy GP Coating, 3 undercoats of two-component Interprime 880 epoxy finish primer and 4 coats of Perfection two-component polyurethane topcoat in Snow White
Non-slip finish in all necessary areas
Matt finish sanded aluminium topsides coated in colourless varnish
Lower hull preparation and anti-fouling painting
Anodic protection using a set of fixed sacrificial anodes

Fire Detection & Extinguishing

HFC or FM200 fixed extinguishing system in engine room with 22.5kg (32m3) bottle, automatic or manual triggering, alarm before operation and visual discharge indicator
Portable extinguishers in pilothouse (1kg), lazarette (1kg) and day heads (1kg)

Photo Credits

Some photos provided/copyright by Antoine Soubigou / Garcia Yachting and Morris Adant / Garcia Yachting


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.

Custom Contact Information

For additional information on this fine yacht, call Judy Waldman, the trawler and long-range cruiser specialist at (954) 895-8844.