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The Yacht Group at Longboat Key Club Moorings

Longboat Key Club Moorings
Longboat Key
United States

Fax:  (941)383-8312

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1978 Marine Trader Tri-Cabin


Longboat Key/Sarasota,FL,United States

Quartermaster - 3/2014
Starboard Bow
Starboard Quarter
Forward Hatch
Aft Entry to Master Stateroom
Aft Deck
V-berth Cabin Forward
Galley - Forward Port
Galley - Aft Port
Salon - Aft Starboard
Salon Looking Aft
Salon - Forward Port
Salon - Forward Starboard
Lower Helm
Salon - Aft Port
Icemaker Aft Port Salon
Master, Aft Port
Master, Aft Deck Access
Guest Head - Forward Stbd
Guest Head - Aft Stbd
Flybridge Helm
New Pedestal Helm Seat
Flybridge Helm
Flybridge Instruments
Helm/Companion Seating
Flybridge Lounge Area
Electrical - 12/2013
Electrical - Fwd in Engine Room
Starboard Engine
Port Engine
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Not Your Average MT!


"Quartermaster" is the more popular 2 stateroom version of the Marine Trader 44 Tri-Cabin. She has been beautifully restored and updated and spent most of her life in fresh water. All the teak trim is freshly varnished, the electrical system has been completely updated, there are no interior leaks or water stains and the interior is super clean, with no nagging "aromas."

A retired airline pilot, the owner's only interest in life seems to be polishing, varnishing, upgrading and pampering this boat! In our 300 slip marina, this mint condition Marine Trader seems to "glow" and is admired by everybody - It's rare to find a trawler of this vintage in such fine condition. This boat is ready to leave today for the islands or the great loop - Load your clothes and provisions and cast off - No 2 or 3 months worth of repairs and make-ready!

N.B. - Quartermaster has been put on the hard for summer storage - She is seriously for sale, but unfortunately only available for showing during hours the boat yard is open - Monday thru Friday before 4 P.M. - Advance notice is required - Serious offers encouraged!

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 14 ft 4 inDraft Board/Drive Up 4 ft 2 in 
Engine Make Ford LehmanEngine Year 1978 
Fuel Capacity 500 galLength Overall 44 ft 
Water Capacity 250 galEngine Hours 1200 
Number of Engines 2    

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The Yacht Group at Longboat Key Club Moorings

Longboat Key Club Moorings
Longboat Key
United States

Fax:  (941)383-8312

Accommodations & Layout


V-berth cabin forward, followed aft to port by the large U-shaped galley and aft to starboard by the guest head. The stall shower in the guest head has a washer/dryer combo unit installed, which can be removed, if desired.

Aft and up to the main salon with breakfast bar with stools, lounge chair, entry door to side deck and entertainment area with new icemaker to port. To starboard is the lower helm, entry door to side deck and sofa with custom cocktail and end tables.

Aft and down to the master stateroom with queen berth in the aft port corner, private head with shower/tub, abundant storage lockers and drawers and direct entry to aft deck area.

The exterior features full walk-around teak decks, cabin entry doors port and starboard and a large flybridge with table and extra seating areas.



"Quartermaster's" galley is a pleasant surprise. Located to the portside, down three steps from the salon, the galley is bright, well laid out and very spacious, with lots of counter space and storage. The breakfast bar/serving counter between the galley and salon provides for a nice open feeling.

  • Norcold Upright Refrigerator/Freezer (New)
  • 4 Burner Force 10 Propane Stove w/Oven
  • Princess Microwave Oven
  • Stainless Steel Sink
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water System
  • Kariba Washer/Dryer Combo in Adjacent Head
  • Ice Maker at Aft Port Corner of Salon (New)

Electronics & Navigation


Lower Control Station

  • Raymarine RL-70 24 Mile Radar
  • Si-Tex SP-80 Auto Pilot (New)
  • Autohelm ST50 Navdata GPS
  • Autohelm ST50 Tridata Depth/Speed
  • Wagner Rudder Angle Indicator
  • New VDO Instrumentation
  • Uniden VHF Radio
  • Ritchie Compass (New)

Flybridge Control Station

  • Si-Tex Auto Pilot (New)
  • Garmin 4210 Chart Plotter (New)
  • Lowrance LMS-527 GPS
  • Autohelm ST50 Tridata Remotes
  • New VDO Instrumentation
  • Ritchie Compass (New)

Deck Equipment


  • Teak Bow Pulpit w/Dual Anchor Cradles
  • Large Samson Post at Foredeck
  • Lofrans Horizontal Windlass w/Chain
  • Deck and Remote Anchor Windlass Controls
  • Anchor Washdown Outlet at Foredeck
  • Bimini Top with Enclosure (New in 2011)
  • New Custom Pedestal Helm Seat
  • Fore and Aft Facing Companion Bench Seats
  • Teak Swim Platform w/Ladder
  • Teak Life Rails and Trim w/Fresh Varnish
  •  Boarding Gates, Port & Starboard
  •  Stainless Steel Fender Racks
  •  Remote Search Light
  • Numerous Fresh Air Cabin Vents

Electrical Systems


  • 110/220 volt AC System - 12 volt DC System
  • 12 kw Kohler Generator
  • 2800 Watt Heart Inverter
  • Rewired w/Marine Grade Wire
  • Custom Made 12 V and 120 V Breaker Panels
  • SC4012 40 amp Smart Charger
  • New 12 V & 120 V Light Fixtures & Lamps
  • Batteries New 1 / 2014

Engine and Mechanical


  • Twin 120 hp Ford Lehman Engines w/1,200 Hours
  • Marine Air Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Steering System (Upgraded from original cable)
  • Fresh Water Cooling, Engines and Generator
  • Dripless Shaft Logs
  • Racor Fuel/Water Separators, Engines & Gen
  • Oil, Oil Filters and Fuel Filters Changed 2 / 2014

The fuel tanks are original and there is no indication of any issues with them. This boat has spent all but the past 5 years in fresh water and was stored inside for the winters. The present owner keeps the tanks full to avoid condensation - Also no issues when the boat was surveyed when he purchased it.

Broker's Comments


"Quartermaster" is truly a jewel - She needs nothing and is ready today to cast off for the Islands or the Great Loop Cruise! The owner is leaving her fully found, so all you need to leave for your cruise is a trip to the grocery store - Liquor store, too!



All galley equipment, sheets and bedding and spare parts will stay with the boat. The owner will only remove his personal belongings and the following items:

  • Painting in Master Stateroom
  • Clock & Barometer in Master Stateroom
  • Overhead Lamp in Main Salon
  • Outboard Motor in Lazarette
  • Personal Tools
  • EPIRB 


The Yacht Group at Longboat Key Club Moorings 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.