GOOD TIMES

43' Marine Trader 1978

$65,000

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43' Marine Trader 1978 Good Times

BROKER DESCRIPTION

"Good Times" is a beautiful example of a robust and elegant Marine Trader. Sporting a Double Cabin that has been well cared and upgraded by her current and previous owners. The boat has just been completely detailed and made ready for her new owner to step aboard and head-out for a voyage.


The teak decks have been removed and replaced with fiberglass construction. Newer air conditioning units, freezer plate, windows, fuel tanks and generator are just some of the examples that set “Good Times” apart from most similarly aged trawlers.


She is a classic high-quality Taiwanese trawler being heavily built with a deep keel making her both seaworthy and comfortable. She will get you where you want to go reliably and economically, making her the ideal live-aboard cruiser. Look no further for a well maintained boat.


*****Owners are ready for a quick sale so don’t miss out on this one*****

SPECIFICATIONS

Builder:

Marine Trader

Model:

Trawler

Cruise Speed:

8 KTS

Max Speed:

12 KTS

Range NMI:

500

Beam:

14' 4"

Engine Details:

Ford Lehman 2715E

Engine 1:

1978 1141.00 HRS 120.00 HP

Engine 2:

1978 1141.00 HRS 120.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

440 GAL

Water Capacity:

220 GAL

DETAILS

"Good Times" is a two stateroom, two head layout with tub showers, classic galley down with wide walkaround decks.


Entrance to the salon is from either starboard through the helm door or aft on the portside. Behind the helm is a large L-Shaped settee with a gorgeous high gloss teak table. Forward of the salon are the VIP cabin with V-Berth in the bow with the guest head to starboard. The large galley is portside on this level. Going aft from port salon down 3 steps you enter the master’s cabin with portside queen berth, en-suite head to starboard and steps leading to the aft lazarette.


The teak parquet flooring running throughout the interior of the yacht is in great condition and the salon features two occasional chairs and plenty of storage with drawers and book shelves.

Salon is midship and features a large L-Shaped dinette area with seating for five and a gorgeous teak table with folding leafs. Two occasion chairs.

  • Tons of storage and cabinets and drawers
  • Engine room access from main salon
  • Air/Heat control
  • Lower helm to starboard with full controls, electronics and gauges
  • All parquet throughout
  • Breakfast nook in salon facing galley
  • U-Line Marine Ice Maker 110 Volt

Unique for a 44' vessel, she boasts a large galley which is open to the salon overhead and features:

  • Abundant counter space
  • Many windows
  • Bright, rich and airy
  • A very sociable kitchen
  • Large storage for small appliances
  • Princess gas 3 burner cook top
  • Danby Residential refrigerator/freezer
  • Custom in counter refrigeration with newer freezer plate
  • Microwave oven
  • Double stainless-steel sink
  • Large pantry adjacent
  • Breakfast nook for two facing the galley

  • Down 3 steps from galley or aft ladder to lazarette
  • Queen to port
  • Built in chest of drawers
  • Hanging locker to port
  • Built in night desk to stern
  • Extra storage under bed
  • Entrance to master bath to starboard
  • Full shower over tub
  • Vanity and storage
  • Electric head to overboard or holding
  • Separate air conditioning unit and control

  • Down 3 steps forward from salon
  • Built in hanging locker
  • Lots of storage including drawers and under berth
  • Hatch and 2 portholes
  • Entry door
  • All interior is teak with parquet floors
  • Lots of headroom in all rooms

Topside, deep bulwarks and wide side decks make it easy and safe to get around outside. Additional features include a mast and boom assembly, a big engine room, generous storage, and a spacious flybridge.

  • Forward raised house deck has newer style Lewmar hatches
  • Teak hand rails
  • Teak decks removed and professionally replaced with fiberglass
  • Entry to port, starboard and stern
  • Down 2 steps to full swim board with stainless ladder to water
  • Main Anchor SL Claw 30KGS
  • Secondary anchor Fortress FX—37
  • Lofrans windlass
  • Chain and rope rode

Flybridge:

  • Large with back to back setting for 8-10 people
  • All exterior teak varnished and in good condition
  • All exterior canvas and window covers are dark blue and in good shape
  • Eisenglass in good condition with minimal fogging

Flybridge:

  • Full controls and engine gauges
  • Morse controls
  • BiData depth sounder
  • Garmin 740s GPSmap
  • Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot
  • NO RADAR
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Ritchie Compass

Salon Helm:

  • Full controls and engine gauges
  • Morse controls
  • Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot
  • Apelco VHF
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Trident Gas Control Panel
  • EPIRB: Global Fix by ACR

  • Complete wiring refit and both AC and DC panels replaced (2001)
  • Battery Charger Xantrex Truecharge 40 amp
  • Inverter Iota DLS-90/IQ4
  • Aims 5000 watt 12-volt DC inverter
  • Aims 3-way automatic transfer switch
  • Toilets Jabsco Model 37010 marine electric plumbed for holding tank or direct overboard discharge
  • High output alternators for batteries
  • Onan 9.5Kw generator with 900 hours
  • Trident LP gas control and detection system
  • 2- Cruiseair R16-417- R Series 6,000 BTU air conditioning (units newer)
  • Forward A/C unit replaced in 2017
  • Aft A/C unit replaced in 2002
  • Lofrans’ Windlsss
  • Raritan 1700 Series water heater - 12 gallon
  • Airmar thru-hull transducer

  • 120 HP Ford Lehman Diesel Engines
  • Borg-Warner Velvet Drive
  • Full fuel filter system
  • High output alternators for batteries
  • Teleflex Morse Controls Model SR Twin Control – both stations
  • Vernatube 3.5” exhaust tubing
  • Parker Racor 500FG Turbine Series fuel filter/water separator
  • Both fuel tanks cleaned “polished” 2018
  • New engine manifolds in 2016
  • All engine parts purchased from American Diesel Corp – receipts available

Having seen many of these trawlers over the years, I can say that this boat is in above average condition and certainly should make the top of your list for your consideration when shopping for similar boats. This boat has never been used as a live-aboard to the owner’s knowledge and is smoke and pet free devoid of any unpleasant odors. Windows and portholes do not have signs of recent leaking. All canvass is in good condition. Boat is due for a bottom job.


Latest survey from August 2017 is available for review with accepted offer along with previous oil analysis for engines and transmissions. Receipts and documentation for improvements and repairs available for new buyer.


Boat has newer air conditioning units. Both fuel tanks replaced with aluminum tanks totaling 420 gallons, also newer plastic holding tank.

  • 2001 – complete wiring refit, both A/C and D/C panels
  • 2003 – new air conditioning
  • 2004 – new fuel tanks and water tanks
  • 2004 – all teak decks and coring removed and replaced with fiberglass decks
  • 2006 – major electrical upgrades
  • 2008 – new Onan generator
  • 2015 – rudder ports turned and picked
  • 2016 – new engine manifolds
  • 2018 – fuel tanks cleaned “polished”

Transmission Details: Borg-Warner Velvet Drive

  • Port Serial No. 10-13-00-003
  • Starboard Serial No. 10-13-00-004

Tender: 2007 AB Model 10VS with Evinrude 12 HP

*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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