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34' Marine Trader Double Cabin Diesel Trawler Live Aboard Ocean Cruiser

1985 Marine Trader double cabin flybridge

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Aug 20, 2014
US $35,500.00
Approximately C $44,657.23(including shipping)
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Fenton, Missouri, United States
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Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at ... Read moreabout the condition
Year: 1985
Use: Fresh Water Make: Marine Trader
Engine Type: single diesel Model: double cabin flybridge
Engine Make: Ford Lehman Type: Trawler
Engine Model: Diesel 6 cylinder Length (feet): 34
Primary Fuel Type: Diesel Beam (feet): 13
Fuel Capacity: Over 200 Gallons Hull Material: Fiberglass
For Sale By: Private Seller Trailer: Not Included
This is a super nice Marine Trader 34' Diesel Double Cabin Trawler. I am the third owner of it. It is a 1985 which is the first year for the re-designed flybridge cabin. Prior years had issues where the cabin fastened to the deck that caused rot and soft deck problems. This vessel has always been in fresh water and under cover. It is a very solid boat with one exception. The upper deck has a couple of soft spots. It is the Achilles heal, so to speak, of these boats.  If you research this problem on line you will see that the problem was because they used left over mahogany plywood pieces for the fill material. Mahogany plywood has oils in it so the resins failed to bond after time. I cored drilled a hole to verify that there was no moisture problem and there is not any moisture issue. You can see the core drill and plug in the upper deck picture. There are several ways to correct the problem, and I actually have a kit to do the work, but I thought it best to let the new owner choose his own method. That is the only real issue with this boat. 

Now for the good stuff. These boats were all hand / custom built in Taiwan. They are built like tanks and have tons of teak wood inside and out. Every piece of wood you see in the picture is real Teak. All of the interior doors have hand carved oriental scenes on them. The floor is all inlaid teak. There are 2 full baths. One in the front quarters and one in the rear captains quarters. The captains quarters has 1 double bed and a single bed. The front quarters has a very large Vee birth. Lots of storage cabinets / drawers everywhere. There is a table for the central area but I have it stored. I was not using it and it made it easier to open up the engine bay with it off. Cushions are all original and in excellent shape. The last time she was pulled was 5 years ago. All was good at that time, but it is probably due for another inspection out of the water. I would not anticipate any issues.

The engine is a Ford Lehman Diesel with only 900 hours on her. Lehmans can go for 30,000 hours before needing any major work. It has a range of 1,000 miles on the 300 gallons of fuel she holds. Both tanks are currently full. The engine starts right up, even after sitting for 5 months over the winter. Trans shifts great and makes no noise. Truly a great running boat. It is super easy to winterize also. 

It does not have a gen set or marine A/C. It does have a brand new window A/C unit that really cools the interior down fast. 

There is a great working windlass with chain up front. 

I have a name of shipper that can ship this boat just about anywhere in the US, and he is very reasonable. He is located close to where the boat is. It is currently on the Mississippi River near Alton, Illinois. Zip code 62035. It is in a covered slip in a safe marina that you can keep the boat in until you can have it moved. Guy is Gerry Cameron with Cameron Marine Transport. Cell # 618-727-2337 and office # 618-687-2800. Tell him it is Dave Walter's boat at the Piasa Marina on the river road between Alton and Godfrey Illinois.

BUC Book International has this boat valued at over $50,000.00, and I doubt that you will find another one like her that has always been in fresh water and covered. 

I would not be afraid to motor this vessel up or down the river to get to wherever you are. Do some research on these fine boats. You will find that they are very well built and desirable boats. 

I know I am forgetting something here, so call me at 314-732-592five to get honest answers to all of your questions. 

Now for the business end. I will need $1,000. down payment within a few days and full payment within 2 weeks. The boat cannot leave here until all funds clear my bank. Sorry, no exceptions. It is a documented vessel , in my name, so that part is easy. It can stay where she is for a long time. You just have to take over the slip fees which are very reasonable at around $150.00 per month. Again, call BEFORE you bid for honest answers to your questions. Thanks, Dave 314-732-592five. 

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Paypal is for the deposit only. Final payment has to be by Bank check, wire transfer, or cash. The boat does not leave here until any checks or money orders clear my bank. This can take up to 10 business days. NO EXCEPTIONS. Bank wire transfers are GREAT but they can take up to 2 days to complete depending on time sent. $1000.00 DEPOSIT DUE WITHIN 2 DAYS. FULL PAYMENT DUE WITHIN 14 DAYS. BUYER TO ARRANGE SHIPPING I WILL NOT DELIVER BOAT TO ANY OTHER LOCATION.

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