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1978 Marine Trader Tri Cabin

  • 44 ft
  • Trawler
  • Punta Gorda, FL, US

Yacht price



Having been with the present owners since new "Island Roamer" lives up to her name.  This vessel has spent over 20 years in the Bahama's exploring the different Islands there.  After many more recent Intracoastal trips, "Island Roamer" has been at home for the last few years,  the vessel's owners are reluctantly ready to sell.

Price just lowered from 69k to $55,000.

"Island Roamer" is a three stateroom configuration that would make a great live aboard.

The original 120 hp. Ford Lehman has been replaced some years ago by the present 135 hp. Ford Super Lehman.  This gives the vessel an incredible range of about 1500 (or better) nautical miles to empty.

The vessel is equipped with a 10 KW cruise generator that runs off the main engine,  as well as a 11 KW Westerbeke diesel genset. The vessel also has had the fuel tanks replaced along with the teak decks removed and refinished.

Please go to full specification/descriptions (scroll down) to see detailed inventory of "Roamer".  Also search ad for "walk around" video to get a better idea of what the vessel offers.

         Things to Consider

* New 2017: Bimini top.
* New 2016: Vinyl hatch covers.
* Three stateroom layout.
* Fuel tanks have been replaced with aluminum tanks.
* Teak decks removed and refinished in non-skid.
* Watermaker at 15 gal. per hour.
* Bauer Dive tank compressor.
* Awlgrip exterior paint 4 years old.
* Cruise generator at 10 KW.

Please note that seller has elected to keep small GPS for another vessel.

         Brokers Observations

"Island Roamer" would make an excellent live aboard for discovery adventures.  The vessel has very long range and is very robust for occasional rough weather. The vessel is equipped to stay offshore for extended periods of time.  This could be an opportunity for those seeking adventure in a vessel that won't break the bank to own.  The three starteroom layout of "Island Roamer" would be great for those that would like to  share with their children or Grandchildren, a quality family experience.


Basic Information

Marine Trader
Tri Cabin
Punta Gorda, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Island Roamer
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Dimensions & Weight

44 ft - 13.41 meter
44 ft - 13.41 meter
14 ft 4 in - 4.37 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 2 in - 1.27 meter
Bridge Clearance:
27 ft - 8.23 meter
Dry Weight:
30000 lbs


Super 135
Cruise Speed:
1726 MI
Joystick Control:
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Fuel Type:
135 (Individual), 135 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
550 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
75 gallons - 4 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
45 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Marine Trader 44 Classic Trawler


* 1995 Ford Lehman Super 135 hp. at 2500 hrs.
* Inline 6 cylinder.
* Reduction gears at 2.57:1 reduction.
* Serial # 521158DJH
* Stuffing Box:  Conventional wet bronze & flax seal.
* Stainless shaft.
* Bronze left handed 3 bladed propeller.
* Spare propeller.
* Propeller protected by keel and shoe.
* Maximum RPM at 2500.
* Cruise speed approximately 7kts. at 1800 RPM.
* Engine cooling: Closed system with glycol.
* Raw water heat exchanger for engine cooling.
* Engine oil heat exchanger.
* Transmission heat exchanger.
* Lift muffler with overboard discharge.
* Morse throttle and transmission control levers.
* Mechanical fuel lift pump.
* Engine beds: fiberglass.
* Engine gauges at upper and lower helms.
* Fuel polishing system.


* Westerbeke 11 KW Diesel generator at 2501 hrs.
* Engine driven cruise generator at 10 KW.
* Cruise generator is belt driven off the main engine.
* One 8D start battery.
* Two 8D house batteries.
* Battery Tender:  Direct charge to most depleted battery.
* Inverter at 2000 watt.
* Two 30 amp. shorepower inlets.
* Racor 500 fuel filters for main and generator.


* Watermaker at 15 gal. per hour.
* On demand hot and cold pressurized water. 
* Three Rule 2000 gph bilge pumps.
* One Whale manual bilge pump.
* Bauer dive compressor.
* Raritan 12 gal. hot water heater.


* Fuel tanks have been replaced with aluminum.
* Two fuel tanks with approximate tankage at 550 gal. 
* Fresh water at approximately 300 gal. in 4 stainless tanks.
* Two in lazarette and two under master berth.
* Holding tank 45 gal. fiberglass.
* Tanks are bonded.


* Autopilot: Cetrec 730
* Depth: Hawkeye.
* Stereo: JVC with CD,  MP3.
* ICOM VHF IC-M59 transceiver down.
* ICOM VHF IC-M45 tansceiver up.
* Ritchie magnetic compass down.
* Ritchie magnetic compass up.
* Chelsea brass windup clock.
* Chelsea brass barometer.


* Double stainless sink. 
* On demand hot and cold running fresh water.
* Princess electric three burner stainless stove.
* Electric oven in stove.
* GoldStar microwave oven.
* Grunert front opening freezer.
* Grunert refrigerator located in dining settee.
* Black and Decker toaster oven.


  Forward "V" berth
* Double berth.
* Hangup closet.
* Under berth drawers/stowage cabinetry.
* Reading lights.
* Overhead hatch.
* Privacy door.
* Berth with 4" foam and 2" Select Comfort pad.

  Second Stateroom FWD
* Double berth.
* Hangup closet.
* Under berth drawers.
* Chest of drawers in nightstand.
* Reading lights.
* Overhead hatch.
* Berth with 4" foam and 2" Select Comfort pad.

  Master Stateroom

* Double berth.
* Under berth Drawers.
* Hangup closets.
* Desk with drawers.
* HAM Radio is located here.
* Aft companionway hatch and stairs to aft deck.
* Reading lights.
* Overhead hatch.
* Ensuite head.
* Berth with 4" foam and 2" Select Comfort pad.


  FWD head
* Electric/manual Jabsco toilet.
* Stainless sink with large countertop.
* Behind sink stowage.
* Mirror.
* Stall shower with tub and seat.
* Hot and cold running fresh water.
* Overhead hatch.

  Master Head
* Electric/manual Jabsco toilet.
* Stainless corner sink.
* Under sink stowage.
* Mirror.
* Shower with tub.
* Overhead hatch.
* Cabinetry above sink.
* Hot and cold running fresh water.


* Galley and Salon are combined.
* "L" shaped dinette.
* Fold out dinette table.
* Down helm station.
* Two sliding doors to main deck.
* Breaker panels are located here.
* Captains chair.
* Visibility all around.


* Two sets of reverse facing seating.
* Bimini top.
* Upper helm station.
* Under console stowage.
* Stowage box.
* Teak decks have been removed.
* Decks refinished non-skid.

         Ground Tackle

* Danforth anchor 50# with 20' chain/300' nylon rode.
* Danforth anchor 40# with 15' chain/100' nylon rode.
* Powerwinch 12 VDC electric windlass.

         Launch Davit

* 600 lb. capacity dual davits.

         Mast and Boom

* This boom can be very useful for hoisting.
* Staysail can be rigged to reduce roll.
* Electronics can be mounted here out of way.




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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6732566)

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