Marine Trader 40 Europa Sedan

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Marine Trader 40 Europa Sedan  -  1978/9  -  £69,950 


This 40ft trawler yacht offers plenty of living space, with a large main saloon and equally large 
galley to port, with two double cabins forward. 

The attractive ‘Europa’ styling features a covered side & aft decks and a large flybridge area. 

A substantial refit was carried out in 2015/2016 to prepare this vessel for a single-handed 
Round Britain trip and subsequently, the current owner who bought the vessel through ourselves 
two and a half years ago has additionally spent on a further thorough internal refit that has involved many new domestic improvements throughout her accommodation spaces. 

In early September 2021, a complete repaint of the superstructure & deck areas was completed using a durable two-pack marine paint and all teak has been taken back to bare wood and 5 coats of varnish applied.

In July 2021, she was lifted for annual antifouling, replacement anodes and 
stern gear to be 'dressed' 

Sadly, physical health constraints have overtaken our client and now the decision to sell again 
has been made.  

She represents a comfortable, capable, economical, long-range cruising yacht or, equally as a 'well sorted' and comfortable live aboard yacht.



The accommodation features a roomy saloon, galley and helm position - all at deck level, with a passageway forward leading to a double cabin on the port side with a heads compartment to starboard incorporating a dedicated shower area. The forward cabin features a twin vee berth configuration and suitable storage to satisfy guests.

The layout would lend itself to being a comfortable live-aboard vessel.

Eberspacher warm air cabin heating - with a 7 day timer (the latter replaced in 2020) has been supplemented with three oil-filled, electrically heated radiators each with a thermostat and timer for background, night-time heating.

Upon entering from the covered aft deck, a sliding door leads to:

Saloon:  A 'U'-shaped seating area to port with space to starboard for additional seating if desired. The seating and upholstery was new in December 2020 and surround a circular pedestal table on telescopic support to be able to adjust its height. A single locker unit, located to starboard houses a front-opening domestic refrigerator, mirrored by another locker in the aft corner with a front-opening freezer located within.

Galley: to port and to the forward end of the saloon affords good views of all going on around with ample work surfaces and stowage cupboards under & over. The work surfaces have been re-finished and a two oven, LPG cooker fitted. A stainless steel deep sink is provided, along with an extended hose spray tap.  A microwave oven with grill is inset into eyeline cupboard. All cupboards, with the exception of the peninsular unit were custom made in 2020 and are in varnished Teak finish.

Helm Position: to starboard with sliding door to side deck. Comprehensive array of engine and navigational instruments. Roomy navigational area for traditional navigation.

Steps down to passageway on the centreline lead forward to:

Master cabin: To port with a double berth incorporating multiple storage drawers within its base; a hanging locker and further locker with drawers. The mattress is new and of 'marine' specification.

Heads compartment: Located to starboard, opposite the master cabin, this has been re-tiled and is fitted with an electrically flushed toilet, stainless steel basin with pressurised hot & cold water supply and dedicated, tiled shower area that has been fitted with a custom made stainless steel shower tray and thermostatic shower controls.

Forward Cabin: Fitted with twin berths in a conventional 'V'-shaped layout with drawers and stowage under them and a hanging locker to starboard side aft. The mattresses in this cabin are also to marine specification and are new and these have not been used as yet.

The vessel is carpeted throughout and these are laid/fitted over hardwood parquet finishes.

New, bespoke 'Ratan' blinds are fitted throughout the main saloon, with the exception of the forward-facing windows. External blinds are provided for these windows.

History and Construction

GRP Hull & Deck, built by Chein Hwa Manufacturing Co, Taiwan in approx. 1978/9

After many years cruising the eastern seaboard of America including the great lakes and intercoastal waterways this boat was based in Florida where she was bought by an English gentleman who shipped her to the UK in 2008.

On arrival in the UK in early 2008, she was re-engined with very low hour replacement engines supplied by main dealers; Hendy Ford of Cosham, Hampshire.

Fully compliant with EU RCD standards - Post Construction Conformity report carried out in 2014 by HPI CE-Proof.

A comprehensive refit was commenced by the next owner in 2015/2016 to prepare this vessel for a single-handed Round Britain trip, this refit included:

  • New bow and stern thrusters with separate battery banks and chargers for each thruster.
  • New propeller shafts, shaft bearings, stern tubes and shaft seals. 
  • Replace and rebuild the decks with new beams, glassed in and fitted with  brown, diamond patterned 'Treadmaster' panels. 
  • A new hydraulic steering system.
  • A complete re-wiring of the whole vessel.
  • The overhaul & replacement of the seacocks where necessary.  
  • New engine and navigational instrumentation.
  • New domestic appliances.

Following that owner's cruise, the vessel was purchased by the current owner (a retired Naval Architect and Marine Surveyor) through ourselves in 2019, since which more significant replacements and improvements (mostly internal, with a view to making the vessel more suited for long-term liveaboard use have been carried out. 

Now, as stated above, most of the internal work has been completed. New protective  hatch covers have been obtained and fitted, together with a new cover to protect the Flybridge's instrumentation. The flybridge decks have been upgraded using a rubberoid compound and finished with grey deck paint. The upper helm's varnished wooden wheel has been stripped and re-varnished. All external teak rails and fittings have been stripped back to bare wood and five coats of marine varnish applied. NOTE: currently, there are no cushions to the flybridge seating.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

Twin Ford Lehman 2725e 120hp, 6 cylinder naturally aspirated diesels, coupled to Borg Warner 'Velvet Drive' gearboxes, shaft drive to 3 bladed props. 

The engines were supplied by Hendy Ford, Cosham in January 2008 having been converted to marine specification from previous use as standby generator engines ashore at Romford. Since fitment of these replacement engines, they have probably run for less than 550 hours total - the engine hour meters fitted indicate around 425 hours run since fitment of the gauges. 

Both engines and gearboxes have been serviced in early July 2021

Sleipner SE100 Bow Thruster and Sleipner SE80 Stern Thruster both fitted in 2014
2 X Optima AGM dedicated batteries for Bow Thruster & 2 X Optima AGM batteries for stern thruster.  
Sleipner Speed Control Pro Control display at helm position and flybridge.

Navigation Equipment

At Wheelhouse Helm Position:

  • Raymarine C80 Colour Chart Plotter/Radar display.
  • Raymarine DS500X Fishfinder.
  • Cetrek Pilot 730 autopilot.
  • Standard Horizon GX3000e VHF/DSC Radio with hailer function.
  • Furuno GP32 GPS display.
  • ICS Nav6 Navtex display
  • Nasa Meteoman weather station.

On the flybridge:

Standard Horizon CMP25B Command Mic for fixed VHF.
Cetrek Pilot 715 Remote Autopilot Controller.

Deck Equipment

  • Danforth anchor with chain and warp.
  • Quick electric anchor windlass with foot switches at bow and remote control at helm position.
  • Fenders & warps.
  • Boathook.
  • Bimini cover, supported on a stainless steel frame to afford protection to the upper, 'Flybridge'.
  • Aft deck enclosure covers.

Contact Information

Please contact us on 01752 228855 or email us for more information or to arrange a viewing

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.

Contact The Seller

General Information

New or used
United Kingdom




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2 x Ford Lehman 2715E
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About The Seller

Barbican Yacht Agency

Sutton Harbour Marina




United Kingdom

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