Welcome to Trader
Trader Motor Yachts have a thirty year heritage as the leading series of aft cabin motor cruisers.
The values of craftsmanship and ‘home from home’ comfort that we have instilled into our modern Traders were also present back in 1979, and it is because of these that so many older Traders are still going strong, giving their owners pleasure and preserving their values in the market. In fact, there are more than 500 of them, cruising waters all over the world.
Beginning in 2005, we have been working with leading Naval Architect Tony Castro to develop the Trader Generation II series. These new motoryachts build on the Trader heritage with up to the minute design and technology to enhance the experience of being on the water.
The contemporary range of cuising Trader motoryachts runs from the versatile 42, to the mighty 75 Superyacht. These will be joined in 2009 by the radical 38 Sprint - the first Trader performance weekender which is powered by Zeus pods, and offers exhilarating performnce, with style to match.
Welcome to a world of safe adventure and practical luxury.
Only on a Trader are these apparently contradictory qualities reconciled. Confident at sea and relaxed at rest, the Trader is the ultimate cruising machine.
A Trader semi-displacement hull is unmistakable. The distinctive flared bow ensures a soft and comfortable ride, even in heavy seas, without any ‘slamming’. As the trim angle remains constant across the speed range, the Trader remains efficient at whatever speed the prevailing sea conditions will allow. Lastly, the substantial displacement means ease of handling at manoeuvring speeds.
Confidence to go to sea . . .
Wide, flat side decks laid with non-slip teak with sensible handrails give security to you and your family. On board a Trader, even children can move around safely. The flybridge helm position gives a commanding view for ease of handling in tight marinas or anchorages while your deck crew will appreciate the oversize stainless steel deck gear.
Watch the world go by . . .
The social focus of any Trader, the full beam aft deck can be shaded from the sun, or closed off from the rain by a variety of permanent and removable canopies. With built-in or free-standing furniture you can tailor the area to suit your family's cruising style. With easy access to the saloon, flybridge and bathing platform, the aft deck is the ideal place to relax at the heart of the action at anchor or in the marina.
Relax, in peace . . .
Because we understand that space and privacy
are essentials for spending extended periods of time
aboard, Trader owners’ cabins are situated aft, offering full beam designs with walk round beds, spacious
en-suite bathrooms and full-length wardrobes. With the separate guest accommodation finished to the same
high standards of design, your Trader can truly be a home from home.
All the comforts of home, afloat . . .
Trader galleys are distinctive for their use of full sized domestic appliances and expansive work surfaces.
Not only can you cater just as you would at home, but you can also be just as self-sufficient with washing machines, dishwashers and trash compactors. The aft location is ideal not only for proximity to the saloon,
but it is also the point of least inertia, making food preparation at sea both safe and practical.
Value you can rely on . . .
When the time comes to sell or trade in your Trader you will appreciate the care we have taken to protect your investment. Our policies of only building to order means there is never any oversupply and with designs evolving over time, you can rest assured that your Trader will not be made obsolete in a short model cycle.
The quality of Trader construction means that even a twenty year old example can usually be brought up to an excellent standard with only a little cosmetic work. The durability and traditional style of the Teak interiors likewise defy the ravages of age and passing fashions.
A lifetime of service . . .
Average first ownership of a new Trader is five to eight years, a testament to the thoroughness of our designs and the satisfaction they give. Well-maintained, Traders go on to provide as much pleasure to their subsequent owners as well as proving secure investments and reliable family cruising companions.