Trader 72 for sale in United Kingdom for £365,000

22 m
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Twin Caterpillar
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About this Trader 72

This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a Trader 72 which is in immaculate condition and probably the best example on the market. It has been owned by the current owners for the last 18 years who have carried out numerous updating on the vessel and the works carried out include installation of hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, stabilisers and satellite TV.
Viewing is strongly recommended as a similar new boat would cost in excess of £1,500,000. 

Annual Maintenance Completed April / May 2018.


This is a displacement motor cruiser built by Kha Shing Enterprise Co Ltd in 1990.    This boat has also been regularly serviced and maintained to an exceptional standard.


White GRP hull & superstructure.

The hull was the subject of Epoxy Treatment in 2002.

Replacement Hydraulic Thrusters and Stabilizers replaced in 2006.

All underwater fillings removed and replaced with GRP.  Chines GRP re-inforced, no gel coat underwater then epoxy coated.

Blue Hull Band.

Teak laid decks, aft deck, fore deck, bathing platform and flybridge.

Large bathing platform professionally extended in 1996 by Tarquinn at Emsworth under supervision of a marine surveyor.

LOA: 21.78 mtrs/71'4"
Beam: 5.4 mtrs/17'7"
Max Draft: 1.15 mtr/3'9"

Displacement Weight 40 Tons.

Part 1 British Registered.

The vendor has an extensive maintenance/service history.

Engines, Electrics & Tankage

Twin Caterpillarhp 8 Cylinder Diesel Engines -

October 2018 - Engine Hours :- Port Engine Hrs 2141 & Starboard Engine Hrs 2126.

Engines Acid Flushed 2017.

Fresh Water Cooled.

Shaft Driven with 4 Bladed Bronze Propellers (New 2006).

Hydralic Throttles.

Cruising Speed: 10 knots

Maximum Speed: 14 knots.

(Approximate Fuel Consumption 7 - 8 knots @ 1200 RPM 3/4 of a Gallon).

Hydraulic (Twin Speed) 26hp Bow & Stern Thrusters Fitted in 2006

Vetus Stabilisers Fitted in 2006.  (Both Motors - All Coolers Cleaned & New Cooler on Starboard Gearbox 2015).

Trim Tabs.

Rope Cutters.

(Engine exhausts replaced 2011, new starter motor fitted to port engine and re-conditioned starter motor fitted to the starboard engine 2012).


Westerbeke 23.7kVA (Current Hours 1530 - October 2018)

Reconditioned Starter Fitted in 2014.

Lister Petter 13Kva (Current Hours 630 - October 2018 ).


24volt Battery System.

2 x 220 ah Engine Batteries (New in 2016).

4 x 200 ah Domestic Batteries.

1 x 90ah Generator Battery (New in 2016).

2 x Engine Alternators.

2 x Sterling Smart Intelligent Battery Chargers replaced in 2014.

Shore Power System (Sockets Replaced September 2017) with 240volt ring main throughout cabins.

4 x 240volt Plinth Heaters (2 in Saloon, 1 in Master Owner's Cabin & 1 in Wheelhouse)

Shore Power Cable.


4 X Steel Fuel Tanks (5,200 Litres in total).

4 x Water Tanks - linked (1800 Ltrs)

2 x Holding tanks.


Pressurised Fresh Water system with hot water via immersion heater (New Element fitted October 2018).

New Pressure Vessel 18 Ltr Water Supply  (May 2015) 


This particular boat has generous accommodation which provides 11 berths in total.

The  Aft  Cabin has a central positioned large double bed with hanging lockers and plenty of storage lockers.  It has an en-suite providing an electric flush toilet, wash hand basin, shower and an additional electric shower.

There is an aft twin berthed cabin (New Head Lining 2017) with its own en-suite and separate door for day use.

In the midships there is an owner's large master double cabin with a centrally positioned double berth with a memory foam mattress, settee, dressing table with stool and ample storage.  Spacious heads with two wash basins, electric flush toilet with a full size bath & shower.

Further forward there are an additional 2 cabins, a twin cabin with bunk beds and heads.  The other cabin has 3 single berths, an armchair, table and separate heads.

The galley area is located on the port side between the saloon and the internal helm position.  It is equipped with 2 x electric & 2 x gas hob burners, a fan assisted oven & grill, 240volt fridge/freezer with inverter, double sink & plenty of storage lockers, microwave oven, dish washer and air conditioning.

The inside helm position has a captain's helm seat, L shaped additional seating and a table..

The saloon is an excellent size with a four seater cream coloured leather sofa, two additional matching arm chairs & foot stool.  A circular dinning table with eight chairs.  on the port side there is a storage with a 37" flat screen TV which is connected to a ships satellite system.  The joinery and wooden panels are finished in teak  Light green carpets throughout.

The boat is also equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning/heating throughout the boat.

There is also a separate cupboard with a washing machine and airing cupboard.

The Flybridge area provides a helm seat with a switchable back rest & plenty of additional passenger seating, table, sink, lighting, sunbathing area, storage lockers, radar arch & stainless steel frame work to support bimini canvas. 

The large aft cockpit area provides an excellent place for al fresco eating with full surrounding covers.



Stowe Speed & Log Instrument.

Stowe Echosounder Instrument.

Garmin GPS (On Fly Bridge).

Garmin 7" Chart Plotter Echo Map 70S (Inside Helm Position).

Garmin GPS128 - Back Up GPS.

EPIRB (Expired & requires servicing).

Furuno Radar Dual Station.

Standard Horizon 9X2200E VHF Radio Linked to GPS, AIS, DSC D (Dual Station with Fog Horn & Loud Hailer Modes & Repeater on Fly Bridge).

Simrad Auto Pilot.

Clipper Navtex.


Stainless Steel Anchor & 50 mtrs of chain.

Electric Windlass.


Bow & Stern Electric Mooring Winches.

Hydraulic Passerelle (Re-built and new remote controls 2017).

Wetline 2.3 Mtr Dinghy.

Cover for Dinghy.

Bimini Awning.

Flybridge Tonneau Cover.

Full Aft Deck Enclosure Covers.

CD Player & 3 Radios.

Seatel Satellite TV System (2008).

Hydraulic Crane (Serviced September 2017).

26" LCD Flat Screen TV with Freeview - Owner's Cabin.

37" LED Flat Screen TV with Home Theatre Surround Sound & Freeview - Saloon.

22" LCD Flat Screen TV with Freeview & DVD Player - Wheelhouse.

Boat Alarm.

Aft Deck Storage.

Fenders & Warps.

Boat Hook.

Engine Spares.

New Alarm (September 2017)


Four man Liferaft (Expires 2018).


Fire Extinguishers (1 x automatic & 5 x manual - Replaced in 2016).

Fire Blanket. 

Broker's Comments

This particular boat is one of thirteen originally built by Kha Shing Enterprises Co Ltd in Taiwan.  The original length was 65'0" / 19.81 mtrs.  It is the only boat to have an extended transom which was professionally extended with the works undertaken by Tarquinn at Emsworth under the supervision of a surveyor.  It is now 72'0" / 21.4 mtrs.

The current owners have owned the boat for the last eighteen years and they have a real passion for maintaining it.  It  is currently one of the best examples on the market.

Annual Maintenance Completed May 2018 which included re anti-fouling, stern gear cleaned, new anodes fitted, all sea valves cleaned, 2 new diverter valves fitted, port side shaft checked and re-packed, Passerelle serviced and new remotes fitted.

Boat Survey Report dated 9th May 2018 available on request.

This boat must be viewed to be appreciated and is seriously worth considering.

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