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1983 Marine Trader La Belle Trawler

$74,999 USD

  • $74,999 USD
  • Doug Rosensky2
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1983
  • Marine Trader
  • La Belle Trawler
  • Seabrook, Texas, US
  • Power
  • 43ft / 13.11 m
  • Volvo
  • Tamd 41
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-02-02
  • 2016-08-03
  • 2223256



 Merlin has been upgraded in 2004 - 2005 - Volvo engines were replaced, tanks replaced, a replacement generator installed, teak decks replaced, forward windows replaced, exterior painted and interior upgraded.  She has been cared for with undivided attention since initially purchased. The initial owner is the largest inland barge company in the US and she was one of two of their flagship yacht used for client entertainment. Two of the major principals purchased her several years ago from the barge company and followed along with an equal vigorous maintenance regimen. Merlin to this day has been cruised and well taken care of.

Vessel Walkthrough

The La Belle trawlers have very traditional and pleasing lines because of their sweeping sheer and low-freeboard. They became a popular pick in the 80s (in production 1983-88) since the price was very affordable and the interior was very warm and roomy. Also spacious is the sundeck, ideal platform for entertaining.

She sleeps two in the forward compartment that has an enormous amount of stowage space in a hanging locker to port and under the starboard overlapping berth is a spacious cabinet. The head is to starboard. The galley and the U-shaped dinette table is just aft and on the same deck level, allowing for a large saloon. Entry into the saloon is via port and starboard sliding doors as well as the aft companionway door. There is an L-shaped settee and a free-standing glass-top rattan table.

Aft and down is the companionway to the roomy master stateroom. The berth is a queen and the room has live-aboard stowage in cabinet lockers that almost surround the room. The head is to port and is electric. The bath tub is the size you would see on much larger luxury yachts.

The entire interior has been tastefully redone with rich colors and fabrics. Once inside you immediately sense a kindred welcoming into a very comfortable environment full of a warm ambience.


  • U-Shaped Dinette
  • Norcold Stand-Up Refrigerator W/Separate Freezer
  • 3 - Burner Electric Stove W/Oven
  • 2 - Basin Deep Stainless Steel Sink


  • Bimini Top 3 Sided Enclosure 2015
  • Aft Deck Hardtop W Full Enclosure
  • Wing doors
  • Large Dunnage Box On Bow
  • Shore Water Inlet
  • Windlass New
  • Plow Anchor W/ Chain Rode
  • Swim Platform
  • Anchor Pulpit
  • 2-Helm Chairs-FB

Mechanical and Electrical

  • Twin Volvo Diesels TAMD 41 - 170hp with Approx. 800hrs
  • 13 Kw Magma Plus Generator 2004
  • Professional Mariner Battery Charger 60amp
  • Dripless Shaft Seals
  • 10 Gal Hot Water Heater
  • Par Wench Windlass W/Chain Rode and 33lb Bruce Anchor
  • New Batteries (2012)

Replacements/Redo/Upgrades (2004-2010)

  • Replaced Volvo Diesel Engines '04
  • Replaced Teak Decks
  • Replaced Generator
  • Replaced Forward Windshields W/Thicker Glass
  • Renewed Canvas On Bridge '08
  • Garmin 3210 Radar/Chartplotter
  • Topsides/Superstructure Painted
  • Replaced Fuel Tanks '10Complete Interior Redo '08-09
  • Bottom 2015
  • New TV’s 2015
  • New Autopilot 2015
  • New Windlass 2014
  • Hot Water Heater 2013
  • A/C 2015
  • A/C Pump 2015
  • Bimini and 3 Sided Enclosure

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.




For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994