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Name: 49 Pilothouse
Length: 49
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 700 gals.
Model Years: 1979—1993
Draft: 4'6"
Beam: 15'0"
Water Capacity: 375 gals.
Waste Capacity: 70 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
The Marine Trader 49 Pilothouse is a classic long-range trawler with a prominent bow and a salty, go-anywhere appearance. Introduced as the Marine Trader 48 Pilothouse, she’s built on a solid fiberglass hull with a wide beam, relatively flat aftersections, and a long, prop-protecting keel. Below, the floorplan is arranged in the conventional pilothouse manner with the galley aft on the salon level and the master stateroom below the raised wheelhouse. There’s a watch berth in the pilothouse, and the amidships owner’s cabin includes a tub in the adjoining head. Typical of so many Asian-built yachts, the entire interior is teak and so are the decks and exterior trim. Additional features include a mast and boom, wide side decks, a spacious engine room, and a Portuguese bridge. Price-wise, these were fairly inexpensive boats, and the finish is not overly impressive. Note that the Marine Trader 49 Sundeck (1983–90) was built on the same hull but with a full-width salon and no side decks. Most were delivered with twin 135hp Lehmans. Perkins 160hp diesels were optional.


Long-range pilothouse trawler introduced in 1979 delivered big-boat comfort, amenities at a super-competitive price.


Spacious two-stateroom, two head floorplan offers U-shaped galley forward in salon, amidships master suite with tub/shower, pilothouse watch berth, inside bridge access. Note protected side decks, abundant outside teak.


Prominent bow, wave-breaking Portuguese bridge can push through heavy seas.


Cruise at 8 knots with 135hp Lehman diesels; 10 knots with 165hp Perkins diesels.

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