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Name: 40 Sundeck
Length: 40
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 350 gals.
Model Years: 1983—2000
Draft: 4'0"
Beam: 12'11"
Water Capacity: 250 gals.
Waste Capacity: 50 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Introduced in 1983, the Marine Trader 40 Sundeck is a roomy aft cabin cruising yacht notable for her affordable price and economical operation. Like most Marine Trader models, the 40 rides on a solid fiberglass hull with hard aft chines, a well-flared bow, and a long, prop-protecting keel. Her standard two-stateroom interior—completely finished with well-crafted teak joinery—is arranged with the galley down, which allows for a wide-open salon. If the bow stateroom is a little small, the owner’s aft stateroom is huge with plenty of built-in storage drawers, a big hanging locker, and a large head with a built-in tub. A serving bar opposite the lower helm overlooks the galley, and port and starboard deck doors in the salon provide easy access to the decks. Topside, the full-width sundeck is among the largest to be found on a boat this size. Additional features include an aft deck hardtop, teak handrails, bow pulpit, and a teak swim platform. Twin 135hp Lehman diesels (a single Lehman is standard) will cruise the Marine Trader 40 at 7–8 knots. Note that the Marine Trader 44 Yachtfish is the same boat with a cockpit addition.


Value-priced sundeck cruiser blends comfortable accommodations with conservative styling, fuel-efficient operation.


Standard two-stateroom interior with galley down features convertible salon settee, breakfast bar, lower helm with deck door, walkaround queen in master, tub/shower in aft head. Full-width sundeck is big for a boat this size. Hardtop, radar arch, bow pulpit were standard.


Always a popular model.


Twin 135hp Lehman diesels cruise economically 7–8 knots.

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