Trader 54 Sundeck for sale

Ardrossan, United Kingdom

Listed price £115,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Trader 54 Sundeck
Used power boat for sale
$153,179 USD | Listed price £115,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Seaward Trader
Length overall
Ardrossan, United Kingdom

About this Trader 54 Sundeck


Sunbird International Yacht Sales are please to present this well looked after Trader 54 Sundeck She has twin Caterpillar 210hp diesels. She has easy access side decks and clearly defined living spaces both inside and out. Internal woodwork is finished in varnished teak and holly.

The vessel sleeps 7 persons over 4 cabins with an ensuite master cabin with half bath and shower. Well equipped galley, great storage, Bright and comfortable saloon with dining table. Lower helm with navigation area. Aft dinette opposite galley.


She is also equipped with generator, dinghy with outboard and instruments include chartplotters and radar.

Full monthly service history with plenty of up grades coving the last two years. 

Engine Mechanical and Service History


2x Caterpillar 3208TA direct-injection V8 diesel engines producing 210hp @ 2,800rpm
Fresh water engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchangers
Twin disc hydraulic reduction gearboxes
Morse twin-lever cable throttle & gear controls at lower & upper helms
Full bank of VDO engine monitoring gauges at lower & upper helms including voltmeters, water temperature,
water pressure, oil pressure and engine hours

Electrical System:

2 x 2000 Ah Bosch house Batteries. 

Sterling 60Amp Pro Charger with monitor.

Sterling 1600 Watt Pure Sine wave Invertor. 

8.5 KVA Generator. 

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine hours as of October 2020: approx 2300hrs (port), 2300hrs (starboard) 
Date of last service: June 2019
Displacement cruising speed: 10-12 knots @ 1,700rpm
Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 1 Gallon per hour range approx 620Nm

Propulsion & Steering:

Nickel bronze 3-bladed propellors
Stainless steel shafts driving through low-maintenance shaft seals and bronze V-brackets
Vetus bowthruster  hydraulic with 12v electric actuation and controls at lower & upper helms + bow
Twin rudders
Hydraulic steering with helm wheels at lower & upper wheels
VDO rudder-angle indicators at lower & upper helms (not working)

Other Mechanical:

Pressurised fresh water supply:
Pressurised water supply via 12v DC low pressure pump located in engine room
Hotpot hot water generated engine-driven calorifier connected to port engine or 240 Volt immersion heater element powered by 240v AC system
Bilge Pumps:
3x 12v DC automatic bilge pumps with float switch activation located in forward bilge, mid bilge and aft bilge.
Manual overrides for bilge pumps at lower helm.
Henderson manual bilge pump located at lower helm position

Service History 

Full monthly maintenance log coving the last two years. 

Portside gearbox removed and reconditioned
New propshafts, propellors, rudders, cutlass bearings, packing glands and associated anodes.
Keel cut away and rebuilt.

Engines and filters serviced May 2019 (42 hours use since) engine impellors also replaced
All fire extiguishers serviced and/or replaced 2019 (Automatic extinguishers fitted in engine room)
Bilge pumps and switches replaced 2019
New Henderson manual bilge pump 2019
All Saloon and Galley heating ducting and vents replaced with new 2019
Deck recaulked where needed (and all hatches)
Upper and lower hull acid cleaned, machine compound cleaned, polished and waxed 2019
All boat GRP machine compound cleaned, polished and waxed 2020
Sundeck canopy repainted 2020
Anti-fouled and anodes replaced Oct 2019
All exterior wood sanded back to bare, restained and varnished 2020

New Liferaft 2019
New 1600w Pure sinewave inverter and Clipper battery monitor, dedicated inverter ring main and UK sockets installed 2019 (usb charging sockets in Saloon for phone/tablets e.t.c).
Main power cables from batteries, fuse blocks and terminals upgraded 2019
New Sterling battery charger and remote monitoring 2019
New Honwave dinghy and Honda 6HP outboard 2019 (just had its first dealer service).
Raymarine Dragonfly 7 with Navionics Silver (new in box still) 2019
Bronze through hull transducer fitted 2019 (for the Dragonfly7)
Cobra marine waterproof floating handheld VHF radio 2019
New Plastimo Olympic 135 compass for upper helm 2019
New windlass motor and footswitch fitted 2019.
New 'walk-on' swimplatform stairs with storage space manufactured 2019
New night heater 2020
Bowthruster propellors replaced 2019
All original lights converted to LED throughout and dimmable LED strip moodlighting in Saloon & motion activated in the head.
New carpets, curtains and blinds throughout, fitted Nov 2019

Last Survey 2019 



Fuel tanks:
3x equal-sized mild steel fuel tanks with a combined capacity of 2,800 litres (616 gallons) located in engine room Balance pipes with shut off vales on all tanks.
Twin Racor fuel filter/water separators supplying filtered fuel to both engines and generator via manifold system from fuel tanks Stainless steel fillers on side-decks

Water tanks:
2x equal-sized stainless steel water tanks with a combined capacity of 1364 litres (300 gallons) located beneath owner’s cabin double berth
Stainless steel filler on deck

Grey water system:
Grey water from heads & galley sinks discharges directly overboard by gravity
Grey water from shower trays drain to forward & aft sumps and is discharged overboard by 12v sump pumps
Black water system:
Black water from both heads discharges either directly overboard or to black water tanks via Electric heads S/S Pump out on side decks.


The interior joinery is principally of high quality handcrafted teak with raised mouldings. All doors and frames are solid teak and vented. The joinery is finished in satin varnish to create a light and airy interior with excellent ambience under both natural and artificial lighting.
The heads compartments are cream laminate trimmed with teak for easy cleaning. Shower doors are solid teak with tinted plexiglass panels.
The heads sink-surrounds are marble effect. The galley worktop is teak and holly. All other surfaces are teak.

All floors are teak laid with contrasting holly inlay. They where cleaned and restored 2019
The head-linings throughout the yacht are white padded vinyl with teak battening.
Generous 6’+ headroom in all cabins.

Forward Heads:
Accessible from central lower corridor or via en-suite door from cabin. Single inset sink with marble surround. Lockers to side and below sink tops with mirror. Hot & cold pressurised water supply. Electric 2 way marine heads. Shower with teak grated floor and locker stowage also shaving point and electric fan.

Lower Helm Station:
Forward of the main saloon area and accessed from the forward lower corridor via steps. To starboard side of companionway is the main helm station with full engine & throttle controls, engine gauges and navigation instruments. Variable speed control for windscreen wipers. To port is a large chart-table area. At deckhead is a teak panel with various navigation instruments mounted. To starboard are 2-person upholstered bench seat. To port and starboard is a watertight sliding door to the sidedeck. Fold out seat on portside chart table. 

To starboard are 4 seater sofa with a locker & counter next to with a large teak drinks cabinet forward beneath helm seat. To port is a large U-shaped settee with extensive stowage beneath. The saloon table is solid teak with a stainless steel height-adjuster. Teak grabrails on ceiling and deckhead.

Engine room:
Located beneath the saloon. Accessed from forward lower corridor and galley via hinges doors so access from both ends of the engine room and hinged steps or via saloon sole through removable floor-panels. Natural ventilation via topsides grills and forced ventilation & extraction via 12v fans. The engine room benefits from extensive insulation to protect guests from heat & noise. Between the engines is an aluminium chequer plate walkway.Generator, water-heater and battery charger are located at the forward end.

Accessed via steps down from saloon. A large U-shaped settee is located to port with stowage beneath, stowage cupboards outboard and book-shelving above. A extendable solid teak table lowers with a stainless steel height adjuster.

Directly opposite Dinette to starboard. U-shaped worktop with twin stainless steel sinks inset. Single front opening fridge. Extensive stowage is found in lockers, cupboards and drawers above and below the worktop.

Master Cabin:
Accessed from the dinette, this extremely large owner’s cabin centre's around a sizeable diagonal-positioned double berth with small beside cabinets one side. Full-length hanging locker with desk/dressing table. Access to en-suite heads is forward to port, further draws and one locker located by drawing table + full length mirror and Trouser press.

En-Suite Heads:
Accessed from the port side of the Master Cabin. Single marble inset sink Lockers above and below sink tops with mirror. Hot & cold pressurized water supply. Electric marine heads. Dedicated shower cubicle with half bath and teak/plexiglass sliding partition door. Electric shaving point with 2 way fan and motion activated LED lighting around mirror. 


Domestic Equipment

Stoves Electric hob 4 burners, oven & grill
240v AC microwave oven
2x stainless steel sinks with mixer tap 
Front-opening refrigerator

Jabsco Electric salt-water flushing heads in both heads Inset sinks with chromed mixer taps chromed showers in both heads

12v DC engine room blower fans 

Domestic Lighting:
12v DC LED Dimmer lighting inset to deckhead throughout saloon
12v DC LED reading lights in all accommodation cabins plus saloon
12v DC LED waterproof lighting in engine room, all heads compartments,
12v DC chart-table light at lower helm
240v AC + DC Overhead LED Lighting in Saloon

Entertainment Equipment:
Sound Systems:
Kenwood Radio/CD and MP3 player with speakers in saloon

32" TV on moveable bracket 


Raymarine Dragonfly 7 plotter/fish finder with Navionics Silver (new in box, needs connecting to the transducer already installed).

Lowrance 7" chart plotter

Simrad 11" chart plotter

Raytheon radar

Bowthruster with 3 sets of buttons (both helms & at the anchor)

Simrad VHF radio

Garmin DSC radio

Plastimo Olympic 135 Compass

Sunto Compass

Colour depth Echosounder

Robertson Autopilot (shows rudder position sensor failure error)

Weather station


Hotpot hot water tank.

Kenwood mp3, ipod, cd, radio.

New 32" TV on Moveable arm 

Lofrans Tigres Windlass

Honwave V-floor tender and Honda 6HP outboard.

Aft Gangway

Aft Cockpit Shower 




  • Bow thruster
  • Gangway
  • Depthsounder
  • Tender
  • Swimming ladder
  • Plotter - x 3
  • Gps
  • Autopilot
  • Generator - 8.5 KVA
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Oven
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Radar
  • Refrigerator
  • Tv set - 32" new
  • Liferaft
  • Electric head
  • Inverter
  • Teak cockpit
  • Vhf - x2
  • Heating
  • Log speedometer
  • Microwave oven
  • Cockpit shower - aft deck
  • Hot water
  • Deep freezer
  • Radio
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Compass - x2
  • Battery charger
  • Shore power inlet
  • Cd player - MP3 Player
  • Manual bilge pump

In this case we are acting as brokers only.  The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed.  The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract.  A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and / or to have an engine trial conducted, which if carried out by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.


Note to seller and purchaser:  If the boat you are selling or purchasing is registered, please ensure that the registration is completed after the sale of the boat.  If the purchaser wishes to cancel the registration is the duty of the seller to contact the Registry and inform them that the registration is to be cancelled.  If the purchaser wishes to continue with the registration, it is the duty of the purchaser to complete the relevant forms and post off the bill of sale to the Registrar.

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2 x CAT 3208
Fuel capacity
740 gallons (U.S.)
Maximum speed
18 mph
Cruising speed
12 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
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Broker/Dealer Information

Sunbird International Yacht Sales

Mrs Andrea Martin
Clyde Marina
KA22 8DB
United Kingdom
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