Trader Breaks
the Mould
Motorboats Monthly
February 2009
Trader has broken years of tradition by going sporty.
“The 38 Sprint was revealed to the world in November after a mysterious marketing campaign that saw adverts placed in magazines with the outline of a boat and no detail except for the web address”
“This secrecy paid off because it came as a genuine shock to many to find out this sleek sportscruiser is being made by Trader, a builder synonymous with long-distance, semi-displacement craft.”
“The 39ft boat harbours another big surprise – it will be driven by CMD’s rear-facing pod drives, which should push it to over 35 knots.”
“The Tony Castro-designed Sprint will become the smallest boat in the Trader line-up, but it will still be capable of decent passage making with a fuel capacity of 1,400lt.”
“Accommodation comes in the form of a forward master cabin and midships twin cabin, while the saloon sits flush with the aft deck to create a single space, perfect for entertaining.”
A Thoroughly Modern Gentlemen's Runabout
Motor Boat & Yachting
February 2009

“Somewhat of a departure for Trader, this latest model is both a gentleman’s cruiser and a beneficiary of the new Zeus pod-drive system.”

“Plus points include the full walkaround decks, as well as three boarding gates in the topsides.”
“Great visibility from the one piece windscreen and large saloon windows should make single-handed skippering a cinch.”
“A U-shaped dinette with a cantilevering forward section to make up a double navigator’s position with the galley opposite make up the rest of the saloon, while down below there is an ensuite master forward and a roomy twin amidships.”
Click here to visit the microsite.
Trader 41+2
Used boat from £100K
by Emrhys Barrel
Motorboats Monthly
June 2006
“This popular Taiwan-built baby boasts solid sea-keeping, great build quality and an unfeasible amount of space”
“One name to stay the course is Trader, and the evergreen 41 makes an ideal starter boat – or long-term prospect – for serious cruising”
“This [hull form] gives the maximum interior volume, and an easily driven shape, happy at displacement speeds, or planning, with no significant transition between the two”
“Even when it was new, the Trader gave you plenty of bang for the buck, and this continues into the second-hand market…a pretty keen price for an awful lot of boat.”
Trader 42
Holding Course
– Rolling Swiss II
September 2011
The Swiss Cruising Club train their members on their motor yacht “Rolling Swiss II”, which has travelled the whole of north Europe. We joined them in the Solent, in southern England.
Click here to read the full article in English
Click here to read the full article in German
Trader 42 Flybridge
Show Special
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2008
Can this seaworthy flybridge compete with its sleeker, more stylish competitors?
“The short answer to the question posed above is yes – many customers would take the superb ride of this boat over swoops and curves in the superstructure any day…this boat is all about comfortable cruising”.
“Helmsmen will love it. The view from the flybridge is enhanced by a well-bolstered helm seat with a good driving position”.
“Size and space feature heavily, from the very substantial mooring gear and waist-high guardrails to the wide side decks. It is a very easy boat to crew. The huge aft cockpit is ideal for free-standing furniture, with shade being provided by the integral fiberglass roof. The size theme continues below where the galley houses full-size domestic appliances, swathes of worktop, a giant sink and an obligatory, meaty handhold on the ceiling. The focus on space is no more evident than in the engine room, accessed through a watertight door. It is well lit with four large lamps and would shame boats 20ft longer.”
Show drives
Trader 42
MBY Editor Hugo Andrae gets behind the wheel of the new Trader
Motor Boat & Yachting
November 2007
A staggering amount of accommodation is packed into the semi-displacement 42
When Trader set about designing their new 42, they took the view that would-be owners shouldn’t have to put up with narrow berths, tiny toilets and pint sized galleys. It’s not as if people shrink every time they step aboard or eat less food, so why should they be denied the comforts of home on a vessel that costs as much as some houses.
It’s a sound principle that has been used to good effect on the 42. This is their first entry-level boat since the demise of the 41+2 in 1999 and the overriding impression is of a conservatively styled but spacious and well-thought-out craft. Admittedly our test boat was the two-cabin version rather than the busier three cabin option but the key selling points won’t be affected. Foremost among these are an unusually light, open-plan saloon with a domestic-sized galley, a comfortable aft cabin suite, and an engineroom that shames boats twice its size.
The ensuite guest bathroom is as large as you will find on a boat this size, with full standing headroom even in the separate shower stall. The same thinking has been applied on deck, with some of the widest, deepest and consequently, safest side decks you are ever likely to find on a boat this size. Fold-down gates in the topsides, which double as steps up from the pontoon, and a pair of deep fender lockers are set into the foredeck, are further innovations that add to an impressive array of mooring and anchor gear. The aft cockpit features a clever transom bench with a foldaway table and stowage for a liferaft, with yet more storage under the two helm seats to offset the lack of a lazarette.
So far so good, but how does it drive? Conditions weren’t very challenging on the day of our test but powering through the wake of our 575 photo boat produced nothing more than a smattering of spray up at the helm position. Nor was there a hint of slamming. With trim tabs half down to maintain a comfortable running angle with good forward visibility, it pushed through the wake unpeturbed.
As ever, it’s all about compromise and, provided you don’t expect the 42 to handle like a sportscruiser, you won’t be disappointed. It behaves neatly around the marina and its RCD Category A rating for six people (or CAT B for 12) suggests it is more than capable of handling the rough stuff. Arguably more important for customers is the fact that its low air draught and folding radar arch mean it’s free to explore the waterways of the UK and Europe, which remain off limits to taller vessels. With flybridge and hardtop versions to follow, the 42 offers a very different cruising experience to its mainstream rivals and one which we can see plenty of people falling for.

Trader 42 Boat Test

Motor Boats Monthly
August 2007
“There is a real contemporary flair to the interior with huge skylights, natural timbers and plenty of clean lines…Thought has certainly gone into how the boat will be used, especially on deck…Deck stowage, often a problem on aft cabin boats is a triumph”
“New Trader, new look but the same values.”
“Traders have always offered plenty of boat for their length. The 42 continues the trend but it also tries to bring something new to the table… Add in the two large tinted skylights above, and the 42 starts to become a very different animal to its predecessors”
“Across the transom a panoramic hatch delivers a million-dollar morning view for the skipper, or whoever is sat at the desk/dressing table that runs before it…I can’t think of another 42-foot boat that offers this level of luxury and space in a guest cabin, possibly even a master.”
“Excellent access, stowage, space and a fine finish”
“a ship-like hatch takes you into the bay itself. Spacious and lined with aluminium framed insulation, the engine room shouts high-spec and it’s way more impressive than the ply and flow-coated finish you will find on the competition… a few scruffy, pre-production issues aside, this is a seriously shipshape bay and one above most 50-foot cruisers.”
“With this level of accommodation, the stage is set for some serious cruising and under way the Trader exudes exactly the right kind of solid weight confidence you want when spending time at sea. For inland work the Cummins throttle controls come with a slow tickover function that drops the lowest speed from five knots to four, while the boat’s keel makes close-quartered handling very easy… the hull is smooth through the water, with none of the harshness you might expect from a faster planing design.”
The spray issues raised by Carl are being addressed. The boat tested was a prototype, and work on the sprayrails is part of the ongoing development program.
“It’s the best on-deck design I can think of for an aft cabin cruiser. Deckware is chunky and plentiful, but the best bit is the stowage.”
“Ingenious and thoughtful with practical solutions”
“Trader’s standard specification is long and impressive, including teak decking, canopies, a full navigation pack including a 12” radar and chartplotter screen, plus and autopilot and DSC VHF to boot.”
“The lure of 50-foot luxury and accommodation trapped inside a 42-craft must take some beating.”
“Aft cabin ace makes prices keen.”
42 Boat Test
Motor Boats Monthly
December 2007
Trader Motor Yachts has redesigned the hull of its new Trader 42 after MBM criticized the boat's wet ride.
Now, however, Trader has come back with a "modified" chine that extends out from the forward topsides about 12 inches above the waterline.
It's not a massively subtle piece of design, but it does work and MBM discovered when invited back to Trader's yard in October.
MBM's editor, Carl Richardson, who conducted both sea trials, said, "Not one speck of water made its way onto the deck, let alone the aft deck helm position."
Meanwhile in the original test, we printed the incorrect weights and RCD category of the boat. The correct weights are actually 14 tonnes light and 16 tonnes loaded with fuel and water.
The boat's RCD category is actually Cat A with a Cat B option and not the other way round as printed.
Buyer's Top 10
Family Cruisers
Motor Boat & Yachting September 2006
"Whatever size of Trader suits you, the benefits are the same: they produce a very good combination of accommodation volume, space on deck, safety, practicality and superb engine rooms. Unlike some boats, it feels as if the designer has put a lot of thought into how the boat is likely to be used. Build quality is usually very good. Because they are a relatively small company, they also offer a high degree of customization at surprisingly competitive prices."
Buyer's Top 10
Boats that
hold their value
Motor Boat & Yachting
May 2006
Trader 535 Signature
Sign of the times
A traditional and seamanlike boating experience is to be had with a Trader. The 535 Signature was launched in 1996 and was priced at £400,000. Today, that 535 is worth a similar amount second-hand. This is a low-volume model since only 80 have been built so far. A new one will set you back £653,000 in today's money. You can specify either a three or four-cabin layout and expect around 20 knots from the base twin 460hp CAT C7s.
Price from £653,000 inc VAT. Used price (1996) £400,000.
Contact Tarquin Boat Co. Tel +44(0)1243 375211
Motor Boats Monthly
Trader 535 Test
January 2004
Stacks of room. Sound fit-out.
Conservative with a small “c”. Well finished and comfortable.
“All Traders enjoy a high standard of joinery, but our test boat featured some particularly fine touches and precise matching of woods.”
Loads of space. Practical fittings. Teak decking as standard.
Good access to a sound installation. No obvious short cuts taken.
Wide choice of cruising speeds.
“The lower helm station is excellent, with good visibility right round…Of course, you will probably want to take advantage of the spacious, sociable flybridge helm station at every opportunity.” 
“We were pleasantly surprised to find the handling a good deal more responsive to rudder and throttles than we had envisaged, reacting in a measured way to both”. 
Not overpriced given build quality. Good residual values.
VERDICT - 8/10
If you want a boat for spacious and comfortable live-aboard cruising, without having to fuss over it, this marque is difficult to beat.
The 535 Signature offers serious bluewater passagemaking on the one hand, and extremely commodious interior and deck space on the other.
Now, if I could just take a year or two off work…
Tarquin Trader
535 Signature
A traditional-modern hybrid that's a little European, a little American
by George Sass Jr
Yachting Magazine
August 2002
"A hybrid may satisfy those craving today's functionality and yesteryear's emotional appeal, and the Tarquin Trader 535 Signature is a noble attempt to create just that.
The interior woodwork is some of the best I've seen, with quality usually found only on more traditionally styled yachts. Although quality teak is becoming harder to find, the 535's is exquisitely matched, with drawer faces blending grain and colour nicely into the furniture. On a note of purely personal taste, it is nice to see solid, satin-finished teak instead of this veneers that usually lose their luster after a few years in the marine environment. Ah, the pull of the heart strings.
Tarquin also ensures the interior is not a dark teak tunnel. The full-beam aft cabin has two large opening hatches and two opening ports for cross ventilation. The queen berth takes up only part of the cabin's 135 square feet, more than enough space for a cruising couple... A second head is forward for the VIP stateroom with queen berth and the guest stateroom with twin berths. It would be tough to improve on this layout.
Also refreshing is the amount of ventilation in the saloon. There appears to be a growing trend of eliminating this functional element in favour of styling, but not on the 535... Access panels throughout the interior make servicing the hardware easy... I had no issues with the engine room, where the 450hp Caterpillar 3126s had more than enough breathing room... everything was labeled or colour coded making service a little easier.
Amidships 10 3/4 inch bulwarks keep feet aboard. The stanchions stand at 3'3'' in the same area and taper to a respectable 2'5'' at the bow. More builders should take note of this basic but often overlooked concept of keeping people on board.
One thing you won't find on a traditionally styled trawler is a covered sundeck, a feature often found on American built motoryachts. This entertainment platform includes an L-shaped settee, a grill, a sink, a refrigerator and easy access to the large swim platform.
We reached a top speed of 21.6 knots, burning 23 gph per engine. Back her down to 13.5 knots, and the burn rate is about 10 gph per engine, according to her Caterpillar gauges... In a 3 foot chop, her entry was soft and smooth with no pounding. With seas behind us, she continued to track well.
The folks at Tarquin have produced exactly the boat they set out to create, and they build her well at the Taiwanese yard. Priced about $800,000 fully equipped, the 535 Signature is one hell of a value."
Trader’s Sexy 535
A European Favorite Makes A Novel Splash On North American Shores
by Tim Clark
July/August 2003
Until 1998, when she was wrecked in a hurricane while moored in Puerto Rico, John and Susan Hornaday owned a 51 foot motorsailer that had been home to the entire family, including their two daughters, during a full year of cruising the Caribbean in the mid-1990s. After a tactful period of mourning, they made the decision to switch to power and went looking for a new boat.
Only after more than two years of searching did they come upon the Trader 535 Signature, which, John says “just seemed to have everything in the right place… I'm a bit of a traditionalist, and I think some trawlers these days are going a little overboard with this real rugged look. But then you get into the motorcruiser, so many of those are just too modern looking. The 535 just hit right in the middle.”
Trader Tradition:
All these ports set aglow the saloon’s excellent woodwork- teak and holly soles (hand-laid, not panels) and honey colored, hand-rubbed teak cabinetry. I was particularly impressed with the care taken throughout the boat to match luxuriant veneers on the faces of raised-panel doors and cabinets.
A Smooth Performance:
She sliced through the seas very nicely. It was more like she was working with them instead of working against them.
I'd expected nasty, wet conditions in England in late March, but for the duration of my stay the weather was fair and calm. What a pity…It was only be doubling back in our own wake that I could verify the smooth “slicing” performance the John Hornaday had noted off Florida.  Visibility, both on the flybridge and from below, remained good at her 4- to 5- degree running attitude. Her hydraulic steering, from a wheel of four and a half rotations lock to lock was sure, with good tracking even when running at more than 20 knots hard over at full throttle.
Presently, I'm told, Tarquin’s production levels allow for the extra time and effort true customizations require. But in the light of the company's recent expansion into markets beyond Europe, it's possible that might not someday be the case. If I wanted a boat like this built just so, that's something I'd keep in mind.
Trader 535 Signature Boat Test
December 2000
"The Trader 535 left the impression of an almost perfect touring yacht. The available speeds will please most owners and the sailing characteristics are comfortable and refined compared to the frightening excitements of faster yachts. On the water you can walk on the boat in comfort and safety. The range is big enough and you will not have to look for fuel in every marina you visit.
It is a real seaman's boat and it is respected for the seagoing characteristics and comfort in the marina"
Trader 535 Signature
Boat Test
Boat International
July 2000
”There is so much logic in the way the 535 Signature is designed that one wonders why this same format is not used by other builders… It is hard to believe that all this is contained in a yacht with an overall length of just over 16m.
All these attributes combine to result in an overall hull shape which instills one with confidence even in the roughest seas.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb and the grain of the wood has been carefully dovetailed to create a very solid feel to the interior.
The engineering on board is of the highest level which is of course necessary for extensive cruising.
The lasting impression of the 535 Signature is of a craft which is close to perfect as the ideal cruising motor yacht.
This is a true sailor's boat, one which commands respect for its seagoing ability and which offers very comfortable living on board.”
Big Boat Magazine
Winter 2003
A perfect boat for time-rich nomads, Trader's 575 Sunliner comes with all the comforts of home and the latest devices to make life stress-free at sea. Its classic styling will win over boaters who want practicality and purpose in a serious cruising boat and are past the point of pretence.
The local importer, Jos Schoonenberg saw his first Trader, a 1987 model 41-footer, pottering about the southern French port of Antibes/  Soon after that chance meeting he decided to become the Australian agent for Tarquin.
As they are all-weather boats, the Traders should be at home anywhere from the Queensland coral coast to Tassie's southern waterways.
By virtue of its aft-cabin design, the 575 offers a mix of private indoor and vast outdoor living spaces. Several couples could lose themselves for weeks ata time. Those expansive deck areas will also work when entertaining.
Throttles down and lightly laden, the boat touched on 24kts and for a while ther we cruised comfortably at 18-20kt. Fast or slow the hard chine hull seems very surefooted and doesn't roll around as much as the old semi-displaceemtn cruisers.
The boat certainly stirs the senses in the open air bridge. There is plenty of seating for family and friends to nejoy the journey. A U-shaped lounge to port can seat six people opposite an icebox big enough to take two slabs.
The tremendous galley is down another five steps from the saloon and located aft, near the widest part of the boat. The stability afforded by its position makes it possible to cook a roast while underway.
As with all good liveaboard boats, there are loads of storage cupboards for everything from pots and pans to crockery and cutlery, and plenty of pantry space for provisions.
When I mentioned earlier that two couples could lose themselves on this boat, I was thinking as much about the accommodation either end of the 575 as the spacious deck areas.
The full-width aft cabin has the classic cruising boat feel, derived from its teak joinery and big, warm island queen bed with pretty damask quilt cover. Off to the side are bedside tables with drawers, a dresser with pull-out stool, two mammoth timber -lined hanging lockers, and a library.
I didn't find it hard to appreciate the cruising capability and internal comforts of Trader's 575 Sunliner.
The 575 Sunliner doesn't break with tradition or break the mould.  Instead, it offers a lot of boat for your money and the ability to escape to far-off places, away from the hassles of city life. And when in town you can use the boat as a great entertainer and invite the grandchildren aboard.
Buyers Top 10
Top Ten Aft-Cabin Cruisers
Motor Boat & Yachting
March 2008
Trader 64 Sunliner
This is a boat aimed at owner-skippers, and is designed to be used safely and efficiently short handed. The accommodation is extensive with four cabins, of which the palatial owner’s en suite is the pick, offering good privacy if you have guests on board.
A big saloon and galley make for very comfortable stays aboard, while the galley-sized wet-bar complements the boat’s huge covered cockpit.
Blue Water Battlers
Motor Boat & Yachting
December 2007
Nothing sets the blood racing like a battle of two great heavyweights.  We go on test with the Fleming 65 and the Trader 64.

A refreshingly innovative spin on big-boat design.

Wallop! After the traditional restraint of the Fleming 65, the Tarquin Trader 64 dishes up quite an assault on the senses. The cause is not the beautifully executed joinery; depending on what the owner specifies, that can be just as restful as the interior of the Fleming 65. No, it’s the design, Tarquin and their designer Tony Castro have taken the archetypal long-distance cruiser and given it a real shake up in places.

The most visible change is on the flybridge. Tarquin have stretched the edges of the flybridge out over the side deck overhangs to form a pair of crescent-shaped seats. Far from making their flybridge look more cumbersome, these sweeping curves seem to reduce the visual bulk of this area. The real gains are practical ones though... Who would have thought that such a simple idea could produce such dramatic stylish and practical changes... One of the most innovative, spacious and sociable flybridges you will find on a 65-footer.

The innovation does not stop there. Back aft, the passarelle is cunning disguised as part of the aft deck railing structure. Forward there’s a two person seat hidden under the front part of the superstructure... Trader have added to the usual overhead forecabin hatch by incorporating two large superstructure windows, which brighten the cabin considerably.

Inside, the layout of the saloon is the innovative bit. Sure, saloons with their galleys sited at the back next to the cockpit are not new... But this is the first time we have seen the arrangement used on more conservative fare like the 64. In practice, it seems so indisputably sensible, particularly on a boat like the 64 which has a formal aft-deck seating and dining area demanding regular servicing... owners of our 64 loved the practical workings of their big aft galley and it’s easy to see why.

Driving the 64

It’s a widely held belief that the most serious long-distance cruisers have to have a separate pilothouse, like the Fleming 65. Still, I’ve never really understood the advantages. At night, on passage, if the off-watch crew get up to make a cup of tea, surely the skipper would appreciate a spot of company instead of the isolation of a separate compartment... Maybe I’m missing the point, but for me, day or night, the ability to easily scan the whole horizon from inside the combined pilothouse and saloon is priceless. As is the ability to switch on the autopilot and radar guard zone, and quickly make a cup of tea or raid the fridge, while still maintaining a reasonably safe lookout.

As with the Fleming 65, the Solent dished up the calmest of conditions for our test. Chasing our own wake was the only way to disturb the flat calm, and the 64 ignored these small lumps and bumps completely. With a load comprising 20% fuel, 50% water, five crew and full owner’s stores, the 1,000hp CAT diesels propelled our 40.7 tonne (light) Trader 64 to 20.5 knots.  Pottering along at ten knots the Trader is not as improbably quiet as the Fleming 65, but up the ante to around 17 knots and overall it’s a close contest. Like the Fleming 65, the Trader 65 benefits from a steep rise in efficiency (and hence range) as it drops to single figure speeds – a boon for long distance cruising.

Above and below decks
Beyond the innovative design, other things stood out too. Mooring gear is never going to be sexy enough to sell a boat. But if one craft deserves this honour, it’s this one. The twin anchor system on the foredeck is exemplary... It’s conveniently at waist level too, thanks to the recessed foredeck area immediately behind. Tarquin have fitted a pair of spring cleats in each gunwhale, but also two more pairs recessed into the topsides so shorties can make fast the heavy lines more easily how incredibly thoughtful.

Everywhere you look, there are examples of thoughtful practical design: the twin side-gates let into the guardrails/bulwarks for easy boarding, the untold number of chunky handrails and even details like the flip-out tinny holders incorporated into the arm-rests of the incredibly comfortable Stidd helm seats. The builders have put a lot of thought into the engineering systems. For instance, there’s an entirely isolated battery bank, which supplies the indispensable get-me-home equipment, so in the event of near catastrophic failure, the 64 should still be able to continue with its vital equipment still functioning.

Thumbs up:
  • Four cabins & three heads in 65ft
  • Innovative saloon layout
  • Marvellous flybridge layout
  • Sound practical detailing
  • Helm, dash & pilothouse
  • Exceptional standard spec
  • Unmatched privacy of aft cabin
  • Deep bulwarks and safe side decks
  • Exemplary mooring gear
Well, well, well – what a surprise. This gentle contest between these two long distance cruising types had all the makings of a whitewash. The fastidious Tony Fleming has been designing and building his immaculately engineered cruisers for over three decades.
When you look at the Thumbs Up list, that’s hardly surprising. Sound practical detailing, deep bulwarks and safe side decks, exemplary mooring gear, and an excellent helm, dash and pilothouse – all essential elements of a serious cruiser. Few builders are going to be comfortable with a Fleming as a potential rival.

Just a minute though! Those exact plus points also appear on the Trader 64’s Thumbs Up list.  And the common ground does not stop there. They sport deep-keel, semi-displacement hulls that can deliver around 20 knots with the right engines. Both boats are capable of extending their cruising range dramatically by reducing their cruising speed to single figures. These are two benefits denied full displacement craft and faster planning powerboats respectively.  Despite the difference in looks, these two share so much.

In two areas, I feel the innovative Trader 64 has the conservative Fleming 65 beaten.  Positioned at the back of the saloon, its unconventional galley is in a better place to serve the eating areas on deck, but works just as effectively for the saloon dinette. And the 64’s unusual flybridge layout is special. It’s very roomy and it’s more versatile than the straightforward design on the Fleming 65.

Ultimately each boat treads its own path. Easily the biggest difference to consider is the aft cabin on the Trader 64 versus the roomier engine room and lazarette on the Fleming. Not only is the voluminous aft cabin and ensuite bathroom on the Trader far roomier than the main cabin on the Fleming 65, it’s wholly extra – the Fleming cannot offer a fourth cabin in any guise, nor one as private as the 64’s owner’s suite which is located far away from the other three cabins.  What the Fleming does offer though is far more room for its imm aculate machinery installation.

Beyond this principal trade, the other main exchange is operational. Do you prefer the sociability of the Trader 64’s all-in-one saloon and pilothouse, or the solitude of the Fleming 65’s separate pilothouse with its extremely handy steps to the flybridge and its convenient dayheads? An extra cabin versus machinery space? Sociability versus privacy? For any long distance cruising type, it can’t be an easy call.

Buyer's Top 10
Single-handed Cruising
Motor Boat & Yachting
August 2007
“Despite its considerable size, it would just about be possible to cruise this single-handed. All the essential items like cleats and bollards are well positioned for easy mooring, and there are reassuringly substantial bulwarks and high guardrails. Access is made easier by a clear bathing platform and side-boarding gates, while a second set of throttles and bow thruster controls in the cockpit help with berthing. Quite what you'll do with the three guest cabins is anybody’s guess, but the owner’s suite and deck-level saloon are supremely comfortable.”
Southampton Show Review 2006
Motor Boats Monthly
November 2006
“The big idea for the 64 was to create a large cruiser that can still be handled comfortably by a man-and-wife team, and evidence of this is visible throughout the boat. Cleats are found high on deck to minimize bending down, and also lower on the hull to be nearer pontoon level. The galley is at the rear, so that taking food to the aft deck entertaining area needn’t involve a waiter… though with four cabins on board you could bring one with you if you wanted to!
From the high-quality sailing-yacht style cabinetwork to the hefty, high-specification galley, from the standing-height engine room to commercial-standard deckware, it’s obvious thet the 64 is over-engineered to give owners confidence for comfortable, long-distance cruising”
New Boats
Motor Boat & Yachting
August 2006
"Traditional values and a sense of style"
"The 64, though definitely a Trader in every sense, looks different to her smaller sisters, though the mix of retro and conventional styling works very well. This is meant to be an owner-skippered boat and the layout of the deck ensures that all the essential items like cleats and bollards are well positioned for practical use and safety. Family and friends should find it a convenient boat to crew.
The Sunliner has a high standard of accommodation, with four cabins including a palatial three-aspect owners' cabin with ensuite. A large saloon has an equally large galley to support it, while the covered cockpit is complemented by a wetbar that dwarfs most sportscruiser's galleys.
Out in the Solent chop the 64 proved to be a stable and quiet craft with the twin 700hp CAT C12 engines giving 20 knots. Everything points to this being a well-thought-out cruising man's boat."
New Boats
Motor Boat & Yachting
September 2007
“Ocean-crossing capabilities in a beautifully delivered package.”
“When they built the 70, Trader definitely had one eye on customers who wanted a boat with serious long-distance cruising potential. They’ve fitted their Info-Bridge on-board monitoring and control system to check tanks, engines and anything else that could threaten to spoil a lengthy cruise. The boat has a range of 1,300 nautical miles at ten knots, but with twin caterpillar C18s it is capable of thundering along at 20. Trader provide a suitably large aft cabin for the owners, while guests are catered for in a double and two twins in the forward section of the lower deck, all ensuite. The saloon enjoys the full beam of the 70, making room for a spacious dinette forward and lounge area and coffee table aft with four armchairs. The 70’s closest competitor is the solidly built Flemming 75 – but you will be a cabin down and an extra £1 million out of pocket. The Trader more than holds its own in the liveaboard cruisers category and … is not afraid to show a clean pair of heels .”
Trader 70
Boat Test
The latest model of
the new Generation Trader puts Tarquin
into a new league
Boat International
August 2007
“Tarquin has embarked on an ambitious new plan to move the Trader range further-upmarket and into the next generation. The latest (and largest) models of this new range, the Trader 70 and 75, lift Tarquin into another league…retaining a robust semi-displacement character while adding a considerably crisper and more modern style.”
“And what about the 70 herself? First impressions are that she is a substantial and handsome yacht. She seems bigger than 21.6 metres, and somehow looks more like a small ship…
and I suspect that many potential owners will like the Trader 70’s clever blend of tradition and modernity.”
“Given that Tarquin claims to offer maximum space and comfort in its yachts, it was interesting
to see how much space had been incorporated inside this new flagship. I was not disappointed. Sleeping accommodation for guests and owner is split between bow and stern, with sumptuously crafted teak spiral stairwells leading down from each end of the saloon above.
The owners’ cabin uses the full width of the stern, and is generously sized. Sofas are plac ed on either side of the head of the bed, and Tarquin’s trademark stern window gives a view on the outside world. In this and all the guest cabins, the teak joinery and panels have contrasting lightwood inserts. This feature, combined with the high quality upholstery and carefully selected lamps and door handles, gives an ambience reminiscent of a comfortable club – tasteful and restful.”
“The overall appeal of the new Trader 70 lies in her solid construction combined with crisp
and attractive modern styling, beautifully crafted joinery work and a spacious interior. Castro has succeeded in retaining elements of the Trader’s traditional charm, while introducing a contemporary feel…Tarquin’s Generation II yachts definitely herald a new dawn for the
Trader range.”
Design Portfolio
Power and Motoryacht
August 2006
"In typically British understated fashion, Tarquin boat Company offers its largest model yet; a 70-foot, twin-deck motoryacht that delivers first-rate engineering and systems, voluminous interior spaces, and top-shelf components. Her design places a premium on comfort while offering safety, efficiency, and a good turn of speed. What's more, she's easy on the eyes, exuding an aura of classical elegance complemented by clean, modern detailing."
3D Animated Flags by
Trader News
  In the Press

  38 Sprint
MBM Feb 2009
MBY Feb 2009

41+2 Sundeck
MBM June 2006

  Trader 42
Boote Sept 2011
MBY Nov 2008
MBM Dec 2007
MBY Nov 2007
MBM Aug 2007

535 Signature
MBY Sept 2006
MBY May 2006
MBM Jan 2004
Yachting Magazine
Boat International

575 Sunliner
Big Boat

64 Sunliner
MBY March 2008
MBY Dec 2007
MBY Aug 2007
MBM Nov 2006
MBY Aug 2006

70 Superyacht
MBY Sept 2007
Power & Motoryacht
Boat International

Top of Page