1981 Marine Trading Co

Island Trader 38

$48,000 CAD

St. Margaret's Bay , NS

A classic cruiser with sweeping traditional sheer, bowsprit and clipper bow. Her interior is warmly finished. Well equipped

If you are in the market for a ketch, look no further than this Island Trader 38 Ketch.

This vessel is located in St. Margaret's Bay, NS.


Contact Mike for more information!


  • Category sail
  • Condition Used
  • Model Year 1981
  • Make Marine Trading Co
  • Model Island Trader 38
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Class Cruiser, Ketch
  • Boat Name Harmony VII
  • Location St. Margaret's Bay, NS CA
  • Hull Material Fiberglass


  • Overall Length 38'
  • Length at Waterline 30'
  • Beam 12'
  • Cruising Speed 5.5 KTS at 2300 RPM
  • Maximum Speed 7 KTS at 3200 RPM
  • Max Draft 4' 6"
  • Keel Full Keel
  • Displacement 28,000 lbs


  • Fuel Tanks

  • Quantity 1
  • Material Steel
  • Capacity 75 gal
  • Water Tanks

  • Quantity 2
  • Material Stainless Steel
  • Capacity 120 gal
  • Holding Tanks

  • Holding Tanks 1
  • Material Stainless Steel
  • Capacity 15 gal


  • Engine 1

  • Make Yanmar
  • Model 3YM30
  • Year 2007
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Power 30 hp
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 1400
  • Propeller Fixed Pitch


Tender has a 2005 Suzuki Mariner 5 HP Gas outboard engine


  • Number of Cabins 1
  • Number of Single Berths 2
  • Number of Twin Berths 1
  • Number of Heads 1
  • Maximum Number of Passengers 7

Additional Features

  • Manual Head
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Propane Stove
  • Oven
  • Propane Oven


The main head has a Y-valve, deck pump out, macerator and overboard discharge 

Hot water is run off of engine and shore power

Boat has both pressured water and manual sea water pumps. 

Diesle Furnace

Propane Fireplace


Tender Sea Bright

Exterior Features

  • Bimini
  • Full Enclosure
  • Davits
  • Dodger

Exterior Equipment Details

Pedestal steering with traditional Yacht Wheel

Primary anchor: 65 lbs CQR with 250' 

Additional anchors: 35 lb Bruce Stainless and Danforth


Plotter Standard Horizon 15" @ Nac Table, secondary Raymarine
Speed Log Raytheon
Compass on pedestal
Depth Sounder Raytheon
VHF Standard Horizon with AIS, GPS, DSC and Ram Mic
Auto Pilot Raytheon linear drive

Electronic Details

Motormaster 1800 inverter

Hitachi 80 amp Alternator

195 Wats Solar Panel

AirMarine X 400 400 Watt wind genrator

AIS transponder

SSB Radio

Safety Details

Flare Gun

Air Horn

Fire Axe

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Smoke Detector

Propane Detector

Search Light

Boat Hook

Emergency Tiller


Sail Details

2 x Dacron main from North Sails, 4 battens and two reef points

Dacron North Sails 115% Furling Genoa with UV protection

Dacron North Sails 130% Furling Genoa with UV protection

2 x Dacron North Sails Furling Stay Sail

North Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker

2 x Mizzed sails with tides track and lazy jacks.


Self Tailing Winch Anderson ST 40
Back Stay Fixed
Mast Material aluminum

Rigging Features

  • Wire Rigging
  • Lazy Jacks

Rigging Details

Double spreader rig

Furlex roller furling

Mainsail traveller located on cabin top


Listing Broker: Mike Carey
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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.


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