2001 Smart Trawler


$350,000 USD

Baddeck , NS , CA

The Smart Trawler 50 is a full displacement motor cruiser based on successful traditional North Atlantic working craft hulls.  It is designed for unrestricted ocean use and extended offshore cruising.  The vessel is built to ABS and Lloyds scantlings with a steel hull construction and aluminum superstructure.  It meets applicable ABYC standards.  The Smart Trawler 50 provides sea kindliness, handling ease, easy maintenance and operational economy.

Hard chines and a substantial keel minimize roll and a bulbous bow reduces pitching and improves fuel efficiency.  Two longitudinal fuel tanks keep the weight low while minimizing free surface effect providing a more comfortable and stable ride.  Optional stabilizers can be added.  

The vessel is subdivided in four compartments by three water tight transverse bulkheads; a collision bulkhead isolates the forepeak, a bulkhead with a water tight door separates the lower accommodation area from the engine room, and a bulkhead with a water tight door isolates the lazarette.

The vessel is powered by a 360 bhp, Series 60 Detroit Diesel with a ZF 350-A reduction gear.  The engine is electronically controlled and meets even the strictest California emissions standards while extending a high level of fuel economy.  The vessel’s hydraulic system is driven off the main engine gearbox and powers the bow thruster and windlass and provides two additional hydraulic ports for equipment such as davits and stabilizers.  All equipment and hardware were selected to be tough, reliable and readily available. 

The engine room is large and well laid out with easy access to all equipment and systems.  The pilot house is spacious and provides all round visibility.  Weather tight Dutch doors in the pilot house further improved visibility during docking maneuvers as well as providing excellent ventilation.  The wide walk-around decks are uncluttered and well protected.  Safety is a foremost design consideration.

The boat is heavily insulated throughout for thermal as well as acoustic benefits.  There is an aluminum deck head in the engine room and a second deck under the salon/galley.  This provides a dead air space and heavy insulation between the machinery and accommodation areas which mitigates noise and provides fire protection equivalent to that found on commercial passenger vessels. 

Bulwarks are plated inboard as well as outboard which gives a clean profile and eliminates high maintenance stanchions and framing.  All windows and exterior doors are coast guard approved for offshore applications.

Interior partitions are constructed of 1" x 2" steel supports and sheathed with marine grade plywood and high quality laminates.  Cabinets and interior joinery are constructed from indigenous hardwoods and have a natural finish.


Category power
Condition Used
Model Year 2001
Make Smart Trawler
Model 50
Class Trawler
Boat Name SmartTrawler
Location Baddeck, NS CA
Hull Material Steel


Length Overall 52'
Length at Waterline 46' 4"
Beam 16' 4"
Max Draft 5' 4"
Number of Steering Stations 1
Displacement 77,162 lbs


Fuel Tanks

Quantity 2
Material Steel
Capacity 1,057 GAL

Water Tanks

Quantity 1
Capacity 240 GAL

Holding Tanks

Holding Tanks 1
Capacity 40 GAL

Other Information

Hull ID TY15001

More Details

Grey Water Holding Tank 62 Us Gal

Hull and decks:                  Class approved steel for plate and structural components

                                                hull - 3/16 in. plate

                                                bow section ice shield - 1/4" plate

                                                keel - 3/8" plate, keel shoe - 3/4"

                                                insert plates behind grid coolers and above propellor - 3/8"

                                                frames and bulkheads - 3/16 in.

Bulbous bow:                     7/16" steel with 3/16" domed stainless steel bow cap

Superstructure:                3/16" 5083 aluminum plate, 6061-T6 for frames and structural components


Aluminum superstructure is welded to the steel hull with DYNACLADtm explosion bonded bi-metal transition joint material between the components

Insulation:                           All exterior surfaces accept engine room - 2" rigid spun glass AParoc@ marine insulation + 1"  rigid spun glass AParoc@ marine insulation + complete foil vapor barrier with air gap adjacent to steel hull surfaces for moisture drain.

Fuel tanks:                          Two integral steel tanks in the engine room, baffles, three large (400 mm x 500 mm) bolt-on access covers on each tank, 2"dia vents with anti-flood device

Deck features:                  Walk-around deck, large open foredeck, large storage locker on foredeck for LPG, fenders and lines, S/S chocks, cleats and fairleads

Swim platform:                 Steel, integral with hull

Engine room deck:           Composite grating with nonskid surface

Finish:                                   Complete paint/corrosion protection system - All steel has been wheelabrated and primed with a weldable primer, Ameron Dimetcote 225". Immediately upon arriving at the boatyard, all welded joints are blasted and primed after welding.  All interior steel surfaces are covered with 4 coats of Ameron Bar-Rust 235.  Ameron, Amercoat 5401 Alkyd enamel topcoat is then applied to exterior of the hull and superstructure.   Amercoat ABC#4 anti-fouling paint is applied to the bottom. Zinc anodes are bonded directly to the hull.  The exterior decks have a nonskid surface applied.




  • Engine 1

  • Make Detroit Diesel
  • Model 60 Series
  • Drive Shaft Drive Inboard
  • Engine Type Inboard
  • Power 360 hp
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 975
  • Location Center
  • Propeller 4 Blade


  • Generator 1

  • Make Northern Lgihts
  • Model M844LK
  • Capacity 20 kw
  • Hours 1180
  • Fuel Diesel


Engine:                                 Detroit Diesel 60 Series, 360 Horsepower, electronically controlled

Electronic instrumentation display with numerous alarms and data readouts

Kobelt single lever mechanical shift/electronic throttle controls

Fresh water keel cooling with Fernstrum Gridcoolers

Dry exhaust, S/S pipes

Racor 75/900FG x 2 fuel filter/water separators

Dual action anti-vibration engine mounts

Transmission:                    ZF IRM 350-A (2:1 ratio) with live PTO hydraulic pump for windlass and bow thruster

Propeller:                            High Torque, 4 blade, 32" x 29"

Prop shaft:                          2.5 inch, 316 S/S

Rudder and shaft:            Stainless steel


Shaft seal:                           Duramax Marine Shaft Seal - mechanical, drip-less

Coupling:                             Drive Saver model 8010Z

Bow thruster:                    Key Power, 12" HD, hydraulic, 38 hp

Steering:                              Kobelt manual hydraulic system with rudder angle indicator, Destroyer 18" wheel

Generator:                          Northern Lights, model M844LK 20 KW (83.3A @ 240V) with sound enclosure, remote control panel in pilot house (Lugger 32 hp marine diesel, 1.7 gph at full load, wet exhaust)


Number of Cabins 2
Number of Single Berths 3
Number of Double Berths 1
Number of Heads 1
Water Heater Capacity 20 gal

Additional Features

  • Electric Head
  • Washing Machine
  • Dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Propane Stove
  • Oven
  • Propane Oven
  • Galley
  • Galley Table
  • Shower
  • Fresh Water Pump


The Smart Trawler 50 features an upper level salon, galley and pilot house and lower accommodations with a master stateroom, double cabin, and a workshop/office area.  The interior features the Mediterranean layout with a curved stairway from the pilot house to the accommodation.  The workshop/office area can easily be converted to a third cabin with several layout options.  One head with shower is located between the master stateroom and the double cabin with access to it from the central hall.  A second head with a shower can also be installed.  The head features a Vacuflush toilet, sliding shower door, Surell vanity top and ample storage cabinets under and behind the vanity.  The salon has a U shaped settee and a spacious U shaped galley area.  There are ample cabinets in the galley, Surell counter tops, a S/S double sink, an LPG stove with an oven, a fridge/freezer, and microwave.  Lined curtains cover the windows in the salon and the port lights in the lower accommodations.  The pilot house is on a higher level than the salon to allow for 360 deg. visibility.  The interior has air conditioning and electric heating.  The cabinets and interior joinery are all solid wood (maple) or premium grade plywood.   Walls and ceilings are covered with laminate veneer over @ plywood.  The ceiling of the pilot house has a textured metallic surface to reduce reflections and provide good light distribution.  Hanging lockers are located in the staterooms and the salon area.

Fridge/Freezer:                 Nova Kool model RFU 8000 PS220, 220V/24V automatic switch over

Stove:                                   Seward model 3372-1002, 3 burners, LPG, with oven and s/s top, LPG solenoid with remote panel, 2 x 40 lb aluminum LPG tanks

Air conditioning:               Flagship Marine model FMAC16R(2 units) and FMAC9R(1 unit) with built in 2KW electric resistance heating elements.

Helm seat:                           Tracy, model 2005-5BE

Berths:                                  Double bed with a spring-filled mattress in the master stateroom, high density foam mattresses on single berths

Decks/soles:                       Cabin soles are longleaf yellow pine in the salon and staterooms.  Industrial rubber is used in high traffic areas such as the galley, pilot house and lower level hall.  The deck in the head is nonslip ceramic tile.

Windows:                            Beclawat, aluminum fixed non-opening.  Heavily constructed bolt-on type are used on the front of pilot      house.


Portlights:                           Stainless steel, opening type with screens

Hatches:                              Freeman, aluminum - provide access to fore peak, engine room and deck locker

Hatch on escape way from lower accommodations with sky light

Hand rails:                           Main deck - 1.25" dia S/S welded to bulwarks, cabin top - 1.25" dia aluminum welded to deck

Insulation:                           All exterior surfaces accept engine room - 2" rigid spun glass AParoc@ marine insulation + 1"  rigid spun glass AParoc@ marine insulation + complete foil vapor barrier with air gap adjacent to steel hull surfaces for moisture drain.


Type of Windlass Electric
Anchor Bruce 30 kg anchor with 400 ft of hot galvanized G-30 chain

Exterior Features

  • Davits
  • Swim Ladder
  • Swim Platform

Exterior Equipment Details

Windlass :                            Maxwell model HWC3500-HYD, hydraulic with deck mounted foot operated electric controls

Davit:                                    Atkins & Hoyle model 6500T, rotating, 24V, 650 lb capacity

Double S/S anchor rollers


Shore Power Yes


Radar Raytheon Pathfinder 24", 4 kw Scanner with HAB. Series CRT Display
Plotter Raytheon Raynav 300 GPS Plotter, serial port connection for PC computer or chart plotter
Compass Ritchie Navigator DNP-200 with night light
Depth Sounder JRC FF30 Color Sounder/Fish Finder
VHF 1-ICOM IC-M45A , 1- ICOM IC-M59, 2 - Shakespeare style 5202 - 8 ft VHF Marine Antennas
Auto Pilot SIMRAD Robertson model AP20 Autopilot, RFC35R Rate Compass, RPU Reversible Pump 160

The vessel has a 24V DC system with separate battery banks for ship services and engine starting.  DC power is supplied by a 100A alternator on the main engine and a 65A battery charger.  A 24V to 12V power converter provides power to the VHF radios, the depth sounder, a power outlet in the pilot house and some instrument lighting.   AC power is provided by a 20 KW diesel generator.  A 240V, 50A shore power service feeds a 15 KVA isolation transformer and 120V/240V power is available on the vessel.  The air conditioner, water heater, bilge pump and other heavy loads are 240V.  A 2500W inverter provides 120V power to separate AC outlets and the engine room lights so that if high load AC equipment is inadvertently left on it will not drain the batteries.  When AC is available to the inverter it bypasses up to 30A to the output rather than drawing power from the batteries.

Shore power:                     220V, 50A shore power service with an isolation breaker and a 15 KVA Delta isolation transformer, Hubble connectors and 50 ft. power cord.

Alternator:                          24V 100 amp

Services batteries:           2 - 12H - 8D, 221 amp hours, 489 reserve minutes, 1150 cold cranking amps

Starting batteries:            2 - 8D-1250, 1250 cold cranking amps

Generator battery:          1 - 4D - 1000, 1000 cold cranking amps

Battery switches:             Perko heavy duty

Battery boxes:                   Blue Sea System

Battery combiner:            Heart Interface PathMaker model 100 AMP Two with remote control

Main electrical panel:     Paneltronics, 100 AMP DC main breaker, 24V DC double pole breakers, 250 AMP fuses on main 24V supply cables, 50 AMP AC main breaker for shore power, 100 AMP main breaker for generator, analogue voltage and current meters

Charger/invertor:            Heart Interface Freedom 25 Combi Inverter/Charger, 2500 Watt (5200 watt surge), 3-stage 24V, 65 Amp battery charger, 30 Amp AC automatic transfer switch, remote monitor in pilot house

Power converter:             Newmar model 48-12-18I, 12V, 18 AMP power supply for selected electronics

Flood light:                          Hella 24V

Search light:                        ACR Electronics model RCL-100D (dual bulb, 24V), remote controlled with point pad

Wipers:                                3 - Wynn model M30, 24V with auto park


Engine room blower:      Delta T Systems, Inc., 11" Axial Fan, 24VDC

Engine room fans:            Delta T systems, Inc., 9" Axial Fans, 24V

Lights/outlets:                   24V & 110 VAC lighting throughout

GFI outlets in galley and heads

GFI outlet on aft deck

12V outlet in pilothouse

24V exterior deck lighting

120V engine room outlet

Wiring:                                  ABS and Coast Guard approved Shawflex marine cable


Life Rafts Viking 6 man
Life Raft Capacity 6
  • Gas Fume Detector
  • Search Light
  • Electric Bilge Pump

Life raft: Viking 6 man, Type 6 DK+ with type A Emergency Pack

Life jackets, life ring, MOB lights

Coast Guard approved life ring

Fire extinguishers

Smoke alarms

Rescue/swim platform

Engine room fire smothering system

Bilge pumps:                      1- Pacer 2 in, 240V electric bilge pump

1- Jabsco 1.5 inch engine driven bilge pump with 24V clutch

Listing Broker: Mike Carey

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.