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2008 Trader 42

Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom


The Trader 42 is a modern classic, combining stylish yet practical lines with excellent sea keeping, great versatility, frugal running costs, and a spacious interior ideal for long-term cruising, often compared to the more commonly seen Broom 450. 'Ocean Star' is a sought-after later version with a huge specification including recently upgraded Raymarine navigation package, generator, hydraulic passerelle/crane, heating, air conditioning, holding tank, upgraded bow and stern thrusters, electric windlass, aft hardtop, extended bathing platform, and much, much more! Presented in superb condition throughout she is one of the most admired boats in the marina, is likely to be one of the best of her kind, and represents fantastic value for the quality and space on offer.

Viewing by appointment only through our Essex office +44(0)1621 785600

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Ocean Star
Make: Trader
Model: 42
Year: 2008
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Trader Motoryachts
Designer: Tony Castro
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 43'6 ft
Waterline Length: 36'6 ft
Beam: 14'4 ft
Max Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 14,000 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB 5.9
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 1500
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB 5.9
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 1500
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 850hp
Cruising Speed: 9 kn
Maximum Speed: 18 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,700 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 600 L
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 230 L



Essex - Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600


The Trader 42 accommodation offers 6 berths in 3 cabins with full standing headroom of 6'3"+ throughout.

FORECABIN  -  Fitted with twin single berths, hanging and storage lockers, drawers, portlights with curtains, and an opening hatch to the foredeck.

GUEST CABIN  -  Located to port and fitted with a single bunk bed over a single berth, this cabin could also be adapted for use as a walk-in dressing room, office, or hobby area if required. 

HEADS  -  Located to starboard with a Quiet Flush electric marine toilet, washbasin, separate shower area, and useful storage.

FORWARD PASSAGEWAY   -   Fitted with a concealed full-size washing machine/tumble dryer, steps lead up to the saloon, and easy access to the engine compartment is provided by a watertight door. 

SALOON  -   The light and spacious saloon consists of a large L-shaped raised seating area to port with a table and additional stool, a large L-shaped galley aft to starboard, and doors to the starboard side and aft decks. Entertainment is provided by a drop-down TV with Freeview channels and DVD player.

GALLEY  -  The generous galley is equipped with a Smeg electric oven and grill, Smeg ceramic 4 burner electric hob, extractor fan, Panasonic microwave, stainless steel sink, large fridge/freezer, and ample storage in a range of drawers and cupboards.

OWNER'S AFT CABIN  -  The aft passageway leads down to a spacious and beautifully appointed aft cabin, with a kingsize offset island berth, dressing table, full-height wardrobe, TV, and access to the ensuite shower and heads compartment.

EN SUITE HEADS   -   Located to port and fitted with a Quiet Flush electric marine toilet, washbasin, separate shower area with bathing seat, and a range of storage cupboards.

ENGINE ROOM  -  The easily accessed and well-illuminated engine compartment provides good access to all systems, has an automatic fire fighting system, and ample room to maintain and service the engines and generator. 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT  -  The interior is finished with high-quality teak cabinetry and floors, fitted carpets (new 2013), and suede upholstery (new 2015), and is in very good condition throughout. In the saloon there are fitted blinds, with curtains in all sleeping cabins, and the main lights have been upgraded to premium LED bulbs. All berth mattresses have been replaced since 2017. There is a pressurised hot and cold water system via a 75L calorifier with immersion coil, and a 230L holding tank to both heads with a monitoring system and Y-valve for deck or overboard discharge. An Eberspacher D5 diesel-fired central heating system (overhauled 9/2017) and a Cruiseair airconditioning system ensure comfort aboard in all climates. 

EXTERIOR: The Trader 42 offers excellent external space with a large aft deck with a bench seat and cockpit table, fridge, plenty of space for additional removable deck chairs whilst in harbour, a comfortable command bridge helm with twin bucket seats, and a navigator's position. 'Ocean Star' is also fitted with the optional hardtop, providing excellent shelter in inclement conditions, ideal for all-season use. Easy access is provided to the wide, safe decks, with deep gunnels and all-around rails which lead to the foredeck and forward sunbathing pad. She is also fitted with an extended bathing platform and hydraulic passerelle/dinghy crane, making her a very practical and versatile long-distance cruiser!

Mechanical Systems

Located under saloon sole in a sound-insulated compartment accessed via a watertight door (with additional access for major works also possible via large lift-out floor panels), 2 x Cummins QSB 5.9 425hp 6-cylinder turbo diesel engines. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Dual-lever electronic controls with electric start. Hydraulic steering with adjustable helm angle. Cummins Smartcraft engine monitoring system with digital and analogue displays at helm. 1700L total fuel capacity in aluminium fuel tanks with crossover system, giving an approx. displacement cruising range of over 550 miles with 20% reserve. Twin shaft drives with handed reduction gearboxes powering 4-bladed propellers (refurbished 1/2019). Lenco adjustable trim tabs with indicator gauge. Sidepower SE130 dual propeller bow and stern thrusters with controls at helm (new 7/2017).

The engines appear to be in very good cosmetic condition, were serviced in March 2022. The engines have run for just under 1500hrs since new, equating to optimal usage of around 115hrs per season. Her owner has found that she is very frugal at displacement speeds, burning apx. 22L per hour in total when running at around 9kts, ideal for longer passages, whilst still having plenty of power to get out of the way of bad weather (or arrive on time for lunch!) when required.

Electrical Systems

3 x Heavy duty 12v 200ah gel batteries (2 x domestic and dedicated engine start) charged via engine alternators. Mastervolt battery management and shorepower system with remote control panel, automatic 100ah battery charger, 2kw inverter, ring mains, and immersion coil for water heating. Mastervolt 8kw diesel marine generator. Battery circuit breakers. Volt and ammeters. 

Deck Equipment
  • Stainless steel anchor with chain
  • Electric anchor windlass with controls and chain counter at helm
  • Stainless steel all-round rails and additional grabrails
  • Moulded GRP teak-laid bathing platform with swim ladder and steps to cockpit
  • Opacmare hydraulic passerelle/dinghy crane (350kg max lift)
  • Dinghy mounting blocks on bathing platform
  • Foredeck sun pad cushions with fitted cover (new 8/2019)
  • Full cockpit enclosure (new 8/2017)
  • Fenders and warps
Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass with cover
  • Raymarine 240E DSC VHF radio with speaker and waterproof handset
  • Raymarine ST60+ depth sounder with alarm
  • Raymarine ST60+ speed/log
  • Raymarine Axiom 12+ colour GPS chart plotter with radar overlay and other data inputs (new 8/2020)
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 CHIRP Doppler digital radar scanner (new 8/2020)
  • Raymarine ST8002 autopilot with gyro compass
  • AIS class B transponder
  • LCD TVs in saloon and aft cabin (aft cabin TV only works with Sky box & susbcription)
  • KVH TracVision M2 satellite receiver
  • Powered TV antenna and FM/AM aerial
  • Navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • Fire fighting system in engine bay with status display at helm
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Radar reflector
  • Electric foghorn
  • Exhaust overheat alarms
  • Emergency fuel and engine compartment vent shutoffs
  • Electric bilge pumps with monitoring system and alarm
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Four person valise liferaft
  • Inflatable dinghy with Honda 2.3hp outboard

Trader 42 built in 2008 by Trader Motoryachts to a design by Tony Castro. White semi-displacement GRP hull (epoxy coated from new) with blue styling stripe, superstructure, and teak laid decks. Hydraulic steering to twin stainless steel rudders with emergency steering system. GRP hardtop with acrylic skylights and extended windscreens. Command bridge deck layout with ample space for entertaining. Wide, safe decks and large foredeck sunbathing area. 


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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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