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1994 Trader 54 SUN DECK

United Kingdom


Beautifully presented Trader 54 Sundeck.  Spacious accommodation of the of the three cabin Trader 54 makes it one of the most sought-after models.  This example has been upgraded and maintained  to a very high standard. Galley arrangement incorporates a dinette opposite leaving the main saloon as a casual seating area - matched on the outside by the enormous aft deck, with its seating and lovely table.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Trader
Model: 54 SUN DECK
Year: 1994
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Kha Shing Enterprises
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 58'0 ft / 17.68 m
Length Overall: 58'0 ft / 17.68 m
Length Of Deck: 53'2 ft / 16.2 m
Waterline Length: 47'7 ft / 14.5 m
Beam: 15 ft / 4.57 m
Max Draft: 4'4 ft / 1.32 m
Min Draft: 4'11 ft / 1.5 m
Displacement: 19,050 kg
Bridge Clearance: 16'9 ft / 5.1 m
Electrical Circuit: 24 V
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 435hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1994
  • Engine Hours: 1561
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 3208TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 435hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1994
  • Engine Hours: 1557
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 870hp
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 2,500 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 750 L


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Flybridge, Aft Cabin


John Harkness
BJ Marine


BJ Marine (Bangor)
Bangor Marina Bangor
Co. Down, Northern Ireland, GB, BT20 5ED
Tel:+44 (0)7564 366639
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.


A beautifully presented Trader 54, this fine example comes to the market with all annual servicing and maintenance completed in June 2021 and 2022. The spacious accommodation of the Trader 54 makes it one of the most sought-after models. Following a major refit on purchase in 2010-11, previous owners have upgraded and maintained this Trader 54 Sundeck to a very high standard. Including re-upholstered saloon and dinette seating, many upgrades to navigation equipment, installation of a stern thruster, and many other mechanical improvements. Built with the close supervision of her original owner & build surveyor both at the yard in Taiwan and when commissioned in the UK, She is certainly far from the average Trader 54 Sundeck.
Fitted out to accommodate up to 8 guests (9 at a push) in comfort, all her systems are configured as such, and these include full reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a water maker, and a 12kva Onan generator. A hydraulic bow thruster was also added to allow for easy man-and-wife cruising, along with a stern thruster in 2015. Many unique features were also incorporated into her build, including an extra-large u-shaped saloon settee, comfortable twin seats to the port side of the saloon and a magnificent 10-person teak dining table on the aft deck.
A proper cruising semi-displacement motor yacht in every respect; she has taken her owners in absolute comfort and complete safety - cruising Europe and UK waters.

Length Overall: 58' / 17.68m
Length at Waterline:
Beam: 15'4" / 4.67m
Max Draft: 4'4" / 1.32
Airdraft: 7'3" / 2.2m
Registered net tonnage: 28.1

2x Caterpillar 3208TA direct-injection V8 turbo-charged after-cooled diesel engines producing 435hp @ 2,800rpm
Fresh water engine cooling via raw-water intake and heat exchangers
Twin disc hydraulic reduction gearboxes
Morse twin-lever cable throttle and gear controls at both helms
Full bank of VDO engine monitoring gauges at both helms including voltmeters, water temperature, water pressure, oil pressure and engine hours
Engine hours: approx. 1560 hrs - 12/2021
Date of last service: June 2022 and previous 06/2021
Displacement cruising speed: 11-12 knots @ 1,700rpm
Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 40lph (range approx. 520Nm)
Maximum speed: approx. 17-18 knots @ 2,700rpm

Stern gear:
Nickel bronze 3-bladed propellors
Stainless steel shafts driving through low-maintenance shaft seals and bronze V-brackets
Sonihull antisonic shaft protectors on each shaft
Rope-cutters on both shafts
12hp Hydraulic bow thruster powered by hydraulic take-off from starboard main engine, with 12v electric actuation
Side Power electric stern thruster
Joint bow and stern thruster control unit at both helms
Twin rudders
Hynautic hydraulic steering with helm wheels at both stations
VDO rudder-angle indicators at both helms
Emergency steering gear connecting directly to rudder stock in aft cabin
Stainless steel electro-hydraulic actuated Trim-Master trim-tabs with controls at both helms

Fuel: 2,500 l / 550 gal
Water: 750 l / 165 gal
Black: none

The hull is constructed of hand-laid GRP using woven rovings and chopped strand mat with integral stiffening.
Full width plywood bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck, complete with bonded longitudinal stringers with hardwood inserts which form the engine bearers to complete the hull stiffening.
The hull was Gel shielded for anti-Osmosis protection from new
The hull is finished with a white gelcoat complemented by dark blue waterline and boot-top lines.
The hull is protected by a full-length stainless steel rubbing strake at boot-top level.
The stainless steel and teak bathing platform is externally bolted to the transom

Deck, Superstructure and Flybridge Construction:
The deck, superstructure and flybridge are all constructed of hand-laid GRP in the same manner as the hull and are separate mouldings from the hull structure.
The aft deck is fully protected by a GRP-moulded deckhead running aft of the flybridge structure.
The superstructure is bolted and bonded to the hull along the bulwark line.
The deck areas are sheathed in prime quality teak with black caulking compound between planks. The flybridge and the bathing platform are also teak laid.
The forward coachroof is also GRP laid with teak.
Stainless steel guardrail stanchions with teak-capped guardrail.
GRP dodgers surrounding aft deck and full enclosure.

Exterior doors and windows:
Aluminium framed safety glass windows
Mosquito screens for all opening portholes
Sliding GRP and teak side-door on starboard side adjacent to lower helm
Sliding GRP and teak door at aft end of saloon giving access to large aft deck
Opening deckhead hatches for owners and guest cabins
Stainless steel opening side-ports

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 basin surrounds are light Corian. The galley worktop is white laminate for hygiene. All other surfaces are teak.
All interior upholstery including mattresses replaced in 2000. Sleeping cabins are upholstered with blue patterned cloth. In the saloon, the upholstery is a high-quality blue/white pattern. All curtains have just been replaced with new in December 2021. The previous remain available also. All floors are teak with contrasting holly inlay. The headlining’s throughout are white padded vinyl with teak battening. Generous storage & headroom in all cabins.

Guest Cabin: Located forwards and accessed by a door from the central lower corridor, this cabin features a large centreline double berth with stowage beneath via 3 drawers or via access panel beneath mattress. Either side of the berth are vanity lockers and upholstered seats. Aft of berth to starboard are hanging lockers with internal lights. Aft to port is a full-length mirror. To starboard is an ensuite access to the forward heads. Access to the foredeck via a deckhead hatch. Additional stowage can be found in a useful removable bin above the bilge-space.
Twin Cabin: Two single berths running athwartships. Stowage beneath berths accessed with drawers. Central locker with hanging locker behind and mirror on door. Door to central lower corridor.
Forward Heads: Accessible from central lower corridor or via ensuite door from guest cabin. Single Corian inset sink with marble surround. Lockers above and below sink tops with mirror. Hot & cold pressurised water supply. Electric marine heads. Dedicated shower cubicle with seat, teak grated floor and locker stowage. Faucets have been replaced with new 2022.
Lower Helm Station: Forward of the main saloon area and accessed from the forward lower corridor via 4 steps. To starboard side of companionway is the main helm station with full engine 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. To port & starboard are 2-person upholstered bench seats. To starboard is a good-sized watertight sliding door to the sidedeck.
Saloon: To starboard are two single chairs with a locker counter between, with a large teak drinks’ cabinet forward beneath helm seat. Aft is a teak cabinet and curved staircase to aft deck with solid teak banister. To port is a large U-shaped settee with extensive stowage beneath. The saloon table is solid teak with a stainless-steel height-adjuster, allowing conversion to a large double berth with supplied infill cushion. Teak grabrails at deckhead.
Engine room: Located beneath the saloon. Accessed from forward lower corridor and galley via removable panels and hinged steps or via saloon sole through removable floor-panels. Natural ventilation via topsides grills (with manual shut-off in case of fire) and forced ventilation & extraction via 12v fans. The engine room benefits from extensive insulation. Between the engines is an aluminium chequer plate walkway. Generator, water maker, water-heater and battery charger are located at the forward end.
Dinette: Accessed via 4-steps down from saloon. A large L-shaped settee is located to starboard with stowage beneath, stowage cupboards above, outboard and book-shelving above. An extendable solid teak table lowers with a stainless-steel height adjuster allowing conversion to a large single berth with supplied infill cushion. When used as a berth, a portioning blind can be drawn across for privacy.
Galley: Directly opposite Dinette to port. U-shaped worktop to port with twin stainless-steel sinks inset with new professional kitchen sink mixer faucet. Twin front-opening fridges. Extensive stowage is found in lockers, cupboards and drawers above and below the worktop.
Master Cabin: Accessed from the dinette, this extremely large owners cabin centres around a sizeable diagonal-positioned double berth with bedside cabinets either side. To port is a full-length hanging locker with a desk/dressing table aft complete with upholstered seat. To starboard is a full-length hanging locker. Access to ensuite heads is forward to port.
En-Suite Heads: Accessed from the port side of the Master Cabin. Single marble inset sink with Corian surround. Lockers above and below sink tops with mirror. Hot & cold pressurised water supply. Manual marine heads. Dedicated shower cubicle with teak grated floor and teak/plexiglass sliding partition door. Faucets have been replaced with new 2022.

Deck Layout
Foredeck: Teak laid deck. Deck-mounted anchor windlass with chain dropping to chain locker.
Side decks: Wide sidedeck running aft to steps up to aftdeck. GRP bulwark with teak-capped guardrails. Stainless steel grabrails mounted to superstructure sides. Sliding door access to starboard lower helm position.
Flybridge: Accessed via teak & stainless steel staircase on port side of aft deck. GRP bench seating with stowage below. Central helm seat. Upper helm position with lockers to port & starboard. Stainless steel framed bimini above. GRP radar/antenna arch to the aft end.
Aft deck: Large teak laid level deck area. L-shaped GRP seating with free-standing solid teak varnished dining table to port. GRP deck box/seating to starboard. Additional directors-chairs for al-fresco dining. Access to bathing platform on via stainless steel and teak ladder. The aft deck is covered by a GRP solid bimini running aft of flybridge with inset lighting and stainless steel grabrails. Steps down to bathing platform

Deck equipment
Anchoring: Lofrans Tigress 12v DC 1,000w reversing anchor windlass with deck-mounted buttons and remote controls at lower and upper helms
Galvanised Delta principal anchor with 60m of galvanised chain
Aft deck includes two TV screens: one smaller by steps to flybridge, and older - and one brand new JVC 65 inch screen.

Water filtration system for use dockside

Stainless steel mooring cleats fore and aft with fairleads, and additional mid-cleats
Various warps and fenders with stainless steel fender baskets stern

RIB Tender and outboard

Boarding ladder with fitting on bathing platform
Stainless steel side-boarding ladder
Opening gates in guardrail on to starboard, port and aft
Stainless steel and teak bathing platform ladder with further ladder from bathing platform to aft deck level

Canvas work and external cushions:
Blue canvas bimini at flybridge with stainless steel frame
White canvas forward windscreen cover
White canvas cover for aft deck table
Perforated side window covers
Vinyl cushions for all exterior seating in white with navy blue trim
Aft deck enclosure in clear plastic - all new 2022

24v and shore power
AC power from shore power, generator and inverter
Batteries: Engine - all new 2021; Domestic - all new 2022
Rutland 1200 Wind Generator fitted new 2022, with controller and stay mounted
WiFi throughout with boosters as required

Navigation kit
Lower Helm Position:
Lenovo all in in one flat screen ships computer with Maxsea chartplotter and radar feed
Simrad 48 mile open radar scanner with Chartplotter
Cetrek principal instruments including:-
depth, speed, digital compass and GPS
Cetrek Autopilot
Communications Equipment:
Shipmate RS8110 VHF at lower helm with dual station mount at upper helm and external speaker at upper helm
Rear view camera for berthing - fitted 2022 - gives real-time view to iPad
Plastimo Horizon 135 steering compass
Autohelm handheld compass
Brass clock and barometer
Additional brass clock and barometer in owners master cabin
Raytheon RAYNAV575 Loran -
Raymarine A65 Chart Plotter
VHF and all engine instrumentation repeated

Safety kit
Navigation: Navigation lights
12v DC ships horn
Windscreen wipers at lower helm with 12v DC demister fans
Searchlight on radar arch
Life-saving: 1x horseshoe buoys with lights
Fire-fighting: Alarm system: Halyard exhaust temperature alarm system with units at lower & upper helms
3x automatic fire-extinguishers in engine room
Manual dry-powder fire-extinguishers in saloon & galley
Fire-blanket in galley

Fenders and warps
Full toolkit all from 2021
Deck brushes etc.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact John at BJ Marine to register your interest.