1983 Marine Trader 43 LaBelle
Hilton Head, SC

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New Arrival!  Perfect vessel for the Great Loop, ICW, Coastal Cruising and Bahamas. 1983 43' Marine Trader Labelle powered by twin Volvo TAMD40A 138hp Diesel Engines.  Mase 7.6kw Generator.  Full keel displacement hull.  Dual helm stations, newer flybridge full enclosure, full electronics and much more....Recent upgrades include:  Awlgrip painted hull and topside, non skid decks were resurfaced and bottom paint job.  

Basic Information

Marine Trader
43 LaBelle
Vessel Name
Shoal Dodger
Hull Material
Cruising Speed
0.00 kn
Max Speed
0.00 kn

Dimensions & Weight

43 ft
Beam Measure
14 ft
Cabin Headroom
0 ft
Displacement Measure
Bridge Clearance
0 ft
Max Draft
4 ft
Deadrise Measure

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity
450 gal
Water Tank Capacity
0 gal

Engine #1

Fuel Type
Volvo Penta
138 - horsepower
Engine #2
Fuel Type
Volvo Penta
138 - horsepower
Vessel Overview


Boarding from either side deck you have easy maneuverability fore and aft along wide side decks that have been painted and non skid surface with high protective teak railings. Forward to the bow pulpit there is a primary and secondary anchor with foot switches. Moving along the starboard side deck there is access into the lower helm through a sliding door. All the way aft is the aft deck with teak flooring. The aft deck is protected by a hard top and a stainless steel stations.  Forward and to port is a large cabinet for storage, centered is access to the bridge and along the starboard side is access to the main cabin. Aft is a boarding gate.

Up to the flybridge there is plenty for room for family and friends. Along the port side is a large seat.  Across is a smaller settee with storage under the seat. The helm has an adjustable helm chair. The helm is well laid out with all instrumentation and gauges within easy reach.

Back to the aft deck and down the steps into the main cabin, the main cabin is large.   Ample space in the salon.  The lower helm is forward along the starboard side and offers excellent visibility and ease of operation with all instruments and gauges within easy reach. Down a few steps is the galley and dinette. The galley is along the port side and offers excellent storage and food preparation spaces, countertops and range and oven. Directly across and to starboard is the dinette with fore and aft facing seating and a high/low table. Storage is available outboard and overhead. Further forward is access into the head. All the way forward is the guest stateroom with a v-berth and several lockers and drawers. An overhead hatch adds natural light and ventilation. The guest stateroom has a private access into the head.

Back to the main salon and aft is the master stateroom with an en-suite head. The master features a center-line queen berth with mattress, storage cabinets and drawers both port and starboard and a desk/vanity area starboard. The head is along the port side with a combination tub and shower, vanity, electric toilet and plenty of storage.


The U-Shaped galley is down along the port side with plenty of space for food preparation and storage. Across from the galley is the large convertible dinette with fore and aft facing seats.

  • 120-volt refrigerator with freezer - Kenmore
  • Seaward Princess 3 Burner Stove/Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ample storage drawers and cabinets
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Inboard folding counter top extension
  • Built-in knife holder by stove top
  • Spice racks

Deck and Hardware

  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with dual anchor rollers
  • Lofrans electric windlass 
  • Anchor with chain and rode.
  • Stainless steel stanchions and rails with custom rope life line
  • Teak railings and cap rails
  • Stainless steel handrails
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Swim platform with folding swim ladder and teak and stainless-steel ladder to aft deck
  • Full flybridge enclosure with Sunbrella blue
  • Lower helm starboard side sliding door
  • Teak decks on aft deck, fiberglass w non skid surface throughout

Helm and Electronics


  • Apelco Model 4500 LS VHF Radio
  • Raymarine A60 Dual Function MFD, Chartplotter and Fishfinder
  • Raymarine DSM25 Digital Sounder
  • Airmar P79 in hull transducer
  • Raymarine RS150 External GPS
  • Raymarine ST6001 Handheld Autopilot Remote



  • Raymarine C80 MFD Chartplotter, Fishfinder, Radar Display with AIS overlay
  • Lowrance Link-9 VHF Radio with DSC, AIS Receiver, and 25W loud hailer
  • Raymarine S3/ST8002+ Autopilot
  • Raymarine @KW Raydome Radar Scanner
  • Raymarine DSM250 Sounder
  • Airmar P79 In Hull Transducer


The electrical panel is located just inboard of the lower helm.

  • 12-Volt DC and 120-volt AC power
  • Power distribution panel with circuit breakers
  • DC and AC volt and amp meters
  • Mase generator 7.6kw
  • 50 amp shore power cord
  • (2) Cruise Air Marine AC 
  • Dual trumpet electric horns
  • (2) Xantrex 40A battery chargers with remote control panels
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Port and starboard windshield wipers
  • (2) banks of six each 6-volt deep cycle in series/parallel arrangement for 12-volt output  
  • (4) 29D Engine Starting Batteries
  • (1) 24D Battery Generator
  • Pro Mariner "ProIsoCharge" - automatic alternator charging isolater
  • 1000W Invertor System

Engine and Mechanical

Engine room access is through hatches in the salon sole.

  • Volvo TAMD 40, 138hp fresh water-cooled diesel engines 
  • Borg-Warner Marine transmission with stainless steel shaft and shaft logs
  • Volvo stainless steel engine and transmission controls at both helms
  • Volvo engine gauges for RPM, volts, oil pressure and water temp both helms
  • Racor primary fuel filters with vacuum gauges
  • Hydraulic steering at both helms
  • Stainless steel destroyer wheel at bridge helm
  • Stainless steel and wood wheel in pilothouse

Broker's Remarks

A very nice example of the popular Marine Trader or Bestway LaBelle series of sun deck trawlers. Well maintained and ready to continue her next adventures.


Don't miss this perfect cruising or live aboard!

Mechanical Disclaimer

*Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.

Contact Capt. Greg Weiss with Intracoastal Yacht Sales at (843) 607-2439 or email:  gweiss@intracoastalyachtsales.com for more information.  Visit our site at www.intracoastalyachtsales.com or come by our office at the Charleston City Marina in downtown Charleston, SC.  


1983 Marine Trader 43 LaBelle

Hilton Head, SC, US

Marine Trader
43 LaBelle
Hilton Head, SC, US

Intracoastal Yacht Sales of Charleston S.C.

@ Charleston City Marina 17 Lockwood Dr.

Charleston, SC 29401

Sales Rep:
Capt. Greg Weiss

Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Inventory listing information current as of Sep 16, 2019.

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