Island Trader 51 Price Reduced

Island Trader 51 built 1977.  Now  £79,500 .Traditional style robust comfortable cruiser from renowned designer William Garden with the same hull as the Hudson and Force which is also akin to the Formosa 51 but with a higher freeboards equipped with Ford Lehman 6 cylinder 120hp diesel engine with ample spares, Lewmar 185TT 6kW bow thruster, Ketch rigged with wooden spars and stainless steel standing rigging, Accommodation featuring two saloons, berths for  9 in, 3 double cabins,  and 2 single saloon berths plus an extra berth in the aft cabin.  Click here for details

Williams & Smithells leapt at the opportunity to take on a real long distance comfortable cruiser with a great level of equipment available to ensure any new owner a hassle free, enjoyable blue water expedition.

Once at the helm the sensation of being in command of a traditional ship is immediately apparent with her bowsprit stretching someway beyond the bow yet her Lewmar 185TT 6kW bow thruster allows the helmsman to easily manoeuver the yacht into a tight mooring when required.

A cavernous 7’7” average headroom and lashings of teak immediately greets those heading down the companion way, a fantastic layout will comfortably house 6 crew with a further 2 in the saloon if required.


White and red GRP hull
Teak over GRP sandwich deck
GRP and timber superstructure
Full lead encased keel
Keel hung rudder
Hydraulic wheel steering
Last structural survey 2008


Ford Lehman 6 cylinder 120hp diesel engine
Approx. 5500 hours
Direct shaft drive to fixed 3 blade prop
Lewmar 185TT 6kW bow thruster
2 x spare alternators
Spare starter motor
Numerous spares
1100Watt (110v) portable generator


12v & 110v on-board circuits
4 x Domestic batteries (440amp/h total) 2006 – 2008
2 x Engine starter batteries 2008 – 2010
2 x Bow thruster batteries 2011
Xantrex 40amp battery charger
400w invertor
Kyocera panels totalling 225W – 5 in all
110v and 240v shore power
Shore power is stepped down from 240v – 110v via 3KVA transformer
Extensive rewiring of 12v system
2 x 10m cables plus euro adapters


2 x Iron fuel tanks total capacity 1135ltrs
2 x GRP water tanks  total capacity 1325ltrs
Plastic holding tank 151ltrs

Rig & Sails

Cutter ketch rig
Wooden spars with stainless steel standing rigging
Large fixed bowsprit
Mizzen standing rigging replace 2007

2 x Lewmar 2 speed genoa winches
5 x Lewmar wire halyard winches
Lewmar 2 speed main winch
Lewmar 2 speed staysail winch
Lewmar 2 speed genoa furling winch
Lewmar 2 speed derrick winch

White slab reefed Lee Sails mainsail 2007
White slab reefed North Sails Mizzen
White roller furling Wind Jammer Genoa
White flaked Lee Sails Staysail 2007


Sleeps 9 in 3 double cabins, and 2 single saloon berths
plus an extra berth in the aft cabin.
3 x Cabins with double berths
2 x Cabins with 2 x single berths
Two separate saloons, 2 bathrooms, both ensuite, with designer electric heads.
linear galley with Force 10 propane gas cooker
Blue Velour upholstery (memory foam layer to matress in master cabin)
Mostly solid teak interior joinery
Teak Parquet floors
189ltrs Calorfirier/Water heater
Rinnai propane  boiler
2 x Heads with Jabsco electric toilets
Shower facility in the fwd head,
7’ – 8’ Average head room


Force 10 cooker (Gimballed) with large oven, grill and 3 hobs
2 x stainless steel galley sinks
Waeco fridge and freezer
6 x Sets of cutlery
Radio/CD player


Lewmar Tigress 1400w electric windlass
40kg Delta bow anchor with 300ft 3/8 chain
30kg Bruce 2nd bow anchor with 10’3/8 chain plus rope
15kg Bruce kedge anchor with 100 rope
Numerous warps
8 x Large balloon fenders
Swimming ladder
Solar heated deck shower
Mast Derrick for lifting dinghy

Wind Surfer plus 2 sails


2 x compasses
Navman wind indicator
Lowrance combi GPS
Lowrance Combi plotter
Lowrance Combi depth sounder
Navman Autopilot
NASA Clipper NavTex
2 x VHF


Fire blanket
6 x Extinguishers
2 x Electric bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump
8 x Life jackets
EPIRB (not checked)
Grab bag
Jack stays
5 x Flares
2 x Life buoys & Danbuoy
2 x Radar reflectors


Avon 310 Lite rib carried on deck
Mercury 9.9hp


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith, in this case we are acting as Brokers only.  Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Trusted British Yacht Brokers, Established almost 40 years, permanent offices in Lefkas, Ionian Greece & Portsmouth, UK. We specialise in live aboard blue water cruisers. Experienced, Professional, Qualified All Brokers are Full Members of ABYA, we work to a code of practice with safe Clients bank Accounts and carry PI Insurance. As Agents for Allures Yachting we represent a blue water brand of cruiser, Aluminium hulls, GRP topsides and Lifting keels. Experience our Service we sell yachts nothing else. Call us for a chat 00 44 (0)1329 827053