Welcome Aboard the trawler "AMARSE".

     The vessel is a 1989 Marine Trader.  She was born in Taiwan , the product of many fine craftsmen from that land.  Taiwanese made vessels have been very popular throughout the world.  This can be attributed to the high level of skills and craftsmanship offered by the shipwrights from the building yards of that relatively small island.

     From the luster and sheen of her fiberglass decks and sturdy hull to the beautiful warmth of her rich teak wood interior, she boasts a level of charm and charisma unequalled in any comparison.


     This vessel has had several different owners in her history.  Her most recent and current owners are Fred Reed and Judy Law.  You can learn more about them in the crew section of this website.

      The newly christened name of this lovely trawler is "AMARSE".

     It comes from a spanish word that translates " love each other".

     It seems so perfectly fitting in as much as Fred and Judy love each other very much.  In turn, they love the boat and sincerely hope that the boat will love them.

    "AMARSE" is pronounced as "AM-ARE-SAY".  Yes, we think that "AMARSE" sounds like LOVE and even feels like LOVE. 

And now, a picture tour of AMARSE.

A "bird's eye" view of the main salon looking aft.  Additionally, plush carpet graces the hardwood floor.  We have added two rocker-glider chairs along the port bulkhead.  The leaf table folds up for extra space.  The sound system is Sony with a 10-disc changer, a powerful booster amplifier, AM/FM and XM satelite radio selection.  Individual volume controls adjust the signal to the Bose speakers located in the master-stateroom, main salon, and at the upper cockpit area.

     The master-stateroom boasts a walk-around, Queen-size bed with a very comfortable, inner spring mattress.  The charming vanity and oval mirror accentuate the comfortable atmosphere.

  Rich teakwood provides a warm, cozy feeling.  There is lots of storage space for clothing and personal items in the numerous lockers, cabinets, and drawers.

  The arched door leads to the master lavatory containing a 3/4 bathtub, shower, mirror and sink, and electric head.  Spacious lockers hold towels and bath supplies.


     The vessel can be operated from either the upper helm station or this lower helm located in the main salon.  There are fully functional controls at both locations along with redundant GPS navigation, depthsounders, autopilot, and VHF communications.  A sliding door on the starboard side leads to the outside.  A companionway (left) leads down to the guest stateroom, forward head, and the galley areas.

     In the galley, a large sideboard provides a spacious food preparation area and houses plenty of drawer and locker space for cooking supplies and equipment.  The stainless steel double sink makes for easy cleanup.

     Galley appliances include a 4-burner propane range and oven, a dual-powered (AC/DC) Norcold refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, coffee maker, and a compact toaster oven.  Overhead lockers provide additional storage for dishes and condiments.

The guest stateroom is located forward. The large double-sized berth and settee offers a restful area in fully air-conditioned comfort.  An arched door provides privacy from the galley and forward lavatory.  Lots of additional storage for ship's supplies is located beneath the mattress.    

     The forward lavatory contains a electric head, mirror, sink, storage areas, and a integral shower.

     The vessel's powerplants operate low in the hull beneath the main salon floor.  Full access is gained through four, sound-proofing, insulated floor panels.  Two large, 135 horsepower, Lehman diesel engines provide the motive force through twin screws.  The engine room also houses the Kohler 8KW generator that can supply plenty of power for the various systems while at anchor.  The ship's battery area, fuel tanks, holding tanks, and various other systems are also located low within the hull.  This provides for a relatively quiet environment and enables the greater stability of a low center of gravity. 

     A companionway from the main salon provides access to the sundeck and upper helm station.

     The companionway on the port side (left) opens out to the large, covered sundeck.  The teak floored area provides a shaded, protected area for a round table and patio-type chairs.  It is one of our favorite areas for relaxation and hosting guests for cocktails and outside dining.  

     A few steps up brings us to the upper helm station complete with dual GPS Navigation systems, VHF communications, depth-sounder, all fully functional controls, Ratheon Radar, central steering, comfortable seating for the helmsman and first-mate, as well as, an L-shaped, cushioned seating area for friends.  The Bose speaker system provides music entertainment.

      The canvas and isinglass enclosure provides all-weather comfort.  

     The Rigid Inflatable dinghy (RIB) with 15 HP motor and an electric launching crane are secured to the upper roof deck of the sundeck.

     A ladder and swim platform provide easy access to the water for dinghy boarding and swimming.



     AMARSE boasts so many wonderful and comfortable features.  We are absolutely delighted with the comfort and performance of this boat.  We have now completed the entire "Great Loop" adventure aboard.  She has performed even above our expectations.  Traveling aboard this fine vessel has been a complete pleasure.  

     AMARSE has well earned the right to be called "our home".  AMARSE means "to love each other".  We love her and she has proven that she loves us.