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Mainship, an American boat builder established in 1977, has been a leading manufacturer of production trawlers for more than 30 years. In 1994, Mainship launched the new trawler, a 35 sedan. Marlow Yachts acquired Mainship in 2012 and has enhanced design ideas from the Mainship brand, creating 3 new trawler models: MM32, MM37, and MM31 Express.

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About Mainship Yachts

Mainship Corporation was formed in 1977. Over 1,200 of the traditionally styled cruisers were built before Mainship began building a European inspired line of cruisers in 1988. The new boat line did well for several years, but Mainship's real destiny was to return to the trawlers that made them famous. In 1994, the first new Trawler, a 35 sedan was introduced and the market accepted the new breed with enthusiasm.

Today, Mainship Corporation is the leading manufacturer of production trawlers building 6 different models with many more on the drawing boards.

Mainship, along with its sister companies in the Luhrs Marine Group, is an employee ownership company. This means that all employees want to share in the success of creating value and satisfaction for all the Mainship owners for years to come.

  • Year
    Established 1977
  • Shipyard
    Location St. Augustine, Florida and Salibury, Maryland
  • Boat
    Construction Fiberglass
  • Boat
    Category Motoryachts, Trawlers
  • Worthy
    Notations Mainships were originally built in Marlboro, New Jersey.

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  • Mainship Yachts Under $250,000
  • Mainship Yachts $250,000 - $500,000
  • Mainship Yachts $500,000 - $750,000
  • Mainship Yachts $750,000 - $1,000,000
  • Mainship Yachts $1,000,000 +

47' Mainship Motor Yacht

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Hull Shape: Deep Vee

LOA: 46 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 10 in
Bridge Clearance: 19 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Dry Weight: 44000 lbs

Engine Brand: 6-71 TIB Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 6-71 TIB Detroit Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Hours: 100

Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (600 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic

Number of single berths: 3
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Cockpit speakers
Navigation center - Garmin Electronics
Depthsounder - New Thru-Hull Airmar Transducer
GPS - Garmin GPS 7612
DVD player
Plotter - Garmin Touch Screen
TV set - Toshiba Flat Screen
Radio - Clarion Marine
Autopilot - New Garmin GHC 20
Radar - Garmin and Ray Marine Back-up
VHF - Standard Horizon

Inside Equipment
Battery charger - New
Microwave oven
Electric bilge pump
Hot water
Air conditioning - 4 Units w/ New Water Pump for HVAC and Two New Control panels
Washing machine - Washer and Dryer
Refrigerator - Norcold AC/DC

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - With receptacles Port and Starboard
Inverter - Xantrex Inverter/Charger

Outside Equipment/Extras
Davits - MarQ 6 Low Profile
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Swimming ladder
Teak cockpit - Plastek (Teak Flooring)
Electric windlass

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Mainship 47 Motor Yacht features a large, uncluttered flybridge with plentiful seating and storage. Wide molded fiberglass steps replace the standard ladders on the 47, offering safety and comfort. Bridge walk-throughs along with oversize handrails and raised toe rails add to safety. Belowdecks are custom cabinetry, thick pile carpeting and the finest in fabrics. A spacious salon, workable galley, easy to maintain heads and truly comfortable staterooms are incorporated to provide good flow and the most usable space afloat. Mainship motor yachts, part of the Luhrs marine group, is dedicated to bringing the best in design, comfort safety and reliability. Mainship's manufacturing processes include fabrication on-site of many components such as hard tops, rails, furniture and wiring, providing high-quality prompt delivery and a lower price at the dealer. Mainship's five-year protection plan is one of the best in the industry including a transferable limited hull warranty.


Walk thru Sagacious

Walk Thru beginning on the Flybridge

“Sagacious”, like most Mainship 47’s features an expansive flybridge:  with comfortable seating for 8, isinglass enclosure, hard top, professionally installed “Teak” (Plastek) flooring and large helm station with newer electronics.  There are two recently upholstered helm chairs, a bench style seat to starboard with storage below and an elevated bench seat aft of the pilot’s chair. The Isinglass is in good condition.   The helm console features,

  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612xsv touch screen color multi-function display (yes, with newer Garmin radar array linked)
  • Garmin GHC 20 Auto Pilot (newer)
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF Radio (newer)
  • Richie Compass
  • Clarion AM/FM radio/cd player
  • Backup Radar (Ray Marine, original)

Port side, you securely walk down to the aft deck entertaining area on wide molded fiberglass steps with handrails.  

Aft Deck     Weather protected with isinglass or open wide, the covered aft deck is where the owners relax or entertain family and friends. Owner’s upgrades include a granite top wet bar and new mini-freezer/ refrigerator.  The deck is "teak" (Plastek).   Being practical, owners installed a second station to assist in maneuverability in tight spots and for docking.

  • Isinglass enclosure
  • Nautical ’teak’ (Plastek) flooring
  • Built in overhead recessed grab rail
  • Overhead recessed lighting, six lights
  • Storage on both sides of refrigerator 
  • New refrigerator/ freezer
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Granite top wet bar

Walking forward toward the bow, with oversize handrails and raised toe rails provides safe access to the bow.. Conveniently Shore power receptacles are located on both sides of boat including Load Rite switch for location control. There appears to be a soft spot in the bow deck, near the windless

Main Salon    Forward and three steps down from the aft deck enter your Main Salon with adjoining galley.

The galley is to starboard and features Galley Equipment:

  • L shaped countertop with
  • 2 burner stove
  • Stainless Steel sink
  • and overhead Microwave 
  • Full sized NorCold AC/DC refrigerator
  • Pull out pantry
  • and large lockers and drawers for storage. 
  • The wooden door fronts are slightly mismatched in color (a TLC project). 
  • Newer roll goods complete the flooring in the galley.  

The salon is located portside.  Aft a breakfast or formal dining table with seating for four is located immediately port of the galley.   Forward in the main salon is a large cream color L shaped “leather like” sofa to port with a pull out bed under the sofa. To Starboard is another matching “leather like” sofa with storage below.

 Salon also features:

  • Overhead recessed lighting
  • White ash wood with almond textured wallpaper.
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Two independent air conditioning units service this zone

Aft to Port and 3 steps down is the large aft-located Owners Main Stateroom

At the step base, to port, are mirrored doors of a cedar-lined closet. The Master Stateroom features a queen bed with a large window behind the bed creating a light, open and welcoming appearance.  Starboard of the bed is a seating area and drawers for storage; there is also overhead storage over a counter. Forward in the master are more drawers and mirrored shelving area with flat screen TV. Master has recessed lighting and its own air conditioning zone. With the large window aft and lightwood the area is bright. To starboard is the head with a Vacuflush head, an extra large walk in shower, sink with storage below and mirrored four-door medicine cabinet above.

Walking forward, up the 3 steps and through the salon is the Captains study or communication center.

Captains Study    From the Salon Forward 3 steps down is the Captains office/ study with desk and chair.   This area also features the entertainment center with flat screen TV with DVD player.  There is empty shelving where you can install your personal full audio video stereo sound center.   Directly behind the Captain study, to starboard is a door which access’s a large head. This head serves the salon area and the forward stateroom has a private access door. The head also features:

  • Overhead hatch for lighting.
  • Oversized walk in shower.
  • Vanity sink with storage below
  • Four door mirrored medicine cabinet overhead. 
  • Storage below sink
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • New Atwood 750 sump pump and new plastic holding tank   

Forward Stateroom     The forward stateroom has a queen bed with drawers to starboard side and to port a two door mirrored hanging locker (cedar lined) This area also features a wood floor, flat screen TV, three overhead Bomar hatches for lighting and independent air conditioning.  Your guests will enjoy privacy and comfort.

Engine Room   The engine room is aft and down two steps from the Captains study.  . There are really two areas aft one being the laundry center with washer/dryer combo, drawers for storage and countertop.  The Washer/dryer is older (it works, but new owners might chose to replace).   

Thru the other door is the engine room with a 5 ft. head clearance. 

  • Twin DD's 6-71 engines; 485 HP ea. or 970 total
  • Starboard engine 100 hours SMOH, Port Engine 900 hours SMOH
  • New mixer elbows (both engines) on dry exhaust system
  • Two new propeller shafts (2X142), including cutlass bearings
  • One spare propeller shaft
  • New water pump starboard engine, 5 hours
  • New fresh water impeller starboard engine, 100 hours
  • New water pump for HVAC; two new control panels
  • Additional lighting in engine room
  • Fuel Polisher
  • Emergency engine shutoffs
  • Engine synchronizer (Glendenning)
  • New battery charger
  • All batteries replaced July 2015 - 4 starting, 6 for the inverter and 1 for genset
  • Xantrex Inverter/charger Freedom 458 Series 30 AMP with remote control panel
  1. Sand etch kit
  2. Illidan returns
  3. Micro radius sink

Mainship for sale

Manufacturer Provided Description In 1978, Mainship launched its first 34 Trawler, which created a class of boats all its own. Twenty-Six years later, Mainship launches another 34 Trawler. Based on the same premise of economic, comfortable cruising at highly affordable prices, this boat will be sure to capture the heart of serious cruisers worldwide. Mainship engineers and designers have utilized every available space in the boat to offer a centerline queen berth master stateroom, full head with stall shower and a salon large enough to entertain in. The galley includes a two-burner propane range, microwave oven, coffee maker and refrigerator and freezer. Countertops are genuine Corian and all hardware and fixtures are first-class. The covered aft deck includes molded steps to the bridge for safe and easy access. The upper helm station carries full instrumentation, and there is plenty of room for electronics as well.  The proven hull design is easily driven by the standard single diesel. A full sand shoe protects the single screw model. We presently own a beautiful well maintained 2009 34’ Mainship. (2nd owners) 14’-3” Beam, 3’-4” draft, 20,000 dry weight, 250 gallon fuel tank, 70 gallon fresh water tank, 34 gallon holding tank. The main engine is a Single Yanmar 6LY3-UTP series diesel turbo charged/aftercooled diesel engine with electronic controls with only 546 hours. The generator is a Kohler 9EOZD 9.0 kw with approximately 150 hours. The boat has a lower and upper helm. (2) Raymarine C90 multifunction units with chartplotter, sounder, 4 KW digital radar, and overlays. Simrad AP24 autopilot. Raymarine Ray 215 DSC VHF radio on flybridge with secondary VHF on lower helm. Lewmar V-series 12VDC windlass in foredeck locker, with foot switches on foredeck and remote control at each helm. Bow and stern thrusters with upper and lower helm controls and handheld remote. Two MarineAir self-contained reverse cycle units are provided, each with digital zone control. VTD8K, 8,000 BTU units. (State room recently replaced). Full Bimini enclosure. New Bimini top installed 2021 along with various isinglass replaced. Magma grill on flybridge along with (never used) Force 10 (2) burner LPG stove/oven located in galley. LPG locker with (2) alloy tanks, solenoid, regulator, and leak test gauge on sun deck. Solenoid control outboard of galley. Vitrifrigo DT series combo 12VDC/120VAC refer/freezer below counter In galley. Indel/Isotherm 12VDC/120VAC refer/freezer on sun deck along with sink hot and cold water. Dometic microwave oven. Some of the upgrades include a rebuilt water pump, all new Graco thru hull strainers, all new bilge pumps with float switches. Rebuilt bow thruster. New isolated battery charger for two new batteries for bow thruster. New engine water pump. New water pressure pump. New Pro Mariner Pro Nautic 1250 12 Volt 50 Amp 3 Bank Charger. For the past six years the boat has been professionally maintained by a certified mechanic. Every year all fluids/filters/zincs/impellers etc. Thank you for your interest.   

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Why purchase a trawler for sale with Curtis Stokes? … Honesty, Integrity, Experience.


Curtis Stokes & Associates has access and information on all Mainship trawlers for sale worldwide. CSA also travels the world extensively so we know the available inventory of trawlers for sale. Recent trips include Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada. CSA travels within the US constantly previewing available Mainship trawler inventory and attend the Trawler Fest shows as well as exhibit trawlers at the shows. With our extensive knowledge of the current market, CSA will help you to narrow the list of possible trawlers for sale that fit your particular requirements.

Curtis Stokes & Associates are not high pressure salesmen. Instead, CSA spends the necessary amount of time listening to your needs and desires and then offer knowledge, professionalism and honesty.

As your “buyer’s agent” CSA is prepared to personally accompany and guide you through the entire buying process for your Mainship trawler. Once your selection is made CSA will advise and negotiate on your behalf, obtaining the best possible price and terms of the yacht for sale for you.

Curtis Stokes & Associates will continue to lend advice during the due diligence process of sea trials and surveys of the trawler for sale as well as all other aspects related to the closing, ownership, and operation of your vessel.

Consider a Mainship trawler for sale through Curtis Stokes & Associates for a positive experience.

Our honest approach to the “business” side of yachting sets me apart from other brokers of trawlers.

Please feel free to CONTACT US at Curtis Stokes and Associates and start that relationship of quality service, advice, and support, which will continue long after your successful closing.

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Mainship built a reputation over the years for delivering good value thanks to efficient production methods and their policy of including an extensive list of standard equipment with each boat.
In the 1990s, Mainship reintroduced its trawler line with two new models: a 35- and 39-footer, delivering more than 300 boats in five years.
Morgan Industries, parent company of Mainship, Luhrs, Silverton, and Hunter Sailboats filed for bankruptcy in May, 2012.
David Marlow, president/owner of Marlow Yachts, purchased the assets of Mainship
late in 2012. The new company’s first model was introduced in February, 2013.


LOA     MANUFACTURER        YEAR         LISTED                    SOLD                LOCATION

47'       MAINSHIP               1998      $154,902 (03/19)   $151,500 (08/19)     FL, USA

43'       MAINSHIP               2000      $198,500 (11/18)   $185,000 (08/19)     MD, USA

43'       MAINSHIP               2007      $199,950 (08/19)   $190,000 (09/19)     NY, USA

41'       MAINSHIP               2009      $225,000 (09/19)   $215,000 (10/19)     WA, USA

40'       MAINSHIP               1999      $108,000 (08/19)   $86,500 (11/19)       CA, USA

40'       MAINSHIP               1987      $39,999 (04/19)     $35,000 (08/19)       CT, USA

40'       MAINSHIP               2006      $199,000 (08/19)   $189,000 (10/19)      CT, USA

39'       MAINSHIP               1998      $117,900 (06/19)   $112,000 (10/19)      KY, USA 



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The Mainship boats for sale today are heirs to a long and storied history that began in the 1830s when Henry Luhrs emigrated from Germany to New York City and opened a boat supply and equipment store in the harbor district.

Following in Grandfather’s Steps

Inspired by his grandfather’s success, Henry Luhrs Jr., trained to be a shipbuilder, and eventually opened a yard in Morgan, New Jersey. It was the 1920s, around the same time Henry Ford began mass producing automobiles. Henry Luhrs figured Ford’s assembly line techniques would work for boats as well. It did. And not only did the standardized production process reduce costs, it sped up output. Pretty soon, Henry Luhrs Sea Skiff Company was turning out more than 100 of its wide-beam trawlers a month.

Less Expensive But More Economical: Building the Ideal Cruiser

When the fuel crisis hit in the early ‘70s, Henry Jr.s’ sons, John and Warren, switched gears and began building more fuel-efficient cruising boats that would appeal to the masses. These single diesel-engine trawlers in the 34-foot to 40-foot range were less expensive, more economical to run and ideal for overnight cruising, day cruising and saltwater fishing. The brothers launched a 34-foot Mainship boat in 1978 – the first of many under the new Mainship Corporation banner. In the next 10 years, more than 900 Mainship boats were built on the 34 hull as well as 500 of the 30, 36 and 40-foot models.

Mainship boat quality and affordability made the brand so popular the company outgrew its facilities and had to relocate not once but twice: first to Marlboro, New Jersey, and then to St. Augustine, Florida (1992). Hundreds of these “vintage” or used Mainship boats as far back as 1977 are for sale and still riding the waves today.

A new era

When David Marlow acquired Mainship Boats in 2012, he did so with the idea of combining Mainship’s very best design concepts with the new high-tech ideas and techniques that make his Marlow yachts so successful. His goal: Quality at every stage at a competitive price. Two of the improvements he immediately introduced to the Mainship Pilot 31, 32, 34, 37 models were making them wood-free by replacing the balsa coring in the hull with Nida-Core, which resulted in a stronger, lighter hull that did not retain water, and using a better quality gelcoat.

Mainship Pilot 32

In 2014, Marlow launched hull #1 of the newly styled Mainship Pilot 32. The innovative construction, which is significantly different from the original, produces stronger, lighter hulls and uses Kevlar and carbon fiber to reinforce high-stress areas. Improvements to its gelcoat and resin quality, superior fabrics and Nida-Core material above the waterline reflect the vigorous standards to which the 32-foot Mainship is built. In fact, the MM 32 is the only 32-foot powerboat built that is classed CE Offshore Ocean Class A. For couples or small families looking for an affordable cruising boat that is seaworthy, comfortable, high-performing yet economical to operate, the 32-foot Mainship boat is the hands-down winner.

Mainship Pilot 34

The 34-foot Mainship pilot boat is the second open salon build in the new Marlow lineup. Its overall length is four inches shy of 40 feet. It has a fuel capacity of 280 gallons and is powered by a standard 320 hp Yanmar diesel engine. Optional engine configurations include twin 220s or 260s. An upper salon with lots of seating, easy access to the engine room, a port side galley with countertops galore, teak cabinets and flooring, forward cabin v-berth and generous storage are just a few of the features you’ll find on the 34-foot Mainship pilot boats for sale today.

Mainship Pilot 31

The 31-foot Mainship Pilot, launched by Marlow in 2016, is the third new model in the MM lineup. Several new design changes include a well-equipped summer galley (dinette, fridge/freezer, electric cooktop, microwave and stainless sink) and windows that bathe the area in natural light. Plus, the pilothouse has an overhead hardtop that protects cruisers from sun and rain. The 31-foot Mainship boats for sale sleep four people: two in a queen berth and two in a settee that converts to upper and lower berths. The Pilot 31 is powered by a single Yanmar 220-hp diesel engine and reaches a cruising speed of 18 to 20 knots and a top speed of 23 knots. A bow thruster is standard.

Mainship Pilot 37

Building strong, seaworthy boats is what Marlow Yachts is known for, and the same holds true for Marlow’s Mainship pilot boats, which is why the Mainship 37 Pilot carries a CE Category A rating, the highest designation possible.

Several super selling points include:

  • Folding stern bulkhead that makes boarding easier
  • Teak flooring and woodwork throughout
  • Salon windows that let in natural light
  • Summer galley with a full complement of appliances as well as lots of storage
  • Double berth starboard guest cabin
  • Forward master stateroom with a double v-berth and private head
  • Dry bilge to help eliminate mold and mildew
  • Standard single 320-hp diesel (ideal for comfortable cruising)
  • Twin Yanmar 220-horsepower diesel engines upgrade for those who need more speed

Shipyard Stats

  • Founder: Henry Luhrs Jr.
  • Established: 1930, Morgan, New Jersey
  • Current owner: David Marlow, Marlow Yachts, 2012, Alachua, Florida
  • Type: Trawlers, cruisers
  • Size: 30 feet to 48 feet
  • Models: Pilot 30, 31, 32, 34, 37, 40 sedan bridge; MM Trawlers 34, 350 sedan, 390, 430
  • Construction: Fiberglass, reinforcing Kevlar and Nida-Core support material

Whether you’re interested in a vintage Mainship trawler or one of the Marlow-inspired Mainship Pilot models, you’ve come to the right place. Our boats for sale database has a boatload of Mainship boats for sale, and our cutting-edge cloud network technology, enterprise-level software tools and real-time, reliable information help make your search easier.


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Mainship is a yacht brand that currently has 96 yachts for sale on YachtWorld, including 1 new vessels and 95 used yachts, listed by experienced boat and yacht brokers mainly in the following countries: United States, Canada, Netherlands Antilles, France and United Kingdom. Models currently listed on YachtWorld range in size and length from 30 feet to 47 feet. Luxury models listed are rigged with motors up to an exceptional 1,049 horsepower, while lighter-weight models for sale may have as little as 165 horsepower engines (although the average engine size across all of our current listings is 400 HP).

Type of yachts by Mainship

This builder offers boat hull types including modified vee, deep vee, semi-displacement, displacement and other that are frequently used for traditional, time-honored endeavors such as overnight cruising, day cruising, saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing. Mainship equips models listed with inboard drive power options, available with diesel and gas propulsion systems.

Sought-after for their Trawler, Cruisers, Downeast, Motor Yachts and Aft Cabin, the Mainship boats listed generally have a medium-depth draft and very wide beam, traits that make them popular and a favorite for overnight cruising, day cruising, saltwater fishing and freshwater fishing.

How much do Mainship boats cost?

Mainship boats for sale on YachtWorld are listed for a swath of prices from $16,650 on the more modest side, with costs all the way up to $315,470 for the the more costly yachts.

What Mainship model is the best?

Some of the most popular Mainship models now listed include: 390 Trawler, 34 Trawler, Pilot 34, 400 Trawler and 31 Sedan Bridge. Various Mainship models are currently offered for sale by specialized yacht brokers, dealers and brokerages on YachtWorld, with listings ranging from 1979 year models up to 2016.


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