Our 1978 Marine Trader 34DC

MV Liberty

Join us as we rebuild and plan for our travels on a classic 1978 trawler.


We purchased MV Liberty in the fall of 2015. We were boat less for awhile after selling our Catalina 27 sloop. I was looking for a cheap boat and mentioned I really wanted a trawler, the seller mentioned he had just brought one up from Tennessee that was damaged when a covered slip collapsed. He was keeping for himself but cash talks. You don’t get many trawlers on the Ohio, so to find one local was fate.

The Story..

Repair and Upgrades

We began upgrades and repairs. This is our ongoing story.