Illuminate is a 1987 Marine Trader, Tradewinds 47. She is a full displacement hull trawler made of fiberglass. What that means is she is slow and can’t ever “get up on plane” like faster boats with different hull designs. She is 47′ long from the bow to the transom, when you add in the swim platform and bow pulpit sticking off the front she is 53′. At her widest spot she is 14.5′ wide, which is know as her beam. She drafts 4′-2″ deep at the lowest spot of her keel and she stands just shy of 20′ tall from the waterline.
Illuminate has 3 staterooms (bedrooms) and 2 heads (bathrooms)one of which has a stand up shower, as well as a galley (kitchen), salon (living room), rear deck covered with a hard top and a fly bridge (this is where you drive the boat from up top outside).
For engines she as two 185hp Ford Lehman Diesel Engines. They are turbo charged straight sixes with a 5.95 cubic inch displacement. Behind them are a pair of Newage PRM 750 transmissions with a 2.5 ratio. This set up allows us to cruise at 8 knots (that mean 8 nautical miles per hour) with the engines running at 1600 RPM. At this speed we burn 2 gallons of diesel per hour in each engine, so we burn 4 gallons while cruising with both engines and cover 8 nautical miles in one hour. We have four 150 gallon diesel fuel tanks (two on each side of the boat) for a total of 600 gallons of diesel. We also have one Westerbeke 7.6kw (kilowatt) diesel generator that also runs off the same tanks.
We have a water maker onboard that can make up to 19 gallons of freshwater per hour from the ocean water. There are two water tanks under the master bed that can hold 200 gallons of freshwater. One of the heads onboard is a freshwater flush electric head and the other one is a Natures Head composting toilet. The master stateroom has a queen size walk around bed. The rear stateroom (Carter & Caleb’s Room) has bunk beds with a full size lower bunk and a twin size upper bunk. The forward stateroom (Chase’s Room) also has bunks, but both of these are twin size bunks. The forward head is also in the front stateroom as well.

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