Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales presents this Demo vessel from a local builder that is Great Loop ready!


The Eco-Trawler is a 33-foot welded aluminum full displacement trawler built in the USA.  Designed with an 8-foot beam, it is legally trailerable anywhere in the US.  Weighing 7,000 pounds it can be pulled with a modest tow vehicle.   Aluminum is light, strong, corrosion-resistant, non-magnetic, and non-toxic making it the most eco-friendly material to use in boat building.  


The Eco-Trawler is designed by Don O’Keeffe, Naval Architect.  The length to width ratio along with the fine bow entry allows this full-displacement trawler to reach speeds up to 15 knots (18 mph) with a 100-hp outboard.   The hull cuts through the water like a displacement boat with very little bow rise and no bow wave to speak of.  The boat does not pound in 4-5 foot seas at 12.5 knots (15 mph).  A full keel adds stability and allows for a draft of 21” which is a big plus in shallow water.  


There are no thru-hulls and this is accomplished by the outboard engines, roof-top air-conditioning, and the compost head.  With no thru-hulls below the water-line, no oily bilge water is discharged.   With outboards there is less chance of oil, coolant, or fuel spills.  With a composting head, there are no pump-outs needed and less chance of accidental contamination of our waters and less maintenance due to holding tank and plumbing issues.   


Much thought and research was given to the components that keep the systems as simple as possible and yet afford the creature comforts that most of us want in a boat.  The interior features 8-inch thick custom mattresses and dual helm chairs with arm rests.  A deep self-draining cockpit for fishing, lounging, and additional storage compartments is another plus. By land or by sea, the floating aluminum ladder for the swim platform works equally well for boarding.  For overland trips staying in truck stops along the way takes advantage of the self-contained features of the Eco-Trawler.  


The Eco-Trawler is a versatile cruisier, ideal for fishing and fun on the water.  It is also suitable for anyone interested in live-aboard cruising, such as navigating the Great Loop, the Inner Passage, or any of the many river systems here in the USA or abroad.  However the cost of fuel, maintenance, and winter storage will be much less.  The outboard power allows for more room in the boat and requires less servicing.  All equipment areas are designed for easy access. 


*This vessel not available for co-brokerage

DISCLAIMER: Schwartz & Co. Yacht Sales offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents and/or his/her surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered as-is and subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


2013 Eco-Trawler 33

  • Year: 2013

    Includes matching aluminum tri-axle Phoenix Trailer

    Located in Manitowoc, WI

    Hull Material: Aluminum

    Engine/Fuel Type: Single Gas


    Beam: 8 ft 0 in
    LWL: 30 ft 0 in
    Length on Deck: 33 ft 0 in
    Maximum Draft: 1 ft 9 in
    Bridge Clearance: 9 ft 0 in
    Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
    Dry Weight: 7000 lbs


    2013 Mercury 115 HP
    Engine Model: EXLPT EFI
    Cruising Speed: 9 knots @ 4000 RPM
    Engine Hours: 130

    Fuel burn: 3 GPH, 3 MPG


    Fresh Water Tanks: (22 Gallons)
    Fuel Tanks: (70 Gallons)


    Main Cabin

    • Two hi-lo captain chairs with swivel, slide & recline features
    • Folding footrests
    • Oak helm console with flush mount electronics
    • Custom oak "secretary" port side
    • Mahoghany steering wheel
    • Windshield wipers with self park
    • LED stainless lights overhead (3)
    • Red lights for night navigation  (2 of 3)
    • Three opening windows and screens
    • Three hatches to access under sole storage
    • Stow-away table for each chair
    • Hanging locker forward of port captain’s chair
    • Full-length framed smoked acrylic cabin door
    • Lonseal teak & holly vinyl sole throughout
    • Oak window frames and cabinets throughout
    • Four 12v and five 110v outlets throughout
    • Foam insulation side walls & ceiling



    • Defender side-by-side refrigerator 5.3 cu ft / freezer 1.8 cu ft
    • Force 10 ceramic top 2-burner electric cooktop
    • Single sink 16" x 20" & Pfister chrome faucet 
    • Storage under sink, 5 drawers at end of cabinet


    Enclosed Head

    • Air Head marine composting toilet
    • Pull-out shower
    • LED stainless steel light
    • Opening window w/ screen
    • Fiberglass floor


    Forward Cabin

    • Two berths w/ storage under
    • Custom 8" high mattresses
    • Oak enclosed shelves both sides
    • Forward cabinet doors open to side shelves and access to anchor locker
    • Reading lights each side
    • Hatch of 1/2"  smoked acrylic w/ aluminum frame 24" x 24"
    • Two rectangle port lights w/ screens
    • Foam insulation side walls & ceiling


    Electrical / Mechanical

    • Mercury Outboard 4-stroke 115 hp
    • Vessel view
    • 70 gal aluminum fuel tank w/ sight gauge
    • AGM house battery
    • Group 27 1000 amp start battery
    • Smart battery charger
    • 30 amp outlet & cord
    • Coleman-Mach heat/air-conditioner 13,500 btu
    • Whale water pressure system
    • Rule 2000 midship bilge pump
    • Sump pump for shower and galley sink
    • In-line hot water system



    • Garmin GHP 10 Auto Pilot
    • Garmin GMR 18 HD Radar 18" 4KW Radome
    • Garmin GPSMAP 7215 15" Color Touch Screen 
    • Garmin speed, depth & temp (transom-mount )
    • Garmin VHF 100 w/ DSC & Shakespeare antenna
    • Ritchie compass
    • Glomex 14" Digital TV Antenna
    • Wall-mounted Vizio 24" LED TV
    • Oak storage cabinet below



    • Powerwinch 41 windlass w/ remote control
    • Delta galvanized 35# plow anchor,
    • 15' chain 5/16" &  200' rode 5/8"
    • Aluminum Sampson post
    • Hinged mast for radar, gps, & TV antenna
    • Bridge clearance w/ mast down 8' and w/ mast up 13'6"
    • 4 custom aluminum cleats each side
    • 1 1/4" hand rails bow, upper deck, and cockpit
    • 3 aluminum line hooks
    • Large cockpit w/ storage across transom
    • Aluminum swim platform & ladder