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1965 Huckins 53 Atlantic

$240,000 USD

  • $240,000 USD
  • Lloyd Cooper
  • Active
  • Used
  • Antique and Classic Boats
  • 1965
  • Huckins
  • 53 Atlantic
  • Solomons Island, Maryland, US
  • Power
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • 15ft / 4.57 m
  • Cummins
  • 6cta8.3m3
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 2016-08-30
  • 2016-09-25
  • 2301816

'Watermark' is a beautifully kept and thoughtfully updated example of the coveted 53 Atlantic series Huckins. 

The legendary 'Quadronic' hull along with more recent Cummins engines offer a spectacular ride and great cruising ability in the 20 knot range. 

With recent hull and deck paint by Huckins, major service on the main engines, recent electronics and electrical system upgrades - 'Watermark' is ready to cruise.

Notable recent upgrades include - 

  • Hull Paint
  • Deck paint including non-skid
  • 1000 hour service on main engines including upgrading water pumps
  • Bottom fiberglass sheathing skimmed, inspected and new sheathing applied
  • New Vetus bow thruster
  • Engine hatches completely replaced
  • New inverter and battery bank



  • Simrad NSS12 chartplotter
  • Garmin 70s chartplotter
  • Furuno 803D openarray 36 mile radar
  • Auto Helm BiData DS/Speed log
  • Standard Horizon Quest VHF
  • Standard Hailer
  • Simrad Robertson AP20 auto pilot
  • Kelvin White Constellation 8" compass
  • Rayline manual control 8" search light
  • Satellite 406 Class 1 Epirb
  • Maximum Ships Bell Clock, barometer
  • & wind speed indicator
  • Dual Buell Air Horns




The galley is forward and down 2 steps from the saloon. It is equipped with a household size Kenmore electric range with oven and Miami Carey exhaust hood, a new Sharp toaster microwave oven, a 16 cu ft GE refrigerator/freezer, and In-Sink-Erator garbage disposal. The galley is most impressive with a teak & holly sole, a new Corian counter and ample storage space. There is a new Raritan ice-maker on the bridge deck.

Mechanical equipment

Cummins CTA8.3M3 engines installed 2001. 1000 hour service performed. 

Upgraded Cummins sea water pumps

Twin Disc 5061 RV vee-drive transmissions w/ PSS Phython Flexible Drive Shafts. 

Four bladed props

KiloPak 15 kw generator with remote start at helm. 

Linear actuators for engine hatch lifts. 

Dual Racor 900 series primary filters for each engine. 

Five reverse cycle Air Conditioning units ( 2 on bridge deck) - all units pressure checked and serviced. 

New Vetus bow thruster

Electrical system

Brand new Inverter

All new house batteries

115/230 volt AC with two 30 amp shore lines or one 50 amp.

15 kw KiloPak generator with remote start at helm.

12 volt DC -

engine & generator starting, electronics,

32 volt DC -

House lights, bilge pumps,

VacuFlush heads

Charles 12 volt charger located in engine compartment.

Inverter charger

Deck equipment

Refurbished Ideal windlass with chain gypsy 

280' 3/8" chain with 65# Bruce anchor stored on anchor pulpit 

210' 3/4" nylon for 23# Fortress anchor stored on salon roof 

Switlick 6 person life raft in hard case stored on salon roof 

Marquipt 600# low profile davit 

Avon 10'6" RIB with 15 hp Nissan with 20 hrs 

Vetus bow thruster 

Swin Platform with cockpit access ladder 

Folding 3 step boarding ladder 

Marquipt Sea Stairs stored on starboard side deck 

Storage locker in aft cockpit deck 

Cosmetic/ structural upgrades

In 2013 Watermark underwent a major cosmetic and bottom refit at Huckins, massively improving her appearance and usability. All new - 

  • Hull paint
  • Deck paint, including non-skid
  • bottom fully skimmed, inspected and fiberglass skin re-applied
  • Engine hatched completely replaced with new


The Company 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 agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Annapolis

980 Awald Rd #400
Annapolis, Maryland, 21403