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1974 Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer

$94,500 USD

  • $94,500 USD
  • Melanie Neale
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Sailor Pilot Houses
  • 1974
  • Gulfstar
  • 53 Motorsailer
  • Ft. Pierce, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • Perkins
  • M135
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-03-15
  • 2016-09-23
  • 2253475

PRICE REDUCED!!! A roomy and seaworthy cruiser with enough space for a large family or lots of guests--53 feet of vessel at a LOW price. 3 staterooms and 2 heads.

There were only 27 of these built between 1971 and 1975. Designed by Vince Lazzara and built on the West Coast of Florida, these boats where notoriously heavy-built and tough. The construction is solid and thick fiberglass, and the interior is rich with teak detailing.

With a 63' mast (with antenna) and a 4.5' draft, this boat can take you up the ICW and clear all the bridges AND take you into remote parts of the Bahamas where many vessels of this size can't go. However, her seaworthy construction and range also make her perfect for offshore passages. She carries 400 gallons each of fuel and water. Gulfstar did some truly revolutionary things with their design and construction, and this vessel is proof.

Her accommodations are the epitome of comfort. The present owner has lived aboard for nearly twenty years and has made every upgrade imaginable to maximize comfort. She has three staterooms, two of which have double berths, and her two heads each have separate stall showers. Her massive salon table seats 6 + comfortably, with room for 4 more on the settee. She has an icemaker (your cocktails will never get warm!) and many upgrades to the galley.

If this isn't enough, she has a walk-in engine room with plenty of space to do maintenance work and repairs in comfort. The new engine only has 720 hours and the new generator only has 55. She has been rewired (see photo of the back of the electric panel) and taken care of mechanically and electrically in every possible way.

The cockpit has all new cushions, a custom teak grate, and well-maintained teak detail. It's huge and perfect for lounging or entertaining. Two electric Barient winches make this boat easy to sail as well!

This is a very large and very nice boat for the money--and it's priced to move! If you're not already convinced, take a look at some of the things she has to offer:

 

  • Perkins M 135 with only 720 hours since new 
  • Westerbeke 7.6 Generator has 55 hours since new
  • Grunert Refrigeration Cold Plate System
  • Refrigerator with 4 shelves
  • Separate high volume freezer
  • Raritan Icerett Built in Ice Maker
  • 2 electric Barient Winches
  • Sails are near new
  • 3 NM LED Masthead Light
  • 2NM LED anchor light
  • Rigid Marine Difused LED Flood light
  • Taco LED Spreader Lights
  • Standard Horizon Galaxy 1200 VHF
  • Standard Horizon Galaxy Matrix 2200 with AIS/target display, built in WAAS GPS
  • Fog horn/hailer
  • 6DB Shakespeare Antenna
  • Garmin GPS/MAP Waterproof 541 with 5 inch screen loaded with US and Bahamian charts
  • All new lines for the MackPack sail stowage system
  • 2 new 4D batteries
  • Raritan Atlantis Elongated electric toilet added May 2014
  • Custom Sunbrella Shade Awnings with Forespar Ajustable poles added July 2014
  • Most interior lighting converted to LED, both 12 volt and 110
  • Two Mustang 4-OneSolas Type I Life Vests with ACR Solas Lights
  • New Pioneer AM/FM Receiver CD player for aft cabin

 

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Accommodations

Once you enter from the companionway, you will be immersed in a spacious and traditional main salon with a roomy nav station to starboard and a full galley to port. Moving forward, there is full u-shaped dinette that seats 6 comfortably to port, with a settee to starboard.

Forward, the spacious head with a separate stall shower is to starboard and a guest cabin, complete with bunk beds, to port. The v-berth forward is roomy and comfortable, making this an excellent boat for a large family or for entertaining guests overnight.

The walk-through to the aft cabin is on the port side, and features a doorway to a spacious engine room with amazing access to the engine and generator, located under the cockpit.

The aft owner's cabin features a queen-sized bed and a full head with another stall shower, for comfort and privacy. The boat is loaded with storage and is exceptionally comfortable, as well as being extremely well built and proven!

Galley

 

  • Grunert Refrigeration Cold Plate System
  • Refrigerator with 4 shelves
  • Separate high volume freezer
  • Raritan Icerett Built in Ice Maker
  • Panasonic Stainless Microwave

Engine Room

 

  • Walk-in engine room with plenty of space and comfort (see photos!)
  • 400 gallon fuel capacity--the range is incredible!
  • Perkins M 135 with only 715 hours since new
  • Westerbeke 7.6 Generator has 55 hours since new
  • Electric panel rewired and easy to access
  • 2 new 4D batteries

Electronics

 

  • 2 electric Barient Winches
  • 3 NM LED Masthead Light (2014)
  • 2NM LED anchor light (2014)
  • Rigid Marine Diffused LED Flood light (2014)
  • Taco LED Spreader Lights (2014)
  • New Standard Horizon Galaxy 1200 VHF
  • Standard Horizon Galaxy Matrix 2200 with AIS/target display
  • WAAS GPS
  • Fog horn/hailer
  • Pioneer AM/FM Receiver CD player for aft cabin
  • 40Watt  6DB Shakespeare Antenna
  • Garmin GPS/MAP Waterproof 541 with 5 inch screen loaded with US and Bahamian charts

Topsides and Sails

  • Nearly new sails (see photos!)
  • Electric Windlass
  • Two Mustang 4-OneSolas Type I Life Vests with ACR Solas Lights
  • Custom Sunbrella Shade Awnings with Forespar Adjustable poles added July 2014
  • All new lines for the MackPack sail stowage system
  • Custom teak grate for cockpit
  • All new cockpit cushions--cockpit is perfect for lounging and entertaining!

Interior Improvements

 

  • Raritan Atlantis Elongated electric toilet  in aft head new May 2014
  • Most interior lighting converted to LED both 12 volt and 110
  • Major upgrades in galley
  • Custom teak covers for keel-stepped masts

 

What makes this boat an awesome cruiser?

  • 63' bridge clearance so she can do the ICW
  • 400 gallons of diesel for an exceptional range
  • 400 gallons of water
  • 4'6" draft for the Bahamas!
  • Strong all fiberglass solid build makes her seaworthy for offshore passages
  • Comfort! Comfort! Comfort!

Disclaimer

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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Edwards Yacht Sales

510 Brookside Drive
Clearwater, Florida, 33764
US