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2002 53 (ft.) GRAND ALASKAN Raised Pilothouse

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General Information

Listing# 123746

Marco Island, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Art Defever
Raised Pilothouse
53 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Long Range Trawler * Turn Key Cruiser *
Classis Art DeFever Design
Raised Pilothouse Portuguese Bridge
Excellent Condition & Priced to Sell
Stabilized Twin CAT Diesel Engines
New Bottom Paint 05/25/2013

Sunny Days has been cruised extensively by her current and previous owners. She has always been well maintained and well loved. She has just returned to her home in SW Florida from an extended cruise to the Bahamas. With all systems up and running and fresh bottom paint (5/25/13), Sunny Days is ready to take you on your next adventure! Her owners will consider trading for a sailing catamaran.   

New Bottom Paint 5/25/2013
Port & Starboard PH
Doors Hinged Radar Arch
NAIAD Stabilizers                                                  
Side Power Bow Thruster
Simrad NSO Chart Plotter 07/2011                       
EMTRAK AIS 12/2011
SAT TV                                                                    
SAT Phone
FlowScan Fuel Monitor System                            
Dual Main Engine Racor Filters
(2) Northern Lights Generators                              
All New AGM Batteries 06/2011
Xantrex Prosine 3000W Inverter                           
Glendinning Cable Master                                 
(3) Stidd Helm Chairs
Village Marine 600gpd Water Maker                      
(4) Remote Heat & A/C Units
(2) Custom Queen Mattresses                               
Stainless Steel Ports w/Screens
Awlgrip Two Tone Non-Skid                                  
Marquipt Davit
Novurania 12’ RIB 40HP Yamaha                           
Viking 6 Person Life Raft
Dual Anchors w/200’ 3/8” Chain                            
Large Washer & Dryer 11/2011
Bose Entertainment System

                                          ALL THIS AND MUCH MORE!



Broker's Remarks
SUNNY DAYS' owners have cruised extensively, since 2002, always updating the yacht and following a high level of maintenance and keeping her constantly waxed and spanking clean from bow to stern. With 2 Caterpillar main engines, 2 Northern Lights Generators, 4 independent split system Cruisair A/C and heating units, a high output water maker and very effective electronic NAIAD stabilizers, SUNNY DAYS offers the highest level of redundancy, independence and comfort for long distance or remote cruises. The attractive traditional pilothouse profile, two queen berth stateroom layout, large fly bridge, beautiful joinery work and interior, along with a safe Portuguese bridge, covered walkways, dual pilothouse doors, easy access to the swim platform, all make this yacht a premier choice for a cruising couple. A guest couple can be accommodated very comfortably, and there is even a convertible bunk for an occasional 5 th or a 6 th person (or kids) plus the salon sofa for the 7 th if your guests just don't want to go home. All Grand Alaskans are very solidly built with a full fiberglass hull. The 53' GA is comparable to a 55' Fleming, but at a much more attractive price for a 2002 model, with the same high quality of construction and the beautiful joinery work Taiwanese boat builders are famous for. There are no teak decks to maintain on a Grand Alaskan. The two dependable CAT Diesels will drive the boat very economically at trawler speeds. Lots of power is available to speed up if needed, to run out weather or to get to an anchorage before sunset. SUNNY DAYS is in excellent turn-key condition and can be taken for a long distance cruise any time. The owners are stepping up to a larger yacht.
Vessel Walkthrough
Starting at the stern, the aft deck has a molded in double bench and additional room for a table and chairs. Double doors open up into the salon. The interior features satin-finished teak paneling throughout, black granite countertops in galley and all heads, teak and holly flooring in pilothouse, galley and heads This Grand Alaskan was built for a cruising couple who added additional attractive decor including teak blinds. The salon is furnished with a sofa and twin easy chairs with a foldout, hi/lo varnished teak table. The galley is forward with abundant storage space including overhead cabinets and is well arranged for functional usage while aboard. The pilothouse is up four steps, with port and starboard wing doors and a comfortable L-shaped settee to port with a folding table large enough for dinner or lunch for four while underway. This table can be lowered and allows the settee to be converted into a large bunk for off duty night watch, or it can serve as a "3 rd stateroom” for occasional extra guests.  Access to the fly bridge is starboard by teak steps with a handrail. The large, spacious fly bridge has an L-shaped bench and an adjustable table for lunch or happy hour underway. Also starboard and forward in the pilothouse is the stairwell down to the accommodations. The amidships master stateroom has a centerline queen bed, ample his & hers closets and drawers with the head and  spacious stall shower to starboard. The VIP stateroom is forward also with a centerline queen and plenty of drawer space. The VIP head and stall shower is to port and accessed either from the foyer or the VIP. The door arrangement between master, head and VIP ensure complete privacy if desired. The foredeck features a Portuguese Walk-Around with a gate to starboard and a wonderful bench seat facing the bow for taking in the scenery while cruising or for a nap in the fresh breeze. Covered and fully lighted walk-around decks make docking safe and dry and getting around easy.
In the beautiful galley you will find teak & holly flooring, satin finished teak cabinets, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. The U-shaped full beam configuration is secure off shore and provided generous storage and counter space for meals and entertaining. Teak and holly flooring Granite counter tops Over-counter cabinets New LG stainless steel Fridge/Freezer/Icemaker (March 2012) New 4-burner GE Profile Induction ceramic cooktop (February 2013) New GE Profile Microwave / Convection Oven (March 2012) Large S/S sink with pull-out faucet, soap dispenser and r/o water tap 3/4 hp garbage disposal BROAN trash compactor Water filter system Dish storage in custom cabinets above galley counter Dishwasher hook up (electrical and water) installed Full height, large pantry opposite galley Sliding window with mosquito screen (screen is removable) Dimmable ceiling lights 110V outlets (3x) Intercom Phone jack
The salon is bright and cheerful with the warmth of lush satin finished teak cabinetry and carpeted flooring. Double doors from cockpit with teak blinds and Phantom screen Teak blinds on all windows Satin-finished teak paneling Bose entertainment system with 4 double cube speakers, center speaker and subwoofer including 2 radio remotes (one for second circuit in cockpit and pilothouse) Samsung LCD TV Twin easy chairs Teak hi/lo table (fold-out) Built in sofa with storage beneath Built in end tables with granite tops and drawers/cabinets Teak cabinet between easy chairs, Granite Top Built in book case Onboard wireless home network with wireless router Apple TV system with remote, connected to TV, Bose and home network Wifi booster system (Bullet 2HP) 110V outlets Intercom Phone jack
The raised pilot house is the perfect place to operate the vessel from in any weather. Full instrumentation and a Stidd helm seat provide a commanding view from the pilot house while port and starboard side doors and Portuguese bridge offer quick and easy access to the deck when needed. STIDD Captain's chair Port & Starboard PH Doors w/ Removable Screens Excellent 180° visibility Pilothouse windshield and side window covers for sun protection (see through) 3 Windshield wipers and washers SIDEPOWER Bow thruster control Glendinning remote engine and bow thruster control box with 30' cable. Engines and bow thruster can be fully controlled anywhere from bow to stern for tight maneuvering, docking, anchoring or picking up a mooring ball. CAT Electronic displays Northstar 941X backup GPS Furuno GP36 2 nd backup GPS Simrad-Robertson AP20 Autopilot Furuno 1942 MK2 Radar display Dual Flo-Scans for engines Furuno FCV 582-L color depth sounder B&G network depth & wind display system NEW Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF radio with DSC and AIS (July 2011) NEW EMTRAK AIS receiver/transmitter (December 2011) NEW SIMRAD NSO navigation plotter (July 2011) NEW SIMRAD OP40 Nav-controller (July 2011) Genset remote controls Fireboy engine shutdown system control MAXWELL Windlass control ICOM IC-M710 SSB Radio Tank Tender multiple tank gauge Tank Watch holding tank monitor HEART Link 20 battery monitor NAIAD Multisea (gyro based) Stabilizer controls Compass (with internal red lighting) ACR Spotlight control Watermaker remote control Pactor IIE modem Furuno Navtex receiver Xantrex PROSINE Charger/Inverter remote panel AC & DC circuit breaker panel Bose speakers with radio remote Flush cabinets on the aft bulkhead for liquor. Book cabinet on starboard side; Bookcase L-shaped settee with large storage beneath, doubles as a night watch bunk. Dimmable Pilothouse lights; Dimmable red night lights Dimmable lights over table and settee. 70° extended helm station (L-shaped) SMX II A/C control 24V charger for elecronics/bowthruster batteries under settee Bilge pump control/high water alarm and ships lighting monitor Laptop with independant backup navigation software, backup GPS mouse Color Printer under chart desk Ships bell 110V outlets (4); 12V outlet Phone jack; Interphone
Full Amidships Master Stateroom
Lush satin finished teak paneling continue into the amidships master stateroom with centerline fore & aft queen size bed. There is generous closet space, an ensuite head & shower, and access to the engine room. Queen bed with custom mattress Designer bed covers, shams & curtains Built-in night stand with granite top to port Fold-up night stand to starboard Huge storage under master berth S/S Portlight with screen Large hanging locker with its own S/S portlight and screen Full height dressing mirror His/Hers closets Reading lights above queen berth Rope accent lights Custom framed mirror above headboard TV cabinet SMX II A/C control 110V outlets Phone jack Intercom
Master Head/Shower
2 S/S portlights with screens Teak and Holley floor SeaLand Vacu-flush toilet Mirrored vanity Granite countertop Grohe faucet Stall shower with teak seat 110V outlets Extract fan
VIP Stateroom w/Private Access to Guest Head
Lush satin finished teak paneling continue into the VIP stateroom located forward on the lower deck. Your guests will have private access to the guest head from the VIP stateroom. Queen bed with custom mattress Reading lights above queen berth Rope accent lights Hanging locker Designer bed covers and shams & window treatment Built-in drawers and shelving Storage under berth Overhead hatch with sun protection and mosquito screen 4 S/S portlights with screens Access to anchor locker 24V AGM batteries for electronics and bowthruster under berth Automatic bilge pump and hi level alarm TV cabinet SMX II A/C control 110V outlets Phone jack Intercom
Guest Head/Shower
S/S portlight with screen Teak and Holley floor SeaLand Vacu-flush toilet Mirrored vanity Full height mirror on door Granite countertop Grohe faucet Stall shower with teak seat Medicine cabinet 110V outlets Extract fan
The large fully equipped fly bridge is a great place to operate the boat from in nice weather. The bimini top and hinged radar arch provide shade. There is full instrumentation at the helm with 2 Stidd seats. The large L-shaped settee and table are perfect for entertaining. There is a refrigerator and a BBQ and plenty of room for the dingy & davit. Hinged Radar Arch Two STIDD helm chairs S/S helm wheel CAT Electronic displays Waterproof LCD Nav monitor MAXWELL Windlass control SIDEPOWER Bowthruster control NAIAD stabilizer remote control Simrad Robertson AP22 Autopilot Spotlight control - ACR RCL1000 Compass (lighted) NEW SIMRAD OP40 Nav -controller (July 2011) NEW Standard Horizon VHF remote mike (July 2011) Furuno LCD Radar display FURUNO open array radar B&G network depth display McMurdo EPIRB emergency beacon Sony Radio-CD-Player (with AUX and USB) with remote Kahlenberg triple air horn 360° Search Light Fireboy engine shutdown control Full Bimini top with heavy duty S/S frame Anchor light and running lights 2 large worklights for aft of upper deck Overhead lights under radar arch L-shaped bench with abundant storage beneath Adjustable table Stainless steel DSC 24 FS BBQ grill Storage Cabinets under grill (3) NEW Nova Kool 110V Refrigerator (April 2012) Sink with separate filtered water tap. Under sink cabinets (2) 110V outlets 12V outlet Intercom Phone jack Canvas covers for chairs, instrument panel, bench, tender, fridge, grill Radar reflector Tall VHF antenna Tall HF antenna / Antenna tuner KVH Trac 4 Sat TV antenna dome SAT phone antenna dome Wifi booster antenna AIS antenna Viking 6 person life raft Tender: Novurania 12' RIB with NEW 2012 Yamaha 40 HP (April 2012) 70 hours Tender is equipped with VHF radio and depth-sounder, boarding ladder and  integral 10G fuel tank Marquipt Davit - UMT 800lbs low profile 110 volt (loads on port side)
Deck & Cockpit
On deck, there is not better design for cruising. Generous freeboard and flare in the bow result in a large foredeck where there is a built in seat, Portuguese bridge, and 2 large anchors ready to drop in your favorite anchorage. The raised pilot house offers great visibility and has port and starboard doors. The covered side decks and cockpit have deep bulwarks and large scuppers for safety and security. There are port and starboard gates and an integral swim platform with large hand rails and a transom door for easy boarding and disembarking from a dock, dingy, or by the swim. Decks have been re-painted with Awlgrip cream colored non-skid 1 60lbs CQR type galvanized anchor with 200ft 3/8” chain 1 50lbs BRUCE type galvanized anchor with 200ft 3/8” chain Maxwell dual capstan windlass HCW 2200 with new 24V motor Foot controls for windlass Hand held remote for windlass Teak caprail S/S handrails, hawsepipes and cleats S/S Anchor rollers and chain-plates Dual S/S anchor pulpit Pilothouse windshield and side window covers for sun protection (see through) 3 Windshield wipers and washers Various Dock Lines, 4 large fenders 4 S/S fender baskets Dimmable overhead lights in cockpit Overhead lights on walkways Courtesy lights near steps on walkways and swim platform Dual Shore power, TV and phone connections on swim platform and on foredeck City water connection (2) with pressure reducer on swim platform and foredeck Fresh water washdown in aft cockpit and on foredeck Integrated bench seat with upholstery in aft cockpit See through sunshades for aft cockpit Storage cabinet on port side of swim platform for snorkel gear etc. Hot/cold transom shower on swim platform 3 S/S staples on swim platform for security S/S swim ladder Cablemaster control switch on swim platform Zinc Saver system 110V outlet in aft cockpit
Fold-up S/S ladder 3 overhead 12V lights Autopilot pump and steering system Engine room fire extinguisher system Automatic bilge pump and hi level alarm Village Marine STW600 (600 Gallons per day) watermaker (1200 hours) with auto quality monitor ( salinity sensor). Watermaker was completely rebuilt and received NEW membranes, new product valve and new salinity probe (March 2013) Pre-filter for sea-water feed to watermaker Fresh water carbon filter for flushing the watermaker from ship's watertank Glendinning Cablemaster with 50' cable four A/C compressors (reverse cycle) Cruisair NEW Standard size HE front loader washer ( November 2011) NEW Standard size dryer ( November 2011)
Mechanical & Plumbing
The engine room is clean, well lit and provides good access to all the systems. It is accessible through the master stateroom or from the lazarette. Large hatches in the salon floor can also be opened if needed. Engine service performed June 2013 includes: Engine & generator oil & filters Engine & generator cooling system zincs (as necessary) Main engine water pump impellers replaced Main engine heat exchangers cleaned 425 Gal each main and 150 Gal forward 1000 G total NAIAD Multisea electronic Stabilizers (recently serviced and new seals installed) CAT 3126B engines (2600 hours) Oil and filters new on all engines ( June 2013) Twin Disc transmissions MG5075 Flo Scan system for main engines Dual Racor fuel filters for each engine Single Racor fuel filter for each Generator Northern Lights 8 kW Genset (2600 hours) Northern Lights 16kW Genset (2060 hours) Glendinning EEC electronic engine controls with synchronizer Reverso Oil change system for engines and generators (4 ports) Genset controls/instruments and secondary Engine start/stop on rear bulkhead Fuel tanks (3) Fuel sight glasses for all tanks Fuel manifolds for supply and return Fuel transfer pump Propellers - 4-bladed Nibral 30” x 24” Shafting - Aquamet 22 (2 1/4”) 7 sea strainers, all new baskets 4 engine room blowers Automatic bilge pump and hi level alarm NEW High volume hand bilge pump (April 2012) Emergency bilge pump selectable to starboard engine raw water intake Fireboy halon system w/portable dry chemical extinguishers Fresh water for engine room/bilge washdown Automatic fresh water flush system for watermaker Ball valve and spigot for manually testing watermaker-water quality NEW 20G stainless steel 110V Seaward water heater (March 2011) Head Hunter 110V water pump & 110 V backup pump Holding tank with overboard macerator Shower sumps (2) 110V outlets (3)
Electrical Equipment
AC & DC Panels in Pilot House Northern Lights 16 KW (2060 hours) Northern Lights 8 KW (2600 hours) Glendinning cable master with 50' cable 50A Shore power receptacles and cables forward (Shore 1 and Shore 2) 50A Glendinning Cablemaster on transom (Shore 1) 50A receptacle on transom (Shore 2) Shorepower isolation transformers (2) A/C voltage booster selectable on transformer #1 12 volt DC system for majority of services 24 volt DC for electronics, windlass and bow thruster 100 Amp CAT Engine alternators (2) reconditioned 2011 90 Amp 24V Balmar alternator with Balmar smart controller on port engine (reconditioned 2012) NEW 1000 AMP hour AGM batteries for house bank (June 2011) NEW Engine starting batteries AGM (June 2011) NEW Generator starting batteries AGM (March 2011) Xantrex Inverter / Charger - Prosine 3000 W Mastervolt 50A backup charger VICTRON Cyrix battery combiner relays (4) Interior lighting 12V with dimmers in salon, bar, galley Red night lights with dimmer in pilothouse 12V exterior and S/S courtesy lighting (IMTRA Montauk) Engine room lighting- 110V AC fluorescent and vapor-proof 12V DC lights Rope accent lighting in salon and staterooms Telephone and cable inlets fwd and aft AC Selector switches AC Distribution panel (wheelhouse) DC Distribution panel (wheelhouse) DC on/off switches w/isolators Zinc bonding system
Additional Equipment
Various Spare Parts: Engine spares, filters Generator spares, filters Pumps and spares Diesel filters (Racor) Impellers
The owner's personal belongings, dishes & glasses, tools!
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.
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