Studio C is a 1994 Blackwell 53' 53 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Lloyd. John can be reached at 1-386-314-6570 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Blackwell Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
1994 53' Blackwell Express
Major Price Reduction!
Owner would consider a trade for a late model, trailerable Contender, Invincible or Yellowfin center console!
You owe it to yourself to come see one of the nicest Custom Carolina Express on the market today!
Easy to see, call today for more information or to schedule a showing!
STUDIO C comes to the market in remarkable condition having recently undergone an extensive refit by Blackwell Boatworks in Wanchese, NC.
After more than a year of hard work and thoughtful design, this 53 Express is flawless. Unmistakable Carolina flare and craftmanship from a pedigreed custom builder this boat must be seen to be appreciated. From her re-designed 120 sq. ft. cockpit with mezzanine, new Pipewelders tower, full custom paint and all new electronics she is turn-key and tournament capable.
MAN D-2840LE401 820HP engines have just been completely serviced by ACE Marine Diesel and provide an efficient 28 knot cruise. The list of upgrades is extensive, this boat is truly a showpiece!
STUDIO C returned to Wanchese in the Fall of 2021 to begin a yearlong transformation that left no detail untouched. Blackwell Boatworks was provided an open checkbook to transform this 53 into one of the nicest large Express models available today.
The list of new equipment and systems involved in this refit is extensive, documentation can be provided upon request. Please first refer to this listing.
In addition to the many custom features added, this comprehensive refit included but is not limited to the Pipewelders tower and outriggers, all wiring, engine controls, paint, marine electronics, pumps, AC units, plumbing, thru-hulls, hoses and clamps and more. Engines and generator are current with factory recommended services; 1000 Hour service completed by ACE Marine Diesel - July 2023.
Stepping aboard, the 120 sq.ft. cockpit is pure tournament functionality. The large, Awl-grip finished transom fish box will make any Charter captain smile. New features include custom mezzanine seating with insulated storage, teak covering boards, Livewell and custom tuna door.
The elevated helm deck provides great visibility, plenty of seating, customized tackle center/ wet bar, a settee with cocktail table all within an air-conditioned acrylic 4-sided enclosure.
Removable custom mesh sunshades keep this area cool and provide privacy while at the dock making this area a great place to lounge or entertain.
Pipewelders tower has comfortable bench seating, complete upper helm with engine controls and 10" Garmin MFD.
The cabin features a huge private head and stand-up shower, L-shaped dinette seating to port, a day galley to starboard with a full beam v-berth forward. There is tons of storage everywhere, allowing everything from tackle, rods & reels, spare parts and supplies to be stowed away neatly and securely keeping the interior clean and uncluttered.
The engine room is accessed from the cockpit via a hinged section of the mezzanine seating. The engine room layout is very roomy with easy access to forward and outboard of the engines. Everything including batteries is easily accessible making maintenance chores easy.
Hull and Deck:
Helm Deck and Electronics:
The helm deck area features a teak and holly sole with an elevated helm platform with excellent 360-degree visibility. Immediately upon stepping on to the helm deck you will find a Tackle center with a granite counter, removable filler panels provide access to a stainless-steel sink and spigot. Below the counter are two bi-fold acrylic doors with drawer storage and shelving for (8) tackle organizers. Forward of the tackle center on the port side is a settee with varnished teak table, fore and aft facing seating and beverage refrigerator.
There is forward helm bench seating with storage beneath and a smartly designed single, upper tiered seat. There is also a forward bulkhead storage cabinet perfect for keeping easy to reach items such as ships papers and/or safety gear.
Helm has two Murray chairs with footrests, electrically actuated electronics cabinet, and overhead teaser reels.
This entire space stays nice and cool in the summer heat enclosed in a four-sided acrylic enclosure by P&R Canvas.
Interior and Accommodations:
Engine Room and Machinery:
Tools, Fishing Gear, Clothing and Personal Property.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.