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Gizmo52' Californian Cockpit Motoryacht 1990

$ 210,000

This is one of the few Factory built 52' Californian CPMY's that has a Hard Enclosure Aft-sundeck with opening windows and swing door to cockpit that is absolutely perfect for year-round cruising!

The current owners are experienced boaters and have made outstanding upgrades on Gizmo, which means it is turnkey for your cruising or live-aboard pleasure. The Bow Thruster and new Yacht Controller make Gizmo a dream to maneuver and dock.

New Flybridge Canvas with provides the Captain and First Mate with a clear and comfortable cruising experience. 

Many thoughtful interior upgrades and furnishings enhance the traditional teak interior for a warm and comfortable living space. If you are looking for a great cruising or live-aboard that won’t break the bank…look no further!

Please see the list of additions and maintenance done in the Descriptions section as they are too numerous to list here. 


United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 210,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Cockpit Motoryacht

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Seattle, Washington, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 57 ft 7 in
  • Display Length: 52 ft
  • Beam: 15' 2"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 165 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar 3208TA
  • Engine 1: 1990 2234.00 HRS 425.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1990 2214.00 HRS 425.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

We are pleased to present a listing on a sought after brand and model that's ideal for the Pacific Northwest and West Coast boater!

The 1990 Californian 52' Cockpit Motor Yacht "Gizmo" represents the latest Californian model that was buil at the Rocky Point North Carolina Factory under the guidance of John Adams, former Hatteras Director of Operations, and other key industry talent.

Latest model factory attributes such as white gel coat, wrap-around bridge helm dash and helm area storage, fiberglass stringer system in lieu of wooden stringers, aluminum framing in the engine room overhead, an appealing balance of teak wood accents, solid surface counter tops and other subtle features. Every room has opening windows or port lights for fresh air!!!

Two Staterooms each with ensuite head with separate shower. Tub/shower in the master head. A truly versatile and sizeable seven foot long cockpit that features direct door access to the aft cabin, room for a storage deck box and lazarrette area that allows for easy access to the aft bilge, steering and rudder posts, storage, and expanded fuel capacity. And the ever popular engine room space with access via the galley steps.

One of only a few 52 CMY built before the "Luxury Tax" and subsequent marine industry maneuverings that ceased Californian production. Critics say; "The appearance of quality is no illusion. A good ride in a chop."- Powerboat Guide

"Gizmo" features a custom aft deck enclosure and "V" berth in the forward stateroom- a versatile arrangement that also offers far more forward stateroom floor area.

Caterpillar 3208TA 425 HP

Original Generator replaced with new Cummins/Onan 11.5KW 2021

Bow Thruster (Vetus)

Dingy davit by Nick Jackson ,

New 11' Carbon Cat By Aspen Yachts with 19 HP Yamaha purchased July 2023

She's a lovely vessel, appealing in every regard.


All new carpet throughout with custom bindings 2022

All New Canvas 2023: Bridge enclosed w/ all new clears, tender cover, lower windshield cover, front hatch cover, windlass cover, snap in wing door bug screens, aft stateroom sliding door bug screen.

New invisible sliding screen on the swing door to the cockpit 2023

Yachtcontroller w/ hand held remote 2022

Garmin VHF with additional speaker (2023)

Garmin Marine Autopilot (2023)

New engine start and house batteries 2023

New Bow thruster battery and Battery Charger 2022

New (2ea. 8D) House and (2 ea. 8D) start batteries. Conveniently located at the standard factory battery box between the main engines. All house and start batteries new July 2022

Head system serviced 2023

Engines and generator serviced; belts, oil, filters, impellers etc. about 100 hrs ago

Custom upgrade port lights and forward deck hatch.

All fuel lines replaced February 2022

New Cummins/Onan 11.5 KW Generator installed March 2021

Old stack washer/ dryer was removed and the compartment modified into a additional hanging locker 2022

New Quick hot water heater 2022

Cockpit cap-rail stripped, sanded and revarnished 2023.

Entire boat buffed and waxed twice in the past two years 2022/ 2023.

Both Props tuned 2022

All new Hunter Douglas blinds installed in the master stateroom and head as well as the salon 2023.

NEW Yachtcontroller - 2023 This makes docking the boat so much easier

New Samsung Smart T.V.'s: salon and master stateroom 2022

New salon furniture 2022: Custom Recliner (from Room and Board) and new 84" sofa 

New household stainless Beko Refrigerator /top freezer 2023 

New G.E. Stainless Microwave/ Convection oven 2022

New wine cooler installed 2022

New LG all-in-one washer dryer 2022

New upgraded anchor 2023

Anchor Windlass with new canvas cover. New Anchor (2023) an additional 100' of anchor chain (2023) Bridge Remote Control, Deck foot switches's and Yachtcontroller operation.

Windlass clutch rebuilt 2023

Rebuilt and swung the Riche compass 2023

New Pompanette helm chair cushions 2022

New stainless pop up cleats on the swim step for tender tie-up 2022

Dinghy Package: All new 11' Carbon Cat, By Aspin Yachts. July 2023

Undefined Electrical

Dual shore power receptacles; one located at the cockpit and another located port side deckhouse/amidships

Magnum Inverter with (4) dedicated golf cart batteries. Located outboard the port engine. Batteries are four years old.

Additional Battery Charger for start and 12v house bank 

One alternator now will charge the inverter bank when you are underway.


Full size household style Beko Refrigerator w/ top freezer: New 2023

Top loading chest freezer on the aft deck

GE Microwave/Convection oven New 2023

Dual SST sinks

Water tank level monitor

Solid surface cook top

Solid surface counter tops

Teak and holly galley sole option (Rubermaid rubber was standard)

The dinette makes into a bed . (Extra cushions for bed included)


Aft Deck Enclosure

Had the production of Californian Yachts continued there were plans to offer a factory aft deck enclosure option, which this boat has! 

The standard basic mini fridge was replaced by an LG washer dryer combo    (2022). Custom upper cabinet that augments the factory cabinet. Teak accents (fiberglass was standard , the teak was an upgrade.

"Gizmo" features a well designed and constructed solid Aft Deck Enclosure with opening windows with bug screens, three large framed windows looking aft, and a swing door entry from the cockpit with a custom "invisible" screen door installed 2022. Custom side door bug screens snap on both wing doors (2022). 

Easy care PlasTEAK cockpit and swim step covering.


Factory wrap around helm console

Garmin GPS 7616 Includes map, depth, speed and multi function display and plotter

Raytheon R80 Pathfinder Radar

Ray Marine Depth Finder

Garmin VHF with additional speaker (2023)

Garmin Marine Autopilot (2023)

NEW Yacht Controller 2023) This makes docking the boat so much easier.

General Highlights

VacuFlush Heads Upgrade

Electronic Shift Controls- Teleflex Morse Co. KE-4a

Vetus Bow Thruster

Teak Cockpit Cap Rails- Factory Option. Stripped and Varnished in 2023

High Water Alarm

Air Conditioning Flush System

Anchor Windlass with new canvas cover . New Anchor (2023) an additional 100' of anchor chain (2023) Bridge Remote Control, Deck foot switches's

Spare Parts Cruising Kit, lightbulbs etc

 Air Draft- Height 22" with antenna down

Reverse heat and air.







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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