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1987 G&S Boats 57' IT'S ON

$ 1,045,000

IT'S ON is a 1987 G&S Boats 57' Convertible listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Blumenthal. John can be reached at 1-772-215-2571 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 G&S Boats Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

57 G&S Boats Sportfish Convertible 1987

G&S was founded in the late 1960s as a partnership between charter captain Buddy Gentry and Steve Sauer, after receiving his engineering degree. Setting up shop in Destin on Florida’s Gulf coast, they designed and built boats for the local fishing charter fleets and as demand increased, they focused on custom high-end sportfishing boats. As an engineer, Steve Sauer developed a hull shape with rounded transom for excellent seakeeping and performance, and especially, the ability to reverse on a fish at an unprecedented speed of 9 to 12 knots, even planing in reverse! The 57ft G&S, IT’S ON, was built with special fuel and seawater bladders; when reversing on a fish, custom pumps move fuel and more seawater to the bladders located in the forward area of the boat to get the stern higher up for maximum speed (and back again to reverse the ballast). G&S sportfish boats were sought after for light tackle tournament fishing and for chasing world-record marlin, and these classic G&S sportfish are considered to be the boats to own for anyone serious about chasing world records.

IT'S ON was completely refit and updated in 2018 in the superyacht refit yard, The Boat Works, located on Australia’s Gold Coast. New Cummins QSM-11 diesels and Northern Lights generators were installed along with a long list of systems, electronics, and amenities, to allow her to be self-sufficient for 3 weeks out. The sonar transducer is housed in a special box cut into the keel to avoid adding drag to the running bottom. Cockpit features a $70K Release offset game chair with rocket launcher rod holder. Wiring was redone in 110v/240v to support multi steering stations and updated electronics, equipment, and entertainment system. IT’S ON has more freezers and fridges than other boats in her class, plus ice-chippers and a brine tank that instantly freezes bait for a fresher presentation to marlin. The interior was redone to motor yacht level of luxury with beautifully crafted woodwork, furniture, entertainment system, fully equipped galley, comfortable accommodations, and plenty of storage. 

1987 G&S 57 Convertible Sportfish "IT'S ON" - Updated 2018


Owner is ready to deal!

This is a great opportunity to jump straight into a turnkey G&S.

She has recently undergone 2 major refits in 2014 and 2018 and it shows.

Here is your chance to own one of the finest sport fishing vessels built.

Updates Have Included:

  • New Cummins QSM­11’s
  • Generator
  • Refrigeration
  • Fuel Tanks
  • Wiring
  • Appliances
  • Teak Deck
  • New Tower
  • Electronics Package
  • New Paint

She sits in the Gold Coast currently and would be a perfect opportunity to purchase prior to the Black Marlin Season and enjoy what the GBR has to offer, before shipping back to the USA.

Truly a world renowned design of a sportfishing vessel, the G&S's have been operated by icons such as Captain's Bobby Brown, Skip Smith, James Roberts and John Batterton.

Please call or email anytime for more!


  • Price USD:$ 1,045,000
  • Builder:

    G&S Boats

  • Model:


  • Year:


  • Location:

    Queensland, Australia

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 55 ft in
  • Display Length: 57 ft
  • Beam: 17' 5"
  • Yacht Category

    Convertible Boats

  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1300 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSM11
  • Engine 1: 2013 2350.00 HRS 705.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2013 2350.00 HRS 705.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

All 2018 Upgrades Below:

  • Custom Built-In Freezer Under Bench Seating on Bridge
  • Maxwell Anchor Windlass with Chain Counter
  • Anchor
  • New Underwater Light Package Aqualuma LED 18 Series
  • New Wiring and Breaker Panels
  • New VMAR Switch Plates and Outlets 110v and 230v
  • Upgraded VMAR Air Conditioning Remotes
  • New Davit ADC
  • New 110v Inverter/Charger 60 Hz Victron 5000 Watt
  • New 230v Inverter 50 Hz Epro 2000 Watt
  • Shore Power Converter 110v/220v 60 Hz Asea Ac 12
  • 100% Rewire On A/C 100% On D/C, All Wiring Throughout Vessel
  • All Switchboards Lined with Fireproof Panel
  • Remote Operated Main Engines and House Battery Isolators, All New Bep
  • (6) Full River DC 260­12 AGM Deep Cycle Batteries/Battery Boxes and New Cables
  • Marco Air Horn
  • New TV's Throughout
  • New Shore Power Lead + 32a 2 Phase Shore Power Inlet Teaser Reels 24dc With Own Battery Bank and Charger
  • Flood Lights and LED Cockpit Lighting
  • New Flybridge Switchboard
  • New Flybridge Dash Switches
  • Fusing On All DC Systems
  • Baldor Fuel Transfer Pump
  • Hynautic Steering


  • Custom Bar Stools
  • Laminate Wood Flooring
  • New Flat Screen Samsung TV
  • Rod Storage Behind TV
  • Hella LED Lights on Dimmers and Reading Lights
  • Custom Couch with Wraparound Seating and Storage Underneath
  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Oval Teak Dinette Table
  • Entertainment Center
  • New Head Liner
  • Electric Switchboard


  • Whirpool Upright Fridge/Freezer
  • Force 10 Stove (Cooktop, Oven, Grill)
  • Sharp Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Deep S/S Sink
  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Ample Cabinet Storage Throughout
  • Countertop Prep Space
  • Overhead Breakers and Electronics
  • Outlets
  • Overhead Lighting

Master Stateroom:

  • Massage Queen Berth
  • Closet and Cabinet and Storage
  • Teak Cabinetry Throughout
  • New Flooring
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Electric Outlets
  • Flat Screen Samsung TV

Master Head:

  • Sink
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Drawer And Cabinet Storage
  • Teak Cabinetry and Trim
  • Shower
  • Electric Outlets
  • Overhead Lighting
  • TMC Electric Head

Forward Stateroom:

  • (3) Bunk Bed Berths
  • Mirror
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Teak Cabinetry
  • Ample Storage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Reading Lamps
  • Overhead Lighting

Midship Guest Stateroom:

  • (2) Over/Under Bunk Bed Berths
  • Day Head and Shower
  • Washer And Dryer


  • Non-Skid Deck
  • (6) Cleats
  • Custom S/S Anchor Set Up
  • Maxwell VCR 1200 (With Helm Remote)
  • 150' Chain
  • 150' Rope
  • Rocna Anchor (90 lbs.)
  • ADC Davit (1,100 lbs.)
  • Deck Chaulks for Dinghy
  • (2) Hatches
  • 6-Man Liferaft


  • Center Helm
  • Bench Seating Port/Starboard
  • Flip Around Chair Back
  • 3-Sided Enclosure
  • Release Helm Chair
  • Full Garmin Complement of Electronics
  • Single Lever Controls
  • Classic G&S Steering Wheel
  • Overhead Ceiling Teezer Reels

Electronics and Helm:

Electronics Package updated in 2018.

  • Garmin 24" MFD
  • Garmin Gsd26 with Pm 411 L/M 2KW Airmar Transducer
  • Garmin Backbone
  • Garmin Radar Phantom Doppler 72 NM
  • Garmin Auto Pilot
  • (2) Garmin GMI 20 Data Displays Including Backup DST 800 Transducer
  • Garmin AIS Class B
  • Garmin VHF Radio
  • Bilge Panel Alarm
  • New Hella Nav Lights
  • KVH TV Sat System
  • TV5 VSR Remote Searchlight


  • Tower built by Black Marlin Towers (2018)
  • Rupp Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Rupp Center Rigger
  • 13-Step Tower
  • (6) Rod Holders at Tower Legs
  • Complement of Electronics
  • Hardtop Buggy-top Blacked out


  • Teak Deck
  • Teak Covering Boards
  • (6) Rod Holders in Covering Boards
  • Large Insulated Drink Box to Port
  • Mezzanine Seating
  • Offset Release Fighting Chair with Rocket Launcher
  • Release Stand Alone Rocket Launcher
  • (2) 50a Fishing Reel Supply Outlets
  • New JL Audio Stereo System with JL Speakers And Amplifier
  • New Bait Box/Refrigeration in Mezzanine
  • In­-Deck Live Baitwell Aft Centerline
  • Transom Door
  • (4) Hausers
  • (2) In­-Deck Fish Boxes
  • Saltwater Washdown
  • Ladder To Flybridge
  • Cockpit Controls on Starbpard Side
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Hella Spotlights

Engine Room:

  • New 4 KVA 110v/220v60 Hz Onan Genset
  • 20 Kw 110v/220v 60 Hz Northern Lights Genset (3,400 Hours)
  • Ice Chipper 540 LB Eskimo
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker
  • New Sump Boxes
  • Bilge Pumps and Alarms
  • New Bonding Throughout
  • Fire System
  • (6) 12 Volt House Batteries
  • (2) Super Start 12 Volt Batteries
  • Asea 12 Converter
  • Epower Inverter
  • Victron Multi Digital Unit
  • Victron Inverter/Charger
  • Mastervolt Charger
  • (3) Cruiseair Air Con Units
  • Vetus Bow Thruster
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Hynautic Steering
  • (2) Valdor Fuel Transfer Pumps
  • Seaward 20 Gallon Hot Water Heater

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.


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