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53' Gulfstar 1974

$ 99,000

GRACE is a Gulfstar 53' currently listed for sale on the market. While this boat is not currently listed with United Yacht Sales, our team is happy to work on your behalf in the research and potential sale of the vessel. Our commitment to our clients is to find the best yacht available that fits the their needs, no matter where its listed. United is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Motorsailers and similar boats.

AVAILABLE!  BIG BOAT, SMALL MONEY!  This Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer is the perfect cruiser, with her shoal draft of just 5.3 feet. Want to venture beyond? The Bahamas, the Keys...perhaps Bermuda or crossing the Atlantic? She'll get you there delivering excellent performance under sail. Now sloop rigged, with the additional room and no speed reduction.  With a 400 gallon fuel capacity, you'll never be stuck in the doldrums!  

Designed by Vince Lazzara, originally of Columbia Yachts, the Gulfstar 53MS was built from 1971 through 1975. Since only 27 of them were built, they are a rare find and do not last long on the re-sale market at this price. The Gulfstar 53MS has developed quite the legacy as the cruiser of choice for all types of cruising conditions. She's perfect for the Islands with her shallow draft keel in addition to crossing big water with her range.  Her hull is solid, built of solid fiberglass and molded thick to take any conditions a bay or sea throws at her.  With two staterooms, an office and  two heads, a huge salon and dinette area, she's got plenty of room. Her center cockpit has room for eight and the enclosure offers protection from the elements.  Her slip is available for lease to the next owner, if desired.  Owners change in plans has made "Grace" available.  Priced right, owner is looking for offers

Notable Features; Now sloop rigged.  Mizzen mast removed and capped in 2012.  Provides additional ease of deck movement and space.  Does not affect performance. Bow Thruster (New 2010)3 A/C units, new pump and system flush 8/2019 New Bottom paint, Running gear inspected,  12/2018  No blisters reported 400 gallon fuel capacity Washing machine LOADS of storage! Walk in engine room


  • Price: $ 99,000
  • Days on Market: 109
  • Builder: Gulfstar
  • Model: --
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 53 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 15'
  • Category: Motorsailers
  • Water Capacity: 400 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 400 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins T6.354
  • Engine 1: HRS 135.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

 Master stateroom aft with ensuite head/shower, accessible from deck or salon, port companionway forward to salon, stand up engine room access and storage along corrider.  Salon / galley / Nav station, amidships with converted office just forward to port with forward head / shower across to starboard.  Forward stateroom in bow with large V berth with insert.  There is a vast amount of cabinet, drawer storage spots throughout the boat with tasteful teak accents and cabin sole.

  • Interior Upholstery replaced 2015
  • (3) CruiseAir AC units (New A/C pump and lines flushed 8/2019)
  • Aft manual toilet  (Lectra San unit included but not in service)
  • Electric toilet in forward head, (New 2015)
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo w/speakers
  • Panasonic TV w/VHS & DVD player
  • Shakespeare TV antenna (NOT INSTALLED)
  • Village Marine 15GPH watermaker (not on use)
  • Built in Maytag washing machine
  • Berber carpet throughout 
  • (4) burner propane stove w/oven
  • Holding plate front load refrigeration - engine & AC driven (Curently Inoperable)
  • Holding plate top load freezer - engine & AC driven  (Currently Inoperable)
  • Thermador microwave oven
  • Dishes & galleyware convey
  • Double S/S sinks with H/C pressure water
  • Freshwater foot pump
  • Xintex propane sniffer
  • (2) steel propane bottles
  • 12 gal water heater
  •  Bow Thruster with separate battery
  • 8Kw Northern Lights generator (2450 hrs)
  • Engine/genset start battery
  • (8) 6V batteries wired to form 2 battery banks (New 2018)
  • (3) battery selector switches w/combiner
  • Heart interface 2500w invertor/130 amp charger
  • Heart interface Link 20 battery monitor/control
  • Battery test panel
  • Garmin Map 3010 GPS/chartplotter
  •  Digital Depth
  •  Garmin Radome with pedestal, (Not installed)
  • Robertson autopilot
  • Icom 707 SSB transeiver w/auto tuner (Inop)
  • VHF
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Holding tank 
  • Dual lever engine controls
  • (2) Racor fuel filters
  • Sea Strainers
  • 12v fuel transfer pump
  • 12v lube oil transfer system
  • Hynautic hydraulic wheel steering
  • (2) automatic bilge pumps
  • Manual bilge
  • (1) 12v portable bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller

New in 2015, oversized SS portholes throughout boat, Very bright inside!


  •  Custom Aluminum Dinghy Davit / Antenna arch (New 2016, radome, VHF, TV antennas included but not yet installed))
  •  RIB and 15HP Outboard Motor
  •  Custom PlasTEAK swim platform (New 2016)
  • Ideal electric windlass with foot switches
  • 63# Stailnless Steel plow type anchor w/200' chain
  • CQR secondary anchor with rode
  • Custom teak anchor pulpit ('07)
  • Seawater anchor washdown
  • Bimini (canvas new 2016) & cockpit enclosure
  • Covers for handrails & hatches
  • Freshwater washdown system @ stern
  • Lifelines 
  • Lifesling 2 MOB system
  • Safety Gear
  • Lifejackets
  • Now sloop rigged.  Mizzen mast removed and capped.  Provides additional ease of deck movement and space.  Does not affect performance. 
  • F Breman & Sons mainsail 
  • Quantum 110% high cut genoa 
  • 2 Storm Sails
  • Profurl furling system for headsail
  • Lewmar winches, (2 electric motor systems, 2017, not installed but included)
  • Main mast keel stepped
  • Jacklines on mainsail
  • Stack Pac
  • S/S wire standing rigging w/Stalok terminals

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. 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.

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.


This Gulfstar listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 53' . While this listing is not actively listed with United Yacht Sales, our team would be happy to reach out to the current broker and find the history on the boat. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


United is the largest professional yacht brokerage firm in the world with over 150 yacht brokers in our network. By listing your boat or yacht for sale with us, all 150+ brokers on our team will be notified immediately which greatly increases the chances that your boat may sell before it ever even hits the market. With hundreds of used boats and yachts sold each year, there is no better team than United to help with the listing and sale of your vessel.


Buying a boat or yacht can be a daunting experience with so many available boats on the market. Let the team at United take the guesswork out of your boat search by enlisting one of our professional yacht brokers. Not only will we listen to your needs about budget, docking and storage, and how you plan on using your new boat, but we will do the research for you by looking through the MLS, researching the history of every listing, and negotiating on your behalf. From survey to acceptance, the team at United Yacht Sales is with you every step of the way.


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