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Western Star
53' Gulfstar 53 Ketch 1975

$ 119,000

Western Star is a Gulfstar 53' 53 Ketch 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 Cruisers and similar boats.

Motivated seller! Luxurious and customized interior, 3 stateroom, 2 head layout.  This is a spacious and comfortable home you can take with you anywhere!  Master cabin aft has a queen berth to stbd and a single to port, custom mattresses.  Large forward cabin with V berth and 3rd cabin has bunks.   Salon is finely finished with suede upholstery, berber carpet and high gloss dining table.  Full size nav desk and computer table. Shoal draft, dive platform, dingy davits, ketch rigged. Spacious fully enclosed and screened custom cockpit enclosure. Great location for outdoor dining and comfortable lounge.  

Updated electronics 2012

Granite countertops in heads with unique vessel sinks

Travertine floors in heads

Cream suede leather upholstery in salon

Custom Stainless Steel (3) unit refrigeration system w/separate drink cooler

Incredible size WALK IN Engine room

Perkins 130hp

Northern lights Generator

New batteries (2017)

Jet ski cradles on deck

Roskelly HD 12V tender davit w/ custom made mounts and pulling post

Custom Aft deck box to hold 8 scuba tanks and compressor or grill and storage

6 Sail inventory

Tremendous storage throughout!

Bottom in very good condition

NEGOTIABLE: 14' Nautica Tender w/console instrumentation, bimini top and 50hp Yamaha outboard (2014)

Currently on the hard in storage


  • Price: $ 119,000
  • Days on Market: 572
  • Builder: Gulfstar
  • Model: 53 Ketch
  • Location: Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
  • Type: Sail
  • LOA: 53 ft in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 15'
  • Category: Cruisers
  • Water Capacity: 200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 425 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins 6-354
  • Engine 1: 1991 0.00 HRS 130.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Plenty of room for owners and occasional guests

Three cabin two head, can sleep 10

Aft cabin has a double berth and a single berth, middle seat, drawers, cedar lined hanging lockers and ensuite head and shower

Traditional V berth with hanging lockers, drawers and opening hatch

Over under bunks with side seat in midship guest berth

Forward head and shower

Custom cream color suede leather upholstery in salon (2015)

Large U shaped dinette to port with varnished teak table, seats 8

Long bench settee with side table opposite

L shaped full navigation station and desk

HD TV at nav desk can display cockpit plotter screen (2013)

Customized galley opposite

Berber carpet throughout (2015)

Custom book cases in salon

Lambriquin drapery treatments in salon and aft cabin with dimmable indirect lighting

Granite counters with vessel sinks in both heads

Blue LED accent light in aft shower and sink

Travertine flooring in heads

Teak veneer on main mast to match interior teak joinery

Custom mirrored accent walls visually opens the look of the boat

HD LED TV in salon (2013)

HD LED TV in aft cabin (2013)


Granite counters

Double SS deep sinks with modern faucets

H & C Pressure water system

Custom built SS lined refrigeration, freezer and beverage cooler each with independent doors, engine driven compressor with independent cooling capacity, 115V AC

Stainless steel electric stove and oven

Microwave oven

LED lighting

Spacious countertops

Generous cabinet and drawer storage and provisioning room

Ketch rigged

Painted aluminum masts and boom

Main mast double spreader

Tri-color mast top light (2011)

Mizzen mast single spreader

Mizzen mast has added mast steps, strobe, spreader lights, horn and TV antenna

Chainplates replaced (2012)

(2) Barient 26# Electric primary winches in cockpit

(5) Lewmar 40# winch, (1) Lewmar 30, (2) Lewmar 25's, (1) Barient 10

Mainsail w/ sailcover

Mizzen w/ sailcover

Hood Sea Furl roller for genoa

Hyde Stream Stay roller

6 Sail inventory: working jib, 150 genoa, main, mizzen, cruising spinaker with dousing sock, spare 130 genoa


Giganitic walk in engine room

Perkins  6-354 130hp, well maintained

Dripless packing shaft seal (2017)

Racor filter 900 (2011)

Racor filter 500 (2011)

Espar M-11 Hydronic heating system

Engine driven refrigeration/freezer

(2) 8,000 btu Cruisair Air conditioning units 115V

(1) 16,000 btu Cruisair air conditioning unit for salon 115V

(1) Halon system 

(2) additional Fire quench auto fire extinguishers in engine room (2011)

Carbon monoxide detectoros (2012)

Replacement of all thru hull fittings and seacocks (2012)

High volume HD bilge pumps and ultra switches (2010)

Electro Scan waste treatment system (2012)

(2) Jabsco electric heads (2011)

20 gal SS 110v hot water heater

additional fiberglass 100 gallon water tank under salon settee

bulkhead mounted teak spare parts locker


Northern Lights 6kw marine Genset

New batteries (2017)

Battery charger

Upgraded 150 amp Alernator (2012)

Charging Regulator (2012)

new battery cables (2012)

2500 watt Trace Invertor/ HD Battery charger

Galvanic isolator 50 amp (2012)

Spacious Center cockpit

Starboard side entry to cockpit

Full custom enclosure with SS frame with overhangs, shade wings/flaps, pet-proof UV screens, Eisenglass enclosure

Cockpit cushions

Helmsman seat with foot rest

Full 3 section, bow to stern deck shade awning

Sunbrella sail covers, hatch covers, binacle cover

Custom swim platform and ladder

Roskelly HD 12V tender davit w/ custom made mounts and pulling post

Custom Aft deck box to hold 8 scuba tanks and compressor or grill and storage

Teak deck mounts for two jet skis

Teak deck mount for 6 man liferaft

Zodiac 6 man Liferaft

Ideal electric anchor windlass

Teak grate platform on extended bow pulpit w/SS rails

(1) 65# CQR anchor

(1) 45# CQR anchor with all chain

12V washdown/fire fighting pump on bow (2014)

"for-emergency" ground tackle deck box

GlobalFixPro ACR 406 GPS Epirb (2011)

MOB pole, strobe light, flag and horse-collar buoy (2012)

(2) Large round fenders (2012)

Fire extinguishers


(8) Type 1 PFD's

Jacklines, safety harness and tethers

Magma propane grill and fiberglass tank (2013)

(2) large SS fender holders and (4) fenders (2013)

Hull freshly waxed 

Exterior teak freshly varnished



Garmin 5212 12" Chartplotter (2012)

Garmin GMR18D18 HD Radar (2012)

Garmin GXM51X Weather & audio XM Sat (2012)

Garmin remote RF remote control (2012)

Garmin GSD22 sounder 50/200 (2012)

Garmin GMS10 network expander, NEMA backbone and related cables (2012)

Garmin AIS 600 Class B (2012)

Garmin GA30 GPS antenna (2012)

Garmin GPS17X GPS sensor (2012)

Samsung 26" HDTV monitor (2012)

Bronze sonar transducer for Garmin system (2012)

Garmin G2 Digital charts (2012)

Simrad/Robertson auto pilot system (2011)

Auto pilot control box (2012)

ICOM M127 12 VHF radio

ICOM M424 VHF Radio (2013)

Galaxy XT 8' HP high gain VHF antenna (2012)

SEA222 Synthesized SSB Radio 

Atlas 210X Ham Band SSB Radio

Insulated backstay upper section (2012)

25' SSB antenna (2012)

Notthstar 800 Loran C Receiver

Raytheon V850 Color Eco-sounder/Plotter

Raytheon 610ES Electronic Chart System

Datamarine Chartlink Plotter

New helm design with low profile compass for better vision

  • 14' Nautica Tender w/console instrumentation, bimini top and 50hp Yamaha outboard (2014)

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' 53 Ketch. 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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60' Gulfstar Custom 53/60 MKII Trawler 1976

Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

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53' Gulfstar 1974

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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53' Gulfstar 1974

St Petersburg, Florida, United States

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