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Bear Boat53' Gulfstar 53 Trawler 1976

$ 60,000

This rare Gulfstar 53 Trawler is a unique opportunity to own and restore a classic, but relatively rare design boat. It has a trawler body, with spacious, open accommodations built onto a deep, round bilge and full displacement hull that was also used on the Gulfstar 53 Motorsailor. This boat is very sea-friendly, with an easy motion as a result of the low center of gravity, which is further stabilized by the lower location of the fuel tanks. 

This is a 3 stateroom layout, with a spacious double in the aft cabin. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Preferred 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:$ 60,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    53 Trawler

  • Year:


  • Location:

    St Petersburg, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 53 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 14' 6"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 225 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1000 gals
  • Engine Details: Perkins 6/534
  • Engine 1: 1976 130.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1976 130.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

All teak bulkheads and cabinetry throughout.

Good size salon with convertible queen-bed sofa, easy chair, 3 small side tables and built-in shelves. Large windows and doors on port and starboard provide open, airy feel with plenty of light and options for ventilation. 

The inside helm station has a large teak wheel, navigation table, chart drawer and ample cabinet space. 

Forward of the helm station and down a three-step spiral teak staircase is the spacious Galley/Dinette area with a large L-shaped dinette settee with a teak drop-sided table to port. There is ample, accessible storage under and behind the settee. 

To starboard is the galley with a full-size refrigerator/freezer with ice maker and a built in microwave, princess stove and twin stainless steel sink with pressurized water. There are also large cabinets with built-in shelves and drawers. 

Continuing forward, on port is a stateroom with double bunks that is currently configured as an office and pantry/storage area. There is a hanging locker and large built-in drawers. Note that the space can easily be converted back to double bunks. 

On starboard is a day head with separate shower with seat and sump pump, electric head, large mirror, exhaust fan and vanity with storage. 

In the bow is the forward stateroom with 2 extra-wide v-berths, deep hanging locker and large drawers. There’s a stacked washer/dryer inside built-in teak cabin. 

Aft of the salon is the very large Master Suite, which has been completely remodeled. It features a king-size berth, extra built-in storage with large drawers, 2 large hanging lockers, cabinets and drawers under the berth. There is also a settee with built-in nightstand and drop-in storage throughout. A large overhead hatch was added for extra light and ventilation. 

To starboard is the large en-suite head with a fully enclosed shower with sump pump and custom door, large sink, electric head, large mirror, drawer, cabinet storage and exhaust fan. 

The large, open galley has great counter space and tons of storage, with a custom overhead opening and 4 large, opening portholes to ventilate and light the galley/dinette area. 

The galley is equipped with:

  • Maytag Refrigerator/Freezer with ice maker
  • Princess 3-burner electric stove/oven/broiler
  • Microwave oven
  • Double stainless sinks with hot and cooled pressurized water.

The deck offers full accessible walk-around access. 

The spacious flybridge has a large stainless steel wheel, swivel captain’s chair, and cushioned seating areas to port and starboard. There is a Bimini top (not pictured) with ample storage forward of the wheel, as well as to port and starboard. 

The aft deck has 2 large deck boxes for extra mooring lines, power cord and additional accessories. There is also a Dinghy lift with transom mount and Weaver Snap Davits on the swim platform. 

The bow has an anchor management system with Bugel Design 75# Anchor with 200' of 3/8" chain. 

There is a large, stand-up Engine Room with full sized door and lighting, accessible from the Galley. 

In the engine room are twin Perkins 6-354 naturally-aspirated diesel engines, Borg-Warner Velvet Drive transmissions, 4 blade bronze props (new in 2014) and stainless steel 1 1/2" shafts. 

There is also an Onan 15 KW generator, hot water heating, water pressure pump, 2 Nabsco automatic bilge pumps (2000gph) with alarms, a fire suppression system, 2 hydraulic steering stations, and a work table. 

House batteries are 2 T-105/880 Amp/12 Volts with space for 8

Starting battery is 31 Series Battery

Oversized circuit breakers easily accessible at entry to engine room

Over sized alternators

50 Amp/240 Volt/50' shore power cable

Inverter/Charger (2.5KW)

Standard Horizon Depth Sounders at inside helm and flybridge

Furuno 16 Mile Radar (enclosed array)

Horizon Eclipse VHF at inside helm and Standard Horizon VHF on the flybridge

2 Richie 5" compasses at inside helm and flybridge

Navico autopilot with remote, accessible at inside helm and flybridge

The boat is equipped with some additional features of note, specifically:

  • 2 CruiseAir A/C units, in the salon and master stateroom.
  • GE stacked washer/dryer in the V-berth
  • Village marine Watermaker (6 gallons/hr)
  • Webasto full-boat circulating hot water heating system
  • Epirb
  • 10 adult life jacket

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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