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53' Monterey Sportfish 1978

$ 695,000

Natural is a Monterey 53' Sportfish 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 Sport Fishing and similar boats.

***Just Listed***


52’ Monterey 1978 highly customized!  Re-powered in 2011 with economical 660HP QSMII Cummins Engines, 2150 rpm @ 26 kts and 2300rpm @ 30kts top speed burning 45 gph at cruiseThere is nothing on this boat that hasn’t been done, paint, mezzanine, tanks, teak, electronics, interior, running gear, enclosure, etc.  Very well maintained with an open checkbook.  She will not disappoint.  One of the most economical boats in her class.  Located in North Palm Beach.


  • Price: $ 695,000
  • Days on Market: 590
  • Builder: Monterey
  • Model: Sportfish
  • Location: North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 53 ft in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Beam: 14' 8"
  • Category: Sport Fishing
  • Water Capacity: 100 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 650 gals
  • Engine Details: Cummins QSM II
  • Engine 1: 2011 5000.00 HRS 660.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2011 5000.00 HRS 660.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

17kw Onan generator

New paint (Palm Beach Yacht Center) 2014

New windows and salon door (Palm Beach Boatworks)


All new wiring

New A/C’s

(2) Cummins Engines 660HP QSMII’s (5000 hrs) in 2011

New fuel tanks

Rupp Riggers

White fwd mask

Non skid fwd deck

Painted tow rail

Anchor locker

Fresh water wash down

(6) Stainless cleats

New strataglass enclosure (2017)

All new Garmin electronics

All new running gear (2017)

Recent 1000 hr service

New Raritan heads

New teak & holly flooring in heads

New Perlick drawer style refrigerator/freezer

All new mattresses

New interior varnish

New mezzanine

New teak


L-shaped couch to stbd with storage underneath

Large table

43” Samsung TV to port 

Large storage to stbd

Lift up storage area with 5 drawers underneath

Carpet throughout

Fabric lambrequins

Crusair SMX Digital displays

Overhead 12/24 volt lighting

Teak and holly floor in galley with engine room access hatch

New headliner

Paneltronics electric panel



U shaped galley forward

Under counter mount sink

Grohe stainless hardware

Bank of 5 drawers under galley countertop

Lift up storage bins with granite countertops

Frigidaire Microwave

Teak faced dash cabinet doors for storage

Drawer style refrigeration to port under granite countertop


Large queen style bed underneath of single bunk fwd to aft

Large storage area under bottom bunk

Large hanging closet at foot of bed with bank of 3 drawers

12/24 volt overhead lighting

Newly covered wallpapered walls

Carpeting throughout

Cruisair AC control


Stainless sink

Mirrored vanity cabinet

Raritan freshwater heads

Teak and holly flooring

Large shower

Teak and glass door entry

Custom cabinet in shower with Corian countertop

Awlgrip white paint

Newly wallpapered walls

Overhead lighting


Companionway bunks to port fwd of second head

Upper/lower bunks

Rod storage over top bunk behind teak door


Over/Under bunks to stbd

Wallpaper walls throughout

Teak hanging closet to port cedar lined

110v outlet

Crusair SMX digital AC control

Additional cabinet teak faced to port cedar lined

Storage under bottom bunk

Rod storage under top bunk

Bomar hatch

Overhead lighting

Eyeball reading light over top bunks

Drawer storage to port and fwd

Carpeting throughout


Full head with shower, stainless sink and 110v outlet

Overhead lighting

Raritan freshwater head

Teak and holly flooring

Full shower with teak custom cabinet with 3 shelves

Awlgrip white paint in shower

AC vent in head


 Large bridge

Palm Beach style helm to starboard

Single lever controls

Edison steering wheel

(2) painted ladder back helm chairs

(2) Electronics display port and stbd of helm with actuated doors

Soft top Bimini top

Belly band with 7 rod holders

3-sided enclosure

Fwd of helm beach style seating port and stbd with storage underneath

Double door cabinet in brow

Non skid decking

Fusion stereo fwd of helm

Access hatch in deck

Freshwater washdown


7 step tuna tower

Icom VHF

Single lever controls

Bimini soft top

LED tower lights


Glendenning controls with controlling valve

Furuno Navnet 3D

Zip Wake trim tab

Simrad autopilot

(2) M506 VHFs

Cummins Smartcraft digital engine display

(2) GPS Map7215 Garmin displays

Bank of rocker switches for bilge pump and lighting

Manual gauges

Tanacom bull teaser reels

Richie compass

JL audio speaker system

Large cockpit with mezzanine style seating

12v plugs for LT teaser reels under teak covering boards

Mezzanine and teak deck

To port actuated stainless line freezer or drinkbox

Ice dump at foot of port

Bullnose teak mezzanine

Large stainless freezer or fishbox in mezzanine seating stbd

A second stainless large freezer/fridge or fishbox/drinkbox at foot of mezzanine

(6) Lee rodholders in covering boards

Bullnose teak covering boards

Stainless Hawse pipes

Large transom door

Rocket launcher single pedestal

Lazzarette access port to starboards

Livewell in deck

Stainless scupper drains

Salt and fresh water washdown

Engine room access

Teak salon door

Cockpit cover

12v lighting overhead

Tower leg with (4) rod holders


All new AC pumps

Shur Flo saltwater washdown pump

Marine air systems ACs

Phase III battery charger

Thermostat controls for drink box freezers

Cummins Onan Marine generator 17kw

Racor 5000MA fuel system for generator

Oberdorfer 12v Fuel transfer pump

Mach 5 fresh water pump

Overhead lighting in designated pump room

(2) QSM 11 660HP Engines (5000 hrs)

ZF Gears

New marine exhaust risers

Atlantic icemaker

Racor fuel system

Overhead lighting

New Odyssey batteries

Fresh water washdown

Battery box for Lingren Pittman reels

Fireboy fire system

Engine room fans


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 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 Monterey listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 53' Sportfish. 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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