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53' Navigator 53 Classic 2001

$ 279,000

Hullabaloo is a Navigator 53' 53 Classic listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Pilothouse and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

A beautiful Navigator 53 that has been cruised from NC to the Bahamas and back. The owner’s have decided to move ashore and placed this updated 53 Classic on the market for sale. Since purchasing, the owners have updated and maintained the yacht and added many new features that will please even the most discriminating buyer. Absolutely no disappointments.

Three staterooms and two heads with separate shower stalls, the largest cockpit and engine room you will find in an under 70’ yacht, consistent updates and meticulous care. The matching cherry woodwork and cabinetry, new flooring and carpets, and an abundance of natural light and ventilation make the 53 Classic luxurious. Don’t miss this one! Even a built-in safe!


  • Builder: Navigator
  • Model: 53 Classic
  • Location: New Bern, North Carolina, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 53 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 53 ft
  • Price: $ 279,000
  • Beam: 15'
  • Category: Pilothouse
  • Water Capacity: 170 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 600 gals
  • Engine Details: Volvo TAMD 63
  • Engine 1: 2001 800.00 HRS 370.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 2001 800.00 HRS 370.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Easy to board through the transom door and onto the large aft deck.  There is a large hatch which leads down a few steps into the lazarette and aft engine room.  There are port and starboard steps leading to side decks as well as ease of boarding.  Through two sliding glass doors you enter the salon.  To port is a large entertainment center with flat screen TV and storage.  To starboard are two leather wall hugger reclining chairs and an end table between.  All the way forward is a large storage cabinet.  Across and to port is the galley with a salon, forward facing breakfast bar with three stools.  The galley features ample storage and food preparation space, Corian counters, double molded sinks, and a new stainless-steel refrigerator and freezer.  The wood galley sole has a large hatch the opens into the forward engine room storage lazarette with engine room access.  The engine room is huge and offers 360-degree access around the engines and transmissions making access and maintenance a breeze.  All onboard engine room systems are within easy reach.

Up two steps you enter the pilot house with a centered helm and single Captain chair.  To port is a sliding door with access to the bow.  All helm gauges and instrumentation are with easy reach and the pilothouse has direct communication with the galley and salon and a 360-degree panoramic view of surroundings.  Along the starboard side is an L-Shaped seating area and dinette with a fixed height table.  Centered and aft is the wood steps to the flybridge. 

The bridge deck is massive!  The helm is located to port with a double helm chair.  To port is a cabinet with new Quartz countertop and new refrigerator.  Aft is ample seating on both side with cushions.  The bridge deck is protected with a custom maroon Sunbrella soft top mounted and laced into a massive 2-inch support structure.  On the aft deck is a RIB and chocks and the dingy lift is along the port side.

Back to the pilothouse and down a few steps on the port side are the cabin spaces. At the base of the steps is a large hanging locker to starboard.  Aft of the steps is the master cabin.  Down a step you enter luxury!  The queen berth is athwartships with the head board to starboard and forward and aft night tables.  There are storage drawers along the base of the berth.  A large cabinet with storage and hanging lockers is along the port side.  Aft are two large storage cabinets (the washer and dryer were removed in lieu of more storage).  The private head is along the port side and forward and features a Vacu-Flush wood, vanity and separate shower stall.  Back to the base of the stairs and along the port side is a guest stateroom with bunk beds, hanging lockers and a sliding cherry privacy door.  Across from the guest stateroom is the guest head with Vacu-Flush head, vanity and a separate shower stall.  All the way forward is the VIP stateroom with a centerline queen berth.  There are hanging lockers and storage drawers as well.

A large and luxurious interior the Classic 53 feels like a much large yacht.

GALLEY:  The galley located in the main cabin forward and along the port side.  The onboard chef has complete access to guests in the main salon and the pilothouse.  The galley is large and offers excellent storage and food preparation spaces that will please any onboard chef.

  • Corian countertops
  • Double molded sinks with faucet and spray
  • 3 burner electric stove top
  • Sharp Carousel Grill-2 microwave/convection oven in cabinet over stove top
  • Isotherm stainless steel dual voltage refrigerator and separate freezer
  • Ample storage with cabinets and drawers
  • Breakfast bar facing galley from salon
  • Quartz countertop on flybridge cabinet with Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator
  • Wood flooring with hatch into forward engine room storage area

ELECTRICAL:  The main electrical panel is in a glass door cabinet in the companionway between the main salon and pilothouse.

  • 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC power
  • Power distribution panel with circuit breaks
  • AC Amps and Volt meter and DC volt meter
  • Glendinning Cable Master 50-Amp shore power cord
  • Onan 8 kW generator in sound shield with 650 hours
  • All interior DC lighting changed to LED lighting
  • All navigation lighting changed to LED lighting
  • Rope lighting added in salon and pilothouse
  • Cockpit lighting is LED with blue color
  • Aqualuma underwater lighting with blue color
  • Pro-Mariner Pro Sport-20 Heavy Duty Professional Series battery charger
  • Pro-Mariner Protech-4, four stage battery charger
  • Pro-Mariner Pro-Nautic 1250 Automatic Digital Battery Charger
  • Magnum Marine 2000-watt battery charger and inverter with Magnum remote controller
  • ATT-Jabsco remote controlled spotlight
  • (3) pilothouse windshield wipers
  • WEMA water and holding tank gauges at pilothouse helm
  • Samsung flat screen 24” TV in master cabin
  • Vizio flat screen 40” TV in salon
  • Niles SPS-6 speaker selection center to control remote onboard speakers with cabin controls
  • Bose surround sound and DVD player, AM/FM/CD player
  • DirecTV receiver in salon entertainment center
  • Trac Vision M3 satellite dome on radar arch
  • Fusion MS-VD650 AM/FM/CD and satellite radio on flybridge with remote speakers
  • Cruiser Air marina reverse cycle AC and heat for cabin and pilothouse with SMXii controls
  • Webasco 16,000 BTU marine reverse cycle AC and heat for salon with electronic control (2018)
  • Seth Thomas brass clock in salon
  • Cabin CO2 detectors
  • Zinc corrosion control system with corrosion indictor in lazarette

ELECTRONICS:  Both the pilothouse and flybridge helm gauges and electronics are within easy reach on the helm chair.

  • AIS 600 Transponder for use on chartplotter
  • Yacht Controller handheld for control of engines and thrusters


  • Garmin GPS Map 7612 XSV touch screen color chartplotter and radar display
  • Garmin HD radar dome on bridge radar arch
  • Raymarine ST-60+ autopilot
  • Raymarine ST600 autopilot remote
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF radio with DSC
  • Lowrance depth indicator
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • ITT-Jabsco control for spotlight
  • Joystick controls for bow and stern thrusters


  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • Garmin GPS Map 7612 XSV touch screen color chartplotter and radar display
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHFH radio with DSC
  • Raymarine ST600 autopilot remote
  • Lowrance depth indicator
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • ITT-Jabsco control for spotlight
  • Joystick controls for bow and stern thrusters

MECHANICAL:  The engine room is larger than most yachts of this size with more than 100 square feet of room.  There is complete 360-degree engine and transmission access and large forward and aft storage areas.

  • Volvo TAMD-63 diesel engines, fresh water cooled, with 800 hours
  • ZF Marine transmission, 2:9.01 ratio
  • Stainless steel shafts with dripless shaft seals
  • Vetus hydraulic steering at both helms
  • Hydraulic engine and transmission controls at both helms
  • Volvo engine gauges for RPM, oil pressure, water temp and volts at both helms
  • Volvo engine alarms at both helms
  • Racor primary fuel filters for engines and generator
  • Vetus bow and stern thrusters with joystick controls at both helms
  • Yacht Controller remote for use while docking from anywhere on the boat
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer at both helms
  • Rudder indicator at both helms
  • Port and starboard fuel gauges at both helms
  • Oil X-Changing System for engines and generator
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with stainless steel anchor roller
  • Anchor locker along the starboard side of bow
  • Delta plow anchor with 200’ of chain rode
  • Muir electric windlass with foot and helm controls
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Custom 2” diameter aluminum bimini support structure with Maroon Sunbrella Plus fabric
  • Sunbrella maroon covers for dingy, flybridge seating and helm
  • Port and starboard steps from cockpit to side deck
  • Large swim platform with transom door and folding swim ladder
  • Sliding door screens from cockpit to salon
  • Lazarette access through cockpit hatch with ladder
  • Stainless steel handrails along cabin sides of side decks
  • Stainless steel fender holder on starboard bow
  • Custom kayak holder for two kayaks on port bow
  • 2017 Gala RIB 10’ with console and Honda 20 hp, 4-stroke and electric start
  • Dinghy chocks on aft bridge deck
  • Brower 800-pound dinghy davit on port side of aft bridge deck
  • Pilothouse port side door slides aft
  • Textalene pilothouse window covers
  • Interior window tint added in 2017 for reduced glare and UV protection
  • Bottom painted last in 2017
  • Built-in safe in galley cabinet

The Navigator 53 Classic is a large yacht that feels much larger.  Perfect for a cruising boat or live aboard, this 53 has low hours and has been well maintained with continuous upgrades.  Do not miss this one.

Easy to see in New Bern, NC with JET service through Charlotte (American) or Atlanta (Delta)

Engine 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.


Our Navigator listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 53' 53 Classic. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker John Peterson who can answer all questions about the boat for you. 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.


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