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Old 30-01-2018, 15:44   #91
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We own and cruise a Gulfstar M53 Ketch. We love this boat! Currently in the Bahamas. Happy to answer questions about what we know or connect with other Gulfstar owners..
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Old 07-07-2018, 13:40   #92
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I purchased a 78 Gulfstar 37 in Sausalito last October and spent about six months refitting and updating the systems before beating up the coast to Washington.

They are essentially a big (50') boat crammed into a 37' hull with good sailing qualities, spacious accommodations, ample stowage in a heavily built-10 tons-vessel. Perfect for cruising the San Juans, Queen Charlottes, northern Puget Sound and the inside passage to Alaska.

The Pacific was not in a good mood during my voyage but Egret came through with flying colors. Double reefed in 30 knots with 10' swells and I could still sleep soundly. I have previously owned a Hunter Legend and a Catalina 36 and I would have dreaded being aboard either in such conditions. Unlike most modern masthead rigs, which rely on the power of the head sail, the Gulfstar allows for a mainsail which is actually large enough to maintain firm control of the vessel.


My wife and I have nothing but positives to say about this boat. Once I addressed the issues caused by the neglect of the previous owners, it's been everything I knew it would.
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Old 23-03-2019, 22:18   #93
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Absolutely right , I am looking at a 1990 Gulfstar 4600 Pilothouse it's a smoke boat, BUT CAN'T FIND ANYTHING , mostly it's about yachts. Is there anyone out there that might know something to help me ? Anything you might know would be helpful! 1990 is a bit odd as well considering Viking bought them in 1989? Do they have inherit problems?
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Old 24-03-2019, 10:05   #94
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That would not be a 1990 Gulfstar. I visited the old Gulfstar building yard in St. Petersburg a few years ago and spoke to one of Lazzara's (the founder of Gulfstar) sons. I told him I had hull #20 of the GS 54 Sailcruiser, and he said that boat was built in 1987 and one of the last boats we built.


It might be an early Viking, but I cannot imagine why someone would put a Gulfstar badge on it. If you send me the Hull Identification Number on the transom, I can decode it for you and maybe help you find out what you are looking at.


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Old 24-03-2019, 20:19   #95
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Thanks mlucitt , much appreciated, the boats up for Auction and I thought it sounded a bit sus, as I understood they sold to Viking prior? I couldn't find anything on the net so I figured some-one here may know a little! I don't think I will bother with it , it is all a bit vague and I need take delivery and then sail her around the top of Australia and down the West coast , about 7000 nm. Thanks for ya help!
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Old 25-03-2019, 03:39   #96
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There is a 1975 Gulfstar M53 Ketch in great condition and nicely loaded available in Tampa, FL. You can PM me for details.
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