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Old 11-08-2020, 10:40   #1
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Gulfstar 53' ketch motor sailor 1974

This is a 1974 53' Gulfstar Motor sailor ketch for sail was in perfect condition before Hurricane Dorian and was used for BSA and charter in Bahamas for 12 yrs. she was updated and maintained by the owner as a liveaboard boat can sleep 13 total in berths 3 cabins 2 head showers engine room etc She is well equipped with all that is required for cruising private or charter. However she is now a project boat as she was damaged during Hurricane Dorian.

Damage done to vessel.
The main mast was broken by spreaders is a clean break and can be repaired by CJs welding with a sleeve in Marsh harbour by the boat yard.
Rigging is re- useable and has stay lock ajustiable fittings . mizzen mast is still ok. New sails this yr
crack in aft deck easy repair bulkhead inside need re-glassing.
starboard stanchions need replacing if your a welder enough onboard to repair and new safety wire onboard plus fittings.
Aft dive platform needs rebuilt
Approx. time to repair if I did work myself is 3 month
Main engine new 2016
generator 7kw 4000 hrs runs great electrical end overhauled 2019
water maker 33 galls per hr village new membranes 2019
Bow and stern thrusters.
Dinghy 10'
8hp x 2 outboards both running Johnson and Tahatsu
Galley has granite top with gas stove top force 10 and oven
Boat is well equipped with many parts sheets ropes and lines.
It has a new B&G chart plotter and radar, depth sounder working vhf x2 etc.
Helm seat cushions new
Length 63'
Beam 15.3'
draft 4.6' Great for island hopping
This is a great liveaboard private or charter boat sails well and cruises at 7kts
she does not heal over much even in 40kts of wind.
Boat was priced at $150,000 before Hurricane damage
Boat is on swing mooring in Green Turtle Cay Abacos Bahamas. Has duty paid in Bahamas and can be registered anywhere. British Registered Now.
Pictures were taken earlier in the yr before Hurricane Dorian. Can get more pictures later when I return to USA.
Asking $35,000 OBO selling due to health
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Old 01-09-2020, 07:10   #2
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Re: Gulfstar 53' ketch motor sailor 1974

Hi,
Please send me as many recent pictures of the damage as you can.
Is there any internal water damage?
petercoom at yahoo . co. uk
Many thanks
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Old 03-09-2020, 08:37   #3
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Re: Gulfstar 53' ketch motor sailor 1974

Hi, i Would also like to get more pictures both Old and new.
mostly of the damages so I know how much work it will be.

Regard Lars
Lars.backstrom90@gmail.com
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Old 27-09-2020, 20:12   #4
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Re: Gulfstar 53' ketch motor sailor 1974

Hello,
I would be very interested in more info/photos. Currently based in SE Florida, so not too far.
Larry
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Old 29-09-2020, 13:40   #5
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Re: Gulfstar 53' ketch motor sailor 1974

Hi Larry, I am still recovering from my surgery you can call me if you are interested at 954 554 4602 my name is simon crowley. I am on whatsapp its an easy way to send pictures and videos
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