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53' Gulfstar Center Cockpit Motorsailer
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Listing Number: M-5982295
Price: $ 145,000   
Max. 4.50'
Center Cockpit Motorsailer
Edwards Yacht Sales
510 Brookside Drive
Clearwater, FL 33764

"Chez Nous," the ultimate cruising motorsailer, owned and outfitted by marine author Tom Neale, is for sale. Do not miss this opportunity to own this cared-for classic with ALL the modern upgrades!

Be sure to watch BOTH videos for shots of her underway, AND some great cruising tips from Tom & Mel Neale!

This vessel has been owned, cruised, and maintained to the highest standards for the past 18 years by marine author Tom Neale. She's been outfitted as the ultimate family cruising boat, with incredible attention to detail, and is ready to go. She was purchased as a live-aboard vessel for the author's family of four, and she fits this description perfectly. She is spacious and seaworthy, built with a solid and thick fiberglass hull of incredible strength. Many, many custom upgrades have been made. See the list! She has a shallow enough draft to get into the most remote parts of the Bahamas, and her mast is short enough for the ICW. But she's tough enough to be taken anywhere.

Among her many features are a 200 HP Yanmar diesel engine (new in 2007) with approx. 1000 hours on it, a 12 KW Kohler generator, 3 air conditioning units, refrigeration, a deep freezer, ice maker, three very spacious and private staterooms, two full heads with separate showers, an office with its own pure sine wave dedicated inverter, an entertainment center, a custom hydraulic dinghy lift and platform, electric winches, roller furling on main and jib, and a fully enclosed cockpit. "Chez Nous" is only of only 27 of these classics, built when they were built tough. 

CHEZ NOUS Features:

  • 200 HP Yanmar diesel engine (new in 2007), approx. 1000 hours
  • Custom hydraulic tender lift and platform on stern, lifts tender w/ 25 HP motor and owner and gas and supplies with push of button, and serves also as swim and/or dive platform in lowered position. (Current tender does not come with the boat, but the lift will support a RIB or other tender easily).
  • Manually operated stainless steel tender davits as back up method of securing tender. Reinforced by welded stainless piping cross bars
  • 12 foot Avon inflatable with 15 HP Mercury (2000) outboard
  • 60 pound CQR anchor, Fortress FX 5
  • Bow pulpit rebuilt with stainless steel supported by stainless pipe and straps. Stainless secondary pulpit is under original teak bow pulpit for aesthetics. Ideally set up for heavy weather anchoring, two rollers.
  • Follow Me TV and satellite dish in addition to mizzen mounted Power TV HD antenna for digital air TV
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room also hand held extinguishers
  • Five Smoke Alarms including engine room. CO Alarm
  • 3 automatic Rule bilge pumps
  • Two Rule bilge Alarms
  • Side-Power 95 T bow thruster with 2 Group 28 batteries, spare propeller, sheer pins, zincs, washers, nuts
  • Lofrans Falkon Anchor Windlass with two group 28 batteries in bow for windlass and thruster
  • Dedicated Xantrex battery charger for bow battery bank. This bank can also be charged from main bank.
  • Tri color masthead running lights with emergency strobe and pulpit mounted running lights. Aqua Signal
  • Each mast has Forespar lightning protection
  • Roller furling (Profurl) main and foresail
  • Furuno GP1650 with C-MapNT chart plotter and GPS
  • Furuno 48 mile range Radar, second mount in cockpit
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • ICOM M-402 VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • Simrad Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • IC-M710 Icom SSB with computer jack
  • Icom AT 130 Automatic SSB Tuner
  • Dynaplate bonding throughout
  • Bose entertainment center, DVD player
  • Samsung HDTV
  • Horseshoe buoy, Lifesling, MOB equipment
  • Raymarine ST60 depth finder
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi Instrument Repeater
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed Instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind speed and bearing Instrument
  • Yacht Corrosion Consutants Zinc Saver II
  • Freedom 25 inverter charger
  • ProSine 1000 Inverter/charger dedicated to computer station.
  • Borg Warner transmission and new prop (new 2007)
  • Twelve Volt Oil changer/filler
  • Kohler 12 KW generator
  • 2 Rolls 8 D modular deep cycle batteries with Hydro Caps for house current but will also serve for engine starting. These have recombination caps to prevent loss of water and gasses
  • 2 Rolls 4 D modular batteries for engine starting but will also serve as house bank
  • Generator has dedicated group 31 starting battery
  • Electric Galley Maid Stove in galley. 3 burner, oven, stainless hood
  • Microwave
  • Refrigeration: Holding Plates (dual circuit) in refrigerator and freezer. AC commercial compressor. Engine compressor removed but available
  • 3 Air conditioners (Cruisair)
  • Washer/dryer, Bendix, removed but available
  • Compasses: One pedestal, one flux gate with auto pilo
  • Two Lectra Sans marine sanitation devices by Raritan
  • Raritan ice maker
  • Raritan hot water heater
  • Rigging, standing and running, inspected and upgraded since purchase by Bay Area Rigging
  • Main backstay with isolator for SSB, 2002
  • New standing rigging on main, 1999
  • StaLock terminals on all lower terminals
  • Mainsail, Quantum, 2000
  • Main mast replaced with new one around 20 years ago.
  • Extra jib and main halyards, internal
  • Complete cockpit enclosure/bimini with extra stainless pipe supports, has withstood hurricane and tornado winds, providing “wheelhouse� comfort in storms
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 5 Fiberglass deck boxes, mounted on deck.
  • Tank tender for fuel tank
  • Topsides painted 2001
  • Rudder dropped and inspected, 2011
  • New prop shaft, 2011, both cutlass bearings also
  • Spurs, line cutter on prop
  • AC wiring upgrades
  • 50 amp 220V AC system, wired for cable, phone, dockside water
  • 12V system updated
  • Two 12V two speed electric winches, Barient 26; three Lewmar 40 two speed winches; one Barlow 26, self tailing, all in cockpit. All sail controls led to cockpit
  • On mast, two Lewmar 40 two speed, and one smaller winch
  • Aft stateroom port single berth converted to desk and file storage “office� with sliding desk computer/printer station. Can be reconverted to second bed if desired. Queen sized bed on starboard side.
  • Raritan PH 2 heads and bowls
  • Two holding tanks, one gravity drain
  • Many hoses to through hulls replaced within last few years. Ongoing inspection and service. All hose clamps are being replaced at times of service with AWAB or equivalent hose clamps.
  • Fuel removed and tank polished professionally on regular basis
  • Cell phone equipment: Remote mizzen mounted antenna
  • Upgrade water fill hoses and deck plate
  • Filters for fresh water at galley and icemaker
  • Racor filters for engine and genset. Pressure gauge on engine Racor
  • Hydraulic steering, new ram, 2001. Flushed and refilled 2001
  • Upgraded lighting throughout
  • All 16 portholes replaced in 2011, rebedded 2015
  • Port Visors installed 2015
  • Additional port added aft at master berth for ventilation, bolted through
  • Upgraded cushions and upholstery
  • Entertainment center cabinetry built in
  • Nav Station cabinetry built in
  • Curtains throughout
  • Electronics/Nav station separate electrical panel and battery isolator
  • Switlik 6 person offshore Life Raft with hydrostatic release
  • 200 feet Hi Test 3/8 Chain for primary rode, 50 feet Hi Test Chain and 200 feet ¾ nylon for secondary rode
  • Village modular 20 GPH reverse osmosis system with product water/shore water back flush and Ultra Violet purification light
  • Engine room fresh water wash down hose
  • Dock Lines, life jackets

This vessel is truly ready to go, and has been maintained to the highest standards. Call me!

LOA (ft):
Beam (ft):
Max. Draft (ft):
Model Year:
Model Name:
Center Cockpit Motorsailer
Hull Material:
Max. Speed (mph):
10.00 knots
Bridge Clearance:
63.00 feet
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal):
330 gallons
Water Tank Capacity (gal):
300 gallons
Engine Horsepower (hp):
200.0 hp
No. of Engines:
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