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Used Baia Pershing 54 Man Cruiser Boat For Sale 42 pictures

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– Extremely well Kept by experienced Yachtsman
– Full Services Completed on Arneson Drive Lines
– New Batteries
– New Exterior Bow Aft Sunbeds
– Blue Painted Hull
– New Garmin Electronics

– Bow Stern Thrusters


1500 RPM - 16 KTS - 26 GPH - 719 NM RANGE

1750 RPM - 34 KTS - 48 GPH - 416 NM RANGE - CRUISE

2350 RPM - 47 KTS - 102 GPH - 270 NM RANGE - MAX

Length overall: 558
Beam: 156
Draft: 30
Weight (dry): 39,000 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 660 gal.
Water capacity: 158 gal.
Engines: 2/1,100-hp MANN V10 diesel inboards w/Arneson Surface Drives
Transmissions/ratio: Arneson Surface Drives/ASD11/1.73:1
Propellers: 31.5x44 5-blade Rolla
Steering: Arneson hydraulic
Controls: ZF Mathers ClearCommand single-lever electronic

R emovable hardtop system; aft cockpit cover w/canvas; central vacuum; 13-kW Kohler genset; custom gelcoat color; 10-hp Sidepower bow thruster; searchlight on radar arch; cockpit A/C; U-line ice maker; granite countertops in galley

Price as Built: $1,475,000

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Total Power: 2200 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: MANN
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: V10
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 509
Drive Type: Surface Drive
Engine Power: 1100 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: MANN
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: V10
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 509
Drive Type: Surface Drive
Engine Power: 1100 HP

CD player
Navigation center
Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment
Bow thruster
Air compressor
Air conditioning

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit shower

Power & Motor Yacht Magazine

Mataloni added that once the Aqua is on plane and before giving her some throttle, I should retract the tabs. This may sound like a lot to keep in mind, but its really quite easy. Within five minutes of taking the wheel, I found trimming this boat felt quite similar to trimming my own boats 250-hp outboards. Of course, this is on a grander scale, but the same principles apply.

I pushed the ZF Mathers ClearCommand single-lever electronic controls forward and started to trim the props, and the Aqua popped right onto plane. I noted that the wake was steep and unforgiving should anyone try to cross it, and while a 25-knot cruise speed would be plenty for me, it was fun to kick that rooster tail up and take off like a shot. The Aqua streaked across the Atlantic just like that Chevelle down Kissena, only instead of hitting an occasional pothole, the choppy water gave the Aqua the occasional slap while running at WOT. It wasnt teeth jarring, but it did cause me to throttle back to 2000 rpm and 44 mph, where the ride was cleaner. At all speeds I found that ZF controls smooth with good detents and the hydraulic steering quick.

Having seen Mataloni do some interesting hairpin turns earlier in the day, I wanted to try my hand at it. You need as much prop in the water as possible for this kind of maneuver; at speed, a surface-drive prop usually only has about 40 to 50 percent of its diameter in the water, and not keeping the outboard prop down could result in it losing whatever bite it has. I got the Aqua up to about 38 knots, trimmed the starboard prop all the way down, and turned the wheel hard to port. She heeled substantially to port, producing a blind spot to that side. So before you make a turn like this, look twice, and then twice again. The turn was quite sharp, roughly a boat length or less. Aside from radical turns like this, I found sightlines at the helm to be quite clean (Im 57).

But the Aquas bridge deck isnt just for driving; its also designed for relaxing and entertaining. Theres a wraparound lounge to port that can seat approximately eight guests, and its positioned so all of your friends and family can easily admire those high-speed maneuvers. That is, if theyre not busy cooking lunch on the grill just aft of the helm or sunning on the aft sunpad thats large enough for three. (Theres another sunpad on the foredeck.) The aft sunpad rises at the flick of the switch near the helm and reveals the engine compartment, which is cavernous. I could easily access all points on both engines with room to spare.

The Aqua is geared for performance, but dont think its done at the price of luxury or comfort below decks. Her optional high-gloss cherrywood saloon sole (carpet is standard) is exquisitely finished. The saloon, which offers 66 headroom, also featured a soft leather lounge to port on my test boat. This is an inviting place to view the standard Panasonic flat-screen TV. Feel like cooking? Its just a few steps across to the galley, which has a Bauknecht stand-up refrigerator and freezer, two-burner Ceran cooktop, and optional granite countertop.

The granite countertop is quite attractive and shows how much the builder believes in its Kevlar construction. Why? Because granite is an unforgiving material and is subject to cracking, and the galley is located right about where the hull meets water while running at speed. If the hull flexed at all, it would likely break the granite. But if you prefer a different look, Corian is the standard countertop material offered.

As for accommodations, the Aqua is pretty typical of boats this size, offering a three-stateroom, two-head layout with the master forward. The en suite master offers a large shower stall that could easily fit two people. However, the VacuFlush MSD is squeezed between the shower and the sink. I have a 32-inch waist, and when I sat down to measure the space between the two, I just fit. Id be willing to give up some shower room for a little more seating space. In spite of this, the Aquas guest staterooms and second head, just forward of the port-side aft stateroom, easily allow her to be used as a weekend (or longer) cruiser for the family.

Obviously for most boaters the Aquas main attraction is her performance. She jumps up to speed after planing, blasts down the straightway, and finishes strong. But shes also well appointed and has sleek lines, which will turn more than a few heads around the docks. And just like that ride in Phils Chevelle, once you see this boat do what she does best, the memory will stay with you a long time.


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.

Approximate boat location: Narragansett, Rhode Island