Used Gulfstar Ketch Sailboat For Sale 65 pictures

Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. presents this Ketch 1973 Gulfstar Motorsailer boat for sale.

  • This Gulfstar Motorsailer offered at $99,900
  • Powered by single Perkins 6-354 / 130 hp
  • The boat located in Wilmington, North Carolina (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Mar 3rd 2021

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This Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer has undergone major refit to rigging, decks, engine, plumbing and interior furnishings.
Sail Away is one of 27 motorsailers this size built by Gulfstar between 1971 and 1975. Designed by Vince Lazzara to be solidly constructed, comfortable and notably fast under power, The 53 Motorsailer provides ample space for families or entertaining guests. Sail Away has 3 private staterooms, 2 heads, a spacious galley and large salon and office/nav. station. She has a Washer/Dryer, HVAC, apartment size refrigeration and a walk-in engine room with plenty of space for storage and to do maintenance and repairs. Sail Away has been recently refit and is ready for live-a-board and cruising. She is available to see by appointment in Wilmington NC. Please click on full Specs to see more details and lists of upgrades and recent maintenance.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Designer: Vince Lazzara
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Other
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 53 ft 8 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 47 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 44000 lbs
Ballast: 5000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in

Total Power: 130 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1973
Engine Model: 6-354
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 130 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 10 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (400 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (400 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 3
Seating Capacity: 8

Gulfstar 53 Upgrades

2010-2012 Engine Generator rebuilt Decks striped and re-cored Thru hulls replaced Grounding plates installed

2013 New Masts and rigging Furler rebuilt 11 Winches rebuilt Water fuel tanks removed, refurbished re-installed

2018 AC DC wiring replaced Hydraulic lines replaced New gas range, hose remote switch and sensor New cushions and mattresses

2019 New freshwater plumbing, sinks fixtures throughout New refrigerator Ports removed, powder coated re-installed 3 New North sails

2020 New Washer Dryer Windlass rebuilt, motor replaced

Gulfstar 53 Mechanical equipment

Marine Air 16,000 BTU HVAC Additional 36,000 BTU AC for tropical climates PAR-MAX plus 82500 fresh water pump Rebuilt diesel generator (not hooked up) Rebuilt Perkins 6-354 130hp Engine Fuel polisher 25hp Bow Thruster (installed but not wired, no controls)

Sail Away Rigging

I: 53.58 P: 45.5 J: 18.9 E: 20 PY: 27.75 EY: 11
Winches Primary 2ea. Barient 26 Electric Secondary 2ea. Barient 16 Main Sheet 1ea. Barient 22 Main Mast 2ea. Barient 22, 2ea. Cable Mizzen Mast 1ea. Barient 22, 1ea. Barient 16


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.

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Approximate boat location – Wilmington, North Carolina

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Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc.

(954) 710-0306
/ Fort Lauderdale, FL

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