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53 Gorbon Deck Salon

  • Gorbon
  • Year: 2008
  • Current Price: US $275,000.00
  • Located in St Petersburg, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

    Bottom Job Jan 2019
    Awlgrip Hull Jan 2019
    Rare Pilothouse Sloop
    NO FL Sales Tax
    Construction - FRP Hull& Deck, Bolt-on Lead Keel, SS Keel Bolts

    Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
    Builder: Gorbon
    LOA: 53 LWL: Beam: 14'6"
    Displacement: 34500 Draft: 6'5"
    Bridge Clearance: 68
    Ballast: 14800
    Engine(S): Yanmar Engine(S) HP: 220 Engine Model: 6BY220
    Hours: 200 Cruising Speed: Max Speed:
    Fuel: 130 Water: 150 Holding: 35

    The Gorbon 53 is a 2 private stateroom layout. The interior woodwork is satin varnished Cherry. The overhead is painted bead board with Cherry beams.The cabin sole is solid mahogany varnished planking. Lighting is overhead lamps with dimmer switches and night lighting throughout. There are 7 SS Bomar hatches, each with Ocean-Air Sky screens and shades and 8 SS opening ports. Reverse cycle heat and air and an Espar forced hot-air furnace.

    The master cabin is forward and features a queen island berth. There are 5 drawers, 8 lockers, 2 open bookshelves, 2 open lockers and a large hanging locker. There is an ensuite head with shower stall. A Vetus 24v fresh water electric head is plumbed to a 35 gal holding tank with Tankwatch gauges. The head sink is plumbed to a 35 gal gray water tank.

    The guest cabin has two separate berths, 7 drawers, 4 lockers, an open bookshelf and a large hanging locker. There is a Vetus 24v fresh water electric head with a y-valve for overboard discharge or to the holding tank with a Tankswatch gauge.

    9000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in master cabin
    Espar Heat in master cabin, galley and guest cabin
    Reverse cycle heat/air with thermostat
    One of the highlights of the Gorbon 53 is the salon. Whether sitting or standing, visibility is an unobstructed 360 degrees. Fitted with a large L-shaped convertible settee, drop leaf dining table with drawers at each end and storage underneath, navigation and communications center. A functional inside helm station is complete with engine controls, bow thruster, navigation equipment and helm chair.The engine is located under the cockpit for sound reduction. The salon door opens to the cockpit. A large hatch in the sole provides access to the generator space, fuel manifold system and other ship's systems.
    Stidd helm chair
    KVH TracVision M3 satellite TV receiver, 2013
    Bose entertainment system with surround sound speakers, CD player
    Sony Bravia 32" LCD TV
    Sirius satellite radio
    Windshield wipers w/washers
    Sky Sol screens and shades concealed in the overhead hatches
    Solar vents in the overhead hatches
    Courtesy lights
    6ea overhead lights w/dimmers
    Nav lights at interior helm station and comm. center
    2e Hella cabin fans
    16000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air


    Galley & Plumbing
    Galley is down and u-shaped
    Ample lockers and drawers
    Large SS sink
    Insinkerator disposal
    Granite counter tops
    GE Space Saver microwave oven
    Force Ten 3 burner propane stove w/oven
    Frigoboat refrigeration, SS front loading box and separate SS freezer

    B&G Hydra 3000 Sailboat instruments include:

    3ea full function autopilot displays
    Remote vision wireless autopilot control module
    3ea Full function Hydra displays with toggles at each exterior helm station
    2ea AWS displays
    2ea Wind direction displays
    3ea Full function Garmin GPS/plotters and radar
    Icom M-604 VHF at inside helm with 2 Full Function microphones in the cockpit
    Ritchie compass at inside helm
    B&G autopilot joystick at inside helm
    Globalstar GSP1700 Sat phone
    Icom M802 SSB w/remote speaker and copper ground plane in the overhead
    Lenovo IBM Think Centre PC w/planer PL1711M monitor
    Logitec wireless keyboard/mouse
    Nobeltec SLR-200 AIS receiver
    Sea level 4 port USB serial adapter
    3ea remote USB ports
    2ea 12v cigarette lighter adapters

    Ship's service is 24 volt, 12 volt and 120 volt. The highest grade tinned wire is used throughout. An Onan generator and an inverter supplies all of the 120V service. 50amp dockside service is handled by a Glendinning Cable Master shore cord retriever. The master circuit breaker panel is located at the communications center. There are separate batteries for the house, engine, generator, bow thruster, windlass and inverter
    Onan 8kw generator with soundshield
    Mastervolt 4000 watt inverter
    110v outlets throughout
    Guest 20amp battery charger services the engine and genset start batteries
    Mastervolt 100 amp battery charger, 24V house bank
    Mastervolt 60 amp battery charger, bow thruster and windlass
    Mastervolt BTM-III battery monitor
    4ea 200 amp/hr AGM batteries, house bank
    2ea 4D gel cel bow thruster and windlass batteries
    Group 24 engine start battery
    Group 24 genset start battery

    Sails & Sail Handling
    Primary considerations in the design of the Gorbon were the following:

    Good all-around performance cruiser that is easily handled by one person or a short handed crew
    Good performance on an easily driven hull, in a wide range of wind and sea conditions
    All control lines lead aft to the cockpit
    Great visibility from all 3 helm stations
    All sails are 2008 and from Hallett Canvas and Sail,, Falmouth, ME
    Leisurefurl in boom furling mainsail
    135% roller furling genoa
    100% self tending jib
    Cruising spinnaker w/sock
    Navtec hydraulic back stay
    Navtec hydraulic boom vang
    Seldon carbon fiber tapered double spreader mast
    Furlex TD400 thru-deck roller furler, manual lead to electric winch
    Rod rigging
    2ea Harken 2-speed electric 70.2 primaries
    2ea Harken 2-speed electric 53 main sheet winches
    2ea Harken 2-speed electric 44 halyard winches
    Boom preventer

    Hull & Deck
    A large lighted foredeck locker provides access to the bow thruster, thruster and windlass batteries, battery charger, anchor chain, spare rode and chain, spare sheets, fenders and miscellaneous lines.

    Side decks are uncluttered providing easy access forward from the cockpit. Fixed stairs and handrails provide easy and safe exit or entry to the cockpit.
    Fresh water washdown
    Raw water washdown
    Lewmar Pacific 4000V windlass w/foot switches, remote handheld control and switches at the helm
    44# Delta anchor w/195' of marked chain
    Fortress storm anchor w/200' rode and chain
    2ea SS vents mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes
    Stamoid cockpit cover
    Teak decks, glued down
    Textalene windshield cover
    Windshield wipers w/washers
    Line bags or bins for all running rigging
    SS radar and antenna mount on SS post
    Double SS lifelines w/gates
    8ea SS opening ports w/screens
    2ea large cockpit lockers
    Transom hot and cold shower
    MOM 8-A, overboard horseshoe
    Zodiac 6-man Coastal liferaft
    Smartfind 406 EPIRB
    Courtesy lights in cockpit
    Tri-color masthead light

    Engine & Mechanical
    Yanmar 6BY220 installed in 2015 - 200 hours
    Max Power Duo 125 24v bow thruster c/controls at each helm station
    3 blade Max prop
    Spur cutters
    6ea automatic bilge pumps
    Xintex propane solenoid, 20# tanks
    Carbon monoxide detector


    Disclaimer: 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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