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Key Characteristics
The 53 looks good, sails fast, and offers a choice of interiors that rivals most custom boatbuilders. The construction quality places these boats into the serious bluewater cruiser realm. The 53 is built in a two-part mold with a fiberglass structural grid tabbed to the hull and a reinforcing aluminum grid below the saloon sole for additional strength and stiffness. A full-length liner is then placed in the hull and is topped by a balsa-cored deck. Below the waterline is a cast iron keel with a bulb, available with a draft of 7’5” or 5’10” for the shoal version. She displaces 33,000 pounds and sports a beam of 15’7”, which makes her moderately light and not too beamy – read “fast.”

Broker's Comments:

This is the shoal draft model (5'10") and the lowest priced Jeanneau 53 available in the U.S. This excellent performance cruiser is ideal for charter or family use and is the five cabin layout with center-line queen forward, Separate captain's cabin in the bow and an over under midships cabin in addition to two aft cabins.

All offers encouraged.

Contact Tom Houtenbrink for more information.

Forward and Yacht Wa

Fast, luxurious, safe and comfortable, the Jeanneau 53 is an award-winning design from Philippe Briand.

Cockpit space is exceptional; more than with many larger yachts.

This particular edition has all the benefits of a round-the world cruising design, with a light and free flowing interior.

The salon is large enough for eight persons, and the Master Stateroom forward provides excellent privacy and quiet,with a  dedicated shower to port, and a head to starboard

The layout provides crew quarters with a captain's cabin forward and two bunks aft of midships to starboard. The second head and shower is forward of the aft stateroom to port.

Damaged in the Heineken Regatta in 2012 she was professionally repaired by Jeanneau approved technicians and has had a complete hull survey which is available upon request.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Manufacturer: JEANNEAU
- Model: 53
- Length: 53' 0"
- Max Height: 73
- LOA: 53' 0"
- LWL: 0' 0"
- BEAM: 0' 0"
- DRAFT: 5.8333' 0"
- Engine(s): 4JH4-THE
- Fuel: 63 Gal
- Water: 250 Gal
- Holding: 20 Gal
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass


Master stateroom with centerline queen forward with split en suite head. Manual head on starboard side and dedicated shower on the port.

Salon midships features dining table to starboard, and a six and a half feet long berth to port. The center portion of this berth pulls down to provide a table and bar area when in port or at anchor.

Two large aft cabins and over under double bunk berths to starboard; very useful for passage-making, kids or additional crew.

Single crew berth including head below deck in the bow with entrance from the foredeck.

Navigation and Helm

Raymarine C120W GPS radar and chartplotter at Navigation Center with additional helm display. Ryamarine ST70 (3 display) depth and boat speed.

Raymarine wind speed and direction 

Raymarine ST70 autopilot rebuilt July 2016, hydraulic rams.

Raymarine 55VHF AIS radio

Plastimo compass


Headroom is 6ft 3ins.

Large enough for 8 persons, the main salon includes a luxurious lounge opposite the wide and comfortable dining area. The port side can be used as a useful sea berth underway, yet doubles as a lounge bar with bottle and hanging glass storage.

New air conditioning unit added.

New flat screen color TV

Leather upholstery; interior panels feature Alpine Fine Teak veneers. Solid wood trim used throughout.

Courtesy lighting under steps to forward cabin, LED indirect and overhead lighting.

Three opening low profile hatches and two large fixed ports with curtains.

Window covers both sides and midships assist in keeping salon cool

Additional storage beneath electric panel for charts, books and reference materials.


The deck is safe and easy to negotiate around.

Dual composite carbon steering wheels

Forward there is a Delta 25kg anchor with 165 feet of chain. Peace of mind up to 25 or 30ft of depth (given good holding ground..), and resistant to chafe with a protective trim

Secondary anchor is a Fortress aluminum 12kg for ease of deployment in double anchor situations, or as a kedge.

Double lifelines and  gates to port and starboard.

A quick and powerful 1,500w vertical windlass and 6 aluminium mooring cleats.

Quick remote for anchor windlass.

Optional dual composite carbon fiber steering wheels with 7 x 19 wire on quadrant for ease of operation and good response.

Cockpit/stern shower with hot and cold fresh water.

Sunbrella bimini with LED lighting, Sunbrella cockpit cushions.

Two very deep lazarette lockers.

Teak decking in cockpit (not on side decks) for comfort, yet easy maintenance.

Large forward hatch provides access to sail locker/crew quarters.

Eight hull ports; low profile deck hatches-2 over forward cabin with integrated ventilators; 3 on coach roof with ventilators.

Double anchor stem head fitting stainless steel with rollers and attachment point for spinnaker.


Electrical Systems
  • Direct Current
  • 12v circuit breaker panel, voltmeter and dual amp meters
  • House and engine batteries new in July 2017
  • House batteries 4 x 12V Dolphin Pro AGM 24 series 108 AH. Batteries under port aft berths.
  • Engine battery; series 31 12V Vetus 105AH under port aft berth
  • Bow thruster batteries; 4 x 12V Exide AGN series 24 75AH in front crew cabin 
  • Breaker switches
  • Alternating Current
  • 110V output 220/110 
  • Refrigeration 2 x 12V air cooled compressors evaporator plates in galley.

  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Nespresso coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Plates utensils
  • Salt water foot pump
  • Twin refrigerators 
  • ENO 3 burner butane stove and oven
  • Butane tank in dedicated locker aft starboard cockpit

Updates, Extras and

Antifouling paint May 2016

New isolator installed January 2017

New Batteries July 2017 (6 house and 1 starter)

New ProMariner 63160 ProNauticP Series 1260P - 12 Volt, 60 Amp with new cables

New Webasto A/C 2016

new curtains not yet installed

custom bed sheets

spare propeller

additional lines

new fender covers

wet dry vacuum

Numerous other tools, spares and miscellaneous extras

All contents of vessel including dinghy and outboard are included in the sale

Mast, Rigging and Ca

The mast is a deck stepped Z-diffusion spar of anodized aluminium with two sets of staggered spreaders.

Standard rigging is 1 x 19 mm stainless steel wire to swaged studs, with open bronze bodied turnbuckles.

The running rigging is pre-stretched dacron.

The primary winches are 2 Harken ST70 two speed elctrical self tailing and 2 x Harken ST46 two speed self-tailing winches on roof (starboard electrical, port manual).

The furling gear is Profurl C420 drum and foil on forestay.

The vang is spring loaded piston mounted on boom. There is a full battened mainsail, and a genoa.Bimini and dodger on stainless steel frames (1" SS tubing). Sail area is 1,420 sq ft. 


Turbo charged four-cylinder Yanmar 110hp. 73.6kW at 3101 rpm, 80.9kW at 3,200 rpm.

Only 1430 hours use.

ZF gearbox, fresh water cooled through a heat exchanger. Raw water exhaust mixing elbow to plastic water lock through looped reinforced hosing to stainless steel junction.Flexible air ducting to aft vents. Stainless steel shaft connects to rigid gearbox coupling. Volvo dripless shaft seal for less odor and clean bilges.Racor primary filter for easy monitoring of fuel quality, Yanmar engine panel with tachometer and visual and audible alarms. Morse engine controls. Max power bow thruster. Engine fully serviced May 2016, with oil flush, fuel filters, impeller and serpentine belt and exhaust elbow all replaced.


Fuel 63 g

Water 250 g

Holding 20g

Safety Equipment and
  • 12 person Sea Safe KHY Offshore Life Raft under warranty inspection until May 2017
  • 4 x type II PFDs
  • Complete set of flares
  • Horseshoe buoy, first aid kit
  • Mechanical horn signal
  • 3 x USCG ABC fire extinguishers
  • Double stainless steel wire lifelines through stainless steel stanchions
  • EU rated Category A "Unlimited" ocean rating
  • Running/navigation lights with vessel under power option

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Please call or email us with any questions.
850 NE 3rd Street, Suite 205
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Telephone: 954-763-3971
Fax: 954-763-3940

Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents, or his Surveyors to verify.

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