Doug Jenkins
Edwards Yacht Sales
1401 First Street
Sarasota, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 941.504.0790

1974 Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer
Boat Type: Motorsailer Address: Saint Petersburg, FL, US Price: $99,000


AVAILABLE!  BIG BOAT, SMALL MONEY!  This Gulfstar 53 Motorsailer is the perfect cruiser, with her shoal draft of just 4'6" and a mast height of 58'   Want to venture beyond? The Bahamas, the Keys...perhaps Bermuda or crossing the Atlantic? She'll get you there delivering excellent performance under sail. Now sloop rigged, with the additional deck room and no speed reduction.  With a 400 gallon fuel capacity, you'll never be stuck in the doldrums!  

Designed by Vince Lazzara, originally of Columbia Yachts, the Gulfstar 53MS was built from 1971 through 1975. Since only 27 of them were built, they are a rare find and do not last long on the re-sale market at this price. The Gulfstar 53MS has developed quite the legacy as the cruiser of choice for all types of cruising conditions. She's perfect for the Islands with her shallow draft keel in addition to crossing big water with her range.  Her hull is solid, built of solid fiberglass and molded thick to take any conditions a bay or sea throws at her.  With two staterooms, an office and  two heads, a huge salon and dinette area, she's got plenty of room. Her center cockpit has room for eight and the enclosure offers protection from the elements.  Her slip is available for lease to the next owner, if desired.  Owners change in plans has made "Grace" available.  Priced right, owner is looking for offers

Notable Features;
Now sloop rigged.  Mizzen mast removed and capped in 2012.  Provides additional ease of deck movement and space.  Does not affect performance. 
Bow Thruster (New 2010)
3 A/C units, new pump and system flush 8/2019

New Bottom paint, Running gear inspected,  12/2018  No blisters reported
400 gallon fuel capacity
Washing machine
LOADS of storage!
Walk in engine room


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Gulfstar Vessel Name:
Model: 53 Motorsailer Boat Type: Motorsailer
Year: 1974 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 53 ft - 16.15 meter Draft - max: 4 ft 6 in - 1.37 meter
LOA: 53 ft 2 in - 16.21 meter Bridge Clearance: 58 ft - 17.68 meter
Beam: 15 ft - 4.57 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Perkins Engine Type: Inboard
Model: T6354 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: - Horsepower: 135 (Individual), 135 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 8 MPH Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 400 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: 400 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: No    



 Master stateroom aft with ensuite head/shower, accessible from deck or salon, port companionway forward to salon, stand up engine room access and storage along corrider.  Salon / galley / Nav station, amidships with converted office just forward to port with forward head / shower across to starboard.  Forward stateroom in bow with large V berth with insert.  There is a vast amount of cabinet, drawer storage spots throughout the boat with tasteful teak accents and cabin sole.






 New in 2015, oversized SS portholes throughout boat, Very bright inside!


Sails & Rigging

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.


Location Map

Doug Jenkins
Edwards Yacht Sales
1401 First Street
Sarasota, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 941.504.0790