1978 Skookum 53 For Sale

$178,000
Stock #258800 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Skookum
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
53
Length (LOA):
56'
Beam:
15' 3"
Draft:
105"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
258800
Location:
Galilee
(near Newport)
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Retiring out of the business
Sailboat Details
Genoa:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Roller Furling Main:
Backstay:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Mizzen Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Winches - Manual:
"1978 Skookum. Pacific northwest built boat. 20 kw northern lights with 72 hours. New Sails. Refit in 2020 with TONS of new parts"

The Skookum 53 is a commercial fishing vessel with a federal permit. She is fiberglass hull construction finished by Elmag Co. Alaska. Main propulsion is a single Detroit Diesel 471 4-cyl. engine w/6,500 hrs. Twin Disc MG-506 2.96:1 gear, rebuilt 2010. New shaft & cutlass bearing in 2020. Wagner s...more

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1978 Skookum 53 Ketch Sailboat in Galilee

Stock #258800

The Skookum 53 is a commercial fishing vessel with a federal permit. She is fiberglass hull construction finished by Elmag Co. Alaska. Main propulsion is a single Detroit Diesel 471 4-cyl. engine w/6,500 hrs. Twin Disc MG-506 2.96:1 gear, rebuilt 2010. New shaft & cutlass bearing in 2020. Wagner steering & Teleflex controls. Simrad autopilot. 35" x 24" 3-blade bronze propeller. 2" SS shaft. Northern Lights genset with 72 hours. 30 amp shore power.

Ketch rigged w/heavy gauge aluminum masts & outrigger booms. 12V DC mizzen boom winch. Roller furling jib. recent sail replacement. Mainsail mandrill is broken. Various halyard & sheet winches.
37' aluminum outrigger.

Packs 20,000 lbs albacore in aft insulated fish hold.

Electronics: VHF, Furuno 36 mile radar, GPS, depth gauge, fish finder, Wagoner autopilot, McGregor VMI battery charger, spotlight. See attached survey document list.

Unvarnished mahogany interior finish w/teak & holly sole. Dickinson Atlantic stove. Sleeps (4) in (2) staterooms: A double to port & (2) singles on starboard. Head w/sink & shower. EPIRB good through 2022. Zodiac 4-person A pack. 1500 gal fuel in fiberglass tanks. 1200 gal water in (2) fiberglass tanks.

Information On Condition

Rigged for offshore trolling for tuna, & swordfish. She is a stable platform with a spacious foredeck, wide side decks, ample cockpit with fish hold access. Salon entrance from cockpit with a day head located to port and galley to starboard. The dinette is on port with cloth covered cushions ready for replacement. Centerline helm with exit doors to port & starboard side decks. Three steps down to port stateroom double with engine room access & cedar closet. Head with shower and direct discharge toilet. Upper & lower exposed bunks on starboard, v-berth area used for storage, easily converted for sleeping.

Approximate boat location: Narragansett, Rhode Island


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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Skookum
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
53
Length (LOA):
56'
Hours:
6,500
(0)
Stock #:
258800
Location:
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 10/16/2021)
(In water at commercial dock Galilee)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1975
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
4-71
Hours:
6,500
(0)
Size:
120 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
1,500 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
9 mph
Maximum Speed:
12 mph
Fuel Consump.:
5 gals/hour @ Cruise
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Bilge Blower:
Bilge Pump:
Closed Water Cooling Sys.:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
4
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
56'
Length at Water:
48'
Beam:
15' 3"
Bottom Width:
1'
Draft:
105"
Weight:
32,000 lbs
Bridge Clearance:
65'
Displacement:
0 gals
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Compass:
Fish Finder:
GPS / Fishfinder:
GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
VHF Speaker:
Deck Features
Anchor:
Anchor Rode:
Bell:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Rail:
Outriggers:
Safety EquipmentEquip.
EPIRB:
Life Sling:
Spotlight:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Battery Switch:
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Courtesy Lights:
Fuel Gauge:
Fuse Panel:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Inverter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Shower Sump Pump:
Sails
Genoa:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Roller Furling Main:
Rigging
Backstay:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Mizzen Mast:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Winches - Manual:
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
1
Sleep. Capacity:
5
# Berths:
4
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
1,200 gals
Waste Capacity:
0 gals
Generator:
Yes
(Northern Lights 20kw 72 hrs)
Air Conditioning:
No
Washer/Dryer Hookup:
Yes
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Dinette:
Fridge/freezer- Full Size:
Hanging Locker:
Head:
Ice Box:
Microwave:
Port Holes:
Salon:
Shower:
Stateroom - Mid Berth:
Stove:
Stove / Oven:
ConstructionConst. Features
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Full Keel
Hull Hours:
6500 ††††
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
Mahogany Wood
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
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