1978 Skookum 53 For Sale

$178,000
$170,000
Stock #258800 -
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$170,000
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Roller Furling Genoa
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
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
Roller Furling Genoa:
Roller Furling Main:
Backstay:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Mizzen Mast:
Running Rigging:
Standing Rigging:
Winches - Manual:
"1978 Skookum. Pacific northwest built boat. 20 kw northern lights generator. Recent 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 constructed finished by Elmag Co. Alaska. Main propulsion is a single Detroit Diesel 471 4-cyl. engine. Twin Disc MG-506 2.96:1 gear. New shaft & cutlass bearing in 2020. Wagner steering and Teleflex contro...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 constructed finished by Elmag Co. Alaska. Main propulsion is a single Detroit Diesel 471 4-cyl. engine. Twin Disc MG-506 2.96:1 gear. New shaft & cutlass bearing in 2020. Wagner steering and Teleflex controls. Simrad autopilot. 35" x 24" 3-blade bronze propeller. 2" stainless steel shaft. Northern Lights genset, 30 amp shore power.

Rigged for offshore trolling for tuna, and 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.

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

This boat packs 10,000 lbs of Albacore in the aft insulated fish hold.

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

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

Information On Condition

The seller reports the cutlass bearing and propeller shaft, auto pilot pump and hydraulic hoses, and anchor windlass control pump were recently replaced.

The bottom was soda blasted in 2018 and 3 coats of barrier paint has been applied along with antifouling paint.

Other recent updates include: Racor fuel filter and gauges, 1000 watt inverter, water heater and pump, VHF radio and antennas, fire extinguishers, alarms and pumps, wiring thru out the boat, toilet, convection oven, refrigerator with freezer, DC LED lights throughout the boat, and new lines for the sails.

Approximate boat location: Narragansett, Rhode Island


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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
53
Length (LOA):
56'
Hours:
6,500
(0)
Stock #:
258800
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
(as of 10/16/2021)
(In water at commercial dock Galilee)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1978
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
Water Tanks:
1200 Gallons
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'
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
VHF Antenna:
VHF Speaker:
Compass:
Fish Finder:
VHF:
Standard Horizon And Icom
Autopilot:
Simrad
GPS / Fishfinder:
Furuno
GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter:
Furuno
Radar Dome:
Furuno
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
Roller Furling Genoa:
Roller Furling Main:
Rigging
Backstay:
Boom:
Boom Vang:
Chain Plates:
Forestay:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Mizzen Mast:
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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