Price AU $398,500 SOLD

AU $398,500
Joe Adams is renown for designing capable Bluewater cruising yachts with impressive performance and stunning lines. The Adams 53 Pilothouse is an incredible example of his work and offers the comfort that only a true pilothouse can provide. This vessel is a superb example of the design was professionally built out of cold moulded Western Red Cedar sheathed in West System Epoxy Fiberglass. This has created an exceptionally strong hull which is easily maintained. The vessel has also benefited from a 'no expense spared' refit by the current owners. The list of works completed are extensive and include a NEW 2021 YANMAR 110HP DIESEL ENGINE, WITH NEW GEARBOX, PROP, ENGINE BEDS, FUEL SYSTEM, AND 90AH BALMAR ALTERNATOR, PROFESSIONAL RE-DESIGN OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WITH 4 NEW BANKS OF BATTERIES AND 3000W INVERTER ADDED, BOW THRUSTER ADDED, NEW B&G ELECTRONICS, KEEL AND RUDDER SANDBLASTED AND RE-EPOXIED, NEW DINGHY AND OUTBOARD, NEW ELECTRIC COOK TOP AND MICROWAVE, NEW HOLDING TANK, NEW ANCHOR WINCH AND 100M OF NEW CHAIN, NEW HOTWATER TANK AND TRANSOM SHOWER ADDED, NEW 2017 MAINSAIL, GENOA, JIB, AND BOOM BAG WITH LAZY JACKS, the list goes on! (see the end of the inventory for complete list of works). Presenting in exceptional condition, with every system optimised for serious cruising, this vessel offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a vessel of this quality. Capable of fulfilling even the most ambitious sailing aspirations, this vessel really is something very special!

Filled with natural light, the interior of this vessel is a sight to behold. The attention to detail, and build quality is immediately evident, and offers an impressive mix of traditional charm with modern features. To starboard is the generous timber dinette with seating for 8 in comfort on the neatly upholstered U-shaped settee. The galley is perfectly positioned opposite, ideal for entertaining guests onboard. This has been modernised with electric cooktop and microwave, and offers extensive fridge and freezer space. Forward is the internal helm station. With excellent visibility, and extensive electronics at your fingertips, this is a great place to keep watch in cooler climates or on long passages. The accommodation is a great feature of this vessel, and is ideal for cruising with friends and family. The generous master cabin is cleverly positioned mid-ships for maximum comfort. This features a generous double pullman style bed, with plenty of storage for the full time liveaboard. The second private cabin is forward and is well appointed with two single berths, a vanity, and lounge. Aft, the third cabin offers a double and single berth, and there is a Fourth cabin currently utilised for storage. The package is complete with bathroom with toilet and vanity, and separate shower room opposite.

Outside, the spacious cockpit is superbly set up for comfortable cruising and easy shorthanded sailing. The cockpit cushions and full bimini make this a great space to relax in when sailing, and the folding leaf cockpit table allows for effortless alfresco dinning. Like all Adams designs, the sailing performance is sure to please even the most discerning sailor, and the outside helm station is the place to really enjoy sailing at its finest. Well set up to be easily managed by a cruising couple, the vessel features two furling headsails, the mainsail in a boombag with lazy jacks, and a quality Autopilot. There is easy access forward around the wide side decks, and the powerful NEW anchor winch with 100m of chain will ensure a good nights sleep at anchor!

This vessel is powered by a NEW 2020 110HP Yanmar Diesel Engine. With only 700hrs on the clock, this provides exceptional reliability, and plenty of power in any conditions. The engine compartment is easily accessed beneath the saloon floor for hassle free servicing, and also houses the 6.5KVA Genset.

With its stunning aesthetics, impressive performance, and all the recent upgrades, this is an opportunity not to miss! Pilothouse yachts are always highly sought after and this is one of the best we have come across. Presented as a true turn key package, you can just stock the fridge and enjoy sailing at its finest! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.

This vessel would suit anyone looking for a Buizen!

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Hobart TAS
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Joe Adams
Maiden & Co WA
53' 6" - 16.30m
19 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Hull Material
Composite Cold molded 25mm Western Red Cedar sheathed in West System Epoxy fiberglass
Deck Material
Epoxy Fiberglass with Marine Ply Core
NEW 2020 Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 4 Cylinder 110HP Diesel Engine NEW 2020 90Ah Balmar alternator with regulator NEW 2020 ZF Gearbox NEW 2020 Fuel System, exhaust system, and engine beds
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
Cruise Speed
6-8 knots
NEW 2020 Hydralign 3 blade prop
NEW 2020 Power drive bow thruster
Onan 6.5 kva (1035hrs)
1500L Approx
1500L approx
Beautifully appointed galley featuring an induction cooktop, convection microwave, dual bowl sinks, large fridge, separate freezer, and excellent storage.
NEW 2021 100L fridge
NEW 2021 Pioneer convection microwave and NEW 2021 Gasland chef induction cooktop
Hot Water System
NEW 2020 50lt Hot water system from 240V and engine
Superb accommodation for extended cruising with family and friends. The master cabin is cleverly positioned midships and features a generous pullman style double berth with ample storage. Forward is large cabin with two single berths and adjacent lounge. These berths easily raise and there is extensive storage underneath. Aft and to starboard is a third cabin with a double and single berth. Opposite is an additional cabin currently utilised for storage. The saloon settee, and midships lounge also provide two additional single berths when additional accommodation is required.
Both double berths feature NEW 2021 Mattresses.
3 cabins plus 1 storage cabin
H/C Shower in separate shower room
Electric Toilet with NEW 2022 holding tank
Kenwood Sound System
Air Conditioning
Carrier Air Conditioning
2.9m Rigid inflatable (fiberglass floor) tender
NEW 2020 9.9HP Mercury 4 stroke and older 4HP 4 stroke
NEW 2017 Boom Bag with lazy jacks
Extensive shade cover for cockpit
Ground Tackle
NEW 2023 Muir 4000 Electric Anchor winch with two remotes
NEW 2021 100m x Chain
Plough 45kg Anchor
Inside and outside anchor winch controls
Safety Gear
First Aid kit
NEW 2021 Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Emergency steering
Bilge Alarms
Bilge Pumps
2 x Electric and 1 x Manual
NEW 2019 GME 406mhz EPIRB
Life Jackets
3 x inflatable life jackets, 4 x life vests
Coastal Flare Kit
Fire Protection
NEW 2021 3 x Fire Extinguishers
12V, 24V, and 240V Systems
NEW 2020 1 x 12V Engine Start Battery
NEW 2020 1 x 12V Genset Start Battery
NEW 2020 4 x 6V (connected to make 24V) 250AH House Batteries
NEW 2020 Victron 3000W Inverter
Victron Smart Charger
NEW 2021 350W @ 24V Solar Panels
NEW 2021 MPPT 100/150 Solar Charger
Balmar 24V Alternator monitor
240V Inlet and safety panel
NEW 2020 B&G Zeus II Chart Plotter with Bluetooth
NEW 2022 Coursemaster CM950 Autopilot
NEW 2020 B&G V60 VHF Radio
NEW 2022 B&G WS320 Wind Instrument
NEW 2020 B&G AIS
Uniden Handheld VHF
NEW 2020 Ultrasonic Transducer
NEW 2020 Celfi Go Telstra Booster
Foredeck Flood Light
Sail Inventory
NEW 2017 Rolly Tasker fully battened main with 2 reefs
NEW 2017 Rolly Tasker Genoa
NEW 2017 Rolly Tasker Storm Jib
NEW 2017 Masthead asymmetrical spinnaker in sock
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium masthead cutter rig
NEW 2019 full length D1 and D2 Stays (5 each side) replaced
NEW 2017 Forestay and Profurl furler added
NEW 2017 Double back stays
NEW 2019 Main Halyard
Deck Gear
2 x Arco self tailing electric primary winches
2 x Arco self tailing winches
1 x Anderson Self Tailing Main Winch
3 x Mast winches
25mm Stainless Steel rails around cockpit
Granny Bars at mast
Heavy duty dinghy davits
NEW 2020 H/C Transom shower
NEW 2022 Cockpit Cushions
This is an Australian Registered Ship

-New Main, Genoa, Jib and boom bag.
-Profurl roller reefing kit and forestay

-All side stays replaced
-Main halyards replaced

-Professional replacement of engine, gearbox, propeller, engine bed, fuel system, exhaust system and 90Ah Balmar alternator with regulator.
-Professional redesign and fitting of all electronic wiring and safety systems from the engine, battery banks to the 24v panel.
-Installed new twin prop sidepower bow thruster and tunnel.
-Replaced hot water tank and installed hot/cold shower to stern.
-Installed N2K electronic cable backbone.
-Installed new B&G Zeus plotter, B&G V60B ais VHF, depth sounder.
-Installed new Victron 3000W inverter and associated equipment.
-Replaced 24v solar panels and MPPT smart charger.
-Replaced all four battery banks and associated safety equipment.
-Sandblasted keel and rudder and re epoxied.
-Installed a Telstra Celfi go booster
-New Mercury 9.9hp 4 stroke outboard motor
-Two double bed mattresses
-Carbon monoxide alarm and new fire extinguishers
-Installed new Gasland chef twin induction cook top.
-Installed new Pioneer Convection flatbed microwave oven
-New 100m galv. Anchor chain.

-B&G BWS 320 wireless wind kit
-Installed new Holding Tank
-New external cushions
-New Coursemaster Autopilot
-New halyards and associated lines.
-2nd Hand fibreglass 2.9m rigid inflatable and 4hp outboard.
NOV: Proffessionally Antifouled, polished, new anodes, prop speed at Boatworks QLD

-New Muir 4000 winch, solenoid and remote.

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