2014 Custom Carolina 53 53 Convertible

Virginia Beach,Virginia $755,000.00

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  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 53ft
  • Engine Type: Twin Engine
  • Price: $755,000.00
  • Location: Virginia, Virginia Beach
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Contact Name: Scott James
  • Contact Email: sjames@bluewateryachtsales.com
  • Max Draft: 3 ft
  • Dry Weight: 32000 lbs
  • Holding Tank: 40 gal
  • Fresh Water Tank: 110 gal
  • Beam: 16 ft
  • Fuel Tank: 535 gal
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Cruising Speed: 26 knots
  • Max Speed: 31 knots
  • Engine 1 Hide
    • Engine: Cummins Twin 6.7 liter
    • Engine HP: 480.00
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine 2 Show
    • Engine: Cummins Twin 6.7 liter
    • Engine HP: 480.00
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Custom Built in Wanchese, NC this 53′ Convertible has proven to be a Fish Raiser and Charter Client pleaser in the Demanding Waters of the Mid-Atlantic.Well thought out and Purpose Designed, she offers Extreme Versatility for the Offshore Fisherman
  • UNMATCHED fuel Economy. How does 26.5 kts at 40 gph sound for a 53′ boat?
  • Teak Cover and coaming boards, Transom Door, Transom Fishbox
  • HUGE IN-DECK Livewell, smaller Mezzanine Livewell, Insulated Mezz bait and drink boxes. 
  • If you are a Custom Carolina shopper, Come see why the “Top Notch” is a boat that should be on your list. Vessel name doe not convey with the Purchase.


COCKPIT AND FISHING FEATURES
  • Mezzanine Comfort: First of all, the Generous overhang (offering Shade to your passengers) and the angle of the Mezzanine Seating Backrests and the length of the Mezzanine seating is Extremely Comfortable for a day in the Ocean.
  • Sunbrella Mezzanine Seating Cushions and Backrest Cushions are easily removed and stowed in the Salon every night
  • (2) Multi-color LED deck Lights mounted in the Overhang
  • Teak Coverboards and Coaming Boards 
  • Stbd side Transom Door
  • Transom Fishbox, drains overboard
  • Lazarette hatch offering easy access to the Rudder Shelf and rear bilge area (You will find this area to be very large, comfortable to get into for maintenance)
  • Non-Skid fiberglass cockpit floor with large corner deck drains
  • Under Gunwhale gaff and brush Horizontal Storage along both sides of the cockpit
  • (4) 12 volt electric reel outlets under the gunwhales. Two along each side, perfect for plugging in your electric reels and Dredge Reels
  • (8) Gunwhale mounted rod holders
  • (2) Zero Degree Gunwhale mounted rod holders, located all the way forward, intended for dredge Rods
  • Release White Fighting Chair on a "No Bolt" pedestal
  • Custom (4) rod rocket launcher backrest with (2) cup holders
  • (4) additional Rod Holders, two on each side, suitable for clearing the cockpit
  • Port Forward: Fresh water Washdown and Raw Water Washdown Connections
  • Rupp triple Spreader 41' outriggers with Solid Back Bars (suitable for pulling Dredges), triple Rigged with through-gunwhale Ferrules and Halyard style tensioners located under the Gunwhales
  • In-Deck Livewell: Very Large, 65 gallon livewell, suitable for Very Large Baits. This livewell is 26" deep and has a circumference of 8'. This Livewell is Round in shape with No Corners. There is a Dedicated PrimeTime Pump for this livewell and, with the turn of a Valve, the pump for the small livewell can be directed to add additional water flow into this well.
  • Stbd Forward: 50 amp shore power connection and power cord
  • Stbd side Mezzanine: Seat Storage: Small Livewell (10 gallon) in the step (with dedicated pump) and an Insulated Bait Box under the Step, Large size Cleaning Supply Box under the seat, Stbd side custom Aluminum Bridge Ladder
  • Center of Mezzanine: Large Engine Room access hatch with Aluminum Ladder going down into the Engine Room
  • Port Side of Mezzanine: Insulated Drink Box, Insulated Bait Box, Small Storage Box
  • ANOTHER NICE FEATURE: The fuel fills are located in the cockpit, this makes it safe and easy to add fuel, nobody has to reach or stand along the side of the boat. Also, it is Easy to control/contain any Fuel drips/spills etc, from this location.
  • (2) LED Spreader lights are located along the Back Bar of the Flying Bridge

Side Decks and Foredeck

  • The side decks space is generous, grabrails are conveniently placed for safely getting to and from the Bow.
  • Molded in Toe Rail adds to the comfort and Safety of going forward
  • A small custom Aluminum bow Railing has (4) rod holders mounted to it. This is a perfect spot to cast to Surface Feeders
  • Mid-ship and Bow Cleats are heavy Duty Stainless hardware
  • Non-Skid foredeck
  • "Black Mask" painted for a Custom Look
  • Very Large Anchor Locker with foredeck hatch, The anchor LOCKS IN PLACE for no rattle, and there is tons of room for anchor rode and poly-balls to be properly stored here.


SALON

You will find that, like the Cockpit, the Salon has been Purposely Designed with Fishability and Simplicity in mind.

  • Centerline, lockable. sliding salon door with a Teak Threshold
  • Headroom: the Salon offers 6'8" of headroom
  • Headliners: All headliners are mounted using industrial grade Velcro for easy access when necessary
  • Amtico Teak and Holly Vinyl flooring at the entrance
  • All Salon windows are Frameless, safety glass with the Window Tint built within the glass (not applied with a film to the inside of the glass as found in many other boats)
  • Teak interior window trim
  • Port Side Tackle Storage: this is a Door and Drawer style tackle center. Countertop space, The drawers are EXTRA DEEP (28 inches deep) and all drawers are made of PVC Board so that they will never swell/rot/distort, etc). Two door below the drawers for storing larger items. Counter top space here as well
  • Stbd side Bait Freezer: located in the stbd aft corner of the cockpit, but concealed cleverly within a cabinet, you will find the Bait Freezer. This is a simple 110v, top loading Chest Style Freezer that can easily be removed and replaced with a Lowes/Home Depot unit of similar size, when the time comes. This one is working perfectly, my point here is that the Freezer will be easy to change when necessary. There is additional storage space in this cabinet for large lures and rigging items.
  • Salon Sofas: Two very long sofas run along either side of the Salon. Remove the cushions and you will find a Very Large Rod Storage compartment under each of the Sofas. These compartments are over 7'6" in length.
  • The Salon Floor is carpeted. The Salon Floor framework is aluminum. Engine Hatches are in place but glassed over. This insures no Rattle or Creaking sounds will be coming from the floor. NOTE: the engine room hatch is large enough to accommodate an engine block.  
  • Port Forward of the Salon is a Frigidaire 110v Refrigerator, suitable for Drinks and Sandwiches, with a countertop
  • Sharp stainless steel microwave oven, mounted to the forward bulkhead
  • 27 inch Insignia Flat Screen HDTV is located along the Stbd forward bulkhead and easy to see from anywhere in the salon. There are USB and HDMI inputs for this TV
  • BlueSeas AC and DC Breaker and Switch panel located on the Stbd forward bulkhead. 
  • Heating and Air Conditioning: There are two 16,000 btu reverse cycle, self-contained HVAC Units. These units are mounted along either side of the companionway stairs and easy to reach and service. They are mounted in their own Fiberglass Trays that are intentionally mounted to drain to the outboard sides and down into the Gang Drains located in the Mechanical spaces below. These unite both have ductwork that runs forward into the Lover cabin and Aft into the salon. This is so that if you loose one unit, you are less likely to end up with Hot/Cold areas of the boat.


LOWER ACCOMMOCATIONS

Located along the centerline and down 4 steps, you will find the Lower Accommodations area of the cabin. Headroom down here is also tremendous, offering Volume and Space.

Enclosed Head and Shower: located on the port side at the bottom of the steps you will find the Head. 

  • Lockable door for privacy
  • Excellent counter space
  • Hot/cold sink
  • Raritan toilet (fresh water flushing)
  • Dometic Holding Tank gauge
  • Dometic Overboard discharge control panel
  • The Valve for overboard discharge is conveniently located in the cabinet beneath the sink.
  • Mirror can easily be removed to offer access into the port hull side.
  • Stand-up shower stall. This is a fiberglass shower stall with curtain

Stbd side Hallway Bunk: Located along the Stbd side, at the bottom of the stairs

  • Single bunk with custom mattress
  • Storage space located beneath this bunk
  • Horizontal rod storage above the bunk
  • Cabinet storage spaces located above the bunk
  • Heat/Air Conditioning vent located directly above the bunk

Mechanical Access Space: located next to the hallway bunk is an opening that allows access to the Mechanical Space. This space is roomy and easy to get into, providing an excellent work space.

  • light switch located at the entry
  • This space is extremely well lit
  • Timers for the Engine Block heaters are located here
  • The head system is located here.
  • Toilet plumbing is located here
  • The shower sump is located here, in a location that is easy to clean and service
  • One of the Four Gang Drain boxes is located here. These are fiberglass drain boxes that are glassed to the hull. These drains are easy to access for cleaning and servicing. These drain boxes keeps through hull drains to a minimum

Forward Cabin: located forward in the hull is the Main Sleeping Cabin

  • Headroom here is tremendous
  • Lockable cabin door for privacy
  • The "wall" for this door is actually a Fiberglass Structural Bulkhead that goes from the Foredeck cap all the way to the Stringer system providing extreme strength 
  • There are two bunks running along the hullsides for comfortable sleeping
  • Rod Storage runs along the ceiling and along both hull sides
  • There are hanging lockers (closets) located here
  • Two large storage spaces, one beneath each of the bunks
  • Overhead Deck Hatch
  • Overhead lighting


FLYING BRIDGE
  • The flying Bridge is accessed via a Custom Heavy-Duty Aluminum ladder that is mounted to the stbd side of the cockpit mezzanine:Stainless steel Pedestal mounted Release Marine helm chair with removable seat and backrest cushions
  • Back Bar bridge rail has 6 rod holders and a center line mounted Release Clip
  • Rear Quarter rails for safety
  • Ladder steps built into both back legs of the Hardtop Frame for easy access to the top of the Hardtop
  • Flybridge Outrigger release
  • (3) sided helm curtains with Side Extensions that can go all the way to the back of the Hardtop
  • Side U-zips at the Outrigger release position
  • XL front U-zip
  • (2) air vents built into the top of the front curtain
  • (2) stainless steel battens to stiffen the sides of the helm curtains to prevent "flapping"
  • Stbd side Bench seat with Brand new seat and backrest cushions. Rod storage beneath this seat
  • Front seat with Brand new seat and backrest cushions, storage beneath this seat
  • Underside of hardtop is painted with a Flat Yellow paint to cut down on Sun glare
  • Helm Pod with Electronic single lever Palm Beach style controls
  • Electronic Control panel with Warm/Take/Sync and Troll functions
  • (2) Cummins Vessel View4 screens that display all engine information
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Stainless steel 3 spoke steering wheel with Knob
  • ACR Remote Spotlight control
  • (2) LED Deck "spreader lights"
  • (2) Forward facing LED Lightbars
  • Storage beneath Helm Console
  • Pop-Up electronics box
  • (2) Standard Horizon Explorer VHF Radios
  • Standard Horizon Auxiliary VHF speaker
  • (2) Garmin GPSmap 1040 xs full color multi-function displays
  • Garmin HD 48 inch open array radar antenna
  • Garmin 4 inch Autopilot screen


ENGINE ROOM AND MECHANICAL

You will find the Engine Room to be Amazingly large, well lit and clean. Painted with a Bright White finish, it is easy to get around all 4 sides of both engines. Nothing is hard to reach. The entire engine space was designed for easy access, with a keen eye towards service and maintenance

  • Sea Strainers are oversized and conveniently located at the aft end of the engine room. The current engine package calls for 2 inches of incoming sea water. the boat was built with 3 inch Groco Valves with 2 inch sea water hoses
  • Racor 1000 Primary Engine Fuel Filters are conveniently located near the engine room door. 
  • Racor 500 primary Generator fuel filter located here also
  • All Racor filters are mounted below the tank level for easy priming, there are ball-valves ahead of each Racor.
  • Propeller Shafts are 2 inch Aquamet 22 
  • Shaft Tubes
  • Props are 4 bladed 24 x 24 2 inch bore
  • Dripless Shaft seals with a cross-over cooling hose installed
  • Aluminum Caps are laminated to the top of the Inner and Outer Strings for Engine Mounting
  • Transmissions: ZF Model MG85A marine Transmission, down angle gear
  • Engines: twin Cummins 6.7l 480 hp each. These are commercially rated engines
  • Oil Drain lines are all pulled to the centerline for easy oil changes bot engines and transmissions
  • Port Engine has 40 hrs since Major Overhaul (Aftercooler Failure)
  • Stbd Engine has 6200 original hours
  • Both engines have new Cummins Factory heads and Both engines has new Aftercoolers
  • Northern Lights diesel powered 5 kw Generator with 6638 engine hours. Electrical end was replaced Summer 2021. Mounted in a Heavy Duty Stainless steel pan
  • There are (2) Sea Chests, one along either side for all Raw Water pick ups (except for the main engine)
  • Two PrimeTime (self priming) pumps and (2) March pumps, These are to feed Both Livewells and Both HVAC Units 
  • Raw water washdown pump
  • BlueSeas Smart Battery Charger mounted to forward bulkhead
  • 115 gallon fiberglass fresh water tank is built into the hull and located beneath the Generator shelf. There is a "sight tube" for viewing the water level in the tank
  • The "Ceiling" of the Engine room is the aluminum frame work with 1 inch Sound Down Marine Insulation and Aluminum Duct Tape
  • Wide center alley between the engines with a flat floor
  • Kuuma 11 gallon 120 volt stainless steel water heater, located in the forward stbd outboard side of the Engine Room
  • Fuel Tanks, two 265 gallon diesel fuel tanks, with Sight Tubes and easy to see and located at the back end of the Engine Room and beneath the Mezzanine space


DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND FISHABILITY

You will find the Engine Room to be Amazingly large, well lit and clean. Painted with a Bright White finish, it is easy to get around all 4 sides of both engines. Nothing is hard to reach. The entire engine space was designed for easy access, with a keen eye towards service and maintenance


Sea Strainers are oversized and conveniently located at the aft end of the engine room. The current engine package calls for 2 inches of incoming sea water. the boat was built with 3 inch Groco Valves with 2 inch sea water hoses

Racor 1000 Primary Engine Fuel Filters are conveniently located near the engine room door.

Racor 500 primary Generator fuel filter located here also

All Racor filters are mounted below the tank level for easy priming, there are ball-valves ahead of each Racor.

Propeller Shafts are 2 inch Aquamet 22

Shaft Tubes

Props are 4 bladed 24 x 24 2 inch bore

Dripless Shaft seals with a cross-over cooling hose installed

Aluminum Caps are laminated to the top of the Inner and Outer Strings for Engine Mounting

Transmissions: ZF Model MG85A marine Transmission, down angle gear

Engines: twin Cummins 6.7l 480 hp each. These are commercially rated engines

Oil Drain lines are all pulled to the centerline for easy oil changes bot engines and transmissions

Port Engine has 40 hrs since Major Overhaul (Aftercooler Failure)

Stbd Engine has 6200 original hours

Both engines have new Cummins Factory heads and Both engines has new Aftercoolers

Northern Lights diesel powered 5 kw Generator with 6638 engine hours. Electrical end was replaced Summer 2021. Mounted in a Heavy Duty Stainless steel pan

There are (2) Sea Chests, one along either side for all Raw Water pick ups (except for the main engine)

Two PrimeTime (self priming) pumps and (2) March pumps, These are to feed Both Livewells and Both HVAC Units

Raw water washdown pump

BlueSeas Smart Battery Charger mounted to forward bulkhead

115 gallon fiberglass fresh water tank is built into the hull and located beneath the Generator shelf. There is a "sight tube" for viewing the water level in the tank

The "Ceiling" of the Engine room is the aluminum frame work with 1 inch Sound Down Marine Insulation and Aluminum Duct Tape

Wide center alley between the engines with a flat floor

Kuuma 11 gallon 120 volt stainless steel water heater, located in the forward stbd outboard side of the Engine Room

Fuel Tanks, two 265 gallon diesel fuel tanks, with Sight Tubes and easy to see and located at the back end of the Engine Room and beneath the Mezzanine space

Disclaimer

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.

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  • Name: Scott James
  • Email: sjames@bluewateryachtsales.com
  • Phone: 1-757-723-0793
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