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This boat holds a special place in Sportfishing History. She is hull #2 and is the boat that Jim Smith built for his own personal use. She was redone as the "Speed Merchant" for Dick Moroso, and was widely known for being the fastest sportfish boat in most every circle. She was treated to a complete re-fit in 2008, complete with twin Cummins Common Rail (QSC8.3-540hp) engines, Twin Disk Transmissions, ZF "palm beach style" electronic controls, all new Navigational equipment, new Northern Lights generator, new Plumbing, new heads, new electrical system, new HVAC equipment, new Galley equipment, new cockpit freezer and refrigerator, new Release Marine fighting chair and twin pedestal helm chairs, all new interior goods including custom salon sofas. The exterior was re-painted in 2015. Old School style, with modern amenities!
MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 53' Jim Smith 53 Convertible 1972. This yacht for sale is located in Hampton, Virginia and priced at $460,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
2008 1260.00 HRS 540.00 HP
2008 1260.00 HRS 540.00 HP
There are twin sliding doors located along the centerline. The fully carpeted salon, has a decorative bound-edge carpet runner. The salon features large, full length tinted windows along both sides, with custom curtains. Rich teak paneling and a custom headliner with overhead lighting creates an atmosphere of opulence. Located in the stbd aft corner is the U-Line, under-counter Ice Maker and beverage storage center.The Custom TV/Entertainment cabinet is located across in the Port/Aft corner with a Sony Bravia Flat Panel HDTV with Intellian SAT TV antenna, BOSE 321 stereo/DVD player system with BOSE surround sound speakers. There is SAT Stereo receiver as well. A large L-shaped custom-built Leather sofa faces the TV cabinet. This is a rich leather sofa with tremendous storage space beneath.The main AC/DC switch and breaker panel as well as the Salon HVAC control panel is along the port side.The Galley is located forward on the same level as the Salon, with a port side countertop, Stainless steel Kitchen-Aid refrigerator drawers are located here. The galley floor is brightly varnished Teak & Holly. Solid surface counters with a Wolf 2 burner electric stovetop. Stainless Steel sink with combination faucet. There is a garbage disposal for the sink and a dedicated trash receptacle. Multiple galley storage drawers offer tremendous galley storage options. Along the forward teak bulkhead are built in cabinets for the Convection Microwave Oven, coffee maker and dry goods.
From the galley, we proceed down the stairway to the lower cabin. There are storage drawers built into each of the steps. At the bottom of the stairs on the port side is the day head. With a pocket door for privacy, the day head features a decorative metal sink, vanity and Raritan electric flushing toilet. Upper and Lower Crew bunks are immediately forward, with a privacy curtain, reading lamps and rod storage racks.The master stateroom is along the stbd aide. With "old school" crossed bunks, there is a double berth below and a single berth above. A make-up counter with light, and a complete en-suite head/shower. The master head is forward with a Raritan electric head, Full stand-up shower (with shower door), and sink/vanity.The forward guest stateroom also features upper and lower bunks, reading lamps, two large cedar-lined hanging lockers, an overhead deck hatch and access to the anchor locker.
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