The 1986 Gulfstar 54 Ketch Sail Cruiser is a seaworthy vessel designed by Richard Lazzara for both cruising and independent living at anchor. This well-maintained yacht boasts a range of features that make it a comfortable and reliable choice for long-distance sailing. With TWIN 66hp Yanmar engines, an 8kw Onan generator, and electric winches, handling this sail cruiser is a breeze. The roller furling system adds to the ease of managing sails, making it an ideal choice for solo or short-handed sailing.
Designed for self-sufficiency, the boat is equipped with a Watermaker, allowing for freshwater production on the go. The generous fuel and water tankage ensure extended cruising without the need for frequent refueling or resupply. With a draft of 4’11” and an Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) friendly mast height, this yacht provides access to a variety of cruising grounds.
The interior of the Gulfstar 54 is designed for comfort, featuring a centerline queen bed in the Master cabin (aft) with direct access to the aft deck. Two 16000btu reverse cycle heat/AC units keep the interior climate controlled, and a washer-dryer unit adds to the convenience of extended trips. The boat is also equipped with new, never-used North Sails Main and Mizzen, ensuring top-notch sailing performance.
In terms of equipment, the yacht comes with a fully enclosed cockpit, including a beautiful new enclosure for added protection in adverse weather conditions. The Xantrex 3000 Inverter charger, solar panels, and Onan 8kw genset contribute to the boat’s energy independence. The SK Watermaker, while currently inoperative, represents a potential for freshwater production when repaired.
Additional features include a top-loading freezer by Adler Barbour, a Norcold AC/DC fridge and freezer, and a gimbaled Force 10 cooktop and oven for preparing meals onboard. The two heads with separate showers enhance the overall livability of the vessel, providing essential amenities for extended periods at sea.
Recently, in October 2023, the boat underwent maintenance with a fresh barrier coat and bottom paint, ensuring its readiness for upcoming adventures on the water. With its combination of comfort, performance, and self-sufficiency, the Gulfstar 54 Ketch Sail Cruiser is a compelling choice for sailors seeking a capable and well-equipped vessel.
Location: St. Augustine, FL, USA