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53' Bristol 53.3 Aft Cockpit

Price just reduced again

  • Year: 1989
  • Current Price: US$ 339,000 Tax Paid
  • Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 76423-2522813

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Other photos: Salon, Port Side Dinette, Salon, Starboard Side, Salon, Starboard Settee, Salon, Looking Aft, Nav Station, Galley, Galley, Fridge/Freezer, Forward Cabin, Aft Cabin, Captain's Cabin, Head, Engine Access, Cockpit, Looking Forward, Cockpit, Looking Aft, Steering Station, Foredeck, Deck, Teak Deck Detail, On the Hard, Prop/Rudder, Stern.

C’EST LA VIE isone of the rare aft-cockpit Bristol 53.3’s designed by Dieter Empacher and built in 1989 by Bristol Yachts in Rhode Island. These heavy displacement cruisers enjoy a sterling reputation for their construction and outstanding sailing characteristics. Rarely do they come on the market . . . and rarer still are the aft-cockpit models.

C’EST LA VIE has received the best of care from her two owner. The maintenance has always been first-rate. In 2001 she received new teak decks by Bachelor Point Yacht Company in Oxford, MD, and in 2012 the decks were completely refurbished with their first light sanding.  They look like brand new decks.

This 53.3 had all the Bristol options when she was commissioned in 1990. She was delivered with electric primary winches, a Hood electric Stoway main, an 8KW Westerbeke generator, varnished teak interior joinery and reverse cycle heat and air conditioning. Plus she'll clear a 65' bridge along the ICW.

C’EST LA VIE is finished with Flag Blue Awlgrip (2010), the topside varnish is fresh (work done at Hinckley SW Harbor, ME), and the Hood-inspired shearline is just about dead-solid perfect!

Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 5’-4” with board up and a maximum draft of 10’-3” with board down.

Please contact Bruce Szamier at (954) 609-0307, mobile, or via e-Mail at bszamier@WellingtonYachts.com for detailed information on this yacht.

Please contact Bruce Szamier at (954) 609-0307

Contact Wellington Yacht Partners.

One Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
Toll-free 888-877-1693
Tel (401) 683-6070 Office
Fax (401) 683-6075
Other In FL: (954) 527-4230
Email Us

Wellington Yacht Partners

One Maritime Drive
Portsmouth, RI 02871, United States

Toll-free 888-877-1693
Tel (401) 683-6070 Office
Fax (401) 683-6075
Email Us
In FL: (954) 527-4230


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