2008 Gorbon 53 Pilothouse
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Sidney, BC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- Can$ 595,000 (US$ 458,448)
NEW LISTING!! The Gorbon 53 is a rare pilothouse sloop. She is custom built, designed for offshore cruising by a builder of quality sailing yachts. This all-around performance cruiser is easily handled by one person or a short handed crew in a wide range of wind and sea conditions. She has a spacious, two-stateroom layout, ample storage space, and good access to the mechanical systems. Be first to view! By appointment, please.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Gorbon Yachts
LOA: 53 ft 2 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
LWL: 49 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 5 in
Displacement: 44000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 68 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2014
Engine Model: 6BY3-220
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 500
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 9 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (228 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (70 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Description / Walk-through
This gorgeous yacht is designed to give ultimate comfort to her guests and crew. From her 360 degree view pilothouse, to her self-tacking jib, to her level cabin entry, she is brilliantly thought-out and designed to please. Originally conceived as a production boat, she sadly is a one-off, and we are the fortunate ones who are able to enjoy her many features that are so perfectly suited to our Pacific Northwest cruising grounds!
The Gorbon 53 is a 2 private stateroom layout. The interior woodwork is satin varnished Cherry. The overhead is painted bead board with Cherry beams.The cabin sole is solid mahogany varnished planking. Lighting is overhead lamps with dimmer switches and night lighting throughout. There are 7 SS Bomar hatches, each with Ocean-Air Sky screens and shades and 8 SS opening ports. Reverse cycle heat and air and an Espar forced hot-air furnace.
The unique aft situated cockpit is designed for entertaining and provides comfortable seating for 10 or more with a large teak cockpit table with folding leaves. Views from the twin helm pedestals are unobstructed outboard and through the main salon. Port and starboard helm pedestals each have engine controls and instrumentation, bow thruster control, elkhide covered destroyer wheels, B&G autopilot, Garmin GPSmap 7612 chart plotters, ICOM VHF and B&G sailboat instrumentation. Primary, mainsheet and halyard winches are 2-speed Harken electric within easy reach of the helmsman. The engine is accessed through two hatches in the cockpit floor. Cockpit lockers to port, starboard and aft provide an abundance of storage space.
Pilothouse / Helmstation:
One of the highlights of the Gorbon 53 is the pilothouse salon. Whether sitting or standing, visibility is an unobstructed 360 degrees. It is fitted with a large L-shaped settee that has a pullout that can convert it into a bed, drop leaf dining table with drawers at each end and storage underneath, and a navigation and communications center. There is a large storage area under the settee. An additional seat to starboard also contains a storage locker.
A functional inside helm station is complete with engine controls, joystick, bow thruster, navigation equipment and Stidd helm chair. The engine is located under the cockpit so engine noise is substantially reduced in the boat's interior. The salon door opens to the cockpit – no hatch boards to struggle with here! A large hatch in the sole provides access to the generator space, fuel manifold system and other ship's systems. All navigation electronics were replaced in December of 2016 with B&G Hydra 3000 Sailboat instruments and three Garmin chartplotters.
Amenities include windshield wipers, Sky Sol screens and shades concealed in the overhead hatches, courtesy lights, 6 overhead lights with dimmers, nav lights at the interior helm and communication center, 2 Hella cabin fans, and 16000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air for comfort year-round.
U-shaped galley is midship and down 3 steps from the pilothouse. Features ample lockers and drawers, a large SS sink, and granite counter tops. Cooking options include a GE Space Saver microwave and a Force Ten 3 burner propane stove and oven. Refridgeration is a Frigoboat with SS front and a Frigoboat top loading SS freezer.
The master cabin is forward and features a queen island berth. There are 5 drawers, 8 lockers, 2 open bookshelves, 2 open lockers and a large hanging locker. There is an ensuite head with shower stall. In the shower stall there is a wetlocker and additional shelving behind cupboard doors. A Vetus 24v fresh water electric head is plumbed to a 35 gal holding tank with Tankwatch gauges. The head sink is plumbed to a 35 gal gray water tank.
The guest cabin has two separate berths, 7 drawers, 4 lockers, an open bookshelf and a large hanging locker.
Adjacent to the guest cabin is a Vetus 24v fresh water electric head with a y-valve for overboard discharge or to the holding tank with a Tankswatch gauge.
There is 9000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in the master cabin, as well as Espar heat in the master cabin, galley and guest cabin.
The engine room is located under the cockpit and is accessed through two hatch doors in the cockpit floor. The engine room houses the 220hp Yanmar Electronic 6BY220 engine with a cruising speed of 8-9 knots. The engine room contains 110v outlets, 12v engine starting battery, Balmar 24V 70amp alternator, Newmar 24V-12V converter, PSS shaft seal, dual racor cross-over fuel system and a Fireboy system both in the engine room and geneset room.
Ship's service is 24 volt, 12 volt and 120 volt. The highest grade tinned wire is used throughout. An Onan generator and an inverter supplies all of the 120V service. 50amp dockside service is handled by a Glendinning Cable Master shore cord retriever. The master circuit breaker panel is located at the communications center. There are separate batteries for the house, engine, generator, bow thruster, windlass and inverter.
Sails and Rigging:
Primary considerations in the design of the Gorbon were for a good all-around performance cruiser that is easily handled by one person or a short handed crew, good performance on an easily driven hull, in a wide range of wind and sea conditions, all control lines lead aft to the cockpit, and great visibility from all 3 helm stations
All sails are 2008 and from Hallett Canvas and Sail, Falmouth, ME
- Leisurefurl in-boom furling mainsail with full battens
- 135% roller furling genoa
- 100% self tending jib
- Cruising spinnaker w/sock
- Navtec hydraulic back stay
- Navtec hydraulic boom vang
- Seldon carbon fiber tapered double spreader mast
- Furlex TD400 thru-deck roller furler, manual lead to electric winch
- Rod rigging
- 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 70.2 primaries
- 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 53 main sheet winches
- 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 44 halyard winches
- Boom preventer
Hull / Keel / Deck:
In November of 2018 the faded red hull was given a face lift by Viking Boat Works in St. Petersburg, FL, and is now a beautiful lustrous white.
Her wing keel affords a moderate draft of 6'5" allowing an expanded range of cruising grounds.
A large lighted foredeck locker provides access to the bow thruster, thruster and windlass batteries, battery charger, anchor chain, spare rode and chain, spare sheets, fenders and miscellaneous lines.
Side decks are uncluttered as lines are lead aft on a raised portion of the deck, providing easy access forward from the cockpit. Fixed stairs and handrails provide easy and safe exit or entry to the cockpit.
Hull, Deck, Pilothouse Equipment
Hull painted (2018)
7 SS Bomar hatches
8 SS opening ports with screens
2 SS cowl vents mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes
Teak cockpit table
Cover for cockpit table
Sunbrella flow-through cockpit cushions (2020)
Interior pilothouse window covers (2020)
Double SS lifelines with gates
Propane/outboard fuel locker, one 20 lb. tank (2020)
3 Cockpit lockers
Dinghy Davits (2020)
Engine, Transmission, Prop
Yanmar 6BY3-220 (2015)
Yanmar transmission KMH50A 2.6:1
8KW Onan generator MDKBL-5791302 Series C with sound shield
24" 3 blade Max Prop
45mm (1.77") shaft
Yanmar I560E engine display
Engine controls in 3 helm positions
PPS shaft seal
Fuel - 228 gals in 2 aluminum tanks
Dual Racor 500 FG cross-over fuel filters
Rebuilt water pump (2020)
Fuel pump (2020)
Furuno Nav autopilot 771
Autopilot joystick in pilothouse
SS emergency tiller
Port and starboard destroyer wheels covered in elkhide
Max Power Duo 125 24V bow thruster - new motor (2020)
Mast and Rigging
Seldon 2-spreader tapered carbon fibre mast
Rod standing rigging
NavTech hydraulic backstay and vang controls
2 single winch handles
1 double winch handle
2 Harken 2-speed electric 70.2 primary winches
2 Harken 2-speed electric 53 mainsheet winches
2 Harken 2-speed electric 44 halyard winches
Two flag halliards (2020)
Mainsail Dacron by Hallette Canvas
100% staysail by Hallette Canvas
135% genoa by Hallette Canvas
Triradial spinnaker by Hallette Canvas
Spinnaker snuffer by Hallette Canvas
Ground Tackle and Mooring
66 lb. Bruce
200 feet of chain
Lumar Pacific 4000 windlass with foot switches, remote handheld control and switches at the helm
Cherry, satin varnish
Solid mahogany cabin sole
Salon upholstery (2020)
Granite counter tops
Oceanair screens and sunshades on all hatches
Stidd helm chair reupholstered (2020)
3 full-function autopilot displays
3 full-function Hydra displays with toggles at each exerior helm station
2 AWS displays
2 Wind direction displays
3 full-function GPS3 Garmin GPSmap 7612 chartplotters and radar (2017)
Garmin AIS 800 Transceiver (2020)
AIS and GPS antenna (2020)
B&G Hydra 3000 sailboat instruments including:
- three full function autopilot displays (2016)
- three full fuction Hydra displays (2016)
- two wind speed displays (2016)
- two wind direction displays (2016)
ICOM 424G GPS VHF at inside helm with 2 full-function microphones in the cockpit (2020)
Ritchie compass at all three helm stations
B&G autopilot joystick at inside helm
2 12V cigarette lighter adapters
Radar and antenna mounted on SS post
Ships service is 12, 24 and 120 volt
Onan 8KW generator
24V Maxpower bow thruster
Bow thruster motor (2020)
70 amp 24 volt alternator on main engine (2020)
110 volt to 24 volt 60 amp battery charger (2020)
Newman 24V to 12V converter
2 windshield wipers
LED lighting throughout
Foot lights in cabin/cockpit and swim step
Lightning ground and bonding system
Mastervolt 100amp battery charger for 24V house bank
Victron Centura charger 24V 70amp
Mastervolt BTM3 battery monitor, main bank
Power Mariner ProNautic 20amp 24volt battery charger for bow thruster and windlass batteries
4 225amp AGM house batteries (2020)
Engine starter battery (2020)
Genset starter battery (2020)
2 AGM batteries for bow thruster and windlass (2020)
Port and starboard bow lights
Stern light (2020)
Glendinning cable master shorepower retriever
1 50' 50amp shorepower lines
50amp to 30amp connector (2020)
Masthead anchor and tricolor light
Master switch installed for winches (2020)
4 new foot winch switches (2020)
12V Shurflo freshwater pump
2 fiberglass water tanks, 150 gallons
35 gallon plastic black water holding tank
35 gallon graywater tank
Mascerator and deck pumpout
Force 10 water heater
Seagull water filter on cold water supply
6 automatic bilge pumps
New bilge pump in generator room 2000 gph (2020)
6 high water alarms
Insinkerator garburetor at galley sink
Swim platform shower
Cooking and Refrigeration
Force 10 3-burner propane stove and oven
Vigrifrigo refrigeration, model DW70RXN4EF
Frigoboat model BN85BT freezer drawer
GE Spacesaver microwave
2 20lb. propane tanks (2020)
Xintex propane solenoid, lines and valves in locker (2019)
Propane alarm sensor (2020)
Heating and Air Conditioning
16000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in salon pilothouse
9000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in master cabin
2 Helo cabin fans
2 solar vents (2020)
4-person Crewsaver Coastal Liferaft (2020)
LifeSling and Buoy (2020)
Flares and gun (2020)
Handheld VHF (2020)
Jack lines (2020)
Throw line (2020)
Swim Ladder (2020)
3 Co2 alarms (2020)
3 Smoke detectors (2020)
6 bilge pumps 24v
6 high water bilge alarms
Engineroom Firebuoy auto fire extinguisher
Generator room Firebuoy auto fire extinguisher
4 fire extinguishers
EPIRB G8 with AIS, McMurdo Smartfind (2020)
8 Type 2 lifejackets (2020)
3 inflatable lifejackets
2 manual bilge pumps
1 manual bilge pump for dinghy
4 bailing buckets
Cabin sole hatches lock down
AIS transmitter/receiver (2020)
Gala A330 HQW Ultralight Dinghy 106 lbs. (2020) on Davits (2020)
Suzuki 20 hp outboard (2020)
Recent Maintenance and Improvements
6 Harkin electric winches cleaned and greased
New fresh water filter
New cutlass bearing
Max prop greased and polished
New salon upholstery
New cockpit cushions
New dinghy davits
New swim ladder
New dinghy and outboard
New mast boot
Reinforce fiberglass pedestals for steering blocks
New bow thruster motor
Removed and replaced battery charger.
Ran new battery cables from ground bus to charger, positive fuse to charger, installed case ground, and ac wires.
Installed new alternator.
Replaced filter unit for salt water wash down pump.
Replaced washers for the vang and boom tangs.
Cleaned, and installed window gaskets.
Replaced the three lazarette latches so can be locked with padlocks.
Installed pad eye beside each of the two steering wheels so driver can be tethered.
Replaced stern light.
Installed 3 smoke detectors.
Installed one-way check valve from pump to grey water tank.
Replaced grey water filter.
Replaced macerator pump for grey water discharge.
Installed new EPIRB.
New propane sensor beneath galley sole.
New raw water pump, and fuel pump for Genset.
Replaced potable water lines from tank shutoff to filters and through to hot water tank.
Replaced O rings on all deck fuel and water filling ports.
Fuel tanks scrubbed
Builder - About
The Gorbon 53 was designed by Fatih Gorbon, chief designer for Gorbon Yachts of Istanbul, Turkey, for Mr. Randy Phelps of Southport, CT.
Although they are no longer in business, they had a long and illustrious reputation for building high quality express boats and exceptional offshore sailboats.
Gorbon Yacht's Statement:
Initially a small design house, we at Gorbon Yachts have spent three generations transforming our passion for sailing and our interest in boats into a quality-oriented boat yard. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Gorbon Yachts combines modern technology with the unique and traditional boat building skills that Turkey has to offer.
Over the years, Gorbon Yachts has designed and built a range of boats including custom sail and powerboats from 20 to 70 ft. We use various construction methods such as wood-epoxy laminating techniques, full composite and vacuum bagging methods using hi-tech materials, and traditional wooden boat construction for those who love classics. The range of boats we have built over time has allowed us to accumulate a wealth of experience in terms of our ability to incorporate the distinct preferences and tastes of our clients into the finished product.
Although for much of our history we have created our own designs, we have also enjoyed working with a variety of designers, notably Bruce Farr, Jean Berret and Andrea Vallicelli. And, while we often use our own designs as the base for any semi-custom boat, most of our production is still truly customized.
We place significant emphasis on each stage of the design and building process so as to ensure that the integrity of our boats is not compromised. Our aim has always been to produce boats with character, performance and durability. It is our genuine desire that the boats we build provide fun and years of enjoyment for their owners.
At Gorbon Yachts, we use world-class construction materials imported from around the world and equip our boats with the products and instruments of leading boat gear manufacturers. Benefiting from the local traditional wood boat building skills, we have built an excellent team to deliver the highest quality craftsmanship. The result? Unique boats for unique individuals.
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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