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Roberts Custom 53

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Boat REF# 36434
This boat has been sold
Length 16.15m (53'0")
Year 1996
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 1 x diesel 100hp, 4JH3HTE (2000)
Lying Bradenton


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Roberts Yachts
Lying Bradenton
Fuel capacity 1,181.8 ltr (260.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,181.8 ltr (480.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 100hp
Engine make and model 4JH3HTE (2000)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Fixed Bronse
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots
Max speed (approx) 10.5 knots
Generator output 10.5KVA
Engine spares tick

Engine has 40 Hours.

Gen Set has 30 Hours.


Length 16.15m (53'0")
LWL 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 5.08m (16'8")
Draft Min 2.03m (6'8")
Draft Max 2.03m (6'8")
Airdraft 21.54m (70'8")
Displacement 20,862kg (46,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Charleston Aluminium spars (2004) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2004)


Reefing mainsail Doyle - Inmast (2004)
Headsail - Furling (2004)
Other sails 80% Jib (2004)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

This boat has Brazillian Hardwood floors buffed to a luster finish. Nothing in this boat looks "used" in any way. The cabin is well lit with natural lighting and affords great natural ventillation.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 16 BTU/h
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick
Microwave tick

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
DVD tick
Depth sounder tick


Raymarine RL70CRC Chart Plotter Radar.

Raymarine 18" Scanner.

Raynav 300 GPS Plotter

Global Map 3000

ICOM IC-M502 w/Remote Mic in Cockpit.

B&G Autopilot ACP Network at Nav Station w/Remote in cockpit.

B& G Network Wind
Forward Looking Echopilot FLS Gold Depth

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Bimini tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Simpson Lawrence 3000 windlass
2 anchors
(75 CQR, 55 Danforth)
60.96m (200'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of rode
Achilles LS1-104 LGY dinghy (2005)
8hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (2005)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick
Security Alarm tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Driving up to see this boat up "On the hard" it was as if I were looking at a small building. A very well designed small building!

Climbing ther ladder into the cockpit I thought I would get nose bleed! This is one big beautiful boat. All systems look as if they were just installed from the factory.

All joinery and detail is oustanding. All high quality materials have gone into the construction of this home... I mean BOAT! I said "home" because I could imagine my family of 4 living comfortably on board. I could see the kids playing a board game at the salon table while the wife and I watch a movie on the flat screen in the upper salon.

This boat has two beefy air conditioning systems, but we opened the hatches and portals to air the cabin while shooting the pics and found it to be very well ventillated naturally!

If you are looking for a virtual new boat without the new boat price, this is the home (I mean Boat) for you! You might want to hurry up and grab this one before it is gone!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Roberts Custom 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Jeff Lewis of Boatshed Sarasota. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.