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Bluewater 55 Coastal Cruiser

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Boat REF# 47073
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Year 1988
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Berths 6
Engine 2 x petrol 350hp, Crusader 350/454 (1988)
Lying Stuart Area


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Extra Details

Designer Bluewater
Builder Bluewater
Lying Stuart Area
Fuel capacity 1,272.8 ltr (280.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 636.4 ltr (140.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 340.9 ltr (75.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x petrol 350hp
Engine make and model Crusader 350/454 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 17 knots
Max speed (approx) 27 knots

Engines and generator recently had a top end rebuild completed.

Only 195 hours on engines since top overhaul (STOH) and only 5 hours on gas generator since rebuild.

Generator is a Westerbeke 11KW.


LOA 16.76m (55'0")
Beam 4.27m (14'0")
Draft Min 0.58m (1'11")
Draft Max 0.58m (1'11")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish


Bluewater Yachts are known for their superior handling, stability, and safety due to their low center of gravity philosophy. With a low CG, a large vessel becomes more stable and is less likely to sail and roll.

The modified-V hull with patented guardian lift system is designed for quick planning, greater speed, and better fuel efficiency.

The one piece hull strengthened with Kevlar is built safe and tough to protect you from those unexpected rough seas.

Stairways are wide and molded.

To further evidence the quality of a Bluewater Yacht, the company offers a lifetime transferrable hull warranty.

Less than 2' minimum draft on a 55 foot yacht makes for easy exploring.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick

Incredibly spacious salon with two large leather sofas, lounge chair, full dinette (convertible), RCA 53' flat panel TV, and a 1000 watt surround sound system.

Three air conditioning units with reverse heat.

Galley is full service with 3 burner range, Seaward oven, Litton microwave, full size Hotpoint fridge/freezer w/ice maker, double sink w/hot water, and plenty of wood cabinets.

Upholstery on sofas appears in fine shape, as do the interior curtain. The carpet appeared a little worn in lower deck area.

Massive upper deck and fly bridge is in the process of being completely redone and should be completed in about 1 week. The photos of the upper deck/fly bridge are older and prior to construction. All other photos are current.

Airconditioned upper deck will be the main party area with 360 degree views, plenty of space, and a minibar setup with fridge and sink.

Forward stateroom appeared in good shape with queen size v-berth. Forward head also appears in good shape and may be entered via the salon or the forward stateroom. Please see our numerous photos for a true representation of this vessel.
Aft master stateroom also contains a queen size berth and plenty of closet space. Aft head also in fine shape with stand up shower.

Three satellite tracking flat panel TVs in addition to the main unit in the salon.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Weather fax tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Video tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick

Fly bridge is primary helm loaded to the hilt with electronics.

Garmin 2310.

Raytheon Pathfinder SL70 Radar.

Ray Pilot 650 wtih remote.

RCA stereo.

Icom IC-M55 VHF.

Ray-Line Bow Thruster.

Powerful Search Light.

Windshield wipers.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

Electric Galley Maid Marine windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(Plow and Danforth)
3.00m (9'10") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of warp
MEIC dinghy (unknown year)
15hp outboard, Short Shaft (unknown year)
All exterior surface is no-skid.

High hand rails for additional safety.

Lots of usable deck space.

Forward sunpad.

Strongarm dingy crane.


Rod Holders 5 Rod Holders

5 upper rod holders for trolling.

Safety Equipment

LPG Detector tick
Petrol Detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick

8 bilge pumps (2 manual / 6 Electric)

"Bluewater Yachts" - says it all.

Broker's Comments


There are only a couple 55' Bluewater Yacht's currently on the market and this one is just wrapping up a complete refit. Owner is spending over $100K in refurbishment costs.

With housing costs and taxes going through the roof, why not live on your own moving condo?

As with all Bluewater's, this one is very spacious and stable.

If you would like to know additional information about this vessel, please contact Scott McNally with Boatshed

These boat details are subject to contract.

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This Bluewater 55 Coastal Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott McNally of Boatshed Stuart. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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