condition: excellent engine hours (total): 10 length overall (LOA): 53 make / manufacturer: Norseman model name / number: N535 propulsion type: sail year manufactured: 1986
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If you are looking for a powerful, fast, and eye-stopping 53 foot cutter rigged live on board world capable cruiser and do not want to pay $1.8M for a new one, then take a look at Spirit of Australia. Her 51 page in and out of the water 2021 IAMI Survey gives her an"Above Average" rating and a value of "$259,000." Her current price may change as additional work is ordered at the yard.
To compare her on Yachtworld today, here is what you will find.
Tayana Cutters between $209,000 and $236,000 with the last one being a center cockpit like Spirit.
A Beneteau First 53 at $219,000
A Nautor Swan 54 at $265,000 and another at $290,000. These boats have comparable build quality.
A Baltic 52 at $260,000 but boat is in Italy, and again, a well built vessel
An Amel 53 at $297,000 but boat is in New Zealand
An Irwin Ketch at $200,000 in Texas. This is a very different boat.
A Santa Cruz 52 at $279,000
If you have assessed your needs and you need something in the 53 foot range to fit your plan, there really are few options in the US. Boat is out of the water at Hinckley yard in Stuart, Florida. My plan is to put her back in the water in December and either sell her this year or keep her for another season.
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