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1992 Tollycraft 53

  • 53 ft
  • Motor Yacht
  • Belfast, ME, US

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     "Introduced in 1988, the Tollycraft 53 is a spacious pilothouse yacht from a company known for building some of the best-quality production boats of her era. Designed by Ed Monk, the 53 is a traditional pilothouse cruising yacht whose wide 16'11" beam results in a vast interior with the living space of a much larger yacht." ~ Powerboat Guide Boat Reviews

     Starlite is a very nice example of the Tollycraft 53's. She is well maintained with knowledgeable owners whom owned another Tollycraft 53 prior to Starlite. With a classic yacht interior that has been well thought out to optimize space, this yacht offers fantastic value for a long distance cruiser on today's market. 


Basic Information

Belfast, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Motor Yacht
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Ed Monk
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

53 ft - 16.15 meter
59 ft 6 in - 18.14 meter
16 ft 11 in - 5.16 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft - 1.52 meter
Bridge Clearance:
19 ft - 5.79 meter
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
675 (Individual), 1350 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
400 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
280 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
80 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:




     "Pristine 53 Tollycraft pilothouse motor yacht.  Ed Monk designed and U.S. built wide body cruising yacht with 3-staterooms and 2-heads.  One of the most well done Tolly's on the market.   Huge salon, equivalent to a 70 footer.  Modern galley and roomy pilothouse with updated electronics.  Expansive fly bridge with L-shape seating, solid teak dining table and pipe welder bimini top." ~ Current Owners

      Sarlites solid fiberglass modified V-hull is Awlgripped white with a black boot stripe. The topsides are clean and well cared for. From the first inspection it is clear that this yacht has been well maintained and she is finished to a yacht standard. This is noticeable in the maintained bright work, teak and holly sole in the galley, pilot house and heads, clean and organized engine room and the constant attention to detail through out the boat.  

Hull and Deck

     The Tollycraft 53 Starlight is a solid fiberglass modified "V" hull. The topsides are Awlgripped white with a black boot stripe and black anti-fouling. At the deck to hull joint there is a rubrail wrapping around the yacht with a stainless steel cap rail. Starting midships there is a  lower rub-rail above the boot stripe with a stainless steel cap rail wrapping from midships port around the swim platform termination midships starboard. There are (4) port-lights in the hull port and starboard. On the stern there are upper and lower chafe plates port and starboard on the port and starboard side. The swim platform features stainless steel handrail running port - starboard and stainless steel handrails port and starboard of transom door to the cockpit. Below the waterline:


  • (8) Raw water intakes all bronze
  • (1) MSD overboard discharge bronze

     Running Gear:

  • (2) 4-Blade NiBral propellers installed
  • (2) Spare NiBral propellers
  • (2) 2 1/2" Diameter stainless steel propeller shafts installed
  • Spare stainless steel shaft
  • Cast bronze rudders
  • Bennett V-351 trim tabs with dual cylinders port and starboard


  • (2) MTU Mercedes   675 HP ~ 2,900 hrs
  • ZF transmission
  • Dip less shaft seals
  • (1) Onan 20 KW generator ~ 960 hours
  • (1) Onan 8 KW generator ~ 1,757 hours
  • 600 GPD water maker
  • 20-Gallon hot water heater with engine loop
  • Air compressor

Electrical System

     240 Volt AC System

  • Bass 240 Volt (12) breaker distribution panel with power/load meters and source selectors
  • (2) Additional Bass (24) breaker panel
  • (2) Gensets (see Mechanical)
  • Cablemaster with 75 feet cable
  • Extra 50 feet 50 amp shore power cable
  • (2) 50 feet 30 amp shore power cables
  • Cable splitter
  • 125 Amp, 4000 watt Magnum inverter charger
  • (5) Power inlets ((2) port, (2) starboard, Cablemaster at stern)
  • (2) 120 Volt  30 amp Outlets ((1) port, (1) starboard)
  • Cable TV and phone inlets

     12 Volt DC System

  • Bass 12 volt DC (48) breaker distribution panel with power/load meters
  • House bank  - (10) L-16 6 volt batteries (1,500 amp hours)
  • Generator battery charger
  • 24-Volt engine start battery charger
  • (3) 315-Watt solar panels with Individual Victron charge controllers
  • Balmar 200 amp alternator

Electronics, Controls and Displays

     Lower Helm Station

  • Furuno 6Kw 65 mile radar
  • Furuno Nav Net 3D Navigation
  • (2) Eizo FlexScan S1701 SlimEdge17” displays
  • Furuno color depth sounder
  • Robertson AP200DT autopilot
  • Datamarine Dart depth, speed log and temperature
  • I-com IC-M604 marine VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon LH10 loud hailer
  • MMC Engine Controls with Synchronizers
  • Digital engine tachometers
  • Speed, depth, anemometer display
  • Tank monitor
  • Holding tank gauge
  • Halon fire extinguisher switches
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Bennett trim tab controls

     Upper Helm Station

  • NorthStar 1202 multi-display monitor
  • Nav Net 3D Controls
  • 36-Mile Furuno radar
  • Datamarine depth, speed, log and temperature display
  • Robertson AP200DT autopilot
  • I-com IC-M604 marine VHF radio
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Horizon analog wind display
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • Maxwell remote windlass control

     Fly Bridge Arch

  • Furuno 64 mile open array radar antenna
  • Furuno 32 mile radar dome antenna
  • (2) 16-foot VHF antennas
  • GPS antenna
  • Tracvision KVH M5 TracVision satellite TV dome
  • Sirius weather data antenna (subscription needed)


  • (2) Aluminum 400-gallon tanks each

     Fresh Water

  • (1)    Stainless steel 280-gallon tank   


  • (1)    Fiberglass 80-gallon tank


     Steeping up the three steps from the swim platform you enter the aft cockpit that offers access to the salon through double sliding doors forward and to the engine room below deck through large deck hatch. This area also features: 

  • Overhead lighting under overhang from fly-bridge
  • Stainless steel trim around door and aft facing windows
  • Varnished teak cap rails on bulwark 
  • Chrome plated flag staff fitting with bright flag staff
  • Marine speakers port and starboard
  • 110 Volt outdoor outlet
  • Opening transom door 
  • Shore power interface with cable master switch
  • Deck wash down fittings
  • Stainless steel hawse pipe with cleat port and starboard
  • Overboard drainage scuppers port and starboard


     The weather decks on Starlite are accessed from either the salon to port or from the pilot salon to starboard. The well protected weather decks off opening side doors port and starboard, Stainless steel rails wrapping around the weather decks and the bow on raised bulwark. The weather decks and fore-deck feature:

  • Stainless steel midships hawse pipe with cleat port and starboard
  • Marquipt folding stairs with hand-rails stored on port weather deck
  • Stainless steel midships cleats mounted on bulwark
  • (3) deck hatches on coach-roof
  • Stainless steel bow hawse pipe with cleat port and starboard
  • Stainless steel bow cleats mounted on bow prod
  • Windlass (see Ground Tackle)
  • Wash down fitting
  • Burgee staff fitting and staff on bow rail


     Continuing aft on the weather-deck to starboard is the companionway up to Starlite's fly-bridge. Unparalleled visibility and usable space, the fly-bridge offers outside living at its best with the protection of the fixed bimini and wrap around wind screen. Also of note for the fly-bridge: 

  • Large L-shaped settee with storage under and full cover
  • Adjustable custom solid teak table and cover
  • (2) Pampanette helm chairs and covers
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Pipe welders aluminum top with vinyl fabric headliner
  • Nick Jackson 1200-lb winch davit
  • Dingy chocks


     Starlite's large well lit salon is accessed through the aft sliding doors, weather deck door to port or down the companionway from the pilot salon forward and to starboard. Beautifully finished to a high-end yacht standard, this area is well thought out and functional. The noticeable features include: 



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