Gulfstar created many Trawler models but the largest production model was the 53'.   Less than 10 models were reportedly built between 1975 and 1976.   The construction had a trawler body built onto the deep round- bildge and full-displacement hull that was used for the Gulfstar 53' Motorsailer (Sailboat).   The GS 53 Trawler is reported to be very sea-friendly with an easy motion due to the low center of gravity stabilized in part by the lower location of the fuel tanks.


The GS 53 Trawler was fitted with twin 160hp Perkins diesels rated at 6 g.p.h . when running in the 8-9 knot range .


Belowdecks is a 3-stateroom layout.   It came with a choice of twin-berths or a walkaround double in the aft cabin.   It has a very spacious dinette and galley area and features a teak interior.


General Specs:


Length                   53' 2

Length WL          47' 3

Beam                    15'

Draft                     4' 6

Weight                  42000 lbs.

Clearance            14'

Fuel                       1000 gals.

Water                    300 gals.

Headroom           6' 5

Floor Plan Drawing