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