54' Gulfstar Sailcruiser Cockpit Sloop

Posted Jan 06, 2016 | Hits: 1330 | Stock No: #7203


City:   Ft. Lauderdale
Model:   Gulfstar
Year:   1988
Length:   16 m
Condition:   Very Good
Flag:   USA


This gorgeous Gulfstar 54 Sailcruiser with an Island Friendly 4'11" draft is designed for those interested in a vessel with luxurious interior appointments and spacious accommodations. She can easily and safely be handled by one couple for extended passages or weekend cruising. With two cockpits, the center cockpit and helm is fully enclosable with a fixed, fiberglass hardtop and a full vinyl enclosure. The separate aft cockpit has direct private access to the owner's stateroom, and provides an added area for boarding from the water, whether fishing, swimming or diving. The interior is huge, with accommodations to rival many 60 footers. The hull form provides superb sea handling characteristics under sail or power. Twin turbocharged diesels give optimum motoring or motorsailing performance and greatly improves safety and reliability-a Vetus Bow Thruster enhances docking maneuverability

"Verna Breeze" is an impressive, well maintained example of this popular yacht. High quality construction combined with a luxurious and spacious interior affords an ideal liveaboard cruising yacht. "Verna Breeze" features roller-furling  headstay, electric in-mast furling, electric primary winches, electric dinghy davits, bow thruster, twin Yanmar diesels, cockpit hard top, large holding plate refrigerator/freezers, KVH TracVision satellite, etc. She has been priced to sell now by a motivated owner.

Reasonable offers are encouraged!   Easy viewing in Fort Lauderdale by appointment.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name"Verna Breeze"Specs Builder: Gulfstar Yachts
Designer: R.C. Lazzarra
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull
Dimensions LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 9 in
LWL: 43 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 50000 lbs
Ballast: 13000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Headroom: 7 ft 0 in
Engines Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 66 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 66 HP
Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (267 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (360 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (40 Gallons)
Accommodations Number of heads: 2
Outside Equipment/Extras Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Vessel Specifications



Interior Description

"Verna Breeze" sleeps 6 persons in three separate cabins excluding the main salon.

Starting forward, there is a large VIP cabin with a centerline queen-size berth, and an ensuite head and separate shower stall. The mid-ship guest cabin is to starboard, with large over/under berths. The main salon, with two overhead hatches and nine large fixed windows w/ custom blinds has wrap-around leather seating and dining table to starboard. The bar and entertainment area are opposite with an icemaker and two barrel chairs w/storage within. The full size navigation station is on the port side of the companionway. The galley is on the starboard side of the walk-through to the master cabin. The master cabin features a centerline queen-size bed and ensuite head and large separate shower stall.

The interior of Verna Breeze is a full 7ft of headroom, and is truly luxurious and in pristine condition. The fit and finish is first class, with varnished teak and holly cabin soles and LED lighting throughout. The master cabin, aft, features a second companionway that leads out onto the aft cockpit. If you are looking for a comfortable, long range cruising vessel and plan to spend extended time aboard, then this beautiful yacht will be your ideal dreamboat.

ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT:KVH TracVision G4 digital satellite systemHitachi 32” HDTV main salon9” HDTV/VCR combination forward cabinKenwood 200W stereo(6) Pioneer stereo speakers main salon, aft cabin, cockpit



The Ariston Super Quiet washer/dryer has its own designated position beneath the linen closet in the forward walk-through by the main mast. The holding plate large refrigerator and freezer were designed for the serious cruising yachtsman.

3 burner Force 10 stove/ovenCustom spice drawer, dish racks & canister racksTechnicold holding plate upright refrigeratorTechnicold holding plate deep freezerU-Line icemakerStainless steel sink and faucetPressurized hot & cold water systemGranite countertops


Deck Equipment

**Note: The draft on the 54 Sailcruiser is 4’11”, which provides the option to cruise in areas such as the Bahamas where draft can be an issue. With her twin diesels, long fin keel with skegged rudder, “Verna Breeze” balances both the sailing and motoring worlds.

(1) Bruce anchor w/300' 3/8" Hi Test chain (1) CQR anchor w/50' 3/8" chain & 300' 1" rodeTwin bow anchor rollersIdeal vertical electric capstan windlassMarquipt boarding 6 step dock stairwayMarquipt boarding vertical ladderDeck wash-down systemTransom shower(5) Deck hatches(2) Companionway hatchesRemovable cockpit tableFiberglass hardtop w/full Isinglass enclosures over cockpitCockpit Sunbrella cushionsHelmsman seatDickinson propane barbecue(4) custom storage boxesSwitlick 6-man hard canister liferaftCustom electric dinghy davitsCustom aluminum radararch (powder coated white)Lifesling overboard rescue systemHorseshoe life buoyAft deck floodlightsArch-mounted spotlightClass B EPIRBNumerous life jacketsNumerous spare parts


Navigation Equipment and Electronics

**Note: Equipment also mounted at the Helm Station includes the Vetus 12-volt bow thruster controls and complete engine gauges. The equipment on Verna Breeze is impressive, however upgrading could be considered.

NAV STATION ELECTRONICS:ICOM IC-M700 Pro SSB radio/fax modemFuruno LCD 24-mile radarUniden VHF radioDatamarine Link 5000 multi-display (depth, speed & wind)HELM STATION ELECTRONICS:Robertson Simrad AP-20 autopilotFuruno color radar/ GPS plotterStandard Horizon VHF radioDatamarine depthsounderDatamarine speed indicatorDatamarine wind speed/apparent windRitchie compass


Electrical Equipment

12 volt DC electrical system110 volt AC electrical systemHeart 3000 W inverter/ battery monitorBattery chargerKyocera 4180 W Solar panels50 A Solar controllerNorthern Lights 9 kw diesel generator w/sound shield(4) 8-D AGM batteries(1) 4D AGM battery4 LED underwater Lights50 amp Hubbell 60’ shore power cord


Sails and Rigging

Sloop rigAluminum double-spreader keel stepped mastStainless steel wire standing rigging with suage terminals (5 yrs)Hood Seafurl roller reefing on headsailHood in-mast electric reefing on mainsail(2) Barient #28 self-tailing electric 2-speed primary winches(1) Barient #21 self-tailing main sheet winch(1) Barient #17 self-tailing cockpit sheet winch


Mechanical Equipment

The engine room on the Gulfstar 54 Sailcruiser is both spacious and professionally laid out.

Twin 66 HP Yanmar 4JH HTE diesel engines3 blade Max Props (New)Triple Racor 500 fuel filters w/ fuel pumpsReverso 12V oil change system(2) Rule 2000Rule Electric bilge pumps w/float switches & override(1) Rule 500 Manual bilge pumpVetus bow thruster(3) Cruisair reverse-cycle 16,000 BTU air conditioning units w/ electronic controls(2) Jabsco electric headsHalon automatic engine room fire systemSpectra 200C Watermaker10 Gal water heater



“Verna Breeze” is in spectacular condition and fully cruise-equipped. You need bring nothing but your food and clothing as she is ready to go. She has been attractively priced to expedite a swift sale. A serious buyer who appreciates a complete yacht in excellent condition will fully appreciate this Sailcruiser.-Serious offers are encouraged! She is easy to view in Ft. Lauderdale.

Recent Upgrades/Additions

Fresh Bottom Paint 

New cutlass bearings

Granite counter tops throughout

Stainless hatches replaced

Interior new varnish

Exterior varnish is perfect

New Ice maker

12V cooler in cockpit

LED Lighting 

720 W Solar Power

9KW Gen 6 years old

New standing rigging 6 years ago

Epoxy bottom barrier 8 years ago

New washing machine 2 years ago

New leather Settee 2 years ago

Interior walls laminated with bamboo last year

Digital A/C controls

New main A/C

New mattresses 6 years ago

New boarding ladder last year

Hydraulic steering rebuilt this year

New Windlass motor

12V Spectra water maker all rebuilt this year

New water pumps

New bilge pumps

New heat exchangers on both engines

Contact info
Contact Name: Roy Edwards  
Email: yachts@edwardsyachtsales.com
Address: 510 Brookside Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 72******** Show phone
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