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1998 55.09 ft

$ 258,175
Zadar, HR



Boat location: Zadar / Croatia


Flag: British Virgen Islands


Built under CE-A, full ocean going. This private used ’98 Ferretti 53 is in a perfect condition and no money was saved to keep her ready to sail. With only 660 running hours and a caring owner this F53 is probably the best example on the market today.



Cabins: 4 + 1 crew

Sleeps 7 + 1 crew

  • 1 double cabin
  • 2 twin bedded cabins
  • 1 single bed cabin
  • 1 single bed crew cabin

Bathrooms/heads: 3



Engines: 2 x CAT 3196 DITA, 660hp, hours: 660

Generator: Kohler 11 Kw, hours: 872

Airconditioning: Cruiseair, all cabins and saloon.

Heating: Cruiseair, all cabins and saloon.

Serviced engines, genset and airconditioning



Garmin GPSmap 4012

Garmin GPSmap 7612 (12” multi-touch) on fly bridge

Teleflex KE-585 micro commanders


Furuno radar

Autohelm ST7000 autopilot + ST 6000 on fly-bridge

Autohelm TriData (depth, speed, distance log)

Autohelm electronic compass on fly bridge

Simrad RS 87 VHF

Thrane & Thrane 8Watt cellular phone

TracVision M7 Satellite

Samsung 32” smart-tv

Fusion stereo system

Cockpit & fly speakers




Hydraulic gangway with L/R swing function

RIB Tender with 15 hp Johnson outboard

Fridge/freezer combination

Fridge on fly bridge

DeLonghi grill


Cockpit table

Life raft

Clock & barometer

Cockpit cushions

Cockpit cover

Sun blinds

Bimini top

Cockpit shower

Swimming ladder

Teak in cockpit

New 2017 AGM batteries

Victron Skylla 24/50 battery charger




Beautiful designed, comfortable and spacious saloon. A typical Ferretti engineering feature is the gorgeous glass window that opens without seeing any struts. An integrated 2nd staircase leads to her fly-bridge.

Crème leather upholstery with seating for 8 and an extractable table (with integrated liquor cabinet) gives you that extra space when dining with more than 4 guests.

On port side two leather chairs are found that can be used inside or outside. A 32” latest generation Samsung Smart-tv is also found there together with a Fusion stereo entertainment system.


Helm position:

A very comfortable helm position is found on starboard with double seats in the same crème

leather and high gloss varnish as found throughout the yacht. This well-equipped helm

ensures comfortable cruising during cold and wet circumstances due to Ferretti’s integrated blower system. Modern CAT gauges with both analog and digital read-outs, radar, gps, chart plotter, vhf and 8watt cellular phone completes this well designed helm position.



A modern galley with lots of cupboards, double sink, hot and cold water mixer tap, combi oven, grill, microwave, large fridge/freezer and a marble work top makes you feel at home, both space and comfort wise. An integrated dishwasher completes this galley.



On starboard side a raised 4 persons dinette is found. These seats are very comfortable when sailing in heavy weather conditions as it’s designed at the same level as the captains position.


Guest cabin 1:

On starboard side just you find a twin bedded guest room with plenty space for two and baggage. Hanging lockers, double bed light lamps, mirror and good ventilation with in-hull placed portholes.


Guest cabin 2:

Almost identical to the starboard side cabin but with one extra door that leads to the ‘en-suite’ bathroom.

Guest cabin 3

Midships you find a third guest single bed cabin with ensuite bathroom complete with shower, wash basin and toilet.  


Owners cabin:

An ample sized owners cabin is found in her bow, a large French styled double bed with

access from both sides, lots of space and clothing cabinets. Double stainless portholes below

deck-line gives you ventilation during heavy rain and ensure safe closure at bad sea weather.

Privacy access to the well-equipped bathroom is of course another Ferretti standard.



A well-equipped bathroom is found on port-side and has all common features as electronic controlled silent flush toilet, bidet, sink, hot and cold water mixing taps for both wash basin and shower compartment. A composite styled wash basin comes standard for easy cleaning.


Cockpit and bathing platform:

Well lighted built in top lights shine her cockpit deck at night. The teak deck is in mint condition and this cockpit provides seating for 8. Just underneath the large glass window you find a stylish stainless steel cockpit table with plexiglass top. In folded position this table is nearly invisible as part of the entrance doors.



Fly bridge:

Just stunning! A good and well-designed fly to accommodate owner and many guests for pleasure only. The round seat at the back can be converted to a full flat sun pad in case the starboard side sun pads aren’t enough. A wet bar with sink, grill and fridge is found on port.

The fly bridge helm position is equipped with all repeater instruments and comes up electro-hydraulic with the touch of a button. The newest generation Garmin touch chart plotter is used for modern navigation.



One of Caterpillars best built engines, these highly reliable 3196 DITA  engines will only stop due to a lack of fuel.

Twin 660 hp and due to the Ferretti’s hull form and overall weight to surface ratio very economical in consumption. Clean hull conditions ensure a cruising speed of 26 knots and a top speed of 31.5 knots.


Unlike Volvo´s EDC shift controls these Teleflex KE 585 Micro-commander levers take on every action you give them with reliability.


A well kept maintained example of Ferretti’s sales hit, this CE-A F53 will give you pleasure,

comfort, space and reliability throughout the year without having to face the costs of a larger yacht.

This Ferretti comes in turn-key condition, ready for the season, viewing is highly



Price $ 258,175 USD
Year 1998
Length Overall 55.09 ft
Draft 4.76 ft (Max)
Beam 15.32 ft
Location Zadar, HR
Hull Material Fiberglass


Engine 1
Engine Location Port
Drive Transmission Direct
Power 660|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Hours 670
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model 3196 DITA
Model Inboard
Engine Year 1998
Engine 2
Engine Location Starboard
Drive Transmission Direct
Power 660|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Hours 670
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model 3196 DITA
Model Inboard
Engine Year 1998

Additional Information

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Ferretti 53 once again confirms one of the most distinctive characteristics of all Ferretti products: their extraordinary capacity of maintaining the elegance and practicality in their smaller models that have brought such great success to their top of the range. On board, the owner of a Ferretti 53 will notice the deep-V hull and two 660 horsepower Caterpillar engines, which ensure a maximum speed of 32.5 knots and a cruising speed of 29 knots. The very slight difference between these two speeds is a result of the highly advanced research in the hull design engineered by Ferretti. This allows the captain to really get the best out of the cruising speed, which after all, is to every owner's desire. On the flybridge, there is a retractable instrument console, a six person sofa, a revolving table, a grill and sink. It's a perfect recipe for entertaining. The wide integral swim platform (known as a "spoiler") is spacious enough to store a jet ski as well as a tender. This unique feature keeps the center of gravity low in the boat, increasing stability. The interior design of the 53 Ferretti suggests more space than the size allows and it creates the comfortable and cozy atmosphere. The lower helm station is adjacent to the companionway of the three owner's staterooms. To starboard is the well-equipped and spacious galley. This design encourages the comfort, safety, and enjoyment of a long cruise. In short, the exceptional performance, the clever design which maximizes space, the impressive choice of finishes and fittings, make the Ferretti 53 perfect for those who love a fast, comfortable, functional, and elegant motoryacht.


GrandYachts offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Allied Marine is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by GrandYachts.