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Hartley  Tahitian 53ft

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16.15m (53'0")


Ferro cement

Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 85hp, Ford 6D 590E (unknown year)



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Extra Details

Builder Potter & Bishop
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 85hp
Engine make and model Ford 6D 590E (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The Ford Engine is a Bowman fresh water conversion with raw water exhaust cooling.


LOA 16.15m (53'0")
Beam 4.57m (15'0")
Draft Min 2.13m (7'0")
Draft Max 2.13m (7'0")
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (2016)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

The Masts and Booms were purchased in the mid 1980's; stored indoors and wrapped. They were stepped for the first time in 2016. New Standing Rigging and Running Rigging was fitted 2016. The two Forestays and the Triatic stay are stainless steel. The bottle screws are stainless steel (Sta-Lok supplied by Peterson Custom Rigging in 2016). The remainder of the rigging is galvanised (supplied by Ormiston in 2016) and swaged by a local professional rigger. All pins and clevis' new 2016.
The owner describes the sails as being of good quality; they will give good service but are a little dirty.
Spinnaker Pole.

Electrical Systems

12 volt,


Construction Ferro cement
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Hull primed requires top coats.
Tanks sizes are approximate.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 6
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick

The main heads forward are fitted out; the aft cabin en-suite head requires fitting out.
Interior joinery factory fitted.
The aft cabin requires fitting out.
Cooker not yet connected to gas.
Calorifier not yet connected.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Davits tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick

5 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence 555 Sea Tiger windlass
1 anchors
Sprayhood/Cockpit Enclosure (KLS Marine) new 2017.
Windlass serviced 2016.

Broker's Comments

This Ferro Cement Hartley Tahitian is the 53ft version. It is an unfinished project but a lot of the work and expense has already been undertaken.
It is also very realistically priced; and has lots of potential as a live-aboard blue water cruiser.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hartley Tahitian 53ft has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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Applied Logic
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How much work and money need to be spent to get this blue water ready? Approx..
2018-04-15 22:01:27
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