1991 Sportsman 54 1991/2015 Blackwell Custom Carolina

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Port Aransas, TX

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Class Power
Category Convertible Boats, Convertible Boats, Sports Fishing Boats
Year 1991
Make Sportsman
Length 54'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Composite
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Port Aransas, TX

The salon has a traditional galley-up arrangement with an "L" shape sofa to port with ultra-leather fabric and storage below. Her natural satin finished golden teak interior gives this boat a very classic and bright look.

A new 50" Plasma  screen TV was installed on the starboard side with a full view in the salon. Window treatments feature Hunter Douglass Silhouette blinds. The salon also features a new Scotsman icemaker and new carpeting throughout.


The galley up arrangement has 4 new under counter pull-out drawer refrigerator / freezer drawers, amtico teak pattern flooring, a full size GE convection/microwave oven behind a pocket door, three-burner stove and a double bowl sink. 


This 54' sport fisherman offers a unique 3 stateroom/2 head layout-rarely found in a custom boat of this size.  To port, the master offers a fore/aft queen size bed. The head is forward with full size stall shower, Amtico Teak pattern flooring and Corian tops.

A guest stateroom, with stacked bunks is positioned on the starboard side with a hanging locker and storage below the lower bunk. Additional storage is found below the sole.

Washer / Dryer combo Unit with custom storage in Companionway Closet

The guest head is on the starboard side with a full stall shower, teak and holly flooring and a Corian vanity top.

The forward stateroom has a full size "V" berth, two hanging lockers, three drawers below the bed and a new  LCD TV with dedicated new Direct TV receiver.

  • 82 Series Garmins (2)
  • GMI20 Autopilot
  • Maretron Fuel  Flow Scan and EGT Gauges
  • Thermal Camera with tilt and pan
  • VHF's
  • Garmin open array HD Radar
  • Chirp transducer GSD-26
  • Garmin smart pump auto pilot
  • Digital tachometers
  • Globalstar Sat fi
  • XM stereo with weather
  • Fusion stereo with Bluetooth
  • JL audio speakers throughout
  • ACR 100 spotlight
Tower and Bridge

In 2006 a new Bausch Tuna Tower was installed at Jarrett Bay Boatworks in NC.

Bridge includes a three-sided EZ2CY enclosure, 44' three-spreader Rupp outriggers with center rigger, with an 8' gap, new LED spreader lights (2012) and Miya Epoch X-9 teaser reels.

Bridge is equipped with 2 Release teak helm chairs, with foot rests and 4" pedestals. Teak helm pod has single lever controls, stainless steel wheel and pop-up electronics console.  The bridge offers seating forward of the console, as well as seating to port, all seating has storage below. A P.O.P. 34ft removable Greenstick was installed on the Bridge in 2015

Engine Room

Freebird is powered with twin 12V 1000hp MAN Diesel engines, fitted with ZF transmissions at a 1.75:1 ratio. Shaft logs are dripless with full stainless running gear.

Starboard motor recently received extensive service, port motor was completely rebuilt in 2014 (currently ~1000 hours total SMO). Port motor was replaced in 2013 (currently ~2600 hours SMO). 


Both motors have recently received 1000 hour service.


  • Reverso fuel priming pumps
  • RCI fuel purification system
  • Sea Fire automatic halon system (2 cylinders)
  • Hynautic steering system
  • 4 CruiseAir air conditioning units (2 ea/ 16,000BTU, 2 ea/ 10,000BTU
  • Sentry 12V battery charger
  • Dolphin 24V/50amp (New 2012)
  • Blower system
  • 50amp Glendinning Cablemaster
  • ZF Mathers Micro Commander control system
  • ZF Trolling Valves
  • 20 KW Northern Lights Generator (2019)

Teak covering boards and teak coaming were replaced in 2010. There are a total of six no-bolt rod holders in the covering boards. There is a full size transom tuna door and a large transom Carolina-style fish box that is also plumbed as a Live Well if desired. Very large in Deck Fishbox with Eskimo Ice dump and Macerator pump. New Mezzanine with Huge Freezer and Electric Grill as well. This boat is ready to fish.

Additional Info


  • Recent engine service on both motors
  • Custom hull and hardtop underside paint
  • Mask painted
  • Custom Faux Teak Transom
  • Bottom Job
  • Prop speed
  • New Mezzanine with Massive Freezer , Grill , and Storage Done by Blackwell
  • Reinforced chines/spray rails with 5 layers of glass. 
  • Rebuilt Windlass
  • New style intake and exhaust valves on engines
  • New engine mounts
  • Fresh calibrated injection pumps
  • All new fuel lines and returns for mains and generators
  • New racor assembly for generators
  • Stainless steel braided fuel lines
  • Updated spin on fuel filters housings
  • Two new Vulcan couplers
  • New Marine Exhaust risers on engines ( 2016 )
  • New turbos ( 2016 )
  • New trolling valves
  • New updated fuel coolers
  • Motors are fresh and run perfect
  • New power steering lines
  • Rebuilt power steering units under tower
  • New steering wheel and helm steering wheel
  • New power steering Rams
  • New in-deck huge fish box with gulper style pump
  • New Dometic ice maker
  • New Bluewater watermaker
  • New hot water heater
  • 5 new AC evaporators with all new Ductwork throughout Boat
  • 4 new AC condensers with new cooling lines
  • New AC condenser shelving
  • New seawater hoses for AC
  • New AC chiller pump
  • New generator exhaust
  • New Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer in galley
  • New cockpit freezer and drink box chiller
  • New live well 
  • New dock water connection
  • New batteries and chargers
  • New Stainless AQ22 Shafts
  • New spare shaft
  • New Acme 4 Blade Class -S Props
  • New high speed rudders
  • New plumbing fixtures and Lines throughout
  • New Headhunter toilet systems
  • New clean-outs on trunk lines
  • New carpeting
  • New wallpaper
  • New flooring and base moldings
  • Removed and rebed all salon windows ( 2016 )
  • New non-skid on bridge
  • Added removable 34ft  green stick
  • New sea water sea cocks for engines
  • New bilge pumps, lines and floats
  • New fresh water tank, vents and hoses
  • New debris filter for fresh water system
  • Inspected  fuel tank and installed new pick ups, hoses and vents
  • All new fresh water pumps
  • New washer/dryer combo unit
  • New storage area and Drawers  in washer/dryer closet
  • Spare props and holders added under master bed
  • New custom mattresses throughout
  • New Electric Grill in mezzanine
  • 10 New Release boltless rod holders 
  • All new TV's and Direct TV receivers
  • New Sea Tel Satellite dome
  • DVR and 5 cameras
  • Custom Teak  power salon door
  • All new Bose surround sound system
  • New sump boxes for AC condensate drain
  • All new AC and drink ice maker condensate lines (5/8")
  • New anchor locker hatches and rams
  • All new chain and anchor rope
  • Black mask redone
  • New underwater lights on side of boat
  • New fishing reel outlets 12V
  • New zinc plate holder glasses on transom
  • New Bennett trim tabs and rams

Fighting chair and owner's personal items are not included in the sale of this vessel.

The Company 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.
Contact Information

For more information on this unique boat, please call, text, or email the central listing agent directly:

Peter Young (361) 727 5432


Thank you!

Nominal Length
Length Overall
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Single Berths
Twin Berths
Engine Make MAN
Engine Model 12V1000
Total Power 2000hp
Engine Hours 2600
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1991 Sportsman 54 1991/2015 Blackwell Custom Carolina



Captain maintained...fish raising machine



The FREEBIRD is a 1991/2015 54 Sportsman/Blackwell. This unique- 3 owner boat features a 3 Stateroom/2 Head layout, continuous upgrades- including a mezzanine, huge freezer, and huge ice hold. The FREEBIRD boasts a legendary sea keeping ability that is usually found in larger hulls...unbelievably soft and dry.

This is the last hull of the famous Omie Tillet/Sportsman hulls.  She has a cruise of 30kts at an economical 70 GPH.  An extensive refit was completed by Blackwell in 2015 that includes a Mezzanine with a huge Freezer, electric grill, ice storage, electronics, and much more! Another major refit in Nov 2016 included major engine service, Stone Galley Countertops and more. The hull and hardtop undersides were repainted in 2017 and the boat has just completed 1000 service on both motors. 

Freebird has just returned from her annual yard service and is in top shape, with the most recent updates including:

1000 Hour Service completed in Fall of 2018

Brand New 20KW Northern Lights Gen Set -54 Hours

Complete bottom job

Brand new Seablaze Underwater lights

New throttle control boxes 7/19

Props Reworked at Bauhman Prope

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