2008 Gorbon Deck Salon

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Class Sails
Category Pilothouse
Year 2008
Make Gorbon
Length 53'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location St. Petersburg, FL

The Gorbon 53 is a 2 private stateroom layout. The interior woodwork is satin varnished Cherry. The overhead is painted bead board with Cherry beams.The cabin sole is solid mahogany varnished planking. Lighting is overhead lamps with dimmer switches and night lighting throughout. There are 7 SS Bomar hatches, each with Ocean-Air Sky screens and shades and 8 SS opening ports. Reverse cycle heat and air and an Espar forced hot-air furnace.

The master cabin is forward and features a queen island berth. There are 5 drawers, 8 lockers, 2 open bookshelves, 2 open lockers and a large hanging locker. There is an ensuite head with shower  stall. A Vetus 24v fresh water electric head is plumbed to a 35 gal holding tank with Tankwatch gauges. The head sink is plumbed to a 35 gal gray water tank. 

The guest cabin has two separate berths, 7 drawers, 4 lockers, an open bookshelf and a large hanging locker. There is a Vetus 24v fresh water electric head with a y-valve for overboard discharge or to the holding tank with a Tankswatch gauge. 

  • 9000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in master cabin
  • Espar Heat in master cabin, galley and guest cabin
  • Reverse cycle heat/air with thermostat 
  • Galley is down and u-shaped
  • Ample lockers and drawers
  • Large SS sink
  • Insinkerator disposal
  • Granite counter tops
  • GE Space Saver microwave oven
  • Force Ten 3 burner propane stove w/oven
  • Frigoboat refrigeration, SS front loading box and separate SS freezer
  • Frigoboat refrigeration, top loading adjacent to cockpit
Salon Pilothouse

One of the highlights of the Gorbon 53 is the salon. Whether sitting or standing, visibility is an unobstructed 360 degrees. Fitted with a large L-shaped convertible settee, drop leaf dining table with drawers at each end and storage underneath, navigation and communications center. A functional inside helm station is complete with engine controls, bow thruster, navigation equipment and helm chair.The engine is located under the cockpit for sound reduction. The salon door opens to the cockpit. A large hatch in the sole provides access to the generator space, fuel manifold system and other ship's systems.

  • Stidd helm chair
  • KVH TracVision M3 satellite TV receiver, 2013
  • Bose entertainment system with surround sound speakers, CD player
  • Sony Bravia 32" LCD TV
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • Windshield wipers w/washers
  • Sky Sol screens and shades concealed in the overhead hatches
  • Solar vents in the overhead hatches
  • Courtesy lights
  • 6ea overhead lights w/dimmers
  • Nav lights at interior helm station and comm. center
  • 2e Hella cabin fans
  • 16000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air
  • Comfortable seating for 10 or more
  • Unobstructed views outboard and thru the main salon
  • Ease of handling all sail control lines without disturbing guests
  • Large teak cockpit table with folding leaves mounted to a molded fiberglass pedestal
  • Port and starboard helm pedestals - each with engine controls and instrumentation, bow thruster, elkhide covered destroyer wheel, B&G autopilot, Garmin GPS plotters, Icom VHF, and B&G sailboat instrumentation
  • Primary, mainsheet and halyard winches are 2-speed Harken electric within easy reach of the helmsman
  • Access to the engine room is through two hatches
  • Cockpit lockers to port, starboard and aft provide an abundance of storage space
Engine Room
  • Yanmar 220hp Electronic 6BY220
  • Cruising speed of 8-9 knots
  • Access from 2 large hatches in the cockpit sole
  • Access door from the generator space
  • Fresh water spigot
  • 110v outlets
  • 12v engine start battery
  • Balmar 24V 70amp alternator
  • Newmar 24V-12V converter
  • PSS shaft seal
  • Dual Racor cross-over fuel system
  • Fireboy system in engine and genset rooms

Ship's service is 24 volt, 12 volt and 120 volt. The highest grade tinned wire is used throughout. An Onan generator and an inverter supplies all of the 120V service. 50amp dockside service is handled by a Glendinning Cable Master shore cord retriever. The master circuit breaker panel is located at the communications center. There are separate batteries for the house, engine, generator, bow thruster, windlass and inverter.

  • Onan 8kw generator with soundshield, 450 hours
  • Mastervolt 4000 watt inverter
  • 110v outlets throughout
  • Guest 20amp battery charger services the engine and genset start batteries
  • Mastervolt 100 amp battery charger, 24V house bank
  • Mastervolt 60 amp battery charger, bow thruster and windlass
  • Mastervolt BTM-III battery monitor
  • 4ea 200 amp/hr AGM batteries, house bank
  • 2ea 4D gel cel bow thruster and windlass batteries
  • Group 24 engine start battery
  • Group 24 genset start battery
Sails & Rigging

Primary considerations in the design of the Gorbon were the following:

  • Good all-around performance cruiser that is easily handled by one person or a short handed crew
  • Good performance on an easily driven hull, in a wide range of wind and sea conditions
  • All control lines lead aft to the cockpit
  • Great visibility from all 3 helm stations

All sails are 2008 and from Hallett Canvas and Sail,, Falmouth, ME

  • Leisurefurl in boom furling mainsail
  • 135% roller furling genoa
  • 100% self tending jib
  • Cruising spinnaker w/sock
  • Navtec hydraulic back stay
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang
  • Seldon carbon fiber tapered double spreader mast
  • Furlex TD400 thru-deck roller furler, manual lead to electric winch
  • Rod rigging
  • 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 70.2 primaries
  • 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 53 main sheet winches
  • 2ea Harken 2-speed electric 44 halyard winches
  • Boom preventer


B&G Hydra 3000 Sailboat instruments include:

  • 3ea full function autopilot displays
  • Remote vision wireless autopilot control module
  • 3ea Full function Hydra displays with toggles at each exterior helm station
  • 2ea AWS displays
  • 2ea Wind direction displays
  • 3ea Full function Garmin GPS/plotters and radar
  • Icom M-604 VHF at inside helm with 2 Full Function microphones in the cockpit
  • Ritchie compass at inside helm
  • B&G autopilot joystick at inside helm
  • Globalstar GSP1700 Sat phone
  • Icom M802 SSB w/remote speaker and copper ground plane in the overhead
  • Lenovo IBM Think Centre PC w/planer PL1711M monitor
  • Logitec wireless keyboard/mouse
  • Nobeltec SLR-200 AIS receiver
  • Sea level 4 port USB serial adapter
  • 3ea remote USB ports
  • 2ea 12v cigarette lighter adapters
Deck Equipment

A large lighted foredeck locker provides access to the bow thruster, thruster and windlass batteries, battery charger, anchor chain, spare rode and chain, spare sheets, fenders and miscellaneous lines.

Side decks are uncluttered providing easy access forward from the cockpit. Fixed stairs and handrails provide easy and safe exit or entry to the cockpit.

  • Fresh water washdown
  • Raw water washdown
  • Lewmar Pacific 4000V windlass w/foot switches, remote handheld control and switches at the hel
  • 44# Delta anchor w/195' of marked chain
  • Fortress storm anchor w/200' rode and chain
  • 2ea SS vents mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes
  • Stamoid cockpit cover
  • Teak decks, glued down
  • Textalene windshield cover
  • Windshield wipers w/washers
  • Line bags or bins  for all running rigging
  • SS radar and antenna mount on SS post
  • Double SS lifelines w/gates
  • 8ea SS opening ports w/screens
  • 2ea large cockpit lockers
  • Transom hot and cold shower
  • MOM 8-A, overboard horseshoe
  • Zodiac 6-man Coastal liferaft 
  • Smartfind 406 EPIRB
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit
  • Tri-color masthead light
  • Max Power Duo 125 24v bow thruster c/controls at each helm station
  • 3 blade Max prop
  • Spur cutters
  • 6ea automatic bilge pumps
  • Xintex propane solenoid, 20# tanks
  • Carbon monoxide detector

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.

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 6BY220
Engine Year 2015
Total Power 220hp
Engine Hours 200
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
2008 Gorbon Deck Salon
  • Bottom Job March2019
  • Awlgrip Hull March 2019
  • Rare Pilothouse Sloop
  • NO FL Sales Tax
  • Construction - FRP Hull& Deck, Bolt-on Lead Keel, SS Keel Bolts
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