2002 53’ Grand Alaskan Raised Pilothouse

Long Range Trawler

Designed & Built by Art DeFever

For Sale by Owner/Captain

​Mint Julep’s Owners are Professionals who teach couples new to large powerboats. They also provide yacht insurance certifications and have delivered yachts throughout the US and Caribbean. Their personal vessel, Mint Julep, has been meticulously maintained. Its well documented Service and Cruising Logs are open for your inspection

​Key Features/Recent Improvements

​Vessel Walkthrough:


LOA: 53’                           Beam: 15’3”

                    Max Draft: 5’                    Displacement: 65,000Lbs

# of Staterooms: 2          Air Draft: 25'


Twin CAT 3126B, 450HP, Inboard, 3470 Hours


Fuel: 3 tanks, 1000 gallons: 425 gallons each Port and Starboard, 150 gallons Forward

Fresh Water: 1 tank, 350 gallons                  Holding Tank: 80 gallons

​Year: 2002                                 Price: $579,000

Location: Cape Coral, FL          Fuel: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass          Excellent Condition                                                    

​New Bottom Barrier Paint, Ablative Paint, Cutlass Bearings, & Zincs 01/2018

New Intellian i4 Satellite TV System 10/2016

CAT 3126B Engines Upgraded w New Heads & Aftercoolers 01/2014

Naiad Stabilizer Fins Enlarged; new seals/hydraulic hoses replaced 2015

Side Power Bow Thruster

SIMRAD NSO 17” Chartplotter & Emtrak Class B AIS

Equipped w Satellite Phone & Icom M710 SSB

Fully Electronic Engine Controls

W Remote Control for Engines & Thruster

Two Northern Lights Generators; 16 & 8KW

All New AGM Batteries Throughout 2015/2016

New Magnum 3012 Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger 2014

Glendinning Cablemaster w 50’ 50amp cord

3 STIDD Captain Chairs; 2 on Fly bridge reupholstered 2017

Village Marine 600GPD Watermaker; reconditioned 2017

Standard Size Washer and Dryer

1500Lb Marquipt Davit; reconditioned 2017

Viking Six Person Life Raft; reconditioned 2015

Upgraded Anchor system w 105Lb Mantus Anchor, Heavy Duty Bow Eye, 200’ 3/8” chain

Upgraded Bose, Zoned Entertainment System

New Carpeting Throughout 2016

Pilothouse Helm & Interior Wood refinished 2017



The saloon is bright and cheerful with the warmth of satin finished teak walls and new carpet (2016):

*Double doors from the Aft Deck with teak privacy blinds & Phantom sliding screen

*Teak privacy blinds on all windows

*Upgraded BOSE zoned entertainment system w Surround Sound & 2 additional remote controls for aft deck and pilothouse

*Samsung LCD TV & BluRay Player (2015)

*Twin leather wall hugger recliners (2016)

*Teak Hi/Lo table (fold out)

*Sofa w integral storage OR 2 additional chairs configuration

*Built in end tables w granite tops, drawers, storage

*Moveable teak cabinet

*Built in bookcase

*Dimmable ceiling lights, 110V outlets, intercom, phone jack



In the large galley, you will find teak & holly flooring, satin finished teak cabinets, spacious granite counter tops, and all stainless steel appliances. The galley is both secure off shore & provides generous storage/counter space for cruising and entertaining.

*Teak & holly flooring

*Granite counter tops

*LG Stainless Steel Full Size Refrigerator/Freezer/Icemaker

*GE Profile Induction Four Burner Ceramic Cook top

*GE Profile Microwave/Convection Oven

*Large Stainless Steel Sink w ¾ HP Garbage Disposal

*Broan Trash Compactor

*Dish storage in custom cabinets & below counters

*Dishwasher hook ups (electrical and water) installed

*Full height, large pantry opposite galley

*Sliding window w removable screen

*Dimmable ceiling lights, 110V outlets, intercom, phone jack

*SMX II Cruisair A/C Control for Galley/Saloon dedicated unit


Pilot House:

The raised pilot house is the perfect place to operate the vessel in any weather. Full instrumentation & the STIDD captain’s chair offer a commanding view. Port & starboard doors w dog latches & a Portuguese bridge provide quick and easy deck access when needed. The pilot house table folds out for meals, and also has cushions to convert the settle & table to a comfortable guest berth.

*STIDD Captain’s Chair

*Port & Starboard PH Doors w dog latches & removable screens

*Pilothouse Helm & Interior Wood professionally refinished 2017

*Settee Cushions professionally reupholstered 2016

*New Pilothouse Window Covers (Phifertex Mesh) 2017

*3 Windshield Wipers & Washers

*SIDE-POWER Bow Thruster Controls

*Glendinning Remote Engine and Thruster control w 30’ cable; allows the boat to be fully controlled w full visibility from anywhere bow to stern

*CAT electronic displays

*SIMRAD NSO 17” Chartplotter w Up to Date Navionics Cartography

*SIMRAD OP40 Navigation Controller


*EMTRAK Class B AIS Transponder; integrated w Chartplotter

*FURUNO 1942 MK2 Radar Display w 48” Open Array

*B&G Network Depth & Wind Direction/Speed Display

*Dual Flo-Scan Fuel Monitoring system displays


*Northstar 941X backup GPS

*Furuno GP36 Lat/Lon Display/Backup GPS

*Furuno FCV 582-L Color Fishfinder/Depth Sounder

*16KW (2760 hours) & 8KW (2850 hours) Generators’ Remote Controls

*Fireboy System Auto Shut Down Override Control

*MAXWELL Dual Capstan Windlass Control

*ICOM IC-M710 SSB Radio (antenna and counter-poise new 2017)

*Tank Tender Monitor Gauge for fuel and water tanks

*Heart Link20 Battery Monitor for Generator/Electronic Batteries

*NAIAD Multi-Sea 2000 (gyro based) Stabilizer controls

*Magnum 3012 Charger/Inverter Monitoring/Control Panel

*Compass w internal red lighting

*ACR Spotlight control

*Village Marine Watermaker remote control

*Pactor IIE Modem

*Furuno Navtex Weather Fax Receiver

*AC & DC Circuit Breaker Panels (all properly labeled)

*BOSE Speakers w remote control

*BOREL Engine Raw Water Exhaust Alarm Panel

*BULLET 2HP WIFI Booster system, onboard wireless network, router, and wireless color printer/scanner

*Storage cabinet on aft bulkhead; book cabinet starboard

*Large L shaped settee has large storage beneath; converts to a single bunk w cushions

*24V Charger for bow thruster & electronics batteries under settee (reconditioned 2016)

*Master Bilge Pump Controls/High Water Alarms for 4 pumps

*Ship’s Bell

*Dimmable lights; 110V outlets; 12V outlet; phone jack; intercom

*SMX II Cruisair A/C Control for Pilothouse dedicated unit


Amidships Master Stateroom:

The major advantage of an amidships Master is lessened pitch and roll resulting in greater comfort while at anchor. Satin finished teak paneling surrounds the centerline (fore & aft) queen size bed. A key feature is the generous amount of closet/cabinet space for a yacht this size.

*Queen Bed w custom mattress

*Built-in nightstand to port

*Fold-up nightstand & teak book holder to starboard

*Huge storage area under master bed

*Separate HIS & HERS closets

*Full height dressing mirror

*Reading lights above master bed

*Indirect rope accent lighting

*Custom framed mirror above master headboard

*Samsung LED TV 2017

*110V outlets, phone jack, intercom

*SMX II Cruisair AC Control for Master BR Dedicated Unit110


Master Head/Shower:

*2 Stainless Steel port lights w screens

*Teak & holly floor

*SeaLand Vacuflush toilet (reconditioned/hoses replaced 2014)

*Mirrored vanity

*Granite counter top

*Stall shower w teak seat

*Grohe plumbing fixtures

*110V outlets, exhaust fan


VIP Stateroom w Private Access to Guest Head

The satin finished teak paneling and doors continue into the VIP Stateroom forward on the lower deck. Your guests will have private access to the guest head.

*Queen bed w custom mattress

*Reading lights above bed

*Indirect rope accent lights

*Large closet

*Built-in drawers & shelving

*Large storage area under bed

*Overhead hatch w sun protection and screen

*4 Stainless Steel port lights w screens

*Access to anchor locker

*24V AGM batteries for electronics/bow thruster under bed

*Large storage cabinet; Fishing rod storage rack

*110V outlets, phone jack, intercom

*Windlass & Thruster Master Breakers

*SMXII Cruisair AC Control for VIP Stateroom Dedicated Unit


Guest Head/Shower

*Stainless Steel port lights w screen

*Teak & holly floor

*SeaLand Vacuflush toilet (reconditioned/hoses replaced 2017)

*Mirrored vanity

*Stall shower w teak seat & storage cabinet

*Full height mirror

*Granite counter top

*Grohe plumbing fixtures

*110V outlets, exhaust fan


Fly Bridge

The large, fully equipped fly bridge makes it a joy to operate the boat in good weather. Shade is provided by a full size bimini top. Virtually all pilothouse systems are duplicated at the fly bridge helm, which also has two STIDD Captains Seats for maximum comfort. The large L-shaped settee, table, sink, refrigerator, & icemaker make this area the perfect place for entertaining.

*Hinged radar arch

*2 STIDD Captains Chairs (reupholstered 2017)

*Dedicated Pioneer stereo w USB/Aux & remote control; SiriusXM equipped w 2 Fusion stereo speakers (2017)

*Kahlenberg triple air horn (new compressor 2015)

*360 degree ACR Search Light

*Full Bimini Top w heavy duty stainless steel frame

*2 large work lights illuminate the aft area of fly bridge

*Overhead lights under radar arch

*Stainless steel DSC 24FS BBQ Grill (fully reconditioned 2017)

*3 storage cabinets under grill

*NOVAKOOL 110V Refrigerator

*RARITAN 110V Icemaker 2017

*110V outlets, 12V outlet, intercom, phone jack, fresh water hose

*Canvas covers for chairs, helm, settee, fridge, grill, icemaker

*Radar reflector for added safety

*VHF, SSB, WIFI Booster, AIS antennas

*Intellian i4 Satellite TV dome (2016)

*Viking 6 person life raft (inspected/renewed 2015)

*Upgraded Marquipt 1500LB Low Profile Davit; 110V w new stainless steel cable & control module (2017)

*Large area for storage & easy launching of dinghy (not included)


Main Decks/Swim Platform

The Grand Alaskan is known for its safety and seaworthiness. Generous freeboard & bow flare result in a large, safe foredeck with built-in seating, Portuguese bridge, & easy access to all deck hardware for anchoring. The covered side decks & aft deck have deep bulwarks for maximum crew safety while handling lines or picking up a mooring. There are four port and starboard boarding gates for easy boarding regardless of tide height. The swim platform is integral to the hull, not added on, eliminating “hull slap” from waves. Large handrails & a transom door provide easy access for docking, boarding the dinghy, or taking a swim.

*Decks are painted w Alwgrip cream colored non skid (NO TEAK)

*105Lb Mantus galvanized anchor w 200’ of 3/8” chain (primary)

*60Lb CQR galvanized anchor w 200’ of 3/8” chain (secondary)

*Maxwell 24V dual capstan windlass HCW 2200 w foot controls

*Dual anchor pulpit; custom-rigged SS bow eye installed for reduced rode scope; custom rigged 1” anchor snubber

*Hand Held remote for windlass

*Teak Caprail (Refinished w Awlgrip’s Awlbrite system 2017)

*Stainless steel handrails, hawse pipes, & cleats

*4 Large fenders & stainless steel fender baskets

*Dimmable overhead lights on side decks & aft deck

*Shore power (50amp), TV, phone, city water connections, & fresh water hose bibs on fore deck & swim platform

*Integrated bench seats w cushions on fore & aft decks

*Hot & cold fresh water shower on swim platform

*3 large stainless steel staples on swim platform for safety

*Stainless steel swim ladder

*Glendinning Cable Master control switch on swim platform

*110V outlets fore & aft


Lazarette/Aft Deck

*Village Marine STW600 (600 gallons per day) watermaker; new membranes 2013, new LP pump, salinity probe, mother board 2017

*Standard Size Washer & Dryer

*Fold up stainless steel ladder

*Overhead 12V & 110V lighting

*Four Crusiar AC Compressors

*Autopilot & steering system

*Ample storage area


Key Mechanical/Electrical Features

The engine room is well lit & provides easy access to all systems. It is accessible from both the Master Stateroom & the Lazarette. The Saloon floor is configured in four removable hatches as well, for major work access.

*CAT 3126B 425HP Engines ( hours)

*NAIAD MultiSea electronic stabilizers (recently serviced)

*Twin Disc MG5075 transmissions

*Dual Racor primary filters w pressure gauges for each engine

*NORTHERN LIGHTS 16KW & 8KW Generators

*Glendinning EEC electronic engine controls w synchronizer

*Reverso Oil change system for engines and generators

*Genset controls/instruments & secondary engine start/stop controls in engine room

*Magnum 3012 Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger

*Fuel site tubes for all fuel tanks

*Fuel manifold for all supply/returns w fuel transfer pump

*Fireboy Halon suppression system, serviced annually

*Shafting – Aquamet 22, 2 ¼”

*Propellers – Nibral 4 bladed, 30” X 24”

*High volume, manual bilge pump

*Emergency “crash” bilge pump valved to starboard engine raw water intake

*Fresh water wash down in engine room

*Twenty gallon stainless steel Seaward hot water heater

*Grundfos 110V fresh water pump (2016), & valved 12V back up pump

*80 gallon holding tank w overboard macerator

*2 shore power isolation transformers

*A/C voltage booster selectable on transformer #1

*12V DC powers majority of services; 24V DC powers electronics, windlass, and bow thruster

*100 amp 12V CAT engine alternators power all onboard systems connected to inverter while underway

*90 amp 24V Balmar alternator (port engine) & smart controller powers all 24V systems

*880 amp hour AGM House Bank Batteries (2016)

*880 amp hour AGM Engine Start Batteries (2016)

*AGM Generator Start Batteries (2017)

*Mastervolt 50 amp back-up charger

*4 Victron Cyrix battery combiner relays

*Bonding System


Additional Equipment

Mint Julep is sold with various spare parts specific to the vessel, including alternators (12V & 24V), filters, belts, engine and generator spare water pumps, impellers, rebuild kits, etc.



The Owners’ personal belongings, artwork, kitchen items, tools, dinghy, & chocks are not included in the sale.



Mint Julep is sold free & clear of any liens, bills, mortgages, or encumbrances. The Owners warrant & will defend that they have good & marketable title & the lawful right to complete the sale. The Owners offer the details of Mint Julep in good faith, but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. A Buyer should instruct his agents or surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.


Additional Specifications:

​Owner/Captain Robert Shircliff

Telephone: 502-939-9045

Email: rshirc@gmail.com


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