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2005 55' Cavileer 53 Convertible

$ 495,000 USD

Istanbul, TR

"Fisherman Wife"

Cavileer 55' 53 Convertible

For sale by motivated owner who took very good care of the boat since he is a professional sea captain and has appreciation for boats. She recently went though overhaul of her engines and most all systems had been serviced and everything is up to date and operational
Our team will accommodate any buyer worldwide to arrive to Istanbul for inspection and for sea trials. Our representative in Turkey will pick you up from the airport, arrange for hotel accommodations, captain for sea trials and all local formalities for entry of buyer to Turkey.

Delivery to end user /
Buyer will take possession of the yacht in Istanbul once satisfied with all conditions of the sale or we can arrange transport onboard cargo vessel to any destination port worldwide on behalf of buyer.
Our team works with FMT Yacht Transport who will arrange transport of this yacht onboard cargo vessel to any destination worldwide (www.fmtyachttransport.com)
Estimated freight cost to USA / Port Everglades Florida from Istanbul will be 45,000 USD and to West Coast USA around 75,000 USD all in and can be arranged within 20/30 days of completion of sale. Other destinations worldwide are available and welcome

Customs / exit formalities
Our team will assist with all required documentation to process exit papers with Turkish customs to facilitate loading onboard cargo vessel via Istanbul or Marmaris. New owner can purchase yacht in Turkey, use it to cruise Aegean Sea and Med and load on cargo vessel at end of cruising season from any port in the med: Marmaris, Istanbul, Lavrio, Palma, Genoa available to name the few.

On arrival in USA or other home country, we will put buyer in contact with local customs broker to assist with all import documentation and to get Delaware registry transferred or arrange for US Flag / Coast Guard documentation. FYI- this vessel is US Duty Paid since she is built in USA and was already in USA used and operated until 2020 when she left on a cargo vessel from Florida to Istanbul to get a refit in Istanbul

Description2005 Cavileer 53 Convertible
2005 Cavileer Sport Fish

55' LOA16'7'' BeamDry weight / displacement 56,500 LBS
Max headroom 6'4''
Bridge Clearance 13' 7''
Fuel capacity 850 gal.
Water Capacity 150 gal.
Grey water Capacity 60 gal


Speed max 35 mph with 20 gal per hour
Speed echo 29 mph with 13 gal per hour
Range 593 nm

Loaded with options:

1 Lewmar windlass
1 Danfort Chrome anchor & chain
1 Wetus bow truster
1 Fruno Radar
Dual ram trim tabs
2 Raymarine 120 chartploter with map
1 Garmin 741 touch screen with chart
2 Raymarine VHF
1 Fruno Autopilot
1 7612 Garmin with Chart
3 Refrigerators
1 Deepfreezer
1 Washing machine
1 Fishing rods cabinet
3 Crusair dijital panel Air Conditioner
2 * Detroit 60S 860 HP, new overhauled with spares
12 kw köhler generatorOil change system for engines and the generator
Gsv-USA water Heater 60 litters
Fresh water pump salt water pumps
60 A 24 volt battery charger
Fishing deck Engines and Bow truster control
Underwater lights
Projectors for fishing deck
Fish fighter Chair
1 Fishing rods on each side

Rod holders, fresh and sea water washdowns, port and starboard side stowage lockers, and a tackle center with sink, sprayer, storage,
2 hinged fish boxes with macerator with recirculation pump
Fly bridge Fusion Radio, CD player

Story from builder and industry reviews:
A new breed of semi-custom yachts has hit the marketplace with Cavileer’s new 53 Sport Yacht.

According to the company, the story of Cavileer actually dates back to the 1700’s in a small town of Lower Bank, N.J. where a man by the name of John Cavileer started building boats. As legend has it, George Washington used one of Cavileer’s boats to cross the Delaware because he was so impressed by the construction.

Current owner, Capain Yunus Emre Aydinoglu believes in keeping the philosophy of premium construction by selecting the finest materials that go into each Cavileer.

Classic good looks, a proven hull design by renowned naval architect Donald Blount & Associates, and dependable Caterpillar diesel power make this battlewagon a formidable contender on the fishing circuit. Her Carolina bow flare makes her pretty to look at and dry.

Cavileer builds into the space. At 145 square feet, she has a large cockpit with plenty of room to fight a trophy fish or simply to entertain. The Cavileer will conform to whatever you would like to use her for. For example, she has a very large flying bridge that can easily seat eight people, which makes a nice place for your party during a cocktail cruise.

When it comes to sportfishing the 53 is tournament ready. Her fishing amenities include a pair of hinged fish boxes with macerator, a live baitwell with recirculation pump, four rod holders, fresh and sea water washdowns, port and starboard side stowage lockers, and a tackle center with sink, sprayer, storage, and refrigerator/freezer.

Stepping inside the main salon you will notice quality carpeting underfoot and, and high polished wood wherever you turn. The salon features an L-shape sofa with storage below, an entertainment center with television, VCR, and stereo with CD and DVD, and dinette area. There are also good overhead sea rails to help you handle getting around in less than agreeable conditions.

The master stateroom takes full advantage of the 53’s 16-foot, 6-inch beam. This comfortable and spacious room has plenty of storage space, a pair of night tables with reading lamps, an overhead storage area, a 13-inch television with VCR, and its own in-suite head.

The guest stateroom offers a walk-around queen berth with large drawers under the bed. A hanging locker is cedar lined and there’s plenty of lighting in addition to that overhead hatch with screen and sunshade. The second guest stateroom has upper and lower berths, a cedar lined closet, storage drawers and reading lights.

Up on the flying bridge there’s plenty of room for a party with a U-shaped lounge area that has storage below. The console has a locker and there’s a pedestal seat for the helmsman and a companion. The bridge also offers good lines of visibility from all directions.

At the helm there’s an array of electronics, gauges, and Caterpillar displays. Controlled by an electronic control module, which is the heart of the Caterpillar electronic engine system, this state-of-the-art computer is the result of years of intensive research and development. The result is a better performing engine that is ready to deliver the power where and when you want it.

When it came to her performance the 53 had a best cruise of 20.2 mph at 1500 rpm and a top speed of 38.0 mph at 2300 rpm. With 850 gallons of fuel, you can probably expect to get 593 miles at cruising speed.

In looking over the list of standard items on this boat, a number of things caught our eye, such as; an oil change system for engines and the generator, dual ram trim tabs, stainless steel water tanks, central vacuum system, keyless ignition switches, and Awl grip engine room with Dry-Deck sole. Options that we’d opt for include: cockpit coaming padding, emergency bilge-valve pump out, freshwater washdown on the foredeck, and 24v fuel-priming pump.

A word about her basic hull layup: we like it. Here’s why: Cavileer uses Vinyl-Ester Resin and End-Grain Balsa Core above the waterline only. Below the waterline it is solid glass and resin. Despite this, at 52,500 lbs. displacement the boat is on the light end of the scale.

Engines (1)

  • Make Detroit Diesel
  • Model 60S
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by AQUAZEAL.


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • Make Cavileer
  • Model 53 Convertible
  • Boat Name "Fisherman Wife"
  • Length Overall 55' 7''
  • Model Year 2005
  • Beam 16' 5''
  • Max Draft 6'
  • Dry Weight 52'
  • Fuel Tank2 x 846|gallon
  • Heads 3
  • Single Berths 2
  • Max Speed 38 kn
  • Cruising Speed 21 kn
  • Length 55'
  • Holding Tank 1 x 85|gallon
  • Fresh Water 2 x 154|gallon
  • Range 592.65 mi
  • Displacement 52,600 lb
  • Bridge Clearance 17.25 ft
  • Drive Up 5'
  • Drive Type Stern

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Joystick Control

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