Discover the Timeless Elegance of the 1963 Whiticar 54 Sportfisherman

Discover the Timeless Elegance of the 1963 Whiticar 54 Sportfisherman

By Kimberly Smith   September 19, 2023

Many of us in the sportfishing world are familiar with this iconic 54' Whiticar from the days when she was named “SEA LION II” and owned by the owners of Walker's Cay in the Bahamas. She spent most of her years fishing out of Montauk, Long Island, Florida and The Bahamas. 

She has numerous historic fishing accomplishments under her belt, from 1000-pound giant tunas to big blue marlin. Our 37th president, Richard M. Nixon frequently fished aboard her out of Walkers Cay. “SEA LION II” was also part of the famous “Walker's Cay Chronicles”. She is one of the smoothest trolling boats, along with her clean trolling wake and soft entry, “SEA LION II” is a pleasure to fish. Better yet, she is available for sale now!  

1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion

Salon: A Haven of Comfort and Convenience 

The salon is a testament to thoughtful design and attention to detail. Finished in plush carpeting, it boasts large hull side windows that flood the space with natural light. To starboard, you'll find a 24-volt breaker panel and fuel tank gauges, providing easy access to essential systems. Safety is paramount, with a manual Fireboy pull for the engine room fixed FM200 system discreetly located below the panel. 

For climate control, standalone air conditioning units are cleverly integrated into built-over cabinetry on both sides. To ensure you're always in control, a 240-volt AC breaker panel with voltage meters and remote start for the Northern Lights generator is conveniently positioned to starboard. A bilge alarm with an illuminated panel adds an extra layer of security. 

Entertainment is not overlooked, thanks to a Sony flat-screen television that provides hours of enjoyment. Aft, an icemaker and undercounter Edgestar refrigerator cater to your refreshment needs. 

Salon area of the 1963 Whiticar Sea Lion II

Galley: Culinary Excellence on the Water 

To port, the galley features a hard surface countertop with a stainless-steel sink and faucet. The standing Danby refrigerator and undercounter freezers offer ample storage for provisions. A Panasonic microwave and Cuisinart two-burner double induction cooktop complete this well-appointed space, ensuring that you can create culinary masterpieces while at sea. 

Galley area of the 1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion

Staterooms: Luxurious Retreats 

The vessel offers two staterooms, each designed for comfort and relaxation. 

The forward V-berth features a raised double berth in a fore and aft arrangement. Synthetic ostrich wrapped headliners, recessed lights, and carpeted soles create an inviting atmosphere. Ample storage, including a locker into the chain locker hatch, ensures a clutter-free environment. To starboard, you'll find a single toilet and mirror, adding to the convenience. Entertainment is provided by a Sony flat-screen television and soundbar, allowing you to unwind in style. 

Located to starboard, the guest stateroom offers a single berth in a fore and aft outboard arrangement. A hanging locker provides convenient storage, while overhead lighting ensures a well-lit space. 

Cabin on the 1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion 1963 Whiticar 54'

Engine Room: Power and Precision 

The engine room is a testament to the vessel's engineering excellence. Powered by (2) MAN I6 800 HP engines with a mere 100 hours of use, this vessel is ready to take you on unforgettable journeys. The inclusion of a Northern Lights 20 Kw generator (with only 28 hours) ensures reliable power supply. 

Engine Room 1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion II

Flybridge: Command the Seas 

"SEA LION II" offers a triple station yacht experience, with primary electronics located on the flybridge. From polished stainless steel steering controls to Furuno displays, this space is designed for effortless navigation and control. 

1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion II Flyridge  

Electronics: Cutting-Edge Technology 

Equipped with top-of-the-line Furuno displays, autopilot, Icom VHF radios, Fusion stereo control, and more, "SEA LION II" ensures you're always connected and informed. 

  1963 Whiticar 54 Sea Lion II Profile pic

The 1963 Whiticar 54 Sportfisherman is a timeless masterpiece, offering a perfect blend of elegance, functionality, and modern amenities. With its rich history and meticulous refit, "SEA LION II" stands ready to embark on new adventures with its lucky owner. Don't miss the opportunity to make this classic vessel yours. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Scott Levin today to schedule a viewing and step aboard your future. Call or email Scott at: (772) 263-1208 or [email protected].

YouTube Video from Walker’s Cay: The Sea Lion Returns to Walker's Cay! 

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