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Current Price: $299,900
Year: 2003
Engine Model: 6CXM
Length: 53 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: --
Fuel Capacity: 810 Gallons
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Beam: 15'
Max Speed: --
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: US

2003 Tarquin Motor Yachts 53 Trader 535 Signature Vessel Overview

The 2003 TARQUIN 53 TRADER "TANGO" is a two-owner yacht custom built for discriminating owners. She is the perfect family cruiser or live aboard vessel. She has a unique full beam master aft layout with two guest cabins forward and a shared head. This layout allows privacy for couples, family members or cruising guests. TANGO was built with all the comforts of home and designed for safe cruising at a wide range of speeds to fit your lifestyle. She has a large open-air aft deck with factory hardtop, dinette and a wet bar. The low profile flybridge is easy to access and very social. TANGO has been updated with a full compliment of GARMIN electronics in 2017 and has had excellent care her entire life. She represents a tremendous value in her market segment and is ready for her next adventure. Below please find a summary of the 2003 TARQUIN 53 TRADER "TANGO'sr features, Highlights and customizations followed by a vessel walk through.

  • Exceptional 3 stateroom, 2 head layout with 2/1 forward, midship salon, lower helm, sunken full beam galley aft and full beam master stateroom aft.
  • Beautiful traditional interior teak woodwork.
  • Twin YANMAR 6CXM diesel engines 500hp ea. Approx 1300 hours, 1000 hour service (2/18)
  • Northern lights 16KW gen set
  • Expansive aft deck with hard top, dinette, wetbar, grill, swim platform access and flybridge access
  • Hydraulic davit and dinghy storage on hart top (no dinghy incld.)
  • Full walkaround side decks for easy line handling
  • Teak decks
  • Water maker
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • 3000 watt inverter
  • Dual heavy-duty Anchor, windlass and ground tackle set up with 200ft of chain per
  • Full complement of updated GARMIN electronics 2017 at upper and lower helm
  • Low profile flybridge with social seating arrangement and full helm station
  • Updated Isinglass
  • Underwater Lights 2016
  • Fresh varnish and exterior detail 3/20



Boarding the 2003 TARQUIN 53 TRADER, "TANGO," is easy thanks to the port and amidship boarding gates. The walk around side decks will bring you aft to the expansive aft deck.

She has an L-shaped settee with table to starboard. Across to port is a wet bar complete with fridge, sink, BBQ and ice maker. There are stairs to port leading down to the integral swim platform. Forward on the aft deck to port are an easy to transit set of stairs that lead up to the flybridge. A large U-shaped settee to port provides a social bridge with great visibility. The helm is forward to starboard, has a large bench seat boaard a full complement of updated GARMIN touch screen electronics. There is a custom framed top with front and side updated Strata glass panels.

Entry to the salon is through a large sliding door from the aft deck and down a short set of stairs. The rich teak interior is finished in satin varnish with teak and holly soles throughout.

To port is a large L-shaped settee with hi-lo table and across to starboard are two chairs and cabinets. There is a third chair forward of the settee. Forward to starboard is the lower helm with a large bench seat. This helm station has also had all of her electronics updated with GARMIN. From the helm there is a sliding door that leads out to the starboard side deck. Centerline aft in the salon, the stairs lead below to the large well-equipped galley. Continuing aft is the master stateroom with centerline queen berth and ensuite head.

Going forward from the salon and down four steps are the guest accommodations. Forward is the VIP guest stateroom with centerline island queen and private access door to the shared head. Aft to port is the second guest stateroom with over and under berths. Across the hallway is access to the shared guest head with large separate shower.



The full beam aft deck has a large custom L-shaped settee with custom teak table located to starboard. It is great for weather protected al fresco dining and entertaining of all kinds. Across is a custom wet bar. There are stairs to port aft leading down to the swim platform. Access to the side decks and bow is forward. Additional aft deck highlights include:

  • Weather protected hard top
  • Teak decks
  • Teak handrail with stainless steel stanchions surrounds perimeter
  • Fiberglass panels cover the outside and offer weather protection
  • Custom wet bar has sink, BBQ, icemaker, refrigerator plus storage cabinet
  • Door to salon is forward
  • 120V AC outlet at wet bar


The roomy salon is a great area for dining and entertaining with its large L-shaped settee to port and hi-lo table that converts from coffee table to dining table. Large windows offer a nearly 360 degree view and tons of natural light. The weather protected lower helm station is to starboard and has a large bench type seat. Additional features include:

  • Staircase and door to aft deck
  • Two comfortable chairs to starboard and a third chair is forward of the settee
  • Wine cooler
  • Forward storage for charts
  • Large Flat Screen TV
  • Sound system
  • Bench Seating and Storage Below
  • Lower Helm Station with Navigation Electronics GARMIN 7612 multi-function display with Chart plotter Radar and Sonar functions. Garmin Auto Pilot, VHF radio, AIS, Plastimo Horizon Compass
  • Hydraulic bow thruster controls
  • Engine Instrumentation and controls
  • Overhead Console for Electronics
  • Sliding door at helm station leads to Starboard side deck
  • Variable Speed Windshield Wipers with wash
  • Electrical Panel


The galley aboard "TANGO" is located just aft of the main salon down a small stairwell. Her well-equipped galley has everything a shipboard gourmet would require. Some of her highlights include:

  • Large double stainless-steel sink
  • Corian counter tops
  • GE Ceramic top four burner stove with stainless finish
  • Whirlpool Oven
  • GE Microwave oven in stainless finish
  • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Top loading Isotherm freezer
  • Trash compactor- GE in stainless
  • Ample storage with teak Louvered doors and drawers under the counter and overhead
  • Washer/dryer combo unit
  • Two port lights above sink


Continuing aft of the galley will bring us to the full beam Master Stateroom. Her island queen berth is centerline. Natural light comes in through hull side portholes helping create a light open feel. Satin finish teak wood abounds and helps create a classic traditional master stateroom. Port side forward is a full ensuite head. Additional master stateroom features include:

  • Custom soft goods and linens
  • Two large cedar lined hanging lockers with automatic lights
  • Multiple cabinets and drawers
  • Reading lights at berths
  • Full length mirror
  • Two large stainless-steel opening hatches on transom offer light and ventilation
  • Two stainless side port holes offer additional light and ventilation
  • Custom Curtains on hatches and ports
  • Ensuite Head:
  • Built-in vanity with sink, marble countertop, and storage below and opening port above
  • Electric freshwater head
  • Exhaust fan
  • Large separate shower stall with seat and opening port
  • GFI outlet


The stairwell leading down and fwd from the main salon will bring us to our guest and VIP staterooms. Located forward the VIP stateroom has an island queen berth, custom soft goods and a stain finished traditional teak interior. Other VIP stateroom features include:

  • Two cedar lined hanging lockers with automatic lighting
  • Three large drawers under berth
  • Multiple storage cabinets
  • Reading lights at berth
  • Private access to guest head
  • Four opening ports with curtains
  • One large overhead opening hatch


The second guest stateroom has two single berths L shaped over and under. The upper is athwartship and the lower is outboard fore and aft.

  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Numerous drawers and additional storage
  • Two opening ports
  • Access to the guest head is from the companionway
  • Reading lights at berths
  • Desk


  • Located to starboard aft of the VIP stateroom.
  • Large separate stall shower with seating, an opening port offers light and
  • ventilation
  • Marbled topped cabinet with sink and storage under
  • Mirrored cabinet above sink
  • Opening port
  • Electric head


Just a few steps up from the aft deck brings us to the low profile, social flybridge. To port is a large U-shaped settee and to starboard forward is the helm station with large bench seat. Flybridge features include:

  • Full engine instrumentation at helm
  • Full navigation electronics at helm including DUAL GARMIN multi function touch screen displays featuring chart plotter, radar and sonar capabilities. Gamin Auto pilot, VHF radio, AIS, plastimo Horizon Compass
  • Hydraulic bow thruster controls
  • Fiberglass arch for electronics antennas
  • Custom rigid framed soft top with front and side Strata glass curtains
  • radar arch
  • Kenwood stereo with Bose speakers
  • Teak deck
  • Storage under settee
  • Storage under forward brow
  • Plexiglas windscreen
  • Access to Hardtop and tender storage
  • Low Profile Davit-Nautical Structures MC-600-12V on aft deck hardtop
  • Tender chocks on aft deck hardtop (no tender included)
  • Stainless steel safety rail around hardtop perimeter


The engine room is accessed under the stairwells from the galley and forward companionway. There are also large soft hatches in the tea salon sole that lift out for huge access from above.

  • Twin Yanmar 6CXM main engines, 500hp each; approx. 1300 hours. 1000 hours service performed by Sun Power Marine Diesel in February of 2018
  • Racor primary fuel filters
  • Two main fuel tanks outboard with sight gauges, optional third tank in bilge area
  • Exhaust fans
  • Glendinning electronic engine controls with synchronizer and manual back-up
  • Automatic Sea Fire extinguisher system in engine room
  • Bennett Trim Tabs with status indicators at both helms
  • SPURS line cutters on shafts
  • Tork Master 20hp Hydraulic Bow Thruster
  • Hydraulic steering system with manual back-up tiller system connected to stainless rudders
  • 12Volt DC freshwater pump, water tank gauge located in galley
  • Raritan electric water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • Sea Recovery watermaker 400gpd
  • Holding tank with macerator pump out and deck pump out, tank gauge located at lower helm
  • Three(3) automatic bilge pumps with indicators and manual controls at lower helm
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Chilled water reverse cycle A/C- Marine Air compressor
  • Two shower sump pumps


  • New Turbos 2/16
  • Replace Exhaust Risers labor and materials 3/16
  • Port Engine - New Intercooler 3/16
  • Install "Spur Kit" on Prop Shafts 11/16
  • New "No Drip" Shaft Seals for Main Shafts 11/16
  • New Starboard Heat Exchanger 11/17
  • Vibration Survey after new engine mounts 5/18
  • New Engine Mounts 5/18
  • New Spur Kits 3/20


  • 12 Volt DC and 220/110 Volt AC systems
  • All circuits protected by circuit breakers and monitored with volt and amp meters at electric
  • panel at lower helm
  • Three 8D batteries for house supply-new July 2014
  • Separate start batteries- new July 2014
  • Victron MultiPlus 3000 watt inverter/120amp charger
  • Mastervolt battery charger for engine and generator start batteries
  • Glendinning Cablemaster shore cord system at transom
  • Additional 50 Amp shore inlet forward with 50' power cord
  • 16KW Northern Lights M844K.3 generator,
  • Emergency 12V battery for communication and navigation electronics back-up with remote
  • Charging and switch


  • The exterior hull and deckhouse are gel-coat with teak decks. Accent striping is in Awlgrip paint.
  • Teak handrail with stainless steel stanchions around entire deck
  • Full length stainless rub rail
  • Bottom has epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint
  • Stainless steel opening portholes with screens in all cabins
  • Large Integral swim platform with teak deck and swim ladder
  • Windows throughout are in safety glass
  • Stainless steel fender racks mounted at stern
  • Bow platform with dual anchor rollers
  • Maxwell 2200 HWC electric windlass with two way remote control, foot switches at bow and
  • controls at both helms
  • Captain's Choice anchor with 200' of 3/8" chain
  • 45lb stainless Danforth style anchor with 200' of 3/8" chain
  • Fresh and saltwater washdown pumps
  • Textilene windshield covers
  • Cleats- forward, aft, and amidships with fairleads. Additional cleats on swim platform
  • Multiple fenders with fender holders at stern

stateroom with DVD player


  • Two Zone Kenwood stereo with Bose speakers for aft deck and flybridge
  • Panasonic flat screen TV in salon
  • Sony Digital Audio/Video Control Center with AM/FM receiver and Cinema Dolby Sound, 6
  • Channel amp
  • Sony DVD/CD player
  • Sony Blu Ray player


  • Automatic "Sea Fire" fire suppression system in engine room
  • 8 Hand held fire extinguishers
  • 3 automatic bilge pumps with monitor panel and manual override
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Updated Coastal liferaft
  • Lifejackets
  • Flares


  • Life Raft Cover 4/18
  • New Domestic Water Pump 5/18
  • New Varnish & Silica Sand for Salon and Cabin Steps 6/18
  • Varnish Interior Window Frames 6/18
  • Replace Whale Transom Shower 6/18
  • Service Water Maker - Check Filters - etc. 9/18
  • Service Refrigerator & Wine Cooler 8/19
  • New Black Water Pump 10/19
  • Varnish Rail 4/20
  • AC - Regular Service 4/20
  • Clean & Restore vessel topsides gel coat and wash 3/20
  • Hull Wax 3/20
  • Holding tank (Tank Watch 4) Service 3/20
  • 2 step all exterior Teak and seal 3/20
  • Clean Engine Room Bilge 3/20
  • New Chilled Water Pump (SPARE ON BOARD)


Owner's personal effects and the tender are excluded from the sale.

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