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September 21, 2007

Post A Win - The Post 53

A well-finished yacht with a fishing heritage.
The Post 53 is a solid fishing platform with peltny of amenities.

The Post 53 continues the tradition Post Yachts has upheld since 1957. With its sleek and unbroken sheer, the 53 has classic lines, while a sharp entry and moderate deadrise provide notable sea keeping. The hand-laid fiberglass hull is solid glass in the keel, chines and bottom. The hull sides, decks and cabin top are cored for stiffness and strength. Premium vinylester resins are used for skin and secondary laminates to prevent osmotic blistering.

With plenty of fishing room, the 11-foot, seven-inch-long cockpit includes a top-loading freezer, removable in-deck fish boxes, transom baitwell, fresh- and salt-water washdown systems, tackle storage and bait-prep center.

SPECIFICATIONS
Length 52' 10"
Beam 16' 11"
Draft 5'
Fuel 962 gals.
Water 240 gals.
Weight 59,000 lbs.
Price $1,287,500
With twin 1,015-bhp Caterpillar C-18 diesels

The spacious bridge features a centerline helm, cushioned bench seating to port and in front of the helm with stowage for gear and fishing rods. A fiberglass hardtop and four-sided enclosure are among factory-installed options.

The interior is highlighted by premium fabrics and teak cabinetry and furniture. An L-shaped lounge to port provides spacious seating while a TV and DVD player are housed in a hand-fitted cabinet. The U-shaped galley is outfitted with Corian countertops, a Sub-Zero under-counter side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, an electric cooktop, a microwave/convection oven and loads of stowage. A dinette opposite the galley seats four people and has bulk stowage beneath the seat. A spacious three-stateroom, two-head layout places the master stateroom to port, with queen berth and head.

The engine room offers 360-degree access to the engines and has fiberglass battery boxes, engine-driven emergency bilge pumps, easy centerline access to engine and generator service points and AC and DC lighting. Post Yachts; (609) 625-2434; www.postyachts.com.