Eagle 53 Pilothouse

Current Price: $ 495,000
Edmonds, WA
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Rarely will you find a brokerage offering that is as well maintained, smartly equipped and ready-to-go as EVENT HORIZON. Schedule your inspection soon, you will not be disappointed.

After much research and careful consideration, the current owners chose the Eagle 53 for its spacious, comfortable and functional layout along with a low center of gravity and semi displacement hull design known for good sea-kindly performance. At the time of this owner’s purchase the yacht was found to be in very good overall condition but lacked some of the equipment desired to make it the ideal platform for cruising to Alaska. After extensive consultations and top-notch professional installations and upgrades, EVENT HORIZON has flawlessly cruised to Alaska and provided many months of dependable and comfortable cruising.

A new chapter of world touring for the current owners presents a unique opportunity for a discerning buyer to own a yacht that is exceptionally well-founded. Review the specifications, photos and upgrades and schedule your inspection at your earliest convenience.

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  • Dimensions
  • Maximum Draft: 4 ft 7 in
  • Deadrise: 13° at Transom
  • Dry Weight: 43000 lbs
  • Displacement: 70000 pound
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Accommodations
  • Heads: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 2
  • Tanks
  • Fuel: gallon
  • Water: gallon
  • Holding: gallon
  • Engines
  • Number of Engines: 2
  • Engine Total Power: 740 hp
  • Cruising Speed: 10 kn
  • Max Speed: 14 kn
  • Engine 1:
  • Engine Brand: Cummins
  • Year Build: 2002
  • Engine Model: Diamond Performance Series
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Location: Port
  • Engine Hours: 2700
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: hp
  • Engine 2:
  • Engine Brand: Cummins
  • Year Build: 2002
  • Engine Model: Diamond Performance Series
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Location: Starboard
  • Engine Hours: 2700
  • Drive Type: Direct Drive
  • Engine Power: hp


Twin stateroom layout, both with centerline walk-around queen berths. Master has en suite head, vanity, sink, shower with seat.  Guest has “Jack & Jill” head, vanity, sink, with separate private shower with seat. Laundry washer/dryer stack-set located in cabinet in companionway.


Hull Construction: Molded fiberglass from keep to 18” above waterline, honeycomb coring from 18” above waterline to rub rail.

Hull Type: Modified semi-displacement V-hull.  Single hard chine, deep aft keel, 13° deadrise, raked stem, slight sheer at flared bow, raked “tumble-home” transom with starboard swim platform gate, port and starboard bulwark gates for easy dock access. Ample deck scuppers.


Diesel: Twin fiberglass 415-gallon tanks (830 total), located sternward port and starboard in engine room.  Port and starboard fillers above deck (no water ingress!) in salon filler recesses. Easy access to pick-ups/sender under salon settee bench and salon sole hatches. Tanks have sight level tubes.

Water: Twin fiberglass 125-gallon tanks (250 total), located forward in engine room.

Holding Tanks: twin 40-gallon (80 total), one per head.

Level Meter: 4-station Tank Tender manometer type (port diesel, starboard diesel, port water, starboard water).  Diesel fuel gauges in pilothouse and flybridge consoles.

Engines and Drive

Manufacturer/Type: Twin Cummins Diamond Performance Series, Model 6BTA 5.9L M3, 370HP (740 total), low-boost turbo, aftercooler

Engine Hours: Both under 2,700 hours

Exhaust: Dry lagging to wet exhaust hose, fiberglass mufflers, port and starboard transom ports with “critter” bars and flaps.

Fuel Filter: Dual Racor 900 series, two per engine, vacuum gages

Know Issue: Engine air grid heaters are intermittent/non-operational, noted at time of original marine survey when vessel was purchased.

Drive Type: Direct Drive

Transmissions: ZF/Hurth Model HSW800A3-2.5with Micro-Commander Electronic control and trolling valve

Transmission Ratio: 2.50:1

Prop Shaft Type: 2-1/2” stainless steel

Shaft Seals: PYI dripless with spray shields

Propellers: 30” x 22.5” RH/LH

Stern Bearings: Cutlass


Type: Northern Lights M753K3, 8kW diesel in full sound-enclosure, in lazarette

Genset Hours: 2,450

Exhaust: Wet hose to fiberglass water-lift muffler, air/water separator (super low-noise operation, water exhaust below waterline, gas vapor above waterline)



Wesmar Marine, 4-blade prop, 24VDC, joystick controller

Tunnel Dia: 9”



Side-Power, 24VDC, joystick controller

Ground Tackle

Anchor: Rocna 55kg, galvanized

Rode: 400’ chain (new after boat purchase), 50’ twisted nylon

Stern Anchor: Galvanized Danforth

Emergency Anchor: Large Fortress Aluminum on Canvas Stow Bag

Windlass: Simpson/Lawrence, Model Spirit 300, 12VDC, drum & gypsy

Anchor Locker: ample space, drainage to port and starboard, raw and fresh water faucets

Helms/Nav Instruments

Pilot House

X2 Furuno NavNet 3 12” Multi-Function Plotters

Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet running Coast Explorer software (included in sale)

Furuno 6’ open array radar

X2 Cummins Engine Instrument Clusters

Custom docking station for Surface Pro Tablet

Brand-new FUSION DVD/CD/AM/FM stereo control head and 4-zone power amplifier

Mathers Micro-Commander Electronic Control Head

CommNav Autopilot

CommNav Rudder Angle Indicator

ICOM DSC VHF (has international registration)

Standard Horizon Hailer/Intercom

Anchor Rode Counter will windlass controls

ACR GlobalFIX V4 EPRIB (NOAA-registered, user-replaceable battery)

WiFi Access Point with external WiFi Booster antenna/amplifier

Vesper XB Series AIR Transponder and auto-antenna switcher (AIS/FM)

SidePower Twin-Stick Thruster Controller

Furuno Sirius/XM Weather/Music Receiver

NMEA-200 Backbone and network

Factory refurbished Chelsea Clock 8-1/2” Ship’s Bell Chronometer and Barometer ($7.9K retail!)

ICOM Handheld VHF

High Water Bilge Alarms

Engine Room Fire Suppression System Control Head



X2 Furuno NavNet 3 8” Multi-Function Plotter  

Docking Station for Microsoft Surface Pro Tablet

X2 Cummins Engine Instrument Clusters

Mathers Micro-Commander Electronic Control Head

CommNav Autopilot Cabled Remote Control

CommNav Rudder Angle Indicator

ICOM DSC VHF (has international registration)

Chain Road Counter

Furuno RDxxx Multi-Function Display

SidePower Twin Stick Thruster Controller


Stern Cockpit Helm

CommNav “Follow Me Home” Rudder Control Stick

SidePower Twin Stick Thruster Controller

CommNav Rudder Angle Indicator

Remote Engine Start & Stop Switches

Custom color-matched Aluminum Helm Housing

Engine Room

Magnum 2.7kW Inverter/Charger with Intelligent Remote Display (house)

Blue Sea Systems 5-Stage Smart Charger (port start, starboard start, genset)

24VDC step-up power pack for thruster bank

Full River 6VDC AGM Batteries (house, port start, starboard start, thruster)

Fire suppression system

X4 Explosion-proof LED engine room lights

X2 LED strip lights

X4 Racor diesel filter/separators


Northern Lights 8Kw genset     

Kabola Diesel Boiler (hydronic/hot water heating)

Torrid Stainless Jacketed Glass-Lined electric hot water tank

Dual-stage potable water pump

Spectra/Enertec Newport Water Maker, 29 gallons/hour, remote panel in salon

Glendenning Cable-Master (50A stern shore power cord)

Fire suppression system

Hynautic autopilot pump/ram/reservoir

Emergency rudder post and tiller handle

LED lights


Capstan windless with road counter and deck foot control

Fresh and raw water washdown faucets

Spacious rode locker

Boat Deck

New Highfield aluminum bottom RIB (11’)

New Mercury 15HP, electric start, remote control outboard

Olsson Boat Davit, can launch to port or stern, hydraulic ram

Garmin GPS/fisher finder

AGM battery

12VDC inflator pump, foot-operated manual bellows pump, spares, tool kit

Highfield repair kit

Spectra lift harness

Custom Sunbrella cover

New chest freezer and cover

Dickinson stainless marine BBW grill

X2 Propane tanks and deck locker

Kayak holders

Custom deck hatch safety railing

Fold-down mast


Dickinson 3-burner propane stove/oven


Sea-Breeze fridge/freezer

Dual stainless sink

Exhaust hood/fan

All new upholstery (have the factory original, complete set, perfect condition)

Drop leaf settee table on adjustable pedestal



Toilets: Fresh water VacFlush heads with remote indicator panels/level guages per stateroom.

Pump Type: Bellows diaphragm macerator

Upgrades and Service

UPGRADES/SERVICE (since purchase – Oct 2015)

Engines/genset complete service performed late last year, boat hasn’t been used since

Engines – all new hoses, AWAB slotless hose clamps throughout, impellers, zincs, belts

Raw Water Pumps – SeaBoard Marine upgrade pumps

Spares – (All new) SeaBoard Marine raw water pump, alternator, macerator pump, potable water pump

New AGM batteries installed throughout after purchase

All new bilge pumps installed after purchase

All lights (house/engine room/laz/navigation) replaced with LED equivalents

New canvas (bimini, flybridge, RIB, chest freezer, pilothouse windows, engine room vents, windlass)

New upholstery (flybridge, pilothouse settee, salon settee)

New electrical outlets throughout (marked with inverter operation/some had USB charging ports)

New CO/propane detectors in pilothouse, salon, fwd and master staterooms

All sanitation hoses replaced, both macerator pumps rebuilt, charcoal filters and vents

All 132 status LEDs on all Blue Sea Panels replaced

New pilothouse and flybridge compasses

New hydraulic steering ram, hoses, pump

New davit hydraulic power pack

Teak deck set (table, 4 chairs)

New polycarbonate venturi windows on flybridge

Significant DC wiring improvements/DC rotary disconnects (main, port start, starboard start)

All new rolldown window shades in salon

External/removable window screens for all salon windows

Complete set of indexed operating manuals for all boat systems/appliances

Complete set of service/upgrade records

Receipts for most items purchased for service/upgrade/maintenance


Owner's personal items