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1986 Norseman 535

location icon Stuart, Florida, United States
Year 1986
Length 53 ft
Price
$195,000

1986 53' NORSEMAN 535 SLOOP  Around-The-World Veteran TURNKEY AND READY FOR YOUR ADVENTURE.

The boat is in "Cruise Condition" and no a "at-the-dock" Yacht Club flower! Hard-core, well built and well equipped Blue Ocean Offshore Cruiser!

Compared to Oyster, Hylas, Baltic, Swan, Amels, at the same size, the Norseman 535 is simply a better boat! There are only 7 of them and this is the first of the line and the only one with factory designed and built hard dodger. More comfortable inside. Better access to everything: engine, Genset, tanks, dive compressor, tools. Much stronger gear like massive Reckman hydraulic furlers (3) and oversized power winches (2) with a fresh Lofrans windlass. Compare constructions! The owner's plan to cruise Bahamas and East from resting out the hurricane season is on hold and she is up for sale to a blue water sailor. Built by Ta Shing to Gary Grant (Bob Perry influenced) designs for Australian owners who circumnavigated, Spirit and I sailed from Port Sydney, Canada to SF Bay to Puerto Vallarta, to Panama to Cartegena, to Caymans to Key West, to Exumas to Florida, to Abacos to Brunswick and on to Stuart, FL where she was pulled with her mast down at Hinckley. This is the third time she has had the mast down and inspected.

She has a fresh Simrad autopilot with spare head. 2012 Raymarine GPS/Chart Plotter and HD Radar with cockpit repeater and I-Pad interface. Current Platinum Navionics and Garmin Plus Chart sets plus extensive paper charts. recent ICOM VHF with repeater and ICOM SSB.

Granite topped gallery counters, designer stainless sinks with Grohe fixtures, fully enclosed showers with electric Vacu-flush heads, she has a vertically battened Hood mainsail with North jib and stay sail, and unused Spinnaker with sock, Rondo deck lights, deck and anchor wash, twin rollers, Delta, Bruce and 75 lb. yachtsman storm anchor, 150 feet inspected chain, recent Lofrans windlass, and Simpson stainless deck davits. She has spare starter motor, 12 volt and 24 volt alternators, extensive parts and tools.

She carries her own dive compressor. She has working Cruiseair and portable AC and non-working Wabasto diesel heat with registers throughout.

She carries 200 gallons fresh water and 120 gallons diesel in 7 aluminum tanks, all her transfer lines are stainless steel. She has a recent appraisal.

 If it is time for you to follow a blue water dream, this is the vessel you have been looking for. She provides a comfortable passage for 6. With 6.5 feet of draft and your tide chart, she can manage the Bahamas. 

In the meantime, here is a story, "Making for Cabo San Lucas, we caught a fresh breeze just coming in. I told the crew to settle in below as I decided I would sail through the night to Puerto Vallarta. The warm wind freshened to over 17 knots and all 39,000 lbs of her lifted and accelerated to as high as 11 knots on a beam reach across the Sea of Cortez. I plugged in my Etymotics, began Beethoven’s Ninth, and checked the instruments on the panel forward of the wheel. The first meteor fragment streaked across the sky about 45 degrees above what had been the horizon line. Then the second, then hundreds, then thousands, and then tens of thousands. It was a full-on meteor shower, my first at sea. I was transfixed. However, that was just the beginning. As she cantered forward cleaving the sea sending waves and spray to port and starboard with her bow lights twinkling red and green a bright spot of crystal white appeared. First one, then many, then like the sky above thousands of them. They were fluorescent squids, possibly from Japan. Stars above, stars arcing up over the bow, stars sliding down the side decks and Ode to Joy” rising in my ears, I looked back over the dinghy hanging on her davits at the transom and watched light “crystals” rolling down her stern into the sea where our wake had become a trail of blue fire. I was no longer on a sailboat, Spirit of Australia had become a space ship. 

If you are ready for your bluewater adventure, I guarantee that this sailboat will surpass your dreams.

This Norseman 535 was delivered with a Rare Factory Built Hard Dodger, Reckmann Hydraulic Furlers, Barlow 36 Electric Winches,  Mercedes Diesel engine.

Additional upgrades include:  Solar Panels

AC and Heating

40" LCD TV

Staysail Wire w/ furling

Running Backstays

Reaching/Spinnaker pole w/ mast storage mount

In-Mast furling, 

Icom 706MK2G Hi Seas SSB/HAM Radio w/ Pactor

SAT Skymate

Wine Celler

Raymarine HD Radar and Plotter

Advanced AV system w/ SubWoofer and surround speakers

Twin Hi-Output Alternators

Forward Aluminum Bulkhead, etc.

If you are looking for a Oyster, Hylas, Trintella, Baltic, Swan, Hinckley, Tayanna, Hallberg-Rassy , ,Moody, or Amel, then  you MUST see this Norseman 535.

Come and see.

Easily better looking.

Easily more comfortable inside.

Easily better access to everything, engine, genset, tanks, your name it.

Easily more comfortable.

And, much stronger gear,  like Reckman's versus stacks and line managed rollers.

Easily $50,000 less.

Compare constructions! No blisters. None! Teak deck, gone! Owner's plan to cruise Bahamas and East from resting out the hurricane season.

Built by Norseman to Gary Grant (Bob Perry influenced) designs for original Australian owners, current owners have sailed her  from Port Sydney, Canada to SF Bay to Panama to Caymans to Key West, to Exumas to Florida, to Abacos to Brunswick to Hinkley in Stuart, FL.

Prior owners circumnavigated. She is a exceptionally strong, go anywhere, luxurious, easily handled cutter rigged sloop with a 20,000 hour rated marinized Mercedes OM 352 non-turbo diesel and 6.5 KW Onan genset.

She has a fresh Simrad autopilot with spare head.

2012 Raymarine GPS/Chrt Plotter and HD Radar with cockpit repeater and I-Pad interface. Current Platinum Navionics and Garmin Plus Chart sets plus extensive paper charts.

Recent ICOM VHF with repeater and ICOM SSB.

Granite topped gallery counters, designer stainless sinks with Grohe fixtures, fully enclosed showers with electric Vacu-flush heads.

Vertically battened Hood mainsail with North jib and stay sail, on massive Reckman hydraulic furlers, with a spinnaker and sock.

Rondo deck lights.

Deck and anchor wash

Twin bow anchor rollers,for a Delta,  a  Bruce and 75 lb. Yachtsman storm anchor and 150 feet inspected chain

Recent Lofrans windlass, and Simpson stainless deck davits.

She has spare starter motor, 12 volt and 24 volt alternators, extensive parts and tools.

She carries her own dive compressor and working Cruiseair and portable AC along with a  non-working Wabasto diesel heat with registers throughout.

She carries 200 gallons fresh water and 120 gallons diesel in 7 aluminum tanks, all her transfer lines are stainless steel.

She has a recent appraisal. She is out of the water now. Her mast is down for inspection and safety.

If it is time for you to follow a blue water dream, this is the vessel you have been looking for. Rare Factory Hard Dodger Version - one of only 7 built by Norseman

Very well cared for turn key Blue Water Cruiser capable of taking you and your family anywhere in the world.

Current survey (8/15/18) shows market value at $575,000.

Prior owners cruised her round the world and Australia.

53.5 ft on deck with 14.4 foot beam and 6.5 foot draft her mast is 73 feet over her deck (not suitable for intra-coastal.) She is one of 7 total world wide and the only one with the original factory built hard dodger.

Closest similar boats in build quality and layout would be a Hallberg Rassey or Hylas although in many respects with her FRP laminated hull and encapsulated keel, she is superior. She is the very big brother of the legendary Norseman 447 by Bob Perry and Cary Grant.

Her Wiseman Mercedes diesel is of similar strength and longevity as a Gardiner. Her Reckmann furlers and  powered winches and cutter rig make her capable of single handed sailing.

Her teak decks have been removed and her deck hardware has been polished. She carries extensive tools and spares ($5,000-$15,000) including starter and alternators (12V and 24V) a locker for dive tanks and an on board air compressor.

Forward stateroom opens to a semi-private head with telephone booth stall shower.

Aft is the crew/child quarters with over under bunks, the tool room, the main salon, galley and nav station.

Mid ship is a captains bunk and engine room.

Aft is the owner's cabin with king sized Tempurpedic covered mattress with make-up station and private head with second enclosed stall shower.

AV systems include fresh Blue Tooth enabled Onkyo receiver, Samsung 40" flat screen and Blue Ray with 4 NHT speakers and Polk sub-woofer in the main cabin and 20" Westinghouse TV/DVD player in aft cabin.

Ray marine electronics with a repeater at the topside nav station.

She has a fresh windlass, a spare Bruce anchor, and 145 feet of freshly inspected and painted chain.

Webasto heating and Cruiseair air conditioning.

Equipped with both AC and DC refrigeration systems.

She is a lot of boat for her price!

Call today to see this Ready-To-Go Offshore Voyaging yacht.

Specifications

Year Built 1986
Category Sail
Length Overall 53'5 ft
Beam 14'4 ft
Cabins 3
Electrical System 12 V
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID MICON8521619
Keel Fin Keel
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 130 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 125 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 250 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 45 gal
Ballast 15,500 lb
Displacement 35,000 lb
Bridge Clearance 73 ft
Windlass Hydraulic

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Mercedes
Model: OM352
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 130hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: Bronze
Year: 1986
Engine Location: Center
Accommodations

Forward, aft of the collision bulkhead,  is a double V-berth. Just aft is a  crew cabin on port side  w/ twin pulman berths, storage, etc. Opposite is a head with enclosed  shower to starboard. Just aft is a enclosed work room w/scuba compressor,  stored under the work top.

Passage aft leads to a redecorated 6.5’ high main saloon featuring a new dining table with wine storage under & opposite wine cellar; chart table/nav station; and new galley with granite counters and stainless back splash. Continuing aft there is a walk in-engine room adjacent to area for washer dryer. Opposite is a fold out chart bin in a locker.

The owner's aft cabin contains a California king sized centerline berth with Tempurpedic covers, vanity, and cedar lined hanging locker.  The ensuite head has an enclosed shower. 

Vacu flush heads forward and aft with separate holding tanks.  

All accommodations are in satin varnished, light ash with mahogany accents, salmon leather upholstery is slip covered in fresh cotton.

Salon

Forward bulkhead shows sepia supergraphic of owner racing on a Farr 65 in Antigua. 

Entertainment system includes Marantz surround sound with Samsung Blue Ray feeding 4 NHT speakers mounted in cabinets. 

A 35" Samsung flat screen TV was installed in 2012.

There is a Polk Audio Sub-woofer. 

Three red LED's and floor lighting, light the cabin at night. 

There are 6 large storage lockers behind the settees. One contains a Magnum digital inverter/charger cooled by twin Hella Turbo fans. 

The 600 Amp hours, 12v battery bank is new in 2014. This salon is big and beautiful!

 

Master Stateroom

Lighted by surrounding port lights and 3 deck hatches, the aft stateroom has new white/red lighting throughout, separate reading lights and hella fan.  There are three drawers under the king size sleeping area and four lockers plus a cedar lined interior lighted hanging locker.  The vanity has a swing out seat and storage drawer.  The enclosed head contains a new sink and Grohe faucet.  The shower is both stand-up and sit down and seals with a clear plexi door.

Guest Staterooms/Crew or Child Cabin

The forward large V berth has two storage lockers as well as a cedar lined interior lighted hanging locker, reading lights, plenty of ventilation, hella fan and storage.

The child and/or crew cabin has 6.5’ over/under bunks with lee cloths, four opening lockers, a cedar lined interior lighted hanging locker, hella fan, separate reading lights and storage under the bottom bunk. Both cabins are served by enclosed forward head with plexi glassed shower stall, new sink and Grohe faucet.

Galley

Abundant storage with six lockers over and four drawers under the counter. The garbage unit is a pull out adjacent to the sink and aft of the wine locker.

Crosby/Grunert 110V plus an engine driven compressor,  (2) 12 cubic foot areas with 4.5" insulation plus granite tops.  Currently, the engine driven compressor is not connected.

Mariner propane stove/oven, 4 burner, serviced by one propane tank in a double locker with overboard vents.

Sentry sniffer/alarm system, currently disconnected.

Stainless steel single sink with large pull down faucet

Water manifold under sink leading to 3 separate water tanks as well as foot operated fresh and sea water pumps.

 

Navigation Station

Renewed in 2013/14, the Nav Station runs off a Raymarine Hybrid touch screen E8 GPS and HD radar unit which connect via Bluetooth to I-pads and I-phones. 

There is a Platinium + Caribbean & Bermuda chip available within the offering price.  A special I-pad mount is attached forward of the steering station under the factory installed hard dodger.

Additional units include:  Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS & remote, VHF Marine Transceiver, ICOM IC-706 MKIIG SSB, Pactor Modem & Skymate. 

 

Electronics
  • Brooks & Gatehouse depth 

  • Simrad AP-26 auto pilot with spare head unit

  • Hand held VHF

  • Icom IC-706 MKIIG HAM SSB

  • Pactor for High Seas SSB Store-and-forward email via Icom 706

  • Emergency Garmin Geko 201

  • Garmin Glo Blue Ray GPS (Feeds either Garmin or Navionics Cell/I Pad apps.)

  • Ubiquiti masthead wifi system partially installed

  •  Skymate (for offshore email and weather)
Electrical
  • 12V system, 600 amps:

  • Batteries: all new 2017

  • Magnum 12 Volt/ Inverter-Charger w/ remote control panel

  • Re-built 125 Amp engine driven charger with spare(24V)

  • 24V system, 4 batts

  • Phase Three 24 Volt Charger

  • New Balmar 12V regulator, Max Charge MC-624 (2017)

  • Re-built 125 amp engine driven charger with spare.

  • 12V Genset starting battery (1 year old)

  • 24V Balmar regulator

  • 110V system w/8 outlets

  • Onan 6.5kw Marine Genset

  • All thru-hulls and underwater fittings are bonded and grounded against lightning strikes.

  • 2015 solar panels (2X) & regulator 

Engine and Mechanical
  • Mercedes OM352 six cylinder Wiseman Marine non-turbo 130 hp diesel engine

  • Webasto diesel fired heater with hot water system feeding separate cabin radiators- not connected

  • New Cruisair AC with SMX 11 Control Systems aft

  • Max Prop, factory serviced in 2016

  • Bauer scuba tank compressor, deck compartment for two scuba tanks

  • Spare refrigeration water pump

  • Spare Mercedes water pump

  • Spare Mercedes 24V starter

  • Hour meter shows 8,900 hrs - actual hrs is 7,900 hrs. Engine switch was left on for extended tie while owner was out of the country!
Hull and Deck
  • 24V Horizontal anchor windlass (feeding two separate chain lockers below)

  • Dual heavy-duty,  dual anchor rollers, 60Kg Delta Bow Anchor with approximately 200' of chain

  • Bruce 30Kg bow anchor with approximately 100' of chain

  • Ultra chain & anchor connector flips anchor onto bow roller

  • Danforth 18 kg stern anchor

  • Aluminum toe rail

  • Running Backstays
  • Staysail Wire w/hydraulic furling system and hank-on sail (s)
  • Gary Grant designed hard dodger (only one ever fitted to a 535)

  • Stainless steel dinghy davits with Simpson winders

  • Stainless life lines 

  • All deck hardware including genoa tracks, pad eyes, traveler, double foot blocks and turning blocks are made by Lewmar.

  • Standard size and oversize racing helm wheel
  • Decks painted with Non-Skid finish.
  • Dorado scoops for extra air down below.
  • Tender and motor
  • Windless canvas covers
  • Hand grab rails on dodger sides, top, and cabin entry.
  • Raised-floor draining cockpit floor
  • Removable small and racing helm wheels
  • Liferaft
  • heavy duty stainless bow nav light enclosures on stainless bow rail.
Sails and Rigging
  • Mast was completely refurbished and painted by Seatek in 2010

  • Rigging- refurbished and inspected yearly 

  • Reckmann hydraulic furling on both headsails and main. Fully battened Hood mainsail installed in 2005 and continually serviced

  • North genoa and stay sail

  • Spinnaker, 1.5oz 

  • ATN Mast Climber (2 years old)

  • Electric primary winches, Barlow 38's

  • 8 Chrome deck and mast winches

  • Running Backstay heavy weather rigging
  • Staysail wire w/ hydraulic furling and hank-on sail (s) - great for "Wing-On-Wing_ downwind sailing
  • Spinnaker sheet turning blocks for cockpit line handling
  • Cockpit set up for single-handed sailing. All control sheets lead back to the cockpit.
  • Andersen traveler winch

  • 2 sets of new sheets

 

Canvas
  • Deck hatch covers

  • Winch covers

  • Dinghy cover

  • Deckhouse forward, and side privacy canvas window covers.
  • Aft cabin privacy canvas window cover
Safety
  • 8 Dock lines

  • 4 fenders

  • Massive kedge anchor in custom locker forward

  • Collision mat

  • Sea worthy life jackets

  • Flares (many dated)

  • Engine Halon system (needs servicing)

  • Alarm system

  • 2 main and 1 high capacity bilge pumps

  • Hand operated bilge pump

  • Red foot/night lights

  • Solar powered deck lights

  • Mast strobe

  • Twin radar reflectors

  • Air horn

  • Hard canister Life Raft stored on deck

 

Exclusions
  • All artwork and ship’s clocks

  • All personal effects

Oil Samples

2019 Oil samples: Fantastic and will within "Normal" limits

From oil sample report from BLACKSTONE LABORATORIES:

"Your OM 352 is wearing well based on this data. Universal averages for this type of engine show typical wear levels after about 65 hours of oil use. You went 100 hours on this oil and wear metals are average or lower. That shows internal parts are in great shape at 8,900 total hours. That means we don't see any reason to rebuild this engine just yet. It's wearing well! The only mark on this report is for a low flashpoint, which shows just a trace of fuel dilution. Small amounts like that are from normal operation, not a fuel system problem. This oil can see more use."

Iron: 28

Moly: 16

Al: 2

Chrome: 2

lead: 2

Copper: 1

Boron: 80

Calcium: 2570

Zinc: 885

Mag: 71

Spare Parts

Includes $5,000-$15,000 of spare parts.

Disclaimer
The Company 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.
Additional Contact Information

Video of the 53' Norseman: https://youtu.be/XzEcdygP8XI 

Contact Glen Daniels 561 308 6294 , gdaniels@reoco.com

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