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The pride and joy of an experienced and fastidious yachtsman for the past 12 years, this Tollycraft 53 Pilothouse Motor Yacht is the perfect Northwest cruising yacht, featuring Naiad hydraulic stabilizers, Bow thruster, rear docking station, watermaker, hydronic heat and reverse cycle air conditioning. Recent upgrades include a custom hardtop over the massive flybridge with a full enclosure, new side windows, enlarged swim platform and updated galley. Scruples III has been boathouse kept, professionally-maintained and is a very well-equipped example of this respected model.
Location Port Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Pilothouse
Overall Length 63 feet
Year 1991
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 16.92
Fuel Capacity 800
Engine Power 1100.0
Engine 1 Make & Model Detroit Diesel 6V92
Engine 1 Type Inboard
Engine 1 Fuel diesel
Engine 1 Year
Engine 2 Make & Model Detroit Diesel 6V92
Engine 2 Type Inboard
Engine 2 Fuel diesel
Engine 2 Year
A Note Regarding Descriptions

Scruples III has been cared for and upgraded by a knowledgeable and experienced yachtsman who has added thoughtful features throughout this vessel.   There is simply not space to describe every clever feature that has been added to enhance the functionality and liveability of this vessel.   This package will describe the basic content of the boat.

Elements of Scruples III

Board Scruples III from the extended  swimgrid and you will be impressed with the security of 4 stainless steel staples.  These staples are removable and can be repositioned on the upper boat deck for security when the dinghy is stored on Sea-Wise davit system.   This permits easy launching of the dinghy when not travelling great distances.

Three steps up from the swim grid you will enter the security of the cockpit which features an aft docking station on the port side.   A central powered hatch provides access to the lazarette and engine room.   Double hinged doors provide access to the salon and feature twin sliding screen doors.

The full width salon features upgraded windows with venting windows on both sides.   A starboard side cabinet includes a built-in bar with sink and icemaker.  Further forward is a built in entertainment centre and wall-mounted 40" flat screen TV.  A large, comfortable L-shaped sofa aft extends along the portside wall with a built in bookcase.   The seating is completed with a reclining swivel rocker and a tasteful swivel occasional chair.  Forward on the port side is a door leading to the side deck.   This welcoming room exudes comfort and warmth.

Up three steps from the salon one enters the huge pilothouse which incorporates the fully-equipped galley and spacious dinette.   The updated U-shaped galley to port features Corian countertops and large double sinks.   A stainless steel fridge, propane cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher, trash compactor and two microwave ovens complete this chef's delight.  Forward to port is a large dining table with a wrap around settee for dining with a view.   

Centered in the Pilothouse is the lower helm station offering a comprehensive array of controls, instruments and updated electronics.   A new high back leather helm chair will provide a most comfortable perch for the proud captain.  Opposite the helm to starboard is a sliding door with screen providing access to the side deck and flybridge.  Just forward of the helm, to starboard is the companionway to the accommodations area below.

Turning aft from the bottom of the curved staircase, one will enter the palatial full-beam master suite.   The master suite features an island queen bed with built in night tables with lamps.   The suite also features a  built-in vanity and an L-shaped upholstered settee.   This owner's suite has its own stereo, TV with DVD and satellite HD receiver.   Forward on the starboard side is access to the ensuite head with separate shower compartment and electric head.

Moving forward in the companionway, past the stacked Bosch washer and dryer, you find the guest / day head to starboard, featuring an electric head and separate shower stall. 

Opposite the guest head, you will find the second guest stateroom featuring a comfortable double bed with plenty of storage, hanging locker and its own stereo and flat screen TV with DVD player.

Forward, you will find the VIP guest stateroom featuring a centreline queen bed with storage below and hanging locker.  This stateroom offers private access to the guest head and its own stereo.

Back in the pilothouse, there is a convenient door to the side decks and easy access to the flybridge.   Enter the flybridge by way of the sheltered wing entrance on the starboard side.  This large entertaining area features an L-shaped settee aft with dining table; a built-in bar with sink, fridge and ice-maker to starboard; and a sunbed forward to port for lounging.    Two helm chairs and a fully-equipped helm station provide the ultimate view for cruising.   The custom hardtop and full enclosure make this a year round entertaining centre.   To starboard aft, there is access to the outer aft deck where the dinghy is secured and easily lowered with a hydraulic davit.  The enclosure includes a zip-in door at the starboard companionway.

Scruples III is fully-equipped for comfortable year round cruising with reverse cycle heat and air conditioning with 5 zones throughout the boat.   In addition, there is a Webasto hydronic diesel furnace with 5 zones and individual controls, including the enclosed flybridge.  The hydronic system heats the hot water tank and pre-heats the engines.   Engine heat will provide the heat to the hydronic system when underway.  Further, there are built-in 125 V. heaters in each cabin.

Scruples III is built for self-sufficiency when cruising with large alternators an 8 KW and a 20 KW generator.   Fourteen 6 Volt batteries provide an ample house bank.   The 280 gallons of freshwater on board is supplemented 300 gallon per day Spectra watermaker.

Scruples III is built for comfort at sea and easy operation.   She features Naiad hydraulic stabilizers and the legendary Tollycraft modified deep "V" hull.   Scruples III has 2 fully-equipped helm stations and an aft docking station with bow thruster control.  

Scruples III is laid out for easy maintenance with a spacious engine room and excellent access to engines, generators, coolers and all other gear.   The engine room features compartmentalized storage for spare parts and tools.   One trip into the engine room will reveal that Scruples III has been professionally maintained with clear indication of the last service noted on every item.   

A full compliment of manuals is included for all machinery and systems on board. 



Accessed from the cockpit via two hinged doors, the full width salon welcomes you to the inside living spaces.   Some of the features include:

  • Hardwood floor at entry & wall to wall carpet throughout
  • Teak walls, trim and cabinetry
  • Sliding screen doors for ventilation
  • Updated windows w/ venting windows each side
  • Built in bar with sink & ice maker in starboard aft corner
  • Full length cabinet on stbd. wall w/ entertainment centre
  • Wing door port side forward to access side decks
  • L-shaped  couch aft & along port side wall w/ bookcase
  • Large swivel rocker recliner &  bamboo swivel rocker
  • Hi - Lo teak coffee table plus end table
  • Furniture is easily rearranged or replaced
  • Roll down blinds plus decorator curtains
  • Indirect valance lighting plus overhead LED lights
Entertainment Systems

Scruples III has a comprehensive entertainment system which includes the following:

  • KVH Tracvision TV7 Satellite dome
  • Dual sat receiver with Direct TV and Bell systems
  • 40" Samsung flat screen TV in salon 
  • Cinevision DVD / VHS player in salon
  • Component stereo system in salon
  • 22" Toshiba flat screen TV with DVD in master stateroom
  • 15" Insignia flat screen TV with DVD in guest stateroom
  • Individual AM/FM/cassette stereos in each stateroom (3)
  • Stereo speakers throughout

The large pilothouse is laid out with the galley aft and a substantial dinette forward to port.   The lower helm area is centred forward with access to the lower accommodation level to starboard.   Some of the features include:

  • U-shaped settee to port with large dining table
  • Sliding door to access side decks & F/B to starboard
  • New movable black leather helm chair 
  • Storage and electrical panels are located starboard aft
  • Parquet flooring and teak trim throughout
  • Overhead lighting plus chart lights and reading lights
  • Reverse Cycle and Hydronic climate controls
  • Updated side windows with roll down shades in galley

The galley occupies the aft portion of the pilothouse level with a U-shaped counter area to the port side.  Updated applliances are arranged for convenience of the on-board chef.  Some of the features include:

  • Upgraded quartz molded countertops with double sinks
  • Single lever faucet and in-sink garbage disposal
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Stainless steel Danby refrigerator / freezer
  • Three burner propane cook top
  • Full size Gaggenau electric oven
  • GE Dishwasher
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Samsung microwave built-in above cook top
  • Ventilation fan
  • Cabinetry to starboard with additional microwave
  • Parquet flooring and upholstered ceiling 
  • Extensive upper and lower teak cabinetry
Pilothouse Helm Station

The pilothouse helm station offers excellent visibility forward and to both sides.  Some of the features include:

  • Stainless steel wheel
  • Mathers Micro Commander dual engine controls
  • Full engine instrumentation
  • Stop / start controls plus switches for all bridge functions
  • Ritchie fluxgate electronic compass
  • Garmin GPS Map 4012 MFD (radar, charts, depth)
  • Garmin SD cards with charts for Washington & BC
  • Paper charts and chartbooks included
  • AIS Transceiver
  • Robertson ADL 2000 Autopilot
  • Data Marine model DM600 digital speed / depth / log
  • Data Marine analogue wind speed and direction indicator
  • Standard Horizon LH10 VHF radio
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF radio
  • Flo-Scan fuel monitors (GPH and hour meters)
  • Computer monitor for Lap-top & TV (laptop not included)
  • Intercom system -salon, galley, F/B, cabins & engine room
  • Trim tab controls with indicators
  • Rudder indicator
  • Bow thruster control
  • Naiad Stabilizer controls
  • Spotlight Controls
  • Tank monitor gauge for fuel and water
  • Intercom handset (to every cabin, flybridge, etc.)

The flybridge is easily accessed by exiting the pilothouse sliding door to starboard and ascending a sheltered stair case aft.   Features include:

  • Custom hardtop w/ stainless steel supports (2008)
  • Two overhead hatches for ventilation
  • Recessed overhead lighting
  • Complete enclosure with sliding door aft to dinghy storage
  • Radar arch aft with Radar, Satellite TV dome & antennae
  • Two swivel helm chairs forward (2016)
  • L-shaped settee aft and to port
  • Built-in bar with sink, fridge and ice-maker
  • Built-in table plus folding teak table and chairs
  • Sun pad forward to port for lounging
  • Rail-mounted barbeque and propane tank storage
  • Tender storage aft with hydraulic tender davit
  • Tender deck features 4 removable stainless steel stapes 
Flybridge Helm

The Flybridge helm station is centred forward and features:

  • Stainless steel wheel with leather cover
  • Mathers Micro Commander dual engine controls
  • Full engine instrumentation & Danforth compass
  • Standard Horizon GX2150 AIS Matrix VHF radio
  • Garmin GPS Map 4012 MFD (charts, radar, depth)
  • Raymarine graphic display
  • Trim tab controls with indicators
  • Naiad stabilizer & Bow thruster controls
  • Remote spotlight & windlass controls plus chain counter
  • Datamarine analogue wind indicator
  • Robertson ADL 2000 Auto Pilot controls
  • Standard Horizon Loud hailer and fog horn controls
Master Stateroom

The full width master stateroom is located mid-ships and down 3 steps from the lower companionway.   Features include:

  • Queen walk around centreline aft w/ mirrored headboard
  • Bedside tables with lamps at both sides
  • Large, double door hanging locker to port
  • Built-in L-shaped upholstered settee
  • Fully carpeted, upholstered headliner, teak trim
  • 6 stainless steel portlights with screens & curtains
  • Built-in vanity with mirror, storage and decorator lights
  • Extensive cabinetry for storage throughout
  • Direct and indirect overhead lighting
  • Toshiba 22" flatscreen TV with DVD player
  • KVH satellite TV control box
  • KMR AM/FM/cassette stereo with speakers
  • Smoke and Co alarms
  • Access to master head forward to starboard
  • Head features separate shower compartment
  • Electric head, exhaust fan, overhead lighting
VIP Guest Stateroom

At the forward end of the accommodations companionway, one enters the VIP guest stateroom.   Some of the features include:

  • Island queen with mirrored headboard & storage below
  • Hanging locker and storage along both sides of bed
  • Overhead hatch with screen, portlights and curtains
  • Overhead halogen lights and reading lights
  • KMR AM/FM/cassette stereo with speakers
  • Private access door to guest head
  • Climate controls and intercom
2nd Guest Cabin

Access from the lower accommodations companionway to port, the second guest cabin provides the following features:

  • Double pullman berth with storage under
  • Hanging locker plus ample additional storage
  • Built-in ventilation fan
  • 2 stainless steel portlights with curtains
  • Overhead lights and reading lights
  • KMR AM/FM/Cassette stereo with speakers
  • Insignia 15" flatscreen TV with DVD player
  • Climate controls & intercom
Engines and Mechanical

The spacious engine room as accessed via a large, electrically-operated hatch in the cockpit through the lazarette.  This well lit space provides excellent access to engines, gears, generators and the well-organized spare parts storage systems. 

  • Detroit Diesel 6V92 - 550 hp. engines (6,500 hours)
  • Micro Commander electronic engine controls (3 stations)
  • Upgraded actuator boxes and auto synchronizer system
  • Twin Disc model DD5091V transmissions
  • Airsep air intakes on engines
  • 34" four blade bronze propellers (with prop speed applied)
  • Naiad Hydraulic stabilizers
  • Key Power 10" - 15 hp. hydraulic bow thruster (3 stations)
  • Raycor primary fuel filters
  • Floscan fuel monitoring system 
  • Oil change pumps
  • Webasto Hydronic diesel furnace (5 zones)
  • Hydronic system heats water and pre-heats engines
  • Salt and fresh water washdowns
Electrical System

Scuples III boasts a comprehensive electrical system designed for redundancy and self-sufficiency.   Features include:

  • 50 amp. and 30 amp shoreline inlets aft and port side
  • 2 each 50 amp./ 250 V shore power cords (50')
  • 1 each 50 amp./ 250 V shore power cord (25')
  • 1 each 50 amp./ 125 V shore power cord (50')
  • 1 each 30 amp./ 125 V shore power cord (50')
  • Smart "Y" adaptor (two 30 amp. to one 50 amp)
  • Multiple additional power cord adaptors
  • 8 KW Onan Genset (Total Hours:  5,462)
  • 20 KW Onan Genset (Total Hours:  1,408)
  • 325 amp alternator on stbd engine (house batteries)
  • 165 amp alternator on port engine (start batteries)
  • 2 each 8D - 12 volt starting batteries
  • 2 each 12 volt genset starting batteries
  • 14 each 6 volt golf cart batteries (house)
  • Mastervolt 200 amp battery charger & 4000 W inverter
  • Mastervolt 100 amp battery charger 
  • NewMar 30 amp battery charger (genset batteries)
  • 125 V and 250 V electrical panel in PH with monitors
  • 12 V electrical panel in PH with monitors
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning (5 zones)
  • 125 V Electric heaters built in to each cabin
Hull and Decks

The Tollycraft 53 has a solid fibreglass modified deep "V" hull.  Some of the exterior features include:

  • Extended swim grid (55" deep) with 4 - SS staples
  • Seawise electric davit & brackets to accommodate dinghy
  • Stainless handrails on transom
  • Boarding gates in cockpit & and both sides of vessel
  • Cockpit features antiskid sole and teak caprail
  • Large powered hatch to access lazarette & engine room
  • Aft docking station in cockpit w/ engine & thruster controls
  • Cockpit overhang features recessed lighting
  • Full width main cabin; side decks from mid-ship forward
  • Access to port side deck from salon wing door
  • Access to stbd side deck from pilothouse
  • Stainless steel rails surround the side and foredeck areas
  • Stainless steel fender holders on foredeck
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass w/ foot switches + wireless remote
  • Bruce 60 lb. anchor with 300' chain
  • Additional Fortress spare anchor w/ chain & 200' rode
  • Loud hailer and spotlight mounted above pilothouse
  • Staircase with handrail to flybridge from stbd side deck
  • Stainless steel arch above radar arch for KVH sat. dome
  • Hydraulic tender davit with remote control
Additional Equipment

It would be impractical to list every piece of equipment on Scruples III, as the list would be excessively long.   Some of the important items included are as follows:

  • Spectra Catalina 12 volt watermaker (300GPD) -pickled
  • 4 cu.ft. freezer located  lazarette
  • ACR Electronics EPIRB (auto deploy) in cockpit
  • 13'6" AB tender with centre console with lifting bridle
  • Yamaha 40 hp. 4 stroke outboard (seawise mount)
  • Tender incl. Garmin chartplotter, depth sounder & VHF
  • Multiple folding deck chairs and tables
  • Manuals for all machinery and equipment on board
Spare Parts

Scruples III is equipped with more spare parts and stores than many chandleries.   The engine room has built in storage for many of the usual engine and generator spares.   A partial list of the important spares includes:

  • 1 - 2.5" stainless steel propeller shaft
  • 165 amp. alternator for port engine
  • Galley Maid spare head pump (rebuilt)
  • Spare watermaker filters
  • Innumerable other engine & genset spares
Upgrades Since 2008

In the past 11 years the current owner has spent over $500,000 on upgrades on Scruples III.   Some of the significant upgrades include:

  • Custom Hardtop and enclosure around flybridge
  • Swim grid extended by 4' and staples added
  • Seawise davit system added to swim grid
  • All side windows in salon and pilothouse replaced
  • Webasto Hydronic Furnace system
  • New helm chairs on flybridge and pilothouse (2016)
  • Garmin electronic and SD chips with charts
  • Updated galley counter, sinks and appliances
  • Carpets, upholstery and all window coverings
  • Replaced inverter, chargers, washer & dryer
  • Replaced dinghy & outboard with depth, plotter & VHF
  • KVH satellite receiver and TVs

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.

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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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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