53 Pilothouse

$559,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

An ocean of opportunity awaits you !  Presenting the ideal pilothouse for the Pacific Northwest and beyond. If you are looking for a well constructed, quality built yacht with the perfect lay-out, then Lexicon is a must-see! Three helm stations with exceptional visibility, well purposed easy access from bow to stern, in-boom furling mainsail, self-tacking furling jib, make her ideal for short handed world cruising. The low hour 220hp Yanmar installed in 2015 plus a genset gives her more than sufficient power.  Performance, comfort and durability. Warm in winter, cool in the tropics.
Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Pilothouse
Overall Length 53' 2"
Year 2008
Hull Material Fiberglass
Hull Beam 14' 6"
Fuel Capacity 228 gallons
Engine Power 220 HP
Bridge Clearance 68'
Displacement 44,000 pounds

Engine 1

Make & Model Yanmar 6BY3-220
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Year 2015
Power 220 horsepower
Hours 500
Propeller Type 3 Blade, Feathering
Transmission Direct

The Gorbon 53 has a 2-cabin layout. Satin varnished cherry wood and solid mahogany sole throughout. The main cabin is situated forward with an island queen berth.  The second cabin, midships has two single berths.  Both cabins have beautiful cherry cabinetry. hanging lockers and ample storage space with book shelves and drawers.

The Pilothouse settee has a pull-out which makes a double berth.

The main cabin has an ensuite fresh water electric head with a separate shower stall and wet locker.  Both heads have Vetus 24v fresh water electric heads and are plumbed into a 35 gal holding tank with TankWatch gauges. The head sinks are plumbed to a 35 gal grey water tank.  Black water tanks can be accessed under the floor boards in the galley.  

The second freshwater electric head is located midships to starboard and it has a Y-valve discharge.

LED lighting and dimmers.  Hella fans in both cabins.


Heating and Air Conditioning
  • 16,000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in salon Pilothouse
  • 9,000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air in Master Cabin
  • Espar AirTronic Heater 18,000 BTU diesel heater  2021
  • 4 Helo cabin fans.  


Pilothouse & Salon

The pilothouse salon is one of the many outstanding features of the Gorbon 53.  Easy access from cockpit through the walk-in door. No hatch boards to step over or a steep companionway to navigate.

It is fitted with a large L-shaped settee which has a pullout that can convert it into a bed, drop leaf dining table with drawers at each end and storage underneath, and a navigation and communications centre. There is ample storage area under all the salon seating. 

Satin varnished cherry wood joinery.  The ceiling is painted bead board with cherry beams. The cabin sole is constructed from solid mahogany varnished planking. Overhead lamps with dimmer switches and night lighting feature throughout. 2 Hella cabin fans, and 16,000 BTU reverse cycle heat/air for comfort year-round.

The salon helm station has engine controls, joystick, bow thruster controls, navigation equipment and a Stidd helm chair.  Access to the generator space, fuel manifold system and other ship's systems


  • Salon upholstery 2020
  • Bose surround sound speakers
  • Ocean-Air screens and sunshades on all hatches
  • External Window shades
  • Interior pilothouse side window covers 2020



Step down from the pilothouse, amidships to the U-shaped galley.

Granite counter tops, SS sink and faucet.  Storage cabinets and drawers as well as storage under the steps.


Cooking options include a GE Space Saver microwave and a Force Ten 3 burner propane stove and oven. Frigoboat fridge with SS front and a Frigoboat SS drawer freezer



  • Granite counter tops
  • Espar heat
  • Force 10 3-burner propane gimballed stove an oven
  • Vitrifrigo refrigeration, Model DW7RXNEF
  • Frigoboat freezer drawer Model BN85BT
  • GE SpaceSaver microwave
  • Xintex propane solenoid, lines and valves in locker 2019
  • Propane alarm sensor 2020



To access the foredeck, there are 2 fixed steps from the cockpit and a well positioned grab rail on the coach roof to help make a safe transition along the uncluttered side decks. 


  • 7 SS Bomar hatches
  • 8 SS opening ports and screens
  • 2 SS cowl vents mounted on teak dorado boxes
  • Teak decks
  • Double SS lifelines and gates
  • Dinghy Davits (2020)



The helm stations are placed forward of the cockpit seating which gives the helmsman great visibility all around including through the pilothouse, as well as being safer “centre cockpit”. 


The U-shaped cockpit seating provides comfortable, spacious seating up to 10 with a large teak cockpit table with folding leaves and a cover.  All electronics, winches and sheets are within easy reach of the helmsman. Elk hide cover on both wheels. The engine is easily accessed through two wide hatches in the cockpit floor.

Access to the generator space, fuel manifold system and other ship's systems.

3 Large cockpit lockers to port, starboard and aft provide a luxury of storage space.


  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit table cover
  • Bimini 2020
  • Cockpit cushions Sunbrella flow-through 2020
  • Propane/outboard fuel locker, 1 x 20 lb tank  2020 plus spare
  • 3 Deep Cockpit lockers with SS ladders
  • Foot switches for electric winches


Ground Tackle & Mooring

The foredeck locker is large and light and allows easy access to the bow thruster, thruster and windlass batteries, battery charger, anchor chain and spare ground tackle. 


  • 66 lb Bruce anchor
  • 200 feet of chain
  • Lewmar Pacific 4000 windlass with foot switches, remote handheld control and switches at the helm
  • 6 fenders 2020
  • 6 docklines


Rigging and Sails

The Gorbon 53 was designed as performance cruiser yet easy to manoeuvre. All sheets and lines lead aft to the sides of the cockpit, and there is great visibility from all 3 comfortable helm stations.

Layout of the lines to the electric winches together with the furling boom plus self-tacking jib, make it easy to sail single or short handed.  

  • Carbon fibre mast. Selden 2-spreader tapered 
  • In boom furling with full battens. Romar Leisure
  • Furlex TD400 thru-deck roller fuller, manual lead to electric winch
  • Rod standing rigging
  • NavTech hydraulic backstay and vang controls
  • 2 single winch handles
  • 1 double winch handle
  • 2 Harken 2-speed electric 70.2 primary winches
  • 2 Harken 2-speed electric 53 mainsheet winches
  • 2 Harken 2-speed electric 44 halyard winches
  • Boom preventer
  • Self tacking jib track




All sails are 2008 and from Hallett Canvas and Sail, Falmouth, ME


  • Mainsail Dacron 
  • 100% self-tacking jib
  • 135% roller furling Genoa 
  • Gennaker with snuffer release bag


  • Cable with oversized quadrant
  • Furuno Nav AutoPilot 771
  • AutoPilot Joystick in Pilothouse
  • SS Emergency Tiller
  • Port & Starboard destroyer wheels cover in elk hide
  • Max Power Duo 125 24V bow thruster - new motor 2020
  • 2 NEW bow thruster controls 2021


  • Gala A330 HQW Ultralight Dinghy 106 lbs  (2020) 
  • Suzuki 20 hp outboard (2020)
  • Stainless steel davits (2020)


Electronics and Navigation
  • 3 full-function auto-pilot displays
  • 3 full-function Hydra displays with toggles at each exterior helm station 
  • 2 AWS displays
  • 2 Wind direction displays
  • 3 full-function GPS3 Garmin GPSmap 7612 chart plotters and RADAR 2017
  • Garmin AIS 800 Transceiver 2020
  • AIS and GPS antenna 2020
  • B&G Hydra 3000 3 full-function auto-pilot displays 2016
  • B&G Hydra 3000 1 full-function Hydra display 2016
  • B&G Hydra 3000 2 wind speed  displays 2016
  • B&G Hydra 3000 2 wind direction displays 2016
  • B&G Auto-pilot
  • ICOM 424G GPS VHF at inside helm with 2 full-function microphones in cockpit 2020
  • Ritchie compass at all 3 helm stations
  • B&G Auto-pilot joystick at inside helm
  • 2 x 12V cigarette lighter adapters
  • Radar and antenna mounted on SS post



12 , 24 and 120 Volt systems. using the highest grade tinned wire throughout. An Onan generator and an inverter supplies 120V plus a 50amp Glendinning Cable Master shore power cord. The master circuit breaker panel is located in the PH.  


  • Onan 8kW Generator in sound shield. 455 hours
  • 24V MaxPower bow thruster. 2020 motor
  • 70 Amp 24 Volt alternator on main engine 2020
  • 110 Volt to 24 Volt 60 Amp battery charger 2020
  • Newman 24V to 12V converter
  • 2 windshield wipers
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Courtesy foot lights in cabins/cockpit and on swim step
  • Lightning ground and bonding system
  • MasterVolt 100Amp battery charger for 24V house bank
  • Victron Centura charger 24Volt 70 Amp
  • MasterVolt BTM3 battery monitor, main bank
  • Power Mariner ProNautic 20Amp 24Volt battery charger for bow thruster and windlass batteries
  • 4 x 225Amp AGM house batteries 2020
  • Engine starter battery 2020
  • Genset starter battery 2020
  • 2 x AGM batteries for bow thruster and windlass 2020
  • Foredeck floodlight
  • Port and starboard bow lights
  • Stern light 2020
  • Spreader lights
  • Glendinnig Cable Master shorepower retriever
  • 1 50’ 50Amp shore power cable
  • 50Amp to 30Amp connector 2020
  • Masthead anchor tri-colour light
  • Master switch installed for winches 2020
  • 4 new foot winch switches 2020


Engine & Genset Compartments

Both compartments are huge with lots of space to move around. The 220Hp Yanmar engine with a cruising speed of 8-9 knots is accessed directly through two wide opening hatch doors in the cockpit floor. The engine compartment contains 110v outlets, 12v engine starting battery, Balmar 24V 70amp alternator, Newmar 24V-12V converter, PSS shaft seal, dual racor cross-over fuel system and  fresh water spigot. A Fireboy system is in both in the engine and genset compartment..


Mechanical & Drive System
  • Yanmar 6BY3-220 (2015)
  • Yanmar transmission KMH50A 2.6:1
  • 8kW Onan Generator MDKBL-5791302 Series C with sound shield 455 hrs
  • 24” 3-blade Max Prop
  • PPS Shaft seals
  • Spur cutter
  • 45mm (1.77”) shaft
  • Yanmar engine controls al all 3 helm positions
  • Fuel - 228 gal in 2 aluminium tanks
  • Dual Racor 500 FG cross over fuel filters
  • Re-built water pump 2020
  • Fuel pump 2020


  • 12Volt Shurflo freshwater pump
  • 2 fibreglass fresh water tanks, 150 gal x 2
  • 35 gal plastic black water holding tank.
  • 35 gal grey water tank 
  • Mascerator and deck pumpout
  • Force 10 water Heater
  • Seagull water filter on cold water supply
  • 6 Automatic bilge pumps
  • Bilge pump in generator room 2000 gph 2020
  • 6 high water alarms
  • InSinkErator garburetor in galley sink
  • Swim platform shower 


Safety Equipment
  • 4 person Crewsaver Coastal Liferaft (2020)
  • LifeSling and Buoy 2020
  • Flares and gun 2020
  • Throw Line 2020
  • Swim Ladder 2020
  • 3 CO2 alarms 2020
  • 3 smoke detector 2020
  • 6 Bilge Pumps 24Volt
  • 6 high water bilge alarms
  • Engine room FireBuoy Auto Fire Extinguishers
  • Generator room FireBuoy Auto Fire Extinguishers
  • 4 Fire Extinguishers
  • EPIRB G8 with AIS - McMurdo Smartfind 2020
  • 2 manual bilge pumps
  • CabinSole hatches lock down
  • AIS transmitter/receiver 2020
  • GlobalStar GSP1700 Sat Phone


Upgrades, Maintenance and Improvements



  • New Espar Airtronic  furnace 18,400 BTU


September 2020

  • 6 Harken electric winches cleaned and greased (serviced)
  • New fresh water filter


August 2020

  • New anti-fouling
  • New zincs
  • New cutlass bearing
  • MaxProp greased and polished
  • New salon upholstery
  • New cockpit cushions
  • New Bimini
  • New dinghy davits
  • New swim ladder
  • New dinghy and outboard
  • New mast boot


March 2020


  • Re-inforced fibreglass pedestal for steering blocks
  • New bow-thruster motor


February 2020 


  • Removed and replaced batter charger
  • New battery cables from ground buss to charger, positive fuse to charger, installed case gourd, and AC wires
  • Installed new alternator
  • Replaced filter unit for salt water wash down pump
  • Cleaned and installed window gaskets
  • Replaced the three lazarette latches so that they can be locked with padlocks
  • Installed pad eye beside each of the two steering wheels so that the helmsman can be tethered
  • Replaced stern light
  • Installed 3 smoke detectors
  • Installed one-way check valve from pump to grey water tank
  • Replaced grey water filter
  • Replaced macerator pump for grey water discharge
  • Installed new EPIRB
  • New propane sensor under galley sole
  • New raw water pump and fuel pump for Genset
  • Replaced potable water lines from tank shutoff to filters and through to hot water tank.
  • Replaced O-rings on all deck fuel and water filling ports


January 2020

  • Engine and generator maintenance
  • Fuel tanks scrubbed



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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