1985 Sparkman & Stephens 54 Trawler

  • 54
  • Sparkman & Stephens
  • Pasadena, MD, US

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This trawler offers a great opportunity to buy a go anywhere boat which would make a great boat for the loop or ICW Cruising for under $200k. Call Broker For More Details & To Arrange A Showing.......


Her timeless lines draw attention in any anchorage. Her single, natural aspirated caterpillar 3208 diesel engine provides reliable and economical propulsion.  She has a large battery bank and inverter which allows operation for extended periods with no Generator. When needed, her Yanmar 8kw genset powers all systems including washer, dryer, and A/C.


Entering from double slide out doors on her comfortable aft deck, she welcomes you into a spacious salon with expansive views. 


Up a few steps her stainless steel galley is still part of the conversation in the salon. 


Around the corner from the galley, her well appointed pilothouse has excellent visibility and a large settee that is big enough to be a watch berth or even a guest twin bed.


Descending the stairway from the pilothouse there is a large lower salon, with a desk area that converts to a Double berth when more sleeping space is needed. There is a walk-in closet to starboard with enclosed  storage for all of the "Stuff" one can accumulate cruising or just living aboard.


Forward is a spacious owner's cabin with large double berth, en suite head and tiled shower.



Basic Information

Sparkman & Stephens
54 Trawler
Pasadena, MD, US
Vessel Name:
M 6075 RD
Boat Type:
Motor Yachts, Trawlers
Hull Material:

Dimensions & Weight

54 ft - 16.46 meter
54 ft - 16.46 meter
17 ft - 5.18 meter
Draft - max:
- meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


3208 Natural
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
210 (Individual), 210 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
500 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
500 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
100 Gallon(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:




White stretched headliners were installed throughout the entire vessel.
All lighting was changed to LED and florescent.
An inverter (2000 watt Mastervolt) system and  (5 Rolls 8D batteries) of storage was installed.

An additional 200 Amp Balmar alternator was installed off the main engine. 4 1600 BTU Cruisaire air conditioners were installed; 2 in the lower deck and 2 in the upper deck.

Both the Master Head and the Guest Head were completely remodeled with new cabinets, faucets and toliets; Forward head has been converted to composting, which offers silent, no-smell, pumpout free operation. Plumbing is in place to convert forward head back to electric flush if desired.

All cabinets above the sink were re-engineered with mirrors, containing 3 opening doors (1 of which accommodates the entry of light and ventilation from porthole in each head.

The Salon was reconfigured to accommodate modern settees all cushions were re-upholstered throughout the vessel. Modern flat screen televisions were added, not only in the Salon, but in each stateroom as well.

LPG Force 10 4-burner with oven gas range was added to replace the original electric stove RFU 9000 A/C D/C refrigerator was installed replacing the 12V refrigerator.

A MAXWELL LIBERTY 2500 (rope and chain) Windlass equipped with Gypsy/Capstan, 2-foot switches on the deck and remote up down switch in the pilothouse. A Bruce 30 KG stainless steel anchor through a newly engineered stainless steel bowsprit was engineered and installed.

Cordless blinds were installed covering the majority of windows.

These upgrades transformed ESPRIT with her "battleship" integrity into a more functional, and aesthetically pleasing, cruising displacement yacht. While underway the powerful 200 Amp alternator and inverter generates enough power to keep all systems running (except air conditioning and hot water) thus saving generator time and fuel. Because of her well engineered ventilation system there is really no need for air condition. At anchor ESPRIT is able to sustain herself comfortably for in excess of 24 hours on battery and inverter needing generator for a maximum of 4 to 6 hours per day, making hot water, washing and drying easily obtainable.

Over a 160 mile journey around Jamaica going at 1450 RPM with varying currents, we averaged 6 knots and consumed 2 gallons per hour (3 miles to the gallon).

On my trip to Florida from Jamaica, I checked the first leg which was 438 miles. We ran at 1660 RPM averaging 7.5 knots and we took 180 gallons of fuel which worked out to about 2.43 miles to the gallon. This works out to be approximately 3 gallons per hour.

We also have to bear in mind that no generator was run during this trip, as the 200 amp Alternator charged the 5 house batteries running refrigeration and on our overnight stops the Inverter did its job.


All the way aft is the engine room with 3208 naturally aspired Caterpillar 2.5.1 reduction gear. There is a 200 AMP alternator on the side of the engine, which charges 5 Rolls 8D batteries (1260 amp storage) while underway. There is a Yanmar 8 KW generator immediately aft and to starboard of the main engine.

Aft are 2 Aqua lift mufflers for the engine and genset exhaust through the transom. A central vacuum system in front of the aft engine room bulkhead. Aft and to port is the emergency access to the aft deck. There is a storage locker to port of the main engine, which has 2 drawers, 3 opening lockers and accommodates the House batteries and air condition raw water pumps. Atop of this storage area is a hot water heater and various toolboxes with a vice attached. The starting batteries for the main engine and generator are on the starboard forward bulkhead. There are 2 exhaust fans on either side. 

Other unique features are single point fueling and single point water fills. The engine is served from a 150-gallon day tank that has a positive pressure feed. AC & DC power panels are immediately outside the engine room and easily accessible.


64ml Furuno Radar
Standard Horizon VHF radio


Side Power Bow thruster SP155TCI
Flo scan fuel consumption meter
Spotlight switch
Furuno GP-32 GPS
Robertson AP 35 Autopilot
Standard Horizon CP 590 Chart Plotter
Datamarine depth sounder

The tanks have removable baffles for access to the tank extremities. Heavily framed on close centers with continuous support; bulkheads and cabin sides are heavy marine doubled, embedded in foam with glass corner fillets. Cutouts in the area of the thruster, through hulls and also deck areas where the windlass is installed show the tremendous strength of the boat. Cutouts are on board and are available for view.

There are 10 opening ports in the hull sides below the deck area, and a large center hatch in the owners stateroom. Also, ventilation is provided through the Portuguese bridge with water separator similar to Dorade vents. All of the drawers and lockers are blind dove tailed and their faces are edge bound. All fiddle rails around the counter tops are inside radiused for easy cleaning. All doors are made in style of Abeking & Rasmussen, as her first owner previously had an A&R motorsailer for many years, and appreciated the fine quality of construction. One literally must view ESPRIT to appreciate the fine quality and patient attention to detail her owners have put into her.


Sparkman & Stephens design is timeless and well thought out

She is double-ended with powerful lines and ample freeboard, providing luxurious quarters for a party of six.

Below the water line she shows full sections with generous skeg and 22 Ft long bilge keels.

Her finish is high grade and all structure shows patient attention to detail without compromise.

All wiring runs are port and starboard outboard at the junction of the overhead and hull sides. There are no wires running through the bilge. She is extremely well insulated and well thought out with natural ventilation in mind.

Her heavy guardrail allows all of her opening ports to remain open while at rest with no rain coming on board. All joinery on the main deck is teak. All joinery on below decks are red oak. All cabin soles are teak and holly. The boat has terrific ventilation and has no need for air conditioning, although fully equipped with 4 X 16000BTU Cruisair marine air conditioners installed in 2007.

Aft Deck

There is a semi-circular lounge aft. The decking is conventional teak and Thiokol. The aft deck is equipped with port and starboard warping capstans for line tending, a ladder to the fly bridge area, and emergency engine room access.

Main Deck

Her side decks are teak aft and fiberglass forward, and her cap rails are varnished in traditional fashion. A full set of sunbrella railing covers keeps the varnish in excellent condition.

The shore power source is available on the center, outside the Pilothouse. There are two bulwark doors to access port and starboard; one at bridge height and the other at the lower deck area which is three steps down from the bridge. There are five prisms for funneling light below deck.

Forward is a MAXWELL LIBERTY 2500 (rope and chain) Windlass equipped with Gypsy/Capsan and 2 foot activated switches. Windlass is also operated by remote up down switch located in Pilot House. 

Forward in separate rope chamber is an additional 600 feet of 3/8 inch rope with shackle attached easily accessible in an emergency for sea anchor etc.

There are substantial stanchions forward and bulwarks are near waist height on a person who is 6'3".


On the port side of the salon is a full-length upholstered settee with generous storage beneath. Directly in front is a well engineered eloquently varnished table capable of comfortably seating 6 people at meal time, after which, its leaves may be folded to allow easy passage in the salon. There is also a built in bureau with three large drawers and two smaller drawers forward on the portside of the salon. On the starboard side are two upholstered settees (generous storage beneath) with an open wine cabinet and tabletop in their center.

There is a Travertine marble counter beneath and aft of the pass through from the galley, the back wall of which, houses a 32 inch flat screen television. An ONKIO receiver amplifier that provides power to a Bose Surround Sound System is in the main salon with several speakers throughout the vessel.

In the main salon port and starboard, there are 2 large sliding windows. All windows are equipped with reset cordless folding blinds. There are 2 large sliding doors aft of the main salon opening out to the aft deck. The main salon has stretched white headliner throughout, as in the entire vessel. There are 5 recessed LED lights to port and to starboard in the main salon. In the center fore and aft are 2 square recessed florescent lights. There is an attractive 100-watt 120 volt lighting fixture over the center table with dimmer switch.


Located up 3 steps is a full width, 4-burner LPG gas range with oven, equipped with lock off solenoid and built in North American Standard (Force 10). There is a NUTONE stainless exhaust hood over the range. All counters are stainless steel, including a deep stainless steel sink. There is a RFU 8220 refrigerator/freezer and a Gibson stand-alone freezer to port. A Quasar microwave is above the freezer, and opposite the freezer on the centerline is a large pantry for glass, dishware or storage. Just before entering the salon is a gear locker. Two large opening ports access the flybridge area from the galley, which provides convenient passage of food and beverage to the fly bridge if desired.

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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)