Astondoa 53 OpenBy George L. Petrie
Model: 53 Open
Model Year: 2007
Boat Type: Cruiser
Weight: 40,000 lbs.
Standard Power: 2/800-hp MAN R6-800CRM diesel inboards
Optional Power: not available
Fuel Capacity: 800 gal.
Water Capacity: 100 gal.
6.5-kW Kohler diesel genset w/ hushbox
fiberglass hard top with hydraulic opening roof
Raymarine autopilot, ST-60 Tridata, and VHF
three pilot seats at helm
electric windlass, anchor, and chain
bow and stern sun pads
17" LCD TVs in saloon and owner’s stateroom
hot and cold shower on swim platform
Upgrade to 9.0-kW Kohler diesel genset w/ hushbox
elevator lift for tender
teak side decks
canvas enclosures for main deck and aft deck
upgrade to 20" LCD TVs in saloon and master
20" recessed LCD TV on main deck
upgrade electronics to Raymarine C80 chartplotter, GPS, and radar
550-watt electric inverter
700-watt stern winch
This article originally appeared in the September 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.