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The Gallant 53 is a true classic yacht. She is built to be sailed across the oceans in a safe and comfortable way. A yacht that allows the crew to enjoy the wind and the open sea during long voyages. The Gallant 53 is designed by the well-known naval architect and yacht designer, E.G. Van de Stadt. When the yacht was introduced, it was the world’s largest ‘series-built’ glass fibre yacht. Between 1966 and 1973 a total of 22 yachts were built as sloop or ketch by Southern Ocean Shipyard Ltd and by Tyler’s in England.
In 1967 the Gallant 53 was awarded the Lloyd's Register of Shipping 1968 Yacht Trophy for outstanding design, performance, and craftsmanship. It was on a Gallant 53 in 1977 that Naomi James became the first woman to sail around the world single handed. She broke Sir Francis Chichester’s earlier record by two days from his solo round-the-world sailing.
To many people, this Van de Stadt design is still one of the most attractive yachts with it´s beautiful lines and superb proportions.
The Gallant 53, AGLAIA was launched in 1968. The first owner sailed AGLAIA from the boat yard in UK to US, thereafter it has mainly been sailing in US and Canadian waters. In 2013 AGLAIA was bought by the current owner family. It is a US registered yacht. It was sailed to Sweden in 2018 and has been used for family sailing, a few weeks every summer, in the beautiful Scandinavian waters. During wintertime AGLAIA is being stored inside a heated shed and being serviced and upgraded by Vindö Marin.
AGLAIA is a ketch, which provides the opportunity for variety of sails for many different conditions of wind and waves. The furling systems are hydraulic and there are two primary electric Andersen 58 winches. Main, Mizzen and Genua is North 3di from 2021.
The 158 hp Yanmar engine was replaced approx. year 2000 and has approx 900 hrs running time. A bow thruster was installed in 2019 to make manoeuvring easy. Most electric equipment and navigation instruments are all recently upgraded.
All outside woodwork has been varnished in 2020.
The interior is in good condition, the area in front of the saloon was rebuilt by Vindö Marin in 2019 to include a large heads / shower cabin a large forward owners cabin, with plenty of storage space.
For anyone looking for a really nice and beautiful classic ocean going yacht with a great reputation, don’t miss out on Gallant 53, AGLAIA!
Please contact Berthon Scandinavia for further info!
Hull and deck
Heavy duty GRP construction
Keel & Rudder
Engine and propulsion
Yanmar 4LHA-HTP 158hp approx. 900 hrs (ny ca 2000, renoverad 2019 Vindö)
Gear box (Kanzaki KM5A)
2 x Racor fuel pre filter
Folding propeller 3 blade (Maxprop)
Bow thruster (Side-Power SE 170/250 TC) - 2019
Fuel approx. 1600 L (3 x GRP tanks)
Water approx. 1560 L (3 x GRP tanks)
Holding approx. 120 L (Stainless steel tank) - 2019
Hot water boiler 220V approx. 40L (heated by shore power / engine cooling water) - 2019
Manual bilge pump (Whale)
2 x Electric bilge pump (manual / auto)
Fresh water pump
Shower waste pumps
115V / 220V shore power system, earth fault breaker, fuse box, shore power cable
Isolation Transformer 230V / 115V, 115V / 220V (Victron 3600W)
US style sockets
Diesel generator (Lugger) 115V / ??? kW, approx. 400 hrs
2 x Charger / Inverter 24V / 3000W / 70A (Victron MultiPlus)
2 x Battery monitor panel (Victron multi control)
Service batteries 24V / 410Ah (Exide Marine 4 x 210Ah) - 2019
Start battery 12V / 70Ah
2 x Gravity switch
Wind instrument (Simrad IS15)
Close haul instrument (Simrad IS15)
5 x Multi instrument (Simrad IS15)
Autopilot (Raymarine) - 2017
3 x Plotter (Raymarine Hybrid Touch) - 2019 / 2017
Radar (Raymarine) - 2017
Computer (Dell OptiPlan)
Computer screen (EIZO)
Back-UPS CS (ARC)
VHF / DSC (ICOM IC-502)
SSB radio (ICOM IC 710)
VHF speaker (Raymarine
Loudspeaker on the mast
Handheld VHF (Ray 101E)
DSC terminal (ICOM)
Satelite phone (Thrane & Thrane)
Marine transceiver MF/HF ICM 710
Target Nautex Pro
4 x Stereo with speakers in saloon, cabins and cockpit
Various technical equipment
Diesel heater coolant heating system 10kW (Webasto) - 2019
Hydraulic system (Lewmar)
Forward owners cabin
A wide v-berth with plenty of storage in lockers and wardrobes.
Forward heads (PT)
Large heads with separate shower compartment. Electric toilet. Redesigned and rebuilt by Vindö Marin - 2019
Passage forward (SB)
A sofa with plenty of storage underneath and large cupboards above.
A L-shaped sofa to PT with table in the middle and a sofa to SB. Above both sofas is a sea berth. Good storage space. Insert pad and bed mattress for bunk in sofa bed
The galley is located close to the entrance at PT side.
Working surface in laminate with mahogany fiddle rail. Crockery locker, cutlery drawers and cupboards.
Stainless steel sink
Mixer tap for hot and cold fresh water.
Tap for seawater, hand pump.
Additional fridge with door at the navigation table
3 burner gas stove with oven (Shipmate)
Navigation area (SB)
The navigation area is located close to the entrance at SB side. A large chart table, drawers, lockers for storage, the electric switchboard and space for navigation equipment.
Directly at the entrance is two person seat, one to PT and one to SB. A perfect place to stay when the weather is heavy. Behind the seats are two pilot berth.
Clock, Barometer, Tide clock
Main mast (Hood)
Mizzen mast (Hood)
Hydraulic furler for Main sail
Hydraulic furler for Mizzen sail
Hydraulic furler for Genua
Inner fore stay for jib
Tri colour light
Main sail (North 3di Nordac) - 2021
Mizzen sail (North 3di Nordac) - 2021
Genua (North 3di Nordac) - 2021
2 x Primary winches, electric (Andersen 58) - 2019
2 x Secondary winches (Barient 35)
Main sheet winch (Barient 24)
2 x Mizzen halyard winch (Barlow 16)
2 x Main halyard winch (Barlow 24)
4 x mooring cleats (stainless steel)
4 x mooring lines
4 x fenders
Electric windlass (Lofrans) - 2020, CQR type anchor, 300 ft galvanized chain
2 x Dorade ventilators
2 x Skylight
Cockpit tent, canvas (no windows) - 2020
Wooden steering wheel, high gloss varnished
Captain’s chair, high gloss varnished
Cockpit seats and floor, high gloss varnished
Various deck equipment
2 x Lifeline gates
Hydrostatic release for liferaft (Hammer H20)
MOB module (Switek)
Pushpit fitting for outboard motor
2 x gas bottles, Swedish type
For further information and booking of viewing please contact:
+46 701 692 398