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Full of Dreams
Custom Gorbon Pilothouse
$385,000 USD
53ft 2in

The Gorbon 53 pilothouse was custom built in Turkey but seems to be specifically designed for Pacific Northwest cruising. Her twin helms in the cockpit have great visibility, and access to all sail and engine controls and are covered by a robust bimini. The wrap around seating aft of the helm stations is perfect for 10+ guests to stay out of the way and still get to enjoy all the fun of the adventure. When the weather turns, file the whole team inside to the main salon for warmth and control of the engine via joystick and electronic throttle control. The elevated plush captain’s chair provides great comfort and there is excellent visibility through the large salon windows complete with windshield wipers. The galley is set down just three steps from the salon and has an open air(concept) feel. Entertaining on the Gorbon 53 is a pleasure all around. Sailing is a breeze with the self-tacking jib and the LeisureFurl main with all lines running aft to the cockpit and all leading to the six Harken self-tailing electric winches. Timelines are easily met thanks to the 220hp Yanmar engine. Cruising from the Pacific Northwest to Alaska and beyond will be a dream on this yacht.  


  • Air conditioning 
  • Espar heater 
  • Yanmar engine with low hours 
  • Onan generator 
  • AIS transponder 
Name of vessel Full of Dreams
Model Custom Gorbon Pilothouse
Year 2008
Builder Gorbon Yachts
Price $385,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 53
Beam (feet) 15' 1"
Draft (feet) 6'5"
Displacement (pounds) 44,000
Ballast (pounds) 14800
Engine model 6BY3-220
Engine horsepower 220
Engine hours ~550
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 184
Water tank capacity (gallons) 184
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 25

Interior Accommodations 

The interior is finished with satin varnished Cherry and sturdy features throughout. The overhead is white high gloss bead board held in place with cherry battens and LED light fixtures recessed in. All overhead lights have switches on cabin bulkheads and the galley and salon lights are equipped with dimmer switches. Curtesy lights are placed in high traffic areas lighting the sole at night. Solid varnished mahogany tongue and groove planks overlay plywood creating a sturdy sole. Chrome latches secure all cabinets, overhead hatches are equipped with Ocean-Air screens and shades and portlights are all high polished stainless.   

Starting forward, the owners stateroom has a V-berth style bunk that is 6’4” in length and 5’ 8” wide. The mattress is custom designed, giving your home mattress a run for its money. Storage is not lacking in the cabin; Two drawers under the bunk provide easy access and the support boards lift up for more available space. Six cabinets in total line the hull over the bunk and a separate hanging locker is just to starboard upon entering the space. Two LED reading lights are at the head of the bed and overhead LED reading lights are recessed into the headliner throughout the cabin. There is a switch just inside the cabin door to turn the lights on before entering the cabin. There are two opening portlights, one overhead Bomar hatch with integrated an Oceanair sunshade and screen and two Hella Turbo cabin fans to keep a good cross breeze in the space. The cabin is quite spacious with two dressing seats and the solid cherry door separates the cabin from the rest of the boat. From inside the cabin only, is access to the ensuite head.  

The ensuite head with shower in the owners stateroom is separated by a solid cherry door. A split teak grate raises the sole slightly above a shower sump in the head completing the finished look of the space. The electric toilet faces aft and is slightly raised from the sole. The forward bulkhead is solid white paneling, countertops are Corian and overheads are molded plastic to all give a polished, easy to clean, finished look. A chrome towel bar hangs above the toilet and outboard is the porcelain Vitra sink set into the countertop. The single action faucet delivers hot and cold pressurized water. Along the hull is a mirror with LED accent lights. Good storage is available in cherry cabinetry both with secure latches. At the aft section of the head compartment is a separate shower stall with a clear Plexi Glas door. A single lever faucet is mounted to the bulkhead with a household like shower head. Outboard in the compartment is a wet hanging locker and one shelved locker, both with drains with plenty of room for towels. The shower drains into a shower sump box which then pumps into the gray water tank under the galley sole.  

Aft of the owners cabin is the guest cabin on the port side. Two single bunks are side by side with drawer storage below, six in total. A hanging locker is built into the forward outboard corner of the cabin with drawer storage below and a small countertop trimmed out in Cherry finish wood. Great access to the stainless chainplates is available here and the jib furling line also runs through this cabinet. Above the outboard bunk is one open shelf with chrome bars and another with latching cabinet doors. Two stainless portlights and one overhead Bomar deck hatch let in light and fresh air to the space. Screens are provided for the portlights as well as the deck hatch that also has a sunshade. A LED reading light is mounted for each bunk and overhead LED lights are recessed into the overhead for a modern finish.  

Opposite the guest cabin is the guest head. This smaller head is also great as the day head and easily accessible from the salon. The Dometic electric flush toilet faces aft and is raised similarly to the master head. This compartment has almost identical finishing touches; Teak grate, mirror with LED accent lights outboard, single cabinet and drawer for storage all finished with high quality finish work that is seen throughout the boat.  

The galley is next aft, featuring a stainless sink, three burner propane stove and oven, Frigoboat front access fridge, microwave oven and Virtrifrigo freezer drawer. This sink is forward and just off centerline for optimum drainage while sailing and has a household size Insinkerator garbage disposal. All gray water drains into the 35gal plastic tank that sits below the galley sole and can be pumped via macerator pump. The stove is set into the counter top outboard and is allowed to gimbal when underway. There is a small storage compartment below and four drawers just aft for utensils or other frequently used items. The refrigerator is set under the countertop and opens with a secure spring loaded latch. Ample storage is above the countertop with latching cherry cabinetry and forward above the sink are storage for mugs and peg storage for custom dishware. Opposite the U-shaped galley is the freezer drawer set down low and recessed into the wall. Additional storage is available under the steps with a sliding shelf for pots, pans or larger galley appliances. A Hella cabin fan, two opening portlights and open overhead makes the galley well ventilated when cooking.  

Up the four steps into the main salon, you are greeted with 360° views, comfortable seating, helm controls and nav desk. Beginning with the helm station; a Stidd helm chair elevates the helmsperson in comfort with plush white faux leather upholstery and a stainless foot rest bar. The helm station has a Garmin chartplottter, VHF, B&G wind and autopilot controls, engine panel, bow thruster control and jog steering. Sturdy Cherry grab rails surround the console so buttons aren’t accidentally pushed when moving about the cabin. The 12v electrical panel, bilge pump switches and engine ignition is below the console. Opposite the console, is comfortable seating around the drop leaf dining table. Plentiful storage is below the L shaped settee, and it converts into a double bunk for extra guests. At the aft end of the cabin is a communications and navigation station with the 24v DC and AC distribution panel. A large hatch with gas hinges in the sole allows access to the generator space below the salon. The cherry salon door opens out to the large aft cockpit. The lower glass panel slides up to allow your furry friends to pass through at their leisure.  


Electronics & Navigation 

  • (3) Garmin GPS Map 7612 
  • (3) B&G autopilot control  
  • B&G ACP II computer 
  • Garmin AIS 800 
  • Si-Tex Ais antenna splitter 
  • Hydraulic autopilot ram (T3-24v) 
  • B&G jog stick (at inside helm, not operational) 
  • (3) B&G H3000 multi displays 
  • (2) B&G apparent wind angle indicator 
  • (2) B&G apparent wind speed indicator 
  • ICOM VHF IC-m424G (GPS) 
  • (2) ICOM Command Mics 
  • Radar 
  • McMurdo SmartFind G8 EPIRB (needs recertification)  
  • (2) Danforth Constellation magnetic compass (at outside helm stations) 
  • Ritchie magnetic compass (at inside helm station)  
  • Globalstar GPS1700 Sat Phone 
  • Icom M802 HF radio 
  • Bose cockpit speakers 
  • Yanmar i5601E control panel 

Mechanical and plumbing 

  • Yanmar 6BY220 220hp electronically controlled diesel engine (2014) 
  • Reduction gear 2.6 (KMH50A) 
  • Yanmar ignition (at inside helm station) 
  • Seastar Solutions electronic throttle controls (i6000) 
  • Dual Racor 500 series engine fuel filters 
  • Single Racor 500 series generator fuel filter 
  • Fuel manifold 
  • (2) Fuel tanks (painted aluminum 113 gallons each) 
  • 3 blade Max Prop 
  • Shaft Spurs 
  • Vetus exhaust lift box 
  • PSS shaft seal 
  • (2) Groco sea water strainers 
  • Max Power 125 Duo 24v bow thruster 
  • Marine Airr air conditioner
  • Espar D5 cabin heater 
  • Espar heater control 
  • Force10 hot water heater (11 gallon) 
  • (2) Fresh water tanks (fiberglass 113 gallons each) 
  • Jabsco Ultra max 4 water pump 
  • Jabsco Ultra max pressure tank 
  • Jabsco shower drain pump 
  • Vetus fuel & water gauges  
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression (Es-5000) 
  • (6) Rule 200 electric bilge pumps with float switch 
  • 25 gallon black water tank 
  • 26 gallon gray water tank 
  • Jabsco macerator pump for gray water tank (24v) 
  • Virtrifrigo freezer drawer 
  • Frigoboat refrigerator  
  • Force-10 propane stove (3 burner with oven) 
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal 
  • Microwave oven (GE Profile Spacemaker II) 
  • (3) Grohe single action faucets 
  • Fresh water shower at transom  
  • Xintex S-2A Solenoid 
  • CO2 detector 
  • Fiberglass propane tank 


Electrical Systems 

  • 50 amp shore power 
  • 110 volt AC and 240 volt AC systems 
  • 12 vold DC and 24 volt DC systems 
  • 50’ 50 amp shore power cord on powered reel 
  • 50 amp to 30 amp shore power converter 
  • AC/ DC Blue Seas breaker panel 
  • Onan marine 8kw generator (e-QD) 
  • Onan remote start control panel 
  • 70 amp 24V alternator 
  • Balmar alternator regulator 
  • Guest engine/generator battery charger (Charge Pro series) 
  • Victron Centaur 24V 60 amp battery charger 
  • (4) Lifeline AGM GPL 8D house batteries 
  • (4) Lifeline AGM GPL-27T windlass, bow thruster, and generator batteries 
  • Balmar battery combiner 
  • Blue seas battery selector switch 
  • Newmar 24VDC-12VDC converter (32-12 50BC) 
  • Mastervolt BTM III Battery monitor 
  • Guest 50 amp galvanic isolator 
  • Electronic throttle and shifting 
  • (3) Max power bow thruster control 


Deck and Hull 

The Gorbon 53 Pilothouse was custom built in Turkey. A foam cored grid was laid for frames and stringers then covered in fiberglass and resin creating a very sturdy hull. The keel is fastened to the underbody of the boat with substantial bolts. The keel is a large fin with a bulb and a reported 13,760 lbs of ballast.  

Teak decks overlay the fiberglass with a clean path from the cockpit to the foredeck. The bow is uncluttered with a self tacking jib and all control lines led through organizers on the cabin top. The anchor windlass is mounted far forward with a forepeak hatch just aft. The space is large and provides access to ground tackle, windlass and bow thruster battery and tons of storage. A 3” tall teak toe rail surrounds the deck edge with six stainless deck cleats and open stainless chocks. Stainless stanchions with lifelines surround the boat with a boarding gate on both port and starboard sides. Walking aft, there are three steps down into the cockpit area just forward of the helm stations. The custom stainless awning provides good hand holds as well as a grab bar at the helm station. The teak decks continue into the cockpit area creating a sophisticated feel. An abundance of seating is available for guests to enjoy the sail while staying out of the way of sail handling. The U shaped seating surrounds the folding leaf cockpit table. Below the seating are cavernous storage lockers and a three rung stainless ladder to access them. Just outside the cockpit combing on the starboard side is the propane locker that holds 2 25lb bottles and the port side currently holds a liferaft and lifejackets. Just forward of the cockpit table, the sole opens to provide access to the main engine, drive shaft, and watermaker. Gas hinges assist in lifting the sturdy hatch and hold it open. There are two helm stations in the cockpit, both with throttle, bow thruster controls and duplicate chart plotter and sailing instruments. The cockpit is easily navigated, has good visibility and all sail control lines lead to electric winches. There are six electric winches total all with dual speed controls. Sheet holders are molded into the cockpit combing to keep things tidy. At the aft end of the seating area, two molded steps on either side of the transom provide access to the swim platform. A flip down four step ladder provides access for reboarding in the water and can be deployed from in the water in an emergency.  

  • Stainless steel dual anchor roller 
  • 66lb claw anchor  
  • ~200’ chain 
  • Fortress storm anchor 
  • Lewmar Pacific 4000 24v windlass with foot switches, remote handheld control and helm control 
  • Salt water anchor wash down with Jabsco bayonet fitting 
  • Large anchor locker and forepeak storage with access to windlass and bow thruster battery 
  • Watertight bulkhead 
  • Stainless pulpit and stanchions 
  • Double stainless lifelines 
  • LED Nav lights 
  • 3” teak toe rail 
  • (4) fixed stainless steel deck cleats 
  • (4) collapsing stainless steel deck cleats 
  • Stainless steel open chocks 
  • Bomar deck hatch 
  • Stainless grab bars 
  • Deck holding tank pump out fitting 
  • Stainless Wichard pad eyes 
  • Harken self-tacking jib track 
  • Harken jib lead track 
  • (2) stainless steel dorade cowl vents 
  • (2) teak dorade boxes 
  • Deck line organizers 
  • (4) 12” Bomar deck hatches with solar fans 
  • Afi windshield wipers 
  • Exterior side window screens 
  • Cockpit cushions 
  • Stainless steel radar post 
  • (8) stainless steel opening ports w/screens 
  • Transom shower 
  • Cockpit sheet bags 
  • Custom stainless steel dinghy davit (2020)
  • Custom stainless steel cockpit awning (2020)


Sails and Rigging 

  • (2) Harken ST 53 electric winches 
  • (2) Harken ST 70.2 electric winches 
  • (2) Harken ST 44 electric winches 
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjustment 
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang adjustment 
  • Selden carbon fiber double spreader mast with four mast steps 
  • In boom furling  
  • Furlex 400TD jib furler 
  • Stainless steel rod rigging 
  • Main halyard 
  • (2) jib halyards 
  • Spinnaker halyard 
  • Topping lift 
  • Main sheet 
  • Jib sheets 
  • 100% self tacking jib 2008 Hallett Canvas and Sails
  • 135% genoa 2008 Hallett Canvas and Sails
  • In boom furling main sail 2008 Hallett Canvas and Sails
  • Gennaker 2008 Hallett Canvas and Sails


Miscellaneous and Safety 

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  • 20 Hp Suzuki four stroke outboard engine with hydrofoil  
  • Lifesling in soft case 
  • Emergency tiller 
  • (2) West Marine air dryers 
  • Fenders
  • Docklines

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