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2000 Jefferson LRC Pilothouse

  • 53 ft
  • Pilothouse
  • Ft Pierce, FL, US

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Entering Inspiration from the stern one enters the spacious salon with a large sofa to the starboard and comfortable seating to port.  Beautiful teak flooring highlights the beautiful interior. The galley is just forward of the main living area to starboard and has all of the amenities needed for long range cruising.  Forward of the galley the roomy pilothouse has a large command center with all of the electronics and monitoring systems required to navigate through the harshest conditions.  A large double seated helm chair allows the navigator to assist the captain with ease.  To port and moving forward of the pilothouse a companionway leads one to the forward berths with a beautiful and spacious master stateroom aft and under the pilothouse.  The master stateroom has a large ensuite head with stand up shower with bench seating and Vacuflush toilet.  Forward of the master and to starboard, a cabinet contains a large washer and dryer for ease of laundry cleaning and forward of the laundry is a guest berth with over and under single bunks.  Forward of the companionway is a large double V berth with a large ensuite head with standup shower with bench seat, Vacuflush toilet and second hallway access.  Inspirations accomodations are spacious and clean with beautiful wood cabinetry.   The entire interior of Inspiration is exceedingly well maintained and very nicely appointed.  Comfortable seating and upholstery and custom window treatments are some of the fine features of this wonderful vessel.  Inspiration also has Central Vacuum throughout and large floor accesses to the bilge areas.


Basic Information

LRC Pilothouse
Ft Pierce, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

53 ft - 16.15 meter
174 ft - 53.04 meter
16 ft - 4.88 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft - 1.22 meter
Bridge Clearance:
15 ft - 4.57 meter
Dry Weight:
5300 lbs


60 CTA 83
Cruise Speed:
12 MPH
879 MI
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430 (Individual), 860 (combined)
Max Speed:
15 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
800 gallons - 4 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
75 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Main Description
NEW INTERACTIVE IMAGES AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING. "Inspiration" is a beautiful 53 foot Jefferson Long Range Cruiser that has been meticulously maintained by a knowledgeable owner with professional marine mechanic skills.  Great Loop capable.  You will not find a nicer Jefferson 53 on the market.  Inspiration is a serious cruising vessel for loopers and live aboards with her three stateroom layout and her four (4) foot draft makes her perfect for the Intercoastal waterway and the Bahamas. Powered by reliable Cummins 6.0CTA8.3 diesel engines, she sips 10 Gph at cruise.  Treat yourself to a showing of this fantastic vessel today!

Twin 6CTA 8.3 Cummins Diesels with Twin Disc 1.980 gears. Cruises at 10 knots while only burning 10 Gph, wot 13 knots @ 2600 rpm Thorough maintenance records available. This Cummins mechanical power is proven reliable and one of the most sought after powerplants on the market.
In-line 6-cylinder, 4-stroke diesel
Bore & Stroke
114 mm x 135 mm (4.49 in x 5.31 in)
8.3 L 

Unmatched performance from industry-leading power density on this four-valve-per-cylinder engine
Increased durability from innovative engine design characteristics
Built at Rocky Mount Engine Plant in Rocky Mount, NC, U.S.

The 6CTA 8.3 (450 Diamond) is the most sought after marine diesel in both recreational and commercial markets
The 6CTA 8.3 leverages a simple mechanical designed fuel injection system along with a base engine that can be rebuilt using common tools. Engine Design. Unmatched performance from industry-leading power.

Lubrication System - Handed spin-on engine mounted lube filter, cast aluminum oil pan

Cooling System - Sea water heat exchanger cooling system

Exhaust System -  Cast water cooled exhaust manifold for lower surface temperatures, safety and improved performance

The current owner of Inspiration has maintained the mechanicals in top notch condition.  The owner is a professional marine engine mechanic with years of experience working on vessels up to 85 feet in length.  He has extensive knowledge in marine mechanics and has rebuilt marine engines and transmissions.  Inspiration has been cared for properly by the owner personally, who has gone to great lengths to ensure that the vessels maintenance exceed the manufacturers recommendations. A narrative of the care and maintenance of Inspiration can be provided by the owner.  You will not find another Jefferson that has had the care and attention to detail that this vessel has had.

Inspiration is powered by powerful Cummins engines and has two generators, one Phazor with 1028 hours and one Westerbeke with 7187 hours.  Both generators run flawlessly and have been well maintained by their knowledgeable owner.  The vessel also has Westmar stablizers to provide a comfortable ride in the heaviest seas.  
Four separate Cruisaire Cooling and Heating units keep the vessel comfortable with zoned air conditioning.  
Gears: Twin Disc 1.980

Electronics and Helm
Spacious interior Command Center - pilothouse Roomy flybridge

Garmin GPS 5212 Garmin radar GPS/Radar Raymarine L760 2 VHF radios )one with AiS Raymarine depth finders with port and stbd airmar trandsducers Controls with digital operated stabilization cable operated throttles and gear selection Westmar bowthruster controls Ritchie compass
The view to stern is improved by the owner adding rear facing mirrors on either side of the helm which allows the operator to see aft down each side of the vessel.

Bridge Deck
The fly bridge deck is accessed from the stern starboard side steps and through the pilothouse port side stairwell.  The raised helm area has two Pompanette captains chairs and a stainless steel ships wheel.  Two comfortable seating areas, one to port and one to starboard.  The radar arch is hinged and allows for the clearance to drop from 28 feet to 15 feet, simply dropping the antennas changes the bridge clearance from 28 feet to 21 feet.  The entire fly bridge is covered with a soft top bimini that is in excellent condition.  To aft of the helm and seating area of the flybridge is a spacious deck that contains a working davit (port side) and a inflatable 13 foot Novurania tender with a 50 hp Honda outboard.  The flybridge decks and finish is in excellent condition.

800 gallons of fuel in four 200 gallon tanks 200 gallon water tank 75 gallon waste tank

Spacious galley Three burner Galley Maid stove Oven GE Garbage compactor Microwave oven with vent over the stove Large GE double door stainless refrigerator (custom install by owner) Desk area Double level pantry to port

Engine Room
Inspiration's engine room is accessed through a starboard side entrance on the aft deck.  The stairway to the flybridge raises to allow access.  A short ladder steps down into the exceedingly clean and spacious engine room.  One will be hard pressed to find an engine room in such exceptional condition.  A tool box and work bench aft, fresh water pumps on 12volt and one high capacity 115 volt plumbed together, oil change pumps, Westerbeke 15 kw generator amidship, and a Phazor 8 kw to starboard.  Four Cruisaire AC units to port, one 24000 byu, two 16000 btu and one 10000 btu all to port, aft of the port engine.  Four 200 gallon fuel tanks, two on each side all manifolded together.  On the forward bulkhead are stabilizer tanks and controls, dual Racor filters for port and starboard and a Parker fuel polishing system, plumbed to polish each tank separately.  Two Vacuflush  generators are forward of the port engine, hydraulic pump for stabilizers are driven by the starboard engine.  Two 8D batteries and 24 volt battery charger for the bow thruster is forward of the starboard engine. The engines are easily accessible on every side, all filters are located and easily accessed from the center walkway between the engines.  Everything is within easy reach and very accessible.

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.

Co-Brokerage Agreement
All our listings are available for co-brokerage on a 50-50 commission split agreement when the selling broker shows the listing and attends the survey. If the selling broker requires a courtesy showing and we are available to conduct a courtesy showing on our listing, the co-brokerage commission split is 60% listing commission and 40% selling commission. If the selling broker does not attend the survey, the co-brokerage commission split is 70% listing commission and 30% selling commission.

Spare Parts
VacuFlush Vacuum switch, 12V motor, 4x1 1/2 duck bills,flushball
Air Conditioning Triac, pump trigger, smx11 board, 220 vac water pump, fan motor assembly
Cummins Master control board used but good ($350 new), new Sherwood impellers x2, new seppent drive belts x2, thermostat, radiator cap, valve cover gasket
Generators Westerbeke water pump impeller, drive belt, thermostat, gaskets and fittings; Phazor water pump impeller, drive belt
Wesmar Stablizer Filter and bearings
Propellers 26x25 2 1/4 reconditioned and balanced ($5,000.00)
Numerous other misc parts - $8,000.00 plus total.

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Master Stateroom

Master Stateroom ensuite Head

Second Stateroom

Second Head

Crew Cabin

Lower level companionway

Rudder Lazarette compartment
Engine Room Aft
Engine Room view length

Engine Room view aft 2

Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.


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