Franchini 53 L

219,000 Tax Paid | Location: Sotogrande, Spain


  • Make Franchini
  • Model 53 L
  • Year 1996
  • LOA 53ft/16m
  • Class Sailing Cruiser
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Shaft Drives
  • Layout Centre Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 4
  • Aft Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 33069
  • Name Bon Vivant


Franchini 53L built in 1996. Semi custom pilot house cutter rig sloop with raised navigation station. Sleeps 8 people in 4 cabins. 149hp Volvo diesel engine and 8Kw generator, aircon, in-mast furling, furling genoa and staysail, electric winches, almost new electronics, newly painted topsides and antifoul. Serious blue water cruising yacht. Vendor would consider a part exchange of a smaller sailboat.


GRP hull and coachroof
Teak decks
Wheel steering
Topsides newly repainted June 2018
Varnish redone June 2018
Antifouled June 2018


Aluminium spars
Mast and boom completely removed, checked and repainted in Awlgrip white in 2014
Bamar Electric furling genoa Headsail
Manual furler on staysail
Bamar electric in mast furling
Selden 6m whisker pole (2018)

Sails in "ok" condition. very useable but will need replacing in a year or two.
Full genoa 130%
105% Jib

All winches taken apart and serviced 2018 with all new winch covers
1x Harken electric 48 Halyard winch
2x Harken electric 66 Primary winches
1x Harken electric 48 secondary winch


Starting from aft
Starboard and port interconnecting lazaret lockers with 2 extra large locking flush deck hatches
lockers contain deflated dinghy, outboard, spare anchor, victron galvanic isolator, isolated gas locker, hydraulic pump for besanzoni aft passarelle
Aft Master with single to Starboard and double to port
Port side - Aft Head with Jabsco electric head
Large separate shower cubicle enclosed by plexiglass full height shower door and bidet (all original)
Starboard side - passageway with multiple cupboards and built in washer dryer fitted new in 2017 - never used
Starboard side going forward Passage way galley with microwave oven/grill above built in to cabinetry
Alpes -Inox original gas and electic gimballed oven hob (2 x gas, 1 x electric elements)
Large front loading built in stainless steel fridge and freezer with original wood clad doors.
Large engine room
Raised pilot house with double seat forward facing with 270 degree visibility through raised windows.
Small single berth cabin down to port from nav station
2 steps down to salon with large u shaped navy blue leather seating around fold out orignal wood table with inlaid marquetry to port
L shaped seating in same navy blue leather to starboard
Going forward past mast are two identical twin berthed bunk bed cabins to port and starboard all with new NV Equipment lee cloths fitted in 2017
Hanging lockers and drawers under berths in bath forward cabins
Both forward cabins have forward door leading to central large heads forward with overhead shower and large opening deck hatch
Watertight bulkhead
Forward of bulkhead is a large deck hatch to a very large standing room locker with storage for all spare mooring warps, lines, fenders etc and access to anchor chain well and windlass motor under deck.

Full Airconditioning and heating by Condaria 48,000BTU - Serviced and re gassed by official Condaria/Dometic agent in 2018


Volvo Penta TAMD - 41 H 149hp turbo diesel engine.
(hours unknown as engine start panel was replaced at some point in past)
8 kw Kohler Generator 550 hrs from new - Serviced by official agent in 2018
Maxprop 3 blade folding prop
Spare original fixed prop in good condition
Lewmar bow thruster

Full Victron electrical installation including 2 new battery montors (2018)
4 new 120amp batteries for 12v house bank (installed 2018)
4 120amp batteries for 24v bank (winches and windlass)
New engine starter battery 2018

900 litre water tank
600 litre diesel in 5 ss tanks


Almost all new electronics by Raymarine - Axiom 9", P70s Autopilot Head, P70 multi display, wind, depth, speed, Ray 260VHF, AIS 650, mast mounted loudspeaker all installed in 2018
At Chart table - Raymarine C120W (2010)
Raymarine HD radar 48nm (2010)
Raymarine Autopilot

Ultra Marine 45kg anchor with 160 meters of 10m chain
Spare Anchor 40kg CQR

Fully serviced (Oct 2017) 6 man liferaft

Full new folding bimini,
Sprayhood and complete enclosure 2018
Tender Zodiac airfloor 3.1m
Torquedo 1004 electric outboard
Besanzoni Hydraulic pasarelle with remote controls and fixed aft deck control

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