Name: Why Knot
Model: Pilothouse
Length: 54' 0" (16m)
Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
Year Built / Refit: 2006
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar C-12
Staterooms: 2
Flag: BVI
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Why Knot checks all the boxes for an Offshore 54 Raised Pilothouse. She is the preferred two stairwell version providing owner privacy in the evening. The undercounter Sub Zero fridge/freezers create great visibility forward and aft giving the boat a very open feel. The C 12 Cats, twin generator package, watermaker and stabilizers all were great upgrades to the 54 Offshore. This vessel is turnkey and ready to cruise.


Starting aft there is a large integrated with a built-in boarding ladder and safety staples along the back. Enter the cockpit through a transom door on the starboard side. The cockpit is very large with two storage boxes outboard and a large entry hatch into the lazarette in the center. There is a cockpit sink, ice maker and BBQ all in the forward cockpit area. The salon is entered through a sliding door which is to the starboard side. Once in there is a nice shaped sitting area to port with a high low table that expands and raises for dining, lowers to cocktail table height and also drops down and coverts into a sleeping area. The galley is port just forward of sitting area and features Sub Zero under counter refrigerator freezers (2), 4 burner cooktop, microwave oven, stainless sink and apple storage cabinets. The starboard side of the salon features an entertainment unit, two-barrel chairs and more storage for galley items. The stairwell forward starboard salon leads to the midship master which features an over-sized fore and aft queen, large head with shower and once again ample storage. Return to the salon and go up three steps to the raised Pilothouse featuring built in seating with a large table and two helm chairs. The forward stairwell leads to the VIP guest area which has a centerline queen, great storage and head. The landing area has a built in over under washer/dryer as well. The flybridge has another large seating area with two cocktail tables and two Pompanette helm chairs. There is also a sink, grill, cooler and fridge for drinks.


L-shaped settee with built-in storage and separate file drawer
(2) Swivel barrel chairs
Hi-lo fold-out table teak table with (2) extra leaves
Teak valance with lights and custom blinds
Teak and holly floor - extra factory option
Sideboard cabinet with pull-out shelf and (2) drawers
(2) Swing-arm wall lamps
(8) 110V outlets and phone jack
Recessed halogen lighting with dimmers
Sharp 20" flat screen TV
Denon AV surround receiver AVR-2803
Denon DVD player DVM-1805
Niles SLV-4 speaker selection control panel
(4) Speakers mounted in ceiling
Cruise Air reverse cycle AC control panel
Sugatsune push-button latches
Samsung 42" flat screen TV
Surround sound system


Kenyon low-profile touch 4-burner, flush mounted cooktop
Sharp Carousel microwave convection oven
Sub-Zero 249 RP under-counter refrigerator
Sub-Zero 245 RFD under-counter refrigerator/freezer
GE 18" dishwasher
Franke stainless steel sink
KWC single lever pull-out faucet
Broan trash compactor
InSinkErator Pro stainless steel garbage disposal
Seagull IV water filter
Corian counter tops with raised teak wood edge
Teak and holly sole
Recessed overhead halogen lighting with dimmers
(4) 110V outlets
Custom blinds
Ample cabinet storage with louver doors
Mingood intercom


Complete engine instrumentation
Hynautic hydraulic steering and engine controls
VDO rudder angle indicator
Bow thruster controls
Trim tab controls
(3) Wipers and wash controls
Windlass control (up/down)
ACR RCL100 Point Pad search light control
Ritchie compass
Wesmar GPS Gyro controller for stabilizers
Fireboy fire alarm
Bilge alarm and bilge pump indicator lights
Caterpillar marine power display
Fast/slow engine toggle switch
Tank tender indicator dial
Headhunter holding tank sentry
•  Village Marine water maker
Trace inverter system control panel
Mingood intercom
Teak valence custom blinds and lights
Pass-through window to flybridge
•  Pompanette Platinum Series chairs
Furuno 10” Black Box GPS/plotter/radar
Furuno 16” Black Box GPS/plotter/radar
Simrad autopilot
Set Tel SAT TV antenna
Trace 4 kW inverter
Furuno RD30


Fiberglass console
Stainless steel steering wheel
Controls and instrumentation (see electronics)
Mingood intercom
(2) Pompanette helm chairs
Stamoid Bimini over rigid stainless (white) frame
L-settee with storage
(2) Tables with raised teak trim
Access door and steps to pilothouse
Lighting in arch and bimini frame
(2) Speakers
Built-in chaise lounge to starboard
MarQuipt fender racks aft of boat deck
Canvas covers for settee, chaise, helm chairs, instrumentation, dingy, and
MarQuipt full articulating electric/hydraulic tender davit
Furuno 16” black box GPS plotter radar
Simrad Autopilot
MarQuipt 1200# davit
(2) Pompanette chairs

Master Stateroom

Queen island berth with Zeno latex foam mattress
Custom fitted mattress cover and sheets
Wall-to-wall carpet
Toshiba 13" TV with DVD player
Cruise Air AC reverse cycle control panel
(2) Port lights with drapes
(2) Cedar-lined hanging lockers
Large cedar-lined linen cabinet
(10) Pull-out drawers
Vanity with drawer
(2) Small bedside drawers
(2) Wall cabinets
Under bed storage cabinet with doors
Overhead recessed halogen lighting with dimmers
(2) Wall-mounted reading lamps on separate switches
Mingood intercom
(4) 110V outlets
5-1/2' Vertical teak--framed mirror; 4" horizontal teak framed mirror
Ultra-suede headboard
Teak valance with lights
Overhead hatch
Sugatsune push-button latches

Master Head

Headhunter head
Shower stall with bench seat and teak grate
Teak and holly sole
(4) 110V outlets
(2) Port lights
Recessed halogen lights with dimmers
(2) Hand towel racks
Double bath towel rack
Shower light and head blower
Mirrored medicine chest and above counter cabinet
Vanity with 6-drawers and under sink storage
Sugatsune push-button hatches

VIP Stateroom, Forward

Queen island berth with mattress
Custom made fitted mattress cover and sheets
Wall-to-wall carpet
Toshiba 13" TV
Cruise Air reverse cycle AC control panel
(2) Port lights with drapes
Overhead hatch
(2) Cedar lined hanging lockers
(8) Drawers and cabinets
(2) Reading lamps, wall-mounted
Mingood intercom
(3) 110V outlets
Halogen lighting with dimmer
Teak framed vertical mirror above cabinet drawers
Teak framed mirror above headboard
Ultra-suede headboard
Teak valance with lights
Access to chair locker
Sugatsune push-button latches

Guest Head

Headhunter head
Shower stall with bench seat and teak grate
Mirrored medicine cabinet
Vanity with 3-drawers and under-sink storage
Teak and holly sole
(2) Port lights
(2) 110V outlets
Recessed overhead halogen lighting
Towel rings and double towel bar
Shower light and head blower

Lower Deck Hallway

Asko T 701 dryer
Asko W6221 washer
Sugatsune push-button latches

Cockpit and Decks

Hard top overhang and covered walk-around side decks
Additional hawse holes with cleats port and starboard, for easier, safer line handling
Ladder to boat deck
Cockpit helm station with bow thruster and windlass controls
Cabinet and sink
Raritan icemaker
Access hatch to lazarette/engine room
Port and starboard storage bins with drains
Movable MarQuipt boarding ladder
Integral swim platform with concealed swim ladder; hot and cold shower
Teak cap rail (Awlgrip) with custom canvas covers
Maxwell 3500 windlass with 3-station controls
(2) Boarding gates, port and starboard
Fresh and raw water wash downs, fore and aft
50-Amp shore power connection, TV and phone in cockpit and forward of pilothouse door
Delta 55 lb. anchor, 250' chain
Fortress FXSS anchor (with bag) in lazarette
Nautica 12' center console RIB tender with Yamaha 40 hp 4-stroke outboard
Towing bridle
MarQuipt 1000 lb. davit
Textilene® and canvas covers for window shield, doors
(2) Foredeck storage lockers
Anchor platform with dual rollers
Folding chair with cushion

Mechanical Equipment / Engines

Twin Caterpillar C-12 engines
ZF IRM325A transmissions
Wesmar 24V DC 12" bow thruster (13.5 hp)
Wesmar stabilizers
Racor dual filter system
Reverso oil change system #GP-705
Reverso fuel cross-over pump
Northern Lights 12 kW generator with 2100 hours
Northern Lights 8 kW generator
Headhunter Mach 5 110V fresh water pump (AC)
Shurflo fresh water pump (DC)
Bennett trim tabs (12" X 54")
Dripless shaft logs
20-Gallon hot water tank
Headhunter toilet system
Hand bilge pump
Bilge water alarm
IR camera
(2) Rule shower sumps
57,000 BTU air conditioning - (4) compressors and (4) air handlers
Fireboy engine shut-down system
Xantrex Freedom SW 3012 inverter
Plumbed for water maker
Batteries replaced 2010/2013
Newmar 24V battery charger for engine start
Newmar 12V battery charger for house batteries and generator
Battery charger for inverter batteries
Isolation transformer
Prop pocket with extended keel protection
Underwater exhaust
Stainless steel rub rail
Glendinning Cablemaster
Multi Spur® line cutters on shafts
Spare parts kit for engine and generator


(6) Intercoms (bridge, pilothouse, galley, engine room, 2 staterooms)
110V/220V12V Electrical system
110V Inverter
12V Circuit breaker panel
110V Circuit breaker panel

Upgrades and Special Features

Updated electronics
(2) New kitchen aid refrigerators
Separate freezer
New isolation transformer that will handle both American and European power and has an external boost
(19) New batteries
Rebuilt port steering ram
New starboard steering ram
Fixed cracks and dings in fiberglass
Fixed screens
New Headhunter control
Replaced cutlass bearings
Painted bottom
Replaced bearings in stabilizers
Put line cutters on shafts
Installed line diverter in front of stabilizers
Fixed bonding
Installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Refinished cap rail
Rebuilt lower unit on dinghy outboard
Re-seated stanchions on swim platform
Installed rod holders
Props balanced and coated with Prop speed
New injectors on port engine
New galley faucet
New hydraulic reservoir for main engine controls
Replaced switches, outlets, and latches that did not work
Always professionally maintained
Special open layout for feeling of great spaciousness
Teak and holly soles throughout
Custom Scopinich teak table in pilothouse
Additional breast cleats and hawse hole port and starboard for easier line handling
At least twice the normal of 110V outlets as factory option
Additional pantry/storage unit opposite galley instead of space hogging second stairwell
Upgraded engine package
Additional 2-boarding points for greater boarding versatility

Additional Upgrades:
Replaced icemaker in aft cockpit with Raritan 87B515-1
Replaced refrigerator/freezer with Kitchen Aid, double drawer. Refrigerator KUDR204EPA.
Refrigerator/freezer KUDF204EPA
Installed Vitrifrigo C110RXN4-F, 3.3 cu ft. freezer in lazarette
Replaced all batteries with AGM
Replaced battery charger with Chargemaster 24V
Replaced garbage disposal, 08/2016
Replaced cutlass bearings, 11/2016
Repaired (4) shocks on Asko washer
Repaired (2) rollers on Asko dryer
Replaced shower sump pump, 800 gph, float switch in master stateroom
Replaced steering RAM starboard. Rebuilt steering RAM port
Interior courtesy lights
Replaced generator raw water pump
New Mohawk authentic Super Soft, bound edges, carpet
New Garmin HD radar, (2) transducers, Sonar module GSD25, GPS MAP (world) 8215
(2) Grids, monitor screens 2-touch (pilothouse). (2) Grids controlled (flybridge)