Model: 53 Portofino
Length: 53' 0" (16m)
Beam: 15' 1" (4.60m)
Year Built / Refit: 2005
Speed: 26 / 30
Engines: 2 x Volvo D-12
Staterooms: 3
Flag: USA
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Boarding LETZ GO from a floating dock, one steps aboard the teak swim platform.  Steps on the portside lead to the bow.  Steps on the starboard side lead past a padded Sunlounge to the Cockpit Area.  The Cockpit has U shaped seating to port with a slick folding table and cabinetry to starboard including a sink and grill and drink fridge. 

The Helm is forward with a double helm seat.  To port is a three person companion bench.  The entire hardtop over the Helm slides back to allow full stand up piloting and plenty of fresh air.  This area is air conditioned as needed. 

Centerline steps lead below to the high gloss cherry paneled Cabin Area with a settee to starboard, Galley to port and all the way forward is the Master Cabin with a walk around queen size berth with a private Head and shower.

Two Guest Cabins are aft.  The starboard has upper lower berths and the port twin lower berths.  They both share a Guest Head with stall shower located just aft of the Galley on the main level.


The Salon is entered from the Helm Deck via a centerline sliding door and five teak steps with twin stainless steel handrails.

At the bottom of the steps to starboard is a twin mirrored door cabinet with lighted Lucite stem and glassware cabinets and in a cabinet with a mirrored backside panel.

Below a black solid surface countertops are two cherry cabinets with the Salon’s entertainment electronics inside.  They include a Bose AM/FM/AV Home Theater receiver, a Clarion CMD4 AM/FM/CD/Sat radio receiver and a Clarion 6 disc CD changer.  Also in this cabin is the KVH service point for the Sat TV plus additional storage.

Next forward is a four to five person curved leather sofa and a triangular cherry table.  Two leather stools nest under the sofa.  There is storage below the sofa.  Outboard and above the sofa is a cherry shelf with two opening stainless steel portholes behind Roman shades.

Next above are six cherry cabinets with the aft two housing the yacht’s AC/DC electrical panels.  Two Sony stereo speakers and two halogen lights are located below the cabinets.  Above is a half circle screened opening porthole.  Across from the Salon seating is a wall mounted 32” Samsung TV (new, 9/2018) with two Bose speakers above.  The sole is carpeted and there are nine overhead LED lights.


The Galley is located across the beam on the port side outboard. 

Galley features include:

  • Waeco undercounter fridge w/small freezer compartment behind a cherry door
  • 2 Burner Eurokera glass top cooktop
  • Solid surface inset area on varnished cherry countertop
  • Undermount stainless steel sink
  • (3) Pairs of double door upper cherry cabinets
  • (2) Cherry doors for microwave storage
  • Whirlpool microwave
  • Under sink cabinet w/trash receptacle
  • Large cutlery drawer w/cutlery
  • Storage cabinet below cooktop
  • Fire blanket
  • Opening stainless steel porthole
  • Cherry wood blinds
  • (8) LED mini spots
  • Half circle hatch in overhead w/screen
  • 6 Place setting of Royal Dalton Sunseeker dinnerware cover for sink

Master Cabin

Next forward behind a hinged cherry door is the Master Cabin.

A tapered double berth is on centerline with two large drawers at the foot of the berth.

The headboard is padded Ultra Suede framed in high gloss cherry.  Each side has a directional reading light.

Either side of the berth has shelves to serve as nightstands with an additional shelf outboard behind an Ultra Suede bolster.  Next above are port and starboard opening stainless steel portholes with four cabinets starboard and three port above the portholes.

Also in this cabin is a round opening deck hatch, 12 LED lights, a Bose AM/FM AV stereo with two Bose speakers, a full size dressing mirror outside the double door hanging locker to port and the head door to starboard.

On the aft bulkhead is a 24” Insigna Roku-TV, new 9/2018.

Master Head

The private Master Head is aft to starboard.  The glass vessel sink is mounted above a two level granite countertop.  The stall shower has a curved Lexan sliding door, a teak grate sole, a handheld or wall mountable fixture and a light.  The toilet is a Vacuuflush model.

There are four mirrored storage cabinets above the sink with an opening stainless steel porthole with Ocean Air wood blinds below.  Also in the head are three LED lights, AC vent and a holding tank “full” indicator light.

Starboard Side Cabin

The Starboard Side Cabin is aft of the Salon and is laid out to sleep two with the single berths in an over/under crisscross pattern.

The lower berth is outboard with a two level cherry shelf and Ultra Suede headboard and surround.

The upper berth is athwarthships with a Splendide 2000 washer/dryer combo in a cherry cabinet inboard.

Each berth has a directional reading light.  A 15” Sony Aquos TV is forward along with an adjacent Sony DVD player.

A Bose tabletop AM/FM/CD player is on a cherry corner shelf below.

Just at the cabin’s entry behind the hinged cherry door is a mirrored auto lit hanging door.

The sole of this cabin is carpeted and above are five LED mini spots.

Portside Guest Head

Accessed from the aft port corner of the Salon and the Port Aft Guest Cabin is the Guest Head.   The glass vessel sink is mounted above a two level granite countertop.  The stall shower has a curved Lexan sliding door, a teak grate sole, a handheld or wall mountable fixture and a light.  The toilet is a Vacuflush model.

There are three mirrored storage cabinets above the sink with an opening stainless steel porthole with Ocean Air wood blinds below.  Also in the head are three LED lights, AC vent and a holding tank “full” indicator light.

Port Guest Cabin

The Port Guest Cabin is entered via the forward end with two twin berths located off the aft bulkhead.  A small cherry nightstand is between with a Sony DVD player and a small drawer below.

The headboards are padded Ultra Suede and there are two directional reading lights on a cherry panel rising from the nightstand.

The inboard bunk had one large cherry drawer below.

Above the outboard bunk is a cherry shelf with an opening stainless steel porthole behind drapes above.  Also in this cabin is a 15” Sony Aquos TV and a Bose tabletop AM/FM/CD player. 

At the foot of the outboard berth is a mirrored hanging locker door.

Also in this cabin is a digital AC control for the two aft cabins, four LED mini spots and a carpeted sole.

Of special note is the fact a wood filler and memory foam mattress topper is available for the twin berths to make the twins into one large berth.



  • Fiberglass non-skid decks
  • Lewmar vertical electric windlass
  • Lewmar plow anchor w/200’ chain
  • Stainless steel anchor chute
  • Up/down foot switches for windlass
  • Welded stainless steel bow rails w/safety wire
  • Round Lexan deck hatch into Master Cabin
  • Foredeck sun pad cushions w/cover w/drink holder
  • (2) Stainless steel handrails at sun pad
  • International Navigation lights
  • Raw water washdown Quick Disconnect fitting
  • Deck hatch into anchor locker
  • Clarion stereo remote w/(2) JBL Foredeck speakers
  • Stainless steel windshield frame
  • (2) Stainless steel windshield wipers
  • (2) Pepwave Wi-Fi antennas on bow
  • (2) Half circle deck hatches
  • ACR remote spotlight (new 2018)
  • Black Textulene windshield cover

Cockpit Area

Boarding from the starboard side swim platform area are two teak tread steps to the Cockpit Area.  Walking past the raised sun pad with tender garage below is a hinged stainless steel safety gate on the teak laid decking.

An FRP arch type support conceals the mechanism that allows the hardtop to slide back 4’ – 5’.  Fixed two level port and starboard glass panels form the sides of the Helm/Cockpit Area.  The sliding hardtop latches and attaches to the fixed forward windshield makes a very solid Helm Area completely enclosed from the elements.

To starboard is a curved bar area with two storage cabinets and a stainless steel Raritan icemaker.  Above, under hinged tops, is a sink, Gaggenau 220 volt electric grill and a top loading drink cooler.

To port is a large U shaped settee with a folding table that slides into the outboard seating and disappears from sight when not needed.  The hatch for access to the Engine Room is below.

Above are four Fusion stereo speakers and six LED sidelights. 

Next forward to port is a raised three person companion seat with storage below.

Also in this area is low level deck lighting, two additional stereo speakers and air conditioning for the Helm Area contained by an aft drop curtain when installed. 

A fixed sunshade and aft storage curtain closes off this area from the weather for storage.

Helm Area

  • Wood/leather tilt helm wheel
  • Raymarine E120 GPS/plotter/radar
  • Simrad IS 12 digital depth indicator
  • Simrad RS82 handset type VHF
  • Simrad AB26 autopilot
  • FLIR night vision camera
  • Lewmar bow thruster joystick
  • Volvo single lever electronic engine controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Volvo key start/stop switches
  • Clarion stereo remote
  • Full analog engine gauges
  • VDO rudder angle indicator
  • VDO fuel gauge
  • VDO water gauge
  • Molded footrest
  • Double helm seat
  • Fold down stand up helm stand
  • (3) Bile pump switches
  • (2) Wiper switches
  • Windlass control
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Horn switch
  • DC accessory outlet

Swim Platform Area

Integrated swim platform with:

  • Teak covering
  • Glendenning shore cord reel to port
  • Shore/water inlet to port
  • Hot and cold shower to port
  • Telelphone/TV cable inlet to port
  • Quick disconnect washdown outlet to port
  • 3 step folding swim ladder under a hinged cover 

Tender Garage

Unusual for a vessel of the is size is an aft Tender Garage accessed via a hydraulic hatch for launching and a sundeck access hatch for storage access.

Included in the sale is a 2019 10’ AB hard bottom RIB with a 15 HP Yamaha four stroke OB with tiller steering.

There is a tender retrieval winch on a corded remote making tender retrieval simple.  A roller on the stern helps the tender board.  Outboard on the portside is a large shelf.

Engine Room

  • T/Volvo D-12 715 HP main engines
  • ZF transmissions model ZF325A 1.733 to 1 ratio
  • Separ main engine fuel filters
  • Spin on generator fuel filter
  • 2.5” Stainless steel prop shafts
  • 4 Blade Nibral 27” x 35” main propellers
  • Stainless steel single ram trim tabs
  • Lewmar single prop 5 blade bow thruster in 11” tube
  • Black water tank, below Galley sole
  • (4) LED underwater lights (new 2018)
  • Incandescent 24V Engine Room lights
  • 6 Step aluminum ladder to Cockpit hatch
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Dripless shaft seals (new 2019)
  • (2) Seafire FM-200 Engine Room fire system bottles
  • 12 Gallon water heater
  • Par 110V water pump & accumulation tank
  • Flomax 12 volt water pump
  • Hydraulic power pack for tabs, tender hatch & sunroof
  • Hypro Marine hydraulic steering system


  • 12/24 Volt DC electrical system
  • 120/240 Volt AC electrical system 60 HZ
  • Kohler 8.5 KW diesel generator
  • 14 Amp Newmar 12 volt battery charger
  • 45 Amp Newmar 24 volt battery charger
  • (10) 12 Volt batteries Group 31, new 3/18
  • (4) Battery shutoff switches, remote type at Cockpit deck entrance
  • 50 Amp 220 volt shore cord on power reel
  • Electrical bonding system
Engine Room electrical panel with:
  • (14) DC permanent on breakers (bilge pumps, etc.)
  • (28) DC breakers for ship’s system

 Salon electrical panel w/the following equipment:

  • DC panel w/(25) breaker protected 24 volt circuits
  • DC panel w/(10) breaker protected 12 volt circuits
  • Analog DC voltmeter 12V & 24V switchable
  • Analog DC amp meter 12V & 24V switchable
  • AC panel w/(10) breaker protected 120 volt circuits
  • AC analog AC amp meter w/(10) breaker protected 220 volt circuits
  • Analog voltmeter
  • Generator start/stop controls
  • Toilet system level indicator w/discharge button
  • Generator/shore power rotary switch in Cockpit


LETZ GO was purchased by a European family for a one year sabbatical in Florida.  The boat was used in Florida and the Caribbean for exactly one year.  340 Engine hours were added to the 830 hours from her previous owner.

The Portofino model offers three generous staterooms in a high gloss cherry paneled interior with a spacious Galley below and a Helm Deck area above perfectly suited for entertaining. 

The secret to this model is the hidden Tender Garage that easily stores a 10’ RIB inflatable with outboard (not jet drive) power.  There are two sun lounges, a retractable helm deck roof (not a sunroof).

With their one year stay in Florida completed LETZ GO is offered seriously for sale at a very attractive price.

Even though there is a KVH Sat dome on the arch that was working 9/18 when purchased by the current owner, the receivers were removed by the Seller.  The new owners set up a Pepwave WiFi system that delivers over the air TV and services such as Netflix, etc.

Actual LOA 56' 11".


While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard LETZ GO, there are some personal belongings aboard.  Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.


Specifications are provided for informational purposes only.  Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers.  Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption’s and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agents to confirm such details prior to purchase.  Vessel is subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.