2005 GIEFFE 53

€180,000 tax paid

E-glass construction fast cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelGieffe 53
DesignerMP Design
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingCagliari, Sardinia, Italy


EngineYanmar 4JH3-TE 75hp
Engine Hours1500
Fuel Capacity300l
Hull ConstructionE-Glass sandwich
Keel TypeFin Keel
Drinking Water Capacity500l


Stunning Italian-designed and built E-glass construction performance cruising yacht. Launched in 2005 and now offered for sale at a very attractive price.


Launched in 2005, Gyksea is a great performance cruiser with cosy interiors. Fitted out with the standard draft is 2.30m she is presented for sale at a great price as her owner wishes to move to new projects. The boat main equipment highlights are:
• Teak laid deck
• Epoxy sandwich construction
• Teak interior joinery
• Andersen winch package
• Retractable bowthruster
• Rod rigging
• Three spreaders Velcraft aluminium mast
• Inverter


The yard, specialised in the production of custom designed boats, is entering the market for the first time with the launch of limited edition models.

This alluring 53' cruiser-racer expresses new concepts in design and functionality. It has a racer cockpit with clever guides for the platforms and with the option of a garage tender and a navigating bridge afterdeck worthy of a much larger vessel. The soft deckhouse line is without continuity solutions, as exemplified by the refined porthole design.

The slender and elegant hull has a powerful shape, and a noteworthy, streamlined stern transom that contrasts with an almost vertical bow post. The new GY 53 is at once a break with, and a reminder of tradition. The elegantly finished and comfortable interiors complete the picture of a boat that doesn't shy away from the admiration it deserves.


Gieffe Yachts represents a coming together of operators with more than thirty years experience in the yacht construction sector, the yard is run by a young and dynamic team of managers and technicians who strongly desire to bring a breath of fresh air to the sector. The "Gieffe Yachts" team has located its new operating base in an industrial zone south of Bergamo, in the heart of Lombardy.

Inside the shipyard is a high-tech atelier equipped to work with advanced composite materials. Of particular note is a modular drying plant which can accommodate the after-care of manufactures of up to 24 metres in length at temperatures of 120°.

The design projects are entirely developed in a three-dimensional environment in order to benefit from the most modern computer simulation and numerically controlled realization techniques.



RCD Status:
• CE Certification - A

Hull Construction:
• Hull built on female mould, entirely of multiaxial and unidirectional fibers and in glass resin matrix epoxy vinyl-impregnated wet and cored Corecell - 25 mm thickness with different densities.
• The adhesion of the sandwich ensured by application of the "vacuum bag" and the post-curing at controlled temperature ensure the stability in time of the laminate.
• Longitudinal and transversal reinforcements from above the waterline down.
• Carbon reinforcements along all the longitudinal members
• The bulkheads and interior furniture are all laminated into the hull structure.
• The bulkheads are all made of fiber sandwich and Corecell with the same modalities of the hull and then coated in wood veneer.
• Hull painted March 2011

Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Same hull construction, with full of reinforcements in way of through deck fittings.
• Carbon fibre reinforcement in the mast foot area.
• Hull join bolted internally and externally.
• Teak laid side decks, cockpit seating & cockpit sole

Keel & Rudder:
• Stainless steel keel with lead bulb, attached to hull with stainless steel bolts – keel 2.70m standard version
• Balanced rudder of unidirectional glass and biaxial epoxy glass, vacuum bagged and oven cured
• Stainless steel rudder stock


Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4JH3-TE 4-cylinder 75hp diesel engine – approx. 1,500hrs run
• Saildrive gearbox
• Fresh¬water cooled engine.
• Single lever engine control.

Propulsion & Steering:
• Vario Prop 3-bladed folding propeller
• Spare three. Blade propeller
• Emergency tiller.
• Max Power VIP50 retractable bow thruster


Voltage systems:
• 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter

Battery Banks:
• 1x 100Ah 12vDC start battery
• 4x 160Ah 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel to supply 640Ah @ 12vDC
• 2x 180Ah 12vDC service batteries
• 3x 12vDC battery pack for bow services (bow thruster and windlass)

Charging & Inverter:
• Automatic 80Ah battery charger
• 25Ah battery charger for bow services battery pack

• 12vDC 140Ah Engine-mounted alternator

• 5000w Inverter


Fresh Water:
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well-insulated hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element
• Pressure pump
• Hot & cold pressurised cockpit shower

Bilge Pumps:
• 3x Electric bilge pumps located in sail locker, main saloon bilge and aft compartment locker.
• Manual bilge pump in cockpit
• 3x Electric shower drain pumps


• 300 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank

Fresh Water:
• 500 litres fresh water capacity

Holding Tank:
• 2x plastic black water holding tanks with electric discharge

• Raymarine autopilot
• Raymarine GPS C90w chartplotter at the starboard steering wheel
• GPS Chartplotter on TV LCD at the chart table
• Ray marine St60 Tridata on port and starboard side helm
• Raymarine St60 MULTI on port and starboard side helm
• Raymarine St60 WIND on port and starboard side helm
• Steering compasses
• Raymarine Radar

Communications Equipment:
• Raymarine VHF with DSC


• 3 burner gas stove with oven
• Candy microwave oven
• 2x VECO front-opening refrigerator
• 1x Top opening refrigerator

• 2x 12vDC electric marin heads
• 1x manual marine water head
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads

• Radio CD with internal and external speakers


Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 7 berths plus dinette in double master cabin, two twin aft cabins. 3 heads.
• Sail locker forward with steps to enter
• Master cabin with starboard double berth end port side single bed
• Ensuite heads compartment forward with shower and heads
• Saloon with U-shaped seating to starboard and twin seats to port with central table.
• Galley aft of saloon area to starboard with L-shaped countertop
• Chart table area opposite saloon area to port
• Two twin aft cabins with double hanging lockers
• Aft heads with shower

Accommodation Finish:
• High quality teak wood joinery.
• Dark wood floors
• White panelled headlinings
• Blue upholstery
• White Corian counters in galley and heads


• Lightweight aluminium alloys spars
• Keel-stepped mast with 3-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Stainless steel rod standing rigging
• Hydraulic vang, split backstays with control unit in cockpit
• German mainsheet system
• Low-friction mainsail track on mast with battencar system
• Lazyjacks
• Spinnaker pole track on mast
• Main sail area: 90mq
• Jib sail area: 70mq

• 2x 52.2 Self tailing Andersen winch
• 2x 62.2 Self tailing Andersen winch
• 2x 59.2 Self tailing Andersen winch on the coach roof – 1 electric

• Banks Sails full batten main
• Banks Sails furling jib
• Banks Sails Gennker 200 mq

• Double stainless lifelines with side boarding gates
• Swimming ladder
• Gangway
• Davits for outboard engine
• Cockpit shower

Anchoring & Mooring:
• 12vDC anchor windlass
• DELTA anchor with 80mt chain
• Spare anchor with 10 m chain
• Fenders & warps

Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Stackpack mainsail cover
• Sprayhood
• Steering wheels covers
• Cockpit table cover
• Cockpit cushions

Tender and outboard engine:
• 2,40 inflatable tender
• 3.5 hp outboard engine


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

• 2x 6pp liferaft

Viewing arrangements

Lying Cagliari, Sardinia - Italy

Available to view strictly by appointment

Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

Tel: +39 3337489281
Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

Enquire about this yacht

For further information on this yacht, please use the contact form below or email us.


Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.