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1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler

  • 50 ft
  • Pilothouse
  • Indiantown, FL, US

Yacht price



RESOLUTE is a 50' custom pilothouse trawler built in Cape Canaveral, FL.  The sellers purchased this extraordinary vessel in 2015, and are the third owners.  They spend six months every winter cruising the Bahamas, and store the vessel on the hard in Florida for six months every summer.    

Her incredible heavy-duty construction makes her sturdy enough to handle most weather conditions, and her owners report her to being a "beautiful at anchor" boat. Most of their time in the Bahamas was at anchor, where they became the home base for all of the cruisers to tie up their tenders and enjoy her huge bridge deck! 

The interior woodwork is in very good condition.  It was reported that the original builder was a carpenter and this certainly shows.  There are many fine-tuned nuances in this vessel that show the attention to detail in the construction.  A photo album with pictures during construction, as well as some of the original plans convey with the vessel.

RESOLUTE is truly a blue-water trawler with solar power, a water maker, propane cooking, and fuel efficient twin Perkins engines.  RESOLUTE cruises at 8.0 knots, which is her top speed, and has a cruising range of approximately 2000 nautical miles.

The owners believe in redundancy, and have prepared this vessel for every conceivable contingency.  They take a great deal of pride in this vessel, and it shows.  Giving her up has been a difficult decision, but they know RESOLUTE is ready for her next owner.  There is still plenty of time to visit the Bahamas this year, or to move on to points beyond, and RESOLUTE is truly ready to go.

The definition of "resolute" is "admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering" which is an apt description of this must-see vessel.

Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(9212071)


Basic Information

Pilothouse Trawler
Indiantown, FL, US
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Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
50 ft - 15.24 meter
18 ft - 5.49 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 8 in - 1.12 meter
Bridge Clearance:
23 ft - 7.01 meter
Dry Weight:
70000 lbs


6354, 58L, 354CID
Cruise Speed:
2302 MI
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135 (Individual), 270 (combined)
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Fuel Tank:
850 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
320 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Walk Through

RESOLUTE can be boarded by the heavy duty swim ladders mounted amidships on both the port and starboard sides (11/2023), or by one of the two hanging ladders that can be mounted over the handrails anywhere on the vessel.  There are no opening doors in the hull.  The bridge deck is accessible by the ladder from the cockpit, or the heavy duty ladder at centerline forward, in front of the pilothouse.


The interior of RESOLUTE is accessible via the cockpit door which leads directly into the salon.  The salon can also be used as additional berth space, and is where the current owners preferred to sleep while at anchor.  The galley is forward of the salon to port, with the dinette and the head across from the galley to starboard. The raised pilothouse is forward, with the helm to starboard.  There are chairs for both the both the Captain and navigator port and starboard, along with two pilothouse doors leading to the side decks. The stateroom is forward and down, with stairs to port.

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Hull, Cockpit, Decks & Bridge


RESOLUTE is a full displacement trawler with a rising sheer line, a semi-flared bow, and a partial keel.  The hull is a one piece solid fiberglass design, with a minimum of 1.5 inches thickness; the transom is solid fiberglass above and below the water line.


The hull is painted white.  It was stripped down to the fiberglass, sanded and professionally repainted white with an acrylic urethane enamel 3 part coating system in March 2020. The bottom is freshly painted and there are no soft spots or blisters. 


The heavy duty rub rail was rebuilt in early 2020, and is made of a Taylor Made rubber "P" shaped dock edge.



The cockpit features: a large built-in storage closet with shelving to port, a stainless steel ladder through a hatch (11/2022) to the upper deck to starboard, a removable hatch into the lazarette which also provides access to the steering locker, a white/blue LED ceiling light (11/2022), and a custom door with a screened opening window with a shade (01/2020) and custom Phantom screen leads into the salon.


The large Charbroil Performance propane grill is used by the owners in the cockpit, and provides "oven space" while not drawing electric power.


The two "gravity" recliner chairs can be used in the cockpit for seating.  A portable step can be used throughout the vessel for boarding.


RESOLUTE has a sturdy custom designed dinghy davit system (12/2022) which keeps the cockpit, and upper deck free, while providing easy access to the tender. The davit has a cradle cable system which allows the tender to be driven on and driven off.  The tender lift is pneumatic, with a 12v DC motor. To deploy and recover takes approximately 20 seconds.  There is a spare davit system motor assembly and controller which convey with the vessel. 



The full walk-around decks are white non-skid; the 30" wide covered sidewalks are flush with the cockpit.  The high bulwarks allow for safe movement around the deck of RESOLUTE. There are numerous heavy duty cleats and self-bailing deck drains; black composite cleats for fenders are throughout the vessel.  The exterior of the entire super structure was primed and painted in 11/2022.


Custom pilothouse doors with screened opening windows that create air-flow through the vessel (01/2020) lead to the sidewalks forward.  There are white/blue LED ceiling lights (11/2022) at each door.


The raised foredeck has a heavy duty ladder which leads to the bridge.  This was installed by the second owner.  RESOLUTE has two seat cushions, with backs, that can be used on the raised foredeck to provide seating at the bow; the cushions were reupholstered in November 2022.  The bow pulpit features a chain locker that drains into the bilge and the ground tackle.



The large upper deck is completely surrounded by heavy duty railings and provides an excellent outdoor space for sunrise coffee, sunset cocktails, or sleeping under the stars.  The raised bridge section forward is approximately 9'6" by 11'6"; the lower portion aft is approximately 20'6" by 16'6".  There is also a deck over the cockpit which is outside the handrails.


The mounted solar panels provide shade over the bridge deck forward.  A large roll of turquoise colored screening, which conveys with the vessel, was used by the current owner to wrap portions of the bridge deck for privacy when needed.


Two rope hammocks with cushions can be hung from the solar panel frames to provide relaxation space on the particularly lazy days at anchor.  They are stored in one of the three deck boxes located to starboard. There is plenty of space to add additional furniture, seating or storage.  Four blue stackable resin Adirondack chairs and a small white table convey with the vessel.


The deck over the cockpit holds the propane locker, with 150 pounds of propane in five propane bottles.  Two spare anchors are stored on the bridge deck aft.  The davit crane on the bridge deck is obsolete.

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Accommodations

The interior of RESOLUTE is designed to have plenty of natural light and airflow, with good headroom.  The sole in the salon, galley, head, and pilothouse are all hardwood in very good condition. There is access in the salon sole to the engine room, while access to the mechanical room is in the galley sole.


The mahogany woodwork throughout RESOLUTE is in very good condition. Quality materials were used at construction, and it shows.


All of the windows open from the top down, and act like a "transom window" to bring in fresh air.  The wood blinds can also be lowered to the height of the open window.  This provides privacy while the window is open. 


All of the lighting on RESOLUTE has been upgraded to LED.



The salon on RESOLUTE is entered from the cockpit door, which has a custom Phantom Screen (12/2019) that enhances the air-flow throughout the living space.  There are two large hinged hatches in the hardwood sole to access the engine room. 


Two free-standing futons are to starboard, which fold-out to two double berths.  Two wood folding "TV" tray tables are stored between the futons, and can be used in the salon or in the cockpit.  There is open storage space beneath the futons.


A single daybed is to port.  The area under the daybed has drawers for storage which go all the way to the bulkhead.  The built-in end tables on either side of the daybed also have storage.  A small end table that was originally between chairs to port is on top of the aft end table to port, and can be relocated.  


A Sony television is mounted forward to port.  The salon walls are vinyl "contact" wallpaper beneath the wood trim, and painted wood above the wood trim.


A pocket door separates the salon and galley, and can be used for privacy when the salon is used for additional berths.


Galley and Dinette

The U-shaped galley is to port and has numerous mahogany cabinets for storage;  the cabinets all secure tightly.  The galley also features: marble countertops, a double fiberglass sink with a one-touch pull-out faucet, a filtered drinking water faucet, two electrical outlets, 12v lighting, the timer for the hot water heater, and an opening window over the sink with a wood blind.  The "butcher block" countertop forward is made of acacia wood, which is considered very durable with naturally-occurring oils that are anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.


The Wolf propane two-burner cooktop (11/2022) has a spark ignition, but does not need power to function.  Each burner has separate controllable high/low flames, with a light-up control display.  The propane control valve for the vessel is in the cockpit ceiling at the salon door.  The aluminum heat shield behind and over the cooktop has integrated air space to allow the heat to escape.


The galley sole has a hinged-hatch-within-a-hinged-hatch which provides access to the ladder into the mechanical room.  There are two chest freezers in the mechanical room. The owners report that they fill both freezers for a six month season in the islands.


The electrical panel is in a lower cabinet just inside the galley.


The dinette is across from the galley, forward of the head.  There is additional drawer storage under the dinette, which is one step up, and features a hardwood sole.  The four-seat dinette has been converted to a two-seat dinette with the addition of a platform with two Danby refrigerators (12/2023).  The locking refrigerators are securely fastened. 



The head on RESOLUTE is to starboard, across from the galley.  Two large towel bars are mounted on the outside of the door.  The sole is the same hardwood as the salon and galley.  The head features: vinyl "contact" wallpaper walls, a double door vanity with shelf, a stainless steel bowl sink, a hot/cold faucet, a toilet paper holder, a large mirror, a large towel bar behind the door, a wall hook, a vanity light fixture, an opening window with a wood blind, and a Jabsco raw water head (10/2015). 


The entire stall shower is tiled (10/2015) and features: a fabric shower curtain, a fan, a removable shower head, a ceiling light, and a grab bar/towel bar.



The pilothouse on RESOLUTE is two steps up from the galley. The hardwood sole continues in the pilothouse, and has rubberized mats for safe maneuvering.   The five pane windshield provides good sightlines and natural light.  Each window has a separate one-finger honeycomb blind for sun shade while underway and for privacy when needed. There are two side doors with opening windows with screens which direct air-flow through the cabin. 


The helm features a stainless steel ship's wheel; a spare wooden ship's wheel is stored in the mechanical room. The two multi-adjustable pilothouse chairs mounted on heavy duty swing arms with diamond plate foot rests were installed in November 2023.


The pilothouse also features: four ceiling-height storage cabinets, two navigational drawers, and two reading lights. There is redundancy in the electronics and VHF radio.  A unique feature of the gauges is that they are all set so that the optimal reading is at 12 o'clock; this allows the captain to know at a glance if all of the readings are where they should be. 


Stairs to the stateroom are to port in the pilothouse.



RESOLUTE has a single stateroom forward, down several open stairs from the pilothouse.  The stateroom is designed to have two Queen-sized berths.  Currently, there is a Tempur-Pedic mattress (11/2022) on the berth to starboard.  The berth to port is used for storage, and has a bar for hanging clothing.  A curtain can be installed on the hidden curtain rod to cover the storage area, or a mattress can be added, but one does not convey with the vessel.


Storage is also available in the large closet forward with two hanging bars, in the two sets of four drawers in the bulkheads to both port and starboard, in the cabinet to port, and in the open shelves in the bulkhead to port.  A Vizio television with Sony DVD player is on the cabinet to starboard.


There are two large windows, which have darkening covers, two wall lights, one reading light over the berth, a fan, and the digital control panel for the reverse cycle AC/Heat for the stateroom.  The sole is plywood covered with wall-to-wall rubber snap-in mats. The walls are covered with vinyl "contact" wallpaper.


1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Electronics & Navigation
  • (4) Simrad 9" Chartplotter/GPS units (3 - 12/2016; 1 - 12/2019)
  • Simrad autopilot interfaced with the MFD
  • Simrad closed array broadband marine radar
  • AIS - ACR Nauticast Class B
  • CC TV Camera system - Engine room camera interfaced with the MFD
  • Icom IC M324 VHF radio
  • Icom IC M506 VHF radio
  • Ritchie 5" Compass
  • Antennas
  • Sony television mounted in the salon
  • Vizio television and Sony DVD player in the stateroom

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Electrical

AC Electrical System:

  • AC Shore power system: 240v single phase
  • AC Shore power inlets: (2) 50amp with (2) 50' 50amp power cords
  • AC Electrical power outlets: GFCI in galley and head; outlets throughout vessel
  • AC shore power ground system (10/2015)
  • All LED lights as of 10/2015


  • Westerbeke 8.0kw, 2474 Hours

DC Electrical System - 24/12v:

  • Batteries: (2) Lifeline 8D AGM, 24v, for windlass and bow thruster (03/2018)
  • Batteries: (2) Napa Group 27, 12v, starting batteries for port and starboard engines
  • Batteries: (10) Lifeline 8D AGM, 12v, 5/bank for house service and inverter (02/2016)
  • Battery charger: Pro-Mariner Pro-Sport 20amp
  • DC grounding system (02/2016)


  • Magnum Energy Magna True Sine MS2812 (02/2018)


Solar Panels (9) @ 2505W total with (3) Out Back Power FLEXMax charge controllers installed in the engine room

  • Kyocera (6) solar panels @ 260W each installed (02/2016)
  • LG (3) solar panels @ 315W each installed (03/2018)

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Engine & Mechanical Equipment
  • Twin Perkins 6.354, 5.8L, 354CID, 1658 Hours port, 1701 Hours Starboard
  • Fuel tanks: 2 @ 325gls, 4 @ 50gls (850 gal total)
  • Bow Thruster - twin five bladed props
  • Manual cable system for both throttle and shift
  • Stainless steel ships wheel
  • Emergency engine shut-down at the helm
  • Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
  • 2" Aquamet stainless steel propeller shafts
  • (2) Bronze three bladed 11"x 24 pitch propellers
  • PSS dripless shaft seals
  • (3) Rudders - one large center rudder with two additional rudders in-line with the shafts
  • (3) Rule 2000gph bilge pumps
  • Bilge high water bell alarm in pilothouse
  • Raycor fuel polishing system with copper plumbing (03/2018)
  • Marine Air reverse cycle AC/Heat with digital control in stateroom

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Water Systems

Fresh Water:

  • 320 gallon fresh water tank with sight glass
  • Fresh water pumps
  • Whole-house fresh water filtration system
  • (2) additional filters at drinking water faucet at galley sink (Installed 11/2015)
  • External water filter
  • Port and starboard water fill connections
  • Fresh water connections mid-ship, 2 each on port and starboard sidewalks
  • Whirlpool 120v marine grade 19 gallon hot water heater (10/2015)- both elements have been converted to 12v for use with solar panels and run independently with one in use at a time, and one in standby
  • Hot water heater timer in galley to conserve solar power

Water Maker:

  • Spectra water maker (11/2023)
  • Spectra reverse osmosis purifying system

Black Water:

  • 50 gallon holding tank
  • Y valve for either overboard discharge or deck pump-out
  • 24v macerator pump

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Ground Tackle
  • Ideal Windlass and chain gypsy/wildcat (12/2016)
  • 200' ½" G4 anchor chain (12/2016) with ¾" topshot
  • 121# Rocna anchor (04/2018)
  • (2) Spare anchors mounted on rail of bridge aft
  • (1) Spare anchor stored below

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Safety
  • (3) Type 4 Throwable personal flotation devices (rings and cushion)
  • Fire extinguishers throughout the vessel
  • Size Large survival suit (2023 - never used)
  • Size Medium survival suit (2023 - never used)
  • First aid kit in marked cabinet in pilothouse
  • Olin flare kit in pilothouse
  • Hand-held search light in pilothouse
  • (4) Smoke detectors: engine room, mechanical room, salon, pilothouse

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Additional Information
  • When the vessel is stored on the hard off-season the fans and dehumidifier cycle on/off with excess solar power
  • Manuals provided for equipment
  • Ear Tec Headsets convey with the vessel
  • Samsung Smart Cam still in box, can be installed, conveys with the vessel
  • Sony Receiver/DVD player, can be installed, conveys with the vessel
  • (4) Speakers - 2 are waterproof, can be installed, conveys with the vessel
  • Tools and spare parts convey with the vessel
  • Spare parts include a spare Plexiglas windshield
  • Parts to install a cowl vent system on the foredeck to add ventilation to the stateroom convey with the vessel

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Additional Units

1981 11' Boston Whaler: Anchor with chain, console, navigational lights and depth finder

20hp Mercury Four Stroke Outboard: Electric start, with 2 hours on the motor

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Exclusions

The sellers' personal belongings are excluded.

1987 Custom Pilothouse Trawler Disclaimer

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.


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