• 63'
  • 1988
  • Viking/Gulfstar
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
  • $299,000


  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: Viking/Gulfstar
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: 63 MY
  • Model Year: 1988
  • YearBuilt: 1987
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Bimini Top
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 4/8 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 63' 0" (19.20m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: 65' 6" (19.96m)
  • Beam: 17' 4" (5.28m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 8" (1.42m)
  • Max Draft: 4' 10" (1.47m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 62' 6" (19.05m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 66,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: 33 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 470 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 60 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,080 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 6
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 8
  • State Rooms: 4
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: Semi Vee
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: R. Lazzara
  • Hull Color: white
  • Hull Finish: Gelcoat
  • Exterior Designer: R. Lazzara
  • Interior Designer: Gulfstar
  • Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: T/8V92TA
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Entering APHRODITE is either from the port or starboard hinged Pilothouse doors into the Pilothouse or from the custom built swim platform and spiral staircase to the Aft Deck and into the yacht’s main entrance to the Salon. 

The Salon is huge and incorporates a stair to the Flybridge as well as a dedicated Dining Area.  Forward is a pass through to the full beam Galley and another pass through to the Pilothouse. 

Stairs from the Pilothouse lead below to three cabins.  The Forward Guest Cabin with staggered over/under berths is forward followed by a private Head with shower.

Next aft to port is a double berth cabin with access to a Head and shower shared by the Starboard Cabin.  The cabin to starboard has twin over/under bunks.

Back to the Salon with a private stair to the Master Stateroom one finds the Engine Room and Laundry at the bottom of the stairs.  Upon entering the Master Cabin there is a full size desk for an Office Area, a King size centerline berth, upholstered seating and an abundance of storage.  The private Master Head has tub/shower, toilet, twin sinks and a bidet. 

All interior joinery is of a honey colored satin finished teak that shows beautifully.  Gulfstar’s steam bent door frames with arched doors are found throughout the vessel. 

The Flybridge is mostly enclosed under a Bimini top with a full Helm forward, ample seating followed by the Boat Deck with a 13’ Boston Whaler chocked on deck.


Upon entering the Salon from the Aft Deck via a sliding stainless steel door with insect screen one immediately notices a feeling of spaciousness, full of ambient light, from the large cabin side windows with Venetian blinds and decorative drapes.  Each side has an opening window with a screen.

To port is an upholstered sofa with loose pillows and a wood cocktail table.  End tables with table lamps flank the sofa.

To starboard are two sea grass arm chairs separated by a third end table with a table lamp.  Next forward is a free standing cabinet followed by the Salon’s AC/heating cabinet.

Eight open tread steps lead to the Flybridge making access safe and comfortable.

To port is the yacht’s Entertainment Center with flat screen TV, DVD, AM/FM/CD/stereo, all behind smoked Plexi doors in an attractive teak cabinet.  Also in the Salon are full drapes aft, an upholstered valance all the way around, overhead lights and stereo speakers. 

The sole has a custom carpet installed in 2011.

Dining Area

Next forward is the Dining Area.  It is open to the Salon but separated by the Entertainment Center.  There is a large white Marblelite table with six leather chairs to port for comfortable entertaining. 

Opposite to starboard is a wet bar all behind teak cabinetry with space for an ice-maker and glass storage above.  Forward of the dining table is a small counter top below the pass through to the Galley.  The pass through can be closed off as needed with twin bi-fold teak louvered shutters.  Beneath the counter top are three Korean storage cabinets for books and cutlery.


The Galley is very large and forms a divider between the Salon and the Pilothouse forward. 

Features include:

Whirlpool two door refrigerator/freezer w/ice & water through the door
GE microwave oven, new 10/16
Gaggenau built in oven
Compactall trash compactor
Caloric dishwasher
Triple basin stainless steel sink
Removable spray faucet
Frigidaire Ceran top cook top
Hot water dispenser
(12) Cabinet doors
(5) Drawers
Solid surface countertop
Sliding Lucite door cabinets above to port & starboard
Mini blinds on port & starboard cabin side windows
Marble tiles floor

Lower Helm/Pilothouse

Full beam and forward of the Galley is the Pilothouse with the following features:

Teak & vinyl Helm Area stretches nearly full beam
Helm wheel
Raymarine C-120 W plotter/radar
Raymarine L760 plotter/radar
Glendinning synchronizer
Raymarine ST70 digital depth meter
Naiad stabilizer controls
Side Power bow thruster joystick
Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
Full analog engine gauges
12 Volt accessory outlet
Horn switch
ITT/Par searchlight controls
Danforth Constellation 4” magnetic compass in chrome binnacle
Raritan rudder angle indicator
Engine alarms
Cetec Benmar autopilot controls
Sea 322 single side band radio
Standard Horizon Quantum VHF radio w/hailer
Emergency engine shutoff cables/pulls
Engine on/off key switches
Bennett trim tab controls
Bennett trim tab indicators
Soderberg chart light
(2) Upholstered helm seats w/footrests
Standard Horizon VHF 310
Smoke alarm (chained) to other units


Leading forward from the Pilothouse on the starboard side is a curved set of stairs leading to the three forward accommodation cabins, all re-carpeted in 2011.

Forward is an upper/lower berth cabin with a private head.

Aft to port is a queen berth Stateroom and aft to starboard is an upper/lower cabin.

Both cabins share a full head with shower.

Forward Cabin

All the way forward is a twin berth cabin with two beds arranged in a staggered over/under fashion off the port outboard bulkhead.  An opening stainless steel porthole with wooden blinds is above the upper berth.  Each berth has a reading light.  There are two storage drawers below the lower berth.  Forward are twin access doors to the rope/chain locker.  Slightly to starboard is a chest of four teak drawers with a teak countertop above and a TV w/built-in VHS cabinet.  Further to starboard is a hanging locker and an upholstered bench seat with a matching porthole and blinds above.  An aluminum hatch with dark Plexi insert and retractable insect screen opens to the Foredeck.

Forward Head

The en suite Head has a mica vanity with storage below and sink above.  Mirrored medicine cabinets above offer ample storage.  The sole is vinyl. An opening stainless steel porthole with wooden blinds is above the sink.

The Vacuflush head is next aft.  Also within the Head is a stall shower with a handheld or wall mountable fixture and dark tinted hinged Plexi door.

Port Guest Cabin

Next aft from the centerline Companionway is the queen berth Cabin.  The berth is outboard with two reading lights and a mirrored headboard above.  Further outboard is a teak shelf with two opening stainless steel portholes with full drapes above.

At the foot of the berth is a half height hanging locker and three drawers below.  Access to the shared Head is aft.

Starboard Guest Cabin

Entered from the forward end is the Starboard Guest Cabin with twin berths arranged in an over/under fashion.  Each berth has a reading light.  Above the upper berth are two opening stainless steel portholes behind full drapes. 

Forward is a half height hanging locker with three teak drawers below.  Opposite the bunks is a bookcase.  Aft is access to the shared Head.

Mid Guest Head

The Mid Guest Head is shared by two cabins and as such has two access doors.  There is storage below the mica vanity with a sink and medicine cabinet/storage above.  The toilet is a Vacuflush model.  The stall shower has a handheld or wall mountable fixture behind a teak and dark Plexi door.  The sole is vinyl.

Aft Companionway

Leading aft and down from the forward area of the Salon is access to the Master Suite, Laundry Area and Engine Room.

At the bottom of the stairs is a storage area/linen closet outboard and a Laundry Utility Area inboard.  Inside the Laundry Room door are stacked washer dryer units replaced in recent years.  A storage/workshop area in the Laundry Room gives way to the spacious standup Engine Room forward. 

Master Cabin

Aft at the bottom of the stairs is the entrance to the Master Cabin.  When first entering through an arched doorway there is a bank of ten deep teak drawers outboard with a fiddled bookshelf and TV/DVD entertainment cabinet above.  Side windows with mini blinds and decorative drapes are above.

Inboard in a mirrored alcove is a full size executive desk and chair to handle as much office work as needed in a yacht! 

Moving aft behind the ten drawers is an upholstered L shaped settee in the corner.  Next inboard is a king size berth flanked by twin nightstands with two drawers below and a table lamp above.  Twin gooseneck reading lights are above.  Large aft windows with blinds and decorative drapes are above a mirrored panel that extends from port to starboard.  There is a deck hatch with retractable insect screen above starboard nightstand.

Along the portside of the cabin is a section of six teak louvered doors which conceal an abundance of storage and hanging space.  To starboard before entering the Master Head is a custom teak storage cupboard.

The sole is carpeted (2011).  Above are halogen mini spots.  The entire Aft Cabin area seems to belong to a much larger yacht!

Master Head

The private Master Head is next forward to port.  The vanity has storage below and twin china sinks above.  Further forward is a cabinet for towel and medicine cabinet storage.  The Vacuflush head is furthest forward. 

Next inboard is a tub/shower with twin sliding doors and a wall mounted or handheld fixture.  A bidet is furthest aft.

The Head has plenty of overhead lighting and AC vent for ventilation.  The sole is marble.

Foredeck/Side Deck

Fiberglass nonskid decks
Fiberglass molded bow pulpit
Welded stainless steel bow rails w/lifelines
Ideal electric windlass w/chain gypsy & rope capstan
Up & down foot switches for windlass
Stainless steel anchor roller
75 Lb. CQR plow anchor w/3/8 chain
Spare 300’ 1” 3 strand anchor rode w/a 100’ of 3/8 chain
(3) Pantograph windshield wipers/washers
International Navigation lights
Hinged port & starboard Pilothouse doors
Walk around side decks
5 Step Marquipt Tide Ride ladder chocked on portside
Custom vertical boarding ladder chocked on portside forward
(2) Stainless steel fender baskets
Boat hook
Bomar deck hatch into Forward Cabin
Molded bench seat w/cover & removable cushions
Raised molded fiberglass toe rail
Remote control searchlight/spotlight
Side deck lighting
Stainless steel window frames
(2) Opening side deck windows w/screens
Fiberglass custom “gutter” added around the front of the superstructure, stops drips at entry doors & windshield


Aft Deck

Fiberglass nonskid decks
Full fiberglass dodgers below handrail from midships aft
Custom five foot fiberglass swim platform
Custom powder coated aluminum curved five step ladder to Aft Deck
(3) Stainless steel hoop rails (plus one spare hoop)
Custom slide out boarding platforms port & starboard sides
(2) Large fixed port lights in transom
Hinged entry rail onto Aft Deck at ladder
Fiberglass deck box on Aft Deck
(2) Boat hooks
Overhead DC lighting
Stainless steel sliding Aft Deck door w/screen


Fiberglass nonskid decks
Aluminum radar arch w/down lights that can be lifted off and laid on Flybridge Deck to transit Erie Canal
Forward Bimini top & 3 side enclosure w/(2) Zip in screens
Aft Bimini top & 3 side enclosure w/(4) U Zips w/screens fitted at openings
(2) L shaped settees facing centerline w/striped Sunbrella cushions & storage below
Fiberglass dining table w/single pedestal
Fiberglass cabinet w/Haier drink refrigerator & storage
Stereo speakers
Sliding hatch to Salon stairs
Nautical Structures electric tender davit
Chocks for tender
13’ Boston Whaler tender w/40 HP Johnson OB & 2.5 HP “get home” outboard
Full cover for tender
Life raft, 6 person
Venturi windshield w/stainless steel frame
Flybridge deck drains aft have extensions to keep aft walk arounds on the deck below dry

Flybridge Helm

Hydraulic steering/helm wheel
Danforth Constellation 4” magnetic compass in chrome binnacle
Full analog engine gauges
Raymarine C-120W color chart plotter/radar
Raymarine L-760 color plotter/radar
Glendinning synchronizer controls
Naiad stabilizer controls
Sidepower bow thruster controls
Raritan rudder angle indicator
Engine alarm system
Hynautic hydraulic engine controls
Bennett trim tab controls
Bennett trim tab indicators
Raymarine ST60 digital depth finder
ITT/Par searchlight remote controls
Standard Horizon VHF 310
Standard Horizon VHF remote Mic from Lower Station
Cetec Benmar autopilot system
(3) Pompanette helm chairs w/removable cushions
Helm cover
Engine on/off switches
12 Volt accessory socket
Horn switch
Engine alarms
Flybridge light switches

Engine Room Equipment

T/735 HP Detroit Diesel 8V92TA’s
Alison transmissions, port rebuilt (3/15)
Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters for each engine
Generator Racor filter
Walker Airsep crankcase ventilation system
5 Point oil change pump, main transmission, 20 KW generator
Naiad stabilizer system #252
Custom stainless steel line cutters at stabilizer fins
Fuel priming pump
(2) Vacuflush head systems
30 Gallon hot water heater
Sidepower electric bow thruster
Inlet filter for freshwater system on Aft Deck
DC air compressor for horns & household use under Flybridge
Direct reading manual engine gauges
Airphone intercom system
AC fluorescent lighting
DC incandescent lighting
Hart tank tender monitor system
Fireboy fire suppression system, new 2008
Blue silicon engine hoses
Glendinning engine synchronizers
Filters on air intake vents at hull sides
One 36,000 BTU Cruiseair reverse cycle air at expansion AC compressor
One 16,000 BTU Cruiseair reverse cycle air at expansion AC compressor
Freshwater pumps DC
(3) Shurflow shower sumps pumps
Line cutters on prop shafts
(4) Rule bilge pumps
High water alarm system
CO detectors fore & aft living spaces
(10) Handheld fire extinguishers in living spaces
(4) Kidde wireless interconnected smoke alarms in living spaces


12/24 Volt DC system
110/220 Volt AC system
Xantrex 15 KW inverter XM1800
Port & starboard 50 amp 220 volt shore cord inlets
20 KW Onan generator in sound shield - 2557 hours
5 KW Onan generator in sound shield - 2256 hours
(4) Battery shutoff switches
(4) Battery chargers
(6) 8D Batteries – (4) house batteries new in 2015, (2) start batteries new in 2014
Central electrical bonding system w/zincs


Purchased by her third owner in 2001 and maintained fantastically since, APHRODITE is a rare find.  Her up to date equipment includes Naiad stabilizers and a Sidepower bow thruster!

She has had her bottom peeled and relaminated, she has had a custom and useful swim platform addition and she has been largely updated for the past 15 years by her owners who use her only during the summer months.

Since 2003 she has been indoor stored with a new project tackled almost every winter.

She has cruised from Florida to Canada including the Great Lakes.

APHRODITE is a lovely boat for comfortable living or long range cruising.

Owner is open to smaller trades.


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