• 53'
  • 2000
  • Afton, Minnesota, United States
  • $329,000



There are no phrases that would adequately convey the excellence of this superbly maintained fresh water boat. The owner is truly determined that the "DOVETAIL" be the cleanest, best kept, yacht in the country. From bow to stern, from the top of the radar arch to the lowest part of the bilge, every effort has been made to set the ultimate standard of ownership. Many items have been added to make her easier to maintain and easier to run and operate. From the stainless steel anchor on the bow to the freedom lift on the stern, a great deal of thought and expense is exhibited that make "DOVETAIL" so fantastic. If you see this offering you will want to drive it away.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CARVER
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: 53 Voyager MY
  • Model Year: 2000
  • YearBuilt: 2000
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 53' 0" (16.15m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 4" (4.67m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 9" (1.45m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: 19' 0" (5.79m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 28 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 48,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 200 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 100 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: CDRK2182H900
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD 122P-B
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Starting in the cockpit, you have a gate to the swimming platform to starboard and a ladder to the flying bridge. The large sliding glass door leads into the salon and to the "open" layout which allows you to see all the way forward to the helm console. An L-shaped couch is on the starboard side with a lounge chair opposite. The galley is forward with a counter separating it from the salon sitting area. Just two steps up puts you into the pilothouse with curved settee to port with a table in front of it. Visibility from the helm is about 360 degrees as you can see all the way to the transom from the helm chair. 

The companionway to the lower deck is to starboard, curving down to the door of the master stateroom on your left. To your right is the door to the second head which serves as a day head as well and to the VIP stateroom. Just forward to port is the door to the third stateroom which has upper and lower berths. The stairs to the fly bridge are immediately to the left on the steps up from the galley to the pilothouse.

The Master has an en suite head located aft on the port side. The queen size bed runs athwart ship facing the TV and storage compartments. The VIP has a center-line queen size bed with storage aft to starboard and storage beneath it. There are opening ports in both the Master and VIP with an overhead hatch to the fore deck.

Access to the engine room is through a hatch in the cockpit floor. The access ladder is removable to make it easier to get further aft to the steering gear. Going forward, there is good headroom and good access to the systems, batteries, and thru hulls. 

The flying bridge is very spacious with a full enclosure (that looks new) a comfortable settee forward of the helm and a bench seat behind it. Aft of the bench is an upper aft deck where the davit is located. There is sufficient space on that deck to carry a skidoo or jet-ski. This area is used for casual lounge chairs where you can sit to enjoy the view.


  • AC controls - reverse cycle
  • Sliding glass door with curtain
  • Entertainment center with Bose surround sound and CD changer
  • L-shaped settee
  • Black leather lounge chair
  • Wood window blinds
  • Carpet and privacy drapes
  • Hi-Lo table
  • Cherry wood throughout
  • Speakers in salon, fly bridge, aft deck
  • TV with VCR by Quasar (Salon) - Moved up from floor
  • TV by JVC (VIP)
  • Cabinet dedicated to bottle storage
  • Lamp on aft galley counter
  • Custom storage cabinet

Dinette & Pilothouse

  • Curved settee in pilot house portside
  • Teak table - Hi/Lo
  • Helm chair - adjustable
  • Joystick on arm of helm chair
  • Door to starboard side deck
  • Stairs to fly bridge
  • Stairs down to staterooms
  • Flat in front of helm covered with carpet to reduce glare
  • Windshield cover
  • 3 windshield wipers

Lower Helm

  • Adjustable helm seat with joystick on arm
  • Updated electronics
  • Bow thruster control
  • Windlass Control
  • Flo-scan meter (tied to GPS) - facilitates determining of gallons per hour at any speed
  • Custom storage under aft settee
  • Arid Bilge dry system
  • 3 bilge pump switches
  • Button for dual trumpet horns
  • Full instrumentation for engines
  • AC thermostat
  • Emergency shut down levers
  • Compass in binnacle - 4" Ritchie
  • Trim tab control
  • Engine synchronizer
  • Volvo electronic controls
  • Cameras screen facing astern and into engine room

Master Stateroom

  • Queen walk around berth with storage under
  • Built-in nightstands
  • Stereo speakers
  • Front load washer and dryer
  • Private split head
  • TV with VCR by JVC
  • Stereo/CD
  • Built-in dresser
  • Cherry wood throughout
  • Marine Aire with digital controls
  • Two cedar lined hanging lockers with automatic lights
  • Reading lights

Master Head

  • Shower with tub
  • Port light
  • Vanity - solid surface counter top
  • Tank watch monitor
  • Two medicine cabinets
  • Sealand head in separate compartment
  • Exhaust fan

VIP Stateroom

  • Cherry woodwork
  • Four port lights - opening
  • Queen bed with storage under
  • Reading lights
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Direct access to guest head
  • Marine Aire with digital controls
  • TV with VCR

3rd Stateroom

  • Upper/lower berths
  • Port light with screen
  • Reading lights for both berths
  • Cedar hanging locker with automatic lights

Guest Head

  • Access from companionway and VIP stateroom
  • Vanity with sink and mirror
  • Solid surface counter
  • Separate stall shower
  • Port light - opening
  • Sealand head


  • Bimini top fore and aft of radar arch
  • 4 sided enclosure with zip-outs
  • 2 helm chairs
  • U-shaped settee aft of helm table with 4 drink holders
  • Davit on open deck aft of enclosure
  • Deck box on aft deck
  • Full instrumentation for Volvos
  • Windlass control
  • Bow thruster control
  • Stern thruster control
  • Refrigerator with icemaker
  • Windshield with port and starboard vent windows
  • All brand new cushions - white
  • Railings on upper aft deck lift out
  • Compass - 4' Ritchie
  • Wet bar with sink
  • Bottle storage
  • Volvo electronic controls
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trim tab controls
  • Controls for searchlight
  • Life ring mounted on port rail of upper aft deck with throwing line
  • Carpet - material is white with black border. It allows water to run through it so it dried quickly.


  • Autopilot - Ratheon with remote
  • Radar - Ratheon
  • VHF radio (flybridge) - Raytheon 230
  • VHF radio (lower helm) - Raytheon 220
  • Depth sounder (flybridge and lower helm) - Raytheon
  • Electric remote spotlight
  • Volvo monitor system for mains
  • Two chart plotters - one at lower helm and one at fly bridge helm

Electrical Equipment

  • 13.5 kW Kohler generator with 2116 hours in sound shield
  • 12 volt - 24 volt - 110 AC
  • 3 battery chargers
  • 120 amp alternators on mains
  • Marine Aire throughout - 4 units
  • 50/250 shore power connectors
  • Cablemaster system for 50 amp cord with 50' cord
  • Water heater (Raritan)
  • 56 lights updated to LED
  • Link 1000 battery monitor
  • Inverter
  • Battery parallel switch


  • Volvo bow thruster
  • Stern thruster
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass
  • Oil change system
  • Malber washer/dryer
  • Central vacuum system
  • Bilge blowers
  • Holding tank monitor

Engine Room

  • Oil change system
  • Fire suppression system - Halon
  • ZF transmissions
  • Kohler generator in sound shield
  • Raritan 20 gallon hot water heater
  • Spare propellers (one set)
  • Water pressure pump
  • Cablemaster bucket
  • Flats added to port and starboard to facilitate access to outboard side of engines
  • Mirror added to sides of hull to show outboard sides of engines, port and starboard
  • Hose bib


  • Maxwell windlass with Gypsy and 200' chain with foot switches on deck
  • Stainless anchor on roller
  • Spare anchor - Fortress
  • Fresh water washdown for anchor locker
  • Bunny pad
  • Forward hatch with privacy curtain and screen
  • Searchlight on bow rail
  • Full bow rail all the way aft to cockpit


  • Complete enclosure (with door)
  • Stairs to fly bridge
  • Access hatch to engine room with hydraulic lift
  • Transom door and gate to swim platform
  • Integral swim platform with hidden ladder
  • Freedom Lift under swim platform
  • Huge swinging glass door to salon
  • Camera off fly bridge eyebrow looking astern
  • Cablemaster control
  • Hot and cold shower in cabinet
  • Molded steps to side decks
  • Speaker for stereo
  • Pop-up cleats on swim platform

Miscellaneous Included Items

  • Fenders
  • Life ring
  • Life jackets (6)
  • First aid kit
  • Four fire extinguishers
  • Boat hook
  • Dock lines
  • Linens
  • Ship's bell
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit, stairs, and flybridge
  • Duplex outlets in galley, salon, all three staterooms, bulkheads, flybridge, aftdeck, and engine room
  • Ensign and ensign staff
  • All Coast Guard required placards


  • None

Broker's Remarks

The 53 Voyager design is extremely successful and has been in constant production since 1998. The layout is extremely user friendly with two queen staterooms plus a third one with upper and lower berths. The "DOVETAIL" has enjoyed the care, maintenance, and updating by its owner who has done everything he can think of to make "DOVETAIL" the best Voyager ever launched.