"Spirit of Houston IV"
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
1995 President 55 Motor Yacht
The Perfect Economical Motor Yacht – Alternative to Trawler
Great Loop Voyager and Live aboard Vessel
This President Marine Intl. 54.5 has more room than any motor yacht or trawler of this size and class. It’s a perfect layout for a live aboard vessel.
The “Spirit of Houston IV” was designed by Annapolis, Maryland based yacht designers, John Stewart and Bob Hoffman. The Electrical system was designed by Ward Electric of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; The modified Deep V hull vessel was built by President Marine Intl. at the company’s Tainan Taiwan yard.
President Marine Intl. built approximately 24 of these 54.5 Sundeck Cockpit Motor Yachts. The modified deep V hull design gives the vessel operator the best performance available between a motor yacht and a trawler. The vessel gets up on plane while in a light load condition at approximately 18 knots. At cruising speed, the vessels performs similar to a trawlers displacement hull.
The “Spirit of Houston’s” Detroit Diesel 6V92 engines and modified Deep V hull design provides a dry, smooth and comfortable ride with a top speed of 23 knots. However, she likes to be cruised at 8 to 10 knots trawler speeds with fuel burn from both engines a less than 12 GPH.
Some of “Spirit of Houston IV” outstanding features include; large main salon, walk around beds in the VIP and main stateroom, large stand-alone showers,12- KW Northern Lights generator, large Galley with an accessible full size refrigerator, stove and dishwasher, and new Garmin radar.
Over the past three years, the vessel has been well maintained. The second owner has spent in excess of six figures on a major refit of components and upgrades. She is absolutely ready for that great loop or Bahamas cruise.
Aft Deck/Cockpit Swim Platform and Davit System:
Starting aft, the President 54.5 features a large fiberglass aft-deck/cockpit. From here, a transom door leads into the swim platform and folding swim ladder. Mounted on the transom is a newly constructed heavy duty davit system with hand winches for quick and easy dingy retrieval and deployment. The aft cockpit is large for this size of vessel leaving plenty of room for diving, fishing equipment and even motorcycle storage. There is a hot cold fresh water shower located on the port side of the cockpit, located beneath the cockpit is a huge lazarette beneath that provides easy access to the ship’s 12 - KW Northern Lights generator and other equipment as well as a large area for storage. A large window with sliding glass door gives the master stateroom plenty of natural light. A stairway from the cockpit through this sliding glass doors gives an easy access to the sundeck. There is a snap on Sunbrella awning that gives the master state room privacy and reduced sunrays.
Sundeck and Mezzanine Deck:
The sundeck/mezzanine deck is very spacious. It’s large and can host 8 people or more. This deck and the entire wrap around decks are lined with beautiful low maintenance stainless steel railings. There are five beautiful wicker chairs. New U-Line refrigerator / ice machine and LED lighting was installed in 2016. This deck also has a wet bar with hot and cold running water. New 32’ Flat Screen TV was installed in 2017. New roll-up Isinglass panels have been installed in the side curtains which enables the entire Sundeck / Mezzanine deck to be enclosed in 2016. The sundeck has lockable access doors which are located on the Port and Starboard walkways. New LED flood light bars have been installed on top of the Sundeck pointing down at the Cockpit. This provides extraordinary amount of light if needed for night diving fishing, skiff deployment or retrieval from the Davit.
From the Main Salon, the Master’s Stateroom is accessed from the cockpit deck or from the Main Salon via a stairway that is located on the Starboard side. The Master stateroom is beautifully built with teak and holly. New LED lights have been installed. The Master bed is a complete walk around queen-size bed with new custom Zeno mattresses installed in 2020. A large storage space is located under the bed. The bed is built in on the center-line with nightstands on either side of the bed and the room’s rear large window is near the headboard. On the port side of the stateroom there is a fold down makeup mirror, cabinets and fold away chair. A locker is forward from the bed and serves as a hanging closet and houses a new washer dryer. Another teak cabinet forward of the bed houses the Samsung 28’ TV and sound bar along with additional storage. New custom curtains in 2022.
The Starboard side has a built in Teak and Holly dresser. Additional clothing storage is provided by a hanging locker which is situated starboard side in the Master stateroom. New LED lights were installed in 2016. Forward of the master’s stateroom a companion way leads up to the main salon.
The Master Head has a large stand-alone stall shower on the port side of the walk around bed with plenty of teak framed mirrors and large medicine storage cabinet. The Vacuflush head system pumps, hoses, Y-Valve, gaskets, switches and seals were replaced in 2017.
When opened, the sliding doors into the main salon from the sundeck provides abundant bright natural lighting into an already well-lit area. The result of “bringing the outdoors in” has the effect of making the already spacious salon appear even larger and more functional for entertaining guests and enjoying the scenery of an anchorage. The whole of the interior is built of teak and holly that has been expertly hand-crafted and finished. Indirect LED lighting was installed in 2017. The ships 240-110, 12 volt and breakers electrical panel is located on the Starboard side forward next to the TV console with storage cabinets and sound bar.
The Galley is forward and down 3 carpeted steps from the salon and on the Starboard side.
The VIP stateroom is located forward and next to the Galley.
The VIP head is located on the port side adjacent to the Galley and accessed by door from the stateroom or Galley. The VIP stateroom stand-alone shower is located to the Starboard side with access from the stateroom for privacy. The Vacuflush head has been rebuilt. The systems pumps, hoses, Y-Valve, gaskets, switches and seals were replaced in 2017. The heads pumps and seals were rebuilt in 2022.
Double Bunkroom and Storage:
Located to the port side of the Galley this room if fitted with two twin size bunk beds built of beautiful teak and holly. The room is lined with beautiful teak panels and has a small hanging closet for storage. The present “Spirit of Houston IV” owner has removed the mattresses and utilizes this room for the storage of provisions and other items.
The flybridge or “command-bridge” features an helm station on the vessels centerline. In 2017, a new single pedestal captain’s chair was installed. A hinged radar arch overhead supports the yacht’s VHF antennas, Intellian Satellite, Radar Dome and a black Bimini Sunbrella top that shades the flybridge. There are upholstered cushion seats located on three sides of the flybridge for comfortable seating while cruising. Access to the flybridge is from a 4 step stairway leading down to the sundeck. A removable Isinglass helm cover the forward portion of the flybridge was installed in 2017. Access to the Flybridge is from the Sundeck stairway to helm station. Seating for (8) eight utilizing cushioned wrap around bench seating. New VHF Standard Horizon Marine Audio installed 2021.
Hinged Aluminum radar arch lays back and down to reduce vertical 14 ft. clearance.
Mechanical - Engines and Engine Room:
The engine room is located under to main salon’s removable floor and is accessed via a door under the stairway leading to the Galley. The engine room houses the two 550 hp Detroit Diesel 6V92 main engines with twin disc transmissions, 4-8D size batteries, 3 AC condensers and other equipment.
The Port side engine has approximately 200 hour of run time since overhaul. New cylinder kits, (MTI/DD Factory Parts) bearings, injectors, head rebuild, springs valves, check valves. All new blue silicone hoses, fuel lines and sea strainers Racor fuel filters, breathers and engine mechanical Murphy gauges, belts, new sea strainers, alternators and starters rebuilt in 2016. A new automatic battery charger was installed with new batteries in 2017. The Port Twin Disc Transmission has approximately 50 hours since Twin Disc factory overhaul.
The Starboard side engine has approximately 2,200 hours. All new blue silicone hoses, fuel lines and sea strainers, Racor fuel filters, breathers and engine mechanical Murphy gauges, belts, alternators and starters rebuilt 2016. Also, a new auto battery charger was installed in 2017.
Port and Starboard exhaust spray heads were rebuilt with new hoses in 2015. New batteries installed 2017 and many more parts replacements.
Both engines are in great working order.
The Vessel has (3) three separate Cruisair heating and cooling systems.
Fresh Water and Sanitary System:
Main Salon Equipment:
Flybridge and Helm Station Equipment:
Aft Deck - Swim Platform – Davit System:
Yacht Tender / Davit:
Engines - Total Power: 1100 HP:
Engine 1: (Port Side)
Engine 2: (Starboard Side):
This President 54.5’ will provide years of future cruising. The “Spirit of Houston IV” is perfect for cruising comfortably on weekend getaways or for those who wish to live aboard for years.
The yacht is relatively easy to maintain because of its design and construction, which utilizes:
This President 54.5 yacht does not need a full time captain for most boat handlers. The “Spirit of Houston IV” will be a fun boat to own because it “won’t ware you out with purchase price, maintenance and operating cost”.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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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