Tuesday, October 3

New, Cruiser-Friendly Offshore 54 PH

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The new Offshore 54 Pilothouse is the latest iteration of a popular cruising design built for easy handling by a couple. Offshore says the 54 is the “finest Offshore yet,” and that’s saying something since the company has built more than 300 yachts since its founding in 1948.

The 54 PH has a semi-displacement hull with a fine entry for parting the waves and a full keel for directional stability and protection for the props. Standard power comes from twin 715-hp Cummins with straight shafts, producing a top speed of a bit over 20 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

It has joystick control stations in the pilothouse, the upper station on the flybridge and in the cockpit. A bow thruster helps with docking. The new 54 PH also has an Energy Control System with a Mastervolt 24V lithium battery so the house systems can run for overnight, or longer, without turning on the 12kW Northern Lights generator.

The new boat has a warm, rich wood finish. The pilothouse has large windows forward with floating stairs leading up to the flybridge. There’s a new, full, port-to-starboard overhead instrument panel, and an Ultraleather-upholstered counter on the dash and matching Ultraleather wrapped window mullions. An L-shaped upholstered settee and teak table are set aft, just behind the two Stidd helm chairs.

The flybridge has a new design for this year’s model that’s wider and lower than before, with an integrated barbeque on the starboard side. Two helm seats are on the port side and a graceful, L-shaped settee for four is just aft with two teak tables.

The salon is straightforward, with a settee on the port side and two occasional chairs to starboard. Long windows on both sides are meant for both light and views. The galley is forward, on the port side, and it’s made for cruising with the appropriate appliances and lots of storage. Two steps on the starboard side lead up to the pilothouse.

Aft, centerline doors open to the wide and open cockpit, protected from the weather by the overhang from the boat deck above.

Standard accommodations on the new 54 call for two staterooms with two heads below. The master is full-beam amidships with a queen bed, cedar-lined hanging lockers, and a head with a solid granite or marble countertop and a separate shower with a frameless glass door. The VIP cabin in the bow is almost a repeat of the master, but in a slightly smaller compartment. Owners can order a three-cabin version if they desire.

Specs: LOA: 57’3”; Beam: 15’10”; Draft: 4’1”; Disp.: 60,000 lbs.; Fuel: 1,000 gals.; Water: 300 gals.; Power: 2×715-hp Cummins. Read more:



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