HYDRASPORTS CUSTOM 53 SUEÑOS
HydraSports Custom went to naval experts to find the custom techniques necessary to build this 53-foot, outboard-powered center console. In fact, the vessel is one of the first commercial deployments of Structural Composites’ Navy SBIR advanced combatant craft technology.
The single-skin transom and hull provide the durability and ease of maintenance of solid-laminate construction but at a weight equal to or less than sandwich construction, says Terri Nuechterlein, HSC’s marketing and public relations director. In addition, the company developed a new Megaform preform stringer system, which appears to resemble a skeleton with a vertebral column. Foam stringers, ribs and bulkheads blanket the hull surface, leaving no open space measuring greater than 11 inches, including overlay.
Abovedecks, the 5300 bears every new owner’s unique desires. “The stringer grid’s small panel sizes allow us to quickly make any change we need to accommodate customer tweaks, without any tooling changes or major surgery to the hull,” Nuechterlein says.
Another unusual attribute: All boxes and lids are Frigid Rigid coolers built into the deck; all livewells are totally insulated from the top. The twin 200-gallon fish boxes flanking the aft cockpit feature 12-volt chiller plates that minimize the need for ice.
Swiveling suspension-seat pedestals at the helm create the ultimate cushioned ride. In the cockpit, dual inward-opening docking doors — one on either side of the cockpit — make it easy to land fish, carry gear aboard or disembark to snorkel, dive or wade-fish.
From the deck, between bow loungers, a platform rises electronically on twin pedestals to form a huge forward sun pad or casting deck. Raise the platform higher to create a dining space. HSC has also customized several 53s with solar power.
“Since the successful launch of the 53 Sueños, we have already unveiled a new model built in the same vein — the 39 Speciale,” Nuechterlein says. We also have two new models we’re launching in 2018, a 65-footer and a 35-footer. Both of these models will utilize Mil Tough construction.”
SPECS: LOA: 52 ft. 11 in. • Beam: 13 ft. • Transom Deadrise: 23 deg. • Draft: 3 ft. Dry Weight: 28,323 lb. (w/ quad Seven 557s) • Max Power: Unlimited • MSRP: Price on request* * based on custom power and features
Swivel helm seats perched on pedestals that provide suspension give the 53’s skipper and passengers the ultimate ride.