Back to top

1979 Custom Vic Franck 53 Pilothouse

Gig Harbor / Seattle, Washington


Refit and Ready to Cruise!!
Here is a boat that does not come along very often, especially not one like this that has been owned by the famous artist Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band. If you have not been aboard a Vic Franck 53 Pilothouse, you are in for a treat. These are VERY well designed boats that were far ahead of their time. Wit only 2 small steps between the salon and staterooms, this is one pilothouse that is made for everyone and easy to navigate around. Her wide beam, expansive pilothouse with moon roof and convertible bench/berth, 2 staterooms - 2 heads, utility room, full size appliances and so much more make Eagle (ex. AbraCadabra) a perfect boat for cruisers or live aboard. Her owners have spared no expense in updating her interior and electrical system. GONE is an entire 32V electrical system and with mechanicals serviced, this boat is ready to cruise. Click on full specs to see all Eagle has to offer.
Please call the LISTING BROKER to set up an appointment to see Eagle, a famous yet ready to cruise motor yacht.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $249,850
Boat Name: Eagle
Make: Custom
Model: Vic Franck 53 Pilothouse
Year: 1979
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Ed Monk / Vic Franck
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VicFranck531979
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 53 ft
Beam: 16'5 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Dry Weight: 60,000 lb
Single Berths: 5
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 903
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1979
  • Engine Hours: 832
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 903
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 828
Total Engine Power: 1,000hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 20 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 850 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Pilothouse, Motor Yachts


Matt Maynard
Irwin Yacht Sales


Irwin Yacht Sales - Seattle Office
1001 Fairview Ave North Suite 1200
Seattle, Washington, US, 98109

  • Port Side Aft Teak Door
  • Updated Carpeting
  • Updated L Shaped Settee to Starboard
  • Seat / Footrest
  • Updated Coffee Table
  • Updated Blinds
  • NEW Overhead Lighting
  • Entertainment System to Port
  • Wall Sconces
  • Pantry Port Forward
  • Large Windows
  • Access to AC / DC Panel
  • Companionway to Stateroom
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer in Companionway
  • Full Size Hanging Locker in Companionway
  • Diesel Furnace Control
  • Accessed from Salon/Galley
  • Large Desk to Port Side
  • Large Storage Area around Desk
  • Pilothouse Helm Station
  • Bed Headrest Slides to Create Pilothouse Double Bench
  • Full Size Pilothouse Berth
  • Pilothouse Starboard Side Door
  • Large Set of Pilothouse Drawers
  • Pilothouse Electric Moonroof
Master Stateroom:
  • Starboard Side Queen Berth
  • Chest of Drawers Forward
  • Opening Portlight
  • Storage Under Berth
  • Access to Utility Room / Engine Room
  • Updated Lighting
  • Updated Carpeting
  • Hanging Locker
  • Large Mirror
  • Access to Master Head
En-Suite Master Head:
  • Updated Heads
  • Updated Sink
  • Updated Faucet
  • Stall Shoer
  • Loads of Drawer Storage
  • Updated Curtains
  • Over Sink Storage
  • Fan
  • Opening Portlight
VIP Stateroom:
  • Full Size Berth to Port
  • Twin Bunk to Starboard
  • Opening Port Light
  • Hanging Locker
  • Updated Carpeting
  • NEW Curtains
  • Overhead Hatch
  • Under Berth Storage
  • NEWLighting
VIP / Day Head:
  • Head to Port
  • Updated Head
  • NEW Sink
  • NEW Faucet
  • Stall Shower
  • Under Sink Storage
  • Stern Door
  • Ladder to Boat Deck
  • Access to Wide Side Decks
  • Bench with Storage Under Cushions
  • Teak Flooring
  • Access to Lazarette
  • Table and Chairs (not shown)

Additional Units Included
  • 1997 Rendova 13 Yacht Tender
With and updated Galley, Eagle is ready to cook a gourmet meal or prepare a quick lunch
  • NEW Quartz Counter Tops
  • NEW Full Size Frigidaire Refrigerator
  • NEW Kitchenaid Stainless Steel Dishwasher
  • NEW Stainless Steel Ice maker
  • NEW Stainless Steel Microwave
  • NEWLarge Stainless Steel Sink
  • NEW Faucet
  • NEW 5 Burner Electric Cooktop
  • NEW Backsplash
  • NEW Whirlpool Full Size Stainless Steel Oven
  • Pantry Across From Galley with New Quartz Countertop
  • Teak Parquet Floor
  • Updated Garmin 7215 Chartplotter
  • Updated Garmin Radar
  • Updated Garmin Sounder
  • Updated Garmin XM/Sirius/Weather Module
  • Updated Kobelt Electronic Engine Controls
  • Updated Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin AIS
  • Updated Icom VHF Radio
  • Updated Fusion Stereo System
  • Turn Table with Radio Input
  • Updated Speaker System
  • Tailgater Sat TV Dome
  • Large Salon Flat Panel TV
With updated waiting with nearly everything 12V, Eagle has been brought current by her owner and is ready to cruise
  • Northern Lights 20kW Generator with 1382 Hours
  • Replaced 32v systems with 12v
  • Added 4x 105 amp hr AGM house batteries
  • Magnum 2500w inverter/charger with remote panel
  • Rewired all lighting for 12v LED fixtures
  • Rewired all battery cable runs, added fuses and battery switches
  • **Bow thruster and Anchor Windlass are still 32v 
  • Installed new 12v Alternator
  • Original Vic Franck Electrical Meters - Work Great!
Upgrades, Check and Hull
  • Windlass
  • Bow Thruster
  • Stern Control Station
  • Wide Side Decks
  • Davit
  • Rendova 14' Tender with 50HP outboard
  • Installed Tides Dripless shaft seals
  • Replaced all bilge pumps and added BlueSeas control panel
  • Replaced Trim Tab rams
  • Replaced Main Engine Turbos
  • Installed new Freshwater pressure system
  • Installed Dockside water Connection
  • Installed new shorepower inlets and selector switch/breakers
  • Replaced air compressor tank and new 2hp pump
  • Installed new webasto diesel furnace and all new heat exchanger/fan assemblies (5 units)
  • Replaced engine oil line
  • Replaced engine and genset fuel lines
  • Replaced fuel Fill hose
  • Replaced Garmin Radar Pedestal System
  • Holding Tank Refit
  • Removed chemical process system
  • Added deck pump out
  • Added macerator for hull discharge
  • Added Y valve
  • Added Level monitor
  • Lazarette Access in Cockpit
  • Generator in Lazarette
  • Additional Lazarette Storage
  • Replaced hoses and clamps
Any and all personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed and included in the listing specifications reference above. Personal property may be all equipment or gear that is not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, Direct TV Receivers, recreational equipment, tools, and personal appliances. Pictures may depict owners personal property and are not meant to convey these items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Irwin Yacht Sales 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.

Disclaimer This calculator is intended solely for general informational purposes, and to provide a rough estimate based on the information you provide. You should not base your decision on this estimate alone.