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1983 Uniflite 53

location icon Oxnard, California
Year 1983
Length 53 ft


Kiaola VI is a 1983 Uniflite that underwent a  refit completed 2005 to very high marine standards with new Prop shafts, refurbished props, overhauled steering, engine exhaust systems, fuel water hoses, new AC/DC wiring distribution panels, new 15 KW generator, navigation lights, 2 new fuel tanks aft, outside LP coating, new Stainless Steel ladder to Flybridge, new FG hardtop, Stainless Steel dinghy chocks, Stainless Steel Radar arch, VacuFlush heads with Scandvik hand sprayers, battery compartment ventilation system, new countertops, new acoustic insulation, security safe, Glendenning Engine Synchronizer, electronic throttles and a custom 56” FG bow sprit w. rollers.


Year Built 1983
Category Power
Length Overall 53 ft
Beam 15'3 ft
Max Draft 4'6 ft
Cabins 3
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID UNFP8247M831
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,300 hp
Cruising Speed 14 kn
Maximum Speed 17 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 780 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 160 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 60 gal
Displacement 68,000 lb
Displacement Type Full Load

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Detroit Diesel Allison MH20R
Model: 8V92TI
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 650hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1983
Engine Hours: 1339
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Detroit Diesel Allison MH20R
Model: 8v92TI
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 650hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1983
Engine Hours: 1449
Engine Location: Starboard

Enter at the wheelhouse level to the enclosed pilothouse with a full helm station and lounge seating area, entertainment center, and 40" flat-screen TV. Step down to the spacious main salon with Built-in cabinets and a wicker couch. Wraparound windows with sliders and screens port and starboard provide a 360-degree view.

Down another two steps from the dining area the fully equipped galley is to starboard, and moving forward to port is a guest cabin with a double lower berth and single upper, with a private bathroom forward with vacu-flush head, vanity, and separate stall shower.

Moving back aft through the lower salon four steps lead down to the aft accommodations; to port is the second guest stateroom/office, comprising a convertible settee/lower berth and fold-down upper berth with a desk opposite. The enclosed master head to starboard serves the aft guest cabin/office and the master stateroom and comprises a vacu-flush head, separate stall shower and vanity with molded washbasin.

The master stateroom aft is full beam, with an island king-size bed, mirror-clad walk-in lighted cedar-lined closets, and abundant drawers and storage cabinets. 

Elegantly appointed and tastefully decorated and furnished, the accommodations are sufficient to sleep a family of six with complete comfort and privacy.

  • Large U shaped Galley
  • Stainless steel sinks with macerator
  • New Countertops
  • Microwave
  • 3-burner electric Princess cooktop
  • Full-Size Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Swing top slide-out in counter trash receptacle
  • Sliding screened windows with mini blinds
Hull and Deck
  • Exterior completely repainted with LP
  • Stainless steel ladder to the flybridge
  • FIberglass hardtop
  • Stainless Steel Dinghy Davits
  • Stainless Steel Radar Arch
  • Large Flybridge
  • 2 swivel chairs and helm seats on the flybridge
  • Bimini Stainless - no canvas
  • Dinghy Chocks on deck
  • Ideal Anchor Windlass
  • 60# CQR anchor with chain rode
  • 100m chain (marked)
  • Danforth 35# anchor
  • (2) dunnage boxes on foredeck
  • Teak Transom Step


  • 110 V AC/12 V DC Systems
  • (2) shorepower inlets
  • Shorepower cords
  • 15 KW Westerbeke Generator with sound shield (223 hrs)
  • 8 KW Kohler CC063 Generator with sound shield (147 hrs)
  • Heart Freedom 25 inverter
  • Wired for a second inverter
  • (2) new battery chargers
  • (6) 12 V batteries
  • (12) 6V batteries
  • Charge indicator
  • (6) Electric Bilge pumps
  • Simrad CR40D36 10" color radar with chart plotter/DGPS w/36" array 2000
  • (2) B&G H100 Depth with alarm
  • Robertson AP22 Autopilot
  • (2) Horizon Spectrum VHF & Hailer
  • ICOM M802 SSB
  • Ritchie compass
  • Telcor rudder angle indicators
  • Digital sounder & log
  • Nakamichi sound system throughout
Mechanical and Systems
  • (2) 650 HP Detroit Diesel Allison MH20R - 8V-92 FW Cooled Turbo Diesels  (1339/1449 hrs)
  • Kohler 1100 8 KW Generator (223 hrs) with sound shield
  • Westerbeke 15KW Generator (147 hr) with sound shield
  • Naiad CPS 1000 Gyro Stabilizers
  • Trim tabs
  • New prop shafts (2005)
  • Refurbished props (2005)
  • Rebuilt steering systems (2005)
  • (2) New Aluminum fuel tanks (2005)
  • Offshore Watermaker
  • (4) Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning units
  • Fireboy Automatic Halon 1301 System
  • 19 gal hot water heater
  • Water & holding tank level indicators
  • Oil change pump
  • (6) Electric Bilge Pumps
Additional Information
  • Extended fishing cockpit transom
  • Bait Tank
  • Fender baskets at the bow
  • Set up area for dive compressor
  • Range 400 Miles at 1.5 gal per mile
  • Fuel polished 11/2021
  • Full USCG Safety Gear

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.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information


Please contact Bob Nahm at (805) 666-9676,, for an appointment to view this upgraded classic Uniflite.