57′ Bayliner Pilothouse 5788—– 2000 model ——–SUPER upgraded.


New Zealand
57 ft.
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December 2019 update: Passion has just completed a total refit for her 20th Birthday. She now supports a beautiful new hull color via a hull wrap, and a silicone (she’s faster now)bottom wrap. New electronics, outboard engine rebuilt, tender refurbished, new carpets and canvas. Her MAN diesels were fully serviced and she’s received new coolers etc. She ran 23 knots full loaded with fuel, water, and tender, etc.


2018 update: This vessel is now in New Zealand, and she’s for sale, but due to the fluctuating exchange rate, I can’t peg a specific price. If you’re a serious buyer (not a broker or agent!) I will put you in direct contact with her owner. He paid a pretty penny ($90k)to ship her home, paid all the NZ taxes. A buyer in Australia or New Zealand would do best to buy this boat than try to import one from the States.

This information goes back to 2010 and was updated as needed.

She’s been recently totally professionally  serviced after being in freshwater shed kept ‘dead’ storage since 2010.  Everything needed to voyage to Florida was done by Atlantic Yacht Basin  in Virginia. She’s ready to go “wherever”, and that wherever was New Zealand.

Following is a Oct 2015 letter from her owner to me regarding what he’s had to do to make her ready for the long passage to Florida to be loaded on a ship home to NZ, after sitting in a boatyard under cover IN freshwater for five years.  A boatyard that regularly serviced the vessel to keep her operational during her storage . Imagine the condition of boats that sit NOT being regularly serviced?



Of course, its been a total of 5 years Passion has been laid up and there is a lot to do. Bearing in mind she is now coming up 16 years old (Can you believe that?) and has been sitting for the last 5, I am taking this chance to replace anything that might go wrong in the next few years. Plus, models (and dimensions) change and on a boat, dimensions can be critical as to whether a replacement will fit in at allowed space. So, shopping on Amazon and the like I have found cheap “end of line” model replacements for the refrigerator, the downstairs ice maker and the upstairs ice maker/fridge. I have replaced  all tap hardware (corroding and getting spotted) with identical stuff from a discounter (they don’t make them any more); all sewer lines have been replaced (no problem – but best to do it now, while she is in the yard) Sealand pressure switches replaced, all toilets rebuilt with service kits. The computer screen used to run “The Cap’n” nav system has died and been replaced, likewise the CPU’S for the computer. New Batteries, all round; carpets cleaned; hull to be cut and polished; the job list goes on and on. Exhaust lines and water intakes replaced (precautionary more than essential). Lots of cleaning and rebuilds (Impellers; o-rings on pumps); replaced some bilge pumps and most sensors; bought replacement hot water jug and toaster (Old ones OK but replacements because NZ is 240 vlt and replacement is a pain in the arse once I am home; bought supply of spare halogen bulbs, supply of vacuum bags; you name it; I haver got it.
I figured do it all now; in the yard; and when I get her home I won’t spend the next 10 years on deferred maintenance!!
The bow thruster model has shat itself and is proving a major; but that is the only thing; not bad for a 5 year lay-up, in my opinion. Some how we got moisture inside the motor (God knows how) and there is corrosion in the motor itself.)<<<<<<<

Builder: Bayliner
LOA: 57′ (59’4’oa) Beam: 17’2″ Displacement: 53,000
Draft: 4’11” Bridge Clearance: 19’7″
Engine(s): M.A.N Engine(s) HP: 610 Hours: 1148
Cruising Speed: 21 Max Speed: 23.5
Fuel: 800 Water: 226 Holding: 76

Passion, 2000 5788 cruising the Erie Canal 10/10. She was sold new in upstate NY and has spent most her whole life in freshwater on The Hudson, Lake Erie, The Great Lakes, and then just short recent jaunts on Long Island Sound and back down to Cheasapeake Virginia


Surveyed for Insurance on July 27th 2012. She passed with flying colors. EVERYTHING worked as it’s supposed to. Was given current market value of $535k. The ONLY recommendation was to update the flares. Was rated ABOVE AVERAGE.  Note-2012. She’s been in freshwater covered storage since.





New REAL CQR anchor which replaced the original one that looked like an anchor, but had no holding strength. This is the real deal for cruising

This yacht is located in Chesapeake Virginia (Norfolk area) in freshwater under cover.   Custom outfitted (08-09) by life long Yachtsman for comfortable cruising and  professionally updated since.   Other than the short jaunt from the Hudson River to her current storage (in freshwater) for two season’s- this yacht has alway’s been in fresh water-her whole life and it shows .I sold this yacht from her original owner when she lived way up the Hudson River in NY in the Winter of 2008 -to her current and 2nd owner who had previously purchased a 4788 from me in Miami in 2004, which he cruised up to Montreal and back to Miami before shipping her home to New Zealand. During that trip He fell in love with NY area and the Great Lakes. He purchased this freshwater (at time) yacht for his next adventure. After the purchase he had many upgrades professionally added, then cruised her up to Georgian Bay via the Trent Severn, Great Lakes, etc., for two seasons, and back to Syracus New York (look on map where this is located in case your not familiar with American geography) where she was put her in winter storage for two seasons..the 2010 and 2011 winter season spent in Chesapeake Virginia (freshwater under cover). She’s still in storage since Oct 2011 as of January 2013. All photos are from Oct 2010.


Pilothouse- note the Meridan 580’s do NOT have this port side door


Perfect window frames









bow thruster control


His and her bicycles under cover on special Starboard lift that uses Davit to lower and raise to the dock


RIB w/center console and his and her bikes under cover next to it.

Inside the tender




Broadband Radar, Sat TV, and Internet antennas, along with her very proud owner from New Zealand

Looking down into the pilothouse from the flybridge






GPS -plotter with all charts pre-loaded





Beautiful original art work



Port side aft of the salon




Flat Screen TV in new location, which can be viewed by EVERY seat in the salon, and dinette

TV folded out so that it may be easily viewed from the L-shaped settee

Her office, which folds away.. Computer, Printer, Sat Wi-Fi set up where the TV was originally located, but could only be viewed from the Settee

And with the office all folded up, hidden away

Wetbar, icemaker starboard aft of salon, very convenient to the entrance door to the cockpit





Dishwasher and storage in galley

Trash compactor, oven, refrigerator

Cooktop, Convection oven


Dinette across from the galley

The window shades are in perfect condition

The cockpit view from the salon, note the Cablemaster

Another view of the cockpit

BBQ grill in custom holder in the cockpit

The Starboard grill holder

And the grill quickly is ready to cook

Stairs from the Pilothouse down to the living quarter deck

Landing at the bottom of the stairs- the Washer & Dryer is located behind there. The master stateroom is to port, the other 2 staterooms are to starboard

The washer & separate dryer

VIP stateroom forward

port side of the VIP stateroom- looking aft

VIP view

Looking aft towards the master stateroom from the VIP

Guest Stateroom

The Master Stateroom

master stateroom

Master Stateroom view forward

Master stateroom looking toward port side of the vessel



Bathtub in the master head

Storage in the master head

Looking forward toward the VIP stateroom forward

Storage area in transom

Stairs to the flybridge from the cockpit which opens for access to the engine room

with the stairs folded up- we enter the engine room

Her 610 HP MANS..everything is in tip top condition down here. Her freshwater provenance really shows.




Tool Box with tools


Seriously, does it get any nicer than this?






In the Lazarette

rudder post and steering arm



Automatic Halon for Generator








    • New Batteries 9/11, upgraded alterators 9/11.
    • UPGRADES: Flexiteek on swim platform, cockpit, including the flybridge (2008).
    •  NEW (2009)quality electronics to include Two (2) Northstar touchscreen 8000i units with GPS, BROADBAND Radar, Split screen, depth, photos with information, etc. Capt’n 22″ screen GPS (stand alone) with 6000 charts loaded. Wind speed, direction, etc., with PC (08/09)
    • His and her bikes on custom mount (with full cover -see photos) that can be picked up by the davit to the dock (2008)
    • Stainless BBQ grill custom “holster” out of Starboard for quick R&R for mount/storage (09)
    • Factory old style tube TV was removed and a very cool complete office was built in this space (note photos)to include Sat Phone, fax, printer, copier, scanner with laptop stand. (2008) connected to the world by Sat/Telephone,Direct TV when away from the dock and cable when at the dock.
    • 32″ HDTV was mounted on starboard aft bulkhead (note photos) that allows viewing (swivels) from anywhere in the salon including the dinette (factory tV was quiet limited in viewing possibilities (2008)
    • Caribe 12.5 RIB w/25hp Mercury ob w/ depth finder
    • Hydraulic davit w/1500 lb. capacity.
    • LARGE Dockmate DM 1000 water softener was installed that ALL ships water passes through enroute to the Ultra Violet filter system and then on to another water filter system. This system leaves no spots on the boat, and can be considered purer than bottled water. (2008)
    • Bottom freshly painted 2010
    • M.A.N engines serviced (oil changes, filters, etc) by dealer
    • Extended Bimini top
    • Bottom painted and Prop Speed applied to underwater gear.
    • 20kw Westerbeke w/650 hours
    • 5kw inverter.

This is what us brokers call a Plum Listing as She’s priced right, Her condition is excellent, she’s LOADED with NEW QUALITY equipment and upgraded to a high standard, she’s located in the right location for Canadian and Northern buyers and she’s quite rare on the East Coast market. This Yacht was a 10 when he bought her in 2008 and she’s only been improved on since that time. THIS IS A MUCH LOVED YACHT, operated with professional crew. Keep in mind that this yacht has been a short season (shrink wrapped out of the water -up north) freshwater boat since new. We will deliver south for a buyer and/or to a ship in Florida in the winter, or deliver north when weather allows.


A true pilothouse design, with doors on the port and starboard side of the large wheelhouse. The galley is forward on the same level as the main salon. Galley to port, U-shaped galley to starboard, followed aft by large counter that contains a wetbar w/icemaker and entertainment center that goes all the way to the aft-bulkhead. To port, aft is a large Settee with padded adjustable footrest and by turning it over- a table. The staterooms are accessed by a curved staircase from the pilothouse. The master stateroom is full width and has a Island QUEEN size bed, mirrored and lit vanity, built in 20″Flatscreen TV, and ensuite head with enclosed tub and shower. Guest stateroom to port with staggered upper and lower berths, Another stateroom forward w/Island double centerline bed, ensuite head w/separate shower stall. See layout drawing.
    • Locking door
    • Queen Island berth
    • 5 drawers below berth
    • 6 drawers below vanity
    • 2 nightstands w/drawers (2)
    • 2 Hanging lockers- cedar lined and illuminated
    • Mini-blinds
    • Telephone (Sat connected)
    • Vacumn outlet
    • Corian topped vanity w/molded sink
    • Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors
    • towel ring
    • overhead lights
    • GFI plug
    • 20″JVC Flatscreen TV (sat connected)


  •  w/surround sound
  • 5 speakers, 3 disc changer, DVD player, VCR.
  • 4 speakers
  • Telephone (Sat connected)
  • Mini blinds
  • Adjustable hi/low table/footrest, padded on one side, Corian on the other.
  • Wetbar w/stainless steel sink, faucet, Corian countertops.
  • Icemaker
  • Bottle/glass stowage
  • 110v GFI outlet
  • Guest stateroom
  • Locking door
  • Island double bed w/stowage under
  • 2 drawers below berth
  • 2 cedar lined hanging lockers, illuminated.
  • 13″TV/VCR
  • window curtains
  • shelves on port and starboard side
  • 3 110v outlets.
  • Amidship stateroom and guest head
  • Double bunks w/stowage underneath
  • Door locking
  • 2 drawers below lower berth
  • Hanging locker w/shelves
  • 110v outlet
  • curtains.
  • HEAD; door locking
  • Enclosed shower stall; molded reinforced fiberglass with acrylic enclosure.
  • Vanity cabinet w/Corian countertops
  • Medicine cabinet with sliding mirrored doors.
  • Vacuflush head system
  • 110v GFI outlet
  • Overhead lights
  • exhaust fan
  • towel bar.
  • 76,000 BTUS of Marine Air Conditioning w/ all (5)compressors located in the engine room for quiet no noise or vibration AC.
  • Teak Interior
  • Vacu-flush heads
  • Corian Countertops
  • SAT TV
  • SAT Telephone
  • Halogen lighting
  • Central Vac system
  • Washer w/separate dryer in companionway.
Spacious and located forward port side of main salon.

  • 12.6 cu.ft. Full size refrigerator w/separate door for freezer.
  • 4 burner electric cooktop
  • Microwave oven
  • Trash compactor
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric oven
  • Corian countertops
  • 4 drawers
  • Stowage cabinet w/Lazy Susan
  • Engineered wood laminate floors
  • Double SS sink, with pull out faucet
  • Lights; overhead and indirect
  • Spice rack above stove, with doors


Electronics & Navigation equipment

  • Remote electric spotlight
  • stero on flybridge
  • 2-6″ Ritchie compasses
  • Stair access to cockpit from flybridge.
Electrical & Mechanical
Generators are in the Lazerette in sound shields. What little noise there is-is kept outside the living quarters.

  • 15kw Westerbeke Generator in sound shield
  • battery charger
  • Battery upgrades
  • Battery switches
  • Battery charger; (1)50 amp/24v, 1-30 amp/24v.
  • Battery isolator
  • CATV intlet
  • OIL CHANGE SYSTEM for ALL engines, GEN and Transmissions.
  • Satellite TV
  • Monitoring system; 24v
  • Distribution panel; 110v/AC/24V/DC with magnetic circuit breakers and voltmeter
  • Sacrificial anode w/electrical bonding system.
  • Holding tank overboard discharge w/macerator pump
All fiberglass w/no exterior wood.7 year structural hull limited warranty, Vacu-bag constructed w/vinylester skin coat. Thermal and accoustic insulation. United construction w/glassed in bulkheads. Meets or exceeds all applicable U.S. Coast Guard safety standards.

  • Davit, hyraulic 1500lb capacity
  • Bow thrusters
  • Intergal transom platform w/ladder
  • rod holders and rod stowage racks
  • fish cleaning station (2) on aft-deck
  • Bimini top
  • Bridge ENTERTAINMENT CENTER includes refrigerator, icemaker and pressure water system.
  • Canvas for flybridge seats, dash and entertainment center.
  • Pilothouse window covers.
  • Lewmar Electric windlass w/controls at boat stations.
  • fenders and fender racks
  • docklines
  • Stainless steel rubrails
  • 10 mooring cleats
Great engine room access from cockpit via lifting the stairs to the flybridge assisted by gas shocks. CLEAN engine room w/excellent access to all machinery.

  • 5 marine ACs
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Blowers for force air ventilation
  • 3″ x 156″ Stainless steel shafts
  • P.S.S. (Dripless shaft seals) by PYI
  • Rudders and struts; bronze, with rubber strut bearing.
  • Seacocks; Bronze on all through-hull fittings.
  • Hynautic Hydraulic steering
  • Bennett Electric/hydraulic Trim tabs
  • Fuel control panel
  • Alarm; Engine high temp/low oil pressure.
  • (2) spare props
  • Many spare filters and parts.
  • Bilge pumps (4)2,200gph, (2)1250 gph, automatic.
  • Water system; pressure demand,(hot/cold>with pressure accumulator tank.
  • 20 gallon hot water heater

Central Listing of Blake Davis Yacht Brokerage Inc. Particulars are believed to be correct, but not guaranteed