5788 Bayliner Pilothouse 1999 SOLD


$ 299,500.00
Charleston South Carolina
Boat Type:
Boat Name:
Harbour Hours

Sold for her asking price. This was a very nice yacht.

Harbour Hours. Fully equipped standing tall, lying in a very nice QUIET (no street noise either, which is rare in Charleston) marina in a very nice town. This yacht knows her way to the Bahamas, but don’t overlook her possibility as a real nice home in Charleston.  Only minutes to Folly Beach or to the Airport. Great restaurants and cultural events here. Many Hospitals. Beautiful quality women , many retired Officers. plus  bike friendly town. Golf course galore.  Use her RIB and zip around everywhere quickly.



This is a very nice yacht.

Dimensions: LOA: 57′ (59’4′oa)                                                                       Beam: 17’2″                                                    Displacement: 53,000 Draft: 4’11″                                                                                    Bridge Clearance: 19’7″ Engines: Engine(s): M.A.N Engine(s) HP: 610                                   Hours: 1254 (all factory servicing up to date with maintenance logs) Cruising Speed: 18 mph                                                                     Max Speed: 21 mph Tankage;Fuel: 800                                                              Water: 226                                                                              Holding: 76

She’s has a very nice 2007 11′ Caribe RIB center console tender on her with a Yamaha 40hp Four stroke outboard engine. You can zip all around at 45 mph, and then lift her up high and dry when you’re done. Charleston has marina’s everywhere!

What I’m suggesting is that for all my clients oversea’s who are thinking about buying this yacht and shipping her home. I’m asking that you consider leaving her here in the States and come here to use her. You can buy a LOT of plane tickets for years and years for what the shipping alone will cost you. PLUS you have no duties or VAT to pay, plus you can spend years cruising and exploring here. Charleston is an excellent year round location as it doesn’t freeze in the winter, the Bahamas are due South (this yacht has been there many times, just followed the dotted line on her GPS’s), the Chesapeake is not far north, and Florida with it’s very beautiful winters is only 150 miles away.  You like Golf? Charleston and it’s surrounding area is chock-a-block with quality courses. Pull up your charts and look around at all the bayous, Islands nearby. Culture? Spoleto festival is held annually in Charleston.  Dockage is $900.00 a month. There’s a multi-year waiting list, but if  you purchase this yacht-you MAY stay here. Something to think about.

Look how easy it is to board this yacht. Large molded in swim platform with two (2) transom doors opening up to large aft deck and either through the sliding glass doors into the salon or up the stairs to the flybridge. It’s EASY to get around on these boats. Even for pets, kids, and old folks with bad knees. You can tie your tender up to the swim platform and walk into the boat carrying coolers, groceries, fresh fish, or the kids and pets can just jump right off. SAFE is the keyword.

When you step inside, the first thing you notice is how good she smells. FRESH- She’s clean, her carpet is nice. Her owner asked me to make suggestions as to what she needed, and other than removing knick knacks I couldn’t find anything to suggest he do to improve her. Her upholstery, appliances are fine. She has a contemporary big screen TV. Everything works. What more can you ask for?

Galley with full size appliances

Looking aft into the salon from the pilothouse. Showing the quite spacious dinette, and just how large the 5788 salon.

Accommodations 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


  •  46″ flat screen TV (2010)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 Countertop
  • Halogen lighting
  • Central Vac system
  • Washer w/separate dryer in companionway

Aft port side of the salon. Nice comfortable seating area with excellent sight lines outside AND to the 50″ flat screen TV.

Starboard aft side of the salon. Flat screen TV, icemaker, wetbar with lots of storage

Another view of this wonderful galley. Lots of counter space (double level!), full size appliances, ton’s of storage. Plenty of room for entertaining here.

GalleySpacious 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
  • 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

Now this is why you buy a pilothouse MY, FOR the pilothouse. The 5788 has a wonderful one. You have excellent visibility from the helm whether sitting or standing. All gauges and instruments at hand. New (2010)Garmin electronics (GPS, radar, auto pilot, VHF, camera system) on bridge and in pilot house,

Need to grab a line, or run to the bow? Port and starboard side doors (the Meridian 580 which replaced this -only has the starboard door) stairs to the flybridge behind you. Just steps down to the salon.

Port side Pilothouse house door. Look at the seating with table for guests to enjoy the view and keep the helmsman company.

Unlike many other yachts, you don’t have to get down on your knees to find and use the electrical panel. It’s right there, you can see everything easily, and do it standing up!

Garmin 5212 at both helms, with VIDEO, Radar, GPS, Chart Plotter, TOUCH SCREEN operated  LET’S GO DOWNSTAIRS AND LOOK AT THE STATEROOMS

The 12 volt panel is right there to your left. Again, very easy to see all the switches at eye level. I hate boats where I have to get on my knees and use a flashlight to find things. NOT a problem here. Plenty of natural and artificial light.


The landing at the bottom of the stairs. The washer and dryer is behind the door. The master stateroom will be to your left, and the two guest staterooms, and guest head are to your right.

The washer and separate dryer. Note the laundry supplies nook in the door.

Peeking into the Master stateroom which is full width amidship (the widest part of the vessel).

Forward side of the master stateroom.

Looking at the TV and the vanity area outside the master head

The large bathtub in the master head


Vacu-flush heads

Looking forward toward the VIP stateroom in the bow. The guest stateroom is to port, and the large head with separate shower stall is to your right.

VIP Stateroom

VIP view from the Guest Head


Guest Head. Note the large shower stall

The large shower stall

The Guest Stateroom


Wetbar with refrigerator and icemaker. It’s new within the past 3 years. Yes, it’s full of clean ice.

11′ Caribe Center console RIB w/40hp Yamaha four stroke outboard engine

Big nice hydraulic davit that has a 1500lb capacity. It operates perfectly.

DeckAll 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 thruster with controls at both helms
  • Intergal transom platform w/ladder
  • rod holders and rod stowage racks
  • fish cleaning station (2) on aft-deck
  • Bimini top w/3 sides Eisenglass enclosure (recent)
  • Bridge ENTERTAINMENT CENTER includes refrigerator, icemaker (recent) 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

Yamaha 40hp Four Stroke Outboard on this center console tender

A peek under the cover to see the console of the RIB

Flybridge electronics, bow thruster control

Garmin 5212

This Garmin touch screen chartplotter display will interface with radar, black box fish finder, weather receiver, and an AIS receiver through a Garmin Marine Network connection. Video, NMEA 2000, and NMEA 0183 devices interface with dedicated connectors on the back of the display.

garmin 5212 touch screen display

Touch screen buttons, seen here in blue and purple, make the Garmin 5212 easy and intuitive to operate.

Power is supplied through a twist lock connection on the back too. This unit carries an IPX7 waterproof rating. That means it could withstand submersion to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes. This unit comes preloaded with Garmin Bluechart g2 U.S. coastal cartography. It also supports Bluechart g2 Visions chart cards. Bluechart Visions adds 3D views both above and below the water surface as well as extensive satellite and aerial photo coverage. This large screen Garmin multi-function display is also available without preloaded cartography, sans the onboard charts it is designated the 5012. Every Garmin 5×12 display ships with an external GPS antenna. We did our initial review with release 2.5 software installed.

Screen Size and Viewability

The Garmin 5212 will take up some serious panel space, it measures 13 inches wide, 9.5 inches high, and 4.7 inches deep. The display screen is 9.3 inches wide and 7.1 inches high, with a diagonal measurement of 12.1 inches. It has a very high 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. We rated day viewability on the 5212 display excellent. The screen was bright and sharp when viewed straight on without polarized sunglasses. We noticed little to no screen darkening when viewing from the side, even at severe angles. With polarized sunglasses no screen darkening was noted when viewing from straight on, but at severe side angles we experienced moderate darkening. No screen fogging was apparent at anytime. The 5212 can be set to dim and change color palette automatically to enhance low light viewing. We tried the auto system and found it worked well. We also used manual control to set the brightness level and the color palette. The night color palette uses darker coloration to enhance nighttime viewability. We rated the 5212 good for night viewability. The ability to dim the display at night has been enhanced in the 4.6 software release.


All functions on the Garmin 5212 are controlled with menus or buttons displayed onscreen. This is the first plotter design we’ve seen or used with touch screen operation.

garmin 5212 touch screen display

The Garmin 5212 shows tide data in a graphical display with text data below listing high and low tide times and heights.

We like the interface and found it easy to use. Garmin uses a capacitive touch screen technology because of its sturdiness and ability to function while wet. We have used the 5212 touch screen in a variety of weather conditions including heavy rain and found it worked as advertised under all test conditions. One downside with this technology is it won’t work if you wear gloves, a real negative in cold weather. The only issue we had with the 5212 operation, and it may be a little bit picky, is the number of screen button pushes sometimes needed to complete a task. For example, if you were operating with a full screen navigation chart displayed you’d have to return to the Home page then hit Mark to save a waypoint at the present position. According to Garmin Communications Manager, Ted Gartner, a new software update will place a Mark field on every page to make creating a waypoint a one button process. The Mark field was added with the 4.1 software release.


You can navigate to an already built waypoint directly from the navigation page by touching it with your finger. This will bring up a menu with the Navigate To selection, you press that then press Go To to execute navigation to a waypoint. The same technique can be used to navigate to the cursor position or a selected marker. Routes can be created easily by placing your finger onscreen to locate and create the first waypoint. Pressing the Add Turn field allows you to add another leg. When you’re finished you press the Done field to complete the route. Up to 250 waypoints can be used in a route.

Odds and Ends

For data entry a full alphanumeric keyboard, not keypad, is displayed onscreen. Every letter and number has its own large pushbutton displayed onscreen. This made data entry a breeze. In our opinion, this is the best data entry system we’ve seen on any chartplotter we’ve tested.

garmin 5212 touch screen display

The 5212 with three windows and a data block displayed. The right hand window shows the Mariner’s Eye 3D view.

The 5212 has one chart card slot, and can store up to 1500 waypoints and 20 routes. Waypoint names are restricted to only 10 character names, too short in our opinion. Screen redraws on the Garmin 5212 can be rather slow. If you pan or range the chart a long distance it can take up to 5 or so seconds to redraw all data. This unit automatically varies the amount of data displayed onscreen depending on the range setting. The user can set the amount of data to be displayed at any one of five levels. Split screen combinations can be customized by the user. Up to 4 data sources can be displayed in an individual window simultaneously with a data strip. Commonly used split screen combinations like chart and sounder have been preset at the factory for easy selection. The unit now carries a 2-year warranty. See our review of the wireless Garmin RF RemoteThis unit is designed to operate the 5212 from as far as 30 feet away.

Final Thoughts

We like the large screen, touch screen interface, and wide ranging capabilities of this Garmin touch screen chartplotter. The package includes a GPS sensor.

RPM, Synchronizer, engine hour meters 1258 hours as of 6/1/13

 Let’s go down to the engine room

One of the best engine room entrances in the biz. The stairs to the flybridge fold up and voila…no dirty foot prints, nothing dirty treking into your boat. ALL work is done via the cockpit.


This is a very clean engine room. All mechanical’s are up to date. Engines serviced according to MAN recommended schedules. Full maintenance logs are onboard

Electrical & MechanicalGenerators are in the Lazerette in sound shields. What little noise there is-is kept outside the living quarters.

  • 18kw Onan Generator in sound shield (new)
  • 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.
  • 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

The port side engine-looking across the top of the tool box

starboard engine

looking aft: note the large blue tool box, in the center is the large Inverter, to your right are all the AC units

The port engine stuffing box..no leaking here

The Air conditioning units, all within easy reach

Starboard engine

Just what every yacht needs in the engine room

looking back toward the entrance to the engine room.

MechanicalGreat 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 NOW TO THE LAZARETTE:

Big nice shiny and new Onan Generator

The Cablemaster AC inlet into the vessel

Storage (fenders, lines, etc) in the transom. What a well designed vessel these 5788’s are!

This is her steering ram. She sure doesn’t look like a salt water boat does she?

Her batteries are all back here nice and neat- no fumes coming inside the vessel from this boat.

Step aboard. She could be yours. She’s priced right, equipped right, located in the right place at the right time. 4788 trades considered. What are you waiting for?  They’re not making anymore used yachts, nor TIME.  This owner lived his dreams, now it’s time for yours.