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1997 Novatec Novatec 55 - 55'

Year 1997
Length 55ft.
Price USD $289,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Miami, FL, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Beam: 15 ft 8 in
Dry Weight: 52000 lbs
Engine(s): Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA
Year: 1997
Hours: 1300
Engine(s) HP: 870 HP
Cruising Speed: 15 knots @ 2400 RPM
Fuel: (750 Gallons)
Water: 1 (200 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 (80 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
LOA: 55 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 8 in
Dry Weight: 52000 lbs
Total Power: 870 HP
Engine 1:
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 3208ta
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1300
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 435 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 1997
Engine Model: 3208TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1300
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 435 HP
Cruising Speed: 15 knots @ 2400 RPM
Maximum Speed: 20 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (750 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (80 Gallons)

Vessel Walkthough

SEA WIFE has a lot to offer and makes a perfect cruising and Bahama boat with three staterooms and two heads. The aft cockpit offers easy access to the water for water sports, diving or fishing. Moving forward to the large enclosed aft deck with comfortable seating, TV, refrigerator, wet bar with sink, ice maker and ample storage with wing doors to access the full walk around side decks. The fly bridge is up several steps and is enclosed with flip up panels, three helm chairs at the driving station and comfortable seating for guests.  Moving forward from the aft deck the salon which has beautiful Teak and Holly floors with the entertainment system to starboard and leather couch to port with storage. Forward to Starboard is a U-shaped dinette area and galley down to port. Forward of that is two staterooms and shared head and shower. The master is aft which gives separation from your guests.  


 The cockpit has teak covering boards, hand held shower, SS stairs to the aft deck, table with BBQ, single hatch to access the storage compartment below and large boarding gate for access from the FRP swim platform.

Aft Deck Area

 The aft deck is fully covered with fiberglass hard top with FRP support columns forward and stainless steel aft with two (2( paneled tempered glass sliding side windows and new aft Isinglass enclosure. Port and Starboard wing doors with tempered glass inserts lead to the walk around side decks. Forward of the two comfortable couches is a wet bar with built in sink with water spigot, Icemaker, GE refrigerator/freezer, storage cabinets and TV.


The interior of the vessel is done in beautiful high gloss finished cherry wood.  To port is the cabinet that holds the entertainment system that includes a Bose surround system,  Samsung TV and SAT receiver, Yamaha AM/FM turner and Clarion AM/FM Disc player..  The flooring is Teak and Holly and has been recently refinished.  The L-shaped leather sofa has storage below and coffee table. The window treatments are roller shades with wood valance. All windows were refurbished in 2014 with tempered glass, fixed type and frameless for a more modern look.  This area is very roomy and comfortable with large windows.


  The galley is located forward three steps down to port. It comprises high gloss cherry cabinetry with ample storage, new Corian counter top with built in rectangular shaped sink.

Stove:  Kitchen Aid, new with two (2) burner ceramic cook top.

Refrigerator: Norcold model DE 461

Microwave:  General Electric

Second Refrigerator: General Electric, Monogram

Guest Staterooms

 The forward VIP guest room provides sleeping for two (2) adults on an island double berth with drawers below, a lined lighted closet, top storage bins and side bins. Marine Air conditioning with electric control.  The head has an acrylic shower enclosure with Teak & Holly flooring and Sealand vacuum flush toilet. It has chrome plated fixtures, laminate cabinetry and marble counter top and acrylic oval sink. This head is shared with the second guest stateroom.

The second guest room has a double berth, opening ports lights and deck area with hanging locker and storage drawers.

Master Stateroom

 The aft master cabin provides sleeping for two (2) adults on an island queen berth with  night tables, port and starboard chest of drawers and two lighted hanging closets. There is an escape hatch/window aft to port and full head forward to port. The head has Teak & Holly floors, enclosure shower, laminate cabinetry  with marble countertop and acrylic oval sink. A port light let in natural light and has a vacuum flush head.  The master has blue LED accent lighting along the overhead valance and Samsung TV on the forward bulkhead and new air conditioner and electronic controller.

Fly Bridge

 The fly bridge has a FRP hard top and smoked Plexiglas spray shield with stainless steal tubular frame and new all around enclosure with flip up panels, driving station with engine instrumentation and Garmin chart plotter, There is comfortable seating all around  with storage beneath and sound system with speakers. Everything has been renewed and looks in new condition.

Garmin GPSMAP 5012, touch screen for radar, chart plotter, and color sounder                 

Simrad AP 28 Autopilot.....Icom IC M604 VHF radio Two (2) each, one on fly bridge and second Commandmic at Master stateroom entrance.


The DC system is 12 volts and has a thirty (30) breaker panel located in the salon

All batteries (8) total have been replaced with AGM no maintenance batteries, there are Two (2) Professional Mariner Pro Nautic 1250 chargers and one NewMar PT 24-12 charger. The DC lighting has been replaced with all LED blubs.

The AC system is 120/240 volt with one 50 amp cord, 50' long.  The breaker panel consists of four(4) main breakers and twelve (12) individual branch breakers.  There is a Heart Interface invertor/charger.  The Generator is a new a 16 KW Northern Lights with only 25 hours


Engine Room

 The engine compartment can be accessed either from the galley by sliding out the stairs (has tracks) or lifting the hatches in the salon area.

Caterpillar 3208TA, 435 HP with only 1,300 hours. Both engines have recently had the 1,000 hour check and complete service including pumps, hoses, injectors and fuel system, cooling system, after cooler and heat exchanger service, valve adjustment and general service and clean up.

Speed Chart:  1,000 RPM...6.3kts,   2,000 RPM...10kts,  .2,500 RPM..17kts  WOT..20kts

Both engines and generator have Racor filters, sea cocks w/strainers and wet exhaust systems. A new Fireboy auto fire system has been installed with the new clean agent HFC 227 and there is a high water alarm installed in the engine room along with the other four (4) Rule 1500 located thru out the boat.

Mechanical Equipment
  • Vetus bow thruster with control on bridge
  • Muir Cougar electric windlass with foot controls
  • Stainless steel Plow anchor with 100' chain
  • 150' of 5/8" three strand marine grade nylon line
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Plus compass
  • Tides Marine dripless shaft seals
  • Kalenberg horn with compressor and accumulator tank
  • Exhaust blowers in engine room
  • LED navigation lights
  • Guest search light
  • Rule 1500 bilge pumps (4)
  • High water alarm
  • Manual bilge forward of engines
  • Marine Air conditioning (3) units all new with 240V water pump
  • Spare props (2) 26 X 27 3 blade storage in aft lazarette
  • Ten (10) Type 1 USCG approved life jackets
  • One (1) type IV USCG approved throw able life ring on aft deck
  • Five (5) BC type hand held extinguishers with current tags
  • Flair kit VDS
  • Alarm system with two pressure sensors, 1st for cockpit alarm and 2nd for aft deck alarm with much louder alarm horn.
  • Sealand Technologies vacuum heads (2)
  • Holding tank (70 gal) with deck pump out and USCG MSD Type III sanitation system 
  • S & K Water Maker, 200 GPD, new with only 87 hours
  • General Electric 20 gal water heater
  • Stainless steal 200 gallon FW tank located under master bed
  •  Heart 2500 watt invertor with charger 

Broker Comments

 Sea Wife has completed a major refit in 2013 and 2014 to the specification and taste of the current owner and is outfitted the best of everything and far exceeds what you would see in a boat of this age. All vessel windows were renewed with tempered safety glass, fixed type, for a modern look. All new enclosures were install on the fly bridge and aft decks, new Gamin touch screen electronics and new Guest search light. Both CAT engines have had major service and the 1,000 service inspection has been done. Also included are all new bilge pumps, new battery chargers, new AGM batteries, new LED DC lighting thru out the boat including the navigation lights. New leather and fabric upholstery throughout the vessel furniture and cushions, all new Air conditioning compressors, new water maker, new galley appliances, new satellite television and all the running gear has been reconditioned recently. The entire boat has been painted with seven (7) coats of white Awlgrip paint and it show like a new boat.  This is a Very nice boat and needs nothing but a new owner.

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.
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