Belize 54 Day Bridge

Lap of luxury.

by Gary Reich
Sometimes you step on a boat and are simply floored not only by how beautiful it is, but also by the level of thoughtfulness that went into its design.

Specifications

  • LOA: 54'1"
  • Beam: 16'6"
  • Draft: 3'6"
  • Weight: 49,604 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 792 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 184 gals.
  • Power: T-725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950
  • Price: $1,776,700

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The Belize 54 Day Bridge is one such boat. From the electrically operated dinghy garage in the stern to the massive, teak-lined exterior entertaining spaces, this boat is packed to the gills with comfort and conveniences. It’s also a real looker.

A lot of polished stainless steel and highly varnished wood highlight the interior, which is open from the main salon to the aft cockpit. The galley is situated right inside the salon entrance, making entertaining cockpit guests a snap. Farther below is the three-stateroom layout. The VIP stateroom with a queen-size island berth is located in the bow, while the master stateroom is located midcabin under the main salon. Each has its own enclosed head/shower. The small guest/crew cabin is situated to starboard between the other staterooms.

The flybridge is accessible via a graceful set of steps from the aft cockpit. Once you’re up here, it won’t be easy to go back down — it’s that nice. You not only get a commanding view but also lots of comfortable accommodations. There’s a large L-shaped lounge positioned around a gorgeous teak table. It sits across from a day bar with pullout refrigeration, a sink, an ice box and a cutting board.  

Hiding in the belly of the Belize 54 Day Bridge is a pair of 725-hp Volvo Penta IPS950 pod drives. A judicious application of throttle will produce a wide- open speed of 34.2 knots; however, most folks will want to cruise at around 28 knots, where the two engines burn a very reasonable 58 gph. Of course, some owners will peel back the throttles even further to enjoy more miserly fuel consumption for long-range jaunts. Since there’s IPS on-board, the 54 Day Bridge is easily maneuverable with joystick steering.

Matt Mrozinski with Lake Michigan Yacht Sales says, “The Belize 54 Day Bridge is an eloquent example of cutting-edge technology and premium components combined with a refined, classic appearance. We like to refer to it as a ‘Gentleman’s Yacht.’”  

 

Dealers

Bay Marine

Waukegan, IL

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Lake Michigan Yacht Sales

Bay Harbor, MI

lakemichiganyachtsales.com

 

Onekama Marine

Onekama, MI

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