10 Yachts Under $500,000 You Can Have Today

We review 10 ready-to-run used yachts, ranging from express cruisers to sportfisherman to motoryachts that are for sale now.

Buying a yacht is a big commitment, especially your first one, and with the used-yacht segment shifting to a buyer’s market now is a good time to start scouting options. Here are 10 used yachts, from express cruisers to sportfisherman to downeast cruisers to motoryachts that are all priced at $500,000 or less.

Viking 61 SC
Jaclen has multiple outside entertainment spaces, including the sport bridge, cockpit and foredeck. Courtesy Gilman Yachts

2005 61 Viking Sport Cruisers – Jaclen – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Walking up to Jaclen, a 2005 61 Viking Sport Cruisers, the profile is so sleek you almost can’t tell the yacht has a flybridge. Well, a sport bridge to be precise. Gilman Yachts currently has this 61-foot, three-stateroom yacht listed with an asking price of $449,000.

When guests are ready to catch some sun, the low-profile sport bridge has a two-person lounge pad aft and a J-shaped settee and table adjacent to the helm station forward–an excellent spot to enjoy alfresco dining with space for everyone on board to join in the fun. Other lounge areas on board include the cockpit’s transom bench seat and the salon’s two sofas.

All three staterooms are belowdecks with the master stateroom to starboard with a queen berth and cherry wood furnishings. The forepeak VIP stateroom has a tapered queen berth and the third guest stateroom has side-by-side berths.

Power for Jaclen is provided by twin MAN V10 diesels, which give the 61-footer a reported 26-knot cruise speed.

Helm electronics on board Jaclen include:

  • Furuno Nav Net 2 1833c 10-inch color GPS/radar/plotter
  • Furuno RD 30 speed, depth, sea temp gauge
  • Simrad AP 22 autopilot
  • Simrad 12-inch NSS evo3 plotter

Take the next step: Contact Gilman Yachts, Jeff Stanley, jeff@gilmanyachts.com, 954-249-0360, 

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 61′
  • Maximum Beam: 16′
  • Fuel Capacity: 790 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’5″
Riviera 37
Moving Up’s flybridge has a four-sided, all-weather isinglass and the 37-footer has enough rod holders for even the most avid fisherman. Courtesy Maritimo Americas

2006 Riviera 37 Flybridge – Movin Up – Newport Beach, California

For owners in the market for a family-size sportfisherman, Maritimo Americas currently has Movin Up, a Riviera 37 Flybridge, listed at $319,000.

Power for Moving Up comes from twin Cummins QSB 5.9 diesels, producing a combined 760 hp and pushing the 37-footer to a reported 25-knot top speed. The flybridge has eight rocket l;aincers to stow rods on long runs. The cockpit has a reinforced deck, 11 rod holders and a Blue Water bait tank.

Belowdecks are two staterooms, including a forepeak owners’ space with a double berth and a guest stateroom with bunk berths. The salon has a flat-screen TV and an L-shaped dinette to port abaft the forward bench seat.

  • Other notable features on board Movin Up include:
  • Salon ice maker
  • Raymarine electronics (2018)

Take the next step: Contact the Maritimo Americas

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 37′
  • Maximum Beam: 13’10”
  • Fuel Capacity: 370 Gal.
SeaRay 52 Sundancer
This Sea Ray 52 Sundancer has a two-stateroom layout and 30-knot speed. Asking price: $429,000. Courtesy MarineMax

2006 Sea Ray 52 Sundancer – About Time – Pensacola, Florida

The Sea Ray 52 Sundancer called About Time is currently listed with MarineMax for $429,000. The 2006 express cruiser has a two-stateroom, two-head layout and is a solid option for families doing weekend cruising or dayboating.

Entertaining on the bridge deck is made easy thanks to the Sidebar beverage system and myriad seating options, including a dinette aft, a bench seat abaft the two-seat helm station and an additional bench seat adjacent to the helm.

When it’s time to catch some sun head to the foredeck and enjoy the two-person sun pad. Bow and stern thrusters make docking in wind and current a breeze.

Belowdecks is a second lounge area to starboard that has two sofas and a high-gloss coffee table. The galley is forward and to starboard and is equipped with Kenyon electric stove, microwave, and stainless-steel sink. There is also a stand-alone refrigerator and freezer.

About Time is powered by low-hour (1,040) twin 660 hp Cummins M18QTA-QSM-11 diesels, giving this 52 Sundancer a reported 30-knot top hop and a 23-knot cruise speed.

It’s worth noting the PWC shown in pictures is not included in the sale.

Some other notable features on board About Time include:

  • Onan generator
  • Fusion Apollo stereo unit with JL Audio speakers
  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Radar/GPS/depth sounder
  • VHF radio
  • Washer and dryer combo
  • Satellite TV
  • Wet bar w/ a Norcold refrigerator,U-line ice maker and grill

Take the next step: Contact MarineMax, Daniel Deaibes, 850-723-2993

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 52’6″
  • Maximum Beam: 15’2″
  • Fuel Capacity: 525 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’2″
Eastbay 43 SX
A timeless profile and proud bow hint at the Eastbay 43 SX’s downeast design inspiration. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

2007 Eastbay 43 SX – Bella Vita – Huntington, New York

For those in the market for a Downeast-style cruiser, Grand Banks has Bella Vita, a 2007 Eastbay 43 SX, listed for $495,000.

Bella Vita has a teak-and-holly sole throughout, and the salon benefits from nearly 360 degrees of glass, bringing in light that  enhances the sense of volume. Seating includes two loose chairs to starboard and a sofa to port.

The galley has a Silestone countertop with a backsplash guard and has an array of appliances including:

  • Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer
  • U-Line ice maker
  • Princess three-burner electric cooktop
  • Sharp microwave/convection oven
  • Stainless-steel sink

This Eastbay 43 SX has two staterooms. The forward master stateroom has an island queen berth while the guest stateroom has upper and lower berths.

The dance-floor-sized cockpit is a blank canvas, add a few lounge chairs for a nice evening of sundowners with friends. Two aft-facing bench seats flank the centerline, a great spot to relax after the kids set out baits and are waiting for a bite.

From 2022 to 2023 Bella Vita saw a number of updates and upgrades, including but not limited to:

  • Non-skid paint on decks
  • Canvas and cushions
  • All mechanical up-to-date
  • All weather stripping replaced
  • Dockside water intake w/pressure valve
  • Dual Garmin 1243 chart plotters
  • Engine Room camera
  • Garmin 4-foot 50-watt radar
  • Fusion stereo and speakers
  • Two TVs
  • Apple TV

Twin 490 hp Cummins QSC 8.3 diesels give the 43-footer a reported 30-knot top hop, and the boat’s 3-foot-7-inch draft make it skinny-water accessible.

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Steve Fithian, stevef@gbmarinegroup.com, 954-383-1999

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 43′
  • Maximum Beam: 13’2″
  • Fuel Capacity: 450 Gal.
  • Draft: 3’7″
Viking Yachts 58C
This Viking Yachts 58C has its davit and tender on the bow, leaving all 168 square feet of cockpit dedicated to fishing. Courtesy Allied Marine

1994 Viking Yachts 58 Convertible Enclosed Bridge – Secone – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

In the market to move up to a tournament-ready sportfisherman? Consider Secone, the 1994 Viking Yachts 58 Convertible Enclosed Bridge, listed with Allied Marine for $499,000.

Secone has several features that make it an immediate contender for the seasoned angler, including:

  • 168-square-foot cockpit
  • Tackle center in cockpit
  • Two in-sole fish boxes
  • Rod holder gunwale and rocket type
  • Two Rupp Marine hydraulic outriggers
  • Two deep-drop receptacles

Twin 1,100 hp MAN diesels should push this 58-footer to 32-plus knots.

Viking made sure the 58C has clear sightlines for the captain from his perch on the flybridge. Forward of the two-seat helm station is an L-shaped settee so guests can enjoy the view en route to the fishing grounds.

In the salon, guests can enjoy casual conversation about the day’s fishing on the L-shaped sofa to port, or the dinette forward to starboard. Forward and to port is the galley, which comes equipped with a two-burner cooktop, a convection oven/microwave, a refrigerator, a freezer and an ice maker.

When it’s time to turn in after a successful day on the salt, head belowdecks. The amidships master stateroom has a queen berth. The forepeak VIP has a queen berth and the third guest stateroom has bunk berths.

Other notable features on board Secone include:

  • Raymarine ST40 wind gauge 
  • Simrad autopilot
  • GPS Garmin GPSMAP 7616XSV
  • GPS Northstar 952X
  • PS Furuno NAVNET
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Washer and dryer combo
  •  Foredeck is the tender stowage
  •  Custom rod storage in ceiling of enclosed flybridge
  • Built in Brownies dive compressor and fill station

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Chris Holtzheuser, 954-868-9755, Chris.Holtzheuser@AlliedMarine.com

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 58’11”
  • Maximum Beam: 18′
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,500 Gal.
  • Draft: 5’3″
Hatteras Yachts 63 CPMY
Docking this Hatteras Yachts 63 CPMY is made easy thanks to its Vetus bow and stern thrusters. Courtesy Curtis Stokes & Associates

1986 Hatteras 63 CPMY – Wolo – Jacksonville, Florida

Curtis Stokes & Associates has the 1986 Hatteras 63 CPMY, Wolo, listed for sale at $420,500. The 63-foot cockpit motoryacht is sure to impress with its multiple exterior entertainment spaces and three-stateroom, three-head layout.

Wolo’s exterior entertainment spaces include a foredeck sun pad and forward-facing bench seat, a two-tiered cockpit, which has space to work and space to relax, and the flybridge with alfresco dining space at the U-shaped dinette. The after section of the flybridge houses the 13-foot Boston Whaler tender.

The 63 CPMY has a homelike sense of space inside with headroom averaging from 6 feet, 3 inches to 6 feet, 7 inches. The salon has a U-shaped sofa to port and two lounge chairs to starboard.

Ready to turn in for the night? There are three well-appointed staterooms, including a full-beam master stateroom with a centerline king berth.

For foodies who envision turning out dishes that would please everyone, Wolo has the chef’s galley. Along with a dinette and counterspace to accommodate several helpers, the galley is equipped with the following appliances:

  • GE Profile stainless-steel refrigerator/freezer
  • GE Profile Advantium 120 microwave oven
  • Frigidaire four-burner ceramic cooktop
  • Black & Decker toaster oven
  • Kitchenaid stainless steel dishwasher
  • Stainless-steel sink
  • Garbage disposal

Power for this Hatteras Yachts 63 CPMY comes from twin 675 hp Detroit diesels, giving it a reported 17-knot top speed and a 12-knot cruise speed.

Some other notable features on board Wolo include:

  • Furuno Radar at the lower helm
  • Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot at the lower helm and on the flybridge
  • Simrad IS15 display at the lower helm
  • Garmin GPSmap 5212 multi-function display at the lower helm
  • Garmin multi-function display
  • Garmin multi-system display
  • Standard-Horizon Matrix VHF at the lower helm
  • Icom IC-M802 VHF at the lower helm
  • Icom IC-M502 VHF on the flybridge
  • Onan 20 kW generator with approximately 3,182 hours

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Curtis Stokes, 954-684-0218, curtis@curtisstokes.net

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 63′
  • Maximum Beam: 18’2″
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,171 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’11”
Carver 530 Voyager
This all-purpose motoryacht has an open cockpit, enclosed all-weather flybridge and outriggers, however, it also has a two-person sun pad on the bow. Courtesy Alexander Marine USA

1999 Carver 530 Voyager – Pop’s 53 – Newport Beach, California

Pop’s 53, a 1999 Carver 530 Voyager, is listed with Alexander Marine USA for $359,000. The 53-foot pilothouse motoryacht is ready for families who want to do some weekend or longer cruising in comfort and style.

The salon and galley are adjacent with the lounge area aft, however, the area still feels spacious thanks to the open-galley arrangement, waist-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors. An L-shaped sofa and folding coffee table are immediately to starboard, with the galley forward and to port. The galley has refrigerator and freezer drawers, a microwave, an electric cooktop, a dishwasher, a sink and stowage for provisions.

The pilothouse is forward and up a few steps from the salon and galley. An L-shaped sofa is abaft the helm station in case guests want to spend time talke in the views underway.

Belowdecks are three staterooms. The master stateroom is amidships with an athwartships berth. The forepeak VIP has a centerline step-up berth while the port guest stateroom has single berths.

Twin 450 hp Cummins diesels power the 53-foot motoryacht to a reported 17-knot cruise speed.

Some other notable features on board Pop’s 53 include:

  • Flybridge electronics Garmin 7612 with Garmin autopilot
  • Bow thruster
  • Outriggers
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Garmin VHF radio
  • Garmin Radar, GPS and fish finder
  • Teak-and-holly soles
  • Two scoop bait tanks
  • Eisenglass enclosure (Flybridge)

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Jerry Wheeler, 949-375-2323, jerryw@alexandermarineusa.com

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 53′
  • Maximum Beam: 15’4″
  • Fuel Capacity: 800 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’9″
Cruisers 380 Express
This 2014 Cruisers 380 Express is ready to elevate its next owners’ dayboating experience with its 35-knot speed and entertainment-focused amenities. Courtesy Maritimo Americas

2014 Cruisers Yachts 380 Express – Marblehead, Ohio

For owners in the market for an express cruiser, Maritimo Americas currently has a 2014 Cruisers Yachts 380 Express listed for $269,000.

The 38-foot express cruiser is powered by low hour (300) twin 380 hp Mercruiser 8.2L MAG engines that give it a reported 35-knot top hop and a 25-knot cruise speed.

The bridge deck has a lounge area abaft the helm station with a U-shaped dinette and an-aft facing bench seat. An additional bench seat is adjacent to the helm. To port, a wet bar and grill are ready to prepare lunch for the family.

Belowdecks, there is a galley immediately to port with the master stateroom forward. A starboard guest cabin can be separated from the master with a privacy curtain. A dinette is abaft the guest cabin area. There’s also a day head with a shower stall.

Take the next step: Contact Maritimo Americas 

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 38′
  • Maximum Beam: 12’6″
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 Gal.
  • Draft: 3’5″
Fairline Targa 52
This 52-foot Fairline Targa 52 express cruiser has a three-stateroom layout and 36-knot speed. Courtesy Atlantic Yacht & Ship

2007 Fairline Targa 52 – Mahalo – North Miami, Florida

The Fairline Targa 52 Mahalo is listed with Atlantic Yacht & Ship for $395,000. The 2007 express cruiser blends 36-knot performance with a family-friendly cruising layout.

Twin 800 hp Volvo Penta D12 diesels power Mahalo, providing it with that impressive wind-in-your-hair top hop as well as a 22-knot cruise speed.

The transom door lifts, showing the PWC stowage, which Yachting previously reported, “keep[s] the lines sleek, no messy davit here. There’s also an automated passerelle hidden under a side deck that extends hydraulically at the push of a button.”

When the kids are tired of playing with the water toys and are ready to dry off and catch some sun, the foredeck has a three-person sun pad. On the bridge deck, guests will find lounge seating aft with a U-shaped dinette to port, and a bench seat abaft the helm station.

Sleeping accommodations aboard Mahalo include three staterooms with a forepeak master and two guest cabins that split the centerline amidships. The master stateroom has a centerline queen berth, a flat-screen TV and an en suite head.

Mahalo has a galley-down arrangement, which features a U-shaped countertop, a dinette to starboard and an array of appliances including:

  • Full-size refrigerator and freezer
  • Three-burner glass cooktop
  • Built-in microwave oven

Some other notable features on board Maholo include:

  • Garmin 7610 XSV
  • Transducer Dual GT41M-THP
  • Garmin GMR 24 XHD radar
  • GPS Antenna 19x
  • Garmin GMI 20 Marine Instrument Display
  • Raymarine ST8002 Seatalk Autopilot Control Head
  • FLIR Thermal Imaging Night Vision Camera with Controller M324XP
  • KVH Tracvision Sat TV
  • Bose Home Entertainment Center
  • Sharp flat-screen TV in Salon
  • Flat-screen TV in master stateroom
  • Flat-screen TV in starboard guest stateroom
  • 12V Clarion CD/FM/AM Stereo w/ Multi Disc Changer
  • Sirius satellite radio

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Joe Marino, 954-328-2059

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 52′
  • Maximum Beam: 14′
  • Fuel Capacity: 480 Gal.
  • Draft: 3’7″
Viking Yachts 55C
The Viking Yachts 55 convertible Jezebel has a 153-square-foot cockpit set up for big-fish battles. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

2001 Viking 55 Convertible – Jezebel – Vero Beach, Florida

For the offshore angler who’s in the market for a Viking Yachts sport fisherman, HMY Yacht Sales has Jezebel, a 2001 Viking 55 Convertible, listed with an asking price of $495,000. The 55-footer is tournament-ready with its 153-square-foot cockpit, 39-foot Rupp outriggers and well-equipped flybridge helm station.

Between the in-sole fish boxes, freezer, tackle locker, livewell, and six rod-holder rocket launcher, the 55C’s cockpit was set up for serious offshore fishing. The flybridge helm station offers clean sightlines for the captain to keep an eye ahead as well as on the spread when trolling.

Twin 1,300 hp MAN diesels give this 55-footer a reported 35-plus-knot top hop and a cruise speed of about 32 knots.

There are three staterooms belowdecks that sleep up to seven. The amidships master stateroom has a queen berth and en suite head. The forward VIP stateroom has two berths, an upper single  berth and a lower double berth. The starboard guest stateroom has bunk berths.

The galley has three under-counter Sub-Zero units, a three-burner cooktop, Corian countertops, a microwave/convection oven and stowage. 

Guests can enjoy meals at the dinette opposite the galley that seats four. When it’s time to relax after the day’s fishing, the salon has a flat-screen TV,  an L-shaped sofa, an end table and an ottoman.

Some other notable features on board Jezebel include:

  • All electronics new in 2016
  • Garmin radar
  • Two 7612 Garmin screens
  • Raymarine Hybrid Touch
  • Garmin autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • FLIR camera
  • Garmin speed/depth display
  • JL Audio speakers

Take the next step: Contact the listing agent, Dave Berard, (772) 341-3669, dberard@hmy.com,

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 55′
  • Maximum Beam: 17’4″
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,250 Gal.
  • Draft: 4’10”