2009 Symbol 55 Classic

  • 55 ft
  • Trawler
  • Punta Gorda, FL, US

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SLOW RIDE is an extremely well maintained vessel that is built like a ship and made to make extended stays aboard very comfortable and accomodating.  High gunnels with wide covered walkaround decks and Portugese bridge make SLOW RIDE feel safe and protected. 

Designed by World Renowned Naval Architect Jack Sarin

2x Cummins QSC 8.3L Diesel Engines w/Digital Throttle

Bow and Stern Thruster

2x Generators

Dual Band Yacht Controller

Wesmar Digital Fin Stabilizers- Upgraded 7.5 sq/ft

Gorgeous Woodwork Throughout

LED Lighting Throughout

New Custom Foam Mattresses

Davit on Flybridge

Full Engine/Transmission/Gen Service April 2019

Bottom Paint/Propspeed October 2019

and much more...


Basic Information

55 Classic
Punta Gorda, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Slow Ride
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Dimensions & Weight

55 ft - 16.76 meter
55 ft - 16.76 meter
16 ft 4 in - 4.98 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 6 in - 1.37 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
75000 lbs


QSC 83L Common Rail
Cruise Speed:
14 MPH
700 MI
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Fuel Type:
540 (Individual), 1080 (combined)
Max Speed:
21 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
700 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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The Symbol 55 Classic

Welcome to the Symbol 55 Classic, an ideal pilothouse yacht for those that want to go farther for longer in complete safety and comfort...all in a manageable size perfect for the owner/operator.

Thoughtfully designed for safe and easy movement throughout the vessel with high gunnels, portugese bridge, wide walkways and steps.  Upper and lower helm stations, bow AND stern thruster and Yacht Controller docking remote allow you to take control with confidence!

Quality of construction is apparent in the smooth ride, further enhanced by the fin stabilizer system, allowing for a larger acceptable weather window for travel...you will be smooth and stable in the Symbol 55 Classic even in rougher weather.

Marvel at the extreme attention paid to the custom Aritex designed stainless steel fixtures throughout the vessel...from the heavy duty bow rails, to the pilothouse doors, to the beefy table pedestals...wow I am highly impressed throughout...all top of the line custom 316L stainless steel.

Storage space is abundant throughout this thoughtfully laid out vessel, no need to compromise on gear and supplies for those longer trips!

SLOW RIDE is a superb example of a Symbol 55 Classic, kept in excellent condition throughout both mechanically and cosmetically by her knowledgeable owner.

With a Top Speed of 21mph, she is certainly no slouch if need be and very versatile with great range at slow cruise and an economical fast cruise.


Aft Deck and Swim Platform
  • Integral swim platform on transom with stainless steel staple rails port and starboard
  • Pop-up cleats on swim platform port and starboard with chafe guards
  • Transom door to starboard
  • Stainless steel hawse pipes with rollers port and starboard transom and cleats below
  • Cabinet on transom for 50amp glendinning shore power cable inlet
  • Secondary hawse pipes port and starboard forward of main ones with integral cleats
  • Transom bench seat with white cushions
  • Full coverage flybridge overhang for maximum shade
  • Stainless steel frame sliding window port side looking into salon
  • Heavy duty stainless steel sliding door with safety catch to salon
  • Steps to aft flybridge
  • Wide walkarounds port and starboard with high gunnels and full overhang
  • In-floor access to lazarette storage room and engine room
  • Non-skid pattern on deck
  • Transom shower and swim ladder
  • LED lighting overhead

Walkaround Decks and Bow
  • Non-skid on all decks
  • Wide walkarounds with high gunnels, flybridge overhang and LED lighting overhead
  • Portugese bridge (full walkaround in front of pilothouse windshield) with bench seat, two storage cabinets, stainless steel rails and double doors to the bow
  • Deck drains port and starboard
  • Entry gates port and starboard midships
  • (2) Cushioned seats forward of Portugese bridge
  • Stainless steel frame bow deck hatch
  • Dual stainless steel anchors, clam and danforth with pulpit
  • Windlass foot pedals
  • (2) Bow anchor locker access hatches
  • Stainless steel high bow railing
  • Freshwater washdown in bow anchor locker
  • Raw water washdown in bow anchor locker

  • Helm station with full controls and navigation electronics suite (see flybridge helm section for details)
  • Two pompanette helm chairs with stainless steel footrests
  • Stainless steel heavy duty hatch accessing staircase to pilothouse on port side forward
  • L-Shaped lounge seating to port with fiberglass table
  • Full entertainment island with Meile grill, refrigerator, icemaker, sink, storage and two custom barstools
  • Dinghy storage area with chocks and a Marquipt 800 davit (up/down and sideways power control)
  • Hinged radar arch with SAT TV dome (Tracvision M5), dummy dome and radar array
  • Black bimini top with aluminum frame

  • L-Shaped contoured sofa to port
  • Storage cabinets with pop up TV to starboard
  • Large frameless windows
  • LED overhead and sconce lighting
  • Hand carved overhead grab rail
  • Teak and holly sole flooring
  • Independent air conditioning controls

  • Large U-shaped galley area to starboard with granite countertops
  • Additional countertop space to port
  • Stainless steel sink
  • 3 Burner electric stove top
  • Microwave
  • 4 Sub Zero Refrigerator drawers
  • 2 Sub Zero Freezer drawers
  • Filtered icemaker in lower freezer drawer
  • Wine chiller
  • Dishwasher
  • Designated glass storage with see-thru cabinet door and backlight
  • Filtered drinking water faucet
  • Below counter storage cabinets
  • Overhead storage cabinets
  • LED lighting overhead
  • Teak and holly sole flooring

  • Dinette area to starboard with built in seating, beautiful teak table with hinged section, heavy duty stainless steel pedestal that raises and lowers (to convert to berth) and storage drawers underneath
  • Stairs to flybridge to port
  • Upgraded heavy duty stainless steel frame pilothouse doors both port and starboard
  • Built in TV to port for viewing from dinette area
  • 2 Pompanette multi function helm chairs with stainless steel footrests
  • Lower helm station with full navigation and vessel monitoring displays (see lower helm station section for more details)
  • Stairs to lower deck with handmade teak handrail to starboard
  • Independent reverse cycle air conditioning controls
  • LED overhead lighting
  • Teak and holly sole flooring

Lower Deck Landing Area/Foyer
  • Full size washer dryer stack unit in closet
  • Reading nook with barrel chair
  • Large countertop with storage cabinets above and below
  • Massive in floor storage space
  • LED overhead lighting
  • Granite inlay flooring with compass in center
  • Teak and holly sole flooring
  • Soji screens in front of porthole

Master Stateroom
  • Walkaround queen bed with upgraded memory foam mattress (2018) and storage below
  • His and Hers nightstands with storage on both sides of bed
  • To port- hanging closet and bank of storage drawers and cabinets under large countertop
  • Forward bulkhead- full length hanging closet
  • Upgraded entertainment center with TV, DVD (2018)
  • To starboard- master head
  • LED overhead, sconce and reading lights
  • Teak and holly sole flooring
  • Soji screens in front of portholes

Master Head
  • Sink with granite countertops, mirror and storage below
  • Separate compartment for head, upgraded Techma
  • Shower with teak grate flooring and bench seat

Bow VIP Stateroom
  • Centerline island berth (new mattress 2018) with storage below
  • Port and starboard hanging lockers
  • Portholes port and starboard with soji screens
  • Overhead bow deck hatch
  • Private access to guest stateroom
  • Overhead LED lighting
  • Teak and holly sole flooring

Guest Head
  • Vanity with sink, granite countertop and storage below
  • Techma head
  • Walk-in shower with teak grate flooring
  • LED overhead lighting
  • Teak and holly sole flooring

Lower Helm Station in Pilothouse
  • 2x Garmin 5212 12" chartplotters
  • Garmin open array radar
  • Garmin autopilot head unit
  • Garmin depth finder display
  • Dual band Yacht Controller remote
  • Icom M504 VHF radio
  • 2x Smartcraft Vesselview color vessel diagnostic displays for engines and vessel data
  • Westmar digital fin stabilizer color diagnostic display
  • Remote control spotlight control
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Windshield wiper controls
  • Compass
  • Windlass control switch
  • Overhead vessel diagnostic readout and bilge alarms
  • Custom wood and stainless steel steering wheel
  • Inverter controls
  • Engine on/off switches
  • Generator Controls
  • Vessel light and control switches
  • AC and DC power distribution panel
  • Custom wood and stainless steel steering wheel

Flybridge Helm Station
  • 2x Garmin 5212 12" Chartplotters
  • Garmin open array radar
  • Garmin autopilot headunit
  • Garmin depth finder display
  • Dual band Yacht Controller remote
  • ICOM M504 VHF radio
  • 2x Smartcraft Vesselview color vessel diagnostic displays for engines and vessel data
  • Wesmar digital fin on/off controls
  • Remote spotlight control
  • Bow and stern thruster controls
  • Trim tab controls
  • Windlass control switch
  • compass
  • Custom stainless steel steering wheel
  • Engine on/off switches
  • Fusion stereo system head unit

  • 16kw Northern Lights generator with sound shield (930 hours as of 7/11/2019)
  • 6kw Northern Lights generator with sound shield (441 hours as of 7/11/2019)
  • Both generators equipped with dual RACOR filters
  • Both generators are equipped with Algae-X diesel fuel conditioners
  • Glendinning 50 AMP shore power cord with cablemaster electronic feed
  • 4000 watt inverter system with independent battery bank with 15 batteries

Air Conditioning and Plumbing
  • Total of (5) Cruiseair air conditioning units aboard vessel- Salon, Galley, Pilothouse, Master Stateroom and Guest Stateroom
  • Backup air conditioning system raw water pump
  • 100 gallons holding tank capacity, split into (2) 50 gallon tanks
  • 200 gallon fresh water tank
  • Electric self macerating Techma toilets in heads
  • Pre-plumb for watermaker in lazarette storage area

Hull and Running Gear
  • Fresh Bottom Paint and Propspeed October 2019- see photos of her hauled out in the pictures section
  • Hand laid solid fiberglass hull bottom with composite cored hullsides and decking
  • Displacement hull design with prop pockets and keel
  • 2.5" Stainless steel propeller shafts with 34" diameter 4 blade nibral bronze propellers
  • (3) Transom LED underwater lights
  • Bow and stern thrusters
  • Wesmar digital stabilizers with upgraded 7.5sqft fins

  • Access via floor hatch in cockpit
  • Large storage space
  • Easy access to rudder shelf and stern thruster motor
  • Area for possible future watermaker install and pre-plumbed lines and water intake
  • Access to engine room forward

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.

MCA Yachts Adv Co-Brokerage 3 is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Tom George Yacht Group.

Watch Video:

  • Walkthrough Video of SLOW RIDE 2009 Symbol 55 Classic



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