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2015 Dixon 55 Downeast

Charleston, South Carolina


The 2015 Dixon 55’ 55 Downeast Kill Shot is a single screw, semi-displacement hull Downeast fishing vessel powered by a Caterpillar C-18 1000 HP engine. The 55’ Dixon’s hull is a modified V design with single rounded chine, raked stern. Bulwarks are 28" high. Closed stern has a removable tuna door. The forward pilothouse is of a traditional North East design. There are 5 forward facing, four side and four aft windows in aluminum frames. The interior is laid out with forecastle accommodations including head, separate shower stall and flush toilet with holding tank. The 2015 Dixon 55’ 55 Downeast Kill Shot is finished to yacht standards.


Killshot’s heated and air conditioned upper pilothouse contains a large convertible galley table and a galley full of modern appliances. Ample storage lockers along with sound reducing materials are evidenced throughout . The navigation/steering console is located on the starboard side with a pedestal mounted pilot chair and a second steering station equipped with a hydraulic line hauler is aft of the pilothouse on the starboard side


The 2015 Dixon 55’ 55 Downeast is properly equipped for its intended purpose of pelagic commercial fishing. 47' Greenstick Rupp outriggers, an aluminum mast and boom and a hydraulic Rotzlet winch. This Dixon 55’ is equipped with a 1 ton ice maker and chiller brine tank. Vessel is divided into 4 watertight compartments. The 2015 Dixon 55’ 55 Downeast Kill Shot’s hull is molded with laminated longitudinal stiffeners and cored transvers bulkheads making for a very strong hull.


Chesapeake Nautical Cruises, LLC is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by HMY Yacht Sales - Pirate's Cove & Marina.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Kill Shot
Make: Dixon
Model: 55 Downeast
Year: 2015
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: DIX030115T15
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Beam: 16'8 ft / 5.08 m
Min Draft: 5.42 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: C 18
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,000hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 5 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 15 kn
Maximum Speed: 19 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240 gal


Heads Count: 1
Stock Number: DB
Boat Class: Downeast, Commercial Boats

Vessel Details


  • (6) Berths
  • Crosley (2) burner electric stove with oven
  • Shower
  • Microwave
  • Washer Dryer
  • Whirlpool refrigerator / freezer
  • Hot water heater
  • (2) AC/Heat units
  • Head
  • Avio flat panel TV



  • Furuno TZT Plotter/Sounder/Radar
  • Icom IC-M506 VHF
  • Simrad AP-70 autopilot
  • Sea Water temp
  • Dirigo 6" compass
  • Mastsutec AIS
  • Computer



  • Rotzler 2200 lb cargo winch
  • 14" lobster hauler
  • Aluminum mast
  • Aluminum boom
  • (3) Steering stations (Plumbed for crow's nest)
  • 3000 watt Victron inverter
  • Shorepower hook-up
  • Freshwater maker
  • Trolling valve
  • (2) live wells
  • Large refrigerated slush tank (5000 lb capacity)
  • Ocean Breeze 1000 lb per day ice maker
  • 10,000 lf-12,000 lb insulated fish hold
  • 47' Greenstick
  • Rupp outriggers
  • Electric 2.5" pacer
  • (1) Hydraulic bandit reel
  • (2) L/P hook boxes and misc. tackle
  • (6) 130 tuna rods
  • (6) Lumishore underwater lights



  • (6) Man liferaft
  • (1) Lifering
  • (4) Survival suits
  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • Automatic CO2 system



Hull painted- 12/2020

Bottom painted- 12/2020

Running Gear painted- 12/2020




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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