1977 Gulfstar 50 Ketch Located Belfast, ME Vessel Name: Polynya
Motivated to sell, bring all offers!
Get aboard this solid world cruiser in time for prime summer cruising in New England.
Spring 2018: New mizzen rigging, new stainless stem fitting, new LED tricolor nav light, deck floods, steaming light and anchor light.
Owned, operated, upgraded and maintained by two professional mariners over the last several years. Previous owners completed extensive circumnavigation and numerous valuable improvements. Boat is in good condition, needing little more than cosmetics and having received countless upgrades since 2015. With a little bit of elbow grease this boat could set sail on another circumnavigation.
Two cabin layout with massive engine room.
2016 Aluminum RIB dinghy by North Atlantic Inflatables with 2016 Suzuki 15hp outboard and electric start included.
With extensive heating, hot water, and solar capabilities it is possible to live off grid in comfort for months at a time!
Aft Master Cabin - Large double berth positioned athwartship with very comfortable memory foam mattress. Plentiful storage includes 1 hanging locker, 2 large lockers with shelving, 8 drawers, and shelving at either end of the berth. 5 ports (3 opening) and a large brand new hatch provide tons of sunlight. Ensuite aft head includes large vanity, stall shower, and plenty of storage outboard. Another opening port provides light and ventilation. There is a dorade vent in the aft cabin as well as the aft head for ample air flow on rainy days. A thermostat controls the temperature of this cabin and head.
Galley - Expansive galley features a double pantry, tons of counter space, sliding storage behind the counter, drop down spice racks, dedicated dish storage, brand new faucet. THREE built in refrigerator/freezer compartments, needing a new compressor but well insulated. New 3 burner gimbaled propane range.
Engine Room - More than enough room to work on mechanicals. Easily access all sides of the engine. Perkins 4.154 with under 5,000 hrs. Recent maintenance includes new raw water pump, new alternator, thermostat. Belts, oil, filters, etc, changed regularly. This space also contains the 60,000 btu diesel furnace, 2 battery banks, and all other systems. Many replacements as listed below.
Nav Station - Spacious L-Shaped nav station with room to lay out a chart, work on a computer, or navigate via electronics.
Salon - Well-kept vinyl cushions are easy to maintain and comfortable. A large U-shaped settee to port wraps around a mast mounted table. Folding leaf extends the table to starboard settee allowing up to 8 for dinner parties. Storage below and behind settees as well as in cabinetry and shelving above. Lots of light from opening ports and hatch overhead. Unique and functional 12V brass lights add a classic charm to evenings aboard.
Forward Head - Nature's Head composting head, deep storage outboard, dorade and opening hatch. Previous owners had converted this space to a sail locker but we have brought it back to use as a head. Needs sink installed.
Forward Cabin - The vee berth is comfortable for two with a large hatch overhead and 2 opening ports. Generous storage on both sides of the cabin as well as space below the berth. Access to chain locker at the bow.
Recent work includes:
-(2) 325W solar panels with Victron MPPT charge controller and remote bluetooth display
-60k BTU Hydronic heating system providing heat to 4 separate zones.
-On demand 6gpm tankless water heater supplied by hydronic heater
-Additional Seaward 11gal electric water heater
-All new Marelon thru-hulls and seacocks
-New dual tank propane system with remote solenoid and alarm
-New motor for heavy duty Ideal Windlass
-3 New 4D house batteries
-1 New start battery
- New saltwater washdown pump with outlet at the bow
- 2 New deck hatches
-2 Nature's Head composting toilets (1 brand new uninstalled)
-New shower mixing valve, sprayer, and automatic sump pump
-New propane range/oven
-New galley faucet
-New freshwater plumbing (pex)
-New freshwater pump
-New Inverter/Charger and remote display
-New Galvanic Isolator
-New 110VAC Panel
-New rail mount grill with connection to main propane supply
-LED bulbs and fixtures
-New 100 amp Balmar Alternator
-New raw water pump
-new engine thermostat
-heat exchanger removed, cleaned, and new gaskets and end caps installed
-and much more...
MAJOR updates by previous owners:
-Entire hull peeled, reglassed, and barrier coated to prevent any risk of blisters
-CUSTOM hard dodger with 3 opening windows and incorporated instrument display
-CUSTOM cabinetry and storage solutions
-Overhead replaced with easy to clean white board and varnished battons in Herreshoff style
Refrigeration (optional - currently using 110v fridge which is easily powered by solar)
Cosmetics - Varnish, paint