Herreshoff designed 50 foot ketch with beautiful lines and designed for comfortable, safe cruising.
She features a well laid-out cockpit capable of handling up to 10-12 guests. The private, spacious master stateroom is aft with plenty of storage, head and shower and navigation desk. The common areas, galley, dining, second head and crew accommodations are forward also featuring classic teak.
135HP Perkins diesel installed 2002 with only 300 hour, enclosed cockpit, full boat cover, hydronic heat, led lights, teak decks and interior, and many upgrades.
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Builder: D. Cheng Boat Builders
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
The Herroshoff Caribbean 50 was designed by famous naval architect, Halsey Herrshoff, with input on the concept from Olympic sailor and rig innovator Garry Hoyt.
Halsey Herroshoff was asked to design the vessel with a focus on blending traditional sea kindly lines to maximize cruising comfort for the Caribbean trade winds. The design was/is to be pleasing to the eye and perform well on all points of sail and power. Her focus is on comfort at sea and anchor. Her long rounded hull with partial keel and use of centerboard accomplished both comfort as well as pointing ability.
David Cheng was the master ship builder, built in Hong Kong by craftsmen who knew hot to make teak work with fiberglass and stainless steel. All fitting were top grade material with about 10-15 of these vessels being custom built.
Between 10-15 of these designs were built for owners. This is hull number 7.
Capsize Screening Formula: 1.53 (*below 2 is considered stable)
Working Sail Area: 1042 sq ft.
Sleeps 5 - 2 in Private Master Aft
- 3 in Forward V Berth Bunks
Hot & Cold Pressure Freshwater System
6 gallon water heater, operates on 120V and off engine heat
Lots of room with 50 ft length, 14 ft beam, and well thought-out layout.
Enormous center cockpit can easily sit 12 people for those who love to entertain, or potentially use as a captain day charter business.
Main Cabin: Moving forward, down the companion way is the expansive main cabin. The U shaped galley is to port and community head is to conveniently located to starboard.
Moving forward is a partial bulkhead separating the galley from the dining area. A large U shaped dining table is to port. The table can be lowered for additional sleeping if needed.
Fore Cabin: This cabin is separated from the main cabin by a closable door and has three bunks. Two bunks are located starboard in an over/under configuration and one bunk is located to port with a large storage bin below it. An overhead hatch provides great light, airflow and emergency egress.
Passage Way: From the main cabin, a passage way to the engine room and aft master stateroom. This passage way is located to starboard of the companion way. The passage way provides convenient storage. The ceiling opens up, as and when needed, making excellent light and ease in handing items from the engine room to cockpit.
Engine Room: The engine room is under the cockpit with easy access from the passage way. Additionally, the teak floor in the cockpit can be lifted as needed. There is excellent light in the engine room and easy access from all sides of the engine.
Aft Stateroom: The aft stateroom is access via either the passage way from the main salon or aft steps from the cockpit. This spacious room includes a forward facing nav station, The master head and shower is located to port, and features a sit down shower stall. The aft bunk is elevated above some small settees and has massive storage beneath. There is a built in chest of drawers to starboard, with a large hanging locker beside them. There is provision for an emergency tiller on the rudder head.
Engine: Single Perkins Sabre M135 diesel engine, naturally aspirated 6-cylinders, 12 V start,fresh water cooled through a heat-exchanger and wet exhaust with water-lift muffler. Engine is rated for approx. 2600 RPMs.
Transmission: Borg Warner transmission, model AS 3-71C with 2.10-1 gear ratio.
Shaft : 1 3/4 inch diameter stainless steel shaft exiting hull via bronze flax packed stuffing box and rubber cutlass bearing.
Propeller: Three bladed bronze is estimated 24 inch diameter, right hand,with 14 inch pitch.
Steering: Wheel cable and quadrant with cockpit helm on pedestal.
Rudder: Cored fiberglass on a 2" diameter stainless steel rudderstock
Gauges: Cockpit engine gauges include tach, water temperature, oil pressure, and voltmeter.
Cabin Heat: Webasto diesel hydronic furnace
Shore Power: 120V via Marinco 30-Amp shore power inlet
Distribution Panels: AC Panel is located aft in the engine engine room. Master breaker on top, with switches / circuit breakers. DC Panel located in main cabin, on starboard side near companion way and hallway leading aft.
LED Lights through out vessel (2016)
Batteries: Starter - One 12V 4D battery.
House - Two 12V 8D batteries
Windlass - Two AGM & Blue Seas Control Switching (2013)
Inverter/Charger: Victron Energy 110V /12V
Bonding System: The bonding system is #6 and #8 green insulated stranded copper wire and copper strap to major underwater metals and hull zincs.
Sacrificial Zincs: 4 # buttons port forward and port aft on the hull and wired to cutlass bearing housing, Perry nut on propeller
Navigation and Electronics
Compass: 4" Ritchie Powerdamp
Autopilot : Simrad AP25
Radar/Depth/GPS/Chart: Furuno NAVnet C-MAP NT with displays at helm and nav station
GPS / Chart: Garmin 2010C GPSmap
Log / Speed : Raymarine Autohelm Series
Wind: Raymarine True / Apparent
Depth Finder: Autohelm Signal
Radio(s): ICOM IC_M504 DSC scanning VHF
ICOM IC-720A HF
Barometer: 6" Schatz
Clock: 6" Royal Mariner
Stove / Oven: Shipmate 3-burner propane stove with oven
Refrig / Freezer: 12V Frigoboat Refrigeration - Air Cooled (2016)
2nd Refrig / Freezer - Cooled by Compressor on Engine (Needs Service - Currently used for additional galley storage)
Galley Sink(s): Double stainless steel sinks with pressured hot / cold water
Seawater galley pump and faucet
Fresh water pump
Propane: 2 tanks plumbed to common gauge, then solenoid switch to one LPG rated hose from propane locker to galley stove. Tanks are stored on-deck, located in dedicated teak box on quarterdeck.
Sails & Rigging
Proven ketch design with centerboard for upwind performance, raised for downwind sailing and anchorages
Main Sail : Rebuilt with full battens and lazy jack system (2015). Strong track installed by Anacortes Yacht Riggers (2015)
Mizzen Sail: Built by Rolly Tasker Sail Loft (2015). Premier cruising sailmaker.
Headsail: New Harken MKIV furling installed by Anacortes Yacht Riggers (2015)
TV: 19" Insignia flat screen
Sound: Quadraflex 085R sound system
Windless: Lofrans / Tigres (2013)
Rode: 300 ft 3/8 inch hi test chain (2013)
Anchor: 65 lb. Rocna Plow Anchor (2013)
Teak decks professionally refastened (2012)
Bottom and Centerboard completely sanded down and repainted with two coats of bottom paint by North Harbor Diesel (2014)
New Centerboard Cable Replaced (2014)
All thru-hull fittings cleaned and greased (2014)
Full boat enclosure - helps maintain condition of teak toerails, handrails and hatches.
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