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1998 Perry Riley/Jespersen

A$  504,981*
Price Drop: A$  47,039 (Sep 03)
Annapolis, Maryland
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Expedition Level Cruiser

Year:
1998
Length:
15m
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Annapolis, MD
Hull Material:
Aluminum
YW#:
61891-3682406
Current Price:
US$ 365,000 (A$  504,981) 

The EDEN 50 is an uncompromising voyaging yacht designed for the couple who wants to live aboard for extended periods of time with occasional guests. Working together with renowned naval architect Robert H. Perry, the original owner sought to design a strong, good-looking boat with moderate displacement to length ratio and a high volume hull with low wetted surface. Safety offshore, stability, comfort and ease of handling were primary concerns. 

Equally at home in a tropical lagoon or a windswept Aleutian Island Bay, Yonder is capable of remaining at anchor for weeks on end. She is designed for self-sufficiency offshore and in port and will not be marina dependent. The twin bow rollers and massive ground tackle will hold the boat in any condition. A generator, watermaker, and solar panels will allow the owners to keep to themselves and avoid the crowds at home and abroad. The conservative cutter rig with industrial strength Spartec spars, an electrically powered Leisure Furl system for the mainsail and three furlers for the jibs and staysail up forward allow for easy handling by a couple or even single hander.

Brian Riley, Master Yacht Builder:

Considered by many to be the world’s finest freelance aluminum yacht builder, Brian Riley, the builder of the EDEN 50 Yonder, divides his time between projects in British Columbia and New Zealand. Prior to building the EDEN 50, he had completed about 30 aluminum yachts including Canada I and Canada II, the aluminum Canadian Americas Cup challengers. In order to work with Brian, the original owner of Yonder postponed the start of construction for two years while Brian was in New Zealand finishing construction of two 70 foot Warwick designs at McMullen and Wing.

The EDEN 50 was to be the last yacht Brian personally fabricated. Bob Perry views Brian as a true master of the art of shaping aluminum and believes that few builders would attempt the compound curves that he masterfully forms. Yonder is a clear testament to that talent. When first viewing the EDEN 50, most people believe she has a fiberglass hull and are surprised to learn that she is constructed of aluminum, a bullet proof defense against the hazards that co-exist with sailing yachts that travel the world’s oceans.

Jespersen Boat Builders:

An aluminum hull and deck are the shell within which the team of craftsmen at Jespersen Boat builders in Sidney, BC employed their skills. Jespersen Boat Builders is a small yard that’s built an international reputation upon meticulously crafted wooden boats and yacht joinery. The finishing of the interior lasted for nearly three years and totaled some 25,000 man-hours. Also making a significant contribution to the yacht was Victoria Marine Electric and rigger/metal fabricator Chris Eldridge who did all of the amazing custom stainless steel work on the boat.  

Seller's Comments:

Many experienced cruisers have called Yonder their “dream boat.” She is literally a one-of-a-kind yacht built for a discerning client from a design by the acclaimed Robert Perry. Everything about the boat speaks of safety and comfort: from her sturdy aluminum hull, to her warm wooden interior, to the strength and redundancy of her systems. Under her first owner she was lightly used in the Pacific Northwest. The next owner made some major additions including a retractable bow thruster, electric furlers, and a solidly constructed cockpit enclosure. We purchased Yonder in 2015 and she received her first serious use as a liveaboard yacht, making annual trips on the west coast to Alaska and back with children and grandchildren on board. Finally, in the spring of 2018 she began a circumnavigation which finished in May, 2020 in Annapolis after more than 25,000 miles at sea. Yonder has lived up to every ideal for which she was built. She routinely logs days of 150-200 miles under sail. Her huge tankage provides the ability to motor for thousands of miles if needed. With a high-capacity watermaker, large refrigeration compartments, solar panels, and more onboard storage than you can imagine, she is ready for self-sufficient travel to anywhere in the world. As Bob Perry wrote about YONDER in his book on yacht design, “If you are after a self-sufficient boat that is weatherly, stiff, very strong, handsome, and supremely comfortable, then Yonder has to be at the top of your list.”

When we set sail from South Africa as the pandemic erupted, we were faced with the prospect of an essentially non-stop passage back to the U.S. Averaging 160 miles/day over the 7000 mile passage with no need to stop for fuel, water, propane or provisions confirmed the importance of Yonder's specific features. We came to especially value Yonder's industrial strength spar and redundant rigging, the protected propeller and rudder, deep bulwarks, high lifelines and handrails exactly where we want them. Deep cockpit coamings and a fully-protected cockpit took the stress out of long distance sailing.





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