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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Stonington, CT
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 399,000
- Sale Pending
JOYANT, designed by Chuck Paine and built by Able Custom Yachts, is one of the Apogee 50 Series of offshore cruising boats. Winner of Cruising World's “Boat of The Year” award, she was designed, and is presently equipped, to cruise the world in comfort, safety and speed. She has not only had first-class maintenance, but generous upgrades and replacement of equipment from her knowledgeable owners, who have had her since new.
JOYANT has journeyed to places many can only dream of. She has cruised high latitudes, remote places such as Cape Chidley and the Svalbard Archipelago, as well as the lower latitudes in Chile. She has been as far south as Puerto Williams, the southernmost “city” in the world. Over the course of these cruises she transited the Panama Canal three times. JOYANT keeps her crew warm and cozy, even in the coldest of conditions, with her efficient Espar heating system. She also keeps them cool in southern climates with her reverse-cycle air conditioning. As a 51’ boat, she is a proven and fast passagemaker that has no peers – 200-mile days are the norm when conditions agree.
What is most impressive about JOYANT is her condition; she presents herself as a barely broken-in weekend sailboat in the best of shape – inside and out. It’s hard to imagine that she has accomplished all she has and still look so fresh! As her owners prepare for their transition to power, JOYANT represents a truly incredible and rare opportunity for those looking for a proven hull that is 100% ready in every way for sailing anywhere in absolute comfort and safety.
WELLINGTON YACHT PARTNERS -- BROKERAGE OFFICES: Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Falmouth, Maine.
Miles DAVID, Chris FAIRFAX, Dolf HAFFENREFFER, Chet HARTSHORN, Ted HOOD, Murray LORD, Bob MARSTON, John PERKINS, Bruce SZAMIER, Jim WETHERALD.
Please contact Wellington Yacht Partners at (401) 683-6070
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Able Custom Yachts
Designer: Chuck Paine
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 51 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 0 in
LWL: 45 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Displacement: 33140 lbs
Ballast: 11400 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2056
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 75 HP
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Forward and aft staterooms have double berths in each. Large main salon with single settee to port, and L-shaped settee to starboard. Solid teak sole with floorboards capable of being locked down for offshore sailing. Forward and aft watertight bulkheads. All cabins serviced by overhead hatches, fans and dorade vents.
The OWNER'S STATEROOM is forward, with a queen berth to starboard that has numerous large drawers, a hanging locker, and additional large stowage spaces. There is an overhead hatch, two dorade vents and one Hella turbo fan.
Forward of the master cabin is a watertight bulkhead that separates the forepeak storage area. The forepeak can be accessed by a deck hatch. This area is quite generous with standing head room and large bins to stow all necessary gear.
Aft of the master stateroom is the beautifully finished MAIN SALON. White bulkheads, cherry cabinetry, LED lighting and fixed hull ports make for a very inviting space to relax or entertain. To starboard is an L-shaped settee. A beautifully finished drop-leaf table can accommodate six for dining. To port is an additional settee. Behind each settee are generous storage compartments. Above and outboard of each settee are large cherry lockers and additional shelves.
The forward-facing NAVIGATION STATION is aft of the main salon to port. The navigator's desk is large, with additional desk area extending outboard and aft creating an L-shape. There is generous storage under the desktop, integral file drawers, a navigator's lamp, fan, radios, stereo, climate control and navigation equipment mounted outboard. The Kenwood stereo includes music input for an iPhone. The Tank Tender system for measuring levels in the five tanks is also located here. Complete manuals are aft of the nav seat in a custom shelf. The nav station is comprehensively equipped for world voyaging (see Electronics and Navigation Equipment Section).
Directly aft of the navigation station is the main ELECTRICAL PANEL, with custom spice locker below.
To starboard is a complete and functional GALLEY, designed for offshore service. The galley forms a large U-shape with the central area, allowing for use of all work surfaces and proper bracing in a sea-way. There are double stainless steel sinks with standard pressurized water service, as well as a purified water tap and a manual fresh water foot pump. There is a gimbaled Force-10 3-burner stove with oven, outboard. Large, separate, over-insulated refrigerator and freezer chests are top-loading. The refrigeration system is a Seafrost 12 volt system with 6” insulation. The microwave is above and outboard of the stove. There is an abundance of drawers, lockers, cupboards, and shelves to allow for ample stowage of all galley related items and stores.
Aft and to port is the GUEST STATEROOM. There is a large double berth with storage lockers beneath. A built-in seat has an emergency head plus storage in its base.
Moving aft from the galley area, one finds the HEAD to starboard. The head is comprised of two sections. The aftmost acts as a shower stall, and also has a washer/dryer and storage lockers. In the forward section there are storage lockers, built-in shelving behind mirrored doors above the sink and the Sea-Land fresh water Vacuflush toilet. A watertight door allows walk-in access to the stand-up workshop/engine room.
Aft of the head is the stand-up WORKSHOP/ENGINE ROOM. There is a large work bench outboard with swing-out stool, vise, and generous storage compartments. Access to all machinery, pumps, systems, steering gear etc. is unparalleled in a vessel of this size. An opening overhead lazarette hatch provides light and air for working in this area. Inboard is a sound-insulated engine box for the Yanmar engine. Aft of engine box is a dedicated space for a generator, additional storage and good access to the autopilot.
From the passageway that separates the aft head from the guest stateroom one ascends three steps to the COCKPIT. Here, the very well-conceived hard dodger provides protection with full standing headroom. This dodger was constructed to allow for comprehensive and easy navigation of the vessel in complete protection from all conditions. Three forward-facing hatches provide fresh air and cooling in hot weather. The boat can be run from the forward section of the hard dodger, with 360 degrees of visibility and a view/access to all navigational electronics. Above the companionway and in full view from this nav area and the helm are the B&G H5000 sailing instruments, with Raymarine chart plotter and radar to starboard, allowing access to any and all performance, navigation, and environmental data. There is a wireless autopilot remote that provides control from this area, or any area onboard. The aft end of the hard dodger can be enclosed with three sections of Isinglass. The center section can be unzipped and rolled up for access and ventilation, or can be deployed to enclose the hard dodger. There is an easily-removed bimini that covers the portion of the cockpit aft of the hard dodger. With the Espar heat running, one can quite comfortably sit within the confines of the enclosed dodger in complete warmth. With the aft dodger curtains removed, the cushioned cockpit bench stretches over 6', allowing for a comfortable area to lie down when underway or at anchor. Large storage cubbies, oversized cockpit drains, numerous jackline padeyes, high seat backs, and a sailing bimini all add to comfort and security in port or offshore.
ELECTRONICS and NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
- Raymarine 125e color radar/chartplotter (2013)
- Furuno GP-32 GPS
- Furuno NX-300 Navtex receiver
- Raymarine RD424HD 48-mile digital color radome (2013)
- B&G H5000 sailing instruments including (2) race displays and (2) graphics displays (2016)
- Raymarine Evolution autopilot including EV-1 sensor, ACU-400 control unit, P-70 display, “Smart Controller” wireless handheld control unit (2015)
- Simrad HLD 2000 MK2L hydraulic ram, and a second HLD2000 as a spare
- Vesper XB-8000 AIS-B with Wi-Fi, enabling tablets, laptops etc. to receive AIS data
- ICOM 604 VHF radio with Command Mic III in the cockpit with DSC and GPS position
- Horizon Eclipse VHF in cockpit with DSC and GPS position
- ICOM 710 SSB radio with SCS PTC- II USB modem
All electronics are NEMA 2000 and networked, so data is seamlessly shared. The Raymarine plotter has its own Wi-Fi, so an iPad (or similar) can be used as a second station at the nav area, showing the current display and allowing control of the plotter. The current owner runs Max Sea on a laptop and has all AIS target data, as well as the MaxSea charting data, available cordlessly anywhere aboard. The owner also uses an iPad (as backup) running the iNavX app, and all targets and navigation data, as well as other information from the NEMA 2000 network, are displayed.
The electrical system is controlled by a custom Bass panel with the Able marine wiring harness designed to ABYC standards. 110/220V AC with meters, 12V DC system with meters for current and voltage.
- Victron Multi plus 3,000 watt inverter/charger
- 50 amp Victron Phoenix charger for either 120V or 220V (helpful for cruising in foreign waters)
- Shore power system that can accept either 220V or 120V
- 125’ 220 volt shore power cord (for Europe and South America). Boat end fits 220 volt inlet to panel; shore end has EU fitting and several others for countries not using EU plugs.
- 10 DEKA GC2 gel cell batteries with 900 amp/hour capacity (2013)
- DEKA gel group 27 starting battery (2013)
- (3) 100 watt solar cells on top of hard dodger
- 12-gallon hot water heater
- LED lighting throughout – interior lighting, running lights, tricolor, anchor etc.
- Pre-wired and plumbed for generator with dedicated space (complete with mounts, seawater intake and fuel lines)
SAILS and RIGGING
JOYANT is rigged for shorthanded, performance passage making. She is easily and readily single-handed in all conditions.
WINCHES (All Lewmar):
- (2) Electric primary winches
- (1) Electric main sheet / halyard winch
- (4) Other self-tailing winches
- Double spreader aluminum main mast
- Navtec rod rigging (all removed, inspected, and re-coldheaded by Sound Rigging in 2017)
- North 5-batten main with Harken batcars (2013)
- North Norlam, 135% genoa (2013)
- North Norlam, 135% genoa (spare, not aboard; used, but in serviceable condition)
- North Spectra #3, 95% full hoist (2013)
- North Spectra laminate, 100% jib (used, but in serviceable condition)
- North TrueMax asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN snuffer (good condition – no holes or patches)
- North staysail
- North storm trysail (hoists on dedicated track)
- Ace Sailmakers storm jib (never used)
ENGINE and MECHANICAL
The majority of JOYANT’s mechanical equipment has been recently rebuilt or replaced. Her walk-in engine room and ease of access allows easy regular maintenance of all systems.
- Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75 hp (2013)
- PYI shaft seal
- Flexofold bronze 3-bladed folding propeller, equipped with spurs
- 1,200 nm range under power at 7.0 knots (2,000 rpm)
- Balmar 165 amp alternator
- Balmar 165 amp alternator (spare, not aboard)
- Yanmar 80 amp alternator
- Yanmar 80 amp alternator (spare, not aboard)
- Spectra water maker
- Spectra water maker feed pump (spare)
- Transfer pump for moving fresh water between tanks (water ballast)
- Lewmar vertical windlass with gypsy declutch for hauling rope
- Three different heating systems:
- Espar diesel heating system ducted throughout
- Heating system off engine – when engine is running produces free heat
- 16,000 BTU Marine Air air conditioning and reverse cycle heat (can work off inverter or shore power)
- Seafrost 12 volt refrigeration compressor
The hull is hand-laminated, one piece fiberglass cored from a one-piece female mold. Vinylester resin throughout for superior water resistance and strength. Rugged, glassed-in structural floor grid ensures rigidity. All major bulkheads, furniture units, and many cabinets are bonded to the hull and deck with extra-wide fillets for extra rigidity.
- Switlik 6-man life raft in dedicated compartment in transom
- MOB pole
- Horseshoe life ring
- Strobe light at stern
- Life sling
- Primary: 66 lb. Bruce with 275’ G-4 hi test chain and 150’ nylon rode
- Secondary: rode- 25’ G-4 hi test chain and 375’ nylon single braid
- Stern rode: 25’ G-4 hi test chain and 225’ nylon single braid
- In addition to the Bruce anchor, a Fortress FX55, a Fortress FX37, and a Delta 44 are carried.
- Lewmar vertical windlass with gypsy declutch for hauling rope
- Achilles 10’-2” air floor inflatable tender (both the inflatable and outboard easily fit in the forepeak)
- Heavy duty dinghy davit system
- Propane regulator with connector to U.S. fitting for propane transfer
- Gasoline storage under step on transom
- Swim ladder, permanently attached, flips down for use
- Hot and cold fresh water shower on transom
- Life raft stowage under false deck
JOYANT is the nicest of the unique Chuck Paine-designed Apogee 50s to become available. She was constructed and equipped for short-handed adventuring. Under sail she feels nimble to the helm and is stiff and stable in a breeze. She is a great "hands-on" sailing vessel in near perfect condition. Pack your clothes and provisions - and you are ready to go.
- Owner’s personal effects
- Owner’s personal tools
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.