This special offering is likely the most expensive yacht ever built by Helsen Hunter, and the owner just reduced the price! She cost over $700,000 to build, and her name is Belle Ile!
The story of the Helsen Signature 470 is such; Helsen turned the stock 46-foot Hunter into an elegant high end cruising yacht at Sailor's Wharf, in his boatyard on Salt Creek in St. Petersburg. One of the most dramatic changes is in the hull itself. Helsen cut off the transom of the production boat and designed a new sugarscoop that adds 1.5-feet to the overall waterline, giving the boat better performance and an updated look. The extended transom also provides a platform for diving and swimming. The trailing edge of the keel is faired for good upwind performance. Other upgrades include a stainless steel and vinyl rub rail, an Awlgrip paint system in custom colors, a 22-karat gold leaf sheer stripe, Harken hardware, electric halyard winch and a steel cockpit arch. Helsen worked with Mark Pooch of Doyle Sails in Clearwater to produce a performance sail package and added 100 square feet to the sail plan. The upgraded interior is elegant ash and teak with a teak and holly sole. The interior features an entertainment system that includes multiple flat-screen televisions. Stainless steel hatches and ports have custom shades that convert to screens. The master stateroom berth has a thick custom mattress made in California specifically for the yacht. Corian custom counters and faucets with gold accents were added. The Signature 470 has 167 upgrades from the standard Hunter 46.
Belle Ile is Helsen's masterpiece with a rich dark forest green Awlgripped hull. The three stateroom two bath layout provides perfect accommodations for two couples with some grandkids included. She is designed to be comfortable and pleasing in every aspect with the interior design completed by a professional (expensive) interior designer choosing the window treatments, upholstery, carpets, artwork, brass lighting, Corian, and soft high quality coverings all professionally implemented. The intention of total comfort continues right into the cockpit that is perfect for entertaining with seating for about ten people with a walk through transom, swim platform, and a large cockpit table and many drink holders. The canvas dodger and bimini provide shade and of course there are cockpit cushions.
There is no shortage of amenities to rival any home with the ice maker, flat screens TVs , air conditioning and a large 6kw Northern Lights Genset with less than 600 hours on it to run everything.
This vessel is complete with everything you need to start enjoying sailing! The electronics, navigation and communications systems are all current with Raymarine color radar/plotter with displays at the helm and at the nav. There is nothing else you need to buy, nothing to upgrade, just write one check and start sailing right here in the Chesapeake. Cruise down to Florida and see how life looks from the water side. You won't miss home, that is safe to say.
Give us a call. You really must see this vessel to appreciate the opportunity!
Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792.
RogueWave Yacht Sales is Your Choice for Blue Water Boats located in Annapolis MD, which is the best place in the world to buy or sell a boat! Kate and Bernie, owner's of RogueWave, are dedicated to the ideals of a unique brokerage and consulting firm specializing in ocean capable vessels of quality and substance. We take great pride in helping you get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! Call Bernie at anytime, call now. 410 571-2955.
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
If you are looking for accommodations, you will be utterly impressed with this vessel. This is a sumptuous three stateroom yacht large enough for entertaining friends and family. This is without a doubt one of the most elegant and stylish vessels we've seen in this price range. The custom interior is thoughtfully designed with the assistance of an interior designer and decorator without regard to cost! You will be amazed to see how beautiful a boat can be. Everything has been thought out and cared for, from the seating for comfortable entertaining to cooking and dining. This vessel will make you want to stay forever as you'll have no need to leave. The owner’s stateroom forward is the most elegant stateroom with so many extras, so much storage, closets, and the bathroom is unbelievable. For people who want to live aboard and cruise in complete comfort, there is no compromise here. Everything is pleasing. The decorating from window treatments, to bed clothes to each nuance is perfect. No detail was left to chance and the cost of doing this is not recoverable. Someone will soon be the beneficiary of a truly beautifully appointed vessel. Why not you?
Sumptuous three stateroom, two bath yacht
Interior design by a professional (expensive) interior designer
Elegant Salon, ash & teak interior with teak & holly sole
Custom port & hatch shades convert to screens
Huge Swim Platform with walkthrough from cockpit
Entertainment center w/ Kenwood AM/FM radio CD player
Flat screen TVs, Bluupunkt DVD player
Owners stateroom has full size queen with custom 9.5" spring mattress and huge lockers and closets and ensuite head with separate shower with custom edged glass door, Vacuflush toilet! Jade green Corian vanity with molded matching sink and chrome and gold faucets
The guest stateroom aft to starboard cabin with double 8.5" spring mattress, hanging locker and large storage lockers and flat screen TV with access to aft head
The third stateroom aft to port is also large with a single 8.5" spring mattress and an offshore adjustable pipe berth
The port aft cabin is aft of the galley and houses the icemaker, liquor storage, tools, cockpit cushions
3 separate air conditioning and reverse cycle heat systems
12 volt fans installed throughout interior
167 upgrades from the Hunter 46 model!
GALLEY & PLUMBING
The galley is one to be dreamt of and yet it is real, as real as this one of a kind vessel is. The beautiful Corian counters and stainless steel sink. The top of the line Gurnert refrigeration powers a refrigerator that is thoughtful, with front and top opening. The lids of the freezer and refrigerator are held open with lifts so you never worry about it falling. The stove and oven are gorgeous and maybe used once or twice. There's a microwave of course. The centerline sink surrounded by acres of hunter green Corian is deep and wide. The whole interior is custom, and the kitchen is just about as perfect as they come. Everything has a place and there's a place for everything, and more. There is even a trash compactor. The kitchen has easy access to the cockpit for passing food up. Just aft of the galley is that third stateroom, which of course makes an incredible pantry if needed. Oh and with the ice maker and full bar in there, you'll never run short when entertaining!
110 volt Gurnet Refrigerator and Freezer
Separate Freezer with custom shelving
Refrigerator is front and top opening with a gas lift to hold lid open
Stainless steel shelving inside refrigerator and freezer
Force Ten Propane gimbaled stove w/ oven & broiler, with guard installed
Icer Ette Ice Maker! 75 lbs per day
Double stainless steel centerline sinks and custom faucets
Fresh water spigot/sprayer
Seagull water pure system for drinking water
Corian counters with ample space
Built-in shelves and cabinets
Custom dish racks
Custom glass racks
Large hot water heater, 18 gallons
34 gal an hour Spectra water maker, Never Used
Propane tank installed in vented aft cockpit locker
12 volt solenoid with electronic switch
Mast propane control/alarm installed in galley
250 gallons of fresh water in 5 polyethylene tanks (4 in bilge in main cabin, 1 under bunk in forward stateroom), water maker
Beautiful stall shower
2 Atwood 750 12 volt electric sump pumps with float switches
Two Vacu-Flush heads
Two Jabsco macerator pumps
80 gallons of holding in two polyethylene tanks
Deck pump outs
Pressure fresh water system with strainer
12 volt electric water pump
Approx. 11 gallon Seward 120 volt/engine heat exchanger hot water heater
Spectra water maker
NAVIGATION & COMMNICATION SYSTEMS
The navigation station to Starboard just down the companionway provides a comprehensive ships navigation and instrumentation including your HSB color Raymarine color plotter and radar, Globalstar satellite phone with masthead antennae, VHF radio, ST80 repeater, and all the controls for the charging system and watermaker as well as electrical monitoring systems. At the helm, you'll delight in having the ten-inch daylight screen for your chart plotter with radar overlay. The plotter combined with ST80 multifunction repeaters gives you everything you need to sail safe. The VHF also has a cockpit mic.
At Helm Station
Raytheon Pathfinder RL80C Radar/GPS/Plotter
Oversized Raymarine Autopilot, sized for a 65’ boat
Suunto binnacle mounted compass
Raymarine ST80 wind speed Tru-Apparent instruments over companionway
Custom engine panel on binnacle
Raymarine ST600R autopilot with remote
Raymarine Sea Talk remote key pad
Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote station at helm
At Navigation Station
Raytheon Pathfinder RL70C radar
Raymarine Marine Maxi View repeaters
Standard Horizon VHF radio
IC-M3A hand held VHF radio
Celluar masthead antenna
GlobalStar satellite phone
ICOM SSB 710
Weems & Plath clock & barometer
Down Eastern tidal clock
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
The ships mechanical and electrical systems are complete as you would expect for a yacht of this caliber. The engine room’s foil covered foam insulation is very effective in keeping the interior of the boat quiet.
Yanmar 4JH3-TE 75 hp diesel engine
Manual transmission with strait shaft drive
Fresh water cooling with raw water heat exchanger
Engine hours: 1,081
136 gallon polybutylene diesel tank
3 blade bronze max prop, 17 in diameter
1 ¼” shaft through bronze strut
Engine instrument panel mounted on helm station
Electric fuel pump
Dual Racor fuel filters
Engine room blower
Audible and visible alarms for low oil pressure and engine overheat
Drip free stuffing box
Edson mechanical steering via wheel
Rule 1500 bilge pump w/ automatic float switch
Diaphragm type manual bilge pump in cockpit
High water alarm
6kw Northern Lights generator w/ 455 hrs
Complete 12volt ships systems with 1000 total amp hours of batteries with a Northern Lights Genset that can power the air conditioning system even at anchor. Freedom 30 inverter/charger with remote panel.
12 Volt System
Three Deep Cycle batteries, two in forward bilge, one under stb aft berth
Three AGM Deep Cycle batteries installed in amidships bilge
All batteries stored in plastic boxes with vented covers and secured with nylon tie downs
12 volt Simpson Lawrence Horizon 1500 anchor windlass installed in anchor locker
Up/Down foot switches located on bow
Deck wash down pump
OTHER & SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Johnson 8 hp outboard, model BJBREDO, mounted on motor bracket on stern rail
Stainless steel lifting bracket for outboard motor
4 type III PFDs, 2 type II inflatable PFDs
3 type BC size I dry chemical fire extinguishers (galley, nav station, forward stateroom)
First Aid kit
Tools and spares aboard
Two toilet seat replacements
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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