Raptor Dance is the most extensively outfitted custom Valiant 50 ever produced by Valiant Yachts. Click on "Full Specs" to see the details.
Our Valiant 50 is the queen of this successful line of performance bluewater cruising yachts. The sea trials proved the boat sails extremely well on all points. The rig, sail plan and anchor / bowsprit of the Valiant 50 provide for simplicity in keeping with Valiant's commitment to shorthanded sailing. The hull form, keel and skeg-hung rudder provide helm balance and control in any seaway. As Valiant's largest and most accommodating yacht, the Valiant 50 is specifically designed to maximize safety, comfort and performance while sailing with a shorthanded crew. The Valiant 50 is, in fact, an evolution and enhancement of the ocean-proven and veteran circumnavigator, the Valiant 47. The Valiant 50, features a sail plan change with the addition of an anchor / bowsprit. Additionally, the Valiant 50 features the "deck blank" system that enables clients an almost unlimited choice of below-deck accommodations. It is the same system that has worked so well on the Valiant 42's.
Dick May, Meridian Yacht Sales 510-217-8497
This boat is subject to an exclusive listing agreement with the Broker listed above and not offered for sale by New Era Yachts. New Era Yachts is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel
Please contact Dick May at (510-217-8497
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Valiant Yachts
Designer: Robert H. Perry
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
LWL: 40 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 47 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 35500 lbs
Ballast: 11000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 2 in
Headroom: 6 ft 10 in
Dry Weight: 35500 lbs
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
TV set - Runco PlasmaWall PL-42c Flat Panel Plasma Display Monitor with VHD Video Processor/Controller
Repeater(s) - 2 x B&G Hydra 2000 Full Function Displays in Cockpit & At Nav Table
Plotter - Standard Horizon CP1000C GPS color chart plotter with AIS and C-Map charts covering Pacific Coast of Mexico through Alaska
Navigation center - at Nav Table below with remotes in Cockpit
Depthsounder - B&G Hydra 2000 System
Radio - Home Theater Surround Sound (with Sub-Woofer) Home Theater System with Panasonic Receiver
Autopilot - Alpha 3000 auto pilot with cockpit remote, Monitor windvane backup
Log-speedometer - B&G Hydra 2000 System - with Sonic Speed or Paddle Wheel transducer (selectable)
Compass - Richie Helmsman Compass on Binnacle; plus 3 Flux Gate Compasses: B&G Halcyon 2000, Alpha Autopilot, and Furuno
DVD player - DVD Player/Recorder
Computer - Shuttle XPC Small Form Factor Windows XP system builtin
Wind speed and direction - B&G Hydra 2000 System
Radar - Furno 1832 4kw w/ repeater in cockpit
GPS - Dual GPS Chartplotters: Main Standard Horizon CP1000C and backup Raytheon Chart Plotter
Cockpit speakers - Niles Waterproof High Quality Speakers
VHF - Standard Horizon w/ Remote in cockpit
CD player - CDs or MP3s can be played via the built-in ship's computer or you can play music from the computer's extensive music library
Furling mainsail - The new Quantum Fully Battened Mainsail furls on the Leisure Furl boom
Furling genoa - Quantum Spectra 110% Jib and Staysail, each on Schaefer 3100 & 2100 Furlers
Fully battened mainsail - New, Quantum Hydra Net Radial fully battened main
Genoa - New Spare Hogan 130% Dacron Roller Furling Genoa with Acrylic UV protection in a sailbag
Asymmetric spinnaker - Quantum asymmetrical Spinnaker with ATN Sock
Electric winch - Lewmar Electric winch in cockpit for main halyard and furling line
Steering wheel - Elk Hide covered Edson Distroyer Wheel mounted on Edson Pedestal
Tiller - emergency tiller
Spinnaker pole - Forespar Carbon Fiber Spinnaker pole mounted on mast
Sea water pump - foot operated sea water pump in Galley
Refrigerator - Seafrost BG1000 115 VAC Triple Plate with Electronic Controller - 1 plate in Refrigerator
Marine head - Raritan ph11 manual head
Bow thruster - ABT-TRAC 24 volt Commercial Quality Bow Thruster (with no time restrictions)
Battery charger - Magnum Energy 2812 Inverter/125 Amp Charger and Digital Duo charger for starting battery
Fresh water maker - Village Marine MPW 400 series 16 gph RO watermaker
Deep freezer - Seafrost BG1000 115 VAC Triple Plate with Electronic Controller - 2 plates in Freezer
Manual bilge pump - In cockpit
Oven - Seaward Princess, Stainless Steel, 3 burner stove Propane Stove with Oven
Air conditioning - 2 x Cruiseair 115v 16,000 BTU HVAC units with reverse cycle heat
Heating - 2 x Cruiseair HVAC, plus Espar Diesel forced air furnace (also uses 12 V DC)
Microwave oven - Sharp carousel microwave
Hot water - Isotemp Stainless Steel hot water heater, heated by engine cooling water or 115 VAC
Electric bilge pump - Jabsco
Generator - 8 KW Westerbeke 8 BTDA 125 VAC Diesel Generator (640 hours with 50 amp alternator wired to start battery)
Shore power inlet - 50 amp 125 vac & 30 amp 125vac Each with 50' power cords with pigtail adapters. Both with Galvanic Isolators
Inverter - Magnum Energy 2812 Pure Sine Wave Inverter/Charger: 2800 watts continuous.
Electrical Circuit: 110V
Liferaft - Switlik SAR-6 MKII Liferaft, in hard case, with manual or hydrostatic releases
Swimming ladder - One Piece, Custom Stainless Steel swivel down swim/SCUBA ladder - rigged to deploy from the water via lanyard
Solar panel - 2 KC- 135 Kyocera solar panels(each mounted on a custom arch above the bimini.
Cockpit shower - Hot & Cold shower in Starboard Coming Box
Cockpit table - Swing down, Edson Starboard Table on Pedestal
Radar reflector - Firdel Blipper on mast
Outboard engine brackets - Custom Outboard Lift on Antenna Arch with custom engine mount on stern rail
Cockpit cushions - Sunbrella Silver over Closed Cell Foam cushions for complete cockpit
Tender - Avon 3.15 10 foot, HP Floor Hypalon Dingy with Sunbrella Dingy Chaps & Nissan 9.8 HP 2 Stoke Outboard
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Cockpit cover - Hard Dodger with Bimini plus removable panel joining the two
Mainsail cover - Built into the Leisureful boom - retracts into the boom when not in use.
Genoa cover - Genoa and Staysail each have built in Acrylic UV Protection Covers
Bimini Top - Silver Sunbrella Bimini with filler between hard dodger and bimini
Spray hood - Hard Dodger
I : 58.50 ft J : 20.42 ft P : 52.31 ft E : 16.83 ft Total Sail Area : 1037.00 sq ft
Additional Rigging Information
All halyards and lines used for normal sailing led to cockpit for safe short handed operation on all points of sail. Antal line stoppers used throughout.
Halyards: Main, Spare Jib, Port Spinnaker, & Starboard Spinnaker led to cockpit. Jib & Staysail halyards are at the mast. The Port Spinnaker halyard is extra long to reach the water, it's used to hoist the dingy on deck using the electric winch and can be used in a MOB situation.
Winches: All are Lewmar: In cockpit: 2 x 66 Genoa sheet winches, 2 x 44 Staysail sheet winches, 1 x 46 Electric winch for Main Halyard, halyard furling, and Port Spinnaker halyard, 1 x 46 for Main Sheet, Starboard Spinnaker Halyard, Poll Topping Lift, & Spare Jib Halyard. At the Mast: 1 x 44 for Jib & Staysail halyards.
Rigging: Navtec Rod Rigging with Insulated Backstay for SSB
Boom Brake/Preventer: Dutchman Boom Brake system with control lines, port and starboard, led aft to the cockpit.
Bulkheads: Marine Plywood with Cherry Veneer. Solid Cherry joiner trim and all Cherry finished with 10 coat hand rubbed oil finish.
Trim: Sea rails and fiddles on all horizontal surfaces, laminated trim pieces on all arch door frames and bulkhead caps.
Hull Side-liner: Horizontal ash ceiling battens screwed and plugged with varnish finish over 1" closed cell foam insulation.
Cabin Sole: Planked and plugged 1/2" thick solid teak with inlaid poplar strips finish sanded and sealer applied over 1" thick marine plywood. Sole lift-outs with secured with mechanical locking devices
Cabin Sides: Handrails on cabin truck sides, with Formica side liner.
Lockers: Isolated from bilge with vents for maximum air circulation secured with flush mounted twist latches on all opening locker doors and drawers.
Drawers: Mounted on epoxy coated drawer slides.
Salon Dining Table: Custom Cherry walk around drop leaf table with solid Cherry top leaves and center storage, with custom joined Cherry fiddles.
Settees: Opposing settees port & starboard. The port settee is U shaped, the starboard settee is straight. Additional storage is located under the U return sections of the port settee. Settee cusions are upholstered in Kravet Designs Sunbrella, pattern 20471 Blue.
Storage Lockers: located behind the settee cushions and above port and starboard settees. Additional lockers are located in the staterooms, galley, and head. Storage is also located below the berths in forward and aft staterooms and in the bilge.
Pantry Locker: Four locking sliding track drawers are located in the Pantry locker behind the navigation station.
Overhead Liner: 1/8" Formica drop down panels for easy access to underside of deck provides ventilation and access to deck hardware backing plates and lighting wiring.
Chain Locker: divided chain locker with hause pipe leading to additional chain storage under the forward berth allows for stowing the chain low in the boat. Interior chain locker access with drain to bilge.
Hatches: Lewmar Ocean hatches: 2 in forward stateroom, 3 in main salon, 1 in aft stateroom, 1 in shower.
Portlights: Hood Passage Series Stainless: 4 in forward stateroom, 6 in main salon, 2 in aft stateroom, 1 in head, 1 in shower. All Portlights open, can be held open by a matching stainless hanger, and have removable fitted screens. Ports can be covered from the inside for privacy at the dock with custom Kravet Designs Solarium, Sunbrella Curtains.
Mast base: is wrapped in custom Ultrasuede
Ventilation: 12VDC fans located, 1 in aft stateroom, 2 in main salon, and 1 in forward stateroom. 2 Custom Valiant Dorades, 1 in Galley, 1 in forward stateroom. Dorade bell can be removed and box closed with stainless plate in heavy seas.
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 x Marine Stainless Steel - Located under settees port and starboard with cleanouts, deck fills and vents. Custom built and removable.
Tank Gauges: WEMA System gauges are used throughout the Fresh Water, Fuel, and Hold Tanks
Water Manifold: Located under galley sink for easy access with filter.
Pressure Water: Hot and cold system with 12 VDC Sensor Max VSD pump for quiet operation.
Water Heater - Stainless Steel Isotemp 115VAC and engine heated
Foot Operated Water Pumps: 1 - Fresh water and 1 - Seawater in galley.
Separate stand up shower compartment in head with with wet locker behind.
The shower has a bench seat, teak grate, light, clothes hanging bar, 3 sturdy hooks for heavy foul weather gear, and electric drain pump from the extra deep shower pan. No sump needed.
The shower pump is protected by a strainer located under the head vanity sink for easy cleaning.
A hot/cold valve controls the water flow to an adjustable height shower head that also is removable from it's bracket on a 6 foot stainless extension hose.
The shower compartment is closed off by a custom bi-fold door that swings-in out of the way for shower entry and exit. No messy shower curtain to deal with
Head: Manually operated Raritan PH II with large built-in plastic holding tank, with deck pump out or Y-valve system for overboard offshore discharge. Tank is removable.
Bilge Pumps: - Manual pump located in cockpit and electric 12 volt pump with automatic bilge float switch. Valiant Custom mounted on a removable assembly for easy of maintenance/cleaning.
Galley - Grohe LadyLux Plus with single lever hot/cold control, extension hose, adjustable spray & swivel spout.
Filtered Water in Galley - General Ecology Stainless single control lever spout.
Vanity - hot/cold Stainless Steel faucet with aerator.
Deck/Anchor Wash-down: On demand pump to hose bib forward to port of windlass, with dedicated strainer and through hull. Through hull is easily activated by means of an extension handle under the forward berth.
Propane System: 2 x 20 lb tanks each in a dedicated vented locker in the transom. The port locker/tank is plumbed with a remote control solenoid valve and pressure gauge to the Seaward Princess Stove/Oven. The Propane control switch is located forward of the stove on the galley bulkhead.
Holding Tank System: Holding tank system includes both a Macerator pump and manual pump for pump-outs at sea during long passages.
Custom Valiant electrical panel by Paneltronics with backlighting and individual circuit lights.
12 VDC section contains:
28 DC Breakers,
DC Ammeter, and
bank selectable DC Volt meter.
115 VAC section contains:
12 AC Breakers,
2 Seperate AC busses with interlocked source selection switches and breakers (50A Main, 30A Main, Generator, Inverter, and buss cross-tie),
source selectable AC Volt meter, and
reverse polarity indicator.
Alpenglow Marine fixtures - with Hi/Low White CFL and Hi/Low Red LED located in: Companionway, Head, Aft Stateroom, Galley, Nav Station, and Forward Stateroom.
Alpenglow Hi/Low White CFL only fixtures over port and starboard settees.
Patty gold halogen reading lights located in Forward Stateroom (2), Aft Stateroom, and Salon (3).
Incandescent dome lights located in forward stateroom and shower.
Ruggedized Incandescent fixtures located in Engine room and Generator compartment.
LED Red and White fixture located above companionway on Hard Dodger in Cockpit.
Courtesy lights under main salon & galley toe recesses
Halogen fixtures over sink, refridgerator, and to either side of the stove.
Locker lights w-door switches in Pantry locker, forward and aft convertable hanging lockers;
Companionway entrance light with switch
Exterior Lights - Navigation lights to COLREGS:
Bow lights mounted on bow pulpit rails,
Stern light mounted on antenna arch
Sailing tricolor, anchor light, and strobe combination unit on masthead,
Steaming light on mast, and
Deck light on mast.
Batteries - three bank system:
4 Group 31 SeaGels in house bank one (400 AH)
2 Group 31 SeaGels in house bank two (200 AH)
1 Group 27 Engine/Genset start battery
All batteries are installed in a fiberglass battery base with offshore hold down system.
Both house banks are normally in parallel and monitored by two Xantrex Link 100 Charge Monitoring Systems (E-Meters), one per bank. All electronics are and ships 12 VDC systems are connected to bank one.
When the bow thruster is activated, the thruster system places house bank two temporarily in series to provide 24 VDC for thruster operation. When the thruster is no longer providing thrust, bank two is placed back in parallel with bank one.
Battery Switches: Master battery switches and breakers are located behind the compaion way steps, including an emergency parallel switch to jump the start battery from the house bank.
Battery Charge Systems - the following systems replensh the batteries:
Magnum Energy 2812 Inverter/Charger - 125A multi-stage intellegent 115VAC charge capacity.
Engine Alternator: Balmar 125 amp with Balmar Max Charge MC-614 premium, intelligent charging regulator.
Generator Alternator: 50 amp wired directly to the Engine/Genset start battery.
Solar Panels: 2 x Kyrocera 130 Watt Solar Panels (260 Watt total) connected to Blue Sky MPPT Charge Controller
Outlets - 115 VAC GFCI protected, double outlets are conveniently located throughout interior:
Salon (2), and
Forward Stateroom (2)
Lightning Ground and Electrical Bonding System connects all exterior metal, keel, mast, through hulls, and 6 x 6 inch plate zinc.
All Ships wiring is Tinned copper and meets ABYC specifications.
Marine SSB: Icom 710 RT Marina SSB with Amateur Radio frequencies enabled and ICOM tuner in transom connected to insulated backstay and Custom Valiant Grounding system.
Winlink/Sailmail Modem: SCS PTC II Pro with Pactor 3 license installed. connected to Airmail program on Shuttle XPC Windows XP system.
AIS Receiver: Milltech Marine dual channel receiver built in, feeds CP1000c Chartplotter and VNS on main ship's computer
NMEA 0183 Buss: Electronics are interconnected via two Shipmodul NMEA routers. Provides automatic fall back should one of the two GPSs fail. Also insures that NMEA packets are buffered and routed without packet loss between electronics. Full schematic wiring diagram is provided.
Nobeltec Visual Navigation Suite: VNS V9 Installed on ship's computer with map licenses covering Mexico through Alaska. Wired to ship's NMEA buss for monitoring of AIS, B&G 2000, and GPS systems.
Computer Displays: the computer supports two monitors: the Samsung 17" LCD primary display and you may also use the Runco PL-42c PlasmaWall as a secondary display. Handy for showing streaming movies. Very useful as a chart plotter display using VNS.
Engine and Propulsion Details
Engine: Fresh water cooled Westerbeke 63C diesel with reduction gear and V-drive
Engine Instruments: Westerbeke Admiral Deluxe panel recessed in cockpit with tachometer, hour meter and gauges.
Engine Mounts: Flexible shock absorbing, bolted to aluminum engine rails that are through bolted to hi-density glassed in engine beds.
Propeller: Autoprop H6-470 feathering prop with Shaft Shark line cutter.
Fuel Filters: 2 x Racor 500 Fuel Filter/Water Separators, plumbed to custom Valiant manifold with Vacuum Gauge. The Racors are in-line ahead of the usual engine, generator, and Espar filters.
Fuel Gauge: WEMA system monitors all 3 fuel tanks
Sea Strainer: 3 x Bronze Sea Strainers: one for the Engine & Genset, one for the 2 x Cruiseair HVAC systems, & Seafrost Refrigeration, and one for the Village Marine MPW 400 RO Water Maker.
Engine Exhaust: Aqua lift with Valiant custom anti-siphon system.
Fuel Tanks: Marine alloy with clean-out, deck fills and vents. Fuel tanks are removable. System consists of two aft saddle tanks and a bow tank. A 12VDC transfer pump is activated to move the fuel from the bow tank to the aft tanks.
Seacocks: Bronze - stainless ball valves on all through hulls below waterline, with easy access for operating.
Automatic Fire Extinguisher: This ship is protected from Engine Room Fire by a heat sensitive, automatic fire extinguisher system.
Primary Anchor: Galvanized Bruce 44 lbs. Mounted on bow pulpit on 200 foot rode of 5/16" High Test chain.
Secondary Anchor: Galvanized CQR 60 lbs. Mounted bow pulpit on mixed rode of 5/16" High Test Chain and 200 feet of 3/4" 3-strand Nylon anchor rode.
Windlass: Lighthouse 1501 with dual gypsys. Chain and Rope (port) and Rope (starboard)
Stern Anchor: Galvanized Danforth 20 lbs mounted on custom stainless stern bracket on mixed chain and rope rode.
Gelcoat: Isophthalic gelcoat used exclusively on all large and small fiberglass parts.
Resin: Isophthalic resin used throughout the entire lay up of hull, deck, and all components. The resin is hand batched and catalyzed in one gallon increments. The catalyst - resin mixture is dyed to achieve proper wet out technique.
Hull: One piece solid fiberglass, hand laminated of alternate layers of mat and woven roving.
Deck: Hand laminated balsa cored fiberglass for strength weight ratio w-high density structural foam in high stressed areas.
Rub Rail: Molded in structural with sacrificial teak & stainless strake.
Skeg & Rudder: Fiberglass hand laminated structural parts, stainless steel solid shaft, w-internal steel core, encased in resin and foam.
Keel: External mounted lead ballast, bedded with 3M 5200 sealant. Through bolted with 18 - 3/4" stainless steel J-bolts incorporating stainless steel backing plates.
Deck to Hull Joint: Mechanically joined with through bolts and bedded with 3M 5200 sealant. -
Floor Timbers & Engine Beds: Fiberglass laminated over high density structural foam, sealed and finished with isophthalic gel coat.
Bulkheads: Bonded with fiberglass to hull and deck with tie plates to floor structures.
Furniture: All horizontal and vertical flats fiberglass bonded to hull and deck.
Chainplates: Stainless steel with backing plates through bolted to solid fiberglass structural knees.
Hull Insulation: 1" closed cell foam from the waterline to the sheer on inside of hull to prevent condensation and provide sound insulation. -
Engine Room Insulation: 1" Sound Stop lined foam throughout to provide sound insulation.
Top Sides: Finished with Imron polyurethane white hull with contrasting whale and double boot for superior finish, mar resistance and color retention.
Underbody: Barrier coating applied below the waterline, then marine antifouling bottom paint is applied. Bottom paint is currently 2 coats of Black Petit Trinidad SR applied October 2011.
Keel Type: Modified Fin with cutaway forefoot Ballast: 11,000 lb Displacement: 35,500 sq ft Max Draft: 6 ft 3 inches
Additional Safety Equipment:
Switlik SAR 6 MK II Liferaft in hard case mounted in cradle on top of the house aft of the boom. With Hydrostatic and manual release
ACR Global Fix EPIRB mounted near companionway. Include internal GPS.
Lifesling MOB System in hard case on stern rail, starboard
Switlik MOM-8A MOB in hard case on stery rail, port
Carbon Monoxide Monitor/Alarm mounted in Galley
Bilge High Water Alarm mounted at Nav Station powered by dedicated battery, operates even with ships main power turned off
Bilge Pump counter mounted in Nav Station to monitor the pump cycling. Provides very early warning of anomalous behavor
Fire Extinguishers located through out the boat - exceeding USCG requirements.
All hatches, doors, and drawers (including the Refrigerator/Freezer doors have positive locking latches for safety in a knockdown situation.
2 x Custom Shade Tree Boat Awning System. One for Aft of Mast and one for Foredeck
Custom Sunbrella Covers for Main Companionway, Liferaft, Pedestal, winches, all Hatches, 3 x Jerry Jugs, Outboard, and Windlass
Raptor Dance walkthrough
Raptor Dance is the most extensively outfitted custom Valiant 50 ever produced by Valiant Yachts.
She was constructed with a single head/shower, which allowed a larger salon and a larger forward stateroom with a suite settee.
She has a center entry with a forward King berth with custom HMC foam Mattress, double large convertible lockers and aft head and shower, featuring corian counter-tops, incorporating only the finest quality materials and craftmanship.
Unsurpassed joinery work combined with select cherry as the primary wood with solid teak and holly flooring, accented with ash and poplar in designated areas insure your home away from home will always provide the style and comfort you expect.
More importantly, Valiant interiors are built like the exteriors, Strong! All furniture, whether horizontal or vertical, is fiberglass bonded to the hull and deck, insuring maximum strength.
The salon features a U-shaped settee on the port side that slides out to form a double berth, with a custom wine locker forward. On the starboard side is a straight settee. both settees make excellent sea berths and each are equipped with lee cloths.
Further aft on the starboard side is a forward facing nav station followed by a large pantry with pullout drawers to access all your stores. Opposite the nav station is the oversized galley which has a deep double stainless steel sink, Grohe faucet, General Ecology/Seagull water filter, a 3 burner gimballed stove and oven, along with a large fridge and freezer.
The Corian galley countertop is extended over the center-line to provide more work space and additional storage below. You will find storage abounds throughout this vessel and the galley is no different. Aft of the Galley is the aft stateroom with a queen berth and cedar lined convertible hanging locker. Starboard you will find the aft head with separate shower stall and access to the engine room (which provide excellent access to the engine and other systems).
The companion way lifts up to provide additional access to the engine compartment and a custom fuel manifold system.
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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