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The Apogee 50 designed by Chuck Paine and built by Able Marine is
among our ultimate favorite sailing vessels for a couple to sail
anywhere. She was designed to be easily sailed by a couple and good
for a solo voyager to sail single-handed. Apogee 50’s have
circumnavigated the globe, rounded the Horn, and chalked up numerous
The Apogee is sleek and fast with an easily driven hull shape. Her
long waterline of 45 plus feet and her powerful sail plan spells speed
and comfort. With her lead ballast keel weighing in at 11,400 lbs, a
carbon fiber mast and roller furling boom she has remarkable stability
and momentum. She sails to weather exceedingly well and with the wind
on the quarter she screams. This modern hull design, combined with
the easily managed sail plan, makes this boat very special. Everything
about the Apogee is designed with purpose and function as the foremost
consideration. The hard dodger is incredible because you are out of
the weather. The large area under the dodger is essentially another
nav station as you can have all your equipment right there. It is so
comfortable, so safe, and so secure, enabling you to sail relaxed,
warm, and dry under a wide range of conditions. With two step down
levels under the dodger, you can stand up completely in the
companionway and have total visibility. With the autopilot remote you
can steer from this secure vantage point. This vessel is designed for
comfort and security both outside and inside.
Just two additional steps from the cockpit to the galley, head, and
nav station make it easy to transit between the cockpit and cabin
level and to communicate between areas. While the Apogee is first and
foremost an amazing sailing vessel, she is also a lovely yacht down
below that is a wonderful home for a couple and occasional guests. The
quality is evident everywhere you look. From the teak and holly sole
to the sweet cherry joinery the interior is perfection. She is light
and bright and warm and solid. The Apogee is as delightful at anchor
or at the dock as she is romping the ocean. Although technically you
could sleep six , there is no reason you would want to because she is
so easy for two people to sail.
And sail they did! Since taking delivery in the spring of 1997 the
owners of Aponivi have enjoyed living aboard for extended periods and
have made two trans-Atlantic crossings as well as north-south voyages
between Martinique and Maine. The first trans-Atlantic voyage took
them to Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores and then into the Med to
enjoy the south coast of Spain, Ibiza, and Mallorca. They shipped the
boat back on a Dockwise yacht transport. The second trans-Atlantic
voyage took them back to England to hang out in Falmouth and enjoy the
Channel coast of England and the South Coast of Ireland and later on
to Wales and Scotland and ultimately back to the Med for more of the
Spanish Coast and Balearic Islands. After another westward Dockwise
transPort to Martinique they lingered to enjoy the Caribbean and then
the Virgins, Turks and Caicos and Bahamas before rejoining the US
coast and sailing onward to a new base at Mystic Connecticut. They
loved the boat and they loved being aboard and so continued to cruise
in summers in Maine and Cape Cod and all the beautiful “local”
cruising grounds. It has been a wonderful retirement for the owners
who have loved and enjoyed their Able Apogee 50. After about 20 years
of enjoying and meticulously maintaining the boat the time has come
for them to do other things and for someone new to enjoy Aponivi.
Someone who is very lucky will get to own a great boat!
Highlights of the Able Apogee 50
One of Chuck Paine’s best designs, which became the Morris 51
Easily driven hull shape with cruising fin keel and spade rudder
Long waterline and perfectly proportioned with powerful sail plan
Highest quality of construction by Able Marine of Maine acquired
by Morris Yachts
Water tight bulkheads fore and aft
Hard dodger that you can stand up under
Huge water tight sail locker accessed on foredeck
Sugar scoop transom with swim step, dinghy dock, shower, and life raft
Propulsion system and generator received in-depth attention in
2016-17 by Mystic Shipyard, including installation of new PSS shaft
seal and cutlass bearing, and replacement of hoses and anything else
that was in less than perfect condition.
Turbocharged Yanmar engine has 3800 hours
New PSS shaft seal, cutlass bearing 2017
New rod rigging, turnbuckles, mast sheaves, new halyards, new
Awlgrip for the Leisurefurl boom. 2015
Air conditioning system, with16,000 btufor salon and
forward cabin and 8,000 btu for the aft section,
were installed in 2013 with custom woodwork by one of
Mystic Seaport’s finest shipwrights.
New fabric for overhead panels recently installed by S&S
Fabric in Portsmouth RI
Force 10 stove/oven installed 2013.
Seafrost DC 5000 refrigeration/freezer compressor
Spectra Water Maker 2005, now winterized
Dual high output Balmar alternators on the engine and generator.
Engine room with complete work bench and large storage
compartments for spare parts and tools.
Shore power accepts US and Euro power
12 v boat with ample charging systems and huge battery bank
Cutter rig design for ease of short hand sailing with inner stay
for staysail and storm jiband genoa for lighter air and downwind sailing
Leisurefurl roller furling boomadded in 2006 to reef from the
cockpit with the press of a button
Aponivi is a “dearly loved” vessel that has been maintained by her
original owners since 1996 when she was built new to their
specifications. She has been continually upgraded and equipped for
safe and comfortable cruising. We are thrilled to represent this
amazing vessel. She will be in the Newport Boat Show, so call now for
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