MAJOR $100,000 PRICE REDUCTION
Sailed Only Once, Never Touched Ocean Salt Water, Covered
Most Of Her Life, Less Than 96 Original Hours On Her Diesel, Less
Than 10 Original Hours On Her GenSet. An Amazing Offering. For
World Voyaging, One CAN NOT Find Any Better Of A Boat To Do It In.
An amazing opportunity presents itself! If you have been
mourning the loss of one of the greatest boat builders ever…if you
were always going to buy one…you need to act now! There is one
last Valiant 50 available. Sailed only once. As new as new can get.
You already know that the Valiant is
legendary. This is the standard against which blue water boats are
measured. More cruising couples and solo sailors have chosen Valiant
than any other boat. The Valiant 50 was developed in 1997 based on a
modernization of the Valiant 47 made famous by several solo
circumnavigations. As you read all the details in the full
specs, we have tried to do justice to this incredible last Valiant
50. This is the last one, and she just might be the best one.
Here are some highlights…
While Valiant builds every boat to
robust and exacting standards, each new owner can specify details
and customize the boat. Many new owners do not have experience to
plan ahead, but this owner had a lot of experience! His goal was to
use his experience to define the specifications for the ultimate
comfortable, safe, and maintenance free tropical cruising
experience. While so many Valiant owners were drawn to a beautiful
solid color hull, he chose a beautiful White which is so much cooler
for life in the tropics. Instead of the traditional Valiant cove
stripe, he spec’d a single blue line stem to stern that is so
elegant. The decks are a cream that is soft on your eyes in the
tropical sun, and I think he copied that from us and a few other
specifics we love!
Every system from electrical requirements to plumbing was
carefully considered based on the real experience.
With regard to safety, having sailed thousands of
ocean miles, he understood that you must plan for the weather you
certainly hope you will never see. Valiant is probably among the
strongest boats built and starting with that as a platform he set
out to make the boat even stronger! He had the factory add an
additional layer of 1.5 oz matt and 24 oz woven roving from the keel
sump to the sheer, so indeed, this Valiant 50 is the strongest of
the strong. A single thru hull for water intake supplies the engine,
generator, deck wash down, and water maker which was to be installed
later. There are only four thru hulls in the boat, all on the
starboard side for easy access, and all with bronze ball valve sea
cocks! Extra cleats and chocks mid ship are installed in solid
fiberglass to make it so much more secure when you tie up the boat
for a hurricane. He enjoyed planning for every event that will
likely not ever happen, but….so he had Valiant build custom stern
hardware (essentially two robust and firmly anchored chain plates!)
that allow for a bulletproof means of attaching a drogue. Wow!
No big Maintenance Ever was the goal. Everything
that could be done to make the boat totally trouble free ever, was
done. Sometimes at great cost! Well, his cost! Your benefit! For
example, there is solid fiberglass in lieu of high density foam in
critical areas including chain plates, staysail track, handrails.
There is high density foam instead of Balsa in other areas. He
looked at every aspect of the build and upgraded it. Truly this boat
will last forever! Every known point of wear has been addressed with
an upgrade. For example the chain locker bulkhead has an extra layer
of fiberglass. How do you make the world’s toughest boat tougher! More!
The interior was also well thought out based on his
cruising in the tropics and what really works at sea and at anchor.
Valiant did not need too many tweaks; however, he still took
advantage of every opportunity to make the boat even better. Every
item was considered in terms of comfort and safety.
This vessel took over a year and a half to complete at a
cost of near 850K. PLUS ANOTHER 100K for the
generator/espar and two ac/heat systems after build. We have the
invoices also for sails, electronics, and safety gear to include
$150K in inventory purchased separately, including all the
electronics, radar, plotter, SSB, sailing instruments, Quantum
sails, Dinghy, and safety gear. One more trip to West Marine is all
you need to hop aboard and sail anywhere. This is even better than
buying a brand new boat, someone did it for you.
Highlights of the Factory Options include:
NEVER SAILED IN AN OCEAN, never saltwater, only once on
the Chesapeake Bay.
Sailed ONLY ONCE from Annapolis to Washington, DC
LESS THAN 96 HOURS ON HER DIESEL
LESS THAN 5 HOURS ON HER 8KW GENSET
EVERYTHING IS STILL NEW
Two zone Two system AC/Heat
Espar diesel heat thru-out boat
Major Entertainment Systems
Complete with Radar, Plotter, SSB, VHF, Sailing
Instruments, Autopilot, Monitor windvane
Complete suite of Quantum sails and storm sails!
Complete with dinghy!
Valiant Arch with outboard lifting crane and Davit System
Valiant Hard Dodger
Custom hand hold in companionway
Upgraded hull layup schedule
Upgraded Monel keel bolts,
instead of stainless steel, very expensive
Upgraded cleats and mounting
Upgrade to Hood stainless
Upgraded bronze ball valve sea cocks
Upgraded cleats and two extra cleats
and chocks mid ship
Attachment points for a drogue or
tow rope on the stern
Custom folding pad eyes for dinghy
Custom bow roller attachments for
spinnaker and for kedge anchor
Tides marine rudder bearing
Upgraded batteries and custom installation -
eight AGM Lifeline Concord GPL 31T batteries instead of standard gel
12 volt refrigeration with two
plates in freezer and one in fridge with thermostat
Upgrade to Max prop and line
Upgrade to custom Dual Racor system
Spurs – prop shaft line cutter
Custom prep for water maker installation
Stern anchor, hawse pipe and roller
with chain/rode locker
Upgrade to bronze scupper drains
Wema gauges for tanks
Upgrade to additional propane locker plumbing
Custom extra wide port settee (berth)
Upgrade to pull out port settee to
make double berth
Custom extra large V berth – this is way bigger!
Custom aft cabin arrangement with
Customized nav station
Courtesy red and white interior lights LED
Corian counters “Savannah” with custom back
Seagull filtered water
Cabinet extension in galley with
extra storage and more counter space
Locking fridge and freezer lids and
for dry storage
Custom fiddles to make use of all
Upgrade to Force 10 stove
Upgrades to LED nav lights
Upgrades to cabin lighting –
all LED with red and white lights for
Complete electronics, navigation and
communication all installed at the factory
Chocks on deck for second downwind pole
All control lines led to the cockpit
And the list goes on and on….read on
And you can add anything you want because she is still
indoors at the factory!
It would be incredibly easy for you to add custom
cabinetry or additional systems that you might desire for your
cruising plans. The Valiant Factory is ready, willing, and able to
accommodate your desires to make this boat your own brand new
Valiant 50! She doesn’t even have a name and hailing port.
It is truly an honor to be able to offer the last new
Valiant 50 to the world. For 35 years, Valiant Yachts remained in
constant production building one of the world’s very best boats.
Call us. We love to talk about the wonder of this one of a
kind and the very last new Valiant 50.