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The Hudson Force 50 is a full keeled pilothouse staysail ketch, from the drawing board of William Garden. Introduced in 1973, they were built in Taiwan at the rate of twelve to fifteen per year until 1984.
This is a go anywhere sailboat with a touch of the traditional complete with a long bowsprit. Teak abounds above and below deck.
Spars: Spruce boxbeam construction and
Booms: Solid spruce.
Standing Rigging: New 2009
- Sail handling is via twin Barlow 27 two speed self tailing
winches and two two speed Barlow 25's on the cockpit coaming.
Mainmast is fitted with one Barlow 25 two speed and one each Lewmar 40#, 30# and 20# two speed self tailing winches.
Mizzen mast has one Barlow 20 two speed winch.
Headsail is a new (2017) 100% U.S. Sails on a Harken MK3 roller furler
Main Sail and Mission are in good condition.
I-com IC 602 25 watt VHF radio with SP4 external speaker
I-com IC 604 SSB transceiver with Pactor multimode controller modem.
Garmin GPSmap 740 S GPS/ multifunction display, with provision for
Garmin GMR 18/24 radar, knotmeter/log and fathometer
Garmin 172C GPSmap at nav station.
Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot
International navigational lights, side, steaming, stern, tricolor and strobe
Located to starboard in the main salon is the U shaped galley equipped with
Force 10 4 burner propane range deep single basin sink, granite countertops and
refrigerated front loading Webasto refrigerated cooler under the counter. Engel freezer is located in a drawer forward
Two heads are provided granite countertops with raised round bowl sinks
with hot and cold water service and shower wands, the aft head has a
shower and bathtub. Both heads have Raritan electric toilets with each it's
own Lectra San treatment system and 30 gallon common plastic holding tank
with macerator discharge.
Zippered Stackpack sail covers with lazy jacks
Hisense portable air conditioning unit
Full dodger, cockpit enclosure, complete awning system -excellent condition
Kenwood Marine stereo and speakers in cockpit and salon
LED day /night dome lights in cabin
Boarding ladder in engine room starboard entry mount