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2001 Bruckmann 50 Custom pilot house

location icon Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Year 2001
Length 50 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Bruckmann

This Mark Ellis design represents a unique boat which provides the comfort and space of a power yacht, and also gives the long distance ability and efficiency of a sail boat.

Many recent upgrades:

New sails, new water maker, new solar panel, new aft A/C unit, new toilets, new washer/dryer and new starting, generator, bow thruster and three new house batteries. Several new pumps (macerator, bilge, fresh water etc.).

The cockpit and pilothouse are conveniently on one level.

She is rigged for short handed sailing, having Leisure Furl boom, electric winches and roller furling headsail.

The option of using the inside steering from the pilothouse gives protection from the weather, combined with great visibility 

Make sure to watch the Cap't Q video attached to this listing.







Year Built 2001
Category Sail
Length Overall 51'2 ft
Beam 15'5 ft
Max Draft 6 ft
Double Berths 2
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID zyu48001c101
Min Draft 6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 140 hp
Cruising Speed 9 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 300 gal
Water Tanks 2
Water Tank Cap. 125 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 40 gal
Ballast 16,000 lb
Displacement 43,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4LH-HTE Turbo
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 140hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Year: 2001
Engine Hours: 3600
Engine Location: Center
Accommodations and Layout

From the spacious cockpit, a sliding door enters into the beautiful pilothouse expanding the bright indoor/outdoor entertaining space, plus the 360-degree visibility. Here one finds a U-shaped dinette to port (which can convert to a double berth), and to starboard, two comfortable built- in barrel chairs. Forward of this, is the inside steering area complete with chart table, chair and full electronics.

Down three steps, to port, is the wrap around galley and a large centerline food pantry, which houses the washer/dryer in it's base.

This area is bright and open, lit by the pilothouse windows above.


Counter tops are Corian

The galley is equipped with Sea Frost 110v/12v refridgeration/freezer system.

Force 10 three burner propane stove with oven

Double S.S sinks

Seagull fresh water filtration system

Microwave oven

Opposite the galley there is a library/den, which is very versatile. It has a large china cabinet, a writing/computer desk, bookshelves, magazine racks, a media center, bar and a large sofa which can convert to a double berth.

Forward to starboard, there is a guest cabin, with double berth, hanging locker and night table. To port the guest head shares a large adjoining shower unit with the master head.

The master cabin is forward has an oversize V berth with removable center piece, a private head, mirrored makeup table and bench, hanging locker and storage drawers.

The quality of finish and materials, combined with the classic Herreshoff style of white panels and satin varnished wood, make this an extremely attractive and unique offering. 


Options & Equipment

Galley Equipment:

  • Corian counters
  • Sea Frost combination 110v/12v refrigeration/freezer system
  • Front and top refrigeration access
  • Separate top-loading freezer access
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven
  • (2) 10 lb. aluminum propane tanks
  • Double S.S. galley sinks
  • Seagull fresh water filtration system
  • Sea water foot pump at galley
  • Microwave oven
  • Refrigerator foot pump


  • Hand-built hull with core cell foam coring and Vinylester resins; solid fiberglass in areas of thru-hulls, struts, shafts, rudder post and centerline
  • Deck core cell cored fiberglass with non-skid on working surfaces
  • Lead alloy keel
  • Dark Green Awlgrip topsides
  • Teak cockpit grate, varnished teak cap rail
  • Large hinged transom door for access to swim platform
  • Pedestal steering with dual-lever engine controls
  • Engine gauges with start-stop switches and gauges at both steering stations
  • (2) Large sail lockers; (2) storage cabinets
  • Welded S.S. bowsprit with twin anchor rollers
  • Teak cockpit table with drink storage and center cooler
  • Additional pool-sized swim ladder with removable S.S. handrails
  • (8) Lewmar S.S. opening ports with screens
  • (7) Lewmar overhead hatches with screens
  • Double-thick safety glass in main cabin windows
  • Main cabin sliding door with full window screen


  • (2) Marine Air aircon/heating systems with Groco sea strainers
  • Nicro day/night solar vent
  • Twin 6’ chrome dorade vents
  • (8) Lewmar S.S. opening ports
  • (3) Opening windows/screens in salon
  • Screened window in cabin door
  • (7) Lewmar “Ocean” opening hatches with built-in screens

Deck and Hull:

  • Beige Awlgrip non-skid on all deck surfaces
  • Epoxy bottom coat
  • Antifouling bottom paint
  • Gloss exterior brightwork
  • Rub rails with S.S. strikers
  • Twin anchor rollers
  • Custom twin seats on foredeck
  • 100 lb. outboard motor lift on transom
  • Edson outboard engine mount on stern rail
  • St. Croix S.S. removable davits
  • Full-width teak swim platform
  • Transom door to swim platform
  • Stow-A-Way folding swim ladder
  • Fresh water hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Seawater washdown at foredeck
  • Two huge cockpit lockers with access to steering
  • Varnished teak cockpit table with folding leaves, grab rails, built-in cooler, plus storage under
  • Teak cockpit grate
  • Sculpted helm seats port and starboard
  • Helm seat with storage under
  • Textilene outside windshield covers


  • Lewmar Ocean 12v dual-direction windlass
  • Windlass controls at bow and at helm station
  • Double roller S.S. bowsprit
  • 15’ Anchor line rode descender at bow chainplate
  • 75 lb. CQR anchor with 250’ of 3/8” chain
  • 47 lb. Fortress anchor with 20’ of 3/8” chain and 150’ rode
  • (6) Large fenders with green fender covers
  • (4) 25’ and (4) 50’ docking lines

Electrical System:

  • 8 kW Northern Lights generator (2,399 hours as of 2/5/2018) with sound-proof enclosure
  • 115 amp Group 27 gel cell engine starting battery
  • 115 amp Group 27 gel cell generator starting battery
  • (3) 8D/200 amp gel cell house batteries
  • 4D/183 amp gel cell bow thruster/windlass battery
  • 2000 watt inverter/charger
  • Xantrex battery hour meter and charge control
  • Custom 12v and 110v breaker panel
  • Supplemental DC breaker panel
  • (2) Bilge pump controls at helm station
  • 50 amp shore power receptacles port and stbd.
  • Cable TV shore receptacle with 50’ cable
  • 50’/50 amp shore power cable
  • TV antenna on mast
  • Laptop hook-ups at helm and den stations
  • (10) 110v outlets mounted throughout interior spaces
  • (4) 12v outlets at inside helm, den, salon
  • Cell phone charging cradle and signal amplifier
  • Reading lights are well-placed throughout


  • Furuno radar 1943C
  • Furuno 10” color plotter/radar display GD 1900C (inside station)
  • Furuno 7” 1750 color plotter/radar display (cockpit station)
  • Furuno GP33 B/W GPS with computer cable and dedicated antenna
  • Raymarine ST60 tridata wind/depth/speed (dual stations)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind indicator
  • Simrad/Robertson A22 autopilot with control heads at both upper and lower steering stations
  • Autopilot remote with 40’ cable
  • ICOM 504 VHF (dual stations)
  • AM/FM/Satellite receivers
  • Satellite receiver controls at inside helm


  • 22” TV/VCR/CD
  • 8-Speaker stereo system with switching controls


  • Yanmar 4LH-THE turbo boost engine, 140 hp (3,518 hours as of 2/5/2018)
  • Closed cooling system
  • Groco raw water strainer
  • Dual steering stations with electric transfer at both stations
  • Emergency hydraulic steering override
  • Emergency engine shutdown control
  • (2) Lever engine controls, fore and aft
  • Dual Racor fuel filter manifold
  • 4-Blade fixed propeller, 24” X 16”
  • 4-Blade folding propeller (Variprop)
  • Vetus 80 kW 5-bladed bow thruster with controls at both steering stations
  • Foot pedal windlass controls at helm station and forward deck
  • (2) Auto-park windshield wipers and fresh water washers
  • Edson mechanical steering pedestal in cockpit with 48” S.S. elkhide-covered wheel
  • Hydraulic steering in interior helm station with 36” custom teak wheel
  • (2) High-capacity Johnson 4,000 gph bilge pumps with check valves

Water Systems:

  • (2) 125 gallon S.S. water tanks
  • 20 gallon water heater
  • (2) Raritan PH-II manual heads
  • Hot and cold water pressure system throughout
  • (2) 40 gallon holding tanks (new, 2019) with macerator and overboard discharge
  • Combination washer/dryer
  • Seagull fresh water filter in galley
  • Salt water foot pump in galley
  • Refrigerator/freezer foot pump for overboard waste water discharge
  • Cockpit hot/cold shower at transom
  • PUR 3 GPH water maker
  • Heart Tank Tender for all tanks (6-tank minder)
  • Shower sump foot pump


  • Aluminum spars painted in Off-White Awlgrip
  • Stainless steel rod rigging
  • Solid boom vang
  • Leisure Furl in-boom manual (mainsail) system
  • Adjustable 2-part topping lift
  • Schaeffer roller-furling genoa
  • Rope clutch for furling line
  • (2) Lewmar ST 54 electric primary winches
  • (2) Lewmar ST 50 2-speed manual secondary winches
  • (1) Lewmar ST 44 halyard winch at mast
  • (8) Rope clutches for halyards, vang, roller furling and traveler
  • Harken traveler on roof top
  • All winches chromes and self-tailing
  • All sail handling from cockpit
  • LED combination anchor and running light at masthead


  • Doyle full-batten mainsail
  • Doyle 135% furling genoa
  • UK 145% tape drive furling genoa


  • Cockpit bimini with cabin extension
  • Canvas exterior windshield/window covers
  • Sunshield window protectors on fwd. cabin windows
  • Sunbrella canvas covers for all hatches and windows
  • Sunbrella port covers
  • Sunbrella windlass cover
  • Sunbrella flag boot
  • Sunbrella boom cover
  • Custom Sunbrella cockpit cushions
  • Custom canvas covers for hand rails

Recent Upgrades:


  • Awlbrite varnish on all exterior wood surfaces
  • Rebuilt aft head
  • Inverter/battery charger rebuilt
  • Changed out all sanitary hoses
  • New cutlass and pillow bearings
  • Replaced folding swim ladder
  • Major 2,000-hour genset maintenance
  • Replaced (1) 8D gel house battery
  • Installed new dripless shaft unit
  • Cleaned engine turbine


  • Replaced main engine muffler, exhaust elbow and exhaust hose
  • Yanmar 3,000-hour factory maintenance
  • Replaced down-haul line on Leisure Furl system
  • Replaced genoa furling line
  • Replaced main halyard
  • Serviced and inspected standing rigging
  • Replaced EPIRB battery
  • Water-proofed bimini canvas
  • New Force 10 oven/stove
  • New Worthington propane tanks (2)
  • New GE microwave oven
  • Installed emergency engine shut-off switch
  • Upgraded main sail pre-feeder
  • Replaced window tracks in main cabin sliding windows
  • Replaced (1) 8D gel house battery


  • Dark Green topsides, Awlgripped by Morris Yachts
  • Teak and holly cabin sole re-varnished
  • Repainted spreaders/replaced spreader tips and boots
  • Changed out genset exhaust manifold to stainless steel unit
  • Upgraded automatic bilge pumps to 4,000 gph high capacity units
  • Added adjustable topping lift
  • Rebuilt boom vang (factory rebuild)
  • Upgraded TV antenna
  • Replaced macerator pump (aft holding tank)
  • Upgraded anchor and navigation/sailing lights to LED
  • Rebuilt Leisure Furl boom
  • Repainted non-skid in cockpit area
  • Added cockpit rope clutch for genoa furling line
  • Recovered Ultrasuede seat cushion bottoms in main cabin
  • New Nicro day/night solar vent


  • Weems and Plath brass clock and barometer
  • Ship’s bell

Safety Equipment:

  • Kahlenberg air horn
  • S.S. emergency tiller
  • Pulpit-mounted hard cover Lifesling
  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • Flare kit
  • Safety gear


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.
Additional Contact Information

Cell phone: 603-717-2661