SWEET RETURN II | Bruckmann 50 MKII | 50ft

Harpswell, ME, US


SWEET RETURN II | Bruckmann 50 MKII | 50ft


Harpswell, ME, US


SWEET RETURN II is one of the newest and most sophisticated of the Mark Ellis/Bruckmann 50s to come available on the brokerage market. Further, she has been kept in a fashion that the terminology “Like New!” is not a stretch.

SWEET RETURN II is one of those rare offerings where, if you like her as she is described on paper, you are destined to love her in person.

Being the Mark II version of these unique and special sailing motorsailers, she shares all of the acclaimed attributes of earlier sisters, but offers added speed under power, compliments of her 200 hp John Deere and elongated hull form, which incorporates the swim platform.

Offered for sale due to the owner’s inability to use her as planned, and the price is now reduced to bargain territory, as they want her sold now.


  • Length: 50ft
  • Builder: Bruckmann Yachts
  • Beam: 15' 5"
  • Draft: 6' 0"
  • Year: 2008
  • Displacement: 45500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) John Deere, 200 hp


  • Builder: Bruckmann Yachts
  • Designer: Mark Ellis
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 51.17 ft
  • Length Waterline: 44.50 ft
  • Max Draft: 6' 0"
  • Displacement: 45500.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 16000.00 lb
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 64' 6"
  • Beam Measure: 15' 5"


  • Engine Brand: John Deere
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Model: 6068TFM
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2379
  • Engine Power: 200 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (200 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (340 Gallons)


The interior is finished in the classic Herreshoff style, with lovely gloss-varnished mahogany joinery detail and trim, contrasting white bulkheads and overhead panels. Cabin soles are varnished teak and mahogany, and hardware is polished stainless steel. There is an abundance of natural light and plenty of storage space throughout.

Owner’s Cabin

The owner’s cabin, forward, has a large queen V-shaped berth with a custom Portland Boat mattress and large mahogany drawers on front face. Generous storage throughout in built-in chest of drawers with louvered hanging locker to port. An overhead dome plus four directional reading lights provide light, while two large opening hatches, an opening port and two Hella fans provide natural light and ventilation.

Guest Cabin

Moving aft, the guest cabin is to starboard, with double berth, hanging locker, night stand and additional storage lockers above/outboard and beneath the berth. An overhead dome and reading lights, two opening ports, an overhead hatch, as well as a Hella fan provide good light and ventilation.


The guest and master heads, separated by a stall shower, are found opposite the guest cabin along the port side. Both are equipped with stainless steel sinks, Corian counters and Vacuflush heads.

Galley and Library Lounge

Midships there is an open-air virtual vestibule, flanked by a truly generous U-shaped galley to port and the vessel’s unique den/library to starboard. Natural light and the sense of openness come from the pilothouse windows above. The efficient galley layout features an abundance of storage (including a centerline pantry-style cabinet), along with all of the accoutrements associated with gourmet cooking and entertaining.

The unique library/den is a very versatile area, with a convertible settee upholstered in Camel Ultrasuede for added sleeping accommodations, as well as bookshelves, storage lockers/drawers, a flat screen TV, Blu-ray player, stereo and separate washer and dryer hidden behind matching louvered cabinet doors. It’s the perfect place to read or watch a movie. Truly special.

Refrigeration/ Galley Equipment:

  • Seafrost BD Series 12V refrigerator and freezer
  • Separate freezer and refrigerator with top and front access
  • Milder fiberglass box with 4” foam insulation
  • Double stainless sinks
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Force 10 3-burner electric stove and oven


Three steps lead to the pilothouse, which offers a 360° panoramic view, even from a seated position. The helm chair is an electric up/down model in Camel Ultrasuede. The inside steering station (hydraulic) is fully functional, complete with custom built-in electronics, chart table and engine controls. Navigating in adverse weather conditions is done in complete comfort and security. A custom chair with reading light is located behind the inside helm station on the starboard side. Opposite there is a U-shaped dinette, again upholstered in Camel Ultrasuede, which converts to a double berth. There are mahogany Oceanair mini-blinds throughout. Two large floorboard hatches along the centerline offer extraordinary access to the full-beam engine room below.

Access to the cockpit is via a sliding door, which, when opened, creates a (single-level) large and inviting indoor/outdoor entertaining space. A fixed, mounted teak cockpit table with folding leaves and cooler box provides additional dining space and storage for beverages. A Teak Decking System sole was installed in the cockpit in 2015, and there is a hinged transom door for ease of access to the teak-decked swim platform.


  • Fiberglass roving and unidirectional reinforcement over foam floors with limber holes
  • Deck flange bolted and bonded to hull flange
  • High-density foam floors in way of mast and engine beds with extra reinforcement
  • Cast lead alloy ballast
  • Stainless steel keel bolts cast in place with stainless steel nuts and washers
  • Keel bedded to sump with epoxy


  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Single-piece CoreCell cored fiberglass molding
  • Extra reinforcing as required
  • Core phased out in way of all thru-hulls, struts, shaft log, rudder port and centerline
  • Molded keel sump with increased laminate
  • Awlcraft 2000 metallic painted topsides and white boot stripe
  • Externally fastened 16,000 lb. cast lead ballast


  • Single-piece CoreCell cored fiberglass molding with non-skid pattern on all working surfaces
  • Core phased out in way of all deck fittings
  • Aluminum backup plates on thru-deck hardware
  • Two-tone Awlgrip and Gelcoat finish
  • Awlgrip-painted non-skid
  • (2) Large storage lockers in cockpit


  • Large, hinged cockpit transom door
  • Integral FRP swim platform with swim ladder
  • (2) Sealed and self-draining lockers
  • Table with folding leaves, grab rails, built-in insulated cooler and waste bin
  • Single-lever engine controls
  • Engine gauges at both stations
  • Teak Decking System (2015) for cockpit sole
  • Blue Sunbrella cockpit cushions with Sunbrella Natural piping. Snaps used to secure in place
  • Recessed hot/cold shower
  • Fresh water washdown fitting
  • (2) Bose 151 speakers
  • Boat hook above pilothouse door for quick, easy access
  • Polished stainless steel grab handles for secure maneuvering in and out of cockpit
  • Covers for both cockpit table and aft helm pedestal


  • Raymarine GS165 multi function touch display with built-in remote at inside helm station. WiFi enabled to use with smart phone or tablet
  • Engine data is interfaced with GS165 display
  • Sirius Satellite Weather
  • Raymarine AIS 500
  • Raymarine RD418HD 18” HD digital radar
  • Raymarine E80 multi function display at aft helm on separate antennas and Navionic cards from GS165 for backup and redundancy
  • Raymarine Ray240 VHF radios at both helm stations
  • 6” Ritchie compasses at both helm stations
  • Raymarine autopilot ST6001
  • Raymarine SeaTalk instruments
  • Airmar transducers for speed, temperature and depth
  • Raymarine masthead wind and angle vane


  • Balanced fiberglass foam-filled rudder with 4-1/2” stainless steel shaft and stiffeners
  • Fiberglass steering pedestal
  • 44” Diameter stainless steel wheel
  • 6” Ritchie compass with stainless steel cover
  • Custom step at wheel
  • Cockpit steering system is mechanical, interior steering system is hydraulic
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Inside steering station with compass, full engine instrument panel, controls and chart area


  • All hatches are Lewmar anodized aluminum
  • Oceanair concealed Skyscreen 2 blackout and screens for all hatches
  • Forehatch
  • (7) Vent hatches
  • (8) Opening ports with screens
  • (2) Stainless steel handrails on cabin top
  • (2) Stainless handrails on pilothouse top
  • (2) Fiberglass dorade vent boxes with 4” stainless steel cowls
  • Teak varnished flag pole
  • Custom tempered glass sliding windows in pilothouse, with screens
  • (3) Windshield wipers
  • Double rail 1-1/4” stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Double rail 1-1/4” stainless steel stern rail with gate
  • (12) Stainless steel custom stanchions
  • (2) Gates with braces and upper lifeline gates
  • Upper and lower lifelines are vinyl-coated 7x19 stainless steel with turnbuckles
  • (14) Stainless steel stanchion bases with aluminum backup plates
  • Welded stainless steel bowsprit with twin anchor rollers to hold CQR and Bruce anchors
  • Welded double-channel stainless steel bow fitting
  • Varnished teak toe rails

Cleats and Chocks

  • (2) Stainless steel forward mooring cleats 12”
  • (2) Stainless steel midship mooring cleats 12”
  • (2) Stainless steel aft mooring cleats 12”
  • (2) Cockpit cleats 10”
  • (6) Custom chrome bronze chocks set into varnished teak rails
  • Line stoppers as required


All winches chromed and self-tailing:

  • (2)  Primary electric cockpit winches, Lewmar #58
  • (2)  Secondary cockpit winches, Lewmar #50
  • Halyard winch on mast, Lewmar #40
  • (2)  Winch handles, 10” with lock-in and holders
  • 12V dual-direction Lewmar Ocean 2 gypsy and capstan windlass with controls at both helm stations and foot switches located at the bow


  • All deck hardware Harken or Lewmar
  • Deck blocks at spar for halyard reefs and control lines
  • (2)  Double sheave organizers



  • Awlgrip aluminum mast
  • Masthead rig
  • Schafer genoa furling
  • Double airfoil shaped spreaders
  • Double lower shrouds
  • Aluminum mast step
  • LeisureFurl boom
  • Forespar boom vang


  • Inner forestay
  • All running rigging color-coded
  • (1)  Mainsheet
  • (2)  Genoa sheets
  • Main halyard with shackle
  • (2)  Genoa halyards with swivel-snap shackle
  • Flag and burgee halyards
  • (3)  Internal halyards


  • North Sails main
  • North Sails 120 genoa
  • North Sails storm jib


  • John Deere, Model 6068TFM, 200 hp (2,379 hours)
  • ZF continuous duty gear
  • Balmar 210 large case alternator
  • Jabsco 17820 oil change system
  • Side Power bow thruster with controls at both helm stations
  • GROCO raw water engine strainer
  • (2)  170-gallon aluminum fuel tanks with vents
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Blower engine room ventilation
  • Hinged engine access
  • Stainless steel thru-transom exhaust
  • Coast Guard-approved exhaust hoses
  • Waterlift muffler
  • Varifold VF-160 26” x 21” bronze propeller on a 2” shaft
  • Spurs cutter
  • Tides Marine shaft seal


  • Seagull whole boat water purifier
  • Pressure water with hot and cold faucets in heads and galley, accumulator tanks and filters
  • Force 10 water heater with 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Shower with molded sump, sump pump and telephone-type shower head
  • Foot pumps for fresh and salt water in galley
  • (2)  Stainless steel water tanks, 100 US gallons each, with Tank Tender level gauges
  • Under-mounted double stainless steel sink in galley
  • Under-mounted stainless steel sinks in heads
  • Rigid color-coded PVC plumbing and couplers
  • (2)  VacuFlush heads with 40-gallon holding tank
  • Holding tank with overboard macerator discharge pump
  • All below-water thru-hulls fitted with Marelon seacocks

Bilge Pumps

  • #10 Whale “Gusher” manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • (2)  Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with auto float switches


  • Fischer Panda 12 Mini Generator, 12 kW with Racor fuel filter, 838 hrs. (354 hours on new gen engine)
  • Water gas separator for quieter generator operation
  • Balmar 210 large case alternator for John Deere Engine
  • (4)  87 watt Kyocera solar panels. At peak sun the panels provide approximately 20 amps of charge back to the house
  • Solar panels are controlled by a Mastervolt ChargeMaster 60 MPPT-MB
  • All wiring sized and color coded to ABYC specs
  • (2)  MLI Ultra 12/5000 lithium ion batteries
  • Mastervolt inverter/chargers
  • Explosion-proof master battery selection switches
  • 12V DC and 110V AC custom distribution panel
  • 240V 50 amp shore power with 50’ cord using Glendinning power storage at stbd. stern
  • Shore power outlet at bow
  • 110V outlets throughout
  • Directional light at chart table

Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Dual-zone Cruisair air conditioning RX20C 230/60/1 SMX with controls in pilothouse and forward cabin
  • Espar Airtonic D5 heater with control near galley



  • Lopo navigation lights on bow pulpit, stern light on stern arch
  • Steaming, foredeck, Orca Marine LED tri-anchor with strobe and photodiode, spreader lights on mast
  • Arch light
  • (2)  Exterior lights at entrance to pilothouse
  • Light at compass locations
  • Searchlight at bow. RCL-100D with remote control at pilothouse helm
  • (3)  Blue Ocean LED underwater lights


  • Overhead dome lights in staterooms, main cabin, galley, heads, pilothouse and fluorescent lights in the engine space and lazarettes
  • Dimmable puck and dome-style lights in pilothouse
  • Puck-style under-cabinet lights in galley
  • Directional reading lights with LED bulbs in staterooms, main cabin and pilothouse
  • All lights “Cantaloupi” or “Danish Cabin”


  • Samsung BD5900 Blu-ray DVD player
  • Samsung 32” flat screen TV
  • KVH M3 satellite dish
  • Clarion VZ401 stereo with separate zones in the den, pilothouse and cockpit
  • Bose 151 waterproof speakers in the den, pilothouse and cockpit
  • Rheostat in pilothouse for control of cockpit speakers


  • Aft arch with davits and supports for solar panels. Arch also provides a secure attachment point for cockpit bimini
  • Walker Bay Hypalon 10'-2" air floor dinghy, Model AF310
  • Torqeedo electric outboard engine, Model: Travel 1003, rated at 3hp, with extra battery
  • Cruiser all terrain 10'-2" SUP (stand-up paddleboard)
  • Stainless steel rails on pilothouse for paddleboard
  • Bimini with clear windows for sail view and management
  • Sunbrella caprail covers
  • Pilothouse window covers
  • Shade awnings
  • Dorade guards
  • Leather chaff guard on boom vang
  • Redesigned mast fitting for boom vang
  • Echomax EM230+ mast-mounted radar reflector
  • Separate Meile washer and dryer
  • Spectra Catalina 400 watermaker with Zbrane
  • Spare fixed propeller
  • (7)  Hella turbo fans throughout
  • Numerous spare parts and service kits


  • CQR 44 lbs. with 350’ of 3/8” chain
  • FX-85 storm anchor with 30’ of 1/2” chain attached to 400’ of Yale Cordage 3/4” 8-strand nylon braid
  • FX-37 with 150’ of rode
  • Small dinghy anchor with 50’ of rode
  • Lewmar windlass with up/down foot switches at bow and remote switches at both helm stations
  • Snubber at bottom of bobstay for quiet nights and lower angle of scope
  • Fixed saltwater washdown nozzle under anchor roller assembly
  • Both fresh and saltwater flush-mount deck wash fittings at bow
  • (4)  Polyform HTM-4 fenders
  • (6)  3/4” dock lines
  • Modified anchor roller to allow flukes to remain forward of bobstay
  • Floor and bow drains installed in anchor locker

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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