BIRD | Gulfstar 50 | 50ft

Price: 
$ 189,000
Location: 
Newport, RI, USA

The iconic Gulfstar 50 made waves through the 70’s and 80’s, and for good reason. Designed with a spacious 3-cabin layout for comfortable cruising, these boats quite literally enabled the development of the charter market as we know it today. The Vince Lazzara design boasts classic overhangs and styling that turns heads in any harbor, and the sloop rig and ergonomic center-cockpit controls allow her to be easily handled by a crew of two. The protected center cockpit offers shelter in rough water and a spacious location to relax with guests in a quiet anchorage. It’s hard to find such a well-found example in this size range that offers an ICW-friendly rig and keel dimensions.

This example in particular represents a rare and excellent value - in 2012/13 BIRD underwent a major renovation to the tune of about $180,000, during which every piece of equipment on the boat (from the engine to the rig) was replaced with modern gear. The upgrades are too many to list, but feel free to inquire for details on this refit, plus many other upgrades since.

Highlights:

• In-mast furling mainsail
• New running rigging
• New hull paint
• Decks repainted
• New windlass
• New AGM batteries
• Removable davits
• New exterior canvas
• On-demand hot water heater
• All new pumps
• New through-hulls
• Mastervolt Chargemaster
• Recent exterior varnish

Length: 
50ft
Builder: 
Gulfstar 50
Beam: 
13'-9"
Draft: 
5'-5"
Year: 
1979
Displacement: 
35,000 lbs.
Hull: 
Fiberglass
Designer: 
Vince Lazzara
Engine: 
Yanmar, 125 hp