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Open 50 (Modified out of class)

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Boat REF# 117462
removed from sale
Length 15.24m (50'0")
Year 2003
Construction Composite
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 27hp, 3YM30-SD (2010)
Lying West coast USA


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Extra Details

Designer Owen Clarke Design
Builder McConaghy
Lying West coast USA
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 320.0 ltr (70.4 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 00/00/2010


Engine 1 x diesel 27hp
Engine make and model 3YM30-SD (2010)
Engine Hours engine1:   125
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) Gori Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 4 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Water-maker tick

Alternators New in 2010 with motor. 2 1 100 Amp Balmer in place of Original 80 amp, 1 210 amp Balmer additional. Multi Groove Belt.
Batteries: 1 Starting battery, AGM. 6 House Batteries 105 AH AGM, split into two combinable banks, total Amp hours 630.


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Length 15.24m (50'0")
LWL 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 4.80m (15'9")
Draft Min 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Max 4.10m (13'5")
Displacement 6,100kg (13,450.5lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")
Storage In water


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Sloop rigged Hall Carbon Fibre spars (2008) with Other standing rigging (2008)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail North Sales France - Slab (2008)
Headsail - Furling (2008)
Other sails Furling Solent (2008)
Furling Genoa (2008)
Genoa Staysail (2008)
Furling Spinnaker staysail (2008)
Code 1 (2008)
code 3 (Cuban) (2008)
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Rigging: PBO including Furling Code Sail stays and bowsprit Bobstay.
Standing Rigging age: Fore 2008, Aft 2010.
Halyards: Dynex Dux and Dynema, Age Main Halyard 2010, Others 2008-2010.
Sheets & Lines: Dynex Dux and Dynema, 2010-2008, most are 2010.
Halyard Winch: One Harken 45.2 ST mounted on mast
Primary Winches: Two Harken 66.3 ST Top or Pedestal driven
Secondary Winches: Two Harken 66.3 ST Top driven.
Mainsail Winch: Harken 66.3 ST Top or Pedestal driven.
Pedstal: Harken Carbon
Rope Clutches: Spinlock
Deck Hardware/Blocks: Harken / Karver Oldest blocks 3007, much renewed 2008, Karver top runner blocks 2009.
Helm: Twin tiller
A1, A2,, A4, A6 fractional, Trysail, Storm Jib. Race Sails - Quantum NZ A2. Delivery Sails (these work on the tall rig, although are often short on the hoist)
Mainsail, 2 Heavy Staysails x 2, Furling genoas x 2,
Solent, Tight luff code sails x 2, Spinnakers x 2.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Composite
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Built by McConaghy Carbon Nomex with Kevlar.
Additional build work by Goetz in 2007. Southern Ocean Marine 2008.
Swing keel with water ballast.
Epoxy, Proline 3066 polished below waterline, Topsides 2 pack paint, decks Awlgrip.
Ballast tanks 1: 2 tanks of 1500 litres each, ahead of the mast.
Ballast tanks 2: 2 tanks of 750 litres each, aft of the living space.
Ballast tanks 3: 2 tans of 750 litres each, sft off tanks 2.
Keel Canting System: 12 Volt DC with PLC control, new pumps 2010, Ram and manifolds completely overhauled 2010


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Stove tick
Sink tick
Air conditioning tick
Manual water system tick

5 berths total, 4 pipe coats and Nav Station berth. Each berth has a fan.
Cabin Heater: Espar Airtronic D2, serviced and rebfurbished May 2010.
Airconditioning: Domestic Cuddy Unit, 12 Volt DC
Water maker: Pur Power Survivor 40 E

1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Log tick
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Stereo tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Thrane and Thrane Maritime Capsat Transceiver TT30

Instruments:2 x B & G Hercules 3000 Systems 2007
Autopilots: 2 x B & G ACP2 systems with Vendee Beta Package for Open 60's 2008, software updated 2009.
Pilot Rams 2 x New 2010.
Compass: 2 x B & G Gyro Stabilised.
Speed: 2 x B & G / Airmar Paddle Wheel.
Wind: 2 x B & G Wands, I verticle, I horizontal.
Depth: B & G / Airmar Depth
Active Echo: Yes, fitted to rig at IMOCA radar height
Satcom C: Thrane and Thrane Maritime Capsat Transceiver TT3020C
Iridium: 2 x Beam RST 620, new 2007.
Fleet 250: Thrane and Thrane Sailor F250, new 2009.
Stereo: Jensen MSR2107 with Fusion Speakers on deck and in living space.
Barometer. Vetus Barograph.
Nav Lights: Aqua Signal Series 43 LED on Deck, OGM LED Tri Colo r/ Anchor / Strobe at masthead.
Steam/trim/Deck light: Aqua Signal Series 25.
VHF: Icom 402
SSB: Icom M802
GPS: 2 x Furuno GP-32
Chart Plotter: Garmin 4208 (with GPS)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick

1 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Fortress (OAC Regs))
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Mainsail & headsail covers

Safety Equipment

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Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Safety Equipment to ISAF Cat 1
2 x 406 Mhz EPIRBS
Lifejackets: US Coast Guard 4
4 man liferaft repacked 2010
3 x fire extinguishers

Broker's Comments

The fastest boat of her class in the world with a 24 hour record run of 403 miles in 24 hours.She has won consecutively two double-handed Transpacs and two Pacific Cup Races. In the 2008 edition of the 2008 Pacific Cup She was the first overall yacht to finish beating TP52,s and Santa Cruz 70s, won the event on corrected time and set a new San-Francisco to Hawaii double-handed record. The following year, Philippe Kahn and Mark Christensen beat the existing double-handed Transpacific Record by more than two days.

Originally launched as Artforms in 2003, under those colours she was the class winner of the 2004 Transat single-handed race and overall winner of the Bermuda 1-2, both in record times that still stand.

Refitted and repainted at Goetz Marine in 2007 prior to the Transpac Race. During the winter 2007/2008 the yacht was modified in conjunction with her designers and fitted with a 3 metre bowsprit, new keel and a taller PBO rigged Hall Spars mast.

Professionally maintained to the highest possible specification over the years, this ocean racing classic has never been in better condition.
Personally visited and photographed by Neil Chapman Founder of who comments: You can see with the way this boat is prepped and maintained why she performs so well. New engine, wiring, electronics, pilots etc. etc. you name it and it has been replaced.
A Formula one racing machine kept in true Formula one condition...take a careful look at my photos and you can really see how good she looks.
Add to this the fact that I crawled every inch of her in a brand new pair of chinos and they came out looking as clean as when I went in, says it all!.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Open 50 (Modified out of class) has been personally photographed and viewed by Neil Chapman of Boatshed Performance. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.