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Hudson Force 50 Ketch Blue Water Cruiser

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Boat REF# 124137
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.40m (50'6")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1985)
Lying Gibraltar


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Extra Details

Lying Gibraltar
Fuel capacity 2,260.0 ltr (497.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,260.0 ltr (497.2 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1985)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots

3 battery banks, 2 house, 1 engine, all new 2010.
New Sterling battery charger and remote interface.


LOA 15.40m (50'6")
LWL 11.90m (39'1")
Beam 4.20m (13'9")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 23,600kg (52,038.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Hood Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Inmast (unknown year)
Other sails Staysail (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Stormsail (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

This is a traditional long keel blue water cruiser. There interior is built in real wood. The hull is solid and she has beautiful traditional lines.

All water pipework replaced with new plastic flexible type.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Curtains tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

This is a large boat with plenty of space.

Both heads have new electric flush toilets c/w new inlet/outlet pipework and strainers.

The internal pilot house helm will warm the hearts of some cold sailors.

All internal lighting in LED or fluorescent.

Rewired throughout.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick

Raymarine C90W twin station multifunction display.
Raymarine twin station VHF (hidden module) complete with new vhf aerial.
Raymarine group units, wind, depth, speed etc
Raymarine radome
ClassB AIS transponder complete with new vhf aerial and gps receiver.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bow Thruster tick

5 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(CQR and Bruce)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of warp

Safety Equipment

Life buoys tick
Boarding ladder tick
Security Alarm tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Twin fully automatic bilge pumps with manual override.

8 man liferaft, recently serviced

Fitted with tracking security device.

Broker's Comments

This a traditional beauty. I have seen photos of this boat in Hong Kong, the Philipines and Thailand. She has been everywhere. This is a beautiful traditional blue water cruiser. This particular Hudson Force 50 is nearing the end of a thorough refit and should soon be ready to depart on another circumnavigation under new ownership.

If you need space for family and friends, a solid long keel traditional boat that turns heads then this is the boat for you.

Details of this Hudson Ketch for sale in the Mediterranean are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Hudson Force 50 Ketch Blue Water Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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