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Ted Brewer Custom 50

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Boat REF# 167342
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 15.25m (50'0")
Year 1980
Construction Wood laminate
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp, Perkins M90 (2000)
Lying Langkawi


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Extra Details

Designer Ted Brewer
Builder Da Costa: Durban, South Africa
Lying Langkawi
Fuel capacity 567.0 ltr (124.7 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 567.0 ltr (124.7 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 12.0 ltr (2.6 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/12/2007


Engine 1 x Diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Perkins M90 (2000)
Engine Hours engine1:   5200
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots
Generator output 3KVA
Engine spares tick

Hydraulic Steering.
The Perkins M90 installed in year 2000, has had the oil and oil filter changed every 150 hours running, the racor filter changed every 75 hours and the pre-pump filter each 300 hours, the injectors have been serviced every two years. She has had new engine mounts and extra sound insulation installed . The engine has easy access from both sides and from behind and there is a light in the engine room.
The fixed 3 blade prop is driven through a Borg Warner velvet drive gearbox.
New prop shaft, cutlass bearing fitted and anti-foul applied when hauled out in May 2013 in New Zealand
Honda deck mounted 3KW genset with 100 Hrs as of 26/12/2013
1 x Starter battery (Gel) 2 x separate house banks (all Gel)
The battery banks are switched so that all combinations of charging from the alternator can be achieved. The house banks are switched so that they can be drawn on separately or together.
1.5 KW Trace Inverter / Charger
2 x 95 watt solar panels with new controller as of June 2013


LOA 15.25m (50'0")
Beam 4.56m (15'0")
Draft Min 1.98m (6'6")
Draft Max 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 23,000kg (50,715.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On mooring


Crusader Sails - 10% discount for Boatshed Customers!

Ketch rigged Green Ltd Aluminium spars (1980) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)
Stay Sail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Some standing rigging has been replaces by the current owner but the age of the rest is unknown.
Working Jib rigged to a detachable inner fore-stay, as in a cutter rig, 2 poles to goose wing genoa and stay sail for down wind work

Electrical Systems

110 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, generator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood laminate
Finish Paint finish

The hull is triple diagonal planked strips of cold molded mahogany, 3/8” thick by 5 ¾” wide boards bonded together with epoxy. The final hull thickness is 1 1/4′” thick; extremely strong, painted white above waterline, fresh anti-foul below as of May 2013. The cap-rail restoration was completed with Colombian straight grained mahogany, 21 pieces in all, all glued with West Epoxy.
She has a modified long keel and a skeg hung rudder.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Pressurised water system tick

The forward cabin has a padded insert to fill between the bunks making a double bunk. There is a hanging closet on the port-side, the door for this closes the forward cabin from the rest of the boat. The opening hatch furthest forward gives access the chain locker. There is storage below the bunks with drawers and lockers. Stored in the forward cabin starboard side locker are the bow to stern awnings. She has hanging closets and a surplus of storage space.
The forward head, on the starboard side houses the head, basin and shower cubicle. There is full standing headroom in the shower. Showers and taps are supplied with pressurized fresh water.
Opposite the shower, on the port-side, is another hanging closet. with a drinks cupboard below.
The saloon has ‘pilot’ berths on both sides behind and above the main seating area and a small teak table which has a larger fold-out table which clips over and provides a larger dining area, seating many all around the table.
Movies or the navigation plotter program can be displayed on either the monitor in the cockpit or the one in the saloon on the port-side.
The navigation station houses the radar, (viewable from the cockpit), the second DSC radio, the sound system (remotely controllable from the cockpit), the SSB radio and the navigation laptop. Charts are stored below the desktop.
There is 8 feet 6 inches headroom in the saloon with more than 6 feet elsewhere.
The bunk bed cabin on the port-side midships has a privacy door. Opposite the bunks is a door to the engine room from the port side. There is also a door to the engine room on the starboard side, in the passageway to the aft cabin.
The galley has a stainless steel cooker with 3 burners and an oven and 1.5 bowl domestic sink with drainer..
In the passageway to the aft cabin are two large insulated cooler boxes. Above these is the 110 volt (stand-alone) fridge and above the chests is a food storage cupboard.
The aft double cabin has a padded insert to fill between the bunks making a large double bunk. Below the berths are drawers and lockers. On the starboard side, opposite the aft bathroom, is another hanging closet a seat and drawer storage below.
The aft bathroom really is a bathroom since it has a tub a second head and a wash basin. Behind the bath is a storage cupboard. An Aft entrance hatch provides separate access to the cabin below. The aft cabin can be separated from the rest of the boat by a door. Thus providing privacy and enclosing the aft cabin and en-suite.

The inside is predominantly solid teak which is varnished

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
VHF DSC radio tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Sun awning tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Bimini tick

6 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric lofrans windlass
3 anchors
(70lb Delta / 50lb CQR / 70lb Danforth)
45.00m (147'8") of chain
45.00m (147'8") of warp
dinghy (unknown year)
4hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (unknown year)
Two hammocks can be hung under the aft awning.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 Electric)

EPIRB new 2013
Fire extinguishers, flares (out of date) and first aid kit.
1 x 3 Inch gasoline water pump
110 volt submersible pump

Broker's Comments

Purchased in Tortola in December 2008 by a professional yacht restorer, who has spent the last 6 years sailing and upgrading her condition. The yacht was built professionally in South Africa, reputedly from mahogany that was reclaimed from a demolished department store in Zimbabwe, (which means mature seasoned lumber with quite a history). A comfortable long distance cruising yacht that has already sailed most of the oceans of the world, with her spacious saloon and roomy decks she would lend herself well to dive, day or exploration charters and comes equipped with a good electronics package.

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

This Ted Brewer Custom 50 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan of Boatshed Phuket. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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