ASTARTE is a well maintained and extensively refit (2006) custom Sou’wester 50 with many unique features. Her custom aft-cabin “D” layout will sleep seven. The traditional yacht interior is finished in gloss varnished mahogany with a high gloss teak and holly sole. Her attractive accommodations are accented with Queen Ann and Frigast lighting and Weems & Plath clock, barometer, and temperature instruments. But most unique of all for a SW50 is her custom forward-facing navigation area (2006) with built in corner mounted chart plotter and a full set of instruments that flow to starboard. There is a file drawer under the nav seat, and drawers under the opening nav table for added storage. The modern 12V primary electric switches (2006) are located in the nav area as well. The forward ensuite Head has a custom private shower (2006) with bi-fold mahogany doors that have custom etched glass work. Both Heads have Corian counters with polished stainless steel sinks (2006). All heads and galley have custom mahogany sculptured fiddles that are not only beautiful but very functional for offshore (2006). There is an abundance of storage and cabinet space and even a custom chart storage area above the port side pilot berth. There is plenty of ventilation with large opening hatches and eight dorade boxes making below deck refreshing. If this isn’t enough, start the new (2015) Onan 9-Kw genset and cool down with three Cruiseaire reverse-cycle air conditioners. The engine was remanufactured (2006) with currently 2285 hours. The upgrades and maintenance (2006-2017) are too numerous to mention and are listed separately for your review. ASTARTE is a well-found, loved and ocean tested yacht. Her aft cabin has sea-kindly berths that are perfect for offshore sailing. She is truly an ocean sailor’s Yacht.
- Dodger – White vinyl companionway dodger with large windows and leather covered aft handrail
- Bimini – Zips on to dodger with sides for sun protection
- Bimini – Large (Main mast to mizzen mast)
- Cockpit cushions – white
- Cockpit folding table and cup rack
Aft Cockpit features a large bridge deck and a teak cockpit sole with teak grate over sole.
- Varnished cockpit coamings with stainless on top and stainless guards around the four coaming holes.
- Winches are easily accessible to helmsman.
Hinckley pedestal with Destroyer type steering wheel with leather covered rim.
- Binnacle mounted Ritchie compass
- Pedestal guard and NavPod housing at helm with Raymarine RL70C chart plotter and ST60 wind, depth and speed log.
- Icom VHF command mic
Bridgedeck includes Raymarine repeater, stereo speakers and engine gauges.
Custom Aft-Cabin “D” layout sleeps seven. The interior is finished in gloss varnished mahogany with high gloss teak & holly sole.
All cushions are “True Blue” UltraSuede and new curtains were installed (2006). Her attractive accommodations are accented with Queen Anne & Frigast LED lighting and a Weems & Plath clock, barometer, and temperature instruments. To port there is Danish gimballed oil lamp.
Starting forward, there is a large foc’sle with a large chain/rope anchor locker with shelves and storage bins port and starboard and access door to the FORWARD STATEROOM. This stateroom has large V-berths with a filler cushion to make into a full double. There are extensive custom storage lockers with shelves outboard and additional storage under the berths. Between the berths is a Hinckley quadralateral seat. A full-size locker with shelves and an adjacent large hanging locker are aft to starboard.
Opposite to port is an ensuite HEAD with a custom private shower with bifold mahogany doors and custom etched glass work.(2006) This head compartment is painted out white with gloss varnished mahogany trim. The floor is white gelcoat trimmed in teak (2006). It has excellent lighting and ventilation through an opening hatch and forced air system. This head has been redone with Corian counters, custom sculptured mahogany fiddles and polished stainless steel sink (2006)
Wilcox Crittendon “Skipper 8” head (rebuilt 2016) with seamless polypro holding tank and electric overboard discharge pump (2006). The doors from the forward stateroom to the main salon have full-length mirrors on both sides.
The MAIN SALON is laid out in traditional yacht fashion with a pilot berth to port outboard and two chart cabinets above. The U-shaped Dinette with a center section which pulls out to the table makes into a full-sized and comfortable sea berth. Opposite to starboard is a pull-out transom berth/settee which provides additional seating for the large, fixed centerline drop-leaf dining table with bottle storage. Outboard to starboard, above the settee there are six lockers including the flat screen “smart” TV & DVD player. There are six drawers behind the settee and three additional drawers under the settee.
Up two stairs and aft is the custom “facing-forward” NAVIGATION STATION (2006) with a corner mounted chart plotter and navigational equipment built in. In this custom arrangement there is a file draw under nav seat and two draws under the opening chart table. The primary 12volt electric switch and breaker for the electronics are located here as well (2006).
Next aft starboard is a full-sized HEAD (2006) painted out in white with gloss varnished mahogany trim. Floor is gelcoat with teak trim, counters are Corian with custom sculptured mahogany fiddles, with polished stainless sink and separate shower fixture. Wilcox Crittendon “Skipper 8” head (rebuilt 2016).
Opposite to port is a large GALLEY. Counters are trimmed in teak and sculptured mahogany fiddles (2006), with double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water and Seagull water purifier, large storage bin, 3-burner gimballed Shipmate/Taunton stove (rebuilt 2006) with oven and a Marinetics switch propane control and new gas lines/regulator (2006). There is a custom modern efficient Sea Frost refrigerator and separate freezer with vacuum doors and separate digital controls. There are many lockers and drawers outboard and a custom Hinckley glass rack. There are even deep drawers under the stove and fridge (2006)
The AFT STATEROOM is down two steps with large single berths port and starboard with shelves and lockers outboard. The Onan 9-kw generator (2015) is housed in a sound deadened compartment between the aft end of these berths. A large opening port into the cockpit provides excellent ventilation.
SAILS and RIGGING
HRH fabricated manual Hood Stoway main mast with conventional mizzen, painted white. 1 x 19 SS wire rigging swaged terminal and HRH rod lug tensioners. All rigging has been inspected annually and replaced as necessary. Rig was Awlgripped and refurbished (2006).
- Harken roller furler
- Spinnaker gear
- Winch handles
Barient: #28 Mast and main sheet
Lewmar: Cockpit and sail trim:
- (2) #66 ST Primaries (1995)
- (2) #58 ST electric Secondaries (1995)
- Main – Hood (2009)
- Mizzen – Hood (2009)
- #1 Genoa – Hood (2009)
- #3 Genoa
- Mizzen Staysail
- Storm Jib – North, Nordac(1995)
- Storm Trysail – North, Nordac(1995)
12-Volt System: Three separate battery systems:
- House circuit with 450-amp/hr battery bank with 105 amp Balmar alternator and smart regulator (2006/2016)
- Engine starting circuit with 140-amp/hr battery bank and 44 amp Leese-Neville alternator (rebuilt 2006)
- Generator starting circuit with 100 amp/hr battery and separate alternator on generator.
- Engine starting and house battery banks can be interconnected and charged by either alternator or genset in an emergency.
The AC system is supplied by shore connections with 30-amp cords supplying 110V service and three separate receptacles.
- Two 50-amp receptacles and transformer – located under galley to stbd (serviced 2006)
- Sentry 30 amp battery charger.
- Xantrex 2000 watt inverter charger
Generator – Onan 9-kw genset (2015) (650 hrs – Feb 2017) can supply ship’s 110V power.
Wind Generator – Kiss high amp wind generator and tri-star monitor (2012).
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.