Beneteau 50 - Shelby - SOLD


Shelby is a sought after Stars and Stripes, Blue hulled 1998 Beneteau 50 that is now listed exclusively for sale with the team at YOTI on the Gold Coast. 

The Beneteau 50 combines a Bruce Farr designed hull with a tried and tested layout, proven over thousands of miles. 
Her fast hull has balanced lines for directional control and is easily driven by her in- mast furling mainsail and furling genoa, great for shorthanded sailing. 

Her current owner upgraded her in 2018 for his dream cruise to the Far East and back to the Gold Coast. These upgrades include new Stainless Steel rigging, Staysail, 6 pax Life raft, Highfield rib with outboard, Dometic 16,000 BTU Air Conditioning (saloon and owners' cabin) and saloon upholstery. 

Additionally, upgrades in 2019 include a new Mainsail, Genoa, Lithium batteries, and upgrade of electrical charging system. 

On deck, the very generous cockpit is well shaded, safe and great for entertainment. The twin wheels make for easy access from the bathing platform to the cockpit and interior. Her mainsheet traveller is forward of the cockpit, out of harm's way and her electric winches make for easy sail handling, all from the safety of the cockpit. 

Storage for all cruising gear is plenty full, thanks also to the very large forward sail locker. 

Her owner's version features a well appointed master cabin forward, with double berth to port and sofa and vanity to starboard. The head and shower are two separate compartments, each entered from the cabin or via interconnecting door. Both aft cabins offer substantial double berths with own ensuite head with shower. (The port aft cabin is used for additional storage and the head features a small washing machine instead of the WC, which can easily be reinstated. )

The Beneteau 50 features a substantial saloon and open plan galley, with central island that serves as additional galley worktop and storage as well as part of the seating arrangement. Cooking is on the gimballed Force 10 gas hob and oven and perishables stored in the substantial freezer and fridge. 

Aft of the galley is the dedicated navigation area with electrical panel; the stereo, VHF and HF radio mounted on the opposite side, at the rear end of the settee. 

This vessel is fully equipped for world cruising, with Raymarine instrumentation, including radar, AIS and Axiom plotters at each helm, iPad with Raymarine instrument integration and Icom HF radio. She has a 6.5 kw Fisher Panda generator for charging and airconditioning, 110v and 240v inverters, isolation transformer, bow thruster and very large fuel and water tanks. 

Shelby has just been slipped (Feb '20) at the Boatworks, Gold Coast Marine Precinct for new antifouling, hull polish and prop speed. Her mast was lifted out to install a new mainsail furling mandrel and service of the internal furling components. 

This is a great opportunity to obtain a very realistically priced, pedigree Bluewater cruiser, from the Beneteau yard, with fabulous recent upgrades. 

Contact Robert Vrind on 0428 47 22 31 for more information.


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Price SOLD
Price Base SOLD
Brand Beneteau
Model 50
Length 50.75 Feet
Year 1998
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type GRP
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Volvo Penta Model - TMD22-B.
Engine Type Diesel 78 hp
Condition Used
State Queensland
Stock Number Shelby
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder Beneteau Yachts, France
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 1,000 ltrs in 4 tanks - Aluminium tank.
Hull Construction Material GRP
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material GRP
Length (feet) 50'9" feet
Length (m) 15.48 m
Beam/Width (m) 4.48 m
Draft (m) 2.30 m
Keel/Ballast Fin keel with bulb.
Displacement 13,000 kgs Approx. (light).
Colour Blue
Engine Notes Model - TMD22-B. Engine - Enclosed, sound proofed. Spare 3 blade prop, Spare 3 blade Maxprop (needs to be serviced and balanced).
Engine Hours 4,200 hours (Estimate).
Horse Power (hp) 78 hp
Generator Fisher Panda 6.5kw - 110v. 3,210 hrs ( Feb '20).
Number of Batteries Sentry Life pro 600 A/h lithium house batteries - new 2019. Optima Blue Top 75 a/h starting batteries x 2 for engine and genset ( second battery is back up).
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 800 ltrs - in 4 tanks (2 x aftermarket added by original owner) - Aluminium tank.
Propeller Fixed 3 blade.
Steering System Twin wheel steering, with chain, steering box and rod connection.
Bow Thruster XL tunnel bow thruster by Volvo.
Accomodation Notes 3 Double cabins: Larger owners cabin forward, double berth to port, lounge to starboard. Two double cabins aft (Starboard aft cabin is currently used for storage, without mattress). Saloon table also converts to another double. Saloon upholstery was redone in 2018. Starboard aft head is used as laundry.
Number of Berths 8
Number of Showers H & C showers in each head. Owners has separate enclosed shower. Deck shower at transom (Cold).
Number of Toilets 2 + 1 ( removed) in Starboard aft head, which is now used as a laundry with washing machine ( New wc can be re- instated). All heads manual. Holding tanks x3.
Air Conditioning Dometic 16,000 BTU to saloon and owners cabin (New 2018).
Galley Notes Hot Water System - Hot and Cold pressurised water, 45 ltr hot water cylinder. Wash down pump, in fwd sail locker.
Stove Force 10 3 burner gas stove and oven.
Refrigeration Large Front opening fridge and large top opening freezer (Freezer water cooling pump out of order).
Number of Sinks Double Stainless Steel sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Fusion MS-RA200 marine stereo with 3.5 mm jack. TEAC flatscreen TV with internal DVD player.
Anchor / Winch Muir Cheetah electric windlass.
Bilge Pump 3 Electric bilge pumps in main bilge, Manual bilge pump. 1 Electric bilge pump to both fwd cabin and engine bay. Highwater bilge alarm.
Deck Gear Lewmar 66 St Electric Primary winches x 2, Lewmar 44 ST Electric winches at Companion way x 2. Davits for tender, Outboard lift and outboard support on pushpit. Granny Bars at mast, protection bars for fore deck hatches, Dorade vents.
Mast/Rigging Cutter rigged, twin spreaders with In Mast furling. Zspar- aluminium mast (White painted). Aluminium boom (White painted). Re-rigged by Oyster Cove Rigging, Tasmania (2018). Separate Trysail track on mast. Separate Trysail track on mast. Spinnaker pole (Feb '20) Mast was removed to replace the mainsail furling mandrel and service the internal furling component. Works done by Everything Marine, Boatworks.
Sail Inventory Mains - Furling mainsail by Zoom (New 2019). Genoas - Genoa 120% by Zoom - new 2019. Spare older 150% genoa. Jib - Staysail with high cut foot, by Storm Bay Sails TAS (New 2018). Spinnakers - Original Spinnaker with new Black Max sock (2019). Storm Gear - Trysail. Furler - Profurl x2 for Genoa and staysail
Electrics LED Interior lighting. LED Navigation lights. Vessel operates on 110 v but can be connected to 240 v shore power by means of a Victron Isolation Transformer. Magnasine MS2812 110 v Combi inverter/ charger (2.8 kw inverter and 125 amp charger). Victron Phoenix 1200 watt 12 v- 240 v Sine Inverter with outlet in starboard aft cabin. Enerdrive DC2DC 12v 40+ charger, Enerdrive AC2DC Charger. Victron MPPT solar controller. The electrical charging system was updated by Odyssey Marine on the GC -2019. Victron. Wind generator on Stainless Steel pole at the stern (requires good breeze). 2 x Flexible solar panels on bimini ( panels older and not efficient. ). Original aft cabin air con - disused.
Electronics Navigation Sounder/ Log - 2 x Raymarine ST60+ wind, 1 x St60+ Tridata, 1 x ST60+ Graphic at helms. Wind Inst - 2 x Raymarine ST60+ wind, 1 x St60+ Tridata, 1 x ST60+ Graphic at helms. Autopilot - Raymarine with 2 x ST 6002 control head, one at each helm. Compass - Plastimo Olympic 135 x 2 (New 2018). Raymarine 48nm radar on gimballed bracket, 3 x Raytheon ST80 Maxview Multi function Displays at companion way. Transceiver AIS.
Dinghy Dinghy - Highfield 290 ultralight rigid bottom rib (New 2018). Outboard - Yamaha 4 stroke 4 HP outboard (New 2018).
Covers Full cockpit and helm Bimini, Spray hood with sides clears. Infill for bimini to spray hood with clears.
Safety Gear Great Circle 6 pax Life raft (New 2018) horseshoe life ring, Jackstays, flares, fire extinguishers. 3 Electric bilge pumps in main bilge, Manual bilge pump. 1 Electric bilge pump to both fwd cabin and engine bay. Highwater bilge alarm.
Ground Tackle SARCA Excel anchor (New 2018) with 100 m chain - Spare Danforth anchor.
Watermaker / De-Sal Ketadyn Power survivor 25 (not in working order).
GPS 2 x Raymarine Axiom 9" Multi function Displays - one at each helm (New 2017). Raymarine C140W at nav station. Raymarine integration to onboard iPad.
Has Navigation Lights Yes.
Radio Icom IC-M412 VHF and Icom IC-M802 HF radio, with antenna tuner and isolated backstay.
Remarks Spare pumps for virtually every pump onboard. Extensive spares, tools, filters. Deck hatches are grazed and some handles and hinges are due for renewal. Flyscreens to all hatches.
Vessel Name Shelby
Anti-foul - Hull Polish, antifouling and prop speed (Feb 2020) at the Boatworks, QLD