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. https://www.yoti.com.au/listing/beneteau-50-shelby
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 short-handed 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, in comfort and safety. 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 air-conditioning, 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 and maintenance already done.
Contact Robert Vrind of Yoti QLD on 0428 47 22 31 for more information and to book your inspection on the Gold Coast.