Precious Marine Ltd
Administration & Accounts Woolverstone Marina
Woolverstone, Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP9 1AS
Tel:01473 780286
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1986 Gulfstar 50

location icon Falmouth, Cornwall
Year 1986
Length 50 ft / 15.24 m
Builder/Manufacturer Gulfstar Yachts

Live aboard for sale UK. Gulfstar 50 Center cockpit fin keel blue water cruiser for sale, This Gulfstar 50 has had a Complete refit/remodelling by a pro team using the best equipment to the highest standard. Apart from the mast and the GRP hull and superstructure everything has been stripped out and replaced making her the perfect long distance passage maker and live aboard.  Extremely highly equipped from her 3 fridge/freezers, ice maker and washing machine to her sophisticated heating and cooling systems, electronics, joinery and shear functional design. Only being sold due to a change in circumstances this vessel is available for viewing by appointment only. Read on for the extensive full specification . Currently in the UK for a refit of engine this boat benefits from both UK and EU registration. 3 Out of the water photos added, taken in France July 2021 being prepped prior to sail back to UK, now back here Sept 2021


Year Built 1986
Category Sail
Length Overall 50'9 ft / 15.47 m
Beam 13'8 ft / 4.18 m
Max Draft 6 ft / 1.83 m
Cabins 3
Cabin Headroom 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Electrical System 12 V
Convertible Saloon 1
Double Berths 4
Construction Fiberglass
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 5'11 ft / 1.80 m
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 74.00 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Maximum Speed 9 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 600 L
Fuel Tank Mat. Steel
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 800 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 90 L
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Dry Weight 17,500 kg
Ballast 5,250 kg
Displacement 20,000 kg
Displacement Type Full Load
Windlass Electric
Tax Status Paid

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH(2)
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 75hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Folding
Engine Location: Center
Things you need to know first
  • As a strong passage maker and liveaboard this fine vessel is not a project and only awaits your personal touch. 
  • This Gulfstar 50 CC was purchased with the intention to keep and that is why it is so highly equipped.
  • Over 8 years the hull was firstly stripped back to skeleton and then using better than original equipment the boat was painstakingly restored with the aim of sailing the world.
  • Designed to meet every possible scenario this boat has been and to use the owners words "over engineered" to give the maximum strength and reliability.
  • On your first visit you will be amazed at the technical and practical level to which this boat has been prepared.
  • You will of course should you decide to proceed meet the owners who will guide you through their pride and joy assuring you that all the knowledge of the build and how it works is fully passed on leaving you fully in control.       


  • 8 berths in two cabins plus saloon. 
  •  Large forward head / wet room with shower, electric toilets and ample storage space.
  • Saloon table and seating area which can convert to a double berth opposite a bench sofa which can also convert to a double berth.
  • V berth contains brand new custom marine mattress, private access to forward head and large wardrobe storage along with ample shelf space.
  • Large deep and comfortable centre cockpit.
  • Private / master accommodation in the self-contained double aft cabin with en-suite, brand new custom marine mattress, ample shelf space, cupboards and wardrobe.
  • Brand new Marine Tuft carpet throughout.  
  • Chart table doubles as wine cellar.


  • 2 x Tecma electric silent flush toilets (forward and aft).
  • 2 x stand up showers (forward and aft) with separate grey waste whale tanks.

Fresh water system: 

  • Fresh water (800 litres) supplies 3 showers (forward aft and deck).
  • Water system is pumped through the boat with a duo high pressure water system/pump.
  • 45Lt electric calorifier.


  • Brand new: Vetus 12KW (8KVA).
  • 680 cold cranking amp battery (dedicated for generator).

Air Conditioning:

  •  Two Dometic Cruisair air conditioning / reverse hot air systems that feed the saloon / forward area and aft cabin with individual thermostatic controls.

 Heating System: 

  • Hurricane hydronic 12V diesel underfloor heating system with 3 individual zones controlled by 2 individual thermostats (forward aft cabins and saloon).
  • The Hurricane unit also supplies unlimited hot water throughout the boat.
  • 2 x 1.7KW 1 x 3.5KW Kalori underfloor heating matrix’s.


  • Integrated dishwasher (galley).
  • Zanussi washing machine (engine bay).
  • Ice maker (engine bay).
  • Inverter microwave oven (galley).
  • Broadwater Marine Stove - Gas oven / grill / 4 burner hob.
  • 3 x extra large Waeco cold machines (fridge / freezers).
  • Brand new Hoover.
  • Garmin 5000 series colour touch screen chart plotter / radar / sonar / fish finder / connected to the CCTV.
  • ICOM M802 VHF.
  • ICOM SSB (rear backstay has isolators and acts as the antenna).
  • Pactor Modem connected to SSB.
  • Tac Tik wireless instruments in helm / aft cabin / saloon.
  • Garmin Reactor 40 Hydraulic Autopilot with Simrad Hydraulic Ram (spare Ram) and Garmin GHC 20 control/display.
  • Hik Vision NVR CCTV with 6 x 4 megapixel cameras monitoring the boat.
  • Raytheon Raychart 620 chart plotter in saloon (at chart table).
  • Sharp LC 32inch smart TV with Glomex antenna. Wall mounted in saloon and wired to CCTV.
  • 12V Bluetooth stereo system with AV:Link speaker selectors + 10 x Bose speakers.
  • Alfa wide coverage USB wireless adaptor / antenna system (wifi).
Rigging and Sails


  • Brand new Production Performance Cruise Premium Mainsail in woven VEKTRON fabric.   
  • Fully battened (Kemp) with sail bag.
  • Ronstan ballside car system for easy hoisting and safe reefing.
  • Brand new Production Performance Cruise Genoa in premium High-Tenacity Polyester Fabric (Kemp) on Furlex 400s.


  • Mast completely refurbed:
  • Mast steps, Spreaders,
  • Wiring, brand new mast deck plate.

Mounted on mast:

  • Glomex antenna,
  • CCTV,
  • VHF antenna,
  • Deck lights,
  • Tri colour,
  • Steaming light,
  • Spreader lights,
  • Windex and Tac Tik wind transducer. 

Running Rigging 

  • Brand new dyneema halyards,
  • Brand new sheets.
  • All warps,
  • Spare mooring lines and rigging including fender ropes are brand new. 8 x fenders and 2 x ball fenders.
Hull, Deck, Safety and Canvas
  • 3/4 inch GRP hull 
  • GRP decks and superstructure.
  • Wheel steering: in Center Cockpit, cable driven. 
  • 12V 240V Sonihull Anti foul system.
  • Custom metallic gold paint.


  • Rocna 33kg – brand new – never been used with 110m of chain.
  • CQR 85lb – with 40m of chain and 40m of anchor warp.
  • Danforth 601b.
  • Lofrans windless 1500w 12v 125amp (deck controls and cockpit control).

Bow thruster: 

  • Craftsman marine 95 (thrust) 12 (v) 5.95kw.
  • 500 amp hour battery bank dedicated to windlass and bow thruster with it’s own 12v smart charger (Protechi series).


  • Brand new stanchions and bases.
  • 2 x BBQ (one charcoal one gas) with integrated stainless pushpit holders.
  • Custom built his and hers champagne seats.
  • Brand new (over sized) fairleads.
  • Brand new pushpit and pulpit.  

Brand new goal post (A frame) which houses:

  • Integrated davits,
  • 2 wind generators,
  • Speakers,
  • CCTV,
  • 32 mile radar,
  • 2 x fishing rod holders,
  • Outboard engine hoist and 2 x engine outboard engine holders,
  • Long range wifi antenna,
  • Spotlights.

Safety Equipment: 

  • MOB horseshoe.
  • Dan Buoy.
  • Brand new stainless boarding/swim ladder.
  • 6 man trans ocean life raft in deck mounted cradle.
  • Global fix 406 MHz Epirb.
  • 4 brand new fire extinguishers.
  • 3 brand new carbon monoxide testers.
  • 1 gas detector with auto solenoid shut off.
  • 6 new auto inflation life vests.
  • 2 x automatic electronic bilge pumps (bow and cockpit).
  • 1 x manual bilge pump (cockpit).

 Canvas (by Doyle Sails): 

  • Cockpit tent.
  • Cockpit cushions.
  • Hatch covers.
  • Winch covers.
  • Life raft cover.

Swimming platform with swim ladder and Boarding passerelle.




  • Brand new: Vetus 12KW (8KVA).
  • 680 cold cranking amp battery (dedicated for generator).


  • Has a pair of 130 amp hour batteries (dedicated battery bank).

Domestic power: 

  • 650 amp hours controlled by Mastervolt 3000W inverter charger with smart shunt system. Masterbus-combi interface .
  • Mastervolt DC Distribution 500 (distributes to all voltage systems).
  • Mastervolt EasyView 5 control panel.
  • Mastervolt Masterlink BTM III controller.
  • 2 x brand new Rutland 1200 wind generators on smart charge system.

Bow thruster: 

  • 500 amp hour battery bank dedicated to windlass and bow thruster with it’s own 12v smart charger (Protechi series).

12V 240V Sonihull Anti foul system.

  • Yanmar 4JH(2) turbo charged. Recently serviced and well maintained with spares set.
  • Brand new instrument panel in cockpit pro series.
  • Completely re built gear box.
  • Brand new PSS shaft seal.
  • Brand new stainless steel propshaft.
  • Brand new 4 blade Featherstream folding/feathering propeller.
  • Engine has a pair of 130 amp hour batteries (dedicated battery bank).
  • Brand new 600Lt 316 stainless fuel tank and fuel gauge in galley.


  • A new engine and gearbox will be fitted 
Additional Information


  • Brand new folding hard bottom 6 man Plastimo tender.
  • Mariner 6 horse power outboard fully serviced.
  • Separate fuel tank.
Owners Comments

"In regard to why we're selling, it's with a heavy heart that we're listing her. She's been a labour of love and we've treated her as if we'll own her forever. She was re furbished extensively for us as a stunning blue water cruising yacht with unlimited destinations in mind! That's why she has all the toys you could wish for and is set up for comfort and safety, perfect for a couple. Unfortunately we're not in the position to go cruising just yet so she needs a good home, and we'd love her to go to a couple / family who will take her where she deserves to go" and because of that all serious offers will be considered  


Kate & Rob 


EU and UK taxpaid status
  • This vessel has a documents UK customs tax paid certificate plus it was in the EU on Midnight 31st December 2020 and also has a document EU status.
  • This would be useful for anybody who will use this boat as a true passage maker  

Precious Marine 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. Some websites that link to us may not drag the full information across, please feel free to click the link and ask for the full inventory.  

Additional Contact Information

Precious Marine Ltd -

Ipswich IP9 1AS

01473 780286