Peterson 50



Listing Id 5060888 Length 50.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Peterson Year 1985
Model CUSTOM Engine Type Perkins 4.236 85hp
Hull Style Single Hull Type Fibreglass
Stock Number INPN503012


1985 Peterson 50 now for sale with DBY Boat Sales. Sale price is firm. Owner wants to hand over end June in Papeete in French Polynesia.

Spacious and fully equipped blue water cruiser in good condition is for sale in one of the best cruising destinations of the world - the South Pacific.


Perkins 4.236 85hp 4cylinder diesel engine, very strong and reliable.

9kW Kohler diesel generator, ca. 3000h of operation, 3 cylinder.

Both diesel motors are connected to a sump oil pump for easy oil change. Changing the oil takes less than 5min on each engine.  Two separate stainless steel diesel tanks (each 150 gallons, 570 litres). Tanks can be switched while engines are running.   Two separate diesel filter systems, can be switched from one filter to the other while engine is running.

Electrical aux diesel pump which makes draining and replacing the diesel filters easy without the need for getting any air out of the diesel system. Both diesel tanks are clean.


Hydraulic steering (rudder) system. Tight and problem-free and care-free.

700W solar panels (that is peak power - in reality you get 400-450W at midday).

On a sunny day in the tropics you can run the watermaker for 2h or more just from the solar panels at midday.

8 Panels, 4x100W on the davit at the stern and 4x75W on the roof.

40-50Amp battery charger, new in 2016. Runs on 110V and 220V.

2kW transformer, 110V -> 220V. Two high power AC/DC converters, one for 110V and one for 220V (new in 2016).

Max Prop feathering prop, new in 2016, 3500 EUR.

WaterTec watermaker, 12V, new in 2016, 60 Litre per hour.  Spare membrane and complete service kit and multiple filters on board.  4500 EUR

Two separate, each 150 gallons stainless steel water tanks.

Pressure water system, the water is treated with UV light just before the pressure pump.

Samsung washing machine (5/7kg load).

Individual shower room - no need to dry toilet etc after showering. 2kW electric hot water boiler (run the generator for hot water if needed).

One freezer and one freezer/fridge combination. I run only one freezer, the size is more than enough and they need some electricity (5A each). The two compressors and tubing was built in new in 2013.

The compressors and piping were replaced in 2015.

Very comfortable cockpit, three people can easily stretch out in the shade and read/sleep.

The cockpit can be completely closed, and even on rainy days at an anchorage it is comfortable and dry.

The boat has an enormous space for stowing and the space is easily accessible. The engine room is big enough for maintenance and all vital parts are easily accessible.


Sails & Handling

New (2016) mainsail with in-boom furler which works very well. Hoisting and furling with electrical winch.

120% foresail, see below:

85% foresail, good condition.

Huge asymmetric flying spinnaker (gennaker), good condition and had little use.

Storm sail with hanks, goes to the cutter stay.

Trisail, goes instead of the main. Never used thus like new.

Two poles for the 120% foresail and the storm sail (setting two foresails with poles at the same time for trade-wind sailing).

All halyards and sheets are in good condition, and spare halyards and sheets are on the boat in good / new condition.

All winches are working and were serviced recently. All sheets and halyards can be used with the electric winch which is in a central place in the cockpit.


Communication & Navigation

ICOM IC-718 with a Pactor-4 modem (SCS Dragon 7400 with bluetooth interface, retrieve and send emails and weather reports), all new in 2016, 1800 EUR

Installed antenna tuner (working very good) and a new tuner (2016) SG-230, not installed, spare (600 EUR)

Backstay is isolated and used as antenna.

VHF Linden UM380 and a handheld Cobra (floating).

AIS West Marine AIS-1000, active

FURUNO Radar 1834-C with colour chart plotter (DG 1920-C), 36nm range.


FURONO FI-50 Wind indicator and Multi Display for depth, speed in water, temperature

Interphase forward sonar (1st generation)

2 compasses both outside and inside.

Autohelm autopilot with hydraulic pump.

MultiPlex, sends the position data, speed, direction and AIS data via WLAN and can be received with tablet, smartphone etc on the boat while under way.

Extensive and detailed (most down to zoom level 17) offline satellite maps covering everything from the Caribbean to Malaysia, multiple sources (google earth, Bing, ESRI), 200GB. Load only the maps to be used on a tablet. Various electronic sea charts for the tablet and smartphone.

IPad with watertight case for navigation.



One new Bügel anchor (similar Rocna), about 25kg, one CQR about 28kg, one CQR about 20kg, about 80m chain 10mm in good condition



Life raft for 6 people, new in 06/2013.

Two registered EPIRBs (one is new in 2013, the other of unknown date)

A number of flares, parachute-rockets, water dye, etc. In a watertight container.

Three water tight containers as "grab-bags" filled with everything 1-4 people need for 1-4 days.



Caribe 32 (320cm) with semi-rigid bottom. Can be deflated and stored away. New in 2016, few patches, good condition. 3000 EUR

Planing with 2 people and dive gear. Can transport 4-5 people, but not planing.

9.8hp Nissan 2-stroke outboard. New in 2016 - no problems in starting and running. 2000 EUR

Tender is on a davit which is hoisted with the electrical winch - very comfortable.


Galley & Interior

Pans, Pots and a pressure cooker in good condition. Stove with 3 gas burners and a big oven.

Electrical blender, mixer and other electrical kitchen tools (run at 110 or 220 with DC/AC converter).

Mattresses, cushions and all covers are new in 2015 and in good condition, not smelly.

Multiple duvets (microfiber, washable) and bedsheets (cotton).


Sport & Toys

Cannondale LEFTY full carbon bicycle, 29er. Under 10kg. Tubeless. New in 2013 (5500 EUR). With this bike it is easy to do 100+km excursions.

Complete dive gear of highest quality and new in 2016 and 2018 (Halcyon BCD with less than 50 dives), two new dive tanks (aluminium, 11-12 Litres, 200bars) 2000+ EUR

Baur Junior dive compressor with 4-stroke engine (new in 2016 and less than 50h of operation). Filters, compressor oil etc for another 200+ hours of operation (one dive tank fills in about 20min). 3500 EUR

Fishing reels, two of them are in a good size for high sea fishing. Thousands of meters of line with 50kg break load, hooks, lures, etc.

Two folding bikes, OK for short excursions (up to 20km)


Provisions, Spares, Tools

In Panama the boat was provisioned in Jan 2019 for about 10 months for 2 people.

Spare parts are on the boat for the next years coming in cruising. Countless diesel filters, water filters, O-Rings, shaft O-Rings, toilet maintenance kit (new), bolts, screws, electrical parts, etc.  Gaskets for engine rebuild, extra starter, water pumps, impellers - and all parts are for this boat. Graphite blocks for the windlass and electrical winch - one of the previous owners collected and ordered everything for long time cruising.

High quality toolsets for both, inch and metric, are on the boat. Various high quality electrical tools (jigsaw, angular grinder, cordless drill and 220V drill) together with complete sets of drills (metric and inch), saw blades, countless new blades for the grinder etc. Various toolsets for cutting threads (inside and outside, inch and metric) and all kinds of big high impact mechanical tools are well stored on the boat.

A semi-professional sewing machine (new in 2015, 650 EUR) capable of sewing sails and the "windows" in the bimini is stored on the boat. Multiple square meters of new flexible windows (for the bimini / doghouse) and also a lot of new sunbrella.

Polycarbonate (Macrolon from Bayer) windows are on the boat in case the old ones need replacing.

Blocks, shackles, stainless steel parts are more than enough on the boat as spares.

80m dyneema line as a emergency replacement in case a shroud or stay breaks while under way.

Medical supplies for all tropical problems as well as stitching and local anaesthesia sets are on the boat.

If you can’t afford a Hallberg-Rassy or an Amel this boat is a great alternative.



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