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50′ Valiant Custom 3 Cabin Cutter, 97/14

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50′ Valiant Custom 3 Cabin Cutter, 1997/2014

Price: $ 295,000 USD Currency Converter
Located:  RI United States Finance It
Hull Material: Fiberglass Insure It
Engine/Fuel Type:  Single Diesel Inboard
Reference No: val050s005  
LOA: 50′ 8″ / 15.44 meters
LOD: 47′ / 14.33 meters
LWL: 40′ 3″ / 12.27 meters
BEAM: 13′ 10″ / 4.22 meters
Max: 6′ 3″ / 1.91 meters
BALLAST: 11,000
MAST HEIGHT: 63′ 6″ / 19.2 meters
HEADROOM: 6′ 8″ / 2.03 meters
Guests: 8 in 3 Cabins
Cruising: 7 knots
Max: 8.5 knots
BUILDER: Valiant Yachts
TYPE: Cutter
TYPE: Valiant 50 CE Three Cabin
BUILT: 1997 / REBUILT: 2014
Fuel: 4 – 155 Gals Total Capacity Aluminum / 587 liters
Water: 2 – 226 Gals Total Capacity Stainless Steel / 856 liters
Holding: 2 – 35 Gals Total Capacity / 132 liters
ENGINE 1: Westerbeke 63C
63 HP / 2500 HOURS
General Comments about the Boat:
$80,000 price reduction, owner motivated to sell!
New $40,000 professional paint job on the hull and bottom in the fall of 2014 she is looking sharp for her new owners. The owner has also upgraded a number of the systems aboard in the last couple of years as you will see when you take a close look at equipment lists below. Originally launched in 1998, this Valiant 50 has the distinction of being the only 3 sleeping cabin layout that Valiant has built to date, offering truly unique accommodations which is sure to be appreciated by all who sail on her. The 3rd cabin layout not only offers an additional aft berth, but also provides more easily accessible storage than other layouts. With her navy blue hull, she has turned heads wherever she has sailed.
Accomodations & Layout:

The forward cabin features a large V berth with a seat and 2 hanging lockers, in addition to multiple lockers on each side and drawers. The port side has a head with a large separate shower stall. The main saloon has a fixed table in the center with leaves that raise to form a substantial table for dining with a large group. The port settee pulls out to form a double berth. The navigation station is aft of the starboard settee with a second head aft of the navigation station. The U-shaped galley is aft of the port settee, and features a 4 burner stove with oven, microwave, top loading fridge and freezer, and ample storage all within reach of the cook. The port side aft has a cabin with a single berth and many lockers. It can be used as a storage room or sleeping cabin. The starboard quarter area has a large double berth that is particularly comfortable offshore. The interior is varnished cherry throughout. Another unique feature is that the mast is not visible because it is paneled between the forward head and the port settee.


Engine& Propulsion:
  • Engine: Westerbeke 63C diesel inboard, fresh water cooled with reduction gear and V-drive transmission
  • Three way access to the engine: by lifting the companionway (to reach the fuel manifolds, heat exchanger, transmission, start-in-neutral protection switch, etc.) or through a large climb-through access panel in the port berth (alternator, belts, dipstick and oil fill, etc.) or through a new, smaller access panel in the starboard berth (starter motor, injector heads and oil filter)
  • Fuel integrity: New access panels on each saddle tank, recent cleaning (2013), new system of drawing fuel from the lowest point in each tank and returning to the draw tube, ultrasonic fuel level meters. Filter Boss Commander fuel filter system with dual switchable Racor filters, pressure gauge, vacuum gauge, water detector, LED lighting, and fuel-polishing capabilities.
  • Engine and propulsions system: new mounts, mechanical oil pressure gauge, alternator, shaft brush, bellows, and folding propeller (all 2013). Compression test (2013) and oil analysis at each oil change document the reliability of the engine.
  • Propeller: Autostream three blade feathering propeller (2013)
  • American Bow Thruster 24V
Navigation & Electronics:
  • Autopilot: B&G Hydra Pilot 2000 with Halcyon 2000 flux-gate compass, wave-learning steering control, below-deck hydraulic ram and 20 foot wired remote
  • Depthsounder and Log-speedometer – B&G Hydra 2000 system with interior-accessible paddle wheel transducer/water temperature sensor
  • Redundant GPSs including: Furuno, Airmar, Vesper Marine, and Garmin
  • Simrad AI50 Class B AIS transceiver (December 2009, refurbished 2013)
  • Vesper Marine WatchMate Vision touchscreen AIS transceiver (2013)
  • Furuno radar with 10.4″ color radar/chartplotter/ multifunction display under cockpit dodger (2009) and second display at nav station
  • Airmar 150WX masthead environmental meter includes ultrasonic wind speed & direction meter, with compass, GPS, barometer, hygrometer, pitch/yaw/roll, and gyroscopic reading correction
  • 6 – Maretron TLM100 tank level monitors on two diesel tanks, two effluent tanks, and two fresh water tanks
  • Maretron DSM150 display for all NMEA2000 data (masthead environmental meter, tank level meters, future additions)
  • New NMEA2000 backbone winds from mast to steering binnacle. Actisense USG-1 USB to NMEA0183 gateway and Maretron IPG100 Internet protocol gateway connect to the older NMEA0183 network and B&G instruments and/or to a laptop computer computer allowing many capabilities, e.g. nav-station display of environmental/navigation data using Airmar’s WeatherCaster software.
  • Uniden 625C VHF at nav station with 2 – WHAMx4 wireless remotes (2006) VHF is connected to GPS for DSC functions
  • Icom 802 Single Side Band (2005) with AT 140 automatic tuner, backstay antenna, and Valiant custom ground system. SSB is connected to GPS for DSC functions
  • SCS PACTOR PCT-IIe modem with SSB radio and USB connections for Winlink/SailMail email (2005)
  • Toshiba laptop running MS Vista, equipped with Fugawi Marine ENC, complete collection of US east coast and Caribbean charts (both electronic and paper), comms software to support NAVTEX, Marine Radiofax, SailMail, etc.
  • Port Networks WIFI Bridge with long range omni directional antenna on arch (2006)
Sails & Rigging:
  • Leisure Furl in-boom furling (2006) with Dutchman boom brake (2013): operates safely and reliably from the cockpit thanks to the rigid boom vang and all control lines at the companionway.
  • Antal line clutches and the electric Lewmar winch. Dual Lewmar Size 2 traveller cars with up stands linked with a stainless steel crossbar (2013) effectively doubles the strength and bearing surface of the mainsheet system.
  • Hood Vectron full-length batten mainsail (2006, repaired 2013): reefs to each of the 5 battens
  • Quantum 120% genoa on Schaeffer 3100 roller furler
  • Inner staysail on Schaeffer 3100 roller furler
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker (blue and white) with ATN sock, control lines, and sheets
  • Standing rigging: Navtec rod rigging (inspected down to the chain plates 2012) with Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Running Rigging: includes Cystalyne (Vectran) main and spinnaker halyards, Maxibraid Plus (Dyneema) spare halyard/topping lift, Intrepid Braid 8-Strand sheets (polyester with very good handling characteristics), HMPE running backstays with cockpit-coaming control lines
  • Winches 1 – Lewmar 48 CST Electric (mainsail halyard and sheet winch), 2 – Lewmar 66 CST (primary genoa winches), 4 – Lewmar 44 CST winches (2 for staysail and 2 on mast), 1 – Lewmar 16 CST (belaying/stopper winch)
  • Spars: White painted aluminum mast with internal line funs, two spreader tiers, two spinnaker cranes, radome, hailer, deck light, main bolt-rope track. Leisure Furl boom with sliding sail cover and Valiant logo. Forespar aluminum extending spinnaker pole mounted at mast with Antal line driver to control inboard end
Additional equipment on Deck:
  • Achilles 11’2″ CSM (Hypalon) dinghy with high pressure floor and inflatable keel, solid transom, wooden seat, foot pump, repair kit, lifting harness, cleaning materials, etc.
  • 9.9 HP Mercury two stroke outboard (2005, tune ups in 2012 & 2014) with hoses and fuel tank
  • Stainless steel davits off the arch, stainless steel crane (for outboard engine and other lifting tasks), arch-mounted antennas for AIS, GPS, WiFi)
  • Custom stainless steel mast-head extensions put the wind instrument in clear air and provide separation from the VHF antenna (2012) and Aqua Signal tricolor/anchor/strobe (fitted with LED lamps)
  • New loudspeaker horn linked to Uniden VHF and GPS provides above deck hailing, listening, and automated fog signalling
  • Edson pedestal with stainless steel Destroyer wheel and lock, Panish single lever engine controls, American Bow Thruster control, Ritchie SP5 compass, B&G autopilot and 2 environment displays (depth, speed, etc.), Maretron NMEA2000 environment (wind speed and direction, barometer, GPS, etc.) and tank levels display. Edson folding teak cockpit table. Steering system inspected and lubed, wheel-to-quadrant (2012), and the Edson chain is kept as a spare.
  • EZ2CY (acrylic) custom semi-ridged windows on hard dodger.  Bimini in navy blue Sunbrella (refurbished 2014), fitted with sail trim skylight, stainless steel folding frame.
Interior Equipment:
  • Clarion M475 marine receiver (2005) with aux input
  • Sony four speaker amp (2005)
  • Sirius receiver (2007) with antenna on arch
  • Sony XS-6939 speakers in custom cherry mounts
  • Bose 151 Environmental speakers for cockpit (removable)
  • 2 – Cruise Air reverse cycle heat and air conditioning systems with digital controls for 2 separate zones
  • 2 salon fans, 2 v-berth fans, 1 fan in each aft berth
  • 2 – Frigoboat Keel Cooler systems with Danfoss compressors, digital thermostats, Merlin automatic smart speed controllers, custom hose protection (2012). The two insulated galley boxes function independently as freezer or refrigerator.
  • Broadwater 4 burner propane stove with oven
  • Emerson microwave
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Foot pumps for both fresh and salt water
  • General Ecology Seagull IV pressure drinking water filter system
  • Corian counter tops
  • Spectra watermaker with digital controls. Pickled membrane is located in nav station seat, additional filters under floorboards.
  • Raritan 12 gallon electric/engine water heater (2013)
  • Two Raritan PH II marine heads (one electric, one manual) with deck pump out and Y-valve system for overboard offshore discharge
  • Two macerators (2013, 2014)
  • 3/4 of interior lighting (the most used fixtures) are fitted with LED lamps.
  • 5 – Group 31 gel cell batteries. Four in house bank were load tested 2013 with a total of 400 Amp hours, fifth starter battery (2013) can be bridged to the house bank
  • 2 – 50 amp shore power cords
  • 3 – Pigtail power adapters (allow use of 30 Amp and alternative-pin 50 Amp outlets)
  • 2 – 50 Amp shore power inlets pass through Blue Sea Systems ELCI circuit breakers, galvanic isolators, and AC panel (see below)
  • Balmar Duo Charger (2008, tested 2012)
  • Magnum Energy MS Series Pure Sine Wave Inverter / Charger (2012) with Advanced Remote Control and shunt
  • Balmar AT-series (hairpin stator) 200 Amp continuous duty alternator (2013)
  • Charles Industries C-Charger alternator regulator (2012)
  • 250W solar panel on custom tilt-adjustable mount above davits, Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 3024i MPPT controller.
  • Valiant electrical panel by Paneltronics with backlighting and individual circuit lights. 12VDC section: 28 breakers, ammeter, and volt meter. 120VAC section: 12 breakers, 2 separate busses with interlocked source selection switches and breakers (50A mains, inverter, and buss parallel), ammeter, source-selectable volt meter, and reverse polarity indicator.
Ground Tackle & Safety Gear:
  • 60 lb SPADE primary anchor with 275′ 5/16 High Test chain (December 2009), Crosby shackles
  • 60 lb CQR secondary anchor with 10′ 5/16 High Test chain and 175′ nylon rode, Crosby shackles
  • Fortress 37 collapsable aluminum stern/kedging anchor with 5′ chain and 150′ nylon rode and rail mount
  • Lighthouse 1501 electric windlass with chain gypsy and rope warping head: (electric motor was completely rebuilt by the factory in 2009) leads rodes through hause pipe to divided chain locker with overboard drain and supplementary chain storage under the forward berth so the chain can be stored low in the boat. Interior chain locker access with drain to bilge.
  • Givens six-person life raft (2005, serviced and certified in 2012) mounted on cradle amidship
  • ACR GlobalFix™ Cat II EPIRB with GPS (2005, new battery and certification 2013)
  • FirstAlert Onelink carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, with wireless network between engine room and galley
  • FireBoy heat-release engine room fire extinguisher with companionway remote pull.
  • 5 ABC hand-held fire extinguishers located throughout the boat, exceeding ABYC requirements
  • Alarms for high water in bilge, water in diesel, high engine exhaust temperature
  • Lightning protection (upgraded 2013) connects mast and shrouds to keel bolt tang using #6AWG stranded copper and copper strapping
  • Emergency tiller
  • Cockpit pad eyes for tethers
  • Wichard and REI/AmSteel-Blue jacklines, 3 SOSpenders self-inflating PFDs with harnesses and tethers, 5 orange PFDs for dinghies and Coast Guard inspections, throwable cushions, etc.
  • SeaKits SK1002 damage control kit in waterproof box (2012)
  • Lifesling (2005)
  • ShurFlo secondary 2000 gal/h bilge pump with Ultra Safety Systems control and anti-siphon valve installed over existing 2000 gal/h bilge pump
Additional Information on the Interior:
  • The forward cabin features a large V berth with a seat and 2 hanging lockers, in addition to multiple lockers on each side and drawers. The port side has a head with a large separate shower stall. The main salon has a fixed table in the center with leaves that raise to form a substantial table for dining with a large group. The port settee pulls out to form a double berth. The navigation station is aft of the starboard settee with a second head aft of the navigation station. The U-shaped galley is aft of the port settee, and features a 4 burner stove with oven, microwave, top loading fridge and freezer, and ample storage all within reach of the cook. The port side aft has a cabin with a single berth and many lockers. It can be used as a storage room or sleeping cabin. The starboard quarter area has a large double berth that is particularly comfortable offshore. The interior is varnished cherry throughout. A unique feature is that the mast is not visible as it is panelled between the forward bulkhead and the port settee in the salon.
  • This is the only three cabin Valiant 50.  Sleeps eight with three double and two single berths.  Plus two full length cockpit seats with cushions.
  • Bulkheads are marine plywood with cherry veneer. Solid cherry joiner trim and all cherry finished with pearl urethane
  • Sea rails and fiddles on all horizontal surfaces, laminated trim pieces on all arch door frames and bulkhead caps.
  • Hull side-liner is horizontal ash ceiling battens screwed and plugged with varnish finish over 1″ closed cell foam insulation.
  • Cabin sole is planked and plugged 1/2″ thick solid teak with inlaid poplar strips applied over 1″ thick marine plywood. Sole lift-outs are secured with mechanical locking devices
  • Stainless handrails on rigid dodger cover and cabin sides
  • Lockers are isolated from bilge with vents for maximum air circulation secured with flush mounted twist latches on all opening locker doors and drawers.
  • Drawers are mounted on epoxy coated drawer slides.
  • Salon dining table is cherry walk around with solid cherry top leaves and center storage with cherry fiddles.
  • Port & starboard settees have blue ultra-suede cushions
  • Storage lockers are located behind the settee cushions and above port and starboard settees.  Additional lockers are located in the staterooms, galley, and head.  Storage is also located below the berths in staterooms and in the bilge.
  • Three locking sliding track drawers are located in the galley pantry locker.
  • Overhead liner has 1/8″ Formica drop down panels for easy access to underside of deck and providing ventilation and access to deck hardware backing plates and lighting wiring.
  • Reading lights over each berth
  • Portlights are Hood Passage Series stainless steel: 4 in forward stateroom, 6 in main salon, 2 in each aft stateroom, 1 in head, 1 in shower. All portlights can be held open by a matching stainless hanger.  Ports can be covered from the inside for privacy at the dock with custom Sunbrella Curtains.
  • Ventilation: 12VDC fans located, 1 in each aft stateroom, 2 in main salon, and 2 in forward stateroom.  2 Valiant dorades, 1 in salon, 1 in forward stateroom. Dorade bell can be removed and box closed with stainless plate in heavy seas.
  • Insect screen for companionway
  • Fresh water tanks are marine stainless steel, located under settees port and starboard with cleanouts, deck fills and vents. Tanks are removable if needed.
  • Water manifold is located under galley sink for easy access.
  • Separate stand up shower compartment in forward head with with wet locker behind.  
  • The shower has an adjustable-height, removable shower head on a six foot hose, bench seat, teak grate, light, clothes hanging bar and electric drain pump from the extra deep shower pan.  
  • The shower pump is protected by a strainer located under the head vanity sink for easy cleaning.  
  • Deck/anchor wash-down hose bib forward to port of windlass, with dedicated strainer and through hull.
  • Propane System: 2 aluminium tanks each in a dedicated vented locker in the stern. The port locker/tank is plumbed with a remote control solenoid valve and pressure gauge. The propane control switch is located aft of the stove on the galley bulkhead.
  • Gusher 10 manual bilge pump mounted on bridge deck is operated from cockpit. Two 12VDC bilge pumps with automatic float switches are custom mounted on a removable assembly for easy of maintenance and cleaning.
  • Plumbing for cockpit shower
Additional Information from the Owner on Improvments and Inspections:
  • The boat was extensively refitted in 2012-13 at Deltaville Boatyard in accordance with ABYC standards and with guidance from Steve D’Antonio.  Our focus was confirming the integrity and safety of the systems from masthead to keel.
  • Mast pulled and inspected (2012, again 2014 for painting) Painting, new spreader boots, wedges, mast boot and covers, halyards, etc.
  • Rod rigging and all chainplates pulled and inspected (2012) Rigger checked all the plates and non-swaged cold heads for crevice corrosion using die penetrant, declared them good to go.
  • Pulpit mounting hardware replaced and rebedded 2012
  • Keel fasteners removed, inspected, fitted with lightening-protection tang, rebedded. Extension tool to remove bolts is aboard.
  • 10 through hulls below waterline replaced with bronze Groco stop cocks on FRP backing plates to meet the ABYC standard
  • Hull painted in navy blue with a white stripe (2014 at Cove Haven Yacht Yard)
  • Spares (spare Aqua Signal nav lights, lines, ditty bag, sail cover) and replaced hardware (spare starter motor, alternator, etc.)
  • Stainless steel strake over unfinished teak over solid fiberglass rub rail. The only birghtwork on deck are at the companionway: teak drop boards and swinging doors and teak teak trim on sliding hatch and eyebrow at traveller
  • Cockpit locker hangers in deep port and starboard lazarettes
  • Folding stainless steel ladder and second rigid ladder hang from toe rails or store in lazarettes.
  • Two dorades with fiberglass boxes and stainless steel guards. One is fitted with 12V outlet.
  • Sunbrellla pedestal, winch, and windlass covers

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