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50' Kanter 50 - 1986 - $82,000

50' Kanter 50

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  • Year: 1986
  • Current Price: US$ 82,000
  • Located in San Carlos, Mexico
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 75646-3049847

Bluewater family cruiser with incredible steel construction.  Low hours on rebuilt engine. Full refurb in 1997, includes sails and rigging, solar, electronics, canvas. Gorgeous Blue hull painted in 2016.
Equipped with a/c (main cabin), water maker and domestic comforts. Just returned from a shakedown cruise and ready to explore the world. 
Video of vessel under way and recent survey available upon request.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Northern Passage


LOA: 51 ft 0 in

Beam: 14 ft 1 in

Maximum Draft: 7 ft 2 in

Displacement: 54000 lbs

Ballast: 20000 lbs

Headroom: 6 ft 5 in


Total Power: 80 HP

Engine 1:

Engine Brand: Sabre

Engine Model: 80 REF B6613

Engine Type: Inboard

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine Hours: 2500

Propeller: Folding propeller

Engine Power: 80 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots

Maximum Speed: 7 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: (400 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: (400 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 3

Number of double berths: 2

Number of cabins: 2

Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras

Total Liferaft Capacity: 8



Year: 1986 / 1992 finished, then 1997 Refurb

Manufacturer:  Kanter

Model:  Atlantic PH

Type:  Ketch

Designer:  Ted Brewer

Center Cockpit


BALLAST: 20,000 lbs., Lead

DISPLACEMENT:  27 tons / 54,000 lbs

HULL:  Monohull, Steel

KEEL TYPE:  Modified Fin



Full forward is a built-out workshop and storage area, with access to the chain locker.  Immediately aft through a door is a double stateroom equipped with up and down bunks to starboard and modified work/study area with couch seating to port.  Conversion to return the stateroom to the original twin bunks on either side, can be done quite easily.  Generous storage all around, and hanging locker to starboard. A door separates the stateroom from the area aft.

Moving aft is a hallway lined with storage areas.  To starboard, within one deep locker, is a separate freezer unit (non-operational).  Forward head, sink and shower follows.  Immediately across is the U-shaped galley.

Up two steps to the main salon with convertible dinette to port and interior helm station to starboard.  Navigation station is further aft to starboard.  Through another hallway filled with more storage cabinets is the aft master stateroom with en suite head and shower.

Engine is located midships and is accessible through multiple openings in the main salon and in the aft hallway.

Sleeps 7 comfortably.  Generous headroom of 6’ 5” throughout.

WORKSHOP DETAILS: Multiple toolboxes organized by project type (ie electrical, plumbing etc).; Shelving, built-in vice, many spare parts, glues, tapes, hardware al included.  Many tools - shop-vac, sander, electric drill, hand saws, air compressor.


Located aft of the forward cabin and across the forward head., two steps down from the main salon

  • Refrigeration/Freezer:  Adler Barbour (2012)
  • Additional Freezer:  Adler Barbour
  • Stove: 2-burner propane Taylor with oven plus grill plate, gimballed
  • Sink: Double SS
  • Pressure H/C Water
  • Water heater – 12 gals.
  • Under-sink fresh water filtration system

Generous storage all around, comparable to a land-based kitchen.

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

  • SSB RADIO: Icom 802
  • TV: (1)
  • RADAR: Raymarine 12 mi. with alarm
  • GPS #2: Raymarine
  • VHF: Icom 602
  • COMPASS:  Richie 5”

OTHER: West Marine AIS Transeiver; Richie 2M 2” Electronic Compass; Toshiba laptop; HP printer

Electrical Systems

  • SOLAR PANELS: (2) 75 watt
  • BATTERY MONITOR:  Marine Tics Corp.
  • GENERATOR: Northern Lights 30 kw
  • INVERTER/CHARGER: Magnum MS Series (Auto)
  • ALTERNATOR: Balmar
  • OTHER:  Battery charging isolator with auto switching; separate engine start battery .

Sails & Rigging


Dacron sails

Primary Sailmaker:  Doyle

Total (7) sails:

  • Main - Doyle Stack Pack with full battens and double reefs
  • Lazy Jack on Mainsail Stackpack
  • Mizzen - Doyle with full battens and single deep reef
  • Mizzen cover
  • Headsail: Doyle Yankee with sunshield, Schaefer Roller furler
  • Genoa with sunshield
  • Clubfoot jib (140%) - Doyle, with a reef
  • Club cover
  • Mizzen Staysail - like new (used 1 partial season)
  • Assymetrical Spinnaker with sock

Total Sail Area: 1477 sq. ft

Boom Vang: Soft

Mainsheet Traveler

Roller Furling: Schaefer

Mast:  Aluminum, keel-stepped, 65'

Standing Rigging:  Wire, Professionally inspected in Pt. Townsend, WA in 2012

Winches: (Eight) Lewmar winches in cockpit, plus two (2) on masts

Deck Equipment

Anchor #1: 65 lb. CQR with 200' chain

Anchor #2: 70 lb. Bruce with 50' chain and 200+' line

Toe Rails: SS

Swim Platform: Folding, Aluminum

Bow Pulpit:  SS

Anchor WIndlass:  Ideal 12vDC

Dinghy:  AB 11' RIB

Outboard:  Yamaha 15 hp 4-stroke

Dinghy Davits:  Manual

Bow rollers:  Double

Lights:  Deck, tri-color, search light

Salt-water Washdown

Other canvas:  Cockpit panels for rain, canvas sun-shades

Lifelines/Stanchions:  SS

Deck Material:  Steel

Gates: P/S, with cloth covers

Other:  Handheld shower hose with hot/cold fresh water

Two (2) bolted on deck boxes

Hard dodger/bimini (2012) - solid Aluminum with opening overhead hatch, fully encloseable custom-designed canvas/vinyl panels

Bottom paint: new March 2014

Mechanical Equipment & Engine Details


            MODEL: 80 REF B6613

            HP: 80

            FUEL TYPE:  Diesel

            HOURS: <2500 since overhaul

            CRUISING SPEED: 6 kts;

            MAX SPEED: 7.5 kts

            GALLONS/HOUR @ CRUISE: 2.9 gph

            GALLONS/HOUR @ MAX SPEED: 3.9 gph

            RANGE:  790 miles

Air Conditioner: CLM Air 16,000 BTUs (Main Salon)

Propeller:  3-blade, bronze, max Prop

Bilge Pumps: (3); 1 Auto and 2 Manual

Raw Water Sea Strainer

Bilge Blower (Engine Room)

Fire Extinguishing System:  Manual - at Galley, Aft Head, Forward head and Engine Room

Fuel Filters:  Dual Racor

Steering:  (2) Stations, independent; Hydraulic Wheels

Fuel Shutoffs: Stove and Engine

Fresh Water Cooling:  Main engine and GenSet

Transmission:  Velvet Drive

Head Type: Overboard

Holding Tanks:  (1) Electric and (1) Manual, approx. 30 gallons

Heater:  Webasto with built-in baseboard heat throughout the boat

Watermaker:  Spectra 150 gpd

Generator:  Northern Lights Diesel 8kw

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets: (4)
  • EPIRB;  406
  • Lifesling: (1)
  • MOB Pole (1)
  • Life Rings (2) (need replacement)
  • Liferaft: Wilson 8-person
  • Jacklines
  • Sea anchor and drogue

Non-operational Equipment

  • Owner reports the following non-operational:
  • Tachometer for main engine - needs new signal generator
  • Scan flow system
  • Secondary freezer
  • Generator DC regulator needs replacement
  • Mizzen staysail block frozen at top of mizzen mast
  • Webasto Heater needs repair, problem unknown


Owners personal effects and artwork (Mermaid painting in aft cabin and metal fish hooks above eletcrical panel)


Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. 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. All speeds, measurements, capacities, consumption, etc. may be approximate or estimated.  Specifications provided for information only.  Data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is not guaranteed by owner or brokers.  Buyer assumes the responsibility to ascertain the correctness of all data contained herein and otherwise provided and must instruct his agent and surveyors to confirm all details for accuracy prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. All photographs, descriptions and technical data are the sole property of Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. and may not be copied, reproduced or redistributed in part or in whole by any method without the express written consent of the Mariner’s Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc.

Owner's personal items are NOT included.

Captain Mike O'Connor


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