This Boat is Off Market

Cruisers 1987 Mikelson Pilothouse Cutter

Off Market since Aug 23rd 2018

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A Beautiful and Comfortable Bluewater Cruiser Awaiting Your Dream Sailing Adventure to Anywhere in the World!

This beautiful 50' 1987 semi-custom Mikelson Pilot House Cutter, a rare Venice Galley Down style, allows for the entire pilothouse area to be part of the Living/Salon area. Condition is pristine, under professional yacht management with continuous and numerous major upgrades. Currently located in Israel, this vessel will be delivered anywhere!!!

Atraxia was built by Mikelson in San Diego California, and the traditional shortcomings of any similarly built boats have been addressed, such as a complete new bottom professionally installed in 2009 (no blisters), as well as the removal of the teak decks and a complete new fiberglass deck professionally installed in 2009 (no leaks). Fiberglass fuel (300 gal.) and water tanks (300 gal.) were installed at the factory (no black iron tanks and no leaks - ever). The original wooden mast was replaced with aluminum including all new rigging in 2015. In addition, she is equipped with a completely rebuilt main engine in 2017 (Ford-Lehman 135HP), now with currently 270 hours, and a rebuilt Northern Lights Generator (340 hours)

Vessel Specifications


Atraxia contains three staterooms, and allows nine to sleep comfortably. The master stateroom is in the stern with a king-sized berth, and there are two large transom windows, hanging lockers, and drawers and cabinets. An ensuite manual head, sink and separate tub/shower are located within the master cabin. Forward and to starboard is a private double guest state room with full size hanging locker and to port is another private single guest stateroom, both with drawers and lockers for storing personal items. Forward is the guest manual head, sink and separate step-in shower. The new combo washer and dryer is installed in a custom cabinet in the forward head. Beautiful teak and holly sole is throughout. There are two separate salon areas, one down opposite the galley with a U-shaped settee which converts to a queen berth, and of course the large pilot house, with a U-shaped settee and table that converts to a queen to sleep two comfortably, to starboard are two large comfortable barrel chairs and a liquor cabinet, flat screen LCD color television, DVD player and table. To starboard aft in the pilot house is a super large separate 4 cu ft freezer.


Galley is down with a U shaped portside second dinette, which can be converted to a double berth, and also makes a fine office and Chart Table area. There is plenty of counter space, cabinets and drawers with super large L-shaped refrigerator, top and side opening, propane gimbaled three burner range and oven, deep double stainless-steel sinks, and custom Margaritaville" Bar.

  –  FREEZER: Separate 4 cu ft with holding plates, in pilothouse.
  –  REFRIGERATION: 12v Isotherm fridge, and a 12v Isotherm freezer (both 2014)
  –  WATER HEATER: Raritan 30 Gallon Stainless-Steel
  –  STOVE: Force 10 gimbaled 3 burner propane w/oven
  –  WASHER/ DRYER: Combination 7100 Slendide (2016)
  –  SINK: Deep Double SS
  –  WATER SYSTEM: Jabsco pressurized HC, with back up manual pump in galley


  –  TV/DVD/VCR: Samsung flat-screen Sony w/ DVD player in main cabin
  –  DEPTH SOUNDER: Nexus (2014)
  –  VHF: Cockpit: Icom ICM59
  –  VHF: Galley: Standard Horizon GX2000 AIS w/ ram 3 mic (2013)
  –  AUTO PILOT: Robertson integrated with Simrad Shipmate hydraulic CP30
  –  KNOT METER/LOG: Nexus (2014)
  –  CHART PLOTTER: Garmin 50s chart plotter (2014)
  –  CHARTS for Med, Europe, Atlantic, Caribbean, Bahamas, US East Coast, Panama Mexico
  –  SATELLITE COMMUNICATION: Iridium satellite telephone system.
  –  RADAR: Si-Tex T-760 24 mile touch screen (2015)
  –  AIS: Digital Yacht AIT2000 Transponder (2013)
  –  EPIRB: Yes (2017)
  –  (2) Handheld VHF radios
  –  COMPASS: (2) 6 Ritchie one in cockpit, one in pilothouse OTHER: Set up for computer in galley c/w with color printer
  –  WIFI: External antenna wireless router
  –  STEREO:: LG w/ outdoor cockpit speakers


  –  BATTERIES: Start:(3) House:(2) 480AH 12V DC AGM Duracell, remote panel w/ battery monitor
  –  SMART REG: Yes
  –  GENERATOR: Northern Lights 6 KW new 2004, With S-3C control panel (rebuilt 2015- 340 hours)
  –  INVERTER/BATTERY CHARGER: Xantrex Freedom 3000W Heart Interface W/ Inverter
  –  INTERIOR LIGHTING: 12V 110V- All LED interior lights
  –  ALTERNATOR: 100 AMP (2015)
  –  CHARGER: Sterling Smart A to B
  –  SOLAR: (2) 350 WATT Kyocera solar panels W/separate MPPT regulators (2014)

Sail Equipment

  –  BOOM VANG: Yes
  –  SAILS: New North Sail main (2015), Yankee, and Staysail, Gennaker in sock, sail covers- lazy bag
  –  MAST: Aluminum deck stepped, aluminum boom, 67 Bridge clearance (2011)
  –  TYPES OF SAILS: Dacron
  –  STANDING RIGGING: SS, (all new 2015)
  –  ROLLER FURLING: Selden on Yankee and Pro-furl on Staysail
  –  WINCHES: Cockpit: (2) Barient #27 ST (2) Barlow #23 ST, Mast: Barlow #25 ST Barlow #25 ST non self-tailing


All standing rigging replaced in 2015. Vessel is equipped with a pilot house mounted All exterior teak professionally maintained and varnished by a professional regularly and covered with Sunbrella snap covers when boat is not in use. Teak decks were removed in 2009, and complete new fiberglass/gel-coated decks with non-skid installed. Complete new bottom installed in 2009. Rudder completely rebuilt in 2009. Propeller and shaft removed, serviced and trued with new cutlass bearing installed in 2016. All sea cocks removed, serviced and reinstalled in 2016. Aluminum boom installed Jan 2011. Man overboard pole and man overboard retrieval system with hard canister aboard. Canvas and isinglass enclosed cockpit, canvas sun deck cover with removable all-around screens, hatch covers. Double stainless-steel bow rollers holding (2) anchors, a 75# CQR and 45# CQR on 300 feet of 3/8" BBB chain. Maxwell anchor windlass with deck control switches. Stern anchor with custom retrieval system. Stainless steel stanchions with double life lines, stern custom stainless steel removable dinghy davits and custom heavy duty outboard motor bracket for stern rail. Stern fold down boarding, swim, dive ladder. Dock lines and fenders. Self- tailing winches. Cockpit fold down cocktail table. Custom instrument enclosure in perfect position for helmsman. -Combi-color accent cockpit lighting. (2016)

  –  ANCHOR: 75# CQR CHAIN: 300 BBB 5/8 SS
  –  ANCHOR: 45# CQR
  –  ANCHOR: Danforth stern chain and rope rode
  –  ANCHOR WINDLASS: Electric Maxwell with deck control up switch, gravity feed down
  –  LADDERS: SS boarding, swim and dive removable
  –  RAILS: SS
  –  PULPIT: Yes
  –  DINGHY: 10 RIB (2017), Kayak paddles
  –  OUTBOARD: Mercury 9.9 HP (2013) and Yamaha 2.3 HP
  –  DINGHY DAVITS: SS removable davits and a heavy duty outboard motor bracket
  –  NAV LIGHTS: Attached to hull and mast head
  –  LIFELINES: Double SS
  –  DECK MATERIAL: Fiberglass new 2009
  –  GATES: Port and starboard


All tanks are fiberglass (2) 150 gallons each water, total 300 gallons and (2) fuel tanks of 150 gallons each, total 300 gallons with individual fuel gauges, a custom-built fuel management system has been installed. Unique custom-built emergency rudder system with universal joints and pillow bearings, operable by helmsman from cockpit. Alternator is 100 Amp with a spare onboard. Spares for motors- pumps, hoses, belts are aboard the vessel. New flexible shaft coupling installed and new PSS drip less shaft seal system. This model has two helm stations. The pilothouse station is perfect for bad weather although the upper helm station is enclosed with canvas and isinglass with an overhead isinglass window to see the set of the sails. All lines feed into the cockpit.

THE MAIN ENGINE COMPLETELY OVERHAULED AND REBUILT (2017)- currently 270 Hrs. Additionally a complete rebuild of the Generator was completed in 2015.

  –  AIR CONDITIONER: Reverse Cycle, 17000 BTUs
  –  PROPELLER: 24 three blade fixed
  –  BILGE PUMP:(1) Automatic Gulper, (1) electric Rule 2500/hr (panel switched) plus (2) 1700/hr emergency pumps (not installed)
  –  FIRE EXTINGUISHING: (9) manual fire extinguishers
  –  FUEL FILTERS: Raycor with water/oil separator with a quantity of spare filters for both main engine and genset
  –  STEERING: Two station wheel hydraulic w/emergency tiller
  –  FUEL SHUT OFF: Custom fuel management system, and propane shut off in galley
  –  HEAD TYPE: (2) manual
  –  HOLDING TANK: 70 Gals Fiberglass, Jabsco Macerator pump manual discharge
  –  TRANSMISSION: Borg Warner hydraulic
  –  A/C HEAT: Reverse cycle A/C 17000 BTUs
  –  WASHER/DRYER: Splendide 7100STEERING:
  –  STEERING: Hydraulic w/ backup tiller

Safety Equipment

  –  LIFERAFT: 2014 Revere Offshore Commander 6 man
  –  EPIRB- New 2017
  –  LIFEJACKETS: 8 keyhole type, 4 PFDs, flare guns, shells, whistles and strobe lights
  –  LIFESLING: Yes in hard canister
  –  MOB POLE: Yes
  –  LIFE RINGS: Yes with strobe light
  –  JACK LINES: Yes
  –  OTHER: Flare gun and flares, smoke detectors in all cabins, and carbon monoxide detectors in all cabins, Wetsuit snorkel sets

Maintenance And Recent Upgrades

Routine Maintenance


Sump box cleaning

Toilet maintenance

General cleaning

Inspection of dripless shaft seal


Woodwork maintenance

Stainless Steel work

Inspection of all hose clamps


Batteries checked

Stuffing box inspected

Thruhulls operated


Lube oil and filters replaced

Hydrauic steering pump checked


Every two years:

Last Haulout 2016: zincs changed, rudder inspected and renewed, hull pressure washed and scaled, bottom paint, new cutlass bearing and rebidding, new stainless-steel rudder mounting fixture (interior)

Construction and Maintenance Overview

1987 Launched (hull, decks, cabin, tanks, engine)

2013 New cockpit cushions and new interior upholstery

2013/2014 New electronics

2014 New 350w each Solar panels and separate MPPT controllers

2014 New sterling smart charger, alternator, AGM batteries and starter battery

2015 Mast and rigging

2015 New North Sails main sail

2015 New Selden genoa furler

2015 New Si-Tex radar

2016 New Splendide washer/dryer

2015 Rebuild of Northern Lights Generator (current hours 340)

2017 Rebuild Main engine (current hours 270)

Broker's Comments
Lovingly built and maintained by detail oriented owners

Gorgeous Classic Design makes her the crown jewel in any anchorage

A steady ride in heavy seas

Fully outfitted and updated as a turnkey proven cruising vessel

Currently in the eastern Med available for world delivery

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