Used Peterson Custom 50 Antique and Classic Boat For Sale 13 pictures

Boat Description

50 Peterson Custom 78 Checkmate

Her knowledgeable owner has thoroughly optimized the boat with reliable systems in every respect.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Beam: 15 ft 5 in
LWL: 40 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 9 ft 0 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs

Total Power: 100 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2-UTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 100 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (55 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (62 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (13 Gallons)


Checkmate was designed by Doug Peterson and built in San Diego by renowned builder Carl
Eichenlaub at his Shelter Island yard. The build method was cold molded (epoxy glued) with
transverse bulkheads and longitudinal stringers supporting triple planking over laminated
frames. The hull is epoxy planked and screwed with two layers of cedar followed by an outer
layer of Meranti mahogany. The hull was built upside down in the traditional cold molded
method. It is the Meranti planks that give Checkmates naturally finished hull its distinctive
appearance. Yacht designer Bill Tripp was working in the Peterson office at the time, and
closely followed construction. Checkmates most recent owner bought the boat in 2000, and
delivered her to builder Dennis Choate in Long Beach for a complete restoration including a
new deck, cockpit, and interior.
Originally built flush decked with a simple racing interior, Checkmate came out of Choates
yard as a fast and comfortable boat. Her new low deckhouse, connected to the cockpit seats,
provided ease getting below, and protection from weather, especially with a custom dodger. The
deckhouse was carefully designed to not interfere with Checkmates simple yet elegant
appearance. Checkmate was most changed below deck. Using Checkmates beam and
headroom, a complete new interior now provided a spacious and warm layout. Her large salon is
dominated by a big galley and table settee, with pilot berths port and starboard. Aft is the
owners cabin with ensuite head and shower. Forward of the mast is another head and shower.
This forward area is features a wide double berth which can be removed for racing. Much of the
interior shows her beautiful natural hull finish, set off by the off-white cabinetry and bulkheads
from the re-fit. A key element of the refit was the careful installation of the 100hp Yanmar
diesel engine, with custom aqua drive, thrust bearing and large folding prop. This allows the
boat to motor smoothly at 9 knots.


– Force 10 propane range
– Glacier engine driven refrigeration w/ dual coil cold plates
– Double stainless steel sink

Electronics and Navigation

– Furuno radar
– BG autopilot
– Garmin 230 plotter
– Garmin 12 GPS
– BG wind instruments/fathometer
– ICOM SSB M-700
– JVC AM/FM/CD player


– Danforth s-500
– Fortress FX 55
– Chain 5/16 x 35 and 5/16 x 25
– Rode 3/4 x 250 and 1/2 x 250
– Edson steering pedestal w/ 52 SS Destroyer wheel
– Boatswains chair
– Stainless steel stanchions with dual course lifelines (3/16 1 X 19 stainless steel
– Winslow 10 person liferaft
– Stainless steel radar mast
– Radar reflector
– Canvas dodger on SS frames
– Full Dacron boat cover
– Instrument panel cover
– Boom cover
– Emergency tiller
– Cockpit shower
– Rescue boarding ladder
– Strobe light
– Searchlight
– Trident aluminum propane tank - Trident 12vDC propane shut off valve w/ pressuregage and regulator
– Folding prop

Engine and Mechanical

– Spectra reverse osmosis water maker
– Hydra-drive dripless shaft seal
– Racor fuel filter system
– Fuel priming system
– Engine room fire system
– Shower sump pump
– Spare water filters
– Spare head rebuild kit
– Spare water pump rebuild kit
– Tools

Electrical System

– (7) Group 31 gel cell batteries
– Trace 2500 watt inverter
– 80 amp alternator
– Marinetics electrical control panel

Sails and Rigging

– Three spreader Sparcraft aluminum mast w/ boom
– (2) Carbon fibre spinnaker poles
– Carbon backstay w/ Navtech hydraulic adjustment
– Stainless Steel rod rigging
– Dacron Spectra running rigging
– Harken traveler
– Harken turning blocks
– (6) Aluminum Harken blocks on track slides
– (2) Harken deck blocks; (2) Spinlock sheet locks
– Navtek running backstays
– Kevlar Lt/Med No. 1 Genoa
– Kevlar Heavy No. 1 Genoa
– Dacron No. 2 Genoa (roller furl)
– Kevlar No. 3 Blade
– Dacron Storm Jib
– Dacron Main
– Kevlar Daisy Staysail
– Nylon 3020 Spinnaker
– Nylon .75oz. Spinnaker
– Nylon 1.5oz Spinnaker
– Nylon Code Zero 1.5oz Spinnaker
– Carbon Main
– Nylon Code 1A .75oz Spinnaker
– Nylon .75oz A-Spinnaker
– Carbon Lt/Med No. 1 Genoa
– Blend Code Zero
– Nylon .75oz Code 2A-Spinnaker
– Carbon No. 3 Blade


– Lifesling
– 12 PFDs
– Mustang type V floating devices
– SOS Danbuoy 33
– MOM-8A
– MOB pole
– (3) Fire extinguishers
– First Aid kit
– Flares


All sellers personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel


The Company 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.

Approximate boat location: Newport Beach, California



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