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50 Santa Cruz 50 81 Emily Carr

The Santa Cruz 50s were designed by boat wizard, Bill Lee. He believes Fast is Fun, and this vessel has been carefully engineered and constructed for speed and safety. Bill Lee has proven over the years with his success in big boat races, that by using well known proven materials and methods, quality craftsman and thoughtful design you can have a light, strong, safe, and fast boat. Her owners can vouch for this and had one great ride across the Pacific last year. Many new upgrades!

The hand-laminated, multiple layered hull and deck have vacuum bagged balsa core providing stiffness and strength without unnecessary weight. Her keel is solid lead casting encased in fiberglass, bolted and bonded to the hull for extra crunch protection. Navtec rod rigging and U bolt chain-plates are used on the triple spreader tapered mast for maximum strength. All bulkheads and interior cabinetry are bonded directly to the hull and woodwork finished in top quality mahogany plywood. A yacht with the rare combination of impeccably built cruiser and speedy, strong racer is a unique find, in a class of her own just waiting for you to enjoy the adventure and leave the others in your wake!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Emily Carr

Beam: 12 ft 2 in
LWL: 47 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 8 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 0 in
Displacement: 18000 lbs
Ballast: 7800 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 67 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 2 in

Total Power: 70 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JHDTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 70 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (60 Gallons)


Forward of the ring bulkhead there is room for a V berth. The main cabin settees can
either be two singles each side, or with the back rest out, they form a double.
The aft quarter berths have split cushions for drop cloths.


– Force 10 2-burner propane stove with oven with propane safety switch
– 12V Adler-Barbour refrigeration

Electronics and Navigation

– Furuno radar
– Horizon Intrepid VHF with Ram Mic
– Icom single side band and antenna tuner
– Furuno Weatherfax model 207
– Garmin GPS Map 215
– BG Hercules 690 sailing instruments
– (4) BG 20-20 displays on mast, (2) Hydra displays, (1) 690 display
– Sony CD/Stereo
– Auto Pilot


– Hull material:
– Fiberglass w/ balsa core
– Deck material:
– Fiberglass w/ balsa core
– Recent surveys, including a core sample, show no water intrusion in the balsa core

Engine and Mechanical

– Yanmar 4JHDTE engine; new in about 1997
– Racor Fuel Filter
– Extensive updates and service in 2008
– 18x14 Martec Propeller
– Major out of the boat service 2008 by List Marine including the following:
– Disassemble, evaluate engine and clean as needed
– Replace worn and leaking sea water pump
– Clean and reseal inter-cooler unit
– Replace faulty oil cooler unit
– Overhaul leaking turbo charger unit
– Clean and reseal heat exchanger
– Overhaul starter motor and alternator
– Replace all engine cooling hoses and clamps
– Clean and inspect oil cooler lines, replace as needed
– Replace transmission dampener plate and leaking transmission seal
– Adjust valve clearances
– Re-torque cylinder head
– Repaint
– Service all fluids
– Engine was last inspected and serviced by List Marine in Feb 2013
– Propeller:
– 2 blade folding Martec 18x14 - right hand

Sails and Rigging

– Sails: Purchased in 2003 or earlier
– Mainsails:
– Santa Cruz Sails
– North 3DL
– Dacron Delivery
– Jibs:
– #1 Ullman
– #2 Ullman
– #3 Ullman
– Spinnakers:
– 3/4-oz Reacher
3/4-oz All purpose
– 1.2-oz Reacher
– 1.5-oz 80% Shy Kite
– Storm Sails:
– Trysail
– Storm Jib
– Mast and Rigging

– 3-spreader mast, new in about 1997
– Mast serviced and standing rigging replaced or re-cold headed in April 2006
– Complete running rigging in good condition
– 2 carbon spinnaker poles
– Reaching strut

– Winches
– All self tailing, all 2 speed except as noted:
– Primaries: (2) Barient 32 3 speed
– Secondaries: (2) Barient 28
– Mainsheet: Harken 46
– Cabin Top: (2) Barient 23s, (4) Harken 40s
– Navtec Hydraulics
– Backstay
– Vang with 3 release locations
– Flattening reef


– Emergency Rudder and mounting
– Life-Sling
– Jack-lines
– Life Jackets
– 2x manual bilge pumps, plus 12 V bilge pump
– Fortress FX37 aluminum anchor with chain and rode
– 8-person life-raft; valise; last certified 2006 - AS IS

Other Features and Equipment

Retrofit the toilet waste plumbing and create an exterior removal location.
Replaced the LP regulator and gauges and fittings and updated the hose configuration.
New front speakers, and re-wired aft speakers.
New clear coat on the interior.
Replaced the pressurized galley sink fixture.
Replaced the refrigerator compressor and cooling plate.
New refrigerator top to sit flush with the counter top.
Rebuilt of the forward hatch
Cleaned, brightened, and oiled teak on topsides.
Completely repainted the entire ceiling, except the teak strips and molding which were clear coated.
New paint on the forward bulkhead, inside some storage compartments, forward bunks, around the companion way and other stained teak areas.
Removed and resealed teak on foredeck and house.
Removed and resealed all deck hardware and winches on the house (except for turning blocks at base of mast).
Updated companionway area.
Treated the teak around the forward hatch and companionway with penetrating epoxy, both inside and out, then applied UV resistant polyurethane.
Stripped and refinished one spinnaker pole
Starbuck Canvas modified the existing spinnaker pole covers to fit properly.
Rebuilt the winches on the cabin top and made custom backing plates for them.
Bay Marine Recent Upgrades:
Full hull inspection and repair of one delam forward
Replace worn idler sheave in steering
Rebuild starboard vang quick release, replace inline ball valve
Fully inspect hydraulic system and repair leaks as needed
Service propeller shaft packing
Install new Groco serviceable water strainer
New Whale Titan bilge pump
New galley sink ball valve
Secure batteries
Renew grounding copper in lazerette
Roller furling gear including headstay and foil (disassembled and not on boat)
3 Blade delivery prop
Canvas dodger - needs reassembly and attached to boat
Propane grill


All sellers personal effects are excluded from the sale of the 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: Sausalito, California