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Just flat-out beautiful, the Spirit 50 Deckhouse combines modern composite boat building techniques with old world grace and joinery to produce a light and responsive head-turning yacht with the charm and lines reminiscent of the 1930’s. She is easily driven to her hull speed and rides as if on a rail, while providing accommodations for up to seven on passages and explorations. This is elegance in a finely crafted proper yacht. "Roving Spirit" will spark joy in her Master’s or Mistress’ heart and soul.

An Up-Wind 50′ Santa Barbara Slip is available for Roving Spirit at additional Cost.  Please call for details.

If you are searching for an exceptional boat to scratch that particular itch, Call us for an appointment to see "Roving Spirit" and make her yours.  



Engine Brand Yanmar
Year Built 2011
Engine type Inboard
Engine power 40 HP
Boat Name Roving Spirit
Boat Condition Used
Boat Class Sloop
Hull Material Composite
No of Single 2
No of Double Berths 2
No of Cabin 2
Keel Type Bulb Keel
Flag of Registry US
LOA 50
Beam 11.5
Maximum draft 6.5
Water Tank Gallons
Water Tank Material Plastic
Fuel Tank 47 Gallons
No of Fuel Tank 1
Fuel Tank Material Plastic
Holding Tank Gallons
Holding Tank Material Plastic

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Vessel Walk-Through

From the Helm, with a command view of the boats expansive teak decking and stunning bright-work, you have engine and sail controls, including electric winches, surrounding the teak pedestal and formidable teak-trimmed wheel.  There is an expansive aft-deck and exceptional access to side and forward decks.  Through the companionway and below into the Deck House, you are transformed by luxurious joinery exuding the scents of premium woods and varnishes that only a boat like this can offer.A double sea-berth is to starboard with seating across to port. A two-step climb to the interior Navigation Station, with 360 degree view of the deck gives the captain or mate a warm place from which to sail the boat..

A step down and forward brings the Day-Head and Galley to starboard with a Single Bunk Stateroom and Dinette across to port. There is a  large Butterfly Hatch above, providing light and ventilation.  Forward into the Master cabin wit En-suite Head, Queen Berth and mini-desk. 

Storage throughout is generous and thoughtful, including lazarettes, lockers and cabinets. There are dorades and hatches providing fresh air and lots of naturally available lighting. Fit and finish is what this interior is all about. Traditional ambiance blending the 1930’s with post-millennial custom building practices.

Deck and Rigging

  • Fitted Teak Decking and Seating
  • Stainless steel Wire Lifelines on Stainless Steel Stanchions
  • Cockpit Lazarettes (2)
  • Aft Deck Lazarettes (4)
  • Harken Two-Speed Electric #46 ST Cabin Top Winch
  • Harken Two-Speed #53 ST Deck Winch
  • (2) Harken Two-Speed Electric #46 ST Primary Winch
  • (2) Harken Two-Speed Electric #53 ST Primary Winch
  • Edson Pedestal and Double-Spoked Teak Wheel
  • Rod Rigging
  • Harken Boom Vang
  • Removable Teak Cockpit Table
  • Bimini Cockpit Cover
  • Lewmar Electric Anchor Windlass 
  • Ultra 46# Stainless Steel Anchor,
  • 200′ Chain and Rode
  • 35# Lewmar-Type Claw Anchor as Spare
  • 3 Butterfly Hatches

Electronics and Navigation Gear

At Helm:

  • B&G Zeus Touch-Screen Chart-Plotter, Depth Sounder and Radar
  • B&G Auto Pilot
  • 2 B&G Multi-Function Monitors
  • Side Power Bow-Thruster Control
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Compass

At Nav Station

  • B&G Chart-Plotter, Radar, Depth Sounder
  • 2 B&G Multi-Function Plotters


  • Double Berth in Deckhouse
  • Single Berth Port Amidship
  • Queen Berth Forward

Complete Equipment per MFG


– Cold moulded Douglas fir strip planking overlaid with 2 diagonal layers of Khaya mahogany veneer
– Varnished mahogany veneer transom
– Laminated 60 mm x 60 mm deep mahogany ring frames spaced at approx 1m
– Frames by mast and chain plates around 80 mm deep
– Laminated Douglas fir keelson
– Laminated Douglas Fir beam shelf
– Laminated mahogany floors
– Hull faired and Awlgrip painted; the interior varnished
– Laminated mahogany deck beams in line with the ring frames
– Two further deck beams fitted between each frame giving 300 mm spacing
– Solid mahogany hanging knees
– Teak 6 mm deck planking bonded to 12 mm plywood sub deck
– Watertight bulkheads fitted at the break of the cockpit and anchor locker
– Grey self polish antifouled hull
– Low bulwark with 75mm mahogany capping
– Varnished solid mahogany sided trunk cabin
– Teak planking overlaid on ply coach roof


From aft
– From cockpit step up
– Mahogany paired companionway doors and sliding hatch in coach roof
– Companionway steps down

– White painted deck head with contrasting mahogany beams
-all cabin lights upgraded to LED for reduced power consumption
– Satin varnished solid mahogany joinery and blue Nubuck upholstery
– Teak removable cabin sole panels
– L shaped button backed settee port side to semi bulkhead
– Straight bench seat stbd
– Nav station with pilot seat and chart table against fwd bulkhead port side
– Locker cabinets with desk top and electric panels outboard stbd
– Steps down

Main accommodation area
– Doorway to port guest cabin
– 2 x single up and over Pullman berths
– Hinged split door opposite to stbd to head
– Jabsco manual WC, ceramic basin, shower and lockers

Galley fwd to stbd
– Eno stainless steel 3 burner hob and oven
– Eno microwave oven
– Stainless steel one large one small bowl sink with H&C mixer tap
– Isotherm top loading fridge
– Lockers above and below aft to side and forward

Dining area to port
– U shaped settee port side
– Inlaid dining table offset to port
– Mast by bulkhead and doorway forward with hinged split door to port

Forward head with small skylight hatch over
– Jabsco manual WC
– Ceramic basin, shower and lockers

– Hanging cupboard stbd
– Double berth offset to port
– Stowage under
– Bench seat and locker to stbd


Fractional sloop rig
– Carbon fibre white finished Southern Spars mast, boom and spinnaker pole
– Main mast with 2 pair spreaders keel mounted on a metal plate
– Backstay with tensioner attached to a plate bolted to plywood webs in the counter
– Stainless steel rod shrouds attached to paired stainless chain plates through bolted to ring frames
– Stainless bottle screws attached to chain plates
– Electric roller forestay attached to a plate bolted to webs bonded into the stem

Running Rigging
– All sheets and halyards led aft by turning blocks routed through tunnels in the aft skylight
– 13 x Spinlock line brakes
– The main sheets through a Ronstan 3 part tackle to track forward of the companionway

– Main l 55.21sq m fully battened, 2 x slab reefs, Cruising laminate, Technora double taffeta
– Roller Headsail 36.94sq m cruising laminate – Technora taffeta luff flattener, UV sunguard
– Asymmetric 103.07sq m full radial panel layout, 1.5oz nylon, snuffer handling sock
– Storm Jib 10sq m, high visibility dayglow orange, wrap around luff system

– Mainsail cover
– Bimini top
– Covers for skylights, hatches and helm wheel


From aft
-Stainless steel stanchions set in stainless sockets in bulwarks
-Two runs of 5 mm stainless guard wire
-300mm stainless cleat on centreline of aft deck and 250 mm cleats to each side
-Flush fitting deck lockers hinged and fitted with hydraulic struts
-Teak boarding ladder was seen stowed in the port cockpit locker and is new, custom made.
-Cockpit teak cockpit table
-Single lever engine control by the helm
– Harken 53 two speed ST electric aft of cockpit port side
– Harken 53 two speed ST electric aft of cockpit starboard
– Cockpit coamings surround deck level teak seating aft and to sides with lockers under
– Teak laid self draining cockpit sole
– Wood rimmed 1.2m diameter helm wheel in substantial pedestal bearing instruments
– Harken 46 two speed ST electric mid cockpit starboard
– 2 x Harken 53 two speed manual winches forward cockpit
– Step up to
– Trunk cabin with fixed, wood framed windows aft to sides and forward
– 2 x Harken 46 two speed electric winches either side on coach roof
– Teak handrails running for e and aft either side of the coach roof
– 2 Chromed dorade vents
– Teak framed Plexiglas hatches to sides
– Mahogany butterfly skylight abaft mast over saloon, chrome fittings and tinted safety glass
– Mast
– Mahogany butterfly skylight fwd of mast over saloon, chrome fittings and tinted safety glass
– Sail track
-Teak framed Plexiglas fore hatch
– Flush fitting deck lockers hinged and fitted with hydraulic struts
– 300 mm stainless cleat on centreline of foredeck and 250mm ones to each side
– Lewmar anchor windlass controlled by handset stowed in anchor locker
– Deck mounted cable stopper
– 20 Kg Stainless steel Ultra anchor stowed on nylon roller in stainless steel stem fitting
– Galvanised 20 Kg Delta anchor as spare
– c 20 m x 8mm chain attached Ultra swivel connector spliced to a length of 20 mm Octoplait
– Chain self stows in a locker below with flush fitting lid and a drain in the base


– Yanmar 3JH4E, serial EO8172, 40 HP 3 cylinder diesel flex mounted in sound proofed space
– Yanmar control panel
– Vetus type water filter
– 3 Blade folding 0.5m diameter, right handed bronze propeller
– 30mm stainless shaft to bronze P bracket in hull and Cutless bearing
– Alternator
– 2 x Sealed 12 V 150 Ah lead acid service batteries
– AGM 12 V 90 Ah engine starting battery
– Isolator switches beneath chart table for engine, service and link functions
– Mastervolt Mass GI 3.5 isolation transformer
– Mastervolt Mass Combi 12 / 1200-60 sine wave inverter / charger and controller
-120 VAC autosensing 20 A battery charger where only 120 V Shore power is available
– 240 V shore power
– LED Lights throughout cabins and conveniences
– LCD navigation lights at stem, mast and transom compliant with rules
– Bowthruster with five bladed nylon propeller
– LCD lights on the lower spreaders and boom end
– Pressurised water system with outlets in the galley, both heads and transom
– Combined calorifier and c 15 gallon immersion water heater fitted aft of engine
– Webasto Diesel heater in port cockpit locker
– 12 V air circulation fans
– c 47 gallon / 215 litre nylon fuel tank beneath port side saloon seating
– Nylon water tanks under forward berth and aft to starboard
– 3 Kg gas bottle in a draining locker in the starboard counter
– Black water holding tank
– Weema tank gauges


At chart table
– B&G auto pilot
– B&G multi plotter GPS and radar
– VHF and wireless remote handset for use in cockpit or anywhere aboard

At the helm
– Ritchie Powerdamp globe compass
– B&G auto pilot controller
– B&G multi plotter GPS repeater
– B&G Windspeed / direction / log / distance and 2 x depth sounders port and starboard to LCD
– Bow thruster control
– Electric genoa furler control


– Diaphragm manual bilge pump aft in cockpit with selector valve for spaces to be emptied
– 3 x Electric bilge pumps in cabin; the forward float switched the others manual controlled
– 3 x 2 Kg dry powder fire extinguishers; port cockpit locker, under chart table and in fore cabin
– 4 x Type III inflatable PFDs
– 2 x Throwable PFDs
– Fire blanket
– Wood plugs
– McMurdo ditch bag


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.

Owner’s personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller’s personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Contact Information

50′ Spirit Yachts Deckhouse 2011

Santa Barbara, CA

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