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1996 Celestial 50' Pilothouse $239,000

Year 1996
Length: 50ft.
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP

Beam: 13 ft 10 inLength on Deck: 52 ft 0 inCabin Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Max Draft: 7 ft 6 inDraft Drive Up: Direct DriveDisplacement: 55000 lbs Full Load
Dry Weight: 32340 lbs
Engine(s): YanmarYear: 1996Hours: 3300
Engine(s) HP: 100 HP
Fuel: (264 Gallons)Water: (395 Gallons)
Keel Type: Fin
Boat Name
Keel: Fin
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
LWL: 42 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 52 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Displacement: 55000 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Dry Weight: 32340 lbs
Total Power: 100 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1996
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3175
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 100 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (395 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (264 Gallons)

FAIRWIND’s interior is bright, elegantly crafted, and easily accessed via a gentle four step companionway to starboard in the cockpit.  Handrails are fixed either side of the companionway and storage bins are below hinged steps.  The interior is masterfully crafted in solid teak and teak veneers.  The teak is coated with varnish and hand rubbed to a satin finish.  Select trim pieces are gloss finished.   Ample handholds, countertop and shelf fiddles are among the thoughtful details found throughout.  Most locker doors are finished with woven cane for ventilation.  The cabin sole is teak and holy with ample access hatches.  The overhead is padded vinyl over marine plywood with teak battens; fully removable for access to deck hardware and wiring.  Overhead dome lights and well placed reading lights are thoughtfully located around all cabin spaces.  Upholstery is a comfortable and neutral beige.

The interior layout is ideal for living aboard or cruising.  The raised salon/pilothouse is just forward of the cockpit and centrally located in the boat.  Forward and down is the galley to port with bunk room to starboard.  A forward head is forward of the galley with access from the passageway or forward stateroom.  Aft of the raised salon is the full beam, very large aft stateroom with ensuite head and shower.  Tanks and engine room are beneath the salon sole.

For those who appreciate light, views, and a protected inside helm, the salon/pilothouse will certainly delight.  Large glass windows surround the pilothouse on three sides providing 270 degree visibility while seated in the dinette.  The “U” shaped dinette is to port and measures 60” long and 31” wide.  A white Corian fixed dinette table is trimmed with varnished teak.  Storage bins are beneath the seats.  To starboard a communications/navigation desk has a hinged top accessing a chart locker.  VHF’s and SSB radios are located at this office/work station.  A hinge-out stool with wood seat is fitted.  The inside helm station is to starboard and forward.  A sliding/dogged side deck access door is outboard.  A bench seat and foot rest provide a great watch standing position.  Engine room access is below the cabin sole thought hinged access hatches.  Four overhead dome lights, two lights with sconces, and a reading light over the chart table illuminate the space at night.  Venetian blinds are fitted to the side windows for dockside privacy.

Main Salon engine access: In addition to the lift up hinged engine and battery room daily use access hatches there is also a removable section of the salon floor. The table is unscrewed and moved to one side. The hatch is visible and can be lifted off by four lift rings. It is heavy for engine noise isolation. Once set securely aside stand up access is available completely around the engine and makes the port side of the engine space more accessible. There is a corresponding over head hatch, weather proofed, that allows complete engine removable with a single lift.  Records show that the hatch was used to replace the engine in 2001.

The galley is located down three steps from the raised salon and to port.  White Corian counters are fitted with fiddles.  Two large stainless steel sinks are aft and fitted with a Delta single lever pull out spray faucet.  Storage cabinets, including “keyhole” dish cabinets are below and above the sink.  Outboard the gimbaled stove/oven is protected with a stainless steel crash bar.  Pot/pan storage is below the stove.  Forward, beneath the Corian counter are huge front opening fridge and freezer.  Two opening side ports, an overhead hatch and abundant lights contribute to an excellent all weather galley.

Double stainless steel sinks measuring 10” x 14” x 10 deep
Culligan drinking water filter with dedicated faucet
Salt water foot pump with dedicated faucet
Force Ten three burner stove with thermostatically controlled oven and broiler
Goldstar microwave oven
Front opening 7.5 cubic foot fridge
Front opening 4.5 cubic foot freezer
Corel digital thermostats for fridge and freezer
Magnetic knife holder
Racks on forward bulkhead for storage jars and silverware
To starboard of the galley are two bunks measuring 6’ 7” long by 2’ wide.  The lower bunk is current used for storage.  The upper bunk has a cushion, and reading light.  Storage bins are located beneath and forward of the bunks.  A curtain provides privacy to this space when desired. Two side ports and an overhead hatch ventilate this space.

Entered via a locking privacy doors in the forward passageway or forward stateroom, the forward head is forward of the mast and to port of centerline.   This compartment is molded fiberglass construction and coated with off white gel coat for ease of maintenance and waterproofing.  A varnished teak grating covers a shower pan in the sole.  The shower pan is fitted with a water tight inspection plate for access to the knot meter through hull fitting.  A vanity with integral sink and mirror are forward and outboard.  A shower curtain, mixer valves and hose nozzle are provided for handheld or standing showers.  A vacuflush head is aft of the sink.  A shaving mirror and louvered medicine cabinet are outboard of the sink.  Dome light, sink task light, an opening side port, and solar powered overhead complete this space.  A cabinet to starboard in the forward passageway houses the Bendix washing machine.  Below this are two drawers and above is a wide shelf.

The forward stateroom features a large “V” berth measuring 6’ 3” long by 6’ 6” aft and 1’ 8” forward.  A removable cushion and board infill the “V” for amorous crew/guests.  Storage in this space is copious including: eleven drawers, storage bins below the berth, and a tall hanging locker to starboard aft.  Two reading lights, a dome light, a Hela turbo fan, and overhead hatch and two opening side ports complete this stateroom.

For liveaboards, the “piece de resistance” is the aft master stateroom.  Accessed to starboard of the cockpit companionway and down three steps is a short passageway.  Storage lockers are outboard, below the deck edge in this passage.  A locking door provides privacy to the stateroom.   The centerline, forward facing island berth quickly catches one’s eye and measures 6’ 5” long by 4’ 10” wide.  Curved dressing/reading seats are on either side of the berth.  Long shelves run along the hull sides outboard.  Swing arm reading lights with shades are fitted each side.  An upholstered and padded headboard is secured to the aft bulkhead.  Storage is impressive in a nice collection of open shelves, drawers, cabinets, and hanging lockers.  Air conditioning, two cabin fans, six opening ports, and an overhead hatch provide climate control.  In additional to the two reading lights, three overhead dome lights provide light.  Along the forward bulkhead a small desk with mirrored cabinet and hinge out stool (uses same stool as nav desk) is on centerline.  A tall locker with removable shelves is to port.  To starboard and forward are two huge hanging lockers.

The ensuite aft head is forward to port and entered through a privacy door.  Like the forward head, its constructed of molded fiberglass for ease of maintenance.  A standing/sitting tub with seat is forward and outboard.  Mixer valves and an adjustable shower bar with hose and nozzle allow for flexible showering/bathing.  A vacuflush head is inboard and forward.  A sink with storage below and an Oval mirror above is aft and outboard.  Two opening hull side ports, a removable teak grate, towel bars, dome and task lights complete this space.

FAIRWIND has a white painted hull with a dark blue boot stripe and light blue and dark blue sheer stripes.  The bow has sufficient overhang and flare to stay dry and send spray sideways.  The bottom is coated with light blue antifouling paint.  A raised bulwark is capped with an extruded aluminum cap rail.  A “T” track top and round rub rail side are profiled into the cap rail.  The transom has a slight reverse with a molded in steps offset to port.  The hull and deck are a sandwich built of epoxy soaked on-end balsa between two glass fiber layers. It is at least 1`" thick and exceedingly strong.

This Celestial 50 PH has secure side deck outboard of the cabin sides.  Stainless steel double handrails and stanchions surround the entire deck for security.  Netting for pets or small children is currently lashed to the railings and easily removed if desired.  Decks and coach roof top have a molded-in diamond non-skid pattern.  A butterfly, hinged hatch provides access to a tidy bow locker with secondary anchor rode and wash down pump.  The hefty anchor windlass is on a raised platform rising up from the locker lids.  An 18” high trunk cabin extends onto the foredeck from the 4’ tall pilothouse with aluminum framed glass windows is located amidships.  Two steps up from the side deck a full beam raised aft deck extends to the transom.  A large full beam storage locker is accessed through port quarter deck hatch. 

The cockpit is on the aft deck with side entrances through the cockpit coamings adjacent the helm.  Spacious, protected and with excellent visibility it functions well for sailing, motoring, or entertaining.   Washboards will close these entrances in rough weather.  Cockpit seats and sole are laid with teak and rubber.  Storage lockers are located beneath the helm seat and side settees.  Coamings are capped with varnished teak and stainless steel grab rails.  The 4’ wide helm seat is aft and well situated behind the steering pedestal and instruments.  The side settees are six feet long with 12” high seatbacks.  An engine instrument panel is recess mounted in the aft end of the port settee and protected by a hinged acrylic cover.   A centerline drop leaf table with teak grab rails measures 48” long by 42” wide and nicely dines six.  Four drink holders are flush mounted in the table.  Two overhead lights illuminate the cockpit table at night.  Storage lockers are beneath the aft and side settees.

Ample room for cleaning gear, emergency tiller, spare anchors, sails, and other gear is found in the full beam stern locker with top opening hatch on the starboard quarter.   

Stainless steel stern arch with antenna mounting and dinghy davit
(8) 16” x 6” opening hull side ports
(8) 16” x 6” opening cabin side ports in forward coach roof
24” x 24” Manship hatch in forward coach roof
(2) 18” x 12” Hood hatches in coach roof
20” x 20” Overhead hatch in aft stateroom
80# Delta Quick Set primary anchor with 300’ 3/8” 3B chain rode
45 lb Delta secondary anchor 50’ of chain and 250’ line rode
Fortress FX-23 lightweight aluminum stern anchor with rode stored in plastic case on starboard stern rail
Double stainless steel bow rollers
Stainless steel chain hooks with securing tackle and cleats for anchors
Maxwell 3500 12V vertical capstan anchor windlass with up and down foot buttons
Floject salt water washdown pump
Dinghy:  AB 10VS fiberglass rigid bottom inflatable (new 2011)
Honda 5 HP 4 stroke outboard engine model BF5A
Securing straps for dinghy with 3:1 tensioning tackles
(2) 4:1 Harken tackles with cam cleats and ratchet blocks for hoisting dinghy
Hinged spreader bar for lowering dinghy clear of transom from stern arch with single control line led to line stopper and self-tailing winch
Varnished teak flag staff and holder
Folding stainless steel boarding/swim ladder with adjustable mounting brackets to fit into amidships boarding gates.
(4) Closed mooring chocks in bulwark
(6) 12” Mooring cleats
Stainless steel grab rails along coachroof sides, pilothouse top, and cockpit coamings
(2) Windshield wipers in pilothouse forward outboard windows
(2) 18” x 18” hatches in pilothouse top
20” wide sliding/dogged pilothouse side door adjacent inside helm
Rigid bimini covering aft deck from stern arch to cockpit
600' of yellow floating stern line on reel with easy deployment caribiners
(4) Canvas bags for lines on stern rail
(2) Plastic jerry jugs for diesel fuel
Fold down stainless steel stern swim ladder
Man ropes at stern swim steps
Stern floodlight
Cockpit courtesy lights - white and red
Full canvas enclosure for cockpit including hard top dodger over forward cockpit

Double spreader, keel stepped, aluminum mast painted with white LPU
Fixed steps from deck to first spreader
Aluminum boom painted with white LPU
Sparcraft rigid boom vang with lifting spring
Dutchman flaking system for mainsail
1 x 19 wire rope standing rigging; continuous to masthead with fore and aft lowers
Independent double backstays to stern quarters; one side insulated for SSB
Profurl LC-42 furler on genoa
Removable inner forestay with pelican detach/tensioning lever
Spreader, foredeck, steaming, tricolor, and anchor lights
Spinnaker halyard, genoa halyard spare jib halyard, mainsail halyard
Lewmar ST 40 and ST46 winches on mast for halyards
(4) Line stoppers on mast for halyards
Lewmar ST16 reefing winch on mast with three mainsail reef lines
Lewmar mainsheet traveler with control lines in cockpit
4:1 Mainsheet led aft to stopper and winch in cockpit
Lewmar ST30 in cockpit for mainsheet and traveler
Line bag for mainsheet and traveller lines
Lewmar ST44 on centerline aft of cockpit for davits, and spinnaker sheets
(2) Lewmar ST58 winches on cockpit coaming for sheets
Mainsail, Genoa, working jib, staysail, and drifter
Winchmate 12V electric “winchhandle” with power cord and two outlets for use at mast and in cockpit

Danforth Constellation compass & stainless steel hood on cockpit steering pedestal
Danforth Constellation compass at pilothouse helm station
Raymarine ST60+ Wind and Tridata display at cockpit steering pedestal
Robertson AP300X autopilot control at cockpit steering pedestal
Robertson AP300X autopilot control at pilothouse helm station
Robertson hydraulic autopilot pump and spare pump
Horizon Intrepid VHF with cockpit RAM microphone
Icom IC-M422 VHF radio at cockpit helm station
Raymarine C90W color chartplotter mounted in cockpit to overhead at helm
Electronic chart cartridge for Canada and SE Alaska
Furuno 4KW closed array radome on mast mounted self-leveling platform with stainless steel guard
Furuno GAsfet radar display mounted on companionway hinge-out bracket
Comnav AIS Class B transponder
Mast mounted Tri-lens radar reflector
SGC 2000 1.6 – 30 mhz SSB radio with automatic tuner and insulated backstay antenna
Westinghouse 1000 Satphone and Intellian stabilized antenna
Sylvania 20” flat screen TV/DVD player mounted on pilothouse aft bulkhead
Airguide Brass clock and barometer set on pilothouse bulkhead
Trident clock in galley
West Marine clock and barometer in master stateroom
Chrome ship’s bell
ACR 406 EPIRB (Battery expired 11/2013)
Sony Marine Drive 5 Stereo AM/FM/CD/MP3/Aux
(2) Bose 151 speakers in cockpit and (2) Bose 151 speakers in salon
Speedtech digitial recording barometer
Furuno weather fax available but not currently installed

Yanmar 4JH2M-DTE engine with 3175 engine hours (new in 2001)
Aquadrive shaft coupling system
Max prop feathering three blade propeller
Spare 3 blade fixed propellor
Yanmar “C” type engine panel in cockpit
Yanmar “C” type engine panel in pilothouse
Morse single lever engine control in cockpit and pilothouse
Hydraulic steering in pilothouse with wood steering wheel
Hydraulic steering in cockpit with 32” stainless steel wheel
Sidepower bow thruster with joystick control in pilothouse and wireless remote control for cockpit/anywhere
(2) windshield wipers for pilothouse
(2) Racor 500FG primary fuel filters for engine and genset
Hart Tank Tender fuel and water tank level indicator
Village Marine reverse osmosis watermaker
(2) Large Groco bronze/clear acrylic raw water strainers with stainless steel distribution manifold
Seaward 6 gallon stainless steel hot water heater
(2) Vacuflush heads
Dometic holding tank level indicator
Marine Air A/C / reverse heat in pilothouse and aft cabin
SMX II controls for airconditioning/reverse heat
Bendix washing machine

5 KW Northern Lights genset in sound enclosure ( 985 hours)
30 amp and 50 amp shorepower connections
Shore connections for telephone and coax/cable
AC & DC switch and gage panels
Blue Seas digital AC power monitor showing volts, amps, hz, and watts
Xantrex/Prosine 4,000 watt inverter/charger with remote control panel
Link 20 battery monitor
Large bank of solar panels on aft deck hard top
Analog solar panel output ammeter
(8) Concorde 6V 6220 AGM batteries in 12V house bank (total 880 amp hours)
12V engine and genset starting battery
Lifeline 8PL-24 AGM House/start battery combiner
Hitachi 80 amp engine alternator with Balmar Maxcharge MC-512 regulator
Phase Three PTC-40CE 40 amp 12V battery charger
Electroguard automatic cathodic protection system

MOM 8A man overboard module (service due June 2015)
Lifesling man overboard recovery system in plastic case
Winslow model 40SL-CC liferaft mfg 6/9/97; last serviced May 2014
Bosun’s Chair
Kidde fixed automatic fire extinguisher in engineroom
(2) Diaphragm 12V bilge pumps in the engine room switched to ABYC standards with switch lights visible from aft stateroom bed
Automatic bilge pump in mast well
Automatic bilge pump in chain locker
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Automatic bilge pump in bow locker
Loud bilge high level alarm

New 80 lb. Quick Set Delta working anchor joining shackle.
Added solid rubber anchor stock holder in bow fairlead to aide auto anchor deployment.
Overhauled windlass and modified chain lead to chain locker to prevent chain jam.
Overhauled roller furling, tack and head, renewed furling line to cockpit through new fairleads.
Renewed bow port and starboard lights with LED and rewired.
New forepeak automatic bilge pump.
New seawater wash down pump.
New wire for 6 & 7 above to main switch panel.
Replaced 24” x 24” V-berth hatch.
Resealed remaining deck hatches.
Installed forward head solar vent in place of static mushroom vent.
Pulled mast, overhauled on dock, and restepped.
Replaced all standing rigging.
Replaced masthead tricolor light and anchor light with new Aquasignal housing and LED bulbs.
New masthead VHF antenna on new mounting bracket.
New masthead wind vane.
New masthead forward shackles
Reworked mast truck to accommodate 12 thru 15 above.
Ovehauled masthead halyard blocks.
Replaced steaming light fitting with LED and foredeck flood light.
Overhauled spreader flood lights.
Overhauled and rebuilt radar dome gimbal system.
Renewed halyards.
Renewed boom vang line.
Renewed mainsheet.
Modified mainsheet leads to allow full traveler motion without resetting sheet.
Renewed traveler control lines.
Fabricated toe-rail attachments for side ladders.
Replaced forward cockpit cover wind shield with optical quality plastic.
Added clear plastic panels to cockpit cover for helm position to see fore sail luff.
Overhauled Lifesling and repositioned storage boxes for quick access.
New BBQ rail-mounted propane/electric.
Added MOM-8 life buoy system.
Added 30 ft. of BBB 3/8” chain to stern anchor and relocated quarter box on side rail.
Mounted stern anchor in stern locker.
Added flood light to illuminate stern boarding steps.
Added cockpit red LED lights over helm position.
Ran new wires from cockpit light/radio switches to main switch panel.
Added new DSC VHF to cockpit.
Added AIS Class B transponder.
Added new hi-gain AIS antenna.
Added new hi-gain VHF antenna.
Added Satellite TV antenna.
Added Raymarine Chartplotter to cockpit helm position.
Interconnected VHF, AIS, and chart platter.  All new wire connected to main switch panel.
New Raymarine instrumentation cluster for Depth, Log, Speed, and Anemometer for cockpit helm position.
Added hydraulic steering system fluid filling point at helm position.
Replaced cockpit white LED forward courtesy light.
Added grab bars to cockpit table.
Added additional bracing between cockpit table and steering pedestal.
New inflatable dingy-AB VS model with box seat, boarding and beaching strips added.
New stern davit falls, topping lift, and outboard hoist.
Added dinghy gripe and bowse-ing lines and blocks.
Added man-ropes for stern boarding steps.
Added safety netting on side rails from forward to aft.
Below decks from forward to aft: 

Renewed wiring from V-berth to main switch panel.
Rewired wardrobe light in V-berth.
Added LED reading light in V-berth.
Rebuilt bulkhead under V-berth.
Rebuilt forward head shower sump pump.
Rewired forward head shower sump pump.
Replaced forward head shower sump strainer.
Installed vented kick plates around galley fridge and freezer.
Removed bulkhead and door between galley and bunk room; provides more light, air, and room.
Added privacy curtains to separate galley from bunks.
Installed upper bunk space access cabinet doors.
Added strip light to galley counter space.
New galley sink faucet.
Rewired fridge temperature control system.
Replaced, in engine room, old 12V DC fridge compressor with new AC high efficiency compressor.
Added multi-function ammeter visibile to galley and saloon- to monitor total AC amp draw.  Also displays AC volts, cycles, and watts.
Overhauled windshield wipers.
Restored to working order and recalibrated Link 20 battery monitoring system.
Rerouted and increase air volume to saloon A/C- heat pump system.
Rewired AC GFI plugs to comply with regulations.
Remounted Xantrex inverter/charger to improve natural cooling air flow.
Added extractor fan to Xantrex cabinet with remote switch.
Added remote digital temperature gauges to chart table area for engine room and Xantrex temperature monitoring.
Added high bilge water general alarm with bilge sensor and associated wiring.
Added engine room ventilation – IN, OUT, and Bilge OUT with hoses and remote switches at chart table area plus all associated wiring.
Added bilge pump remote switches to chart table area for OFF/MANUAL/AUTO of lower and upper bilge pumps and sensors.
Added bilge water level monitors that will only activate on water contact, not oil/diesel
Added all associated interconnecting wiring.
Built new custom stainless steel sea-chest for sea water cooling of engine/A/C, water maker and gen set.
Replaced all cooling water hoses: clamped per ABYC standards.
Mounted TV on bulkhead with secure wall mount.
Mounted Satellite cable box above TV.
Mounted Satellite TV Antenna Control Unit in lockers below TV and wired to antenna aft.
Relocated Satellite Phone hand unit clear of TV location.
Replaced fuel transfer pipe and stop cock between upper and lower fuel tanks.
Overhauled fuel tank lid gaskets.
Installed new macerator pump with wire to main switch panel and new hoses to holding tank.
Replumbed macerator pipes and manual bilge pump pipes that prior owner had interconnected.
Installed holding tank level monitor-Sealand Tank Watch 4 and wired to display panel near main switch panel.
Overhauled aft Vacuflush head system.
Refinished master stateroom cabin sole.
Master cabin wiring overhauled and replaced as needed.
Added 12 volt return path from aft master cabin direct to main panel.
Rerouted weather fax power line to SSB radio; Furuno weather fax available but not installed.
Overhauled aft AC/Heat pump system.
Added steering max deflection safety stops.
Overhauled prop shaft grounding strips.
Overhauled dripless shaft seal.
Replaced cutlass bearing.
Replaced rudder stock bearing and seal.
Removed and completely rebuilt rudder.
Removed and rebuilt Maxprop.  Reset blade angle for maximum efficiency after several trial runs.
All pre-purchase survey work in 2008 accomplished.
Additional survey made and recommended work completed.
All through hulls check annually and overhauled as required.
Life raft  - 4 man – serviced and in date.