As this sailing season comes to a close, we have decided we would like to spend the next couple of years in Europe
, living ashore and travelling. Rather than leave the boat
to grow heavy with moss and barnacles
, we are listing our large and comfortable Beneteau
50 for sale
. We are currently in the USVI, but will be putting the boat on the hard
in Virgin Gorda for hurricane
season. We will be happy to show the boat anywhere in the area, and can deliver the boat anywhere within reason, with or without the new owner aboard. If you are beginning cruisers, we will be happy to spent some time aboard with you getting you up to speed.
The boat is truly ready to step aboard and sail away. While we started from a solid cruising platform with a low hours 2007 Beneteau Cyclades
50, we have made many improvements.
The boat is the 5 cabin
(4 cabins and crew cabin) version, with 4 full heads and the small crew head
. Built for charter
comfort, it includes an Onan generator
and three air conditioners. The floor plan is open, light, and comfortable.
The addition of the arch not only makes handling the dinghy
easy, but allowed us to add 750 Watts of real Kyocera solar panels
which are controlled by an Outback MPPT
controller. With that much solar
power, we rarely run the generator
anymore. Once we passed Georgetown
, we have only run the generator because any engine
should be run once in a while. The sun makes all the power we need south of 23N.
include a Raymarine
HD color radar
with a C140W chartplotter
, an additional ST60+ Graphics display in the cockpit
, a Standard Horizon GX2150+ VHF
which displays on the chartplotter
, and a remote
microphone in the cockpit
We added a large Xantrex charger
and 150A charger) that will keep up with about anything you want to run on a boat. We also installed a new Balmar
with the smart external regulator
, and there is a used spare Balmar
100A just like it aboard.
is an AB Lamina 11, 11.5 feet in length with an aluminum hull
. Powered by a Tohatsu 18, we are the envy of the other cruisers and skim around on plane even with 5 of us on board. Outboard
and Dinghy were both bought new in May of 2013 and are still in great shape.
A cabinetmaker built custom shelves in all the places we thought Beneteau missed. Everything matches the finish of the boat. We added spice trays to the kitchen counters.
We had a custom canvas
shop in Charleston build the new Bimini
out of Sunbrella and heavy gauge Perspex. The large viewing windows allow you to see the sails
through the Bimini
. The side and rear shades are Phifertex Plus and make the afternoons very pleasant in the cockpit even when it is sunny, and help keep the rain from blowing in on rainy days.
Of course we added a microwave, and as the large secondary Fridge/Freezer that Beneteau chose for these boats is so power hungry, we added a separate Engel 80 liter freezer
in one of our extra cabins. We use the built in primary refrigerator/freezer for everday use and the Engel as a deep freeze. The large secondary freezer
is great for dry storage
. The Engel will hold enough meat, cheese, and frozen vegetables for 5 people for 6 weeks.
The boat has its own wifi
network and range extender to pick up wifi
signals from shore.
We have the normal large inventory of tools, screws, nuts, bolts, and so on that a cruising boat must carry. All the electrical
tools and connections, wire, etc. as well. Charts
are all current
and go with the boat as well. Linens, cleaning
supplies, dishes, cutlery, etc all go with the boat. Engine
, filters, belts, etc are all included.
If you bring a swimsuit and a couple of pairs of underwear, t shirts, and shorts, you really can sail away in this boat and live in great comfort without adding a thing.
me with questions, and I can send as many pictures as you would like. I will add photos to this add shortly.
Priced at $195,000..
Additional Specs, Equipment
BOAT NAME: Turning Points
IS THE NAME TO BE RETAINED: No
MAKE/MODEL: Beneteau Cyclades
: Berret & Racoupeau
WHERE BUILT: France
MODEL YEAR: 2007
NO (HIN): FR-BEYFxxxxxA090
LWL M 13.85
BEAM M 4.9
: 12,680 kg/27955 lbs
HULL: Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP)
MATERIAL: Textured GRP and balsa sandwich
TYPE: Fin & bulb
NO OF ENGINES: 1
NO. OF CYLINDERS: 4
SYSTEM: Heat exchanger
LAST SERVICED: April 2014
HOURS RUN/DATE: 3800
TYPE OF GEAR
BOX(S): ZF Marine
DRIVE TO PROP: Direct shaft
TYPE OF PROP: 3 Blade
VOLTAGE: 12 V/ 110 V
NO OF BATTERIES
: 1 engine/ 4 house/ 1 genset
CAPACITY: eng 100ah Lifeline AGM
, 880Ah Lifeline AGM/ 1x 92 ah
METHOD OF CHARGING
& battery charger
, Generator, Solar
ALTERNATOR: Balmar 100A w/ ARS-5 external regulator
temp sensor and alternator temp sensor
GENERATOR MAKE: Onan MDKBL-5757401 9KW
Charger/Inverter: Xantex Freedom Sine Wave SW3012 3000W inverter / 150A Charger w/ remote
System Control Panel
Chargers: 25 amp Dolphin and 40 Amp backup chargers on separate switch.
Xantrex LinkPRO Battery Monitor
, 2013 KD250GX-LFB,
OUTBACK FM60 Maximum Power Point Tracking Charge Controller
OUTBACK MATE 2 remote monitor panel mounted
NO OF FUEL TANKS
CAPACITY OF FUEL TANKS
LITRES: 440 GALLONS: 116
FILTERS: DUAL RACOR
500MA with bypass valves and RACOR
quick drain fittings.
NO OF WATER
CAPACITY OF WATER
LITRES: 980 GALLONS: 246
HOLDING TANKS: Yes, 4 x 20g
PRESSURISED: Fresh water
SEA WATER: None
SPAR MAKER: Z Spar Z Diffusion
SPAR MATERIAL: Aluminium
MATERIAL: Braided stainless steel
LAST REPLACED: Original
MATERIAL: Cored braided line
REEFING: Slab reefing
HEADSAIL ROLLER FURLING
SHEET WINCHES: 2
: 1 of 2
NO OF BERTHS: 12
DOUBLES: 4 plus saloon
NO. OF CABINS: 4 plus crew quarters
NO. HEADS: 5
: 4 plus transom shower
CABIN HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING: Yes 3x Cruiseair
UPHOLSTERY/COLOUR SCHEME: Cream leatherette in saloon
CONSTRUCTION/WOOD TYPE: Light teak
WHICH LAYOUT VERSION: 4 plus crew
COOKER TYPE: Eno
NO OF BURNERS: 3
MICROWAVE: Yes Westbend 900W w/turntable
FRIDGE #1: Vitrifrigo 12v driven
FRIDGE#2: Vitrifrigo 12v driven cold plate
FREEZER: Engel 12v high efficiency 80L chest. Also runs on 110.
SINK: Double basin
55 42M ½ chain, 30M rode
MAKE: Quick Dylan 1712 D, new 2013.
OTHER GROUND TACKLE: None
: (2) Plastimo
SPEED: Raymarine Tridata ST60+
LOG: Raymarine Tridata ST60+
: Raymarine ST60+ Wind
and Close Hauled
GRAPHIC: Raymarine ST60+ Graphic
: Standard Horizon GX2150+ w/AIS and RAM3 remote cockpit microphone and speaker
Chartplotter #1: Raymarine C140W United States and South America Charts
Chartplotter: Raymarine A57D
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine ST6002 w S3G course computer
: Raymarine Color HD Digital E92142, 18
CO2 and Smoke DETECTOR: 1
FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT: Yes
PUMPS: Manual & automatic
: Meets and Exceeds USCG requirements
LIGHTS: Yes - LED
SPRAYHOOD/DODGERS: 2013 custom with Sunbrella and heavy gauge perspex
Bimini: 2013 custom with Sunbrella and heavy gauge perspex
RADIO/ CD: Clarion CMD 6 w/ipod connection w speakers in saloon and cockpit
Arch: Custom built Aluminium with 4:1 block and tackle for dinghy life, 6:1 block and tackle for motor lift
. Solar panels
mount on top of arch and shade dinghy when lifted.
SWIMMING LADDER: Yes
DINGHY: 2013 AB Lumina AL11, 11.5 foot Aluminum
with bow locker
:2013 Tohatsu M18E2 18hp 2 stroke
ENGINE SPARES: Alternator, filters, thermostats, etc
: 10 person Plastimo
LAST SERVICED: April 2013
and exterior lighting
changed from halogen to LED. Additional led strip lighting
added to salon
Custom shelving installed in multiple places, including under all sinks in heads, under beds, in hanging lockers, in kitchen cabinets, by companionway
, in soles, behind settee cushons. All custom built to match the boat.
, UV resistant white poly with heavy duty fasteners installed.
Caframo fans in salon
in cockpit. Made from Sunbrella and phifertex materials.
Custom Curtains and pillows in salon.
Memory foam mattress toppers in both forward cabins.
station for 12v devices in Salon, including two 15A 12v receptacles and a 2A USB receptable with two USB ports
. The 2A will charge Ipads and other tablets required higher amperage than the normal .5 to 1 Amp USB receptables can provide. All separately switched with individual breakers.
Two additional 12v receptacles at Nav Station, controlled from one 15 amp breaker.
supplies, spares, filters, 4 scuba
tanks, sailboard (board only, no sails), 2 handheld VHF Radios, new 2013, both waterproof.
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 is wired to C140W for AIS
. It also has a Digital Yacht USB connection to output that information to a computer if you are running OpenCPN
. There is a separate USB GPS
for your computer as well to provide additional redundancy.
Brother MFC-J470DW scanner/copier/printer. Wireless for all devices as well as a USB plug
at nav station.
WIFI range extender system including Ubiquiti Bullet Titanium and Ubiquite PicoStation router. Allows all devices on the boat to access each other and connect to any available external wifi signal.