1999 Celestial 50

  • 50
  • Celestial
  • Tracys Landing, MD, US

Yacht price: $169,900

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Gallery
  • Descriptions

Overview

If you dream of sailing the world on a comfortable yacht that can take you anywhere you desire, then Merdeka is the one for you.  The unique pilothouse center cockpit design combined with a strong sail plan is the ideal combination under almost all conditions.  Her current owners spent a year doing extensive upgrades before setting sail on a 10,000 NM voyage with their family. With their trip complete, they offer her up for new owners to create their own adventures on this truly capable sailing vessel.

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Celestial
Model:
50
Year:
1999
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
Tracys Landing, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
1
Vessel Name:
Merdeka
Boat Type:
Cutter, Pilothouse
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Designer:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
50 ft - 15.24 meter
LOA:
50 ft 8 in - 15.44 meter
Beam:
13 ft 6 in - 4.11 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 6 in - 1.98 meter
Bridge Clearance:
64 ft
Dry Weight:

Engine

Make:
Yanmar
Model:
4JH2-UTE
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
Cruise Speed:
Range:
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Direct
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
100 (Individual), 100 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
245 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
395 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
60 Gallon(s)

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
2
Total Berths:
-
Total Heads:
2

Gallery

Descriptions

Interior Accomodations

Entrance to the below deck accommodations is granted via a companionway door from the cockpit or the starboard pilothouse door.  When both of these are open, it allows fantastic ventilation throughout. The raised salon with large windows provides a near panoramic view of your surroundings and a comfortable spot to gather and enjoy time on the water. The interior helm to starboard offers great visibility and protection from weather when needed.  To port is a large U-shaped settee with drop leaf table.

 

A few steps down and forward of the salon is the galley to port and dinette to starboard. The dinette table can be lowered and privacy curtains added to covert into an additional berth if needed.  Forward of the dinette is a large storage cabinet that houses a washer/dryer combo and, you guessed it, lots more storage.

 

Forward of the galley area is the day/guest head and forward guest V-berth. Aft is the owners cabin, with centerline queen bed and ensuite head with a small soaking tub. 

 

Beautiful woodwork is found throughout, reflecting the quality interior of  the Xiamen Celestial Yacht shipbuilding factory in China, which later went on to produce Passport and Outbound Yachts. Unlike some pilothouse designs, the space is well laid out and functional with room to spread out and plenty of storage for provisions. 

 

  • Galley amenities: Microwave, Force 10 3-burner stove and oven, Fresh and Sea water manual foot pumps
  • Original 110V and engine driven refrigeration system removed, replaced with 12V "keel cooled" freezer (Isotherm SP) and 12V air-cooled (Isotherm) refrigerator systems in galley (2019)
  • Splendide washer/dryer combo (hot water valve needs to be serviced; currently not in use)
  • Reverse cycle Heat/AC - 16K BTU unit that services salon / galley / forward cabin. 10K BTU unit that services aft cabin
  • 12V fans in galley and sleeping berths
  • Flat screen TV
  • 12V and USB power outlets 
  • LED interior lights
  • Macerator pumps on heads for overboard discharge where allowed
Deck and Hull

The hull is constructed with fiberglass and resins approved by Lloyd's of London Register of Shipping. Hull sides are balsa cored above the waterline with solid fiberglass below the waterline. The deck is also balsa cored; high stress areas are solid fiberglass with stainless backing plates. The deck and hull are chemically bonded together and thru bolted. A large fin keel and skeg rudder keep the boat balanced and protected in heavy seas. The keel consists of four lead castings encapsulated in fiberglass and resin. This boat was overbuilt for offshore performance.

 

On deck, the wide side decks with hand rails and sturdy stainless steel railings ensure safety while moving about. The sliding door next to the helm in the pilothouse allows the captain to monitor conditions and hop out on deck quickly and easily. Deck and cabin tops have molded non-skid surfaces around all hatches and hardware.  Plenty of room to stow all your gear in three large cockpit lockers and two large aft lazarette lockers. Beautiful teak in the cockpit with plenty of seating around a large drop leaf table.

 

  • Primary anchor: Spade #98 Anchor with chain and rode (2019)
  • Spare Danforth CQR anchors
  • Lofrans Tigress 1500W Windlass w/ foot switches (new in 2022)
  • Dual bow rollers
  • Anchor washdown
  • 400W rail-mounted solar system added, with Victron Solar regulator and battery monitor (2019)
  • Bimini top and side screens
  • Dinghy davits (2009)
  • Outboard engine mount
  • Achilles 11' 4 person inflatable dinghy w/ 15HP outboard (both 1999)
  • Inflatable paddleboard
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Portholes removed, banded and rebedded
  • Rudder dropped, inspected, bearings replaced, stern tube removed and resealed
  • AutoProp bearings replaced
  • Viking ResQ 6 person liferaft new in 2020
  • Hydraulic steering system rebuilt
  • Electronics at helm: B&G Zeus3 Chartplotter w/ Radar, B&G Autopilot, Triton multi-function display, waterproof USB port (all 2017)
  • Electronics at Pilothouse: Raytheon radar, B&G multi-function display (2017), B&G Autopilot (2017)
  • Vesper Class B AIS Transciever
  • Standard Horizon DSC/AIS VHF in Pilot House with wireless remote in cockpit.
  • Marine mounting kit for Iridium Go, with external satellite antenna
  • LED Nav lights
  • Most through-hulls either replaced or serviced.  Most raw water comes in via a sea-chest that has two intakes.  Both intake through-hulls and sea-cocks, and all sea-chest discharge valves replaced. Above waterline thru hulls resealed
  • Bottom painted 2022
Sails and Rigging
  • Fully battened Mainsail w/ 3 reef points (2006)
  • 130% furling Genoa (2020)
  • 130% Genoa (1999 original - still in good condition, kept as a spare)
  • Furling Staysail (2000)
  • Lee cruising spinnaker w/ sleeve (1999)
  • Custom Lazy Jack System
  • Mainsail cover
  • Profurl roller furling staysail and genoa
  • Isomat aluminum mast
  • Selden boom
  • Lewmar 40CST winches on mast
  • Lewmar 40ST for Mainsail control
  • Lewmar 46CST secondary winches
  • Lewmar 58CST primary winches
  • Mast pulled, chainplates inspected, all standing rigging replaced by M Yachts in 2019
  • Most running rigging replaced (2019)
  • Added running backstays (2019)
Engine and Mechanical

Most of the flooring in the salon is removeable, allowing easy access to machinery and electrical / plumbing components below. The engine and genset are located in a large space which provides good access to moving parts and filters. Pumps and valves are labeled and organized to allow easy service and maintenance.

 

  • Yanmar 4JH2-UTE engine w/ 2719 hours
  • Aquadrive flexible coupling to prop shaft
  • Engine alternator replaced with 120A high capacity and Balmar "Smart" regulator (2019)
  • Engine cooling system flushed and replenished
  • Turbo gasket replaced
  • Oil cooler repaired
  • New exhaust hose and elbow
  • Cutlass bearing replaced, stuffing box repacked
  • Bronze 3 blade feathering propeller; bearings replaced
  • 280 gallon diesel tankage
  • Kiddie automatic fire suppression system
  • Steering cylinder rebuilt, system flushed and refilled
Electrical and Plumbing
  • Northern Lights 6KW generator w/ approx. 1242 hours
  • Repaired fuel shut off valve, fuel/water separator, new fuel filters, new seawater intake hose on genset
  • YES Marine Electrical service did an audit of AC and DC systems, replaced/rewired as needed to replace bad wiring and reduce some loads on shore power (2019)
  • GFCI outlets added.  Additional outlets onboard but not installed
  • 900AH AGM Battery bank installed in 2019 and repositioned for better weight distribution
  • (6) Lifeline AGM's (new in 2019) in the house bank.  Engine/Generator start battery (2019)
  • 3000W inverter / charger
Major updates since 2019

Merdeka is a true bluewater cruising boat, having completed multiple trans-Atlantic cruises in her lifetime.  With 280 gallons of diesel tankage and almost 400 gallons of water, she has an extremely long range.  After completing their sailing adventures, her previous owners put her on the hard in Annapolis and returned to their life elsewhere. After several years of sitting on land, the boat had suffered from some benign neglect.  Her current owners bought her in late 2018 and spent the next year doing a major overhaul to restore her to her former glory. An in depth survey from 2018 with updates from 2019 is available upon request, however a potential buyer should have their own survey performed as part of their inspection process.

 

  • Areas of elevated moisture readings discovered on portions of the aft deck and bulkhead.  Affected areas have been cut away and damaged portions replaced to satisfactory standards as verified by an accredited marine surveyor.  Deck re-core was conducted from the underside reusing the original top skin to preserve the original non-skid provided by the factory. Water staining from previous damage is still visible in several areas of the boat, but are cosmetic in nature
  • Portholes removed and rebedded
  • Engine service by Karl Allen Mechanical including a new alternator, engine cooling system flushed and replenished, new turbo gasket, oil cooler repaired, new exhaust hose and elbow
  • Generator service by Karl Allen Mechanical including work to the fuel shut off valve, fuel/water separator, new fuel filters, new seawater intake hose
  • Rudder dropped, inspected, bearings replaced, stern tube removed and resealed
  • Cutlass bearing replaced, stuffing box repacked
  • AutoProp bearings replaced
  • Mast pulled, chainplates inspected, standing rigging replaced by M Yachts in 2019
  • Most running rigging replaced
  • Added running backstays
  • Genoa replaced in 2020 (previous Genoa still in good condition, kept onboard as a spare)
  • Spade 98lb Anchor
  • Lofrans Tigress 1500W Windlass (Windlass new in 2022)
  • Viking ResQ 6 person liferaft new in 2020
  • Electrical system rewired by YES Marine Electrical service, including all mast wiring replaced. They also did an audit of AC and DC systems, replaced/rewired as needed to replace bad wiring and reduce some loads on shore power
  • Hydraulic steering system rebuilt
  • Replacement of complete electronics system.  Now equipped with B&G electronics at helm (Zeus3 Chartplotter w/ radar, Autopilot, Multi-function displays, new wind and water transducers, etc).  Vesper Class B AIS Transciever, Standard Horizon DSC/AIS VHF in Pilot House with wireless remote in cockpit.  Marine mounting kit for Iridium Go, with external satellite antenna
  • Original 110V and engine driven refrigeration system in galley removed, replaced with 12V "keel cooled" freezer (Isotherm SP) and 12V air-cooled (Isotherm) refrigerator systems
  • 900AH AGM Battery bank installed in 2019
  • 400W rail-mounted solar system added, with Victron Solar regulator and battery monitor
  • Engine alternator replaced with 120A high capacity and Balmar "Smart" regulator
  • Most lighting (Navigation and house lighting) replaced with LED fixtures
  • 12V and USB power outlets, 12V cooling fans added to all sleeping berths and galley
  • Most through-hulls either replaced or serviced.  Most raw water comes in via a sea-chest that has two intakes.  Both intake through-hulls and sea-cocks, and all sea-chest discharge valves replaced. Above waterline thru hulls resealed
  • New LED SmartTV
  • AC units were serviced with some new ducting installed
Disclaimer

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.

Merdeka is currently on the hard at Herrington Harbor North Marina in Tracys Landing MD until she is sold.  She is currently a Canadian registered boat, but her previous owners had USCG documented the vessel.

customContactInformation

To schedule an appointment to see this boat in person, please call:

Deanna Sansbury

410-629-9186 (call / text)

[email protected]

  • 50
  • Celestial
  • Tracys Landing, MD, US

Yacht price: $169,900

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)
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