Description: Beneteau Oceanis 50 3 cabin 2 head version. Never chartered.
"Due South" Highlights:
-2009 Beneteau Oceanis 50
-Excellent presentation with extensive upgrades 2018-2021
-Two owners, never chartered, low engine hours
-Three cabin version, with two heads
-Set up for blue water cruising
-Powerful 110HP Yanmar engine with shaft drive, regularly serviced
-Mast removed & rigging replaced April 2019
-Performance Tri-Radial Genoa - New May 2019, barely used
-Fully battened Main sail & sail bag - New July 2018
-New 2016 3.4m Hypalon Aluminium tender with 15HP Yamaha outboard
-Osmosea 60L/h watermaker - New September 2019
-Vesper AIS, Anchor Watch and NMEA repeater - New May 2019
-38kg Mantus Anchor - New August 2018, over 90m of 12mm chain
-SuperWind wind generator - New August 2018
-Solar - New panels, wiring, controllers - New 2019,2020 and 2021
-Raymarine electronics with many new components
-House Batteries - 750ah AGM - New October 2019
-Engine battery - New November 2020. Bow thruster batteries - 2 X New AGM June 2021
-Many spares and extras
-Ready to sail away, with recent haulout & new SeaJet antifoul - June 2021
-Only for sale due to unforeseen circumstances.
-Owners will accept NZ$ if required for a NZ buyer.
Due South is a stunning example of the proven Oceanis 50 design, and is one of the last produced in this generation (2005 - 2009). Built by the Beneteau company and launched in 2009 this yacht is ideal for offshore long distance cruising and provides luxury and comfort combined with outstanding performance.
Obviously loved and well maintained by her owners this Beneteau Oceanis 50 sails beautifully, is solidly and thoughtfully built and finished to high standard.
It boasts an elegant exterior and sleek lines with large windows. The long and spacious cockpit is tastefully finished in teak. The cockpit features twin helms, with the pivoting navigation console on the table and instruments either side. The folding table is between two large bench seats so sugar scoops turn can be accessed from the aft bench seat, and a hinged ladder allows water access.
Inside the welcoming ambiance features rich warm woodwork and elegant design. An L-shaped gallery is located on the port side. With its two-metre headroom the very large and spacious salon is ideal for large gatherings. There is a great deal of stowage space available.
This Oceanis 50 is a 3 cabin, owners version with two bathrooms.
For a bit of info about ourselves, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex- cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean. These are tricky times, but our little team are here to help you bridge the geographical gap and surmount Covid restrictions.
If this beautiful Beneteau Oceanis 50 is what you have been searching for please, get in touch! Our team can organise a private video viewing with you as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owners if you wish, assist with organising surveys or expert reports etc.
NYM has a reputation to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience.
A WORD FROM THE OWNERS:
"We flew from New Zealand to Europe in 2018 with our four boys and a few bags - looking for adventure and to escape the busyness of the rat race, wanting quality time together as we made memories that would inspire our boys to make the most of life.
We looked at many boats before deciding on the Beneteau Oceanis 50. There were so many things about it that were on our list: the L-shaped galley, a spacious cockpit and modern interior, 3 cabins - two head layout, lots of storage, big sail locker and simple, easy to maintain systems.
We narrowed our search and visited many boatyards across Europe before finding Due South. She was in pristine condition, being only lightly used and under the care of a professional skipper. She was perfect: slab reefing for performance, low engine hours for peace of mind, and white hull and teak-free decks for ease of care.
We purchased her mid 2018 and immediately began the process of upgrading for blue water - new sails & ropes, new rigging, upgrading the tender, adding solar and wind generator, spinnaker pole & lines, AIS & more electronics, new batteries and improved anchoring setup amongst other things.
And so Due South has been our home for the past 3 1/2 years as we set out to explore the world together. She's taken us from the eastern shores of Turkey through all of the cuisine and culture of the Mediterranean and down the coast of Africa with her remote islands.
We rocketed across the Atlantic Ocean with her strong winds and surfing down big seas, and explored the Caribbean chain from the exotic Grenadines in the South, to the beautiful Virgin Islands in the north. We will never forget the earthy smell as we approached Panama, with her deep rainforest and the legendary canal, finally giving way to the vast Pacific Ocean. The final challenge was a 29 day passage across to French Polynesia, where paradise awaited us. Remote atolls, stunning diving, perfect kiting conditions, warm people and glorious weather every day.
In short, an amazing family adventure only made possible by our relationship with this fantastic yacht.
Finally as we prepared Due South for another year in paradise, we were shocked to learn that we have a new challenge set before us, which is best tackled with the support of friends and family back in NZ. And so we offer her to you, as well as any support you need as you transition on board and make her your own. We trust that you will enjoy owning her as much as we have. " Perryn & Wendy. 18th of August '21
Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design / Interior Nauta design
49' 6" - 15.10m
Max Displacement: 16,030 kg
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel. Ballast weight: 3750 kg
Due South is powered by the tried-and-true Yanmar 4JH4-HTE 110 horsepower diesel, with only 1556 hours on the clock. (The low hours are primarily due to the first owner's situation; they only did 415 hours in the first 10 years). The 4JH4 is extremely common and in our experience very easy to find parts & service agents for worldwide. It should last many thousands of hours, since this is easily-pushed hull that won't tax the engine. The power is transmitted through a fixed shaft to the three-bladed fixed prop. We average just less than 3 litre per hour and can easily motor at 7-8 knots.
Engine access is very reasonable on all sides with removable panels in the galley, both aft cabins, as well as the main access via the companionway stairs which lifts on gas struts. The engine space is well ventilated and sound proofed.
The engine seacock is located at the front of the engine and has an easily accessed strainer towards the rear port-side.
The engine has been serviced at all recommended intervals with the user manuals on board. The full workshop manual PDF is available on request. The most recent service included impeller, oil change, oil filter and fuel filter change (May 2021).
Other notable service items were:
-1000 hour engine service by Yanmar - including valve adjustments (9/2018).
-Water pump was rebuilt by Yanmar (9/2018).
-Stern gland and cutlass bearing replaced (4/2019)
-Engine exhaust mixing elbow replaced (8/2019)
-Alternator serviced, bearings replaced (6/2021)
-Spare 80A alternator (8/ 2020) on board.
-Sterling Pro regulator added to improve alternator output and control (10/2019)
-Yanmar tachometer serviced (2019) LCD screen replaced (2020)
-Diesel tank was cleaned and scrubbed in 2020. We always use Fuelset additive and will leave some on board (no issue, just precautionary).
-Autopilot rudder bracket was replaced with new heavy-duty Beneteau bracket (9/2020)
MaxPower Bow Thruster
3 cabins, 2 heads version. Please download the attached brochure for the full description.
3 double and 1 single
Immediately to port is the L-shaped galley, which has ample Corian counters and all the usual amenities from the gimbaled three burner Eno stove/oven to twin stainless sinks tucked under the companionway. The front opening 33L fridge is perfectly situated and is paired with a 100L top-loading fridge-freezer. There are numerous lockers and storage throughout, with a cutlery drawers and pull out storage on the end of the main workspace.
Salt-water foot pump, which can also be switched to use for fresh water if desired
BEP Marine Gas solenoid control in galley - to turn gas bottle on and off. With gas detector and alarm (2019)
Beneteau dinner set and cutlery
Kitchen outfitted with usual pots, pans and includes an Italian pressure-cooker
Cups, glasses, utensils, serving bowls, food containers etc
33L front opening fridge
100L top loading fridge - freezer
3 burners Eno stove / oven and grill
Osmosea NEW12ES 60LPH
Yes. Runs off showerpwer, inverter or engine heat exchanger
2 hot and cold showers plus one hot and cold in cockpit
2016 3.4m Highfield Tender in Dark Grey Hypalon. Aluminium double skin floor with non-stick. 12l Fuel tote in a lockable bow compartment. 2.5kg anchor
Yamaha 15hp Outboard - loads of spares on board
Anchoring is made simple and reliable with a combination of the large 38kg Mantus primary anchor, over 90m of heavy 12m chain, a strong Lewmar windlass, controls both at the bow and helm, an electronic chain counter, and the Vesper anchor watch and alarm. This powerful combination has given us peace of mind anchoring in many new and exotic locations, in a huge range of anchoring conditions all around the world. It is no small feat to be able to honestly say we have never dragged since adding the Mantus anchor.
The Lewmar v4/v5 Windlass has a combination chain/rode gypsy, with manual release. A spare winch handle is stored in anchor locker for manual release. There are two remote controls, one in the bow sail locker, one at the helm with a chain counter.
38kg Mantus primary anchor
25kg Delta (spare anchor)
5kg stainless Bruce anchor
90+ metres of 12mm chain, with additional rope rode
15m of chain for stern anchoring
Snubber rope with chain hook
Seago Offshore 6 person Liferaft Sept 2019
Port & starboard full-length jack stays (harness safety)
Flares (some new 6/2019, some expired)
Fire blanket in Galley
3x Fire extinguishers (Chart table, main cabin, Port Lazarette) - 2 are expired
Plastimo Offshore telescopic Danbuoy
Plastimo lifering with floating LED light
4x Plastimo "Pilot" Automatic lifejackets (CO2 expired)
Extra foam-core lifejackets
Due South is relatively simple electronically speaking, but there is still a raft of devices and systems installed to make life safer and easier.
The Navigational electronics on board are by Raymarine, and have been upgraded as detailed below. The VDO switchboard is at the chart table and controls the 240V and 12V supply to the various systems, as well as monitors the state of all batteries, fuel & water tanks. Behind the panel above this is the rest of the circuit breakers and fuses.
The batteries are all relatively new, and meticulously monitored and cared for. We rarely deplete the house bank below 90%, and never lower than 85% SOC. All manuals are on board in hard copy, with numerous electronic information available on request.
The solar panels function well, being on three separate wiring circuits and controllers, which limits any shading effects that typically hamper solar installations. The controllers have capacity for more panels if needed.
The wind generator is the top of the line, Superwind 350. It's very quiet, and is usually not able to be heard functioning on board Due South.
This section would be incomplete without a word about the Vesper Watchmate, which would be one of favourite additions to the boat. While doing everything a good AIS should, transmit, receive and integrating with the other electronics on board, it has some brilliant features which have given us countless peaceful nights. Highly customisable, the anchor alarm works flawlessly, alerting you of anchor dragging, wind shifts, etc and being wired into the boats power supply (drawing only 300mA), gives total peace of mind every night at anchor. It is also wired into the Seatalk network, and can both display and repeat all the Raymarine instrument data - meaning you can connect any device or laptop and wirelessly receive your instrument & navigation data, GPS position, etc. This makes the use of OpenCPN possible, with all the benefits of real-time navigation with Satellite imagery.
Mastervolt 2500W Invertor/charger/240V mains combination unit, with touch screen interface at chart table
2x 40A Christec Battery chargers (charges all 3 battery banks)
Victron BMV-700 Battery monitor & shunt (5/2019)
USB & 12V Sockets throughout boat - nav desk, 3 cabins, cockpit table (6/2018)
LED lighting throughout the boat, including all navigation lights (7/2018)
3x Caframo fans
Raymarine E850001 Interface
SuperWind wind generator - New August 2018
Solar - 2x 140W Sunpower Flexi panels, EPEVER 40A MPPT controller, external display/control & wiring (8/2018), 1x 180W Rigid panels (10/2019), extra wiring, 2x Victron blue tooth 20A MPPT
Vesper AIS - transmit and receive, installed with the Vesper SP160 VHF antenna splitter, and the optional external antenna.
Raymarine Transducer Tri-data (Depth, Speed log, sea temp) (2021)
Raymarine i70s multidata display (2021)
Quick CHC1203 windlass control and chain counter (2020)
Maxpower Thruster control (2020)
Iridium Go! with external antenna, and dedicated 12v power supply (5/2019)
Lowrance VHF with DSC, NMEA & GPS capability (10/2019)
OneSails fully battened 52sqm Mainsail (7/2018), with single line reefing, low friction rings and offshore finishing (more durable). Spare Rutgerson batten cars on board.
Incidence Cruising Genoa 64sqm. We had the original genoa professionally cleaned, restitched where necessary and a new UV strip in 2018. We have used this sail a lot, and really like it. It is due for the UV strip to be replaced again soon, or you could just change to the new OneSails Genoa.
OneSails Perfomance Tri-radial cut Genoa of 62sqm. We have only put this genoa on the furler twice and only used this sail for a short time in the Caribbean, so it is like new. A really nice sail with a matching grey UV strip.
30sqm Stay Sail on hanks, with reefing to further reduce it to 20sqm for storm conditions. The sail has been cut high to allow good visibility and to ensure it clears the dinghy when stored on deck.
Other points to note:
Halyards and sheets (7/2018)
Second Genoa halyard added 2018.
New sail bag and lazy-jacklines, pulleys (7/2018)
Spinnaker pole & halyard (6/2019)
Removable Inner Forestay (4/2019)
Extra genoa cars and blocks either side to facilitate stay sail & genoa sheets (2019)
Dyneema boom preventer setup with low friction rings (2019).
Mast / Rigging
The Mast, boom is by Sparcraft, as is the spinnaker pole, which is stored vertically on a track on the mast. The spring vang both supports the boom and holds it down. The boom gooseneck was serviced with new bushes 10/2019. The new sails & sailbag are by OneSails.
It was important to us to have a rig that we could rely on, and so in April 2019 we had the mast removed and all standing rigging replaced, using Petersen Hi-Mod closed body fittings. Compact strand (Dyform) wire was used on main side stays.
At the foot of the mast are turning blocks to lead the halyards and lines aft under the deck, which cleans the house, reduces tripping and makes it possible to single-hand when necessary. The Lewmar mainsheet track is forward of the sprayhood, making the cockpit both safe and spacious.
The furler is a Facnor LS290, with twin tracks, meaning you can run a double headsail setup if you choose. It has been reliable and faultless to date. We have replaced the Genoa Furler line in 2019, making it much longer and adding two soft shackle blocks to facilitate easy reefing on either port or starboard winch. The original length furler line (new 2018) is in spares.
Immacualtely presented and fully equipped for blue-water cruising and comfortable live-aboard. Extensive inventory, which is available on request or if you download the attached brochure (too much info to fit on this site with a limited word count... !)