Below, port and starboard lexan windows fill the spacious salon with lots of natural light making the high quality teak interior glow. The nav station is immediately to starboard of the companionway steps, facing outboard with swivel chair. The crew cabin with comfortable double is just aft of the nav station, and features a complete library of ships manuals and organized records. The main salon is well laid out, with dining table to port featuring wrap around seating for at least 6 and a separate pull up settee for additional seating. To starboard is a large L-shaped settee for additional seating in the salon. The galley is just aft of the salon to port, with large double sink, lots of counter space and ample refrigerator and freezer. The galley counter extends back in the passage way to the owners’ cabin. Before the owners’ cabin entrance there is a head to starboard with stand-alone shower that allows access to the crew cabin as well. The large centerline queen with tons of storage and hanging space provide a true owners’ escape. An aft transom-style window spans the width of the cabin, allowing for plenty natural light. A large ensuite head with separate shower/tub completes the owners’ cabin. Forward of the main salon are identical port and starboard cabins with over/under bunks. These two cabins share the forward head. Each cabin has its own entry door into the head with a very spacious separate shower.
The ventilated and well-lit engine room features stand up entry under the cockpit with great access for all servicing. There is a large sail locker forward and a roomy, full width lazarette aft providing great storage space. There is also lots of additional storage under the cabin soles.
The long L-shaped galley is located aft of the salon with 14’ of counter space. Galley counters were redone in 2000.
- New galley flooring (2014)
- Force 10 gimbaled 4-burner stove w/oven auto start propane (2008)
- 10 cu. ft. freezer
- 12 cu. ft. refrigerator
- ½ hp Grunert compressor (2008) with 2 holding plates in freezer, 1 in refrigerator (2 hrs. run time freezers plates for 24 hrs. in tropics)
- Double fiberglass 12” deep sinks with new faucet (2012)
- New microwave and surrounding cabinet (2014)
- Outboard food storage cabinets – 8’
- Floor to ceiling food storage locker (3’x4’x6’ high)
- Pressure hot & cold water at galley sink
- Pressure salt water at galley sink
- Manual fresh water pump
- Complete set of kitchen utensils, pots and pans, etc.
At helm, on deck
- Garmin 10" GPS chartplotter (2012) with North America and Caribbean chips
- Raymarine 7000 Autopilot w/type 3 drive linear hydraulic (2010)
- AIS VHF - Standard Horizon (2012)
- ICOM 48-mile open array color radar (2006)
- Plastimo 6” compass (2006)
- Ray T-60 Instruments: Wind, speed, depth (2006)
- Ritchie 6” compass
- 12 v. outlets
- Cockpit and Nav Station chart table instruments are redundant.
- Custom instrument cluster at cockpit helm
- Instrument repeaters also found in the owner’s cabin
Electronics, Navigation Station Below
- Standard Horizon 10" GPS plotter w/North American and Caribbean chips (2006)
- Furuno GPS
- ICOM 810 SSB (2006)
- ICOM VHF w/DSC (2012)
- Raymarine T-60 Depthfinder (2006)
- Raymarine 7000 Autopilot (2010)
- Sony CD (2008)
- Clock, temperature and barometer instruments
- Night lighting
- Portable VHF
Electrical system is 12 volt DC and 110 volt/220 volt AC.
- 8 kw Maspower generator w/ Yanmar engine, (2008) w/400 hrs.
- Genset mounted on shelf in engine room and fitted with Racor filters, electric fuel pump.
- There are complete diagnostic service and parts manuals, and many spare parts for the generator
- 880 amp hr. battery banks (AMG 2011)
- 12v. distribution panel in engine room
- 110v and 12v Main circuit breaker panel with digital electronic amp and voltage gauges
- 12v AND 110v receptacles at distribution panel and all cabins
- 2000 watt Heart inverter w/125 amp charger
- Xantrex 40 amp battery charger (2012)
- 50 amp cord
- 12 v. fans in all cabins
- Low voltage ceiling and wall lights in all cabins (2006)
- Battery and heavy duty 12 volt cables replaced (2006)
- Most 12 volt wire and cable replaced
- Spare breakers, bulbs, solenoids, etc.
- Battery distribution buses (2)
Celebration has an unusually complete, readily accessible, roomy, well lit and ventilated stand-up engine room with redundant systems and equipment. Everything completely rewired and re-plumbed. All sides of the engine and generator are readily accessible for maintenance.
- Perkins 6-354 135hp natural diesel 6 cylinder, 2000 hrs., recent service and 2004 in-frame rebuild
- New injectors, pressure lines rebuilt starter, alternator, new custom exhaust manifold, fuel filter assemblies, electric fuel pumps, new bilge pumps and hoses. (2007)
- All engine room wiring replaced (2007-2009)
- Transmission replaced, new prop (2006)
- Complete new engine wiring harness and gauges, 160 amp Bosch alternator, new salt water and custom oil cooler, rebuilt starter (2009-2011)
- Shaft, new spurs, new shaft log (2011)
- Port and starboard independent central air systems (Cruisair), each 16,000 BTU, completely rebuilt by Merrill Stevens (2006
- 600 gpd Little Wonder Watermaker (2009)
- 12 gallon Isotherm stainless hot water heater (2009)
- Bilge alarm (2011)
- Emergency 3000 gph 110 stainless bilge pump (2007)
- Ventilation: 4 intake/exhaust 4” fans with control panel (2011)
- Battery and genset switches
- Reverso oil removal pump system for engine/genset. New 2007, rebuilt 2011
- Spare oil removal pump system (2011)
- Soundown lead foam insulation throughout entire engine room (2012)
- Halon fire control system w/external switch
- Large manual fire extinguishers and smoke/CO2 detectors
- Engine and genset alarms
- Racor 800 and 500 fuel filters (2007)
- Electric fuel pumps for engine and genset (2007)
- A/C pump (2011)
- Refrigerator/reefer pump (2011)
- Fresh water pressure pump (2012)
- Salt water and pressure water emergency fire hoses (2010)
- 110v portable air compressor
- 110v portable pressure washer
- 3000 gph emergency 110 v. S/S pump (2006)
- 3 Rule 3500 bilge pumps w/auto switches (2010)
- 1 Rule 2000 pump w/switch for engine sump (2010)
- 1 manual pump
- Emergency 12v. raw water intake pump for engine/genset
- Bilge pumps capable of removing 13,000 gph. All drains within boat (except galley sink) lead to separate sumps so bilge remains dry.
Pressure Water System
- New water system hoses throughout (2010)
- 12 v. with 12 gal. Isotherm SS tank (2010) and engine heater circuit
- Hot & cold pressure water at galley, 3 heads, 3 showers, aft deck
- Pressure saltwater at galley, mid-ship head, bow
- Manual pumps at galley and mid-ships head
- Pressure water at stern, engine room
- Fresh and salt water fire hoses in engine room
There are 3 separate heads, each with separate showers. The master cabin head has a Vacuflush toilet (new 2013), shower/tub and exhaust fan. The midship head has a Vacuflush toilet (new 2013) and exhaust fan. Both Vacuflush systems are completely independent. The forward head is a Jabsco electric head. A new electric motor was installed in 2013. There are two 30-gallon fiberglass holding tanks. Each has a Y valve.
Note: There are numerous spare Vacuflush and Jabsco parts.
Celebration is extensively outfitted for living aboard and ocean voyaging with a large supply of spares for most electric motors/pumps, engine, rigging components, spare autopilot parts, propeller, engine shaft, electric components, water maker, etc. Numerous filters for both engine and generator. Numerous backup systems on board.
- Hood Stoway electric furling main mast. Furling motor replaced 2013 by Thunderbolt Marina.
- Double headsail with furling jib, staysail and mainsail (electric)
- Profurl roller furling headstay.
- Hood roller furling on inner stay (oversized)
- All rigging replaced (2007)
- Upper/lower rigging wire (2007)
- Chromed bronze turnbuckles (2007) with toggles
- Staylock terminals throughout (2007)
The following work was done on the mast in 2009
- Mast disassembled, rebuilt and refinished.
- Entire rig disassembled of all components and taken down to bare metal, primed and Awlgripped (2 coats)
- Replaced all mast wiring including 2 VHF antenna coax cables and antennas (mast has 2 electrical conduits. Replaced all mast electrical fittings (spreader lights, steaming light, deck and flood light) and added a tricolor at masthead
- Refinished mast step
- Replaced 2 masthead spinnaker blocks and shackles
- Added 2 masthead spare halyard blocks and shackles
- New custom mast collar installed
- Forespar solid boom vang added
- Machined new gooseneck from solid aluminum
- Installed Harken Big Boat mainsail traveler (8’)
- Traveler mounted on a custom s/s plate (1/2” thick by 6” wide) with doubler below
- Complete rebuild of Hood mainsail furling system (new bearing block, furler, rod, electric motor, etc.). Schaefer round 3000 furler used to replace original Hood furler (suitable for up to 90’ luffs). Running backstays port/starboard fitted
- New furler motor (2013)
- Deck turning blocks fitted
- Spinnaker sally, blocks, fitting and sheets fitted
- 4 spare halyards fitted: genoa, 3rd spinnaker, and 2 mainsail
- All halyards fitted with new stainless snap shackles/thimbles
- Mast winches mounted on custom aluminum forgings
- All mast fittings through bolted (no screws or rivets used)
- All blocks Lewmar No 5 Ocean Service rated or better
- All sheets and halyards are extra long so Barient electric cockpit winches can operate any sheet or halyard
- Manual override for mainsail furler in unlikely motor failure
- Aft shroud fitted with insulators for SSB antenna
- Genoa and staysail tracks
- 1 Genoa halyard
- 1 spare Genoa halyard
- 1 staysail halyard
- 3 spinnaker halyards
- 3 mainsail halyards
- All sails can be set and furled from the cockpit using electric winches
- Note: All sails in excellent condition and designed for extended ocean service
- Mainsail: Neil Pryde 10 oz. heavy trade winds construction; triple-stitched with cover, (2009); cover re-stitched (2011)
- Genoa 130%; Thurston (RI)/Quantum, 9 oz with cover, triple stitched, (2009), cover re-stitched, (2011)
- 100% Genoa spare: 10 oz. triple stitched with cover, Hood
- Staysail: Arrow 10 ounce with cover; extra heavy reinforcement, triple stitched; designed to be used as storm sail
- Cruising MPS Spinnaker: Hood, with spinnaker sally
- 2 large Lewmar 2 speed winches
- 4 Lewmar clutches
- Numerous aluminum cleats
- Two 2-speed Lewmars for staysail,
- One 2-speed Barient for mainsail furler,
- Two Barient #36 electric two speed self tailing primary winches for genoa,
- One 2-speed Barient for mainsheet
12 winch handles
Celebration is hull #24 of 25 of the Gulfstar 60 series, one of the most popular blue water sailing cruisers ever built. She is a Mark II version, which contains many improvements over the Mark I with regard to the layout. She is a wonderful sailing boat with a spacious cockpit and a high quality teak interior below. Celebration is equipped and ready for serious ocean cruising.
A previous owner of Celebration was the author of the well-regarded book "Outfitting the Offshore Cruising Sailboat". She has been specifically outfitted and equipped for extended ocean voyaging. Celebration is a powerful sailing vessel capable of reaching 12 knots under sail yet with her balanced rig she can be sailed by a couple. Not many boats in this price category have the systems and redundancy of systems that she has. The recent upgrades have put Celebration in tip top condition. She is truly ready to go cruising. She is a MUST SEE for the serious Cruising Sailor.
All personal items are excluded.