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FUNNY THINGS

  • 50'
  • 1997
  • VALIANT YACHTS
  • Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
  • $375,000

ABOUT FUNNY THINGS

Able cruiser ready for blue water!

Originally a 'fresh-water' boat this custom three stateroom layout cruiser was rigged for doublehanded ocean sailing by her former owners who cruised the Caribbean. The current owner put her through an extensive re-fit during 2012-2013 in anticipation of a Pacific cruise with his young family. From masthead to keel bolts, mechanical to electrical systems and spare parts the owner was aided by Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting and nothing was left to chance.  Unfortunately, after a trip to the Caribbean the family plans changed. FUNNY THINGS is located in Barrington, RI where the hull is painted, her rig in storage and she is ready for world cruising.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VALIANT YACHTS
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Custom
  • Model Year: 1997
  • YearBuilt: 1997
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 50' 0" (15.24m)
  • LWL: 40' 3" (12.27m)
  • LOD: 47' 0" (14.33m)
  • Beam: 13' 10" (4.22m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 3" (1.91m)
  • Clearance: 67' 0" (20.42m)
  • MFG Length: 50' 0" (15.24m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 8 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 35,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 226 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 54 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 155 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Robert Perry
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Westerbeke
  • Model: 63C
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Accommodations

This is the only three cabin Valiant 50. Sleeps eight with three double, and two single berths.

The forward cabin features a large V berth with a seat and two hanging lockers, in addition to multiple lockers on each side and pull out drawers. The port side has a head with a large separate shower stall. The main salon has a fixed table in the center with leaves that rise to form a substantial table for dining with a large group. The port settee pulls out to form a double berth. The navigation station is aft of the starboard settee with a second head aft of the navigation station. The U-shaped galley is aft of the port settee, and features a four burner stove with oven, microwave, top loading fridge, and freezer. Ample storage all within reach of the cook. The port side aft has a cabin with a single berth and many lockers. It can be used as a storage room or sleeping cabin. The starboard quarter area has a large double berth that is particularly comfortable offshore. The interior is varnished cherry throughout. A unique feature is that the mast is not visible as it is paneled between the forward bulkhead and the port settee in the salon.   Salon dining table is cherry walk around with solid cherry top leaves and center storage with cherry fiddles. Port & starboard settees have blue ultra-suede cushions.

Bulkheads are marine plywood with cherry veneer. Solid cherry joiner trim and all cherry finished with pearl urethane. Sea rails and fiddles on all horizontal surfaces, laminated trim pieces on all arch door frames and bulkhead caps. Stainless handrails on rigid dodger cover and cabin sides.

Overhead liner has 1/8" Formica drop down panels for easy access to underside of deck and providing ventilation and access to deck hardware backing plates and lighting wiring. Reading lights over each berth.  Hull side-liner is horizontal ash ceiling battens screwed and plugged with varnish finish over 1" closed cell foam insulation.  Cabin sole is planked and plugged 1/2" thick solid teak with inlaid poplar strips applied over 1" thick marine plywood. Sole lift-outs are secured with mechanical locking devices.

Storage lockers are located behind the settee cushions and above port and starboard settees.  Additional lockers are located in the staterooms, galley, and head. Storage is also located below the berths in staterooms and in the bilge. Lockers are isolated from bilge with vents for maximum air circulation secured with flush mounted twist latches on all opening locker doors and drawers. Drawers are mounted on epoxy coated drawer slides. Three locking sliding track drawers are located in the galley pantry locker.

Portlights are Hood Passage Series stainless steel: 4 in forward stateroom, 6 in main salon, 2 in each aft stateroom, 1 in head, 1 in shower. All portlights can be held open by a matching stainless hanger. Ports can be covered from the inside for privacy at the dock with custom Sunbrella Curtains. There is an insect screen for the companionway.

Ventilation is handled by 12VDC fans located: 1 in each aft stateroom, 2 in main salon, and 2 in forward stateroom. 2 Valiant dorades, 1 in salon, 1 in forward stateroom. Dorade bell can be removed and box closed with stainless plate in heavy seas.

Galley

• 2 - Frigoboat Keel Cooler systems with Danfoss compressors for 2 galley boxes; each can run  independently as refrigerator or freezer

• Broadwater 4 burner propane stove with oven

• Emerson microwave

• Double stainless steel sink

• Manual water foot pumps for both fresh and salt water

• Seagull IV pressure filtered drinking water system

• Corian counter tops

Electrical & Mechanical

•American Thruster Bow Thruster - 24v

• AutoStream three-blade feathering propeller (2013)

• Westerbeke 7.6 KW generator

• Filter Boss Commander fuel filter system with dual, switchable Racor filters

• 5 Group 31 (including the one dedicated starting battery) with a total of 500 Amp hours

• Mastervolt 100 Amp battery charger (2009)

• 2 - 50 amp shore power cords

• 3 - Pigtail power adapters

• Balmar Duo Charger (2008, tested 2012)

• Magnum Energy MS Series Sine Wave Inverter/Charger (2012)

• Balmar AT-series 200 amp alternator (2013)

• Charles Industries C-Charger alternator/regulator (2012)

• 250w solar panel, Blue Sky 3024i MPPT controller

• 2 - Cruise Air reverse cycle heat and air conditioning units with digital controls for 2 separate zones

Plumbing

•Spectra Watermaker with digital controls

• Two heads (1 manual and 1 electric/manual)

• Two macerators

• 1 shower in forward cabin with separate shower stall

• Cockpit shower

• Raritan 12 gallon electric/engine water heater (2013)

• 2 - Electric bilge pumps

• 1 - Manual bilge pump

• 2 12VDC bilge pumps with automatic float switched.

• Deck/anchor wash-down hose

Electronics & Navigation

• B&G Hydra Pilot 2000 Autopilot

• Redundant GPS's including: Furuno, Simrad, and Garmin

• Furuno Radar with new 10.4" color Radar/GPS multi-function display in the cockpit (2009) with second display at nav station

• Simrad AI50 Class B AIS transceiver (Dec 2009, refurbished 2013)

• Vesper Marine WatchMate Vision touchscreen AIS transceiver (2013)

• B&G Hydra 2000 wind, speed, and depth instruments in cockpit with repeater at the nav station

• Airmar 150WX masthead environment meter

• NMEA2000 backbone

• Uniden 625C VHF at nav station with 2 wireless remotes and DSC function (2006)

• Icom 802 Single Side Band (2005) with AT 140 automatic tuner, backstay antenna, and DSC function

• Pactor Modem for email over SSB (2005)

• Sharp LCD HDTV (2008)

• Sony VCR/DVD (2005)

• Clarion Stereo/CD player with Sony Amplifier (2005)

• Sirius Satellite radio module for Clarion with antenna on arch (2007)

• Sony speakers in custom cherry mounts

• Bose 151 cockpit speakers

• Port Networks WIFI Bridge with long range omni-directional antenna on arch (2006)

• Toshiba Laptop (2008) with Fugawi Marine ENC and complete collection of US east coast and Caribbean charts both electronic and paper

Ground Tackle

• 60 lb CQR primary anchor with 275' 5/16 High Test chain, Crosby shackles

• 60 lbs CQR secondary anchor with 10' 5/16 High Test chain, 175' nylon rode, and Crosby shackles

• Fortress 37 collapsible aluminum stern/kedging anchor with 5' chain and 150' nylon rode

• Lighthouse 1501 electric windlass with chain gypsy and rope warping head (rebuilt 2009)

Deck Equipment

•Two full length cockpit seats with cushions

• Stainless steel davits off of the arch

• Lifelines were replaced in 2006

• Deck washdown

• 4 - Standard fenders

• 2 - Inflatable fenders (2008)

• Swim ladder which mounts to either port or starboard side

• Outboard motor bracket on rail with hoist off of arch

Sails & Rigging

• Leisure Furl Boom

• Hood fully battened mainsail; reefs to each batten (2006; repaired 2013)

• Dutchman boom brake (2013)

• Quantum 120% furling genoa (2005)

• Mariner furling staysail (1998)

• Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN sock

• Schaeffer 3100 roller furler on headsail

• Schaeffer 2100 roller furler on staysail

• Navtec rod rigging (full inspection 2012)

• Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

• Running Rigging - Vectran main and spinnaker halyards, Dyneema spare haylard, Intrepid braid sheets, HMPE running backstays

• 1 - Lewmar 48 CST Electric (Main halyard and sheet winch)

• 2 - Lewmar 66 CST primary genoa winches

• 4 - Lewmar 44 CST winches (2 for staysail and 2 on mast)

• 1 - Lewmar 16 CST

Safety & Fire Protection

• Man overboard pole

• Lifesling

• 3- SOSpenders self-inflating PFDs with harnesses and tethers

• Wichard and AmSteel-Blue jacklines

• Givens 6 man life raft (2005, serviced and re-certified in 2012)

• ACR Cat II EPIRB with GPS (2005, new battery and certification 2012)

• FireBoy heat-release engine room fire extinguisher

• 5- ABC Fire extinguishers

• FirstAlert Onelink carbon monoxide and smoke detectors

• Upgraded lightning protection

• SeaKits SK1002 damage control kit (2012)

• Emergency tiller

Dinghy/Tender

• Achilles 11'2" dinghy with high pressure floor and inflatable keel, solid transom, wooden seat, foot pump, repair kit, lifting harness, cleaning materials, ect.

• 9.9 HP Mercury (2005- tune ups in 2012 & 2014) with hoses and fuel tank.

• stainless steel davits off the arch, stainless steel crane (for outboard engine and other lifting tasks)

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