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Chez Nous

  • 53'
  • 1975
  • GULFSTAR
  • Lancaster, Virginia, United States
  • $145,000

ABOUT CHEZ NOUS

"Chez Nous," the ultimate cruising motorsailer, owned and outfitted by marine author Tom Neale, is for sale. Do not miss this opportunity to own this cared-for classic with ALL the modern upgrades!

Be sure to watch BOTH videos for shots of her underway, AND some great cruising tips from Tom & Mel Neale!

This vessel has been owned, cruised, and maintained to the highest standards for the past 18 years by marine author Tom Neale. She's been outfitted as the ultimate family cruising boat, with incredible attention to detail, and is ready to go. She was purchased as a live-aboard vessel for the author's family of four, and she fits this description perfectly. She is spacious and seaworthy, built with a solid and thick fiberglass hull of incredible strength. Many, many custom upgrades have been made. See the list! She has a shallow enough draft to get into the most remote parts of the Bahamas, and her mast is short enough for the ICW. But she's tough enough to be taken anywhere.

Among her many features are a 200 HP Yanmar diesel engine (new in 2007) with approx. 1000 hours on it, a 12 KW Kohler generator, 3 air conditioning units, refrigeration, a deep freezer, ice maker, three very spacious and private staterooms, two full heads with separate showers, an office with its own pure sine wave dedicated inverter, an entertainment center, a custom hydraulic dinghy lift and platform, electric winches, roller furling on main and jib, and a fully enclosed cockpit. "Chez Nous" is only of only 27 of these classics, built when they were built tough. 

CHEZ NOUS Features:

  • 200 HP Yanmar diesel engine (new in 2007), approx. 1000 hours
  • Custom hydraulic tender lift and platform on stern, lifts tender w/ 25 HP motor and owner and gas and supplies with push of button, and serves also as swim and/or dive platform in lowered position. (Current tender does not come with the boat, but the lift will support a RIB or other tender easily).
  • Manually operated stainless steel tender davits as back up method of securing tender. Reinforced by welded stainless piping cross bars
  • 12 foot Avon inflatable with 15 HP Mercury (2000) outboard
  • 60 pound CQR anchor, Fortress FX 5
  • Bow pulpit rebuilt with stainless steel supported by stainless pipe and straps. Stainless secondary pulpit is under original teak bow pulpit for aesthetics. Ideally set up for heavy weather anchoring, two rollers.
  • Follow Me TV and satellite dish in addition to mizzen mounted Power TV HD antenna for digital air TV
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room also hand held extinguishers
  • Five Smoke Alarms including engine room. CO Alarm
  • 3 automatic Rule bilge pumps
  • Two Rule bilge Alarms
  • Side-Power 95 T bow thruster with 2 Group 28 batteries, spare propeller, sheer pins, zincs, washers, nuts
  • Lofrans Falkon Anchor Windlass with two group 28 batteries in bow for windlass and thruster
  • Dedicated Xantrex battery charger for bow battery bank. This bank can also be charged from main bank.
  • Tri color masthead running lights with emergency strobe and pulpit mounted running lights. Aqua Signal
  • Each mast has Forespar lightning protection
  • Roller furling (Profurl) main and foresail
  • Furuno GP1650 with C-MapNT chart plotter and GPS
  • Furuno 48 mile range Radar, second mount in cockpit
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • ICOM M-402 VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • Simrad Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • IC-M710 Icom SSB with computer jack
  • Icom AT 130 Automatic SSB Tuner
  • Dynaplate b onding throughout
  • Bose entertainment center, DVD player
  • Samsung HDTV
  • Horseshoe buoy, Lifesling, MOB equipment
  • Raymarine ST60 depth finder
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi Instrument Repeater
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed Instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind speed and bearing Instrument
  • Yacht Corrosion Consutants Zinc Saver II
  • Freedom 25 inverter charger
  • ProSine 1000 Inverter/charger dedicated to computer station.
  • Borg Warner transmission and new prop (new 2007)
  • Twelve Volt Oil changer/filler
  • Kohler 12 KW generator
  • 2 Rolls 8 D modular deep cycle batteries with Hydro Caps for house current but will also serve for engine starting. These have recombination caps to prevent loss of water and gasses
  • 2 Rolls 4 D modular batteries for engine starting but will also serve as house bank
  • Generator has dedicated group 31 starting battery
  • Electric Galley Maid Stove in galley. 3 burner, oven, stainless hood
  • Microwave
  • Refrigeration: Holding Plates (dual circuit) in refrigerator and freezer. AC commercial compressor. Engine compressor removed but available
  • 3 Air conditioners (Cruisair)
  • Washer/dryer, Bendix, removed but available
  • Compasses: One pedestal, one flux gate with auto pilo
  • Two Lectra Sans marine sanitation devices by Raritan
  • Raritan ice maker
  • Raritan hot water heater
  • Rigging, standing and running, inspected and upgraded since purchase by Bay Area Rigging
  • Main backstay with isolator for SSB, 2002
  • New standing rigging on main, 1999
  • StaLock terminals on all lower terminals
  • Mainsail, Quantum, 2000
  • Main mast replaced with new one around 20 years ago.
  • Extra jib and main halyards, internal
  • Complete cockpit enclosure/bimini with extra stainless pipe supports, has withstood hurricane and tornado winds, providing “wheelhouse” comfort in storms
  • Cockpit cushions
  • 5 Fiberglass deck boxes, mounted on deck.
  • Tank tender for fuel tank
  • Topsides painted 2001
  • Rudder dropped and inspected, 2011
  • New prop shaft, 2011, both cutlass bearings also
  • Spurs, line cutter on prop
  • AC wiring upgrades
  • 50 amp 220V AC system, wired for cable, phone, dockside water
  • 12V system updated
  • Two 12V two speed electric winches, Barient 26; three Lewmar 40 two speed winches; one Barlow 26, self tailing, all in cockpit. All sail controls led to cockpit
  • On mast, two Lewmar 40 two speed, and one smaller winch
  • Aft stateroom port single berth converted to desk and file storage “office” with sliding desk computer/printer station. Can be reconverted to second bed if desired. Queen sized bed on starboard side.
  • Raritan PH 2 heads and bowls
  • Two holding tanks, one gravity drain
  • Many hoses to through hulls replaced within last few years. Ongoing inspection and service. All hose clamps are being replaced at times of service with AWAB or equivalent hose clamps.
  • Fuel removed and tank polished professionally on regular basis
  • Cell phone equipment: Remote mizzen mounted antenna
  • Upgrade water fill hoses and deck plate
  • Filters for fresh water at galley and icemaker
  • Racor filters for engine and genset. Pressure gauge on engine Racor
  • Hydraulic steering, new ram, 2001. Flushed and refilled 2001
  • Upgraded lighting throughout
  • All 16 portholes replaced in 2011, rebedded 2015
  • Port Visors installed 2015
  • Additional port added aft at master berth for ventilation, bolted through
  • Upgraded cushions and upholstery
  • Entertainment center cabinetry built in
  • Nav Station cabinetry built in
  • Curtains throughout
  • Electronics/Nav station separate electrical panel and battery isolator
  • Switlik 6 person offshore Life Raft with hydrostatic release
  • 200 feet Hi Test 3/8 Chain for primary rode, 50 feet Hi Test Chain and 200 feet ¾ nylon for secondary rode
  • Village modular 20 GPH reverse osmosis system with product water/shore water back flush and Ultra Violet purification light
  • Engine room fresh water wash down hose
  • Dock Lines, life jackets

This vessel is truly ready to go, and has been maintained to the highest standards. Call me!

Boat Name
Chez Nous
Specs
Keel: Full
Dimensions
LOA: 53 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 47 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 44000 lbs
Ballast: 5000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 0 in
Engines
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: LHA200
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1000
Engine Power: 200 HP
Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (330 Gallons)
Accommodations
Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Electronics
CD player
Radar
Cockpit speakers
Depthsounder
GPS
Log-speedometer
TV set
VHF
VCR
Computer
DVD player
Compass
Radio
Plotter
Navigation center
Wind speed and direction
Autopilot
Sails
Furling mainsail
Furling genoa
Rigging
Electric winch
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Deep freezer
Refrigerator
Hot water
Microwave oven
Bow thruster
Fresh water maker
Marine head
Battery charger
Electric bilge pump
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Oven
Heating
Electrical Equipment
Generator
Shore power inlet
Inverter
Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit table
Liferaft
Davits
Electric windlass
Covers
Cockpit cover
Bimini Top

Accommodations

From the moment you enter the luxurious interior of "Chez Nous," you are transported back to a time when boat interiors were constructed of the finest wood and no detail was spared. She is a classic beauty inside and out, with modern features that make her comfortable for long-term living aboard.

Once down the companionway steps, the comfortable and large nav station sits to the starboard, and the galley to port. Forward of this is the main salon, a truly spacious and welcoming area for relaxing and entertaining guests. The large salon table seats 6, and the settee to starboard can seat 4 additional people. Forward of this, there are two staterooms--one with bunk beds to port, and a slightly larger traditional v-berth all the way forward. The forward head provides privacy for anyone staying in the forward staterooms, and is large with a separate shower.

The salon features Bose speakers and a full entertainment center that is built into the cabinetry. The wood paneling that is known to show water damage on some Gulfstars was replaced with white Star-Board in 2011 when the portholes were re-sealed, so there is no leaking and the white color adds an element of airiness and spaciousness.

The galley is equipped with an electric range and oven, double stainless sinks, a microwave, an icemaker, and ample storage, with a drop-in deep freezer and a standing refrigerator. The hallway leading back to the aft cabin is where the entrance to then engine room is--a full-sized door opening into an engine room that is a mechanic's dream--easy to work in and very roomy.

The aft cabin has a queen bed and a built-in office, as well as ample storage and a second private head with a full stand-alone shower. An extra porthole was added for ventilation.

3 different air conditioning units keep the boat cool at the dock or when running the generator, and opening hatches and portholes cool the interior at anchor.

Her interior is far more spacious than that of most vessels this size, yet there is no compromise in construction or exterior appearances. You have to see her to believe this!

 

 


Galley
  • Raritan ice maker
  • Raritan hot water heater
  • Electric Galley Maid Stove in galley. 3 burner, oven, stainless hood
  • Microwave
  • Refrigeration: Holding Plates (dual circuit) in refrigerator and freezer. AC commercial compressor. Engine compressor removed but available

On Deck

The cockpit of "Chez Nous" is an entire living space in itself. With a full enclosure, it can be climate-controlled, or the enclosure can be rolled up for enjoyment of the open air. A custom table can be fitted over the pedestal and helm, turning the cockpit into a second dining room!

6 to 8 adults can sit comfortably, and the cockpit is fully cushioned. There are also two large lazarette lockers in the cockpit for storage.

The decks are wide and easy to navigate, and the teak details are reminiscent of older yachts and classic appearances. Five large dock-boxes are mounted in various locations on deck, for storage of lines, diving gear, safety gear, etc.

A custom hydraulic tender lift and platform has been added onto the stern. It lifts a tender w/ 25 HP motor and owner and gas and supplies with push of button, and serves also as swim and/or dive platform in lowered position

 


Engine Room
  • 200 HP Yanmar LHA200 diesel engine (new in 2007), approx. 1000 hours
  • Borg Warner transmission and prop (new 2007)
  • New prop shaft, 2011, both cutlass bearings also
  • Twelve Volt Oil changer/filler
  • Kohler 12 KW generator, 1990
  • 2 Rolls 8 D modular deep cycle batteries with Hydro Caps for house current but will also serve for engine starting. These have recombination caps to prevent loss of water and gasses
  • 2 Rolls 4 D modular batteries for engine starting but will also serve as house bank
    Generator has dedicated group 31 starting battery
  • Fuel removed and tank polished professionally on regular basis
  • Engine room fresh water wash down hose

Ground Tackle
  • 60 pound CQR anchor, Fortress FX 5
  • Bow pulpit rebuilt with stainless steel supported by stainless pipe and straps. Stainless secondary pulpit is under original teak bow pulpit for aesthetics. Ideally set up for heavy weather anchoring, two rollers.
  • Lofrans Falkon Anchor Windlass with two group 28 batteries in bow for windlass and thruster
  • 200 feet Hi Test 3/8 Chain for primary rode, 50 feet Hi Test Chain and 200 feet ¾ nylon for secondary rode

Sails and Rigging
  • Each mast has Forespar lightning protection
  • Roller furling (Profurl) main and foresail
  • Rigging, standing and running, inspected and upgraded since purchase by Bay Area Rigging
  • Main backstay with isolator for SSB, 2002
  • New standing rigging on main, 1999
  • StaLock terminals on all lower terminals
  • Mainsail, Quantum, 2000
  • Main mast replaced with new one around 20 years ago
  • Extra jib and main halyards, internal

Electronic and Mechanical
  • Furuno GP1650 with C-MapNT chart plotter and GPS
  • Furuno 48 mile range Radar, second mount in cockpit
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • ICOM M-402 VHF with remote RAM mike which also serves as intercom
  • Robertson AP22 autopilot
  • IC-M710 Icom SSB with computer jack
  • Icom AT 130 Automatic SSB Tuner
  • Raymarine ST60 depth finder
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi Instrument Repeater
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed Instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind speed and bearing Instrument
  • Follow Me TV and satellite dish in addition to mizzen mounted Power TV HD antenna for digital air TV
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room also hand held extinguishers
  • Five Smoke Alarms including engine room. CO Alarm
  • 3 automatic Rule bilge pumps
  • Two Rule bilge Alarms
  • Side-Power 95 T bow thruster with 2 Group 28 batteries, spare propeller, sheer pins, zincs, washers, nuts
  • Dedicated Xantrex battery charger for bow battery bank. This bank can also be charged from main bank.
  • Freedom 25 inverter charger
  • ProSine 1000 Inverter/charger dedicated to computer station
  • Tri color masthead running lights with emergency strobe and pulpit mounted running lights.
  • Bose entertainment center, DVD player
  • Samsung HDTV
  • 3 Air conditioners (Cruisair)
  • Washer/dryer, Bendix, removed but available
  • Two Lectra Sans marine sanitation devices by Raritan
  • Manually operated stainless steel tender davits as back up method of securing tender. Reinforced by welded stainless piping cross bars
  • AC wiring upgrades
  • 50 amp 220V AC system, wired for cable, phone, dockside water
  • 12V system updated
  • Electronics/Nav station separate electrical panel and battery isolator
  • Village modular 20 GPH reverse osmosis system with product water/shore water back flush and Ultra Violet purification light

Safety
  • Switlik 6 person offshore Life Raft with hydrostatic release
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room also hand held extinguishers
  • Five Smoke Alarms including engine room. CO Alarm
  • 3 automatic Rule bilge pumps
  • Two Rule bilge Alarms

Broker's Notes

This vessel has been owned, cruised, and maintained to the highest standards for the past 18 years by marine author Tom Neale. She's been outfitted as the ultimate family cruising boat, with incredible attention to detail, and is ready to go. She was purchased as a live-aboard vessel for the author's family of four, and she fits this description perfectly. She is spacious and seaworthy, built with a solid and thick fiberglass hull of incredible strength. Many, many custom upgrades have been made.

Call me at 305-807-4096!

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: GULFSTAR
  • Category: Motorsailor
  • Model: Center Cockpit Motorsailer
  • Model Year: 1975
  • YearBuilt: 1975
  • 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: 53' 0" (16.15m)
  • LWL: 47' 4" (14.43m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: 63' 0" (19.20m)
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 44,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • 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: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: LHA200
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
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