50' (15.24m)

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Northern Winds
1997 50' BENETEAU Cruising Sailboat Sloop San Diego California United States
$250,000 USD

The 1997 50' BENETEAU Sloop Sloop Cruising Sailboat Northern Winds is a sail boat for sale located in San Diego, California, United States.

Now with her 3rd owner "Northern Winds" has never been chartered, was freshwater until 2010 and  is a Farr designed performance cruiser. She has a good racing record but is also rigged for short handed sailing with cruising sails, 3 electric winches, dual wheel steering, Profurl genoa furling, lazyjacks, jiffy reefing, adjustable genoa lead cars, Harken battcar system and a Electric anchor windlass (which can be removed while racing) with bow and remote controls. Two identical double guest staterooms aft of the companionway each with head and shower. A huge private double master stateroom forward of the mast with head and shower. "Northern Winds" is clean, well maintained, her deck, hull and bottom are in great condition. This is a very good boat and she is seriously for sale.


New B&G Electronics

Spectra Watermaker

Bow Thruster

Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 1997 50' BENETEAU Sloop Cruising Sailboat Sloop Northern Winds yacht for sale in San Diego, California, USA today!

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LENGTH 50' (15.24m)
BUILT 1997
BEAM 14' 7" (4.44m)
DRAFT 7' 6" (2.29m)
LOCATION San Diego, California, USA
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From the companionway you enter a spacious, bright and airy salon, tastefully decorated with new upholstery (2013), complimented by cherry cabinetry and teak and holly soles. 11 opening hatches and 14 opening ports provide for excellent ventilation.

To port is a U Shaped dinette with a settee at midline which backs up to a storage cabinet. The galley runs the full length of the salon, to starboard. Aft of the galley is the navigation station, large enough for full sized charts.

Forward of the salon is the master stateroom with ensuite head, double pullman (5'8" x 6' 3") to port with drawers beneath the bed, hanging lockers, vanity/desk to starboard (B&G multi display)

The head with separate shower stall is forward with Jabsco electric head and vanity. Forward of the head is a locker with a work bench and ample storage for sails and equipment.

There are two identical guest cabins aft of the companionway, both with double berths (6'8"x 5'2") and with ample storage in hanging lockers and on shelving and both have ensuite heads with showers.


  • Sony Bavaria Flat Screen TV on swivel arm
  • Sony Blu-Ray WiFi DVD player
  • Sony Sirrus/XM MEX-M70BT stereo
  • PCX480 multi channel stereo amplifier
  • Sony speakers in salon and forward berth, Alpine speakers in cockpit
  • Caframo fans (new, Model 748) x 5
  • Weems and Plath barometer and ships clock      





  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme 330, 15 gal/hr watermaker (pickled Dec 2017)
  • Frigoboat Capri 50 refrigeration w Coastal MK II Digital Thermostat/Thermometer, top loading freezer with Frigoboat aircooled compressors
  • Force 10 3 burner stove w oven
  • Raritan 12 gal hot water heater (New August 2016)
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Xintex S-2A Propane/CNG detector



Sails and Rigging


Cruising sails:


  • 2016 North Sails fully battened Norlam Tour Xi mainsail
  • 2016 North Sails Norlam Tour Xi furling genoa
  • Harken Battcar system on mainsail
  • Jiffy reefing
  • Harken lazyjack system
  • Dutchman Boom Preventer (against accidental jives!)
  • 2018 Profurl C430 furling system
  • Offshore Spars carbon fiber spinnaker pole w track


Racing sails:


All racing sails reconditioned by UK Sails 2011


  • UK Sails Tape Drive Main with 1 reef point ('00)
  • UK Sails Tape Drive Light #1 ('00)
  • UK Sails Tape Drive Heavy #1 ('99)
  • UK Sails Tape Drive #3 ('99)
  • UK Sails Tape Drive #4 ('00)
  • UK Sails .5oz Spinnaker ('99)
  • UK Sails .75oz Spinnaker ('99)
  • UK Sails 1.5oz Spinnaker ('00)
  • UK Sails 1.2oz Spinnaker ('99)
  • UK Sails Staysail ('99)
  • UK Sails Storm Jib ('99)
  • UK Sails Storm Trisail ('99)


NOTE: All racing sails sell with vessel. Racing sails are stored in a new, single axle, LOOK trailer, trailer is negotiable to the purchase.


  • Standing Rigging new 2016/17 (Pacific Offshore Rigging, San Diego)
  • NAVTEC hydraulic split backstay (re-built) and with new hydraulic hoses
  • Running backstays
  • All lines lead aft through Lewmar rope clutches (16 clutches)
  • Deck stanchions at mast




  • B&G Zeus T12 touchscreen display, chartplotter/radar display (2017)
  • B&G 4G radar (2017
  • Hydra 2 fully integrated instrumentation system (displays at nav station and forward berth)
  • NMEA 2000 "backbone" & NMEA 1838 (allows any sensor to "talk" to any display unit - plug and play communication)
  • B&G Hercules 2000 multi-function display at nav station
  • B&G T12 display at nav station
  • B&G 20/20 CD displays over companionway
  • B&G wind indicator
  • Self leveling radar mount
  • AIS NAIS-400 trans-receiver
  • ICOM IC-M802 HF single side-band VHF connects to a SCS Pactor P4 DR-7400 (receives wireless email, weather data etc)
  • ICOM AT-140 antenna tuner
  • Shipmate RS8300 VHF at the nav station as well as at the helm
  • WR10 wireless autopilot remote w BT1 bluetooth base station
  • B&G autopilot controls at both port and starboard helms
  • Quick TCD 1042 single joystick bow thruster controller   





  • DEKA PS4D AGM batteries -  4 (2017)
  • Each electric winch has it's own separate battery
  • Magnum charger/inverter, MS 2012 WJI-04459 (2018)
  • Sunpower photovoltaic panels (5). 644 watt or 600 VDC max. connected through an Outback Flomax 60 charge controller
  • Blue Sea Systems CL service battery link (automatically connects batteries during the charging cycle and disconnects them under discharge)
  • Blue Seas Systems 120v AC selector
  • Magnum BMK energy battery display at helm (monitor battery condition, power usage etc.)
  • Magnum ME-ARC remote display
  • Outback Power Systems PV display (manage and monitor inverter/chargers)
  • Balmar MC-612 dual alternators ( both alternators are being used to charge the same large battery bank)
  • Marico 120v outlet at both stern and bow for shore power hookup.
  • Marico 12v outlet at helm           





  • Maxwell RC 12 Horizontal windlass (new 2016) w 230' chain

Winches - coachroof:

  • Lewmar 40 (electric)
  • Lewmar 54

Winches - helm:

  • Lewmar 66 x2 (electric)

(all lines lead aft through 16 Lewmar rope clutches, Lewmar traveller and blocks)

  • Revere inflatable life-raft in canister on deck, inspection current (next inspection 4/22
  • New stainless steel lifelines
  • New dodger
  • Walk through transom
  • Cockpit hot/cold shower
  • Plastimo compass (x2, one at each helm)
  • 4) Custom dorades with custom guards
  • Outboard motor hoist and storage on transom
  • Custom teak cockpit table
  • (11) opening hatches

              (14) opening ports

  • Full Bimini and dodger
  • Teak deck in cockpit and swim platform
  • Cushions for cockpit and bow seat
  • QL Bow Thruster
  • Manual emergency whale pump
  • Screens for all opening portlights and hatches and companionway.



Engine, Mechanical, Tanks


  • Yanmar 85hp diesel, 3,000 hrs.
  • Single lever control
  • Maxi Prop 3 blade feathering prop
  • 4 water tanks - 44 gal x2, 58 gal and 103 gal.
  • Ultravilot water sterilizer ("The Water Fixer")
  • 66 gal diesel in 2 tanks
  • Parker Raycor fuel water separator





Additional, upgrades in chronological order


Northern Winds purchased out of the Great Lakes, 2011:


2011 -

  • cutlass bearing replaced
  • through hull valves serviced and replaced as necessary
  • Maxiprop serviced by Maxiprop
  • barrier coat and bottom paint

2013 -

  • new upholstery throughout
  • alternators serviced and bench tested
  • Frigeboat compressors installed (new refrigeration)

2014 -

  • Spectra watermaker installed
  • bow thruster joy stick replaced
  • Rairaton hot water heater and hoses replaced

2015 -

  • hydraulic backstays serviced
  • rudder bearings (upper and lower) replaced
  • dripless PSS shaft seal installed (PSS is a product from PYI Inc and the  PSS Shaft Seal is a mechanical face seal)
  • new dodger
  • new windvane
  • new headstay
  • new Maxwell windlass

2017 -

  • new navigation table
  • new B&G 4G radar
  • new AIS
  • new autopilot
  • new Alpine speakers in cockpit
  • new Balmar dual regulators

2018 -

  • new bottom paint
  • new stripe at waterline
  • new dripless packing gland
  • new through hull in galley
  • water temperature and oil pressure gauges added to engine compartment
  • Sony stereo added
  • new flat-screen TV, antenna replaced
  • Magnum charger/inverter replaced         





  • Honda outboard, 2hp
  • Midland GXT hand held two way radio (2)
  • Lifejackets and additional sheets and lines
  • Jacklines
  • ALL NEW, unused custom bedding for all 3 staterooms
  • Man overboard rescue pole        

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Ian Bossenger
California Yacht Sales
2040 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, California, 92101 USA

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