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MAD MAX X - 2002 50' CH MARINE Shelter Island 50
Osterville Massachusetts United States
$925,000 USD

The 2002 50' CH MARINE Shelter Island 50 Motor Yacht MAD MAX X is a boat for sale located in Osterville, Massachusetts, USA. Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 2002 50' CH MARINE Shelter Island 50 Motor Yacht MAD MAX X yacht for sale in Osterville, Massachusetts, USA today!

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LENGTH 50' (15.24m)
BEAM 15' (4.57m)
MX SPEED 50 Knots 58 MPH
LOCATION Osterville, Massachusetts, USA
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NOTE:  newer photography coming soon; all seating to be re-upholstered.

MAD MAX X is constructed with E-glass and infused resins; a proven and extremely strong construction method. The lightweight composite materials allow for a unique combination of classic beauty and exhilarating performance.

The Shelter Island 50 features a large cockpit with removable, wrap-around seating, easily accessed by a transom door from the sizeable swim platform or via concealed, fold-out steps in the cockpit sides. A helm station with full complement of navigation and control electronics, A Stidd helm seat and plenty of varnished teak round out the pilothouse.

Below, a simple but elegant Herreshoff-style interior features lightweight, cored composite paneling with varnished mahogany appointments. The U-shaped galley, with plenty of storage, is to port and a large head and shower are to starboard.

MAD MAX X was built by CH Marine, in Shelter Island, New York, and designed by Doug Zurn. The hull was constructed in Maine at North East Composites and then moved to Shelter Island to be fitted out.

MAD MAX X is a perfect combination of New England styling, modern engineering and high-tech composite construction.


MAD MAX X has two cabins. The master cabin is located forward and features a double berth with drawer storage below and drawer and locker storage outboard to starboard. The master cabin also features:

Shelf storage port and starboard outboard
Overhead lighting
Dedicated AC handler
(2) Reading lights
Open deck hatch

The guest cabin is located forward of the galley and to port. This area features:

Over/under bunks
(2) Opening port lights
Locker storage above upper bunk
Shelf storage above under bunk
(2) Reading lights
Hanging locker inboard and forward


At the base of the companionway steps to port is the U-shaped galley. Featuring high-end materials, great natural light and proven design, this area is as functional as it is beautiful.  Features include:

Dorade vent overhead
Opening deck light overhead
Lighting overhead
Stainless steel microwave
Carbon fibre counter tops
Carbon fibre single basin sink
Two-burner Gaggenau stove top
Two-drawer U-Line refrigerator
Two-drawer Sub Zero freezer


Located at the base of the companionway steps to starboard, is the large head with walk-in shower. Also featured in this space:

Sea Land Vacu-flush head with custom carbon fibre lid
Carbon fibre single basin sink
Custom wood countertop
Drawer and cupboard storage
Utility closet in shower compartment
Overhead lighting
Dorade ventilation
Opening deck hatch

Hull and Deck

The hull was built by North East Composite in Rockland, Maine, using advanced composite SKRIMP construction, utilizing resin infused e-glass and Kevlar with end-grain balsa coring for unsurpassed weight to strength construction. Supporting the hull and deck are four stringers, eight floors and five structural bulkheads. The hull features:

Black Awlgrip topsides
Hard lifting chines
Deep V bottom
Lifting strake, each side, bow to stern
Ventilated intake tunnels
Custom flush mounted trim tabs
Stainless steel rudders
Bow and stern side power thrusters
Underwater lights

The cream colored decks, teak cockpit and pilot salon decks feature:

Muir 12 volt DC windlass with controls at helm and on deck
Stainless steel bow rail
(4) Varnished teak dorade boxes with chrome cowlings on coach roof
Varnished teak/stainless steel handrails, port and starboard, on coach roof
(3) Opening deck lights on coach roof
(2) Opening deck lights on pilothouse roof
Varnished teak/stainless steel handrails, port and starboard, on pilothouse roof
Custom varnished teak/stainless steel mast mounted on pilothouse roof
Walk through transom door
Glendinning 65' retractable shore power
(2) Fighting chair mounts in cockpit (mounts only, no chairs)
Live-well centerline aft, below cockpit sole
(2) Fish boxes, port and starboard, below cockpit sole
Foldout steps, port and starboard, in cockpit
Removable U-shaped seating area with custom upholstered seats and backs in aft cockpit that can be removed if (optional, buyer-supplied) fighting chairs are in place.
(2) Aft facing seats, port and starboard, with upholstered seat and back
Custom canvas fly for cockpit shade
Aft deck flood lights


The engines were replaced in 2005 and hour meters are plus the original 750 hours. Engines and transmissions are on flex mounts, couplings are by Vulcan. The main engines have Kobelt controls.

Manufacturer:  (2) x M.A.N.
Model: D2842LE404
Gear model: ZFBW165
Reduction ratio:  1.5 to 1
Prop:  5-blade Nibral 27 x 44

Port Serial No. 7010635159A201
Port engine hours: approx. 300 hours SMOH

Starboard Serial No. 7010628147A201
Starboard engine hours: approx 300 hours SMOH

Main engine gauges:
Hour meter
Water temperature
Oil pressure

Tank Capacities

Fuel - Approx. 1500 gallons total fuel capacity as follows:
Starboard baffled aluminum - 214 gallons
Center baffled aluminum tank - 165 gallons
Port baffled aluminum tank - 214 gallons
Starboard spare bladder tank - 450 gallons
Port spare bladder tank - 450 gallons  

Fresh water - 80 gallon polyethylene tank located in the bilge, inboard of the head and galley
Holding tank (black water) - 30 gallon polyethylene holding tank

Electrical Equipment

(1) Northern Lights 10 KW generator, model No. M773LW3.3-10KW

The electrical system onboard is 120/240 volt. Electricity is provided by two (2) 50-amp shore power cords or the 10 KW Northern Lights generator. There is a slider bar at the breaker panel to prevent paralleling of the generator to the shore power.

Service batteries are connected in parallel with a disconnect switch; charger is 50 amps. Batteries can also be charged by the engine alternators. There are two (2) sets of 24 volt start battery banks, connected in parallel with disconnect switches on the panel.  Generator starter consists of a 12 volt battery bank.

Heart Interface battery monitors w/selector switches for house, spare, and house engine port & starboard, and DC breaker panel
(8) Start batteries, AGM sealed maintenance free
Battery chargers
Northern Lights generator panel
Shore power cords
Atlantic Marine 10-gallon stainless steel hot water heater

Helm and Seating Area

The pilot salon offers amazing views and ventilation on three sides with large, opening windows to port and starboard and open back with removable enclosure. The settee and outboard seating is built over the engine boxes with hydraulic lifts. This allows the boxes to raise from the back side of the engine for additional access. The centerline of the sole also has an opening deck hatch for access to the engine room. This area features:

Overhead lighting
L-shaped settee with an adjustable hi-lo table
Eisenglass aft curtains
Captain's Stidd helm seat
Full suite of electronics at the helm station
Exalto triple wiper system with washer

The helm panel is custom made, machined stainless steel by Bravo Delta Engineering. It contains various custom gauges, trim tab position and indicator, compass, Sperry gyro compass system with second repeater, port and starboard engine tachometers, as well as gauges and instruments for the port and starboard main engines, including:

Engine and temperature gauge
Engine exhaust temperature gauge
DC Volt
Gear oil pressure
Fuel oil levels for the tanks 
Kobelt controls
Kahlenberg air compressor
Kahlenberg triple horn
Kahlenberg steam whistle

Electronics/Communications Equipment

(2) 12" Furuno 3D Navnet radar / sounder / plotters, model GD1900C
(2) 8" Furuno 3D Navnet plotters
Furuno 12 KW, 48-mile digital radar
Furuno black box sounder
Furuno PG 500 compass
Furuno FA50 AIS (2013)
Furuno satellite weather
Sperry C14 slaved gyro compass system
Simrad Robinson AP20 auto-pilot
B & G Network Quad speed/depth multi-display

Air Conditioning

Marine Air compact chiller units, 24,000 BTU

Air handlers:
(2) on bridge
(1) in galley
(1) in master cabin

Safety Equipment

Adult life jackets
First aid kit
(1) throwable life ring
International running lights
Anchor light
Triple trumpet horn and whistle
Ship's bell 
Carlyle and Fitch manually controlled search light

Audio/Visual (new 2018)

KVH HD7 High Definition Sat TV system with tri-America LNB

Marantz SR70 12 AV Receiver

Apple TV

Blu Ray Player

Velodyne Sub-woofer 1000 watt

Terra Speakers – aft deck

RTI Control System w/iPhone interface and helm touch pad

Two video zones:  forward cabin and helm area

Third zone – audio:  aft deck

Peplink BR1 Router with SIM card

Aegean WiFi Client 2.4/5 Ghz


An exceptionally high quality, fast "yachtsman's yacht" with remarkable performance and a versatile layout. 


All speeds, measurements, capacities, consumptions, etc., may be approximate or estimated. Specifications provided for information only. Data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes the responsibility to ascertain the correctness of all data contained herein and otherwise provided and must instruct his agent and surveyors to confirm all details for accuracy prior to purchase. Subject to prior sale, price or inventory change or withdrawal from market without notice.

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Trevor Carroll
Fraser Yachts
1800 S.E. 10th Ave. Suite 400 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316 USA

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