1989 Sparkman&Stephens Custom
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1989 Stevens 50 Custom:
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, famed for America's Cup winning designs as well as the legendary Nautor Swan line, Mystic Muse is a high-performance, blue water yacht hand made in Taiwan under the direction of Bill Stevens Following a complete restoration and modernization, she blends the best of classic custom build quality with the best of modern equipment, creating the ultimate short-handed fast-passage yacht,Comfortable, fast, strong, manageable. |
Mystic Muse is at ease and easily handled in heavy weather, having delivered her single-handed skipper nicely through squalls in excess of 50 knots On one recent passage, she averaged 10+knots for over 15 hours in 30+ knots of breeze, with wind and 3 meter swells at 60 degrees Her displacement and shape allow her to carry speed through heavy swells in ways that lighter modern production boats cannot, giving her "real world" passage-making performance even to windward.
See the included polar graph for performance data gathered from onboard electronics.
At the same time, her gentle motion makes her easy on guests unaccustomed to life at sea.
Her fully skeg-hung rudder and solid coreless GRP construction provide peace of mind.
And, her reliable Yanmar turbo diesel allows her to make 8.5 knots under power when needed.
Roller curler for genoa, managed via cockpit electric Harken winch
Cutter inner stay with Barbosa tensioner; hanked stay-sail
Fully battened, heavy roached main
Running backstays, rigged to allow retrieval removal without leaving cockpit
Four Harken electric winches in the cockpit with 4 rope-clutches leading to each, allow jib sheets, mainsheet, staysail sheets, and more lines to be managed quickly and easily
Raymarine auto helm with RF remote control allows for easy single-handed jibing in any conditions
Aluminum whisker pole allows wing-on-wing, with non-spinnaker performance exceeding 12 knots in following seas
Wide, single-level flush foredeck makes working forward easy and safe
Absolutely huge walk-in cockpit lazarette -- you have to see it to believe it, approx 300 cubic feet
Plus stern locker with over 100 cubic feet of storage.
V-berth forward with extensive drawers, closets, and cabinets in solid teak
Full head forward
Crew cabin with bunks and closet just forward of mast
Split kitchen: refer/freezer and pantry to starboard; sink, oven, range, micro to port
Salon/galley has huge wrap-around windows, providing lots of light and 270 degrees of visibility
There is a massive amount of storage space in this part of the boat.
We use less than half of it.
Seating is so comfortable, you might want to stay below
Master berth at stern, again with great cabinet and closet space, as well as a full private head.
THE RESTORATION 2011-13:
NEW EQUIPMENT AND FINISHES
Cape Horn Extreme 12v watermaker
Eclectic Energy D400 windmill
1100 Amp-hour AGM battery bank
75 HP Yanmar turbo-diesel 4JH4-TE (200 hours)
Hurth ZF30 transmission
Raymarine suite (widescreen plotter, digital radar, remote autopilot, AIS, speed depth temp wind, 70-series color instruments)
Floors stripped, sanded, refinished with 14 coats of varnish
All new headliners
Custom ultra-leather interior by IK Yacht Design
Flush LED lighting throughout interior
New refrigeration compressor and plates
4 Harken electric winches with quad rope clutches port and starboard
Custom solid teak folding cockpit dining table for six
Non-skid deck segments refinished in light gray
Awlgripped in Whisper Gray, with 2 coats of clear
Shaft wet seal from Sure Seal
Main and 120 genoa from Doyle Offshore
Maxwell RC12-10 windlass
Custom aluminum boom from JSI, 240mm x150mm cross section with 4mm sidewalls
AB ultra-light aluminum RIB with Nissan 9.8hp 2-stroke
Complete canvas replacement - bimini, dodger, sail cover
New primary and crash bilge pumps
New SS lifelines
Custom dome awning covering mast to bimini, with 6 ft of headroom at rails.
OTHER EQUIPMENT OF NOTE:
Newmar battery charger
Hart 2000 watt inverter
9 KVA Maspower generator with 3-cylinder Yanmar back-end (500 hours)
SNUBA compressor, line, regulator for extended underwater work
SUUNTO oversize compass
Backup mainsail with <500 hours
Zoned air conditioning throughout
Lifetime cast bronze heads
Hand-made, solid teak furniture throughout
65' keel-stepped aluminum mast, double straight spreaders, heavy wire rigging
Complete rig review and update by Nance & Underwood, Ft Laud, 2011
Hurricane anchor (100 lb)
Fortress secondary anchor (55 lb)
Plow primary anchor (75 lb)
150' of 3/8 primary chain rode
300' of rope rode
tens of thousands of dollars worth of spare shackles, line, blocks, engine spares, tools, etc.
250 gallons fuel capacity in two tanks (>1200 mile range)
175 gallons water capacity in three tanks.
Currently cruising northern Caribbean, USVI, BVI, Florida, St.
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