Bragg and McMaster 50 Pilothouse "Future Days"

AU $339,950 Now reduced
Pre-Purchase Inspection
50' 10" - 15.49m
Vessel Location
Prince of Wales Bay Marina near Hobart TAS
Launch Year
Hull Material
Composite Strip planked (Epoxied). Steel bracing transfers rig loads to the keel.

"Future Days", is a truly outstanding and unique blue water cruising yacht designed and built for exacting southern conditions by skilled Tasmanian boatbuilders/yachtsmen, Terry Bragg and Roger McMaster. The Tasmanian heritage is evident in the immensely strong strip-plank hull construction, the superb pilot house/saloon and the sheltered cockpit. With her beautifully balanced lines and her powerful cutter rig, "Future Days" is a thoroughbred. Below the deck, the fit-out features the finest of Tassie timbers including Huon Pine and Myrtle. The vessel is comprehensively equipped and set up for safe, comfortable short-handed coastal/offshore cruising. To highlight a few of the many features... *Two helm stations (cockpit and pilothouse). *Bow thruster, *A quietly powerful 125 hp Yanmar engine, *A complete array of electronics enhancing safety and navigation, *Multiple electrical generation systems (12v and 240v), *Furling genoa and staysail, *Easy to reef main with jack lines, *Heavy duty 2-speed sheet/halyard winches plus one electric power-winch, *A Highfield RIB dinghy on targa davits, * 2 x private double cabins with ensuites, *A full-service galley. "Future Days" is presented in excellent condition. The vessel's knowledgeable owners have maintained every aspect of the vessel to the highest standard. An insurance survey was carried out in May 2023. The surveyor's report summary reads... "After close inspection, 'Future Days' appears to be structurally sound and together with many recent upgrades and continuous professional maintenance is currently regarded as well-suited for its intended design of offshore use". The current owners, after years of delightful cruising in their much loved "Future Days" have decided it is time to part with this lovely vessel.
So... Here is your opportunity to own a rare and special vessel and perhaps cruise the world. Even if extended offshore cruising is not for you it is reassuring to know your yacht is blue water capable. What a great liveaboard.

CALL PAUL at to arrange an INSPECTION.

Insurance Survey Report (May 2023) is available on request.
Construction note: A stainless steel 'cage' system transfers rig loads to the keel.
AMSA Registered Vessel 858271

AU $339,950 Now reduced   
Vessel Name
"Future Days"
Boat Reference
Launch Year
50' 10" - 15.49m
20,000 Kg
Keel / Ballast
Cruising Fin Keel with lead ballast.
Vessel Location
Prince Of Wales Bay Marina Near Hobart Tas
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Aus Reg No. 858271
Terry Bragg and Roger McMaster
Terry Bragg and Roger McMaster
Hull Material
Composite Strip planked (Epoxied). Steel bracing transfers rig loads to the keel.
Decks Material
Qld Beech, Sikkaflex joints, Coelan surface coat.
125 hp Yanmar 4JH3 DTE Turbo Diesel Engine. PSS-type dripless seal. All machinery has been maintained to the manufacturer's specs. Machinery Spares: A comprehensive range of spares is included. For more detail see General Remarks
Engine Make
125 hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
1130.1 at date of listing.
Cruise Speed
7 knots.
Shaft driving a Gori 3-blade folding
Vetus BOW95 bow thruster with Century 100 Ah 950 CCA battery and dedicated Matson DC-DC charger.
Fischer Panda 5000i Neo 5kVA diesel genset
500 litres (keel tank)
1300 litres in 4 x stainess steel tanks plus a watermaker.
Highfield CL340 RIB (with cover) On Davits. With Garmin plotter and Rocna anchor.
15F Yamaha 2-stroke
*Hatch covers
*Window covers
*Transom cover
*Aft Cover with side clears over the aft cabin.
*Demountable cockpit cover with side clears
*Full-length boat cover
The centre cockpit can be fully enclosed with covers and clear curtains effectively extending the accommodation space. A pushpit BBQ and folding table make for easy alfresco dining. Step into the pilothouse/saloon. Light from the big all-around windows makes the magnificent Tasmanian timbers, Huon Pine and Myrtle glow. To port are an L-shaped settee (cushions new in 2022) and a large fold-leaf Huon Pine table. Opposite is the fully equipped helm station. Note the luxury adjustable skipper's chair. Aft to port is a general-purpose space which includes a built-in washing machine. There are two pilot berths (port and starboard). Aft to starboard is access to a double cabin with an ensuite. Forward and down to the full-service galley extending full-beam, port to starboard. The second (forward) private double cabin also features an ensuite. A Webasto ducted cabin heater maintains a cosy atmosphere throughout. There are masses of storage spaces above and below the deck, sufficient space to cater for a full crew on an extended cruise.
Three cabins two of which are private with double berths.
6 berths (2 x doubles, 2 x singles)
Hot/cold shower
2 x elecric marine toilets. Holding tank is not currently connected.
GME stereo with 2 internal & 2 external speakers.
Panasonic TH32E400A TV in the aft cabin.
Webasto (Diesel) Cabin Heater ducted to 3 x registers.
A galley to delight a sea-going chef. To starboard are extensive Huon Pine benchtops, top loading fridges plus 240v appliances: microwave, kettle, breadmaker, coffee machine and toaster. A large built-in wall fridge is within easy reach. To port are the stainless steel double sink with a mixer tap, the SMEV wall oven and cooktop and a microwave oven. There is storage over and under.
1x upright cabinet refrigerator (built-in)
2 x top loading fridges.
Smev 3 burner LPG cook top, Smev LPG wall oven with grill plus a microwave.
Water maker by Water Makers Australia.
Hot Water
Heat exchanger / accumulator tank.
Ground Tackle
Muir Cheetah Heavy-duty Windlass.
*Muir Autoanchor 500C chain counter
*Lone Star radio remote anchor control
*Rocna 40 anchor on Ultra UFS 13-60 swivel with 85 m of 13 mm chain
plus backup anchor - Heavy plough with 50m x 16 mm nylon warp
*Muir Chain lock
*4m 15mm nylon with chain grab
*10m 13mm nylon with chain grab
*Vesper Marine Watchmate 70 AIS display with Raymarine GNSS antenna (Nov-2019) at the bow.
Safety Gear
*Emergency tiller.
*Radar reflector.
* Wichard jack lines
*Quell carbon monoxide detector.
*Clear screen spinner.
Bilge Pumps
2 x auto manual 12v submersible punps plus 240v Hi-Capacity submersible.
Life Jackets
2 x Spinlock Deckvests with tether (with MOB1 devices), 2 x Crewsaver wit auto infl, 2 x manual.
Fire Protection
Manual Extinguishers
12v system plus...
240V mains with MPS 67A electrolysis blocker
*Fischer Panda 5000i Neo 5kVA diesel genset
*2x Bosch 120A alternators on main motor
*Batteries: House - 4x 240 Ah LiFePO4 = 960 Ah
plus Century 780 CCA starter.
*Victron Multiplus 12/3000/230 inverter/charger
*Victron Blue Smart IP22 12/30 charger (on starter battery)
*Silentwind 400+ wind generator.
*Balmar alternator protector x2
*Balmar MC-612-DUAL-H regulator
*Sunpower SPR-MAX3-400 400W solar panel with Victron MPPT-100-30 controller
Electronics / Navigation
*Plotter - Raymarine E70372 Axiom Pro 12 RVX
*Plotter - Raymarine E70371 Axiom Pro 9 RVX at helm
*Raymarine Quantum 2 RADAR.
*Raymarine A80007 HS5 SeatalkHS Network Switch
*Transducer - Raymarine A80465 RV200 Real Vision Bronze transducer
*Transducer - Airmar DST800 Depth, Speed, Temperature Transducer.
* Auto-pilot - Raymarine E70099 Evolution ACU-200
Raymarine EV-1 Sensor Core. Raymarine E70061 i60 Analogue Wind Instrument at helm
Raymarine E70328 P70s Autopilot Control Head at helm
Raymarine E70328 P70s Autopilot Control Head
*Raymarine E70327 i70s Multifunctional Instrument at helm
*HF Radio - Barrett 980 with Backstay antenna and Emergency whip antenna
*Raymarine 54E VHF
*Standard Horizon HX300E hand-held VHF
*Raymarine AIS700 Class B Transceiver / Splitter
Vesper Marine Watchmate 70 AIS display with Raymarine GNSS antenna (Nov-2019) at bow.
*Headsets - 2x radio intercom
*Barometer / Chronometer.
Sail Inventory
All sails are in good to very good condition. Checked and refurbished as necessary (including a new UV cover on the furling genoa) by Walker Sails in 2019 / 2020.
Main - Hood cruising main
Headsail - Hood cruising.
Staysail - Hood

2x Harken MkIII furlers
Mast / Rigging
Bermudan masthead cutter.
Alloy spars...
*3 x Spreader rig with stainless steel spreaders
*Dyform stainless steel standing rigging
*Forespar vang
*Boom bag with lazy jacks
*Allspar whisker pole
NOTE: A rig check was carried out by Almasts in 2019.

10 x Spinlock rope clutches. All lines are managed at the cabin top.
Harken WINCHES: "Classic" - 1x 53.2ST electric, 2x 70.2ST, 4x 46.2ST.
Deck Gear
*Stainless steel dinghy davits on stern Targa bar.
*Sovereign SS BBQ mounted on the pushpit with SS LPG bottle.
*Saltwater deck wash and anchor wash
*Two stainless steel LPG bottles with electric valves in a dedicated locker aft.
*Offshore Foul Weather Gear included...
1 x Mens & 1 x Women's Henri Lloyd coastal salopettes and jackets
Size 42 & 38 coastal sea boots
Many but note:
6x spare pumps (fresh, salt, sump, watermaker, toilet)
Spare fuel lift pumps for main engine and genset
Anodes etc for next slipping.
Raw water impellers, fuel & oil filters.
Off-engine oil filter kit (not installed).

Berth at the Prince of Wales Bay Marina is paid to end-Feb 2024.
Fenders on berth, dock wheel, mooring line post, step.

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