Deerfoot 50

AU $345,000
Pre-Purchase Inspection
49' 11" - 15.21m
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Balsa Core both above and below the waterline

Steve Dashew designed Deerfoot. The Dashew concept was a vessel able to undertake long ocean passages at a good speed, certainly approaching the 200nm/day figures, while also being strong, seaworthy, and capable of handling easily by a couple.

Those that know the Deerfoot will know their reputation for outstanding performance as proven world cruiser, this is a serious boat for people who want a vessel that is capable of serious, long term and long distance cruising.

Avalon follows the Deerfoot concept of relatively narrow, light displacement, long waterline, nearly plumb-stemmed hull shape. The hull is a round bilge design with a moderately deep, bulbed fin-keel, a balanced spade rudder, a slightly raked bow, and a reverse-transom stern fitted with a swim step and two watertight doors accessing a single watertight stern compartment.

Hemisphere Explorer was built by Cecil M. Lange & Sons, custom boat builders at Port Townsend, WA, USA before being shipped east to Maine for outfitting by Hinckley Yachts.

As was common with Deerfoot designs the hulls and decks are built with Balsa core both above and below the waterline, except where hardware is located. In these areas where there may be winches, the windlass or deck cleats, the balsa is replaced by resin and high strength

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AU $345,000   
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
49' 11" - 15.21m
4.11 m
2.4 m
Keel / Ballast
External lead pore bolted using stainless steel bolts
Vessel Location
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Rego Expiry
Steve Dashew
Cecil M. Lange & sons, Port Townsend WA. USA
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Balsa Core both above and below the waterline
Decks Material
SCRIMP (Seamans Composites Resin Infusion Molding Process) which provides a more uniform and measured distribution of resin within the fiberglass laminates
Mercedes Nanni 4.24 OM616 Series, 72HP, 4-cylinder in-line. Freshwater cooling with heat exchanger. The gearbox is a ZF 25M 1.88 unit, installed new in 2019
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
600 l
Max Speed
8 Knots
Cruise Speed
6 Knots
Shaft Drive 3 Bladed feathering Prop
VETUS bow thruster with remote & dedicated battery (New motor 2018) Gypsy & Capstan refurbis
Westerbeke 5.5 KVA 110v
480 l
600 Litres + Sea Recovery water maker
Yamaha 6HP 4-stroke (New 2021)
Mainsail, Bimini with connector piece, Wheel, Instrument Console, Spinnaker Pole covers
Forward stateroom with semi island double berth and storage lockers, Main salon with fold down table to starboard, L shaped galley to starboard, Systems control panel inboard of galley. Navigation and Instrument panel to Port, Head with shower aft of navigation to port with wet locker. Dedicated machinery space aft. Water tight bulkhead between anchor locker. Semi water tight bulkhead at machinery space. Plenty of cupboards, draws, storage space. New carpet throughout.
I cabin + salon
1 x double stateroom forward, plus 4 bunks in saloon
One in head and cockpit shower (Hot and Cold pressure Water)
Electric Raritan Sea Era freshwater-flush unit 60 litre holding tank
Pioneer Stereo with speakers in cockpit and saloon, New 40 inch TV with Bantan Digital TV Aerial. (There is a HDMI cable running to the nav station so any navigation software can be displayed on the TV. )
No AC. Various fans in all cabins. Solar vents above Galley and Head. 4 x Dorade vents
L--Shaped with corian counter tops, 2 integral sinks with fiddles out board. Fridge with top and side access, Freezer outboard. Force 10 3 burner stove with oven and grill. New 2023 Unused (Current QLD gas certification. )
Pull out trash bin
Cutlrey and glassware holders
Plenty of storage in drawers and cupboards.
FRIDGE - 12VDC Danfoss/Secop BD 50 together with Shureflo diaphragm sea water cooled pump. Refrigeration pump replaced with a new unit in Apr 2022.
FREEZER - 12VDC Danfoss/Secop BD80 together with Shureflo diaphragm sea water cooled pump. Installed 2018.
The freezer has the original Technicold air cooled 110VAC compressor. This unit will run on any of the AC systems if needed.
12VDC Danfoss/Secop BD compressors BD80 with cooling pump
Force 10 A31 3 burner, oven, grill, electronic ignition, gimballed. (NEW)
Sea Recovery, with new HP pump and new LP pump in 2018 Feed direct to water tank
Hot Water
Torrid Marine 40 liter Water Heater (New 2020)
Ground Tackle
Muir VCW 3000 with gypsy and capstan. Motor replaced 2018. Gypsy, Capstan, Clutch, and Chain Locks refurbished 2023.80m 3/8 chain regalvanised 2023.30kg Bruce (main) anchor, and 30kg reef anchor regalvanised 2023. Fortress X-37 stern anchor 10m of chain connected to 75m of (3/4 inch) anchor rode
Muir AutoAnchor 560V2 system and Vetus wireless remote handheld system. The Vetus wireless unit has a spare channel that can be connected to the thruster if needed.
Safety Gear
Epirb, flares to QLD requirements + 2 x rocket para flares (in date), 4 x type 100 PFDs, V-sheet
Fire extingishers, Fire Blanket, Fire Ball Supresent, Bep 600 gas detector in galley, Carbon monoxide alarm in the forward cabin
Man Overboard Rescue System,
Life Raft
3 x bilge pumps (located in machinery space), 1 take up in each water tight compartment, with float switches and manual operation. Tested and operational 2023.
Emergency 'Crash' Water Evacuation Pump: JABSCO Model 6050 self-priming HP pump with ¾ HP motor, a 316 stainless steel impellor. Requires 115VAC, it
requires the generator to run. System has 3 take ups. Operation philosophy is to open only the valve in the area where the water needs to be pumped out. It can pump water out at a rate of 23gpm, effectively a super high volume bilge pump.
Bilge Pumps
3 bilge, 1 in each water tight compartment, with float switches and manual operation.
Life Raft
Switlik MD-2 6 person (out of date)
406 EPIRB current until 01/2024
Life Jackets
4 x PFD 100 to meet QLD requirements
QLD flare pack + 2 x rocket para flares
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers in all compartments(Dry Powder) Fire ball and blanket in Galley. Bep gas detector
12vdc Power System
New Blue Sea 240volt switch panel at nav station
All outlets have been replaced with Australian 240volt twin outlets (Microwave is still 110 volt)
New instrument (plotter, HF Radio) panel at nav station
House batteries-Full River Deep Cycle sealed AGM providing 800 Amp Hours of battery capacity - replaced in December 2020.
Balmar digital duo-charge unit
Start battery for the main engine and generator- Optima Blue Top - Replaced March 2019 Located in a dedicated battery box in the machinery space.
Battery Selector panel located inboard from galley
Main DC/AC Electrical Panel: Located at the chart table
Battery Monitoring at sea is monitored via a Simarine Pico Battery Monitoring System installed in January 2021. Includs the house batteries, the start battery and new bow thruster battery/ anchor battery
2 x solar panels (2 x 150W) with Outback Systems Quadcycle regulator Power System
120Amp alternator on main engine
Victron 3000va Pheonix VE Bus inverter, 12V MultiPlus inverter/charger
LED globes in all navigation lights installed 2022
Low level and red dimmed lighting in cabin for passage making
Spreader lights
Spot lights on dedicated comunication mast.
3.5kg washing machine in head

110vac Power System
Generator: Westerbeke 5.5 KVA generator in the machinery space
Shore power, Shore Supply cable with pigtail adaptor for Austrailan Plugs - Victron Energy 3600-watt 230 volt /110-volt Isolation transformer
Refurbished main DC / 110v switch panel
Electronics / Navigation
Ritchie Steering compass - Globe Master 6 serviced with new dome, o-rings, fluid, and dial balanced to Zone 6. Original northern hemisphere dial as spare.
Furuno hardwired systems at the pedestal and at the chart table
1. GD1700C chart plotter at pedestal.
2. FMD1920 chart plotter at chart table with C-Map card.
Furuno Navnet Radar on dedicated comms mast (Port side stern)
Iridium GO satelite communication system. (Text, Email, Phone at sea)
Predict wind weather forecasting system integrated with Iridium-Go system
Scanstrut ROKK Charge waterproof 12/24V USB charging socket at pedestal.
2 x Will Ham Autopilots 1 x WD2,1 x WD3 with shared control panel at chart table and hard wired remote unit can be used in cockpit.
1 x Raymarine EV-1 Evoloution Autopilot with P70S control head at pedestal
(Autorpilots are selectable at the chart table)
3 x i70 Raymarine Multifunction displays at pedestal. With Raymarine DST800 Triducer
Standard Horizon VHF radio
Icom IC-M802 HF radio
Vesper Marine XB - 8000/XB-6000 Class B AIS with integrated NMEA and WIFI connectivity
Sail Inventory
No 1 Genoa Dacron
No 2 Genoa (Jib) (high cut foot)
Heavy Staysail (14oz)
Blade Jib
Mainsail, fully batterned with 3 reefs and Harken Batt-Car system
New Lazy Jack System
Asymetrical Spinaker with sqeezer
All sails removed in 2022 and taken to North Sails loft in Wynnum, QLD and were checked, reconditioned and repaired as required.
Mast / Rigging
Masthead cutter.
Mast: Sparcraft Wicard Pacific keel steped tapered aluminium one piece extrusion
Cap shrouds, dis-continuous intermediate shrouds, lowers shrouds, Topmast backstay
Backsaty is bridled with twin Navtec hydraulic rams operated by a panel in the cockpit and has insulators for the HF ariel.
Dyneema running backstays.
All standing rigging is 1 x 19 stainless Last inspected 2023
Both mast and boom are aluminium extrusion.
Gooseneck reconditioned 2018
Carbon retrackable spinnaker pole (Storable on deck or mast. )
Head stay and inner forestay fitted with Profurl Genoa furling systems. New furling lines 2023.
Mast was sruck in March 2022, professionally repainted by Andrew Woodforth marine and all standing rigging was replaced with Dyform 316 stainless steel by Rope solutions.
Separate track for a tri-sail.
Rod kicker
New lines in spectra on traveller and rodkicker / vang 2023
New spinnaker pole topping lift halyard 2023
New sheets on headsail and staysail 2023
All other lines, halyards new 2022
Recent rigging report available on request
Deck Gear
10 x Lewmar self tailing winches
Primary 2 x Lewmar 56 at cockpit coaming
Secondary 2 x Lewmar 52 and 2 x Lewmar 46 at cockpit coaming
Halyards and reefing 4 x Lewmar 46 at mast
Spinlock clutches and Jammers
Muir VCW3000 Anchor Windlass
Bespoke hard dodger
Targa Bar
Swing out davits incorporated into targer bar
Outboard lifting crane
5 x Goiot Hatches 2 x *****Hatches
Keel stub/hull intersection additionally strengthened with additional laminates of woven "E" glass and carbon fibre. 2018
Triple lifelines
Outlis line bags
New fenders with covers and new mooring lines 2023
Work bench in machinery space with tool kit and vice.
Prop and Thruster painted in PropSpeed.
Spare parts
Manuals for all equipment
2 x gas bottles stowed in a separate, vented, gas locker in the lazarette
Propane gas heater in salon
Current Gas Certificate available on request

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