1978 Hudson Force 50 For Sale

$190,000
Stock #245650 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Hudson
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
Force 50
Length (LOA):
51'
Beam:
14' 2"
Draft:
74"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
245650
Location:
Isla Mujeres
(near Key West, FL)
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Not being used
Sailboat Details
Covers - Sail:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Mizzen Mast:
Boom:
Standing Rigging:
Boom Vang:
Forestay:
Lazy Jacks:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Winches - Manual:
Chain Plates:
Stainless Steel
"1978 Hudson Force 50 Full Keeled Pilothouse Cutter Ketch Bluewater Vessel"

This 1978 Hudson Force 50 is a full-keeled pilothouse cutter ketch built in Taiwan by Hudson Custom Boats/Cheoy Lee.

With a comfort rating of 55.25, this boat is a tried and true Bluewater sailing vessel. This vessel is ready for that worldwide adventure or for use as a roomy and comfortable...more

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Depending on travel restrictions for this area and for yourself, you may prefer to set up a virtual showing on this vessel. You may also check with your representative to confirm the availability of a virtual showing.

If you have any questions, Jim can be reached directly at (281) 731-4598 to further discuss the situation.

1978 Hudson Force 50 Ketch Sailboat in Isla Mujeres

Stock #245650

This 1978 Hudson Force 50 is a full-keeled pilothouse cutter ketch built in Taiwan by Hudson Custom Boats/Cheoy Lee.

With a comfort rating of 55.25, this boat is a tried and true Bluewater sailing vessel. This vessel is ready for that worldwide adventure or for use as a roomy and comfortable liveaboard.

With three staterooms: master is aft with head, two double guest cabins forward with shared head, and step-in shower. Pilothouse with inside helm station, and lower salon with desk. L-shaped settee to starboard going forward to starboard is a double guest cabin and to port is the head and shower. Forward is an upper and lower workshop with tool storage, workbench, and cupboards.

Custom-built galley: with Corian countertops, two drawer Fitrofrigio refrigerator, separate freezer, and under-counter storage.

The forward head and shower have been remodeled and features a granite countertop with tile backsplash.

This vessel is ready for new owners and new adventures. Please contact Jim at (281) 731-4598 for additional information and to arrange a showing of this Hudson Force 50.

Information On Condition

This vessel has been well maintained to ensure safe passage on its bluewater adventures. The woodwork and flooring are in good condition. The owner asserts that all electrical, mechanical, plumbing and HVAC systems are functioning properly. There are no known soft spots on deck and masts and rigging are in good condition. The mainsail is in fair condition; per the owner some of the seams need to be restitched; while the sail is repairable, the owner recommends replacement within the next 12-18 months.

PLEASE NOTE: the teak bench pictured on the port bow is not included with the vessel.

Repowered with US rebuilt Ford Lehman 80 HP engine April 2021.

Complete bottom job, A-C wiring replaced w/Bluesea breaker panel, Replaced teak deck with Divincell foam core and topcoat, Replaced port stringer and bow stem, bow sprit, Fuel and water tanks replaced original tanks 2008, new drive shaft and balanced prop, New rigging wire in 2017.


We have several active listings for Morgan, Cheoy Lee, Beneteau, and Custom. If you're in the Key West, Marathon, Big Pine Key, or Big Coppitt Key areas, please use the form on this page to let me know what you're looking for and I'll get back with you today about any other ketch sailboat / pilothouse options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Hudson
Category:
Ketch/Ketch Sailboat
Model:
Force 50
Length (LOA):
51'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
245650
Location:
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Year:
1978
Brand:
Lehman
Model:
2712e
Size:
80 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
180 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Engine Alarms:
Holding Tanks:
Bilge Pump:
Water Tanks:
Throttle/shift: Mech:
Rudder:
Thruster - Bow:
Imtra
Watermaker:
HRO Safari
Date Of Engine Service:
April 2021
Number Of Eng Cylinders:
4
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
2
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
51'
Beam:
14' 2"
Min. Draft:
74"
Cockpit Location:
Center
Weight:
42,000 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Autopilot:
Compass:
Covers - Display:
VHF Antenna:
Wind Instrument:
GPS Antenna:
Masthead Light::
Navigation Lights:
VHF:
Standard Horizon GX2150
Single Side Band Radio:
Icom M701
Radar Dome:
Furuno 24 Mile
GPS / Plotter:
Furuno
Deck Features
Anchor Rode:
BBQ Grill:
Bell:
Beverage Holders:
Bimini:
Bow Rail:
Cleats - Fixed:
Cockpit Seating:
Compartment Storage:
Davits:
Freshwater Washdown:
Hatch Covers:
Non-skid Deck:
Passenger Seat:
Rub Rails:
Anchor Locker:
Bow Pulpit:
City Water Hookup:
Self Bailing Cockpit:
Steering Wheel:
Swim Ladder:
Transom - Closed:
Transom Seating:
Transom Shower:
Windlass:
Sea Cocks:
Bow Seating:
Raw Water Washdown:
For Anchor & Rode
Anchor:
2
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Grab Rails:
Air Horn:
EPIRB:
Liferaft:
Sump Pump:
ElectricalElec. Components
Circuit Breaker Panel:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Battery Switch:
Battery Tender:
Fuse Panel:
GFI Outlets:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Shore Power Cord:
Shower Sump Pump:
Solar Panel:
Stereo:
Tachometer:
Water Heater:
Water Temp Gauge:
Inverter:
3 KW
Shore Power:
2-30 Amp
Sails
Covers - Sail:
Main Sail:
Roller Furling Jib:
Rigging
Mizzen Mast:
Boom:
Standing Rigging:
Boom Vang:
Forestay:
Lazy Jacks:
Lifelines:
Mast:
Pennant Flag Halyard:
Rigging Hardware:
Running Rigging:
Sloop Rig:
Winches - Manual:
Chain Plates:
Stainless Steel
Accommodations & Passengers
# Cabins:
3
Sleep. Capacity:
4
# Berths:
4
Can Live Aboard:
Water Capacity:
75 gals
Generator:
Yes
(Northern lights 8KW; 1487 hours)
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
Washer/Dryer Hookup:
Yes
Non-Smoking:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Freezer:
Hanging Locker:
Head:
Microwave:
Nav Station:
Port Holes:
Pressurized Water System:
Refrigerator:
Salon:
Settee:
Shower:
Sink - Galley:
Stateroom - Aft:
Stateroom - Forward:
Stateroom - Mid Berth:
Stove:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
William Garden
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Long Keel
Exterior Color:
White
Interior Color:
Wood Tones
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
Stringers:
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