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50' Gulfstar 1978 Center Cockpit Classic 50

  • Price: $109,000
  • Model Year: 1978
  • Boat Ref: 6274911
  • Location: Saint Augustine FL, United States
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  • Broker Name: Melanie Neale
  • Tel. 305-807-4096

50' Gulfstar 1978 Center Cockpit Classic 50

No hurricane damage and PRICE REDUCED!!!

"Distant Drum" is a world cruiser. In her lifetime, she has sailed through the Panama Canal twice, completed six trips to the Bahamas, five trips to New England and Maine, been lived aboard for two years and has been a wonderful family cruising boat for her current owners for over twenty years. They have spared no cost and no detail in maintaining her, and still sail her regularly. She can be easily single handed.

The Gulfstar 50 is a tried-and-true classic Lazarra design. Over 170 were built between the years of 1975 and 1980, and many of them are still around and are highly sought-after. The Gulfstar craftsmanship was superior to other vessels of the time, which is evident in the interior woodwork, the layout, and the thickness and sturdiness of the hull. She was one of the early "modified cruising keels," giving her the performance benefit of a fin keel with the solidity and seaworthiness of a full keel. She is a safe and seaworthy boat! Come see her today!

Ketch rig with main, job, mizzen, spinnaker, stay sail, covers

  • All standing and running rigging replaced four years ago! Spars pulled and painted!
  • 72 HP Westerbeke diesel 2003 with service manuals and service records, with lots of spare parts
  • 8 kw Westerbeke diesel generator
  • New bottom job in 2017
  • Auto pilot
  • Inverter
  • inflatable dinghy with 18 hp. engine
  • 6 person liferaft and all safety gear
  • Electric anchor windlass, 3 anchors, and 2 reinforced stainless bow rollers
  • Aft swim platform and ladder
  • 200 gallons fuel
  • 250 gallons water (2 tanks)
  • Refrig and freezer
  • RO water maker (13 gal/hr)
  • Hot/cold pressure water, shore power, shower
  • Fwd and aft heads
  • Owner cabin aft/ guest cabin fwd
  • Propane stove and oven
  • 480 watts of solar power (2 panels)
  • Dodger, Bimini sun shade (EZ2CY only two years old)
  • Garmin GPS, Radar, Depth Sounder
  • Two VHF radios
  • Two compasses
  • Pack-style flaking systems for both main and mizzen
  • Freshly done brightwork
  • Nonskid newly painted
  • Much more!

  • Full SpecsOpen or Close
    • Builder: GulfStar
    • Designer: Lazarra
    • Construction: GRP
    • Length: 50 ft
    • Beam: 13' 8"
    • Displacement: 35000 lbs
    • Max Draft: 5' 6"
    • Ballast: 10500 lbs
    • LOA: 50 feet
    • LWL: 39.67 feet
    • Bridge Clearance: 57 feet
    Speed and Distance
    • Double Berth No.: 2
    • Cabin No.: 2
    • Head No.: 2
    • Number of Engines: 1
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: Wesrterbeke
    • Engine Model: 71C
    • Engine Year: 2003
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 1,200
    • Engine Horsepower: 72.0 hp
    • Fuel: 1 x 200 gallons
    • Water: 1 x 250 gallons
    • Windlass: Electric
  • DescriptionsOpen or Close


    This is a roomy yacht for such a high-performance sailing vessel. In the GulfStar tradition, the teak and joinery on the interior is superb, lending the feeling of class and comfort. Upon entering the companionway from the spacious cockpit, you find the galley to port and nav station (which is very big!) to starboard. Forward, the salon table to port seats 6 and there is additional seating space to starboard. The v-berth has its own private head, which opens from both sides, and has a separate stall shower.

    Moving aft through the galley and the walkthrough, there is a walk-in door to the engine room (which can also be accessed for easy maintenance underneath the companionway stairs) and then the stern opens up into a large aft cabin with a double berth and another private head.

    There is NO shortage of storage on this boat, and she is a great family cruiser!

    Broker's Notes

    She is a solid and well-maintained boat that has been very well cared for and continuously used. She has brand new bottom paint, no blisters, and the hull and deck are rock-solid. Call me and let's go see her!



    • Depthsounder
    • Wind speed and direction
    • Navigation center
    • Plotter
    • Autopilot
    • Compass
    • GPS
    • VHF
    • Radar


    • Battened mainsail
    • Genoa


    • Steering wheel

    Inside Equipment

    • Electric bilge pump
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Battery charger
    • Hot water
    • Marine head
    • Refrigerator
    • Deep freezer

    Electrical Equipment

    • Shore power inlet
    • Generator
    • Inverter

    Outside Equipment/Extras

    • Solar panel
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Cockpit table
    • Swimming ladder
    • Outboard engine brackets
    • Tender
    • Liferaft


    • Bimini Top
    • Mainsail cover

  • Broker InfoOpen or Close

    Additional Contact Information

    I'm always looking for great listings for my clients! Please contact me if you have a boat you would like to sell!

    Melanie Sunshine Neale
    Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson

    Out-of-State buyers can now buy and use their boat in beautiful Florida for 180 days with No Florida Sales Tax! Ask your EYS broker how!

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