Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642

1985 Beneteau Idylle 15.50
Boat Type: Cruiser Address: Titusville, FL, US Price: $78,500


WHITE DIAMOND is a German Frers designed Beneteau 51 Idylle and is the 3 Cabin, 3 Head version.  She is well known in the Bahamas and Caribbean after spending many miles transiting these beautiful waters.  The present owner of almost 20 years has taken her cruising as far south as Grenada and points in between.  White Diamond was photographed in a Cruising World issue in 2010 sailing the Southern Bahamas (see photo gallery).  From her Awlgripped hull to her repowered Perkins M92 engine with 3 blade Max feathering propeller she's a deal you don't want to miss.



Basic Information

Manufacturer: Beneteau Vessel Name: White Diamond
Model: Idylle 15.50 Boat Type: Cruiser
Year: 1985 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Titusville, FL, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 51 ft - 15.54 meter Draft - max: 6 ft - 1.83 meter
LOA: 51 ft - 15.54 meter Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 6 in - 19.35 meter
Beam: 14 ft 7 in - 4.44 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Perkins Engine Type: Inboard
Model: M92 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 2000 Horsepower: 91 (Individual), 91 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 140 gallons - 2 tank(s) Holding Tank: 50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 300 gallons - 3 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 3 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    



The Galley is located immediately to starboard as you step down the companionway and has great ventilation with two opening ports and a deck hatch.  Lots of storage space for pots and pans.  The white tiled counter top with stainless sink and newer looking faucet with spray nozzle gives a more modern look than original.  Hot 'n Cold p PUR Power Survivor 35 water maker (suggest system be serviced and test prior to putting back into regular use).  Pressurized water w/12 gallon Raritan hot water heater. Three burner Force 10 LPG gimbaled stove/oven has an on-off solenoid safety switch.  Sylvania microwave oven and Coffee Maker added to the convenience of this well appointed galley.


As you step down into the main salon the galley is to starboard.  The galley is well equipped and designed for efficiency with a gimballed stove/oven, large fridge, double sinks and plenty of storage. Opposite to port is the day head/shower with a privacy door into the aft double cabin with opening ports and an overhead hatch for ventilation. The salon is laid out with a large settee to port and a teak table which drops to convert to another double berth.  The original Perkins 4.236 was replaced with a newer Perkins M92 and is located under the center island which also doubles as a bar cabinet with storage.  The cabinet is removable allowing access to the engine from all sides! To starboard are two very comfortable captain's chairs.  Moving forward are two separate berths with their own dedicated heads.  The forward portside berth can either be used as a single or fold down to accommodate two and has an access to the forward crew quarters which is presently used for storage (sails, cockpit cushions, etc). The aft stateroom to port has reading lights, cabin fan, large opening ports with ample storage below the berth. 


12VDC system with breaker panel at nav station and inner bulkhead of galley.  Three Way Perko switch for Battery Selection.  Zantrex True Charge 20+ battery charger with monitoring panel located in forward workroom on aft bulkhead.  Freedom battery charger HF 1800 system with Blue Seas bank charging monitoring system located near galley.  Lestak alternators on diesel engine.

110VAC system Marinco stainless steel shore power inlet with weather cap.
Main AC panel at lower Nav Station
GFCI outlets in Galley and Heads
Heart Interface DC/AC Inverter under nav station

Three (3) Solar Panels 130W each on dinghy arch top
Solar Boost Blue Sky Controller in cockpit locker
Wind Generator




1 1/2 inch wide aluminum toe rails are thru bolted to the deck and run the entire length of the deck port and starboard.
Stainless Steel 1 inch diameter stanchions and railing from stern to amid ship.  Stainless steel top safety rail and double lower life lines mid-ship to pulpit with three (3) gates to port, starboard and stern access.  Stern access walk thru transom via fold down FRP steps.

Ground Tackle

Maxwell 12VDC Electric Windlass 
Three Plow Style Anchors
200 feet of 3/8 chain
150 feet of rode


Custom polished stainless steel post mounted off stern cockpit.  The base is thru bolted to the hull deck with aluminum backing plates.  Manually operated swing arms have block 'n tackle.  Radar base and solar panels are mounted on top.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642