1982 Durbeck 50


New Bern, NC

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Class Sails
Category Ketch, Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers
Year 1982
Make Durbeck
Length 50'
Propulsion Type Single Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location New Bern, NC

You step aboard this amazing and visually pleasant sailing ketch through the port or starboard boarding gates that open onto the wide side decks.  The large decks give you easy maneuverability. The cockpit is protected with a custom-built fiberglass hardtop with full Stamoid and eisenglass enclosure.  The dodger is wood with opening windshield.  The cockpit is large and has striped Sunbrella cushions for added comfort.  Aft of the cockpit are two large storage boxes and a propane box.  The stern has stainless steel davits for an inflatable or dingy. 

You enter the cabin spaces through a teak opening door with sliding hatch.  Down the companionway and to starboard is the large and functional galley area.  The galley features ample storage and counter top spaces to please any on board chef.  There is a dual voltage refrigerator with freezer compartment aft, and an in-the-counter cold plate refrigerator forward.  Along the aft bulkhead to starboard is access into the large engine room which also houses the generator and a large work bench.  At the companionway and to port is the navigation station with opening desk top, a settee with cushion, overhead book shelf and outboard storage and electronics.  Aft of the navigation station is the companionway to the master cabin. 

In the companionway along the port side is a large cabinet.  The top opens and there are fore and aft doors revealing the laundry center.  Outboard is a large storage cabinet as well.  Across is the electrical panel and a lower hatch that opens to reveal the inboard aspects of the engine.  Further aft are lockers for storage and the master cabin entry.  The master is large with a center-line, walk-around elevated queen berth with storage drawers.  Along each side of the berth is a night stand with storage.  The port and starboard sides feature a large settee and additional lockers and storage.  The head is located on the starboard side and is ensuite with a separate shower stall, tile flooring, multiple storage cabinets and vanity. 

Back to the companionway and forward is the salon area with a large port side L-shaped settee and a large dinette table.  Across from the settee are two chairs.  Outboard in each side are storage shelves and a cabinet.  Behind the chairs are additional cabinets.  A TV is mounted on the forward starboard bulkhead.  

Down one step and to port is the head with a vanity, mirror, and plenty of storage.  Across from the head is a hanging locker.  Further forward and through a privacy door is the guest cabin.  To starboard is a single settee and storage locker with storage shelf above.  The berths are along the port and starboard side with the starboard berth elevated with storage drawers and a cabinet below while to port side is lower.  Excellent accommodations for your guests.  All the way forward is access into the anchor locker. 

A well laid out floor plan with plenty of room for a cruising couple, family cruising or a live aboard.


The galley is spacious and located along the starboard side aft of the main salon.  With a straight view into the salon the onboard chef can easily communicate with the Captain and crew.

  • Double stainless steel sinks with faucet
  • Formica counter tops with fiddles
  • Tundra dual voltage refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • Grunert in-counter cold plate
  • Force 10 stainless steel, gimbaled, 3-burner stove top with oven and broiler
  • Trident propane control with tank solenoid
  • Kenmore microwave oven
  • Ample storage cabinet and drawers
Deck and Hardware

The hull was planed, glassed, and 18 coats of barrier epoxy applied in 2015.  No blisters!

  • Teak and stainless steel bow pulpit
  • Dual stainless steel bow rollers
  • Ideal electric windlass with foot switch and Hause pipe to anchor locker
  • CQR 60-pound primary anchor with chain and rope rode
  • CQR 45-pound secondary anchor with chain and rope rode
  • Fortress anchor stored for use as needed
  • Stainless steel stanchions with double coated life lines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Stainless steel davits mounted on stern rated for 650 pounds
  • Outboard motor bracket on port stern for storage
  • Port and starboard storage boxes mounted on aft deck
  • Propane locker mounted on starboard side of aft deck
  • Teak stern railings, cabin top railings and toe rails
  • Teak rub rails with stainless steel insert
  • Fiberglass hardtop supported with aluminum posts over cockpit with overhead hatch
  • Full white Stamoid enclosure for cockpit
  • Teak hard wood dodger with opening windows
  • Folding teak table in cockpit with teak binocular holders
  • Removable stainless steel boarding/swim ladder that can be mounted port or starboard
  • (2) stainless steel fish pole holders on stern
  • Cockpit emergency bilge pump
Sails and Rigging

The seller has replaced and upgrade the chain plates and standing rigging. 

Cutter-Ketch rigged with keel stepped mast.  Easy to sail even as a single hand.

  • Lewmar-England #55 winches mounted on aft cockpit coaming
  • Lewmar-England #16 winch on mizzen mast
  • Lewmar-England #14 winch in cockpit
  • Lewmar-England #30 in cockpit
  • Harken travelers and deck hardware
  • Roller furling genoa and JIB
  • Genoa 135% MacSails
  • Staysail with clubfoot boom
  • Full batten Doyle mainsail with Stack Pac
  • Mizzen Doyle sail with Stack Pack
  • Stainless steel standing rigging with turn buckles
  • All new stainless steel chain plates
Helm and Electronics
  • Compass
  • Raymarine C-120 color chart plotter and radar mounted in NAVPOD at helm
  • Raymarine 620 color chart plotter and radar mounted at navigation station
  • Raymarine 48-mile radar dome mounted on mast
  • Raymarine Smart Pilot ST-7000 autopilot
  • Autohelm Tridata for depth, speed and log
  • Raymarine ST-60 wind indicator
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF radio in companionway with RAM helm mic
  • Raytheon Ray 210 VF radio at navigation station
  • Standard Horizon HX-150 hand held VHF radio
  • ICOM IC-700 SSB radio at navigation station
  • Dash Taller Universal 3-50 Audio depth indicator

The main panel located in the companionway between the main cabin and the master cabin.

  • 12-volt DC and 120-volt AC power
  • Power distribution panel with circuit breakers with Amps and Volt meters
  • (2) 30-amp shore power cords with splitter
  • Northern Light 12. kW diesel generator with sound shield
  • Magna Sine Wave inverter/charger with control above engine room door
  • Tri-Metric battery monitor at navigation station
  • GFI protected receptacles
  • Wind generator mounted on aft mast
  • Bosch washing machine in cabinet in master companionway
  • Kenmore dryer in cabinet in master companionway
  • (2) 16,000 BTU Mermaid reverse cycle air conditioning and heat with electronics controls
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD radio with remote speakers
  • Flat screen TV in salon
  • Panasonic DVD player in salon
Engine and Mechanical

The engine room is stand up and large with an entry door in the aft galley.   Inboard aspects of the Perkin engine are accessible through a panel located in the companionway between the main cabin and master cabin.  There is a work bench located along the starboard side of the engine room.

  • Perkin 4-236M fresh water cooled diesel engine with 7600 hours
  • Engine gauges and panel located in forward helm
  • Stainless steel leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Racor primary fuel filters for engine and genset
  • Separate stainless steel throttle and transmission controls at helm
  • Stainless steel shaft
  • Tank Tender in engine room for monitoring port and starboard fuel tank levels
Broker's Remarks

Updated and ready to cruise with new chain plates and hull paint.  Easy to see in New Bern, NC with jet services via Delta (ATL) and American (CLT). 

Contact listing broker for details on financing, insurance, and delivery.

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Contact Information


JOHN PETERSON, CPYB @ 910-546-5760 OR EMAIL jpeterson@unitedyacht.com


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Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4-236
Engine Year 1982
Total Power 80hp
Engine Type Single Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1982 Durbeck 50


A stretched version of the popular Durbeck 46 with more deck space and interior volume. Not known as a fast sailboat, but well known as a capable world cruising sailboat, with recent upgrades including new chain plates, hull paint, inverter and more, this 50 is ready to take you around the world to wherever you might choose.  Built under the supervision of Wit Durbeck, the Durbeck 50 is a traditional sailing vessel with a clipper bow and the wine glass stern, she will turn heads along any waterway.    With a shallow draft of 5 5 and a full keel, she is well-constructed and capable of cruising the world in comfort and style. 

If you are looking for a large, world class sailing vessel or excellent cruising or live aboard sailboat, dont miss this one.  The seller had a change of plans that dictates the sale.

Kilo Makani, which in Hawaiian means "One who uses the wind for the purposes of navigation",





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