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50' Bruckmann Pilothouse

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Boat Name: 50' Bruckmann Pilothouse
Year: 2008
Price: 598000
Located in Bellingham, WA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel

The perfect balance of power and sail, control and comfort, and technology and tradition, the Bruckmann 50 has been called "the 200% Motorsailer" by Yachting Magazine.  Blessed by superlative sailing performance of her Mark Ellis-designed hull, a powerful rig and high-tech construction, the Bruckmann 50 provides all the comforts of the most elegant home.  Impeccable presentation!  Motivated seller. Easy to see just off I-5 in Bellingham, WA.

Additional Specs, Equipment And Information:

Boat Name

50' Bruckmann Pilothouse


Total Power: 135HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 754
Engine Power: 135 HP

Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots
Maximum Speed: 9 knots


15.42 ft


Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (250 Gallons)
Black Water Tanks: (40 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


Builder: Bruckmann Yachts
Designer: Mark Ellis


Walking into the Bruckmann 50 from the stern, one is immediately struck by the size of the cockpit and the visibility in the main salon.  Excellent helm seats with large wheel and 2 comfortable settees, varnished teak table and teak rail seats.  Step inside to find the main salon is bright and open, providing excellent ventilation and panoramic visibility. The inside steering station is surrounded by the best in today's navigational equipment and engine instrumentation, including an ample chart table. Steering from the inside station during adverse conditions is a delight. The spacious cockpit and main salon dining areas offer expansive entertaining possibilities, with dinner party seating for four at each table.  

The Library below is everyone’s favorites space aboard a Bruckmann 50.  Convertible to a double sleeping space, the library functions as a  navigation station with  desk, laptop connection, chart stowage, and book shelving. There is a TV and settee with reading and mood lights. The library is contiguous to the light and open galley allowing for excellent socializing.  The library/den is a truly unique feature.  The love seat can also serve as a comfortable pull out bunk, creating a third stateroom when additional guests arrive. 

The owner's stateroom is forward with centerline queen.  Guest stateroom to starboard is a lower double with pull out upper single, hanging locker and copious drawer storage.  Two heads with shared shower to port.

The interior of the Bruckmann 50, as with all Bruckmann yachts, showcases the Company's exceptional quality and attention to detail. DIEHLER is built with the brighter teak interior and retains the Herreshof charm of all her sisterships.  Equipped with washer/dryer, diesel heat and electric primary winches, this yacht offers push-button comfort on deck and below!

  • All exposed interior fiberglass in locker interiors covered with teak, cedar or gelcoat
  • All interior joiner work & trim satin varnished
  • Varnished teak & holly sole
  • Varnished wood countertops in heads
  • Teak handrails
  • Removable overhead panels finished in satin white
  • Shaped varnished valence hand hold at house side
  • 5" foam upholstered cushions in main cabin & 6" foam in staterooms
  • Tempur mattress in master cabin
  • All latches, hinges, catches & pulls brass or bright chrome or stainless steel
  • Stainless steel sinks in heads
  • Separate shower stall
  • Chart table with hinged top
  • Hurricane diesel heat
  • Chelsea clock & barometer
  • Lee closet (2)
  • Teak table seating 6 plus extra leaf & 2 teak folding stools
  • Overhead lights are dimmable


Modern appliances, such as a built-in microwave and top/front access refrigeration, accentuate the open layout of the galley. The elegant Corian countertops offer ample work surface, and due to the raised salon the galley remains well lit.

  • Separate Seafrost freezer & refrigerator with top and front access
  • Molded fiberglass box with 4" foam insulation
  • 12 volt refrigeration
  • 3-Burner Force 10 stainless steel stove with oven
  • Two 10lb. aluminum propane tanks with regulator
  • Spendide washer/dryer
  • Sink with hot & cold single faucet control
  • Fresh & sea water spigots (1 each) with flush mounted foot pumps


  • Generator-ready with factory panel and wiring
  • All wiring sized & color coded to ABYC specs
  • (1) DS115 starting battery & 3 x 8D gel cell house batteries
  • Battery selection switches
  • 12V DC custom distribution panel
  • 50 amp 125/250 volt shore power with 50' cord
  • 50 amp shore power main breaker, AC line voltage meters, polarity indicator
  • 110 volt outlets in galley, head, dinette and staterooms
  • Prosine 1800 watt inverter
  • 80 amp battery charger
  • Chrome overhead lights in galley, dinette, head & forward stowage area
  • Chrome swivel reading lights in dinette, nav. area & aft bunk
  • Directional light at chart table
  • Navigation lights on bow pulpit, stern light on stern push pit
  • Steaming, foredeck, masthead & spreader lights on mast
  • Light at compass locations
  • Overhead dome lights in staterooms, main cabin, galley, heads, pilothouse & engine space
  • Directional reading lights in staterooms, main cabin & pilothouse
  • All lights "Cantaloupi"

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine C-120 Navigation system with radar/GPS plotter, three repeaters at inside helm and three repeaters in cockpit for complete individualized display.
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • Autopilot with remote
  • VHF at inside helm with speaker and removable mic at exterior helm
  • Windlass control at both helms and bow
  • Tankwatch 4 monitor
  • Bose speakers with Clarion CD/radio
  • Panasonic DVD Blu-Ray with LG YD screen

Deck and Hull

Called by Yachting Magazine "The 200%" Motorsailer, the Mark Ellis hull is attractive and powerful.  Under sail, the B50 will impress even the most avid sailboat racer and achieve speeds to 10 knots upwind.  Visibility from either helm is excellent and all will enjoy the level entry from the transom forward through the salon and inside helm.

  • Stainless steel rails
  • Leather covered wheel
  • 45+ CQR with 250  feet chain at Muir windlass
  • Danforth w/chain & rode secondary (stored below cockpit)
  • Deck hydraulic package includes 2 electric primary winches
  • Inner forestay and running backstays
  • Windshield wash down & 2-speed windscreen wipes (3)
  • Sea water wash down
  • Verifold prop
  • Epoxy bottom and antifouling
  • Large storage lockers in cockpit (2)
  • Oceanair hatch screens over master bed and in pilothouse
  • Teak folding stools
  • Extendable pilothouse table
  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Single piece Core-Cell cored fiberglass molding
  • Extra reinforcing as required
  • Core phased out in way of all thru-hulls, struts, shaft log, rudder port & center line
  • Molded keel sump with increased laminate
  • Awlgrip painted topsides & boot stripe
  • Externally fastened 16,000 lb. cast lead ballast

Deck and Sailing Hardware

  • Total Sail Area:  1250 sq. ft.
  • All winches chromed & self-tailing
  • (2) Primary ELECTRIC cockpit winches, Lewmar #58
  • (2) Secondary cockpit winches, Lewmar # 50
  • (1) Halyard winch, Lewmar #44 on mast
  • (2) Winch handles, 10" with lock-in & holders
  • 12 volt dual direction gypsy & capstan windlass
  • Forespar Leisurefurl in-Boom Furling System with fully battened main sail
  • 135% Rollerfurling genoa
  • Carbon fiber whisker pole with track
  • Staysail sheave box and tang on master
  • Running back stay tangs on mast
  • Staysail chainplate on deck
  • All deck hardware Harken or Lewmar
  • Deck blocks at spar for halyard reefs & control lines
  • (2) Double sheave organizers
  • Inboard genoa tracks
  • (2) Low lead sheet cars
  • (2) Large snatch blocks
  • (2) Double sheeve footblocks
  • Shroud & backstay chainplates, custom stainless steel with welded bails, bonded to keel
  • All hatches Lewmar anodized aluminium
  • (1) Fore hatch
  • (6) Vent hatches
  • (8) Opening ports with screens
  • Varnished teak cap rail
  • (2) Varnished teak handrails on cabin top
  • (2) Varnished teak handrails on pilothouse top
  • (2) Varnished teak dorade vent boxes with 4" stainless steel cowls
  • Varnished teak flag pole
  • Custom tempered glass-sliding windows in pilothouse with screens
  • (3) Windshield wipers
  • (1) Double rail 1 1/4" stainless steel bow pulpit
  • (1) Double rail 1 1/4" stainless steel stern rail with gate
  • (12) Stainless steel custom stanchions
  • (2) gates with braces & upper lifeline gates
  • Upper & lower lifelines vinyl coated 7X19 stainless steel with turnbuckles
  • (14) Stainless steel stanchion bases with aluminium backup plates
  • Welded stainless steel bowsprit with twin anchor rollers to hold CQR & Bruce anchors
  • Welded double channel stainless steel bow fitting
  • (2) stainless steel forward mooring cleats 12"
  • (2) stainless steel midship mooring cleats 12"
  • (2) stainless steel aft mooring cleats 12"
  • (2) cockpit cleats 10"
  • (6) custom chrome bronze chocks set into rail
  • Covers for rails, table, pedestal and wheel
  • The tender is mounted on stainless steel davits at the transom
  • The 4MC Lite by West Marine is fitted with a 9.9hp Yamaha for simple cruising.
  • There is a transom engine mount
  • Lifesling rescue system


Step aboard the wide swim platform and through the large hinged cockpit transom door into the single level cockpit, lined with exquisite teak grating.  The cockpit and main salon are all one level providing easy access aboard.

  • Integral FRP swim platform with swim ladder
  • Two varnished teak sealed & self-draining lockers
  • Three sculpted seats for cockpit steering station
  • Leather covered wheel
  • Pedestal with angled guard & brake
  • Varnish teak table with folding leaves, grab rails, built-in insulated cooler
  • Single lever engine controls
  • Engine gauges with start & stop switches at both stations
  • Teak cockpit grating
  • Chrome handrails
  • Custom side boarding ladder, teak steps
  • Teak drink holder
  • Cockpit light under hardtop
  • Cavernous port & starboard cockpit lockers
  • Hot & cold cockpit shower
  • Varnish teak rail seats (2)
  • Light  closed cell foam cockpit seat cushions

Engine and Mechanical

Accessible through the stairwell for simple checks or open up the salon flooring as desired.  Spacious, quiet and well-laid out engine compartment allows for every maintenance.

  • Hurricane diesel heat/water system with five heat exchangers
  • John Deere 135 hp. diesel (754 hrs. 6/2017)
  • 1 3/4" diameter Aquamet propeller shaft
  • Varifold 4-blade propeller
  • Bow thruster
  • FRP shaft log & dripless stuffing box
  • GROCO raw water engine strainer
  • Two 125 US gallon aluminum fuel tanks with vents
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  • Engine room sound insulation
  • Blower engine room ventilation
  • Hinged engine access
  • Stainless steel thru transom exhaust
  • Coast guard approved exhaust hoses
  • Waterlift muffler
  • Batteries (new 2016)
  • Cruising speed under engine is 8.5 knots with top end of 9 knots.


  • Fiberglass roving & unidirectional reinforcements over foam floors with limber holes
  • Deck flange bolted & bonded to hull flange
  • High density foam floors in way of mast & engine beds with extra reinforcement
  • Cast lead alloy ballast
  • Stainless steel keel bolts cast in place with stainless steel nuts & washers
  • Keel bedded to sump with epoxy


  • The exterior helm is mechanical and the inside helm is hydraulic with a simple change over system.
  • Inside steering station with compass, full engine instrumentation panel, controls & chart area. 
  • Bow thruster and windlass remote control at both helm stations.
  • Balanced fiberglass foam filled rudder with 4" stainless steel shaft & stiffeners
  • Fiberglass steering pedestal
  • 44" diameter stainless steel wheel
  • 6" Ritchie compass with stainless steel cover
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Variable speeds windshield wipers & wash


  • Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in heads & galley
  • 20 gallon water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • Shower with molded sump, sump pump & telephone type shower head
  • Foot pumps for fresh & salt water in galley
  • Two stainless steel water tanks, 100 U.S. gallons each, with level gauges
  • Under mounted double stainless steel sink in galley
  • Under mounted stainless steel sinks in heads
  • Rigid color coded PVC plumbing & couplers
  • Two heads with 40-gallon holding tank with overboard discharge pump
  • All below water through-hulls fitted with Marelon seacocks
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • #10 Whale "Gusher" manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • (2) Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with auto float switches


The perfect balance of power and sail, control and comfort, and technology and tradition, the Bruckmann 50 has been called “the 200% Motorsailer” by Yachting Magazine.  Blessed by superlative sailing performance of her Mark Ellis-designed hull, a powerful rig and high-tech construction, the Bruckmann 50 provides all the comforts of the most elegant home. 

This yacht has light and bright teak interior and is equipped with a Leisure Furl in-boom system, electric primary cockpit winches, bow thruster, diesel heat, washer dryer … and so much more.  The level entry from swim step to the inside helm station is appreciated by sailors and non-sailors alike. All working lines are led aft to the deep and comfortable cockpit which offers excellent visibility. The large leather covered wheel, varnished rail seats and custom easy-stow cockpit cushions make for a superlative cockpit. The lazarettes are huge and allow for copious storage. And when the wind falters, turn on the 135hp John Deere and enjoy the inside steering station at the main salon. Sophisticated interior comfort is offered below with two staterooms plus a convertible “library” and delightful galley.     

Whether your plans include ocean cruising or day sailing, the Bruckmann 50 is the ideal candidate for your consideration. Due to change in their boating style, her first owners are now highly motivated to sell.


All personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.


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 Martha Comfort at 206-624-1908 or 206-499-0910 (cell) for additional information and your viewing appointment.  Easy to see just off I-5 in Bellingham, WA

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