Peter Bass
North Point Yacht Sales
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA, US
Office: 804-885-4090
Mobile: 757-679-6991

1978 Gulfstar 50 Ketch
Boat Type: Ketch Address: Hayes, VA, US Price: $59,900


The affordable big boat. One owner since new.
In the late 70's some of the most sought after styles of cruising sailboats were the center cockpit ketches around 50 feet. The Gulfstar 50, with 170 built, was one of the most popular iterations of this configuration for good reason: plenty of room for a cruising family or as a charter boat, good performance under power or sail, waterway friendly, and good manners at sea. This example is is notable for:
  • 90 hp Ford Lehman (1998) in lieu of standard 54 hp Perkins
  • 2019 survey available
  • New Force 10 propane stove
  • Complete set of working tools
Enchantress needs interior refurbishing but has the bones to be a practical live aboard and cruiser. She is priced to reflect needed upgrades and is seriously for sale.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Gulfstar Vessel Name: ENCHANTRESS
Model: 50 Ketch Boat Type: Ketch
Year: 1978 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Hayes, VA, US Designer: Vince Lazarra
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 50 ft - 15.24 meter LOA: 50 ft - 15.24 meter
Draft - max: 5 ft 6 in - 1.68 meter Draft - min: -
Beam: 13 ft 8 in - 4.17 meter Bridge Clearance: 58 ft - 17.68 meter
Dry Weight: 35000 ft - 10668 meter    


Make: Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 4 Cylinder Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1800 Horsepower: 90 (Individual), 180 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 9 MPH Max Speed: 10 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 75 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 25 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 200 gallons - 2 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 3 Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: - Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: -    


  • Garmin 3205 at helm
  • Raymarine 210 VHF
  • Depth sounder
  • AM/FM/CD stereo

Electrical and Mechanical
  • 4D Engine start battery
  • 2-Grp 29 House batteries
  • 12v distribution panel
  • 120V 30 amp inlet, panel, shore cord
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • New 10 gallon hot water tank, engine heating only
  • Manual Raritan PH2 heads, seawater supply
  • Holding tank serving forward head
  • 2 auto bilge pumps
  • Sump pumps serving showers

Deck Equipment
  • Primary anchor: 45# CQR with 150' chain, 100' rope
  • Secondary anchor: Fortress with rode
  • Ideal electric windlass
  • Side boarding ladder
  • Covers for toe rails and hand rails

Sails and Canvas
  • Main, RF Jib, Mizzen in serviceable condition
  • Spinnaker equipment, no spinnaker
  • Sail Covers
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Winch Covers

  • New Force 10 stove
  • Engine driven refrigeration, not functional
  • Laminate countertops
  • Double SS sinks

Additional equipment
  • 15 hp Yamaha Duro 2 stroke 85 lbs (a sought after engine) no dinghy
  • 3 sets of fitted sheets
  • Crew cabin with head

NPYS Disclaimer
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.


Location Map

Peter Bass
North Point Yacht Sales
10 Crawford Parkway
Portsmouth, VA, US
Office: 804-885-4090
Mobile: 757-679-6991