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1987 Gulfstar 50



The boat has a fun history of family charters around the Caribbean for the last 30 years. She has had 5 names, christened as Choo Choo La La, Knockabout, Rieley, Irie Rosa and currently El Sueno. There are great records, perhaps the plot for a sailors writing adventure. The current owners have updated all major systems, but personal lives are getting in the way. She is ship shape and ready to sail, but in need of a good crew.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $95,000
Make: Gulfstar
Model: 50
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GFS50021B787
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 50 ft
Length Overall: 50 ft
Beam: 10 ft
Max Draft: 6'6 ft
Min Draft: 14'2 ft
Bridge Clearance: 6'8 ft
Cabin Headroom: 7 ft
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Double Berths: 2
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 66hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 10000
Cruising Speed: 20 kn


Heads Count: 2
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Sloop


Capt. Steve Funk
Chesapeake Nautical Cruises, LLC


Chesapeake Nautical Cruises, LLC
P.O. Box 178
Riva, Maryland, US, 21140

Additional Equipment
  • Wake Board x 1
  • Paddle Boards x 2
  • Kitchen Dishes, Plastic Glasses, Cutlery, Games, Books, Charts, Fishing Rods, New Linens & Towels (2019)

Fuel Tank: Original aluminum fuel tank of 150 US gallons has been cut out and has been replaced with 30L plastic tank and has supplemental jerry cans stored in the spacious engine room but a larger fuel bladder could be installed in the original space.


Fresh Water: 2 FRP potable water tanks mounted to the hull and starboard. Tanks have a reported capacity of 225 US gallons each. Fiberglass. Fitted with flush fills and vent overboard.


The engine has an estimated 10,000 hours based on previous sales documents. Engine hour meter not working.

New bronze fitting for rudder and new stuffing box (October 2018)

Engine starting battery: 12 volt DC

Safety Gear
  • Stern Rail Grill
  • Docklines (6)
  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguisher (3)
  • Fenders (8)
  • Life Jackets (8)
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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact Jen @ Chesapeake Nautical Cruises, LLC

410-353-4850, Option #3

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