1974 Hudson Force 50

  • 50 ft
  • Ketch
  • San Diego, CA, US

Yacht price :

$195,000
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Overview

Go on your dream cruise with the BAJA HA HA this fall !!! 

This proven boat is ready to do it all again. 

Pack your clothes, make a Costco run and say goodbye,

that is all you need to do.  

The classic Hudson Force 50 Pilothouse Ketch is a long range blue water cruiser capable of almost any seas and has been extensively refit over the past few years.  It has completed a passage to Hawaii, Alaska and the west coast as well as a round trip to the French Marquesas, just arriving back at the end of August.  

We're proud to present you one of the most amazing blue water sailboats on the market. ZERO!

 

The Hudson Force 50 was build in 1974 after the design of the famous naval architect William Garden, These boats are well known and loved by sailors and cruisers worldwide, not only because they starred in a few Hollywood movies like Captain Ron and 50 first dates but for her solid structures, her classy design with lots of space and her amazing interior.

 

ZERO was meticulously rebuild, refitted and upgraded by the current owner for the last 8 years. She still has the classy looks but is loaded with modern equipment to make living on her pure joy. EVERYTHING on ZERO was inspected, rebuild or replaced during that time. No exceptions! 

 

The owner, a German architect, did a tremendous job and improved her to a status better than new, with only the best materials available, very smart details and a passion second to none. The list of brand names installed on this boat reads like the who is who in the marine Industry.

None of the known 'problems' these boats seem to have, exist on ZERO. 

She was refitted for functionality, safety and independency during extended cruising.

 

During that time she had her decks completely rebuild, a very common problem on these boats which some ' solve ' by drilling holes and fill the with epoxy, not so on this boat! The owner replaced the whole core with marine grade encapsulated plywood in an extreme professional way. That makes her decks solid as a rock and will probably outlast any new owner by decades. 

The rudder has been rebuilt, the spars striped and refinished, the standing and running rigging replaced,  all winches replaced with self tailing winches, motor maintained and transmission replaced, all plumbing updated and replaced, most of the electric installation has been upgraded, new decks boxes, windlass replaced, complete new barrier cote and and bottom paint. Plus, an amazingly designed and handcrafted hard dodger are just a few of the projects finished. And all of it nicely documented.

 

She's equipped with the full suit of modern B&G electronics with anything you might need, smartly chosen to reach a level of safety and comfort every sailor dreams of. She has huge water and diesel tanks and a watermaker. 

Her interior design gives plenty room in 2 big cabins with ensuite heads, sleeps 6 easy more if needed and has tons of storage.

 

She carries 1.400 watt on solar panels, nicely integrated into the design of the radar arch and dodger, so they don't dominate the overall look. They are separated into 2 complete independent systems in case one is shadowed, the other keeps your beers cold.

 

Additional there is the best and undoubtedly most silent wind generator on the market which supplies energy even when the sun takes a break and adds consistent power to the batteries especially when on passage. The battery banks are huge and proven big enough for extended cruising to areas where no shore power ever will go. ZERO has not been plugged for a single day in the last 2 years. The generator is mostly for emergencies or running tools if needed. 

 

A proven blue water sailing yacht. She provides comfort and safety on anchor or out on the ocean, doesn't matter if you choose the tropics or the high latitudes, single handed or with crew, this  boat can take you there.

 

She crossed the Pacific 4 times in the last 6 years with 1 solo crossing from Hawaii to Alaska and just finished the last one with over 4.500nm sailing from Tahiti to San Diego, most of the time against the wind, without any damage to the boat, systems or the 2 crew. 

She is truly ready to go

and you can leave for your adventures literally the next day. 

 

Give us a call and we make it happen..

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Hudson
Model:
Force 50
Year:
1974
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Ketch
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
50 ft - 15.24 meter
LOA:
50 ft - 15.24 meter
Beam:
14 ft 8 in - 4.47 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 2 in - 1.88 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
-

Engine

Make:
Model:
80N4
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
2400
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
80 (Individual), 80 (combined)
Max Speed:
-

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
85 gallons - 1 tank(s)

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
-
Total Berths:
3
Total Sleeps:
-
Total Heads:
2
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
-
Crew Berths:
-
Crew Sleeps:
-
Crew Heads:
-

Gallery

Descriptions

Additional Information

 

 

Specs:

_LOA 50ft (tip to tip 64ft)

_Beam 

_Draft 6.2ft

_Displacement 56000#

 

Motor:

_Isuzu Westerbeke 80N 2400hrs (2003)

_New Engine mounts (2018)

_Velvet Drive Transmission (2018)

_3 blade bronze Prop

_2 Racor fuel filter

_New high pressure hydraulic hoses (2013)

 

Electronics/ Navigation:

_B&G Chartplotter Zeus 3 9" (2017)

_B&G Chartplotter Zeus 7" (2013, spare not installed)

_B&G Triton Multifunction Display (2013)

_B&G Autopilot Remote display (2013)

_B&G Simnet NMEA2000 (2013)

_B&G Autopilot AC 42 + hydraulic pump (2013)

_B&G Sonar & Fishfinder (2013)

_B&G GoFree WiFi unit (2013)

_B&G Radar (2013)

_B&G 2 Triducer Speed, Depth, Temperature (2013, 2019)

_AIS Transducer send + receive with separate Antenna (2013)

_VHF with separate Antenna

_External Iridium Go sat phone antenna (2016)

_Ritchie Compass with housing

_Ships bell

_Barometer

 

 

Tankage:

_300 gal water tank (2x150gal)

_300 gal Diesel tank (2x150gal)

_85 gal Holding tank

_water filtration system, drinking water on all taps

 

 

Galley:

_3 burner princess stove and oven

_Huge ice cold fridge 

_Huge ceramic sink

_Faucet with pullout spray nozzle (2019)

_Lots of countertops + storage

_Dickinson Diesel Heater with gravity feed

_2 fridge/freezer 45l with independent thermostats

_11gal water heater force 10 (2019)

_ALL through hull fittings replaced (2015-2019)

 

 

Electrical:

_1350 ah house battery bank (2019)

_225 ah starter battery (2021)

_2 battery switches to fully control load and banks

_135 amp alternator (2020)

_135 amp alternator (spare)

_ProNautic 60 amp battery charger -lithium ready (2017)

_2000W inverter 120V with remote (2016)

_1400W Solar panels divided into 2 separate independent systems with 1 Morningstar 60amp mppt controller each, linked via bus net controller and external remote display (2019)

_350W Superwind 350 wind generator with separate controller and Stop switch (2016)

_Blue Seas System battery + tank monitor (2014)

_Blue Seas System Automatic charging relay (2014)

 

 

Rigging:

_new standing rigging incl lifelines (2014)

_new running rigging incl. Blocks (2014)

_mast steps for main and mizzen mast

_new Genoa tracks port and starboard (2016)

_new foot blocks for genoa and Spinnaker sheet (2017)

_new genoa furler line and staysail sheet (2020)

_converted to new double mainsheet system with new blocks and rope (2019)

_all winches replaced with self tailing winches (2019)

 

 

Sails:

_Mainsail

_Mizzen sail

_Staysail

_Genoa 1

_Genoa 2

_Yankee

_all in fair condition

_spinnaker (needs repair)

 

 

On Deck:

_New marine grade plywood core of the whole deck (2015)

_12VDC Ideal windlass with chain gypsy and drum

_74# Ultra Anchor SS (best anchor ever! 2017)

_Ultra Anchor swivel (2017)

_300ft 3/8 BBB anchor chain with 150ft 1" 3strand nylon rope

_72# Rocna Vulcan Anchor (2019)

_60ft 3/8 BBB Anchor chain with 100ft 3/4" 3strand nylon rope

_Danfoss Stern Anchor with 30ft 3/8 BBB chain and 5/8 3strand nylon rope (2020)

_washdown pump (2016)

_New custom design Teak helm station (2013)

_2 big deck storage boxes port + starboard (2017)

_Pull out deck table (2019)

_Custom design hard dodger with roll up front windows and Plexiglas side windows, integrated lights and speaker inside + outside and Solar panels (2019)

_Super wind 350 wind generator (2016)

_Aft cockpit with big settee and storage underneath (2017)

_All cushions and covers Sunbrella Burgundy (2019)

_winch cover for all winches, Sunbrella Black (2019)

_Sun + rain cover Sunbrella beige (2019)

_Radar Arch SS with integrated Dinghy David's, outboard mounts and Solar panels (2014)

_Inflatable Dinghy  ( needs repair)

_10hp &15hp Evinrude outboard ( need repair)



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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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