Odyssey For Sale

After many years of happy ownership and thousands of miles under the keel the time has come to give somebody else the privilege of owning Odyssey. Here are some details and pictures, if you are interested in finding out more please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Price: £75,000

Odyssey is a Gulfstar 50 ketch built in Florida in 1978. I bought her in Fort Lauderdale and imported her myself in 2005 so she is UK registered and VAT paid. There are many examples of this type for sale in the USA ranging from under $50,000 to over $150,000 depending on age, condition and equipment. As far as I know she is the only one currently for sale in the UK and based on my research I think £75,000 is a fair price but am open to offers.


  • LOA: 50′ / 15.24m
  • LWL: 39’8″ / 12.09m
  • Beam: 13’8″ / 4.17m
  • Draught: 5’10” / 1.8m
  • Displacement: 35000 lbs./ 15876 kgs
  • Ballast: 10500 lbs. / 4763 kgs.
  • Keel: long encapsulated fin
  • Rudder: full skeg
  • Rig: ketch
  • Engine: Perkins 4.236 85HP 3 litre 4 cylinder diesel
  • Fuel capacity: 100 US gallons / 378 litres
  • Water capacity: 475 US gallons / 1040 litres
  • Brunton Autoprop feathering propellor

For more extensive information on the Gulfstar 50 please follow the following links:


Odyssey is the owner’s version with the following accommodation providing a total of 6 berths:

  • Master stateroom aft with ensuite heads and shower
  • Forward guest cabin with double v-berth and access to forward heads
  • Single guest cabin aft of the nav station
  • Sea berth in the saloon


Odyssey is well equipped for long distance cruising and includes the following equipment:

  • Monitor windvane self steering gear
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth and log with repeater at nav station
  • Raymarine SmartPilot autopilot with P70S control head
  • Raymarine E80 plotter in cockpit and E120 at nav station
  • Raymarine radar
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS navigator
  • Icom VHF at chart table
  • Icom handheld VHF
  • Furuno SSB radio
  • Fridge with 160 litre capacity and very efficient keel-cooled compressor
  • Wind turbine on mizzen mast
  • Mainsail, mizzen, working jib, storm jib and drifter
  • 2 x 160 AH AGM gel domestic battery bank
  • 2 x 80 AH AGM gel engine battery bank
  • Sterling Pro digital alternator regulator
  • Sterling digital alternator splitter
  • Sterling Pro Combi inverter & battery charger
  • Avon 4-person inflatable dinghy with Torqeedo electric outboard motor



If you’re interested in finding out more about Odyssey and how to buy her please complete the contact form details below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can: