Skye 51 – 1981

Skye 51 ocean cruising monohull designed by naval architects Kaufman & Ladd of Annapolis and completely refitted in 2015.  This is a true blue-water world cruiser built to sail well in all conditions, comfortable and easy to manage short-handed.  Soul Rebel is well known in French Polynesia having cruised these waters with her owner for the last couple of years, her sleek lines and shiny gel coat turning heads.

Prior to sailing from the US West Coast, the boat was completely stripped and refitted from the hull upwards including thru hulls, all new water and fuel tanks including a Tank Tender management system, all new plumbing and fuel lines, wiring redone.  The mast was stepped and repainted and the chain plates replaced.  The interior had the headliners removed and was fully repainted.  All the equipment chosen for the boat is quality marine grade.

The Skye 51 is a solid quality build in the classic style.  She’s a ketch rig with deep cockpit and wide side decks.  The helm station aft has a comfortable and secure seat and the wheel with plotter and other electronics and engine controls to hand.  You can imagine cruising the world safely and comfortably.  The interior has a large double cabin forward with queen sized bed en suite.  Aft there is a double bunk and single bunk with a shard bathroom.  The saloont has a large drop-down table and 1 quarter berth.  The galley is in U on port side fully equipped with fridge, freezer, gas stove and oven.  The chart table is starboard with plotter and full electronics to assist with navigation.

The recent equipment list is impressive including:

  • Rigging 2015, Genoa 2018, mainsail 2010
  • Perkins engine fully rebuilt in 2015 with new V drive, only 950h
  • Diesel generator 2015
  • Lithium batteries 2020 with solar 2015, wind generator 2019 and water maker 2015, inverter 2015
  • B&G Simrad electronics 2015 with Radar and cockpit plotter 2016, VHF 2015 with Furuno AIS 2013
  • 2x Seafrost fridge and freezer systems 2015
  • ENO stove and oven 2015, fireboy gas alarm 2019
  • Flat screen TV with antenna 2018
  • Bilge pumps all 2016, EPIRB 2017
  • Windlass 2016, 100m chain new in 2020

All this topped off with a robust AB aluminium hulled dingy and Yamaha Enduro 15Hp outboard, scuba tanks, paddle boards, custom davits and swimming ladder.

Soul Rebel is a perfectly equipped expedition boat, ready to talk her new owners wherever they want to go.  If you’re looking for a boat where nothing has been left unattended, you can sail comfortably and safely in all the oceans of the world, then this might be your boat.  Download the inventory of the full equipment list.

  • Price : Sold

  • Make : Skye 51

  • Architect : Kaufman and Ladd

  • Lying : Tahiti


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