Vince Lazzara's Gulfstar 50 design has proven to be a stout, practical cruising yacht. BEQUIA II's classic overhangs and styling will turn heads in any harbor, while her rig allows her sailplan to be easily handled by a shorthanded crew. Her protected center cockpit provides shelter in rough weather and a spacious location to relax with guests in a quiet anchorage. Below deck, her spacious layout will offer comfortable accommodations for extended cruising, with arrangements for an additional crew in sea berths in the main salon. Solid teak is used liberally throughout, with finely finished storage spaces and lockers with louvered doors. A true walk-in engine room provides easy access to BEQUIA II's systems and auxiliary diesel. An excellent liveaboard, coastal or blue water cruiser, BEQUIA II has been maintained by a knowledgeable owner who has recently returned from a nine year odesey on this wonderful yacht.
Originally commissioned by Bruce Hood, Ted Hood's brother, in his yard on the east coast, many upgrades were made to her. BEQUIA II is powered by a (2004) Yanmar 100hp, full batten In-mast furling main, furling jib, Center cockpit, Genset, Watermaker, Heat/Air and much more. BEQUIA II has been privately owned/never chartered.
Center cockpit companionway begins your journey aboard "Bequia" as you enter into a wide and open salon with U shaped dinette to port with a drop leaf table that converts to a double berth. To starboard a large navigation station with ample working space and storage, an envey to any Captain. A long settee to starboard midship, converting to a great underway sea-berth. Forward is a large V-berth with ample storage and full head. Port of companionway lies a fantastic galley and access to the master stateroom with a private head with step in shower.
Full galley to port of companionway along the starboard side, great for working underway or in port. Avonite countertops and sinks were installed in the fall of 2005, adding to a bright and pleasant working area with fantastic storage.
"Bequia" was re-powered in the fall of 2004 with a NEW Yanmar 100hp, currently showing approx 950 hrs. She carries a 3 blade feathering bronze Maxprop on a 1 1/4" stainless steel shaft. Generator is a Westerbeke 3 cylinder 8.5 KVA diesel fueled, alternator on main engine. Also, adding to her cruising comfort, Beguia has a "Sea Recovery" 600 gallons per day, reverse osmosis water maker...in comfort !! Her battery bank carries six 6 volt, wired as 12 (installed new in 2017) and two 12 volt group 27 installed in 2006. New in 2006 a Xantrex 55 battery charger and monitor installed along with a new (2007) Xantrex 1750 inverter.
Keel stepped Hood Stowaway aluminum mast with single aluminum spreaders. Harken roller furling system. Standing rigging is carried with 1X19 stainless steel with Sta Lok fittings and bronze turnbuckles. Skeg hung spade rudder. All lines led aft to cockpit for easy handling and saftey .. Self-tailing Barient, Lewmar, and Barlow winches at your fingertips (all recently serviced).
I: 55.00' / 16.76m
J: 19.10' / 5.82m
P: 47.50' / 14.48m
E: 19.00' / 5.79m
Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles): 976.50 ft2/90.72 m2
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Bill is a resident of South Beach in San Francisco. He has been racing sailboats competitively and cruising blue waters most of his life. He is an active member of the South Beach Yacht Club, where he is currently Staff Commodore, and also a member of the St. Francis Yacht Club. He is a licensed USCG Captain, US Sailing Club Race Officer and has a comprehensive working knowledge of both powerboats and sailboats.