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50' Stevens Custom 50


AKKA is a classic 50? live-aboard, ocean-going dream come true.  With her signature Sparkman & Stevens hull design, easily handled cutter rig, and a custom hard dodger to protect the aft cockpit, she is a joy to sail and a beautiful sight in the harbor.

Got kids?  Now?s the time to give them the adventure of a lifetime. Akka?s three cabin interior features a spacious forepeak and a double cabin and quarterberth. Two full heads give privacy and comfort. 

Akka comes fully equipped and well-maintained. She has just come out of the yard after a major refit, including all new, up-sized standing rigging, new Harken genoa roller furler, new Awlgrip topsides and top-quality bottom paint.   

  • Make: Stevens
  • Model: Custom 50
  • Year: 1987
  • Length: 50ft
  • Name: AKKA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Emeryville, CA

AKKA Cruising History


AKKA Sailing on SF Bay

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Designer: Sparkman & Stephens
  • Builder: Stevens
  • LOA: 50 feet
  • Beam: 14.33 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 67 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.5 feet
  • DryWeight: 40000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Westerbeke
  • EngineModel: W 70
  • EngineYear: 1987
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding, Feat
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 106 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 200 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions


From the large aft cockpit, the companionway leads into the aft stateroom. From there, a port passageway leads through the galley, and a starboard passageway through the aft head, into the main salon, which is open-plan, with galley and dining area to port, nav station and comfortable settee/sea berth to starboard.

The salon is spacious and light-filled with 4 opening sidelights and 4 ceiling hatches.  The beautiful inlaid teak table seats six.  The starboard settee and wraparound port settee feature outboard bookshelves and cupboards, with hidden storage cupboards below. Full standing headroom throughout. 

Going forward, there is a wide passageway with a double bunk-bed cabin to port, perfect for kids or storage, with the forward head to starboard.  Just forward of that is the owners’ stateroom, with its queen-size V-berth, hanging locker and multiple cupboards. 

Two watertight doors give access from the forepeak into the chain locker in the bow.


Three-stateroom layout sleeps 7 (8 in a pinch). 

  • Aft stateroom with double quarterberth and beautiful tambor-door vanity to port.  A large hanging (wet) locker faces the companionway steps.  To starboard, there is a curved settee, perfect for relaxing and changing gear when coming off watch. 
  • Over/under bunk-bed cabin just forward of the salon is perfect for kids or storage.  Hanging locker and storage under the bottom bunk.
  • Owner’s stateroom in the forepeak features a queen-size berth. Hanging locker and drawers, with abundant additional storage under the bunk, and under a large platform step.
  • Full-length single berth in main salon, with shorter berth behind the table.

“It’s not a galley – it’s a kitchen!” The galley is secure and spacious, open to the salon.   A wide centerline counter has a cutting board, double sink and drainboard.  Outboard, there is a stove and another wide counter with the refrigerator and freezer below.  Generous storage in cupboards and drawers.

  • Force 10 4-burner gimballed stove/oven with exhaust fan and safety bar
  • Propane gas system with two 30 lb. bottles
  • Refrigerator and freezer work off 12V or engine-driven compressor
  • Microwave oven
  • Two big stainless sinks; Moen faucet with spray hose
  • Pressure hot and cold water
  • Foot pumps for salt or fresh water
  • 200 gallons of water in two tanks under salon berths
    • Groco toilets
    • Showers
    • 20 gallon hot water heater
Navigation Station and Electronics
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF with AIS and RAM3 cockpit mic Inc. intercom (2013)
  • Furuno Model 1623 Radar (display unit refurbished 2020)
  • NMEA  0183 and 2000 Networks
  • Raymarine (TackTick) Wireless Wind / Speed / Depth with 2 multifunction cockpit/forepeak displays (2013), B & G Depth (1987)
  • Garmin GPS (2013)
  • ICOM M802 SSB with AT140 antenna tuner
  • SIMRAD Autopilot (2016)
  • Suunto Binnacle Compass
Electrical Systems
  • 12V house battery bank, 450Ah 12V capacity using (6) 6-volt deep cycle batteries (2015)
  • Separate 12V starting battery (2020)
  • Anchor windlass battery, 12V (2013)
  • Balmar 165A alternator with intelligent multi-stage regulator (2013)
  • Link 2000R monitor with panel readout
  • ProWatt SW2000 inverter
  • (2) 140W solar panels with Blue Sky Solar Boost 3000i regulator (2017, 2020)
  • LED Nav Lights
  • LED Steaming light and spreader lights (2020)
  • Aquasignal LED tricolor/anchor light
  • LED Spreader lights (2020)
  • IMTRA LED cabin lighting (aft cabin, galley, nav station and fwd bicolor) (2015)
Engine and propulsion

The engine compartment on AKKA is below the sink counter in the main salon.  Excellent access to all systems through hatches forward, on both sides and at aft end.  Engine compartment is well-insulated and soundproofed. 

  • Westerbeke W70, 70 HP Diesel Inboard (rebuilt 2006)
  • 100 gallons diesel fuel in 2 tanks
  • Hurth Transmission
  • Aquadrive thrust bearing
  • New shaft seal and cutlass bearings (2020)
  • Manual and automatic bilge pumps with alarm
  • MaxProp feathering propeller
  • Tank Tender monitor for H2O and fuel
  • Racor filter and water separator
Hull and Deck

AKKA's hull is constructed of solid hand-laid fiberglass with longitudinal stringers.  Her deck is balsa-cored with solid fiberglass in high stress areas.  The hull has an epoxy barrier coat and Hempel semi-ablative antifouling bottom paint.  All below waterline Groco bronze through-hull fittings (2013).

  • Maxwell V-3000 windlass with foot pedal
  • 88 lb. Delta anchor with 250 ft. high-tensile chain
  • FX-37 Fortress anchor with 20 ft. chain and 200 ft. rode
  • Lewmar hatches (new lenses for main, forward and port-cabin hatches, 2019)
  • Hood opening cabin lights
  • (6) large Dorade-style air scoops
  • Custom hard dodger with opening center window
  • Canvas bimini with side screens
  • Stainless arch for radar & solar panels (2)
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Salt water washdown foredeck pump
  • Fenders and lines
  • Teak decks in the cockpit
  • Huge cockpit locker and lazarette
  • Rail-mounted Magma gas grill
  • Waterproof awnings with rainwater collection system
  • Large stowable varnished teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
Sails and Rigging

AKKA is a cutter-rigged vessel.

  • Fully battened polyester mainsail with Harken Battcars.
  • UK 140% Mylar polyester genoa
  • UK polyester staysail
  • Spinnaker pole, mast stowed; two spinnaker halyards
  • Storm trysail with separate track on mast
  • Harken roller-furlers on headstay and inner forestay (headstay new 2020)
  • Insulated backstay
  • Navtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster (rebuilt 2017)
  • Dyneema running backstays stowed at chainplates
  • All Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing winches
  • (2) #65 main cockpit winches
  • (2) #55 secondary cockpit winches
  • (2) #43 cabin-top winches
  • (4) #46 mast-mounted halyard winches
Safety Systems
  • Extra-long stanchions for higher lifelines
  • S/S Jacklines
  • Life Link MOB recovery system
  • MOB pole, flag, light and horseshoe buoy
  • ACR 406 EPIRB (2015)
  • 8-Person Viking liferaft
Dinghy and Outboard motor
  • AB Ventus 9VL 10' rigid bottom inflatable dinghy (2013)
  • Danard dinghy beach wheels (2013)
  • 15HP Yamaha 2 Stroke outboard (2013)
  • Crane for lifting outboard motor

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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