55' 2000 Waterline Pilothouse Cutter


Last Updated: 2024-06-11

TRUE LOVE offers a tasteful blend of function, luxury and cruising performance. She is a well-designed steel sailboat that offers the ultimate margin of safety for offshore world cruising.  Professionally designed and built by Waterline Yachts of Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, Waterline vessels are distinctive and highly regarded as some of the finest long-distance cruising sailboats in the world. She is a world cruiser with electrical systems, tankage, comfort and storage for extended periods away from port. Her long/deep fin keel with bulb ballast and partial skeg-hung semi-balanced rudder offer a wonderful balance of speed, responsiveness and comfortable motion. While steel boats are sometimes faulted for being heavy, TRUE LOVE takes advantage of steel's strengths while keeping structural weight to a minimum. Impact resistance and structural integrity are absolute. The center of gravity is kept low to maximize righting moments by placing tanks, engine, batteries, and generator low on the waterline The lead ballast is in a bulb appendage all the way at the keel bottom and the diesel tank is in the fin cavity.

A truly unique feature of TRUE LOVE is her integrated pilothouse offering 360 degree views. The pilothouse can be fully enclosed or opened to the cockpit with power aft windows that drop down at the touch of a switch  and a companionway door that recesses into a self draining pocket. This creates an excellent place for round-the-clock passage making as well as enjoyment dockside or at anchor.

The craftsmanship is impressive.  It's easy to understand why it takes over two years for a team of skilled tradesmen to construct a quality yacht like TRUE LOVE.   She is equipped with quality systems and conveniences including a SidePower 24V Bow Thruster System, Leisurefurl in-boom roller furling system, Cruising Arch with solar array, Northern Lights Generator, Webasto hydronic diesel heating system with 5 zones and Everhot instant hot water feature, Spectra Santa Cruz 18 gph Watermaker and a Spendide washer/dryer.

The Standing Rigging on TRUE LOVE was replaced in 2020 and maintenance of all systems is impeccable.

Please enjoy the following 96 detailed photos of TRUE LOVE

TRUE LOVE was hauled and bottom painted at Svendsen's Bay Marine Boatyard in October 2023. All new AGM batteries (14 Total) were installed by the boatyard at that time.

Don't delay on this fine cruising yacht. Her original owners are completely on top of her maintenance and care and she is seriously for sale!



Make: Waterline
Model: Pilothouse Cutter
Year: 2000
Length: 55ft

Hull Material: Steel
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Redwood City, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Pilothouse
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • Designer: Ed Rutherford
  • Builder: Waterline Yachts, Sidney BC, Canada
  • LOA: 55.42 feet
  • LWL: 50.42 feet
  • Beam: 14.42 feet
  • Max Draft: 7 feet
  • Ballast: 13600 pounds
  • Displacement: 52000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar Diesel
  • EngineModel: 4JH2-UTE
  • EngineYear: 2000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • EngineHours: 3600

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 250 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

Statement from Waterline Yachts

Since 1982, we have been striving to build the best offshore sailboats possible. All our customers have had specific requirements for their boats, and most have kept in touch over the course of their cruising. Since many of our boats have been variations of earlier projects, we have been able to refine and improve original concepts. Many of our clients bring vast experience to the design table and in doing so help with the evolution of all Waterline Yachts. Over the years we have been fortunate to assemble a crew of dedicated craftsmen who, due to their love of sailing, gain immense satisfaction turning their dreams into reality. Almost oll of our crew are experienced offshore sailors or racers, so they know what it means to be in a small boat on a big ocean. You can depend on their top quality workmanship and attention to detail.

Hull and Superstructure

The hull and deck are constructed of mild steel (minimum 44,000 psi yield) with a plating thickness of 3/16" on the hull skin, ½" on the keel bottom, ¼" on the keel sides, 11 gauge on the house, deck, cockpit, and transom and 10 gauge on the skeg and rudder. The angle framing system runs both transversely and longitudinally. All seams are welded inside and out. 316 Stainless steel attachment points are provided on deck for stanchions, windlass, toe rails, chainplates, and companionway hatch. The toe rail is a highly polished 316 stainless steel 1/1/2" by 3" rectangular section tube and is mounted on integral welded tabs set just high enough to free all deck water quickly. Integral in the keel structure is a baffled fuel tank. Below the fuel tank is a sealed, lead filled ballast compartment in a bulb appendage. A forward sail locker with deck access provides a watertight collision bulkhead. A self-draining anchor tray is built in. The bow-sprit/anchor rollers are of stainless steel fabrication and welded into the hull. The fixed salon windows and hull side fixed ports are laminated hurricane strength reflective coated glass. There are 5 opening ports with screens and 7 overhead hatches with screens providing excellent ventilation.

Steel Construction

- Hull- 3/16" Mild Steel

- Keel Sides- 1/4"

- Bulb bottom- 1"

- Skeg and Rudder- 10 gauge

- Deck and Superstructure- 11 gauge

  • Long bulbed modified fin keel with lead in bulb and integrated fuel tank in keel
  • Skeg mounted steel spade rudder
  • Large lazarette in cockpit under curved helm seat
  • Large Sail Locker on foredeck
  • Integrated swim platform on stern w/ built in boarding ladder and swim ladder
  • Awlgrip Fleet White exterior paint
  • Electro-guard 110S Corrosion Monitoring System

A truly unique feature of TRUE LOVE is her integrated pilothouse offering 360 degree views. The pilothouse can be fully enclosed or opened to the cockpit with power aft windows that drop down at the touch of a switch and a companionway door that recesses into a self draining pocket. This creates an excellent place for round-the-clock passage making as well as enjoyment dockside or at anchor. The yacht can be comfortably operated from this pilothouse on cold dark nights offshore or it can be used in nice weather with the windows open. A unique feature is the access from the pilothouse into a sensibly arranged equipment room / workshop. A hatch under the pilothouse settee provides easy access to step down into this space. Once in the equipment room you have excellent access to almost all of the essential systems including the main engine, generator, fresh water maker, heating system, refrigeration system, electrical components etc.


TRUE LOVE has a well conceived layout for both offshore cruising and extended time living aboard while in port. She features two private queen size staterooms and 2 heads. There are generous amounts of storage incorporated throughout the yacht. There is hurricane rated glass with reflective coating in 8 fixed windows above deck and 12 fixed port lights. 5 opening ports and 7 overhead opening hatches provide excellent ventilation. A Webasto hydronic central diesel heating system with 5 separate air handling zones keeps the yacht warm and dry. An Everhot On-Demand water heating system is tied into the Webasto system which provides unlimited hot water while underway or at the dock.

One enters the yacht from the cockpit into the raised pilothouse with 360 degree views through the large safety glass windows. The pilothouse is a functional space to run the yacht in adverse conditions. It is also a comfortable space to relax in port or at anchor with commanding views. Crew in the pilothouse can easily communicate with those in the cockpit through large opening power windows. Under the starboard settee in the pilothouse is access to the huge equipment room / workshop.The equipment room / workshop conveniently houses essential equipment such as the main engine, the Webasto Hydronic Diesel Seating system, the EverHot on demand hot water heating system, the Spectra WaterMaker, the Northern Lights Generator, the Glacier Bay Refrigeration System and many other essential systems. There is easy access to the engine room. A fold-down workbench makes a convenient spot to make repairs while comfortably seated underway.

Access to the accommodations is excellent from the pilothouse down the wide safe companionway steps. Once below, one finds shelter and elegance while still enjoying their surroundings through the abundant fixed windows, ports, and hatches. Starting forward is the owners stateroom just aft of a watertight bulkhead. A washer/dryer is built in to port in the passageway that leads to the owners stateroom. To starboard is the forward head with a large separate shower stall. Continuing aft is the main salon. A large comfortable dinette is to starboard and a straight settee is to port. Further aft to port is the aft guest or day head. Across to starboard and is the large U-Shaped galley. To port and aft of the companionway is the comfortable aft stateroom.

The interior joinery is light colored maple and the sole is rich mahogany with inlaid maple throughout. There are numerous access hatches which are fitted in the cabin sole. The workshop sole is finished with rubber non-skid tiles. The overhead is gloss white painted tongue and groove panels which are removable for accessing wiring and deck hardware. The galley and head counters are Corian and have integral fiddles. Abundant overhead, reading, and task lights are fitted. Overhead lights in the salon, galley and navigation station provide excellent lighting when needed.

The forward Owners Stateroom is entered through a door at the forward end of the passageway from the salon. A Washer/Dryer is conveniently located in the companionway that leads to the forward stateroom. Headroom in this cabin is excellent. The stateroom features a comfortable centerline queen size berth. Four drawers are located beneath the bunk's aft end. A cabinet, hanging locker and bookshelf are to starboard and aft. The port side features a large hanging locker and an additional locker with a shelf on top. Forward and above the bunk are four cabinets. Two sets of reading lights are fitted at the forward end of this bunk. Four hull side fixed ports and an opening overhead hatch provide abundant natural light and ventilation.

The Owners Head is accessed directly from the owners stateroom. This space is finished in white laminate, solid Corian, and varnished maple trim. Vanity cabinet doors are framed with Maple. An overhead hatch and a fixed port illuminate this space during the daytime. At night, one overhead light, one shower light and one double task light above the mirror will keep this space bright. Storage is found in a cabinet under the sink, and one behind the vanity mirror. Towels are hung from polished chrome bars. A heater outlet is fitted in this cabin and all other cabins. Within the head compartment is a spacious separate shower stall with ample stand-up space and a seat. The shower base has a very tall lip to serve as a small tub and is of white gel-coat finished/molded fiberglass for ease of maintenance. An acrylic door keeps shower water contained in this stall.

The Main Salon is amazingly bright and open with numerous fixed port windows and overhead hatches. The large comfortable dinette is to starboard and seats 6 for dinner. Storage is abundant in cabinets, shelves and compartments. A TV set is concealed in a compartment and there is a Bose Stereo system. There is a straight settee to port that can also serve as a sea berth with storage below. There are four secured hatches in the sole for bilge access and additional storage.

To starboard aft of the dinette is the large "U-shaped" Galley. Corian countertops with integral Corian fiddles sit atop maple cabinetry. At the forward end, a partial bulkhead nicely divides the galley from the dinette while still allowing the cook to socialize. Located on the vessel's centerline and high is a set of deep double stainless steel sinks. These sinks will drain overboard at any angle of heel. A single lever designer faucet with pull out sprayer nozzle and a fresh water foot pump spigot are mounted at the sink along with a filtered drinking water faucet. Forward beneath the counter are two large drawers and a double door shelf cabinet. Outboard is a microwave fitted into a dedicated cabinet with storage below. Next aft is a gimbaled Force Ten three burner stove/oven. Just aft are two drawers and two cabinets below. All the way aft and outboard is a set of cabinets for pantry storage. On the aft galley counter there are two large flush hatches that provide access to the huge refrigerator and freezer compartments. Controls are conveniently located just outboard and adjacent to the counter.

To port across from the galley is the Guest Head. Like the forward head, this space is finished in white laminate with gloss varnished maple trim and a solid Corian counter with integrated fiddle and vanity sink.

Aft and to port of the companionway is the Aft Guest Stateroom. This cabin is nicely finished solid maple staving. Two fixed hull side ports plus two opening ports are found outboard. Ample space and headroom is found all the way forward in this cabin for stand-up dressing. The bed is queen size. A large hanging locker and storge bin below is outboard and forward. An additional cabinet with a louvered door is aft of the hanging locker and there are two cabinets with sliding doors run centerline alongside the bed.

Interior Design
  • Light colored Maple interior and rich mahogany with inlaid maple cabin sole throughout
  • Gloss Awlgrip finish on overhead panels
  • Open Salon/Galley/Pilothouse layout with 2 heads plus 2 queen size private cabins with custom bedding
  • Generous amounts of storage throughout
  • Easy access to equipment, machinery and workbench in a designated equipment room
  • Hurricane rated glass with reflective coating in 8 fixed above deck windows and 12 fixed hull ports
Propulsion and Auxiliary Systems
  • Yanmar 4JH2-UTE 100 Hp turbocharged diesel main engine with 3600 hours
  • SidePower 10 Hp 24V Bow Thruster with control mounted on steering pedestal
  • 1.5" Stainless steel shaft (new in 2020)
  • PYI Dripless shaft seal (new in 2020)
  • Drive-Saver Shaft Coupler (new in 2020)
  • Autoprop 23" bronze self pitching propeller
  • 20" - 3 Blade bronze fixed propeller for back-up
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Center Aqualift muffler and exhaust system
  • Electric oil change pump
  • 300 gallon fuel capacity in 2 tanks built into keel
Sails and Rigging
  • Custom Aluminum Mast with triple spreaders by Yachtech
  • LeisureFurl In-Boom roller furling mainsail system
  • Full battened mainsail with reefing control led to cockpit
  • Schaefer 3100 roller furler with 80% Roller Furling Staysail
  • 135% Roller Furling Genoa on Schaefer 4100 Roller Furler
  • 1800 Sq Ft 1.5 oz multi colored cruising spinnaker
  • Dyform 1 x 19 wire Standing Rigging (new in 2020)
  • Stainless Steel welded chainplates
  • Spectra running backstays with 4 to 1 tensioning blocks
  • Forespar Rigid Boom Vang with downhaul system led to cockpit
  • Forespar Carbon Fiber spinnaker pole mounted on mast
  • 2 Lewmar # 77 self-tailing primary winches
  • 3 Lewmar # 54 self-tailing cockpit winches plus 1 Lewmar # 54 Electric self-tailing main halyard winch
  • 2 Lewmar # 54 self-tailing winches on mast
  • BoomLock boom jibe control system led to cockpit
Steering System
  • Whitlock Premium single lever control system, chain & cable with 48" wheel
  • W-H P3C Hydraulic Autopilot with dual pumps, main control in pilothouse with remote control from cockpit
  • Custom tiller emergency steering
Communications Systems
  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF at nav station with Ram Mic for cockpit
  • ICOM IC M710 SSB/ Ham radio with automatic tuner and external Am-Com noise filter
  • West Marine Handheld VHF Radio
  • PTC Modem for weather fax and email
  • Convenient USB port for internet access and email
  • Arch mounted wifi antenna
  • Computer aided communication
Electrical System
  • 5 KW Nothern Lights Generator in sound shield enclosure w/ 1820 hours
  • 4 Siemens 55W solar panels mounted on arch with regulator
  • Heart 3000W Inverter/Charger
  • Heart 2500W Inverter/Charger
  • Heavy Duty 150A Alternator on main engine
  • 12 Group 31 AGM House Batteries
  • 1 Group 27 AGM main engine starting battery
  • 1 Group 27 AGM generator starting battery
  • Heart Link 2000-R battery monitor / charge controller
  • 24V system for Bow Thruster
  • ACME 5 KW Isolation Transformer
  • VP Enterprises electrical management system
  • 30A Shore power receptacle w/ 2 50' power cords
  • 8 12V DC Outlets
  • Custom AC & DC Circuit breaker panels with meters
  • 14 110V AC outlets including 6 GFCI
Navigation Electronics
  • Raytheon RL70 24 mile radar with alarm - mast mounted
  • Garmin 128 GPS at nav station
  • Garmin hand held GPS
  • Raytheon ST60 Depth Sounder in pilothouse
  • Raytheon ST60 Wind Indicator in pilothouse
  • Raytheon ST60 Seed Indicator in pilothouse
  • Interphase Twin Scope Sonar
  • Raytheon ST 60Wind Indicator in cockpit
  • Raytheon ST60 Multifunction display in cockpit
  • Ritchie Compass on Steering Pedestal in cockpit
  • Built-in laptop computer and printer with remote LCD and keyboard in pilothouse for electronic charting and connection to instruments via SeaTalk and NMEA interface
  • Nobeltec VNS Electronic charting software with passport charts
  • Integrated AIS receiver
  • Computer aided navigation
  • LaCrosse Barometer / Thermometer
Ground Tackle
  • Bruce 110 Lb anchor with 300' of 3/8" HT galvanized chain
  • Delta 88 Lb Plow anchor with 150' of HT galvanized chain and 300' of 3/4" rode
  • Guardian 29 Lb Fortress anchor with 20' of 3/8" galvanized chain and 250' of 3/4" rode
  • 2 Lewmar Electric Windlasses with controls at bow and cockpit
  • 2 articulated stainless steel bow roller fittings
  • Built in bridle fitting
  • Recessed anchor well that minimizes the flow of anchor mud and debris on deck
  • Fresh and Salt Water anchor / deck wash down system
  • Folding anchor ball
Docking Gear
  • 4 Polyform F-6 42" fenders
  • 2 round inflatable fenders
  • 6 dock lines
  • 6 custom stainless steel cleats integrated with stainless steel cap rail
  • Custom Stainless steel and teak boarding step with hull mounts on both port and starboard sides
Climate / Environmental Control
  • Webasto DBW 2010 Hydronic Diesel Heating System with 5 Air Handling Units / zones
  • EverHot instant on-demand hot water heater
  • 2 Electric opening windows in pilothouse facing cockpit
  • 5 Opening ports with screens
  • 7 opening hatches with screens
  • 4 removable solar vents throughout
  • 6 wall mounted electric fans
  • Two-piece full boat shade cover
  • Refresh-A-Boat Ozone unit
  • Hull, deck and superstructure interior insulated with fire retardant insulating foam sprayed throughout
Galley, Heads and Plumbing
  • Spectra Santa Cruz 18 gallon per hour fresh water maker with dual pumps
  • Glacier Bay Mark II refrigerator and freezer with 2 holding plates
  • Force10 3 burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • 2 20 Lb Propane tanks
  • Dickinson SeaBQue propane barbecue mounted in cockpit
  • GoldStar Microwave oven - built in
  • Solid Surface Corian Countertops in galley and heads with sculpted fiddles
  • 15 Litre Isotemp electric and engine driven hot water heater
  • 250 Gallon fresh water capacity in 2 stainless steel tanks
  • Jabsco hot/cold pressurized water system throughout
  • Hot/cold fresh water shower on aft swim platform
  • 2 Groco manual heads
  • Separate fiberglass stall shower in forward owners head
  • Splendide ComboMatic 2000 Washer Dryer built-in
  • 2 black water holding tanks with macerator pumps - 30 gallons each
  • 1 Gray water tank - 50 gallons
  • 8 below waterline thru hull fittings with marelon seacocks
  • Tank-Tender fuel/water/holding tanks level; gauge
  • Sony AM/FM Radio / CD player with 5 Bose Speakers
  • Computer based Home Theater built in for video / audio playback via internet streaming and external hard drives
  • 3 Watertight Compartments built in to hull
  • 6 person DBC emergency life raft
  • ACR GlobalFix V4 EPIRB w/ GPS
  • Automatic Fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Tri-Color sailing light / anchor light / strobe light
  • Double Lifelines on 32" high stainless steel stanchions with stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
  • Stainless steels hand holds in/out of companionway door, along top of pilothouse and along cabin top
  • LifeSling PFD in hard case
  • MOM 8A man overboard module mounted on port side of cockpit
  • Four harnesses with jackline system port, starboard and stern
  • 3 automatic bilge pumps with alarms
  • 1 Whale manual bilge pump
  • XINTEX S-2A Propane detector with 2 sensors
  • Safety Latches on 9 cabin floor hatches
  • ITT MN 160 Nightscope
  • NightBlaster 2 million candlepower spot light
  • 3 dry fire extinguishers
  • XINTEX Marine carbon monoxide detector/alarm
  • 3 battery powered smoke alarms
  • Air Horn
  • Brass horn
  • Olin signal kit
  • 2 Cruising Solutions wireless 2 way headphone radios
  • Red courtesy Night Lights throughout the yacht
  • Red night lighting in galley and aft head
Other Included Gear
  • Avon 10' Roll-up dinghy with wheel-a-weigh launching wheels
  • Honda 8 hp outboard engine
  • Spares and tools for onboard systems
  • Integrated cockpit Bimini on stainless steel folding frame
  • Hooka electric air compressor with regulator, 50' and 150' hoses
  • Companionway door screen and security door panels
Operations Guide

The sellers are the original owners of TRUE LOVE.They are a seasoned, knowledgable cruising couple who were involved in the design and build of the yacht.They know every aspect of the yacht and every one of its systems. They have compiled a comprehensive 67 page Operations Guide that details every aspect of the operations of every system on board. The Operations Guide will make transitioning into TRUE LOVE seamless for her next owner. A email copy of the guide is available on request.

Additional Features

  • GPS
  • OVEN
  • VHF
  • TV SET


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.

Mark Miner

Yacht & Ship Broker

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3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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