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2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50

  • 50 ft
  • Motorsailer
  • Portland, ME, US

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  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50
  • 2003 Bruckmann Bruckmann 50


BONAVENTURE is in a class by itself. This Mark Ellis design offers exceptional sailing performance with the ease of pushing several buttons. Under power she offers many advantages and features of a quality trawler. Sail handing is simple and everything is done from the cockpit. Under power, the Bruckmann 50 is capable of 9-10 knots and she can be driven from the cockpit or at the inside steering station.

BONAVENTURE has always been stored indoors during the winter. She has the newest swim platform stern extension. This provides a longer water line for added speed under power and an easy access from the dinghy. BONAVENTURE looks like a new boat with freshly painted topsides and decks. Her owners have spared no expense in maintenance and upgrades. Offered by her original owner. The interior is bright and open with a panoramic view from the raised salon. The cockpit on the Bruckmann 50 is deep and protected but still has great visibility for the helmsman. BONAVENTURE's knowledgeable owners have owned ten prior boats, including both power and sail. BONAVENTURE is the culmination of many years of experience and her owners have been thrilled with her in every respect. Please contact us for a recent video of the Bruckmann 50 BONAVENTURE.


Basic Information

Bruckmann 50
Portland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

50 ft - 15.24 meter
52 ft 5 in - 15.98 meter
15 ft 5 in - 4.7 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft - 1.83 meter
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John Deere
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)




Starting forward, the Owner's Cabin has a large V-berth with a filler. There is anchor locker access at the forward end of the berth. The forward berth makes into a large king-size berth. An overhead hatch provides light and ventilation. Above and outboard of the berth are six louvered door lockers for storage. There is a large hanging locker and drawer storage under the berth. A vanity with a mirror is on the port side. Interior fabric is ginger-colored Ultra Suede.

The Heads are located on the port side. Access to the owner's head is from the forward stateroom or the hall. It is equipped with an Italian marble floor, stainless sink, Corian counters, and VacuFlush head. Next aft is a separate stall shower, which can be accessed from the guest's or owner's head. The shower is designed with a seat and telephone-style shower. There is a teak grate and a storage locker. The guest head is accessed from the hall and can be used as a day head. It is equipped like the owner's head.

A Guest Cabin is located to starboard. It has a full-size berth, a hanging locker, and lockers above the berth for storage. An opening port and overhead hatch provide light and ventilation. Stainless steel Danish cabin lights. Cedar ceiling strips on the inside of the hull.

Moving aft to starboard is the Den/Library. This features an L-shaped settee, which is upholstered in a handsome mahogany Ultra Leather upholstery, redone in 2011. The outboard settee has a lee cloth and can be used as a sea berth. On the forward side of the Den are two large lockers that has a full-size Meile washer and dryer. Above the washer-dryer is a mahogany desk with a flat-screen TV and DVD player above that. A customized organizer and fold-down writing desk are outboard of the TV. The TV and washer dryer are both hidden away when not in use. Overhead hatch and opening ports add light and ventilation to this beautiful and efficient area.

Directly across from the den/library is a full-size, modern Galley. The galley is U-shaped and spacious enough for several people to cook in it. A large cold plate refrigeration system has both top loading and side door access. The extra large refrigeration has separate compressors for the freezer and fridge. A microwave is located above the refrigeration. The stove is a Force 10 electric stove with an oven and glass top with four burners. The under mounted stainless sink has a Barkar/Scanvick pressure water faucet and fresh and salt water foot pumps. Leaded glass lockers provide storage above the refrigeration area. Mahogany drawers and louvered lockers provide plenty of storage. Natural light and ventilation are from opening hatches and ports. Counters are all a light-colored Corian.

Steps lead up the Main Salon and also offer engine room access. The raised salon provides a 360-degree view of the outdoors. A raised settee on the port side is comfortable and offers an exciting view of all the action. A custom table of mahogany, cherry and ash has a starburst design inlay and also can be lowered. To starboard is the inside steering station with full controls and electronics. Steering is hydraulic at the inside station. Two custom chairs flank a mahogany table on the starboard side. The forward chair raises and turns providing a comfortable helm seat at the inside steering station. The side windows slide open and all have screens. Ginger colored ultrasuede fabric is a wonderful compliment to the mahogany wood and white bulkheads. A teak and holly cabin sole is finished bright and is found throughout the interior. A Herreshoff style finish features white bulkheads and overheads with bright mahogany trim and mahogany doors and lockers. All hardware is top quality stainless. The interior is elegant and cheerful with a lot of the details found in a traditional yacht.

Mechanical Equipment

• John Deere 150HP diesel engine with 791 hours 6/16

• Varifold four-bladed prop

• Aquamet 22 prop shaft

• Dripless shaft seal

• Dual Racor fuel filters

• Groco raw water engine strainer

• Stainless steel through transom exhaust

• Waterlift muffler

• Engine room sound insulation

• Mechanical/hydraulic interface for both steering stations with status light

• Four electric bilge pumps Plumbing

• Pressure hot and cold water at galley and in heads with manual backups

• 20-gallon hot water heater with 110 volt and engine driven heat exchanger

• Shower with sump pump

• (1) Whale Gusher manual bilge pump

• (3) Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with float switch

• Hot and cold cockpit shower

• (2) VacuFlush heads with holding tank


• Hull is a two-piece Core-Cell cored with solid molded in railVinylester resin throughout, solid fiberglass in areas of through hulls, struts, shafts, rudder post and centerline

• Deck is single-piece Core-Cell cored fiberglass molding with non-skid pattern on working surfaces; solid fiberglass and aluminum backup plates on all through deck fittings

• Fiberglass roving and unidirectional reinforcements over foam floors with limber holes

• Deck flange bolted and bonded to hull flange

• Cast lead alloy ballast

• Navy Awlgrip topsides (2016) with white boot and cove, dark red bottom (2012-13)

• Decks are white with beige nonskid pattern (painted 2016)

• Teak cockpit grate, Awlbright teak caprail, and eye brow

• Epoxy bottom

• Large hinged cockpit transom door for access to swim platform

• Pedestal steering with single lever engine controls

• Engine gauges with stop start switches and gauges at both stations

• Two huge cockpit lockers with access to generator and steering

• Varnished teak cockpit table with folding leaves, grab rails and built in cooler

• Welded stainless steel bowsprit with twin anchor rollers

Electrical System

• Northern Lights 8kw generator with sound shield 397hour 6/16

• 220 volt inlet in bow and stern

• 50' shore power cord

• 12 volt and 220 volt panels

• Prosine 2,000 watt inverter (2010)

• (1) DS AGM 4D engine starting battery

• (1) DS AGM 4D generator starting battery

• (3) AGM 8D house batteries

• Explosion proof battery selector switches

• All wiring color coded and sized to ABYC specs

Electronics & Navigation Pilothouse:

• Raymarine ST 60 Tridata with transducer and repeater in cockpit

• Raymarine ST60 wind with display and masthead unit, repeater in cockpit

• Raymarine 230 VHF with remote microphone

• Raymarine RL80 CRC plus radar/map/plotter

• Raymarine 4kw radome

• Raymarine 120 WASS GPS senor

• Raymarine ST6001 autopilot with oversize pump Outside Helm:

• Raymarine Ray 230 VHF 2nd handset

• Raymarine ST6001 autopilot control

• Mast mounted Omni TV with radio antenna

• Clarion stereo with Bose speakers in cockpit and den

• 20" Sharp flat screen TV

Additional Equipment

• Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning -- 12,000 BTU and 16,000 BTU

• Vetus 80 KGW bow thruster with time delay switch

• Lewmar Ocean two dual direction windlass 12 volt

• Meile clothes washer - full-sized

• Meile clothes dryer - full-sized

• Swim ladder • Screens for hatches and ports

• Michigan three-blade fixed prop

• Pilothouse windshield washers

• 60# CQR with 300' chain rode

• 45# Plow ancher with 150' of 3/4 rode

• Elkhide covered wheel • Mahogany blinds in pilothouse

• (4) Fenders

• Docklines

• Bimini (2011)

• Custom canvas cover for cockpit work table

• Binnacle canvas covers

• Translucent front window covers

• Cockpit cushions

Recent Work and Upgrades

• New exhaust with new exhaust elbow, muffler and exhaust hose (2016)

• Awlgrip topsides and decks (2016)

• Rebuild Vacuflush head (2016) • Bottom soda blasted and repainted (2016)

• New motor mounts and cutlass bearing (2016)

• New belts and hoses (2016)

• New stainless steel lifelines (2016)

• Prop Coat (2016)

• New library seating (Winter 2013)

• Exterior Awlbrite on all varnished wood surfaces (May 2013)

• New motor mounts (2013)

• New cutlass bearing (2013)

• Dismantled and inspected the prop (2013)

• All-new stainless steel life lines (2013)

• Refinished the cabin sole and touched up any varnish as needed (2013)

• Replaced all seals and rebuilt all pumps on the VacuFlush system (2013)

• Added spare freshwater pump and raw water pump in inventory (2013)

• Rebuilt current pumps (2013)

• Replaced shower sump and rebuilt old one for spare (2013)

• Hull extension and swim ladder to Mark II specifications (2011)

• Added Varifold three-blade feathering prop (2011)

• Overhauled winches and furling mechanism (2013)

Sails & Rigging

• Rod rigging

• Leisure Furl boom

• North fully battened offshore crosscut Main

• North furling 120% Genoa with foam luff

• Shaeffer roller furling for genoa

• Traveller with sheave box and custom control lines

• Jib furling lead down port side deck to cockpit

• Main halyard and furling lead to cockpit on starboard side

• Jib halyard and winch on port side of mast

• Spinnaker halyard on port side of mast with a stopper

• (2) Lewmar #54 electric cockpit winches

• (2) Lewmar #50 self tailing secondary winches

• (1) Lewmar #48 Halyard winch on mast


All personal gear; artwork; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies and items not specifically listed on equipment list specification sheet.


BONAVENTURE has been exceptionally well maintained and constantly updated by her knowledgable owners. She is in excellent condition and offered at significant savings over a new Bruckmann 50.


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Disclaimer: 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. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.