50′ 1985 Bruce King Cutter - ID: 45952


LOA 57' 0"
LOD 50' 0"
LWL 43' 0"
Beam 15' 0"
Draft 6' 6"
Displacement 42,000 lbs
19,051 kg

50′ 1985 Bruce King Cutter


The 57’ LOA cutter Saskianna was drawn by Bruce King the pioneering cold molded/Modern Classic designer responsible for Whitehawk, Alejandra, Whitefin, and the original Hinckley picnic boat. The brief was for a mini superyacht, an aft cabin center-cockpit cruising boat with a powerful push-button cutter rig and the systems, carrying capacity and interior space for extended cruising in serious comfort.

With her taffrail and clipper bow Saskianna, like many of King’s designs, has a classic, L.F. Herreshoff aesthetic but thoroughly modern engineering and design. Her ample beam and full sections allow for a spacious, comfortable, well divided center cockpit/aft master cabin interior, with ample light and headroom throughout. Her shoal, fin keel underbody and a high aspect, modern cutter rig mean the interior doesn’t come at the cost a cumbersome draft or poor windward performance.

On deck Saskianna is much as you’d expect for a Modern Classic cruising boat of her size, plenty of room to move around, well-kept varnished cabin, cap rail and hatches, teak decks and a dynel cabin house top. Her central cockpit is secure and ergonomic, long enough to stretch out in and well sheltered by her dodger. All the control lines for her two furling headsails and mast furling main are led to cockpit winches (4 powered and 2 manual) meaning she can be sailed by a single person without leaving the cockpit.

With her climate control, plentiful storage, spacious well laid out salon, two ensuite private cabins at either end of the boat, and spare berths for visitors she’s exceptionally versatile: comfortable for a family, two couples or a couple and full-time crew, a perfect charter or long distance cruising boat.

Saskianna is being offered for sale by her second owners. They’ve had her for 27 years during which they’ve run a successful charter business, cruised her extensively and maintained her meticulously. The longevity of their ownership proves that Bruce King got it right when he conceived of Saskianna or as King’s contemporary and fellow modern classic designer Joel White put it more eloquently:

Saskianna is large enough to provide a truly comfortable home afloat for extended periods of time. Self-sufficient, seaworthy, and capable of fast passages, she should make an ideal cruiser for those who want – and can afford – to travel first class.”

LOA: 57’
LOD: 50’
LWL: 43’
Beam: 15’
Draft: 6’6”
Displacement: 42,000 lbs

Spars and Deck Gear:
Aluminum spars painted off white with in mast furling on the main (Hood Stowaway system)
1 x 19 stainless standing rigging
Harken electric furlers for staysail and Genoa
2 x Harken 980 3 speed primary winches
2 x Anderson 58 2 speed winches (Code 0 halyard and Staysail sheet)
1 x Barient 19 main sheet winch
1 x Barient 17 main sheet traveler winch
2 x Harken #27 mast winches
Harken main traveller

Main, Staysail, Genoa, Code 0 from North Atlantic Sails (2016)

-80hp Volvo Penta MD 40 diesel engine (1985)
-3 blade hydraulic feathering Hundested bronze prop
-2.5” stainless shaft
-Borg Warner V drive

Fisher Panda generator – 3 kw (2011)
Crusair 110V reverse cycle A/C system
Isotherm 110V 10 gal. hot water heater
Village Marine Tec. STW600 Watermaker
2 Techma electric heads

All new wiring in 2012
12/110/220V electrical system
Mastervolt Charger/Inverter
2 x engine and generator start batteries (2022)
4 x House batteries (2022)
50A shorepower hook up

Icom IC M-80 VHF
Raymarine Auto Pilot 8401
Raymarine ST 60 depth and speed and wind displays
Raymarine C-80 MFD: Radar, depth, speed, GPS, Chart plotter
Trimble NT 200D GPS
Icom IC-m710 SSB radio

Dickinson Mariner 3 burner LPG stove and oven with Xintex solenoid
Seafrost 12v fridge/freezer

1 x 100 gal. and 1 x 240 gal. monel fuel tanks
1 x 60 gal. monel water tank, 1 x 40 gal poly water tank
2 x 15 gal. poly head tank

Ground Tackle:
60lb CQR = 100’ chain and rhode (on bow roller)
100lb fisherman (in lazarette)
40 lb CQR (in bow locker)


New batteries (2022)
New cushions (2020)
New bowsprit and code 0 (2015)
New wiring (2012)

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