SOLD – 50′ K. Aage Nielsen Yawl - ID: 40880


Built 1956
LOA 49' 7"
LWL 34' 3"
Beam 12' 8"
Maximum Draft 11' 0"
Minimum Draft 5' 6"
Displacement 38,000 lbs
17,237 kg

SOLD – 50′ K. Aage Nielsen Yawl

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SAYONARA was built to exceedingly high standards in 1956 by Paul Luke’s Yard in East Boothbay, Maine and designed by the renowned designer, K. Aage Nielsen of Denmark. These two highly regarded firms provide no finer pedigree. SAYONARA has had only 5 owners in her 70 years. Her present owners purchased her in 1976 and have lovingly and carefully maintained her to first class condition. Being knowledgeable longtime members of the Ocean Cruising Club and CCA, their stated goal was to be the best “stewards” of this lovely Classic, ensuring that her structure was kept in “Bristol” condition and her equipment was in top working order. With the outstanding care and expert help of Rockport Marine, they have achieved their goal. SAYONARA is considered the “Queen” of the Rockport Marine’s fleet.

SAYONARA is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but she has proven to be offshore capable, fast in “around the buoy” races, and a comfortable cruising vessel for six, having been as far North as Cape Breton Island and as far South as the Bahamas, as well as offshore to Bermuda. She is rigged for sailing by two with electric furling and electric winches. For once, it is rare to find a vessel that deserves these superlatives.” – Copy from Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers

This boat is offered as a co-broker listing with Annie Gray of Gray & Gray Yacht Broker’s Inc.

Builder: Paul E. Luke & Sons, E. Boothbay, ME
Designer: K. Aage Nielson
Total Power: 56 HPEngine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2-HTE
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 56 HP


  • 2005 bottom was stripped. Majority of new mahogany bottom planking was installed. Also lower frames and frame ends were laminated and replaced, floor timbers replaced along with the forefoot of vessel.
  • Also one keel bolt was removed and checked and found to be in excellent condition.
  • 2006 new horn timber and stern post replaced.
  • As a result of this work, the vessel has an essentially new bottom.
  • 2003-2004 new teak bulwarks, caprails, covering boards and sheer planks were installed.
  • 2002-2003 vessel totally rewired by Rockport Marine.
  • With all this recent work, the vessel would be considered close to new condition.



  • White topsides, blue boottop, red bottom.
  • Varnished mahogany exterior trim in superb condition.
  • Natural teak cockpit sole and seats.
  • Epiphanes varnish is used on all exterior teak.
  • Double planked mahogany over cedar hull topsides to waterline; bottom single planked mahogany.
  • Spoon bow with oak stem.
  • Painted white mahogany transom.
  • 2 x 2 1/4″ steam bent oak frames on 10″ centers.
  • 1 3/4″ oak sided and bronze floor timbers.
  • Bronze screw fasteners; refastened when bottom work done in 2005.
  • Cast bronze deck hardware.
  • S/S bow and stern rails.
  • Double lifelines with starboard gate.
  • 1 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ oak on 10″ centers deck beams.
  • Plywood with fiberglass overlay non skid decks and trunk cabin top.
  • Full keel of oak with external lead and internal centerboard.
  • Copper worm shoe.
  • Bronze centerboard.
  • Teak trunk cabin forward followed by raised dog house aft.
  • Varnished mahogany grabrails on trunk cabin top.
  • Ventilation is via 1 companion hatch; 1 scuttle hatch; 1 butterfly hatch; forward hatch; 3 Dorades; 7 bronze portholes; Goiot hatch in head and above galley. All hatches have screens.
  • Bronze seacocks and ball valves.
  • Two cockpit drains in self-bailing cockpit.
  • Pedestal steerer with Destroyer wheel.
  • 2 skylight prisms-one in hanging locker and one in head.
  • External lead ballast.



Fuel: estimated 50 gallons in Monel tank below cockpit with clean-out.

Water: 130 gallons in 3 tanks in bilge.

Holding: 20 gallons with macerator.

Gray Water: 10 gallons in bilge for discharging shower and sinks in galley.



  • Yanmar 4JH2-HTE diesel engine, 4 cylinder, 56 hp, FWC.
  • Engine hours: 2040 hours.
  • Cruising speed: 6 knots @ 2800 RPM.
  • Maximum speed: 7.5 knots @ 3600 RPM.
  • Kanzaki reduction gear.
  • Morse controls.
  • Racor 500M fuel filter.
  • Vernalift muffler.
  • Fixed 2 blade bronze prop; spare 3 blade bronze prop.
  • S/S shaft.
  • Automatic fire extinguishers in engine room.
  • Silencer box over engine.
  • Engine room access is via port and starboard bridgedeck hatches.
  • Vacuum gauge for turbo on engine.
  • Remote oil pressure.
  • S/S engine beds.
  • Bronze stuffing box and stern tube.



  • 120V AC/12V & 32V DC systems.
  • 2 Group 27 lead acid deep cycle engine batteries.
  • 4-8V AGM batteries; 2-12V 8D AGM house batteries.
  • 100 amp Balmar high output alternator for engine; Leece Neville 115 amp 32V alternator for house.
  • 120V circuit breaker panel and 12V & 32V circuit breaker panels fed by MVP switch.
  • Heart 32V inverter/charger.
  • Charles 40 amp battery charger.
  • Vessel was totally rewired in 2002-2003 by Rockport Marine.
  • S/S hot water heater off engine & 110V.
  • Paneltronics 32V system is for lights, pressure water, refrigerations, nav lights and hydraulics.
  • Paneltronics 12V system is for B&G instruments, stereo, radar, autopilot, LPG, holding tank and most electronics.



  • Spacious and attractive accommodations for six in single berths, in the Herreshoff style with painted white bulkheads, and varnished mahogany trim.
  • Accessed by a Scuttle hatch, is the forepeak with chain locker, storage to starboard, and a pipe berth to port with fold-down sink and W.C. to starboard.
  • Next aft is the owner’s cabin with wide single berths, port and starboard. There is a bureau of drawers and a hanging locker in this cabin.
  • Next to port is a fully enclosed head with another hanging locker to starboard. The head includes a Wilcox-Crittenden Shipper W.C., sink, handheld shower, and storage lockers.
  • The main salon is next with port and starboard transom berths, and “pilot” berths outboard. The berth cushions with backrests are a beige tweed material.
  • There are bookhshelves mounted on the main bulkhead and a varnished dropleaf dining table mounted on centerline.
  • The interior trim and cabin soles are high gloss varnished mahogany with mahogany soles.
  • The U-shaped galley is next aft to port, with a large refrigerator to starboard, followed by a spacious navigation center with a chart drawer, new circuit breaker panels, and “below” navigation instruments. The nav table is varnished teak parquet.
  • The companionway stairs are centered aft leading to the cockpit.



  • U-shaped aft to port.
  • Dickerson LPG gimballed two burner stove with oven (oven doesn’t light easily).
  • S/S Chamberlain LPG fired stove for heat and/or cooking.
  • S/S sink with hot and cold pressure water.
  • Sea Frost top loading cold plate refrigeration and freezer in S/S lined icebox to starboard.
  • Numerous storage lockers and cabinets.



  • Robertson Autopilot with remote (more reliable than Cetrek).
  • Cetrek 737 autopilot.
  • Garmin 128 GPS below.
  • ICOM IC-M402 VHF.
  • 406 EPIRB.
  • Furuno Navnet radar and chartplotter, mounted in custom S/S hood on deck.
  • 2nd Furuno Navnet mounted below.
  • Brookes & Gatehouse Hercules windspeed & direction & speed.
  • 6″ Danforth Constellation spherical binnacle compass.
  • Datamarine International offshore depthsounder with 3030 remote.
  • Jensen AM/FM/CD player.



  • Mast height approximately 63′ above waterline as owners could go under Inland Waterway bridges except at spring tides.
  • Pope mainsail, 2007.
  • Pope 130% genoa, 2007.
  • Pope Mizzen, 2007.
  • North gennaker-red, blue & purple.
  • Storm jib and storm trysail.
  • Bohndell mizzen staysail.
  • Older jib and mizzen; older Hood main and staysail.
  • 2 Harken #56 S.T. electric sheet winches.
  • 2 Barient #21 sheet winches.
  • 1 Harken #40 S.T. electric winch.
  • Rondall puffer electric switches for outhaul and furlers.
  • 1 Barient #23 S.T. mainsheet winch.
  • Aluminum main mast with Rondall Roller furling main (keel stepped), with aluminum main boom.
  • Sitka spruce mizzen mast; mizzen has running backstays.
  • 1×19 S/S wire standing rigging with Norseman terminals.
  • Harken roller furling system for jib/genoas.
  • 7/19 S/S running rigging with dacron braid.
  • 2 Barient #22 S.T. & 1 Barient #23 S.T. halyard winches.
  • Manual backstay adjuster on main.



  • 30 kg Bruce anchor with 200′ S/S BBB chain on S/S bowsprit with two anchor rollers.
  • 20 lb HT Danforth with chain and 200′ Dacron braided rode.
  • 35 lb HT Danforth anchor.
  • Ideal horizontal 12V anchor windlass with chain wildcat (up only).
  • Saltwater washdown.
  • Handheld horn; handheld searchlight.
  • Watrous clock and barometer.
  • Running lights; tri-color anchor lights.
  • 6 lifejackets; 2 life rings; Lifesling with MOM.
  • Avon 6 man liferaft, recently recertified.
  • Portable fire extinguishers.
  • White hatch Dodger for companionway hatch.
  • Caribe Inflatable RIB dinghy with 8 hp Yamaha outboard with electric start, and S/S guardrail.
  • Tricolor masthead light.
  • Brass kerosene lamps.
  • Varnished boarding steps.
  • Pots, pans, and glasses.
  • 12V solenoid shut-off for LPG stove.
  • Two LPG lockers for two 10 lb LPG bottles.
  • Shore power cord.
  • Jackline system, port and starboard.
  • 7’9″ Dyer Dhow rowing dinghy with translucent bottom on housetop; brackets for oars under dinghy; canvas cover for dinghy.
  • PUMPS: 32V Galley Maid freshwater pressure pump; 32V Galley Maid saltwater pressure pump; head freshwater foot pump; 32V gray water discharge pump; 12V oil pump; 32V Seafrost refrigerator cooling pump; 32V macerator holding tank discharge pump.
  • Signal flags.
  • Bell in hanging locker to starboard.
  • Spare nameboards for transom.

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