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The Horizon 50 “Raven” is a custom designed steel hulled pilothouse yacht. Her first owners cruised her extensively from the West Coast of the US, through the Panama Canal throughout the Caribbean and along the US East Coast. The second owner has used her almost exclusively in the Chesapeake Bay since purchase in 2015. He has undertaken several upgrades in recent years.
Raven has a beautiful black hull, hence the name, and she has been meticulously maintained by her owners, who had the yacht comissioned and built by Horizon Yachts in British Columbia. They were able to alter the design to suit their cruising needs and have made it extremely liveable as a result. The pilot house offers great visibility, either from the table or from the helm, which has a comfortable captain’s seat with access to battery switches, electrical panel and electronics. Raven can be steered from the cockpit as well. Note that Raven is a sailing yacht, not a motorsailer and the owners have delighted at her performance under sail where the miles have been reeled off under the right conditions.
This boat is built with world cruising in mind. It is strong, stable and safe, all desirable features in a cruising vessel. Raven is in immaculate condition and loaded with cruising gear, and very attractively priced.
If you wish to step aboard and go sailing without doing a refit project, you should step aboard Raven.
Raven has an open-plan layout, which accentuates her spaciousness. Headliners are made of mahogany planking which can be easily unscrewed. All cabinetry, doors and framing are mahogany; bulkheads are painted white. Cabin sole is mahogany and white cedar striping.
Entry to the boat is from the cockpit into the back of the pilot house by way of solid teak swing doors and ladder. The swiveling captain’s seat at the helm is to starboard, with instruments, battery switches and electric panels to hand; on the port side of the pilothouse is a dinette which drops down to form a large pilot berth (82” x 60”). The pilothouse has 6’3 head room, affords panoramic views through large glass windows front and sides and is perfect for holing up in bad weather.
The master stateroom is aft, under the cockpit, and is accessed down steps from the starboard side of the pilothouse. A queen bunk ‘to die for’ fills the space at the stern of the cabin, with plentiful storage down both sides & hanging locker to port. An enclosed (new) electric head is against the forward bulkhead to starboard with a mirrored vanity with basin between the head and the door. There are opening ports on both sides of the cabin for good cross ventilation and two opening ports in the transom, as well as an overhead hatch.
Back in the pilothouse you step down to the galley and salon via central steps. The galley is u-shaped to starboard, with double s/s sinks, stove and work surfaces with storage. To port is the ‘pantry’, microwave and fridge/freezer as well as more work space. A small table with cushioned seats on either side is forward of that, in the salon, with bookshelves and storage against the hull. The table can be lowered to create a single seaberth. On the starboard side of the spacious main salon is a settee which converts to double berth (75” x 54”) Headroom in this section of the boat is 6’4”.
Through the forward bulkhead is a guest head with vanity & mirror to port, head shower to starboard. Access to the anchor locker is in the bow
Balmar AP750 Genset
1 x Shorepower outlet1
1x 30A shorepower cable
1 x G24 start battery (2017)
1 x G24 generator battery (2017)
3 x 8D North Star AGM batteries (2020)
Magnum 2000 Inverter/charger
Prosine 1000W inverter w/ separate switch
Super Store 12Gal hot water heater
2 x 80W Sharp solar panels
IOTA-DLS-90 Battery charger (backup)
LED spreader & running lights
Garmin GPS 741 XS (2017)
Simrad Wind meter
Garmin 72-H GPS
Garmin GPS 76
Furuno GP-1650F CMAP Chartplotter
Raytheon R40XX Radar (32nm)
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF
ICOM IC-M710 SSB
Touch Screen Stereo and 4 x Speakers (2018)
Stereo Antenna Booster
Vizio TV (2018)
150% Light Air Genoa (6oz) – Hank on sail
Yankee x 2 – Hank on sails
Evolution Staysail on Profurl Furler (2020)
Gennaker with sock
Norseman SS316 Rigging – Replaced in parts between 2012 and 2015
Bow pulpit and integrated bowsprit with double anchor roller
88 lb ROCNA anchor with 235′ 3/8 inch chain
66 lb BRUCE anchor with 20′ chain & 300′ rode
Fortress SFX-55 storm anchor with 600′ rode
Delta stern anchor w/ 10′ chain and 200′ rode
Lofrans Tigres electric windlass
Anchor washdown/ Deck shower
2 x Anderson ST46 primary winches
2 x Anderson ST28 winches
2 x Anderson 12ST winches
1 x Anderson 10ST winch
1 x Lewmar 6 Reefing winch (aluminum)
Painted decks white with treadmaster non-skid
Dinghy chocks on forward coachroof
S/S rails/’lifelines’ from bow to stern
Mastpits at mast
Mainsail & lower mast cover
Lexan storm windows over pilothouse windows
Awning, mast to end of boom
Connector between awning and bimini
Dinghy cover for on deck storage
Raised cockpit area with helm station
Arch at rear of cockpit
Radar pole mounted on arch
Solar panels mounted to cockpit railings, port and starboard
Folding Cockpit table
Iridium 9505 Satellite phone
Solid S/S guardrails round whole boat
Lexan Storm windows for all pilothouse windows
4 Offshore & 2 coastal lifejackets
Winslow 4 man life raft
Horseshoe Buoy and Throw Ring (2017)
Caribe 8′ inflatable w/ fibreglass floor (2004)
Dinghy cover (2010)
Yamaha 8HP 2-stroke outboard (2010)
Watermaker (40 GPH)
Fuel Polishing system
Southern hemisphere compass module
Dishes, pots, pans, glassware, silverware etc
2 x Dive tanks w/ 65′ Hookah pipe
Magma propane BBQ w/ alu propane cylinder
Specialist tools for engine
Prop shaft replaced (2009)
PYI Dripless coupling installed (2009)
Decks repainted (2012)
New masthead light w/ strobe, anchor lights & running lights (2012)
Engine room painted (2012)
Numerous spares, for engine, generator, toilet, watermaker etc
Jon and Anne Hutchings
Deltaville, VA 23043
Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia.
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