Fort Lauderdale, FL
George Eberhard has owned and operated sail and power boats for over 35 years. From club racing in the Midwest, to sailing the Great Lakes, to charter boat captain in the Caribbean, his passion for boating is very evident in the enthusiasm he brings to his brokerage career. Prior to his joining David Walters Yachts, George had a very successful career in Advertising and Marketing where he was responsible for client development and new product design.
As a professional yacht broker, George is especially attentive to client needs and expectations. One of his specialties is the extra time he spends with each client to better understand their needs. His thorough research enables him to suggest options to consider, and point out value where it exists. George's dedication and persistence allow him to help clients find just the right sail or power yacht.View Broker (George Eberhard)
|Yacht Name:||Second Star|
|Location:||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Water Tank Capacity:||84 Gallons|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||124 Gallons|
|Holding Tank Capacity:||21 Gallons|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Hours:||986 Hours|
Second Star a 2007 Beneteau 49 that was the 2007 winner of Cruising World's Boat of The Year. She is a well-built performance cruising yacht with superior hull deck and interior design features. Her attractive exterior styling features a low profile trunk cabin, graceful bow and reverse counter stern, large cockpit with twin wheels and hinged helm to access the transom swim platform shower. Her 5' 9" shallow draft bulb keel provides access to many additional harbors and anchorages. Electric winches, main and genoa furling and bow thruster facilitate short-handed sailing and docking. Solar, AC, Generator, and Watermaker make her a self-sustainable, bluewater cruising boat.
There are many design and engineering features that earn the Beneteau 49 a position among the best production yachts available under 50. A rugged keel grid with massive bilge stringers connects to the chainplates and mast post base. The spacious 2 (convertible to 3 stateroom) interior arrangement takes full advantage of the the 14' 9" beam and broad stern sections. Amidships is the impressive salon with long settees and two bench seats for dining. The large galley and navigation center are conveniently located adjacent to the companionway entry steps. Forward is a VIP/master cabin and aft is a full beam master or two guest cabins with doubles. Both forward and aft heads have showers.
Second Star has been well maintained and features all the luxury options, including new (2018) Flagship Marine AC with electric heat, generator, watermaker, DC refrigeration and freezer, and rugged stainless stern arch. The second owner working with a yacht design engineer at Hinckley Yachts in Stuart, FL enhanced the hull keel attachment area with larger stainless backing plates and extra keel grid laminates and had the aft cabin converted from a single diagonal berth to two berths with divider and separate additional door from the galley.
Second Star has enjoyed three knowledgeable owners who have maintained and upgraded her to a very high standard.
Spacious bright varnished 3 stateroom Moabi varnished wood interior designed by Nauta Yachts, Milan Italy. Plush interior style with contemporary settees and cabinetry. White headliners and hull coverings enhance the open warm accommodations.
Second Star was purchased by the previous owner to circumnavigate the Caribbean with their 2 sons. Originally a two cabin boat, the full beam aft cabin with centerline berth was reconfigured at Hinckley to provide two separate sleeping aft cabins. All the original cabinetry has been retained in storage and the boat can be reconfigured to a 2-cabin configuration by the new owner. The aft starboard head with shower has two doors, one directly from aft cabin(s) and one adjacent to the main companionway.
Forward to starboard is a large forward facing navigation center with wide table and flush mounted equipment console and breaker panel. To port of the companionway is an excellent galley for passagemaking or liveaboard with generous white corian countertops.
Amidships is a impressive main salon with "U" shaped settee to port and straight settee to starboard covered in light tan leather. Inboard of the port settee is an adjustable table that can be doubled in size for dining. Includes two movable inboard seats and storage outboard and under settees. Fixed side and forward windows and deck hatches provide excellent natural light and ventilation. All overhead OceanAir hatches have the optional rolling screen and shades installed.
Forward is a full beam VIP guest or master cabin with centerline queen berth. Includes a guest head to port with separate stall shower.
Has lots of counter space including island counter and inboard double sink counter. There are multiple storage lockers, drawers and cabinets and the counters have high laminated fiddles.
Second Star's hull was designed by Berret-Racoubeau. She has an attractive profile, excellent stability and a great deck arrangement with twin wheels. The hull is constructed of hand laid solid GRP it is reinforced in the keel, rudder and chainplate areas incorporating a structural monolithic interior grid. Vinylester hull barrier coat to resist osmotic blistering. Hull and deck joints are bonded and bolted together. The keel is a shoal draft fin bulb.
The deck is constructed of a cored GRP sandwich for stiffness, thermal and acoustic insulation and lighter weight. Solid fiberglass reinforcement in high load areas. Integral unidirectional GRP deck beams for added strength.