EcstaSea | Farr 50' 2003

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Print Yacht Specs

Tell Us About Your Ideal Boat

Basic Info

Yacht Name: EcstaSea
Builder: Farr
Model: Pilothouse 50
Year: 2003
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Designer: Bruce Farr
Hull Material: Fiberglass



So many designers and builders today try to incorporate the raised saloon pilothouse configuration into some existing hull form. Not the Bruce Farr designed 50, BSI built all ocean cutter. Match a very talented designer, a concept/design, a great Swedish builder with a dedicated and skilled workforce from the land where boat building has reached the azimuth of yacht construction. On the Farr 50, one can easily see this perfect blend of design, construction, aesthetics all balanced perfectly into a sailing machine. She is a comfortable and very pleasing center cockpit vessel with the lovely aft deck and sugar scoop transom with a swim platform.

The Farr 50 PH is designed to be the perfect modern fast cruiser at home in any ocean and totally comfortable in any harbor or marina. The watertight bulkheads fore and aft and the beautiful sail locker accessed from the deck give you additional peace of mind. Everything is well thought out by the Bruce Farr Design Group in Annapolis and then built by BSI Marine in Sweden. You will see immediately that this is a very intelligent design and very well executed build. The yacht is designed to be easily handled by a sailing couple with hydraulic in-mast furling and also hydraulic furlers on the genoa and staysail. What could be easier?

ECSTASEA has everything that a family could and would ever want; to sail swiftly, safely and very comfortably anywhere that they choose to wander. The bright and cheerful interior offers three large and beautiful staterooms with three bathrooms, two stall showers. What the Farr Design Group did with the interior is absolutely amazing resulting in a vessel that sleeps six in private cabins and offers a beautiful raised salon with panoramic views of the world.

If you are yearning for the ultimate cruising sailing yacht that will satisfy anyone and everyone, look no farther. This is a rare opportunity for you to own the ultimate boat! Call now. 


Length: 50'
Beam: 15' 5
Draft: 7' 6
Water Tank Capacity: 250 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 236 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 42 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3-HTE
Power: 100 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6500

Interior Styling & Accomodations

The center cockpit pilothouse design of the Farr 50 BSI provides accommodations for six among three private staterooms as well as three complete size heads, two with stall showers. The seascape views from the large tufted leather settee surrounding the salon table evoke a sense of openness and comfort in any anchorage and a dramatic view of the ocean when sailing.

The high-quality interior with elegant joinery of African Mahogany and teak and holly cabin soles is lovely.  The custom curtains and OceanAir screens for the overhead deck hatches keep the interior comfortable in the tropics.  There are plenty of opening ports and numerous hatches to provide natural ventilation.


  • Three incredible cabins with accommodations for six
  • Three heads; two full size with stall showers and a day head
  • Safe and functional passageway galley with all the amenities
  • Panoramic views from the pilothouse
  • Modern flat panel interior with African mahogany joinery and a satin varnish finish
  • Teak and holly cabin sole with a satin varnish finish, all cabin sole pieces are hinged with positive locking latches
  • Tufted Elmosoft leather upholstery in the main salon and master stateroom settees
  • High-quality joinery hardware and hinges with silver and chrome finish
  • Full set of brand new tan, medium pile snap-in interior carpets
  • Valiance accent lighting throughout the interior of the yacht
  • Numerous stainless steel overhead handrails, as well as teak fiddles on most of the surfaces, provide safe and easy
  • passage throughout the interior
  • Lee cloths and pad-eyes installed at all berths as well as the main salon and aft cabin settees
  • Curtains for all portlights and pilothouse windows
  • 24 VDC Hella fans located in all cabins
  • Ocean brass reading lamps in each stateroom and main salon

Creature Comforts:

  • Air conditioning – CruiseAir three-zone reverse cycle
  • Diesel heater
  • Three VacuFlush freshwater toilets
  • Spectra watermaker
  • Bow thruster – retractable
  • Hydraulic furling main, staysail, and genoa
  • Electric winches for push-button sailing
  • Flat-screen TV, stereo, and integrated speakers
  • Large capacity freezer and refrigerator
  • Double wide aft deck seats
  • Bow pulpit seat


Main Salon & Pilot House

Entering the companionway from the cockpit, it’s just three short steps down to the main salon with the raised settee dinette and beautiful mahogany table with holly compass rose inlay to starboard. Adjacent the settee is a flat-screen LG TV which conceals within the galley return.

  • Large panoramic safety glass windows provide incredible seascape views and natural lighting
  • Contoured steps leading to and from the salon from the forward and aft passageways as well as the companionway. All steps have non-slip rubber inlays and well-placed handholds for added safety.
  • Gorgeous mahogany salon table with a holly compass rose inlay and half-round fiddles. Below the table, is a liquor locker with bottle storage!
  • Wrap around tufted settee with Elmosoft leather upholstery provides seating for six
  • LG 22” LED Television with custom stowaway mounting located within the galley return
  • Very large wet hanging locker located forward of the navigation station
  • Panasonic speakers integrated with the entertainment system
  • Two opening portlights – Opens to the cockpit
  • Two Lewmar Size 44 deck hatches with OceanAir Sky Screens



The galley is just to port of the companionway with two steps down.  It is very secure in a seaway and offers every amenity and some additional custom features that enhance workability.

  • Desirable walk-thru passageway galley with loads of counter space, drawers, and lockers
  • Attractive and easy to clean Corian countertops with teak fiddles
  • 4.6 sq.-ft. Front-loading refrigerator with Mahogany wood facing
  • Large Isotherm top loading freezer
  • Air-cooled Technautic CoolBlue 24 VDC refrigerator and freezer compressors
  • Force-10 3-burner galley stove with oven and broiler
  • Ventilated extractor fan located above the stove
  • Stainless steel Origo microwave oven
  • Manual fresh water foot pump and dedicated faucet
  • Seagull IV freshwater filtration system
  • Double basin stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressurized water and mixing faucet
  • Propane locker on deck with solenoid and pressure valve sized for two 20lb tanks


Master Stateroom

It’s hard to imagine a 50’ yacht that makes better utilization of the interior volume than the Farr 50 BSI. The master stateroom is aft and accessed through the port passageway galley. The smart use of space incorporates a centerline walk-around queen-size berth with upholstered headboard. To port, a full-size tufted leather settee. To starboard, a very large wardrobe hanging lockers. Aft, a full-beam storage area with countertop surface and loads of storage within various lockers and cabinets, there’s also a combination Ariston washer/dryer with dedicated cabinet. To starboard, is the ensuite head complete with a surprisingly large separate stall shower, freshwater VacuFlush toilet, and vanity with a single basin sink. Ventilation is provided by numerous opening portlights and an overhead deck hatch with OceanAir screen.


Aft Head

  • Gray Fieldstone Corian countertop
  • White sink with Gray Fieldstone colored trim
  • Stainless steel handrail
  • Storage for toiletries outboard of the sink as well within a large cabinet
  • Stainless steel towel rack, soap dispenser, and toothbrush holder
  • Sealand freshwater Vacuflush toilet
  • Separate stall shower with teak shower seat and acrylic shower door
  • Opening portlight – Opens to the cockpit


Forward Stateroom

Forward of the salon and down two easy steps, is the forward passageway leading to the forward VIP cabin. Guests will appreciate and love the size of the centerline queen berth, tall hanging lockers port and starboard, and abundant cabinets, shelves, and lockers outboard. To starboard, the ensuite head features a freshwater VacuFlush toilet, vanity with sink, and a large stall shower.


Forward Head

  • Gray Fieldstone Corian countertop
  • White sink with Gray Fieldstone colored trim
  • Stainless steel handrail
  • Storage for toiletries outboard of the sink as well as a tall cabinet above the toilet
  • Large shower with improved headroom over the standard Farr 50, includes a recessed shower curtain track for the shower curtain and a dedicated shower sump
  • Stainless steel towel rack, soap dispenser, and toothbrush holder
  • Sealand freshwater Vacuflush toilet
  • Opening portlight
  • White fiberglass and Gray Fieldstone Corian floor with sump and drain


Guest/Crew Cabin

The starboard guest cabin has a single lower berth with a removable pipe and cloth upper berth for when additional accommodations for crew or guests are required. There are drawers below the lower berth and additional lockers and shelves, ideal for extra gear, tools, and spares. Adjacent to the guest cabin is the day head with freshwater VacuFlush toilet and a vanity with sink.


Day Head

  • Gray Fieldstone Corian countertop
  • White sink with Gray Fieldstone colored trim
  • Stainless steel handrail
  • Small cabinet above the toilet for toiletries and personal items
  • Sealand freshwater Vacuflush toilet
  • White fiberglass and Gray Fieldstone Corian drain


Navigation & Communication Equipment


The navigation station and ship's office is forward to port in the pilothouse with a custom STIDD helm seat for unobstructed views.  There are repeaters for the navigation instruments, a newer Raymarine chart plotter integrated with AIS and radar, as well as radio equipment and access to the controls for the ship's systems.

  • Forward-facing navigator station with fold top chart table
  • Custom adjustable STIDD 500N navigators chair and pedestal
  • Raymarine ST 60 multifunction display
  • Raymarine ST 6001 autopilot control head and ST 600R remote
  • Redundant Type-2 linear autopilot drive units each with independent course control computers and rudder position sensors
  • Autopilot selector switch enables a quick transition from the primary to the backup autopilot system
  • Raymarine A125 chart plotter (2017) integrated with AIS and Raymarine Quantum E70210 digital 4kW radar (2017)
  • Navtex ICS 6 Plus dual-channel receiver and display
  • Icom M802 SSB with AT-140 automatic tuner and Pactor modem
  • Icom M502 VHF marine transceiver radio with SP-24 external speaker
  • Spectra control panel for the water maker
  • Digital Yacht WL150 long-range WiFi antenna and Netgear N600 wireless router
  • Chart light


  • Raymarine A125 chart plotter (2017) integrated with AIS and radar
  • Icom 502 Command Mic and speaker for the VHF radio
  • Raymarine ST 6001 autopilot control head at the helm
  • Two Raymarine ST 60 instruments located at the helm for wind and multifunction display
  • Raymarine Man-Over-Board emergency button
  • Four Raymarine ST 60 instruments located above the companionway for speed, depth, wind, and multifunction display
  • Binnacle
  • Custom pedestal panel for exterior lights: strobe, spreader lights, and forward deck light
  • Windex on the masthead
  • Raystar Waas GPS antenna and redundant VHF antennas (located on the deck mast)


Construction & Key Features of Hull & Deck


The hull shape is a classic modern cruising hull with a long fin keel, sharp entry and flowing aft sections. The watertight collision bulkheads and the incredible sail locker on the foredeck are two amazing features that make this vessel a sought after cruiser.

The hull laminate of the Farr 50 is constructed with a Divinycell core that is fitted using vacuum techniques.  Multiaxial fibers, high-quality isophthalic polyester resins, and two layers of Kevlar aramid create a hull with improved impact resistance and impeccable strength.

An internal bottom grid is laid up over a female mold then laminated into the base of the hull to create a single monolithic structure for additional stiffness.  All shroud chainplates are thru-bolted and reinforced into the main bulkhead.  Careful consideration for the placement of multiaxial laminates and strict adherence to Farr Yacht Design’s specifications ensures all loads of the rigging and deck fittings are evenly distributed through the hull.

The keel of the Farr 50 is solid lead with 4% antimony and 316-L stainless steel bolts cast into the lead and backed with substantial transverse backing plates.  The keel has a winged shape for added performance upwind and excellent stability.

  • Kevlar Aramid fiber reinforcement integrated into the hull for superior strength and stiffness
  • Latitudinal and longitudinal structural stringers and bulkheads glassed to the hull sides
  • Watertight bow section for added safety at sea and collision protection
  • White Ashland Maxguard NP 10000 isophthalic gelcoat for protection against osmosis
  • Blue cove and boot stripe
  • Stainless steel rub rail
  • Sugar scoop swim platform with teak steps, transom hot/cold shower, and folding swim ladder
  • The counterpoise system includes an integral copper screen glassed into the hull laminate, two grounding plates below the hull, and two copper strips running the length of the hull and integrated with the AT-140 automatic single-sideband tuner.
  • Bronze ball valve type seacocks


The deck of the Farr 50 is constructed with a Divinycell core, chop strand matting, and unidirectional fibers bonded with isophthalic polyester resins. The deck is mated to the hull with both mechanical fasteners on 6-inch centers through an inward flange, as well as chemical bonding resulting in a very strong hull to deck joint.  The deck is finished with bonded teak planking.

At the bow, is a sizeable self-bailing chain locker with segmented chain storage. Aft of the chain locker is a very large sail locker with a generous amount of storage for fenders, lines, and equipment. At the stern, a full-beam lazarette with two deck hatches provides additional storage as well as access to the steering gear.  Overall, Farr 50 has an incredible amount of deck storage!  All deck access hatches have Rondal watertight latches and self-bailing drains.  The forward sail locker also has a dedicated automatic bilge pump with a high water alarm.

  • Large chain locker forward with easy access to the windlass motor
  • Huge sail locker accessed from the deck provides two watertight collision bulkheads forward
  • Stern locker across the transom provides watertight bulkhead aft and loads of storage
  • Bonded teak deck with black caulking
  • Natural teak cap rail
  • Four dorade boxes, two forward and two aft, for natural ventilation throughout the yacht
  • Jackline and safety tether pad-eyes located fore and aft with an additional pad-eye located just forward of the inner stay
  • Kato Marine stainless steel davits
  • Five pair of stainless steel stanchions with side boarding gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel handrails on the coach roof
  • Pilothouse windows constructed of toughened safety glass, flush fitting with integral frames
  • Nine Lewmar polished aluminum Ocean deck hatches
  • Two extra-wide, teak slat seats with stainless steel frames integrated with the pushpit
  • Teak bow seat
  • Exterior lighting includes: Fore and aft deck lights, spreader lights, and strobe
  • Bracket for the dinghy engine located in the lazarette
  • Ensign staff


  • Whitlock Royal steering pedestal with leather-wrapped 42” 10-spoke Mini Maxi stainless steel wheel
  • Yanmar engine control panel with instrumentation and low starting battery voltage, high temperature, and oil pressure audible and visual alarms.
  • Seat backs with stainless steel frame and removable cushions provide excellent back support
  • Stainless steel folding Wichard pad-eyes for safety harness and tether
  • Teak cockpit coaming
  • Folding teak cockpit table with drink holders
  • Two-piece smoked Plexiglass washboard with natural teak trim and companionway lock. Dedicated washboard storage inside a well located on the forward end of the cockpit.
  • Sea & Symphony cockpit speakers integrated with the yachts entertainment system


  • Stainless steel stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers, anchor receivers, and Spinnaker tack point
  • Lewmar Ocean electric vertical windlass with Quick handheld remote and push-button controls at the helm
  • 30 kg stainless steel Bruce primary anchor with 200 ft. of stainless steel anchor chain
  • One pair of 16” stainless steel mooring cleats fore and aft
  • Two pair of 12” stainless steel spring cleats located mid-ship (eight total)
  • Mooring lines and fenders


  • Full beam Sunbrella dodger with opening center window and 1-inch stainless steel frame. Features a leather-wrapped trailing edge grab rail and reinforced seams.
  • Sunbrella bimini top with a connector piece
  • Pedestal and helm cover
  • Companionway cover
  • Full set of cockpit cushions and shaped backrests
  • Salon window covers
  • Sunbrella sun covers for sails


Rigging & Sail Handling


  • Cutter rigged Selden 3-spreader silver anodized keel-stepped aluminum mast with double lower shrouds and inner forestay
  • Selden hydraulic in-mast furling mainsail and hydraulic furling genoa and staysail with helm controls
  • Hasselfors halyard tensioners for the main, genoa, and staysail halyard – enables precise control of the halyard tension and minimizes lines on deck
  • Selden carbon fiber spinnaker pole with mast mount, track, heel control, and topping lift
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay tensioner with a control panel in the cockpit
  • Navtec stainless steel rod rigging by Ocean Yacht Systems
  • Insulated backstay for the SSB radio
  • Lewmar adjustable traveler
  • Spinnaker sheet and guy blocks fitted to the cap rail
  • Adjustable genoa and staysail cars on sheet track
  • Main, genoa, and staysail halyards led to the cockpit
  • Spare main halyard and spinnaker halyard at the mast with line jammers
  • Main, genoa, staysail, and spinnaker sheets
  • Running backstays
  • In-boom preventer lead aft to the cockpit
  • Masthead tri-color, strobe, and anchor lights


  • Quantum Hydranet crosscut 657 sq.-ft. mainsail (2015)
  • Quantum Hydranet crosscut 926 sq.-ft. genoa (2016)
  • UK Sailmakers Premium Dacron staysail
  • UK Sailmakers MPS tri-radial 1.5 oz 1991 sq.-ft. cruising chute with an ATN suffer (Stored off the boat)


  • Lewmar 66 C-EST electric two-speed primary winches
  • Lewmar 50 C-EST electric two-speed mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 50 C-EST electric two-speed outhaul winch
  • Lewmar 50 C-EST two-speed backstay winches
  • Lewmar 50 C-ST two-speed halyard winches on the foredeck
  • Primary and secondary electric push-button controls located adjacent to each winch with repeaters at the helm
  • Furling controls located at the helm


Ships Systems


Beneath the cabin sole of the raised salon, is the incredible mechanical compartment with the main engine, generator, watermaker, and most major systems.  This location under the cabin sole provides incredible access for maintenance and keeps all the mechanicals in one tidy place.

  • Yanmar 100 HP 4JH3-HTE 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine with Silent exhaust system
  • 45 MM Stainless steel propeller shaft with Aqua Drive antivibration flexible coupling and PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Kanzaki reduction gear KM41 3.30:1
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with by-pass valve enable self-fuel polishing and added protection against foul fuel
  • Single Racor fuel filter for the generator
  • Lewmar 200 SVTAE 10 HP retractable bow thruster
  • Max Prop 23” 3-blade variable pitch propeller
  • Ambassadore line cutter on the propeller shaft
  • Reverso electric oil change and fill pump
  • Spectra Newport 400 24 VDC water maker with control panel located at the chart table
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle 3-Zone air conditioning system with a 16,000 BTU unit in the salon, and 7,000 BTU units dedicated to the forward and aft staterooms. SMX II digital controls in the main salon, forward stateroom, and master stateroom.
  • Eberspacher Hydronic 10kW diesel heater
  • Lewmar Commander 200 Power Pack for the hydraulic in-mast mainsail and both headsail furling units
  • Whitlock Mamba solid linkage, torque tube transmission drive steering system – reduces the amount of stress and load on the steering system.
  • Jabsco 4” engine room blower and vent


  • Fuel capacity: 236 gallons – Two stainless steel fuel tanks (170 gal + 66 gal+) ECSTASEA was constructed with improved fuel capacity in comparison to the standard Farr 50.
  • Water capacity: 250 gallons – Two stainless steel water tanks (155 gal port + 95 gal starboard)
  • Holding tank capacity: 42 gallons – One stainless steel holding tank
  • Gas bottle contained within a ventilated gas locker on deck
  • Sigmar 16 gallon hot water heater supplied by either 110 VAC or the engine-driven heat exchanger
  • Fuel, water, and holding tank gauges
  • Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump – capable of 17 gallons per minute, located in the cockpit
  • Three independent bilge pumps with float switches
  • Idromini ACB-61E high-pressure water pump
  • Fresh and saltwater deck washdown with high pressure Jabsco Par Max 3 pump at the bow and stern
  • Sealand waste discharge pump and macerator
  • Transom hot/cold shower


  • Mastervolt 8kW Whisper generator with Silent exhaust system
  • 6kW Automatic step-up/down isolation transformer enables the utilization of either US or European shore power connections
  • High output Mastervolt 110 amp primary alternator with Alpha Pro II 3-stage regulator for charging the house battery bank
  • Three 80 Watt solar panels mounted atop the bimini with a regulator at the navigation station
  • Six 210 Amp AGM batteries dedicated to the 24 VDC house systems with a Mastervolt MASS 24 VDC / 100 Amp
  • battery charger. The total combined capacity is 630 amp hours at 24 volts.
  • Mastervolt 24 VDC / 2500 W charger/inverter
  • AGM battery dedicated to the 12 VDC service bank with a Mastervolt IVO 8772 converter for 12 volt charging off the
  • 24-volt system
  • AGM battery dedicated to the engine and generator starter with a 125 Amp Mastervolt 12 VDC battery charger
  • Hitachi 12 volt 80 amp secondary alternator for charging the starter battery
  • Mastervolt Masterswitch Plus 16 power management and generator start panel enables automatic switching from inverter/generator/shore power AC input
  • Emergency parallel switch between the service bank and starting battery bank
  • Dimmer switches for all interior overhead lights
  • Interior lights upgraded to LED
  • Marinco shore power, telephone, and cable TV connections at the transom
  • Masthead and navigation lights
  • Panasonic stereo system


  • S1A Fume detector with an automatic gas shut-off valve in the galley
  • Fire and carbon monoxide detectors in all staterooms
  • Wichard pad-eyes and jacklines
  • Mast mounted radar reflector
  • Masthead strobe light
  • Emergency tiller
  • Ocean Safety 4-man liferaft - Recertified on Oct 2019
  • MOB Module
  • Life sling and recovery line
  • Marco electronic horn


  • Caribe 9’ inflatable fiberglass hull dinghy with an 8HP Yamaha 2-stroke outboard engine