Bedouin | Gulfstar 50' 1980

Norwalk, CT

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Yacht Name: Bedouin
Builder: Gulfstar
Model: Ketch
Year: 1980
Location: Norwalk, CT
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Gulfstar 50 design has proven to be a stout, practical cruising yacht. Bedouin's classic overhangs and styling will turn heads in any harbor, while her ketch rig allows her sailplan to be easily handled by a shorthanded crew. Her protected center cockpit provides shelter in rough water and a spacious location to relax with guests in a quiet anchorage. Below deck, her spacious three cabin layout will comfortably accommodate six for extended cruising, with arrangements for additional sea berths in the main salon. Solid teak is used liberally throughout, with finely finished storage spaces and lockers with louvered doors. An excellent liveaboard, coastal or blue water cruiser, Bedouin has been maintained by her knowledgeable owner since 1994 and is in EXCELLENT condition!!

Anyone seeking a beautiful center cockpit yacht should most certainly give Bedouin serious consideration.

LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
LWL: 39 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 36000 lbs
Ballast: 13000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 55 ft 0 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4-236
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6300
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 85 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (40 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2


The guest cabin is forward-most and is a large V-berth configuration with shelves, drawers and hanging locker storage capacities. There is a private entrance to the port side head/shower compartment, in addition to the door off the main salon. Opposite the forward head compartment and to starboard is another hanging locker, followed by a straight bench settee and the chart table. To port is the accommodating C-shaped dinette with seating for 6-8 around the teak dinette table. Outboard of the settees are shelves and storage, as well as storage below, doors for the (4) corner salon lockers. Aft of the chart table is a 3rd cabin with over/under single berths with a small utility room and very convenient storage area. At the base of the companionway and to port is the L-shaped galley that also serves as the walk-thru to the aft master cabin. Engine room access is also realized in the walk-thru as well as behind the companionway ladder. Entering the master cabin is hanging locker storage, an athwartship queen berth with very generous drawer storage below, additional hanging locker/shelf storage to starboard and the master head/shower compartment, with separate shower stall. The satin varnished interior wood is all teak solids and teak veneers, solid teak trim, the cabin sole is teak & holly with a gloss varnish

  • Air conditioning
  • Salon table seats 6 plus for dining
  • Reading lights throughout the interior
  • Additional storage behind back rests of settees
  • Lee cloths in salon & third cabin


The L-shaped galley is to port at the base of the companionway and has a double s/s sink close to the centerline, recessed dry storage locker outboard, gimbaled 3-burner propane cooktop & convection microwave, refrigeration and freezer lockers. Outboard is very generous storage with sliding locker faces. At the aft end of the galley is a large locker that makes a great pantry. White Formica countertops and locker sliders keep the galley bright and clean. A beautiful and highly functional galley whether underway, at anchor or dockside

  • New refrigeration unit 110 volt – April 2013
  • Holding plate refrigerator and freezer
  • Spice rack
  • Seagull water filter
  • Gimbaled 3- burner propane cooktop (2016)
  • 110V Kitchen Aid Convection Microwave (2016)
  • Gas shut off system
  • (2) Aluminum BBQ attachment LPG tanks
  • Galley lighting over counters
  • Galley sink with hot and cold pressure faucet

  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF with RAM mic at the helm
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 with RAM mic at the helm (2012)
  • Garmin Radar 18HD (2015)
  • Garmin 740sx (2014)
  • Garmin 741XS (2015)
  • Simrad autopilot with  AP21 remote on a long cord
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind and depth
  • Sony Stereo with disc changer
  • Kenwood stereo with CD changer
  • Bose speakers
  • Insignia TV with mast head antenna (2016)

  • Westerbeke 7.5KW genset  – 1100 hrs (Injectors rebuilt in 2015)
  • Remote generator panel w/analog gauges
  • New custo made electrical panel from Wards electric (2003)
  • 12Vdc & 120Vac electrical systems, breaker panels and meters
  • Upgraded wiring (2003)
  • 12 volt Battery charger
  • Battery charger Promariner 60 amp / three bank  (2011)
  • (2) Standard Horizon VHF Spectrum Ram Mics at Helm
  • Batteries Banks – all GEL Batteries
  • (1) 8D start battery, (2) 8D bow thruster and windlass, (4)  6-volt house bank
  • 12Vdc lighting throughout
  • (5) Fans throughout vessel
  • Numerous 12Vdc & 120Vac duplex outlets
  • Inland & International navigation lights: upper and lower running lights
  • Masthead tricolor/anchor light
  • Two 30 amp shore power cords
  • Shore power splitter 50 amp dockside to two 30 amp boat side cords
  • Spreader lights
  • Deck light on main mast
  • Deck light on mizzen
  • Upper running light on mast head tri color

Engine and Mechanical
  • Perkins  4-236 85 hp (larger engine model) – New exhaust manifold in 2010/2011
  • 1-1/4" s/s propeller shaft
  • Maxprop three blade
  • Side Power bow thruster (2004)
  • PYI dripless shaft seal (2015)
  • Air conditioning systems – Marine Air 10,000BTU main salon , 6,000 BTU for the Forward and aft cabin – (2013)
  • Racor fuel filter for Perkins
  • Racor Fuel filter for Westerbeke genset
  • Pressure water system – 12 volt
  • Hot water heater – Isotherm heat exchanger and 110 volt (2014)
  • Bilge pump – 12 volt with float switch 
  • (2) Par shower sump pumps
  • Whale manual bilge pump: 1. Primary with float 2. Aft bilge with float 3. Whale manual
  • (2) Shower sump pump - Forward head and aft head
  •  Grohe faucet aft head, shower, stall shower
  • (2)  Raritan marine toilets
  • Clock and Barometer
  • 12V diesel prime pump
  • Engine room blower

Hull and Deck

The Gulfstar 50 is solid laminate GRP construction with a molded keel and internally ballasted. The keel is a modified fin-type keel, followed by a cutaway and then a skeg mounted rudder. The deck is cored except in areas of high load and/or hardware, where it is a solid laminate and then there are backing plates that are drilled and tapped or thru-bolted. The hull-to-deck marriage is done with an internal flange and the deck is then sealed, thru-bolted, and then finished off with a raised teak toe rail.

  • Antifouling bottom paint annually (April 2017)
  • Magna BBQ grill mounted on stern rail

Deck and Rigging
  • Aluminum masts double spreader 56’
  • All new chain plates main & mizzen masts and staylock hardware (June 2014)
  • Harken roller furling head sail
  • Tides mainsail track – (2012)
  • All exterior teak revarnished (July 2017)
  • Dinghy davits
  • Ideal windlass – 12 volt (down = manual, up = electric)
  • Anchor – CQR 60 lb. with chain 3/8’’ BBB 90’ (2017) a 250’ nylon rode
  • Stern anchor – Danforth with chain and rode 250’ nylon rode
  • Adjustable mainsheet traveler
  • Mainsheet system
  • (2) Barient 32 ST primary winches
  • (2) Barient 23 CSY cabin top winches
  • Barient 21 mainsheet winch
  • Barient 22 ST main halyard winch
  • Barient 22 genoa halyard winch
  • Barient 21 spinnaker halyard winch
  • Custom teak step at the base of the mast

  • 135% Genoa
  • Mainsail fully battened
  • Mizzen sail
  • Storm jib
  • Cruising spinnaker in ATN sock
  • All sails in excellent condition! 

  • (6) Life vests
  • Engine room fire extinguisher 
  • MOB pole
  • Flare kit
  • Horse shoe
  • Life sling
  • Man overboard strobe

Additional Features
  • Cockpit bimini with full isinglass cockpit enclosure panels (2016)
  • Full 3-piece deck sun awnings
  • Textilene aft sun panel (2016)
  • Canvas hatch covers (2017)


Length: 50'
Beam: 13' 8
Draft: 6'
Power: 85hp
Engine Hours: John Osetek