Eos | 52' 2007

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Eos
Model: Custom FD12
Year: 2007
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Eva Hollamann
Hull Material: Fiberglass


The word “Custom” in boat building could mean many a different things, for not all custom designed and built boats are the same. We have one-off custom designs built in Finland or the Netherlands that cost more than one could ever imagine looking at this Listing. Then we have the other side of the equation, which is some backyard project with some welder with some leftover metal and a torch. And then we have something in between the two. 

Eos, as she’s called is an Eva Hollman designed spin-off of the incredibly powerful and extremely sea kindly Flying Dutchman, better known in sailing circles as the FD-12. If any of you sailors staring at this listing doesn’t know what a FD-12 is, is that she was one beautiful design, with her high sharp powerful bow, a beautiful sheer-line, and rounded rear end. Her deck was flush all the way to a trunk cabin and with deep offshore cockpit. She was a true cutter rig. There was an FD-12 that made the headlines in many a sailing magazine years ago- before we were graced with absolute bull “boat of the year” stuff. It just goes to show one what money in advertising can buy.

This “famous” ( she had a dark blue hull) FD-12 sailed out of New England many a time to points North and South where one can clip off ice cubes from glaciers and icebergs. The design is proven, the build speaks for itself and if one has the skill, nerve, and desire; this modified improved design is going to the job that’s asked of her.

Eos, has seen very little action in life so far. She yearns for the open ocean as a racehorse yearns for a long finish straight away. The build is rock solid. The design is proven. The care and love that she has received throughout her years make her young at heart. Seasoned sailors that own her need to move on to greener pastures. They need the boat sold now.

Eos has been modified to make her even better, all under the watchful eye of her Designer. If done right, which it was, it only got better.

Eos has all the equipment that one could ever need and want. She is overbuilt in every which way, has all of the creature comforts, cruising equipment, and safety equipment one could want and or desire, and she sits waiting for her next lover.

A walk-thru from bow to stern is as follows. The watertight sail storage area forward closed off by an actual submarine watertight door. Then aft of that is a full-beam to beam workshop that anyone would give anything to have it. Aft still farther is the full beam to beam saloon offering comfortable seating port and starboard. Storage is everywhere.  Then to port is a very comfortable and functional dining/office/ship's navigation area. This area serves many proposes and makes much sense. Handholds are hidden and incorporated in places that make sense. Opposite, is the real U-shaped galley where one could cook and function and stay in place during any and everything. Engine access in centerline under the galley centerline counters. Aft of the galley, still on starboard is the huge bathroom with a walk-in shower stall. Aft is the full-beam master stateroom. The port aft of the dining and ship's office is the upper and lower berths where one can feel space and see light. It’s not a cave in any which way.

Eos isn’t for every and or anyone. She’s for the skilled mechanical sensible sailors that have the balls to just do it, instead of just dreaming and talking about it.

This Listing Broker has been fortunate to have owned and sailed many high end sailing vessel afar. Eos is up to each and every one of these at a lot less money. If interested, call me to discuss, for many videos and much data is available to serious Buyers.

Equipment REALLY Worth Mentioning:

  • Both Headsails on Furlex Furlers
  • Mainsail Leisurefurl System
  • Maxwell Electric Windlass
  • Major serious ground tackle
  • Electric primary and Mainsail electric self furling winches
  • AB aluminum dinghy with Yamaha outboard
  • Full sunshade cover
  • Top of the line Furuno electronics
  • Iridium Satphone
  • Air conditioning and Heat throughout the interior
  • Glacier Bay Refrigerator and Freezer, 12v
  • HRO watermaker
  • And the list is very long

Eos Basic Hull Design and Construction:

Eva Hollman laid up a one-off reverse transom version of her Flying Dutchman (FD-12) cutter in her yard in Costa-Mesa CA.  She began by re-lofting her canoe sterned FD-12 hull plans into a reverse transom FD-12 hull. She then built a male plug from these lines and applied C- Flex over the plug. She then laid up multiple biaxial glass and mat layers over the C-Flex using vinyl ester resin. Wide Kevlar X oriented bands were then glassed in just ahead and just behind the keel. The hull was turned right side up and glass was applied to the inside of the C-Flex. Then a complete set of ribs and stringers were glassed in. The deck was glassed to the hull using a triangular belt line joint of Eva’s own design and the inside of the hull was coated with fire retardant vinyl ester resin. The special deck to hull joint, the 14,500 lb. The external lead ballast shoe, the robust solid glass hull, and the fore and aft watertight compartments were all done to satisfy the first owner who was very safety conscious. When Eva designed our rig she used the same philosophy. She said that she didn’t approve of a rig design that might be damaged if the boat was rolled over. That explains her philosophy for the entire boat.

Eos History:

The hull was completed in 7/83 by Eva Hollmann, a naval architect at her boatyard in California. In 6/87 the uncompleted yacht was sold by Harvey Berger to William Smith.

No additional work was done on the yacht and we, subsequently, purchased the still uncompleted yacht in 10/90 from William Smith.  

Since that time we extended the stern to accommodate external propane storage and base for a stern arch thus extending her overall length on deck from the original 50 feet to 51 feet 8 inches and completed her interior. 

In 9/2006 we received a Watercraft Certificate of Title from the State of Minnesota. She also has USCG registration.

The boat was launched 9/2007 at Barker’s Island Marina in Superior, WI (twin port of Duluth, MN). More work was completed and we set sail 7/2009. Then as full-time cruisers, we took her through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River, out the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and down the East Coast arriving in Brunswick, GA 1/2010. Since that time she has been in the southeast US and the Bahamas. She has spent every hurricane season at Brunswick Landing Marina in Brunswick, GA with no damage. 

In late November 2018 while at Brunswick she sustained a mild lightning strike that did not cause structural, rigging, hull, or engine damage. Several but not all electronic devices were affected. All damaged devices and/or systems have been replaced. 


Length: 52'
Beam: 14' 5
Draft: 7' 2
Water Tank Capacity: 43 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 193 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Engine Model: 4B 3.9M
Power: 76 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1061 Hours


This Custom 59 (LOA) foot ocean going cruiser is based on the FD 12 and yet it bears little similarity. It is however a unique custom vessel build for a couple to live aboard and cruise the world. This is a roomy two stateroom vessel with a large head and stall shower. Starting forward in the forepeak is a very large storage area with access to the chain locker in the bow and a watertight bulkhead and watertight door. Next aft is a brilliant workshop that is about five feet wide and eight feet long. There are two large workbenches and considerable storage. This is a real workshop complete with a drill press, banc saw, large vice, and an overhead opening hatch. It’s an amazing space and offers many possibilties for a talented sailor to even support their sailing habit.

Next aft, the main salon is spacious with two settees, one is L-shaped and the other straight. There is storage everywhere with cabinets outboard, behind and under the settees. There are thirteen cabinets in all. There is more storage under the cabin sole. The space is well ventilated with three large hatches and six port lights. The salon head room is 6’3” to 6’9” and accommodates six to nine people quite easily. The “Sahara” (beige) UntraSuade upholstery on the settees is in excellent condition and the settees are supported with the trampoline type netting which makes them very comfy. The whole interior of the vessel from the salon aft to the galley and dinette is open so it feels spacious and bright. The lighting from the hatches, port lights, and interior Alpenglow, courtesy floor lighting and low amp LEDs as well and lovely oil lamp light is wonderful. Throughout the vessel there is very good lighting designed carefully for the use of the space. All the lighting is designed for low amp efficiency. The Formica panels on the bulkhead and cabinets are complemented with oiled mahogany trim. The port light hull windows have shelves under them which adds to the ambiance. The cabin sole is a combination of removable Armstrong Cushion Step Vinyl in the Salon and Lonseal IMO Lonmarien mahogany wood flooring.

The galley is a perfect sea going galley that is safe and secure underway. It is well appointed with all the conveniences with refrigerator, freezer, stove, double deep sink and ample storage in twelve cabinets and four drawers; two large and two smaller drawers. There is a deck prism for increased light and ambiance and it is well ventilated with an opening port and overhead hatch. Adjacent the galley is a dining booth and also the navigation station. The dinette seats four in comfort. The table easily accommodates an Imray ocean chart. There are removable fiddles for the table. Two prisms provide light and there is a port light and a very large overhead hatch. Outboard the ships nav instruments are mounted for easy viewing. Next aft is the guest stateroom with the berths offset so that the lower berth head end is not below the upper berth. It just makes it more comfortable. There are storage bins, four, and a hanging locker. There is storage under the lower berth as well. The mattresses are supported by strong trampoline type netting which provides for air circulation. There is ventilation with two opening ports and two large hatches.

The head next aft and at the base of the companionway for easy access. It is large,  5’ by 5’ with the toilet mounted fore and aft. There is a deep sink and vanity. The stall shower is large with a teak seat and shower door. There are two large hatches and two opening ports for great ventilation.  

The companionway is designed with safety in mind and is wide with treads for safety and hand rails for security. There’s storage behind the companionway stairs.

The aft cabin is the owners stateroom. It is about nine feet square with four cabinets, a hanging locker, to seat benches and the spacious double berth and five feet of bookshelf!. There are two watertight hatches through which you can access the mechanicals space. This steerage space houses the mechanical equipment and steering gear.

The boat is delightfully romantic with a light and bright feeling..

Creature Comforts and Entertainment:

  • Many beautiful custom features all perfectly integrated
  • Well thought out ventilation
  • Nine opening ports
  • Seven large overhead hatches
  • Eleven Hella fans (two speed turbo)
  • Air-conditioning system for the aft stateroom
  • Espar diesel heat
  • Flat screen TV
  • Laptop hook up for navigation
  • Nice low amp lighting
  • Wifi booster
  • Large center cockpit with dodger, bimini and connector
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Stall shower
  • Owners aft stateroom
  • Mechanicals space
  • Forepeak storage is amazing


Galley & Plumbing

The galley was completely refit with new cabinets, new counter, and all new everything. It is really nice with everything you need and want.

Galley Details:

  • Secure off shore galley with nice space, light, and air
  • Glacier Bay Mark II 12v refrigeration system
  • Locking top opening
  • Separate freezer top opening
  • Broadwater propane stove with two burners, oven and broiler
  • Double deep stainless steel sinks
  • Hot and cold pressure water with mixing faucet
  • Propane hot water on demand – Precision Temp tank less showermate
  • Filtered water system
  • Manual hand pump for fresh water
  • Formica countertops with high fiddles and a large amount of counter space
  • Grab rail
  • Trash bin
  • Spice storage
  • Flatware drawer
  • Custom dish storage
  • Dishes convey
  • Liquor storage
  • Propane for galley stove and hot water
  • Starboard deck locker
  • Properly vented with solenoid
  • Two 20lb tanks to run the stove

Plumbing Details:

  • Water maker – HRO Safari Horizon Escape 200 gallons a day
  • 130 gallons of water in three plastic transparent tanks
  • Clean out ports
  • Three deck fills
  • Maritron tank gauge
  • One head with stall shower
  • Sink with vanity and separate stall shower
  • Full size Raritan marine toilet, manual
  • Hoses for head maintained with SewClean from Trac Technology
  • Diverter valve for direct overboard
  • Holding tank is Sealand Tough Polypropylene
  • Holding tank is 35 gallons with deck pump out on the starboard side
  • Gobius tank gauge
  • Overboard pump out offshore
  • Pressure water pump
  • Hot water heater is tank less propane system


Electronics & Navigation

Grand navigation station is the large booth style dinette. The beauty of this is that the table has fiddles and easily accommodates an ocean chart. There is chart storage behind the seat backs, and there is a tube rack in the aft stateroom book shelf. This area is the navigation station and the ships office. All the ships navigation and communication instrumentation are installed here.

  • Furuno 4KW 24” radar is mounted on Questes self leveling mount on the arch
  • Radar display in the cockpit, and on PC with MaxSea Time Zero TZ SW
  • Chart plotter is Furuno Navnet TZ 9” MFD and MaxSea Time Zero SW installable on linked PC with ownership and support transferred to the new owner.
  • AIS integrated  with radar and chart plotter
  • Additional GPS Maretron 100 new in 2019
  • Maretron DST 100 depth, speed, and temp transducer new in 2019
  • Interphase ISCAN Forward Looking Sonar
  • Airmar Ultrasonic Weather Station interfaced to Maretron DMS 410 repeater displays in the cockpit and nav station
  • Maretron SSC300 Solid State Rated binnacle compass 6”
  • Hand held compass
  • Windex on the masthead
  • Heeling indicator
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio w/ DSC and full function cockpit mic
  • ICOM 802 Single Side Band Radio with auto tuners AT-140
  • Copper ground screen and Gam McKim backstay antenna
  • Iridium 950A satellite phone
  • Alpha Marine 3000 Gen X autopilot controller replaced 2019 with powerful RAM drive
  • Maritron DSM 410s display UTC and local time
  • Airmar Ultrasonic Weather Station with barometer interfaced to Maretron DMS 410s


Systems: Mechanical & Electrical

Large engine room located on the centerline beneath the salon galley island with removable panels for great access. The cabinet can also be suspended from above allowing complete access to the engine.


  • Cummins 4B 3.9M 76 HP (continuous 2500 RPM)
  • Engine year is 1993 with only 1061 hours on it
  • Fuel capacity is 198 gallons and burns about 2 gallons per hour
  • Cruising range is about 600km
  • Cruises at 6.5 knots at 1500 to 1800 rpms with max speed of 7.5 knots
  • Straight direct drive shaft 1 and ¼ inch
  • Evolution Shaft seal adapted to Sunstrand system (instead of traditional stuffing box)
  • Auto Prop 500 mm three blade with reversible variable pitch
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with easy access
  • Perco sea water strainer
  • Amsoil Diesel Marine Oil always used
  • Spares for Cummins and for Kubota diesel engine: shut off valve, gaskets, filters, water pump, serpentine belt,
  • Cummins spare starter
  • Engine room blower
  • Steering system cable on quadrant
  • Emergency tiller

Other Mechanicals

  • Mermaid AC system – two compressors


Electrical system includes charging through shore power, main engine. The Cummins drives and Eaton hydraulic pump or the Kubota 10 hp diesel engine which drives a second  Eaton hydraulic pump. The Eaton hydraulic pump drives Eaton hydraulic motor to drive the Hamilton Ferris P-Max 200 alternator. The alternator is managed by an ARS-5 Balmar regulator which has a battery heat sensor and charges the house battery bank.

DC 12v Electrical System

  • House bank has 679 Amp Hours
  • Seavolt gel batteries (seven) new in 2014 – individually tied down in vented space
  • Separate start battery for Cummins – Spiral Cell battery
  • Alternator is Hamilton Ferris 150 amp
  • Balmar ARS-5 regulator
  • Xantex battery monitoring system
  • DC electrical breaker panel
  • 12 Volt Systems:
  • Nav lights new port and starboard deck level nav lights
  • Tri-color masthead navigation and anchor light with LED bulbs
  • Strobe light
  • Anchor light LED bulb
  • Stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Deck Lights on spreader
    two forward spot lights on the arch
  • Cockpit light
  • 12 Volt outlets – there are two dual 12v outlets at the dining/nav station
  • Cabin lights - White quartz halogen light bars and red LED rope light Port & starboard near overhead in saloon, white quartz halogen light bar in workroom, red rope light in work room and forepeak, 13 LED task lights, 1 quartz halogen task light, 4 fluorescent task lights, 12 LED dome lights
  • 12v Refrigeration compressor
  • Electric bilge pumps – Two Rule automatic 4000 GPH
  • pumps installed one higher than the other
  • Electric winches
  • Electric windlass
  • Shower sump pump
  • Deck wash down pump
  • Fresh water pressure pump
  • Emergency manual pump in cockpit locker
  • Electrical spares including spare hydraulic pump for charging system and 4.5 gallons plus 13 qts of Amsoil diesel

AC 110v Shore Power System:

  • 120v 350 amp connection
  • 50 amp to 30 amp pig tail connection
  • 50 ft. Smartplug plus two 50’ Marinco shore power cord extensions
  • Magnum Sine Inverter Charger model MS200
  • Inverter is 2000 watts
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • AC breaker panel has master on-off breaker and reverse polarity indicator
  • 110 v outlets nine double outlets
  • Air conditioning systems – Mermaid 12,500 BTU and
  • 5200 BTU compressors, one in the aft stateroom, one in salon


Rigging & Sail Inventory

  • Cutter rig  with Leisurefurl in-boom furling mainsail and
  • UK Tape drive furling headsails
  • Mast height is 68 ft
  • Keel stepped mast
  • Leisurefurl – in boom furling system
  • Bridge clearance specs say 64’
  • Double spreader rig
  • Mast painted in 2019
  • Standing rigging 1/19 ss wire rigging inspected Spring 2019
  • Stayloc fittings
  • Chain plates inspected and rebedded 2019
  • Running back stays for use with storm jib
  • Furling mainsail in boom Leisureful  with Schaefer roller boom vang
  • Preventer system
  • Line stopper on the cabin house to manage mainsail outhaul and furling line
  • Boom end sheeting to traveler with 4:1 tackle
  • Garhauer #MT-UB 3 traveler controlled in the cockpit
  • Genoa tracks full length toe rail tracks port and starboard
  • Yankee jib tracks on deck with moveable cars
  • Downwind pole mast mounted with the pole lift control line led to the cockpit
  • Mainsail raised in the cockpit with electric winch
  • All control lines led to the cockpit
  • Reefing in the cockpit with Furlboom
  • Line stoppers on the mast winches on the mast     


  • Four electric winches and array of line stoppers for all applications
  • Primary sheet winches on the combing two Barient 36 STE 12v, ¾ HP
  • Secondary winches for staysail on the coach roof Harken 46.2 STE
  • Electric Cabin house winch to manage in boom furling
  • Mainsheet can be led to electric winch on the cabin house if necessary
  • Cabin top winch Harken 46 two speed
  • Headsail furling line winches – two Harken radial model 46.2STE
  • Good winch care and condition


  • Total sail area 1655.49 sq ft
  • Mainsail is a full batten in-boom UK Tape Drive Spectra
  • Batmain 499.49 sq ft furling mainsail
  • UK Tape Drive Spectra furling headsail 130% 926.25 sq ft
  • Staysail furling UK Tape drive Spectra


Hull Construction & Design Features

  • Solid fiberglass hull hand laid by Eva Hollmann, Naval Architect
  • Full keel with fore and aft “Brewer bits” for reduced wetted surface and better performance (cutaway forefoot)
  • Raked bow with sugar scooped transom and swim platform
  • Skeg mounted rudder
  • Lead keel 14,400 lbs ballast
  • Keel bolts – Ten CDA 954 Aluminum Bronze
  • Displacement 49,000 lbs
  • Hull deck flange fiberglassed solid joint
  • Barrier coat – Interprotect
  • Raised water line for cruising load
  • Teak toe rail
  • Marlon thru hulls
  • Topsides painted in 2014 Alexseal Moondust
  • New bottom SeaHawk Biocop with booster – two coats June 2019
  • Grounded in 2010 – repaired by Shumway Marine, Rochester NY in winter of 2010


  • Fiberglass sandwich with structural foam core
  • Teak decking overlay in average to good condition
  • Kiwi grip nonskid professional painted in 2018
  • Deck prisms rebedded
  • Cabin house is painted – good condition
  • Bow pulpit
  • Stanchions 36 inches high with double Amsteel life lines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates amidships
  • Boarding ladder SS starboard side attaches to toe rail
  • Stern rail integrated with radar arch
  • Deck hatches – seven Goiot SS two way opening 19.7” square
  • Two sliding hatches – Goiot SS 28.3” by 28.3” SS
  • All hatches have screens
  • Six dorades with fiberglass baffle boxes
  • Six Vetus opening port lights with screens
  • Eight Vetus hull windows
  • Exterior trim is teak – bare and clean
  • Bow, stern and midship cleats
  • Motor mount on the stern rail
  • Stern arch with Questes leverler for Radom
  • Shade tree sun awnings – two sections making one


  • Center cockpit rectangular with great seating for five-six people
  • Narrow enough to brace while seated
  • Lee clothes in the cockpit
  • Mesh line bags
  • Flat coamings you can sit on
  • Great winch placement for single hand sailing
  • Mini dodger over companionway
  • Stratoglass for visibility
  • Bimini over aft section of cockpit
  • Helmsman cushion seat
  • Binnacle/pedestal with steer steering and nav pod
  • All navigation displays in the cockpit
  • Sailing instruments, radar, and plotter and Maretron sailing instrument displays
  • Large steering wheel – Whitlock 40” SS Destroyer with 8 spokes
  • Winch placement is good
  • Engine instrument panel
  • Vetus compass binnacle mounted
  • Two large cockpit drains
  • Teak cockpit table stows on the pedestal
  • Cockpit cubbies port and starboard
  • Window from cockpit to aft cabin
  • Propane lockers in aft lazarettes


  • Double bow rollers
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 vertical electric windlass with straight drop into chain locker
  • Deck wash down system hose for anchor wash down
  • SuperMax 68lb with HT Acco chain 400’ 3/8”
  • Secondary anchor Bulwagga 68lb anchor with 600’
  • Megabraid rode with a breaking strength of 15,000 lbs
  • Stern anchor 66lb Bruce stowed in stern anchor well



  • AB Lamina 9A, 9’2” dinghy
  • Serial No XMO57028G111
  • Stows on chocks on foredeck
  • Yamaha 9.9 hp two stroke outboard
  • Lifting crane
  • Motor mount on transom stern rail
  • Dinghy anchor and rode
  • Shoreside chain for locking
  • HawkEye hand held depth and temp sounder
  • Up-N-Out ladder
  • Ding-EZ foldable dock access aid


Additional & Safety

  • Winslow Ultralight Offshore 4 person Life raft (inspected in 2015)
  • Life raft stows in at base of companionway
  • Ditch ban Attwood 2’ dry bag foldable plastic bucket with handle with supplies, handheld Garmin GPS, hand held compass
  • Throwable flotation , Throwraft TDer01
  • EPIRB McMurdo G5 Smartfind plus 406 GPS expires 9/20/202
  • PFDs: Two adult inflatable (3 re-arming kits), 2 adult life preservers, one child preserver,  2 harnesses with lanyard, 4 standard quick release bungee lanyards, 2 double heavy duty quick release bungee lanyards, 2 standard quick release lanyards
  • Flares:7 Red Parachute Signal Rockets,  6 hand held flares, 4 floating smoke cans, orange distress flag, orange, distress ocean streamer, Weems & Plath Night Visual SOS, Olin Flare gun (8 expired cartridges) Note:  All flares, rockets, smoke cans and gun cartridges are out of date.
  • Fire extinguishers ): 3  Halotron ABC ( galley, guest quarters, captain’s stateroom) 1 Halotron BC in work room, all charged and current as of 3/2020
  • Fire blanket
  • Automatic fog horn
  • CO detector
  • High water bilge alarm
  • MARPOLE garbage placard
  • No Discharge placard
  • Jack lines
  • Lee cloths for sea berths
  • GFCI protection for AC outlets
  • Emergency tiller
  • Large Tri-Lens Radar Reflector at upper spreader
  • Adventure Medical Kits Marine 3000 Medical Kit with outdated drugs removed
  • SPARES:  2 Antal sheet stoppers, Shaefer block w lg becketblock for main sheet, deck seaming equipment (electrically heated rod with U shaped end attachment designed with correct width and depth to strip caulking from deck seams in long strips),  as well as many other spares (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, rigging, etc