Cavu | Concordia 52' 1989

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Derek Jarvis

Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.

By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.

He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Cavu
Builder: Concordia
Model: Custom 52
Year: 1989
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Asking Price: $169,000
Designer: Concordia Custom Yachts
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Concordia Custom Yachts, Cavu is sloop rigged with in-mast furling and optional cutter rig.  The design features a very nice center cockpit allowing for a generous owner's stateroom aft with a Pullman double forward complete with its own head and shower stall.

Being a custom build, the quality of the joinery work, done in teak, is outstanding!

Cavu had a major refit with numerous upgrades to all the systems onboard in 2013-4. These included sails (since replaced in 9/19), solar, windlass, electronics, safety, bottom, refrigeration, air conditioning, soft goods, lighting and so much more. After a year-long refit, the owner headed out to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Virgin Islands and down the chain to Grenada. He cruised up and down the chain for five years until health issues forced him to call Mount Hartman Bay, Grenada, home. His health issues worsened and earlier this year he passed away in hospital in Grenada and the boat was brought to Ft Lauderdale to sell.

I have sailed numerous times on Cavu and found her to be terrific under sail and beautiful at anchor.

She is located in the heart of Ft Lauderdale and easy to show.


Length: 52'
Beam: 15' 5
Draft: 7'
Water Tank Capacity: 225 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 24 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Engine Model: W70
Power: 70 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5754 Hours


Cavu's interior arrangement consists of a "V" berth forward; a second cabin aft of the "V" berth; master stateroom aft; and main saloon; galley; and navigation station amidships. Interior joinery work is teak, and the cabin sole is teak and holly with a satin finish. The overhead is white vinyl with teak trim. Headroom is 7'2" in the main saloon, and in the guest cabin. Six Bomar opening ports, nine Lewmar overhead hatches, dorade ventilators, Hella turbo fans, and interior lights are located throughout the accommodations. The entire interior is air conditioned.


Guest Staterooms Forward

Forward of the main salon is two guest staterooms. Farthest forward is a “V” berth cabin with a permanent single berth to port and a swing up single to starboard. There is also a filler strip to form these two singles into a “V” berth. There is a large hatch above. Currently, this cabin is used solely for storage, the beds and filler are there but there are no cushions.

It is possible to return this to a functioning cabin if so desired.

Aft from the "V" berth cabin is a full-width head. To port are the shower and Vacu Flush head. Vanity to starboard. This is a very large compartment with private access to both forward cabins. The headroom in the head compartment is 7’. Aft of the head is the second guest cabin with a large double berth to port, settee to starboard including hanging lockers, drawers and lockers. The headroom in the second cabin is 7’2” Further aft is the main salon.


Master Stateroom Aft

Forward of the main salon are two guest staterooms. Farthest forward is a “V” berth cabin with a permanent single berth to port and a swing up single to starboard. There is also a filler strip to form these two singles into a “V” berth. There is a large hatch above. Currently this cabin is used solely for storage…the beds and filler are there but there are no cushions.

Aft from the "V" berth cabin is a full width head. To port is the shower and Vacu Flush head. Vanity to starboard. This is a very large compartment with private access to both forward cabins. Head room in the head compartment is 7’. Aft of the head is the second guest cabin with a large double berth to port, settee to starboard including hanging lockers, drawers and lockers. Headroom in the second cabin is 7’2” Further aft is the main salon.


Main Salon

Amidships to port is the “U” shaped dinette with inlaid teak table. Off white cushion covers brighten the teak interior. Above the dinette and outboard are three large, deep lockers. Opposite to starboard is a convertible settee. Above and outboard are three large, deep lockers. Aft of the dinette is the aft-facing nav station utilizing the aft end of the dining settee as its’ seat. There is a curved door locker for a hidden TV. The soles are teak. There are two large ports on either side of the salon allowing plenty of light. Overhead hatches allow plenty of ventilation. The entire interior is air-conditioned. The headroom in the main salon is 7’2”.



The galley runs along the starboard side, aft of the main salon. The propane stove and oven are outboard…further aft, outboard are the freezer and refrigerator. The galley sinks are inboard. There are three openings to the engine and generator in the galley. There is also engine room access under the swing-away companionway ladder.

  • Force 10 4-burner stove w/oven
  • Fireboy propane shutoff solenoid with sniffer
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Sea Frost refrigeration system powered by shore power and generator
  • Double stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressure water
  • Hand soap dispenser
  • Dish soap dispenser
  • Pull out trash bin
  • Numerous drawers and lockers
  • 3 Opening ports



A large nav station is located to the port and aft of the main salon. The nav instruments are mounted athwartship and the nav seat is the aft end of the dinette. The backrest pivots one way or the other depending on if the owner is navigating or eating

There are a large opening chart table and a full custom electrical panel next to it.

  • Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator
  • Simrad/Robertson AP20 autopilot (displays at nav station and helm)
  • B&G Zeus Touch T12 Multifunction chartplotter at nav station
  • B&G Zeus T8 chartplotter  with radar and AIS at the helm
  • B&G  depth and apparent wind displays
  • Icom 802 SSB
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio at nav station with remote in cockpit
  • Cockpit – Simrad AP 20 Autopilotat helm
  • B&G H 3000 multi-display at the helm
  • B&G H3000 multi-display at the nav station
  • B&G T 12 chartplotter with radar and AIS radar
  • Standard Horizon Ram Mic Submersible VHF radio – cockpit
  • Standard Horizon Nova VHF radio – nav station



  • 6 KW Nothern Lights generator (5754 Hours)
  • 24v system for domestic systems
  • 12v for lights in salon
  • 12 X 6 volt house batteries lead acid (690 amps @ 24v)
  • Mastervolt charger control
  • Midnite solar contol
  • 1 Group 27 lead acid starting battery
  • 1 Group 24 sealed semi-gel starting battery
  • Isolation switch
  • 50 amp 12 volt alternator
  • 175 amp 24 volt alternator
  • Next Step voltage regulator
  • 2 x 110 volt battery chargers
  • 4 X large solar panels secured to Bimini
  • 2 x Microtech 24v/12v power converters
  • 6 kw Northern Lights generator
  • 110 volt AC system
  • Mastervolt 4000 @ 24v
  • Mastervolt 100 A/24 volt battery charger
  • 30 amp shore power cable
  • Air conditioner
  • Numerous A/C outlets



  • Large destroyer type wheel with pedestal
  • Freshwater washdown
  • White vinyl bimini top with a heavy duty custom stainless steel frame for the solar panels
  • White vinyl dodger with new isinglass (2020)
  • Full deck awnings
  • Stainless steel handrails on deck
  • Closed cell foam cockpit cushions
  • Varnished cockpit table with drink holders
  • Transom mounted hot & cold freshwater shower
  • Propane BBQ grill
  • Stainless cowl vents


Hull & Deck

  • Raked bow with stainless stem fitting and single bow roller
  • Transverse tunnel with American Bow Thruster
  • Reverse transom with hinged stainless swim ladder.
  • Aluminum dinghy crane mounted on aft deck starboard side - new lift motor
  • Dinghy mount on the aft deck.
  • Caribe 10’ Rib inflatable with sun protection (2018)
  • Lighthouse windlass with foot swithches
  • 105 lb Rochna anchor w/200’ 10 mm chain
  • 2 Danforth anchors w/20’ chain and nylon rode
  • Edson steering
  • Aluminum tiller emergency steering


Sails & Rigging

  • Hood Yacht Systems aluminum Stoway Mast with in mast furling
  • Double spreader alloy mast and boom
  • Sloop Rig with adjustable backstay and baby stay
  • Two spreaders
  • Keel stepped
  • Masthead head rig with running backstays
  • Furler: Furlex 400S drum and foil on forestay 
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Stainless steel rod rigging 
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster – refurbished
  • Pre-stretched Dacron running rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic vang
  • Stainless steel chainplates supported by transverse plywood bulkheads


  • Neil Pride furling mainsail  (2019)
  • Neil Pride furling Genoa
  • Staysail with integral wire luff roller furling

Winches:  All Barient

  • 2 #37 Primaries 2-speed, self-tailing electric
  • 2 #28 2-speed, self-tailing electric
  • 2 #32 2-speed, self-tailing
  • 1 #24 2-speed, self-tailing


  • 1 #28 2-speed self-tailing
  • 1 #24 2-speed self-tailing

Mast (on deck):

  • 2 #28 2-speed self-tailing


Engine & Mechanical

  • Westerbeke W-70 diesel engine (5495 hours)
  • Fresh water cooled through heat exchanger
  • Hart Tank tender
  • Wet exhaust
  • 50 A / 12 v alternator
  • 175A / 24 v alternator
  • Racor primary filter
  • 3-bladed auto feathering Max prop
  • Morse engine cables
  • Sea Frost compressor
  • 2 Sealand Vacuflush marine toilets 24 v w/macerators
  • 12 gal Allcraft water heater
  • Sea Recovery 25 gph reverse osmosis watermaker – pickled 2018
  • Jabsco Sensor-Max diaphragm pump for freshwater
  • 3 Rule 2000 GPH submersible pumps
  • 2 Edson 30 GPM manual pumps (aft deck & aft cabin)
  • 2 Whale Gulper sump pumps
  • High water alarm
  • 2 – 20 lb propane tanks in dedicated deck locker
  • 16000 BTU Cruisaire AC system new 2012



  • 10 adult lifejackets
  • 1 horeshoe ring w/MOB light (Type IV PFD)
  • 1 Lifesling
  • Manual foghorn
  • Visual distress signals
  • Navigation lights
  • Fireboy Xintex S-2A propane and CNG fire detector
  • Double stainless wire lifelines & stainless stanchions
  • 2 x 5 lb dry powder extinguishers
  • 3 x 2.5 lb dry powder extinguishers
  • 2 Fireboy automatic fire extinguishers April 2014
  • ACR Global Fix EPIRB
  • 10 foot Zar hard bottom with 15 hp Yamaha outboard
  • The dinghy has custom tube covers and a total cover when not in use.