Helichryse | Gib'Sea 52' 1988

Le Marin, Martinque

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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: Helichryse
Builder: Gib'Sea
Model: 522 Master
Year: 1988
Location: Le Marin, Martinque
Asking Price: $249,000
Designer: Joubert/Nivelt
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Helichryse is a fast, powerful sloop from French builder Gib'Sea and was designed by the team of Joubert/Nivelt.

She was originally built in 1988 but was fully renovated in 2014 and is a true sailing yacht capable of ocean crossings and distant exploration.

Helichryse left La Rochelle where the one-year renovations were completed at Techni Yachts Pinta.

She crossed the Atlantic with stops in Portugal, Canary Islands, and Madeira before reaching Martinique. After 4 years of cruising the Caribbean, she is back once again in Martinique.

The renovations were extensive and will be added from a survey I have in both English and French. The survey is available on request.


Length: 52'
Beam: 15'
Draft: 8' 2"
Water Tank Capacity: 264 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 132 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 14 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Perkins Prima
Engine Model: 4-236
Power: 85 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2



  • TV set
  • Compass
  • CD player
  • Autopilot
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • DVD player
  • Computer
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Log-speedometer
  • Radar Detector
  • Depthsounder
  • Plotter
  • VHF
  • Repeater(s)
  • Navigation center
  • Radio
  • Wind speed and direction


Inside Equipment

  • Deep freezer
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Marine head
  • Sea water pump
  • Electric head
  • Fresh water maker
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Hot water
  • Battery charger
  • Refrigerator


Outside Equipment

  • Cockpit table
  • Gangway
  • Cockpit shower
  • Swimming ladder
  • Liferaft
  • Teak sidedecks
  • Wind generator
  • Solar panel
  • Radar reflector
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Davits
  • Tender
  • Teak cockpit
  • Outboard engine brackets
  • Total Liferaft Capacity: 10
  • Electric windlass


Sails & Rigging

  • Furling Mainsail
  • Furlinng Genoa
  • Gennaker/Cruising Spinnaker
  • Electric Winch
  • Steering Wheel 



  • Genoa Cover
  • Bimini Top
  • Cockpit Cover
  • Spray Hood