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51' Hyatt
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a Classic

Venture Yacht Sales
A very comfortable liveaboard vessel! She represents the best of the classic double cabin designs and her space utilization is excellent. There is a great deal of square footage in which to entertain, plus the storage capacity is huge and cleverly situated. Moving about the boat is a joy because of wide stairs as opposed to steep ladders. Her low center of gravity precludes the need for stabilizers and she can move quickly with only modest horsepower resulting in real economy of operation.

There are many improvements exceeding factory specs. These include the professional updating and alignment of the underwater running gear resulting in a very smooth ride. Her bottom has been barrier coated. The interior joinery is first-rate: dovetail joints like these are found only in top quality furniture and on very expensive yachts. Finally, the vessel is tastefully decorated with practical, yet elegant furnishings that will be appreciated by all.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 51' 0"
- LOA: 51' 0"
- BEAM: 15' 6"
- DRAFT: 4' 2"
- Engine(s): Detroit Diesel 6-71TI
- Hours: 870
- HP: 485
- Fuel: 550 gallons
- Water: 200 gallons
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: Hyatt
- Model: Enclosed Flybridge
- Designer: Hyatt

The general layout is the classic double cabin arrangement: an amidships galley/salon/dinette with full-beam master stateroom aft and VIP guest stateroom all the way forward, both with en-suite heads. The fully enclosed aft deck is above the master stateroom and the fully enclosed flybridge (fabricated of fiberglass/wood composite---NOT formica) is above the salon. Cleverly tucked away between the forward cabin and the salon is an office/navigation station with lots of space for computers, printers, books, and other accoutrements of shipboard management. Adjacent to this office is the entrance to the full-beam engine room.
Notably, the Euro transom/swim platform incorporates molded-in steps for easy access. In fact, there are no ladders anywhere onboard — only wide steps with handrails surely to be appreciated by those with older knees.
Even with the wide walk-around side-decks, the salon is amazingly spacious. Accessed from the aft deck via a white aluminum door with large double windows, and down four wide teak steps (with matching teak banister), one finds the U-shaped galley on the starboard side and the booth-type dinette further forward. The dinette´s tabletop is glossy-varnished burl with a bull-nosed keeper that is supported by a highly polished stainless steel pedestal, which can hand-crank down to form a berth platform. There is a dedicated berth cushion/mattress suitable for a large person or two small ones. In dinette-mode, five can be seated. There is under-seat storage. Between the galley and dinette back is a recess for books or plants and underneath, there is a pullout pantry. Next aft is the galley island housing the sinks and stovetop with storage under.
  • Directly above and hanging from the overhead is a dish locker behind four white mica doors, and recessed lighting for the island. Inside the inboard end of the island is a liquor locker. Facing forward is the full size, double door refrigerator, a microwave, more counter space, and plenty of drawers and additional lockers. Countertops are faux dark granite mica. <br />
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  • Over to port are two custom barrel swivel chairs in green leather that flank a wicker lamp table. There is a matching green leather ottoman that could be pressed into service to allow six to enjoy the dinette. Further forward is a teak banister separating the salon from the office below. The under windshield location of the 25" RCA TV/VCR allows good sightlines to all of the salon - no easy feat - and frees up a lot of storage space outboard, port and starboard, under the salon side windows. A Sony 10-disc CD changer and a Sony AM/FM/Cassette complete the salon entertainment system. <br />
  • The satin-finished golden teak is nicely offset by off-white carpeting and a white vinyl headliner. Overhead lighting is 12VDC flush halogens plus rope lighting behind the teak valances. Including the windshields, there are no fewer than nine windows, four of which open, and all of which are shaded via off-white mini-blinds that incorporate anti-rattle tensioned stainless steel wires. There are drapery tracks but the existing blinds have an uncluttered look and provide quick adjustments for light/privacy. <br />
Double sink in FRP with custom sink cover for one side
Princess 3-burner Ceran cooktop
Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer with indoor water and ice dispenser
Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven
Black & Decker Spacemaker coffeemaker (built-in)
Black & Decker toaster oven
A single 50 amp, 220-volt shore cord via a Glendenning Cablemaster supplies the main breaker panel located at the foot of the steps in the aft salon. There are two 110 VAC and one 220 VAC panels, each with its own ammeter and voltmeter. The 12 VDC breaker panel has a voltmeter and ammeter.
The genset panel has an on-off switch, plus gauges for volts, water temperature, and oil press. There are three bilge pump auto/manual switches (one operates the fourth pump located all the way aft). The windlass on/off is here. For future electric dinghy davit installation, there is pre-wiring between the main panel and the transom.
Wards Electric of Fort Lauderdale updated the main panel and made improvements to the electrical system as necessary including the installation of a galvanic isolator to prevent stray current corrosion while maintaining ground safety.
  • Raytheon Ray Chart 620 Chart Plotter/ GPS <br />
  • Raytheon Ray Data Depth/Speed/Log/Water temp <br />
  • Raytheon Ray Pilot 650 Autopilot <br />
  • Raytheon R20 RasterScan 20 mile radar <br />
  • Raytheon Ray 220 VHF radio/hailer <br />
  • Seawatch TV antenna (under F/B eyebrow)
Access via hinged stepbox at forward bulkhead and well lit with six overhead fluorescent lights. Headroom is over 50" and there is good equipment access. Fuel tanks outboard of main engines. Drip pans under each engine. Airseps installed on DD 6-71Tis, possibly the best engine Detroit ever built in terms of longevity, compactness, economy (35 GPH @ 2100 rpm), and relative expense to maintain over time. Water lift mufflers are quiet. Primary fuel filters are Racor 500 for the 20kW Kohler Genset (660 hrs.) and Duplex (manifolded) SeaPro 300 DDA units. There is a full engine gauge set, plus start-stops, mounted on the portside forward bulkhead. Adjacent are the main engine and house batteries --- these, plus the dedicated genset battery, are charged by a Promatic 50A x 3 (1200 Amp/day) unit. Main battery disconnect switches. Kidde FE241 Fire extinguisher system. Oversized sea strainers and seacocks for the main engines. Of note are the fuel and freshwater plumbing: rigid copper lines, color-coded Twin engine room blowers
12 VDC Groco freshwater pump.
12 VDC oil change pump for mains and genset
Spare propellers (fwd. berth)
20 Gallon hot water heater - 220 VAC and starboard engine supply
Five zone Cruisair SMX A/C (forward stateroom, master stateroom, salon, flybridge, aft deck) with each unit having its own dedicated 220VAC raw water pump
110 VAC ¾ HP Jacuzzi pump
Dripless propeller shaft glands
Engine foundations are steel, through-bolted to the main stringers Diamond plate bilge floors
Reverse gears are Twin Disc, approx. 2:1 reduction (allowing normal prop size)
Hatches in salon sole approx. 5´ x 6´ for major work in engine room
This hard-enclosed area practically doubles the entertaining space of the boat. Fully air conditioned, carpeted (light green with bound edges), and furnished with "Lord Flanders" faux rattan sofa, two chairs, ottoman (beige/green palm motif cushions), and glass-topped coffee table, this "back porch" provides the not-easily attained feel of casual elegance. There are no fewer than eleven windows (not including the port and starboard wing doors - double windowed - for side deck access) each with it´s own teak valance and custom mini-blind mounted with anti-rattle wires. The large side windows slide open, there is a portside aft window that hinges open, and to starboard is a similar window that combines with a half door allowing access to the Euro swim platform --- open air ambiance easily attained. The overhead is a custom bone vinyl with eight flush-mounted 12 VDC halogen lights and two fore-aft stainless steel grabrails. The forward portion, flanked by the wing doors, features a molded-in sink with gooseneck faucet, bottle storage, U-line "Icerette" icemaker (25 lbs/day), 25" RCA TV/VCR, 110VAC duplex outlet, cocktail glass storage behind teak-framed glass doors, SMX Cruisair A/C control (one of five zones onboard), intercom (one of five stations - flybridge, both staterooms, and salon), and a window to the flybridge. Of note is the drawer storage here and throughout the boat - dovetail joints and Formica bottoms found usually on only the finest yachts. Up three molded-in steps (teak step pads) to the flybridge.
  • The Euro transom/swim platform features four molded-in steps (each with a courtesy light) from aft deck to the platform with stainless steel handrail assist. Stern cleats port and starboard. Starboard side recess for shore power cable (Glendenning) and TV/Phone inlets; adjacent freshwater fill cap. Deck plate for emergency tiller steering. Portside locker for hot/cold telephone shower, freshwater wash down spigot, and dockline storage. Twin spreader lights on trailing edge of boat deck. Generator exhausts on starboard side --- well forward of the swim platform walking surfaces. Bow pulpit with Danforth-type anchor (approx. 40 lbs.) on chain rode <br />
  • Muir windlass with wildcat — foredeck up/down foot switches and flybridge control <br />
  • Freshwater wash down spigot <br />
  • Port and starboard Hereshoff-type bow cleats with Skene chocks <br />
  • Welded stainless steel bow and side rails with telescoping gates for port and starboard side access <br />
  • Chain locker with foredeck hatch access includes fender storage <br />
  • Dock lines, fenders, and fender board <br />
  • Diamond pattern non-skid <br />
  • Bomar-type foredeck hatch with black vinyl cover <br />
  • Lower windshield shade and black vinyl cover <br />
  • Eyebrow and wing door courtesy lights. <br />
  • Stern cleats port and starboard. <br />
  • Starboard side recess for shore power cable (Glendenning) and TV/Phone inlets; adjacent freshwater fill cap. <br />
  • Deck plate for emergency tiller steering. <br />
  • Portside locker for hot/cold telephone shower, freshwater wash down spigot, and dockline storage. <br />
  • Twin spreader lights on trailing edge of boat deck. Generator exhausts on starboard side --- well forward of the swim platform. <br />
  • Port and starboard springline cleats with stainless steel chafe strips on toerails <br />
  • Waste deckplate starboard <br />
  • Diesel fill plates port and starboard <br />
  • Custom white plastic shearguards with stainless steel half-round chafe strip at the shear as well as at the boot top from swim platform to amidships. <br />
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1314 E. Las Olas Blvd. Suite 1102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-463-5900
Fax: 954-337-8155

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