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1984 Bluewater Vagabond 47

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1984
Length 47 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Bluewater Yachts

47' Bluewater Vagabond 47 '84 "Bold Venture"

BOLD VENTURE is a great boat that is in need of tender loving care from a new owner who appreciates the sturdiness of a well built, center cockpit, cruising sailboat.


Year Built 1984
Category Sail
Length Overall 47 ft
Length Of Deck 47 ft
Beam 13'6 ft
Max Draft 5'6 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'3 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID BYB47328F484
Min Draft 5'6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 85 hp
Cruising Speed 7 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 1200
Range 1,726.17 mi
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 300 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Other
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 200 gal
Water Tank Mat. Stainless Steel
Displacement 46,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Perkins
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 85hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 3 Blade
Year: 1983

Accommodations for 6 guests and 1 crew member.

There is a chain locker all the way forward with storage accessible from forward cabin. Immediately aft of chain locker is the forward cabin which has an off-center double berth with a pull-out to add width to the bed. There is ample storage with generous shelving, cupboards and a hanging locker. One opening port, a large hatch above the berth and a Hella fan allow for excellent ventilation. The guest head is to port and aft of the berth with marble counter tops, drawers, cupboards, an opening port and a Vacuflush head with macerator. A pocket door with a beautiful teak

carving separates the salon from the guest cabin. In the salon there are two L-shaped settees with abundant storage under and behind. A large table to port seats six easily. Two huge hatches, several opening ports with custom screens and two fans allow for light and air throughout the salon. Lighting throughout the vessel is dual halogen with red night lighting.

Aft of the salon to starboard is a full-sized chart table and nav station at the foot of the companionway, easily accessed from the helm. Aft of the salon to port is a spacious galley with marble countertops, large 4-door refrigerator with front and top access, double S/S sinks, 3-burner stove/oven and ice maker. To port on the other side of the engine room is a pilot berth with 4 drawers and the generator under the berth. The master cabin head is also accessible from the pilot berth. This head has a separate shower stall and a Vacuflush head. Both heads use fresh water to virtually eliminate the usual corrosion, calcium build-up and odor associated with salt water systems.

Aft of the engine room and galley is a beautiful master cabin with an athwartships queen-sized-plus bed. The mattress is a custom innerspring mattress hinged in the middle for easy access to the storage and equipment below. Two stern ports infuse the cabin with light. Also, there is a bench seat and vanity with mirror, two drawers under the berth, and lots of shelving for books around the perimeter of the bed.


12V Adler-Barbour Refrigerator with freezer

3-burner Shipmate propane Stove with oven & remote switch

Pressure and manual Fresh water systems Icemaker

12-gal Water heater

Spice Storage rack

Double S/S Sink


Electronics and Navigation

Wagner Autopilot

16-mile Furuno Radar

Kenwood Ham / SSB radio with Smart-Tuner tuner

Icom and Standard VHF radios


Ritchie Compass

Depth sounder

Northstar 951 GPS and chart plotter

Signet Speed and distance log

Signet wind direction and Wind speed indicators

Engine room sound insulation


Rudder position indicator

Onkyo AM/FM/CD Sound system with speakers


DC and AC electrical systems with voltage meters

5kW Northern Lights Generator with 1150 hours

Freedom 25 charger / Inverter with Link 2000R

(1) Battery dedicated to genset

(2) Batteries with parallel switch

Dockside electrical cable


(2) S/S 60# CQR anchors w/300' chain and 35# Danforth Anchor w/25' chain and 250' rode

6-person Switlik Raft (needs recertification)

Mercury 8 HP Outboard engine

Tohatsu 5 HP Outboard engine

Lifesling and Life ring

Fresh and salt water deck Wash down systems

Nilsson Vertical electric Windlass

Custom cockpit Cushion set (brand new, still in wrapping)

Spreader, docking, search and Navigation lights


Construction: Full keel.

Actual length overall is 58'; actual length on deck is 42'4".

Sails and Rigging

Harken Roller furling on jib & staysail (Staysail needs repair)

(9) Barlow winches and (1) 2-speed self-tailing Anderson Winch

BOLD VENTURE is a cutter-rigged cruising ketch.

Mizzen roller furling needs to be replaced & Staysail roller furler is in need of repair.

Sails: main, jib, #1 genoa, mizzen, staysail, cruising spinnaker in sock. All sails are old!

Manual Boom vang

Aluminum deck-stepped Spars

Engine and Mechanical

Single x 85/hp Diesel IB 1983 Perkins

3-blade variable pitch Max Prop Propeller

Raw water sea strainer

Hydraulic Wheel steering

(2) 12V Vacuflush heads with macerators - 1 of which has a Holding tank

Borg-Warner Velvet Drive Transmission

25 gal/hour Village Marine Watermaker

Engine room Blower system

12V electric fuel pump, vacuum guage, Racor and Fram Fuel filters and fuel separator

Stove and engine Fuel shut-off valves

Manual and automatic Bilge pumps

(2) water tanks holding 200 total gallons and single 300-gal Fuel tank

(2) engine room Fans and (1) engine room light


Switlik 6-person life raft (needs to be re-certified);


Other Features and Equipment

20 opening ports, 4 oversized hatches (all with screens) and 4 deck prisms provide excellent light and ventilation down below.


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.