1998 50' Celestial 50

Charleston, SC

Peaceful Existence

This Celestial 50 is a must see. It's an excellent liveaboard yacht. If you are on the fence about travelling to see Peaceful Existence do yourself a favor and come to Charleston. You won't be disappointed. 

The Celestial 50 is equally confident in the Intracoastal or on the high seas. It features a large protected cockpit, cutter rig, spacious pilothouse with great visibility, interior and exterior helms, a remodeled galley, and a gorgeous blond teak interior. 


  • Model50
  • Model Year1998
  • LOA50.25 ft
  • Beam13.75 ft
  • Engines Total Power95 hp
  • Number of Engines1
  • Engine BrandYanmar
  • Engine Model4JH2-UTE
  • Engine TypeInboard
  • Engine Power95 horsepower
  • Engine Fuel Typediesel
  • Fresh Water Tanks389 gallon
  • Fuel Tanks283 gallon
  • Holding Tanks60 gallon

Interior highlights of Peaceful Existense include her lovely blond teak joinery, the spacious, light-filled pilothouse salon, a smartly remodeled galley and her 5-star owner's stateroom. The interior space is inviting, attractive, comfortable and most importanly functional. 

The raised Pilothouse Salon is accessible from both the cockpit and through a sliding door on the starboard side near the interior helm station. There is excellent visibility through large "toughened" pilothouse windows and the vessel can easily be operated from the interior helm station. There is an entertainment cabinet with storage located to port followed by a large U-shape settee with a table. To starboard is the inside helm station with a seat and a full suite of electronics. Just aft is a navigation desk with storage and a removable swivel seat. Most of the salon floor lifts up to provide access to a storage and a huge mechanical area, which is very clean!

The smartly remodeled Galley is forward of the salon and a few steps down. To port is the U-shape galley work area, with a large sink, stove/oven, microwave, freezer, refrigerator, plenty of storage and a solid surface counter-top with matching cutting board. To starboard there are two seats, a counter, a refrigerator, an ice maker and trash compactor. The center portion of the counter slides out to create a two person dinette. This innovative arrangement provides a nice seating area plus additional counter space and room for appliances.

Forward of the galley to port is the Forward Head with a sink, toilet and shower. The head is accessible from the hall and the forward stateroom.   

The Forward Stateroom has a good sized V-berth and a tremendous amount of storage, including drawers and a large hanging locker. The space has an overhead hatch, two opening ports and fans.

Aft of the salon is the impressive Owner's Stateroom. It's truly worthy of a 5-star rating. There's a Queen size bed, two chairs, a desk with a swivel chair, two large closets, cabinets, drawers and a Owner's head with a deep tub and shower. 


Fully renovated in 2013 with Corian countertops, an oversized sink, stove, built-in spice rack, pull-out breakfast dinette table with seating for two, and an overhead skylight for additional natural light.

  • Water Maker - Spectra-Catalina 300
  • Washer Dryer - Splendide Comb-o-matic
  • Refrigerator - Norcold top loading refrigerator approx. 5 cu. ft. (DC)
  • Refrigerator - 7 cu. ft. under counter refrigerator (DC)
  • Freezer - Top loading Technautics Cool Blue DC system (2015), with engine driven Freon compressor for backup
  • Ice Maker - U-Line
  • Trash Compactor - Broan
  • Microwave - Haier
Deck and Cockpit

The deck and cockpit layout on the Celestial 50 is ideally suited for offshore sailing. Wide side decks with hand rails, and sturdy stainless steel railings sorrounding the deck, help to ensure safety while moving about.

The foredeck is accessible through a sliding door on the starboard side of the pilothouse and via the sidedecks from the cockpit. On the foredeck there is a large chain locker with a windlass and a deck washdown.

The aft deck is the perfect "staging" area. There are two large storage lockers, two stern seats and steps leading to the water. 

The well-protected cockpit is fully covered by a bimini and features comfortable seating for eight around a folding table.  There two seats at the helm and there is excellent visibility. 

  • Hull, cabin and bulwarks were repainted in 2017/2018
  • Hull and deck joint is through-bolted and finished with an aluminum rub-rail for superior strength
  • Solid 1-1/8" stainless steel railings in lieu of lifelines
  • Transom steps and a drop down stainless steel swim ladder
  • Integral stern seats
  • Aft deck hot & cold shower
  • Magma Catalina BBQ with separate 10 lb. aluminum tank
  • Davits with easy lifting hoist
  • Dinghy cradle on foredeck
  • Stainless steel rod holder
  • 4 line bags aft and forward
  • Fresh water washdown at bow
  • Lewmar anchor windlass with  controls at boat hand helms
  • Chain locker
  • 66 lb. Bruce anchor with 200' chain
  • 40 lb. Bruce anchor with roller and deployement system, 25' chain and 150' rode
  • Stainless steel twin bow roller and pulpit
Sails and Rigging
  • Cutter rig with a stackpack mainsail and furling headsails
  • Mainsail: Fully-battened UK mainsail with jiffy reefing, lazy jacks and a stack pack. The mainsail is nearing the end of its useful life
  • Staysail: UK staysail with Profurl furling (new UV cover in 2018)
  • Jib: UK 135% jib with Furlex furling (new UV cover in 2018)
  • Sparcraft mast and boom
  • Garhauer solid stainless steel boom vang
  • 7/16" oversized stainless steel wire standing rigging
  • Full set of redudndant halyards run and ready
  • All lines lead aft to the cockpit, with the exception of the reefing lines
  • (7) Lewmar self-tailing winches
  • (1) Electric winch for main halyard, mainsheet, main traveler, staysail furling, staysail sheets, and boom vang
  • Winches:
  • (2) #58 two-speed self-tailing primary winches 
  • (1) #56 self-tailing, two-speed winch aft of cockpit
  • (1) #46 self-tailing electric winch
  • (2) #40 self-tailing winch on mast
  • (1) #16 winch for reefing/outhaul
  • Four (4) winch handles
Engine and Mechanical

Engine room access is provided through large opening hatches in the salon floor. The engine room houses the generator, raw-water intake manifold, pumps, hot water heater and water maker.

  • Yanmar 95 HP diesel engine with 6,722 flawless hours. Major 5,000 hour service completed, including all new hoses/belts, new injectors, new water pump, and a heat exchanger cleaning. Meticulously maintained with maintenance records and service manuals available.
  • Aqua-Drive driveshaft system to remove any vibration to the prop shaft (2015)
  • Bow Thruster - Side Power bow thruster with controls at both helms
  • Air Conditioning:
  • 16,000 BTU CruiseAir programmable air conditioning/heat/dehumidifier
  • 7,000 BTU CruiseAir programmable air conditioning/heat/dehumidifier for the owner's stateroom
  • Watermaker - Spectra Catalina 300 watermaker - 12 Volt, 13 GPH output (rebuilt 2017)
  • Spectra freshwater pump (45 PSI at taps)
  • Raw-water manifold with oversized filtration system that serves the genset, A/C pumps, watermaker, and other salt-water needs
  • 1,100 GPH bilge pump
  • Fuel Tanks: 283 gal. (211 gal. and 72 gal.)
  • Water Tanks: 389 gal. (259 gal. and 130 gal.)
  • Holding Tank: 60 gal.
  • Generator - Northern Lights 5.5 KW, with 5,000 flawless hours (maintenance records and service manual available)
  • Alternator - 80 Amp
  • Inverter/Charger - Xantrex SWF3012 3000 watts (2017)
  • 10 AC outlets
  • Xantrex link battery and AC power monitor and controller
  • House batteries - 800 Amp hours (6/2019)
  • Circuit breaker box, labeled distribution panel
  • Extensive rewire of navigation lights, bus bars, electronics and engine room in 2011
  • 50 Amp shore power, 40' shore power cord
  • Half of the cabin lights have been converted to LED, as well as the refrigerator and navigation station lighting
  • Automatic closet and fridge lights, extensive overhead and indirect lighting throughtout. 
  • Engine room lighting
  • The Batteries and inverter/charger are located in a dedicated compartment under the salon
Navigation and Electronics
  • Simrad autopilot at both helms
  • AIS receiver 
  • Raymarine wind speed and direction indicator
  • Hynautic steering at both helms
  • Si-Tex 10" chart plotter
  • Raymarine Tri-data depth finder in cockpit
  • Raymarine ST60 multi-information display at helm
  • Radar dome
  • SI-Tex Genesis chartplotter at inside navigation station (Monitor is INOP)
  • ICOM 803 SSB radio
  • 25 Watt VHF radio at each helm and navigation station, hand held VHF
  • Globalstar sat phone/wifi receiver (2015)
  • Navigation lights (masthead tri-radial running lights, LED anchor lights)
  • Electronic Charts (USA, Bahamas, Caribbean and Central America)
  • Paper Charts (Bahamas, Caribbean and U.S. east coast)
  • Waterway Guides (Bahamas, N. Atlantic, Chesapeake, S. Atlantic, Gulf Coast and Great Lakes)
  • Cruising Guides (Virgin Islands, Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, and Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Weems and Plath barometer and ships clock
  • Fog horn, hailer and ship's bell
Safety Equipment
  • Liferaft - 4-person Viking liferaft (2016)
  • (3) classes of life jackets, multiple sizes
  • EPIRB - Mcmudo Precision
  • (2) stowable stern to bow life lines, 3 tethers and safety harnesses
  • Florentino para-sail sea anchor
  • (4) fire extinguishers
  • Emergency tiller
  • Flare gun and supplies
  • Fully-stocked ditch bag with a portable watermaker
  • Jim Buoy 920 life ring
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Marine medical kit
Equipment Highlights
  • Water Maker - Catalina 300 (pickled)
  • Generator - Northern Lights 5.5 KW with approximately 5,000 flawless hours. Maintenance records and service manual available
  • Air Conditioning (16,000 BTU and 7,000 BTU CruiseAir programmable air conditioning/heat/dehumidifier units
  • Washer/dryer - Splendide Comb-o-matic 
  • Bow Thruster - Side Power bow thruster with controls at both helms
  • Windlass - Lewmar windlass with controls at bow and both helms
  • Four (4) person Viking liferaft
  • AB 10' dinghy (Caribe) with Mercury 15 hp outboard engine
  • Davits and dinghy foredeck mounts
  • 2 Refrigerators and a freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Trash compactor
Additional Information
  • Modified full keel with skeg hung rudder
  • Overbuilt for offshore performance
  • Areas of high stress are solid fiberglass with stainless backing plates
  • Plenty of storage for large items
  • Mainstream kayak
  • LED spotlight
  • LED dinghy lighting
  • Spare parts, gear, equipment and tools
  • (4) interior fishing rod mounts
  • Fishing equipment - rod reel, tackle, gaf, net and Bahama sling
  • Foul weather gear - High Seas heavy weather slickers, suspender pants, and caps (L & M)
  • Paper manuals for most systems and original plans for the vessel
  • Screens for all port holes and hatches
  • Exterior window sunscreen shares for salon windows
  • Cockpit Isinglass (2017)
  • Fenders: 4 10" x 26" fenders with covers and 1 large round fender
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.

Matt J. Malatich

S&J Yachts – Charleston
(843) 872-8080| www.sjyachts.com| matt@sjyachts.com

Charleston City Marina
13 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401 

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