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1978 Custom 50' Philbrooks Shipyard Cruiser



1978 Custom

50' (15.24 m) Philbrooks Shipyard Cruiser-Palamar

This beautiful boathouse kept classic was built by Philbrooks shipyard in B.C.Designed by William Garden and constructed of epoxy coated double planked mahogany epoxied between layers and an ironwood keel. Her proud heritage is reflected in the plans that are at Mystic Seaport Connecticut.



Entering the salon thru the cockpit to port aft is a large settee with the galley forward. Starboard salon features cabinetry the Dickinson stove and Norcold Refrigeration. Moving forward and up finds the helm with large bench seat to port. Starboard and port doors access the weather decks. Down steps forward to Starboard is the head with shower and queen berth to port. Forward to port is a seating area with cabinetry to starboard. 


  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Norcold Refrigeration
  • Four Burner Propane Stove 
  • Trav'ler Propane Oven
  • Isotemp Hot Water Tank
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Abundant Storage


  • Garmin GPSmap 4012 Multifunction Display/ Charts-Radar-Depth Sounder
  • Uniden Um425 VHF Radio
  • Kenwood Loud Hailer
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Fog Horn
  • Alpine AM/FM CD Player
  • Sirius Radio


  • Onan 8kW Generator in Sound Shield
  • Four 8-D AGM House batterers
  • Two engine Driven Alternators
  • Mastervolt Battery Charger
  • Mastervolt Easy View 5 Monitor
  • 30 Amp Shore-power
  • Solar Panel


  • Hydraulic Drum Windless
  • 100' Chain Rode
  • 200' Line Rode
  • 44 lb Lewmar Claw Anchor
  • 35 lb Danforth Spare Anchor
  • Max Power Stern Thruster with Remote
  • Stern Tender Davits
  • Caribe Tender
  • Yamaha 9.9 4 Stroke Outboard
  • Docking Lights
  • Searchlight

Elaine Stewart

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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


Quick Specs

Category: Cruisers

Vessel ID: 2771987

LOA: 52' (15.85 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 1978

Beam: 14' 5''

Heads: 1

Cabins: 3

Maximum Speed: 20

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Wood

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank: 400 Gallons (1514.16 Liters)

Fresh Water: 200.02 Gallons (757.16 Liters)

Holding Tank: 20 Gallons (75.71 Liters)


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: VT-555
  • Engine Year: 1978
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: V
  • Power HP: 270.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Feul Type: Diesel

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: Cummins
  • Engine Model: VT-555
  • Engine Year: 1978
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: V
  • Power HP: 270.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Feul Type: Diesel

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