Offshore Atlantic Yachts, Inc.
Sylvia and Stanley Dabney
"WORLD FAMOUS" Offshore Cruising and Liveaboard Specialists
Leading Brokers for quality cruising yachts including
51' Tatoosh Sailboat

51’ Tatoosh

  • Built  in 1983
  • Located in Vero Beach, Florida
  • $ 289,500 (US)
LOA: 50'9"
LWL: 42'1"
TYPE: Sailboat - Cutter Rig-Center Cockpit
BEAM: 15'5"
DRAFT: 6'4"
BUILDER: Tatoosh Marine
DISPL: 44,000 lbs.
SAIL AREA: 1216 sq.ft.
BALLAST: 14,000 lbs.
HULL mATRL: Fiberglass
ENGINE: Perkins (6-354) 120 hp 1983
GENERATOR: Northern Lights 6.5 ('98)

This magnificent boat sleeps up to seven people in accommodations with two separate cabins forward, main salon and aft, Captains master stateroom. The interior of the Tatoosh is dry and comfortable and will appeal to the sailor with plans for extended cruising or perhaps living aboard, in elegance and comfort. Of primary importance of the interior of the Tatoosh 51, is the true three cabin layout which offers privacy and comfort for three cruising couples.

With over 6'6" of headroom, the Tatoosh 51 is styled with the heritage of the finest features found in the most sought after yachting accommodations; bright, well ventilated with 6 Dorade Boxes, 11 deck prisms, 8 Goiot opening hatches, 12-opening ports and a custom built "turret bubble" for the hatch over the inside steering helm, the interior finished in furniture quality Teak .

The interior of Tatoosh 51 features a unique tri-cabin layout with 2 separate forward staterooms, aft Master stateroom and a spacious central salon. Forward to port is a double pullman berth with a small seat and hanging closet, as well as tremendous storage under the berth, that includes 4 drawers. There is also a book shelf outboard that runs the entire length of the berth. Forward, thru an arched teak door, is the shared forward head with separate shower. Adjoining the 2nd forward head door and to starboard, is yet another cabin, with over/under berths, an unusual and much sought after accommodation for a yacht of this size. The forward staterooms with forward head, utilizes virtually the full beam of the yacht for an exceptionally open and roomy layout, with many drawers, lockers and numerous other detailed amenities, The Tatoosh 51 provides a gracious lifestyle for extended periods aboard for even the crew or long term guests.

The main salon is open and inviting with a large curved settee (providing for a comfortable berth at sea), a wide sole and beautiful high/low teak table with fold out wings with fiddles and beautiful inset teak pattern. There are numerous stowage areas throughout. Above and outboard of the settees you will find shelves and lockers and abundant storage over and behind with all locker doors louvered teak. Teak & holly sole throughout. 

The navigation station is to starboard and features an inside helm station with adjustable swivel seat with tremendous visibility from the custom "turret bubble" for optimum steering in inclement weather. The large nav table has storage under, generous nav/electronics cabinet and room for the full compliment of electronic navigation and communication equipment, as well as the well laid out, custom electrical panel found on Tatoosh 51. 

Aft of the nav station, is a Stainless Steel, diesel heater installed on a custom teak raised platform. 

Next aft and to starboard, is the classic "wrap around" offshore safe, designed galley that will delight the gourmet, whether at sea or dockside. There is generous cabinet & counter space, deep double stainless steel sinks, Force 10, 3-burner propane stove and oven with broiler, hot & cold pressure water, fresh water pump at each of 3 sinks, oversized ice box, teak side mounted glass holder, microwave oven, abundant storage capacity, large cupboards and drawers. Force 10 Round Model, S.S. BBQ, new in ('98). Dual large propane tanks.

Passageway to the aft stateroom is next, with a large storage locker, giving the Tatoosh 51 one of the better designed yachts for long term cruising with abundant storage.

The Captains master stateroom is aft, with centerline bed, separate large settee to starboard, drawers, storage lockers, hanging locker, vanity area, 2 large opening ports and wrap around windows for light and ventilation There is a 2nd head with separate shower stall, ensuite. Countertops in both heads are marble. 

One of the outstanding features, of this yacht and a much sought after compliment of any offshore cruising yacht, is a separate stand-up work shop to port and aft of the companionway. There are custom built storage areas for tools and additional equipment, lights, a permanently mounted high sped drill and grinder and a permanently mounted vice on the workbench surface. This are is accessed thru a curved, solid teak door and is totally separate from any living areas.

The interior of the Tatoosh 51 is finished in furniture quality teak: floors are teak and holly planked in the traditional method, bulkheads are solid teak staving, locker doors are louvered teak for air circulation and ventilation and lockers have automatic lights when opened. 

Refrigeration System, with holding plates
Hot and Cold Pressure Water in Galley and Heads 
Fresh/Water Hand Pump in Galley
Dockside Water System
Seagull Water Purifier Under Galley W/Sep Spigot ('98)
15 Gal. Stainless Steel Hot Water Heater, Plumbed to Heat
Fr.Engine as Well as Standard 
Double, Deep, S.S. Sinks
Solenoid Fuel Shut Off
Seaward M-100 Microwave Oven
Formica Countertops
Teak Spice Rack
Teak Custom Wine Glass Holder

ICOM M700 Pro SSB W/ICOM AT-130Tuner ('98)
Standard HX255S Handheld VHF Radio '98 
Magellan 3000 XL Handheld GPS '98 
Raytheon GPS 
1-Cybernet CTX 7800S VHF Ships Radio at Nav Station 
W/Crossover Switch at Nav Station
1-ICOM IC-M57 VHF Ships Radio in Cockpit 
Autohelm ST 6000 Autopilot W/Remote
2-Compasses (Ritchie at Inside Steering Station,
6" Danforth on Pedestal)
SITEX T-170 24 Mile Radar ('93)
Rudder Angle Indicator
3- Depth Sounders (Raytheon Echostar 750, B & G 
7 Hummingbird) 
Windpilot Self Contained Windvane ('98)
Pioneer Stereo AMFM Cassette & CD Player 
W/6 Disc Changer ('98)
Optimus Speakers ('98)
Sitex Chart Plotter 
Wind Speed Indicator
Raytheon Speed & Distance Logs
Tank Tender for Both Fuel and Water
Westinghosue TV/VCR ('98)
Trident Barometer

Northern Lights 6.5 Ke Generator W/500 Hours ('98)
Remote Start/Stop Switch for Genset @ Nav Station
2-220 Amp House Batteries
2-Main Engine Batteries ('98) W/Separate Switch
1-Generator Battery ('98)
3-Series 27 Gel Batteries 258 Amp Hrs.
12 Volt 24 Volt DC System
110 Volt 220 Volt AC System
Heart Freedom Automatic Battery Charge
1-130amp Dockside Electrical Cable 
Bass Electrical Panel W/Meters, Breakers & Indicator Lights
Heart Interface Freedom 20 Inverter/Charger ('98)
Heart Freedom Battery Monitoring System 
Aqua Signal Running & Anchor Lights 
Lighted Lockers
Custom Red Night Vision Lights Throughout
17 Outlets

Cruising proven, modified fin keel, full skeg supported rudder to insure good tracking and a docile helm. 

Topsides of the Tatoosh 51 features a large unobstructed fiberglass deck and cabin top. Safe & secure deck work is nsured with raised bulwark and premium nonskid. All deck hardware is through bolted and backed with Stainless Steel Backing Plates. Double bow and stern rails and double lifelines. The roomy cockpit has contoured seats and is ideal for group entertaining while at anchor in the tropics or at the dock at the yacht club.

Folding Ladder
Stern Opening Gate
2-Side Gates 
2- Foredeck Lockers
1-Stern Propane Locker
Cockpit Awning
Full Deck Awning
Freshwater & Saltwater Washdown System on Stern
Saltwater Washdown System on Bow
Jack Lines 
6-Dorade Vents (Forward Ones W/S.S. Guards)
11-Deck Prisms
8-Goiot Hatches
Dock Lines - Ample
Spring Lines - Ample
2-Life Harnesses with Tethers 
4-Offshore Life Jackets (Type II) 
Man Overboard Pole 
1-Life Ring 
1-Horseshoe Buoy 
Navigation Lights
Spreader Lights
Keefe Hydraulic Windlass
6 Person Switlik MD-2 Liferaft, Mounted Aft
W/Hydrostatic Release 
12' Zodiac Dinghy NK2CO
30hp Evemnrude Outboard 
1-Bruce 66# Anchor W/300' 5/16" High Tensile Chain
1-#22 Fortress Anchor 
1-Delta 88# Anchor W/300 BBB 3/8" Chain ('98)
2-Custom Stern Mounted Rope Spools (1-W/1000' of 1"
Diameter Rope ('98), 1-W/Misc.sheets etc.)
Misc. Chain and Rode
Misc. Sheets
New Jib Sheets ('98)
New Main Halyard ('98)
400'+, New " Line ('98)
Teak Cap Rail and Cockpit Trim
Cockpit Table 
Teak Cockpit Grate
Bosuns Chair
Spinnaker Pole
Spinnaker Track on Mast 
Double Spreaders
Rod Rigging
Davis Deluxe Metal Radar Reflector
12 Vlt Spotlight
Boat Hook
Solas Flares and Rockets

The Tatoosh 51 has a high aspect ratio cutter rig with a keel stepped, white painted, welded aluminum mast with 2 sets of tapered airfoil aluminum spreaders and a matching boom with internal out haul and "jiffy reefing"

Stainless Rod Standing Rigging
Harken Roller Furling Jib
Main Fully Battened North
135% Genoa North 
Jib North
Staysail W/Reef Points North
Spinnaker North
Storm Sail North
Navtec Hydraulic Boom Vang
Navtec Insulated, Hydraulic Backstay
Spinnaker Pole on Up/Down System on Mast
Whiz Bang Mainsheet Traveler
1-Lewmar 30 Reefing Winch on Mast
1-Lewmar 8 Outhaul Winch on Boom
2-Lewmar 65 CST, Primary Jib Sheet Winches
4-Lewmar 44 CST, Jib, Staysail Halyards &
Secondary Winches
1-Lewmar 48 CST, Jib Halyard Winch
1-Lewmar 40 CST, Main Halyard Winch
3-Barient Winch Handles 

The main engine space is located beneath the cockpit on the centerline and is fully acoustically and thermally insulated with foam insulation. Access panels allow easy access to both sides for all service routines. The main engine is a six cylinder, four stroke, naturally aspirated diesel unit by Perkins, 120 horsepower, mounted on four fully adjustable mounts with vibration insulation inserts, driving a folding Maxprop. Dual lever throttle/shifters mounted on the steering pedestal and duplicate system is below at the inside steering station.. Engine instruments include a tachometer, hour meter, oil pressure gauge, cooling water temperature gauge and volt meter. There is a low oil pressure alarm. Pedestal mounted destroyer wheel with hydraulic steering, destroyer wheel at bulkhead station below decks.

2-Edson Destroyer Type S.S. Steering Wheels
Bow Thruster - Vetus 105lb.
Perkins 120 HP Main Engine
Northern Lights 6.5 Kw Generator (500 Hrs)
Sound Insulated Engine Compartment
Warner V-Drive Transmission
Aquadrive Shaft Coupling
"Cesna" Hydraulic Pump on Main Engien
Bilge Blower
Automatic Halon Fire Ext. 
2-Fire Extinguishers 
Fume Detector
Engine Alarm
Fresh Water Cooling System
Raycor Fuel Filters/Separator
Vernalift Muffler W/Exhaust System
2-Paragon Senior Pressure Water Systems W/Accumulator
Tanks and Deck Wash Down
2-Jabsco Shower Sump Pumps
Raw Water Sea Strainer
2-Automatic Bilge Pumps
1-Cockpit Manual Bilge Pump
3- Blade Max Prop W/Variable Pitch 
Marine Watermaker 20 Gal. per Hr.
2-Vacu-Flush Heads W/Mansfield Treatment and
Discharge System W/Holding Tank 
Diesel Dickenson Arctic Heater

The Tatoosh 51 is awlgriped in a crisp white with blue cove feature stripe and a light dove gray nonskid. This vessel is fiberglass w/3/4" Klegecell closed cell foam to the turn of the bilge: Balsa wood core material in the deck and house. Dual steering stations, separate stand up work shop.

The owner is including the workshop drill press, grinder, all tools, dishware, pots and pans. All new foam bedding was purchased in October of 1998.


The Tatoosh 51 is beautifully presented in yacht condition and equipment. 
Maintained, varnished and cared for, by liveaboard owners, she is equipped for bluewater 
passagemaking. The owner has completed his dream of a years cruise and participation in the Caribbean 1500 rally and is now changing his lifestyle. Her loving owner has decided to place this beautiful yacht on the brokerage market for her next discriminating owner. She is a rare find, set up to be single-handed, the proper offshore system for "couple-cruising". All manuals, warranties and original brochures are maintained aboard and will be passed on to her new owner. Tatoosh 51 has been thoughtfully and expertly designed by the "best in the industry", combining current technology for both comfort and speed. This results in a deck layout that would do justice to a Gran Prix yacht, an interior with accommodations that are consistent with extended, liveaboard, bluewater sailing, a standard of quality and luxury that those familiar with custom designed and built yachts, will readily acknowledge. Strength and comfortable cruising, coupled with impressive performance and forgiving handling characteristics are hallmarks of this classic yacht. Tatoosh 51 is most probably the finest of her kind on the market today and should not be missed by anyone seeking a large, good looking yacht that can be comfortably handled by a couple! 

EXCLUSIONS: All personal items, clothes, spices, food, pots and pans, bedding, tools, cassette tapes, charts, flags, carpets, books and any and all items not specifically listed do not convey upon sale!

You can find more pictures and details at the owner's web site:

Contact:  Offshore Atlantic Yachts -
Hobe Sound, FL 33455 USA
Phone (772) 223-1583 - Fax (801) 858-5454