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1989 Vagabond 52 Pilot House Ketch

Palm Coast, Florida


Super Price Reduction!

Vagabond 52  Hull No. 118. Second owner, never chartered.

Absolutely stunning interior and craftsmanship!

This Vagabond 52 is a true classic, with a beautiful interior and rugged design. This sailing yacht is meant for offshore cruising and true love of the sea!

This is a turn key vessel for off shore cruising. Gran Hel Lyn is priced very reasonably, knowing she is superior with continuing detailed maintenance by her owners. Prior history reveals that the vessel's captain and caretaker have spared no expense in maintaining her and keeping her in "nearly new" condition. Gran Hel Lyn has had the same loving care from her current second owners.

A sailor's dream, Gran Hel Lyn is a truly classic, lovely Ketch with superb design. She is extremely well equipped for extended offshore cruising. This exquisite Vagabond 52 shows very well, and she is beautifully maintained with full attention to detail and extraordinary care! This is an absolutely beautiful, extraordinary vessel in a class of its own!

Sailors seeking a nearly perfect vessel for long-term comfort and performance, superb quality in craftsmanship and design - and the dream of adventure - need look no further. This Vagabond Pilot House is unlike any other sail boat, encompassing classic styling with superior design!

Vagabond Yachts are well known for quality, featuring traditional teak craftsmanship, interior comfort and offshore sailing capabilities for the sailing enthusiast.

It is indeed a pleasure to show!

Remarks from surveyreport of the original owner:

"The overall housekeeping aboard the vessel reflects fastidious levels of cleanliness and care...respect for marine environment was in full evidence. The engine and mechanical components appear to have had excellent and ongoing care...."

Please consider this magnificent vessel if you are searching for a very solid and spacious vessel. She shows extremely cleanly, tended to by a very experienced yachtsmen .

Please note: Pilothouse has removable new isinglass side and rear panels. The vessel was never chartered.

Call our Palm Coast office today to speak with our listing broker about this magnificent

sailing yacht!



Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Gran Hel Lyn
Make: Vagabond
Model: 52 Pilot House Ketch
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 52 ft
Length Overall: 52 ft
Waterline Length: 41 ft
Beam: 13'11 ft
Max Draft: 5'10 ft
Displacement: 50,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63'5 ft
Ballast: 19,600 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Lehman
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 135hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 2800
Cruising Speed: 8 kn
Maximum Speed: 9 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 140 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 175 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 10 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Ketch, Pilothouse


Meg Goncalves
Yacht Brokers, Inc.


Yacht Brokers, LLC of Daytona
645 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, Florida, US, 32114
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.


This Vagabond is now for sale by the second  owners.

Originally, three cabin layout.

Gran Hel Lyn  is a truly exceptional yacht, words  can not describe the extraordinary care she has been given. Her owners  have meticulously maintained her  with  continuous care and upgrading.

Please note many upgrades , and this wonderful Vagabond 52 awaits your inspection and new home  for continuous journeys ahead.

She is indeed turn key, and waiting to sail!  Welcome aboard.....

The enclosed cockpit is an exceptional value , with excellent room to cruise with,lounge or find solitude in paradise. It offers a great nav station for sailing.

Her helm station is complete and visibility superb.

Step down into the main salon, one feels immediate awe with stylish woodworking, super natural lighting, ample lockers & shelving, hatches, and a great settee table housing a wealth of storage.

Settee to starboard side with very comfortable  seating . Table opens up to full dining .

This is a true classic yacht retaining all the ambiance of old world nautical charm with modern day electronics and comfort.

Nav station is forward to port ,opposite the settee area. 

Moving again forward  takes you to the starboard guest cabin , head to port with abundant lockers and shelving .

Ahead is the chain locker, more storage and space for spare parts and such.

Moving back aft of the main salon to  port is the midships  cabin,converted to office space & lounge .

It offers  excellent engine access and counter space connecting to the galley.

Gran Hel Lyn  has a very roomy galley to starboard , also offering engine access below the counter tops.

Excellent workspace for gourmet meals aboard!

The aft cabin is very comfortable with queen size bed, vanity, lockers, head & tub .

Indeed a room with a view whether gazing up through the hatch,  or out from the aft windows!





  • New Northern Lights generator 2016
  • Garmin electronics installed 2017
  • AIS system 2019
  • Last haul out for bottom paint and New Max Prop 2018
  • 2018 New Bow Thruster
  • New battery bank 2015
  • Depthsounder
  • Log-speedometer
  • Simrad depth, speed,log , wind, water temp at helm
  • Repeater(s)
  • Navigation center
  •  Chartplotters Furuno 16' on bridgedeck
  • Simrad Model AP16  Autopilot /Fully interfaced w/chartplotter
  • Richie 5" Compass reconditioned by Richie - 2006
  • Furuno GPS
  • VHF 
  • EPIRB - inspected  w/new battery  - 2018
  • Radar Detector Firdell Blipper
  • Hailer
  • Ships clock & barometer
  • AM FM Radio w/ speakers in cabin & cockpit
  • 2016 Alternator was rebuilt
  • Cockpit speakers
  • 2016 new LED running lights
  • Dockside TV cable ready
Sails & Rigging
  • Forestar aluminum in mast roller furling mainsail
  • Extra battened main
  • Furlex Roller furling for Jib - 2007
  • Self tending staysail
  • Heavy Duty staysail
  • Mizzen w/reef points
  • Storm Tri sail (w/additional tracks on mast separate from main track)
  • Spinnaker (red/green/white)
  • Self tailing  winches:
  • (2) Lewmar # 55 Hydraulic primaries w/manual override
  • (1) Lewmar #48 hydraulic mainsheet/furling winch w/manual override
  • (2) Lewmar #52 manual secondaries for spinnaker or other use
  • Winches on main mast boom & mizzen
  • Floding steps on main & mizzen for going aloft
  • Oversized rigging replaced 2008
  • New running rigging 2007
  • Chain plates inspected 2009
Galley,Head & Components
  • Hot & cold water pressure throughout
  • Double SS sink
  • Separate refrigerator (6cf) & freezer(6cf)
  • Force 10 4B propane stove w/oven - 2009
  • Space for washer dryer combo w/plumbing & electrical in place
  • (3) propane tanks - aluminum
  • Salt water foot pump in galley
  • Fresh water foot pump in galley
  • AC/Reverse heat (3) units 41500 BTU - 2010
  • HRO Standard water maker System 10, 600 G/day, 24 G/Hr.
  • HRO system serviced & pickled 2010 (never used or serviced by current owner-sold as is where is)
  • 12 Volt Watermaker 8/gal per hour  New/never used (sold as is where is)
  • Sea water pump
  • Ice maker noted, never used , unknown if operational sold as is.
  • Manual Head Fwd plumbed for shower
  • Electric  head aft  w/tub & shower w/SS sinks in both heads
  • (2) 12 V Technautics System refig systems - 2009 front & top loading
  • Trash Bin w/wood sliding facing door
  • Built in Wine Rack
Electrical Equipment
  • 8 " Bow thruster -  - 2018
  • 2015 New battery bank / Rolls batteries
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator Sound Shield 2002
  • 165AH Balmar alternator w/160AH spare - 2002
  • 3000 Watt Inverter/charger - 2008
  • Electrical Circuit: 12V Full panel
  • Electrical Panel reconditioned & rewired - 2010
  • Kycocera 135 amp solar panels mounted on pilot house top-SS bar reinforced
  • Wind generator mounted on mizzen mast
  • 50Amp shore power inlets w/cables
  • 12V cabin fans throughout boat
  • Cabin lights,running lights,deck lights,anchor lights/most interior  LED
  • Masthead Tri-Color lights,anchor,strobe combo lights
  • New copper strapping & grounding plates installed for SSB if needed
  • 140 W each solar panel(2)
  • Lehman 135 HP Diesel engine(oli & filters changed every 100 hrs.
  • (2) Racor Primary filters ahead of engine filter
  • Fuel tranfer pump 12V in engine room
  • Hydraulic Steering  w/hydraulic & linear drive auto pilot
  • SS water tanks 2 each 180g
  • New Aluminum fuel tanks 2005 (2) ea 145g
  • Tank Tender gauges
  • eMarine Systems Blue Sky Controller for panels & wind generator to batteries
  • Spares: Fuel transfer pump/AC pumps/motor for davits
  • Manuals


Deck & Hull Equipment


  • Hull is solid hand laid molded fiberglass w/internal ballast & dark Marlin blue Awlgrip stripe
  • Hull painted 2009/2010
  • 2018 Bottom painted
  • Black trim 2016
  • 2018 New max rop
  • 2015 New battery bank (Rolls)
  • Most lighting upgraded to LED
  • Factory commissioned white fiberglass full function pilot house
  • Pilot house: lighting/4 wipers/electronics/electrical panel
  • Full Pilot House enclosure & sun shades Most new 2019
  • Railing coverings in storage
  • Sun shades for windshield & aft end of enclosure
  • New Deck hatch covers 2018-2019
  • Screens for all hatches,companionway,full enclosure & ports
  • All SS opening ports in hull & cabin w/screens
  • Custom double life rails( 1 1/4" S/S )
  • (2) Maxwell 12V electric windlasses: 1 3000# up only 2010
  • (1) " 3500#down  2010
  • CQR 105# w/250'Chain & 100 ' nylon
  • CQR 75# w/250'Chain & 100 ' nylon
  • Fortress folding anchor in bag
  • Atkins Hoyle brand adjustable cast aluminum davits
  • Davits rigged w/blocks/bales/lines
  • New davit motors 2019
  • 2 SS anchor rollers 2008
  • Forespar dinghy motor lift
  • Hydraulic winches, relay switches replaced July 2012
  • Man overboard pole
  • Deck lights
  • 2 12VDC spreader lights , rewired by prior owner
  • Fiberglass aft deck boxes w/teak tops
  • SS BBQ Grill mounts on stern rail
  • Fenders & docklines
  • Teak folding 6 step boarding ladder
  • Stern boarding ladder
  • Custom emergency tiller





Office Area (refitted quarter berth)

Of special interest:


Office area is located portside aft salon.

Please note, current owners have installed a privacy curtain system

for this unique office/berth quarters.

Originally, designed as a  quarter berth , converted to an office by the prior owner, and   can be converted back to a spacious  cabin if desired.

Office equipment does not convey (printers etc)


  • Three HVAC  Mermaid systems, recently installed
  • Bulkhead mounted electronic controlled per unit
  • Units reverse cycle 9000 BTU
Brokers notes

This amazing Vagabond Pilot House Ketch is extremely well maintained without throughout its history by sellers.

This is  truly turn key, solid and a beautiful yacht. Once aboard, folks are in awe of its history and care.


Adventures await if  you are searching for long term value, excellent maintenance history,  a self-sustaining lifestyle, with a rugged , well designed offshore capable sailboat- your search is over.

Time to make an offer, release the lines , and live the dream as life is short, and the horizon awaits!


                       Items that Do Not Convey:

Please note, art, galley utensils, cookware, personal items, tools , dehumidifier, blue runner rugs, fishing gear , personal belongings ,harness, MOB gear, OB motor, Dinghy,and Avon Life Raft , personal portable electronics, do not convey. 

There is a list aboard the boat which lists personal inventory

that does not convey. Owners are in the process of purchasing another boat.

Please note, current owner has not used the ice maker or water maker and will sell them as is where is.

Water maker is pickled.





Personal items, and tools do not convey.


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.

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.
Additional Contact Information

For additonal information please contact listing broker,

Yacht Brokers Palm Coast  Office at the

Palm Coast Marina

Palm Coast, Fl.

Meg 386-447-1977


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