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Telestial Distraction is a 1988 Lagoon 55 sailing yacht, fully refit and restored to better-than-original beauty. This 4 Cabin, 4 Head Owner's version Cat is a must-see. She sailed 8 knots in 16 knots wind, upwind at an apparent wind angle of about 43 degrees, and the new genoa is awesome! New upgrades as of December 2015! Please see full description for details. In the late 1980’s, racing catamarans designers made the first cruising catamarans. Foremost among the designers are VPLP ( a French based naval architecture firm founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost). Telestial Distraction is hull number one; the original “cruising cat”, restored to better than new condition over the past several years. Why an early model Lagoon? The answer is simple: horsepower to weight. The ship is elegantly designed to provide spacious living, but it retains a racing-cat’s “v-hull” shape and lightweight. Displacement is 13 tons versus modern 55 foot boats weighing in at around 17-19 tons. The difference is performance. Lively acceleration. Speed to safely to outrun weather and get to your destination. Excellent sailing qualities and easy shiphandling with small crew. The ship’s refit was thorough, repairing some items that had suffered the impacts of time and age, bringing them to better than new. The entire top deck, formerly cored in balsa is now cored in synthetic. New fiberglass decks vacuum laid for light weight and strength. All new wiring. All new plumbing. All new steering. All new batteries. New heads, sinks, toilets, ground tackle, and more. Main engines were “zero-timed” at overhaul to manufacturer original specs, and freshly painted. All new interior cabinetry from “tri-cell” light weight plywood. Over a million-dollars in “new”. NMEA2000 network backbone for maximum flexibility of monitoring and instrumentation. The ship has special accents. A gorgeous galley. “Touch-plate” lighting controls back-lit with compass rose. Baby Ostrich (faux) headliner adds elegance. Dry Deck in wet-storage lockers to eliminate mold and mildew. We welcome you to visit Telestial Distraction and see this beauty for yourself!
MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 55' Lagoon 550 1988. This yacht for sale is located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and priced at $950,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!
1988 70.00 HRS 44.00 HP
1988 70.00 HRS 44.00 HP
The early model Lagoon 55’s are characterized by spacious cockpits and salons, with easy access to the deck. The salon (6’3” high) has seating for 10. Four double cabins, two in each hull. One head per hull gives vastly more space in the ship. Crew cabin in port forepeak. Crew head starboard forepeak (shower and toilet).STARBOARD HULL:Master suite aft. NEW woodwork and paneling. NEW Cedar-lined lockers. NEW En-suite sink. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW beddingGalley midships. NEW GN-Espace Ocean Chef Stove. NEW GN Espace 4-burner cookware. NEW GN-Espace sink that accepts cookware for ease of food preparation. NEW faucets. NEW quartz countertops. NEW Norcold 8 cu-ft refrigerator/freezer with NEW 6” foam insulation. Fuel is propane, with NEW safety valves and control panel. Approved propane hose and copper.Head. New Raritan Marine Elegance self-macerating toilet. very efficient flush (0.6gal), rigged with fresh water no smell! (boat has NEW rebuilt water-maker)Forward Double Cabin: NEW woodwork, headliner and paneling. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW beddingPORT HULL:Master suite aft. NEW woodwork and paneling. NEW Cedar-lined lockers. NEW En-suite sink. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW beddingPort Midships storage and workbench. NEW lockers, wet-storage, drawers. NEW butcher-block workbenchHead. New Raritan Marine Elegance self-macerating toilet. very efficient flush (0.6gal), rigged with fresh water no smell! (boat has NEW rebuilt water-maker)Forward Double Cabin: NEW woodwork, headliner and paneling. NEW Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat. NEW high density foam mattresses. NEW beddingSALON:NEW woodwork throughoutNEW headlinerNEW ac/heat: two Flagship Marine 18kBTU unitsNEW cushions with HD foam, accent pillowsNEW salon glass: ½ inch tempered glass with UV film NEW hatches with solar ventilation fansNEW LED lighting above and accent lighting under the benchNEW Fusion stereo and Cambridge Soundworks speakers, with aux inputs and iPod dock. Owner uses LED projector for moviesNEW hide-away chart table (flip up and down), lots of storage
STEERING: NEW Lecomble and Schmidt helm pumps and actuators. NEW high pressure hydraulic lines, valves and fittingsNEW Jefa 1000mm stainless steel ship’s wheelsNEW tiller arms, pins and hardwareNEW steering pedestalsNEW rudder bearingsNEW rudders: both rebuilt as part of refit, with new internal structure and fiberglassNew bottom paint after September haul outTwo new kiwi props, plus 6 blades sparesFresh bottom survey showed no issuesEMERGENCY STEERING:NEW emergency steering tillerPRIMARY ANCHOR: NEW Rocna anchor (75b)NEWLY re galvanized 65lb CQRNEW anchor bridle and Mantus chain-stopper hardwareNEW 250ft. chainSECONDARY ANCHOR: Aluminum Fortess FX-37NEW 12 feet ? chain rodeNEW 250 feet ¾ inch Nylon lineWINDLASS: NEW Maxwell HWC1500 electric winch with NEW deck switchesWASHDOWNNEW Jabsco saltwater washdown pump plumbed forward (anchor) and aft (transom) with quick-disconnect hosesDECK HATCHES, DAVITS, CLEATSNEW Lewmar hatches throughout the shipNEW escape hatchesNEW sunscreens on interior hatchesNEW dinghy davits NEWLY clear-anodized deck cleatsDINGHYNEW West Marine 310 Hypalon Dinghy with New dinghy coverUSED Honda 10HP engineDIVE COMPRESSORNEWLY overhauled Bauer dive compressor with four-tank manifold
NEW Airmar PB150 ultrasonic wind instrument. No moving parts. Provides windspeed and direction, barometric pressure, integrated GPS. NMEA 2000NEW Maretron DS150 NMEA 2000 multi-function displays (two on board)NEW Raymarine i70 MFD at helmNEW Raymarine p70 autopilot at helmNEW Raymarine SPX SmartPilot autopilot with NEW fluxgate, NEW linear drive, and NEW p79 depth sounder (port side). NEW Garmin VHF300 AIS VHF transceiver. Two handsets (salon and helm)NMEA2000 backbone throughout the ship to accept any new compliant instrument, wifi interface, chartplotter, and more.Taffrail Log
DC - SYSTEM: NEW House Batteries: 8 x Odyssey PC2250 batteries (126 A-H each). Located in salon amidships.NEW diesel start batteries: Odyssey PC2250, located unders each aft bunkNEW generator start: one Odyssey PC680 located salon, port side outboard. NEW battery isolation switches and ACR undervolt isolation. NEW Paneltronics DC distribution system with new breakersNEW wiring throughout the boat (100% new)NEW alternators and voltage regulators for both enginesNEW MagnaSine 2000W inverter charger and control panelNEW DC refrigeration: Norcold refrigeratorNEW DC water pump: Headhunter Mach 5 (nearly silent)AC – SYSTEM:NEW Paneltronics distribution panel with 110/220V sectionsNEW galvanic isolatorGenerator: 8kw Kubota, estimated 3500 hours (not rebuilt during refit). NEW wiring harness and sensors, seals.NEW Shore power connections: 220v / 50ANEW Air Conditioning & cabin heaters: Salon: two Flagship Marine 18kBTU units, four Flagship Marine 9kBTU ac/heat (one each cabin)PLUMBING:NEW hoses and fittings throughout (100% new PEX)6 Gallon hot water tank with NEW heating element, NEW hot water TCV. Tank also plumbed to port engine.Two 70 gallon water tanks reconditioned at overhaul (opened, cleaned, external paint).BILGE PUMPSNEW Rule 1500 in each midship (2)NEW Rule 800 electric pumps (engine room and forward compts) (4)Manual Pumps: 2 x Whale (suction to low point in mid bilge. Located in cockpit)BILGE ALARM AND MONITORINGNEW transom showers, NEW showers in heads, NEW shower in crew headNEW shower sumps and pumps (Rule)WATER MAKER: NEWLY overhauled Village Marine 600 gallons per day water maker (25 gal/hr). NEW filters. Located starboard forepeak.NEW port and starboard macerator pumps and waste water plumbing system (heads also have built in macerators)NEW fresh water and waste water deck fills
ENGINES:Yanmar 4JHE port and starboard (44HP rated at 3600 rpm). Propels ship at 8-9kts.NEWLY overhauled at refit. Approx 70 hours per engine. All new pistons, liners, injectors, bearings, seals, bolts.NEW KBW-20 transmissionsNEW high torque starters on dieselNEWLY rebuilt Walter V-drivesNEW prop shafts custom manufactured. NEW PSS sealsREBUILT three blade MaxProp propellersWet exhaust overboard with NEW water lift mufflersNEW 160A alternatorsNEW voltage regulatorsNEW Griffin Fuel filters (accept Raycor 500 filter elements)NEW Chetco digital engine monitoring on LCD screen at helmNEW independent alarm system for oil pressure and water temperatureNEW Glendinning engine controls. Control engines from either helm station
SAILS:NEW Genoa on furler, added 12/2015NEW Spinnaker (asymmetric) added 12/2015NEW Fully-battened Mainsail (Rolly Tasker) with three reef pointsRonstan (Frederickson) luff slides. NEW bearingsNEW Furling jib (Rolly Tasker) on NEWLY overhauled Profurl furlerStorm Jib.BIMINI: Full cockpit bimini with an alloy frame with NEW stamoid canvas. NEW Powder coating.SAIL COVERS: NEWRIGGING: Sloop rigged / fractional rig with flying inner forestay.MAST: Two sets of raked spreaders, deck stepped. Newly overhauled and painted STANDING RIGGING: NEW 1 x 19 stainless steel wire and fittingsRUNNING RIGGING: NEW lines throughout the ship, Sta-Set and Endura braid. NEW Harkin foot blocks, NEW Harkin stand-up blocksNEW Spinlock clutches on mast and deckWINCHES (all NEW):Mainsheet winch: Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy BlackJib sheet winches: (2) Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy BlackTraveller winch Lewmar EVO 65ST Alloy BlackMain halyard winch: Lewmar EVO 50ST Alloy BlackMast utility winches on mast: (2)Lewmar EVO 50ST Alloy BlackFURLING GEAR: REBUILT Profurl drum and foil on the forestay with self-tacking jib.CHAIN PLATES: NEW Stainless steel plates, through-bolted to the hull inside galley and port midships. NEW through bolts
PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES: Lifejackets on boardTHROWABLE DEVICES: 2 Life Rings and throw ropeNAVIGATIONAL LIGHTING: NEW OGM LED lighting: anchor, steaming, port and starboard colored, sternDECK LIGHTS: NEW LED spreaders lightsLIFELINES: NEW Stainless steel wire with studs and turnbuckles. NEW stainless steel stanchions.TOE RAIL : NEW GoiotFIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS: Fire extinguishers on board. Engine rooms have fire-port (insert extinguisher nozzle without opening hatch)CANVASS WORK: Textilene covers for salon windowsMISC EQUIPMENT: propane grill, fully furnished galley (dishes, towels, knives, etc)EXCLUSIONS: Personal Effects, navigation and piloting tools