Cookson 50

495,000 | Sydney Australia


  • Make Cookson
  • Model 50
  • Year 2005
  • LOA 50ft/15m
  • Class Performance Sail
  • Hull Carbon Fibre
  • Keel Fin Keel
  • Rig Sloop
  • Engine Single Diesel
  • Drive Sail Drive
  • Layout Aft Cockpit
  • Berths 8
  • Cabins 3
  • Aft Cabins 2
  • Ancasta Ref 35371
  • Name About Time


A Cookson 50 with a twist.....
"About Time" is a fixed keel version of this classic racer, that is equally strong inshore as it is offshore.
Great spec throughout and equipped with the Turbo rig.
This version also offers more below decks than sister-ships, with real "weekend away" capability, when not hurtling round the race track.
Owner wants it sold - available immediately.



LOA: 15.24m
Draft: 3.48m
Beam: 4.27m
Year: 2005
Displacement: 7432kg
Designer: Farr Yacht Design
Builder: Cookson Yachts Construction: Carbon
Location: Sydney CYCA
IRC: 1.337
ORCi: 464GPH
Keel: Fixed

Hull Construction:
Built with carbon fibre and E glass with closed cell foam core, under vacuum with epoxy resin.
Laminated in female mould

Internal Structure;
Bulkheads, structural frames and longitudinal's are constructed from
Carbon/E-glass laminates with closed cell foam core..
Reinforced in high load areas with carbon laminates.

Deck Construction;
Deck is constructed in female mould.
Construction is Carbon Fibre with Closed Cell Foam Core.
End Grain Balsa Core is used in areas of high compression load.
Resin infused with epoxy.

The keel was changed to a fixed keel with all engineering done by Farr Yacht Design and build work by Innovation Composites
Fabricated Steel Keel Fin bonded in to fibre glass mouldings.
Lead bulb.
Rudder and rudder stock are constructed of Carbon Fibre.
Rudder bearings are self aligning.

Spars & Rigging

Mast and Boom:
Mast is a Future Fibres E6 carbon spar with two sets of aft swept spreaders.
Standing rigging ECsix carbon, serviced by Future Fibres June 2016.
Carbon Running backstays replaced 2018.
Carbon boom and carbon boom vang strut plus an inshore lighter no reef boom.
Carbon reaching strut.

2 x masthead spinnaker halyards
1 x Centre line jib halyard
1 x Fractional spinnnaker/Jib halyard
1 x Main halyard.
Mast and boom set up for 3 reef mainsail.
Twin groove headstay foil.
Two clips fitted on tack fitting for jib tacks.

Full running rigging package and assorted spares.
Fixed longer bowsprit from standard with dual tack line configuration.

Sail Inventory

Racing Inventory:

North Inshore Raw Main 2014.
North Offshore Main 2016 – 3 Reef high DPI. Bolt Rope/Cars.
Doyle Inshore Main-Carbon ICE, 1 reef 5/2018.

Doyle J1-Carbon ICE 5/2018.
Doyle J2-Stratis 6/2018.
Doyle J3-Stratis 8/2019.
Doyle J4-Technora Stratis 12/2017.
North RAW Light Jib 2015.
North Carbon Medium 2016.
North Carbon Heavy + 2016.
Quantum 3+Sound Condition, Had Leach reinforced by North Sails March 2017.
North No.4 Jib.
North No.5 Jib.
North Jib Top 2014.
North Genoa Staysail 3Di.

A1- Ullman 09.
A1 North 2016 (ex azzura).
A 1.5 North (ex azzura).
A2 North (ex azzura).
A4 Doyle- Supercote 11/2017.
MHO Doyle Cable-less- Stratis 11/2017.
A6 North.
Fractional Zero North.
Spin Staysail.
Storm Jib.

Club Sailing/twilight Inventory:
North 3Di Light Jib Soft light material.
North 3Di Medium ‘D’ Material good.
North 3Di Heavy Material good but Full hoist.
North 3Di Mainsail 2010 sail material soft but OK for twilight’s.
North 3Di Mainsail Good sail – from Azzura.

Delivery Sails:
North Delivery Main 3 Reef Spectra on Cars. Full Hoist lives under both backstays. Full length Battens.
North Dacron Delivery Jib with Reef.


BEP 12 circuit switch board.
Icom HF and VHF radios.
Satilight phone.
Battery monitoring display
Panasonic Toughbook Laptop.
Brookes and Gatehouse H5000 system.
Hercules performance processor.
4 x 20/20 mast displays in carbon bracket.
Autopilot with cokcpit display.
2 x cockpit H5000 diplays.
1 x Nav station H 5000 display.
1 x portable battery charging system.

Deck Hardware:
2 x Harken Self tailing halyard winches.
2 x Harken Self tailing three speed (65.3) primary jib/spin winches – Electric with remote buttons.
2 x Harken self tailing three speed (60.3)mainsheet winches- Electric with remote buttons.
2 x Harken self tailing two speed (50.2) runner winches.
2 sets of spinlock clutches (port and starboard).
Boom vang swivel cleat led aft to both port and starboard sides
Jib inhaul system on both port and starboard sides.
Adjustable jib tracks with purchase led aft to cockpit.
Outboard jib sheeting wichard folding pad eyes on the gunwhale.
Jib sheet fairlead with short sheet strop attached.
2 x Spinnaker tack lines led aft to clutches.
2:1 mainsheet (along the boom to port and starboard) with deck mounted spinlock clutch.
Aft cockpit traveller with purchase lead to both sides at mainshet foot rest.
Aft pad eyes port and starboard for spinnaker blocks attachment.
Forward pad eyes for spinnaker blocks attachment.
Assosiated blocks for spinnaker/code zero.
Spinlock side mounted clutch fitted port and starboard for spinnaker system.
4:1 running backstay system with assosiated blocks and hardware.
Assosiated strong points for jackstays in cockpit and on deck.
Securing method for two liferafts in aft section of cockpit.


Engine: Yanmar 3JH4CE diesel
Engine No. E04458
Gearbox: Yanmar
Sail Drive SD60 -5 S/N: 259603
Generator: Alternator
Exhaust Type: Wet through hull – plastic water lock
Fuel: Polyethylene tank – 100lt
Water: 2x Bladders – 300lt
Bilge Pump: 3x manual
Batteries: New Engine start battery and Epower Lithium House
Battery Charger: Portable
Start Panel: Located in cockpit beside stb wheel.

Accommodation: The Port and Starboard aft cabins have two adjustable pipe costs with a fixed bunk and a lee cloth underneath. There are two opening Lewmar ports for ventilation each side. Sail storage on the hull beside the bunks when racing and general storage section on the centreline above the engine bay.
The port and starboard saloon settee areas have two adjustable pipe costs fitted above the fixed settee, there are storage lockers beside the bunks against the hull.
The saloon has a removable carbon dinette table.
Note: All the pipe cots are removable. Settee bunks have lee cloths.
The forward section/cabin comprises of a small hanging locker on the port side and some additional storage section (3) forward of it. On the starboard side is an enclosed wet room/hanging locker or easily converted to its intended design of a toilet and basin area.

Galley area: Carbon fibre moulded bench top with double carbon sinks fitted with infill flush carbon covers. Pressure H/C to sink. Hot water system is a GLIND system which works when the motor is running. Storage sections above under the deck and below the bench.
A large refrigerated area is at the aft end of the galley, it has a 12-volt refrigeration system with insulation. The lids are flush fitting carbon fibre finished.
A gas stove and oven gimballed and recessed into the galley, it has a safety stainless steel guard rail around it.

Main Head: Is located port side opposite the galley, it is a good size and is fully enclosed. Toilet is electric and the basin has H/C pressure water which is also used for the shower with a removable shower head. There is a storage unit against the hull and an opening Lewmar port for ventilation.

Navigation area: The generous Nav station is in the port aft cabin. It has generous storage capacity, a large nav table with easy access to switch board and the ships wiring.

Twin carbon pedastals with carbon wheels.
Adjustable custom helm platforms.
Carbon steering quadrant fitted to rudder stock.
Auto pilot control unit fitted in the cockpit combing near stb helm station.

Engine control:
Spinlock flush mount throttle unit fitted at starboard helm station.
Engine start/stop panel recessed into cockpit combing with protective cover.
Fuel filler fitted in cockpit sole.

Companionway Hatch:
Flush low profile inshore hatch with washboards.
Raised offshore moulding that fits over the top of offshore sailing.
Moulded bolt rope track in deck to fit a dodger to.

Deck Hatches:
Aft cockpit lewmar hatch to access lazarette area.
Foredeck lewmar hatch with carbon opening lid.
Main saloon lewmar deck hatch.
2 lewmar hatches in aft cabins. (Port and Staboard).
1 lewmar hatch fitted to cabin side at head area.
Gas bottle locker with flush hatch fitted starbard side aft near runner winch.

2 x runner tail bags.
2 x large cockpit rope bags.
Life line cushions fitted.
Full boom tent.
Lightweight boom tent.
Boom and mainsail cover.

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