Cygnus, for sale by Lyman-Morse BrokerageCygnus has been lucky to only have had three owners, and all loved her for what she was: a beautiful sailing vessel with classics aesthetics. Throughout her her life and stewardship with each caretaker, she has been maintained to stay safe, sail well, and look wonderful.

Her current owner loves her, but the time has come to become a single boat owner again.  Until the next steward comes along, the current owner will be sailing her around the coast of Maine single-handed.


Big price reduction.  Boat is in great condition.  Unfortunately the owner has health issue and they need to sell her.



  • loa 50'6"
  • lwl 36'5"
  • beam 13'
  • draft 5'6"
  • displacement 36,600 pounds
  • fuel capacity 220 gallons
  • water capacity 310 gallons
  • designed by Henry R. Hinckley
  • builder HInckley Yachts
  • model Sou'wester 50
  • year 1978
  • location Camden, Maine
  • boat engine Ford Lehman
  • horsepower 120 horsepower

Layout and Design

Cygnus is an A-layout with a master cabin forward with ensuite head; the salon converts to a guest cabin with a dedicated head to port, just aft of the master head. The large galley is to port, at the bottom of the companionway steps. To starboard is the immense navigation station with swing seat and ample storage. Her interior is satin varnish.


The galley is located at the base of the companionway steps to port. This large wraparound galley

  • Varnished teak
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Corian countertop
  • Varnished teak glass racks
  • Varnished team mug racks
  • Storage lockers above, in, and under countertop
  • Stainless steel double basin sink
  • Brushed stainless steel hot and cold fresh water mixer head with lever control
  • Shipmate (3) burner gimballed propane stove with oversized oven
  • Xintex propane/CNG fume detector
  • Sharp microwave
  • Grunert refrigeration and separate freezer
  • GFCI 110 volt outlets

Main Salon

Forward of the galley and navigation station is the salon that extends the full with of the beam. To port is the u-shaped settee complete with varnished teak salon table. Above the settee to port is a pilot’s berth upper. Across, on the starboard side, is a lower settee with pilot berth upper. The salon features:

  • Varnished teak
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Blue ultra-suede finished upholstery
  • (2) pilots berths located port and starboard
  • Salon table
  • U-shaped settee to port
  • Bench style settee to starboard
  • (2) reading lights
  • Varnished teak book shelf to port
  • Weems & Plath clock
  • Weems & Plath barometer
  • Sharp plasma screen TV
  • DVD entertainment system
  • Hanging locker

Guest Head

Located forward of the port side settee, the guest head is accessible from the salon or from the master head just forward of the guest head. The head features:

  • Sea blue Corian countertops
  • Teak grate
  • Varnished teak trim
  • Vacuflush head (2003) with holding tank
  • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucets and fixtures
  • Handheld shower
  • Locker and vanity
  • GFCI 110 volt outlet

Master Cabin

The master cabin is located forward of the master head and features:

  • Varnished teak interior
  • Blue ultra-suede upholstered cushions
  • Teak and holly sole
  • King-sized V-berth with insert and infill
  • Single seat between V-berth
  • Shelf storage above berth
  • (2) Hanging lockers
  • Vanity with drawers and mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Chelsea bronze clock
  • Chelsea bronze barometer

Master Head

Accessible from the master cabin and the guest head, the head is located forward of the guest head and to port. The head features:

  • Sea blue Corian counter tops
  • Varnished teak trim
  • Vacuflush head (2003) with holding tank
  • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water, faucets and fixtures
  • Handheld shower
  • Locker and vanity
  • Exhaust fan

Hull and Deck

  • Flag blue Awlgrip (2012)
  • White deck with contrasting camel brown nonskid
  • Gold cove-stripe
  • Red bottom
  • Varnished teak exterior trim
  • Solid hand-laid fiberglass hull with longitudinal stiffeners and additional lamination in the high-stress areas. A 6″ hull flange receives the deck that is then fiberglassed and bolted to form a permanent hull-to-deck joint.
  • External Lead keel, thru-bolted
  • Cast bronze foil-shaped centerboard with Hinckley worm-gear centerboard lift
  • Full-length teak and stainless rub rails
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with double lifelines and port and starboard gates
  • (2) Large translucent opening hatches


The cockpit is spacious but well-protected inside surrounding coaming. The mizzen mast is stepped just aft of the helm station. A set of electric primary winches, port and starboard of the helm, are conveniently located on the outer coaming.

  • Teak sole
  • (2) water tight sail lockers
  • Raised varnished teak coaming with stainless steel cap-rail and integrated storage cubbies
  • Fitted cockpit cushions
  • Dodger
  • Cockpit sun cover
  • Custom binnacle with:
    • Integrated Danforth compass in stainless steel housing
    • Multifunction Furuno display
    • Stainless steel destroyer-type wheel with elk-hide covered rim
    • Wheel brake
    • Clutch
    • Throttle control
    • Electric winch toggle controls

Cockpit electronics include:

  • (3) B&G displays mounted on the port forward bulkhead
  • Simrad AP 28 autopilot mounted on the port forward bulkhead
  • Furuno multifunction display mounted on the binnacle

Sails and Rigging

  • Hood single-spreader electric Stoway main and Stoway mizzen rig
  • Spars re-Awlgripped (winter 2013-14)
  • Main mast has flute stopper
  • New standing and running rigging (winter 2013-14) including new Endura halyards
  • 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging to rod lug tensioners
  • Facnor electric furling system
  • Second jib halyard

Insulated backstayWinches:

  • All Electric Winches (Primary, secondary cockpit, main outhaul and main sheet) and can be controller from the cockpit
  • Main and mizzen can be set and furled from the cockpit
  • The head sail can be set and furled from the helm
  • Toggles on the helm for trim of the main sail


  • North Sails – (1,065 sq/ft)
  • Stoway main – 2015
  • Stoway mizzen – 2015
  • Genoa – 2015
  • Stoway main with vertical battens – 2007
  • Stoway mizzen with vertical battens – 2007
  • 150% Genoa – approximately 2007
  • Working jib – approximately 2007

Electrical System

  • Breaker panels: 12-volt and 110 volt electrical circuit breaker panels
  • 12-Volt system:
    • (2) Separate 12-volt batteries (Blue top) – Engine start
    • (8) 6-volt deep-cycle Rolls Surrette AGM batteries, recent (=1160 AH) & House
  • Batteries:
    • (1) 12-volt battery (Blue top) – Generator start
  • 110-Volt system:
    • (2) 50-amp shore power cords
    • Heart inverter with automatic battery charger
  • Generator:
    • Westerbeke 15-kw 4-cyinder diesel generator (112-hrs 24Aug15)


  • 1978 Ford Lehman 6-cylinder FWC 120-hp diesel engine
  • 3-blade Max prop (with prop cage)
  • Raritan rudder indicator
  • Racor fuel filters for engine and generator
  • 12-volt reversible lube-oil transfer pump for engine and generator
  • Propane shut-off valve
  • Saltwater and freshwater outlets in lazarette


The navigation station is located to starboard of the companionway steps. This L-shaped work area features:

  • Varnished teak
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Swing pedestal seat stainless steel arm and blue ultra-suede upholstered seat
  • ICOM VHF Marine IC-M502 VHF
  • ICOM HF Marine IC-M802 SSB Radio
  • Wood Freeman Autopilot controls
  • 30/50 amp shore power electric panel
  • Westerbeke genset control panel
  • Furuno Navtex NX-300 display
  • Simrad AI50 display
  • Main and mizzen furling breakers
  • Victron power meter
  • DC electric panel
  • Fire extinguisher


Additional Equipment

Ground Tackle:

  • Ideal electric anchor windlass
  • 60# stainless CQR anchor on bow
  • 60# galvanized CQR – sail locker
  • 59# Fortress anchor – sail locker
  • 110 ft stainless steel 3/8 in chain and 250 ft nylon rode
  • 300 ft galvanized HT chain
  • 300 ft of 3/4 in nylon rode

Other deck equipment:

  • Saltwater deck wash
  • Dock lines
  • Jack lines
  • Boat hook
  • Fenders with covers
  • (2) Horseshoe liferings
  • 6-Man liferaft

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.


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Scott Layton