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Satori is for sale

by Satori on 9 Aug 2017
Satori - 50ft McConaghy built performance cruiser Satori
This 50ft McConaghy built performance cruiser is effectively a mini Wally. In-boom furling, self-tacking and hydraulic driven everything through push button controls that really work. You just need to trim your nails before sailing! It really is a boat that you can sail on your own, but nice to have company to show it off!

Composite E glass/closed cell foam and carbon structure make this a super light cruising boat at under 11 tons. Carbon mast and boom with beautiful North 3DL sails make it a speed machine. A gennaker in a sock will give you great downwind speed and very easy to set on your own or with a crew member. Lifting keel - 2m up and 3m down. Very useful for shallow quiet anchorages. This boat is fully equipped for comfortable/long distance cruising. It has been immaculately maintained and is completely sorted. Please see below for more information. No tyre kickers please.

Contact Details: Gaynor Dewick – Ph: +61 2 90377125

Boat description
  • Make: McConaghy 50
  • Name: SATORI
  • Year: May 2001
  • LOA: 50'/ 15.24m
  • Beam: 14' 6' / 4.42m
  • Draft: 3m down/2m up
  • Displacement: 11 tonnes Lightship
  • Hull and Deck Material: E Glass/Corecell foam Composite, Carbon Structure
  • Sail Plan: Fractional carbon rig, in-boom furling and furling jib-self tacker
  • Decks: Teak
  • Designer: McConaghy Boats Australia and Owner
  • Builder: McConaghy Boats Australia
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Accommodation: Up to 7 berths. 2 Double cabins and 2 x en-suites
  • Price: On application
  • GST: paid in Australia
Further Details:

Satori developed from the idea of building a 50 ft Wally Boat for Australian waters. Wally were only building 70 ft plus boats at that time – so the owner approached John McConaghy/McConaghy Boats to see if they could deliver the brief. And deliver it they did with a very advanced hydraulic sail handling system and an elegant fit out in the style of a mini superyacht.

Satori has been sailed up and down the East Coast of Australia since its launch in May 2001, travelling as far as the Whitsundays for Hamilton Island race week while adding further family cruising in the Whitsunday Islands thereafter. It is equipped at Cat 2 level if required, but is currently approved for Cat 7 – twilight and mid-week racing. The boat has provided a wonderful platform for family and social sailing as well as for competitive sailing in the cruising division. It has been used year-round since its launch in May 2001 with a major refit in 2011 and more recent upgrades in the hydraulic power pack, rams, fridge/freezer management and house batteries (Lithium Ion upgrade). This boat is completely sorted. The halyards, sheets and spare leads are all new. Yearly maintenance has seen the boat on hardstand for a complete review of all underwater fittings including keel withdrawal/inspection and new antifouling.

The boat has a powerful rig and is fully powered up at 8 knots with reefing starting at 18 knots if not racing. Depowering the boat with an in-boom furling system is easy and makes the boat handle beautifully in 20 to 25 knots. There is not a cruising boat of this length on Sydney Harbour that can beat this boat upwind or downwind.

Sailing the boat is a pleasure. Its sailing systems were copied from the great Wally Boats in Italy. Magic rams under floor and associated buttons control the main and jib - In and Out, and with self-tacking and in boom furling. All points of sail are very exciting as the powerful sail plan is dressed with North 3DL Marathon sails. These sails and controls allow the skipper to set up the boat with race performance on a cruising boat.

Internal accommodation is organised with a Master Cabin with ensuite in the forepeak, a larger Master Cabin in the rear of the boat with a second adjoining ensuite of a very generous size. Another double berth can be set up with the raising of the interior dining table after inserting a mattress. A single berth can also be set up in the lounge if needed. Showering is as good as at home with plenty of hot water and an excellent sump system to deal with grey water. Blackwater management is through the fabulous (new) American Raritan EletroScan maceration system allowing for a completely sterile discharge overboard. Excellent ventilation is available throughout the yacht. All interior surfaces are in teak joinery and veneer. Furnishings are in Alcantara Royal Blue and look as good as they did when the boat was launched – why - curtains and inside hatch covers have kept the light when not in use. Floorboards are in raw teak on balsa boards and elegant headlining exists in all parts of the boat. The galley is a cook’s dream. 4 burner gas Inox stove and oven with rotisserie. Double sinks set in a stainless-steel galley top make for easy to maintain clean surfaces.

For entertaining, the cockpit is perfect with a hydraulically deployed cockpit table that rises from the floor. No easier way to store the table! It can accommodate 6-8 people. The BBQ is easily deployed on the starboard rear pushpit. In boom lighting and deck lights for evening entertaining makes for a sophisticated superyacht style. A dodger can be deployed from a dedicated dodger garage to cut wind disturbance to guests while sailing or entertaining. Awnings can be attached quickly to form a tent off the boom. On more lengthy stays, poles attach to the boom horizontally to support the awnings.

Cockpit accessed Lazarettes provide plenty of storage. The sail locker accommodates fenders and the gennaker. There is a mainsail cover that is stored within the boom and is easy to deploy.

Regular repair and maintenance that has kept the boat looking as good as new. The teak decks need replacing as the only maintenance required – this can be done prior to sale or at the new owner’s discretion.

There is no good reason to sell this boat other than the owner has a new slightly bigger but similar concept performance cruising boat on its way! The owner hopes to find a good home for this yacht and will assist in any information needed to run the boat. The current boat captain lives in Sydney and knows the boat thoroughly. He would be very happy to assist in transition and ongoing support/maintenance if needed by the new owner.



Hull, Deck and Superstructure Construction:

  • Core cell foam composite deck and hull construction
  • Carbon composite structure in all areas of the boat
  • 4 hull windows in toughened laminated glass
  • Decks, coach roof and cockpit in teak
Keel and Rudder:
  • Twin rudders
  • Carbon rudder stocks
  • Lifting SS fabricated fin and lead bulb keel. 2m raised and 3m down


  • Yanmar 100hp Diesel engine 4JH4-THE
Propulsion and steering:
  • 1 x Gori 3 Blade folding - 2 speed Prop
  • 2 carbon spoke/Teak wheels
  • Connected carbon Composite twin quadrants with Spectra connecting strops

Electrical Systems:

Control Panel:
  • Full control panel with breakers and system monitoring and diagnosis modules
  • 12v, 24v, and 240v electric supply/systems
  • Water and fuel level guages
Battery Banks:
  • Engine Battery - 12-volt Lead Acid Gel
  • House batteries – 24-volt new Lithium Ion 400Ahrs
  • Emergency Parallel switch
  • Dual Alternators 120 amps and 65amps running off Yanmar engine
Shore Power:
  • Shore power inlet 240 v
Inverters and chargers:
  • 240-volt inverter
  • 12 and 24-volt chargers
  • 240-volt outlets throughout the interior and at Shore power inlet
  • 12-volt outlets in all cabins
Interior Lighting:
  • All internal lighting 12-volt halogen
  • Ceiling lights, reading lights and step lights
Entertainment systems:
  • Fusion DVD/CD AM/FM deck
  • Digital TV and Screen
Communication Systems:
  • VHF and HF devices
Plumbing Systems:
  • Hot and cold water
  • Hot water take-off from engine heat exchanger and separate electric booster circuit as needed
  • Saltwater pressure supply for Toilet flushing, anchor wash-down and deck wash-down
  • Spectra Water maker 60 LPH


  • 300 litres in one Stainless Steel tank
  • 300 litres in one Stainless Steel tank
Grey and Black Water:
  • Grey water - overboard
  • Black water – 2 x Raritan Electroscan treatment system using Saltwater flushing

Navigation Equipment:
  • Raymarine St 290 Instruments
  • Raymarine Repeaters x 3 on deck and x I at Nav station
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot x 2. Located one at each pedestals
  • Raymarine Chart Plotter and Radar (located at Port first Spreader)
  • Raymarine sonic speed transducer, Depth transducer and wind speed/direction wand
  • Navigation lights with tri light and deck lights

Domestic equipment:

  • Custom Stainless Steel Fridge and Freezer off dedicated 240 volt compressor
  • 30 l Engine/AC hot water tank
  • Inox 4 burner gimballing Gas, griller, rotisserie and oven
  • Stainless Steel “Cookout Classic” Gas BBQ
  • Fully equipped galley with pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses, table convers and serving trays
  • 2x Heads with dedicated electric macerating toilets and Raritan Electroscan treatment
  • Each head with shower and grey water sump and pump out
  • Sinks in each head drain overboard


Summary of Accommodation

  • 2 x Master Cabins (double berth) and 2 x WC en-suite
  • Convertible double berth in lounge (dining table adjustment to accommodate double berth)
  • Single berth from convertible settee location

Rig and Deck Equipment:


  • McConaghy built carbon mast and spreaders – fractional rig
  • Leisurefurl In boom furling boom - carbon
  • Rod rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic ram underdeck for twin Dynema backstays
  • Reckmann furling jib/forestay
Deck Gear:
  • Self-tacking jib track, outboard sheeting controls on removable Lewmar sheaves on flush pad eyes on deck
  • 6 x removable Lewmar running sheaves to fit allocated pad eyes
  • Extra Lewmar pad eyes for overlapping No.1 Jib, staysail and gennaker leads
  • 6 retractable mooring cleats, 2 of which are amidships
  • 2 x large deck hatches. 3 x small deck hatches
  • 2 x portlights in rear Master Cabin
  • 2 x portlights in coach roof windows (for cooking ventilation and ensuite ventilation)
  • Flag pole in carbon
  • Dinghy Davits in Carbon
  • Swim ladder, stanchions, pushpit and pulpit all in SS
  • Rod safely lines
  • Midship gates on both sides
Winches/Hydraulic sail and tackle controls:
  • 2 x Lewmar self-tailing primary winches
  • Magic Trim hydraulic Main and Jib rams under floor
  • Deck fittings – Lewmar
  • Lewmar vertical Gypsy hydraulic winch with wash down on anchor retrieval
  • North sails for complete wardrobe
  • Cruising Mainsail – 7 batten 3DL marathon taffeta moulded sail
  • Self-tacking Jib – 3DL Marathon
  • Number 1 overlapping Jib – 3DL Marathon
  • Mast head Gennaker – Snuffer/Sock launched
  • Spectra delivery main
Other tackle:
  • Bruce anchor stored in bow stem
  • 30 m stainless steel anchor chain, 50 m x 25mm rode
  • Spare anchor with 50m rode and 15 m chain stored in rear lazarette
  • Fenders, mooring lines, spare sheets and halyards

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