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2000 NORTH WIND 50

€249,000 tax paid

Easily-handed raised saloon bluewater cruiser

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelNorth Wind 50
DesignerMarcelo Penna
Boat NameL'Escalenc
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingGirona, Spain


LOA14.99m (49'0")
LWL11.88m (38'0")
Beam4.5m (14'0")
Draft2.18m (7'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP
EngineYanmar 4JH3-TE 78hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Lucio Pellegrini
Broker - Grabau International Palma & Barcelona

+34 675 236 174

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    With just two owners since new, this very easily-handed, raised saloon ocean cruising yacht offers fantastic cruising accommodation in three cabins plus two heads.


    Launched in 2000 and first registered in 2002, L’ESCALENC is a beautifully engineered raised saloon ocean cruising yacht from the renowned North Wind shipyard in Barcelona. Fitted out for serious adventures and with a sizeable refit in 2020 including new rigging and batteries, she is easily-handled both under sail, thanks to her in-boom furling system, cutter rig with self-tacking staysail and Lewmar electric winches, and also under power thanks to her powerful Yanmar engine and bowthruster.

    Her specification highlights include:-
    • Raised deck saloon profile
    • 3-cabin layout with master cabin aft and two heads
    • Dark blue hull Blue navy painted 2020
    • Teak laid side decks
    • White painted spars – recently repainted and with standing rigging replaced
    • Cutter rig with self-tacking staysail and in-boom furling
    • Lewmar electric winches
    • 78hp Yanmar engine with 3-bladed propeller
    • Bowthruster
    • Kohler 7kva diesel generator
    • Mastervolt inverter
    • Webasto heating
    • Ice maker
    • Dishwasher
    • Simpson davits
    • Tender and outboard
    • Sprayhood and bimini
    • Hydraulic bowthruster
    • Proctor rig with hydraulic inmast furling, genoa and staysail furling
    • Spinnaker equipment with mast-mounted pole
    • Flag Blue Awlgrip topsides
    • Recently replaced teak decks
    • Large tender garage at transom accommodation 2.7m tender
    • Twin anchor windlasses
    • Westerbeke 12kva generator
    • Raytheon navigation electronics with radar and chart plotter
    • New antifouling - May 2023
    • New stuffing box - May 2023
    • New engine service (by official Yanmar dealer) - May 2023

    L’ESCALENC is now offered for immediate sale in Girona, with Spanish flag and EU VAT paid.


    “She’s a solidly built vessel, capable of sailing offshore,” said CW technical editor and Boat of the Year judge Ralph Naranjo of the Northwind 50 after inspecting her at rest and under sail.

    “Structurally, she’s a very traditional FRP boat. The hull/deck joint is mechanically fastened, then glassed, and the rudder structure is stainless steel. And there’s a great welder in the yard.”

    The 50 is the most recent model to come to the States from the Barcelona-based North Wind yard, whose line of semicustom deck-saloon cruisers runs from 43 feet to 68 feet. Their Sparkman & Stephens-designed 43 won CW’s 2001 award for Best Deck-Saloon Cruiser.

    While North Wind’s building practices are fairly low-tech—the hulls and decks are hand-laid cored fiberglass, not resin-infused exotics—they’re implemented by a team of artisans who pay close attention to the details.
    A look through the nooks and crannies reveals the care they’ve given. The core is Klegecell foam, and vinylester resin in the outer laminates, plus an epoxy barrier, retards osmosis. All deck gear is bolted through beefy, 316-stainless-steel plates.

    Sailing in light air on a fall Chesapeake morning, the Northwind delivered between 2 and 3 knots of boat speed in about 5 knots of breeze. Her working sail area-to-displacement ratio of just over 18 suggests that she’s happiest with winds in the teens. Her twin-headsail rig features stays that are closely spaced, so that you’d likely sail with either the genoa or the yankee.

    Under power, a 75-horsepower Yanmar at 2,300 rpm with a fixed three-blade prop pushed her along at 8 knots in flat conditions. At that rate, engine noise was 85 to 89 decibels in the cabin, placing her in the quieter half of the BOTY fleet. Some of the judges found engine access difficult, particularly for a center-cockpit boat. “To get to the filters, you have to take the port settee apart,” said Skip Moyer. He found other systems easier to reach. “Access to the steering system was superb.”

    The Northwind’s interior layout, furnished in warm Burmese teak, offers three private cabins, each with a double berth. And while the main saloon gets plenty of light thanks to the windows of 8-millimeter polycarbonate (like Lexan), the forward cabins are on the dark side.

    With more than 500 large cruising boats to its credit, a new 38,000-square-foot building facility in the heart of Barcelona’s harbor, and several new Sparkman & Stephens designs (including a soon-to-be launched 58), North Wind Yachts looks poised to send many more worthy offshore cruisers down the ways.

    Cruising World - 2002



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the vessel is constructed to comply with CE Boat Category A-ocean

    Hull Construction:
    • GRP hand laminated hull construction using vinylester and polyester resins reinforced with timbers, bonded girders and stringers.
    • Topsides finished in dark blue.
    • Isophthalic gelcoats used for hull topsides for improved osmosis resistance as well as anti-osmosis epoxy resins below waterline.

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Raised deck saloon profile.
    • Deck and Superstructure hand laminated in GRP with polyester resins and D.75 15mm foam core for strength and high thermal insulation. Reinforcements beneath fittings.
    • Teak laid side decks, cockpit seating and sole

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Cast iron fin keel joined to the hull bottom with stainless steel 24mm diameter bolts.
    • Semi-skeg-hung GRP rudder internally strengthened with stainless steel structure.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH3-TE 4-cylinder turbo-charged marine diesel engine producing approx. 78hp @ 3,800rpm.
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger.
    • Shaft drive gearbox with 2.6:1 reduction
    • Single lever engine throttle/shifter
    • Dual fuel/water seperators.
    • Sound insulation plus additional lead fire protection insulation beneath saloon sole.
    • 12vDC ventilation/extraction fan for machinery space.

    Engine Maintenance & Performance:
    • Engine hours: approx. 1,850 as of Spring 2023
    • Engine last serviced – Spring 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 40mm diameter stainless steel shaft supported by bronze p-bracket with water lubricated stern gland and flexible coupling.
    • 3-bladed fixed pitch propeller
    • 12vDC bowthruster
    • Wheel steering with stainless steel 1,200mm diameter wheel and mechanical steering with cables.
    • Emergency steering gear.


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC domestic circuits with 220vAC via shore power, generator or inverters

    Battery Banks:
    • 3x 200Ah 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel to supply 600ah @ 12vDC - 2021
    • 2x 12vDC batteries for engine, generator start and bowthruster - 2021

    Charging & Inverter:
    • 220vAC/12vDC automatic battery charger
    • Mastervolt inverter

    • Kohler 220vAC 7kva diesel generator
    • Generator hours: approx. 200 as of Spring 2023

    • 12vDC engine mounted alternator

    Other Electrical:
    • Marinco 220vAC earth connection to feed AC consumption together
    • Various 12v and 220v power sockets throughout interior
    • Complete control panel with digital ammeters and voltmeters


    Fresh Water:
    • High-pressure 12vDC pump with inline filter and accumulator tank
    • Hot water heater connected to engine heat exchanger and 220V electrical system
    • Hot & cold water shower at transom

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 4x 12vDC electric bilge pumps with activation via switch at electrical panel
    • Manual bilge pump


    • Total capacity of 520 litres in 2x stainless steel tanks
    • Fuel gauge at electrical panel

    Fresh Water:
    • Total capacity of 750 litres in 2x stainless steel tanks
    • Tank gauges located at the electrical panel

    Holding Tanks:
    • 2x 70 litre stainless steel black water holding tanks


    In Cockpit:
    • Raytheon ST60 instrument displays including wind, speed, depth and log with transducers
    • Raytheon ST6000 series autopilot with electro-hydraulic control arm
    • Steering compass

    At Chart Table:
    • Raytheon RC620 GPS chart plotter display
    • Raytheon RL70 radar display with mast-mounted closed array 24Nm radar scanner
    • Raytheon ST6000 series autopilot control head (New hydraulic system November 2022)
    • Raytheon ST60 wind and multi repeaters
    • ICS Navtex
    • 2x VHF fixed radio
    • AIS transponder with Wifi

    Communications Equipment:
    • Icom IC-M411 VHF with DSC
    • Standard Horizon GX-1400 VHF with DSC and GPS


    • 220vAC Delonghi microwave oven
    • Stainless steel gimballed 3x burner gas hob with oven
    • Extractor fan
    • 12vDC top and front opening 190 litre capacity fridge
    • Vitrifrigo 220vAC Ice maker
    • 220vAC dishwasher
    • Twin sinks with hot & cold pressurised water supply
    • Salt and freshwater manual water supplies to galley sinks

    • 2x Jabsco manual marine heads 2020
    • Hot & cold pressurised showers in heads

    Heating & Ventilation:
    • Webasto diesel fired hot air cabin heating system

    • CD radio with speakers in saloon and cockpit


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Standard ‘Owner’s Cabin Aft’ arrangement with three guest cabin, each with ensuite heads, plus further crew cabin in forepeak with ensuite facilities

    Accommodation Finish:
    • Interior furniture and bulkheads in varnished marine plywood teak veneer.
    • The under level floors in wood are laminated with GRP and painted with gelcoat.
    • Teak laid floors.
    • Wood surfaces varnished.
    • Roofs laid with lacquered wood or upholstered where applicable.
    • Teak grating in showers.
    • Metallic accessories as: hinges, closes, drawers, etc. of bronze or stainless steel.
    • Watertight safety bulkheads.
    • Curtains to all portholes and windows. Hatches with rolling blinds.
    • LED lighting.

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Forward Cabin:
    • Two V-berths with central inset for double berth,
    • Storage lockers situated under berths.
    • Two wardrobes with storage drawers.
    • One hatch 50 x 50 cm.
    • Lateral shelves and teak laid sides.

    Port Double Guest Cabin:
    • Upper and lower single berths with lee cloths.
    • Wardrobe with drawers
    • Lighting and ventilation hatch 50 x 40 cm.
    • Two shelves.

    Starboard Forward Heads:
    • Moulded GRP top.
    • Marine WC, washbasin and shower with curtain.
    • Lockers, mirror and accessories
    • One hatch 50 x 40,
    • 1 skin locker double door in gangway next to head

    Main Saloon:
    • Port "U" shaped settee with a large table.
    • Storage beneath settees and behind sofa.
    • Eight side and forward large panoramic windows.
    • Two sofas and bar table on sb, bookshelves and auxiliary furniture.

    Navigation Station:
    • Chart table with navigation instruments.

    • Stainless steel double sink and waste bin.
    • Fridge with accesses from top and front.
    • Gimballed stainless steel cooker
    • Stainless steel crash bar and fire protection around the cooker.
    • Lockers in upper and lower part.
    • Several drawers for storage.
    • Lower lockers with storage baskets.
    • Two ventilation portholes.

    Master Cabin:
    • Central double bed with spring mattress
    • 4 big drawers, two wardrobes, drawers, bookshelves
    • 2 settees
    • Direct access to head and shower.
    • One hatch.
    • Two side portholes and 2 portholes aft.
    • Safe.

    Master ensuite Heads:
    • Marine WC , washbasin and shower with curtain
    • Lockers, mirror large locker and accessories.
    • One side porthole 50 x 20 cm for light and ventilation.


    • Sloop rig with white-painted aluminium spars – repainted 2020
    • Keel-stepped mast with two sets of swept-back spreaders
    • Cutter rig masthead configuration
    • Stainless steel wire standing rigging – replaced 2020
    • Mechanical adjustable backstay
    • Rod vang
    • Inboom furling system – painted white - 2020
    • Harken genoa and staysail furlers
    • Self-tacking track for staysail
    • White painted spinnaker pole, vertically stowed on mast – repainted 2020
    • Harken adjustable mainsheet track at aft end of cockpit
    • Genoa tracks on side decks for yankee
    • Mechanical adjustable backstay
    • Rod vang

    • 2x Lewmar 56EST 2-speed electric self-tailing primary sheet winches in cockpit
    • 1x Lewmar 52EST 2-speed electric self-tailing halyard/furling winch at companionway
    • 2x Lewmar 48ST 2-speed manual self-tailing secondary/mainsheet/traveller cockpit winches
    • 2x Lewmar 44ST 2-speed manual self-tailing halyard winches on mast

    • Dacron fully-battened inboom furling mainsail – 2008
    • Dacron furling 140% yankee – 2008
    • Dacron furling self-tacking staysail – 2008
    • New sails UV-protections - 2020

    • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardwire stanchions
    • Side boarding gates to port and starboard
    • Teak pushpit seats
    • Folding cockpit table
    • Outboard motor bracket on pushpit
    • Simpson stainless steel tender davits

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • 12vDC 1.500 electric anchor windlass with remote control
    • 35kgs CQR anchor with 70m of 10mm galvanised chain
    • Bow, stern and midship cleats.
    • Fore and aft mooring lines
    • Fenders

    Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
    • Sprayhood with stainless steel frame
    • Bimini with stainless steel frame
    • Sun awning
    • Helm cover
    • Cockpit cushions

    Tender & Outboard:
    • Suzumar inflatable tender – 2020
    • Tohatsu 9.8hp outboard engine


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Life saving:
    • 6-man cannister liferaft – next service due 2024
    • 2x horseshoe buoys
    • Lifelines
    • Icom IC-GM1600E GMDSS handheld VHF
    • McMurdfo Smartfind G8 AIS EPIRB

    Fire Control:
    • Fire extinguishers serviced

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Girona, Spain

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Lucio Pellegrini – Grabau International (Palma)
    Tel: +34 675 236 174
    Email: lucio@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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