50' Diesel Duck Enhanced 50 2000

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Model:   2000 50' Diesel Duck Enhanced 50
Year:   2000
Condition:   Very Good
Flag:   USA


Northern Lights delivers on the dream.This yacht started as Gorge Buehler Diesel Duck designed and was enhanced by this one time owner. The enhancements takes an outstanding designed and makes it an exceptional blue water trawler that will circumnavigate the world in a safe and secure environment while providing a stable, comfortable journey across the seas.

The engine efficiency , drive train, prop and fuel capacity delivers a 5,000 mile range per Fueling; allowing a trip across the Atlantic and back. The covered quarter deck, extended pilot house, aft stateroom and forward salon with a full galley makes living aboard this vessel a real joy.

This Enhance Diesel Duck was appraised by an Independent Professional Marine surveyor with a replacement value of $650,000. 

Boat Name
Northern Lights

Builder: McNally
Designer: George Buehler
Flag of Registry: Canada

LOA: 50 ft 0 in
LWL: 50 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 76000 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: 45 Turbo
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2000
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 150 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Aluminum (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 4

Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Navigation center - Maptec Ocean Voyager
TV set
DVD player
Radar - JRC 3000 - 24 miles
GPS - Gramin 450 2013
Autopilot - COMNAV - 2007 - Hydraulic

Inside Equipment
Microwave oven
Fresh water maker - Little Wonder 400 gls./day
Marine head
Refrigerator - Full Refrigerator 2011
Washing machine
Electric bilge pump
Electric head
Battery charger
Bow thruster - Hydralic

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - 30 Amps
Generator - Kobota 10 kW 2000
Inverter - 2 Invertors: 3kW -Magmum; 3kW - Freedom 30

Outside Equipment/Extras
Solar panel - One panel - Trickle charge for batteries
Wind generator - 2 - KISS units - 2012
Swimming ladder
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Hydraulic windlass

Bimini Top

General Description

Northern Lights has cruised extensively throughout the  Caribbean and Central America - It's a boat that delivers on the dream!

Northern Light is a steel haul, blue water trawler, It based on a  George Buerhler Diesel Duck design. The owner had added his own enhancements and desires to the original blueprints and had the boat manufactured at the McNally Boat Yard, located in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, an exceptional Canadian marine yard, and has built several Cape Horns, Other Diesel Ducks, several Maid of the Mist (Niagara Ontario) and the Segwuin (A large commercial  tour boat). Northern Lights was constructed, to the highest of standards with the finest of materials, in 2000.  

The designs enhancements included extending the length to 50', creating a 12' x 12' covered quarter deck on the top deck; ideal for relaxation and entertaining, creating a spacious pilot house by extending to 16'; providing space for a lounge area, behind the helm, that includes an arm chair and a sofa bed. So captain and crew can cruise together.

It is well equipped and ready for its next adventure.

Engine, Fuel, water and drive system

The engine is original and is a John Deere 45 Turbo - 4 Cycle 150 hp. It has approximately 2,000 hours on it.This Diesel Duck has two separate fuel polishing systems. They are Racor systems.The first system was installed in 2000, The second a heavy duty model was later installed in 2007.

The fuel capacity of Northern Lights is a total of 1,200 gallons. There are four steel tanks that holds the fuel. 2 of the tanks capacity is 450 gallons each and 2 are 150 gallons each. There is also a 25 gallon day tank. Water is stored in a 100 gallon aluminum tank.

IT's a direct drive shaft is a 3" stainless steel shaft connected to a 3 Blade - 34" diameter/ 22" pitch prop


When in port this vessel power connection is a 120 V -30 A cord.The power generator is a diesel Kobota 10kW with 8,000 hrs on it. There are two inverters : 3 kW Magnum and 3 kW Freedom 30. 2 - Kiss wind generators were installed in 2012 and there are two small solar panels used to provide a trickle charge to the batteries.


The navigational electronics includes a Maptec Ocean Voyager chart plotter installed in 2005, A COMNAV hydraulic autopilot acquired in 2007, JRC 3000 radar - 24 mile range. 2013 Gramin 450 GPS and depthfinder. 

Communication: Single Sideband (SSB), Pactor Modem( emails), Standard VHF radio, Motorola 9509A Sat Phone, ERIB,  Entertainment: radio,video player and TV.



Northern Light has a full galley along with expansive counter space and plenty of storage. The double deep sink is constructed of stainless steel. The full refrigerator was upgraded in 2011. There is a microwave and an electrical three burner/oven combo(220 V).


The Aft stateroom has a center line queen size bed. Built in dresser along both sides of the bed with a double hanging closet located near the decorative pane glass cabin door. Off the stateroom is a head with a full bath and shower.

as you proceeds to the forward salon you'll pass a day head right before entering the salon. This is a roomy area with a settee and two arm chairs-the galley is located next to the salon. Forward of the salon is a double size V berth with storage.

Contact info
Contact Name: Roy Edwards  
Email: yachts@edwardsyachtsales.com
Address: 510 Brookside Drive, Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 72******** Show phone
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