Lavranos 50
49ft 3in

Camdeboo is one of those boats that when you see it, you know she’s built with the purpose to go far and wide. She is a serious boat and is a proven offshore/blue water machine. With her smooth, round bilges, at first glance you can’t tell that she is built of steel. The stainless capped toe rail gives it away though. There is so much to like about this boat. She has a long seagoing cockpit. The interior has been refit and looks great with her teak veneers and mahogany floor. This is a perfect boat for a family, or two families!— with three enclosed cabins, she easily sleeps eight people. Her headroom is 6’9” in the salon! She has one of the nicest galleys you will find. There is a massive amount of storage and plenty of tankage.

Camdeboo was purchased by her current owners in San Diego, March of 2005. After a refit in Victoria, BC they set sail in 2006 with 2 families (seven people total) to live their dream of sailing the South Pacific. Here is a quote from her owners,“Camdeboo is an ideal boat for family and multi-family offshore cruising; she is especially well set up for trade wind sailing. We found her to be safe, seaworthy and comfortable; and she was fast – we had a number of 200 nm days”. Lavranos is well known for designing capable boats with exquisite lines. Camdeboo fits this description well. Priced appropriately, Camdeboo is well worth a look.

Name of vessel Camdeboo
Model Lavranos 50
Year 1990
Designer Angelo Lavranos
Price 169900
Location Sidney, BC, Canada
Length (feet) 49
Beam (feet) 14'1"
Draft (feet) 7'6"
Displacement (pounds) 46,000 lbs
Ballast (pounds) 11,200 lbs
Engine model Cummins 4B3.9M
Engine horsepower 76
Engine hours 3000
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 235
Water tank capacity (gallons) 290
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 16
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Camdeboo has a fantastic interior arrangement, great for a family. She comfortably sleeps eight people in three enclosed staterooms. She has superior headroom at 6’9” in the salon, 6’8” in the forward cabin and 6’ 3” in the aft quarter berth cabins. She has two heads with showers. The interior wood is beautiful teak veneer with a South African mahogany like sole. Overhead is a white headliner. The headliner is attached by Velcro and easily removed for access to wiring etc. The new upholstery (2015) is a tasteful dark blue pattern.

Vessel interior description starting from the bow moving aft.

In the very bow is the chain locker and bow lazarette, with saltwater washdown.

Moving aft, the forward cabin can only be described as palatial. This space was two separate cabins, but is now converted to one large cabin. Consequently, there is a large number of bunks for a single cabin. To starboard is a Pullman double berth. To port are two single bunk beds. In the bow is the forward head. This is a good sized head and shower, with a rod for a curtain. The head has quite a lot of storage. Back in the cabin and forward of the bunks are two large hanging style lockers. Under the Pullman are two 8D house batteries (with space for two more), plus excellent storage space for tools, sails, etc. Under the port side lower bunk is also additional storage space. There are three large overhead opening hatches and two large windows for plenty of light and ventilation. Lighting includes reading lights for all bunks and overhead lights. Two DC fans help keep the air moving in this space

Moving aft to the main salon and salon galley. This is a warm and social space with lots of natural light, beautiful teak wood and solid wood mahogany like floors. The new blue upholstery rounds things out and pulls it all together. The salon table, located on the starboard side of the salon, will comfortably seat up to eight people. The table itself is varnished teak with a center storage area with lift off cover. The table can be lowered to create another double bunk. The table also has a drop leaf making for a path forward while the galley is in use. On the forward bulkhead is a flat screen TV. Outboard to starboard above the seat back are two long, over and under book shelves, centered between two large storage cabinets. Under the center settee is storage space that has a removable false bottom to reveal access to Camdeboo’s very deep bilge space. Under the forward seat of the settee are the two inverter chargers (one for 120 volt AC service the other for 240 volt AC service). The remaining space under the expansive settee is reserved for storage and there is lots of it.

On the port side, across from the salon table, is the salon galley. This is one of the nicest galleys I’ve come across on a vessel of this size, both from a seagoing safety perspective and a use perspective. It’s best described as a pass through galley even though it shares space in the salon. The center “island” sports a deep double stainless sink. The sinks have covers making for a 4 foot 3 inch long counter! Across and outboard is an L- shaped counter space that totals 10 feet 10 inches of linear counter. There is a front loading refrigerator and separate top loading freezer space. There is a tremendous amount of storage in cabinets and drawers.

Aft of the galley on the port side is the forward facing navigator’s table. The table lifts up for storage under. The radios, DC power switches, sailing electronics, etc., are all accessed from this area. The nav table sits adjacent to the companionway, making it convenient for the navigator to pass on instructions to those standing watch above.

As mentioned, the companionway sits inboard of the port side nav table. The companion way steps are removable for access to the forward section of the engine.

To starboard of the companionway is the aft head and shower. This head has a Jabsco manual marine toilet. There is plenty of storage with three deep cabinets above and two deeper and taller cabinets below. There is an oval sink and separate hot/cold shower. Shower and sink water drain to a grey water tank for pumping overboard. The head has two doors, one giving entry from the salon the other to the master cabin.

The master cabin is a quarter berth located aft on the starboard side. This enclosed cabin has a large double berth. The cushions are split and a lee cloth can be erected between them, providing two potential sea berths. There are five opening port lights and an overhead opening hatch, providing an abundance of natural light and excellent ventilation, often not found in a quarter berth cabin like this. There is plenty of floor space in the cabin allowing movement for getting dressed etc. Above, outboard and aft of the bunk are four large storage cabinets. Forward to starboard are two tall lockers, one a hanging locker the other a tall cabinet with shelf. Forward and to port is a shelf space with fiddles. Engine access to the starboard side of the engine is in this space. Under the bunk is all storage.

On the port side aft of the nav table is the port quarter berth and technical space. This cabin is different from the master in that it has a split double berth. The split happens at the forward portion of the bunk which joins farther aft. This practical configuration makes getting in and out of the bunk easier, but it also can be filled to make one large complete bunk, much like what you would see in a V-berth arrangement. Like the master cabin bunk, the cushions are split so as to accommodate a lee cloth between. This cabin also has good natural light with three opening port lights and an overhead opening hatch. Above the bunk outboard and aft are four opening cabinets and forward of the bunk are two tall opening cabinets. The technical part of this space is because it houses the fuel polishing system and AC shore power breakers. There is also access to the port side of the engine and transmission. The current owner used this cabin to store tools and mechanical spares. The bunks make for good storage space and can easily serve as another comfortable cabin when there are guests aboard.

Camdeboo’s interior is very well thought out, combining both the practical with the aesthetic, a nice balance of form and function. The accommodations are prefect for a family or for those cruising with guests. Skipper and crew will not be found wanting in the sleeping accommodations, while the chef — heck there is room for two chef’s — have excellent working space for their trade. The teak veneers have fresh varnish and all the upholstery has been renewed. Camdeboo is a special boat, both capable and comfortable.

Teak Interior wood

Mahogany cabin sole

8 berths in 3 cabins

(8) DC fans

Mix LED & incandescent lighting

New interior varnish throughout

Hatch security bars, companionway and two hatches

Lee cloths for all 8 berths

Upholstery 2015

Interior Re-varnished 2015-2016

Lockers and Bilge Painting 2015-2016

Hull & Deck
Camdeboo’s long aft cockpit and low profile cabin top make for beautiful clean lines when seen on the water. The hull is painted white with tasteful blue and grey cove stripes and clean grey boot stripe. The deck is painted white nonskid deck and painted blue and grey stripes on the cabin house sides. On deck there is a tall integral toe rail topped with rounded stainless cap. The near flush foredeck is an excellent and safe platform when working forward while at sea or while lounging at anchor. The cockpit is long yet narrow enough to allow one seated to brace legs on the leeward seat. Veteran cruisers will appreciate this cockpit as a safe and comfortable area. The cockpit combing top, cockpit seats, helm seat and cockpit floor are covered with teak, while the rest of the deck forward is plain painted nonskid, a sensible solution for an offshore machine such as this. The helm steering wheel is large enough to be useful, but not so big as to impede progress to the aft end of the boat. Though not an open transom the transom pulpit does open and folds down simultaneously giving access to the built in swim step at the stern and providing a swim ladder all at the same time. The cockpit has a large built in fold down wooden cockpit table complete with fold out leafs. As mentioned the table folds down, stowing vertically when not in use, just forward of the binnacle. Camdeboo’s lines are clean, and with her round bilges, observers will be hard pressed to identify her as a steel hulled vessel.

Integral dual stainless steel anchor roller

75lb CQR primary anchor with 150’ 10-mm chain and 260’ rode

60lb CQR secondary anchor

30lb Fishermans anchor

Two Danforth anchors (14 and 12 lbs)

Additional 100′ of 10-mm chain (in sections)

Heavy duty stainless steel bow pulpit

Lofrans Leopard 1000 watt windlass

Remote windlass control (new 2015)

(7) Lewmar Ocean series hatches – all lenses look good, no crazing (2013)

(12) opening Lewmar port lights (2013)

(8) Dorade vents with SS cowls.

Stainless steel hand rails on cabin top.

Lifelines and 30” stanchions with un-coated 1X19 wire (new 2006)

Port and starboard opening lifeline gates

Granny pulpits at mast with built in bags to stow tails

(1) Lewmar 43 stainless steel self trailing winch on mast

(3) Lewmar 40 stainless steel self tailing winches on mast

Wood cockpit table with fold out leafs

Lewmar 40 stainless steel self tailing cabin top winch

(2) Lewmar 65 stainless steel self tailing primary winches

(2) Lewmar 46 stainless steel self tailing secondary winches

Whitlock binnacle

Teak on cockpit sole, seats combing and helm seat – great shape

swim step with integrated fold down swim ladder

Magma propane BBQ at transom

Steel arch with solar panels. Doubles and dinghy davit

Stern mounted stainless steel radar pole

(2) stern mounted 17.1 lb propane bottles.

Pressure washdown hose outlet at transom

Sunbrella Dodger and bimini with insert cover between(Dodger in need of service or replacement)

Electronics & Navigation
Raymarine C80w with Digital Radar Scanner (new 2011)

ICOM AIS receiver (new 2011)

Raymarine Sail pack (new 2010)

ICOM M-802 DSC SSB/HAM with ICOM 140 tuner

Pactor II pro with III upgrade

ICOM M-700 SSB with ICOM 120 tuner


Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF

Iridium satellite phone aerial (mounted on davits)

Autohelm ST80 sailing instruments at the helm: wind direction (apparent and true), wind speed (apparent and true), knot meter and knot log

Autohelm ST80 MultiView at navstation

Autohelm ST-7000+ Autopilot

Furuno GP31 GPS receiver at the navigation station interfaced to ST80 and nav computer

Raymarine autopilot hydraulic drive

Additional autopilot rotary drive.

Howard Miller chronometer at the navigation station

Panasonic 22” flat panel TV

JVC DVD AM/FM receiver

12-volt ship’s system all AGM

2 8D’s house batteries (2011)

3 Group 31’s

1 Group 31 start battery (2012)

140 Amp large frame alternator with Heart-Interface InCharge regulator

120 Amp Bosch alternator with Heart-Interface InCharge regulator

50-amp Charles Industries 3-stage / 3-output battery charger

Heart-Interface link 20 battery monitor

Two 75-watt solar panels mounted on davits

110/220-volt AC shore power isolation transformer

2500-watt 220-volt AC inverter/charger

2500-watt 120-volt AC true sine wave inverter/charger

LED lights

Cummins 4B3.9M 76 hp auxillary diesel engine (hours unknown, estimated at 3000)

New engine mounts 2013

Tach, oil and water gauges at helm

Borg Warner Velvet drive hydraulic transmission with 1.76:1 ratio.

35-mm stainless steel propeller shaft

Two-bladed 22” bronze Max Prop feathering propeller

Three-bladed bronze Max Prop spare

Engine-mounted electric (DC) pump for oil extraction

3 Racor 500 primary fuel filters

CAV secondary fuel filter

Racor 1000FG fuel polishing system


240 US gallons (900 l) fuel in one integral keel-mounted steel tank

12 gallon diesel day tank (2016)


291 US gallons (1100 l) water in four epoxy-lined integral steel tanks

7 gallon (26.5 l) hot water tank (heated by 220v and main engine coolant)

1 inline filter on pressure pump

2 inline filters (one carbon) on foot pump

New water lines 2013

H/C pressure water

Manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water in galley

Bilge water alarm system, 2 manual and 2 electric bilge pumps

(2) Jabsco manual heads

Three burner gimballed propane stove/oven (one burner non-functional)

(2) 25 lb propane tanks mounted at transom

External electric solenoid shutoff valve for propane with timer

Front loading refrigerator

Top loading freezer

Bus Heater 2014

Rigging & Sails
Full battened main, with 3 reef points and Harken bat cars, Lazyjacks and zippered boom bag

135% Hood furling genoa

130% Quantum furling genoa

100% Yankee furling jib (new 2009)

4 hank-on staysails

Tri-sail on dedicated track

North Gennaker with snuffer sock

Mast / Rigging:

Cutter rig with Bellamy aluminum mast and boom, double spreaders

Harken battcar track on mast

Separate T-track form storm trysail on mast

1×19 stainless wire standing rigging with swaged-end fittings (new 2006)

Mid-boom sheeting to fully adjustable x-car traveler

Slab/jiffy reefing on boom with three reef points

Kango rigid boom vang/topping lift

Mast-mounted spinnaker pole with track

Mast steps to 1st spreaders, and additional two steps at mast head

LED Trilight with anchor light

LED spreader lights

Foredeck flood light

Profurl headsail furler (new 2006)

Spectra halyards (genoa and main) and running backs

Spare stay with turnbuckle and Norseman mechanical fitting

Additional & Safety
Avon 8-person raft O.O.I./1998 (repacked 2011 currently out of date)

Jordan Series drogue

Flat web jack lines

Masthead radar reflector

Mast-mounted radar reflector at first spreaders

Mast-mounted automatic fog horn


MOB ring(2016), pole and strobe lamp

Bilge water alarm system, 2 manual and 2 electric bilge pumps

4 fire extinguishers (new 2016) and 1 halogen

Drop-down stern swim ladder

Bilge gas detectors in lazarette and main bilge

CO gas detector

S/S safety bar across stove recess

Boat hook

Caribe 10-foot RIB (very used)

Outboards: Yamaha 15HP

Sunbrella dodger and bimini in 3 sections (new 2010)

Full cockpit enclosures, one set with clear plastic vinyl, one with netting

Canvas awning from forward of mast to end of boom with rain spigots

Winch, binnacle and life-raft covers

Cockpit cushions (new 2015)

Stern rail lee cloths with boat name


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