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Bestway Yachtfisher 50
$124,000 USD
56ft in

This Bestway Yachtfisher will provide its future owners with a beautiful platform for day trips in the Puget Sound or extended adventures to Alaska. This is the ultimate vessel for living aboard in the Pacific Northwest, she features an enclosed aft deck salon and fly bridge complete with a hard dodger and fully framed in enclosure. The upper helm station provides an excellent viewpoint while underway and for docking there are two micro-commander stations on the aft deck, one on the fly bridge and one in the main salon, totaling four control stations in all.  

The large main salon area is perfect for entertaining and the lower galley is large enough for several people to function in. The two staterooms, both with en-suite heads, deliver comfort and privacy for couples to enjoy their time together for extended periods. The vessel is also equipped with a washer in the owners’ stateroom, Webasto heating system, water maker, generator and batteries replaced in 2019. The current owners have regularly serviced this yacht on all fluid changes and routine maintenance and made updates as necessary. Come take a look at this well cared for yacht that is ready for her next adventure! 

Generator- washing machine- Webasto heater- 6’3″ headroom- twin head with Dometic master flush- Built in safe- 

Name of vessel Catsmando
Model Bestway Yachtfisher 50
Year 1986
Price $124,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 56
Beam (feet) 14.5
Draft (feet) 4.5
Displacement (pounds)
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model (2) Volvo Penta TAMD60C
Engine horsepower 250
Engine hours 3880
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 650
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 90

Interior Layout 

The forward private cabin features a double bunk offset to the starboard side with an en-suite head, overhead hatch and lots of built-in storage. There is over 6 feet of headroom giving the already large stateroom more volume. The forward head stretches the privacy of the forward cabin aft. It features a manual toilet and wet room for showering. The hatch allows for good airflow and has lots of storage.   

The galley is situated aft of the forward cabin and spans the entire width of the boat. Instead of trying to cram a galley on one side and seating on the other, the designer took care to allow the entire area for galley operations. Copious amounts of storage, creating a breakfast pantry space, are to starboard with access to the freezer through the counter top. Opposite to port are the fridge, stove/oven, microwave with a vent fan and single basin sink. The fridge is marine grade and stands over 5’ tall supplying lots of space for provisioning on long trips. The spice rack and large cabinetry for storing pots and pans are easily accessible while cooking as well.  

Up the four steps is the main salon with the lower helm station to starboard and nav station to port. The DC breaker panel is at the helm station and tidily laid out with access to the back of it and all other electronics via a panel in galley over the freezer. There is lots of space for a full-sized couch and another chair for entertaining and over 6’ of headroom in the main salon. The windows on all sides allow for a good lookout while operating from inside on a passage. In 2017 all the salon windows were replaced and have all been recently caulked and re painted to ensure their integrity. The sliding starboard door allows for easy access onto the deck for docking or anchoring if needed and makes for good airflow in the hot summer weather. The portable air conditioner also keeps this living space at a reasonable temperature for added comfort. The living space is extended up five more steps onto the enclosed sundeck area. This space features a full canvas enclosure updated in 2018 with varnished teak doors on the port and starboard side to further close the space off to the elements. The patio table and chairs make this an ideal spot to enjoy the afternoon and evening with friends out of the sun and wind.  

Moving up the five more steps to the fly bridge gives you a panoramic view of your surroundings. The hard top dodger and full enclosure of this space can only be fully appreciated in person. The bench seating, full engine controls with gauges and navigation make it the ideal spot while on a passage.  

Back in the main salon and down four steps, is the master cabin and headThis spacious cabin offers a centerline walk around queen bed lots of storage and a Splendide washing machine and 6’ 3” of headroom. The high perimeter sliding windows let a generous amount of light and airflow into the cabin but still maintain sufficient amount of privacy while at a dock and the aft facing Bomar deck hatch provides emergency egress. The two huge hanging lockers, 12 storage cabinets, 5 drawers and overhead perimeter storage makes this space very livable. A safe is also hidden away and mounted in one of these storage cabinets providing a space for valuables while traveling. The cream overhead and deep caramel woodwork is artfully crafted for a polished interior space found infrequently on a vessel like this.  

The head features a Dometic Master flush toilet with a household size bowl, 4 storage areas and a separate enclosed shower tub. The shower tub has a stunning 5’ 11” of headroom with a handheld shower faucet.  

Hull and Deck 

Catsmando’s hull is painted with a white gel coat with navy blue painted accents. Two lower windows on the port and starboard side define the aft cabin area. Six windows in total make up the port and starboard salon windows with three forward facing windows, the middle that opens. On the starboard side there is a sliding door to easily access the lower helm station when docking. Above the salon windows is a stainless grab rail and another on the cabin top when you get forward of the house. The foredeck is painted with white non-skid and compliments the recessed decks making for a secure feeling forward. Mounted just forward of the main house are two fiberglass storage bins for extra mooring lines or deck wash products.  

On the stainless pulpit surrounding the bow is storage for fenders while under way. 8’ aft of the bow the upper lifeline transitions to teak and the lower becomes a covered wire lifeline with stainless stanchions. Midships the teak handrail flips open for boarding complete with a single flip down step in the hull to enable ease of boarding.  

The aft upper and lower decks are teak that show lots of life left and have been well cared for. The lower deck opens out to the swim platform via a gate in the transom. There is a swim ladder with three steps. The dinghy davit is also mounted here with at least a 400lb capacity. Mounted on the davit is a stern tie spool for deep water anchoring up in the San Juans or Alaska. There are three rod holders recessed in the teak cap rail of the stern which also provides a place for the Magma grill to be mounted temporarily. The water fill is on the port side of the cap rail, and just inboard on both port and starboard side are the Micro Command throttle units. Under the countertop on the starboard side is a sink with cold pressure water and storage below. There is a 30Amp shore power plug and a plug for pressurized water while at the dock. Just inboard of the stairs is a fiberglass bin for storage and the Bomar deck hatch allows ventilation or escape hatch to the aft cabin. The deck hatches offer phenomenal access to the steering gear and aft holding tank and supply extra storage for anchors or spare propellers. 

From the lower deck up the six steps into the sun deck and up the other four steps is the fly bridge. Here you are met with 360º views through clear sliding windows and 6’5” of headroom. The aft one slides for access to the hard top dodger and sun deck roof as well. The fly bridge hard top has been recently coated with KIWI grip in white to match the roof deck below it. The interior space has many options for lounging on the three bench seats and one helm chair centerline forward. The two longitudinal benches offer cavernous storage below them and the underside of the steering control panel is accessible through two hatches. From the control panel you can fully operate the vessel without having to transfer stations for different situations. Both searchlights, anchor windlass, horn, all electronics and remote engine start/stop is available at this station. 

Exterior deck 

  • Single anchor roller 
  • Windlass 
  • 60lb CQR anchor 
  • 300’ 3/8” chain  
  • ~200’ rode 
  • Spare CQR anchor in lazarette 
  • Stainless pulpit 
  • Centerline stainless bit 
  • (2) Open stainless chocks 
  • (6) Fender holders 
  • Teak upper hand rail 
  • Canvas hand rail covers 
  • Covered wire lower life lines 
  • Stainless grab rails 
  • Centerline Bomar deck hatch 
  • (2) Fiberglass deck boxes 
  • Rail mounted kayak storage rack 
  • Mesh forward window coverings 
  • House repainted with Interlux Perfection 
  • Diesel deck fill (port side) 
  • Waste tank deck pump out (port side) 
  • (6) Stainless mooring cleats on main deck 
  • Replaced salon windows (2017) 
  • Re-caulked salon windows (2017) 

Sun Deck 

  • Teak decking  
  • Molded overhead w/ detail  
  • Wet bar with storage or room for ice maker 
  • 7 panel canvas enclosure with slider system (2018) 
  • Teak cap rail  
  • Gate for access to lower aft deck with latch 
  • Dining table and chairs 

Lower aft deck 

  • Teak decking 
  • Teak cap rail  
  • (4) Stainless mooring cleats on lower deck with closed chocks 
  • (3) Fishing rod holders 
  • (5) Storage lockers  
  • Water fill (port cap rail) 
  • Swim platform access gate 
  • 3 step swim ladder 
  • Dinghy davit 
  • Stern tie line spool 
  • (2) Stainless cleats 
  • Fiberglass storage bin 
  • Bomar deck hatch to aft stateroom 
  • Glassed in storage under stairs 

Fly Bridge 

  • (3) Bench seats with cushions 
  • Helm controls 
  • Overhead Bomar hatch 
  • Overhead teak grab rails 
  • Teak side tables 
  • Teak wheel 
  • KIWI grip on hard top (2021) 

Electronics & Navigation 

  • Garmin chart plotter with radar (GPSmap 740s) 
  • Furuno depth sounder (FCV-582) 
  • Standard Horizon VHF (Matrix AIS/GPS) 
  • VHF antenna (2019)  
  • Electronic compass (Azimuth 1000) 
  • (2) Ritchie magnetic compass 
  • (4) Micro commander stations 
  • Cybernet (CDF 500) 
  • Analog Anemometer 
  • Loud hailer 
  • Search light (ITT Jabsco) 
  • Spot light (Guest) 
  • Steaming light 
  • Sidelights 
  • Stern light 
  • Anchor light 
  • Horn 
  • Ships bell 
  • Fusion speakers (sun deck) 
  • 110V outlets 
  • 12V outlets 
  • LED overhead lights 
  • (2) Hella Rotor defrost fan 
  • Windlass control 
  • Uniden phone (president)  
  •  (2) Bilge alarm panels 
  • JVC stereo 
  • Toshiba TV (Regza) 
  • Vizio TV on fold up mount 
  • Vizio sound bar 
  • Bose speakers in main salon 

Electrical Systems 

  • 50Amp 220V service 
  • 30Amp 125V service  
  • (12) Wet cell batteries 245Ah (Dyno GC2b) 2019 
  • Magnum inverter/battery charger (MS2812) 2800W 12V 
  • Magnum inverter control panel 
  • Ratelco constant voltage battery charger (100-2062-D) 
  • Battery selector switches 
  • La Belle AC/DC electrical panel 
  • TV/COAX plug 
  • Pro Mariner galvanic isolator 
  • Weems & Plath digital volt meter 
  • Alternator regulator (Next Step- Next-12P) 
  • Tank tender 
  • Water maker control panel 
  • Monitrol corrosion preventer 
  • Onan generator panel 
  • AC/DC breaker panel 
  • Webasto thermostat 

 Mechanical and Plumbing systems 

  • (2) Volvo Penta diesel engines (TAMD60c) 250 hp  
  • Twin disc transmission (ratio: 2-5011) 
  • Hydraulic steering system (Capilano 1250v) 
  • FloScan Cruisemaster (series 6500) 
  • (4) Mathers 585 Micro Command throttle stations 
  • (2) 4 blade fixed propeller 
  • Racor fuel filter (engine) 
  • Battery watering system (2019) 
  • Genset (Mcgraw-Edison Onan 8KW) 
  • Racor fuel filter (200FG generator) 
  • Hydronic heater (Webasto DBW 2010) 
  • Cruisair air conditioning  
  • Seaward water heater (HF-2000) 20gal 120V AC 
  • Paragon water pressure pump (Senior PSR) 
  • Jabsco accumulator tank (18810-0000) 
  • Watermaker (HRO System 10/600) 
  • Washing machine (Splendide WD2100XC) 
  • March fridge/freezer saltwater pump 
  • GE microwave (2019) 
  • Grunert Freezer 
  • Grunert Fridge 
  • Princess electric oven 
  • Kalorik multipurpose oven 
  • Sea gull IV water purification system (not hooked up) 
  • (2) Dometic master flush  
  • Head blower 
  • Sharp portable air conditioner 
  • ~175 gallon fuel day tank  
  • (2) 250 wing fuel tanks 

Safety & Miscellaneous 

  • Lifesling 
  • Safe (Sentry) 
  • Salon furniture 
  • Sun deck furniture  
  • Fire extinguishers 

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