50′ Beneteau Cyclades 50

Beneteau Cyclades 50 Tatonka

Priced to Sell








Single Diesel

Hull Material


BVI Yacht Sales Overview

2006 Beneteau Cyclades 50 ‘Tatonka’

The Beneteau Cyclades 50 is, compared to other 50 footers, a big boat and very accommodating, all without sacrificing performance. The 16-foot beam translates to a terrific amount of space inside and out, about twice the volume of more traditional 50-footers. This space leads to a level of comfort unsurpassed in its class. This particular 4 cabin model has been converted to three cabins by removing the divider wall in the forward cabin making for an extra large forward master cabin. Each cabin features its own head and shower, and the forward master cabin has converted the additional head to a large storage closet. There is also a single berth and head for crew/storage/workshop way forward, accessed through a foredeck hatch.

Stepping on board ‘TATONKA’, the level of thought and care that has gone into the upgrades and upkeep is obvious. The owners have been seasonal Nanny Cay Marina locals for many years. They are avid cruiser/racers winning many races aboard the vessel in and around the Caribbean. This is THE yacht to beat on the race course and back to the beach bar!

Although it would be difficult to tell looking at her, ‘Tatonka’ spent her first 5 years in the Moorings fleet here in the BVI and received an extensive ‘phaseout refit’ by the Moorings in 2011. She shows very well inside and out with little evidence of wear and tear due to her thorough maintenance and upkeep schedule over the years. The owners have kept the vessel in a top tier management program (B&G Marine Services) here in Nanny Cay Marina focusing their attention and sparing no expense on maintenance and upgrades that to performance, accommodation and ease of sailing; things like aligning the rudder with the keel, opposed to the stock offset rudder that allows for pulling the prop shaft without removing the rudder, installing (3) top of the line electric winches that can be controlled from either side of the cockpit with a push of a button, installing a oversized custom rigid Bimini with high grade isinglass panels and shade curtains all around the cockpit, new sails in 2014 from Doyle that are in great condition.

Other recent upgrades include new running & standing rigging in 2018 (Not damaged! Rig was down for the summer of 2017 storms) a custom solar arch/dinghy davits in 2011, NEW Battery Bank 2020, NEW 9kw Northern Lights Generator in 2018 with only 920hrs and much more…

The owners of this 100% turn key, ready to go sailing TODAY Cyclades 50 have priced their beloved ‘Tatonka’ to sell as they will be looking to upgrade to a bigger boat in the near future! Currently on the hard and will be prepped for summer storage here at Nanny Cay Marina.

This is a lot of boat for the money and will not last long on the market!

  • HULL MATERIAL: Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP). The hull is monolithic below
  • the waterline. The upper hull is balsa sandwich construction with reinforced areas.
  • COLOR: White gelcoat.
  • FRAMING: A built-in Internal Grid Unit (IGU) is bonded and tabbed with fiberglass to the hull at intervals. Its structural role is to absorb the stresses at pressure points (keel, rudder etc.) and it spreads any loads reducing the strain on the hull. Plywood bulkheads rest in liner recesses and are bonded to the upper hull with fiberglass tabbing. Semi-bulkheads are attached with a structural adhesive.
  • DECK & SUPERSTRUCTURE: Composite fiberglass with balsa core and a molded non-skid surface.
  • HULL to DECK JOINT: The deck is chemically bonded to the hull in a vertical flange. An anodized aluminum cap rail covers this vertical joint.
  • RUBRAIL: A white plastic rubrail around the transom lip.
  • BULKHEADS: Marine plywood.
  • CEILINGS: White fiberglass moldings.
  • KEEL: Caste iron fin keel with a bulb.
  • KEEL BOLTS: Stainless steel.
  • RUDDER: A composite fiberglass spade rudder with foam core. The rudderstock is fiberglass.
  • BOW & additions: A raked bow with two stainless steel anchor supports.
  • STERN & additions: Reverse transom (walk through) with a hinged access hatch / step covering the liferaft storage locker. There are two transom lockers and a hinged stainless steel swim ladder. A stainless steel arch supports dinghy davits, a solar panel, a radar scanner and the cockpit bimini.
  • THROUGH HULL FITTINGS: Bronze skin fittings with bronze bodied ballvalves. The holding tank drain seacocks and skin fittings are plastic.
  • DECK HATCHES: 7 ‘Lewmar’ aluminum framed deck hatches.
  • OPENING PORTLIGHTS: 15 ‘Lewmar’ opening portlights.


Upon entering the companionway, the Nav desk is to starboard. If you know this model you may notice the centerline straight settee that is normally built into the island has been removed and replaced by additional counter space. What you may not know is there was a TV that pops up out of this counter top where you can sit and enjoy a movie on the huge C shaped settee to Starboard. The fixed table has a folding leif to make it easy to walk about the saloon.

Aft of the TV is a LARGE deep freezer that gets ICE cold and the motor was recently replaced in 2018. The generous galley is to port and runs along the port hull, featuring a large, top-load 12V refrigerator, Stainless double sinks, ENO 3 burner oven/stove, excellent storage and ample counter space.

Forward are the double doors leading to the forward master cabin with its own head/shower. As it was a 4 cabin originally the other head has been converted into a storage closet.

Aft to port and starboard, are the two double quarter berths, each with a hanging closet and separate head/shower. The port one with access via the saloon as well.

Under the companionway stairs is the Yanmar diesel with access on all four sides and aft of the engine room is where the New Genset has been installed. All with new Insulation so you can barely hear it when it is running. This 9kw generator effortlessly runs all 3 AC units keeping the whole boat cold as well as the battery charger to keep all of the ship’s systems going. 
STOVE: ‘Eno’ stainless steel stove – three burners with oven & grill.
FUEL: Propane w/ Solenoid & Pressure Gauge
LOCATION & LOCKER DESCRIPTION: Dedicated, propane locker in the transom.
STEREO: ‘Clarion CMD4 FM/AM radio and CD player – interior and JL Audio cockpit speakers.
LCD DISPLAY: A 32-inch ‘Sony’ flat screen display, on a hoist, is mounted in a cabinet in the saloon. + a ‘Sony BDP-S3100 Blu-Ray’ Disc/DVD player

ENGINE: ‘Yanmar 4JH3-HTE turbo charged four-cylinder diesel engine.
ENGINE HOURS: 5,200 hours (estimated, no tachometer)
GEARBOX: ‘Hurth ZF30M’
ENGINE COOLING: Fresh water cooled, through a heat exchanger.
ENGINE EXHAUST: Wet exhaust. Mixing elbow to a plastic ‘Vetus’ waterlock, through looped reinforced exhaust hosing to a stainless skin fitting.
COMPRESSORS & ALTERNATORS FITTED: A single 80A alternator (estimated).
SHAFT & COUPLINGS: Stainless steel shaft to a rigid gearbox coupling.
PROPELLER SHAFT SEAL: ‘Volvo Penta’ shaft seal.
FUEL FILTERS: ‘Racor 500MA’ primary filter / water separator.
PROPELLER: ‘Gori’ three bladed bronze folding propeller.
PROPELLER SHAFT SUPPORT: An external fiberglass strut with a cutlass bearing.
ENGINE STOP: Electric.
PANEL & ALARMS: ‘Yanmar’ engine panel with tachometer & alarms.
ENGINE CONTROLS: ‘Morse’ cables.

WATER TANKS: 256 US gallons / 970lt in 3 plastic tanks 1 x 330lt forward + 2 x 320lt tanks amidships.
DIESEL: 106 US gallons / 400lt in two 200lt plastic tanks under the aft bunks.
HOLDING TANKS: 3 x 73lt / 20-gallon plastic tanks. Gravity drain or shore pump out.
HOT WATER: 10 gallon ‘Quick Nautic Boiler 40’ water heater – water heated via the engine heat exchanger or 110v.
MARINE SANITATION DEVICES: (3) ‘Jabsco Quiet Flush’ 12-v marine toilets. 2014
PRESSURIZED FRESH WATER SYSTEM: 1 x ‘Par-Max 3’ 3,5 GPM / 40 PSI diaphragm pump + accumulator tank.
DEWATERING SYSTEMS Electric: ‘Rule-Mate 2000’ 2000 GPH automatic submersible bilge pump.
Manual: 1 x ‘Plastimo 925’ pump (40 LPM)  cockpit.
COOKING GAS: 2 x 10lb aluminum propane tanks in a dedicated transom locker.
SEACOCKS: Bronze and plastic ball valve type seacocks.
SHOWERS: 5 – Shower in each head plus a cockpit shower.
SHOWER SUMPS & REFRIGERATION PUMP: 5 x ‘Whale Gulper 220’ diaphragm type pumps.
FOOT PUMP (fresh water): A ‘Whale’ pump at the galley sink.

*All new rigging in 2018 (no storm damage. Rig was down for Irma to be re-rigged)
RIGGED: Deck stepped spar, Sloop rigged with double backstays / fractional rig.
MAST / Make: ‘Z-Spars’
Material: Anodized aluminum
Spreaders: Two sets of raked spreaders
SPARS: A mast mounted spinnaker pole
STANDING RIGGING: 1 x 19 stainless steel wire to swaged studs, to open bronze bodied
RUNNING RIGGING: Braided polyester 2018
GENOA FURLING GEAR: ‘Profurl C420’ drum and foil on the forestay.
BOOMVANG: Rope purchase.
CHAIN PLATES: Stainless steel chainplates are through-bolted to the sides of the hull.
New Mainsail track 2021
New ‘Harken’ Mainsail Traveler 2012

-Primaries – 2 x ‘Harken 46’ 12-v two speed self-tailing winches 2012-Cabin top – 1 x ‘Harken 46’ 12-v two speed self-tailing winch (port) 2012
1 x ‘Harken 44’ two speed self-tailing winch (starboard)

SAILS:-Main – ‘Doyle’ 2014
-Furling Genoa – ‘Doyle’ 2014
-Spinnaker  in a sock in Excellent Condition

SAIL COVERS: ‘Stack-pack’ with lazy jacks.
BIMINI & SPRAY DODGER: Cockpit bimini and spray dodger + side panels & shade curtains, with a custom rigid stainless steel frame.
Helm Covers for winches & electronics (port & Starboard)

House batteries:
2 x ‘Lifeline GPL-4DA’ 210Ah AGM batteries (port aft bunk) 2020
2 x ‘Lifeline GPL-4DA’ 210Ah AGM batteries (starboard aft bunk) 2020

Engine start battery:
1 x ‘Lifeline GPL-3100T’ AGM battery (forward of the engine) 2020

Generator start battery:
1 x ‘Lifeline GPL-2400T’ AGM battery (port aft cabin) 2020

Circuit Protection Devices: Isolation switches.
Power distribution System: 12v labeled circuit breaker panel.
Volt & Ammeters: Digital voltmeter
Charging system: 80A alternator (estimated).
1 x 135W ‘Kyocera’ solar panel is mounted on an arch aft + ‘Morningstar TriStar TS-MPPT-45’ charge controller.

REFRIGERATION: ‘Vitrifrigo’ 12-v air-cooled compressor (refrigerator).
‘Sea Frost’ 12-v water-cooled compressor (freezer). Motor replaced 2018

Generator: 110V 9kW ‘Northern Lights’ diesel generator in a sound proof capsule. NEW 2018 Only 920Hrs.
Battery chargers: 2 x 25A ‘Enag CDLC 12/25’ battery chargers.
Shore power: 50A
Outlets: 110-v receptacles.

7 000 BTU ‘Cruisair’ compressor forward.
16 000 BTU ‘Cruisair’ compressor saloon.
10 000 BTU ‘Cruisair compressor aft.

CHART PLOTTER / RADAR: -‘Raymarine E140 w Hybrid Touch’ color chart plotter, multifunction display & radar.
-2 x ‘Raymarine eSeries Hybrid Touch’ displays (port and starboard helm positions)
MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAYS: 1 x ‘Raymarine i70’ display (port helm)
AUTOPILOT: ‘Raymarine p70s’ with a linear drive.
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: ‘Raymarine Ray 55’ VHF with a cockpit speaker.
‘Icom IC-M72’ + ‘Standard Horizon HX870’ hand held VHFs
STEERING COMPASSES: 2 x ‘Ritchie Power Damp Plus’ pedestal type magnetic compasses.
CATHODIC PROTECTION: A zinc anode on the propeller nut.

PRIMARY ANCHOR: 80lb ‘Manson Supreme’
Chain / rode: Approximately 250ft x 12mm chain.
SECONDARY ANCHOR: 16kg / 35lb ‘Britany’
Chain / rode: Approximately 20ft x 12mm chain + nylon rode.
WINDLASS: ‘Quick’ 12-volt vertical windlass with a remote control.

3 x offshore adult lifejackets
1 x coastal adult lifejacket
6 x inflatable adult lifejackets (USCG Type V PFDs)
THROWABLE DEVICES: 1 ‘Lifesling’ overboard rescue system.
SOUND SIGNALS: Manual foghorn.
NAVIGATIONAL LIGHTING: Bicolor, stern, steaming and anchor light.
LIFERAFT: 10-person ‘Plastimo Transocean’ liferaft in a fiberglass capsule. Service past due: 01/2015 (Expired)LIFELINES: Double stainless steel wire through stainless steel stanchions.
EPIRB: ‘ACR Global Fix Pro’ 
FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS: 3 x 3lb dry powder extinguishers.
EMERGENCY STEERING: A steel tiller through a deck cap to the rudder stock.

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LOA: 51 ft 4 in
Beam: 16 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 7 in
Displacement: 27955 lbs


Total Power: 100 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: 4JH3-HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5000
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 100 HP

Cruising Speed: 8 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (256 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (106 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 3 (60 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 4
Number of heads: 4
Seating Capacity: 8

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