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Marina Del Rey, California




BEOWULF, is the result of 20 years of continuous design evolution, all of which has been aimed at one goal – producing the safest, most efficient and comfortable cruising yachts afloat.

BEOWULF was designed to be sailed by a couple without the need of extra crew. She is a remarkably stiff, comfortable and a fast passage maker. In moderate trades, with the wind from a close to broad reach, she will easily and comfortably average 300 miles per day. She is designed to travel 230 - 300 miles per day under sail. Typically, the boat moves at 85% - 95% of the wind speed with the small jib, main and mizzen. She has a simple, easy to use salt water ballast system which reduces heel by six to eight degrees and typically increases speed ten to fifteen percent.

This vessel is fully fitted for extensive offshore work, has been shaken down and fine tuned, and is ready to head around the world after topping off her tanks and visiting the local market. The systems are functional, easy to use and require minimal maintenance. The interior is exquisitely executed by one of the finest boat builders world-wide for this size yacht, to the very highest standards and must be seen to be appreciated.


Listed by The Yacht Exchange

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE YACHT EXCHANGE 310-305-9192 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY W S YACHT BROKERS. W S Yacht Brokers is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: BEOWULF
Make: Custom
Year: 1998
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: HQZ00336G595
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 80 ft / 24.38 m
Length Overall: 80 ft / 24.38 m
Waterline Length: 79 ft / 24.08 m
Beam: 17 ft / 5.18 m
Max Draft: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Displacement: 54,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'8 ft / 2.03 m
Ballast: 16,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 24 V
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LH-DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Engine Hours: 3131
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Maximum Speed: 18 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,320 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 3
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Cruisers, Ketch


In Beowulf there are three staterooms, each with ensuite heads and a shared shower between aft guest cabins.
From a single level flush deck, a door opens to the pilothouse which boasts 360 degree visibility. To port and starboard are full-length settees, suspended and with no side bulkheads, thus creating wonderful connection with the area below and a sense of spaciousness. These settees can also be used as voyaging bunks. Navigation instruments plus inside steering permit comfortable inclement weather sailing. Stairs  lead down to a galley to port, and office/navigation to starboard, the salon forward. The galley leads aft to a guest stateroom with a double bunk and an ensuite head that, in turn, leads through to a huge walk-in engine room with totally accessible systems. On the starboard side the guest stateroom is a mirror image to that of the port side.
The salon features a large table and L-shaped settee to port, and a settee to starboard. Forward is a door that opens to the full-width master stateroom with a large queen bed to port, settee and storage starboard. Forward of the bed is a separate shower/tub/toilet room with hanging lockers across to starboard. Beyond this is a large dressing area, walk in closet with sink and washer/dryer. On deck, a large table opens to accommodate 8 diners. Winches are within easy reach for hassle-free sailing. Non-skid aluminum industrial checker plate decks fore and aft while the sugar scoop transom adds safety and ease.


- B&G Hercules 2000 instruments

- B&G Gyro stabilized fluxgate compass

- Furuno Navtex GPS Navigator

- Furuno - Fax 207

- Furuno 1944C Navnet Radar/Plotter 64 mi range

- Icom HF Marine IC-M802

- (2) Standard Horizon Multiland handheld VHF radios

- Furuno GPS - Navigator GP-31

- (2) W/H autopilots 2/remote controls, interfaced w/compass

- Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF

- Standard VHF

- Hundested Propeller Pitch


BEOWULF is a 24 volt DC yacht with a 110 volt system. DC current is generated by 2 x 140 amp Electrodyne alternators with remote fan cooled diode bridges.
Two 24 volt alternators on main engine. The circuits incorporate a floating ground system.

12/24 volts DC
110 volts AC
2X120 AMP @ 24 V Balmar Alternator 
Isolation transformers on both shore cord receptacles
(2) 24 volt/140 amp Electrodyne alternators
Magnum 24V charger/inverter
12 volt/55amp Hitachi alternator w/Balmar regulator to charge AGM starting batteries
1 12 volt Newmar converter
(1) Trojan Traction1190 amp hour x 24 volt battery NEW 2019 
(2) Penn East AGM type 31 starting batteries for engine
Complete wiring schematics with wires numbered & identified
Spare 140 amp Electrodyne Alternator


The aluminum deck is laid out for ease of handling either singled handed or with a full racing crew. Mainsail controls are in the front of the cockpit to starboard and mizzen controls are to port. A "magic box" allows a person to control the electric winches windlass and autopilots remotely - either in the pilothouse from the deck or the lower spreaders.

- (5) Lemwar electric winches
- 240 lb. Bruce anchor 300-3/8 schedule 7 chain
- 125 lb. Fortress anchor
- 12 AB RIB tender (New 6/08)
- 14 Folding alloy passerrelle
- (12) Lemwar manual winches
- Maxwell V3500 windlass NEW 2018
- Digital chain counter for windlass (pilothouse)
- 85 lb. Fortress anchor w/300? 7/8-nylon rode
- Novurania Rib w/30 hp Honda outboard engine

- Cockpit cushions (2005)


-Harken furling jib system
- Fractional headsail arrangement
- Lazy Jack Main Sail System
- North mainsail w/lazy jack system & slab reefing 889 sqft.-Northlam
- North roller furling 125% Jib;889 sqft.-Northlam
- North Mizzen Sail 783 sqft.- Northlam
- Forespar main mast & mizzen mast w/twin 25 degree swept back spreaders
- Articulating Bow Sprit
- Dacron storm jib
- North Sail - Code Zero
- Symmetrical spinnaker for main mast
- North mizzen jib - Code Zero
- North Mylar Codde Zero on furler
- Asymmetrical mizzen spinnaker


An earlier Dashew design, Intermezzo II, was intentionally tested in 70 mile per hour winds off of Cape Hatteras with only three people aboard. Among other features she was found to slide down waves on her side and not trip on her keel. This experience and any needed improvements were designed into all other Dashew yachts.
Beowulf's aluminum hull incorporates fore and aft watertight bulkheads. This seals off the forepeak (for collision protection and avoidance of odors associated with sail and ground tackle storage) and the engine room (again isolating potential leaks, odors and noise from the living area).
Between the watertight bulkheads the hull bottom is doubled by fuel and water tanks, keeping weight low in the hull and providing not only a large amount of capacity but a safety feature in the unlikely event of a puncture of the outer hull.
Additional impact protection along the hull side is provided from the galley forward bulkhead aft, to the engine room by the welded in ballast tanks.
Beowulf has 32" high lifelines, a secure, fast draining cockpit directly adjacent to the pilothouse, and booms which do not overhang living or working areas. This allows the booms to be quite low, making them easier to work on when covering, performing, maintenance and reefing sails.
All thru hull discharges are designed as stand pipes to reduce the risk of flooding. There are only three salt water intakes thru-hulls, all located in the engine room.
The boat has one Par bilge pump for the forepeak, one Par bilge pump for the main living area, and three Par pumps for the engine room. The main living area also has a 60 gallon emergency bilge pump. A 230 gallon MP pump can be used for damage control in the main living area and the engine room. This pump also doubles as a fire suppression pump for this boat or one nearby. All pumps are protected with strainers.
A Fireboy automatic fire suppression system is fitted to the engine room with automatic shut down of both engines and the diesel boiler. Manual fire extinguishers are located near each exit and escape hatch.

- Switlik 6 person life raft in deck cradle
- 121.5 Mhz EPIRB
- (6) SOSpender inflatable life vests w/ACR personal EPIRBs, built in
harnesses and tethers
- 230 gpm crash pump & fire control system w/100? hose on reel
- (2) Survivor 6 watermakers
- (4) Emergency containers tethered to life raft
- ACR mini EPIRB
- ADF monitoring 121.5 Mhz & all VHF frequencies 
- ADF monitoring 121.5 Mhz & all VHF frequencies 
- (8) SOSpender inflatable life vests w/built in harnesses and


Grunert AR-50 holding plate refrigerator/freezer with Glacier Bay controls (2 completely independent systems for redundancy. These units are cooled by an integral hull tank, so they are not subject to the deteriation of salt water and can even be run while the yacht is out of the water. This reduces maintenance and wear on the compressors and allows the salt water thru hull to be closed when the owner is away.

- Microwave Oven
- Force 10 - propane stove w/oven & broiler
- China, crystal, flatwear & cooking utensils
- Asko full-sized dishwasher
- Clothes washer/dryer (Master Stateroom)
- Well organized storage & containers for food items


ENGINES: 1xYanmar, 4LH-DTE, 170 HP
ENGINE HOURS: 3131 hours as of 2/2020 
STEERING: Hydraulic  


ELECTRICITY: 24 volt DC yacht with 110/240 volt system
BATTERIES: 12 volt/55amp Hitachi alternator w/Balmar regulator
to charge AGM
Starting batteries
(1)Trojan Traction 1190 amp hour x 24 volt battery
(2)Penn East AGM type 31 starting batteries for engine
and genset

170hp Yanmar Model 4LH-DTE diesel engine, Hundested VP3 blade variable pitch propeller Electric oil change pumps on both engines Racor fuel/air separators on tank vents Racor fuel filters on day tank Air Sep intake filter on main engine Purefiner bypass oil filters on both engines Floscan fuel consumption meter Spectra Marine watermaker  50,000 BTU Webasto diesel heater (throughout accommodations) Custom hot water heater w/heat exchanger from main engine Webasto diesel heater for hot water & high latitude sailing Fresh water system w/charcoal, 20 micron, UV treatment, & 5 micron filters 230 GPM MP damage control/fire pump Extensive spare parts Tankage: Fuel: 2 x 650 gallons-main tanks for 400 gallons a total of 1300 gallons 1 x 28 gallon-day tank Black: 40 gallons Water: 2 x 200 gallons for a total of 400 gallons Ballast: 4,000 lbs. sea water each side w/electric fill & discharge Performance: Powering - 2200 RPM, 10 knots Sailing - In light breezes, Godspeed can sail at, or close to, wind speed with top speeds in fresher breezes in the range of 17-18 knots. Godspeed also motor sails easily at a reduced RPM with main and mizzen or just main, very efficiently and economically. It should also be noted here that Godspeed sails very, very well without a headsail. Range: At 9 knots, assuming that you never sailed or motor sailed, which is a very unlikely situation, 3,000 nautical miles.


Length Overall: 80' (24.4m)
Length at Waterline: 79' (24.1m)
Beam: 17' (5.2m)
Max Draft: 6'6" (2m)
Ballast: 16000
Displacement: 73000


Fuel: 1328 G (5026.5L)
Fresh Water: 400 G (1514L)
Holding: 40 G (151.4L)


LOA: 78 ft. (24.4m)
DRAFT: Min 6'6" (2m), Max 6 ft.6in. (2m)
DESIGNER: Kelly Archer
YEAR: 1998
BEAM: 17' (5.2m)
DISPLACEMENT: 73000 (33112.6kg)


FUEL CAPACITY: 1328 g (5026.5 l)
WATER CAPACITY: 400 g (151.4 l)
SPEED: 10 knots / 13 knots under power 
RANGE: At 9 knots, 3000 nautical miles

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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