Able Apogee 50 MARA for sale with Yeoman Yachts
Able Apogee 50 for sale:


Now located in Jamestown, RI

MARA, ex ARCADIA, is hull number 8 of a total of 9 Able Apogees built by the famed Able Marine in Maine. Able was then sold to Morris where they continued to build this most popular blue water performance cruiser as the Morris 51.

MARA is designed and built for long distance passage making with an emphasis on ocean going comfort as well as performance. With only 6’ of draft she is capable of cruising most parts of the world.

MARA is set up for safe, short-handed sailing with most running rigging led to the cockpit.

A powerful autopilot, electric primary and main halyard winches, uncluttered decks, roller furling for the headsail and roller furling for the staysail make MARA a breeze to sail. Clicking off 200 mile plus days under sail should be considered a common experience.

Below decks are 3 generous sleeping cabins with sea bunks aft, a proper “U” shaped sea galley, large navigation station, walk in engine space and handrails everywhere. For safety at sea, no one space below deck is too large yet all cabins remain most comfortable.

For a “go anywhere, do anything” boat, add MARA to your list of must see vessels.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Able Apogee 50
  • Location:

    Jamestown - RI - USA
  • Price:

    $ 370,000 USD

Able Apogee 50 Specifications

  • Model:
    1998 Able Apogee 50
  • LOA:
    51 ft 0 in
  • Beam:
    14 ft 0 in
  • Draft:
    6 ft 0 in
  • Displacement:
    32000 lb
  • Ballast:
    11400 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 87HP

    For enquries please contact:

    Keith Yeoman - Swan Brokerage

    Keith Yeoman

    Yeoman Yachts

    T: +1 401 846 1090


The FRP hull is hand laminated in one piece using a single-element female mold. Materials include a combination of non-woven biaxial glass, unidirectional roving and Kevlar reinforcement in particularly stressed areas such as the forward position of the hull and the turn of the bilge at mid-keel. The core consists of Baltek one-inch CK-100 end-grain balsa below the waterline and CK-57 between the waterline and the sheer. Notably, hull core is omitted in all areas of thru-hull penetration in lieu of solid glass. Resin throughout the hull is 100-percent vinylester. A system of stringers and structural floors is glassed in immediately after the last layer of laminate to ensure a strong primary bond. Additionally, all major bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck, with Airex foam fillets to optimize cohesion.

Fin keel

Spade rudder

Epoxy bottom barrier coat (2016)

Awlgrip green topsides

Water-tight bulkheads forward and aft

Sugar scoop transom for easy boarding


The hull-deck joint is accomplished by means of a double inward flange, an anodized and perforated aluminum toe rail, thru-bolts and 3M-5200 sealant/adhesive. The deck itself utilizes polyester resin and is cored with one-inch Baltek end-grain balsa except where solid glass is built up in areas of hardware attachment. Deck fittings are thru-bolted and carried by G-10 backing plates. Each chain plate is engineered to carry more than the entire weight of the boat at any given time.

Hard dodger over forward end of cockpit with extra thick Isinglass

Handrails on dodger, port, starboard and aft

Anchor locker forward with deck access

Stainless steel stem head fitting with double anchor rollers

Aluminum anodized toe rail

3 x pair of stainless steel mooring cleats, forward, midships and aft

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

Stainless steel stanchions, extra height

1 x 19 stainless steel wire double lifelines

Lifeline gates port and starboard

Lewmar electric windlass with chain gypsy

Sissy bars at mast partners.

Teak handrails on coach roof

Staysail tracks on top of coachroof with lead blocks

Genoa tracks on side decks with line adjustable lead blocks

Mainsail traveler track forward of hard dodger (re-engineered 2021)

2 x double headsail sheet blocks aft

Bail at base of mast to secure unused halyards

Radar antenna post aft

8 x opening deck hatches

Dinghy davits

Bimini over cockpit

Teak cockpit table folds against pedestal

High teak backrests behind cockpit seating with lockers inside

2 x cockpit lockers

4 x teak cup holders at pedestal

Cork decking on cockpit seats

Emergency steering position on helm seat


All Lewmar and self-tailing

1 x #48, electric main halyard

2 x #64, electric primary (electrified in 2021)

2 x #48, utility

2 x #44, utility on mast

General Arrangement


Sleeps 6 in 3 separate sleeping cabins plus 1 in the saloon for a total of 7. 2 heads. Cherry furniture throughout with white Herreshoff type paneling to brighten the interior. Teak and holly cabin sole. Vinyl overhead removable panels. 6’4” headroom throughout most of the interior.

Forward Cabin

Located in the bow. Offset double to port with filler to starboard increasing the size of the bunk. Maple staving lines the inside of the hull. Shelving forward and to starboard. Fixed windows in the hull. Drawers under the bunk. Storage traps starboard side. Hanging locker aft to starboard with shelf over and an additional locker forward. 2 reading lights on aft bulkhead. Hella fan. 110volt outlet. Stereo speakers in aft bulkhead. Separate air conditioning control panel.

Forward Head

Located on the port side immediately aft of the Forward Cabin. Accessed from the forward cabin only. Electric head with holding tank. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold water. Telephone type shower. Teak grating in the floor. Teak hinged fold down seat that fits over the head. Locker outboard over the head. Locker under sink. Mirror on aft bulkhead.

Main Saloon

Located immediately aft of the forward cabin and head. Straight 2 person settee to starboard with lockers outboard and over settee backrest. Shelf outboard of lockers. Chest of drawers forward of settee. 2 fixed windows in the hull. “L” shaped settee to port surrounding a dining table on the centerline with drop leaves both sides. Storage in the center part of the table. Storage lockers outboard and above the port settee back rest. Shelf outboard of the lockers. Handrails on the forward bulkhead. Mast steps immediately forward of the table. Reading lights forward and aft, port and starboard. Hella fan. Air-conditioning vent. Stereo speakers. Handrails overhead, port and starboard.


Located aft of the saloon on the port side. “U” shaped with access from the dinette. Ample counter-top surfaces. Force 10 (2018), 4 x burner LPG stove with oven outboard and with remote solenoid shutoff. 2 x stainless steel sinks inboard with hot and cold water faucets. Seagull water filter faucet. Foot pumps for fresh and sea water. 2 x large drawers forward. Lockers outboard. Shelf outboard of lockers. Frigaboat 12volt DC fridge and freezer. Top and side load fridge aft. Top load freezer aft. Microwave oven mounted on aft bulkhead with lockers above. Trash container.

Navigation Station

Located opposite the galley and on the starboard side. Facing outboard. Shelf outboard and above. 2 x drawers forward. Large chart drawer under desktop. Additional lifting desktop to access more storage. Fiddle rails on desktop. Swing out seat. Handrail on aft bulkhead. Navigation instruments outboard. 110volt outlet. Hella fan.

Aft Head

Located immediately aft of the navigation station and on the starboard side. Accessed from either the aft starboard guest cabin or the common area between the galley and navigation station. Separate stall shower. Electric head with holding tank. Stainless steel sink with hot and cold water. Additional telephone type shower in head area. Lockers outboard and under sink. Mirror outboard.

Aft Starboard Guest Cabin

Located immediately aft of the Aft Head. Double bed. Seat forward with locker outboard. Drawers under forward end of bunk. Shelf aft of bunk. Fixed hull window. Handrail inboard. Hella fan. Reading light.

Aft port guest cabin

Located immediately aft of the galley and on the port side. 2 x single bunk beds. Drawers under the lower bunk. Locker and drawers forward. 2 x fixed windows in hull. Hella fan. Reading light. Access panels to the engine space inboard. Watertight door in aft bulkhead allowing access to mechanical space aft.


Yanmar 4JH2-DTE, 87HP, 3000 hours+-

Hurth “V“ drive transmission

3 blade feathering Max Propeller

Stainless steel propeller shaft

PSS shaft seal

Dual Racor fuel filters

2 x new fuel tanks (2022)

Plumbing and Ventilation

6 x dorade vents strategically located on deck.

Reverse cycle air conditioning with 1 x 16,000btu and 1 x 8,000btu unit

Webasto forced air diesel heating

2 x fiberglass integral water tanks each with 120 gallons

110volt water-maker

DC fridge and freezer

Water heater, 15 gallons

3 x automatic bilge pumps with automatic and manual modes

2x manual bilge pumps, 1 in cockpit, 1 under saloon floor

1 x engine belt driven emergency bilge pump

High water alarm

Cockpit shower


30 Amp shore power deck inlet

3 x 4D Lithium-Ion house batteries with about 900amp hours (new 2020)

1 x Group 31 series North Star AGM engine start battery

AC and DC electrical panel at base of companionway steps

110volt outlets with GFCI

1 x 250amp high output alternator

1 x 60amp high output alternator

2 x 50’ shore power cords

Magnum Power inverter/charger

Solar panel on top of dodger

Navigation lights

Tricolor light

Anchor light

Red lighting throughout


Icom VHF (2023)

Icom IC M802 SSB

B&G touch screen chart plotter/radar displays at helm and nav station (2021)


2 x B&G H3000 MFDs for speed and depth

B&G autopilot with control at nav station and remote at helm 


Ritchie 6” pedestal compass


Aluminum keel stepped mast with double spreaders and storm trysail track

Aluminum boom with rails to create a Park Avenue affect

Stainless steel standing rod rigging (inspected 2021)

Roller furling for headsail

Roller furling for inner forestay with working jib

Furlex roller furlers for both headsails

Slab reefing for mainsail

Mainsail reefed from cockpit

German mainsheet system (2021)

Carbon fiber GMT spinnaker pole mounted on mast 

All running rigging led aft to the cockpit

Much of the running rigging was replaced (2021)


Quantum full batten mainsail (2017)

Quantum roller furling headsail (2017)

Quantum roller furling screecher (2017)

Quantum asymmetric spinnaker with sock

Storm jib


Additional equipment

2 x automatic fire suppression systems

Hand-held dry chemical fire extinguisher


AB RIB, 9’

15HP Honda outboard engine

Switlik life raft (2023)

Radar reflector





First aid kit



Horseshoe buoy


Ditch bag

Carbon monoxide detectors


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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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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