Hodgdon Boothbay Explorer 59 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


Built by the famed Hodgdon Brothers Boat Yard (now Hodgdon Yachts) in East Boothbay, Maine, CYNOSURE is hull #4 of 5 boats built. Massively constructed in solid fiberglass, these timeless yachts are comfortable, ocean-going, no-nonsense boats capable of traveling the world. With her shallow draft (5’6”), full keel and ketch rig, CYNOSURE has a very soft and easy motion at sea while allowing her to sneak into shallow anchorages, including the Intercoastal Waterway.

The present owners purchased CYNOSURE in 2012 on the west coast. They lived aboard until 2015 when they departed San Francisco, transited the Panama Canal, and arrived in Florida. Since then, they have migrated up and down the east coast a few times between Maine and Florida.

CYNOSURE has been well maintained, and among many other upgrades, there was fresh Awlgrip deck paint in 2018, Awlgrip hull paint in 2020, new sails in 2018, bow thruster added in 2019 and a new generator installed in 2022.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Hodgdon Boothbay Explorer 59
  • Location:

    Kennebunk - Maine - USA

Sold - Hodgdon Boothbay Explorer 59 CYNOSURE

  • Model:
    1975 Hodgdon Boothbay Explorer 59
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    58 ft 7 in
  • Beam:
    15 ft 4 in
  • Draft:
    5 ft 6 in
  • Displacement:
    63000 lb
  • Ballast:
    16000 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Perkins 6.354


Solid fiberglass hull with white Awlgrip paint (2020).

Bow thruster, Vetus BOW160 352lbf/24volt with 10.5” tube (2019)

Full keel with 5’ 6” draft.


Fiberglass, balsa cored deck with white and grey two tone Awlgrip paint with non-skid (2018).

Stainless steel stem head fitting with double anchor rollers and mooring line fairleads incorporated.

Teak toe rail

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

1 x pair mooring cleats on deck forward

1 x pair mooring cleats on deck aft

Stainless steel genoa tracks with cars mounted on toe rails

Sissy bars at mast

Raised cabin house over main saloon

Hard enclosure over cockpit

Access to the well protected center cockpit from the port and starboard side decks

Edson steering

Ideal electric windlass with foot switch for “up” only

Hatches removed in 2014, bead blasted, re-anodized and new hardware added.

In 2014 all glass on the boat, including doghouse windows, was replaced with Lexan.

In 2018, 4 stainless steel ports were added, replacing the aft coachroof windows.


Barient, self-tailing, electric, primary

Numerous additional winches strategically located on the rig and the deck

General arrangement


Sleeps 6 to 7 in 3 sleeping cabins, each with their own ensuite head. Herreshoff type interior décor with white paneling together with hardwood furniture. Teak and Holly cabin sole.

Forward Cabin

Located in the bow with over/under single bunks. Shelving and lockers outboard to port.

Forward Head

Located immediately aft of the forward cabin. Manual head, with overboard discharge only, and sink.

Forward Guest Cabin

Located on the port side, aft of the forward head and opposite the galley. Accessed from the galley. 2 single bunk beds. Drawers and shelving forward, Storage under lower bunk. Door aft to access ensuite head.

Midships head

Located opposite the galley and accessed either from the galley or the aft end of the port guest cabin. Raritan vacuum electric head (2015) with freshwater flush.


Located on the starboard side and opposite the port guest cabin. Accessed down steps from the forward end of the raised main saloon. White Corian counter tops. Double stainless steel sinks forward. Microwave (2015) above the sinks and outboard. 3 x burner, Force 10, propane stove with oven aft of the sinks. Side loading freezer aft and outboard. (2015) Frigoboat, side loading fridge inboard and next to the (2015) Frigoboat freezer outboard. Numerous drawers, lockers and shelves throughout the galley. Galley is open to the main saloon aft.

Main Saloon

Located aft of the galley and up 3 steps from the galley. Forward to port is an outboard facing desk with fold down lid and a stool. Aft to port is an “L” shaped settee surrounding a dining table large enough to seat 6. Light tan Ultrasuede upholstery. To starboard are numerous lockers, some with stained glass, and a stand-alone armchair. Forward to starboard is a large countertop with a folding leaf to allow for full sized charts to be opened. Aft, and close to midships, is the companionway to the cockpit and steering position. Aft and to starboard of the saloon are steps down to the passageway to the aft cabin and access to the engine room. The Splendide combomatic washer/dryer is located in the passageway forward and a wet locker aft.

Master Cabin

Located aft of the saloon with access along the starboard side. Single bunks, 1 to port and 1 to starboard that converts to a double. A second companionway is aft accessing the aft deck. Drawers and lockers forward, aft, outboard and under the bunks.

Master Cabin Head

Located on the port side and forward of the master cabin. Separate stall shower. Sink. Raritan vacuum electric head (2015) with freshwater flush.


Perkins 6.354.

Digital tachometer (2016)

Oil pressure, water temp, amp/volt meter gauges (2015)  

At cruising speed, the fuel consumption is approximately 1.6gph allowing about 1600 miles range under motor.

Fixed 4 x blade, 21”, propeller

Morse control cables

Between 2020 and 2021 the following were new: Fuel injection pump, heat exchanger, water pump, fuel lift pump, spin off oil filter system.

The oil heat exchanger was replaced in 2015.

Stand up engine room with exhaust blowers.

Accessible raw water filters.

Racor fuel filters for engine and generator.

Plumbing and Ventilation

Nearly all plumbing replaced (2015/16)

2 x 250gallon, fiberglass, integral, water tanks for a total of 500 gallons

1 x 90gallon black water tank

2 x 250gallon, fiberglass, integral, diesel tanks for a total of 500 gallons  

Hot and cold pressure water to each head and galley

Filtered water faucet at galley

Saltwater deck wash down

Freshwater washdown in cockpit

Hot and cold water deck shower in cockpit

12volt high capacity bilge pump

12volt Johnson SPX bilge pump

32volt Rule high capacity bilge pump

Edson manual diaphragm bilge pump

2 x Whale gulper 320 pumps for sumps  

MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning

Emerson electric heat in aft cabin and midship cabin

Trident gas detector in galley

Hella Fans in each cabin


Mase 7.1kw generator with sound shield (2022)

47 hours on the generator as of November 2022 


12volt Balmar 60 series 100amp alternator (new 2016).

32volt alternator (new 2015)

Battery chargers/inverters:

12volt Victron Energy MultiPlus 3KW inverter/charger with Blue Power Panel

32volt McCarron VMI automatic 60amp battery charger


Nearly all DC wiring replaced (2015/16)

3 x Group 8D Crown Severe Duty, lead acid, engine start

3 x spare Group 8D AGMs, West Marine, (2019)

4 x Trojan T875 Deep Cycle, 170ah, (2021) for windlass, autopilot, primary winches, and auxiliary bilge pump

2 x AGM 12volt, in series to 24volt, (2019) for bow thruster

1 x lead acid 12volt, (2020) for generator.   

Solar panels (uninstalled):

4 x Solbian SP-118L, 118watt each

4 x Victron dedicated MPPT with Bluetooth controllers

LED lighting throughout (2015) some with dimmers

Courtesy lights on companionway steps

Electrical panel in the passageway opposite the washer/dryer.


Simrad autopilot (2015)

Garmin 7612 touchscreen chart plotter (2015)

Garmin XHD radar (2015)

AIS, Vesper XB-8000Class B Smart (2019)

Garmin wind instrument (2015)

VHF, Standard Horizon with handheld

SSB, ICOM IC-M710 with modem

Iridium 9075 sat phone (2019)


Aluminum, grey painted, main mast and mizzen mast

In-mast furling in both masts

Aluminum, grey painted, booms

ProFurl roller furling for genoa and staysail

Stainless steel wire standing rigging


Mainsail, in-mast furling, Lee (2018)

Genoa, furling, Lee (2018)

Staysail, furling, self-tacking, Lee (2018)

Mizzen, in-mast furling, Lee (2018)

Mizzen staysail, Lee (2018)

Additional Equipment

Hand-held fire extinguishers

40kg Rocna anchor

65lb CQR anchor

35lb Danforth anchor

217’ x 3/8” galvanized anchor chain

RIB (2018)

Tohatsu 5hp outboard (2020)

Revere 8 man life raft (2016)

Some interior upholstery replaced (2018)

Cockpit cushions and helm seat re-upholstered (2015)


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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