2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49


2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49

Van de Stadt
Samoa 49
Model Length:
49 ft
CAN $349,000
Boat Name:
Hull Material:
Epoxy Composite
8’ 4”
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Victoria


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 402


Lyra was constructed in 1998 and commissioned in 2000.  She is one of a rare handful of rugged go-anywhere sailboats designed for a very specific purpose and built to exacting standards.

  • To coddle its crew of two in comfort and luxury while being fast and efficient
  • Sail anywhere safely, including extremely high latitudes
  • Bullet-proof with watertight bulkheads to survive any conditions
  • Easily singlehanded by the on-watch partner
  • Commodious storage without compromising semi-light displacement
  • Indefinite off-the-grid sustainability
  • Accommodation for two occasional guests in a second double-cabin

This graceful and unique Dutch yacht is a head-turner wherever she goes and is customized and adapted for very discerning and serious world cruisers.  Don’t be fooled by her stunning lines and her classic appearance. This is a modern sailing yacht was designed and built to the absolute highest current world standards, using composites and epoxy – stronger than steel. The result is a light, stiff, and proven seaworthy machine that is very easy to sail, even solo.

Lyra is not your average production-yacht. She is the proud creation from the board of Van de Stadt in Holland, a pioneer of modern yacht design. Ricus van de Stadt is responsible for the wing-section-fin-keel and balanced spade-rudder combination, the first race-winning plywood yachts, the world’s very first series-production fibreglass yacht, and the world’s first maxi racer: STORMVOGEL.  Lyra’s design is based on Van de Stadt’s original Samoa 47, but the design team customized several features to achieve the outcome seen in this beautiful one-off 49’ version.

The renowned yard of Adrie Pijnen in Holland, known worldwide for high-end custom composite vessels, was chosen for the specialized construction. Van de Stadt strongly favours composite epoxy construction, but very few yards anywhere in the world today still use this method due to the exorbitantly high cost of production.

Despite that, one of the most famous Van de Stadt Samoa is HAWK, featured regularly in Cruising World and other magazine articles authored by owners Beth Leonard and her partner Evans Starzinger (see Wikipedia), who circumnavigated twice sailing her in very high latitudes and completing more than 100,000 miles and winning many significant sailing awards in the process.

Lyra is lovingly owned by Herman and Rian who have sailed this example more than 60,000 miles without incident. They are both tall-ship captains and set extremely stringent requirements irrespective of cost when they had her fitted out for their excursion. High latitude sailing is their favorite, having returned to north of Labrador and Greenland three times, circumnavigating the Americas by way of Cape Horn, and spending a summer in the Antarctic aboard Lyra.  Many custom features make this vessel quite unique and suited for any adventure on the globe where there is water!  Her fractional cutter rig makes single-handing a breeze.  While completing our broker listing-photoshoot here in BC waters, I was impressed that she could sail effortlessly 28 degrees to the wind!  At one point we made 2.7 knots close hauled with 4.4 knots of actual wind speed!

Herman and Rian, now in their senior years, have spent the last 14 living their dream aboard Lyra.  They have returned to Europe to retire and Lyra is now waiting impatiently for her next custodians to continue the onward adventure.  Whether your dream is the tropics or high latitudes, this exceptional vessel will keep you safe, warm, and comfortable.  Maintenance standards have been consistently stringent, logs are available.

The insurance survey conducted in 2018 is absolutely clean with zero recommendations and lists current replacement value at US$1,375,000.00. Surveys for 2010 and 2013 also available to serious enquirers.

This exceptional vessel is available together with all equipment currently on board which includes tools, a huge spares inventory, dinghy, outboard, folding Brompton bicycles, pilots, charts, and guides – too many to list.  Step aboard and go exploring.


49 ft
Beam Measure:
15’ 7”
Bridge Clearance Measure:
Displacement Type:
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:
Number of double berths:



  • Every locker, cabinet, bin and deck lazarette has a positive locking/lockdown system
  • Aft cockpit, hard dodger with canvas weather enclosure
  • Lazarette in forepeak ahead of watertight collision-bulkhead
  • Lazarettes aft deck behind watertight bulkhead


  • Enclosed shower with towel warmers & several storage lockers
  • Overhead scuttle hatch


  • Forward midship
  • Portside queen
  • Multiple drawers and lockers and bins
  • Sink w/pressurized H/C water and dresser with commodious storage


  • Large table on pedestals that can be converted to a smaller table
  • Cushioned seats in U-shape surround


  • Captain chairs x 2 in leather separated by low sideboard
  • Throughout the main living area are multiple drawers, lockers, & book cases


  • Seat and fwd-facing desk w/drawers for chart storage & voyage logs
  • VHF radios
  • SSB/ham radio
  • Modem for SSB data transmission and receiving
  • Auto antenna-tuner
  • Satellite phone
  • Radar
  • Chart plotters
  • Depth sounder
  • Weather fax
  • 24Vdc, 12Vdc and 220Vac electrical panels
  • Battery condition monitoring equipment
  • Tank gauges


  • Force 10 propane stove and oven
  • Induction plate
  • Sinks with SS pressurized H/C faucets
  • Large refrigerator
  • Separate freezers  x 2, all driven by dual low-power consumption Frigo-Boat systems
  • Commodious storage systems throughout the galley and under sole in stringer bins

AFT STATEROOM: Port/Aft Enclosed

  • Queen
  • Sink with H/C water
  • Drawers, lockers & cabinets, and hanging lockers

HEAD (Stbd Aft)

  • Domestic sized toilet
  • Black water is delivered to a holding tank with macerator
  • Sink with pressurized H/C water
  • Washer/Dryer: AEG 220Vac


  • 2 x fold up Brompton bicycles
  • Hydronic Kabola heater
  • Generator
  • Ancillary equipment


  • Hard dodger
  • Wheel 4’4” dia. s/s
  • Helm Seat: Teak bench w/cushions
  • Compass: 8” dia. Venus C. Plath w/light
  • Engine Controls: Morse clutch & throttle


  • Access: forward cabin engine compartment & p/s sides
  • Main Engine: Perkins M-90
  • Diesel filtered by Tecfill & screened through water fuel separator & day tank
  • Engine Hours: 4,000
  • 82hp continuous rating
  • Propeller:  3-blade bronze alloy 21” dia.  12.5” pitch
  • Alternators: 60 & 30 amp belt driven off engine
  • Sterling external regulator
  • Transmission: Hurth hydraulic ratio: 2:1
  • External ventilation
  • Insulated for sound
  • Auxiliary diesel Generator Kobota   700 hrs  KW: 2.4   Voltages: 24Vdc


  • Ventilation:        Ports: (10) around cabin (3) open p/s side
  • Hatches:              Overhead (4) with built-in heavy-water deck deflectors


  • Kabola diesel-fired hydronic central heating system
  • Engine bus aux heat-through system


  • Hydronic air conditioning 220Vac chiller
  • 220Vac ventilation system in each cabin


  • Kabola
  • Shore power
  • Via engine heat exchange system

 POWER 110V/220V

  • Fisher Panda generator 24Vdc
  • Inverter 24Vdc to 220Vac
  • Inverter 12Vdc to  110Vac


  • Deck/Washdown: ¾” dia. hose electric driven Jabsco
  • 3x Rule 1500 gph in engine compartment, lazarette, & fo’c’sle
  • Tellarini 4 gpm, 24V, 3 hp w/auto float & manual plus 220Vac
  • Fresh Water: Vetus (2) in parallel 4.5 gpm


  • Engine start: (2) 12V 8D 200 Ah/20c marine in series
  • Auxiliary start for generator: 12V 60 Ah/20c
  • House: (12) 2V cells ea. 650 Ah/5c series vented with semi-auto irrigation system
  • Radio Emergency: 2 x 12V 100A parallel mounted high above waterline


  • Fisher Panda generator
  • Main engine dual alternators
  • Wind generator
  • Shore power inverter & charger
  • Battery Charger: Studer-Innotec inverter charger compact 4400-24 5KW continuous & 10KW peak, pure sine-wave
  • Inverter: Mastervolt 24/2500 silent w/fuse, block sinewave, located in head


  • Diesel: 2 x Epoxy rubber coated 100 gals/150 gals
  • Fuel polishing transfer system
  • Diesel day tank 16 gals
  • Fresh Water Tanks: Epoxy 150 gals
  • Watermaker: Reverse osmosis, 60 l/hr
  • Hot Water Tank: 8 gals, 220V/engine heat exchanger/Kabola


  • Generally ABYC standards
  • Systems: 12/24/110/220 volt w/fuses, breakers, & battery disconnects
  • Wiring: Tinned marine grade
  • Panel: 12V Blue Sea w/9 switches
  • Panel: 24V Mastervolt w/30 switches
  • Panel: 110V receptacles
  • Panel: 220V Mastervolt w/9 breakers
  • Deck Lights: 24V LED
  • Cabin Lights: 24V LED
  • Navigation Lights: 24V LED
  • Engine Room Lights: 24V LED
  • Engine Start: 24V
  • Auxiliary Start: 24V
  • Induction Plate: 220V
  • Fresh Water Pump: 12V
  • Electric Clutch: 12/24V (steering)
  • Cabin Fans: 24V
  • Bilge Pump: 24/220Vac
  • Navigation & Communication Equipment: 12/24V
  • Refrigerator/Freezer: 24V
  • Bonding/Grounding System (for lightening)


  • Fo’c’sle: Ajax, 2 litre for ABC fires
  • Cabin: Ajax, 2 litre for ABC fires & (3) FKO (Fire Knockout) fo’c’sle,
  • Generator/Engine Room: Ajax 2 kilo CO2 for oil fires


  • Radar: Koden MDP-621  24 mile
  • GPS: Handheld Garmin 76
  • GPS: Raytheon RN 300
  • Plotter: Raytheon, Linux Open CPN, Windows Open
  • Plotter: CPN
  • Radar Plotter: Koden Model K-Link
  • Auto Pilot #1:  Robertson Simrad
  • Auto Pilot #2:  Raytheon ST7000
  • Drives: Electric Whitlock 1/4HP w/spare
  • Depth: Raytheon ST60
  • Speed Log: Raytheon ST60
  • Anemometer: Raytheon ST60
  • Close haul wind:  Raytheon ST60
  • Magnetic compass: Plath Binnacle (liquid)
  • Rudder angle indicators: Simrad & Raytheon
  • Color video sounder: Interphase Twinscope
  • Sonar: Interphase Twinscope
  • Single Side Band: (SSB) ICOM 802
  • VHF: Sailor DSC system
  • AIS transponder: Simrad Class A
  • Weather fax:  SSB or Iridium software
  • Handheld VHF: West Marine submersible
  • Weather satellite receiver: WeSa Com API-06
  • FM player: JVC disk player w/speakers
  • Panasonic Laptop Toughbook CF-28 for communications, weather, & navigation
  • PC with navigation program & raster charts
  • Paper pilot charts
  • Barometer
  • Binoculars
  • Navigational publications & drawing gear
  • Thermometers
  • TV/VCR: Samsung 24”


  • Windlass: Lewmar Ocean II
  • Anchor: Buegel 52 kilo (115 lb)
  • Chain: 250’ ⅜” dia. galvanized chain
  • Spare anchor: Buegel 45 kilo (99 lb)
  • Stern/Kedge anchor: Fortress FX-37 aluminum
  • Drogue w/150m (492′) nylon braid on drum aft
  • 150m (492′) color drifting polypropylene rope drum aft


  • Mast aluminum stepped/pinned at deck level
  • Reinforcing column under-deck to redistribute compression loads
  • Electric and manual winches
  • Boom aluminum
  • Whisker pole aluminum
  • Lightning grounded


  • Main 823 sq.ft
  • Genoa 570 sq.ft
  • Staysail 190 sq.ft
  • Code Zero for light downwind 1,214 sq.ft
  • Trysail 125 sq.ft with its own track


  • Daily deck/navigating-port
  • Radio communications
  • Engine logs
  • General ship
  • Battery control and monitoring


  • Flares
  • Life raft: Plastimo, 4-person, A-pak (needs recertification)
  • Inflatable dingy: 9’ Highfield Hypalon inflatable w/aluminum bottom
  • Outboard: 2018 Mercury 5Hp
  • Survival Suits: 2 x Viking adult
  • Jack lines
  • Safety harness x 4
  • Lifesling & horse shoe
  • Adult PFD inflatable x 4
  • Horn
  • First aid kit: Comprehensive homemade w/doctor assisted compilation
  • Alarms: Low oil & high water
  • Temperature off-on-auxiliary
  • Audio on main engine
  • Fire extinguishers: current & mounted


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.

2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49

2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49
2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49
2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49
2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49
2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49
2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Victoria


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 402

2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49

Listing Broker

Trina Holt

Yacht Broker - Victoria


Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 402

2000 49′ Van de Stadt – Samoa 49

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    Listing Broker

    Trina Holt

    Yacht Broker - Victoria


    Office:250-716-2022 - EXT 402