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1982 Custom SKYE 51

Marigot Bay


This is a very nicely maintained and consistently updated Skye 51. She had a major refit in 2001/2002 and has been continually updated since. Her owners have sailed her extensively and she is equipped to go anywhere. 

If you are in search of a world wide cruising boat at a very reasonable price, then Montauk Light should be at the top of your list. She is currently in full commission and ready to sail in St. Martin. Sail the Caribbean this winter! 

PLEASE NOTE: For those of you with an eye for detail; YES, this is the Skye 51 that was for sale in early 2021. She was sold in June 2021 and due to a change in her owner's plans, she is now available fully commissioned in the Caribbean. She has only been improved since she was purchased and is ready to step aboard and go anywhere - today!

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Custom
Model: SKYE 51
Year: 1982
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: MTB510230582
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 51 ft
Length Overall: 51 ft
Waterline Length: 42'11 ft
Beam: 14'3 ft
Max Draft: 7 ft
Displacement: 38,708 lb
Bridge Clearance: 70 ft
Ballast: 15,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4-236
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 1982
  • Engine Hours: 6250


Fuel Tanks: 3
Fuel Tank Capacity: 132 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: V
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers


Master User
Willis Marine Center, Inc.


Willis Marine Center, Inc.
17 Mill Dam Road
Huntington, Long Island, New York, US, 11743
Tel:(631) 421-3400
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.


This Skye 51 by Kaufmann & Ladd is an ideal long distance cruising yacht with a reliable and safe sea keeping character. Below decks the stunning woodwork in Birma teak is timeless and well preserved. She offers a spacious and open layout, yet has cabins with privacy when needed. She has berths suitable for offshore passage making as well as for when in port. Her nav station and galley are both well thought out and offer a secure area in a seaway. 

MONTAUK LIGHT offers 6 berths with the ability to use the u-shaped dinette in the salon for more berths if necessary. Her Groco heads were factory rebuilt 2020.

Sails and Rigging
  • New standing rigging 2015
  • New chainplates 2015
  • New Harken roller furling 2015
  • Mast and boom painted 2015
  • New telescoping whisker pole 2014 - Aluminum with carbon extension mounted on track on the mast
  • Removable bow sprit for asymmetrical spin
  • Double spreader keel stepped mast
  • Stainless Steel boom crutch over cockpit
  • Inner forestay
  • Primary and secondary self tailing winches on cockpit coaming
  • Halyard winches on deck at the mast
  • Stainless steel bracing bars at the mast
  • Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjuster
  • Inboard and outboard headsail tracks
  • Running backstays/checkstays


  •  Dacron Mainsail with 3 reefs
  • 110% roller furling jib - 2014
  • 135% roller furling jib
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker - 1998
  • Staysail
  • Storm Staysail
  • Storm trysail on separate track
  • Perkins 4236 inboard diesel engine
  • V-drive transmission - Rebuilt 2015
  • Oil cooler - Rebuilt 2015
  • Heat Exchanger - rebuilt 2015
  • Fischer Panda 12V generator - new 2001
  • Water Maker - New 2014
  • New Refrigeration - 2020
Electronics and Navigation
  • Ships compass - rebuilt 2020
  • Garmin chartplotter and radar - new 2020
  • Garmin wind instrument - new 2020
  • Garmin knotmeter - new 2020
  • AIS in Garmin plotter @ helm - new 2020
  • Simrad autopilot with independent mount
  • SSB radio with Pactor modem for e-mail access - new 2014
  • Standard VHF radio
  • Depth finder 
  • Northstar 941 GPS/chartplotter
  • Simrad Plotter with AIS @ nav station
  • Galvanic isolator
  • 2nd radar mounted on mast
  • LED spreader lights
Major Refit

In 2000-2002, MONTAUK LIGHT underwent an extensive refit. Her teak decks were removed, faired, glassed and painted. She had the following work done:

  • New teak installed in cockpit
  • Entire deck painted
  • Hull awlgripped
  • New Lewmar forward hatch
  • New Lewmar hatch in forward head
  • New Lewmar hatch in aft head
  • New interior 110 wiring and outlets
  • New charger/inverter - Prosine 2000 watt
  • New fiberglass dorade boxes
  • New Lexan side ports
  • Increased storage under nav seat
  • Rebuilt Edson steering systemNew Edson binnacle
  • New hatches and port installed
  • Three (3) New fuel tanks
  • 1 new water tank
  • Much new deck hardware installed
  • New taller (36") stanchions and lifelines with gates
  • Added engine hatch in cockpit for total engine access (Submarine Hatch)
  • Ample power regulator and battery monitor
  • All new overhead panels
  • Relocated house batteries with new switches
  • Relocated starting batteries with new switches
  • Added hydraulic autopilot system independent of cable steering
  • New hydraulic hoses for backstay and boom vang
  • Propane locker rebuilt
  • Stainless lift raft cradle on sea hood

In 2015, she had a rigging refit:

  • Mast and boom painted
  • New standing rigging
  • New chainplates
  • New running rigging
Additional Information
  • 3 blade Max Prop - rebuilt and added grease fitting
  • Dodger
  • Bimini over helm with extension to boom crutch
  • 8 man life raft - stored in cradle on cabin house - inspected 2020
  • MOM 8A - inspected 2020
  • EPIRB with GPS
  • Lofrans Tigress electric windlass - New 2017
  • Danforth anchor with 250' 3/8" HT chain
  • 45lbs. CQR anchor with chain and 300' 3/4" anchor rode
  • Misc. engine spares - raw water pump, starter, two (2) injectors, belts, filters, etc.
  • Life jackets, flares, first aid kit, fire extinguishers, assorted safety gear
  • Docklines and fenders
  • Bilge Pump - Manual or Automatic
Recent Upgrades
  • New Mainsail (One Sails 2021)
  • New running rigging 2021
  • 66 lbs. Bruce Anchor 2021
  • 340 Watt Solar Panels with Victron charge controller 2021
  • 10' Dinghy with 8hp Yamaha outboard
Brokers Comments

MONTAUK LIGHT is a very well found vessel in great shape for her age. She was purchased by her current owners in June 2021. She had a very good survey at the time and the plan was to cruise her south, through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific and ultimately get her home to the east coast of Africa. 

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances at home, the owners must return without fulfilling the original goal of a circumnavigation. 

Their change of circumstances offers a wonderful opportunity for someone to step aboard a Skye 51 in St. Martin that is ready to go, anywhere, today. 

The prior owner had MONTAUK LIGHT in Huntington, NY for the last 24 years and took excellent care of her. The fact that the new owners flew in, spent a few weeks familiarizing themselves with her, cruised the Northeast for the summer and headed south in the fall without any problems attests to the care she has had. 

Please contact us to discuss this unique opportunity. 

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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact:

David Willis  631-421-3400 office  |  516-885-9481 mobile  |

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