A 1983 Cherubini 48

This Cherubini 48 Staysail Schooner, VICTORIA, is simply stunning. Now, we’ve never seen a Cherubini we didn’t like, but this one is a real beauty. Long and low, with that clipper bow, bowsprit, and schooner rig, “she integrates classic themes in American sailing, the clipper ships, the Grand Banks fishing schooners, and racing schooners of the 1930s”, says the seller. Below decks, she embodies the classic elegance of the finest yachts. While traditional in appearance, she is fast and fully contemporary in her construction and outfitting. A true modern classic.

The Cherubini 48 was designed by John Cherubini and is similar to her smaller sister, the Cherubini 44. She has a long waterline, narrow hull, large divided rig, and shallow Scheel keel which opens up vast areas of Chesapeake Bay and the Bahamas. She combines a Marconi-rigged main with fore and main staysails to establish a plan that can be easily handled by two people. The staysails  are set up to be self-tending, and the large main is furled.

The divided sail plan allows the ultimate in versatility from an enormous sail area in light wind to a very short rig when conditions demand. Offshore sailors will appreciate the Schooner’s ability to heave-to in comfort under a deep-reefed foresail. The Cherubini 48 is a “go anywhere” boat, designed and constructed for the rigors of the long passage, yet capable of exploring the hidden backwaters of the world with its Scheel Keel drawing only 5 feet, 10 inches.

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The Cherubini 48 honors the classic aesthetic of yesteryear, while offering the sailing prowess and construction quality of a modern fiberglass yacht. Hand-finished teak, highlighted by custom stainless steel and bronze fittings and ports, incorporated with the latest construction methods and materials, will tell you that this is a yacht crafted with care and an understanding of the sea.

As John Cherubini once said, “A yacht should be graceful enough to be worthy of the sea.” VICTORIA most certainly is. Listed for $430,000 USD, she awaits her new owners in Palm Beach, Florida.

1983 Cherubini 44

1983 Cherubini 44

“The boats of Frit and his son Lee Cherubini are certainly the stuff of dreams” – Ferenc Mate. And Sagacity, this Cherubini 44 certainly makes that point well. Known for their clipper bows, long sheerlines, and the glowing varnish of their superior woodwork, these yachts evoke classic sailing like no others. The attention to detail is evident throughout – from the intensely perfect joinery, to the thoughtful deck layout – including the unique twin cockpit layout, one for the captian, and one for the guests.


11983 Cherubini 44 for sale


Sagacity is a US Coast Guard Certified custom yacht, embodying the timeless design of the Cherubini 44, with the ultra luxurious interior and superb quality and engineering of a Rolls Royce. In a “Flagship” article, Sail Magazine wrote, “…She is one of the most lucid and beautiful large personal cruising boats imaginable, an impressive marriage of form and function.”


11983 Cherubini 44 for sale


Cherubini’s are a wonder in construction, with each boat taking a minimum of 10,000 man hours to complete. All drawers are made of solid wood, and the floors are plywood bulkheads, stiffened with 1-inch by 3-inch solid wood on either side. Like the clippers of old that they invoke, these yachts are made to last.




As John Cherubini once said, “A yacht should be graceful enough to be worthy of the sea.” We’d say Sagacity certainly is.

She lies in Dutch Wharf Marina, in Connecticut and is listed at $295,000 USD.