Custom Lex Eterna 50 for sale

Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda

$85,000 USD

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General information
Custom Lex Eterna 50
Used sail boat for sale
$85,000 USD
Gilbert Caroff
Length overall
Length waterline
26.46 tons (U.S.)
Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda

About this Custom Lex Eterna 50


Solid and Safe Family Cruiser 

Designed by Gilbert Caroff and built by Francois Maire, Quebec Canada. She's a well looked after steel vessel that's been home of to a cruising family for the past 5 years. They are now moving back ashore for the kids to finish their schooling. She's ready and available to sail on with her new owner.

New items

Safety equipment.

New 2017

Electronics; Chartplotter, autopilot, wind, depth/speed transducer.

New 2017

Standing Rigging & genoa roller furler.

New 2017

Anchor windlass.

New 2018

Water maker & petrol generator.

New 2018

Bimini & Dodger.

New 2018

Engine mounts.

New 2019

PSS shaft seal & shaft coupling.

New 2019

Lazy jacks / stack pack.

New 2019

Pilot house windows & hatch.

New 2019

Several thru-hulls.

New 2019

Galley counters.

New 2020

Walker bay 10, dinghy with sail kit and tube kit.

New 2020


Vessel Information

Flagged: UK

Lien: None

VAT: Not VAT paid

Brand: Custom built Francois Maire, Quebec Canada.

Model: Lex Eterna Designer: Gilbert Caroff

Year: 1981

Hull Material: Steel

LOA: 50’

LWL: 41’

Beam: 15’

Draft: 6’

Bridge Clearance: 62’

Displacement 24 Tons



Engines: Perkins diesel Engine Model: 4.236M

Engine Hours: 6,025 (New in 1996).

New engine mounts, New 2019.

Engines HP: 85 Hp

Cruising Speed: 5.5 Kts

Max Speed: 7 Kts

Shaft drive with R&D flex coupling  New 2020 



Fuel: 550L in the keel

Water: 330L

Water maker Rainman. 110V runs off generator (Petrol, Honda EU2200i). 70LPH fresh water. New in 2018 



3 Cabins

Large main rear cabin with 2 double beds and 1 single bed across the rear

2 pullman cabins with double beds

1 forward cabin workshop/storage.

Large pilot house.

Sleeps 11 if including pilot house.

Wood Interior finish flooring

Salon table seats 6 comfortably

1 head with shower. 1 outside shower.

Lockers under seats in pilot house.

Extensive storage under the floor in pilot house.

Hanging lockers: 1 hanging locker and storage locker in each of the 3 sleeping cabins.

Navigation station, chart table inside. Nav & Radio inside above internal steering station. Chart plotter/autopilot/wind outside.

Interior lighting: LED


Electronic equipment

GPS type, model and size: Garmin 722, 7” touch screen.

NMEA2000 network to connect all devices. New 2017.

Depth sounder Garmin DST800 Tri dater. New 2017

Garmin GNX Wind wireless. New 2017.

Garmin smart pilot hydraulic autopilot. New 2017.

Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF with DSC. New 2017.

Garmin Radar GMR24

Garmin 722 Chart plotter New 2017 and  Raymarine A50.

Ritchie 5” binnacle compass outside.

Ritchie electronic compass inside.


Electrical Equipment

3 x solar panels. Siemens M55. 165W total. Blue sky MPPT charge controller.

Wind Generator Air breeze, 160W

Electrical socket type and number: 110v outlets at the chart table from the inverter

Inverter Micro Solar Pure Sine Wave. 110V. 1000W continuous, 2000W surge.

Shore power cord length and type: 50’ 110V 15amp cable.

Engine alternator 90Amp to Battery charger controller.

Battery monitor system: BlueSea M2 1830



Honda EU2200i. Petrol, portable New in 2018.

Generator to 40amp Abso battery charger.



Refrigerator Isotherm. CR130EL. Front opening. New 2019

Freezer Isotherm BI29 Top loading

2 stainless steel sinks.

Eno 3 burner stove with oven 17x9x12” (WxHxD).

Laminate counter tops


Sails and rigging

Schooner rig. 2 masts. Same height. 1 roller furling genoa. 1 self-tacking stay sail. 2 x mainsails.

Mainsails (x2), approx. 27.2m2 each. Unknown age. Ok condition with some repairs.

Jib is a hank-on, self-tacking stay sail, approx. 20m2 age unknown, good condition and   hank-on storm jib age unknown, good condition.

Genoa Neil Pryde, Cruise plus, with foam luff New2020

Original genoa in ok condition kept as spare. Furler; Harken ESP New 2017

Standing rigging New 2017

2 x Aluminium masts same height 55’

Standing rigging Masthead rig Uppers, Mid & lowers. Various sizes per original marine architect design New 2017 by Northsails in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2 x Primary Barient 32 winches. Lots of smaller winches for halyards.

Running rigging has been replaced when needed

Stack pack with lazy jacks New 2019, built by Ever after Canvas in Grenada. For both main sails.

Standard sail cover for stay-sail. 


On Deck

Bow, mid & stern cleats

Welded SS bollards

Dingy Walker Bay 10. with sail kit & tube kit. New 2020.

Dinghy engine type and horsepower: Honda 2.3HP.

Removable centre cockpit table with seating for 5 people

Cockpit cushions

Stainless steel propane BBQ

Deck shower  

Large bimini & dodger. Custom built by Turbulence in Grenada, SS frame, Sunbrella. New 2018

5 various large fenders

Various standard dock lines plus storm lines.

Davits to haul up dinghy.

5 Lewmar hatches (1 each forward sleeping cabin, 1 in pilot house, 2 in aft sleeping cabin.) 1 large forward hatch. 1 smaller hatches/portholes in galley and head.

Swim platform with retractable ladder.


Ground Tackle

Primary anchor Rocna 33 New 2019

Chain 3/8 high test chain 150’/50m. New 2016.

Secondary anchor Plough approx. 35Kg.

Secondary anchor chain 150’ 3/8”

Windlass Lofrans X3 New 2018


Safety Equipment

Life raft type Viking 6 person. ISO-9650. New 10/16. Last inspected 10/16. Date of next inspection 4/19. Out of date inspection.

Flares:Smoke, Parachute & Handheld.

Life Vests

MOB Gear

Ditch bag


Medical kit

EPIRB ACR 2831 Global fix V4. New 2017. Registered in the UK.

2 x Electric bilge pumps. 1 auto, 1 manual.

Emergency Tiller steering.

Various spares for the engine.

Manual air horn, gas canister type.


Refit History

Originally built Quebec Canada. 1981. 3 owners; Original Owner 1981- 1997. 2nd owner, 1997-2016 Current owner, 2016 - now.  Major refit was completed in 2006. Interior refurbished and hull was inspected and some of the hull plate were replaced as needed. - 2016 following the purchases survey some hull plate was replaced in the bow anchor locker, per inspection report. - 2018 hull was sand blasted and inspected by Waterfall Marine in Grenada. Some hull plate was replaced as needed anything <4mm was replaced. Welder was oil rig certified from Trinidad. Externally painted in 4 coats of epoxy. Entire internal hull was inspected & painted as needed with Pettit Rustlok. In addition, engine bed and mounts were replaced


We live onboard full time and I am an engineer. So when items break they get fixed quickly. - I have spare parts for items on the boat. Such as, starter motor, alternator, belts, etc. - Routine maintenance such as oil changes, winches, etc. are also done regularly. Log book for engine.


Launched - 1981; Quebec Canada. Original owner sailed across the Atlantic and Back to France several times.  - Boat kept primarily in Quebec & Iles de la Madeleine (Gulf of St. Lawrence). - Was owner/operator charted in Honduras for several years. Therefore sailed up and down to Quebec/Honduras several times. - Fun story… James renamed the boat “Numada” as it means “My friend” in the native Indian language in Honduras. Our ownership; 2016/17; Iles de la Madeleine Canada to Chesapeake bay along the Canadian/ USA coast. End 2017; Join the ARC rally Carib 1500 from Chesapeake bay to BVI. 2017/2018; Sailed down the Caribbean from BVI to Grenada. 2018-2020; Liveaboard in Grenada and cruised southern Caribbean for vacations. 2020/21; Tour of the Caribbean from Grenada north and back again. We are selling her because we are moving back to Europe. We have family in Italy & the UK, plus schooling needs, which is why we are moving back to Europe. The boat is very strongly built and set-up for ocean passages and live-aboard for a family. We very much enjoy the large space and nice cabins we have. This boat is ready to move in and perfect for a cruising family who are looking to cruise in the Caribbean or around the world.

Special features

Steel schooner: Built with 6mm hull plate and is very strong and safe. - Schooner rig; Plenty of sail choices, redundancy & the sails are easy for 1 person to handle. - Very comfortable boat under sail. Not much tilt due to the lower height masts. - It’s setup for live-aboard for a family without needing to go into marinas. Water maker, power generation, etc. - It’s set-up for the Caribbean sun. Large bimini and dodger so a nice large sunshade outside. - Nice size sleeping cabins. 3 separate cabins. It feels large inside for a 50’ monohull. - Bright/light inside the pilot house with plenty of visibility outside. - Workshop/storage in the forward cabin. Could be a sleeping berth if converted. - Large amounts of storage space inside. Entire pilot house floor is raised and storage underneath. - Tiller steering with/without autopilot. Not much to go wrong with the steering. - It will be perfect for a family that wants to get into sailing on a budget. It is a large boat for a relatively low price. - Well maintained. I am and engineer and anything that breaks gets fixed quickly.

Accidents and Mishaps

We have not had any accidents. However, on our original pre-purchase survey there was/is a slight indent noticed on the starboard side of the hull. Our surveyor said nothing major to worry about and in the years we have owned her there have been no issues because of it. We do not have any history of what might have happened there, apparently neither did the 2nd owner who we purchased it from when we asked him during our purchasing process.

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Perkins 4.236M
Number of cabins

Lighthouse Yachting Ltd. offers the details of this vessel in good faith and has tried to verify all details as much as possible but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. As a buyer you should instruct your agent or surveyor to investigate and validate such details as you desire. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Lighthouse Yachting

Mr Mike van Rensburg
The Boatyard Jolly Harbour Marina
St Mary's
Antigua and Barbuda
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