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The Annapolis Sailyard

326 First Street
United States

Fax:  (410) 268-2974

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1989 Celere - Make an offer, MUST GO NOW


Jacksonville,FL,United States

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UPDATE: price lowered by over $100k.  Seller says let's make it go!!!

New mast and rigging, all new varnish!



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Read this description about the Celere 47, and click on full specs to learn more.

What makes this a unique opportunity?  The Celere is first and foremost equisitely designed and built to the highest standard anywhere.  She is designed to perform well at all points of sail, log 200 mile offshore days, and provide everything you could want to enjoy a sail around the world or an exhilirating afternoon spin.  She is built to last for decades and has a long life ahead of her.  Simply put, she will take you wherever you want to go, safely and solidly, near and far, in the utmost luxury and comfort, and afford a lot of fun and enjoyment along the way.  She's everything you want and need, and she'll do whatever you ask of her.

The Celere is thoroughly equipped for cruising, with performance in mind.  Sample this cross section of her features:  Yanmar 77 hp engine, Northern Lights 6KW generator, washer/dryer, watermaker, air conditioning/reverse cycle heat, electronics, inverter, max prop, lazyjacks, roller furling genoa, rod rigging, hydraulic backstay and vang, spinnaker and pole.

This Celere 47  was built in 1988-1989 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  Her construction is 13 layers of hand laid fiberglass over 3/4" Airex foam.  Her construction is top notch, copper plumbing, etc.  She was a demo boat until 2000, when she had numerous equipment upgrades and started cruising.  She cruised from San Francisco to Florida.  She is a performance oriented blue water cruising boat, with a roomy center cockpit design.  The Sorensen Yachts Celere was built to the highest standard, to cruise swiftly and blue water race if desired.  What you get is an elegant, comfortable, sturdy sailboat that will comfortably outperform her class. 

This center cockpit design is carefully crafted to provide maximum interior and exterior comfort.  There is 6'4" headroom throughout the boat including the walkway aft, and the cockpit is deep, comfortable and secure.  All of this room is afforded to the interior and the exterior, which manages to remain surprisingly low off the water.  Coupled with the Celere's performance characteristics, the design offers comfort and easy enjoyment, sailing and cruising.   

This Sorensen Celere yacht is in extremely good condition, outfitted to cruise in comfort and safety, and a joy to sail.  She has sailed from San Francisco to Florida, and has only just begun.  She is in the water and ready to sail, easy to visit from Jacksonville airport.  

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 14 ft 6 inMax Draft 6 ft 9 in 
Dry Weight 45000 lbFuel Capacity 200 gal 
Length Overall 47 ft 7 inWater Capacity 230 gal 
Number of Engines 1    

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For Sale by

The Annapolis Sailyard

326 First Street
United States

Fax:  (410) 268-2974


The Sorensen Celere 47 is the ideal cruising yacht for the sailing enthusiast who is accustomed to comfort and performance.  Her striking profile adds to her appeal.  Break free from the production style boats and join the ranks of those who seek the perfect cruising yacht, not the most common.  You will find them searching for the Sorensen Celere.  

Upgrades since 2000

From 1989 to 2000, the Celere was kept in San Francisco Bay.  In 2000, she was fully outfitted for cruising, including the following:

  • Cockpit cushions
  • Force Ten 3 burner propane stove/oven
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Northern Lights 6kw generator
  • Trace 2500w sine wave inverter
  • electronics
  • Splendide washer/dryer
  • Filtration Concepts watermaker
  • Marine Air air conditioning/reverse cycle heat


The Celere has an excellent interior layout, with a roomy and comfortable aft master cabin and ensuite head with separate shower stall, VIP guest stateroom forward with guest head.   The interior is tastefully finished in light teak, and the fit and finish is top-notch. 

The large main salon area welcomes you and makes a great central area of the boat for entertaining, eating, relaxing, or whatever you like to enjoy the time aboard.  The dinette converts to a large berth for additional guest accomodations as needed.

The salon is connected to the galley, which is tucked away to port, the nav station and u-shaped dinette to starboard, the walkway aft featuring a pilot berth, and the way forward to the guest quarters and guest/day head.  She will sleep two couples easily, plus two/three additional people in the pilot berth and dinette for a total of six/seven.  

There is 6'4" headroom throughout, and no ducking down or bumping your head as you move through the walkway aft to the master stateroom!


  • Force 10 3 burner stove/oven
  • Sea Frost BG1000 refrigeration
  • Fridge and Freezer with SS storage racks
  • Microwave oven
  • Raritan icemaker
  • Dual SS sink
  • Corian counters
  • Abundant stoarage



Sails and Rigging

  • Lee Sails main and 110 genoa
  • Full batten mainsail with lazyjacks
  • Harken roller furling genoa
  • Spinnaker and pole
  • Navtec rod rigging, hydraulic backstay, hydraulic vang, with cockpit controls
  • Wire backstay for SSB antenna
  • winches: 2 Lewmar 65's, 2 Lewmar 55's, 2 Lewmar 48's
  • Sails in great condition
  • traveler aft of cockpit and accessible from helm
  • fractional rig lends itself to upwind performance



Engine and generator access is a breeze, with the convenient engine space located beneath the cockpit and accessible from multiple sides.   This is a roomy engine room, almost standing room, to access whatever needs maintenance. 

  • 77hp Yanmar 4JH-DTBE, 2717 hours
  • Northern Lights 6kw M673 generator, 2300 hours
  • Vetus waterlifts on engine and generator
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • 3 blade 18" Max prop
  • 1.5" ss shaft


The Celere has complete 110v and 12v systems to use at or away from the dock.  Her self sufficient systems provide freedom for your float plan. 

  • 50 Amp shorepower service, inlet, cord, adapters
  • Northern Lights 6KW 110v generator
  • Trace 2500w sine wave inverter/smart charger
  • 12v system set up for 10 golf cart batteries plus 1 group 27 (bank needs replacing)
  • Bass electrical panel



Some of the electronics will require updating, but the tools present aboard the Sorensen Celere are functional and make up a complete system:

  • Garmin GPS map 225c
  • Garmin GPS 48 at nav for use with laptop
  • Furuno 1622 radar
  • Alpha Spectra autopilot
  • ICOM 710 HAM/SSB with Packtor
  • Standard VHF radio
  • Signet speed, depth, and wind
  • Helm navpod instruments repeat at nav
  • Tank Tender monitoring
  • Weems and Plath clock and barometer
  • JVC AM/FM/CD with Bose speakers

Deck and Hull

  • Dodger (with window covers) and full cockpit enclosure
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Edson pedestal and 44' wheel
  • Lofrans windlass
  • CQR 60#, 200' chain, double bow rollers
  • Stern anchor:  CQR 45#, 50' chain, 250' rode
  • Fresh and sea water washdowns
  • Transom steps and SS swim ladder
  • H & C transom shower
  • Lifesling
  • 6 man auto release liferaft on SS rack


  • Splendide Washer/dryer combo unit
  • Filtration Concepts 25gph watermaker
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU air conditioning/reverse cycle heat
  • CO detector

Custom Contact Information

Call W. Cary Lukens, CPYB, at 443-995-5553 or email, because I am happy to tell you more about the Sorensen Celere. 


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