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Berthon UK
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Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
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Bruno Kairet
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Magnus Kullberg
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Simon Turner
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Berthon USA
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Jennifer Stewart
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001 401 846 8404

Broker’s Comments

Sou’wester 51 Competition, MOMENTUM was built by the USA’s finest and is an archetypal cruiser racer. Fast, responsive and yet easy to manage and very comfortable below decks. She is also incredibly easy on the eye. Her high tech build has reduced weight, yet the quality of the hand crafted high gloss cherry interior has not been compromised by thoughts of performance. Her new keel at 7’6” designed by Jim Taylor has not detracted from performance but it has made her much more usable for cruising. 2021 saw a new carbon spar with is higher aspect than the original and which makes her very powerful and stiff. Leisure Furl in-boom furling and electric jib furling provide the opportunity for single handed sailing as you wish. As you read through this specification you will notice a myriad of improvements, updates and renewals. MOMENTUM is a very special yacht.

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Owner’s Comments

The yacht is a hand layup Kevlar hull over Airex foam core, with is Kevlar deck and S glass. The Jim Taylor designed new keel has a 7’6” draft, with 9 1 1/2 inch keel bolts attached.

MOMENTUM launched in May 1993. Her original owner campaigned her in Bermuda and Marblehead-Halifax races. She spent a few winter seasons in the Caribbean.

When this owner ended crewed racing, he added the Leisure Furl boom which provided the possibility of straight forward short-handed sail handling.

Her second owner had her from about 2006 to 2011. He changed the keel from the original 9’6” draft as he found there wasn’t sufficient water at his coastal Long Island home dock to accommodate MOMENTUM. He made further improvements, including a new elliptical rudder with stainless steel stock, and he also added the watermaker.

I purchased MOMENTUM in 2011. With me she has raced to Bermuda in 2014 and she completed a transatlantic crossing in 2022. In the USA, she has cruised from Maine to the Chesapeake Bay.

Upgrades during my ownership include new electronics, bowsprit, tandem autopilot and a 2021 carbon triple spreader rig from offshore spars in Michigan.

With the electric Genoa sheet winches, electric headsail Harken furler, and the Leisure Furl boom, single-handing the yacht is quite simple. There is a mainsheet winch control at the helm. The carbon mast only requires running back stays when the staysail is used in winds of over 25 knots offshore.

What I love most about MOMENTUM is the beauty of her bright varnished cherry interior and the robust strength of her build. She is about 3000lb lighter than any sister ship.

MOMENTUM is being sold to acquire a yacht with a third sleeping cabin as, in retirement with family aboard for extended periods, we desire a larger interior.

With the new carbon mast, the yacht sails with a gentle motion. She is stiff and any hobby horse motion has all but been eliminated. The new mast is 5ft taller and the added sail area adds light and medium air performance.

MOMENTUM has sailed yearly to Bermuda since 2014 (except for the cancelled races in 2020 and 2021). She finished 2nd in class 2019, and 5th in fleet that year.


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Yacht Details
  1. Builder: Hinckley
  2. Model: Sou'wester 51 Competition
  3. Yacht Name: MOMENTUM
  4. Hull Designer: McCurdy & Rhodes
  5. Year Built: 1993
  6. LOA: 51’3” / 15.62m
  7. LWL: 37’6” / 11.43m
  8. Beam: 14’ / 4.27m
  9. Min Draft / Max Draft: 7’6” / 2.29m
  10. Displacement: 16,792kg / 37,020lb
  11. Ballast Weight: 6,577kg / 14,500lb
  12. Berths: 6 berths in 2 cabin(s) / 2 head/WC(s)
  13. Engine Count: 1 Yanmar 4JH2DTE (88hp) Diesel
  14. Country: Lymington, Hampshire, United Kingdom
  15. Asking Price: US$435,000, + VAT
Contact Details
sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon UK
Tel: 0044 (0)1590 679 222
E-Mail: sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
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Your Local Broker, Internationally

Berthon UK
(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)

Sue Grant
sue.grant@berthon.co.uk
0044 (0)1590 679 222

Berthon France
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)

Isabelle Skaf
isabelle.skaf@berthonfrance.fr
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80

Berthon Scandinavia
(Henån, Sweden)

Magnus Kullberg
magnus.kullberg@berthonscandinavia.se
0046 304 694 000

Berthon Spain
(Palma de Mallorca, Spain)

Simon Turner
simon.turner@berthoninternational.com
0034 639 701 234

Berthon USA
(Rhode Island, USA)

Jennifer Stewart
jennifer.stewart@berthonusa.com
001 401 846 8404


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