1996 Able Apogee 50 For Sale – RENEGADE

1996 Able Apogee 50 For Sale – RENEGADE 150 150 Collection Yachts

1996 Able Apogee 50 For Sale



Renegade is a premier example of Chuck Paine’s legendary Apogee design. Her flush foredeck, hard dodger, long waterline, and powerful sail plan will take you beyond the horizon swiftly and comfortably. In 2018, her owners began a two year refit preparing Renegade for a circumnavigation, replacing and upgrading nearly every mechanical and electrical system. She is in Bristol condition and ready to take you on the adventure of a lifetime.



Two-Time Boat Of The Year Winner – The Able Apogee 50, with her purposeful design and stellar offshore performance, has the unique distinction of earning the highest honor bestowed in yachting not once, but twice. The Apogee 50 first won Cruising World’s coveted Boat Of The Year award in 1994. Following a successful production run of 9 vessels, the Apogee molds were purchased by Tom Morris of Morris Yachts who was looking to add a fast, bluewater cruiser with long legs to the Morris lineup. The Apogee was dubbed the Morris 51 and went on to win Boat Of The Year again in 2003, cementing the legendary status of this boat design in cruising circles the world over.


With a flush foredeck, wide side decks, and a clean, uncluttered rigging layout, the Apogee 51 has all the hallmarks of a true passage maker. At the helm, outstanding visibility on all points of sail is evident. Her hard dodger offers safe and dry seating while underway, and generous space in the aft cockpit allows for comfortable entertaining, cocktails, and dining.


Built by Maine craftsmen to the highest standard, the legendary Able construction lives up to its reputation. Chuck Paine’s design has proven fast and capable in a full range of conditions. The use of Baltek coring, Kevlar, and the omission of coring materials around thru-hulls offers a light, stiff hull that is sure to remain dry. Designed with passage making in mind, the deck is functional in layout and uncluttered.


The Apogee 50 features a powerful sail plan with a high aspect ratio that delivers a great turn of speed. Her inboard and outboard genoa leads allow for a myriad of options when choosing sheeting angles to optimize performance. A Leisure Furl boom ensures that shortening sail is drama free and eliminates the need to go forward. Rig up the a-sail for reaching angles and watch this thoroughbred stretch her legs.


Renegade’s interior offers the perfect balance of comfort and functionality. Just through the companionway you will find the nav station to starboard and galley to port. Her generous salon and large table can accommodate 7 for dining. With a master cabin forward and VIP accommodation aft, the interior arrangement provides privacy for owners and guests.


The U-shaped galley is functional and spacious with a design that lends itself to comfort and security underway. A large refrigerator and freezer will ensure you can carry ample provisions for extended cruising. Cooking is a joy with ample storage outboard and aft, deep twin stainless steel sinks, and generous counter space.


The spacious master forward boasts a queen berth, settee, and ensuite washer dryer. Forward of the master is access to a large storage area through a watertight bulkhead door. The aft cabin features a large berth with generous storage. Both cabins are clad in cherry offering a warm, cozy ambiance.


Renegade’s current owners moved straight into a refit upon acquiring her. She was thoroughly refreshed with all systems being upgraded or replaced over the period from 2018-2019. Not stopping there, they have continually maintained her in Bristol fashion.


Chuck Paine’s design has proven fast and capable in a full range of conditions. Built by Maine craftsmen to the highest standards, the Able Apogee 50 lives up to it’s reputation as a phenomenal offshore cruiser

Hull & Deck Photos

Rigging Photos

Cockpit Photos


Renegade’s interior offers the perfect balance of comfort and functionality with a design that lends itself to comfort and security underway

Salon & Galley Photos

Nav Station Photos

Cabins & Heads Photos


Renegade has been thoroughly refreshed with all systems being upgraded or replaced from 2018 to 2019 in preparation for a circumnavigation

Mechanical & Electrical Photos


Able Apogee 50
Specs & Details

1996 Able Apogee 50

BUILDER: Able Apogee
DESIGNER: Chuck Paine


LOA: 51 FT




Yanmar 4JH-80
V Drive
80 Horsepower


Fuel: 200 Gallons
Fresh Water: 200 Gallons



Please Inquire


  • Baltek End-Grain core/Biaxial glass/unidirectional roving/Kevlar reinforcement in high load areas. Vinylester resin throughout/Core omitted at hull penetration sites
  • Hull/Deck Joint- Thru-bolted with 1/4” SS Bolts /bedded in 3M 5200 adhesive sealant
  • Prep, Prime and Awlgrip Hull in Matterhorn White (2018)
  • Solid lead keel thru bolted
  • Carbon fiber rudder ridder/rudder post
  • Watertight bulkheads fore and aft


  • Baltek end-grain, biaxial glass/unidirectional roving, polyester resin throughout.
  • Reinforced in high load areas/G-10 backing for thru-deck hardware
  • 32” stainless steel stanchions thru bolted with backing plates
  • Solid stainless steel pushpit rail
  • Thirty inch stainless steel dual lifelines
  • Two large hatches above Master and Main Salon
  • Six smaller opening hatches(2 replaced 2019)
  • Six dorades with stainless steel cowl vents
  • Ten fixed hull ports
  • Hatch covers for all hatches
  • Bow, midship and stern cleats, six total
  • Cockpit shower with hot and cold running water
  • Large sugar scoop transom with tender gas tank storage
  • Stainless Steel radar arch with integral boom gallows
  • Stern mounted tender davits


  • Large cockpit seating area
  • Hard dodger with seating for two below (acrylic windows replaced 2016)
  • Opening hatch in center window of dodger
  • Covers for dodger windows
  • Teak Coamings finished in Hi-gloss polyurethane
  • Integral hand holds in coamings
  • Main halyard and genoa furling line led aft under hard dodger
  • Edson steering pedestal
  • Edson dual lever engine controls on Pedestal
  • Ritchie compass mounted in binnacle on pedestal
  • Elk Hide wrapped Destroyer steering wheel (2019)
  • Cockpit foot lighting(2018)
  • Cockpit bimini with four integral solar panels(2018)
  • Teak saving over cockpit sole
  • B&G instrumentation in sea hood above companionway
  • Chart plotter located under hard dodger at companionway(2018)
  • Remote VHF/charging station at companionway(2018)
  • Stereo speakers in sea hood above companionway(2018)
  • Propane locker under aft cockpit seat
  • Engine instrumentation panel at helm
  • Four large cockpit scuppers


  • Cutter rig
  • Custom GMT Carbon Fiber Mast (72’ air draft)
  • Leisure Furl in boom furling
  • All Spars repainted (2018)
  • Rod Rigging
  • All standing Rigging replaced 2015
  • Shroud turnbuckles replaced 2015
  • All running rigging replaced( 2018)
  • Traveller rigged with single continuous line driver
  • Preventers run aft to cockpit
  • Forespar boom vang
  • Pro furl Genoa furore
  • Lewmar 64 electric primary winches(2)
  • Lewmar 48 secondary winches(2)
  • Lewmar 44 mast halyard winches(2)
  • Lewmar 48 Electric halyard winch
  • Running Backstays Re-rigged with Karver turning blocks (2018)
  • Rudder bearing replacement (2018)
  • Steering cables replaced (2018)
  • 21 Rope clutches replaced with Spinlock clutches (2018)
  • Chainplates removed, inspected re-bedded (2018)
  • Custom Bridle spliced for tender (2018)

Ground Tackle

  • SS bow plate with integral bow rollers
  • Maxwell VWC 3500 windlass (2020)
  • Maxwell Autoanchor chain counter (2020)
  • 300’G4 all chain rode
  • Primary anchor Spade S 200 121 lb.
  • Secondary anchor Fortress folding anchor with 3/8” nylon rode and 25’ chain
  • Chain stopper
  • Snubber lines
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders

Sails & Canvas

  • Quantum Hydranet Mainsail(2018)
  • Quantum Hydranet furling Genoa(2018)
  • Quantum Hydranet furling Stays’l(2018)
  • North Assymetrical Sail
  • EVO top down furler (furler and torsion tube 2018)
  • Quantum Bimini with integral solar panels(2018)
  • Sunbrella cockpit cushions
  • Hatch covers


  • AB 10’ 6” 10AL Aluminium/Hypalon RIB (2018)
  • AB 10AL tender chaps(2018)
  • Custom spliced dyneema bridle(2018)
  • Honda four stroke outboard
  • Oars (2)

Main Salon

  • Large settee to starboard
  • Large L-shaped settee to port
  • Blue Ultrasuede cushions
  • Drop leaf cherry dining table finished in hi- gloss polyurethane
  • Liquor locker with bottle holders located in dining table
  • Storage lockers with louvered sliding doors outboard, port and starboard
  • Fusion stereo Speakers(2018)
  • LED reading lights
  • Hella fans, Six total (2018)
  • Weems & Plath clock and barometer
  • Large overhead hatch
  • Fixed hull ports
  • Maplewood staving outboard

Nav Station

  • Teak and Holly sole finished in hi-gloss polyurethane
  • Forward facing Nav. seat
  • Nav station with interior chart storage
  • Twin B&G Triton head units(2018)
  • B&G Zeus Chart plotter angled inward for enhanced visibility
  • B&G V50 VHF radio(2018)
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB radio(2018)
  • Fusion radio head controller(2018)
  • Electrical panel with 12V and 110V services rewired(2018)
  • Separate panel houses all breakers for winches, windlass, bilge pumps and generator controls
  • Large fixed hull port
  • Storage shelf with cherry fiddle
  • Maplewood staving on hull finished in hi gloss polyurethane


  • Teak and holly sole finished in hi-gloss polyurethane
  • U-shaped design for safety at sea
  • Ample storage in all drawers and lockers
  • Force 10 3-burner stove/oven
  • Sea Frost 12V refrigerator and freezer(2018)
  • Spacious countertops
  • Stainless Steel double basin sink
  • Faucet with pull out head(2018)
  • Seagull pure drinking water tap
  • Microwave oven
  • 110V/USB outlets(2018)
  • Propane solenoid switch with alarm
  • Maplewood staving finished in hi gloss polyurethane

VIP Stateroom

  • Teak and holly sole finished in hi-golss polyurethane
  • Large full width queen berth with custom inner spring mattress(2020)
  • Storage drawers under berth
  • Settee forward of hanging locker
  • LED reading lights
  • Fixed hull ports
  • Opening hatch above berth
  • Maple staving on hull finished in hi gloss polyurethane
  • Storage shelf next to berth with cherry fiddle
  • 110V/USB outlets(2018)

Master Stateroom

  • Queen Berth outboard to port
  • Large hanging locker to starboard
  • Splendide 2100 XC washer dryer(2018)
  • Six drawers under berth
  • Three drawers outboard starboard side
  • Three storage cubby’s outboard starboard side
  • Full length shelves outboard both sides
  • Fixed hull ports, port and starboard
  • LED reading lights above berth and settee(2018)


  • Cabin sole with teak staving finished in satin polyurethane
  • White formica walls in aft head/shower
  • Cherry louvered locker door finished in hi-gloss polyurethane
  • Countertops in blue Corian
  • White Corian undermount sink
  • New faucet (2018)
  • Vanity/storage lockers with mirrored doors
  • Opening hatch overhead
  • Handrail finished in Hi-gloss polyurethane


  • Two B&G Zeus chart plotters located at Nav. Station one in cockpit(2018)
  • B&G 4G broadband radar(2018)
  • B&G Triton instrumentation throughout(2018)
  • B&G VHF50 with DCS, AIS at nav station(2018)
  • B&G VHF H50 wireless handset in cockpit (2018)
  • ICOM IC-M710 (2018)
  • B&G autopilot NAC-3 high current ,precision 9,RF 25 (2018)
  • B&G autopilot linear drive hydraulic ram T3-12V (2018)
  • B&G WR-10 wireless autopilot wireless remote with base station (2018)
  • Autopilot wired to accommodate second unit (2018)
  • Simrad B-60 600 watt bronze transducer (2018)
  • Vesper Marine AIS watch mate-XB-8000 with stand alone GPS antenna (2018)
  • MBR-550 universal cellular signal booster with external antenna (2018)
  • Iridium Go with external antenna (2018)
  • Fusion stereo with 4 speakers (2018)


  • Entire boat re-wired (2018)
  • 50 Amp Shore power service (2018)
  • Glendenning cable master with remote (2018)
  • Blue Seas shore power inlet breake r(2018)
  • Five Blue Seas Remote Battery switches for all DC consumers (2018)
  • Northern Lights M-673 L3 6 KW genset (2018)
  • Relion lithium phosphate house bank 900 Amp Hours (2018)
  • Two Mastervolt Chargemaster Plus 12/100-3 house bank chargers (2018)
  • Two Mastervolt Chargemaster 12/25-3 start bank chargers for engine and genset (2018)
  • Mastervolt AC Master 12/2000 Pure Sine Wave inverter (2018)
  • New power buss (2018)
  • Two Sunpower 170 and Two Sunpower 50 solar panels located in bimini top (2018)
  • Four Victron MPPT 75115 Smart Solar Controllers (2018-one for each panel)
  • Mastervolt DIS Easy view 5 power monitoring system (2018)
  • LED lights through switchable red/white(2018)
  • LED Running lights(2018)
  • LED Tricolor light(2018)
  • LED spreader lights(2018)

Request Additional Information

For more information about this 1996 Able Apogee 50 or any other Able Apogee yachts, please call Barry Hague or complete the contact form below.

Contact: Barry Hague
Phone: 954-951-9500

* Required Fields


Collection Yachts 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.

Request More Info

Send a message for more information about this yacht.