2004 Dettling 51 Express Cruiser

Asking: $ 755,000


A very special Dettling 51 Express Cruiser equipped with twin Cummins 6CTA 8.3 diesels. Features include: a Hunt Deep-V hull design, extended hardtop/boat deck, express bridge control station, Garmin radar & electronics, bow & stern thrusters, an Onan generator, and a huge amount of recent upgrades and retrofits done in the past 2 years. Interior accommodations include a full pilothouse, large galley, and a capacious salon bridging between two en-suite staterooms, each outfitted with a queen berth. This unique long range cruiser was conceived from a no compromises approach to boat building and it accomplishes that feat by providing a fast, quiet, great looking yacht that is made to last.

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LOA-Hull 51
LOA-Total 44.75
BEAM 14.5
DRAFT 3.42
ENGINES Cummins 6CTA 8.3 @ 480 hp
HOURS 1310

   Entering through the aft deck doorway will bring you to the most essential section of the vessel, the pilothouse. Featuring a full 360 degree view of your surroundings, visibility is not a concern while underway. A skylight/hatch above adds additional natural light to an already brightly lit pilothouse. The helm is located to starboard and is equipped with an extra wide bench seat that accommodations up to four. The console is compact but loaded with engine instrumentation and navigation electronics, to the port of which is a large expanse perfect for charts. This raised flooring of the dash has another purpose, by standing on it and opening the ceiling hatch, you are able control the boat from another station. This express bridge features additional controls hidden in a weather tight compartment and satisfies the allure of open air cruising. Continuing to port of the pilothouse is access to the salon and accommodations through a few short steps down. Also to the far port side resides an additional control station with an autopilot and thruster controls which gives added flexibility underway and ease of docking when going port-side to.

  • Garmin 4ft—4KW open array color radar integrated with Garmin MFDs [GMR 424 XHD2] (2016)
  • Garmin GPS Map 7616 MFD chartplotter – 16” touch screen display (2016)
  • Garmin GPS Map 7607 MFD chartplotter – 7” touch screen display (2016)
  • Garmin AIS 600 transceiver integrated with Garmin Multi-functional displays (2016)
  • Garmin multi-function gauges (2016)
  • Martron wind instrument (2016)
  • Garmin GPS antenna (2016)
  • Shakespeare VHF antennas (2016)
  • (2) Icom VHF IC-M502
  • Simrad AP20 autopilot
  • Simrad IS15
  • Simrad Fluxgate gyrocompass
  • Engine controls
  • Engine displays – analog & digital
  • (2) Bow thruster controls (one to each side)
  • Stern thruster controls (added 2017)
  • Bronze TH Smart 20 transducer for depth and water temperature (2016)
  • Syrens MP-1000 Onboard gateway/bridge for Internet Wifi hotspot and amplification (2016)
  • Hailing horn (2016)
  • Radar reflector (2016

   Just four small steps down from the pilothouse resides the capacious salon located at the heart of the vessel and acts as a central bridge between the two staterooms onboard. Expansive 28” windows that run the length of the salon in conjunction with overhead hatches let natural light, and views of the journey, flood into this mid-ship social space. Between these huge windows and 78” worth of headroom, this open layout makes the salon an ideal spot for entertaining guests.

   Along the starboard outboard wall is a L-shaped settee complimented by a adjustable teak coffee table which doubles as a dining table by raising up and folding out. This settee, along with the twin armchairs to the port side, provide comfortable seating for up to six in the salon. A 32” flatscreen television is mounted on the forward bulkhead below the galley countertop.

  • L-shaped settee
  • Adjustable teak coffee/dining table
  • (2) Armchairs
  • 32” LCD television (2016)
  • Satellite TV receiver (2016)
  • Salon faux leather upholstery & foam cushions (2016)
  • New carpeting (2017)
  • Custom insulated window treatments for salon windows (2017)
  • Fusion satellite radio with Sirius XM, AM/FM, & wireless Bluetooth—integrated with Garmin MFDs (2017)

The open layout of the salon includes the galley to forward. Separated by raised countertop and a step down, the galley feels connected to the social activities of the salon yet retains enough privacy to maintain its own space and function. The alcove behind the raised countertop to port encompasses most of the galley. In this area you will find a stainless steel double-bowl sink, 3-burner stove, icemaker below the counter, storage compartments, and ample countertop space. To the starboard side resides a microwave and refrigerator and freezer compartments which are situated to provided additional counter top space when needed.

  • Force 10 3-burner 220V electric stove
  • Kenmore microwave
  • Sea Frost holding plate refrigeration/freezer system, water / air-cooled
  • Moen stainless steel double-bowl sink
  • Water filtration system (triple filtered) – with dedicated faucet
  • Raritan icemaker – fed from water filter system
  • Corian countertops
  • Trash bin
  • Custom teak glassware cabinet on galley bulkhead
  • Under-sole expansive storage

   The vessel provides two comfortable en-suite staterooms suited to perfectly accommodate two couples. These cabins are situated to forward and aft of the salon, respectively. The aft stateroom can be found just two steps down from the salon and essentially acts as the guest cabin. Featuring an offset queen berth tucked to port beneath the pilothouse to salon stair passage and a large hanging locker, guests are sure to enjoy their stay. The en-suite guest head is fashioned with all the amenities you would expect and also houses the vessel’s separate washer and dryer (Kenmore) units.

   As for the forward master stateroom, this is accessed just past the galley and also features a queen-sized berth. The island queen is accessible from either side, each of which is situated with his & hers nightstands. Additional storage is provided via drawers, hanging lockers, shelving, and a large compartment below the left side of the berth, which can make an excellent wine cellar. The master head in this stateroom is similar to the guest stateroom’s head along with a built-in laundry hamper and more extensive storage space.

   A flurry of recent updates have kept both staterooms fresh. These include new carpeting (2017), updated LED lighting, custom insulated window treatments (2017), a master closet remodel (2017), and a new custom latex foam mattress and linens for the master berth.

   The Dettling 51 is built from the keel up with precision, experience, and an extreme level of detail. The hull design is courtesy of Hunt with their deep V hull providing excellent offshore performance. The fiberglass hull construction utilizes vinylester resin throughout, vacuum bagged Core-Cell technology, and is reinforced with four foam-cored fiberglass stringers running the length of the boat. Fourteen layers of fiberglass are used to reinforce the hull and deck together creating a single strong, impact resistant unit.

   The house and deck both incorporate Divinycell-core fused with 10 layers of fiberglass which provides optimal stiffness and thermal insulation, while remaining relatively lightweight. Up on the deck you will find a spacious teak aft deck cockpit with a mounted table and deck chairs allowing for alfresco dining and entertaining. Above the extended hardtop of the boat deck provides superb coverage from both rain and sun to protect both your guests and the teak deck. Engine room access is also found at this aft deck. When walking up to the bow, you will be greeted with full walk-around 15” wide side decks with 33” high stainless side railings.

   Above the pilothouse is the extended hardtop which doubles as a boat deck. Equipped with a davit to starboard and tender chocks this platform supports the included 10” Rigid Boat Sports tender with 30 hp Evinrude. You will find the navigation instruments, open array, antennas, and express bridge control station all to forward on the hardtop.

  • Fiberglass Hunt Deep-V hull
  • (2) 5-blade props: 26 x 26—with spare set (2018)
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks integral to the hull
  • Teak aft deck
  • Fixed aft teak deck table with deck chairs
  • Swim platform with ladder at transom
  • Full walkaround side decks with hand rails to each side
  • Non-skid foredeck
  • Revere 6-person life raft—foredeck mounted
  • EPIRB—406
  • Maxwell anchor windlass (rebuilt 2016)
  • Bruce 66 lb. anchor
  • Anchor wash system
  • Fiberglass extended hardtop—boat deck
  • Marquipt crane/davit, 600 lb.
  • Tender chocks
  • Tender: 10” Rigid Boat Sports – 30 hp Evinrude
  • Remote ARC searchlights
  • Kahlenberg airhorn
  • Hinged mast
  • Halogen anchoring light
  • Express bridge control station accessed by large hardtop-pilothouse sliding hatch

   The engine room is accessed by a hatch in the middle of the aft deck, as well as a insulated door from the aft stateroom. Additionally, nearly all of the aft deck is capable of unbolting and lifting off for unrestricted and non-invasive engine access. Once down below the engine room resides behind a latched, insulated door. The headroom and movement space is especially impressive for the engine room of a boat this size. Along with the convenient placement of components for easy maintenance, routine checks, and service; this engine room is a pleasure to be in. Equipped with two 480hp Cummins 6CTA 8.3 diesels with V-drive transmissions this Dettling is not shy on power and can achieve a high cruise of 21 knots and a max speed of nearly 27 knots.

  • (2) Cummins 6CTA 8.3—480 hp ea (~1,310 hrs)
  • (2) Main Engine Starting, 12V 8D
  • (2) 130 amp alternators – each engine
  • 13.5kw Onan generator (~375 hrs)
  • GenStart: Group31
  • Shore Power: 220 volts 60Hz
  • Pro Mariner battery charger, 20 amp
  • 8D AMG house batteries (2016)
  • Charles 5000SP 30amp charger—for house batteries (2016)
  • Pro Mariner battery charger
  • General Service: (3) 12V 8D 200amp/hr
  • Xantrex SW 2512 Inverter/charger 2500w with 150 amp charger
  • Balmar 210amp alternator
  • Back-up 12V for GPS, VHF, and depth sounder
  • Cruiseair (2) 16,000 BTU, (1) 7,000 BTU
  • Sidepower bow thruster (rebuilt 2016) & stern thruster (added 2017)
  • Mathers MicroCommander steering system – single lever engine controls
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Racor fuel separator & filtration
  • Raritan head system
  • Sureflow fresh water system
  • (1) Rule 800, (3) 3700 bilge pumps
  • Tankwatch fuel, water, & blackwater
  • Tank tender 2

Recent Upgrades & Retrofits:

  • New saloon and pilot house faux leather upholstery and foam cushions (2016)
  • Custom insulated window treatments salon and staterooms (2017)
  • New bound carpet in salon and staterooms (2017)
  • New custom latex foam mattress and linens for   master berth (2016)
  • Master stateroom closet remodel (2017)
  • New (5) table lamps (2016)
  • Custom teak glasses cabinet on galley bulkhead (2016)
  • New 32” LCD television in salon (2016)
  • New satellite tv receiver (2016)
  • New Fusion radio- satellite SiriusXM, FM/AM, wireless Bluetooth (integrated with Garmin MFDs) (2017)
  • New LED lighting
  • New electronics (see pilothouse section)
  • New 8D AMG house batteries (2016)
  • New Charles 5000SP 30 amp charger for house batteries (2016)
  • New battery and charger for emergency back-up for helm electronics and engine controls (2016)
  • Rebuilt SidePower bow thruster (2016)
  • Installed new SidePower stern thruster (2017)
  • Rebuit Maxwell windlass (2016)
  • Rigid Boat Sports 10 ft. tender. All fiberglass, Garmin plotter/fishfinder, Evinrude 30 hp (2016)
  • New vinyl coverings for all hatches, salon windows, pilot house windshield and windows (2016)
  • New rudder o-seals and grease fittings (2016)
  • New cutlass bearings (2017)
  • New engine hoses and SS clamps (2016)
  • New Port & Starboard raw water pumps (2016)
  • New Port & Starboard raw water cross-over pipes (2016)
  • New Racor fuel filter pressure gauges (2016)
  • New Port & Starboard exhaust risers (2016)
  • Reconditioned heat exchanges, fuel coolers and engine aftercoolers (2016)
  • New PSS drip-less shaft seals system (2018)
  • New fresh water pressure pumps (2) (2016)
  • New refrigeration sump pump (2016)
  • New Onan generator sound shield (2016)
  • Reconditioned Onan generator and starter battery (2016)
  • New ABYC compliant main AC breaker and grounding (2016)
  • New Balmar 200 amp alternator regulator (2017)
  • New Port engine alternator (2017)
  • New Port engine turbo (2016)
  • New AC raw water pump (2016)
  • New bilge pumps (2016)
  • Added spare set of five-blade Michigan Wheel 26×26 propellers (2018)

The Company 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.

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