1991 Eldridge-McInnis 48ft Classic Schooner Sausalito, California

SKU: YW# 1448-3230059
Vessel type: Sailboats

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  • Generator: 1
  • Year: 1991


  • AIS
  • anchor-windlass
  • Dodger
  • Electric Windlass
  • Gas Stove
  • Heating
  • Inverter

Recent Upgrades


YW# 1448-3230059

Hauled for Bottom Paint Jan. 2019

Stone Cup Trophy Winner for Best in Show – 2018 CYC Wooden Boat Show

There are very few sailing yachts of this caliber and even fewer opportunities to own such a masterpiece. ELIZABETH MUIR is like a rare family heirloom and is truly a one of a kind yacht that will be admired for as long as she is afloat.

Stradivarius. Steinway. Lamberdin. Linderman. Four names that represent in every manner, the true meaning of the word quality. Beyond the craftsmanship these names also embody longevity. While the first two names are more easily recognized than the latter, all were acknowledged as the leaders in their profession, second to none. 

Every great yacht starts with a vision and this vessel certainly qualifies as a great yacht. In fact, Wooden Boat Magazine called this yacht “a masterpiece of careful craftsmanship and meticulous detailing”. The owner who envisioned this yacht was more than just her owner, but was also her builder, Babe Lamberdin. Time to complete the project was of importance but not at the expense of quality. Babe enlisted the help of his friends and fellow craftsmen, such as John Linderman. The attention to detail which was devoted into her construction, not for the sake of being ornate but with a focus on practicality, is evident throughout the yacht. As one sits quietly below deck you can’t help but to become more appreciative of the sum of these details, all very simple and in harmony with each other.

Elizabeth Muir follows the lines of the “Eastward” schooners, designed by Eldridge-McInnis, a well-respected naval architectural firm based in Boston. In the March 1930 edition of YACHTING MAGAZINE owners were quoted saying; “Of the 10 yachts I have owned, this is certainly the best mannered”.  Another owner said, “Hove-to, 45 hours in a gale, sailed 125 miles, blowing 50 miles an hour, the best sea boat I’ve ever stepped on.”


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Elizabeth Muir

Builder: Lamberdin & Linderman
Designer: Eldridge-McInnis, Inc. Boston Circa 1930
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 49 ft 6 in
Beam: 11 ft 7 in
LWL: 34 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 5 in
Displacement: 31000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 8839 lbs

Total Power: 63 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1991
Engine Model: 4-154
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1200
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 63 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (75 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (30 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 4
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1

Navigation center
AIS, VHF & Hand-held GPS

Furling Genoa
Fully battened mainsail

Steering wheel

Inside Equipment
Battery charger – Trace
Refrigerator – Adler Barbour 12V
Electric bilge pump
Oven – Force 10 Propane
Marine head
Heating – Paul Luke wall mounted wood burner

Electrical Equipment
Inverter – Trace
Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras
Cockpit cushions
Teak sidedecks
Teak cockpit
Electric windlass

Genoa cover
Spray hood
Mainsail cover
Cockpit cover


Built to exacting standards, her hull is of steam bent oak frames with fir planking. The rudder, horn timber, floor timbers and sternpost are all of balau. The ceiling is finished “bright” throughout and at the shear clamp, between the deck beams and ceiling, there is intricate shelf blocking that provides ample circulation for air while being finished to a very high standard. Non-skid on the cabin house. The main deck is laid teak 7/8” thick, with water ways. Varnished teak caprail.The forward most part of the yacht is devoted to storage. There is a foredeck hatch which provides access to the “boatswain’s locker” which has ample room for sails, anchor chain and other gear.Next, is the forward cabin with a pair of single berths, port and starboard. There is generous storage with drawers under these berths and a hanging locker to starboard. The berths are covered in leather, as are all the interior cushions.

To port is the head with a Wilcox-Crittenden manual toilet plus a vanity and ample storage and has an opening port.

The main saloon is light and airy. There is a traditional opening deck hatch with independent operable “wings”. The saloon is arranged with a table in the middle, with leaves. Port and starboard settees with a pilot berth to starboard. To port above the settee is devoted to storage. There is a leaded glass cabinet to starboard with storage for glasses and adult beverages. There is abundant, well organized storage throughout the saloon. The main bulkhead in the saloon features a Simpson Lawrence fireplace from the yacht “Ocean Queen”. There are five opening bronze ports in the saloon.

To port, aft of the saloon is the galley, which is exceptionally well thought out. The galley features a deep sink, 3-burner stove with oven, top loading and side loading refrigerator/freezer.

To starboard is the navigation station, with a tabletop that came from the schooner, “Santana”. The overhead is complemented with sturdy handrails mounted to the underside of the cabin housetop.

There is a bridge deck that separates the cockpit from the companionway. A hatch is provided for access to the entire engine compartment from the bridge deck. The cockpit has ample storage lockers and aft of the cockpit is a large hatch with lazarette storage. There is a teak grating in the cockpit.

All of the bulkheads and faces of the furniture are painted in bright white. All of the trim and cabinet doors & drawers are varnished mahogany. The interior cabin sole is solid teak with a natural finish.


The forward most part of the yacht is devoted to storage.  There is a foredeck hatch which provides access to the “boatwain’s locker” which has ample room for sails, anchor and other gear. Next is the forward cabin with a pair of single berths, port and starboard.  There is generous storage with drawers under these berths and a hanging locker to starboard.  The berths are covered in leather, as are all the interior cushions.The main salon is light and airy.  There is a traditional opening deck hatch with independent operable “wings” (butterfly hatch).  The salon is arranged with a table in the center, leaves for dining.  Port and Starboard settees with a pilot berth to starboard.  To port above the settee the space is currently devoted to chart and book storage.  There is a leaded glass cabinet to starboard with storage for glasses and beverages.   There is abundant, well organized storage throughout the salon.

Additionally there is a Simpson Lawrence fireplace ( from the yacht “Ocean Queen”) and five opening bronze ports.

All of the bulkheads and faces of the furniture are painted in bright white.  All of the trim and cabinet doors and drawers are varnished mahogany.  The interior cabin sole is solid teak with a natural finish.

Wilcox-Crittenden “Skipper” head that discharges to a holding tank.


Elizabeth Muir is the definition of a “proper yacht”. She is well organized with ample spares. The yacht reflects her superb construction and excellent care. The topsides of her hull have been recently painted at KKMI Richmond as well as her bottom.2011   Installed new full batten mainsail  and Stack Packs for mainsail and staysail

2012   Rebuild S/S exhaust riser with new boots, hoses plus heat exchanger overhaul


2013   Installed new S/S headstay, furler and two eight foot tracks port and starboard amidships

Installed new 140% Genoa with sun cover and converted 110% genoa with added sun cover


2014   Pull/step main and fore masts

Removed and re-bedded all hardware

Stripped, sanded and refinished masts with (9) coats varnish

Installed new S/S standing and running rig with Norseman turnbuckles, toggles and studs

Installed Spectra Blend 7/16 jib and main halyards

Fabricated mast head bracket for LED navigation light and Gam VHF and GPS antenna

Reworked existing mast wiring, tricolor light, breakers and cockpit switches

Mounted and wired new AIS system with VHF antenna splitter


2015   Bottom Paint, Zincs, re-packing of prop shaft packing gland

Topsides re-painted with Awlgrip

Engine & Transmission Service, New Elbow on Heat Exchanger


2016   Installed new main forestay and backstay


2017  Installed coolant pump, sea water pump, pulley and belts

Installed engine alarm system, serviced sea strainer and hoses, replaced bilge pump, high water alarm, new                float switch

Installed 150 amp engine cranking fuse, new 100 amp alternator & 3-step regulator and new battery                            monitor. Replaced ship’s  House and Start batteries

Stripped and varnished cap rail with (9) coats

Fabricated custom dodger & added Sunbrella cockpit cushions


2018  Varnished all brightwork and painted cabin house, cockpit and waterways

Replacing missing deck bungs


Ron Wise built hollow Spruce masts. Varnished main, fore and booms1 X 19 Stainless Steel rigging – replaced 2016


Three-strand dacron

  • 2 Bronze Barrient #18 winches on the foremast
  • 1 Bronze Barrient #17 Self-tailing winch on the main mast
  • 1 Bronze Barrient #17 winch on the main mast
  • 1 Bronze Barrient #18 Self-tailing winch on the cabin house
  • 2 Bronze Barrient #24 Self-tailing winches in the cockpit
  • 2 Bronze Barrient #27 Self-tailing sheet winches in the cockpit
  • (1) Harken Main Boom Winch


  • Dacron Mainsail with (2) reefs
  • Gaff-Rigged Foresail
  • Marconi Staysail
  • (2) Fishermans
  • (2) Jibs –  110% and 140%
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker


Standard Horizon Titan VHF, hand held VHF, Standard Horizon Depth Sounder, AIS with WatchMate Vision Monitor, Hand-held GPS


Vessel is equipped with a 12 Volt DC shipboard system.  There is a bank of four absorbed gas mat batteries located aft of the navigation table and below the electrical panel boards.  These are considered the house batteries and have been provided with a three way, ignition protected main disconnect switch which supplies power to a circuit breaker panel at the navigation station.Victron DC voltage and amp meter provided.  There is a second bank of two six volt batteries wired in parallel used as the engine start bank.  Push style circuit breakers have been provided for branch circuit protection.30Amp AC Shore Power with Trace Charger/Inverter and 110V Isolation Transformer. Low Voltage 12V lighting and ample 110V outlets throughout. Electric Bilge Pumps


Perkins 154 cu, 63hp inline 4 cylinder 4-stroke diesel engIne. Naturally aspirated, fresh water cooled engine via heat exchanger from a rubber impeller sea water pump.The engine has a cast iron cylinder block. The cylinder head is a single unit for all cylinders. The engine utilizes diesel fuel delivered in a direct injection method from an inline injection pump after passing through Racor 500 fuel filter.

(2) 35-gallon stainless steel fuel tank supply

The engine weighs approximately 555 lbs. The engine is fitted with a velvet drive transmission with a 2.57 ratio.


The navigation station is to starboard.  The tabletop borrowed from the schooner “SANTANA”.


Designer :  Eldridge / McInnis

Builder:  Babe Lamberdin & Jim Linderman, Bolinas CA (AKA Dinosaur Boat Works)

Year Launched :  1991

Construction:  Carvel planked, deck is teak planked over plywood

Length :   49′  6″

Beam:  11′  8″

Length at the Waterline:  34′  6″

Length on Deck: 47′

Draft :  6′ 5″

Fastenings:  #14 x 3″ Bronze screws

Planking:  Douglas Fir

Frames:  Steam bent White Oak, 1 3/4″ sided  x  2″ molded on 11″ centers

Floor Timbers :  Balau –  2  3/4″ thick

Keel Bolts :  1″  Thick Bronze

Ballast:  9,000 Lbs external lead

Stem:  White Oak

Sheer Clamp:  Douglas Fir  6″ x  1 1/2″

Rudder:   Balau

Rudder Shaft :  Bronze

Steering:  Wheel,  7 x 19 stainless steel cable to bronze quadrant

Mast Steps:  White Oak

Bulkheads:  Plywood fastened to hull frames

Deck Beams:  Douglas fir, 2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″


Port side of the Salon is an exceptionally well thought out galley.  Featuring a deep sink, 3 burner  Propane stove with oven, FORCE TEN,  top loading and side loading refrigerator/freezer, ADLER BARBOUR. 150 Gallons of Water in two stainless steel tanks.


The topsides are painted glass white with a gold cove stripe.  The vessel’s name “ELIZABETH MUIR”  and hailing port of “SAN FRANCISCO, have been carved into the transom and painted with gold leaf.   Last Painted 2016


The cabin top is made of plywood with a fiberglass covering.  It is painted a light gray and has a sand non skid.  There is varnished teak trim piece at its outer edge, teak hand rails port and starboard and varnished teak “Dorade” vent boxes.  All varnish, cockpit and cabin house re-freshed 2018.


Assorted Life JacketsHorseshoe and Life SlingFlares


Two bilge pumps

Compass 7″  Danforth Constellation

Two Anchors –  50lb  CQR plow

250′  of  5/16″ chain

IDEAL vertical shaft Anchor Windlass and custom stainless steel bow roller

5 Fire extinguishers


Most of the original patterns for the custom bronze castings are included as well as a complete set of construction plans

  • Hatch covers
  • Cockpit dodger
  • Custom boom gallows
  • Boat cover
  • Awning from the main mast to the stern for sun protection while moored
  • Handrail covers
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Custom fender covers
  • Bronze Cowl vents connected to Dorade Vents
  • Manual bilge pump 


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.

Contact the Agent

Chrissy Kaplan

Yacht Broker
Chrissy Kaplan has been a part of City Yachts, Gashouse Cove Marina, Inc. since the early 70s. She has watched generations of families transition from race boats, to cruising yachts and some even back to racing, just like her own family. Chris started racing Cal 20s on San Francisco Bay and has personally owned more than 40 boats of all shapes and sizes. Certainly a 1935 – 55ft Schooner SANTANA (Bogie’s Boat), which was fully restored and owned for over 15 years, was the most notable among the lot. Chris transitioned from sales to the broker role fully in 1992 when the family diversified, opening two Bay Area boat yards (Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc.) managed and run by her husband Paul Kaplan and their partner Ken Keefe. “I can easily put myself into every aspect of the yacht purchase scenario having been there so many times myself. I understand the…

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