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About Polynya

Polynya is our beloved 1977 Gulfstar 50. We purchased her in 2015 and immediately began the process of cleaning, upgrading, replacing, and repairing. She comes from two dedicated, long term owners, who ultimately sailed around the world. They maintained and upgraded to suit a cruising lifestyle, and it shows in the details. After a few years of sitting at the dock in Annapolis, it is time to give each system a good look.

Gulfstar offered two layouts for the GS 50, one with a third stateroom midships, and one with a larger engine room instead. Polynya has two staterooms and a large, accessible engine room. This two stateroom layout also affords a very nice L-shaped nav station with plenty of room for charts and electronics.

Polynya is a ketch rig with a removable inner forestay to facilitate a staysail. She is also adorned with a unique hard dodger, offering excellent protection while sailing offshore.


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