Indigo is a center cockpit ketch-rigged bluewater cruiser that has been well-loved by knowledgeable and meticulous owners.  She is capable and prepared to cruise anywhere in the world and to cross oceans in comfort.

Indigo has appeared in several sailing magazines and websites including SAIL Magazine, Cruising Outpost, Latitudes & Attitudes and Talk of the Dock.  She has also been featured in Latitudes & Attitudes TV (episode 40).  Onboard solutions have been highlighted in sailing community and she is recognized in most anchorages she visits.

Numerous smart upgrades have included redundancies such as dual Racor fuel filters, backup standalone navigation units, massive bank of maintenance-free batteries as well as generator, and a revamp of her anchoring options.  Owners have spared no expense over the past decade in upgrades, additions and smart choices for distance cruising.

Indigo's split rig means the sail plan is easily managed by a couple.  Her large mizzensail provides extra choices in downwind sailing configurations and her sail bags mean no more wrestling with stowing large sail covers.

Celestials were famous for their tankage - 250 gallons of fuel and 200 gallons of fresh water, which made them truly remarkable and self-sufficient cruisers.  The tanks are below the cabin sole on the centerline so the weight adds to the stability of the vessel.  Stowage capacity (both outside in cockpit lockers and lazarettes) as well as inside (in lockers, behind and under settees) is exceptional.

Indigo is a go-anywhere vessel in exceptional shape that will allow you to live the cruising dream.

Call Dick Simon (949) 573-1899 or Gordy Lords (562) 858-7157 


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  • Boat Name: Indigo
  • Year: 1985
  • Current Price: US$ 129,000
  • Located in Long Beach, CA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel

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Boat Name

Builder: Celestial Yachts
Designer: Bryce Fuhriman
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Fin

Total Power: 62 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: 4-154
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2598
Engine Power: 62 HP

Log-speedometer - Raymarine ST60
Radar - Raymarine C120 12
GPS - Raymarine C120 12
Autopilot - Raymarine Smartpilot ST6001 autopilot
TV set - 32
Navigation center - Garmin GPSMap492 standalone color chart plotter at nav station with independent external antenna
Cockpit speakers
Plotter - Raymarine C120 12
CD player - Sony stereo w/CD and MP3 (cockpit and cabin speakers)
DVD player - BluRay player
Compass - 5
Depthsounder - Raymarine ST60 wind/speed/depth
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine ST60 wind/speed/depth in cockpit, Raymarine ST60 multi-instrument repeater at nav station
VHF - 23

Battened mainsail
Genoa - 130% genoa-restitched 2015 Traditional mainsaid with lazy jacks-restitched 2015

Steering wheel

Inside Equipment
Manual bilge pump
Microwave oven
Marine head - 2 Jabsco manual heads and macerator pump
Hot water
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger - Magnum 2800 watt pure sine wave interter/charger

Electrical Equipment
Inverter - Magnum 2800 watt pure sine wave inverter/charger
Shore power inlet - 30 amp shore power inlet with pigtail
Generator - Yanmar 1GM10DC generator with less than 50 hours

Outside Equipment/Extras
Teak sidedecks
Teak cockpit

Bimini Top
Cockpit cover
Mainsail cover


LOA:  48'11"

Beam: 13' 6"

LWL: 39' 4"

Maximum Draft: 6' 0"

Displacement: 27,000 lbs

Ballast: 11,800lbs

Ballast/Disp 44%

Disp/Length  198

SA/Disp  17.6

1,000 sq. ft. sail area



Perkins 4-154 62 HP



2598 Hours

Propeller: MaxProp feathering propeller

Fuel filtration:  Filterboss dual Racor filters with visual and audible cockpit alarms

Shaft seal:  PYI PSS dripless shaft seal

Shaft:  Stainless steel replaced and upgraded with ShaftShark line and debris cutter

Cruising Speet:  6 knots

Maximum Speed:  9 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 FRP (200 gallons total)

Fuel Tanks: 1 FRP (250 gallons)

Holding Tanks: 1


Builder:  Celestial Yachts

Designer:  Bryce Fuhriman

Flag of Registry:  United States

Keel:  Fully-encapsulated, elongated fin

Hull Shape:  Monohull

Rudder:  Skeg-hung protected rudder


Raymarine C120 Wide 12: color plotter/radar/GPS at helm

Raymarine 48-mile radar at helm

23" NavPod at helm

Standard Horizon VHF radio base station at nav desk below

Standard Horizon RAM mic repeater at helm

Raymarine ST60+wind/speed/depth instruments in cockpit

Rayarine ST60+multi-instrument repeater at nav station

Raymarine Smasrtpilot ST6001 autopilot

Garmin GPSMap492 standalone color chart plotter at nav station with independent external antenna

5" Danforth compass in cockpit


Sony stereo w/CD and MP3 (cockpit and dabin speakers)

32" flatscreen TV mounted on bulkhead

BluRay player


130" genoa- restitched 2015

Traditional mainsail with lazy jacks - re-stitched 2015

Traditional mizzen sail with lazy jacks

Main and mizzen sail bags mounted on booms


Keel-stepped Kenyon main mast

Dick-stepped Kenyon mizzen mast

Selden Furlex oversized genoa furler

Standing and running rigging replaced and upgraded

Reinforced mast step

Insulated backstay

Spreader lights and foredeck light

Spinnaker, main and mizzen halyards plus topping lift

Upgraded Garhauer traveler

Upgraded Garhauer rigid boom vang

Deck Features and; Equipment

Lighthouse heavy-duty electric windlass with chain gypsy and line rode capstan

Windlass motor access via interior for motor protection and easy maintenance

Wired remote with 30' cord for windlass operation

Manson Supreme 60# anchor with 350' of 3/8" chain and heavy-duty swivel

Self-launching anchor roller

Saltwater washdown on foredeck

High bulwarks with varnished teak caprail for safety offshore

Upgraded Garhauer 29" stanchions

7 opening overhead hatches

15 opening cabinhouse ports

Aft swim ladder

2 Large aft deck lazarettes for extensive external stowage

Outboard engine bracket

Outboard and equipment hoist system off mizzen boom

Teak decks shaved and re-caulked

Non-skid cabintop decks redone and painted 2016


Harsdtop WaveStopper dodger with clear Makrolon windows

Reinforced dodger stainless structure with side and aft stainless steel handrails

Red and white hi-power cockpit lighting integrated into didger

Full enclosure Bimini with roll-lup Isenglass sides

Teak cockpit seats

2 large cockpit lockers

Folding cockpit table and cup holders

Propane locker with two bottles

32" leather-wrapped Destroyer wheel


Fully re-chromed

4 Lewmar 55 self-tailing primary winches (2x three speed and 2x two speed)

5 mast winches (3 self-tailing)

1 cockpit winch for rigid vang


Protective covers for sails (bags) and most deck equipment including winches.

Interior Equipment

1 manual bilge pump

1 electric bilge pump

Bilge pump counter

1 electric sump pump (back-up for bilge pump)

1 shower sump pump

Hot water heater - AC and engine operated

2 Jabsco manual heads

Macerator pump

7 fire extinguishers

Electrical Equipment

Yanmar 1GM10DC generator with less than 50 hours

2 upgraded 130 amp Ample alternators (on main engine and genset - identical and interchangeable for redundancy)

30 amp shore power inlet with pigtail

Magnum 2800 watt pure sine wave inverter/charger

Batteries: Lifeline deep cycle AGM 900 amp hours in two banks (separate starter)

Xantrex LinkPro battery monitor



Number of single berths:  2

Number of double berths:  3

Number of cabins:  2

Number of heads:  2


Kenmore microwae oven

Norcold fridge/freezer

Mariner Regal 3-burner gimbaled stove and oven combo

Twin sinks with variable speed freshwater pump for hot/cold water and new faucel

4 drawers for flatware and kitchen utensils

Extensive stowage space

Interior/Accommodations Overview

Below, Indigo has a contemporary two-cabin, two-head layout with the master suite aft, separate from the rest of the vessel for maximum privacy.  The owner's cabin includes a queen for-and-aft centerline bed with a custom mattress and an en suite head with a separate stand-up shower stall.  Stowage is excellent.

The L-shaped galley has a Norcold refrigerator and separate freezer that will even keep ice cream.  A Kenmore microwave makes meal prep easy as does the 3-burner stove/oven combo.  The chef can be a part of the conversation in the salon where there is a 32" flat-screen TV and BluRay player for entertainment.

The interior is cool and bright thanks to 15 opening ports and 7 overhead hatches.  The beautiful varnished and hand-rubbed Burmese teak glows in the evening with the help of two trawler-type brass oil lamps that also heat the salon on chilly evenings.  The newly upholstered settees add a modern designer touch.

The forward-facing nav station is large and has integrated paper chart stowage below.  It is at arm's length from the AC/DC electrical panel and is positioned perfectly for good communication with anyone at the helm.  The VHF radio base station, an instrument repeater and an independent chartplotter keep tabs on navigation and communication from below.

Truly unique in the engine room with an opening door and room to actually enter the space to do regular maintenance or troubleshooting.  An extensive tool and spares locker lies directly across from the engine room door.  Maintenance can be done easily without disturbing the rest of the interior of the vessel.

Ample fresh water capacity (200 gallons) and an unheard of 900 amp hours of battery capacity translate to comfortable, self-sustained cruising for weeks.


Additional Equipment - all negotiable

Bruce 45lb anchor with 50' of chain and 200' line ride

Fortress 37 stern anchor with 50' of chain and 265' of rode

Quickline reel with 265' of webbing line

Yamaha 3 HP outboard

Avon inflatable dinghy

Spares for most pumps and equipment aboard 

Extra filters, fluids, and cleaning supplies





Personal items and owner equipment


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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