Light Reign

Light Reign

Basic Information

Price: $750,000 USD
Category: Cruising/Racing Sailboat, Schooner, .
Model Year: 2000
Year Built: 2000

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 48' 0" (14.63)
LWL: 44' 0" (13.41)
Beam: 13' 0" (3.96)
Min Draft: 5' 10" (1.78)
Clearance: 64' 0" (19.51)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 8
Max Speed: 9 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 160gal (606ltr)


Total Cabins: 2
Total Heads: 2
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Deck Material: Teak
Hull Designer: John Cherubini
Hull Color: Flag Blue
Exterior Designer: John Cherubini
Interior Designer: John Cherubini

Engine Information

Manufacturer: Yanmar
Model: 4JBE
Engine Count: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Propulsion Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower Engine 1: 88
Engine 1 Hours: 3800

Location of Vessel

Oxford, Maryland United States



If dominating PHRF and schooner races from Gloucester, Mass, through the Chesapeake, Key West, Florida, St. Pete to Mexico and into the Caribbean sounds like an adventure to you, LIGHT REIGN is the ideal vessel to get the job done!! She has shown her classically beautiful wine glass stern to many racing yachts over the years and will continue to do so for many years to come!


If dominating PHRF and schooner races from Gloucester, Mass, through the Chesapeake, Key West, Florida, St. Pete to Mexico and into the Caribbean sounds like an adventure to you, LIGHT REIGN is the ideal vessel to get the job done!! She has shown her classically beautiful wine glass stern to many racing yachts over the years and will continue to do so for many years to come!


Very few sailing yachts attract the worldwide attention of yachtsman like the famous classic schooners of the Cherubini family. John Cherubini created the proud descendant of the famous "TICONDEROGA", designed by L. Francis Herreshoff, and in doing so, continued the dream of every romantic yachtsman.

Nothing is more elegant than a dark hulled schooner with slightly sweptback spars, elegant clipper bow, and low-profile cabin tops, the perfect description of LIGHT REIGN, the last 48' Cherubini built and maintained to perfection!!

Below deck, the exquisite varnished mahogany is highlighted by the finely crafted raised panel details done in classic Herreshoff satin white. Add to this, teak and holly sole, varnished mahogany overhead beams, cane locker doors, and the finest hardware available, the result must be seen to be appreciated!

Details, Refit Description

Note: the extensive 2013/2014 refit was done by Cherubini in their N.J. building facility.

1) New water tanks (4) 2015
2) Hull painted 2013 Flag blue hull, coach roof, waterways, and anti-fouling paint 
Spring 2018
3) Decks re-caulked and sanded
4) Complete standing rigging disassembly (new 2013 Osirod) and inspection, booms 
painted, and complete new running rigging
5) Entire rig out inspection/service (Spring 2018)
6) All sails inspected and serviced, new 2013 Hood, 2018 Spin North new
7) Interior: refinished teak & holly floors and all high wear surfaces 2015
8) Engine and generator complete service 2018
9) Life raft re-certification – current inspection
10) Watermaker new 2015 (Katadyn)
11) B&G instruments updated / serviced
12) New tank sending units (Mastervolt)
13) Air conditioning re-plumbed / serviced 2017 
14) 2-Raritan Elegance electric heads (new 2013)
15) Ultra-suede blue salon cushions 2015
16) Lopo LED running lights 2013
17) New engine control panel (Yanmar)


Starting forward is the Guest Cabin with a V-berth, numerous drawers, and storage lockers, plus en-suite head with shower and sink.

Next aft is the main salon with full size port and starboard settees with drop leaf dining table. Overhead is an elegant, butterfly opening mahogany skylight, allowing fantastic ventilation and natural light throughout the salon and galley area. There are numerous outboard bookshelves and storage lockers as well as properly placed Perko reading and overhead lights. The large U-shaped galley is aft to port and open to the salon and dining area.

Opposite the galley to starboard is the nav station with large chart table aft. Next aft to starboard is an enclosed washer/dryer which is opposite from the master cabin to port with ensuite head and shower plus hanging locker and drawers and access to the main engine. New Tempur-Pedic owner's cabin mattress (2017).


Sea Frost cold plate refrigerator with separate freezer; both cooled by DC and engine driven compressors
Broadwater stainless steel 4-burner propane stove and oven
Sharp microwave oven (2016)
Double stainless sinks with both 12-volt and manual back-up pumps for fresh water
Atlantic stainless steel 6-gallon water heater
Sea Gull water filtration system

Electronics and Navigation Equipmment

Navico/B & G Autopilot with AC42N Pilot Computer & keypad
Simrad GPS 1330-N with AIS antenna
Simrad 4G BB Radar with RI10
ICOM IC-M710 SSB with remote tuner
3 Navico/B&G Triton T41 displays for wind/speed/Depth
Simrad/Airmar B60 Depth/Temp
Marinco/BEP Color DC Monitor DCSM600
2 Each Garmin VHF 200 radios
Simrad GoFree Wifi interface
Simrad WM2 Sirius Weather module
Simrad RC42 Compass
Danforth Constellation compass at helm
Fusion Class D 1600W 5 channel Amp 
Simrad Sonic Hub
Simrad NAIS-400 class B AIS
Startech 7 port USB Hub
Mastervolt MB four tank level interface
Brass Clock & Barometer

Electrical System

Fisher Panda 8 kW genset – serviced 2017
Mastervolt (2013) inverter with remote LED panel
160-amp alternator
(2) Lithium Ion 2013 (760 A.H.) house batteries
(1) Group 24 genset starting battery (2016)
(2) 240-volt AC with 50-amp cord with 30/50 splitter
12-volt DC system

Mechanical Equipment

(2) Ocean Marine 16,000 BTU AC units with reverse cycle heat – serviced 2017
Espar and SAA diesel heating systems
Katadyn 20 gph watermaker, New 2015
Splendide combo washer/dryer
Automatic & manual bilge pumps
Side-Power Bow thruster
4-Blade Max blade prop 2013 and one spare 3-blade Max prop

Deck Equipment

Teak decks
Teak cockpit table
Edson pedestal wheel steering and spare Lewmar folding wheel
(12) Opening ports – replaced 2015 (SS) "New Found Metals"
Classic butterfly salon hatch
Full dodger, bimini with screen enclosure and side curtains plus covers for hatches and
dorade boxes
Cockpit cushions, New 2017
Lighthouse 1501 stainless steel windlass with twin wildcats and remote at helm
CQR 60# plus 60# anchors with 300′ 3/8″ new chain and second 300′ of rode/50' chain

Sails and Rigging

Carbon fiber main mast with double spreaders and carbon foremast, both painted white with white aluminum booms
Stainless steel rod standing rigging new 2013, with SSB insulated backstay (Inspected May 2018)
Profurl jib and staysail furling, main and staysail 2014
Electric in-mast mainsail furling, New 2014 (Bamar)
Harken 4:1 running backstays, 2018
(3) Harken 53 2-speed electric winches
(1) Harken 53 2-speed manual ST winches
(2) Harken 40 2-speed ST winches
Both main mast and foremast have Harken 44 and 40 2-speed manual ST winches
Lewmar line stoppers on masts

Dacron in-mast furling – Hood 2013 and fisherman (cruising), 2014 main
Dacron 130% Genoa – Hood 2013, fisherman and gollywober
Dacron Jib – Hood 2013
Dacron fore staysail – Hood 2013 and Assym spin 2018 (North)
Dacron staysail 2013
All sails serviced in 2015

Safety Equipment

Switlik 6-man liferaft in hard case – inspected 2017
(4) B-1 fire extinguishers
Bell, horn, day/night visual distress signals, radar reflectors, and Coast Guard required safety gear
Complete medical kit


The hull and cockpit are constructed of hand rolled and squeegeed resin with both unidirectional and biaxial fibers. The keel ballast is internal and completely resin covered and bonded into the hull laminate. Hull thickness at waterline is one-inch.

The deckhouse and side decks are cold molded mahogany with epoxy saturation between all layers exact details available on request.

Other Features

Lee cloths
Shoal draft scheel keel design
Canvas helm and hatch covers


Rarely available on the market, Cherubini schooners represent many important and seldom found unique features: Legendary classic beauty, unsurpassed quality of construction, proven sea keeping manners in all conditions, easily handled by two people, fantastic speed and perhaps best of all, membership in a very exclusive "proper yacht" community!

LIGHT REIGN represents an extraordinary opportunity to acquire the latest and best maintained 48 in existence. Having crossed the Atlantic and cruised in the Med, returned and sailed and raced the East coast of the U.S. and the Bahamas, she is ready to continue doing what she does best…elegant fast passages for her next owners.

LIGHT REIGN has been featured in Ferenc Mate's latest edition of "Best Boats" if you wish to confirm the well-deserved reputation of Cherubini Yachts.

In Conclusion

The proud owner and full-time captain have set a new example of proper yacht care and maintenance of this sailing icon, with the owner stating that "I have enjoyed this boat more than most things in my life", so I suggest that you let your emotions help be your guide, set up a visit to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and step aboard one of the most elegant sailing creations available today!

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