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The Dettling 51 is a high-speed express cruiser featuring good speed performance, high stability, safety, and comfort. It is considered to be in a class of its own and is referred to as "a gentleman's yacht."  The Dettling 51 was so well designed and built that they were sold without any manufacture options as to avoid compromising the integrity of this marvelous vessel.  All machinery is balanced into the aft section. Therefore, the noise levels inside the boat are minimal.  The raised express bridge, which can be open or closed, offers 360-degree visibility, allowing the owners to be able to cruise easily in quiet and comfort.  "Afterglow" is a single owner vessel that has been professionally maintained and features

  • Two Stateroom two head layout 
  • New factory rebuilt engines - 257 hours - 2016
  • Onan 10.5 kW Generator
  • Reverse Cycle Heat and Air
  • Hard Bottom Zodiac tender with 15 hp outboard
  • Tender Davit with 600 lbs capacity

Vessels of this pedigree rarely come on the market and when they are priced as well as "Afterglow," they do not last long!  Call the listing broker to schedule a private tour.  

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
    51 Express Cruiser
  • Year
  • Category
  • Condition
  • Location
    Easton, MD, US
  • Vessel Name
  • Boat Type
  • Hull Material
  • HIN:
  • Available for sale in U.S. waters
  • Length
    51 ft - 15.54 meter
  • LOA:
    51 ft 4 in - 15.65 meter
  • Beam:
    14 ft 6 in - 4.42 meter
  • Draft - max:
  • Bridge Clearance:
  • Dry Weight:
  • Make:
  • Model:
    6C- Factory Rebuilt
  • Engine(s):
  • Hours:
  • Cruise Speed:
  • Range:
  • Joystick Control:
  • Engine Type:
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type:
  • Horsepower:
    430 (Individual), 860 (combined)
  • Max Speed:
  • Location:
  • Hours:
  • Fuel Tank:
    420 gallons - 1 tank(s)
  • Fresh Water Tank:
    300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
  • Holding Tank:
    80 gallons - 1 tank(s)
  • Total Cabins:
  • Total Heads:



The aft deck is spacious and uncluttered.  It features a teak folding hi/lo table that can accommodate six guests.  There is additional built-in bench seating for two with a stainless steel footrest.  You will feel safe and secure with the high stainless steel handrails that surround the entire deck.  The rail has a boarding gate on both port and starboard and a third gate that allows access to the swim platform.  


Moving from the aft deck to the salon through the port side door, you will appreciate the 360-degree views through the large windows.  With your choice of steering from the main helm station to starboard, the docking station to port, or the raised open bridge, you will be sure to have the visibility and feel that's right for you.  You will also have plenty of space for your company on the cushioned bench seat with room for four.  


As you make your way down the four teak steps to the salon, you will find a sturdy handrail for balance to starboard and the electrical panel to port.  The feeling of being outside will move through the boat with you due to the large windows that line both sides of the boat.  You will always see the view as you relax with your friends and family in the two swivel chairs to port or the L-shape settee with teak hi/lo table to starboard.   


The spacious, well laid out galley lies forward of the salon with large preparation surfaces and all drawers/ appliances easily at hand. This is a galley that functions well both underway or at the dock with numerous handholds, a breakfast bar and plenty of storage space.  The cook will appreciate facing the salon so they will never feel left out of the conversation. The galley features a seafrost refrigerator with separate freezer, microwave, ice maker, water filter system, three burner electric stove/oven with vent, and a double SS sink, and recessed lighting. 

Master Stateroom

Access to the large master stateroom is forward of the salon and galley. This stateroom is voluminous, airy, plush and carpeted with a full queen size walk around berth with eight drawers and storage under. There are built-in nightstands on either side of the master berth, two standing lamps and recessed bookshelves with lighting above. Opposite the master berth is a large dresser with drop down bins and drawers and two hanging closets.

Master Head

As throughout the rest of the yacht the master ensuite head is thoughtfully and tastefully laid out with a separate stall shower, ceramic tile shower sole, shower seat, and vanity. The heads are well lit and ventilated with two stainless steel hatches, two stainless steel port lights and an exhaust fan. There is also a ceramic sink below the vanity and the sole is teak parquet.

Guest Stateroom

Stepping down from the main salon the aft guest stateroom is large, comfortable,  and provides excellent utility space when not in use by guests. Completely self-contained from the rest of the yacht the berth is a queen with excellent storage under. The head is ensuite with a stall shower and seat and aft there is a vanity with stainless steel sink, four teak drawers, storage below the sink, a mirror and lighting. You will also find the full-size side-by-side washer and dryer.

Engine Room

The engine room is spacious and well laid out.  There is plenty of headroom and the access to all systems will make for easy maintenance.  You or your mechanic will actually enjoy maintaining the new factory rebuilt engines (2016). Having all of the mechanical equipment in the engine room helps keep the ride quiet and enjoyable. 



  • Radar - Furuno 1932 Mark 2 48nm 
  • Chartplotter - Ocean PC Monitor with Heteis 915 PC
  • GPS #1 - Garmin 740
  • GPS #2 - JRC J-Nav 500
  • 2 - B&G IS40 Triton System -speed and depth
  • Autopilot - Simrad AP20
  • VHF #1 - ICOM M504
  • VHF #2 - ICOM M424
  • Simrad Fluxgate Compass


  • Galley Maid 3 burner stove/oven with vent
  • Raritan Icemaker
  • Fridge #1 - Sea Frost BG 1000B - water cooled
  • Fridge #2 - Sea Frost SA 2 - air-cooled
  • Microwave
  • Garbage Disposal 
  • Seagull Water Filtration System
  • Ample storage

 Additional Information

  • Onan 10.5 kW generator (232 hours) 
  • Zodiac hardbottom tender with 15hp outboard
  • Marquit tender davit - 600lbs capacity
  • (2) ARC searchlights 
  • Kohlenberg airhorn
  • Mathers MicroCommander steering system (3) helm, portside, upper helm
  • Maxwell electric anchor windlass
  • Anchor washdown  
  • AGM generator start battery
  • (2) 8D House Battery 
  • (2) 8D Engine Start Battery
  • Zinc Saver II Galvanic Isolator 50 amp
  • ExelTech XP 250 Power Inverter
  • Xantrex True Charge 2 20A battery charger
  • Freedom Marine 30 - 3000 Watt 140 Amp Inverter/Charger
  • (2)  Cruisair 16,000 btu reverse cycle heat/air conditioner 
  • (1) Cruisair 7,000 btu reverse cycle heat/air conditioner 
  • (3) Rule Heavy Duty Bilge Pump
  • (3) Rule 350 gph bilge pump
  • (4) Rule sump pumps 
  • 6 gallon water heater
  • Tankwatch III - tank level indicator for holding tank
  • Tank Tender for water and fuel tanks
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • (6) Fenders
  • (2) set of dock lines



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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.