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The Oceanis 46 boasts all the features of a large cruising yacht, with a rare balance between elegance, usable space and performance. Her stepped hull opens up an incredible amount of space inside and yet her seakeeping performance is still impressive. A large number of clever customizable fittings make her easy to sail and pleasantly comfortable.



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Exterior design

The Oceanis 46.1 is based on a Finot-Conq plan, keeping the distinctive stepped hull of the 51.1.

Apart from her performance at sea and the huge amount of space that set this boat apart, this architecture makes optimal use of the cockpit beam. An incredibly efficient deck plan makes her wonderfully safe and easy to use.

Maneuvering is simple when sailing short-handed, thanks to the furling mast, self-tacking jib, and all the halyards and sheets that lead back to a single winch at each of the helm stations. 

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Interior Design

Large hull portholes bring a considerable amount of natural light right into the center of the boat, so that you can truly enjoy the elegant interiors by Nauta Design. A choice of light oak or mahogany sets the tone and creates the interior atmosphere, which can be readily customized.

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Easy to sail, easy-going and fast, the Oceanis 46.1 can be customized to make her unique, appealing to a wide range of crews. Attention to design details makes life onboard a real pleasure and allows you to sail confidently in the knowledge that she is safe.

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The Oceanis 46.1 has a very spacious cockpit with room for 8 guests around a large table. There are two reclining sun loungers with drink holders on either side of the companionway. These can easily be lifted and moved up onto the fore deck.


With unparalleled space on a boat this size, the master cabin has a shower room with a separate head, offering comfort worthy of a sailing yacht of much bigger proportions, with a 5'25''x 6'72'' island bed.


With a longer mast of 3 additional feet, a sail area increased by 28%, Harken deck fittings, and a deep lead-bulb keel to reduce drag, the First Line version of the Oceanis 46.1 is all set to offer a unique cruising experience.

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  • CE Certification A10/ B11/C12 (12 passengers on board).
  • Large benches seating eight guests, with a fold away table.
  • Two steering wheel stations, each with a comfortable seat.
  • Two reclining sun loungers with drink holders.
  • First Line version: extra-long mast and bigger draught.
  • Standard version: in-mast furling system and self-tacking jib.

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3 cabins - 2 heads

  • U-shaped salon seat.
  • L-shaped fitted galley: fridge, sink, 2-ring hob, oven, storage and worktop.
  • Master cabin with double bed (5'3" x 6'9") on the boat center line and easily accessible on either side.
  • Two aft cabins with double berths.
  • Chart table with drop-down tabletop and lounge chair style seat facing the salon.
  • Several hull portholes and coach roof port lights make the space naturally bright.

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3 cabins - 3 heads

  • Long galley counter: fridge, sink, 2-ring hob, oven, storage and worktop.

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4 cabins - 2 heads

  • A cabin with a bunk bed at the back.

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  • By Kenny Woooton
  • Updated: January 5, 2007

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For boatbuilders, the own-ers rendezvous has become a key selling venue. Owners share camaraderie, adventure, and competition, but more important for the builders, the attendees get firsthand exposure to recent-and, the builders hope, bigger-versions of the brand these captive clients love. Such events can carry risk, though. Animated discussions over dinner can lead to exchanges about performance or execution shortfalls, or-worse still for the builders-owners sharing stories of how they beat down the price of equipment.

Britain’s Oyster Marine joined the rendezvous game five years ago and has enjoyed considerable success gathering owners for casual racing, golf, and bread breaking in popular cruising locales around the world. The 2006 Montpelier Oyster Regatta last summer in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, provided plenty of what Oyster and the owners attending had hoped for: good racing, good social events, and good boat chat. For many, including me, the event provided a first look at the new Oyster 46, which was introduced at the 2005 London Boat Show and was due to make landfall in the U.S. at the 2006 U.S. Boat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. I had the opportunity to steer the boat in a good breeze for much of a 23-mile race in the Solent and found it nimble, easily managed shorthanded, and in step with Oyster’s reputation for building premium, well-found, semicustom cruising boats.

The 46 replaces the stalwart Oyster 45 as the “entry-level” model in the line, which currently extends up to 82 feet. The 46 is faster, more spacious belowdecks, and, with Oyster’s new styling scheme, prettier than its predecessor.

“There are major changes in several areas over the 45,” says Oyster chairman Richard Matthews of the new 46. “First is the new G5 styling.”

G5 denotes the fifth generation of Oyster deck-saloon boats. The signature element is the profile view of the deck saloon, which emphasizes double curves and contours over the boxier look of years past. The 46 and the recently launched Oyster 655 and 72 were designed from the ground up with those elements in place. The decks on the rest of the line have been redesigned and retooled to reflect the changes.

“The hull has also been updated with more beam, especially aft, a longer waterline, and a fully optimized keel with a low center of gravity,” says Matthews.

Although he builds boats primarily intended for cruising, Matthews is an inveterate racer, and while few would mistake an Oyster for a grand-prix product, improving the performance specifications on the boats is an ongoing concern. Oyster performance-enhancing duties have fallen on designer Rob Humphreys in recent years. Humphreys, who’s designed a number of notable raceboats, including Ellen MacArthur’s Open 60 Kingfisher, and the Oyster design team have created a hull shape they say provides a marked improvement in speed and stability over the 45, while also accommodating 15 percent more interior volume.

The 46 carries 2 feet 7 inches more waterline length than the 45, 6 inches more beam, 3,600 pounds more displacement, and 186 square feet more sail area. Humphreys, who was primarily responsible for the boat’s lines, gave it a modern shape with a fine entry and flatter sections aft. His intention was to provide speed and stability while accommodating the three-stateroom plan and owners’ load-carrying needs. Humphreys says the keel, a filleted bulb, is an evolution of many of the cruising keels he’s done for Oyster and others. The rudder is skeg-hung.

“The 46 is powerful, but stands to the sails like a bigger boat,” says Humphreys.

During the race on the Solent last summer, I found the 46 to be-dare I say of a cruising boat?-exhilarating to sail. The breeze was southwest at about 14 knots; the sky was layered in gray and white with intermittent showers about. I was aboard Solway Mist, which Oyster delivered to owner John Maxwell during the regatta. Maxwell was generous enough to concede the wheel to me for nearly half the race.

The Solent is a labyrinth of fast, tricky currents, and the zigzag course to the west of Cowes had us on every point of sail working the tide at every possible angle. The first leg was down current. I found the boat to be exceptionally stiff and weatherly, able to hold speeds of 6.5 to 7 knots with an apparent-wind angle of about 40 degrees. I expected to get wet, but with the boat’s generous freeboard, the only hosing we got was from the rain showers. While the decks weren’t slippery, the hull certainly was. By the first weather mark, we’d dusted most of the competition in our class.

Oyster offers an in-mast furling main, but Solway Mist was equipped with a fully battened main, roller-furling genoa, and asymmetric spinnaker. With some effort, we were able to carry the asymmetric on a short close-reaching leg, which produced the highest speeds of the afternoon. We sailed most of the leg at speeds above 8.5 knots. Solway Mist has the standard 7-foot-1-inch deep keel, which certainly contributed to the boat’s strong upwind performance; a shoal-draft model, with a draft of 5 feet 9 inches, is also available.

Maxwell’s previous yacht was an Oyster 56, which he says was a bit much for his wife and him to handle without crew. The 46 is a three-cabin, two-head boat, which Maxwell says is ideal for his intended uses, which he hopes will include some long-term cruising and passagemaking. The deck layout and the sailhandling systems are designed with a cruising couple in mind. The halyards, reefing lines, outhaul, topping lift-and mainsheet, if the owner chooses to have it there-lead under the coachroof to stoppers under the spray hood. Maxwell’s setup included electric primary and mainsheet winches, with the mainsheet just outside the cockpit coaming within easy reach of the helm. Bulwarks with teak caprails and uncluttered decks contribute safety and security to the package.

The center-cockpit arrangement Oyster uses provides friendly on-deck entertaining space and, while at sea, good visibility. Oyster says the 46 has 15 percent more cockpit space than the 45, due in part to the additional beam. Maxwell specified a Whitlock collapsible wheel that permits full walk-around access when the boat’s not under way. In addition to a solid complement of communications gear, Maxwell had his helm and nav station set up with Raymarine’s E80 multifunction system. The system, with a secondary display at the helm, provides full charting information, including current direction and velocity relative to our course, which proved particularly useful in the Solent during the regatta.

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The interior on the 46 is first-class, as you might expect from a boat in the $1 million price range. The joinery is substantial, well-fitted, and finished to a high level. Maxwell’s interior is teak. I’m a fan, but Oyster also offers lighter finishes, such as cherry and white oak.

Oyster’s widely emulated deck-saloon configuration contributes light and airy headroom below. The broad forward windows, which are larger than those on the 45, open to provide significant ventilation and draw in light. A burled-maple-veneered table folds across the saloon to accommodate dining for six or seven.

Tanks, batteries, and mechanicals are positioned beneath the raised-saloon sole. The tanks are molded into the hull and serve as structural elements while keeping weight near the boat’s center of gravity.

The standard arrangement has a well-setup galley to port and a forward-facing nav station to starboard at the base of the companionway, each with separate access to the master stateroom. The center cockpit allows maximum headroom in the master-a feature that will appeal to anyone who plans to stay aboard for extended periods. The master’s en-suite head has a space-saving aft-facing toilet that’s centered in the enclosure. Given the capacious proportions of the other interior spaces though, the curtained shower stall feels a bit like a Star Trek transporter tube. Owners with large girths won’t appreciate the cold curtain sticking to them while they’re getting ready for an evening ashore.

The midships cabin has bunks, but it might serve better as a workshop for long-haulers. While not nearly as spacious as the master, the forward cabin is comfortable and well-equipped with gear and clothing stowage. The two cabins share a comfortable head with shower.

Oyster builds its hulls of tried-and-true FRP, but with recent designs the company has used a laminate employing vinylester, polyester, and blended resins. The only cored parts of the boat are the deck and other horizontal elements.

The standard engine is a 75-horsepower Volvo diesel mated to a saildrive. Oyster will do a straight shaft if an owner prefers. According to the company, the boat will cruise at about 8 knots under power.

The tweaks that have contributed to the increased interior volume and improved sailing performance are far less dramatic than the latest styling elements, instituted first on the recent Oyster 72. Matthews once described the overlapping curves, tapered side windows, and lower profile of the latest generation of deck-saloon superstructure as “horny.” The look does evoke lusty metaphors. Cowes-regatta attendees used terms such as “sexy” and “kinky” to describe the look of the 46. However you see it, the new design does manage to make the traditional, inherently boxy center-cockpit/deck-saloon profile look downright dowdy. Once upon a time, customers for boats like this were older men who’d sold a business and were off to live the dream. Oyster acknowledges that success is coming earlier in life to many and that the average age of its customers is dropping. The sex appeal of this boat is a direct shot at that demographic.

For Oyster and its owners, the Cowes regatta had the desired effect. Sir Nigel Southward, vice commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron, and his wife were on board Solway Mist for the race in the Solent. His new 46 is due to be delivered in April. As with many at the regatta, he could be seen in a huddle with other Oyster owners discussing specs and performance. The rendezvous was an eye-opener and validated his purchase-and probably delighted Oyster, too.

“It makes me really quite happy to be on this boat knowing what I’ve done,” says Southward of his purchase after his outing on the water. “But I fear I’ve spent a lot of money today.”

Oyster 46 Specs

LOA: 46′ 10″ (14.26 m.) LWL: 40′ 7″ (12.36 m.) Beam: 14′ 6″ (4.41 m.) Draft (standard/shoal): 7′ 1″/5′ 9″ (2.16/1.75 m.) Sail Area: 1,317 sq. ft. (122.3 sq. m.) (150-percent foretriangle) Ballast: 11,900 lb. (5,400 kg.) Displacement: 38,580 lb. (17,500 kg.) Ballast/D: 0.31 D/L: 228 SA/D: 18.09 Water: 172 gal. (650 l.) Fuel: 198 gal. (750 l.) Height of masthead: 62′ 5″ (19.03 m.) Including antennas: 65′ 11″ (20.1 m.) Engine: 75-hp. Volvo with saildrive Designer: Rob Humphreys with Oyster Design Team Price: $1,150,000 (delivered to Newport, R. I.) Oyster Marine USA, www.oystermarine.com , (401) 846-7400

Formerly a CW editor at large and the editor in chief of Yachting, Kenny Wooton recently became executive editor of ShowBoats International.

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Experienced sailors know the added safety that comes with good sailing performance: the ability to sail off a lee shore, to fetch a safe harbor that is dead upwind or to complete a passage to within the available weather window are key safety factors that should not be overlooked when selecting an offshore passage maker. Bula , an Outbound 46, speaks to each of these requirements while also acknowledging the value of a comfortable environment in fighting fatigue when offshore and in enjoying new surroundings in a far-off anchorage.

Designed by the late Carl Schumacher, the Outbound 46 has the solid construction and displacement that gives a yacht an easy and forgiving motion; but her lines and design specification define those characteristics…long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, proper weight distribution and efficient foils. Her elegant handcrafted interior and semi-raised salon fill the cabin with natural light, comfortable accommodations and superb load carrying capability to ensure the comfort of all who venture out from the confines of a safe harbor.

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Interior Accommodations Bula’s interior is beautifully finished in satin varnished teak with a teak and holly sole. All hatches in the teak and holly cabin sole are locking and drawers and louvered cabinet doors have positive latches to keep gear in place. Large salon windows fill the living area with natural light. Opening ports and hatches with teak screens provide excellent ventilation, and there are plenty of handholds to ease one’s passage through the cabin when the seas kick up or you’re heeling over. She sleeps six very comfortably in this two cabin layout with spacious island berth forward and quarter cabin aft, plus convertible settee.

The master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. Bula features a centerline queen-sized “island” berth that hinges up to access storage. Four drawers slide out from the aft end of the berth pedestal. The berth is fitted with a thick foam mattress. Two reading lights are mounted on the forward bulkhead. Long, closed shelves with sliding doors are outboard, up high, below the deck edge on either side of the berth. Aft to starboard, a cedar-lined hanging locker sits below an open shelf. A cabinet with four deep shelves is just forward. To port, another matching cabinet with shelves is just forward of the ensuite head. An overhead hatch, four opening ports, two dome lights, and 110V outlet complete this stateroom.

The main salon is aft of the owner’s cabin. There is a seven-foot-long U-shaped dinette to port with a drop leaf table, and a straight settee to starboard. The table lowers to transform the dinette into a double berth. The mid-section of the back rest of the starboard settee drops down to become a small table – great for a game of cards or a place for drinks! Book shelves with adjacent lockers are above both settees. The straight settee converts to a comfortable sea berth when underway. The cushions are covered in jade green Ultra-suede.

The U-shaped galley is to located port and includes polished Corian counters, forward facing Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucets and a Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler. Jabsco fresh and raw water foot pumps augment the pressure hot and cold water system. There are two access hatches to the large top opening fridge below the counter just forward of the stove. An auxiliary freezer is located below the workbench in the mechanical room aft of the galley. Both are cooled by Frigoboat 12V systems. There is plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. A teak dish rack is mounted above the sinks. While at first glance the galley will easily meet the needs of the most discerning chef, the space also meets the “safety at sea” requirement that is part and parcel of each Outbound yacht. When tucked into the U-section of the galley, one is not only secure but also out of the way of anything that might be launched from the stove top. • Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler • Frigoboat 12V, keel-cooled refrigeration in galley with Carel digital thermostat • Auxiliary Frigiboat 12V keel-cooled freezer in lazarette with Carel digital thermostat • Seagull IV water purifier • Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik pull out nozzle faucet • Fresh and salt water foot pumps • Outbound dish rack and spice rack

Across from the galley to starboard is the navigation station. Situated adjacent to the companionway, the navigator will be in close proximity to those on watch allowing for clear communication with the helmsman. The top opening chart table easily accommodates all necessary navigational equipment. A Raymarine radar chart plotter display is mounted in the cabinet above the table. The electrical panel is aft the helm seat.

The guest stateroom is aft of the nav station and is comprised of a comfortable double berth. Louvered lockers are above and outboard of the berth with additional storage in cabinets along the aft bulkhead. There is a large hanging locker and book shelves as well as two drawers below the berth. Two ports open into the cockpit, providing excellent ventilation. Aft of the galley to port is the aft head, finished in molded white surfaces that are both bright and easy to clean. The compartment is well situated next to the companionway – the perfect place to shed salty foul weather gear before entering the main cabin. The stainless steel sink is set into a Corian countertop outboard. A cabinet above the vanity has sliding mirrored doors with further storage in the cabinet below. The head faces inboard along the hull side aft of the counter. One of the unique aspects of the accommodations aboard Bula is the space dedicated to the engine and mechanical systems. The companionway stairs lift easily on gas struts to provide access to the front end of the engine compartment which is well insulated. Additional panels in the head and guest stateroom provide excellent access to all sides of the engine. A dedicated shop and mechanical room is accessed via the aft head. The cockpit lazarette opens into this mechanical space, providing standing headroom at a workbench that runs along the port side when the hatch is open. The auxiliary freezer is located below the bench and there are drawers for tools and spares outboard. A Northern Lights genset in sound enclosure is located inboard on the centerline just aft of the main engine. There is also excellent access to the propeller shaft seal in this well-conceived space. Further aft, the steering quadrant can be easily accessed through a hatch in the aft bulkhead. While there is plenty of room for all the gear necessary for long term cruising, there is also space available to service these systems in conditions better than most stand up engine rooms.

Electronics and Navigation At cockpit: Ritchie binnacle compass Raymarine C90W radar/chartplotter Raymarine ST60+ Graphic display Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control head (3) Raymarine ST60+ speed, wind and depth displays above companionway Raymarine S100 autopilot remote 12v outlet Icom HM157B VHF RAM mic At nav station: Raymarine C120W radar/chartplotter Raymarine ST60+ Graphic display Icom IC-M604 VHF radio Icom IC-M802 SSB radio with AT140 tuner – Navionics California South, Baja and Hawaii chart chip Raymarine Type II linear drive autopilot ram Icom IC-M73 handheld VHF radio with charger Chelsea silver clock and barometer Fusion MS-P500 stereo receiver with remote at helm (2) West Marine outdoor speakers (2) speakers in salon Electrical System 12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems Outbound Yachts AC/DC electrical distribution panel with AC voltmeter and ammeter, DC voltmeter for start and house banks Separate on/off switches for house and engine battery banks with emergency cross connect switch Lifeline GP27 AGM generator/engine start battery (4) Lifeline 8D AGM house batteries Victron Multiplus 3000 watt inverter/120 amp charger Victron inverter/charger remote control panel at nav station Victron BMV 600S battery monitor 30 amp shore power inlets at bow and stern with selector switch 50’ 30 amp shore power cord 30 amp pigtail 50/125 to 30/125 shore power adapter Courtesy cabin sole lighting Automatic hanging locker lights Engine room, lazarette, and foredeck locker lights Aquasignal running lights Aquasignal anchor tri-color light Aquasignal steaming/masthead/deck lights Stern floodlight on radar pole

Mechanical Systems Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp diesel engine Yanmar control panel with tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges Max-Prop 3-blade feathering propeller 100amp Balmar alternator Dual Racor 500 MA fuel filters for main engine Northern Lights M673LD 3.3 5kw AC diesel generator (31 hours) Racor primary fuel filter for generator Algae X in-line fuel conditioner Side Power bow thruster Lewmar single lever throttle/shift control on pedestal Lewmar steering pedestal with direct drive steering and friction brake 44″ stainless destroyer wheel with leather cover Low friction rudder bearings Stainless emergency tiller Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker Hot water heater On demand hot/cold pressure water with Flojet Sensor VST4.5 pump Shurflow salt water deck/anchor wash down pump plumbed for fresh and raw water Rule 2000 electric bilge pump with float switch Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump near helm (2) shower sump pumps (2) Raritan manual heads (2) Tank Watch holding tank indicators Tank Tender tank level monitor for fuel and water tanks Trident propane solenoid control Large propane locker with room for two bottles (1) aluminum propane tank (7) Hella Turbo fans

Deck & Hull The hull of the Outbound 46 is designed and engineered for serious offshore cruising. Each yacht is individually constructed of 100% hand laid solid fiberglass laminate… still the preferred choice with a massive system of stringers, longitudinals and bulkheads that are carefully bonded directly to the hull while it is still in the mold. Laminates are increased in high stress areas and in the bow and bilge for added strength. Bi-axial fiberglass cloth adds to the overall impact resistance, outer layers of vinylester resin will protect against osmosis and Ashland MaxGuard premium grade ISO-NPG gelcoat will maintain the yacht’s beauty for years to come. To eliminate keel bolts and for maximum strength, the hull and keel are molded as a single lamination. After the deck is through-bolted and sealed to the hull with 3M 5200 polyurethane sealant, the bulkheads are fiberglassed on their entire perimeter, not just screwed in place. All furniture is then carefully bonded to the hull, adding to the structural support system.

The deck is Baltek cored and vacuum bagged with the core materials removed and replaced with solid fiberglass with stainless steel backing plates and easy access removable overhead panels at all deck hardware locations. Pushpit and pulpit are 1 1/2″ diameter stainless steel connected by double lifelines with gates port and starboard. Solid handrails extend from the pushpit to the midships gates to assist cockpit exit and entry. There are stainless steel grab rails along the coach top, a custom stainless steel double anchor roller, and six stainless steel 12″ mooring cleats. There are ten opening ports and eight Lewmar hatches. Four dorades with chrome cowls, inside closures and line guards keep the air circulating in inclement weather when ports and hatches are battened down.

The cockpit is a safe and comfortable place whether driving the boat in a gale or resting in a quiet anchorage. The long seats provide plenty of room for entertaining, sleeping outside while your partner is on watch or sunbathing. Most importantly, the cockpit is deep and narrow with seat backs ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. For safety and comfort the Outbound 46 was designed to make moving about the cockpit and cabin as easy and safe as possible. A three-step companionway allows you to use the whole boat without having to plan a major voyage down a steep and unsafe ladder. Forward of the companionway is a molded sea hood with integral instrument box and large coaming for dodger attachment. A walk-through transom with boarding platform and fold down swim/MOB ladder makes accessing the dinghy or returning to the boat after a refreshing swim easy.

Excellent stowage and load carrying capacity are designed into all aspects of the Outbound’s hull and deck. Water (200 gallons) and fuel (180 gallons) tankage is below the sole and over the keel which adds to the boats upwind performance and opens up space under the settees and bunks for stowage. There is a large foredeck locker located forward of the watertight bulkhead that easily accommodates sails, dock steps, fenders anchors, or any cruising gear you want to keep out of the living spaces. The locker also offers standup access to the chain locker and makes setting and stowing the asymmetrical spinnaker a breeze. In addition to the forward locker there is a giant cockpit lazarette, a large propane locker, an outboard motor locker and room for the life raft under the helm seat for easy deployment.

Lewmar vertical capstan anchor windlass with handheld remote Rocna 33kg anchor with 200’ 5/16 high test chain Fortess secondary anchor with chain/line rode Stainless steel dual anchor roller Divided, overboard-draining chain locker Anchor snubber Anchor washdown Stern shower Acrylic companionway washboards Custom teak companionway doors Antal aluminum toe rail Stainless steel radar pole with outboard motor hoist and stern flood light Liferaft stowage box aft of helm (30″x16″x12″) (6) Stainless mooring cleats Stainless steel swim ladder housed in swim step Fiberglass drop boards for stern opening (4) Wichard folding pad eyes in cockpit (4) Dorade vents with stainless steel protective bars Granny bars at mast

Sails & Rigging Charleston Spars two spreader aluminum mast, painted white Aluminum boom, painted white 316 SS 1×19 wire standing rigging Sparcraft rigid boom vang Antal mainsail track and slides Harken genoa and solant furlers Synthetic running backstays Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster Forespar telescoping whisker pole mounted on mast track Canvas mainsail cover, binnacle cover, winch covers Cockpit dodger in white stamoid with cover Lewmar mainsail traveler with control lines led to cockpit Lewmar headsail track and cars Lewmar rope clutches (2) Lewmar 68 primary winches (1) Lewmar 48ST halyard/reefing winch (2) Lewmar 48ST electric mainsail halyard/mainsheet winch Hood Vectran full batten main Hood Vectran 140% furling genoa Hood Vectran 95% furling working jib

Miscellaneous & Safety Avon roll up inflatable dinghy Mercury 5hp outboard engine Outboard motor mount Stern fender Fenders and dock lines Hand bilge pump Magma flopper stoppers Topclimber mast climbing system Magma propane BBQ Auxiliary pressure water filter for tank filling Mechanics tool set Handheld spotlight Horseshoe buoy Throw cushion ATN Tacker Boat hook Flagstaff and ensign

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