Over the years Buizen yachts have carved out an enviable reputation for building exceedingly high quality blue water cruising yachts. The Buizen 48 has become an iconic Australian built cruising yacht with a global reputation.
The Buizen 48 was conceived by two Australian boat builders, Eddy and Frits Buizen. Designed in collaboration with Australian naval architect Paul Stanyon whose brief was to design a luxurious blue water pilot house yacht. A yacht that despite its size, could easily be handled by a couple and was capable of circumnavigating the globe in safety and comfort.
Every Buizen yacht is custom built and optioned to the owner's specific requirements. A Buizen yacht is a far cry from a mass-produced production boat. Craftsmanship at this level cannot be rushed and Mastercraft Marine take around 12 months to produce each yacht. With meticulous attention to detail, a staggering 10,000 man hours is invested into every Buizen yacht built.
'Elevation' is an exceptional example of the Buizen 48 and is presented to the market as a turnkey global cruising yacht. To say the inventory is extensive, would be an absolute understatement.
The pilot house saloon is the centre piece of the design and delivers 360 degree panoramic ocean views. Everywhere you look you are surrounded by rich warm teak and the craftsmanship is breath taking. The L-shaped settee at the dining table is upholstered in luxurious leather and the table can be folded and reduced in size. To starboard is mission control and the navigation table is awash with electronics. From here you can keep watch from the comfort and safety of the leather upholstered captains' chair. And if you are sailing through the tropics and the heat is getting to you, then you can always switch on the Cruise Air air conditioning.
The Buzien 48 was designed to be easily sailed by a couple and Elevation has been optioned with in boom furling to make the job even easier. Naturally there are hydraulic winches and the bow thruster makes handing in close quarters a breeze. The cockpit is large and spacious and there is plenty of shade at the helm curtesy of a custom-made hard dodger. The hard dodger also houses a large array of solar panels on top, has built in lighting with its own switchboard, and some very practical grab rails on the underside. At the helm is Raymarine Hybrid touchscreen chartplotter and an Echopilot forward looking sonar.
The owners cabin forward features a large double pullman berth, a settee with luxurious leather upholstery and a desk with a swing out chair. Again, there is an abundance of rich warm teak that gives you the feeling of being surrounded in luxurious comfort. Storage is very well catered for with large hanging wardrobes and numerous cupboards on all sides. The private ensuite has a separate shower stall with a curtain and the benchtop is Corian. The guest cabin is in the port aft quarter and features a double bed and some nice storage options with drawers and cupboards. There is an additional single bunk in the aft starboard cabin that also houses the washing machine.
The galley is superb and has been thoughtfully designed to maximise usable bench space for preparing meals. The bench tops are Corian and have moulded fiddles the whole way around. There is a large fridge and separate freezer that have both 24v and 240v compressors, and a dedicated 24v vegetable locker. The owners have added some additional LED lighting under the cabinets that ads a classy and practical touch to the galley. There is a good quality Broadwater two burner stove with oven and grill and a microwave to complete the cooking package. There are twin stainless sinks with a fitted chopping board and draining rack, and a saltwater tap to preserve fresh water. Having said that, there is no real reason to preserve fresh water on Elevation, as the Sea Recovery water maker is capable of producing 150 litres of fresh water per hour.
The engine room is huge and easily accessible directly below the saloon floor. There is very good access to all of the onboard systems, and everything is clearly labelled. The 110hp Yanmar diesel had a complete rebuild in Feb 2019. With a marine engineering background, the owner has maintained the boat to an outstanding level. He has also designed and custom made a considerable amount of additional equipment with a strong focus on being self-sufficient in remote parts of the world. Examples of this are a propeller puller, gearbox coupling puller and a cutlass bearing puller that are constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel and all have their own mounting brackets in the engine room. Indeed, the list of spare parts is extensive.
The power generation systems onboard are impressive and have been designed for extended cruising in remote locations. There is a total of 1160W of solar panels and two Eclectic Energy D400 wind generators. An Onan 7KVA generator and twin alternators on the engine. And with the ability to produce an endless supply (150 l/hr) of fresh drinking water, the possibilities are endless. Battery monitoring and charging systems are all taken care of by top quality Mastervolt electronics.
Elevation was commissioned by the current owners and she was launched in 2007. The owners have spent the past 10 years circumnavigating the globe on her. They have done an exceptional job of fitting the yacht out for extended live aboard cruising and regularly updated the inventory to the point where there is nothing left on the wish list. They have also done an exceptional job of maintaining her, and the way she currently presents is an absolute credit to both of them. Elevation is ready to provision and sail off into the sunset tomorrow.
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Perth Region Fremantle WA
48' - 14.63m
Keel / Ballast
Fibreglass with lead wing (5.5 Tonnes)
Yanmar 4JH 4HTE plus turbo charger. The engine was completely rebuilt in 2019 including a brand new turbo charger, new water pump, gearbox damper plate, fuel pump rebuild, new rings, new bottom end bearings, new valves and the head was machined. The total cost of the rebuild was $17,770.
370 since rebuild
Shaft drive with 4 blade folding prop
Onan EQD 7 KVA
Large and very luxurious forward owners cabin with a double pullman bed, private ensuite and considerable storage.
Double guest cabin in the port quarter.
Single guest cabin in the starboard quarter.
L-Shaped galley with Corian Bench Tops
Stirling Convection Microwave with Air Fryer Function
Gas Bottles: 2 x 4.5Kg Stainless/2 x 4.5Kg Double Galvanised
Stainless Steel Gas BBQ
Electrolux Front Loader Washing Machine (new May 2020)
Sea Recovery 150 Litre per hour with a touch screen controller
40L Electric and Engine Driven
One shower in each of the bathrooms plus a Transom Shower
2 x Raritan Electric toilets
Sound System: Clarion head unit with speakers and subwoofer in the saloon.
Additional sound system in the forward owners cabin.
TV and DVD player in the saloon.
TV and DVD player in the forward owners cabin.
3x Cruise Air Conditioning Units
Cholomark 3.2M Rib
Mercury 5 HP 4 Stroke
The cockpit has a complete set of covers with very good protection from the elements.
Custom made Hard Bimini with built in lighting and grad rails
Primary: Bruce 50KG - Stainless Steel
Secondary: Delta 40KG - Stainless
Others: Admiralty 30KG - Stainless; Reef 20KG -
Stainless; Admiralty 15KG - Stainless
Anchor Winch: Muir Cheetah 24V Electric
Chain/Warp: 150M 10 mm short link 316 Stainless; 20M
50x10mm long link 316 Stainless
Anchor Buddies: 2 x 10KG weights
Electric Chain Counter
Emergency ruder/steering system custom made in stainless steel. Transom mount.
Emergency propulsion via a custom made outboard bracket that mounts on the transom.
MOB System: Raymarine Life Tag with 3 pendants
First Aid Kit
24V Reed Horn
2x electric and 1x manual
Yes - Offshore flare kit
3x fire extinguishers
Batteries: 8 x 6V Lifeline AGM (220 AH x 2 banks)
2 x 12V Lifeline AGM (105 AH each)
Mastervolt 30 Amp 24V Battery charger
Leece Neville 120 Amp 24V Engine Driven Alternator
Yanmar 12V 80 Amp Engine Driven Alternator
24-12V Electronic Switch Mode Charger
Generator: Onan EQD 7 KVA
Solar Panels: 2 x 280 Watt; 2 x 160 Watt; 4 x 80 Watt
2x Wind Generators Eclectic Energy D400 24V
Shore Power: Single Phase 32 Amp
Invertor: Mastervolt 4 KW Invertor Charger with remote control head
Power Monitor: Mastervolt AC-Voltmeter ACV1;
Mastervolt AC-Amp meter ACC1; Mastervolt Battery Monitor BTM-111
Navigation Lights: 1 x OGM Lower Rail; 1 x Tridata Mast Head Light
Spreader Lights: 2 x 50W LED
Echopilot Forward Looking Sonar
Plotter/GPS: Raymarine E125; C95
Radar: Raymarine HD 18-inch
iCom M505 VHF Radio
iCom M801E HF Radio with Pactor 3 Sailmail Modem
Compass: Plastimo Olympic 135
Speed/Log: Airmar CS4500 Ultrasonic
Airmar Speed Temperature sensor
Depth Sounder: Raymarine
Deep Sounder: Flir Clearpulse Sonar
Wind/Speed/Depth/Tridata/Graphic: 7 x ST60+
Auto Pilot 1: Raymarine Type 3 with P70R Control Head
Auto Pilot 2: Raymarine Type 2 with P70 Control Head
EchoMax Radar Reflector
Fully batterned Mainsail and Genoa upgraded to Spectra in 2016. Cost $20,000.
Main: 48 Sqm - Spectra
Genoa: 59 Sqm - Spectra
Mast / Rigging
Sloop rig with anodised aluminium mast and twin swept back spreaders
Standing rigging completelly replaced 2018, Cost $15,600
Running Rigging: 8 mm Spectra
Leisurefurl In Boom mainsail furler
Cockpit: All Hydraulic winches
Hydraulic Primary winches: 2 x Arco Hutton 66
Hydraulic Secondary winches: 2 x Arco Hutton 50
On Mast: 2 x Arco Hutton 50 Manual
Additional equipment includes ;
Fibreglass Cockpit Hardtop with lighting
Aluminium Passerelle/Fender Board
50W Davit Floodlight
Step Mounted Fish Cleaning Board
Full suite of cockpit covers
Eutectic cockpit drinks fridge
Stainless Pin Spanners for wheel and emergency steering handhold cover
240V Cockpit GPO
Stainless Steel Gas BBQ
4 x Rod Holders
Outboard Mounting Brackets x 2
3 blade fixed bronze propeller (Spare)
Insect Screens for hatches and door plus spare set of mesh strips for door screen
Stainless Steel Security bars to saloon and master cabin hatches
3M Tint to all saloon glass windows
Electrolux Front Loader Washing Machine (new May 2020)
Gearbox Coupling Puller
Quadrant Plate Puller
Cutlass Bearing Puller
Included are all of the essential spare parts nessary when cruising in remote locations. Spare Parts include;
Raymarine Type 2 Hydraulic Pump for Steering Hydraulics
Raritan 24V Toilet Motor
Johnson Freshwater Pump
Whaler 24V Sump Pump
Sump Pump Suction Cover and Valve Plate
Shurflo Domestic Water Pump
Shurflo Deckwash Pump
Shurflo Valve Head x 2
Genset Raw Water Pump
24V Engine Blower Fan
2 x Spare A/C Dust Filters
Box of Spare Assorted Halogen Globes
OGM White Navigation Light
OGM Starboard Navigation Light - Used but functional
Tridata Masthead Light - Used but functional
2 x Davit Floodlight
10 x Spreader Globes
12-28V Fan (for either Fridge or Galley Cooling)
3 x 12V Switching Solenoids
Mastervolt Remote Cable
3 x Stainless Steel Ceiling Lights
4 x Watermaker Flushing Filters
2 x Watermaker Activated Carbon Block
3 x Deckside Filter Cartridges
GenSet Spares - Water Pump and Gasket
Toilet Solenoid Valve
2 x Deckside Filter System