Description: John Pugh 48ft Steel Cruising Yacht MUST SELL, MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION! STUNNING FITOUT
MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION, OWNER WANTS SOLD!!
John Pugh boasts an excellent reputation for designing capable and comfortable steel cruising yachts. This 48ft Steel Cutter is an exceptional example of his work. Having been originally launched in the mid 80's, the vessel underwent a comprehensive refit in the early 2000's where it received a completely new interior fit out in stunning Huon Pine and Blackwood. The two year refit was completed to a very high standard by two craftsmen, and the vessel was relaunched in 2005 as a near new vessel. The current highly experienced owner purchased the vessel in 2009 and have cruised extensively including three trips from Hobart to the Great Barrier Reef, extended cruising through Queensland, and even completed the Brisbane to Gladstone Race in the cruising division. Early in his ownership, he also significantly improved the vessel by moving the mast forward and extending it to improve the the balance and performance under sail. This included adding a new mast step, compression post, bowsprit, and standing rigging upgrade. The current owner has continued to significantly improve the vessel including a NEW 2021 NANNI 140HP DIESEL ENGINE, NEW PROP SHAFT AND PSS DRIPPLESS SEAL, NEW AUTOPILOT, MUCH OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM REWIRED, the list goes on. With these upgrades, and the vessel's proven capability, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase an exceptional cruising yacht. Whether you want to live onboard, cruise around Australia, or even circumnavigate the globe, this vessel can do it all in style, comfort, and safety!
Stepping inside, the stunning Tassie Timber fitout really is exceptional gives the vessel a warm and traditional feel. The central saloon features excellent natural light, a timber dinette to starboard, and seating for 8 in comfort on the neatly upholstered settees. The vessel is also easily heated with the wood heater in this area, which also adds to the ambience! The galley is also to starboard and is well appointed with a 4 burner stove with oven, 12V fridge/freezer, stainless steel sink with H/C pressurised water, and plenty of storage. The accommodation is ideal for cruising with family and friends. There is a generous cabin aft with double berth and single berth opposite, and second private cabin forward with double and two single bunks. The package is complete with bathroom forward with electric toilet and pull out shower.
On deck, the cockpit is very well protected with the hard dodger and clears. This is a great space to relax in your favourite anchorage or keep watch out of the elements. The wheel is aft of the cockpit, and the primary winches are in easy reach. This vessel is well set up for easy sailing shorthanded with the Raymarine Autopilot, furling headsail, self tacking staysail, and mainsail in a boombag with lazy jacks. There is excellent access around the wide side decks, and a recently upgraded Muir electric anchor winch on the bow. This vessel is well set up for extended cruising to even the most remote locations and boasts 2000L of water and fuel. This give a cruising range under engine of 2500NMs!
This vessel is powered by the NEW Nanni 140HP Diesel Engine. This is easily accessed below the companionway, and provides easy cruising at 7.5 knots. With only 200hrs on the clock this is a huge feature of the vessel!
With its proven cruising history, huge fuel and water capacity, new engine, and stunning presentation, this vessel really is something special! For more information please call Jo Breen on
or John Radonic on
Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
48' - 14.63m
Keel / Ballast
NEW 2021 Nanni 140HP Diesel Engine with only 200hrs on the clock!
NEW Prop shaft
NEW PSS Seal, wet muffler, throttle controls, etc.
6L per hour
4 Blade feathering Vari Prop
Excellent accommodation for cruising with family and friends. There is a generous aft cabin with double berth and single berth opposite. Forward is a second large private cabin with a double berth and two single bunk berths. There is also a single berth in the pilot cabin.
Well appointed galley mid-ships featuring a 4 burner stove with oven, engel fridge/freezer, stainless steel sink with H/C pressurised water, and excellent storage.
Portable Engel Fridge/Freezer
4 burner gas stove with oven
LP Gas Hot water system
Wood burning heater with detachable chimney
Cockpit clears and aft shade covers
Muir Electric Anchor winch (fully rebuilt in 2021 including new motor and gearbox)
Primary Anchor with 60m x 1/2" Chain
Electric Bilge Pump
3 x Fire Extinguishers
12V and 240V Systems throughout
The vessel has recently had a significant rewire (about 90% replaced)
2 x 80AH Engine start Batteries
2 x 120AH House Batteries
NEW 100amp Alternator
NEW 240V Smart Charger
LED lighting throughout
North Star Chart Plotter
Icom VHF Radio
Mainsail with 3 reefs
Heavy duty Furling headsail
as new spinnaker in sock
Mast / Rigging
Cutter rigged sloop
In 2012 the mast was moved forward and extended to improve the balance and sailing performance of the vessel. This included a new mast step, new compression post, new bowsprit, new back stay, and standing rigging upgrade.
The stainless steel standing rigging is oversized for offshore safety
8 Arco winches
NEW 2014 Hyfield Hydraulic Steering system
Generous swim platform
2016 - The hull was sandblasted and repainted
2016 - NEW top and bottom rudder bearings