Alaeris | Outbound 46' 2004

Annapolis, MD

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Bernie Jakits & Kate Christensen

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Yacht Name: Alaeris
Builder: Outbound
Model: 46
Year: 2004
Location: Annapolis, MD
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Outbound 46 is recognized as a wonderful cruising sailboat and passage maker. It was designed with purpose to be a great combination of offshore performance and liveaboard comfort. It is definitely a capable offshore bluewater sailing vessel with the performance to satisfy racing sailors with the safety can comfort to please the whole crew. She’s designed by the renowned racing yacht designer the late Carl Schumacher who is a well known designer of offshore racing yachts and famously the designer of the Alerion Express which might well be everyone’s idea of their last little sailboat. We think the Outbound 46 is a great bluewater boat by a semi custom builder.

We are pleased to offer this special 2004 Outbound 46 “Alaeris”. She is a unique vessel designed and outfitted for cruising “off the grid” cruising with DC power so you can even leave her on a mooring or anchored in the lagoon. Her owner purchased her new and specified all the systems with a single purpose in mind…sailing far!  Alaeris is designed for independence and self-sufficiency with her 12v refrigeration and a DC generator, solar panels charging system, and 12 v watermaker. She has performed perfectly sailing free and far in an eight year circumnavigation! She’s been well maintained along the way and she has new sails and low engine hours!

After these eight years of cruising the South Pacific and Malaysia, and visiting amazing cruising destinations Alaeris’ owner  was called back to work! Alaeris had arrived in Phuket and from there she was shipped on Dockwise to the states. She has just arrived in Annapolis and she’s being all detailed up for her next adventure. Read on!

We cannot say enough good things about the Outbound 46 as she is modern version of the traditional cruising yachts we love with all the critical features of a good offshore vessel. The Outbound is well built in China at the same factory that builds the Passport and the Nordhavn. The solid construction and with moderate displacement weight and a goodly amount of ballast give a yacht an easy comfortable motion in a seaway. Her pleasing lines and careful design specifications actually do spell performance. Her sailing characteristics are provided by a long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, and proper weight distribution. We all know that good sailing performance translates to added safety and confidence whether you are sailing downwind in a blow of beating off a lee shore.

The interior provides comfortable accommodations and the ability to load the boat up with everything you need. The companion way is just three easy steps down. The salon is a semi-raised salon with fixed windows that fill the cabin with light making if feel spacious down below. With a comfortable aft cabin at sea and the spacious centerline queen berth in the forward cabin that is super nice at anchor that is all you could want. With a single head that is well thought out with a stall shower she is all you need.. This is a cruising yacht that will please the captain and the first mate! Safety, performance, and living comforts!

Key Features:

  • Great designer Carl Schumacher and excellent builder in Xiamen China
  • Solid 100% hand-laid fiberglass hull: preferred choice of serious cruisers 
  • Moderate displacement easily driven hull with good motion  
  • High righting moment with good upwind performance 
  • Large tanks centered over the keel: 160 gallons water, 150 gallons fuel 
  • Long encapsulated lead keel with additional 3500 bulb total ballast 10,000 lbs
  • Deep bilge sump and great storage
  • Large, deep, and narrow cockpit: comfort and offshore safety 
  • Short gentle companionway: safe movement to and from the cabin 
  • Watertight bulkhead seven feet from bow: collision safety 
  • Double headstay rig: BOC inspired for safety, performance, and versatility 
  • Large foredeck sail/stowage locker: keep wet gear away from living spaces 
  • Dedicated life raft locker: easy deployment, out of the way, off the deck 
  • Large stowage capacity with huge workshop area: All gear stowed safely in its place 
  • Ventilation: four large dorades, solar vent, ten opening ports, eight deck hatches 
  • Comfortable two stateroom layout
  • Excellent joinery with beauty and function

Alaeris Highlights

  • Proven passage maker rigged for self sufficient cruising
  • Excellent care and maintenance
  • High quality carbon sails new in 2014 with extensive sail inventory
  • Yanmar turbo diesel with low hours 2200
  • NextGen DC generator for extra charging
  • Solar panel system
  • Water maker
  • Extensive safety inventory
  • Comprehensive spares and tools
  • Hard bottom dinghy and outboard

Alaeris has just arrived in Annapolis and is getting detailed completely for showing. She will not disappoint. She is priced to sell now so don’t wait! Call Now.

Keel: Bulb
LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 40 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 10000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2004
Engine Model: 4JH3TE
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2200
Engine Power: 75 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (160 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (150 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Aluminum (35 Gallons)

Full Specifications



The Outbound 46 is a wonderful ocean going sailboat designed with the cruising couple in mind who wants some extra space for guests who may visit anywhere in the world. The two stateroom single head layout is perfect for that purpose. The interior layout is thoughtful with an aft cabin that makes a perfect sea berth and an aft head and stall shower so you don’t have to go forward at sea.

As you enter the companionway you’ll delight in the easy three steps down. It’s safer and it is easier for all of us as we gracefully age. The aft cabin is to starboard is very comfortable and it is right at the companionway. The head is just forward adjacent the galley. The nav station is tucked to port just aft of the galley that the companionway. You never have to go forward on a passage as everything you need is right there. The U-shaped galley is very workable and secure in a seaway.

The main salon is spacious so there is no dark “down below” feeling. There is a seven foot long U-shaped dinette to port with a straight settee to starboard. The mid-section of the back rest of the straight settee drops forward 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 pulls out to convert to a comfortable sea berth when underway. As the tanks are low and in integral to the hull there is amazing storage under the settees as well as outboard.

The owners stateroom at anchor is the lovely forward stateroom with a centerline queen berth with a vanity sink and extra storage space in the cabin. There is plenty of storage under the berth and in lockers and drawers. There is a large opening hatch and opening ports for great ventilation.

Just aft of the main salon, the U-shaped galley is to port. The Corian counters have the sink installed facing forward so the cook although is part of the conversation. The galley is well designed with plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans.

The navigation station is just aft of the galley in close proximity to the cockpit for clear communication with the helm. It’s a real sit down nav station that is secure and comfortable on a passage.

The aft stateroom to starboard has a comfortable double and makes a great sea 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 under the berth. Two ports open into the cockpit providing excellent ventilation.

One of really desirable features is the dedicated space for the engine and mechanical systems. The mechanical room is aft and to port of the engine compartment. There is a work bench with shelves, lockers and drawers outboard and plenty of space for generator, watermaker or dive compressor inboard under the cockpit sole. The cockpit lazarette opens into the mechanical room and the steering quadrant is accessed through a hatch in the aft bulkhead. The mechanical room also has a dedicated fridge and freezer with Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration. The companionway stairs lift easily to provide access to the front end of the engine compartment which is sound insulated. While there is plenty of room for all the gear that makes cruising a pleasure, there is also space available to service these systems in conditions better than most stand up engine rooms.

  • Offshore fast passage maker designed by Carl Schumacher
  • Beautiful high quality teak interior with two cabin, two head layout and teak and holly sole
  • Comfortable wide Pullman berth to port
  • Beautiful double aft cabin which is great under way
  • Semi raised salon with beautiful spaciousness
  • Mechanical room aft to port with separate refrigerator/freezer Frigoboat keel cooler
  • Offshore features with positive latches, locking floor boards, and handholds
  • Opening ports and hatches provide excellent ventilation.
  • Forward facing navigation station and ships office
  • 7’ U-shaped dinette with heavy solid teak table
  • Settee converts to wide sea berth seven feet long
  • Lockers and bookshelves outboard of settee and dinette
  • Large easy access storage under settee and dinette
  • U shaped dining area with seven foot settee
  • Fiberglass molded head and shower for easy cleaning
  • Red and white interior dome lights
  • Courtesy locker lights
  • Dorades with interior closures four
  • File drawer for ship's papers
  • Easily removed overhead vinyl panels
  • Creature comforts include stereo with inside and outside speakers, nice canvas including sun awnings, and excellent ventilation with many opening hatches and ports.



  • Beautiful U shaped galley to port fully stocked and ready to go!
  • Fully stocked with pots and pans, utensils, and cutlery!
  • Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Large top opening, well insulated, refrigerator and separate freezer
  • Separate refrigerator/freezer in the mechanical room
  • Frigoboat12v refrigeration system
  • Double deep stainless steel sinks
  • Sliding trash bin under galley sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water and Scandvik mixing faucet
  • Manual Whale foot pumps for fresh and salt water
  • Exceptional counter space with Corian
  • Ample storage in four cupboards, plus extensive storage lockers and drawers
  • Flatware drawer
  • Custom dish storage
  • Liquor storage
  • Cutting board



  • Runs the galley stove
  • Remote propane shut off valve
  • Dedicated cockpit propane locker holds two 20# tanks
  • Solenoid and pressure gauge



  • Water maker: Katadyn watermaker
  • 200 Gallons of water in two fiberglass tanks
  • One large head with separate shower and vanity sink and foot pump
  • One standard marine toilet
  • Holding tanks 35 gallon with Y valve for overboard direct off shore
  • Deck pump out or manual overboard pump out off shore
  • Exhaust fans in the head






This vessel has a comfortable navigation station which is a private ships office. She is completely equipped with all the navigation and communication systems you need. Radar is a 4KW radome is pole mounted at the stern.


  • Radar Plotter E120 display at the nav station with E80 display at the helm
  • Raymarine ST 60 sailing instruments linked via Seatalk buss
  • Raymarine EVO autopilot control head with smart controller and wireless remote
  • Raymarine linear type 2 autopilot RAM drive
  • Raymarine VHF 260 Radio at the nav station with full function cockpit mic with AIS receiver
  • ICOM 802 SSB 150w with automatic turner and copper ground plate molded into the hull
  • AIS GME transceiver new in 2016
  • Iridium satellite phone
  • TimeZero software with weather routing module with raster and vector charts from US to SE Asia
  • Platinum Navionics charts for Raymarine plotters from US to SE Asia
  • Satellite antenna: Hughes Satellite Antenna ImmerSat BGAN SIM for global internet coverage


Instruments at the Helm Station

  • Radar Plotter E80 display in pod at the pedestal
  • VHF Radio full function mic with AIS
  • Sailing Instruments –, Wind, speed, and depth above companionway
  • Windex on Masthead
  • Autohelm controls
  • Compass – 6” binnacle mounted
  • Cockpit speakers






  • Excellent engine room under the cockpit accessed under companionway and from the aft cabin
  • Yanmar 4JH3TE 75 HP with only 2200 hours
  • Engine “deep maintenance” included  rebuild of all  pumps, new mounts, new exhaust system 2012
  • 7.5 knots at 2750 rpm and max speed of 9 knots at 3500 rpms
  • Throttle, shifting mechanism and cables replaced in 2015
  • Standard Hitachi alternator currently installed
  • Balmar 120 amp alternator with Balmar regulator still in the box
  • Hitachi alternator (spare)
  • Dual racor filters with fuel polishing with ability to “polish” when adding fuel in sketchy ports
  • 150 gallons of fuel in two 75 gallon tanks with inspection and clean out ports
  • Straight shaft
  • PSS dripless shaft seal new in 2014
  • New cutlass bearing 2014
  • Whitlock (Lewmar) Cobra steering system
  • Emergency tiller
  • Extensive engine spares including heat exchanger, starter motor,  water pump, exhaust elbow, filters, impellers, thermostat, and belts
  • Comprehensive Spare Parts and Maintenance Equipment
  • Dedicated work shop and storage on the port quarter accessed from the cockpit and below decks
  • Incredible organized storage for spares and safety equipment
  • Tool Kit comprehensive tool kit which includes all tools needed to maintain the boat collected over seven years of cruising
  • Water maker: Katadyn watermaker with spare membrane, filters, pump, and maintenance and picking supplies
  • Plumbing spares: PHII toilet rebuild kit, fresh water pressure pump, hoses and fittings
  • Propane spares:  Spare solenoid kit
  • Electrical spares: Fuses, blubs, connectors, cables, and tools
  • Sails and Rigging spares: sail repair kit and assorted hardware
  • Mechanical Spares: Generator spares: Amptech 200 amp alternator, fuel pump, thermostat, impellers, belts, filters. Extensive engine spares including heat exchanger, starter motor,  water pump, exhaust elbow, filters, impellers, thermostat, and belts




Electrical design incorporates main engine alternator 120 amp, with DC generator installed aft of the engine – NextGen DC Generator, plus solar panels, with a 1000 amp hour battery bank of four 8D AGMs. Shore power design includes a Charles Marine Isolation Transformer and ability to use shore power anywhere in the world!   


12 Volt System:

  • Four 2014 8D AGM batteries plus engine start battery new in 2014
  • 1000 amp hour system
  • Battery monitoring system – Heart Interface
  • DC electrical breaker panel
  • Frigoboat 12v refrigeration and freezer
  • Mast head tricolor light – and anchor light
  • Stern light
  • Navigation lights
  • 12 volt outlets
  • Deck washdown pump
  • Cockpit shower
  • Pressure water pump
  • Sump pump for showers
  • Bilge pumps: 2 manual (nav station/helm) 1 Rule 2000 with float switch, main engine water cooling can feed from Bilge in emergency

110/220 Volt Shore Power System:

  • Charles Marine Isolation Transformer and ability to use 110v or 220v power anywhere in the world!  
  • Shore power connection 50 amp with two power cords and adapters
  • Mastervolt charger
  • AC breaker panel
  • AC outlets- 8


  • NextGen DC generator for charging batteries
  • Generator Charger – 220 amp  AmpTech alternator
  • Generator spares: Amptech 220 amp alternator, fuel pump, thermostat, impellers, belts, filters

Solar Power Generation:

  • Kyocera: Three 65w solar panels mounted over the bimini
  • BlueSea regulator and monitor with control panel in the work room


Alaeris had a complete rig inspection in 2014 with all rigging serviced and replaced as needed. The rig includes a keel stepped, double spreader, double headstay Charleston spar (now Sparcraft). The inner forestay is set three feet aft of the headstay, allowing it to be used for upwind and heavy air sails. The headstay is rigged with Harken roller furling and a Hood furling genoa and solent jib. Hood full batten main, with Antal low friction slides and lazy jacks. Linear polyurethane finished mast and boom, solid boom vang, spinnaker pole track, topping lift, main halyard, genoa halyard, staysail halyard, spinnaker halyards(2), and internal reef lines led aft to the cockpit. The mast is fit with 2 Lewmar 46 self tailing winches and Lewmar stoppers for the spinnaker and genoa halyards.

Deck hardware is all Lewmar. The main traveler is mounted on the cabin forward of the companionway, Lewmar 64 self tailing primary winches are located within easy reach of the helm, and utility winches are mounted on each side of the companionway for the main halyard, reef lines, and jib halyard.

  • Keel stepped double spreader Sparcraft spar
  • Aluminum boom
  • Charleston gas assist vang
  • Harken furler on forestay
  • Fancnor continuous furler for Jib top
  • Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Antal low-friction mainsail mast track
  • High tech low stretch running rigging halyards and control lines
  • Control lines led aft to the cockpit
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole mounted on mast
  • Removable bowsprit for spinnaker or reacher attachment
  • Hydrovane wind vane steering with emergency rudder system

Sail Inventory:

  • Mainsail: Hood Sails Tri-radial carbon mainsail from Ian Short in Sydney  2015 Full batten mainsail with 2 reefs & Doyle Stackpak
  • Working Jib: Hood Sails Tri-radial 110% carbon roller furling genoa with foam pad and UV cover 2015
  • Solent: Z Sails Dacron 90% hank on solent jib
  • Jib Top: Z Sails 2.2oz Dacron jib top reacher with anti-torsion luff Fancnor furler
  • Asymmetrical: Z Sails 1.5 oz asymmetric cruising spinnaker with ATN sock
  • Storm: Z Sails orange Dacron storm trysail with trysail track on the mast and storm jib


  • Primary Sheet Winches: Lewmar 64 self tailing primary winches
  • Lewmar 48 self tailing cabin top winch
  • Lewmar 48 electric self tailing cabin top winch
  • Halyard winches: Lewmar 44 self tailing winches on mast
  • Lewmar sheet stoppers for all halyards, reefs and furling lines


The Outbound is built for offshore passagemaking! The hull is 100% hand laid fiberglass. The outer three layers were done with vinylester resin for blister resistance. In addition to the vinylester resin, the bottom has an epoxy non-permeable barrier coat. Knytex bi-axial cloth was used in the layup for added impact resistance. Additional reinforcement was added to bottom, turn of bilge and bow as well. While in the mold, heavy duty fiberglass longitudinal/floor/mast step/engine bed grids were glassed directly into the hull. All athwartships stringers, bulkheads, and furniture are glassed and securely bonded to the hull while still in the mold. Hull and keel were molded in a single lamination. The bulkheads are glassed to the hull sides with a water tight bulkhead forward seven feet aft of the stem head. The encapsulated keel has a 3500 pound bulb bolted to it (10,000 pound total ballast) for excellent righting moments. Three layers of glass cover the bolted on lead bulb.

The deck was laid up and vacuumed bagged with Baltek Balsa core. Contrasting nonskid is molded-in and aluminum toe rail caps the hull to deck joint. High density foam is used in areas where hardware and deck fittings are installed. Chain plates, cleats, etc.). The solid watertight bulkhead seven feet aft from the bow gives you added confidence and security.  The deck layout is ergonomically sound with unobstructed pathways from stem to stern. The cockpit seats are long enough to lay down on and narrow enough that you can brace your feet on the opposite seat bench and relax. The cockpit is deep and safe with high coamings and seatbacks so you are comfortable and relaxed on a passage. The dodger, bimini and side curtains offer protection from the elements and are in excellent condition. At anchor it is nice that the helm seat lifts for a walkthrough transom. The dedicated life raft locker is on the transom right where you would be able to climb in if you ever had to.

On deck there are four  dorades with cowl vents, eight opening deck hatches, and ten opening SS ports for excellent ventilation below. The pulpits and stanchions are 30 inches high. The stern pulpit is 1.25 inch stainless and wraps the entire stern to the amid ships lifeline gates. Stanchions are also 1.25 inches in diameter. There are four large Winchard folding pad eyes in cockpit for harness attachment. Stainless steel grab rails are mounted on the cabin top; all within continuous reach. 

Deck Details:

  • Deck hardware is 316 stainless steel
  • Bow pulpit and anchor platform
  • High stanchions with double life lines
  • Teak toerail
  • Large deck cleats, bow, stern and midship
  • Large stowage locker forward with watertight bulkhead
  • Shore power hook ups in bow and stern
  • Ten opening ports
  • Four dorade vents with fiberglass boxes
  • Seven Lewmar opening deck hatches
  • Deck fills for water and diesel
  • Deck pump out for waste
  • Stainless steel stern pulpit which completely encloses cockpit
  • Stainless fold up swim ladder on stern swim step
  • Brightwork, which is minimal was all stripped and refinished 2014



  • Deep narrow cockpit
  • Safe easy step companion way
  • Binnacle wheel steering
  • Walk through transom with integral swim step
  • Propane locker fits two large propane tanks
  • Teak cockpit table with cup holders


  • All canvas inspected, cleaned and re-stiched 2014
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Connector panel
  • Custom cockpit shade awning
  • Foredeck shade awning


Ground Tackle:

  • Stainless steel dual anchor roller
  • Lewmar electric windlass with capstan controlled with handheld remote at bow
  • Primary anchor: 66 lb. Rocna anchor on roller with 300 feet of new HT chain new in 2012
  • Danforth anchor in bow locker with 30 feet of chain and 170 feet of rode
  • Fortress anchor
  • Divided chain lockers
  • High pressure salt water wash down at bow


Dinghy and Outboard

  • AV 280 inflatable hard bottom dinghy stows under the boom offshore in a case
  • Yamaha 8hp two-stroke outboard 2014
  • Outboard lifting crane and motor mount on the stern rail



  • Winslow ORC six-man life raft (recertified in 2014)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Hydrovane wind vane steering and emergency rudder system
  • Positive locking cabin sole panels, storage doors and access panels as required by ORC
  • Two offshore medical kits
  • EPIRB ARC 406 recertified in 2014
  • Lifesling: MOM retrieval system new in 2015
  • MOM 8 overboard rescue kit
  • Raymarine Lifetag personal devices (two)
  • PFDs – Hydrostatic life vests harness with tethers
  • Jacklines
  • Ditchbag – ORC compliant with GPS
  • Electric bilge pump with automatic switch
  • Bilge pumps: 2 manual (nav station/helm) 1 Rule 2000 with float switch, main engine water cooling can feed from Bilge in emergency


Length: 46'
Beam: 13' 6
Draft: 6' 6
Power: 75hp
Engine Hours: Bernie and Kate