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!
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.
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.
GALLEY & PLUMBING
NAVIGATION & COMMNICATION SYSTEMS
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.
Instruments at the Helm Station
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS:
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:
110/220 Volt Shore Power System:
Solar Power Generation:
RIGGING & SAILS
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.
HULL, DECK, & GROUND TACKLE
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.
Dinghy and Outboard
OTHER & SAFETY EQUIPMENT:
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