October 18, 2011

New Model: Sealine C48

Sealine launched the new C48 at the Southampton boat show, what is a continuation of the 2007 minimal styling presented with the top selling SC35.  This latest Sealine is the second new model for 2011 following the SC42 presented in Cannes, and uses hull form from the SC47.  It is also Sealine first minimal design which has a patio door separating the aft cockpit with an internal saloon living area, and also features an enclosed hard top.  The C48 is in my records currently the smallest sport cruiser to be offered with this combination by a British builder, although to be fair Sealine did offer the SC39 with aft patio door and hardtop between 2004 and 07. The main deck with very natural light wrap around windscreen and  fully opening patio door aft offers a split level living area which features an L-shaped sofa, and four settee looking forward with the helm located to starboard side.  The lower deck presents itself two large cabins, third guest cabin with bunk berths, and L-shaped galley.  The owners stateroom is a full beam midships located with en-suite shower head.  A VIP suite is located to fore.  Power is from twin standard Volvo 435hp or optional Cummins 480.  Propulsion is in both cases pods, with Volvo IPS as standard, and ZF Zeus for the optional bigger Cummins option. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.55 m (51ft) including high low bathing platform
LOA - 14.9 m without high low bathing platform
Hull Length - 14 m
Beam - 4.48 m
Draft - 1.10 m
Displacement - 14500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 2 x 750 l
Water Capacity - 505 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Max Persons - 12
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp, Cummins QSB 5.9 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pods, ZF Zeus aft looking dual prop pods
Speed - 35 knots max with Cummins 480hp, 34 knots max with Volvo 435hp
Certification - CE B