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Introducing the Bruckmann Abaco 47

by Bruckmann Yachts 4 Nov 2019 03:06 PST
Bruckmann Abaco 47 © Bruckmann Yachts

Modelled on the success of the Abaco 40's unique performance and seakeeping characteristics, the Abaco 47 offers a larger platform with more accommodation for extended cruising. Designed by Mark Ellis, the Abaco 47 utilizes the same proven hull form used on the Abaco 40. This innovative hull configuration allows the Abaco 47 to plane at low speeds (12 knots), affording a wide cruising speed range as well as extremely fuel efficient performance.

The Abaco 47 is powered by either a single or twin diesel engines. The single engine series utilizes a Caterpillar C18 1136 hp diesel and will cruise in the low to mid 20 knot range with a top speed of approximately 30 knots. The propeller and rudder are protected by a skeg that also provides excellent stability and tracking in a seaway. The twin engine configuration is powered by twin Caterpillar C8.7 641 hp diesels and will cruise in the mid to high 20 knot range with a top speed of approximately 34 knots. As with the single engine installation, a centerline skeg provides the same directional stability and tracking performance as well as grounding protection. The variable speed bow and stern thrusters provide excellent handling and maneuverability.

The Abaco 47 interior features a spacious master cabin forward with island queen berth and ensuite head with separate shower. A guest cabin to starboard is offered with a double berth or twin single berths. The twin configuration provides ensuite access to the second head. The galley, to port, is open to the pilothouse above providing plenty of light and ventilation. The galley features separate refrigerator and freezer, induction cooktop and convection microwave oven.

The large pilothouse provides excellent visibility and seating comfort. An 'L' shaped settee with dining table converts to a double berth when needed. Opposite the dining table is a smaller settee with a television lift outboard. Forward port and starboard are Stidd helmsman and co-pilot seats. At the aft end of the pilothouse a large sliding door opens to the cockpit, where there is comfortable seating for outdoor dining or lounging.

Bruckmann Yachts will build the Abaco 47 to order allowing each client to personalize their yacht to suit their specific requirements.

Abaco 47 - Specifications

LOD - 46'5"
LWL - 46'
Beam - 15'0"
Draft - 4'11"
Displacement - 30,000 lbs
Single engine - Cat. C18 1136 hp
Twin engine - Cat. C8.7 641 hp
Fuel capacity - 600 US gallons
Water capacity - 200 US gallons
Waste - 50 US gallons

Structure

  • Fiberglass roving & unidirectional E-glass reinforced structural grid with limber holes providing longitudinal floors forming engine beds with transverse frames
Hull Construction
  • Vinylester resin throughout
  • Core-Cell cored fiberglass molding
  • Extra reinforcing as required
  • Core removed in way of all thru-hulls, shaft logs, rudder ports & centre line
  • FRP centerline prop protecting skeg
  • Awlgrip hull finish
Deck Construction
  • Single piece foam cored fiberglass molding with non-skid on all working surfaces
  • Awlgrip Sand-textured non-skid surfaces finished in choice of color
  • Core phased out in way of all deck fittings
  • Overlapping hull/deck joint bonded and fastened every 4"
  • Extended Swim platform w/ swim ladder
  • Transom door to platform
Mechanical
  • Caterpillar C18 1136 hp. diesel engine
  • Optional twin Caterpillar C8.7 641 hp. diesel engines
  • Digital engine instrument panel and controls
  • Dual density engine sound insulation
  • Isolated bilge area under engine(s)
  • Raw water cooled exhaust with muffler
  • Aqua Met propeller shaft(s)
  • 5 blade bronze propeller(s)
  • Sidepower 24v variable speed bow and stern thrusters w/ batteries
  • Dripless shaft seal(s)
  • Bronze rudder(s)
  • Dual engine room ventilation
  • 2 - 250 US gal vented fuel tanks plus 100 US gal daytank
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Raw water intake strainers
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Trim tab system
  • Mahogany rimmed Stainless steel steering wheel
Plumbing
  • Pressure water with hot & cold faucets in heads/shower and galley
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Water heater, 20 gallon, 240V & engine heat exchanger
  • 2 x 100 US gallon water tanks with level indicator at helm
  • Polished stainless steel sinks in galley & head
  • Single lever chromed brass faucets
  • Rigid colour coded PVC plumbing
  • Vacuflush head systems with 50 US gallon holding tank capacity
  • Holding tank overboard discharge
  • 4 - automatic bilge pumps
  • Integrated manual bilge pump
Electrical
  • All wiring sized & colour coded to ABYC specs
  • 24V DC custom distribution panel with digital meters
  • 125v/240v 50 amp. AC custom power distribution panels with digital meters & polarity indicator
  • 50 amp. shore power fore and aft with 25' cord
  • 110V outlets in galley, head, fwd. cabin & engine room with ground fault
  • AGM engine starting batteries
  • 24v - 400 amp hour AGM house battery bank
  • 24v - 4000w Inverter/battery charger
  • Front opening 24V refrigerator
  • Separate top access 24V freezer
  • Two burner induction ceramic cooktop
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • 38000 BTU total air conditioning in staterooms and pilothouse
  • Chrome LED lighting throughout interior
  • Chrome reading lights in staterooms and saloon
  • Fusion stereo speakers with speakers in saloon and cockpit
  • LED engine room lighting
  • 3 windshield wipers/washers with independent on/off switches at helm
  • Running lights & anchor light
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit, saloon and interior
  • Fire extinguishers in cabin & cockpit
Interior
  • Main bulkheads and faces laminate or veneer covered marine plywood fibreglassed to hull & deck
  • Satin varnished interior wood trim
  • Cabin & locker doors wood framed
  • Varnished teak & holly cabin sole
  • Removable overhead panels in satin white
  • All exposed interior fiberglass in locker interiors covered with ply, cedar or gelcoat
  • Spacious forward cabin with island double berth and overhead "aircraft" lockers, bureau with drawers and hanging locker
  • Ensuite head with large separate shower
  • Corian countertops in galley & head with under mounted sinks
  • Double sink at galley with drawers for utensils. Sliding door storage outboard of galley. Tilt out trash bin under sink, dish storage locker above
  • Galley is open to pilothouse for greater light and ventilation
  • All latches, hinges, catches & pulls are chromed bronze or brass
  • Mirrors in heads and staterooms
  • 5" foam upholstered cushions in helm area & 6" foam in V berth
Deck
  • All deck hardware & fittings 316 stainless steel
  • Double bow fitting with twin anchor rollers
  • Bow "eye" at waterline
  • 24v Windlass
  • 6 stainless steel 12" mooring cleats
  • 6 custom inline toe rail chocks
  • 1¼" stainless steel bow rail extending aft to cockpit
  • Large molded hull rub rail at chine aft with stainless steel half round
  • Varnished solid teak caprail on bulwarks extending aft to cockpit
  • Varnished teak cabin house nosing
  • Stainless steel striker on hull at sheer to protect teak caprail
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on hardtop
  • 2 stainless steel handrails on cabin top
  • 6 stainless steel opening ports w/screens
  • Large windows in pilothouse
  • Large sliding door to aft cockpit from enclosed pilothouse
  • 6 Stainless steel overhead hatches with Oceanair screens and shades
  • Settees port and stbd in pilothouse with hinged storage access
  • Pedestal mount helmsman and co-pilot seats fwd. (Stidd)
  • Chart table at co-pilot seat
  • Dining table to port
  • Overhead handrail in pilothouse
  • Hatches in pilothouse floor for engine access, power raised
  • Hatches in cockpit sole for storage and access
  • 4" foam upholstered cockpit cushions
  • 6 fenders and dock lines

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