Designer: Racoupeau Yacht Design
Hull Length: 48.39′
Displacement: 12.6 tons
Ballast: 4.78 tons
Engine: Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp diesel
Diesel Tank: 165 gallons
Water tank: 110 gallons
Whether cruising the ICW or heading offshore for the tropical waters of the Caribbean, Allures Yachting’s 45.9 is more than meets the eye.
Created by the renowned Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design Studio, Allures’ line of rugged yet elegant passagemakers are built with the true cruiser in mind. And valuable input from experienced owners has helped to craft a vessel that is distinct and intuitive. Just at home reaching fast in the tradewinds as picking their way through rocky fjords or finding shelter in shallow, protected anchorages, no detail has been spared for those looking to achieve their cruising dreams in style and comfort.
Built in France to a very high standard, the welds are professionally and cleanly executed and the rounded, insulated hulls are a thing of beauty. Twin rudders provide impeccable tracking in large seas and respond to a light touch while sailing close to the wind.
A composite superstructure keeps the boat’s overall weight down and with an easily handled cutter rig, a couple or shorthanded crew can safely manage the boat in even the most boisterous conditions from the roomy and seaworthy cockpit.
Each 45.9 is crafted by a dedicated team of boatbuilders and it shows just as much down below as on deck. The finely crafted interiors are bright and visibility from the salon and galley is impeccable through large windows. Fuel, water and batteries are housed under a raised cabin sole to keep weight centered and low. And there is a generous amount of storage throughout, including a large space aft of the engine for a generator, watermaker, spare parts or whatever you might need extra room for.
No two Allures yachts are the exact same, and each boat is highly customizable so the owner gets the best of what works for their cruising style and crew. The starboard aft cabin, for instance, can be a stateroom, technical room or workshop. And if you’d prefer a combination of all three, the workbench can be converted into a bunk with ample storage underneath.
Two versions for the same passion
This 45.9 is available in a centerboard version for shallow draft — a shipyard specialty that enables beaching in total autonomy — and a lifting keel version that is ideal for those who prefer the performance of a lighter sailboat.
Constantly aiming for perfection, Allures adds the smallest details and important features make the 45.9 unique.
- Large capacity water and fuel tanks,
- Aluminium seacocks below and above the waterline
- Technical locker between the two cabins suitable to accommodate a power generator and a washing machine,
- Ample storage space in the skirt — 13 kg gas bottle compartment and fender compartment.
- Aft compartment for outboard motor,
- Large access hatch to sail locker.