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Outbound 46
$399,000 USD
46ft 5in
Experienced sailors know the added safety that comes with good sailing performance: the ability to sail off a lee shore, to fetch a safe harbor that is dead upwind or to complete a passage to within the available weather window are key safety factors that should not be overlooked when selecting an offshore passage maker. WATERBEAR , an Outbound 46, speaks to each of these requirements while also acknowledging the value of a comfortable environment in fighting fatigue when offshore and in enjoying new surroundings in a far-off anchorage.
Designed by the late Carl Schumacher, the Outbound 46 has the solid construction and displacement that give a yacht an easy and forgiving motion; but her lines and design specification define those characteristics…long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, proper weight distribution and efficient foils. Her elegant handcrafted interior and semi-raised salon fill the cabin with natural light, comfortable accommodations and superb load carrying capability to ensure the comfort of all who venture out from the confines of a safe harbor.
Highlights include:
Solar panels and wind generator
Bow thruster
Air conditioning and genset
AB aluminum 9.5’ RIB (new 2018) and factory davits
Electric halyard winch
Large Frigoboat refrigerator plus auxiliary freezer
Selden in-mast furling and Hood Vektron sails
Name of vessel Waterbear
Model Outbound 46
Year 2008
Builder Outbound Yachts
Designer Carl Schumacher
Price $399,000 USD
Location San Diego, CA
Length (feet) 46
Beam (feet) 13' 6"
Draft (feet) 5' 6"
Displacement (pounds) 28,500
Ballast (pounds) 10,000
Engine model Yanmar 4JH4-TE
Engine horsepower 75
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 180
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name
LOA: 46 ft 4 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 40 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 28500 lbs
Ballast: 10000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 64 ft 0 in
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 75 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (180 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (40 Gallons)
Interior Accommodations
WATERBEAR’s interior is beautifully finished in satin varnished American Cherry with a teak and holly sole. All hatches in the teak and holly cabin sole are locking and drawers and louvered cabinet doors have positive latches to keep gear in place. Large salon windows fill the living area with natural light. Opening ports and hatches with teak screens provide excellent ventilation, and there are plenty of handholds to ease one’s passage through the cabin when the seas kick up or you’re heeling over. She sleeps six very comfortably in this two-cabin layout with spacious island berth forward and quarter cabin aft, plus convertible settee. The salon table lowers and coverts to a double berth.
The master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. WATERBEAR features a centerline queen-sized “island” berth that hinges up to access storage. Four drawers slide out from the aft end of the berth pedestal. The berth is fitted with a thick foam mattress. Two reading lights are mounted on the forward bulkhead. Long, closed shelves with sliding doors are outboard, up high, below the deck edge on either side of the berth. Aft to starboard, a cedar-lined hanging locker sits below an open shelf. A cabinet with four deep shelves is just forward. To port, another matching cabinet with shelves is just forward of the ensuite head. An overhead hatch, four opening ports, two dome lights, and 110V outlet complete this stateroom.
The main salon is aft of the owner’s cabin. There is a seven-foot-long U-shaped dinette to port with a drop leaf table, and a straight settee to starboard. The table lowers to transform the dinette into a double berth. The mid-section of the back rest of the starboard settee drops down to become a small table – great for a game of cards or a place for drinks! Bookshelves with adjacent lockers are above both settees. The straight settee converts to a comfortable sea berth when underway. The cushions are covered in “Burgandy” Ultra leather.
The U-shaped galley is located port and includes polished Corian counters, forward facing Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucets and a Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler. Jabsco fresh and raw water foot pumps augment the pressure hot and cold water system. There are two access hatches to the large top opening fridge below the counter just forward of the stove. A freezer is located inside of the fridge box. Both are cooled by Frigoboat 12V systems with keel coolers. There is plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. A cherry dish rack is mounted above the sinks. While at first glance the galley will easily meet the needs of the most discerning chef, the space also meets the “safety at sea” requirement that is part and parcel of each Outbound yacht. When tucked into the U-section of the galley, one is not only secure but also out of the way of anything that might be launched from the stove top.
Across from the galley to starboard is the navigation station. Situated adjacent to the companionway, the navigator will be in close proximity to those on watch allowing for clear communication with the helmsman. The top opening chart table easily accommodates all necessary navigational equipment. A Raymarine radar chart plotter display is mounted in the cabinet above the table. The electrical panel is aft the helm seat.
The guest stateroom is aft of the nav station and is comprised of a comfortable double 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 bookshelves as well as two drawers below the berth. Two ports open into the cockpit, providing excellent ventilation.
Aft of the galley to port is the aft head, finished in molded white surfaces that are both bright and easy to clean. The compartment is well situated next to the companionway – the perfect place to shed salty foul weather gear before entering the main cabin. The stainless-steel sink is set into a Corian countertop outboard. A cabinet above the vanity has sliding mirrored doors with further storage in the cabinet below. The head faces inboard along the hull side aft of the counter.
One of the unique aspects of the accommodations aboard WATERBEAR is the space dedicated to the engine and mechanical systems. The companionway stairs lift easily on gas struts to provide access to the front end of the engine compartment which is well insulated. Additional panels in the head and guest stateroom provide excellent access to all sides of the engine. A dedicated shop and mechanical room is accessed via the aft head. The cockpit lazarette opens into this mechanical space, providing standing headroom at a workbench that runs along the port side when the hatch is open. A workbench, located outboard, has drawers for tools and spares. A Fisher Panda genset in sound enclosure is located inboard on the centerline just aft of the main engine. There is also excellent access to the propeller shaft seal in this well-conceived space. Further aft, the steering quadrant can be easily accessed through a hatch in the aft bulkhead. While there is plenty of room for all the gear necessary for long term cruising, there is also space available to service these systems in conditions better than most stand up engine rooms.
All interior light is LED
Lee clothes fitted to salon settees
Burgundy Ultraleather upholstery in salon
(2) Marine Air air conditioning/heat units
Frigoboat refrigeration with12V compressors, keel coolers, and digital thermostats
Force 10 three burner stove/oven with butcher block wood cutting board cover
Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik pull out nozzle faucet
Fresh and saltwater foot pumps
Outbound open dish rack and spice rack
(2) Raritan marine toilets, the forward head is electric and aft head is an electric toilet
Splendide washer dryer installed in technical room (not working)
Electronics and Navigation
Icom IC-M802 SSB Radio with SP-24 speaker
Icom IC-M504 VHF radio with RAM mic in cockpit
(2) Standard Horizon floating handheld VHF’s
Raymarine AIS 250 receiver
Raystar 125 GPS
Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot head and Type II long linear drive
Raymarine wireless autopilot remote
Raymarine Axiom Pro 9 at nav station (new in 2019)
Raymarine Axiom Pro 9 at helm (new in 2019)
Raymarine Quantum 4kw radome (new in 2019)
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display, tridata display and wind display over companionway
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display at nav station
Ritchie compass
Electrical Systems
12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems
Outbound Yachts AC/DC breaker panel with AC voltmeter and ammeters, DC voltmeter and Xantrex battery monitor
Separate on/off switches for house and engine battery banks with emergency cross connect switch
Dual 30 amp shore power inlets (air conditioning and service) at bow and stern with selector switch
(1) 50’ 30 amp shorepower cords.
Marinco 50 amp 120V/240V to twin 30 amp 120V “Y” adapter
Fisher Panda 4.2 kw generator with 1300 hours
Balmar high output 12V alternator with Maxcharge M612 smart regulator
Spare Hitachi/Yanmar 80 amp 12V alternator
(4) Lifeline 8D AGM batteries – 1020 amp hours total (new in 2019)
(2) Group 31 engine and genset start batteries (new in Dec 2020) with combiner/isolator switch
Victron MultiPlus 12V, 3000 watt, 120 amp inverter/charger with remote control at nav station
Wind generator/solar panel control panel with Blue Sky Energy regulator remote and MTS-70 meter
(3) Inova 95 watt solar panels on stern arch
Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E regulator/monitor
Air Breeze wind generator (new 2019) on stern pole
eMarine Systems wind generator control panel with ammeter and brake
Mechanical Systems
Yanmar 75hp turbo diesel engine with direct drive transmission (2200 engine hours)
Max Prop 3-blade feathering propeller
New cutlass bearing and PSS shaft seal in 2019
Sidepower Bow thruster
Dual Racor 500FG fuel filters with vacuum gage
Tank Tender tank level monitor for water and fuel tanks
Isotherm 10 gallon water heater
Jabsco 12V electric flush head in aft head
Raritan manual flush head in forward head
Jabsco Flo 5.0 water pressure pump (new 2021)
Amtek dual filter cartridges(carbon & particle) for water system (new 2020)
(2) Marine Air air conditioning 120V/60hz air conditioning units (12K btu and 16K btu)
33 GPH Village Marine 120V watermaker
(2) Rule high capacity 12V bilge pumps
(2) Manual Whale bilge pumps, one in cockpit and another in aft stateroom
Anchor wash down pump with selector valve for fresh or salt water
Trident propane solenoid valve
Deck and Hull
The hull of the Outbound 46 is designed and engineered for serious offshore cruising. Each yacht is individually constructed of 100% hand laid solid fiberglass laminate… still the preferred choice with a massive system of stringers, longitudinals and bulkheads that are carefully bonded directly to the hull while it is still in the mold. Laminates are increased in high stress areas and in the bow and bilge for added strength. Bi-axial fiberglass cloth adds to the overall impact resistance, outer layers of vinylester resin will protect against osmosis and Ashland MaxGuard premium grade ISO-NPG gelcoat will maintain the yacht’s beauty for years to come. To eliminate keel bolts and for maximum strength, the hull and keel are molded as a single lamination. After the deck is through-bolted and sealed to the hull with 3M 5200 polyurethane sealant, the bulkheads are fiberglassed on their entire perimeter, not just screwed in place. All furniture is then carefully bonded to the hull, adding to the structural support system.
The deck is Baltek cored and vacuum bagged with the core materials removed and replaced with solid fiberglass with stainless steel backing plates and easy access removable overhead panels at all deck hardware locations. Pushpit and pulpit are 1 1/2″ diameter stainless steel connected by double lifelines with gates port and starboard. Solid handrails extend from the pushpit to the midships gates to assist cockpit exit and entry. There are stainless steel grab rails along the coach top, a custom stainless steel double anchor roller, and six stainless steel 12″ mooring cleats. There are ten opening ports and eight Lewmar hatches. Four dorades with chrome cowls, inside closures and line guards keep the air circulating in inclement weather when ports and hatches are battened down.
The cockpit is a safe and comfortable place whether driving the boat in a gale or resting in a quiet anchorage. The long seats provide plenty of room for entertaining, sleeping outside while your partner is on watch or sunbathing. Most importantly, the cockpit is deep and narrow with seat backs ergonomically designed for maximum comfort. For safety and comfort the Outbound 46 was designed to make moving about the cockpit and cabin as easy and safe as possible. A three-step companionway allows you to use the whole boat without having to plan a major voyage down a steep and unsafe ladder. Forward of the companionway is a molded sea hood with integral instrument box and large coaming for dodger attachment. A walk-through transom with boarding platform and fold down swim/MOB ladder makes accessing the dinghy or returning to the boat after a refreshing swim easy.
Excellent stowage and load carrying capacity are designed into all aspects of the Outbound’s hull and deck. Water (200 gallons) and fuel (180 gallons) tankage is below the sole and over the keel which adds to the boats upwind performance and opens up space under the settees and bunks for stowage. There is a large foredeck locker located forward of the watertight bulkhead that easily accommodates sails, dock steps, fenders anchors, or any cruising gear you want to keep out of the living spaces. The locker also offers standup access to the chain locker and makes setting and stowing the asymmetrical spinnaker a breeze. In addition to the forward locker there is a giant cockpit lazarette, a large propane locker, an outboard motor locker and room for the life raft under the helm seat for easy deployment.
Lewmar V4 12V vertical capstan anchor windlass with line gypsy and handheld remote control
Lewmar AutoAnchor 560 chain counter/windlass remote at helm
Rocna 33kg primary anchor with 300 feet hi test anchor chain (new 2019)
Fortress FX37 secondary anchor with rode
Lewmar cockpit table
Folding Lewmar leather-covered steering wheel
Mast pulpits
Twin stainless-steel stern poles with outboard motor hoist, solar panel mount, stern floodlight, radar mount, wind generator mount, and nav/com antenna mount
AB 9.5 AL aluminum RIB (new in 2018)
Outbound Yachts swing down stainless steel dinghy davits
Optional Outbound Yachts rubrail
Liferaft stowage box aft of helm (30″x16″x12″)
Fishing rod holders on stern rail
Cockpit dodger (new 2019), bimini, connector, with mesh side sun curtains
Custom stainless/teak fold down seat on port quarter
Mesh cockpit cushions with colored piping
(2) Burgundy folding seats
Stainless steel propane grill with custom swim step swing out mount
Outboard engine storage bracket on starboard stern rail
Sails and Rigging
Selden anodized double spreader, keel-stepped mast
Selden anodized boom
In-mast mainsail furling with control line and outhaul led aft to powered winch in cockpit
Hood Sails Vektron full vertical batten furling mainsail
Hood Sails Vektron furling genoa
Hood Sails Vektron furling solant jib
Selden Rodkicker solid boom vang (new 2020)
Forespar telescoping carbon fiber whisker pole mounted on mast
Spinnaker halyard
(2) Lewmar 68 primary winches
(1) Lewmar 48ST halyard/reefing winch
(1) Lewmar 48ST electric mainsail halyard/mainsheet winch
(4) Genoa/jib pin-adjustable lead cars
Stacked Harken 75mm foot blocks with jammers
New Harken mainsheet 4:1 traveller car and fiddle block (new in 2019)
Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (new 2021)
Running backstays
(2) Furlex headstay furlers with control lines led aft to jammers by cockpit through Schaefer stanchion blocks
Miscellaneous and Safety
ACR GlobalFix iPRO 406 mhz GPS EPIRB (new in 2020) (battery expires 05/2025)
Winslow 6-person Life Raft (repacked in 2019)
Seago 3 in 1 rescue recovery buoy (new in 2019)
Yellow webbing jacklines
Lifesling man overboard recovery sling in white canvas stern rail bag
Sailrite sewing machine – near new/never used
Tools and consumable supplies
Extensive spare parts
Fluke 325 amp on multimeter
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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