Ahelani is owned in a California LLC and has a Jones Act waiver
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 within the available weather window. These are key safety factors that should not be overlooked when selecting an offshore passage maker. Ahelani, 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 renowned naval architect Carl Schumacher, and built to the highest standards of sailing yacht construction, Ahelani will take you comfortably across any ocean. Her solid fiberglass construction offers the displacement required to give the 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 your comfort whether you plan to head out for an evening sail or a long offshore passage.
Northern Lights generator (350 hours)
Outbound Yachts factory installed hard dodger
Bimini/solar panel rack
eMarine Systems Solar panels and wind generator
Electric halyard winch
Large Frigoboat refrigerator plus auxiliary freezer
New Lifeline AGM house batteries in 2019
ICOM IC-M802 SSB radio
2 Marine Air air conditioning/ heat units
Hood Sails Vectran working sails and assymetrical spinnaker
Dinghy and outboard motor
|Name of vessel||Ahelani|
|Location||Seattle, WA - Our docks|
|Beam (feet)||13' 6"|
|Draft (feet)||6' 6"|
|Engine model||Yanmar 4JH4-TE|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||180|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||200|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||40|
Beautifully handcrafted in satin varnished teak with a teak and holly sole and Corian countertops, Ahelani’s interior is both practical for offshore use and comfortable for entertaining guests at anchor. Her two-cabin layout with spacious island berth forward and quarter cabin aft plus convertible settee can sleep 6 comfortably. All hatches 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. Overhead dome and reading lights are well placed. Hella turbo fans are located in each cabin/space to assist with cooling. Courtesy lights illuminate the cabin sole underway at night.
The master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. Ahelani features a centerline queen-sized “island” berth that hinges up to access bin storage. Four drawers slide out from the aft end of the berth pedestal. The berth is fitted with a thick foam mattress and padded headboard on the forward bulkhead. 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 forward head is entered through a privacy door in the port aft corner of the master stateroom. This space is finished “white” for easy maintenance with select teak trim around the mirror and a removable teak shower grate in the sole. The Corian counter with 10” round stainless steel sink slides out, over the head when needed. A medicine cabinet is located behind the mirrored door. There is a light over the sink, dome light, shower hose with nozzle and bracket and 110V outlets.
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 “candlelight” Ultra-suede upholstery.
The U-shaped galley is located to 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. A microwave oven is located in the roll top locker behind the stove. 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. An auxiliary freezer is located below the workbench in the mechanical room aft of the galley. Both refrigeration units are cooled by Frigoboat 12V systems. There is plenty of space for storage of ship’s stores, dishes, cutlery, and pots and pans. A teak 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 and an ICOM SSB radio and Raymarine autopilot control are located forward of the nav table. Additional electronics, including the ICOM VHF radio and Prosine Charger/inverter plus Bluesky solar/wind controllers are located on the starboard side of the nav station.. 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. A divided thick foam mattress lifts up to access aft storage and the Isotherm water heater. There are lockers 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. The head faces inboard along the hull side aft of the counter.
One of the unique aspects of the accommodations aboard Ahelani 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. The auxiliary freezer is located below the bench and there are drawers for tools and spares outboard. A Northern Lights 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.
(2) Marine Air air conditioning/heat units
Isotherm water heater
Frigoboat refrigeration with compressors, keel coolers – refrigerator in galley, freezer in lazarette
Force 10 three burner stove/oven
Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik pull out nozzle faucet
Fresh and saltwater foot pumps
Outbound dish rack
(2) Raritan marine toilets
Electronics and Navigation
Icom IC-M803 SSB Radio with SP-24 speaker & Pactor DR7400 P4-Dragon Modem
Icom IC-M504 VHF radio with RAM mic
Raymarine AIS 500 receiver/transceiver
Raymarine ST6002 and E12098-P auto pilot control
Raymarine E12023 wireless autopilot remote
Raymarine C120 radar/chartplotter
Raymarine C90W radar/chartplotter
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display, tridata display and wind display over companionway
Raymarine ST60+ graphic display at nav station
Alpine stereo system
12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems
4 new Lifeline AGM batteries (2019)
New starter battery (2019)
Outbound Yachts AC/DC breaker panel with AC voltmeter and ammeters, DC voltmeter and Xantrex LinkLite meter
Separate on/off switches for house and engine battery banks with emergency cross connect switch
30 amp shore power inlets at bow and stern with selector switch
Northern Lights generator (350 hours)
Prosine battery charger/inverter with Prosine 2.0 remote panel at nav station
Bimini/solar panel rack
Wind generator/solar panel control panel with Blue Sky Energy regulator remote and MTS-70 meter
eMarine Systems solar panels
Yanmar 75hp turbo diesel engine with direct drive transmission (1100 hours)
Max Prop 3-blade feathering propeller
Tank Tender tank level monitor
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 under the factory-installed hard dodger. 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 v-4 with wired remote windlass
Rocna primary anchor with 300 feet hi test anchor chain
Custom stainless-steel anchor block
Fortress FX37 secondary anchor with rode
Custom stainless-steel stern anchor mount
Lewmar cockpit table
Stainless radar pole with outboard motor hoist plus additional wind generator pole
2010 West Marine 9-foot dinghy
Outbound Yachts dinghy davits
Optional Outbound Yachts rubrail
Liferaft stowage box aft of helm (30″x16″x12″)
Sails and Rigging
Sparcraft aluminum double spreader mast, painted white
Sparcraft aluminum boom, painted white
Hood Sails Vektran full batten mainsail with low friction Antal mast track
Hood Sails Vektran furling genoa
Hood Sails Vektran furling solant jib
Hood Sails asymmetrical spinnaker
Sparcraft aluminum/carbon telescoping whisker pole
(2) Lewmar 68 primary winches
(1) Lewmar 48ST halyard/reefing winch
(1) Lewmar 48ST electric mainsail halyard/mainsheet winch
Genoa leads adjustable from cockpit
Hydraulic backstay adjuster
Miscellaneous and Safety
Winslow 6-person Life Raft (certification expired)
Full boat canvas cover
Light weight boat covers