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Outbound 46
$415,000 USD
46ft in

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. Bula, 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 gives 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.

Bula has enjoyed light use in Southern California and thus shows nearly as a new boat.

Northern Lights 5.5kw generator

Spectra watermaker

Bow thruster

Electric halyard winch

Large Frigoboat refrigerator plus auxiliary freezer

Asymmetrical spinnaker

Dinghy and outboard

Name of vessel BULA
Model Outbound 46
Year 2009
Builder Outbound Yacht
Designer Carl Schumacher
Price $415,000 USD
Location Long Beach, CA
Length (feet) 46
Beam (feet) 13'6"
Draft (feet) 6'6"
Displacement (pounds) 28,500
Ballast (pounds) 10,000
Engine model 4JH4-TE
Engine horsepower 75
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 180
Water tank capacity (gallons) 200
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40

Interior Accommodations
Bula’s interior is beautifully finished in satin varnished teak 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 master stateroom is located forward of the main salon through a locking privacy door. Bula 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! Book shelves with adjacent lockers are above both settees. The straight settee converts to a comfortable sea berth when underway. The cushions are covered in jade green Ultra-suede.

The U-shaped galley is to 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. An auxiliary freezer is located below the workbench in the mechanical room aft of the galley. Both 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.
• Force Ten three burner propane stove with oven and broiler
• Frigoboat 12V, keel-cooled refrigeration in galley with Carel digital thermostat
• Auxiliary Frigiboat 12V keel-cooled freezer in lazarette with Carel digital thermostat
• Seagull IV water purifier
• Scandvik double stainless steel sink with Scandvik pull out nozzle faucet
• Fresh and salt water foot pumps
• Outbound dish rack and spice rack

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 book shelves 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 Bula 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.

Electronics and Navigation
At cockpit:
Ritchie binnacle compass
Raymarine C90W radar/chartplotter
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic display
Raymarine ST6002 autopilot control head
(3) Raymarine ST60+ speed, wind and depth displays above companionway
Raymarine S100 autopilot remote
12v outlet
Icom HM157B VHF RAM mic
At nav station:
Raymarine C120W radar/chartplotter
Raymarine ST60+ Graphic display
Icom IC-M604 VHF radio
Icom IC-M802 SSB radio with AT140 tuner

Navionics California South, Baja and Hawaii chart chip
Raymarine Type II linear drive autopilot ram
Icom IC-M73 handheld VHF radio with charger
Chelsea silver clock and barometer
Fusion MS-P500 stereo receiver with remote at helm
(2) West Marine outdoor speakers
(2) speakers in salon
Electrical System
12v DC and 120v AC electrical systems
Outbound Yachts AC/DC electrical distribution panel with AC voltmeter and ammeter, DC voltmeter for start and house banks
Separate on/off switches for house and engine battery banks with emergency cross connect switch
Lifeline GP27 AGM generator/engine start battery
(4) Lifeline 8D AGM house batteries
Victron Multiplus 3000 watt inverter/120 amp charger
Victron inverter/charger remote control panel at nav station
Victron BMV 600S battery monitor
30 amp shore power inlets at bow and stern with selector switch
50’ 30 amp shore power cord
30 amp pigtail
50/125 to 30/125 shore power adapter
Courtesy cabin sole lighting
Automatic hanging locker lights
Engine room, lazarette, and foredeck locker lights
Aquasignal running lights
Aquasignal anchor tri-color light
Aquasignal steaming/masthead/deck lights
Stern floodlight on radar pole

Mechanical Systems
Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp diesel engine
Yanmar control panel with tachometer, coolant temperature and oil pressure gauges
Max-Prop 3-blade feathering propeller
100amp Balmar alternator
Dual Racor 500 MA fuel filters for main engine
Northern Lights M673LD 3.3 5kw AC diesel generator (31 hours)
Racor primary fuel filter for generator
Algae X in-line fuel conditioner
Side Power bow thruster
Lewmar single lever throttle/shift control on pedestal
Lewmar steering pedestal with direct drive steering and friction brake
44″ stainless destroyer wheel with leather cover
Low friction rudder bearings
Stainless emergency tiller
Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker
Hot water heater
On demand hot/cold pressure water with Flojet Sensor VST4.5 pump
Shurflow salt water deck/anchor wash down pump plumbed for fresh and raw water
Rule 2000 electric bilge pump with float switch
Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump near helm
(2) shower sump pumps
(2) Raritan manual heads
(2) Tank Watch holding tank indicators
Tank Tender tank level monitor for fuel and water tanks
Trident propane solenoid control
Large propane locker with room for two bottles
(1) aluminum propane tank
(7) Hella Turbo fans

Deck & 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 vertical capstan anchor windlass with handheld remote
Rocna 33kg anchor with 200’ 5/16 high test chain
Fortess secondary anchor with chain/line rode
Stainless steel dual anchor roller
Divided, overboard-draining chain locker
Anchor snubber
Anchor washdown
Stern shower
Acrylic companionway washboards
Custom teak companionway doors
Antal aluminum toe rail
Stainless steel radar pole with outboard motor hoist and stern flood light
Liferaft stowage box aft of helm (30″x16″x12″)
(6) Stainless mooring cleats
Stainless steel swim ladder housed in swim step
Fiberglass drop boards for stern opening
(4) Wichard folding pad eyes in cockpit
(4) Dorade vents with stainless steel protective bars
Granny bars at mast

Sails & Rigging
Charleston Spars two spreader aluminum mast, painted white
Aluminum boom, painted white
316 SS 1×19 wire standing rigging
Sparcraft rigid boom vang
Antal mainsail track and slides
Harken genoa and solant furlers
Synthetic running backstays
Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Forespar telescoping whisker pole mounted on mast track
Canvas mainsail cover, binnacle cover, winch covers
Cockpit dodger in white stamoid with cover
Lewmar mainsail traveler with control lines led to cockpit
Lewmar headsail track and cars
Lewmar rope clutches
(2) Lewmar 68 primary winches
(1) Lewmar 48ST halyard/reefing winch
(2) Lewmar 48ST electric mainsail halyard/mainsheet winch
Hood Vectran full batten main
Hood Vectran 140% furling genoa
Hood Vectran 95% furling working jib

Miscellaneous & Safety
Avon roll up inflatable dinghy
Mercury 5hp outboard engine
Outboard motor mount
Stern fender
Fenders and dock lines
Hand bilge pump
Magma flopper stoppers
Topclimber mast climbing system
Magma propane BBQ
Auxiliary pressure water filter for tank filling
Mechanics tool set
Handheld spotlight
Horseshoe buoy
Throw cushion
ATN Tacker
Boat hook
Flagstaff and ensign


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