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Waterline 48
$299,000 USD
48ft 0in

Built in steel by a small team of talented craftsmen in Sidney, British Columbia these custom built steel raised salon cruisers are among the highest quality boats available. RED is the sixth Waterline Yachts-built blue water cruiser we’ve listed in the past five years. Each has proven to be an impressively conceived and constructed cruising vessel, meeting and more often exceeding the expectations of even the most discerning buyers. RED’s maple-trimmed interior is impeccably fitted, her systems are cleanly installed, her coating system (beginning with flame sprayed zinc) is second to none, and she is designed for fast, comfortable and easy long term live aboard cruising. It’s no wonder that her present owners have savored their time as the caretakers of this special vessel.

RED features a custom fiberglass hard dodger, raised dinette, and an impressive equipment list. She is ready to set off for extended cruising with a long list of spares including major engine components, pumps, rebuild kits, rigging and electrical spares.

Hauled for bottom paint and surveyed by Gerry Edwards in July 2019. Survey available for review by prospective buyers.

Name of vessel RED
Model Waterline 48
Year 1997
Builder Waterline Yachts
Designer Ed Rutherford
Price $299,000 USD
Location Seattle, WA
Length (feet) 48
Beam (feet) 13' 8"
Draft (feet) 6' 6"
Displacement (pounds) 37500 lbs
Ballast (pounds) 11850 lbs
Engine model Yanmar 4JH2-DTE
Engine horsepower 88 hp
Engine hours 5925
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 176
Water tank capacity (gallons) 150
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 20

Electronics & Navigation
FurunoMFD-12 with US, Mexico & South Pacific Charts
Furuno DRS-4 radar scanner
Furuno SC30 Satellite Compass
Furuno GP-31 GPS
Furuno RD-33 Display
Vesper Marine 850 AIS w/antenna switch
Navico CORUS network instruments w/8 configurable displays and spares
All instruments, GPS & AIS data available via WiFi for phones or tablets
Navico CORUS network autopilot computer with handheld control and spares
VHF: Standard Horizons GX2100 with remote in dodger
HF: Icom IC-M802
SCS PTC-IIe Pactor 3 controller
Autohelm Type 2 Linear drive electric primary autopilot drive on independent tiller arm
Mounted in place Octopus backup electric/hydraulic autopilot drive w/independent tiller arm
Tank Tender fuel/water level gauge
Electrolysis monitor
Fusion RA205 stereo with Bluetooth and remote

Bose speakers and subwoofer

50 Watt/channel stereo power amplifier
Weems & Plath electronic barometer/barograph
High power WiFi for marina Wifi, re-transmitted in cabin

Electrical System
(12) 2 volt Global/Yuasa 45T commercial deep-cycle batteries
(2) Sunpower SPR E20 327 watt solar panels with MPPT regulator (total 654 watts) on stern arch
Honda eu2001i Genset
Zantrex Interface Link 2000-R battery monitor
Zantrex 2.5KW inverter/130 amp charger
Mastervolt 100A charger
165A Balmar AT alternator w/Balmar MC614 regulator dedicated to charging house batteries
Charles 3.6KW isolation/step-down transformer 120/230V
30A shore power service
(3)12 Volt outlets: galley, nav station & in dodger
(10) 120V AC outlets
120 Volt water heater with heat exchanger to engine
Custom circuit breaker panels
Dedicated engine starting battery
Dedicated alternator for charging engine starting battery
Engine/house systems are independent including batteries, regulators and alternators, may be connected if needed
High-efficiency red LED night lights
High-efficiency white LED anchor lights

Mechanical & Plumbing Systems
Yanmar 4JH2-DTBE 88hp turbocharged 4 cylinder diesel engine (5930 hours)
Yanmar engine panel with tach, temp, oil pressure gauges and alarms
Bronze long life exhaust elbow
1-1/2″ Stainless propeller shaft
PSS Shaft seal with silicone bellows (new July 2019)
Autoprop three blade feathering propeller, coated with Coval Prop Coat (July 2019)
Dual Racor 900FG primary fuel filters
Vetus muffler and exhaust hose
Jabsco electric oil change pump
Edson radial drive steering system
(2) 20lb aluminum propane tanks, solenoid, regulator and selector valve
Webasto hydronic diesel heater with five radiators controlled by thermostat (“summer loop” valve allows heater to heat hot water)
Dickinson Newport Diesel drip heater
12 gallon hot water heater (heated via engine or diesel heater)
Sealand Vacuflush head
20 gallon plastic holding tank
(2) 75 gallon stainless steel water tanks (150 gallons total)
Jabsco Par-Max pressurized salt/fresh water deck washdown with outlets at bow and stern
Jabso Par-Max pressurized fresh water pump
176 gallon fuel tank integral with top of keel cavity
Tank Tender tank level monitor
Cruise RO 35 gph watermaker
Rule 3600 GPH main bilge pump
Rule 3600 secondary bilge pump
Whale Gulper sail locker bilge pump
Frigiboat 12V water-cooled refrigeration compressor
Vice in work room
Extensive spares for engine and all systems

Deck & Hull
RED’s hull is coated with red Awlgrip linear polyurethane paint with grey boot stripe. Her deck is painted with light grey Awlgrip Griptex. A welded steel anchor platform/bowsprit extends over the slightly-raked bow and has articulating stainless steel rollers for the self-launching dual anchors. The double bow pulpit extends all the way forward around the anchor platform. The bow/stern pulpits and stanchions are all constructed of 1 1/4” stainless tube. Stanchion heights are taller than average, and she features an extended stern pulpit that wraps to the forward end of the cockpit for added safety and security. Forward of the raised salon cabin top, the deck is nearly flush except for the raised hatch foundations. The cockpit is large and deep, protected by custom fiberglass hard dodger. The “walk-over transom” features a very wide and easily accessed swim platform. The next step up to the transom is generous and provides a comfortable place to sit and works well for scuba or swimming off the transom.

A beautifully constructed stainless steel arch is integral with the stern pulpit. Solar panels, radar and antennas are mounted on the arch.

On-deck storage is in a very large bow locker which also provides a watertight bulkhead forward, and in two large quarter lockers. Forward is the fiberglass-lined anchor chain bin with false floor and overboard drain.

Fiberglass rigid dodger, Lexan windows, speakers, white/red reading lights
Lighthouse 1501 DWG windlass, dual capstans and chain gypsies
(2) Articulated SS bow rollers
Center bow roller/Sampson post for snubber, kedge or moorings
75# CQR anchor & 300′ of 5/16″ High-Test galvanized chain
66# Bruce anchor & 330′ 5/16″ High-Test galvanized chain
300′ of 3/4″ nylon rode in self-draining locker, forward
(2) Self-stowing chain lockers
Recessed anchor well, with washdown – convenient chain rinsing
Large fiberglass-lined sail locker forward with 24″ Lewmar hatch for access
Anchor snubber with chain hook
(6) stainless steel mooring cleats
Hot/cold stern shower
Edson binnacle and stainless destroyer wheel
White plastic cockpit table
(6) Large fixed windows of Pilkington Eclipse® reflective and neutral-tinted lamination – two 6mm layers of heat-strengthened glass and 2.2 mm of PVB
(9) fixed hull portlights (1/2″ acrylic)
(8) Lewmar portlights
(4) Opening Lewmar deck hatches (2 in foreberth, 2 in main salon & kitchen)
(2) Opening hatches in dodger
(4) vents forward with closing mushroom type seals
Seahawk Cukote Black antifouling paint (July 2019)

Construction Details
The hull and deck are constructed of mild steel (minimum 44,000 psi yield) with a plating thickness of 1” on the keel bottom, ¼” on the keel sides, 3/16” on the hull skin, 11 gauge on the house, deck, cockpit, and transom and 10 gauge on the skeg and rudder. The angle framing system runs both transversely and longitudinally. All seams are welded inside and out. 316 Stainless steel attachment points are provided on deck for stanchions, windlass, toe rails, chainplates, and companionway hatch. The toe rail is a grey high density plastic 1 1/2″ by 3″ rectangular section tube and is mounted on integral welded tabs set just high enough to free all deck water quickly. Integral in the keel structure is a baffled fuel tank. Below the fuel tank is a sealed, lead filled ballast compartment in a bulb appendage. A separate propane locker is integral with the transom. A forward sail locker with deck access provides a watertight collision bulkhead. A self-draining anchor tray is built in. The bow-sprit/anchor roller is steel fabrication and welded into the hull. The salon windows are laminated and heat strengthened reflective coated glass.

The original coating system began with the entire hull being sandblasted inside and out, followed by molten zinc flame-sprayed on the hull above the waterline and on the deck. The entire hull and deck exterior were then coated with successive layers of epoxy (Devoe 235) to a 20 mil thickness. Awlgrip sandable fairing paints were then applied and sanded smooth. The finish coat on the hull and deck is Awlgrip linear polyurethane with a contrasting boot top and cove stripe.

The sandblasted hull interior was sprayed with two coats of zinc-rich epoxy and hand brushed behind all framing. Extra coats of epoxy were applied in the bilge areas. The hull is insulated with polyurethane spray foam to a thickness of 1-1/2” to 3”. Over the foam, the hull sides are lined with white painted mahogany plywood. The deck is finished with Awlgrip Griptex non-skid surface.

Sails & Rigging
Custom mast by Yachtech
Navtec rod rigging
Schaefer 3100 furling gear
Forespar Yachtrod rigid vang
20′ aluminum spinnaker pole
Harken Airblocks on all running rigging
Harken mainsheet traveller
Permanent, positive, convenient main boom gybe prevention system
Spectra running backstays
(2) #68 SS Andersen self-tailing winches (primaries), convertible to electric
(2) #46 SS Andersen self-tailing winches (mainsheet/staysail sheet/reefing)
(2) #46 SS Andersen self tailing winches (halyards on mast w/Spinlock clutches)
UK 9.0 oz Cruise Dacron full-battened mainsail w/3 reefs (slab reefing) – recut 2014
North Sails Cruising Laminate 130% genoa – new 2014
UK 10.3 oz Cruise Dacron staysail
Storm Sail

DBC 4-person valise-type liferaft
Automatic Halon fire extinguisher
Aqua Signal tricolor/anchor light
Hella running lights
Xintex S-2A propane/fume detector with shutoff solenoid
(2) Large Davis radar reflectors, permanently installed on mast
(2) 5# dry fire extinguishers
Lifesling PFD in hard case, mounted on pushpit


Clock and barometer in salon area

Personal decorations/Artwork


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