Caribbean 47 Flybridge Cruiser


Price
AU $749,000 Finance
Currency
Length
47' 7" - 14.50m
Use
Family, Leisure, Off-shore Fishing
Vessel Location
Cairns QLD Insurance
Launch Year
2006
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

This one owner 2006 model Caribbean C47 enclosed flybridge powered by twin 700 hp. C12 Caterpillars, pushes her effortlessly to over 30 knots top speed with cruise at 24-26 knots.
The C47s rear cockpit, boasting a huge 13.3sq meters is bigger than any other in its class and size. Plenty of room to swing a 130lb game chair / or take15-20 family and friends for a day out at the islands.
You've gotta love the advances that electronics are having on marine diesels. Once rattly and smoky, the C12 Caterpillar engines on the 47 are now smooth, quiet and smoke free.

Spinning four-bladed propellers, the twin 12lt C12 engines propelled the half-laden boat to 24kt at 1920rpm using 130lt/h in total. Comfort cruising was at about 20kt, where the motors consumed 100lt/h. Flat chat, the boat did 31kt.

But what I would consider economical cruise speed if I were paying the fuel bills and doing long range runs was about 18.5 to 19kt for a collective consumption of 84lt/h. This will give the 47 a theoretical range of more than 500nm, leaving 10 per cent of fuel in reserve.

So you could go from Botany Bay to Southport - a journey of about 450nm - non-stop in the Caribbean 47. Fly home, fly back up for a few weeks on the Gold Coast, flash by Tangalooma then park the boat at Mooloolaba. Next thing you know you're at Lady Elliot, Port Curtis, and into the islands. The only thing you need is time.
The saloon and galley are just a step apart, meaning the cook can stir the pots and the crew.

The pleated bone-coloured curtains and leather upholstery on the lounges looks the part with the cream liners and high-gloss teak joinery. Clean and simple. You can add colour with curios, scatter cushions and creative personal touches.

The U-shaped lounge around the teak dinette to port can seat six people. Opposite is a lounge/daybed that can be converted into a 3/4 double bed and a Pullman berth. This boosts the boat's sleeping capacity to around nine. That could be a selling point.

Good headroom ranges to the entertainment centre to starboard, with a flatscreen TV, DVD, AM/FM radio and CD stacker. The wet bar in the teak cabinet includes an icemaker, bar fridge and storage. There are opening side windows and air-con to help diffuse cooking odours.

Like most Caribbeans, the galley has generous counter space. The U-shaped area, which is preferred at sea, has a big servery with fiddle rail, deep sink, lots of drawers, shelves and lockers, and a concealed top-loading garbage bin - which will be keenly patronised when living and cooking aboard.

I admire the bar-style, counter-height, side-by-side eutectic fridge (240V) and separate freezer with stainless-steel facias. The only fridges running off 12V are the two bar fridges.

Galley also includes a must-have convection microwave/grill, dishwasher and a two-burner electric Miele hotplate traced with - good stuff - a pot holder. Flooring is teak and holly.
BED AND BATH
The Caribbean 47 will work as well for a family with children as it will for two discerning couples. Stepping down from the living area, there is a cabin immediately to port with a double bed about 1.85m long. Storage comes by way of overhead lockers and drawers.

The kids' cabin opposite has two bunks, but they are actually adult-width and very comfortable. The cabin's lower bunk has a small return that you could use as a seat.

In the bow is a masterly master cabin with a large sized island double bed. The master cabin has, his and hers hanging lockers, and headroom and floor space to dress.

Owners have their own en suite with the popular Vacuflush loos, separate shower stall, TankWatch gauge, moulded sink and big storage lockers for personals. The 2nd bathroom has a door back into the companionway. There is a full shower stall and Vacuflush loo here too.


Price
AU $749,000    Finance    Insurance
Launch Year
2006
Length
47' 7" - 14.50m
Beam
4.288
Draft
1.35m - 4' 5" incl props
Displacement
22000 kg dry
Vessel Location
Cairns Qld
Region
Queensland
Designer
Internation Marine
Builder
Internation Marine
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
Fibreglass
Engine
Twin shaft drive 700hp C12 Caterpiller inline 6 cylinder electronic injected turbocharged diesels.
Engine Make
Caterpillar
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
700
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
1900 approx
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
1900 approx
Fuel Consumption
85LPH combined at 18.5-19 Knots very economical
Max Speed
32 Knots
Cruise Speed
22-26 knots
Propulsion
Twin Shaft Drive with 4 blade Austral Propellers
Thrusters
Bow thruster side power
Genset
Onan 11kw
Fuel
2700
Water
650L
Dinghy
Aqua Pro ridgid floor inflatable sied console 3.4m
Outboard
40 hp Four Stroke Mercury
Covers
Full cockpit awning and storage/storm covers
Cabins
Accomodation for 9 in 4 cabins
Berths
9 in beds plus dinette and flybridge lounges
Shower
2 Full size bathrooms
Toilet
2 Vacu Flush Toilets
Entertainment
TV and stereo sound system
Air-Con
Aircond though all cabins including flybridge.
Galley
Large u shape to port side with large eutectic double door stainless fridge and freezer, loads of cupboard space, dishwasher.
Refrigeration
Large Eutectic fridge and freezer in galley, plus 12v drink fridge and ice maker in main saloon, Large Eutectic fridge or freezer in rear cockpit plus drink fridge in the airconditioned flybridge.
Freezer
Galley and rear cockpit eutectic
Stove
2 burner halogen cooktop, Convection Microwave oven
Hot Water
Yes engine heat exchange and electric
Ground Tackle
Muir electric winch full galvanised 10mm anchor chain with counter
Safety Gear
Full offshore safety equipment
Bilge Pumps
4 Bilge pumps with auto float switches and high water alarms
Life Raft
AquaPro 3.4m ridgid floor tender with 40hp 4 stroke Mercury
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes 12
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Engine room smothering system plus hand helds
Electrics
11kw Onan generator
Electronics / Navigation
Simrad 12" x 2 MFD Sounder and GPS Chart Plotter, Simrad auto pilot and Radar, plus extra Furuno Sounder and HDS 10
Remarks
Vessel presents extremely well, one owner with full Caterpillar service history, more room and accomodation than most other 47-50 footers, Fast and Economical, (Especially when comparing to a 47 Riviera) Inspection won't disappoint.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Bluewater Boat Sales
Telephone
Address
26-28 Currunda Close
City / Suburb
Cairns
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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