Buizen 48 Pilothouse Series 3


Price
AU $629,000 Now reduced Finance
Currency
Length
48' 1" - 14.65m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Gold Coast QLD Insurance
Launch Year
2006
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
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Location - Gold Coast, Australia

2006 Buizen 48 Pilothouse Series 3| Free Spirit of Melbourne

Free Spirit of Melbourne is the last Buizen 48 handcrafted by master boatbuilder Eddie Buizen. She was extensively modified by her owners to enable fast and comfortable extended ocean cruising. More than $700,000 worth of options were added to the standard specified boat as part of the build, making her a remarkable opportunity for astute buyers.

The Buizen 48 has achieved iconic status as a handmade Australian yacht with true integrity. Each model is built to order by a small family company with a rich heritage for fine craftsmanship who invest an average of 12 months and 10,000 man hours on each project.

The new Series 3 keel provides greatly enhanced stability and enables the mast to be lengthened by one metre and the boom for half a metre. In-mast furling with a vertical batten mainsail ensures easy single-handled sailing.

In August 2020 the yacht was rerigged and antifouled, and the hull was Algrip-painted in vivid white in 2017. In addition, extensive upgrades of electronics and equipment have been carried out.

Free Spirit of Melbourne features three double cabins with two bathrooms. Air-conditioned throughout, the yacht boasts more interior space than virtually any 48-footer leaving ample room for all the comforts of a luxury motor cruiser. It features hand-crafted American Cherrywood with a solid teak laid floor, genuine leather seating and a true entertainer's galley complete with fridge, freezer, stove and microwave.

The raised pilot house provides 360-degree visibility and is fully equipped to operate the vessel from the comforts of the helm chair. With the cockpit and saloon all on one level, the skipper can converse with the passengers, making the Buizen 48 a true social boat.

The generous cockpit seats six for meals at the cockpit table with the gas barbeque conveniently close at hand. The beam-to-beam bimini provides excellent protection from the elements and features zip-in curtains and clears for added comfort.

Davits powered by hydraulic winches accommodate a 3-4 metre tender high off the water and are strong enough to avoid the necessity to remove the outboard motor.

In 2017, Free Spirit of Melbourne's Raymarine electronics system was upgraded to include two independent autopilots and multiple extras. Care has been taken to ensure 100% back up for all systems. The new 200 amp 24-volt alternator charges the 400 amp/hr at 24 volt house bank, and there are two battery chargers with 100 amp at 24 volt output. The 5 kva Mastervolt inverter charger will power all onboard 240-volt systems, as will the 7.5 Kva Onan generator.

The 24-volt eutectic fridge will keep lettuce fresh for 20 days and is complemented by a large freezer and separate freezer. Both are eutectic and cooled by either the ½ HP or ¾ HP fridge compressors. The Citior watermaker delivers around 200 litres of fresh water per day to the 800L capacity water tanks, making it ideal for extended cruises.

The engine is a 160 HP Yanmar 4LHA with 950 litres of diesel capacity.

Its hull is hand-laid solid fibreglass with triaxial reinforcement glass cloth, incorporating vinylester and polyester resins. All bearers, bulkheads, runners, stringers, floors and joinery are glassed into the hull for strength and rigidity. All timber is milled by Buizen's own factory and all joinery hand built by their own cabinetmakers and customised for each yacht. Each stainless steel fitting is also custom made.

As a yacht, the Buizen performs admirably. A first place in the inaugural Round the World Millennium Odyssey Race and a second in its division in the gruelling Sydney to Hobart attest to its strength and speed.

View Free Spirit of Melbourne's full inventory and information on the Yacht Sales Co. Website or contact the team to arrange a physical or virtual inspection.

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Price
AU $629,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Free Spirit
Boat Reference
Free Spirit
Launch Year
2006
Length
48' 1" - 14.65m
Beam
4.50m / 14' 9"
Draft
2.00m / 6' 7"
Displacement
21,000 KG
Vessel Location
Gold Coast Qld
Region
Queensland
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Engine
4LHA 160 HP
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
160 HP
Fuel Type
DIESEL
Engine Hours
3568
Fuel Consumption
800 L
Max Speed
8.5 KNOTS
Cruise Speed
7.5 KNOTS
Propulsion
FOLDING WITH SPARE SET OF BLADES
Fuel
950 L
Water
800 L
Accommodation
3 Cabin
Cabins
2 DOUBLE AND 1 QUEEN
Berths
6-7
Shower
2
Toilet
2 RARITAN ELECTRICAL FRESH WATER FLUSH
Entertainment
TV - KOGAN 32"
Stereo - PIONEER
Air-Con
1 X 16K BTU (FWD), 2 X 12K BTU (SALOON) BOTH REVERSE CYCLE
Galley
MID SHIPS DOWN
Refrigeration
GALLEY TOP LOADING
Freezer
GALLEY TOP LOADING
Stove
BROADWATER GAS STOVE
Water-Maker
CITIOR WATERMAKER
Hot Water
45L WITH ENGINE AND 240V HEATING
Ground Tackle
Anchor - MASON SUPREME STAINLESS 25KG
Chain / Rope - 12MM STAINLESS 80M
Windlass - MUIR CHEETAH
Notes - EXTRA LONG WARP ONBBOARD
Safety Gear
LIFE RING - 2 + 1 X LIFESLING
Bilge Pumps
MANUAL IN COCKPIT AND 3 X ELECTRIC W FLOAT SWITCHES + 240V EMERG HIGH VOLUME PUMP
Epirb
406 EPRIB
Life Jackets
6
Flares
YES
Fire Protection
2 LARGE FOAM EXTINGUISHERS + AUTO SEAFIRE ENGINE ROOM SYSTEM
Electrics
Battery House - 400 AMP / HRS @ 24 V (2017), 1X12V 100AMP / HR ELECTRONICS,
Battery Engine - 1 X AGM 12V 100AMP / HR
Battery Charger - MASTERVOLT 5KVA INVERTOR W 100 AMP @ 24V CHARGER
Notes - MASTERVOLT 24V 100AMP CHARGER + 60 AMP 12V CHARGER, VICTRON 24-12V CHARGER / INVERTOR. SYSTEM CAN TAKE 120V OR 240V SHORE POWER
Electronics / Navigation
Log - ST60 WIND/DEPTH/SPEED
Autopilot - RAYMARINE REVERSING HYDRAULIC AUTOPILOT + COURSEMASTER AUTOPILOT
Wind Instruments - ST60 WIND/DEPTH/SPEED
Radar - 4KW COLOUR HD RAYMARINE RADAR
Chartplotter - RAYMARINE E120 12" + RAYMARINE AXIOM PLOTTER @ COCKPIT
AIS Auto ID System - RAYMARINE CLASS B AIS TRANSCEIVER
GPS - TWO INDEPENDENT GPS SYSTEMS
VHF - ICOM M504 VHF DSC
SSB Radio - ICOM M800 HF RADIO (NOT CONNECTED)
Sail Inventory
Age of Sails - 2012
Main Sails - DOYLE INMAST FURLER WITH VERTICAL BATTENS (2012)
Headsails - DOYLE FURLING GENOA 140% DOYLE (2012)
Screecher / Gennaker - MPS IN SOCK
Furlers - HARKEN MAIN FURLER + HARKEN STAYSAIL FURLER
Winches - 2 PRIMARY AND 2 SECONDARY HARKEN BRONE HYDRAULIC 2 X MANUAL + 1 MAST
Notes - INMAST FURLER HYDRAULIC. BOOM BRAKE ALSO FITTED
Mast / Rigging
Mast Material - ALUMINIUM
Standing Rig Material - WIRE RIGGING
Standing Rig Age - NEW 2020
Deck Gear
Davits / Platform - DAVITS
Deck Wash - SALT WATER AT BOW
Deck Shower - YES HOT AND COLD WATER
Bimini - YES OVER COCKPIT (2017)
Enclosures - CLEARS BETWEEN BIMINI AND PILOTHOUSE - FOREDECK COVER (2017)
BBQ - SOVEREIGN STAINLESS BBQ
Mooring Lines / fenders - YES
Remarks
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CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
The Yacht Sales Co.
Marcus Overman
Telephone
Address
Suite1,173-175 Brisbane Road
City / Suburb
Mooloolaba
State
QLD
Country
Australia
Website


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