Davidson 48 Orams Marine

NZ $275,000 Finance
46' 7" - 14.20m
Vessel Location
Auckland Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Owned for 15 years by present owners, Samasan was built by Orams and launched in Whangarei in 1986 to a design by Laurie Davidson. Her building history has been documented including selected kauri logs used to build her and a larger similar yacht. She was later sold to a South Island owner who sailed her out of Picton for many years, and she then passed to a Wellington owner. The present Auckland owners have upgraded all systems and have faithfully maintained and improved this beautiful vessel while pursuing an extensive cruising history including a passage to Stewart Island, South Island east coast, Marlborough Sounds, Nelson and return to Auckland via West coast of North Island. She has cruised extensively in Auckland and Northland waters, and her offshore passages with present owners include Auckland - Tahiti - Tonga - Fiji - New Caledonia - Australian East Coast - Sydney - Tasmania - Sydney - Brisbane - Darwin - Cocos Keeling Island - Sumatra - Phuket - Langkawi. She sailed Aegean waters for 2 years after being shipped to Turkey from Thailand, and was returned to New Zealand by ship in 2015.
She has proven to be a strong, safe and comfortable vessel easily handled by an experienced couple, and capable of daily offshore mileage of 160 - 180 in good conditions.
Wherever she goes, Samasan attracts many compliments for her lines and beauty.

Owners are now moving on to other challenges and will part with Samasan with fond memories and some regret, but it is time for Samasan to gain a new owner.
Dimensions -
Length 14.2m
Beam 4.0m
Draft 2.4m
Designer Laurie Davidson
Builder Orams Marine

Construction -
Composite fibreglass -cedar core above w/line and kauri core below w/line
Laminated kauri frames and solid kauri floors.
- Lead keel with bronze shoe, SS keel bolts
- Deck teak on ply with kauri deck beams

Interior American oak varnished. Leather upholstery. Teak and holly floor.

Water Tanks - 2 x S/S each of 370 litres - Total 740 Litres
Fuel - 2 x S/S each of 200 litres - Total 400 litres
Toilet - 2 x Sealands Vacuflush - 12v fresh water flushed

Engine Perkins 4-236 80hp ( fuel consumption approx 4.5l/hr cruising)
Gearbox - Hurth 360A with heat exchanger
Propeller - Maxprop 3 blade 533mm ( Shaft 1/1/4 inch) Lasdrop shaft seal.

Steering - Hydraulic Wagner CRP plus Raymarine reversible backup pump
- 2 x Wagner cylinders
- Edson pedestal

Alternators - House - 160amp Delco
- Engine - 100 amp

Batteries - House 540 amp hours ( 6 x 6V Endurant gel )
- Engine - Endurant 1000CCA - Lead acid sealed.

Refrigeration - Isotherm 12v/240v 80litre
- Engine driven freezer ( Sandin compressor )

Bilge pumps - Rule 1500 on bilge monitor
- Rule 3500 on bilge monitor
- 2 x Patay hand bilge pumps

Showers - 2 x Johnson shower pump
Freshwater - Jabsco variable speed
Saltwater galley Jabsco
Cabin Heater - Webasto diesel 3500

Navigation - Sestrel pedestal compass
- Raymarine GPS
- Raymarine E80 at steering pedestal.
- Raymarine S3G Smart pilot
- Raymarine ST60 compass, tridata, wind and multi
- Raymarine control head
- Vespermarine AIS Watchmate 850
Radio - VHF - Uniden mc120
- SSB ICOM 710

Winches - Deck - Lewmar 52 x2
- Lewmar 43x2
- Cockpit - Lewmar 55 x2, Lewmar 40 and 44
- Halyard - Lewmar 44 electric
- Anchor - Simpson Lawrence Pacific V2200
Mast -Aluminium - 20m ( 18m deck to truck)
Boom Aluminium - Leisurefurl
Rigging Standing - S/S wire - KZ marine rigging screws ( 2009/2010)
- Running - new

Sails - Leisurefurl main in Dacron ( North)
- Working jib - Dacron ( North )
- Staysail - Dacron
- Trysail - Dacron
- Code Zero ( North )

Anchor - Rocna 25kg on 70m 10mm chain
- Spare is CQR 60KG

Dinghy 3.1m hypalon tubes with alloy hull ( Aquapro) plus covers x 2
- Folding S/S davits

Outboard - Yamaha 8hp
- Yamaha 3hp

Liferaft Cruiser - soft bag 4 person ( out of service )
Lifejackets 4
Fire - 3 x CO2 powder

Galley - Force 10 Oven and 3 burner top
- Gas califont 7litre Challenger
- Xintex gas alarm monitor
- 9kg bottle

Solar - 80w deck panel on Blue Sky 3024i regulator
Wind - Enertec D400
Barbecue - Magma Kettle with separate bottle

Hatches - Lewmar

Saloon - Brass clock and Barometer set

Deck gear
5 x fenders
- Deck wash hose
- Anchor wash hose - salt
- Deck safety lines
- Dock lines plus spare lines and halyard
- Cockpit cushions and folding table.
- Large boom tent cover for cockpit
- Full tropical cover for fore deck.

Manuals - Complete folder of manuals.

Watermaker - Spectra 200T 12v - 30litres/hr

Maintenance and Upgrade

2020 - Replace internal s/s chainplate struts
Hull check and partial reglass of keel to hull joint

2019 - Running rigging ( almost all) and lifelines replaced
Mushroom vents to lazarettes
Repaint lazarettes and anchor locker
Repair stbd forward coaming and reglass stanchion bases
Wainui Marine survey (available)

2018 Replace engine start battery
Replace Amplepower regulator

2017 Replace dodger and new carpets
Install D400 wind turbine
Install galvanic isolator
Replace engine mounts
New fuel pump, raw water pump and freshwater pump for engine
New cutlass bearings

2016 New califont
Remove, repair and reinstall freezer brine tanks
Clean both fuel tanks and install inspection ports

2015 Replace uv strip on jib

2014 New rudder made from foam composite
Antifouling removed back to glass

2013 Rebuild dinghy with hypalon tubes

2012 New Raymarine radar

2010 New teak deck
Hull repaint
Lasdrop shaft seal
Install Spectra watermaker
2009 Partial standing rigging replace ( one lower showed fraying after ocean passage)
New engine alternator
New Sandin compressor

2008 Vespermarine AIS
Upgrade steering system including Edson pedestal, CR pump, backup pump and additional ram. New pipework.

2006 Convert mast to Leisurefurl and install Leisurefurl boom
New standing and running rigging
Davits modified to fold.

NZ $275,000    Finance    Insurance
Boat Reference
Dav48 Samas
Launch Year
46' 7" - 14.20m
4 m
2.4 m
Keel / Ballast
Lead with bronze shoe
Vessel Location
North Island
Laurie Davidson
Orams Marine
Hull Material
Decks Material
Ply with teak replaced 2010

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