McIntosh 47 Centre Cockpit Performance Cruiser

US $199,000 Finance
47' 3" - 14.40m
Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Langkawi, Malaysia Insurance
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP - Solid below waterline, foam-cored above. End-grain balsa deck

Fast cruising yachts for discerning owners.
One of the best equipped and maintained cruising yachts is for sale.
Delphian, a McIntosh 47, is a fast-performing cruising boat and a wonderful liveaboard, well equipped for bluewater cruising. She has been lovingly maintained and meticulously upgraded by her long-term owners including a major renovation in 2015 and an upgrade this year. After 15 years, the couple is moving to a trawler cruiser, offering you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy in comfort and style, a well-equipped, fast, bluewater cruising yacht.
She features a 72 hp Nanni Diesel Engine (Mercedes OM616 based), a 6.5KVA Onan Generator, 2 CruiseAir air conditioners, a 75L per hour Watermaker, a Mercury 310 RIB and Mariner 8 hp outboard engine. New NMEA2000 sailing instruments, 4G radar and a new genoa have recently been added to her complement. She was antifouled in March 2018 with International Intersmooth 360 and is ready to go wherever your dreams may take you.
Quality, craftsmanship, seaworthiness and safety are the four cornerstones of the McIntosh line of sailing yachts. Born from experience and tested values, the McIntosh 47 is a true performance bluewater cruiser, crafted in GRP with tremendous attention to detail, crew safety and crew comfort.
Tim Kings, the designer of the McIntosh 47 yachts did a great job in designing a beautiful centre cockpit two stateroom cruiser with a long, modified fin keel of 1.8m draft, lead ballast and a skeg mounted rudder. Similar to a Hylas 47, a Taswell 49 or Norseman 447, the underbody is modern and well suited for extended cruising. Her long waterline length of 12.2m and moderate beam at 4.4m mean that she's well-proportioned and at 13.6 tonnes displacement she is well-balanced when sailing. As a cruising home afloat that can take you anywhere, you'll be very impressed.
And I mean very impressed! Down below, you'll find that the quality of the workmanship and joinery is evident with teak bulkheads and teak and holly sole. The interior layout of this boat is amazing for its interior space and storage capacity. People are generally surprised when we mention the cocktail cabinet, but guess what, Delphian has one! With two staterooms and two heads including the owners' spacious aft cabin and ensuite head, there is plenty of space. With ample fixed windows, the opening ports and hatches provide great ventilation and light and there are two air conditioners and plenty of fans to keep you cool.
Delphian has been fortunate to receive the very best of care and upgrades by its owners. Her inventory is extraordinarily comprehensive and includes original manuals and documentation.
She's in top form! Few yachts have the same range of capabilities and qualities and are as ready for immediate long-range cruising as Delphian.
o Comfortable two stateroom layout with two doubles
o Beautiful owners' aft cabin with ensuite head and shower
o Additional double and single pilot berth in saloon
o Two CruiseAir reverse cycle air-conditioners in the saloon and aft cabin
o A large well-equipped galley, 3 burner gas stove & fridge-freezer
o Watermaker 75L per hour
o Mercedes Nanni diesel engine with Hydralign folding propeller
o Onan 6.5KVA diesel generator
o Electric in-mast furling main, brand new Zoom Sails genoa and stunning blue asymmetrical spinnaker in sock
o Cutter rig with furling genoa and self-tacking staysail
o Sail controls in the cockpit, halyards at mast
o Maintains 6 knots at 35 deg apparent wind, up to 10 knots on broad reach
o Grey dodger and bimini with mesh side-curtains for full cockpit enclosure and a full set of boat covers
o Flexible solar panels zip into the bimini roof
o The latest NMEA2000 instruments, Simrad 4G radar and 10" Furuno chartplotter at the helm
o Communications equipment with Furuno HF, Standard Horizon DSC VHF and cockpit repeater microphone
o Superb SARCA anchor and Muir windlass with 120m of 10mm chain
o Reverse transom with swim steps
o Articulating davit system with dinghy and outboard
o Australian registered and duty paid.

US $199,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
47' 3" - 14.40m
4.5 m
1.8 m
13.4 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Long fin
Vessel Location
Langkawi, Malaysia
ON 860026
Tim Kings
Hansa Yacht & Schiffbau, Taiwan
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP - Solid below waterline, foam-cored above. End-grain balsa deck
Decks Material
End grain balsa reinforced GRP with moulded non-skid
4.240 Diesel based on Mercedes OM616
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
5 lph
Max Speed
8 knots
Cruise Speed
6 knots
Shaft drive with 3-bladed Hydralign feathering propellor and PSS dripless shaft seal
Onan MDKD 6.5 KVA
420 litres in 2 stainless steel and 1 polyethylene tank
400 litres in 2 GRP tanks with SmartSwitch electronic gauges
Mercury Dynamic 310 RIB refurbished 2018
Mariner 8 hp
Grey Sunbrella Dodger and bimini with mesh side curtains and solar panels zipped onto bimini roof
Full boat covers
Winch covers
Hatch covers
Helm cover
Windscreen cover
Fuel can covers
Internal window covers
The interior layout of this boat is amazing for its interior space and storage capacity. The quality of the workmanship and joinery is evident with teak bulkheads and teak and holly sole. With two staterooms and two heads including the owners' spacious aft cabin and ensuite head, there is plenty of space. There are two walkways aft, one through the galley to starboard, the other through the owners' ensuite and head to port. In the aft stateroom the double bed converts to a large lounge and there are ample cupboards, hanging space and drawers, including a large mirror and dressing table with roll-fronted doors. There is a keyed Safe in aft head.
With ample fixed windows, the opening ports and hatches provide great ventilation and light, and there are two air conditioners and plenty of fans to keep you cool. The airy saloon has 6'8" headroom, a teak dining table that seats 6-8, a wine cabinet underneath and a full length sofa settee that converts to a double with a single pilot berth above.
To port there is a dedicated navigation area with 12V DC and 240V AC switch panel, communications and navigation equipment. The chart table takes a half chart with storage underneath. A tall cupboard separates the nav area from the saloon area. Large storage cupboards are found behind and under the saloon seats. There is even a cocktail cabinet, in front of a home office bench with rolltop slider.
Forward there is a double berth cabin with drawers, hanging locker and cupboards, and an ensuite head The anchor locker is accessed from the forepeak.
Sleeps up to 8 in 3 doubles and 2 singles
2 hot & cold showers in heads. Hot & cold transom shower
2 TMC electric marine heads, forward head with holding tank
24" Teac LCD TV with inbuilt DVD player
Pioneer stereo radio/iPod compatible with saloon and cockpit speakers
2 CruiseAir - 12,000 BTU in saloon, 10,000 BTU in aft cabin
The large 'L' shaped galley to starboard has a 3 burner Seaward LPG gimballed stove with oven, a deep double bowl sink with hot and cold single lever tap, and foot operated saltwater and fresh water pumps. The benchtops are grey laminate, as are the cupboards which have a dark blue highlight stripe. There are plenty of storage cupboards that run the length of the galley, as well as hatches beneath the cabin sole.
A large Eutectic fridge freezer is accessed from on top of the bench and through a front opening door.
Seaward 3 burner cooktop with oven
HRO System 9 500,75L per hour located beneath the bed in the aft stateroom
Hot Water
Quick Nautic hot water service that is heated by the motor and 240V
Ground Tackle
25kg SARCA, 110m of 10mm chain.
20kg Bruce, 30m of 10mm chain, 100m warp
Muir Storm V2200 12V electric anchor winch
Safety Gear
1 x Horseshoe lifebuoy attached to Danbuoy
1x Lifesling
Signal flags & day shapes
Off-shore first aid kit
Jack stays
Bilge Pumps
1x electric; 2x manual; 2x electric shower sumps
Life Raft
6-person Liferaft Offshore rating (Serviced 2013) with dedicated 406 GPS EPIRB (reg. 2018)
406 GPS (reg. 2018) in Saloon
Life Jackets
2 inflatable PFD Type 1 with harnesses; 6 closed-cell foam PFD Type 1
A number of orange smoke flares; red, white and parachute flares
Fire Protection
1 x 4.5 kg; 3 x 2 kg; 1 x 1 kg; Fire blanket; Automatic extinguisher in engine room
120 Amp 12V alternator on engine
2x Solbianflex 125W solar panels with PowerSTAR PS-20240D solar regulator
45Amp battery charger
1x engine start battery 100Ah (2017)
2x house battery 160Ah (2013)
1x generator battery 100Ah (2013)
Onan MDKD 6.5kva 240V generator (2880 hrs)
Electronics / Navigation
SIMRAD 4G Radar (2017) set up to be networked to laptop and flatscreen TV
RAYMARINE EV 400 auto-pilot (2015)
NMEA 2000 network (2015):
- B&G Triton T41 displays
- Maretron WSO100 weather station
- Maretron DSM250 colour display
- Airmar DST800 PB-N2 sensor
- Airmar H2183 heading sensor (2015)
- Airmar DST 800 distance, speed & temperature transducer, interfaced with Triton T41 displays
FURUNO Navnet 2 Chartplotter with C-Map and Furuno GPS
RAYMARINE ACU-400 & Evolution P70 control (2015) New linear drive (2010)
WatchMate XB8000 AIS transponder (2013)
Furuno FS1550 HF radio
Standard Horizon G1700 DSC VHF (2013) with RAM remote microphone in cockpit
Furuno HF weather fax.
SmartSwitch electronic gauges for water & fuel (2013)
Sail Inventory
Spectra in-mast electric furling mainsail (2006)
Cruising laminate genoa on furler (2005)
New dacron furling genoa (2018)
Staysail on inner forestay
Trysail and storm jib
1x asymmetrical with sock (2009)
1x symmetrical
Spinnaker gear & pole
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium twin spreader masthead rig with Hood in-mast furling
New in-mast furler motor (2009) and gearbox overhaul (2015)
Mast stripped & repainted (2015)
S/Steel 1x19 wire replaced (2008); Inspected (2015)
12mm forestay
10mm capstays
8 mm remainder
Deck Gear
2x 55 Lewmar self-tailing winches in cockpit
3x 44 Lewmar self-tailing winches in cockpit
2x 42 Lewmar self-tailing winches on mast
The wide flat decks are easy and safe to manoeuvre around. On the aft deck large cushions make for a comfortable relaxing area when having a BBQ using the Weber Baby Q with custom rail mounts and composite Viking LPG bottle in aft deck locker.
When you see this vessel, you won't be disappointed. You'll see a boat that has been loved and cared for constantly. The current owners have sailed Delphian in club races and regattas, have cruised from Tasmania via the East Coast to Darwin, Australia, and then in 2013 ventured into South-East Asia, cruising extensively in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Borneo for the past 5 years in comfort and style. They have spent the last 15 years maintaining and upgrading this boat and now they will move on to other things.
It's your opportunity!
When you see the vessel you'll agree that the McIntosh 47 is a comfortable home that can take you anywhere you want to go.

John Sloan
City / Suburb

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