Oceanfast launches ‘for sale’ 48m...

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Oceanfast launches ‘for sale’ 48m...

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The Western Australian yard is offering the all-aluminium yacht, which will be complete in July, for around €17 million.

APRIL 2009

A 48m (157ft) all-aluminium displacement motoryacht is the latest launch at Oceanfast. She went in to the water in April and has since been successfully sea-trialled.
Pushed along by twin 900kW (1,200hp) MTU 10V 2000 M72s and with a top speed of 16 knots, she is the first of the Western Australian yard’s ‘48m Series’. The design is said to be well suited to long-range cruising. With a fuel capacity of 66,000, she is good for a 4,000nm range at 12 knots.
Oceanfast’s sales and marketing manager Richard Williams says she’s been designed for flexibility, so is equally suitable for either a private owner or charter roles. She has a beam of 9.1m (30ft) and will accommodate up to 10/12 guests and 10 crew.
She will be completed by July ’09 and is offered for sale at around €17 million/US$22 million. She is being marketed exclusively by Burgess.
Oceanfast's next project looks like being an all-aluminium 60m (197ft) along broadly similar lines to the 48m Series.
The previous launch from the yard in '08 was the first of Oceanfast's '36 Series', the 36m (118ft) motoryacht Eendracht.
Of course, Oceanfast and Austal have built plenty of major all-ali displacement yachts in the past. Oceanfast delivered the 58m (190ft) Sagitta in '01 and the 69.5m (228ft) Aussie Rules in '03. And Austal has delivered the 59m (194ft) all-ali Outback in '07 and the two 69m (226ft) 'commercial yacht' for Bora Bora Cruises in '03.
Located in Henderson to the south of Perth and Freemantle, Oceanfast is owned by Austal, a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange. It has a 20-year history of large-yacht building there.

For more, www.oceanfast.com.au or www.burgessyachts.com.

© Phil Draper