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1997 Voyage Yachts Voyage 47

North Carolina, United States
$178,000 USD

Predecessor to the prolific Voyage 500, the Voyage 47 uses the same molds and has the same reputation: high build quality, great sailing performance, ease of handling and low maintenance, all while maintaining the living comfort and space that has made these boats so popular.

The owner is a hands-on captain with over 30 years experience in the charter industry. He was present during the construction and had several modifications done by the builder, including reinforced forward bulkheads for collision protection and rub-rails along the hull, keeping the boat well-off any hazards. After many successful years of on-and-off chartering and cruising on this boat, he’s ready to pass the torch. As a bonus, the boat has a foreign-built vessel coastwise trade waiver from the USCG in HI, PR, USVI, and several east coast states, meaning this boat can run charters in these US waters. With some work, this boat will take you anywhere you want to go.

4 ensuite cabins with Queen size beds and wet heads in each, with ample headroom above the beds for sitting up and enjoying a book. The forepeaks offer plenty of storage space and have lighting and shelving to serve as crew bunks. There is also a skipper’s bunk midship on the starboard side. The same space on the port side serves as a second nav station with desk space, shelving, outlets and nav instruments.

The salon and up-galley blend into a bright and spacious living area, perfect for serving up happy hour cocktails or a beautiful meal. With a 4-burner gas stove, oven, dual sink (plus a drying sink makes for easy cleanup), dual holding plate electric/engine-driven freezer/refrigerator, a second ‘guest refrigerator’, and tons of pantry storage, entertaining is a breeze.

The sails are all in good condition (inspected early 2020) and include the mainsail, roller furling 130% genoa, and a gennaker. the standing rigging (inspected 2020) accommodates an additional inner foresail (not included), or support for a delta-shaped pole-less awning(included) that transforms the trampolines and foredeck into a shady spot to lounge. The trampolines have recently been replaced and have a 3-year warranty.

The cockpit is shady and spacious as well, with easily stowed sunshades and plenty of wraparound seating surrounding the helm. The passageway from salon to cockpit has an easy-to-use mosquito screen, keeping pests out and fresh air circulating. The aft deck features a swim platform that’s perfectly suited for diving.

The rigging plan is designed for single-handed sailing, with all control lines running back to the cockpit. The boom has an inner-boom extension for hoisting a dinghy out of the water.

Other features:

3000lb anchor windlass with 70lb delta anchor and 150’ of chain, with a backup 45lb V- anchor with combination rode of chain and line. The windlass is located in the water tank locker with both rodes passing through aluminum extrusions, as a safety feature to avoid runaway anchor rode and to prevent any fingers or toes getting caught during anchoring. It is operated with foot buttons on the foredeck.

The fuel tank locker has additional space for 8 five-gallon fuel containers, and features a manual transfer pump to transfer fuel from the spare containers into the main fuel tank with no spillage. Great feature for long passages.

The foredeck lockers each have plenty available space for sail storage, long passage provisioning, etc.

100 gallon main fuel tank, 100 gallon main freshwater tank, 2x 65 gallon freshwater tanks (one under each aft cabin bed)

Charger/inverter replaced in 2019.

SSB radio with auto tuner and emergency antenna wired.

Autopilot with cockpit controls (needs attention).

Radar with display in nav station & cockpit.

With questions or to schedule a showing, contact Conor Dugan with the Multihull Company at (340)-473-7469

Additional Details

This listing is presented by MultihullCompany.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

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Specs

Designers
?
Builder
Helmsman Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
47 0 / 14.3 m
Waterline Length
41 0 / 12.5 m
Beam
11 9 / 3.6 m
Draft
7 6 / 2.3 m
Displacement
24,910 lb / 11,300 kg
Ballast
10,580 lb / 4,800 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
949′² / 88.2 m²
Total Sail Area
949′² / 88.1 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
559′² / 51.9 m²
P
58 8 / 17.9 m
E
19 0 / 5.8 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
390′² / 36.2 m²
I
49 5 / 15.1 m
J
15 8 / 4.8 m
Forestay Length
51 11 / 15.8 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Bukh
Model
DV 36
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
10.9 kn
Classic: 8.58 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

10.89 knots
Classic formula: 8.58 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
17.8
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
17.8
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
42.5
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

42.48
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
161.2
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
161.24
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
33.4
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
33.43
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
1.6
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.61
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

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