|Dry Weight||32500 lb|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 500 gal (UK)|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 175 gal (UK)|
|Hull Shape||Deep Vee|
That first moment you put your foot aboard a SeaRanger luxury motor yacht you realise that the ambience is as unique and individual as your home itself. Enjoy the helm and become at one with the controlled power and handling which lies at your fingertips. Be seduced by the sheer performance yet solid sea-keeping characteristics of a truly tried and tested vessel. Check the bottom line if you will and observe just how much more you get for your money and how much better-fitted are these bespoke craft compared with their volume produced competitors.
Luxury and Integrity: There is nothing skin deep about SeaRanger quality. You'll soon see why these boats appeal to those who genuinely enjoy using their motor yacht. Admire the smooth opening doors and cupboards, the large windows, the level of appointment in the galley. Everything exudes maximum physical ease and comfort. Traditional aesthetics will be found blended with contemporary ergonomics. Ample sound-proofing and silencing helps provide a tranquil environment. The result is luxurious yet meticulously functional cabins for skipper and crew alike. Interior General: Interior Joinery and Furniture to be manufactured in either Cherry, Teak or Maple finished with a Hicksons sprayed marine tested furniture lacquer. Heads to have laminate or material wall linings with either timber or painted furniture. Carpeted Saloon & Cabin floors ('Egetaepper Silence' or 'Valentine'). Cabins carpeted ('Egetaepper Silence' or 'Valentine'). Galley floor is teak/holly or cherry/holly. Walls and Head Liners in 'Nautolex' Vinyl of Customers choice. Cabin Upholstery to be Customer choice complete with Curtains. Saloon Upholstery to be Customer choice material along with Curtains and Scatter Cushions. Upholstery and curtain fabric to be chosen from the ranges of:- 'Lewis Leather' - 'Blendworth' 'Romo' - 'Sinclair' - 'GP & J Baker' - 'James Todd' and 'Sunbury' fabrics. Lighting to be halogen down lights with reading lights in cabins. Red night lights fitted through passageways. Fluorescent lights in Galley, Engine Bay and lazarette. Other materials may be used in construction of vessel but maybe subject to price variation.
Electrical power is provided in two formats - 230 volts AC and 24/12 volts DC. 230 volts AC is either supplied by the onboard generator or the transom shore power connection, 24/12 volts DC is supplied via the boats battery bank. 4 x 200 amp hour batteries are fitted for port engine starting and onboard domestic use and 2 x 200 amp hour batteries are fitted for starboard engine starting. There is a change-over system for starting the port engine from the starboard engine batteries which is operated from the lower helm, a 70 amp hour battery is fitted for starting the onboard generator. A 60 amp switchmode charger is fitted for charging the boats battery bank. A control panel is mounted at the lower helm to manage the electric systems and is fitted with circuit breakers that protect individual circuits.
The Sea Ranger is designed by Bill Dixon and the unique hull form gives unparalleled performance at both high and low speeds. At lower speeds the hull acts as you would expect a heavy displacement vessel to behave, whilst at high speed the hull planes but is uniquely stable even in adverse weather conditions.
Moving around the deck is a real joy. The Sea Ranger has levels of safety that most powerboat owners can only dream about. With 20in (510mm) wide teak-laid side decks, Pavarotti would feel comfortable fetching the fenders. And the tall, sturdy guardrails, deep bulwarks, and handrails in all the right places would ensure he stayed aboard, even in rough seas. The 448 is one of few boats whose owners could consider allowing their children to roam outside the confines of the saloon. The offset davits are a great idea,leaving one side clear for boardingvia the bathing platform. Side boarding is another benefit, although given the height of the topsides, a recessed step would help. Mooring lines onto the three pairs of stout 12in (300mm) cleats run over stainless steel plates to protect the beautiful teak, while the forward lines run through huge rollers. Stainless baskets are provided for four big fenders, with useful fender eyes along the guardrails. As well as the aft deck, foredeck, and aft cockpit to choose from, the 448 has a spacious flybridge.This comfortably seats eight people around a U-shaped area, with a good wet bar opposite. Although there are four unstayed lids, the stowage below the seats has shrewdly been left undivided to accommodate long and bulky items. Helmsmen have a clear view of the instrumentation, and there's enough space to add four standard repeaters. With the throttles sighted high, standing for close-quarters manoeuvring is comfortable, but once again you must perch uneasily on the edge of the non-adjustable seat to reach the throttles properly. The handrails and screens have been kept high, so both work extremely well.
Hydraulic Steering. Morse engine controls (Volvo Electronic Controls on TAMD 73P EDC engines). Engine instruments as supplied by Engine Manufacturer with full repeat on flybridge. Fuel and Water contents gauges. Speed Log with repeater on flybridge. Depth Log with repeater on flybridge. Autopilot with repeater on flybridge. GPS. Magnetic Compass's at both Helms. VHF Radio telephone. 3 x heavy Duty Wipers. Screen Wash. Stainless Steel Twin Horn. 1500 Watt Electric Anchor Winch with 3 Station Controls. Delta 25kg Anchor with 40 metres of 10mm Anchor Chain. Anchor Light. Riding Light. Stern Light. Navigation Lights. 4 x fenders with 3m lines, 3 x 50m x l6mm mooring warps.
Protecting Your Investment
There is another long-term benefit of ownership of one of these craft. Having just invested in your new boat, you will probably wish to enjoy its use for many years to come. Nevertheless, it is reassuring to know that your cherished purchase is equally in demand when the time comes to sell and that it will command a high residual value.Moreover, part of our service is to help customers to resell, when required.
Handling and Performance and Superstructure
With engines pulling a shade over their standard 2,600 rpm, we achieved 26.0 knots. With four crew, 75% fuel, full water tanks, and a tender in the davits adding almost three tonnes on load, the 448 could obviously achieve higher speeds. However, it has been sensibly propped to allow for rougher conditions, fouling, and the extended 'full load' cruising it's likely to experience. Not surprisingly, the 448 handles differently to most boats. At pre-planing speeds, where it's not generating dynamic lift, it felt and handles like a semi-displacement form. At berthing speeds, the hull responded like an obedient dog: after any manoeuvre, it would sit completely still awaiting instructions, and resist the temptation for disconcerting behaviour. At higher speed, the hull felt more like a heavy, soft riding planing form. During our test, the largest waves were, unfortunately, those generated by the 45ft (13.7m) boat being used to take photos of the Sea Ranger. Crossing these waves, or riding along them, the 448 responded well to throttle input: in general, the faster it went, the more steady it became. This bodes well for handling in rough conditions, which most of us like to escape from as quickly as possible. Then there's the exceptional sea-keeping characteristics which come from the dynamics of exact weight distribution, trim prop and rudder dimensions. Add the company's dedication to the highest levels of material specification and craftsmanship. Now, add the facility for yacht buyers to work with our designers in order to personalise the detail and finish of each craft, and over a centuries boat building experience amongst our four company directors alone.
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