Time on the water is best spent when your boat gives you as little as possible to worry about. This notion was at the forefront of Sealine’s mind when it designed the all-new C48, a boat that represents the very best aspects of turn-key boating. The C48, which will be stateside this summer, is a sort of “wash-and-wear” boat. She lacks any canvas that might take up time with cumbersome snapping and unfolding. Instead, her helm and saloon are fully enclosed (except for an electric sunroof). This design feature helps make her easy to take care of as well as suitable for cruising in colder climes, say for example, off the coast of her native England.
If passengers do find the weather to be getting a bit brisk for their tastes, they’ll be happy to know that the C48 has a U-shaped seating area as well as the option for a dinette on her enclosed deck. A galley down below has a full-size refrigerator and a spacious cooktop to ensure that no one goes hungry while waiting out the cold.
But if the weather outside should not be so frightful, the C48 is well equipped for that too. Her cockpit has an integrated wet bar for entertaining, as well as an ice maker and a refrigerator. An electrically actuated sunshade can also spool out to provide necessary protection from harsh UV rays.
Yes it seems that Sealine thought of just about everything on this boat, which is nice, because it means that you don’t have to.
- Builder: Sealine
- Model: Sealine C48
- Year: 2012
- Base Price: $1,266,109
- LOA: 51'0"
- Draft: 3'10"
- Beam: 14'8"
- Standard Power: 2/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS-600s
- Top speed: 30 knots
- Cruise speed: 28 knots
This article originally appeared in the August 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.