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Clabbie Dubh was the first of the new generation of Rob Humphrey designed yachts built by Oyster Marine Ltd.
The Rob Humphreys-designed replacement for the Oyster 45/47, the 46 carries her beam aft, enhancing downwind stability and permitting a much larger owner’s stateroom. Her longer waterline, wider beam and bigger rig add up to a significant improvement in performance. Volvo Penta D2-75 (approx 1500hrs) shaft driven with Maxprop.
Her large centre cockpit benefits from the extra beam and lessons learnt from ergonomic studies and years of sailing experience. Good headroom throughout with a three-cabin accommodation layout, which allows six to sleep in comfort, without recourse to the saloon. Twenty-nine 46s were launched between 2005 and 2012, when the design was further tweaked to create the 475. She was built and launched for the owner in June 2005. She had in the region of £200,000 of additional equipment added to her original specification during her build. She has been lightly used in Scotland and the Mediterranian, since her launch.
Clabbie Dubh is set up for short handed sailing, with all controls coming back to the cockpit. While she is big enough to sail oceans and has been built to comply with the requirements in the European Union’s Recreational Craft Directive (EURCD) to meet Design Category A – “Ocean” she is also small enough to have access to most marinas.
Additional, but not exhaustive list of equipment etc. added to the original specification:
Raymarine navigation electronics, including Chart Plotter (with repeater in cockpit), GPS, Radar, AIS receiver. Autopilot. Lifetags. Bowthruster. Electric winches. Davits. Shaft drive (NOT saildrive). Feathering Maxprop. Storm jib with removable inner forestay. Cruising Chute. Mastervolt 5Kva generator. Inverter. Battery charger. Water maker. Dive compressor. Bimini. pushpit seats. Additional cupboard and drawer storage. Additional access to Aft Heads from navigation centre, (essential when sailing on passage). Matching wood surround to ports in main saloon. lightweight Rib with 9hp outboard.
Call Ross Mack in the Falmouth office for details.
Fin Keel - 5200Kg Ballast.
Skeg hung rudder
Shaft proven prop
Sugar scoop/bathing platform
Volvo Penta D2-75 (approx 1500hrs)
Shaft driven feathering Maxprop.
Mastervolt 5Kva generator
Slepner Sidepower Bowthruster
Bright and airy pilothose with 7 large windows, 2 forward opening.
Oyster stepped companionway steps with stowage space beneath (used for safety kit)
Main saloon with L shaped dinette to port, large opening double sized table
Settee to starboard with trotter box making a full sized sea berth
Opening through-hull Lewmar portlights to port and starboard
Navigation area to Starboard with doorway to aft heads
Access to engine
Full sized forward facing navigation table with seat
Instrument panel for 12 & 230V
Linear galley to Port leading to Owners cabin aft.
Work surfaces midships and to port
Gimballed 4 burner gas hob with oven
Opening Lewmar portlight
Double stainless steel sinks with mixer tap
Front loading large stainless steel fridge
Top loading freezer
Large owners cabin aft with a large double bed.
Plenty of ventilation and natural light from Lewmar deck hatches (Oceanair blinds)
Opening Lewmar portlights - through hull.
Dressing / vanity table to starboard with seat
hanging lockers and generous stowage throughout.
Accessed via either Aft cabin or navigation area
Jabsco Manual toilet
Separate shower area with shower head
Corian worktop with sink and mixer tap, mirror over with stowage
Stowage under the sink
Vee double berth in forecabin with insert to make double berth
Lewmar Deck hatch with Oceanair blinds
Hanging locker with drawers
Jabsco manual sea toilet
Corian worktop with sink and mixer tap
stowage above and below.
Lewmar deckhatch with Oceanair blind
GUEST CABIN - to port
Bunk beds are full size.
Lewmar deckhatch with Oceanair blind
Aluminium mast and boom all lines controlled from the cockpit
Mainsail - fully battened with stackpack
Genoa - on Furler
Storm Jib (hanked)with removeable forestay
Lewmar anchor windlass
Anchor locker accessed from deck
Lewmar Ocean Hatches
Winches - 7 in total
Electric Lewmar ST Primary winches
Electric Lewmar ST mainsheet winch
Electric Lewmar ST halyard winch on coachroof
Lightweight rib with 9Hp outboard
Lazarete lockers - huge!
Raymarine Chartplotter at helm
Raymarine ST60 instruments above companionway
ST60 repeater at nav area