The Celestial 48 is a powerful blue water cruiser featuring open interior spaces and beautiful teak joinery. She is a well balanced and fast passage maker. She has been maintained to a high level by her knowlegable current owners, who have continued to upgrade various systems to ensure a safe and reliable platform for bluewater cruising. The Celestial 48 is a superior collaboration of the advanced design concepts of Ted Brewer and Bryce Furhiman and the incomparable boat building skills of the craftsmen at the Celestial Xiamen yard. Using the finest materials, Celestial Yachts built a yacht which has it all - speed under sail, safety in any sea condition and comfort found in few yachts of this size. The design target for the Celestial 48 was to produce a yacht that performs well in both boat speed and interior volume. This was achieved by a process not unlike the type used by racing yacht designers. Hull proportions were studied along with interior layouts to produce a yacht proving that space and comfort is achievable in a large cruising yacht without sacrificing speed and sailing ability. The interior is finished in nice warm teak tones, with plenty of natural light and ventilation. With the advent of the internet, the generous navigation area can double as your office away from home. On sailing performance, this boat has the ability to be pressed hard with good helm balance. The deck design makes her easily managed by a two-person crew.
The Celestial 48, moderate displacement yacht has proved to be a strong boat with a sought-after layout, excellent storage and good sailing characteristics and they have been seen cruising in all the world's oceans. She is a wise choice for a couple or family looking for a bluewater passagemaker or coastal cruiser with a well known pedigree for excellent sailing performance in all points of the compass, and all in a solid, time tested construction. So in essence, the extremely comfortable Celestial 48 offers quality and performance that distinguishes her from every yacht in this size and class.
Designer: Bryce Fuhriman/Ted Brewer
Builder: Xiamen Celestial Yachts
Length: 48' 0" - 14.64m
Beam: 4.11 metres 13 feet 6 inches
Draft: 1.98 metres, 6 feet 6 inches
Displacement: 12245 kgs (approx)
Keel / Ballast: Long fin with skeg and 11800 lbs lead ballast
Hull Material: Composite GRP Balsa core end grain
Deck Material: GRP with teak foredeck at anchor windlass
68 HP Kubota (2007) and PRM 260 gear box -( 2007), engine mounts new 2015. Fixed pitch 3 bladed propeller on s/s shaft, fully enclosed stern tube with PSS Dripless shaft seal. Exhaust system (reinforced rubber hose and Vetus plastic water lock) (new -tba) Engine fresh water cooled, 4-5 litres per hour fuel consumption, Water heater installed Duoetto 240V/12V 10 litres (2008) Sani-Loo Sanitation System Blower Gravity tank and diesel transfer system
Genset: Westerbeke 6BTD 6.0 kva 240V/50Hz generator - can switch to 8.0 kva 110V/60Hz, New mounts (2015)
Fuel: GRP tank on top of keel, holding 1000 litres
Water: 2 GRP tanks on top of keel holding 1200 litres
Galley: Regal 3 burner gas stove with grill and oven. Pressure and manual water system.
Double stainless steel sink.
Refrigeration: Fridge - 340 litres - 12V Waeco unit (new2014).
Freezer: Freezer - 280 litres - 12V Waeco unit (new 2009).
The saloon has a centreline drop-leaf table with a built-in eight bottle wine rack and will seat 4 comfortably or 6 in a pinch. An L-shaped leather settee is on port with a straight leather settee on starboard with good storage behind.
The U-shaped galley is to starboard with adequate counter and drawer space, and food storage space is good. A gimbaled stove and a top-loading refrigerator The sinks are on the centerline and close to the companionway steps so the cook doesn't have to go far to get food to the crew in the cockpit. The companionway has a built-in locker in each step and room for batteries underneath the bottom step.
The forward facing navigation station is on port, across from a small wet locker and just at the head of the passageway that provides access via a door to the large, engine room. This dedicated, well-insulated and well-lit, machinery space allows access to all sides of the re-powered engine - a 68 hp Kubota. To starboard of the engine, there is enough room for the genset and the aft bulkhead has plenty of room for equipment installation including the Sani Loo system, an inverter, battery charger, fuel filters and the raw water strainer. This is a very large engine room by sailboat standards, and it's great to have dedicated access without disrupting the living spaces. The interior features 6' + headroom. Owner's cabin is aft with centreline king berth and head with separate shower. Fwd is a enclosed large V-berth with many drawers and cabinets for storage. One large overhead hatch for great ventilation. Hanging locker to port. Enclosed head aft to port with private access from the forward cabin. Second door accesses head from the salon.
Shower: 2 showers - one in aft ensuite and one in forward bathroom
Toilet: 2 toilets - aft - auto Jabsco toilet attached to Sani Loo Sanitation System (2006) Fwd - manual Jabsco toilet (2016)
Dinghy: 2.8 metre Quicksilver dynamic Hypalon. New May 2008 - Rigged bottom, fitted with jockey wheels
Outboard: Yamaha 4 stroke/4 HP (new April 2011)
Covers: Spray dodger, bimini, also full canvas protection covers from bow to stern
1 CQR 65 lb with 3/8th /10mm L Grade 84 metres/275 feet (new chain 2011)
1 CQR 35 lb 30 metres /100 feet chain
It is lifted via a dual direction Maxwell 2200 electric/hydraulic capstan, the hydraulic reservoir is located in the engine room, and fitted with a remote control.
An additional Danforth anchor is secured to the forward cabin top
EPIRB - model MT406G 2 Electric and I manual bilge pumps
Fire extinguishers - 1 x 4.5 kg ABE, 2 x 2.5 kg ABE
Flares - current
4 x Life Jackets - PFD type 1
2 x 75w solar panels
Zantrex 50 amp 3 stage battery charger (new 2010) with BEP Voltage Sensitive relay
Air Marine 403 wind generator
4 x 12V batteries - House 2X 220 AH AGM (new 2013)
Start 1 x 220 AH (new 2015)
Generator start battery 12 V
TV/DVD - Fusion Marine HD 22" Widescreen LED with s/s wall mount (new 2014)
HF STC 2000 radio (radio in working condition but has no earthplate at present)
VHF GME GX600 radio,
Raytheon sounder, Raytheon log
Magnetic Compass, Tac Tic Wireless Wind Indicator (Masthead unit new 2013)
Raymarine Chartplotter (2006)
Auto pilot TMQ AP500 (2008)
Fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks (2009)
Furling Genoa - 61 sq metre/ 135% (2008)
Storm Jib, Trysail, MPS
Mast / Rigging:
Alloy mast with separate storm trysail track,
Stainless steel wire rigging
2 Lewmar 55 - 3 speed self-tailing winches,
2 Lewmar 45 self-tailing winches,
2 Barrient 28
Stainless steel lifting davit/crane with 8 foot reach
Combined stainless steel boarding ladder
Steel solar panel arch,
Rain water deck collection system,
This Bryce Fuhriman/Ted Brewer designed sloop is a remarkable off-shore sailing yacht that has been well taken care of by her owner's and shows very well. She is comfortable and fast, capable of long mile days. Well worth the time and effort to inspect you will not be disappointed. If you are considering cruising offshore or closer to home, whether it be toward the southern oceans or up into the tropics, you will find this vessel well suited and very comfortable.
For inspections please contact Kelly Want on 0406 003 844, Email firstname.lastname@example.org as I will be delighted to assist.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.