2016 Saturn Yachts 48CC

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Hull Material:
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General Comments:

The exclusive Saturn 48CC has been designed by Bill Dixon, the legendary boat builder. Built in Taiwan the Saturn 48CC is a high quality blue water cruising yacht, designed for comfort, luxury and ultimate sailing experience.


However it’s not just the incredibly good looks which sets it apart from other blue water cruisers, but the fact that from day one it was designed to be a powerful cruising yacht, yet easy to sail and a dream to handle on long voyages. The Saturn 48 Centre Cockpit is a perfect demonstration of the ultimate sailing vessel, designed by a team who really understand long distance sailing.


As with all Saturn Yachts models, the Saturn 48CC is semi-custom and built exclusively to order. This allows buyers the opportunity to customise the interior accommodation plans and make personal equipment systems and electronic selections.




RCD Status:

  • CE Certification Directive 94/25/CE (Category "A" Ocean)


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Solid hand-laid fibreglass lay up with no core and using vinylester resins and isophthalic gel coat
  • Hull is laid up with two layers of epoxy barrier coats below the waterline for optimal protection
  • Two coats of micro CSC antifouling paint
  • Solid GRP fibreglass in all areas for deck fittings and high-stress areas
  • Moulding contrast on non-skid areas available in grey, beige or white
  • Solid teak toe rail Varnished or natural
  • Cockpit opening removable doors plus split lexion tinted wash boards
  • Watertight collision bulkhead forward of forward cabin with independent overboard drainage
  • Watertight stern section across aft lazarettes and stern locker
  • Divided anchor locker with separate locker for fenders and warps
  • Large aft stern lazarettes port and starboard with secure locking latches
  • Secure locks to be supplied for deck area
  • Stern locker. Good storage area and self draining outboard


Keel & Rudder:

  • Solid lead keel, deep draft
  • Semi skegged rudder giving strength and protection
  • Bottom of rudder plane above the keel plane for grounding safety




Engine & gearbox:

  • Yanmar 75hp sail drive 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with cockpit controls and alarm systems
  • Morse single control lever mounted on pedestal
  • Dual Racal fuel filtration system allowing independent filter and bypass
  • PSS shaft seal if not using sail drive
  • Engine room sound insulation fire retardant and CE approved
  • Engine room extractor fan


Propulsion & Steering:

  • Whitlock Commander pedestal with stainless steel wheel
  • Mamba solid rod steering




Voltage systems:

  • 12V DC system



  • 3x AGM 8D house batteries
  • AGM engine starting battery
  • 2x AGM batteries for windlass, optional bow thruster and genoa furling
  • All batteries are isolated with built-in reverse isolation switch



  • 80A engine-mounted alternator
  • 40A built-in battery charger


Other Electrical:

  • All wire is tinned from the factory; no copper wire used
  • All batteries self-contained, strapped and secured
  • 16 amp 125v shore power connector





Fresh Water:

  • Hot and cold pressurised water system
  • Two independent fresh water pump systems DC 12v
  • Third manual fresh water pump foot-activated for fresh water at galley area
  • Engine driven calorifier with 46 litre hot water tank and 220v AC immersion heater element


Other Plumbing:

  • All through-hull fittings are bronze with sea cocks or valves and are bonded


Bilge Pumps:

  • Three independent bilge pump systems
  • Manual bilge operated from cockpit





  • 1100 litres of fuel in four independent aluminium alloy fuel tanks all pressure tested
  • Fuel manifold changeover system
  • Option available to increase and/or change the fuel/water ratio
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick
  • Threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
  • Baffle plates fitted where required



Fresh Water:

  • 451 litres total water tankage in two independent stainless steel tanks
  • Option available to increase and/or change the fuel/water ratio
  • All tanks have easy access for inspection with dipstick
  • Threaded inspection cap and larger inspection port
  • Baffle plates fitted where required


Holding Tanks:

  • 2x 90 litres for holding tanks with dual Y valves and electric pump out




  • Navigation and communications equipment to be fitted to owner’s specification





  • Force 10 three burner cooker with propane monitor and sensors
  • Large Frigo-0-Boat freezer/refrigeration system with thermostatic controls and temperature gauges



  • 2x  Jabsco manual heads


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Abundant overhead hatches and ports for excellent ventilation



  • Internal lighting: Halogen 12V




Summary of Accommodation:

  • 3-cabins, 2-heads layout.
  • An alternative two cabin layout is available which features a larger forward cabin and forward heads


Accommodation Finish:

  • Saturn Yachts offer owners a unique opportunity to customise their interiors to a level that few builders allow. In addition, many of these changes cost very little or nothing and increase the value considerably
  • Customised teak interior
  • Solid teak and holly soles laid on subflooring with epoxy urethane coating and seven layers of varnish
  • Solid teak doors and trim
  • Finely finished cabinetry with a choice of solid or louvered finish
  • Epoxy sealed engrains and subflooring
  • All cabin soles pieces are positive locking for offshore passage making
  • All cabinets are completed throughout including complete interiors
  • Overhead headlining is removable for easy access

Accommodation Layout:


Forward Cabin:

  • Full-length double berth with split mattress, shelves above and hanging locker space
  • Mirror, drawers and cupboard space


Forward Heads:

  • Mirror-faced cupboard in heads
  • Manual flush heads with holding tanks
  • Hot & cold shower


Main Saloon:

  • Solid teak dinette table with cupboard pedestal under
  • All tankage is below cabin sole for good weight distribution
  • Custom TV hoist can be fitted on port side for 20” TV
  • Built-in cocktail cabinet
  • Two fold away stools for saloon dining
  • Extra storage area under seating


Port side Cabin:

  • Port side cabin offers versatility as private double guest room or as crew quarters with an upper and lower berth
  • Can be remodelled for use as an office or single bunk with cupboards under
  • Hanging locker with mirror


Navigation Station:

  • Forward facing Nav station with full-size table to hold half-folded admiralty charts
  • Owners may customise table, drawers, instrument repeater panel to their liking
  • Radar box custom built to fit owner’s choice of radar
  • Access to complete wiring harness and breakers
  • All instruments and systems well labelled inside and out and traced numerically



  • Long extended galley offering total safety with room to brace on either tack while sailing offshore
  • Ample cabinets, storage lockers and drawers for cutlery, cookware and food storage
  • Slide-out waste container with positive locking door
  • Freezer/refrigeration boxes have electric pumps for drainage and are both top and front opening
  • Counter top recesses over stove allowing for stainless steel backsplash and increasing counter space when in place
  • Manual foot pump for fresh water at sink
  • Counter and work tops in formica (Corian option)


Aft Stateroom:

  • Large aft berth set on centre line with split mattress and starboard side settee
  • Hanging style lockers with removable shelves
  • Port side vanity unit with amble hanging and storage space


Aft Heads:

  • Mirror-faced cupboard in heads
  • Manual flush heads with holding tanks
  • Hot & cold shower





  • Standard anodised aluminium mast
  • Three-spreader rig
  • Deck collar and base for mast and electric control motor for inmast furling if fitted
  • Forward and aft lowers for rig stability
  • Sta-lock standing rigging
  • Roller furling twin grooved forestay
  • Primary and secondary genoa halyard
  • Primary and secondary main halyard
  • Halyard bales on forward dorades
  • Inner forestay chain plate for optional inner stay
  • Self tacking track for staysail (optional)
  • Genoa deck blocks



  • Lewmar winch inventory including:
  • 58ST Primary winches
  • 48ST Secondary winches
  • 48ST Cockpit winch
  • 48ST Halyard winches x 2 for mast



  • Standard mainsail
  • Working genoa



  • Two pairs of stainless steel bow cleats, one pair amidships ,one pair of stern cleats
  • 32”high stainless stanchions with double lifelines
  • Low profile Stainless steel hatches and opening ports and tinted windows
  • Stainless steel handrails on both foredeck and aft coachroof
  • Stainless steel companionway handrails
  • Pedestal compass with night light built in
  • Teak cockpit table with drinks holder
  • Solid stainless steel cowl vents, two forward and two aft


Anchoring and Mooring:

  • Lewmar V4 windlass with chain feed and capstan rope drive
  • Primary Delta anchor and 90m of 3/8” galvanised chain
  • Fore and aft mooring lines
  • Fenders x 6





Navigation Lights:

  • Navigation lights and running lights stern and bow



Saturn Yachts Ltd reserve the right to change or alter the specification without notice.


The Saturn Yachts 48CC is built to order at Ta Yang in Taiwan. Deliveries are usually 6-12 months from the date of order. A 2015-launched demonstration Saturn Yachts 48CC is currently available for inspection and trial in Florida – USA.


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Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00

Saturday by prior appontment


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Tel: +44 (0)1590 673715 Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com


Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

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