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Charter the new Great Harbour N47, Spoonbill, in the Bahamas.

LOA 46' 10"
LWL 46' 1"
Beam 15' 10"
Draft 2' 10"
Displacement 70,000 lbs.*
Fuel 1000 gal
Water 600 gal
Waste 200 gal
Power Twin Yanmar 75 hp diesels
Cruising Speed 8.25 - 8.5 knots
Range 2500 nm
*at load water line or full load

The unsinkable Great Harbour N47, available with an optional flying bridge, offers the range, comfort and safety to make your cruising dreams come true. Among its remarkable features is that it draws only 3-feet, making it ideal for exploring the beautiful, protected waters that are off limits to deeper draft vessels.

Its stable, full displacement hull design features an enormous load carrying capacity, allowing her owners to carry enough supplies, fuel and water for extended stays in remote areas. Displacement at load water line, or full load, is 70,000 lbs.

Like her smaller sibling, the N37, the N47's low profile, flush deck minimizes windage for easier docking and minimal "sailing" at anchor. The N47's foredeck area is large enough to carry a medium size RIB, hard tender or fishing skiff easily launched by an electric or hydraulic davit. The flybridge model can also stow a 12-foot RIB with outboard on its aft boat deck.

Photo:  N47 Settee

There are a number of layouts available including a two-stateroom model with a lower level dinette, a three-stateroom model and a three-stateroom model with crew quarters. All layouts, which feature two heads, can be customized to fit the owner's specific requirements.

Designed to be operated by a couple, the N47 has the room to comfortably accommodate guests or families with children. The main saloon/pilothouse features a raised L-shaped settee with a hi-lo dining table or a traditional dinette with facing seating for six. Its elevation provides full visibility when seated, and it can be converted into an extra berth. Across from the dinette area is a settee that seats three and can convert to another berth. An optional upper berth is also available, providing extra sleeping accommodations for a total of four in the saloon.

Photo:  N47 Helm

Forward are the pilothouse helm and navigation station. A proprietary glass helm package is available as an option, and the nav station has the space to plot with paper charts as well as a laptop computer. An optional 26" TV drop-down unit can be installed overhead, which can be viewed from the entire saloon area. A pilothouse door next to the helm opens to the side deck.

Beneath the cabin sole is a huge bosun's locker with room to stow extra supplies and cruising gear for extended cruises or full time liveaboard needs. It also has enough room to install a top-loading freezer.

Photo:  N47 Galley

Down below the galley boasts a household-size 23-cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, double sinks, a microwave/convection oven, electric range, trash compactor and dishwasher. The spacious area is bright and cheery thanks to two large opening ports and the use of our proprietary white, easy-to-clean, fiberglass bulkhead surface. The amount of cabinets and counter space rival that of a cottage kitchen, and even the most demanding chef will appreciate the home-like practicality of this galley.

Directly across from the galley is a dinette area that seats eight and can convert to a double berth. A large pantry provides plenty of storage for dry goods and supplies. An alternative layout features a private stateroom with twin berths in place of the dinette.

Photo: N47 Dinette

Moving forward, there is a guest stateroom with a double berth to port and a guest head to starboard. A washer is located next to this stateroom, and a matching dryer is located nearby under the outside galley countertop.

The master stateroom forward features an island queen berth surrounded by beautifully built dressers, bookshelves and a desk. As an option, a vanity sink, separate from the head's toilet and shower, can be located in the master suite. A hatch above the berth and two large opening ports provide plenty of light and fresh air, making this a pleasant room to spend time in day or night. The desk area provides private office space away from the rest of the vessel.

The master head features a stall shower big enough to move around in without banging one's elbows - a refreshing alternative to what most boats of this size offer.

Photo:  N47 Engine Room

Access to the the N47's engine room is through a door next to the dinette area. The room is spacious and intelligently arranged to make servicing the twin Yanmar diesel engines and all mechanical systems easy. To begin with, its 7-feet of headroom eliminates having to work in back-breaking positions. All external engine parts such as filters, hoses and dipsticks are clearly visible and easily accessible. Dripless shaft logs keep the bilge dry and odor free. A seawater chest similar to those on commercial vessels eliminates all other through-hulls in the boat. (The less number of holes in a boat, the greater one's peace of mind!)

A workbench provides a convenient place for repairs and maintenance projects. There is room for the installation of two generators and a watermaker as well as places to stow tools, spare parts and fluids. And lastly, the room is well-lit and bright, making it a pleasant space to work in.

Photo: N47 Underway

The N47's wide side decks and hefty safety rails make it safe to move about while underway or when docking and handling lines. Two wide steps on each side lead from the aft deck to the foredeck and are clearly visible thanks to their Flexi-teak inlays. The aft cockpit, which is protected by the upper boat deck, has room for two chairs and a small table. A gate opens to the wide swim platform for easy access to and from the ship's tender.

The N47's large foredeck presents many possibilities to stow a variety of different tenders, which can be launched by a davit system. While a large rib is the most popular choice, other N47s serving as motherships for fishing expeditions have been outfitted with flats fishing skiffs. In addition, a 12-foot RIB can be stowed on the upper aft boat deck.

Photo: N47 Flying Bridge

The flybridge model features a helm with excellent visibility over the foredeck clear to the bow. Built-in seating for up to 10 and a flip-up table make this a welcome social area during good weather and a wonderful place to enjoy the sights while at anchor or underway.

The N47's capacity to carry large volumes of fuel and water make it the ideal vessel for long range cruising. Cruising at 8.25 knots, it has a range of 2500 nautical miles with its standard tankage arrangement. Some owners who have installed watermakers have converted one of the 250-gallon water tanks to an extra fuel tank, increasing the range to over 3,000 nautical miles.

The Great Harbour N47 stirs the imagination of those who dream of going to sea in their own, self-contained trawler. Its combination of safety, comfort, reliability and affordability have made it possible for those with modest boating skills and means to explore far distant shores and enjoy the rewarding lifestyle of full time cruising.

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