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Birchwood 48

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Boat REF# 133025
This boat has been sold
Length 14.60m (47'11")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 2 x diesel 275hp, Volvo TAMD (unknown year)
Lying Bourgogne Sud


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Extra Details

Builder Birchwood
Lying Bourgogne Sud
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 1,400.0 ltr (308.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 2,000.0 ltr (440.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 250.0 ltr (55.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/06/2011


Engine 2 x diesel 275hp
Engine make and model Volvo TAMD (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) 7.0 ltr (1.5 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 13 knots
Max speed (approx) 15 knots
Generator output 10KVA

Deux Volvos TAMDs de 275 cv, groupe électrogène de 10Kva et un chauffage central Eberspacher

Two Volvo TAMDs of 275 hp each, a generator of 10Kva and central heating by Eberspacher.


Length 14.60m (47'11")
Beam 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Max 1.20m (3'11")
Airdraft 3.48m (11'5")
Headroom 2.01m (6'7")
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

Le premier de la série des 48 pieds de Birchwood mis en chantier en 1979. Rapport d’expert de 1er juin 2011

The first 48 to be constructed in 1979 there is a survey report from 1/6/2011


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 3
Shower 3
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 cabines doubles, deux avec salle d’eau (wc,lavabo,douche) privée et deux avec lits simples superposés qui partagent une troisième salle d’eau. Le carré est séparé de sa grande terrasse par des baies vitrées sur toute sa largeur. La grande hauteur sous barreau renforce l’impression d’espace et de liberté. Une cuisine équipée comme à la maison complète les prestations étonantes de ce motoryacht . Un grand climatiseur portable est inclus dans la vente.

An impressive use of space in this 48ft. Motoryacht with two double cabins with en suite shower rooms and two twin bunk bedded rooms that share a third shower room. The saloon is separated from the aft deck by a full width full height glass partition and door which add to the spacious feel.
The galley is equiped with domestic equipement and the boat has served as the permenant home of her owner for the last five years.

4 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick

windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Narwal dinghy (unknown year)
9.9hp outboard, Evinrude (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Horn tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

C'est impressionnant de voir un Birchwood 48 avec plus de 500 cv sous le capot en dehors des eaux Méditerranéennes. Voici votre motor yacht amarré en pleine Bourgogne, arrivé d'Ecosse il y a quelques années et resté par amour du pays. C'est un véritable motor yacht des chantiers Birchwood mais peut-être avec des finitions (ou refections) par des sous-traitants. Néanmoins, la coque est la mécanique sont bien signés Birchwood ainsi que quelques finitions. Deux cabines doubles avec salle d'eau privatives, deux cabines avec lits simples superposés et une salle d'eau à partager. Le carré monstrueux et la plage arrière abritée plus le flybridge. Confortable spacieux et fonctionel, un vrai motor yacht. C'est énorme, (mais pas le prix). Nota le triant d'air de 3.48m est avec le 'fly' démonté!

It is rather stunning to see a Birchwood 48 flybridge motor yacht with over 500 horepower on tap serving as a floating home in the middle of the French waterways. This one was sailed here from Scotland by the present owner and he is willing to help skipper the vessel to more open waters should his successor so wish. Increadible use of space with four cabins (two en suite) and three wc/shower rooms. All very comfortable and functional but perhaps finished or refitted by a third party. Externally and mechanically all appears to be sound, servicable and very Birchwood, with a good recent survey available. A very spacious yacht indeed. Note that the air draught of 3.48m is with the flybridge demounted for navigation on canals!
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Birchwood 48 has been personally photographed and viewed by Graham of Boatshed Bourgogne. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.