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Cal 2-46

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Boat REF# 160561
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.02m (46'0")
Year 1974
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 6
Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp, Perkins 4-236 (1974)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Lapworth
Builder Jensen Marine
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,135.8 ltr (249.9 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 908.1 ltr (199.8 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/06/2003


Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4-236 (1974)
Engine Hours engine1:   2000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade Gori 26 x 21 folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.7 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.3 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
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The Perkins engine was completely rebuilt with new cylinder sleeves, pistons and all about 2000 hour ago. It has 3 alternators mounted on it with 2 of those connected and working (3rd for a spare) 8 batteries are 6 volt golf cart 2009, 1 is a 12 volt start 2009 also. Solar panel is 215 Watt Kyocera with Xantrex MPPT controller. Freedom inverter 2000 with 3 stage 100 amp charger.


LOA 14.02m (46'0")
LWL 11.43m (37'6")
Beam 3.81m (12'6")
Draft Max 1.52m (5'0")
Airdraft 16.46m (54'0")
Displacement 14,513kg (32,000.1lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged LeFeil Aluminium spars (1974) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


Mainsail Unknown - Slab (unknown year) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail Unknown - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Mizzen (unknown year)

Sails were replaced in the mid '80s and are in fair to good condition, considered suitable for use from Cape Scott to Olympia as reported by the seller. Standing rig wire is 1 x 19 SS with bronze turnbuckles. Wire replaced in 2000 with the spreaders of Sitka spruce replaced in 2003. Jib is on a Pro-Furl system. There is a 2 speed winch at the boom for reefing the main.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 9 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

The Cal 2-46 is unique in her place among the 20 finest cruising designs. The raised center salon cabin allows 270 degree views through large Plexiglas-portlights. Beneath the raised salon cabin are two (2) soles that sandwich between them the two fuel tanks and two water tanks. Because of the sub-sole no tanks sit upon a damp bilge or against the fiberglass hull and ample ventilation from the engine room maintains a dry environment for this space. The bulkheads are fully glassed to the hull and the hull has two massive longitudinal stringers to prevent hull flexing (think aircraft). The main mast is thru-stepped to an aluminum base that is set upon floors. Where it passes through the cabin top there is a massive aluminum beam built into the cabin top that spreads load across the cabin top and to the hull. Shoal draft keel with a wide flat bottom allows this vessel to sit flat on a tidal grid. With 12 foot 6 inch beam and 5 foot draft the boat can be transported by truck with only wide load permits.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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A center cockpit design with raised salon cabin makes this vessel very similar to today's "deck salon" designs. You can sit at a raised settee and table while enjoying easy views of your surroundings. Very large spaces below decks allow for an aft cabin spacious enough to have been partially converted to an office while still maintaining a double berth. Generous sized head and storage. The passageway forward from that cabin has standing headroom and a good sized nav-station to starboard. The center engine room is like a small garage with work bench and vise. Stepping up to the raised salon the "L" shaped galley is to starboard. Settee and table to port allow for window level seating. A Dickinson Alaska diesel stove heats the cabin. Forward and down is a head to starboard. Lots of storage and hanging locker to port with a spacious V-berth cabin forward. The raised salon cabin has ample storage under the seating and under the floors. The current owners live aboard and travel the Northwest waters four months per year with only one dry goods provisioning due to the huge amount of storage spaces.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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BenMar Autopilot CP21, Lowrance Chartplotter HDS-7M, GPS Furuno P32, Furuno 16 mile Radar LCD interfaced with GPS 1622, Hummingbird 728 depth, iComm VHF DSC with remote in cockpit, Ham Radio modified for SSB 100Watt output auto antenna tuner.

Deck Gear

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3 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell 1200 windlass
3 anchors
(Northill 44 and Bruce 66)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
91.44m (300'0") of warp
Caribe dinghy (2004)
9.8hp outboard, Tohotsu (2004)
Northhill 44 anchor is the main with 300 feet 3/8 chain. The Bruce 66 is a spare plus there is a Danforth. Dingy davits are custom made aluminum and hold a 215 Watt Kyocera solar panel atop as well. This broker has a 5 page document listing boat inventory including spares and additional commentary. For a scanned copy of this document please contact the listing broker.

Safety Equipment

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4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

This Bill Lapworth-designed Cal 2-46 has been a sought-after and well respected ocean going yacht since the early 70’s. At least two of these yachts have participated and completed the Jimmy Cornell sponsored “Around the World Regatta”. Strong, safe and fast, the boat is easily sailed or motored. The “Deck Salon” styling of this center cockpit motor sailor was well ahead of its time, today being a much admired feature of sailing yachts with spacious cabins and great visibility. This Northwest example has been cruised full time four months of each year since the early 2000s. It’s clean, well-maintained and has all the equipment you will need for your own extended voyages.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Cal 2-46 has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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