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Fisher 46 Motorsailer

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Boat REF# 116712
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.02m (46'0")
Year 1977
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 140hp, Ford 6.2L 2725e (1994)
Lying Whatcom County, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Berthon Boat Co., LTD
Lying Whatcom County, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 1,818.2 ltr (400.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 1,363.6 ltr (300.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 140hp
Engine make and model Ford 6.2L 2725e (1994)
Engine Hours engine1:   300
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.7 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9 knots

The Ford 6.2L engine was replaced in the early 1990's and has approximately 300 hours of operation time. It is very quiet in operation so that cruising under power is done with comfortable noise levels in the pilot house and main saloon. The engine is reached through a door in the main passageway or from above through hatches in the pilot house floor. The engine installation is very clean and well organized. The battery compartment is aft of the engine on the port side and holds three large 12v batteries. There is a freshly refurbished wind generator and large solar panel to maintain the batteries while away from the dock. All systems are easily accessible for inspection and maintenance. The fuel tanks are stainless steel.


LOA 14.02m (46'0")
Beam 4.57m (15'0")
Draft Min 1.98m (6'6")
Displacement 22,676kg (49,999.9lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (1977) with stainless steel standing rigging (1977)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Hank on (unknown year)
Other sails genoa (1990)
main (1990)
Spinnaker gear tick

The Fisher 46 provides a heavy duty sailing rig with all stainless wire rigging and dual head stays. The main sheet traveler is mounted on the rear of the pilot house just ahead of the mizzen mast and the main sheet is led down the mizzen mast to a sheet winch on the mizzen mast. Large sheet winches on either side of the cockpit aft of the pilot house control the foresail sheets. A track on the front of the main mast is provided for the spinnaker pole.

The sails, which have seen relatively little use and have been kept covered are original and actually appear to be in good condition. The owner added a set of new sails (stored on board) when the boat was brought around through the Panama Canal from Florida to the NW in the early 1990's.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

The Fisher 46 is a stoutly-built motor sailer with round bilges and a fishing trawler style hull including a shallow full keel that extends under the prop to the rudder. A standout feature of the design is the large pilot house with reverse raked windows taken directly from the design of a North Sea fishing vessel. This provides for a large, warm dry pilot house with all-around visibility and room for everyone on board. A large "cockpit" area with outside steering station is immediately aft of the pilot house and mizzen mast.

The hull and deck fiberglass layups are very thick with no coring. The hull gelcoat has been "peeled" and an epoxy barrier coat applied. The fuel tanks are stainless steel.

This vessel has just completed an extensive renovation including new windows, hull and topside paint, interior upgrades, running rigging and deck non-skid coating.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Freezer tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The Fisher 46 is designed as a live aboard with a large stateroom and head in the bow and another large stateroom and head aft. The aft stateroom is reached by a full height passageway that passes the engine room under the pilot house. The large main salon takes advantage of the 15 foot beam and is separated from the galley by a counter and overhead cabinet. Additional berths are available on the couches in the main salon as well as in the pilot house.

One enters the boat through a companionway from the aft cockpit area into the large pilot house. The pilothouse features a built in "L" shaped couch on the starboard side, helm to port forward and a fold up chart table and counter on the port side behind the helm. The owner reports that he frequently sleeps in the roomy pilot house when cruising.

A stairway down from the pilot house enters the galley and main salon area. The galley is aft of the main salon and separated from it by a counter and overhead cabinet. The main salon is full width with a "U" shaped couch to port and an "L" shaped couch to starboard providing ample seating and additional berths if required.

In the bow is a large stateroom with a single berth to starboard and seating and closets to port. There is an air conditioning unit installed above the port closet.

Aft of the main salon to port is the galley and to starboard is a head with shower and a full headroom passageway past the engine room to the large aft stateroom. The main head is equipped with a Raritan LectraSan USCG Type 1 waste treatment system. A second head is located aft down the passageway to the aft cabin. The aft cabin also has an air conditioning unit built in.

In addition to the double berths in the aft cabin and single berth in the bow cabin, at least three additional berths are available on the seating in the main salon and pilot house.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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GPS tick
Stereo tick
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Navigation lights tick
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The navigation equipment is somewhat dated and the older CRT style radar and is available but not currently installed. Following the extensive renovation the boat is ready for new electronics to the buyers specification. The Datamarine Offshore depth sounder and Navigator Log systems are old but functional.

The large, full visibility pilot house has more than ample space for laying out charts and whatever new navigational electronics a buyer may wish to install.

The engine compartment is directly below the pilot house and accessed through the pilot house floor or through a door in the hall way below. The recently replaced Ford Diesel engine is surprisingly quiet in operation so that the pilot house crew can enjoy comfortable noise levels when underway.

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick

3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Francis Marine model 400 windlass
2 anchors
(Danforth and Plow)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
The decks provide adequate walk around room from the stern, aft of the cockpit, to the bow and anchor windlass. In addition, a large, flat deck ahead of the pilot house on top of the deck house provides a large area for seating, dinghy stowage or sunning. Two opening sky lights just ahead of the main mast provide light and access for the forward compartment. The deck house features three large windows on each side which are inboard of the outer rail and protected. The hand rails are teak with full canvas covers. A large deck box is located on the fore deck in front of the deck house and aft of the anchor windlass. The side rails are relatively high from the aft cockpit forward but provide for good drainage.

A wind generator is fitted to the mizzen mast and a large solar panel is installed on the pilot house roof.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (0 manual / 3 Electric)

A large GivensBuoy inflatable ife raft is stored under the floor in the main saloon but does not have a current inspection.

The main safety features of the Fisher 46 are its heavy duty construction, massive keel, protected prop and well supported rudder with two separate steering systems.

Broker's Comments

The Fisher 46 is a stoutly-built motorsailer built in England and designed upon the North Sea fishing vessel style hull and pilot house. It is a round bilge design with a full-length shallow keel, protected prop and well-supported rudder. This is hull number 8 of 13 of the original production run. One additional Fisher 46 was recently built and is now selling for $765,000.

The type is well regarded as a live aboard and sturdy motor sailer with the emphasis more on the motor part. It makes a very pleasant and economical trawler style yacht with the ability to hoist a full set of sails in a ketch rig with dual head sails and spinnaker as desired. The sails provide a useful stabilizing effect in heavy seas even when cruising under power.

Accommodations are extensive including two large staterooms (in the bow and stern) with a large main salon, separate galley and the very large pilot house on the deck level. Additional berthing is available in the main salon and the pilot house.

On deck there is a large cockpit and steering station around the mizzen mast aft of the pilot house, walk around decks and a very large expanse of deck forward of the pilot house. The deck area is protected by relatively high rails along the sides.

This vessel has just completed a major restoration including hull and topside paint, new windows and new interior finish.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Fisher 46 Motorsailer has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk Nansen of Boatshed Anacortes. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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