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Laurie Davidson Custom 48 Blue Water Cruiser

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Boat REF# 230777
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp, Perkins 4108 (1979)
Lying Phuket / Thailand


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Extra Details

Designer Laurie Davidson
Builder N.Z. yard. Christchurch
Lying Phuket / Thailand
Fuel capacity 490.0 ltr (107.8 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 450.0 ltr (99.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 95.0 ltr (20.9 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 50hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4108 (1979)
Engine Hours engine1:   3667
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 ltr (1.3 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 1.5KVA
Water-maker tick


LOA 14.63m (48'0")
LWL 13.72m (45'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 2.24m (7'4")
Draft Max 2.24m (7'4")
Airdraft 19.81m (65'0")
Displacement 16,000kg (35,280.0lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina


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Sloop rigged Yacht Systems Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (2007)


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Mainsail - Slab (2004) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2005)
Other sails Spare Genoa (2005)
Heavy Jib (2008)
Storm Jib (2004)
Code O (2005)
Gennaker (2005)

The Mainsail, whilst serviceable, should probably be replaced before crossing oceans.
Baby / Cutter stay for storm Jib.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator . 220 / 110 / 12 V Systems. 3 x 100 A/h house batteries. Generator is 1.5 Kw Honda gasoline portable.


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Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Solid GRP hull. Epoxy / Ply decks. Skeg hung rudder.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
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Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick

There are 3 possible extra single berths, which are currently used for storage, one in the passage way to the aft cabin and one either side of the saloon.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
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Fenders tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
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3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell 2200 windlass
3 anchors
(Kedge, Fortress, Sampson.)
50.00m (164'1") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of warp
Achillies dinghy (2005)
5hp outboard, Mercury 2 Stroke, Short Shaft (2005)


Kayak tick

Dive Tanks, Fishing Gear.

Safety Equipment

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Horn tick
EPIRB 406MHz tick
Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Parachute Anchor & Drogue.
Life raft requires servicing and the EPIRB requires a new battery.

Broker's Comments

Designed By Laurie Davidson, the NZ Guru who broke the USA's monopoly of the Americas Cup with his boats NZL 32 (1995) which beat Team Dennis Conner’s boat, Young America in five straight races and Team New Zealand (2000) which successfully defended the trophy against Luna Rossa.
This 48 Custom though is a very different, but still slippery, animal, robustly constructed in NZ she is designed to cross oceans in comfort and safety. She could benefit from some cosmetic upgrades, but the basic package is all there and ready to go.

American Flagged ( USCG Registration )

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

This Laurie Davidson Custom 48 Blue Water Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Giles of Boatshed Phuket. 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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