"Bright Finish" is a one owner 48 San Juan that was built for an experienced yachtsman who appreciated the fine attention to detail and quality that San Juan is noted for. A capable cruising vessel the 48 is the definition of a gentleman's yacht. Fine lines, great seakeeping and efficient performance are hallmarks that go along with a very accommodating layout.
Entertaining guests, extended cruising and trips to remote anchorages are an easy task for "Bright Finish" with abundant seating and lounge space in the cockpit that flows in on the same level to a salon with a large settee, wetbar and cocktail prep area with refrigerator and helm. The cockpit and salon are separated by a clear panel bulkhead and door and the panels can be removed giving protection to the salon and helm area when needed but allowing these two areas to become one when weather permits. A hydraulically controlled sunroof can retract providing open-air cruising at its best! A galley down layout with two staterooms and two private heads round out the cabin area.
With a cruising speed up to 30 knots and a top end close to 40 knots, "Bright Finish" provides what the designer of this boat called the three fundamental principals of "performance, looks, and standard of finish"!
Currently centrally located on the East Coast in Beaufort, NC, "Bright Finish" is not a boat to be missed. A recent price reduction reflects the owner's motivation to sell and she is an outstanding value for any high quality downeast buyer!
Contact CHUCK MEYERS in the MARYLAND Office
Office: (410) 342-6600 Fax: (410) 342-6607
Mobile: (703) 999-7696 Email: email@example.com
Lighthouse Point Marina
2740 Lighthouse Point East
Baltimore, MD 21224
Please contact Chuck Meyers at 703-999-7696
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 51 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 0 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs
Engine Brand: MTU/Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: Series 60
Engine Hours: 1200
Engine(s) Total Power: 825 HP
Engine Brand: MTU/Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: Series 60
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1200
Engine(s) Total Power: 825 HP
"Bright Finish" is a handsome example of the stunning San Juan 48. This high quality "lobster boat" is built in the USA by San Jan Composites in Anacortes, WA. Designed by Gregory C. Marshall she has a ride and sea keeping ability that rivals her good looks. "Bright Finish" features two staterooms with two private heads, both with stall showers. Her on deck living space in both the cockpit and salon is amazing and the two areas flow together creating a perfect platform for entertaining, cruising, and relaxing. The current, original owner of "Bright Finish" has used the boat from New England to the Islands and has clearly demonstrated the enjoyment that this boat is capable of bringing.
Boarding "Bright Finish" from the stern through a transom door one will find a large cockpit that was designed to allow ample room for sitting, dining, watersports and sunbathing. The cockpit features a built-in transom seat that hinges forward and opens mechanically to reveal a tender garage. This in transom garage allows for safe and secure storage of a dinghy and makes launching and retrieving a breeze. A hot and cold water cockpit shower is also located at the transom. Forward of the transom bench seat in the cockpit are two large sun pads/lounges to both port and starboard. Removable hatches located beneath the seating or sun pad provide access to the engines for service and there is a hydraulic day hatch for entry as well.
The teak exterior sole is level from the transom all the way to the forward house bulkhead and the cockpit is separated from the salon and helm area by a clear panel bulkhead and clear door, tying these areas together even when closed up and allowing excellent rear visibility from the helm. When occasion and weather permits, the clear panels of the aft bulkhead can be removed allowing for easy pass through from the salon's large settee to port and the wetbar and cocktail prep area to starboard. The settee has a large semi-circular high gloss teak table for dining. A hydraulic sunroof retracts in the hardtop providing an even greater open-air feel. Fabrics throughout the boat were chosen by an independent interior designer hired by the owner. The exterior cushions are a black and white stripe and the salon's settee and helm seat are done in a handsome black ultra-leather.
Moving below in the cabin a full featured galley is to port and a guest stateroom is to starboard. The guest stateroom opens to the lower companionway with a wide pocket door and this area can be used as an additional seating area with the bed converted to a settee. At night the settee can be expanded to a queen berth with a pipe berth above for additional sleeping capacity. This stateroom has its own head with stall shower. Forward is the master stateroom which has fine teak joinery with a satin finish, solid framed doors, bookshelves, under-berth stowage and beautiful trim work that ties in the décor. A centerline queen berth provides a restful night after a fun day of cruising and playing on the main deck! The master head is of good size and features a second stall shower. All interior areas have close to seven feet of head room, top end appliances, craftsman like fit and finish, etc. There is also a washer and dryer conveniently located under hinged steps to the pilothouse.
44,000 BTU Chilled Water Air Conditioning and Heat
Hot-water Circulating Pump
Full Size Refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher
3 Burner Electric Stove Top
Double Stainless Steel Sink
Solid Surface Countertops with teak rails
Cockpit Wetbar/Entertainment Area with Sink, Cabinets, and Refrigerator/Icemaker (U-line, new in 2011)
HDTV Flat Screen TV
Alpine Stereo with CD and Remote Control
Upgraded in 2011:
Autopilot - Simrad AP26 interfaced with plotters
Furuno NavNet Chartplotter/Display
Furuno Radar Open Array Radar
VEI Marci 4 Computer with Admiral 11 software
SAT Weather Overlay
KVH Sat Phone and Internet (2011)
Mobile Phone and Web Signal Amplifier
Raytheon Display for Airmar Weather Unit
Airmar Software installed on VEI in 2011
Wireless remotes for Furuno and VEI units
Wireless keyboard for VEI
Chain Counter at Helm
Electronic Single Lever Engine Controls
DDEC Multi-Purpose Engine Displays
Standard Horizon VHF
Bow and Stern Thruster Controls
ACR Spotlight with Remote at Helm
Teak Rimmed Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
High Gloss Burmese Teak Helm Console
Northern Lights 12kw Generator
50 Amp Shorepower System
50 Amp Shorepower Cord with Cablemaster
220V/110V AC System and Breaker Panel
DC System and Breaker Panel
House, Generator and Starting Batteries
Voltmeter and Ammeter
All marine hardware in hull is bonded
Engine & Mechanical
San Juan used a straight drive inboard configuration on "Bright Finish" that allowed for superior shaft angle, shallow draft (thanks to prop tunnels), oversized props and rudders. The result is phenomenal control in different sea states including following seas which is a problem for many competitors in this niche of market. By keeping the props further apart (7'5" in between the shafts and rudders) San Juan also created cornering agility underway but also great leverage for maneuvering around the dock. This complimented by good site lines and a bow and stern thruster make close quarter operation very comfortable.
Steering is fingertip smooth thanks to the Marol rotary-actuated hydraulics that also blocks rudder chatter at the helm and removes wheel creep in turns as well as on straightaways. The rudder stocks are stabilized in gusty stainless steel fabrications bolted into stainless plates that are laminated into massive hull foundations during the infusion process.
The engine compartment is lined with sound insulation to reduce noise levels and engine compartment hatches are gasketed to reduce noise levels as well.
Detroit Diesel/MTU Series 60 Engines with Electronic Controls
Racor Fuel Filters
Aqualift custom designed exhaust system
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Oil Exchange System
720 Gallon Fully Baffled Aluminum Fuel Tank with a double fill for faster refueling
120 Gallon Baffled Stainless Steel Freshwater Tank
3 Bilge Pumps with Automatic Float Switches
Bilge Alarm system with Audible and Visual Alarms at Helm
600 Gallon Per Day Water Maker
Built in the USA using American Bureau of Shipping Rules as guidelines. Machinery and equipment installed using the rules and regulations of the United States Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council.
Deck and Hull
A traditional flared bow with fine entry and tumble home aft is complemented by the hydro-dynamically efficient underbody. The hull and deck were formed using Kevlar, E-Glass and Corecell foam core composites that were vacuum infused with epoxy vinylester resin to yield a strong lightweight structure with high glass to resin ratio. The core is removed and replaced with solid glass and extra laminations in areas of major penetrations and high stress. Watertight structural bulkheads separate the hull into separate zones with dedicated bilge pumps. Structural bulkheads are built using Corecell foam core with E-Glass skins infused with epoxy vinylester resin. There is a composite swim platform with teak inlay and molded rubrail with stainless striker. The hull is painted with Sterling Black and has a gold cove stripe. The house and deck is a Sterling off-white with a light tan non-skid. Cockpit and pilothouse sole are all laid teak decking.
The entire structure of the boat is built using wood free composites.
Windlass with Controls at Helm
Polished Stainless Steel Deck Cleats
Custom Stainless Steel Mooring Line Chocks
Stainless Steel Deck Fuel Fills
Stainless Steel Bow Roller with Anchor with Chain Rode
Low Profile Deck Hatches
Stainless Steel Port Lights
Teak Flagpole with Stainless Steel Socket
Teak handrails located on pilothouse roof and cabin top
All exterior teak is bright finished
Pilothouse windshield and side window glass is light gray tinted, 1/4" bonded, tempered glass with ceramic frits.
Non-tinted 1/4" tempered glass is bonded into the "scallops" on the aft sides of the pilothouse.
Hinged Composite Electronics Mast folds down for low bridge clearance.
Sun Screen material windshield covers
The transom hydraulically lifts to expose the tender garage that can store up to a 10' Rigid Bottom Tender. The boat is launched and retrieved via and electric davit that is stored in the garage area.
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