One need only flip through the first few pages of Ferenc Mate’s book “The World’s Best Sailboats” to find pictures of “Alchemist's” sister ship. Designed by Chuck Paine, the Whistler 48’s all had different deck configurations depending on the customer needs. “Alchemist” has a raised salon some might call a pilothouse, as she indeed does have a below deck steering station. Her inventive layout with two companion ways works extremely well. Able Marine’s attention to detail is evident in the top notch joinery and the thought given to “Alchemist’s” systems and access.
“Alchemist” has had a complete on deck refit and shows like new above decks. Below she isn’t far behind with a refinished floor and an interior that has been well cared for by her one owner. This is a special boat, well suited for the Pacific NW with her below deck steering and raised salon, and is a must see.