If you like Hylas, Passport or Tayana, then don't overlook this MacIntosh 47. She is a very modern design!
Rare on the market. Only 16 of these were built. Built in 1989 but really commissioned and deliverd in 1990.
If you like the modern looks the Taswell, Hylas, Passport, Norseman, have a look at this MacIntosh 47.
Sole Mate is one of the few vessels of her size successfully achieving the distinction of being both an exceptionally comfortable live-aboard cruiser and an outstanding sailing performer. Her exterior is that of a contemporary, low maintenance, sleek center-cockpit fast cruiser. Very similar to a Hylas, Taswell, and Passport without the exterior woods. Her interior is a warm contrast, with elegant high gloss varnished matching teak, beautifully made by her builder, the well respected Hansa and Shiffbau yard.
The Macintosh 47 cutter is an extremely high quality yacht with tremendous attention to detail. 16 of these custom blue water yachts were built. This is the last one and has a custom forward cabin layout. If you are in the market for a high end cruising yacht and have considered center cockpit models like the Taswell and Passport range then Sole Mates certainly deserves getting aboard.
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Currently at Herrington Harbor North Winter Stored.
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The fit and finish on the interior of the Macintosh 47 can only be described as outstanding with solid Teak and Holly cabin soles throughout. The overall effect is one of warmth, quality and style. Ultra Leather white upholstery throughout.
MAIN SALON: Wrap around seating to Port with teak dining table (table removed in storage). Full size navigation station opposite. Lee cloths for salon and forward berths.
GALLEY Full size galley incorporating the walk-through through to the master cabin.
MASTER AFT Large full width centerline Master Cabin with dual hanging lockers and abundant storage. Ensuite head with separate shower stall.
GUEST CABIN Mid Ship Large full width guest cabin amidships. With offset double berth to port and with custom office desk and storage opposite. A very large amount of drawers and storage. Ensuite head with separate shower stall forward. Accessible Chain locker in the shower.
The Macintosh 47 features a large galley which takes full advantage of the walk through. Full headroom, lots of storage and of course befitting a quality blue water cruising yacht a huge refrigerator and separate freezer.
The Macintosh 47 cutter was the result of Herb Gunter former project manager for Hans Christian Yachts and the yacht designer Tim Michael Kings. Although they liked the quality of the Hans Christian they felt the market was ready for a lower maintenance, faster boat. Hence the Macintosh 47 was born. A yacht with fiberglass decks and only a few pieces of Teak in the cockpit for a very low maintenance program.
COCKPIT AND COMPANIONWAY
The Macintosh 47 Cutter features a spacious center cockpit with high back seats, radius corners and countered seats to insure comfort at sea.
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT & ELECTRONICS The Macintosh 47? features a full size wrap around navigation station, as one would expect aboard a yacht of this caliber.
The electrical panel and wiring plan on the Macintosh 47 cutter is truly first class and easily accessible.
SAILS & RIGGING
SAILS Sole Mate features a truly impressive custom high end rig. Which makes short handed sailing a breeze. Need to update age of sails
Although the boat has had nonstop improvements since the current owner purchased in 2005, the most Recent improvements are:
Navtec manual hydraulic backstay/vang pump rebuilt
C Plath compass Rebuilt
Bottom painted in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas with tin-based Islands 44 paint: Jan 2018.
Watermaker high-pressure pump replaced: 2018
New Revere Commander 4-person Liferaft (due for first inspection in March 2020)
Mast removed, stripped, primed with acid etching primer, and painted with Awl Grip
All shrouds and stays replaced
All turnbuckles replaced
All chain plates removed and inspected.
Backstay chain plates were in good condition, and electroplated and re-bedded.
All other chain plates were fabricated new at the Schaeffer plant.
Shroud chain plate deck openings were improved with elevated foot plates to decrease chance of any water intrusion.
Forward Rondal hydraulic motor was inspected, cleaned and re-installed
In-mast Rondal hydraulic motor was replaced with new motor from Florida hydraulics.
Lifelines replaced with SS uncoated wire.
Anchor windlass was rebuilt.
Anchor chain replaced (300 ft 3/8” all chain rode)
Transmission (Hurth) replaced
Bimini and windshield replaced, as well as windshield cover
Rudder dropped, inspected, and re-set.
New PSS dripless shaft seal. New cutlass bearing
Max prop rebuilt at PYI
Forward reverse-cycle AC/heater was replaced with new Dometic unit (16KBTU)
EXTENSIVE REFIT IN 2016-17 BEFORE LEAVING On their Cruise.
The listing broker has known the owners and the boat since they purchased in 2005. The boat was mainly weekend sailed from 2005 to 2017 before they left for the islands. The owners have always maintained the boat and she is truly ready to go back to sea because she just returned. The boat is being sold very complete. The sellers have left for a Florida and Bahamas Cruise thru the Abacos and Exumas in 2017-18 having done major upgrades before leaving (see list below) and have sailed up the East Coast to Annapolis where she now lies.
One of the last (if not the last) Macintosh 47 built.
The only one with:
The Listing Brokerage Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel regardless of information provided. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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Waterford Harbor Marina
800 Mariners Dr. Pier 6/7
Kemah, TX 77565