It pains us dearly, our lovely Abeona is
48′ custom aluminum cutter
Location: Maine, USA
….. but why? you have’t had her long?
If you read our post from, well a really REALLY long time ago (find it here) you will know that the girls cornered us in the cockpit one afternoon and initiated a debate on why it’s better to live in a house. They were on the affirmative side of course.
Even though it was only 2 small girls under the age of 7 it felt as if an army of miniature people were attacking us and our dream.
Our family is important to us and even though it hadn’t been that long since we had purchased Abeona we knew it was time to head back to Maine and give the kids a chance to dig their tiny toes into some dirt.
We bought Abeona back in October 2016, we’ve owned her for almost a year and a half, and in that time we cruised her heavily for 8 months and dumped a bucket load of money into her. She was awesome when we bought her but now she’s Russian awesome. Extremely enhanced. I’ll get into her improvements a little later. She’s a great boat but our kids were one step away from drilling holes in her hull, if you know what I mean.
Without further adieu below are some photos. Majority of the pictures are recent (February 2018) but some exterior shots I’ve had to drag from the Caribbean and Bahamas (2016-2017). Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.
you are going to love…..
- huge galley with tons of storage
- she sails great in light weather, leaving the others for dust
- cockpit with removable helm, time to kick back and relax
- spinnaker for those slower days
- aluminum hull for low maintenance
- spacious lazarette
- separate shower from the head
- easy access to EVERYTHING! seriously important!
- lifting keel for those awesome shallow water anchorages
- layout to suit anything from a family to an exploration crew
lets jump into some details
- Designer: Roger Marshall/Ocean Explorer
- Builder: Global Yachts/Howdy Bailey Norfolk, VA
- Year built: 1997
- LOA: 48′
- LWL: 39′
- Hull: Aluminum
- Breadth: 14′
- Depth: 4′-7′
- Displacement: 30,000lbs
- Yanmar 50hp engine
- Sail area: 945 sq ft – Mack Sails
- Water: 150 gallons
- Fuel: 300 gallons
- Range: 1750 +/- nautical miles
- Sail area: 945 sq ft – Mack Sails
wires, gizmos and gadgets
- Raymarine RS130 GPS antenna (2017)
- Raymarine Quantum Radar (2017)
- Raymarine P70RS Auto Pilot Controller (primary) (2017)
- Raymarine touch screen chart plotter, built in wifi (2017)
- Raymarine VHF (2017)
- I70S instrument cluster 0- depth sounder/ windometer (2017)
- AIS Class B (2017)
- Weens and Plath electric Barometer
- Raytheon back up auto pilot
- Freedom inverter charger 2000W 60amp
- Waco cold plate 12v refrigeration (2017)
- Dometic Cool Freeze CF-80 12 freezer (2017)
- Balmar ARS-5 multi stage voltage regulator 120 amp alternator
- Spectra Cape horn extreme water maker 16 gallons/hr 12v
- Bad Boy router and wifi booster
- All LED lighting
- Life Line AGM batteries 700 amp hours 2017
- rewired boat, including all main power 2017
- D400 wind generator
- 3 solar panels, 750 watts
- Tri Star MPPT solar system controller
sails & on deck
- main sail 3000 miles on it (2016)
- Stack pack (2017)
- Running rigging and sheets (2017)
- Storm tri sail
- standing rigging age unknown
- Head sail 3000 miles (2016)
- spare head sail age unknown
- spinnaker excellent condidtion
- Lewmar winches
- hank on stay sail
- feathering propeller (w/ 2 spares)
- whisker pole on mast track
- custom stations 30” life lines (2017)
- Profurl head sail
- Rocna 73lb anchor
- Lofrans windlass (2017)
- 300′ G4 3/8″ chain
safety / other
- Epirb 406 ACR 2017
- 10′ AB aluminum dinghy w/floor 15hp 4stroke
- SWITLIK 6 man offshore life raft, recertified 2017 w/ full size 406 epirb in life raft
Abeona is an aluminum battle ship. Whether you plan to sail far north to far south or all that hot sandy stuff in-between, she can do it ALL.
We bought her to continue our cold water sailing but found ourselves in the Caribbean with plans to sail the Pacific. With a boat like Abeona you can change your plans and know that you will be comfortable in a hot or cold climate. Don’t limit yourself with a boat that is primarily built to cruise a certain region, buy the boat that truly embodies the definition of adventure.
Whether you’re looking for a low maintenance family boat or a safe, stout yacht for icy water exploration, she’s your girl.
Abeona is a head turning, comfortable home just waiting to chase some sunsets…. or icebergs.
The pilot house is only a short way down from the cockpit making it safe for young children and adults alike to get in and out of the the cabin. The settee on the port side lays down to a queen size birth. The starboard side boasts a single birth next to the navigational station. The nav station is equipped with all intergrated Raymarine electronics. A large hatch in the floor of the pilot house allows easy access to the engine.
To the aft of the nav station is a chair and a pull down table handy for a laptop or looking at charts. Flip up the table and you have a small bi-fold door giving access to the lazarette. The lazarette houses the water maker, freezer and is the garden shed for Abeona. It’s a total dream back there.
The galley is extremely spacious and one of the key points why we were attracted to her. There is plenty of storage for plates, glasses, pots and pans etc. We bought a new Voyager 4500 propane 2 burner stove (2017) and have installed a seagull IV water purifier under the sink with a dedicated faucet. There is fresh and salt water available at the double stainless steel sinks.
To the starboard side of the galley is the dining area. We replaced the table and the area will sit 4 adults easy. There is a new book shelf above the seating.
Further forward is a small seating area with a storage area. The cupboards are deep with ample storage for dry goods and linens.
The master is well placed mid ship, it is very comfortable even when sailing. There are fabric pockets that line the outboard side of the cabin. Storage under the bed, access under the mattress. Hatch and fan above the bed.
In the bow of the boat are 3 berths. The v-berth has been split into 2 berths and we made a 3rd berth below one of those. Each birth has fabric pockets on the walls for storage. The upper berths have a hatch and the all 3 have fans.
The head is located starboard mid ship. There is a separate shower stall which is really nice so as not to wet all the surfaces. The head is a (2016) lavac manual marine toilet.
The stern platform is a great area for swimming and getting in and out of the dingy. We installed a hot/cold shower which was a game changer with the kids and also for the pleasure of an evening shower under the stars.
The cockpit is roomy especially with the wheel removed. There is an auto pilot control at the helm.
Abeona has great ventilation with large dorades on deck and large deck hatches.
There is a hydraulic lifting keel with controls that are passed through the galley hatch for operation. A great feature for shallow anchorages and shortcuts.
There is a whisker pole attached to the mast for easy downwind sailing.
Wash down hose that will make everyone in the anchorage jealous.
Please contact us with any questions or for a viewing
Abeona is located in Belfast, Maine USA
please share, share SHARE this page. If we have to list with a broker the price will go up to cover their fees. You don’t get more turn key then this, imagine you could be cruising New England and beyond THIS summer.
Thank you in advance.
Carly and Carl