48' 6" (14.78m)

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1996 48' 6" TILLOTSON AND PEARSON Racing Sailboat One Design 48 Newport Beach California United States
$72,200 USD

The 1996 48' 6" TILLOTSON AND PEARSON One Design 48 Racing Sailboat TNT is a sail boat for sale located in Newport Beach, California, United States.

The One Design 48 - 48001, is probably one of the fastest and best kept One-Design 48s currently available. TNT/ex Chayah / ex Leading Edge has a prestigious pedigree, she is turn key and ready to go win her next race. She has 29 bags of sails, a custom removable bow sprit, with extra large kites and a current rating of -21. Her deck was repainted two years ago, new boom vang and many other upgrades to keep her competitive under today's racing scenarios. 
Designed as an America’s cup trainer, she needs a full crew of 11. Owner is a two boat owner and is eager to have her find a new home

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LENGTH 48' 6" (14.78m)
BUILT 1996
BEAM 14' 2" (4.32m)
DRAFT 10' (3.05m)
LOCATION Newport Beach, California, USA
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Perry Design Review

Reichel/Pugh has done some spectacularly fast boats lately, including the Melges 24, the Melges 30, and the impressive IMS 70 Windquest. This 48-footer puts those lessons to work in a one-design package geared to the most discriminating of sailors. Organized by such illuminaries as John Bertrand and Dick and Doug DeVos, this project has, I think, the horsepower behind it to ensure success.

The rudder and keel are very high-aspect-ratio fins. The keel is a cast stainless fin with a lead bulb attached. Kelp will collect at the bulb-fin joint, but not to worry, a clever kelp cutter built into the leading edge of the keel will free the nasty stuff in a hurry.

The hull is relatively wide with an L/B of 3.42. The canoe-body profile shows the forefoot lifted just above the DWL and a near plumb stem. The rocker appears to flatten around the keel root and then to kick up around station 7.5. I estimate the chord length of this keel to be about 36 inches at midspan, maybe 40 inches at the most. Draft is 10 feet, and there is a large fillet at the leading edge intersection with the hull.

Ballast comes in two forms: 8,820 pounds of lead cast to the bottom of the fin, and 2,980 pounds of water ballast in two tanks per side. In a light boat that has the beam and the topsides shape to take advantage of it, water ballast can add significantly to the sail carrying ability.

We could go on about the design features of this boat, but more important to this effort are the one-design organizational effort and the strict rules to ensure equal boat speed. TPI will build these boats with the most exotic of fabrics, including carbon-fiber woven biaxial fabrics for the inner skin and Kevlar and glass hybrid fabrics for the outer skins. The resin is all Ampreg custom-formulated epoxy.

Keel floors and longitudinals are described as solid carbon-fiber and glass over a foam core glassed integrally with the hull. This probably means that the cores for the structures go in with the hull cores and are then covered with the inner skins and additional reinforcing. The shaped cores for the stiffeners will be applied within the inner skin, then reinforcing fabrics will be added. The deck is all carbon over foam with integral beams. The rudder and stock are all carbon-fiber by GMT with Speedwave bearings.

All deck gear is Lewmar. Primary winches are ultralight and coupled with a lightweight centerline pedestal. The rig, with an SA/D of 27.98, features a carbon-fiber mast by Sparcraft with the masthead unit, gooseneck and vang bracket all cast of carbon-fiber. The boom is of two-piece construction combining an extruded top section with a shaped bottom section.

The list of instrumentation is extensive, with all gear supplied by Ockam. Instruments include full polar readouts.

It's a great-looking boat. You will have to be alert and quick to get a good look if you see one on the water. If you carry two anchors on the bow and like to fly both yankee and staysail together, I suggest you find a One-Design 48 at the dock, where it will hold still long enough to let you look.

A new grand prix yacht designed to outperform IMS 50-footers.

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Walter Johnson
Engel & Volkers Yachting Americas
837 5th Ave South Naples, Florida, 34102 USA

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