Adams 48 Centre Cockpit Ketch

1992 Adams 48 Centre Cockpit Ketch is for sale in great sail away condition.

Home to a family of four this yacht has spent the last 5 years cruising Australia’s east coast, the Western Pacific and South East Asia. Having very recently arrived home from a voyage of discovery through Raja Ampat, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands she is being offered for sale in excellent condition with all systems in good working order. Being of shoal draft with pivoting centre board she is supremely versatile when negotiating shoals and quite simply a pleasure to sail on all points, singlehanded.

Spacious aft cabin features double berth and full size ensuite, forward double with ensuite and vanity. The interior has a beautiful ambiance with light coloured furnishings and woodwork along with excellent ventilation from many opening hatches. The centre cockpit is deep, comfortable, shaded and well sheltered in all weather with easy access to the main cabin. Rewired in 2011, Engine room refit 2012, Re-rigged with new mainsail and last slipped in 2015 this boat is absolutely ready for the next adventure. For sale from DBY Boat Sales Pittwater office. For inventory and high resolution photos, call +61 2 9999 3311 or email

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Adams
Model: 48 Centre Cockpit Ketch
Length: 48.00 Feet
Year: 1992
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Steel
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Nissan
Engine Type: Diesel
Condition: Used
State: Queensland
Stock Number: PWAS482574
Designer : Joe Adams
Builder : Peter Tully Engineering, South Australia.
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 800
Hull Construction Material : Steel 6mm bwl, 4.9mm awl
Deck Construction Material : Steel 3mm
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 48 feet
Length (m) : 14.85 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.87 m
Draft (m) : 1.6m to 3m
Keel/Ballast : Steel Keel with lifting Centreboard /Encapsulated Ballast
Number of Helms : one
Number Of Engines : Nissan FD35 80hp [4200hrs] Shaft drive, 20ins Autostream feathering Stainless prop
Horse Power (hp) : 80
Engine Room : Twin Racor Parker Fuel Filters
Generator : Leece Neville 190ah High Output Alternator, Balmar smart charge regulator
Number of Batteries : 1x Start [2013] 4x 120ah House [glass mat maint. free]
Number of Fuel Tanks : 400ltr Diesel
Accommodation Notes : Spacious aft cabin features double berth and full size ensuite, forward double with ensuite and vanity
Number of Berths : six
Number of Showers : two
Number of Toilets : 2x Heads
Number of TVs : one
Holding Tank (L) : 100
Galley Notes : A wrap around galley
Stove : 2 burner Broadwater gas oven and grill
Refrigeration : Freezer/fridge. 12v Isotherm Eutectic and 12v Danfos BF50.
Number of Freezers : one
Number of Sinks : two
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Television and stereo, Canon wireless printer, scanner and copier, Breadmaker.
Anchor / Winch : Muir 2000lb anchor winch (spare motor)
Bilge Pump : Four, 1x Manual, 1xAuto, 2x Backup.
Deck Gear : 2 x Primary Arco 56ST. 1x 12v electric. 1 barlow 24 1 x Main sheet. Barlow 23 1 x Headsail, Halyard. Lewmar 44ST 2 x Reefing Winches Arco 45ST, Barlow 23 all two speed
Mast/Rigging : Masthead ketch. Spars Alloy, Rigging Stainless new 2015 (Stalock). Harken roller furling system, 2 poles one stored on the mast
Sail Inventory : Mainsail Fully battened (2015). Headsail Furling Genoa (needs replacing), Large light weight reacher (good con) Heavy weather yankee (very good con) Staysail, Symmetrical Spinnaker (little used) Storm jib and Trysail safety orange. Mizzan: fully battened (tired but usable) Mizzan staysail(good con)
Electrics : Xantrex battery monitor system, 2 x inverters, 300watt and 1200watt, 4 x solar panels. 300 watt total, Manson solar smart charge controller.
Electronics Navigation : Autopilot Raymarine ST 6001G, JRC radar 16nm, Depth Sounder NASA (2014)
Dinghy : Dinghy 2.9m Swift RIB, Outboard 9.8hp Tohatsu
Safety Gear : Life-raft 4 man Zodiac (surveyed 2013), AIS SR161 Receiver.
Ground Tackle : 2 x plough 1 x fisherman 80m 3/8 chain
Watermaker / De-Sal : Desalinator 1L per min
GPS : GPS Navman tracker500. gps mouse (backup).
Has Navigation Lights : yes
Radio : HF Radio ICOM IC_710 HF SSB, backstay antenna + Tuner, VHF X 2. GME GX600, ICOM M402, Pactor Multi mode email.
Number of Life Jackets : 3x life jackets and harnesses, EPIRB 406 gps, 2 x Fire alarm 5 x Extinguisher inc. 9kg Co2
Remarks : Magma BBQ, 12v dive compressor, suitable for hull cleaning or inspection