After a decade of cruising adventures ranging from Canada to the Caribbean, and everywhere in between, this proven, go-anywhere vessel is offered for sale for the first time by her original owners. In addition to carrying an extensive inventory of upgrades and equipment that make this boat remarkably self-sufficient, the boat was recently re-powered with new twin Yanmars. This meticulously-maintained, turn-key liveaboard is ready to carry her new owners to destinations near or far.
From the owners: We had Mirage build our Great Harbour 47 in 2004 because these boats just make sense. They are solid, stable, maneuverable and comfortable. Ten years of extensive cruising have proved this to be the case. We have been from the Bahamas to Canada and Maine. During one summer in Maine we did not tie up to a dock with power from June to October.
We have carefully outfitted this boat for extended cruising and have periodically updated and upgraded equipment to ensure that time on the water is comfortable. Cruising is limited by laundry water and food, so we specified an apartment-sized Maytag washer and dryer, carry 500 gallons of water that can be refreshed with a watermaker, and the standard household refrigerator is supplemented by a separate half freezer.
People often ask the cruising range of our boat. The practical answer is that, with 1,000 gallons of fuel, we can go far enough to have many refuelling options. The same goes for hanging on the hook or on a mooring ball. The holding tank is 250 gallons. For us that's almost 6 weeks. Add in flexible onboard power systems and that means independence.
The boat has two generators: A 8.5 Kw Phasor AC generator and a 4.5 Kw Fischer Panda DC generator. With a water/gas separator the DC generator's exhaust is virtually silent and is similarly quiet inside. There is a 1200 amp hour battery bank with twin 50-amp pass-through Victron inverters. Twin inverters means we can run 220 volt systems from the batteries (limited) or from the DC generator. The DC generator will support most galley use, laundry, the water maker or one AC/heating unit.
Independence means activity on the water. The upper roof features storage for 2 included kayaks. We have found that launching the kayaks is simple. The swim platform and ladder make getting in and out of the kayaks a breeze. And the 12 foot inflatable is powered by a new 30 hp Suzuki electronically fuel injected outboard. The engine room includes a dive tank air compressor with cockpit filling station.
With a draft of 3 feet and a minimum air draft of 16 feet with the antenna mast down, this boat can go just about anywhere.