Outbound Yachts filled a perfect void in today's marketplace for the performance oriented sailor desiring true liveaboard comfort in a modern cruising home at an affordable price! With the aft cockpit Outbound 46 sloop designed by the reknowned racing yacht designer, Carl Schumacher, Outbound Yachts quickly made a dramatic statement in the sailing world. With the success of the Outbound 46, the company hired Tim Kernan, designer of the Santa Cruz 37, to draw the Outbound 52. He did a great job. The Outbound is most definitely capable of clawing off that lee shore or racing the weather to safe harbor. Indeed, her design parameters spell performance with her sleek underbody, long waterline, moderate beam, high righting moment, and optimal weight distribution powerful sail plan, efficient sloop rig and spade rudder. She was designed to be easily driven with finger tip control. She was bred from racing stock and she is a thoroughbred. She fulfills her design requirements to be a fast and safe cruiser, well behaved and easily driven, yet comfortable yacht.
Equal to her performance requirement, is the goal of creating a very comfortable, elegant, and luxurious yacht. Without a doubt, the Outbound is elegant and appealing. When reviewed by Cruising World Magazine, Herb McCormick put it this way, "An elegant blend of sensibility and sophistication..." "for all its lush and allure and flawless finish, the interior reflects the sound philosophy of allowing form to follow function..." Schumacher and Outbound did a fantastic job of designing and building a modern spacious yacht. The semi raised salon gives the vessel a feeling of light and space. And there really is tremendous space. The most popular layout has an elegant centerline island queen berth forward with a double cabin aft on the starboard quarter with a workshop on the port quarter. The Outbound is designed to be a live aboard cruiser for a couple.
Key Features and Benefits:
The Outbound 46 is a beautiful cruiser with a customizable interior offering several choices. The forward stateroom can be configured as a very large island berth or optionally as a smaller Pullman with the head and storage forward. The salon can be configured with either a fixed table, dropleaf table or a bulkhead table that folds up against the bulkhead. The aft section of the boat also has several options for the arrangement of the aft head and chart table. Outbound passage making features include a large chain locker forward and a huge sail locker with deck access. The forward bulkhead is a water tight bulkhead. The salon settees port and starboard are excellent sea berths as is the aft cabin on the starboard quarter. The U shaped galley is a safe offshore arrangement near to the companionway to pass meals up to the cockpit. The large nav station is also near the companionway.
The aft head and stall shower is wonderful at sea with the shower becoming a fine wet locker. The machinery room is a dedicated space with good access. And there is also a dedicated workshop area with a work bench and storage. The cockpit is quick draining with a solid stern rail with a walk through transom and life raft storage under the helm seat. The Outbound carries 200 gallons of water and 180 gallons of fuel low and centered under the cabin sole. With solid fiberglass hand laid construction, the Outbound is well built with an encapsulated lead keel and no keel bolts. She's got the ballast low and effective to carrier sail very well, point high and fly! The Outbound 46 is a wonderful live aboard performance cruiser for a couple with occasional guests. See more at Outbound Yachts website and on our Yachts for Sale page.
The new Outbound 52 was designed for all those real sailors who thought they'd never own a center cockpit sailing vessel. The Outbound 52 is a beautiful sleek, low profiled, center cockpit vessel that has absolutely nothing to do with the "layer cakes" with mile high cockpits and steep companionways. The Outbound 52 has brilliant clean lines, moderate displacement, low freeboard, a low cockpit, a three-step companionway, and push button sailing. This is a sailing vessel that you will truly enjoy with the sweetest helm you'll find on any yacht, cruising or racing. Outbound Yachts are definitely performance oriented, but not from a racing perspective. They believe in performance from an ergonomic point of view... yachts that can get out of their own way, will keep you safe by reducing fatigue, and having the ability to sail swiftly out of the track of weather.
Design concepts include simple systems with excellent access planned for a cruising couple to maintain so they can feel safe and secure and enjoy the cruising life style. The quality of construction is very good and it is executed using the abundant labor force in China which allows the Outbound to deliver on the promise of elegance with a beautiful hand-crafted interior and solid construction at an affordable price. An Outbound 52 is an amazing safe, and comfortable yacht that will be the envy of any anchorage. See more at Outbound Yachts website and on our Yachts for Sale page. Also at Tim Kernan's website you will find more very cool pictures.
The Outbound 44 is becoming one of the most sought after vessels on the brokerage market. They are quite rare because all the original owners seem to really love sailing their Outbound 44. In one of the earliest reviews, Cruising World summed up the Outbound 44 as "An elegant blend of sensibility and sophistication". That is a pretty true statement.
Carl Schumacher definitely did a great job designing a modern performance cruiser. The Outbound 44 was built to the highest standards of sailing yacht construction, as the 46 and 52 are today. The Outbound 44 was definitely the start of something big as it morphed to the 46 and now the 52. All have the same elegant hand crafted interior, semi-raised salon that fills the cabin with natural light, comfortable accommodations and superb load carrying capability. Where ever you sail, you will be very comfortable and probably the envy of the harbor. Let us help you find or build your beautiful Outbound.
RogueWave Yacht Sales is strategically located, by design, in the Sailing Capital of the World ! Home of the Annapolis Sailboat Show held each October her in Annapolis MD. We are standing by to help you find the right boat to realize that sailing vision. Please give us a call if you would like to know more about Outbound Yachts. Definitely let us know if you are coming to the Annapolis Sailboat Show as we'll arrange something special for you. When you buy your Outbound, we will be her to guide you through the process and make sure that your boat will achieve your vision. We'll b here to commission the vessel when she arrives to Norfolk VA, most likely. Our commitment is to make the entire adventure a fun and fulfilling experience. We are committed to make your transition to sailing life a very successful adventure.