48′ Africat 450 Sports Fisher
Reference Number: PMUL048-0004
Design: Africat 450
Launch year: 2010
Total Berths: 10 Engine(s): 2 x 450hp Cummins
Electronics include: radar, compass, chart plotter, sonar, and more.
Hull Material: GRP Deck Material: GRP
This 2010 48ft Africat 450 is one of 36 manufactured in South Africa by Afri-cat Marine.
She has four cabins along with a bunk bed area as well as two bathrooms that gives a total of 10 berths. Two of the cabins have been fitted with televisions as has the saloon. There is a head in either hull with pressurised hot & cold fresh water supplied by a water maker and 700 litre fresh water holding tank. On the bridge deck she has her saloon and galley which is equipped with a four plate stove, microwave, kettle, toaster and ice maker.
The vessel has recently been refitted with new upholstery through out and aft deck drop sheets.
The aft deck is beautifully laid out and can be enclosed with drop sheets if so required. The dinning table can be dropped down to form a wonderful day bed.
Moving further aft Weber Gas braai has been built into the transom. This flanked by lunar tubes, live bait well, basins and bait station. Tucked away in the hatches we find a further two fridges. On the stern she has a beautiful swim platform with safety rail which would be a wonderful staging area for diving and fishing. As part of this a built in folding gang plank makes access to the dock an effortless experience.
On the flybridge we find the helmstation. What is a rather nice touch is that she has two throttle control units the 2nd being at the aft of the fly-bridge allowing the skipper two have pin point control from either helm by using the Cummins Zeus Pod joystick controlled drive system. Mooring with this system can easily and safely be achieved with minimal experience. From an electronics perspective she has a new garmin fish finder, 2 x GPSMAP 8416, 1 x 8412 GPSMAP display screen, GMR fantom 18 radar and as well as a 1kw M265 inhull transducer. Having a off shore web wifi hub allows access to the internet whilst coastal cruising is a real boon. The system is said to have a max range of 30km.
The grunt comes from two Cummins 450hp inboard diesels which gives her a top speed of around 22 knots and are accessed through two large hatches on the aft deck. Both engine rooms have video monitoring. The tender is stored on the on the coach roof and is launched & retrieved with the aid of the onboard crane. From a safety perspective she is equipped with 2 x 6 man life rafts. The vessels batteries can be charged by three independent sources. These being the Onan 4.5KVA generator, Sure Power and solar power. These power sources are required to supply sufficient power for the vessels air conditioning, CCTV, Hertz sound systems, and plethora of electronics.
At night she makes quite a spectacle with her blue lighting which has been strategically placed to enhance lighting and the ambience. LED flood lights have been placed around the vessel so ensure sufficient lighting. The balance of the lighting has also been converted to LED
In the event that you are in the market for a premium blue water cruiser I would like to suggest that you place her on your to view list.