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2010 Chris White Designs ATLANTIC 48

United States



"YouNevaKnow" represents a fantastic opportunity to step into a turnkey, high performance world cruising catamaran-
with brand new engines.  Price just reduced to 1/3 of the cost to build. If you want a world cruising cat with exceptional sailing performance and renowned ease of handling Don’t let this one get away.

The award winning, Atlantic Catamaran™ pilothouse design layout features a midship cockpit for easy short handed sailing combined with a full visibility pilothouse aft of the cockpit, which includes a duplicate steering station with engine controls and instruments. This original configuration has recently been imitated by others, yet no one has succeeded in building a better cruising cat than the Atlantic Catamaran™ series

A fully equipped galley is located in the starboard hull adjacent to the pilot house.
A double cabin is located midships in each hull. A single cabin is forward in the starboard hull. The forward section of the port hull is a large storage locker suitable for sails, sailboards, bicycles or other bulky gear. Each hull contains a head with vanity and ample stowage, a separate shower compartment is located aft in the port hull

Hulls, decks, pilot house and major bulkheads are constructed from epoxy resin and tri-axial glass laminate cored with Herex PVC marine grade foam. All exterior surfaces are spray painted with AwlGrip™ polyurethane coating.
Crossbeams are built of uni-directional carbon fiber/epoxy with foam cored epoxy/glass bulkheads.




Basic Boat Info

Price: $565,000
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Boat Name: Atlantic 48
Make: Chris White Designs
Model: ATLANTIC 48
Year: 2010
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Design:Chris White Designs
Designer: Builder: Southern Cape
Construction: Composite


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 48'7 ft / 14.81 m
Waterline Length: 47'5 ft / 14.45 m
Beam: 26'3 ft / 8.00 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D2-40
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2019
  • Engine Hours: 10
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: d2-40
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
  • Year: 2019
  • Engine Hours: 10
Total Engine Power: 80hp
Cruising Speed: 9 kn


Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Multi-Hulls


Sail Away Catamarans Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Chris White Designs.


Launched: September 2010                                  Builder: Southern Cape Yachtbuilders

Length overall: 48’ 7”                                             Sail area:

Length waterline: 47'                                             Mainsail: 860 sq/ft

Beam overall: 26’ 3”                                              Jib: 430 sq/ft

Draft: 3’ 2” to 7’8”                                                  Stormsail: 107 sq/ft

Wing clearance from LWL: 36”                             Code 0: 1075 sq/ft

Displacement: 21,500 lbs.                                    Asym.Spinnaker 1940 sq/ft

Pounds per inch immersion: 1,524




What the Sailors Say

"Currently, we're in a little squall, blowing 26 knots from behind and we have Ella up. Yes, that's the spinnaker. Zen's flat and going 14-16 knots through the water. Tom's in his glory, like a little kid riding his bike down that roller coaster road with his hair on fire."

Monique Burgess, Atlantic 48 "Zen", on passage to Marquesas Islands, 


"After 30,000 nm, Resolute is sailing brilliantly. In my humble and probably biased opinion, none of the other boats on this World ARC rally come close to Resolute in terms of fit-for-purpose for this type of blue water sailing. Objectively, we are substantially faster, more comfortable and dry. She's a fabulous sea boat".

Ken Gibson, owner of A48 "Resolute" January 2017


"YouNevaKnow" Equipment Description


Propulsion and Steering
Brand NEW Twin Volvo Penta 40 H.P. (model D2-40 x S130B) diesel saildrive engines (Zero hours). Engines were replaced May 2019 under Volvo recall due to EPA certification issues. Start off your cruise with spanking new engines!

Instrument panel with tachometer and engine monitoring gauges and alarms
Primary and secondary fuel filters
Deluxe electronic dual single lever engine controls mounted at both the cockpit helm station and pilothouse inside helm.
Seahawk three blade bronze geared folding propellers
Rudder blades are fiberglass composite, high performance hydrofoil section with solid stainless steel rudder stocks
Twin station all mechanical (cable) steering
Custom cockpit steering pedestal with compass and engine controls

2 cored epoxy/glass daggerboards in epoxy/glass laminate trunks
Up and down haul controls lead to cockpit

Collision Bulkheads
Each hull has a collision bulkhead forward

All sails by North Sails. Mainsail, jib and screecher in Cuben Fibre. Norlon spinnaker and Dacron storm sail


Batteries: Four Mastervolt 200 Amp-hour at 12-volts gel batteries. Separate AGM engine start batteries for each engine
4 Solar Panels, 205 watt output each
AirBreeze Wind Generator
Each engine has 2 alternators. 1 for the starter battery and 1 high output Mastervolt 24/95C (95Amp) Alpha alternator for the house batteries
24-volt circuit breakers controlled from Mastervolt System Control Panel. Separate 12-volt circuits available
LED lights throughout – the only exception being the light inside the refrigerator
Mastervolt MassCombi 24/2500 inverter/charger (2500 watt) provides AC power from the 24V DC batteries
AC outlets are installed in the following places. 1 in each head, 1 in each cabin, 4 in galley, 2 at workbench, 2 at nav. Station, 2 port and stbd pilothouse settees

Electronics Package:
Chartplotter: Furuno TZT14 NavNet 14.1” color LCD Multifunction Display with Worldwide Charts
Radar: Furuno DRS4D 24” x 4 kW Ultra High Definition Digital Radome on post at stern.
GPS: Furuno GP330B WAAS GPS receiver/Antenna
AIS: Furuno FA-50 AIS Class A/B (transmit and receive) with dedicated GPS
VHF: ICOM M502 display/mic helmstation stbd for pilothouse. HM157B CommandMic remote for cockpit
Satphone: Inmarsat Fleetbroadband 150 System (for voice and data) Thrane handset and Sailor tracking antenna
WiFi: Ubiquiti Bullet mounted on masthead with long range antenna
Cellular Data: Erriccson W35 Cellular modem with external antenna for long range cellular data

Sailing Instruments:
NKE wind speed / wind direction masthead sensors, ultrasonic speed and depth sensors, fluxgate compass
NKE Gyropilot Graphic in pilothouse
NKE TL25 display unit in cockpit, visible from pilothouse

NKE autopilot
Danforth 4 ½” C402D Hi-Speed compass

Mast and Boom

Carbon fibre mast, deck stepped with stainless steel diamonds over carbon fibre spreader

Masthead light, masthead WiFi, wind instruments
All halyards and reefing lines are led to cockpit
Carbon fibre boom with internal reefing lines and main sheet
Karver furler for screecher and Karver halyard lock for screecher and spinnaker

Standing Rigging
Capshrouds by Future Fibres K49 Kevlar 25T
Lowers by Future Fibres K49 Kevlar 15T
Forestay 316 Dyform 12mm SS wire
Martingale 316 Dyform 14mm SS wire
Inner Forestay 12mm Dynex
Running Rigging: Low stretch Spectra lines for all halyards, sheets, preventers and reefing lines

Deck Hardware
Anderson Stainless Steel self-tailing winches:
1 electric #46 for jib sheet/main halyard
2 x #52 for main sheet, screecher / spinnaker sheets and preventer
Harken CB Big Boat main sheet traveler
Harken jib sheet track

Hull and Deck Ventilation:
16 Deck hatches, all Lewmar Ocean Series. Accommodation area hatches are equipped with roller shade/screens.
Eight opening portlights with clear plexi windows, three in each outboard hull side and one adjacent to each double berth
Cowl vents forepeaks, heads, galley and shower
6 Caframo Bora fans, two in each berth, one in the galley, one in the workshop, one each in the pilothouse helmstation and nav area, two aft in the pilothouse

2 Moeller FT8008 80 gallon diesel fuel tanks each with deck fill, shut off and gauge
2 Epoxy/glass 40 gallon water tanks each with deck fill, vent and gauge

Webasto 5kW diesel heater, with recirculating hot air.

Rails and Lifelines:
Custom fabricated SS stanchions and lifelines
Custom fabricated polished SS pushpits
4 SS Transom grab rails
Integral swim step on rudder

Anchor Handling:
Dual bow anchor rollers enable two anchors to be easily used at the same time
Maxwell, RC10 1200W windlass with rope/chain gypsy and dual direction switch
Self-bailing lockers for self stowing chain and rode

Ground Tackle
Two anchors and rodes. Primary anchor is a 70lb. Lewmar Delta Anchor with 165’ of 3/8” BBB chain and 165’ 5/8” nylon rode
The second anchor is a Fortress 21lb with 16' chain and 330' 5/8" nylon rode

Cleats and Docklines
8 12" docking cleats, 2 bow, 2 stern, 4 springline
2 10” mooring cleat
16mm docking lines

Navigation Lights
Hella LED masthead Tri-color and anchor light
Mast mounted steaming light
Hella NaviLED deck level running lights
Aft deck floodlight and sternlight

Varnished cabinet door frames, fiddles and trim
Foam backed laminate soles in pilothouse
Gloss polyurethane finish in shower, matt finish in accommodation areas

Port and Starboard settees have a composite veneered wood finish dining table. Starboard table converts to a bed
Settee seats have partitioned stowage beneath via lift out covers in the seat top

Inside Helm Station
A 28” leather covered destroyer type wheel is mounted in the pilothouse with engine instrument panels, electronic gear shift/throttle control and all sailing instruments displayed on Gyropilot Graphic screen and Furuno chartplotter. Autopilot control located within easy reach of the wheel

Pilot House Nav. Station
Large chart table with full size chart drawer beneath
Three desk drawers
Ample space for nav and satcom gear
Extra outlets for laptop computers, printer, etc.

Aft Deck
Bimini top, dinghy hoist and dinghy tie downs built into the aft deck
Three large flush deck lockers along the forward side of aft deck for stowage

Force 10 model, 3 burner propane stove with automatic temperature control oven and broiler. A remote solenoid propane shut-off switch is provided
Ragasco composite propane bottles are located in a self-venting locker
Galley sink is a deep double bowl polished stainless steel with strainers
Hot and cold pressurized water
Ample drawers, lockers and shelves for storage. Built in trash container

Spectra “Catalina”, 17 gal per hour watermaker. Mounted in an easy-to-service location

A Novakool marine refrigerator and separate freezer (5.8 cu/ft capacity each) is located in the galley, inboard side. Each unit uses a separate highly efficient Danfoss compressor providing redundancy

Midship Cabins
Each hull has a sleeping cabin amidships that contains a queen sized berth. A full-size locker, built in dresser, storage cabinet and bookshelf is included. A large deck hatch and two opening ports provide ventilation
The starboard cabin has an AEG Lavamat washing machine

Each head is equipped with a vanity with polished stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressure water. Formica laminate countertop and stowage locker beneath. Two large stowage lockers with shelves for towels, etc. are within easy reach

Lavac electric toilet plumbed to holding tank with valves for overboard discharge as well as pump out

Semi-gloss polyurethane finish for easy cleanup
Hot/cold pressure water with anti-scald mixer control
Manual sump pump

Hot Water Heater
Isotemp Basic 75 liter (engine heat exchanger) water heater

Outside Shower
A hot and cold water pressurized rinse station is installed on the port hull transom boarding platform


Salt Water Washdown


Workbench (port hull)

Stainless workbench counter
Drawers and lockers below for tool and parts storage
Lockers above for stowage

Exterior Finish
The entire above water line exterior of the boat is spray painted with Awlgrip™ polyurethane coating. Decks are non-skid finished Blue Tone White. Hulls are Aqua Mist with contrasting teal boot stripe

Hull Rub Rail
External rub rail with rubber cap

Gemini 3.1 Inflatable RIB with Yamaha 25hp Outboard

Fenders, 7 x 12" x 34” Big Boat inflatable fenders are included
2 x 5.5lb stainless steel portable fire extinguishers
1 x 4.5lb portable fire extinguishers
2 x 9lb portable fire extinguishers
An Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball is mounted in each engine room
Cockpit & Aft-Deck Bimini’s, hatch covers, dinghy cover


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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