This Island Gypsy 46 with the two-cabin layout is available for immediate delivery.
It suits cruising families seeking an economical and feature-filled motor yacht. At 14m it’s the same LOA as the first two Newport models, but the space below decks has been expertly optimised to accommodate a second cabin, with large ensuite in common, including separate shower, toilet and vanity.
The second cabin has a double bed and a pullman bunk above with full-head room and plenty of storage. The galley and saloon are designed for socialising, and feature large Corian benchtops, twin 140L refrigerators/freezers, overhead cabinetry, dining table, convection microwave and two-burner electric hotplate.
The cockpit features two tables that can convert to one large dining table, and banquette seating for up to 8 people – great for entertaining friends and family, and cruising the east coast. Along with a hot and cold shower on the transom, the lazarette comprises insulated storage to fit refrigerator plates or Waeco portable refrigeration, fenders, ropes, and other gear.
Powered by a 550hp Cummins and Onan generator, coupled to a Twin Disc 2.1 gearbox and running through a Python drive system which has been especially designed for this range of boats, the new model requires minimal maintenance and delivers sensational performance of 19+ knots. The engine room is seriously spacious, carpeted throughout and with generous head room. For ease of access for the tender and watersports there is also a 1.5m swim platform. “After more than 30 years in the boating business, we have analysed the servicing cost of boats,” said Brett Flanagan, Director at Island Gypsy.