The Outbound 46 does not sacrifice cockpit size for increased interior space. The result is a large and comfortable, but functional and safe T-shaped cockpit. Six foot cockpit seats allow for entertaining or sleeping, wide coamings are comfortable for sitting outboard, and carefully designed high seat backs provide maximum comfort. The cockpit is long, narrow, and deep so you’ll be safe offshore and comfortable while lounging around a quiet anchorage. The cockpit has proven to be exceptionally dry and well protected with excellent visibility.
Access to the cabin is simplified with the elimination of a wide bridge deck, opting instead for a permanent 9″ threshold that can be stepped over with ease. The combination of no bridge deck and the semi-raised salon makes moving between the cockpit and cabin safe for everyone. Just four steps down, not a steep ladder. Drop boards can be locked in place in heavy weather and a semi-open transom allows for rapid cockpit drainage if the cockpit fills.
The Outbound 46 deck has a large molded coaming forward of the companionway that provides a “breakwater” and anchoring point for a dodger. An instrument box is molded in the back of the coaming so instruments are visible from the entire cockpit and safely out of the way.
A large foredeck locker provides stand-up access to the chain locker and great stowage for the asymmetrical spinnaker. Together with the giant cockpit lazarette, liferaft, propane, and stern anchor lockers there is plenty of space for dinghies, sails, and other toys without obstructing the decks.
Double lifelines are fitted to 30″ high stainless steel stanchions, leading to a stout custom polished stainless anchor sprit with double anchor rollers.
The foredeck of the Outbound 46 has a molded 3 inch bulwark topped with the aluminum or teak toe rail.