The Outbound 46 interior offers a unique semi-raised salon that eliminates the “dark cave” feeling you have on most sailboats without losing the close interaction of the cockpit, galley, and salon … giving the interior of the Outbound a “family room” feel. Raising the house a few inches provides plenty of natural light below, space for 390 gallons of tank capacity in the middle of the boat and a safe three step companionway.
“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…” … Cruising World
“With the boat zipping along I made my way below. With no creaks, groans or moans it was like stepping into a library. It was also bright, which has a wonderful psychological impact on the crew when the going turns tough” … Sailing Magazine
The port side of the standard interior starts with a large quarter cabin that includes a 48″ wide double berth with spacious headroom. Forward of the stateroom is a U-shaped galley with Corian counters, polished stainless sink, Force 10 stove, and large refer/freezer with optional front opening door. Forward of the galley is a large dinette that doubles as a double berth (option). Just steps from the companionway to starboard is a large head with separate stall shower that doubles as a wet locker, followed by a large forward facing chart table, then a 7′ settee that has been widened to feel more like your favorite couch than a traditional yacht settee. The settee and outboard side of the dinette make excellent sea berths with lee cloths provided standard.
The heads are molded fiberglass for easy cleaning with Corian counters.
Forward of the mast is the owner’s stateroom, with either a pullman berth or a centerline double berth for the ultimate in comfort while at anchor or at the dock. A second head, hanging locker, and storage lockers complete the cabin. The centerline bunk is hinged to provide easy access to massive stowage for off-season clothing and gear and the space above the drawers is perfect for folded charts.
The engine is located under the hinged companionway for easy maintenance. Access to a generator, refrigeration, steering, and other machinery is available either through the cockpit hatch or from inside the cabin.
The boat was designed around a 3 step companionway, not a steep and unsafe ladder.
The interior elegance is completed with teak and holly cabin sole with locking access ports, removable overhead panels of white padded vinyl, and a yacht style hand-crafted feeling that is lost on many of today’s production boats.