Outbound 46 Offshore Cruiser

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Outbound 46 Offshore Cruiser

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The Yacht That Will Take You Anywhere

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The Outbound 46 is the ultimate cruising sailboat for couples who want to go offshore.

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Designed and built for serious sailors, the Outbound 46 is a fast, easy-to-handle, cruising yacht that is capable of crossing all oceans in comfort and speed. Often considered the best cruising yacht of this size ever produced, this exceptional sailboat has every feature a cruising couple could desire. With more than 80 boats produced to date, it is easy to say that every detail has been considered and refined.

An easily driven hull, innovative cockpit, a workroom with standing headroom, and an interior that truly stands out among vessels produced today, it is no wonder the Outbound 46 continues to impress discerning sailors the world over.

A Proven Classic That Performs

  • Proven Design

    The Outbound 46 relies on a tested and proven design for its performance. Designed by the legendary Carl Schumacher, its sailing parameters are optimized with solid fiberglass construction and strengthened by a well-engineered structure. The weight of this strength is offset with a long waterline, moderate beam, easily driven lines, and proper weight distribution.

  • Offshore Aft Cockpit

    Long and deep, the Outbound 46 cockpit is comfortable, functional, and has excellent visibility. Six-foot cockpit seats are equally great for entertaining or napping while underway. The wide coamings also serve as comfortable outboard seats. Most importantly, the cockpit is safe offshore and has proven to be exceptionally dry and well-protected.

  • Refined Interior

    The Outbound 46 interior offers a unique semi-raised salon that creates a bright interior and allows for close interaction between the cockpit, galley, and salon. 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.

Design & Sail Plan

Over twenty years ago Carl Schumacher designed a cruising boat that has proven to be one of the world’s best for generations of sailors. She is sea-kindly, fast, and remains without a true rival. The Outbound 46 is designed with a sloop rig and set up as a cutter, or, far more commonly, a solent. The large mainsail effortlessly drives the 46 no matter the headsail choice.

Hull & Deck

Outbound Yachts build quality and construction techniques are regarded as among the best. However, the genius in the 46 hull and deck are in the design details. A sailboat hull that is as fast as the 46 is has no business being so comfortable and stable at sea. While her deck may not offer the massive open feeling that matches today’s trends, it is clearly far safer in every aspect.


Deep and secure, the 46 cockpit is functional and comfortable, whether out to sea for a few hours or a few weeks. Aft, the cockpit opens to her large sugar scoop transom, a perfect place hopping aboard or to enjoy a swim. Safe in heavy weather and comfortable while on the hook, are traits that every owner wants, but few boats provide. The Outbound 46 is known for both.

Hard Dodger

Perhaps one of the most recognizable features on the Outbound 46 is the hard dodger, an option most owners opt for. Safety glass, integrated hand rails, and custom solar panels are a few of the features that define the dodger. Overhead hatches allow for airflow but the hard dodger truly shines while the 46 moves effortlessly through rough seas.

Built For
Offshore Sailing

Experienced sailors value the added safety that comes with good sailing performance. The ability to sail off a lee shore, shorten a passage to within the available weather window, and safely maneuver through heavy seas are all features that make the Outbound 46 one of the best cruising sailboats in the world. Equally important is having the comfort required to avoid fatigue when heading offshore. A dry and comfortable cockpit, good visibility, and a forgiving motion are essential for a safe and enjoyable passage.

  • Strong Hull & Deck Construction

    100% hand-laid solid fiberglass hull and the deck is vacuum bagged Divinycel for maximum rigidity.

  • Premium Sailing Hardware

    From electric furlers and self-tailing winches to hydraulic backstays, the Outbound 46 is equiped with hardware from the industry's best manufacturers.

  • Fitted With North Sails

    Regarded as the most sophisticated sails in the world, North Sail utilizes modern design programs and the most advanced building techniques.

  • On Deck Safety

    Designed with serious offshore sailing in mind, all aspects from wide side decks and nonskid patterns to lifeline height and handrail placement were considered to create a safe deck.

Outbound 46 Specs & Options

Onboard Safety

Onboard safety is paramount when you plan to do serious sailing. While u-shaped galleys have proven to be incredibly safe while offshore, there is also an abundance of handholds on the Outbound 46. In this photo alone there are no less than 12 handholds...can you find them all? Sturdy handholds are carefully placed throughout the entire interior.

Sensible Spaces

Every aspect of the Outbound 46 has been carefully planned in order to maximize both space and performance while sailing. While you can clearly see that the nav station is great for charting your voyage and also serves as an excellent space to work with your laptop, what you don't see are the benefits of the raised cabin sole. Raising the sole a few inches allows the fuel and water tanks to be placed in the center of the boat above the keel. Not only is this the best location for the tanks in terms of performance, it also frees up valuable space below the settees for additional storage.

Luxury Comforts

Outbound 46’s are equipped with everything from the highest quality air conditioning systems, diesel heaters and water makers, to lithium ion batteries and additional Raymarine navigation equipment. The optimization list is long and every boat has been customized to match her owners desires and planned usage.

Classic Styling

The Outbound 46 does is not attempting to be something she is not. She is a classic beauty in every sense. A sheer that more than hints at her abilities and the decision to have a defined angle where the aft end of the house meets the cockpit are examples of styling that will never be out of style. These exterior details are combined with raised panel cabinetry, strong stainless portholes, solid thickness trim and sturdy hardware. While the 46 will always retain timeless styling, it is equally important to note, it is built for the purpose of distance live aboard cruising.


Perhaps one of the best known features on the Outbound 46 is the workroom. The cockpit seat opens above this space to give full standing headroom. It is not only easy to face inboard and work on the generator or access the shaft, it is also possible to stand and rebuild a pump. The versatility of this space keeps the Outbound 46 sailing while other boats remain in the yard.

Comfortable & Spacious
Onboard Living

Aboard the Outbound 46 you’ll be enjoying an interior that has been refined for over 18 years. Stepping down below you will immediately be in awe of the classic yacht style and fine woodwork, a hand-crafted feeling that is lost on most of today’s production boats. Upon closer inspection you will discover that every aspect of the interior has been well-planned and designed specifically for offshore cruising. Serious sailors appreciate the many details such as the short three-step companionway that makes movement between the cockpit and salon safe and easy, the abundance of sturdy handholds throughout, a generous amount of storage, easy access to the engine and critical mechanical systems, and of course, the world-renowned Outbound workroom.

  • Classic styling and fine woodwork throughout with choice of wood finishes
  • Safe Offshore U-Shaped galley
  • Forward master cabin with centerline queen berth
  • Aft guest cabin with double berth
  • Reknowned utility workroom

Interior Tour


Large and bright, the 46 salon has both a U-shaped settee and a straight settee.can. Either can be used as a sea berth. Cabinetry outboard, under the side decks, offers ample storage. Fixed hull ports combine with overhead opening hatches to fill the salon with light.

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The U-shaped galley is built for safety at sea, but is equally suited for creating large meals while dockside or anchored. Positive latching cabinetry, a centerline sink, and a gimbaled stove are hallmarks of a good sea galley.

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Nav Station

A forward facing navigation station that can hold full-size charts in the opening nav desk. Electrical breakers are within reach and battery switches are also nearby. Even this area of the Outbound 46 has been detailed to make her a better boat for full time cruising.

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Master Cabin & Ensuite Head

A private stateroom forward that has an ensuite head is the perfect place for owners to enjoy some quiet time. This stateroom feels like it belongs on a much larger vessel, partly because of the opening overhead hatch, but also because of the headroom and overall size of the space.

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Aft Guest Cabin

The first thing noticed upon entering the aft stateroom is that there is standing headroom forward of the berth. The Outbound 46, is an aft cockpit boat with a true aft stateroom. This space has a large berth, hanging locker, drawers and even its own opening ports.

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Aft Head

A full stall shower is aft of the generously proportioned head. The aft head is positioned next to the companionway stairs and also provides access to the workroom.

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Perhaps one of the best known features on the Outbound 46 is the workroom that provides a dedicated space for tool storage and to perform repairs.

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Engine & Mechanical Access

The Outbound 46 has been carefully planned to allow for easy access to the engine and mechanical systems has been carefully planned.

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Latest Technology & Equipment

Outbound Yachts rely on proven equipment, but constantly consider and employ the latest available marine technology to improve each boat. Every boat is semi-custom and built to order, alleviating the need for customers to install aftermarket customizations.

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Lithium Ion Batteries

The optional lithium ion battery package modernizes every Outbound and revolutionizes power usage.

Selden SMF System

The engineers at the largest mast manufacturer in the world created the synchronized in-mast furling system and it is available on every Outbound model. Furling an in-mast sail with perfect outhaul tension reduces the worry of fouling a mainsail. Additionally, it means owners will deploy the main more often, which translates to more days sailing.


Offshore connectivity is now available through Starlink systems. Having internet available while sailing anywhere on the planet is truly a game changer.

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Outbound Yachts are quality bluewater sailboats built for offshore cruising. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a showing.

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