The team at BIC Aluminium have been busy this winter with the development of their brand new and highly anticipated 48’ Leisure yacht. She will shortly undertake her initial sea trials and will be ready for delivery to prospective new owners.
BIC Aluminium is a family-owned shipyard, which was founded in 2001 and has grown into a modern and innovative boat builder with a skilled workforce of engineers and specialists in the construction of high-quality Aluminium yachts.
The range today includes both small and medium craft up to 24m in length, which have been built for a wide range of applications, including leisure yachts, fishing and patrol boats.
There are many advantages to an aluminium build over traditional GRP, including strength, longevity, weight and an unparalleled sense of security and sailing comfort.
The new C48 Leisure yacht has been conceived by Guido de Groot Design as a capable and robust expedition yacht, with serious passage making in mind. The yacht has an LOA of 14.66m, beam of 4.4m and is powered by the latest IPS 800 engines from Volvo Penta.
Her general arrangement includes two comfortable cabins, lower galley and bathroom. The interior is finished with an attractive blend of oak cabinetry and lacquered finishes.
The owner’s suite is positioned forwards with a large central island berth and plenty of storage and hanging space. The VIP cabin is amidships and runs the full beam of the yacht.
The main saloon and wheelhouse offer impressive views when underway and include a comfortable lounge space. BIC Aluminium supply the C48 with both air con and heating as a standard feature, in conjunction with an opening sunroof and large patio doors.
The saloon sofa can be converted to an additional double berth together with the falling electric table. There is also the option of a Smart TV with an electric lift. The ergonomically designed helm position is specified with the latest marine electronics.
The deck layout includes a social aft deck with u-shaped seating area, which converts to a double sun bed. There is also a standard sun pad on the foredeck.
From the perspective of propulsion, she is fitted with the IPS 800 system, which is based on the Volvo Penta D11 engine. This is a modern 6-cylinder diesel producing 600 HP and is coupled with the latest IPS pods. The IPS system offers improved power, performance, economy, range and comfort when compared to traditional shaft drives. The IPS system also allows for easy docking with the Joystick solution.
There is the option to specify a hydraulic platform, clever automated anchor system and even option of the Dynamic positioning system for the Volvo IPS – which automatically holds the yachts position and heading. There is a standard 9KW Generator, battery charger and inverter.
You can find full specifications for the BIC Aluminium C48 here: [OFF MARKET].