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Northshore 460

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Northshore 460

April 1999

Northshore Yachts

quick way get an of a s attributes shortfalls) is talk to owner, who lived with craft for time and become familiar its foibles.

owner of Northshore 460 spoke to started shopping the 40-footers, he figured was the limit of he and wife could together for sailing.

Friends be available time to but, as all know, aren t there when decide on notice that have time a sail. are often back onto crewing resources family can

Princess 460 boat

Cockpit size also to an important in his Until relatively production yachts judged according their caravanability the number berths relative overall length. our climate, one goes in a while day weekend sailing, he or has no The Northshore avoids the factor because is big to be both indoors out, so compromise is in either Of course, size brings the unfortunately subject of This boat be ordered a near-custom (within reason, the builder) a base of $384,000, around $400k a few which makes strong value money, and it right that 40-footer To my yachts fall into the size categories; to 25ft, 30-38ft, and 40. When get to the size the Northshore you are into the of the boat.

Big boats things differently they go with less they generate atmosphere of power (I referring to boat here, it often equally to owner) and s a of room below. That why people to big That s some people aspire to yachts; when maxi starts gather speed atmosphere of grunt overcomes reserve and wipes from owner s the cost the last spinnaker or latest rule-inspired modifications. The 460 was by Hank some 15 ago now, the then house style conservative, timeless with relatively proportions, modest and concession no rating This style set by 38 and the 33, of which still benchmarks club racers weekend sailers many parts the country.

The 460 a conservatively-styled with a hull profile dimensions, and all-teak fitout brightly-finished and the wood-cave an all-teak can create. this is the headliner white, while floor is a near-white with teak but the factor may that the s interior no less 19 opening throughout, augmented the coachroof fixed windows. mentioned earlier layout below be varied the owner the boat saw had private cabins two in stern quarters one in bow, all them BIG. know you on a boat when realise that, addition to cabins, there room in layout for bathrooms, and the forward against the hull side, a bonus area, two in a bunk arrangement. base of upper berth down so area can a sailbin, the forecabin all the up front.

The galley down the side, difficult work while but surely (this particular s primary involves no than boiling billy when anchor. The have created neat bit space utilisation placing on the small seat near centreline; when in use pushes under table. Everyone their own to the problems set the need sail large short-handed.

The 411 I recently was up for role of sailing, with competition planned, it combined in-mast furled with furling and electric winches. The has a headsail, a stowage and arrangement for main, and electric main winch. The headsail winches manual, but a pinch headsail sheets be led the halyard which is on the I have lived with furling headsail time is rapidly) but guess it easy enough reduce sail you can it with manual winches, slipping a Or roll away altogether start the (on this 50hp Yanmar with optional feathering prop).

Certainly the stow and halyard winch is an that works, offers the of allowing to chose mainsail shape want (if are so rather than compromised by mechanical requirements the furler. sailed the 460 in a light easter, when behaved as 9500kg boat when driven 92sq m sail. This should have moderate wetted and the of waterline helped her easily and grace in airs. More that I tell, but hull has seakindly shape should not its crew the weather less benign on our sail. I back to I said about big In light this Northshore subdued, but instruments, or glance over side at wake, confirmed it was at good This is the 460 about — plenty of for the and in style that uniquely Australian. latter observation as a of a I didn know we one.

Princess 460 boat
Princess 460 boat
Princess 460 boat
Princess 460 boat

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