Since 1996, Lightwave Yachts has handcrafted an exclusive fleet of over 90 vessels, right here in Australia. Over these last 25 years, our family of adventurous owners have cruised millions of nautical miles throughout many parts of the world. Their collective, invaluable experience & feedback has contributed to years of continual refinement & innovation which shaped the foundations of the all-new 55 Motor Yacht.
The 55 Motor Yacht marks the beginning of a new era for Lightwave Yachts. An entirely new design with more space & luxury, developed with the best attributes of all prior models. Whether you plan to embark on worldwide passages or explore coastal waterways, the Lightwave 55 will safely get you there in speed, comfort & style.
* C.D represents the estimate cruising weight of the yacht with standard engines & options, including fuel, water, provisions and personnel. The actual weight of the yacht will affect these figures.
** Estimated air draft does not include the height of the mast & aerials. It measures from the cruising weight waterline to the top of the cabin roof.
*** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of the yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
Disclaimer: Due to the constant refinement of specifications and design by Lightwave Yachts, this information may change without notice. Please note that specifications figures are estimates and not 100% accurate. Some literature, images & illustrations may include options or custom details.
The Lightwave 46 has 800L of fresh water & 800L of diesel, in tanks that are built directly into the hull. High quality, purpose grade materials are used in this labour intensive construction method which guarantees an extremely high-quality product that will last for the lifetime of the boat. Dual freshwater pumps provided piece of mind through redundancy. A water transfer line is built into the system to allow water to travel between either tank. Fresh water vacuum toilets that use minimal fresh water (less than 400ml per flush) are a standard feature on the Lightwave 46, eliminating the stale saltwater smell that can encroach the cabin area. A saltwater system is also fitted to the vessel to allow an anchor wash, saltwater tap in the galley and hose in the cockpit.
The Lightwave 46 is designed for self-sufficient blue water cruising. The vessel is supplied with a 12-volt DC and a 240-volt AC electrical system. A 600Ah AGM battery system is offered on the vessel with an optional 660Ah lithium-ion battery bank. There are various solar options producing up to 2000kw of power. There is also the option to have a 4Kw AC diesel generator which is coupled with the inverter to allow for a high output. All areas of the vessels electrics are designed to be easily accessible and traceable with minimal disruption to the boats systems. Electrical components on the Lightwave 46 are carefully selected to ensure a minimum power consumption is achieved. Onboard systems incorporate the latest in technology, allowing remote control and monitoring of critical power systems, battery and charging status, tank levels, bilge pumps, aerial and security CCTV as well as an array of other custom options.
The Lightwave 46 offers a very spacious area in the external engine rooms, to accommodate the standard 50hp engines & other engineering systems. All steering components as well as the optional generator are housed in the engine rooms, carefully positioned for ease of access for servicing and maintenance. The engine rooms are separated from the accommodation area with a bulkhead lined in sound dampening material to defer noise, heat and odour from entering the cabins. The engine rooms are also accessible from the inside of the boat if required.
Designed with the priority for the ultimate sailing experience, the deck layout and sailing systems are configured for ease of handling while shorthanded. The line system on the Lightwave 46 has been designed so all lines are organised and accessible from an area where the sails can be easily observed. Lines all lead to the cockpit and travel under serviceable fibreglass boards which not only keep the lines organised, but also remove possible tripping hazards. Hanging points are purposely provided creating a neat and organised place for line tails to be stored. Anderson winches and Ronstan deck gear are superiorly selected as standard equipment, with optional electric winches also available. A bridal main sheet system is cleverly applied to eliminate the safety concerns of a traveller car system traditionally used on catamarans.
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