THE POWER OF TWO: THE LIGHTWAVE 47 MS
Backing up with a second new release this year, Lightwave Yachts are pleased to announce the successful launching of their first Motor Sailer, the Lightwave 47’ Motor Sailer. Incorporating the new Grandé deck, the Lightwave 47’ Motor Sailer has been engineered to be a true Motor Sailer, with dedicated underwater hulls design, to deliver exceptional performance under sail or engine.
The long sleek hulls and generous rig and sails set up, offers you the magic of sailing effortlessly to a favourite anchorage and delivers remarkable top cruising speeds of 12-14kts under sail. And if the weather turns for the worse or you just want to get to your destination quicker, commanding power is delivered from the 260hp Yanmar BY Series engines where speeds of over 23kts under power are achieved. Additionally, the efficiency of the semi-displacement hulls will give you a cruise range of over a 1000nm without re-fuelling.
After taking delivery of his new boat Two 4 One, second time Lightwave owners, Steve and Hermi delivered their Lightwave 47’ Motor Sailer home to Mackay. “The boat has lived up to its expectations,” comments owner Steve. “I put it out there for Roger to achieve my need for a powered cat that I could sail, and he’s delivered that, whilst taking on board my other requests like a built in wine cooler, maintenance free hand rails, slumped glass customised shower doors, the furling mainsail and two peson spa on deck. Previous designs that had tried to do a Motor Sailer have not achieved the balance of combining speed with efficiency under power, as well as maintaining good sailing performance. On our delivery trip north, I motored most the way, averaging around 3L per nm (that’s both engines) at 15-17kts”. Steve and Hermi are planning to semi-retire in the near future and do a little cruisin’, but in the meantime, whilst their time is limited, they know that Hamilton Island is only three powered hours or a leisurely day of sailing away!
An official New Model Release event will be staged in magnificent Mackay, Qld in late August.
CRUISING ON A GRANDÉ SCALE
EXUBERANT AND LAVISH, LIGHTWAVE YACHTS are proud to release the 2009 Grandé series. The Grandé maximises space incorporating ‘big boat’ comforts on sleek, ocean conquering hulls, and is available in a range of power choices: Sailing, Motor, or Motor-Sailer.
The Lightwave Yachts design team have maintained Lightwave’s distinguishing stunning outboard profile in this new release, with lots of curves, and sleek styling, and the deck has been optimised to provide generous beam, not just amidships but both forward and aft helping create a really spacious interior. Incorporating the Lightwave 45’ sports hulls, it has over 20,000 proven nautical miles behind it, so you are guaranteed of the impressive blue water performance that has been well documented, and race winning.
Safe, long range cruising in absolute comfort is the design brief of this new masterpiece from Lightwave Yachts. This lean design (6500kg Displacement – BLS) concentrates on keeping the accommodation close to the centre of buoyancy – reducing pitch motion and providing optimum performance and comfort in the ocean, whilst having ability to carry a 3000kg pay load. Long overhangs forward and aft ensure the hulls are easily driven and provide optimum comfort at sea. The long sleek hulls provide extensive storage and tankage areas (standard 800L fuel/600L water, with additional 1200L tankage available), a generous bridgedeck clearance (.95m), and accommodates the power of a big 20.8m rig and engines (55hp standard Sail version).
Combining fantastic looks with high performance, the Grandé delivers extreme comfort. Layout options include two, three or four cabins/one to four bathrooms, generously equipped and functional galley up or mid-galley, and an owner’s layout, with an entire hull designated as a private owner’s retreat. The bathrooms offer separated wet and dry areas, and plenty of room for your washing machine, drier, or linen cupboard. The cabins are spacious with queen beds that have substantial over head clearance, that are easy to access, with the aft cabin featuring an island bed that is only 600mm off the sole. Panoramic 360° views are offered, from sitting or standing position, in a light and airy 4.5m x 3m saloon, which features expansive forward vision through large forward opening hatches. Catering for a hot humid climate, extensive vision and air flow continues throughout the interior of the stepped deck design, with large toughened glass windows in all areas that are accompanied by lots of opening hatches (the hull windows in aft cabins particularly unique). With full headroom throughout (6’6’), this expertly crafted vessel is complimented by the characteristic Lightwave super yacht finish, which includes the use of two pak paint on all internal walls, and timber accents. The prestige continues, and with a cat of this pedigree, semi-custom requests are expected and met with ingenuity.
The Lightwave Grandé has incorporated many unique design features including a large foredeck locker, to store dive gear, fenders and lines, and additional items such as sails or machinery items, keeping your deck free from further obstructions. An optional feature of this area is an on-deck spa. Clever, easy sail controls lead to the cockpit, with all lines and halyards coming back via the ‘covered line channels’, leaving the decks uncluttered and obstacle free for extra safety and comfort. The enormous external engine rooms offer ease of servicing and plenty of space for a water maker and genset. There are no fumes inside boat, with a sealed bulkhead between these areas. The innovative design of the electrical system, incorporates superior energy efficient functions and comprehensive user friendly features that surpass industry standards. The enormous sheltered cockpit area with outdoor protected seating for 12, includes Lightwave’s signature Raised Steering Station; an outdoor dining area; underseat stowage; and 140L of refridgeration (fridge/freezer, ind. or comb) under the helm seat, with additional unit available in cockpit area (complementing the 144L fridge/freezer available in galley). The broad transoms feature large ‘side access’ swimming/fishing platforms, and makes dinghy access easy, with davits mounted on the transom, providing dinghy storage and an optional solar panel mounting area.
Depending on the power choice, the Grandé is priced from$897,500AUS. For detailed specifications and pricing, private viewings or boat tests, please contact Lightwave Yachts, at firstname.lastname@example.org to phone +61 7 5556 0030.