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Northrop and Johnson
(954) 522-3344

Located in Annapolis, MD. Contact for more details,
John Boone cell 561-358-7024 john.boone@northropandjohnson or

"SEA HORSE" is a must see example of the stunning San Juan 48, she is without a doubt the highest specified with factory options SJ48 ever built and has been kept in 100% yacht caliber condition by her original owner . This high quality "lobster boat" is built in the USA by San Jan Composites in Anacortes, WA.  Designed by Gregory C. Marshall she has a ride and sea keeping ability that rivals her good looks.  "SEA HORSE" features two staterooms with two private heads, both with stall showers.  Her on deck living space in both the cockpit and salon is amazing and the two areas flow together creating a perfect platform for entertaining, cruising, and relaxing.

Boarding "SEA HORSE" from the stern through a transom door one will find a large cockpit that was designed to allow ample room for sitting, dining, watersports and sunbathing.  The cockpit features a built-in transom seat that hinges forward and opens mechanically to reveal a tender garage.  This in transom garage allows for safe and secure storage of a dinghy and makes launching and retrieving a breeze.  A hot and cold water cockpit shower is also located at the transom.  Forward of the transom bench seat in the cockpit are two large sun pads/lounges to both port and starboard. Removable hatches located beneath the seating or sun pad provide access to the engines for service and there is a hydraulic day hatch for entry as well. 

The teak exterior sole is level from the transom all the way to the forward house bulkhead and the cockpit is separated from the salon and helm area by a clear panel bulkhead and clear door, tying these areas together even when closed up and allowing excellent rear visibility from the helm.  When occasion and weather permits, the clear panels of the aft bulkhead can be removed allowing for easy pass through from the salon's large settee to port and the wetbar and cocktail prep area to starboard.  The settee has a large custom made semi-circular high gloss teak table w/Two Sea Horse inlays for dining.  A hydraulic sunroof retracts in the hardtop providing an even greater open-air feel.  Imported Italian fabrics throughout the boat were chosen by an independent interior designer hired by the owner.  The exterior cushions are done in beautiful Italian fabrics.

Moving below in the cabin a full featured galley is to port and a guest stateroom is to starboard.  The guest stateroom opens to the lower companionway with a wide pocket door and this area can be used as an additional seating area with the bed converted to a settee, plus a custom stemware cabinet with Waterford stemware.  At night the settee can be expanded to a queen berth with a pipe berth above for additional sleeping capacity.  This stateroom has its own head with stall shower.  Forward is the master stateroom which has fine teak joinery with a hi-gloss finish throughout, solid framed doors, custom bookshelves, under-berth stowage and beautiful trim work that ties in the décor.  A centerline queen berth provides a restful night after a fun day of cruising and playing on the main deck!  The master head is of good size and features a second stall shower.   All interior areas have close to seven feet of head room, top end appliances, craftsman like fit and finish, etc.  There is also a washer and dryer conveniently located under hinged steps to the pilothouse.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 48' 0"
- Max Height: 0
- LOA: 48' 0"
- LWL: 0' 0"
- BEAM: 15.5' 0"
- DRAFT: 3' 0"
- Engine(s): Series 60
- Fuel: 720 Gal
- Water: 120 Gal
- Holding: 60 Gal
- Hull Construction: Kevlar Composite
- Manufacturer: SAN JUAN
- Model: Express

44,000 BTU Chilled Water Air Conditioning and Heat
Hot-water Circulating Pump
Full Size Refrigerator/ freeze in galley
Optional Insole Fridge/Freeze, $12k upcharge
Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher
3 Burner Electric Stove Top
Convection Microwave
Double Stainless Steel Sink
Solid Surface Countertops with teak rails
Raritan Heads
Cockpit Wetbar/Entertainment Area with Sink, Cabinets, and Refrigerator/Icemaker 
HDTV Flat Screen TV’s, optional 3rd TV in salon
Stereo with CD and Remote Control
100% exterior varnish canvass covers
Custom engine room stairs
Custom SS Bow Rail, $24k option
2x Back lighted Vanity Mirrors in heads
Fwd & Aft Fresh Water washdowns
Air Horns
Aft Facing Docking Spotlight
Custon Pt & Stb cockpit steps w/boarding hand hold
SS Anchor with 200’ Galvi Chain, misc Nylon backup rode

Autopilot - Simrad AP26 interfaced with plotters
Furuno NavNet VX2
Furuno Radar 4’ 6KW Open Array Radar
VEI Marci 4 Computer with Nobletec  & 15” touch screen display
Independent Furuno depth w/display
Wireless keyboard for VEI
Trim tab controls
Tankwatch System
MTU Multi-Purpose Engine Displays
Northstar with remote speaker VHF w/AIS
Bow and Stern Thruster Controls, SidePower
ACR Spotlight with Remote at Helm
Engine room camera
Teak Rimmed Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
High Gloss Teak Helm Console

Northern Lights 12kw Generator with 270 hours
50 Amp Shorepower System
50 Amp Shorepower Cord with Cablemaster
220V/110V AC System and Breaker Panel
DC System and Breaker Panel
House, Generator and Starting Batteries
Battery Charger
Voltmeter and Ammeter
All marine hardware in hull is bonded

Engine & Mechanical
San Juan used a straight drive inboard configuration on "SEA HORSE" that allowed for superior shaft angle, shallow draft  (thanks to prop tunnels), oversized props and rudders.  The result is phenomenal control in different sea states including following seas which is a problem for many competitors in this niche of market.  By keeping the props further apart (7'5" in between the shafts and rudders) San Juan also created cornering agility underway but also great leverage for maneuvering around the dock.  This complimented by good site lines and a bow and stern thruster make close quarter operation very comfortable.

Steering is fingertip smooth thanks to the rotary-actuated hydraulics that also blocks rudder chatter at the helm and removes wheel creep in turns as well as on straightaways.  The rudder stocks are stabilized in gusty stainless steel fabrications bolted into stainless plates that are laminated into massive hull foundations during the infusion process.
The engine compartment is lined with sound insulation to reduce noise levels and engine compartment hatches are gasketed to reduce noise levels as well.

Detroit Diesel/MTU Series 60 Engines with block heaters and Electronic Controls
Racor Fuel Filters
Aqualift custom designed exhaust system
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Oil Exchange System
720 Gallon Fully Baffled Aluminum Fuel Tank with a double fill for faster refueling
120 Gallon Baffled Stainless Steel Freshwater Tank
3 Bilge Pumps with Automatic Float Switches
Bilge Alarm system with Audible and Visual Alarms at Helm
ESI Fuel Polisher
Optional Sidepower 12hp bow Thruster and Stern Thruster

Built in the USA using American Bureau of Shipping Rules as guidelines.  Machinery and equipment installed using the rules and regulations of the United States Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council.

Deck & Hull
A traditional flared bow with fine entry and tumble home aft is complemented by the hydro-dynamically efficient underbody.  The hull and deck were formed using Kevlar, E-Glass and Corecell foam core composites that were vacuum infused with epoxy vinylester resin to yield a strong lightweight structure with high glass to resin ratio.  The core is removed and replaced with solid glass and extra laminations in areas of major penetrations and high stress.  Watertight structural bulkheads separate the hull into separate zones with dedicated bilge pumps.  Structural bulkheads are built using Corecell foam core with E-Glass skins infused with epoxy vinylester resin.  There is a composite swim platform with teak inlay and molded rubrail with stainless striker.  The hull is painted Sterling Dark Green with cove stripe.  The house and deck is a Sterling off-white with a light tan non-skid. Cockpit and pilothouse sole are all laid teak decking.

The entire structure of the boat is built using wood free composites.

Windlass with Controls at Helm
Teak toe-rails with canvass covers
Polished Stainless Steel Deck Cleats
Custom Stainless Steel Mooring Line Chocks
Stainless Steel Deck Fuel Fills
Stainless Steel Bow Roller with Anchor with Chain Rode
Low Profile Deck Hatches
Stainless Steel Port Lights
Teak Flagpole with Stainless Steel Socket
Teak handrails located on pilothouse roof and cabin top with canvass covers
All exterior teak is bright finished with canvass covers
Pilothouse windshield and side window glass is light gray tinted, 1/4" bonded, tempered glass with ceramic frits.
Non-tinted 1/4" tempered glass is bonded into the "scallops" on the aft sides of the pilothouse.
Hinged Composite Electronics Mast folds down for low bridge clearance.
Sun Screen material windshield covers
Custom Bimini and full cockpit canvass covers

Tender Garage
The transom hydraulically lifts to expose the tender garage with a 10' Rigid Bottom Tender w/5hp outboard engine included.  The boat is launched and retrieved via and electric carbon fiber davit that is stored in the garage area.

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Telephone: (954) 522-3344
Fax: 954.522.9500

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