THE BUIZEN 48'
The Buizen 48 has achieved iconic status as a handmade Australian yacht with true integrity. Each example is built to order by a small family company with a rich heritage for fine craftsmanship. Of course quality takes time, with each one requiring an investment of 12 months and 10,000 man hours.
There’s more interior space than virtually any 48 foot yacht leaving ample room for all the comforts of a luxury motor cruiser. It features hand crafted American Cherrywood with a solid teak laid floor, genuine leather seating and a true entertainer’s galley complete with fridge, freezer, stove and microwave. You’ve a choice of cabin 3 layouts, each sleeping 6 adults in style and comfort.
Being a pilothouse saloon yacht, The Buizen 48 allows 180 degree vision with its wraparound windscreen, like a power boat. With the cockpit and saloon all on one level, the skipper can converse with the passengers, making the Buizen 48 a true social boat.
As a yacht, the Buizen performs admirably. A first place in the inaugural Round the World Millennium Odyssey Race and a second in its division in the gruelling Sydney to Hobart attest to its strength and speed.
Its hull is hand laid solid fibreglass with triaxial reinforcement glass cloth, incorporating vinylester and polyester resins. All bearers, bulkheads, runners, stringers, floors and joinery are glassed into the hull for strength and rigidity. All timber is milled by our own factory and all joinery hand built by our own cabinetmakers and customised for each yacht. All stainless steel fittings are custom made.
Self furling sails and motorised winches let you pilot this thoroughbred at the touch of a button. Or with the sails down, its 1180 l. fuel tank and 110 horsepower turbo diesel engine allow a cruising range of around 1,000 nautical miles at 9 knots. Now the Buizen craftsmen have made it even better with the release of the Buizen 48 Series 3.
Series 3 Inclusions
The spirit of constant improvement has seen numerous innovations and refinements added to the Buizen 48 to create the new Series 3 edition. On the outside, the optional Midnight Blue colour in an ultradurable epoxy paint system adds elegance and on-water presence. The cockpit steering pedestal and command instrumentation console have been redesigned, and new stainless steel throttle controls installed in the cockpit and helm for user-friendliness as much as style. An optional hydraulically-adjustable boom vang can be conveniently operated from the cockpit while the autopilot is now the latest Raymarine 8002 series.
Inside, the Buizen ‘B’ symbol inlaid into the solid teak floor complements the bespoke interior while a larger island bed in the forward stateroom adds to its comforts. You’ve a choice of modern flush-fitting main cabin doors and solid timber louvre banks and all cupboards feature redesigned latches. Bathrooms feature a solid teak floor and a handcrafted teak seat in the shower stall, Caroma vitreous china basins recessed into Corian benchtops. New stainless steel Brodware tapsets feature in the galley and bathroom.
Hydraulic flow to the winches has been upgraded, while improvements in the engine room and plantroom ensure easier maintenance. Everywhere you look, the series 3 continues the Buizen tradition, enhanced by innovation.