Our flagship, the 485, provides enormous living space, enough storage to hold gear for a circumnavigation, enough sail to speed you comfortably to your destination and the convenience of managing it all from the cockpit. From the broad anchor platform to the spacious stern boarding area, the 485’s deck abounds with features you will appreciate.
The large aft deck is perfect for sunbathing, impromptu dining and is also large enough to accommodate up to a 10’ dinghy, which can be easily hoisted aboard with a clever optional boom extension system. Storage bins on either side of the aft deck hold LPG bottles and miscellaneous gear. A larger central hatch opens to a ladder leading into a huge storage lazarette. Uncluttered side decks, a recessed foredeck and plentiful cabin top handrails provide security on deck.
Below, you’ll be immediately impressed by the panoramic view of the open main saloon, the spacious forward and aft cabins with private heads, the solid teak and oak soles throughout, the gourmet galley, a multi-use third stateroom and a navigation center that rivals those on much larger yachts.
Adjacent to the companionway, the nav station
includes a high-backed swivel armchair, inlaid table
with storage tray, cabinetry space sufficient to mount
a wide variety of equipment you might select and the
master electrical panels for ship-board AC and DC
equipment. There’s also a hanging locker suitable for
wet gear within reach. This area is so impressive that
SAIL Magazine’s Best Boats judges made this comment:
“Any offshore navigator would love to call this
nerve center home. This is the best equipped nav
station we saw this year.”
In the main saloon the starboard settee converts to
a double berth when fully extended and both settees
double as comfortable sea berths. A large table stows
against the forward bulkhead and deploys to create a
spacious dining area. CE Category A – Ocean rated safety
windows provide a panoramic view and overhead lights
and numerous reading lamps with individual dimmers
are found throughout.
The gourmet galley is equipped with digitally controlled
refrigerator and freezer compartments and double
gasketed drop-front lids on gas support struts for easy
access. Either compartment may be used for refrigerated
or frozen storage at the setting of the controls. There’s
also a pull-out refrigerator drawer for quick access to
popular beverages and food.
Aft is the grand owner’s stateroom with an offset
double island berth. Hanging storage with extra height
is provided by the outboard hanging locker. Access to
the aft lazarette storage area is also made available
through the aft bulkhead.
Forward is a guest stateroom and head with a double
island berth. All staterooms include numerous opening
ports and large overhead hatches, providing plenty of
light and ventilation. Both berths are surrounded by an
array of cabinets, lockers, drawers and shelves, including
hinged lids that lift to reveal blanket trays.
The third cabin is across from the forward head and is
perfect for a multitude of uses. One can choose over/under
style berths as a sleeping area or an L-shaped counter/desk
with built-in cabinets underneath for an office, laundry, or
workshop. An optional filler piece is also available to make
a double berth with this latter configuration.
Both luxurious heads feature vanities with solid acrylic
countertops, separate shower stalls with seats, folding
acrylic doors and standard VacuFlush® heads.
Whether cruising the oceans of the world or
exploring coastal anchorages, the 485 has been
designed and built to take you safely and comfortably
to your destination.