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48′ Feeling 486 | , | asking $

48′ Feeling 486

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1997 47′ Feeling 486 ‘Long Reach’

The Feeling 486 was built in France in the Kirité shipyard where they have been known for their high quality production of performance cruising sailboats. Laid up using hand-laid fiberglass construction techniques including the best marine polyester resins, mat, roving and their treating their hulls to prevent osmosis.  

This particular 47′ Feeling 486 ‘Long Reach’ is currently located in Tortola, BVI.  The vessel has been loved and maintained by her knowledgeable owners. This model offers all the amenities to take you and your family cruising comfortably and safely. She’s fast and sleek, yet easily single handed if need be. The well thought out design of its hull and accommodating cockpit makes for a safe and comfortable blue water cruiser. The interior has great ventilation. Large C Shaped settee, plenty of storage throughout the vessel. 3 main cabins, two heads and a bunk cabin that would be perfect for crew, kids or storage. She can accommodate 8 people comfortably. 

Stepping down the companionway into the main salon you will find the large C-shaped galley to port with the saloon table with seating for 7 and breaks down into a double bed. Adjacent to starboard is the nicely appointed galley with ample counter top space and storage. Aft of the galley is the nav station with all instruments and radios within arms reach and a large plotting table. To port is the second head and shower. Aft of the companion way to port and starboard you will find the two identical double bert cabins. The owners cabin is forward with a double berth and dresser, private head with shower. Plenty of ventilation and natural lighting throughout the vessel. Comfortably accommodating 6 people but has a crew bunk cabin for two more if need be or can be used for extra storage or a workshop.

  • Refrigerator: ‘Isotherm’ 12V w/ Air cooled compressor
  • Freezer: Evaporator Plate (Top Opening)
  • Oven: ‘Force 10’ w/ 3 burner stove NEW 2017
  • (2) 10lb Propane Tanks w/Shut off switch in Galley
  • Water Heater: Heated by engine &/or shore power
  • Pressurized fresh water
  • SS Stern Arch
  • Wind Generator
  • (2) Solar Panels 150W
  • Granny Bars at Mast
  • Winch, Pedestal and grill canvas covers
  • Primary Anchor: Stainless RONCA
  • Secondary Anchor: Stainless CQR
  • Windlass: ‘Quick’ 12V NEW 2018
  • Anchor Rollers NEW 2020
  • Bimini (7? Head Room)
  • Dodger
  • Aft sunshade on arch
  • (4) Cockpit cushions
  • (2) folding cockpit chair cushions
  • Bean Bag
  • (7) Fenders
  • Outboard engine storage mount on pushpit
  • Swim ladder on sugar scoop transom
  • SS Stanchions & Lifelines
  • Raymarine C7 (at Nav Station)
  • Navicom VHF
  • Compass
  • NavPod with Raymarine Autopilot, Speed, Depth, Wind (Not Functioning)

12V/110V 60Hz

  • (6) ‘Trojan’ Golf Cart Batteries 225Ah NEW 2021
  • AC Delco 12V 700cca
  • (2) 155w solar panels mounted on arch
  • ‘Blue Sky’ 200E Solar Charge Controller
  • ‘Amp Air’ Wind generator
  • ‘Moto Master’ 1500W Inverter 2017
  • ‘Power Mania’ 5Amp Battery Charger
  • 30 Amp, 50′ Shore power cord w/ Cables
  • Yanmar 4JH2-TE 4-stroke, vertical, water-cooled diesel engine. Maximum output at crankshaft. 55.2 kW@3200 rpm. [75 mhp@3200 rpm]
  • Bilge Blowers
  • Prop: Bronze 13′ DIA
  • Push Rod Steering
  • 12v Bilge Pump
  • ‘Plastimo’ Double Action Manual Bilge
  • ‘Selden’ Mast
  • (2) Lewmar 54 self tailing winches
  • (2) Lewmar 44 self tailing winches
  • Manual Boom Vang
  • Manual Backstay adjuster


  • Mainsail New in 2019 in Very Good condition
  • Inner Jib/Solent sail: New in 2019 Very Good Condition
  • Genoa: Good condition 

Owners remarks; This vessel was re-rigged in 2015 before a transatlantic crossing. Most of the rigging is existing from 2015. Intermediate shrouds are new in 2018.
The main was brand new three years ago. It’s likely got about 150 hrs on it now. It’s full batten, of heavy construction and in very good condition. It’s about 8in short on both boom and mast for some reason.

The inner jib is the same age as the main. It is a NorthSouth brand and is radial cut. In very good condition as well.

The outer jib or genoa is older than the other two. Aged a little more but still in good shape. I had Doyle re-stitch the sun cover last year. (2021) It’s a big sail and is great for off wind sailing though I prefer the inner jib for going to windward.

Emergency Tiller
Life Raft
Man Overboard Throw Buoy
Manual Bilge Pump
(1) KIDDE ABC Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit

1997 Walker Bay

Yacht name

Long Reach



Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Engine Make
Engine Model
Total Power
Engine Type
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Fuel Type
Fresh Water Tank
2 X 150 Gal ()
Fuel Tank
1 X 75 Gal ()

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