Outbound 46

The perfect balance of performance and comfort for the ultimate in passage making safety.

Outbound 46

The perfect balance of performance and comfort for the ultimate in passage making safety.

Experienced sailors know the added safety that comes with good sailing performance. The ability to sail off a lee shore, shorten a passage to within the available weather window, or safely maneuver through seas are critical safety concerns that should not be overlooked.

Equally important is having the comfort required to avoid fatigue when heading offshore. A dry and comfortable cockpit, good visibility, and a forgiving motion are essential for a safe and enjoyable passage.

Key Features

  • Solid 100% hand-laid fiberglass hull:still the preferred choice of serious cruisers
  • Lines by renowned racing yacht designer:weather beating performance and superior handling
  • Moderate displacement: dampened motion and offshore comfort
  • High Righting Moment: upwind performance
  • Large tanks centered over the keel: 200 gallons water, 200 gallons fuel
  • Long fin keel molded with the hull: no keel bolts, deep bilge sump
  • Semi-raised salon: airy, family room style interior
  • Large, deep, and narrow cockpit:comfort and offshore safety
  • Short companionway: safe movement to and from the cabin
  • Watertight bulkhead 7 feet from bow:collision safety
  • Double Headstay Rig: BOC inspired for safety, performance, and versatility
  • Large Foredeck sail/stowage locker: keep wet gear away from living spaces
  • Dedicated liferaft locker: easy deployment, out of the way, off the deck
  • Large stowage capacity: All gear stowed safely in its place
  • Ventilation:4 large dorades, solar vent, 10 opening ports, 8 deck hatches

When you purchase your new Outbound 46 you’ll be enjoying an interior that has been refined over 20+ years, often by owner’s suggestions. The most drastic change came in 2012 when the lazarette was moved to the starboard side and the quarter cabin to port behind the galley, allowing space for both a larger head with stall shower and a larger chart table.

In 2013 the forward sink was moved into the forward cabin itself. This allowed us to move the holding tank into the head space and raise it allowing for gravity feed discharge, eliminating pumps and hose that were previously under the dinette seats, adding, even more, storage in the salon.



  • 100% hand-laid solid fiberglass hull lamination (schedule designed by Carl Schumacher, NA)
  • Vinylester resin in outer layers for superior blister resistance
  • Knitted bi-axial fiberglass cloth throughout lamination for added impact resistance
  • Additional hull reinforcement in bottom, turn of bilge, and bow sections
  • Ashland Max Guard brand ISO-NPG gelcoat for long lasting shine and durability
  • Boot and Cove stripes painted with fade resistant linear polyurethane paint
  • Heavy duty longitudinal/floor/mast step/engine bed system
  • All bulkheads, floors (athwartship stringers), and longitudinals bonded securely to hull while in the mold
  • All furniture bonded direct to hull and deck where appropriate for added strength
  • No-liner interior construction provides direct access to entire hull
  • Divinycell cored vacuum bagged deck lamination
  • Molded pyramid nonskid in Max Guard contrasting color.. “Moon Dust”
  • Deck fastened and sealed with 3M 5200 polyurethane adhesive/sealant and through-bolted on 4 inch centers to 3” inward molded flange integral to hull lamination
  • Antal aluminum toe rail through-bolted to hull deck joint (teak toerail option)
  • Bulkheads securely bonded on their entire perimeter, hull and deck
  • Hull and keel molded as a single lamination to eliminate keel bolts and to provide 18 inch deep bilge sump
  • 6500 pound lead ballast inside molded keel shell laminated with the hull itself
  • 3500 pound lead bulb for maximum righting moment
  • Watertight bulkhead 7 feet from bow
  • Upper, lower, and intermediate shroud stainless steel chain plates through-bolted direct to main bulkhead, inboard for upwind sheeting angles
  • One coat bottom paint.
  • Balanced spade rudder with 4 inch diameter stainless steel rudder post


  • Minimal exterior teak for easy maintenance – (teak toe rail option)
  • T shaped cockpit with long seats for sleeping and lounging outside
  • Diamond nonskid on cockpit seats to reduce clothing chafe
  • 32 inch high helmsman “Bishop Seat” for comfortable offshore driving
  • Molded 3 inch foredeck bulwark topped by 2.5 inch toerail for offshore safety
  • Primary winches located in easy reach of helmsman
  • 32 inch wide transom opening for easy access to transom swim/boarding platform and to provide instant cockpit drainage
  • 30” high 1.25” diameter lifeline stanchions with 316 stainless steel 1×19 double lifelines
  • Upper (¼”) and lower (3/16”) 1×19 stainless steel lifelines
  • 6 Pelican hook boarding gates: port, starboard, and aft
  • 25” diameter stainless steel stern pulpit surrounds entire cockpit
  • Large cockpit lazarette for easy access stowage and to provide ventilation and light for servicing auxiliary equipment installed under the cockpit
  • Liferaft stowage box (30”x16”x12”) under helm seat for easy deployment
  • 4 Wichard folding safety harnesses padeyes installed in cockpit
  • USCG approved stowage locker for 2 20# aluminum propane tanks (1 tank provided)
  • Recessed engine control in seat back adjacent to pedestal controls, acrylic cover.
  • Stainless steel grab rails within continuous reach along cabin top.
  • Four stainless steel dorade vent guards and cowls mounted on molded deck boxes.
  • Molded sea hood with integral instrument box in easy view of entire cockpit
  • Large dodger breakwater for easy dodger design and installation, molded pass through for lines led to cockpit
  • Seven Lewmar tinted acrylic Ocean hatches (2 size 60, 6 size 10)
  • Stainless steel swim/man overboard boarding ladder.
  • Six 12 inch stainless steel mooring cleats mounted on stainless rub plates
  • Large bow sail/deck gear locker with watertight bulkhead and easy access to anchor rode.
  • Work bench, 6 drawers, cabinet in lazarette
  • Fiberglass drop boards for stern opening


  • Yanmar 4JH80 80 HP freshwater cooled diesel
  • Yanmar C-Type engine control panel and alarms located adjacent to helm
  • Waterlift muffler with 3” diameter exhaust hose
  • Racor 500FG fuel filter
  • Bronze seawater strainer
  • Lewmar single lever shift and throttle control mounted on pedestal
  • Morse engine control cables
  • 5 inch stainless steel propeller shaft
  • 3 blade bronze 21 X 13 propeller
  • Hinged companionway and two lift off side panels provide full access to engine
  • Engine compartment sound insulation
  • Engine compartment utility light
  • 190 gallons of fuel capacity in four FRP tanks located under the cabin sole over the keel
  • Fuel tanks vent to midship stanchions – well above waterline when heeled
  • Fuel supply, fuel return, water manifolds, and battery switches located in dedicated locker for easy operation and monitoring


  • Lewmar Cobra Enguard pedestal direct drive steering with friction brake
  • 44” diameter Destroyer stainless wheel with leather cover
  • 5” Ritchie Globemaster SP-5C Pedestal mounted steering compass
  • Stainless steel emergency tiller


  • 200 gallon fresh water capacity in two tanks located under the cabin sole, over the keel
  • 11 gallon Isotherm stainless steel hot water heater
  • 12 volt fresh water pump with accumulator tank
  • Saltwater deck/anchor wash down pump, plumbed for fresh and sea water
  • Rule 5 year 2000 electric bilge pump with float switch
  • Helm mounted Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump
  • Cabin mounted Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump
  • Bronze flush mounted through hulls with sea cocks, labeled for easy identification
  • Transom mounted hot and cold fresh water shower
  • FRP holding tank (approximately 30 Gallons), gravity feed overboard discharge(aft head)
  • FRP holding tank (approximately 20 Gallons), macerator pump for overboard discharge (fwd head)
  • Deck discharge for both heads
  • Tank Watch holding tank indicator (2)
  • Sea Land Odor resistant hose used for all head plumbing
  • Toilets plumbed for fresh and sea water
  • Salt water manifold for Galley foot pump, aft head intake, generator, spare with strainer


  • Corrosion resistant tinned copper wire
  • Marinco 110 volt / 30 amp shore power cord and deck fitting.
  • 50’ Marinco 30 Amp shore power cord
  • Ten 110 volt electrical outlets
  • Blue Seas E Series on/off/combine switch for house and engine batteries
  • House battery bank system includes four 8D (200 amp hours each) deep cycle batteries
  • Balmar Duocharge for automatic house and engine battery segregation.
  • Xantrex Prosign 2.0 Inverter/charger with remote panel
  • Group 27 engine starting battery
  • Custom backlit electrical panel with AC/DC amperage and voltage display, battery monitor,
  • Link 10 house battery monitor
  • Electrical panel hinged for easy access
  • 12V utility plugs at chart table, helm, forward locker
  • Copper ground strap glassed to hull at waterline for SSB ground plane
  • Wiring led clear of bilge where possible


  • Aquasignal Series 32 LED Bow, Stern, Anchor lights
  • Aquasignal Steaming and Deck light combo
  • Imtra LED white/red dome style interior lighting
  • Courtesy/safety lighting throughout the cabin sole
  • Individual LED reading lamps in each cabin
  • Task lighting in engine compartment, lazarette, and forward sail/chain locker
  • Automatic locker lights in hanging and pantry lockers


  • Semi-raised salon design to provide long term liveaboard comfort
  • 6’4” headroom
  • Semi-custom designed interiors
  • American Cherry interior – (teak option)
  • Satin interior varnish, 5 coats
  • Varnished Teak and Holly cabin sole
  • Generous handholds throughout interior
  • Positive locking floorboards
  • Positive locking locker buttons
  • Louvered doors and cabinet doors for ventilation
  • Mobella door handles
  • 10 Lewmar Ocean portlights
  • 9 Lewmar Ocean hatches (6 size 00, 2 size 60’s, 1 size 65)
  • 4 dorades with internal closures and deck plates
  • Padded vinyl removable overhead panels with traditional teak/cherry trim throughout overhead


  • No bridgedeck design for easy access to and from cockpit and cabin
  • Three acrylic storm drop boards
  • Hinged cabin doors with key lock – removable for sailing
  • Three step, 19” wide companionway for easy and safe access to cabin
  • Dust trap at base of companionway with teak grate


  • Forward facing chart table located adjacent to companionway for easy cockpit communication/watch standing
  • Inset storage tray outboard of chart table for books, hand bearing compass, binoculars, etc
  • Drawer unit including file drawer for ships papers
  • Instrument box located forward and above chart table surface
  • Hinged custom electrical panel for ease of access
  • AC and DC volt and amp meters, battery monitor, and auto bilge pump switch custom built into panel
  • Link 10 (Xantrex) battery monitor for house bank
  • Aquasignal chart lights (2 – one red, one white)
  • One Hella Fan


  • U-Shaped galley for safe offshore use
  • Corian counters with 2” fiddles featuring integral hand holds
  • Three burner Force 10 propane stove with thermostatically controlled oven
  • Polished stainless stove crash bar with welded eyes for cook’s safety belt
  • Scanvik polished stainless steel double 8” deep sink
  • Scanvik faucet assembly
  • Jabsco salt water foot pump
  • Jabsco fresh water foot pump
  • 5 cubic foot icebox with minimum 4” foam insulation includes sliding tray
  • Double opening icebox top, ready for separate refer/freezer compartments
  • 5 drawers, sliding trash bin, tambour cabinet, and louvered lockers
  • Large dedicated food pantry under counter
  • Remote propane shutoff switch
  • One Hella Fan


  • 45” wide quarter berth, 5” foam mattress
  • 2 drawers under bunk.
  • Hanging locker and 4 shelf locker
  • Sliding storage lockers over bunk
  • Open stowage shelf for personal items at head of bunk
  • Three opening ports
  • One Lewmar Ocean hatch
  • Two LED reading lamps
  • One Imtra Red/White LED Dome light
  • One Hella Fan


  • Seamless fiberglass construction from cabin sole to counter for easy cleaning
  • Polished Corian counter tops with Corian fiddle.
  • Large molded stall shower with molded seat and shower
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Scandik faucet
  • Raritan PHII head with overboard/holding tank, plumbed for fresh and sea water


  • Semi-raised salon provides excellent natural lighting
  • Dining table (drop down option)
  • 7 foot rectangular dinette designed so outboard bench can be used as a sea berth
  • 7 foot straight couch style settee (doubles as starboard midships sea berth)
  • Fold down cocktail table in center of settee with bottle stowage outboard
  • Ergonomically designed foam cushions with lumbar and thigh support
  • Choice of Sunbrella fabric cushions
  • Storage compartments accessed through hinged and positive locking doors behind settee and dinette backs
  • Generous storage under dinette and settee
  • Padded vinyl removable overhead panels with traditional teak/cherry trim throughout overhead
  • Lewmar tinted acrylic Ocean hatch over table
  • 4 LED reading lamps at each corner of settee and dinette
  • Two Hella Fan


  • Pullman Double or Centerline Double berths available (see interior plan options)
  • Large hanging locker
  • Drawer storage under bunk
  • 5” foam mattress
  • Sliding storage lockers above bunk
  • LED reading lamps over bunk
  • One Lewmar 60 Ocean hatch
  • Dorade with inside closure
  • 5 Opening ports
  • Two Hella Fans


  • Fiberglass molded shower
  • Corian counters
  • Scandvik faucet
  • Scandvik bulkhead mounted Hand-held shower
  • Scandvik Stainless steel sink
  • Raritan PHII head with overboard/holding tank plumbed for fresh and sea water
  • Dorade with inside closure (centerline double only)


  • Divided self draining chain locker easily accessible from forward stowage locker
  • Custom stainless double anchor roller
  • Molded scupper aft of bow roller to catch water brought aboard with anchor chain
  • Lewmar V4 Windlass with capstan
  • Lewmar handheld windless remote control
  • 200 feet 5/16 Hi test anchor chain
  • Rocna 33 anchor (or credit for buyers selection)
  • Fortress FX-37 stern anchor and 200’ 3-strand rode, 40 feet chain
  • 6 12” stainless steel mooring cleats
  • Four Taylor fenders
  • 4 35’ golden braid pre-spliced dock lines


  • Keel stepped Sparcraft double spreader mast with 316 stainless steel 1X19 continuous standing rigging
  • Internal mast wiring conduits
  • 2 mast mounted Lewmar 40 self tailing winches
  • Split backstay for easy access to transom
  • Antal full batten mainsail track
  • T900 Spectra low stretch Main and Genoa halyards
  • Low stretch Staysail halyard
  • 2 low stretch spinnaker halyards
  • Main and staysail halyards led to cockpit – Lewmar rope clutch
  • Mainsheet led to cabin top – Lewmar rope clutch
  • Two main reef lines led to cockpit – Lewmar rope clutch
  • Lazy Jacks – low stretch/chafe spectra
  • Spinnaker pole mast track and topping lift (spinnaker pole and car optional)
  • Removable staysail stay with Wichard Ratchet Pelican Hook
  • Genoa roller furler (Harken standard or credit)
  • 4 Schaefer “Clear Step” furling lead blocks
  • Genoa furling line led to stopper near helm
  • Lewmar self tailing winches:
  • 2 Primaries   #68 STC, two speed self tailing chrome
  • 2 Mainsheet/halyard/reef on house   #48 STC, two speed self tailing chrome
  • 2 on mast   #40 STC, two speed self tailing chrome
  • Lewmar Ocean 3 mainsheet traveler with 4:1 control lines and Harken cam cleats
  • 13 feet Lewmar Ocean 3 Genoa Track (port & starboard)
  • 2 Lewmar Ocean 3 Genoa lead blocks with plunger pins
  • 2 Lewmar end stop sheet leads
  • 2 Lewmar Ocean deck organizers – 4 sheaves
  • Genoa sheets, staysail sheets, main sheet
  • Sparcraft boom vang with control line led to cockpit – Lewmar rope clutch
  • Windex 15 spar fly on masthead
  • 2 Lewmar 10 inch lock in Power Grip winch handles
  • 2 Winch handle pockets


  • Hood Dacron full batten Main (Vectran Upgrade)
  • Hood Dacron 140 % Genoa (Vectran Upgrade)
  • Hood Dacron 75% Solant Jib (Vectran Upgrade)


  • 3 USCG approved 10A-BC fire extinguishers
  • 1 USCG approved flare kit
  • 6 USCG approved life jackets
  • 1 USCG approved throwable life cushion
  • Sunbrella mainsail cover



Outbounds unique semi-raised salon eliminates the dark cave feeling you have on most sailboats without losing the close interaction of the cockpit, galley, and salon … giving the interior of the Outbound a “family room” feel that is lost on many of the deck salons we are seeing today. Raising the house a few inches provides plenty of natural light below, space for over 350 gallons of tank capacity in the middle of the boat, and a safe three step companionway.

New Layout for 2012 -Aft Head with Seperate Shower Stall
New Layout for 2012 -Aft Head with Seperate Shower Stall
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