46' Downeast Cruiser

The Z46, built on the time tested Jarvis Newman hull, is designed and built for extended coastal cruising in comfort and safety. Comfortable at 8 or 18 knots, the 46 can cover ground quickly when needed. Her sweeping sheer line and handsome bow will turn heads. The interior features a guest cabin, guest head, and spacious master stateroom.

The main cabin is the focal point of these boats. While underway the two Stidd chairs mean that two people can enjoy the ride, facing forward with excellent visibility. While underway, you feel like you are in a pilothouse.

When the anchor drops, the chairs turn around and drop, providing two more comfortable chairs for “living room” saloon. With a comfortable settee and a Stressless recliner, this cabin offers exceptional seating, with a 360 degree of the water.

The galley “down” preserves the living room feeling of the saloon. But down doesn’t mean isolated or closed in: this galley is aft of the windshield, with an abundance of light and air above it. With line of sight communication with the helm, the galley does not feel cut off.

The forward cabin on the 46 is unusually spacious, including a centerline queen berth which hinges up to provide access to generous storage areas. A dresser of drawers and two hanging lockers provide convenient places to stow clothing.

The guest cabin features an upper and lower berth, and a guest head with shower. When guests are not aboard, this serves as a day head. An alternate layout includes the guest cabin as a settee/office.

The 46 is powered up to 900 HP. With the Yanmar 8SY 900 HP engine, the 46 will cruise at 18 knots. Other power options are available, depending on owner preferences and design parameters.

We build each boat to order, one boat at a time, one boat each year. These are custom boats, and as such there is no options “list”. We work with each customer to develop the equipment list that meets your needs and aligns with any preferences you have based on previous experience. Suffice it to say that these boats are exceptionally well equipped and set up to cruise extensively.