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03-27-2017 05:01 PM
Re: Ct 48

I'd like to add a postnoet to this. Mr. Perry, Bruce Bingham has verified he had nothing to do with the "other" CT48 people are talking about.

Dan Streech is the CEO of Nordhavn, and he took over Ta Shing yacht yard some time ago (his company did in some sense anyway). But this vessel was indeed built at Ta Chiao, verified by plate and documentation on the vessel I looked at:

Vessel was built at Pali Shiang Taepei Hsien Taiwan by Ta Chiao Bros. Yacht Building Col, LTD for Robert T. Crozier

So.. the designer is still a mystery, but it certainly looks like a colin archer inspired design.
03-26-2017 08:19 PM
Re: Ct 48

Hi Debs,

Was this the one in California?
02-23-2017 10:17 PM
Re: Ct 48

Hi Kaluvic,

We are presently considering purchasing a CT48. I was interested to hear you put in a Bow Thruster.
Is it possible to do something like that yourself & if not can you give us an idea of what the costs would be?

Another question have the teak decks been a problem?

Thanks, Debbie & Carl
06-01-2016 08:36 PM
Re: Ct 48

Looks pretty similar to a non-C&C Landfall 39. Maybe they share a lineage.
06-01-2016 05:28 PM
Re: Ct 48

Thanks 3:
That IS NOT my design. That is not even the 48 after I modified the rig to improve helm balance. I have only a vague recollection that the 48 in the pic was designed by Bruce Bingham before the world figured out he was not really a yacht designer. The yachtdata sight say the design is by "Dan Streach", something like that. I do remember that name from early Taiwan times but I am very certain he was never a designer.
06-01-2016 05:05 PM
Re: Ct 48

This is the boat in question
06-01-2016 11:39 AM
Re: Ct 48

No, you are totally correct, if in fact that is the boat in question. I had the wrong CT48. I was thinking of the double ended 48.
I would need to see a pic from the OP to be certain which model he is talking about.

The boat you posted is my design. That is a very rare model. The US distributor for CT and the European distributor for CT fought over who would control the CT48 project. The European distributor was in a position of power due to his successful sales of CT65's aka Scorpio 72's. When CT Chen gave control of the CT48 project to the European guy the US distributor swore that he would never import that model to the US. They only built a handful. I have never seen one in person. It was the last boat I did with the Ta Chaio yard.
06-01-2016 11:03 AM
Re: Ct 48

Thanks for chiming in Bob... so Sailboatdata has it wrong?
CT-48 sailboat specifications and details on
06-01-2016 11:01 AM
Re: Ct 48

Both the CT 48 and the 47 are not my designs. The 48 is a boat I did some mods on to help with helm balance early on. The 47 is a Kauffman design and a very different boat. It's kind of like a Swan wannabe.

Faster is correct: No, you cannot unbolt the keel. The keel is integral with the hull.
06-01-2016 10:34 AM
Re: Ct 48

Life... Kaluvic has not been active here since 2010 and is unlikely to see your question.

Bob Perry, the designer, however, does stop by now and then and could definitely answer your question. I expect the ballast is encapsulated in the hull molding, however it's possible that they used a bolt-on 'shoe' or section of the keel itself. However this is unlikely to be the full chord length of the keel and therefore probably won't reduce the overall height of the tow. You'll need to build up your post count but after 10 or so you might try sending a PM to Mr Perry.

.. or maybe just sail it around..
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