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Spirit  |  Neville   47  |  Powerboat
  • icon-22006

    Year
  • icon-747'0"

    LOA
  • icon-842'6"

    LWL
  • icon-916'5"

    Beam
  • icon-15'3"

    Draft
  • icon-101

    Heads
  • icon-1195000 lbs

    Displacement
  • icon-4495,000

    Price
This Ocean Going Neville 47 for sale is ready for her next adventure.

Preliminary Specifications 

SPIRIT can best be described as a small ship.  From stem to stern she bristles with ocean-going design details.  Just one walk around her wide side decks offers a sense of security not found on plastic production boats built today.  

  • New Awlcraft Flag Blue Hull Paint (2021)
  • Hydraulic Bow and Stern Thrusters
  • Stabilizers
  • 3,000-mile range
  • 7 gph @ 8 knots; 1.5 gph @ 4 knots. Range: 3,000 NM (approx.).

Neville 47 Boat Specs

Dimensions

Tanks

Boat Name:

Spirit

LOA:

47'0"

Fresh:

1 x 260 gal

Boat Make:

Neville

LWL:

42'6"

Fuel:

1 x 1534 gal (Steel)

Boat Model:

47

Beam:

16'5"

Holding:

2 x 115 gal

Boat Designer:

Charles Neville

Boat Builder:

Custom Steel Boats USA

Boat Year:

2006

Maximum Draft:

5'3"

Hull Material:

Steel

Minimum Draft:

5'3"

Speed

Cruising:

8 kn

Displacement:

95000 lbs

Ballast:

3000 lbs

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Vessel Overview:

The pilothouse offers uncluttered visibility; and combined with easy-open watertight Dutch doors, you will be in complete command of the vessel in all directions. There is NO compromise in this boat, and those who appreciate commercial yacht design will immediately see why husbands and wives get along very well aboard the N47.

An enormous main saloon, with an expansive galley, allows everyone plenty of room to enjoy the trip. Below, a very complete master stateroom, oversize head with full tile shower, and built-in stowage everywhere, make liveaboard dreams a reality. A guest stateroom provides additional accommodations when required. The engine room, and aft lazarette storage, are the biggest for any recreational vessel of this size. This boat must be seen to be believed.  

As reported by Charles Neville Associates, this vessel complies with standards & recommended practices of the American Boat & Yacht Council, Inc., the American Bureau of Shipping; and the U.S. Coast Guard regulations for pleasure boats. Hydrostatics, weight study, performance report, contact Charles Neville Associates for structural scantlings. 


  • Windows, hatches and doors by Freeman Marine.
  • Portlights by Hood Yacht Systems. 
  • Fireboy MA2-1500 fire suppression system.
  • Michigan M-500 5-blade Nibral propeller.
  • Stainless steel Aquamet 22 machined two and a half-inch drive shaft.
  • Dual Racor fuel filters.
  • Headhunter water pressure system.
  • (3) Groco heavy duty bilge pumps.
  • Atlantic Marine T-12 stainless steel hot water heater.
  • (3) Cruiseair direct expansion air conditioning units.
  • ABT hydraulic system with stainless steel tubing and fittings for bow thruster and windlass.
  • (4) Rolls/Surette 8D AGM batteries located in engine room.
  • (1) 8D under pilothouse.
  • Charles Industries Transformer.
  • Paneltronics main and sub-panels.
  • Aqua-Signal nav lights.
  • Marinco shore power and telephone inlets.
  • Wagner hydraulic steering system with manual overide.
  • Mathers electronic engine controls (Cruise Command ECM with chrome heads and handheld remote with thruster controls.
  • (5) Exalto window wipers with fw wash system.
  • Maxwell hydraulic windlass (VWC35000)
  • CQR 105
  • Bruce 110 anchors. 300' 7/16" Accco chain.
  • 12" Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster.
  • Watermaker: Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 170 GPD.
Estimated fuel economy: 7 gph @ 8 knots; 1.5 gph @ 4 knots. Range: 2000 NM @ 8 knots (approx.) The Neville 47 is featured in PassageMaker Magazine, February, 2007, Cover Story: 'Making Metal Happen', by Bill Parlatore. All PassageMaker photos here Copyright PassageMaker Magazine, 2006. Copies available on request; call us!

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Electrical Systems 110V/12V:

  • Northern Lights 12kW 60 Hz marine generator Model M843NK, 1800 RPM with two (2) remote mounted control panels, sound enclosure and individual starting battery,
  • Walk around engine room,
  • Battery switches, Battery boxes,
  • 110v outlets,
  • 12v outlets,
  • State of the art electric panels,
  • 50 amp dockside service
  • Trace Inverter/Charger, 2500 W with pilot house remote
  • Charles Marine Smart Charger, 100 Amp, 3 bank automatic
  • Charles Marine Isolation Transformer 12KVA
  • Balmar 210A alternator
  • Charles Marine Smart Regulator
  • Char;es Marine Battery Combiners
  • Rolls AGM 2pair 6v 750 Ah bank house bank
  • Rolls AGM 3pair 6v 1150 Ah bank inverter bank
  • Rolls 8D gen and engine start batteries

Domestic Systems:

  • Espar Hydronic Heating System
  • Headhunter Excalibur 120V pump
  • Headhunter 12v SS pump
  • Atlantic 120V 10gal SS Water heater
  • Headhunter sediment filter
  • Whole boat sediment filter
  • Watermaker Cruise RO 1,200 g/d 220v backflush.  3 New GE membranes stored aboard (2.5x40)
  • FW Washdown Stern and Bow, Galley, Shower Stern Shower
  • FW Distribution Manifold with winterization port

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Ground Tackle:

  • Maxwell 3500 Hydraulic Windlass with dual chain capstan, deck switches, handheld and remote stations
  • Rocna 55KG 300' 1/2" Chain rode
  • Bruce 55KG 300' 1/2" Chain rode
  • Fortress FX-85 25' 1/2" g-4 chan rode. 300' 1" nylon 3 strand rode
  • Fortress FX 37
  • Anchor Snubbers 5/8" Plait 50'

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • Furuno TZ-15 
  • Furuno 1934C 10.4 inch color radar/chart plotter (Navionics cards) 
  • Furuno BBFF1 Depth Sounder with 555-SLD Transducer
  • Furuno Digital Heading Sensor
  • Furuno WAAS/GPS
  • Simrad AP2505 Autopilot with RPU 160 pump
  • Simrad IS15-WD1 Weather InstrumentIcom
  • M-502 (black) VHF radios with Command Mics and 8 foot Shakespeare 5225XT 6dB antennas
  • ICOM SSB
  • Pactor Modem
  • Steel Boat Compass
  • EPIRB
  • Alpine CD/radio with XM, Terk XM5 antenna, and Polk in-ceiling speakers (pilothouse)
  • Yamaha Blu Ray
  • Carlisle & Finch 12", 1.5 million candle searchlight with electronic control
  • John Deere digital engine gauge
  • ZF Electronic Engine Controls 

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Engine 1

Make:
John Deere (Continuous Duty)
Model:
6081 M1 8.1L
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Power:
235
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Propeller Type:
5 Blade
Propeller Material:
Bronze

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Why Steel:

I talk to a lot of folks about the best boat for their needs. Among the group, many have questions about or are considering metal boats. As we sit and chat about their plans, and they ask their questions one thing usually becomes very obvious. It is the likelihood that the folks I’m talking with have seldom if ever seen a modern metal boat from a quality builder. I know this is not just true for clients with whom I’m talking. I have seen or heard the same concerns and questions expressed in print or echoed in the pitches of salesmen selling their wares.

I suspect the problem is one of familiarity. For many people, their only exposure to metal boat construction include badly abused commercial boats, obvious homemade building projects, or other “less than yacht-like” examples. The mental image a metal yacht conjures up is, therefore, boats of indeterminate age, rust streaming down the sides, with bumps, bruises and unfair lines barely camouflaged by the paint system which appears to have consisted of a bucket and a roller. With those visions popping to mind, who would not understand the concern? It is also not a surprise that some selling fiberglass boats are prepared to use this little piece of mental leverage to their own sales advantage.

These images of metal boats, however, are not – I REPEAT NOT- a true indication of a quality metal boat construction. They are no more representative than assuming that all fiberglass boats are merely an amalgam of blistering gel coat covering cracking and delaminating fiberglass structures. Hopefully, a bit of history may help to put some of this into a clearer perspective.

Fact: the overwhelming number of true MegaYachts are constructed of steel, aluminum or a combination of the two. I’m talking about boats costing anywhere from several million dollars to tens of millions of dollars. This is a marketplace that does not readily embrace shabby quality. They have made metal boats their choice. Steel and aluminum are obviously very versatile materials suitable for everything from buildings to bridges to sculpture. They are also excellent and versatile boat building materials. In this regard, the yacht industry has benefited significantly from technologies developed for not just ships, but also for military and aerospace applications. The evolution of modern paint and fairing systems which allow us to successfully and cost-effectively control corrosion has been a primary factor allowing us to turn out today’s world-class modern metal yacht.

If you have spent any time walking the docks in large boating centers you’ve probably seen quality metal boats. Because of the level of finish, however, you just did not know it. Today this quality is not limited to big boats. The same degree of sophistication seen in these multimillion-dollar boats has funneled down into the smaller sized vessels that interest most of us. In the US, however, it has happened slowly. Why? I think part of the reason is the reality of the marketplace. The other part is related to the kind of boats many of us were buying then and what we are now buying.

For 40 plus years fiberglass was undisputedly the most cost-effective material for building small boats. The material itself was cheap and the labor required was also reasonable. Though costs have escalated that fact remains unchanged especially for high volume production builders where the economies of scale offset huge up front financial investment required for molds and other tooling. Unfortunately for custom boats and boats expected to sell in the handfuls - not hundreds - these costs are likely to be prohibitive. This generally limits a builder’s option to developing projects likely to appeal to the broadest pool of prospective buyers. Because of this narrow focus and the unforgiving nature of tooling the builder is locked into an unalterable product sometimes years before the first client can see it or judge it on its merit. .

Metal construction does not suffer this constraint. A builder can often accommodate the potential client who likes everything about a boat but wants it 2-feet bigger or with the head moved, or the staterooms changed. These are things that most production builders would not even consider.

The owner can have a great deal of flexibility, from simple modifications to an existing design all the way up to the development of a totally new one. All of these possibilities even with design fees included can be well within the cost of a standard off-the-shelf boat comparably equipped. The actual equipment you choose, however, need not match “comparably equipped”. The equipment list can include all the bells and whistles or be whittled down to a Spartan retreat. The choice is purely a function of your own cruising needs, the money you choose to spend, and the geometry of the space that’s available.

Look at it this way: doesn’t seem odd to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars (or more) only to be told by the builder that the only way you can get it is the way that it comes? How many folks would consider buying an upscale home under that group of rules?

Metal boats, particularly steel boats, have also become more popular because of the kind of boating we are doing. When I began designing displacement boats in the late 70’s they were (to be kind) an oddity. There were a small group of buyers who had already discovered Robert Beebe’s Voyaging Under Power (First edition). It was, however, a very small group. Many if not most of them were forced into the custom marketplace because production boats that accommodated their cruising plans simply did not exist.

Today much of that has changed. There is now a large group of owners for whom speed is not the issue. They not only accept, but seek out boats that travel at displacement speeds: boats with the legs to travel long distances: even oceans. For them, the additional weight that steel usually brings is not a problem. In return, it offers great strength, reparability worldwide, and the easy motion in a seaway that is a derivative of the extra mass that steel brings to the equation. Clearly, these boats, once a niche market, have found their way into the mainstream part of the boating community.

Steel hulls with aluminum deckhouses are a good choice where the profile gets high or when you simply need more control overweight. They also offer to increase the flexibility of doing developing intricate design details. Where higher speeds are necessary or for owners who simply prefer the choice, all-aluminum construction is also an option.

With metal boats, some marketing department does not make your decisions. It is a decision you can make based upon your own needs. The decision you make will be, and should be understandably subjective. Before you finalize your choice, however, you may want to take a fresh look at metal boats. Building skill and modern technology make it a good time to consider a quality metal yacht.

Charles Neville
July 13, 2009

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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