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2001 Custom Matsushita 48

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USD 179,000

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2001 Custom Matsushita 48 - USD 179,000

This hardy aluminium world cruiser was a design brought to the table by her lifelong cruising owner who had new design criteria for his circumnavigation.  Designed and built in Japan, the yacht exhibits a high level of expertise in all areas.  She just oozes safety and comfort at sea ... watertight bulkheads fore and aft including watertight doors, long fin keel with skeg hung rudder and protected prop, the pilothouse, the sail controls with an electric winch from the cockpit and such like.

The yacht carries an astonishing 5 tons of fuel giving a range under power in excess of 2,500nm.  Her sailing abilities are fine, with her carbon mast and cutter rig she loves the tradewinds. 

Offered for sale by her owners here in Langkawi and re registered here with the internationally transferable Langkawi International Yacht Registry the yacht has proved herself with a Japan to Japan circumnavigation and seven other big Pacific / Asia cruises..  A superb long range cruising yacht.

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Boat Name Akitsushima III
Location Langkawi, Malaysia
Year Launched 2001
Registered Malaysia
Designer Advance Craft Design
Builder Kanbara Kaiyo Kaihatsu K.K
Displacement 23000 kgs Dry Load
Headroom 1.83 m
Hull Material Aluminum
LOA 14.62 m
Beam 4.31 m
LWL 13.0 m
Draft 1.80 m (Min), 1.80 m (Max)
Keel Fin
Fuel Tanks 5 Aluminum (4900 Liters)
Fresh Water Tanks 1 Aluminum (450 Liters)
Holding Tanks 1 Aluminum
Engine Brand Yanmar
Engine Model 4LM-DT
Total Power 80 HP
Year Built 2001
Engine Type Inboard
Engine / Fuel Type Single diesel
Location Center
Engine hours 10688
Drive Type Direct Drive
Cruising Speed 6 knots
Maximum Speed 8 knots
Propeller 2 blade propeller


Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1

The interior was built by a professional furniture maker and he used some beautiful woods to complete.  For example the bath is hinoki cypress, traditionally used for baths in Japan and its scent radiates forever.  Other woods are paulownia and varnished teak for the furniture, and thick old growth teak pilothouse  sole.  The fit and finish throughout smacks of real craftsmen.

Essentially a five berth yacht, but there are two extra pipe-cot berths full forward in the forepeak.  The saloon has two full length berths port and starboard with lee cloths and a third athwartships.  The pilothouse has a great helm station, galley and bathroom.  Stairs lead down to the double aft cabin.  Engine access is down a hatch behind the helm with an additional inspection / access hatch directly over the engine in the cabin sole.


One in bathroom over the bathtub.  No hot water.


One electric RARITAN MARINE ELEGANCE head in bathroom (2020). One 80 litre aluminium holding tank.

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The hull thickness below the waterline is  8mm, topsides are 7mm and decks 5mm.

In 2017 the hull was taken back to bare alloy and several coats re applied.  2 coats of CHUGAKU ALP 500 aluminium epoxy primer, 2 coats of CHUGAKU BANNOH 1500 EPOXY PRIMER, then 2 coats of CHUGAKU MARINE STAR A anti foul paint.

In 2019 another 2 coats of fresh CHUGAKU MARINE STAR A anti foul paint.

Mast/ Rigging:

21.5m carbon mast, masthead double spreader rig with three headstays and double back stays. Masthead anchor light and nav lights. Spreader deck floods. The aluminium boom is designed to encompass the whole sail inside with a SUNBRELLA top cover. Two whisker poles.

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Dinghy and Outboard:

9.5' AB aluminium RIB. YAMAHA 15hp and YAMAHA 2hp outboards.

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YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.

YBC Langkawi Sdn Bhd
Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Jalan Dato Syed Omar, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia Office: +604 961 1998 Mobile: +6017 419 6933 (Paul)
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