Ericson 46 - Cheeky Encounter - $212,000

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Ericson 46 - Cheeky Encounter - $212,000

Cheeky Encounter is a 1974 Ericson 46, designed by Bruce King, and arguably the best known version of this beautifully appointed model. She is now for sale exclusivey with the team at YOTI.

Engineered for offshore passage making, the Ericson 46 has proven to have superb upwind and reaching performance. With optional inner forestay and running backstays, the sloop/cutter rig is both powerful yet easily handled by only two people. With flush decks with amidships and rear companionways, opening up into a well appointed and very protected aft cockpit 'Cheeky Encounter' will provide you with assurance and comfort while at sea.
Her interior finish in mahogany offers a sensible layout with both a forward guest cabin and extra-large owner's cabin aft with two large enclosed heads allowing un-intrusive liveaboard quarters for two couples with full 6' 3" headroom.

The Nav station is to port below the main companionway with two switch panels, large E120 Raymarine plotter, HF and VHF radios. Opposite the nav station is the L-shaped galley with companionway to the aft cabin and rear companionway which opens out into the aft cockpit. This yacht was designed for serious ocean cruising and has been built with comfort and safety in mind. Every inch of the yacht has been strengthened and reinforced in the manufacturing stage. The current owner has devoted his 12-year ownership to maintaining the yacht to an incredibly high standard with upgrades that would be hard to beat in any modern cruising yacht. To complete a meticulous and extensive inventory, Cheeky Encounter boasts a new Volvo Penta engine, new bow thruster and generator, new rigging, new antifoul, s/s davitts and much much more.

To fully appreciate this impressive yacht she MUST be viewed. For more information and to arrange a viewing in Sydney's Middle Harbour please contact Sonia Robinson.


Designer : Bruce King
Builder : Ericson Yachts
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : 275L (main tank) with clear inspection port. 200L (secondary tank) with plastic inspection port, plus s/s 30L hot water tank (240v electric). l
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Composite/GRP
Length (feet) : 45' 10" feet
Length (m) : 13.97 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin Keel with Rudder on Skeg.
Displacement : 18000kg
Engine Room : Engine room fully insulated - with generator.
Generator : Paguro 4000 4.2kva generator installed 2008 (529hrs).
Number of Batteries : Two main House (2 x 200 amp) NEW March 2017,1 x Starter motor battery, Primary electric winch batteries - NEW 2017.
Number of Fuel Tanks : 3 x stainless steel (1 main, 2 wing tanks).
Bow Thruster : 'Sidewinder' BOW THRUSTER - installed 2005 and modified 2016.
Accommodation Notes : 2 large fully enclosed cabins fore and aft (large owners cabin aft, large guest v-berth forward).
Number of Berths : 7 (single saloon berth and 2 x bunks amidships).
Number of Showers : 1 with grey water tank amidships.
Number of Toilets : 2 (1 x manual, 1 x electric Jabsco toilet installed 2008 - aft with holding tank.
Galley Notes : Microwave. Plumbing and wiring exists for de-salination unit (if desired).
Stove : Force 10 3- burner gimballed gas stove with oven (installed 2014) plus additional portable kero/gas stove. Additional portable gas/kero stove.
Number of Sinks : 2 x Stainless Steel galley sinks with fresh and salt water pump and pressure hot & cold taps.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Wall mounted TV/DVD Player - Sept 2008. CD Music System.
Anchor / Winch : Maxwell anchor winch with 240v control. Delta Anchor (2008). 50m galvanised chain (2009). Muir Windlass re-built 2009.
Bilge Pump : 2 x main bilge pumps with failure alarm. 1 x forward bilge pump - NEW.
Deck Gear : 2 x ST62 Anderson electric winches in cockpit fitted 2012,1 x ST Main Sheet Winch, 4 x deck winches (2 x ST) amidships, Arco 40 ST Main Halyard (secondary) winch at mast. Stainless Steel BBQ mounted on pushpit.
Mast/Rigging : Aluminium tapered mast from top spreader. Aluminium boom. New rigging 2017. Chain Plates replaced to stainless steel 2005 and resealed 2017. Hydraulic backstay pump.
Sail Inventory : Dacron Main - Hood (with 3 reefing points). Dacron Genoa woven on furler - Hood. Heavy weather jib on inner forestay on hyfield lever. Storm Jib. 1.5 oz fractional. Heavy Weather Drogue. Furler refurbished 2005, serviced 2017. Optional running backstays.
Electrics : Battery Charger (March 09) with wind generator switch. Bow Thruster control (installed 2006). All interior wiring re-done. Internal fluoro light in dry storage locker (above stbd bunks). SOLAR panels installed new 2013. Shorepower service and replace switches 2017. 240V inverter installed 2008. Nav station panelling re-wired 2008 with 3 new control panels. DC monitor replaced 2009. Instrument panel for inverter, autopilot, aft head and HF radio installed 2008. All LED interior lighting. All LED Nav lights.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine E120 Chart Plotter with platinum charts updated 2012. Raymarine Course Master Autopilot installed 2009. Raymarine Wind x 3 in cockpit. Compass On Binnacle in cockpit.
Dinghy : Aqua Pro 2.4 inflatable. 2.5hp Tohatsu
Covers : NEW Topside Boom Tent and boom bag NEW 2017, Dodger, Bimini and Companion way cover NEW 2016.
Safety Gear : Various 3 x pfd's with harnesses, 2 x child's, Epirb, liferaft (needs servicing), Flares and V-Sheet (2017).
Radio : Icom HF Radio (installed 2008). VHF.
Remarks : All copper plumbing throughout boat replaced to PVC in 2011. NEW forward bilge pump. Johnson Deck Wash (installed 2010). NEW fresh water pump.
Vessel Name : Cheeky Encounter
Anti-foul : Antifoul Micron 1000, Nov 16.

Engine 1

Engine Make : Volvo Penta - NEW 2008.
Engine Hours : 850
Horse Power : 75
Fuel Type : dIESEL
Steering : Single Wheel - Hydraulics resealed and overhauled 2014. Steering cable and chain replaced 2008, tube
Fuel Capacity : 475
Service History : Fuel manifold system refurbished. NEW water cooler manifold.
Propeller : NEW 4-blade folding propeller. NEW drive propeller shaft engineered and installed.