Mike Gaffikin Marine has announced that it is part of 'an exciting new release' - the Newport 460 Motoryacht, the brainchild of designer/builder Allan Francis, who is the third generation member of the Francis Marine family.
Francis Marine was founded by Allan's father, Keith, and grandfather, Gus, in the early 60's at the old Cedric William Boatshed at Bayview on Pittwater.
The tradition continues as the fourth generation, Brad and Blake Francis, operate their marine engineering business at two waterfront locations, Pittwater and Akuna Bay.
Allan's focus was to design and build his dream boat using the vast experience gained from his 45 odd years of servicing and maintaining a wide range of high quality cruisers.
Every effort is made to ensure the construction and engineering is to the very highest standard and more importantly easy access for future maintanance.
The Newport 460 is powered by a single shaft-driven 480 Hp Cummins QSB6.7L turbo diesel, coupled to the Python shaft drive system, giving a smooth and comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed 19 knots.
The boat is fully spec'd with bow and stern thrusters for easy docking, trim tabs, 7 KVA Onan diesel 240 volt genset, reverse cycle air conditioning, single master cabin forward with island bed and ensuite. A second cabin version is also available.
The Newport 460 features a luxurious interior and fittings throughout, with teak high gloss timber and leather seating, galley aft with Corian bench tops, twin fridges, microwave oven and hob. Stainless steel doors open on to the rear deck, where there is a cockpit table and seating and large swim platform.
Raymarine colour GPS plotter/depth sounder, Fusion sound system and VHF radio are standard. Other features include stainless steel rails, walk around side decks with a high bow rail, anchor winch mounted on the bow that supports the 45lb Anchor and 60 Metres of chain.
Length: 46ft Overall.
Beam: 13.8 ft.
Fuel : 1,020 Litres.
Water: 800 Litres.