The wait is over!!! ‘Freedom’ the 2008 Salthouse 57 Flybridge Cruiser is now for sale! One team of shipwrights at Salthouse Marine custom hand-build each boat from start to finish. It takes about 11 months before the boat is ready for delivery. This Salthouse 57 is a boat worth waiting for.
Salthouse hulls have a reputation for being very efficient and easily driven, so the Cummins QSM 11s, 715hp engines, which sit in a pristine engine room finished in 2-pack, do the job well. The Salthouse 57 is on the plane at 12.5knots and runs flat with very little wake. With the optional 4000lt fuel tank this vessel has a 1500 nautical mile range at 8knots. If its getting to your destination faster then at 20knots and a lazy 1800RPM the QSM 11s are using 130LPH. Flat out the vessel will do 29.5 knots with full fuel and water and clean hull.
A feature of the Salthouse 57 hull design is the ‘warped’ planning hull with a fine entry bow and a very flat, seven degree deadrise, aft section. This boat also has a modified transom, which is turned up at the back, with what is known as a retrousse transom. The effect of this is to add another 450mm to the hull length. This combination of technology and innovation produces a very efficient hull with the seakeeping and performance a Salthouse motor yacht is renowned for.
A classy feature with manoeuvring this vessel when coming alongside to berth, is the remote control that works the bow and stern thrusters and engine controls. The skipper can stand at the back of the flybridge patio or in the cockpit below with remote in hand, making docking a breeze.
Another unique design feature is the installation of inflatable air seals for the 2 cockpit floor hatches which make them air tight and impervious to saltwater entry when in rough conditions or backing down on game fish, and where water may enter the cockpit, but not a problem with the Salthouse.
The cockpit lazarette is huge, even with the optional gurney pressure washer, the barbeque and the bait board, that both fit on the removable rails on the boarding platform, there is still plenty of room for storing other things like a rubber dinghy, scuba equipment and wetsuits.
In a game boat configuration the aft deck has a mezzanine where spectators can sit to watch the action in the cockpit, on this boat the area has been turned into an alfresco dining area. The space under the seats has been used to fit Eutectic fridge/freezer and a handy head/shower compartment just opposite, so there is no need to walk through the vessel while wet to visit the bathroom.
The galley is situated just aft of the saloon facing out toward the cockpit and the special feature of an with an electric window that opens it up to the aft dining area. This allows for an easy indoor/outdoor flow of conversation. Even if you are in the galley you won’t miss any of the action outside. The finish on the cabinetry is excellent. All the drawers are dovetailed with metal runners and a feature the ladies will love is the slideout knife and spice drawer. The main saloon lounge converts to a dining area. The walnut finished table actually hydraulically rises up from the floor. When not in use it is covered by a carpet and a small coffee table. This makes the saloon a large uncluttered area for inside functions. There is also a slide out cocktail bar which is in a handy position right next to the internal staircase to the enclosed flybridge.
The three-cabin accommodation comes standard with a queen sized island bed and ensuite, for the owner, and another queen island bed in the guest cabin with two fore and aft bunks in the third cabin, with an ensuite shared.
The enclosed flybridge is open and airy with big windows and a sliding door, which leads out to the ‘patio’ and the same electric window as in the galley opens the space up. The helm console curves around the front of the flybridge, giving the impression and feeling of being on a much larger boat. The two helm seats are superyacht style and very comfortable. It would be very easy to relax in these on a long trip with the boat on autopilot. The helm console looks as if it could grace a superyacht. It has a tooled-leather surround and the dash area is a grain filled burl finished with 18 coats of clear high gloss lacquer. An anemometer is also included with the instrumentation, and is something most other motor yacht builders don’t even think of, but on a large enclosed flybridge, given the windage it can create, the information the gauge provides can be used to the skippers advantage when coming into a dock. The lounge on the flybrige also runs out to form another double berth and it’s not a bad place to kip when off watch on a long passage.
The Salthouse 57 may be a little more expensive than other motor yachts around the same size, but they are hand built to very high standards. The Specs for this vessel are at hand, so please do not hesitate to get a full inventory before making an appointment to inspect this incredible vessel.
|63' - 19.20m
Keel / Ballast:
|Teak and FRP
|Twin Cummins QSM11
|Port - 844. Starboard - 839.
|Onan, 17.5 Kva
|CABINS: Three cabins - 2 x doubles, 2 x single bunks
TOTAL BERTHS: 6
SALOON: Bench seating, table can be raised hydraulically
SHOWER: 3 plus deck
|LAYOUT: Rear to outer deck
STOVE TYPE: Delonghi gas (twin) and electric hob (twin)
|FRIDGE: Fisher & Paykel full fridge
FREEZER: Fisher & Paykel full upright
|3 plus deck
|3 plus Holding Tank
|Johnson 40Hp 4-stroke
|ANCHOR WINCH: Muir
CHAIN: 100m chain
|BILGE PUMPS: 4 x electric
EPIRB: New 406
FIRE PROTECTION: 3
FLARES / VSHEET: Yes
SHORE POWER: Yes
INVERTER: 3000w / 75A
BATTERIES: New house and start
|GPS: Raymarine E120 + Raymarine E80 in cockpit
PLOTTER: Raymarine E120
RADAR: Raymarine 48nm/4kw - New
AUTO PILOT: Raymarine
WIND INSTRUMENTS: Raymarine
RADIOS: Raymarine Ray 49E VHF radio