Equipped for extended cruising, East Passage is a proven, dependable, go-anywhere vessel. She was recently re-powered and her twin Yanmars have only 212 hours!
Here's what her owners' have to say:
We had Mirage build our Great Harbour 47 in 2004 because these boats just make sense. They are solid, stable, maneuverable and comfortable. Ten years of extensive cruising have proved this to be the case. We have been from the Bahamas to Canada and Maine. During one summer in Maine we did not tie up to a dock with power from June to October.
We have carefully outfitted East Passage for extended cruising and have periodically updated and upgraded equipment to ensure that time on the water is comfortable. Cruising is limited by laundry water and food so East Passage has an apartment-sized Maytag washer and dryer, carries 500 gallons of water that can be refreshed with its watermaker ...and the standard household refrigerator is supplemented by a separate half freezer.
People often ask the cruising range of our boat. The practical answer is that, with 1,000 gallons of fuel, far enough to have many refueling options. The same goes for hanging on the hook or on a mooring ball. The holding tank is 250 gallons. For us that's almost 6 weeks. Add in flexible on-board power systems and that means independence.
East Passage has two generators. A 8.5 Kw Phasor AC generator and a 4.5 Kw Fischer Panda DC generator. With a water/gas separator the DC generator's exhaust is virtually silent and is similarly quiet inside. East Passage has a 1200 amp hour battery bank with twin 50-amp pass-through Victron inverters. Twin inverters means we can run 220 volt systems from the batteries (limited) or from the DC generator. The DC generator will support most galley use, laundry, the water maker or one AC/heating unit.
Independence means activity on the water. The upper roof features storage for 2 included kayaks. We have found that launching the kayaks is simple. The swim platform and ladder make getting in and out of the kayaks a breeze. And the 12 foot inflatable is powered by a new 30 hp Suzuki electronically fuel injected outboard. The engine room includes a dive tank air compressor with cockpit filling station.
With a draft of 3 feet and a minimum air draft of 16 feet with the antenna mast down, East Passage can go just about anywhere.
Glass cooktop 4 burner
Stainless side-by-side refrigerator freezer
Washer/Dryer (not combo)
Air Draft 29*
* 16 with masts down
3001 NE 20th Way
Gainesville, FL 32609