The Liberty 49 is an elegant long-distance cruising yacht designed by Stan C. Huntingford and built in the elegant tradition of her predecessor, the Liberty 458.
It is a yacht whose well thought out and liveable accommodation plan has received the plaudits of all who have inspected her.
She has graceful lines, unsurpassed structural integrity and exceptional directional stability. This combination, along with her spacious and well-designed interior make her an ideal cruiser and liveaboard.
The Liberty 49 offers a larger interior than the 458 and is able to provide room for the often-requested options for long distance cruising or living aboard - space for generators, washer/dryers, compressors, computers and the like.
This creative utilization of space allows for exceptional comfort down below. For instance, the Liberty 49 has large molded-in shower stalls, a microwave cabinet, and full-length hanging lockers. The attention to detail and the superb craftsmanship make this yacht a delight to own and combined with her performance capabilities, a pleasure to sail.
The uncluttered deck plan has been designed with short-handed sailing in mind; we know that our customers are generally cruising couples The mast winches are self-tailing and the turning blocks are base-mounted and are lead through triple sheet stoppers. This system provides a wide variety of sheeting and rigging options. The staysail and genoa sheet winches on the coamings are also self-tailing. Boom gallows are standard.
Aft of the cockpit are two built-in deck boxes for stowage of anchor rode and the like. The aft deck provides ample room for lounging, sunbathing and even deck chairs. A transom ladder is standard and the Liberty 49 can be ordered with or without a teak taffrail and turned posts.
Ventilation is through six stainless steel dorade vents, four opening deck hatches and 12 opening portholes, which provide excellent cross ventilation. There are also strategically placed deck prisms that provide additional below-deck lighting, creating a pleasing visual effect.
Teak decks are standard and the coach roof has molded-in non-skid. Cockpit coaming tops and seats are of flush inlaid teak. A non-skid deck instead of teak is of course available. The large flush deck forward provides excellent dinghy storage, although transom davits can be ordered if desired. A hatch to the sail locker is standard.
The standard center cockpit Liberty 49 can be modified to include an interior steering station. This option allows the skipper to get out of the elements, extending the cruising season in he northern climates. The adjustable helmsman's seat converts to an in-port swivel lounge chair. The design of the Liberty 49 accomplishes this interior steering option without the high, boxy look so commonly seen in other designs.
The Liberty 49 is another masterpiece in the Liberty line of fine yachts. We invite you to come see and appreciate her excellence of design and style first hand.
Length on Deck
Length on waterline
Tankage - Water, approx.
Tankage - Fuel, approx.
Sail Area (100%)
1,179 sq. ft.
Hand-laminated 24 oz. woven roving alternated with 1.5 oz. mat. Insulated hull to designer's specifications is standard. All Bulkheads and floors are bonded to the hull. Teak and holly cabinsoles are standard, as are teaklined lockers.
Single unit hand-laminated 24 oz. woven roving alternated with 1.5 oz. mat. Balsa sandwich core construction. Non-skid surface molded in on housetop. Teak decks bedded in Thaikol using steel self-tapping screws.
SPARS, RIGGING & DECK
All required blocks, U.S. Stainless steel standing rigging, Dacron running rigging, Triple halyard stoppers, Triple Deck organizers, U.S. Aluminium spars, Nicro/Fico sailtracks, Internal halyards, Boom gallows, Mast guards.
PROPULSION & STEERING SYSTEM
Black iron fuel tanks, Raycor fuel filter/water separator, 2:1 Borg Warner reduction gear, Instrument panel in pedestal, Hydraulic steering system, Emergency steering tiller, 90 HP Diesel Engine, 36'' SS destroyer wheel, Pedestal guard, 70 amp alternator, Tree bladed propeller.
2 110 amp/hour batteries, Heavy duty battery selector switch, 12V & 110V breaker switch panel with 4 meters, Aqual Signal type navigation lights, 12V hot & cold pressure water pump, 12V bilge pump with auto switch, 12V shower pump, 3 12V fans, Numerous 12V dome lights, Brass bulkhead swivel lights, Marine battery charger, 30 amp shore connector, 4 cabin nightlights, Red courtesy lights.
Marine head with holding tank, Pressure hot & cold water in the galley and WCs, Manual fresh water and salt water foot pumps in galley, 110V hot water heater plus heat exchanger from engine cooling system.
Stove compartment SS lined, Large divided refer/freezer with Lexan shelves and double door toploading as well as front access, Urethane foam insulation 4'' thick, Marble galley countertops, Cutting board with laid inside plastic, Large drawers and storage lockers, Microwave cabinet.
Teak and holly cabinsole, Interior bulkheads covered with solid teak vertical staving, All ceilings covered with solid horizontal teak battens, Marble countertops in galley and WCs, Customer-selected cloth covered 4'' cushions, Teak salon table and chart table, Five coats of polyurethane varnish, hand rubbed.
Bronze, electrically bonded to ship's bonding system.
PORTLIGHTS, HATCHES & VENTILATION
12 bronze self-draining opening ports with screens, 6 large fixed windows with bronze exterior frames and teak interior frames, 5 aluminium opening hatches, 3 large and 2 small, 6 SS dorade ventilators with bug screens.
The spacious interior of the Liberty 49 is available in several configurations, one of which is shown here. This unique flexibility allows you to fulfill your own individual space requirements. We will help you design a creative utilization of space which will result in exactly the right layout for your boat. The floor plan below is our standard layout with its great aft cabin, shower and tub in the aft head, and forward den/guest room quarters. The design you choose will result after careful consideration of your cruising and liveaboard needs.
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