Originally designed by Jim Wynn, there were 98 Marine Management 48's built by Lee & Joe Brooks in Miami, FL. A majority of them were made as commercial fishing boats, but many were made to be stable cruising yachts. "Annie D" is currently owned by a friend of the original owner. He had previously owned the same hull which he sold and when the opportunity came up to buy this boat, he took it. She has been at the same yacht club in Coconut Grove her entire life. Although built for long range cruising, she has never made it further than the Bahamas, while her sister ships have been around the world.
Her current owner, which is only her 2nd owner, has spent about $80,000 refitting her to be ready to travel. Please see full specs for what has been done over the past 4 years. Unfortunately, plans changed and she needs to find a new owner to enjoy her in her present "turn key" condition.
"Ruth D" is a well kept example of a twin diesel, flybridge cruiser. She shows forethought in design with regard to ease of maintenance and livability. She is powered with reliable twin Lehman inboard diesels and a Westerbeke 7.7KW Generator. The "Ruth D" is very well maintained by a knowledgeable and prideful owner.
"Ruth D" has a very large cockpit with a hard top. It is open and clean and can be configured in a variety of different ways. Currently there is a removable table with chairs. The vessels only entrance is from the cockpit into the massive salon. The son has a couch and flat screen TV. Forward of the Salon is the Galley. The cockpit, salon and galley are all on the same level.
This vessel was designed for a couple to cruise with one bedroom, one head and a lot of living space that is accessed by four stairs from the galley/ salon area. There is a nice size closet to stud and the large head with a separate shower is to port. The bedroom has V berths has could be converted to a large bed without too much effort.
Below the Salon is a massive storage space the owner call the Basement. The sole contains a 250 gallon centerline water tank and aft outboard are two fiberglass 250 gallon fuel tanks. There is plenty of room for spare parts and supplied to last a very long time. It is separated by a watertight bulkhead forward and a water tight bulkhead aft between the engine room.
A new bimini top was installed by Seven Sea Canvas.
A new compass and a Garmin 700 Series GPS/ Fathometer were installed.
Modified Ideal anchor pulpit with 6” Lewmar roller to house 70lb danforth anchor
Removed Ideal 110 volt capstan which was frozen and installed new Lewmar Pro- Fish windless and 150’ of 9/16 3-strand rode and 80’ of 5/16” chain.
Installed remote up/down switch on flybridge in addition to two foot switches behind the windless. Windless is D/C and powered by new deep cycle 4D battery which is located in the anchor rode licker along with the dual direction solenoid and circuit breaker. The locker was pressure washed and painted with two coats of Bilge-note. Battery is charged by the solar panel was well as the charger.
Moving aft, on deck two sets of anchor chocks and chain and rode deck pipes were installed to house the two 43lb Danforth anchors with 75’- 100’ of 5/8” anchor rode which is also stowed int he anchor rode locker
Two new stainless grab rails were installed port and starboard at the base of flybridge. Ten 30" stanchions (5 each side) were mounted along with 25' of 3/16"/ 7 X 7 white coated lifelines to provide greater security going forward.
New opening doors were cut into both the port and starboard bulwarks to facilitate boarding from a float or dingy. A passerelle is housed across the inside of the transom and can be mounted to the rail on either side to help with boarding A Danforth stern anchor was mounted next to the passerelle. A drop sun curtain was made for the aft end of the fixed cockpit top.
An access hatch was added in the cockpit to allow easy access to the generator and steering hydraulics.
The three original overhead hatches in the bow Bowmar hatches were replaced new. In addition, port lights with screens were installed in the forward cabin hull to give additional air and light. Because of the way the ports are mounted, they can be left open in most weather conditions.
Carpeting was removed in the cabin and the bare hull was given three coats of Bilge Kote. The old bunk cushions were removed and replaced with new cushions covered in Sunbrella. All the teak in the forward cabin was sanded and varnished.
A new cover was made for the forward windows.
The head was also painted with Bilge-note white and the shower hardware was replaced. A D/C light was added in the shoer as well as one in the head and a second outlet for 110V investor circuit was added along with another in the forward cabin. The Rarity electric head was rebuilt at the factory and a Rarittam Electro Scan waster treatment system Type 1-MSB was added.
Lights were installed under the steps and also in the hanging locker.
All windows tinted with 3-M Prestige 40 which claims to filter 97% of UV rays. The old curtains were removed and replaced with blinds on all seven windows. The forward three windows are to have new covers which allow the windows to remain open under most conditions.
New 110V fixtures were added behind the valences on three sides and six new Perco D/C light fixtures were added to increase lighting. A LED night light was mounted over the electrical panel which can be left on at night. A Dual am/fm stereo mounted in a gimbaled housing along with two Polyplaner box speakers are also mounted above the panel along with a VHF radio and remote pilot.
The rug was removed and the deck painted. Al the teak was varnished. Deck plates were added and the fuel tank vents modified so that the fuel tanks can be sounded through the deck with a dip stick
A smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector were added.
The original Grunert 110V top opening refrigerator/ freezer was removed and the tops were repurposed into a centerline stand-alone storage cabinet for galley equipment. The counter space was reconfigured to house a Splendid washer/ dryer (accessed from the salon), 3 drawer storage unit, a Muave microwave/ convection oven, a two burner Dickinson drop-in stove with a new LPG supply line, and a two drawer Isotherm refrigerator. A new sink and faucet and a new counter top were installed
Another outlet (one of three off the inverter) was added and a second A/C receptacle was added aft of the freezer unit.
A smoke Detector was added.
A complete power system compromised of three solar panels, inverter, battery charger, and remote controls was installed to assist with "off the grid" anchoring out. The solar panels produce 27 amps and the battery charger/ inverter 3,000 watts.the solar panels along with the battery charger power the three new 8-D batteries which provide power to the engines, house, and anchor windless battery.
The running lights, bow light, and stern light replaced
The entire area was pressure cleaned twice and painted with three coats of white Bilge Kote. The fuel in both tanks was cleaned. Two new Johnson water pressure pumps were installed, two new air conditioning compressors, a new air conditioning pump and new inverter charger were installed. The bilge pump discharge line was replaced.
Steps were added to facilitate easy access to the engine and storage room.
The entire engine room was pressure washed twice and painted with three coats of Bilge Kote. All three bilges and all three discharge lines replaced with the port float switch.
Both engines were needle blasted and painted by Anchor Marine. The stuffing boxes were repacked with Teflon. The oil was changed on both engines and generator one year ago with hardly any time on it.
The inboard starboard engine mount was replaced, fuel lift pump replaced, and both water pumps rebuilt.
The generator raw water and impeller and the fresh water pump were replaced Jan 2020.
A Johnson High water alarm was installed along with two smoke detectors were installed.
March 2019 the entire boat was tented for termites and the bottom was powderwashed, sanded, and two coats of Seahawk anti-fouling paint were applied. New zincs were changed and a new transducer was installed.