Sealine SC47 (2010-)
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Sealine SC47 (2010-)
Sealine SC47 (2010-)
About five years ago the Brunswick Corp. bought Sealine, a brand that had been started in 1972 in the U.K. and had grown substantially over the years. Today, Sealine builds 11 models ranging from 35’ to 60’ and sells them through 40 dealers world-wide – except in the U.S. and Canada. Last year this boat also caught the eye of some magazine writers in England who bestowed on her a “Highly Commended” Motor Boat of the Year Award. At first glance, she may look like an average sport cruiser, and outwardly, well, she may be. But look closer. Notice all the portlights in the hull. Check out the size of the windshield – the helmsman can actually stand up without having to poke his head through the sunroof. Moving inside reveals even more noteworthy design features that we think are worth sharing.

Key Features

  • Large panoramic sports cruiser windscreen
  • Unique Sealine convertible roof system with the choice of a manual or electric operating system
  • Spacious indoor and outdoor entertaining areas
  • Open plan cockpit that seats up to 10 with an outdoor galley
  • Contemporary lower deck area which is flooded with light from a large skylight
  • Spacious saloon which has comfortable seating for eight people
  • Radio, CD, DVD with (2) speakers, and (2) cockpit speakers
  • Saloon TV, 26"
  • Luxury full beam master suite with ensuite stall shower and toilet
  • Forward cabin with separate ensuite shower and toilet
  • Furniture in walnut or oak finish with leathers and natural linen style fabrics offering colours with accents of plum, lime green and chocolate brown
  • Sports cruiser performance POD drive system
  • Choice of hull finishes from white, Sealine blue, dark brown and yellow

Specifications

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Specifications
Length Overall 46' 11''
14.3 m
Dry Weight
14,000 kg
Beam 14' 8''
4.48 m
Tested Weight N/A
Draft 3' 7''
1.11 m
Fuel Cap 396 gal.
1,500 L
Deadrise/Transom N/A Water Cap 111 gal.
505 L
Max Headroom 6' 5''
1.95 m
Bridge Clearance N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Engine options
Std. Power Not Available
Tested Power Currently no test numbers
Opt. Power 2 x 435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600
2 x 480-hp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Captain's Report

Sealine SC47

There is a lot to like about the Sealine SC47, including a choice of either CMD Zeus or IPS pod propulsion, a rarity among Brunswick-owned builders. We like the wide side decks which are flat and the traditional sheer line which makes the SC47 look like a yacht and not a sportboat on steroids.

The Layout

The line drawing of the SC47 cockpit deck is quite deceiving. At first glance, it doesn’t seem too unusual, but after you study it for a moment, different aspects begin to materialize. First is a rather large swim platform. That’s nothing new, particularly in a boat this size. So let’s move in the starboard side walkthrough. Immediately you notice that you are under the coupe roof. Most coupes in this class do not extend this far back.

What this means is that there is no part of the cockpit that is not protected, and if you live in a northern latitude – such as the U.K. – you can button up the aft end of the cockpit with cruising canvas quite easily.

Sealine SC47

The cockpit seating goes all the way back to the transom of the boat and is under the coupe roof. Note the large skylights ahead of the helm that bathe the saloon below in natural light.

Now we have a very large C-shaped lounger to port with a removable table. This type of seating isn’t innovative, but in this instance the size is. Also, the aft facing section is reclined for relaxed aft-viewing or reading a book at leisure. Directly across is a bench sofa, again for either a comfortable gathering on deck with everyone facing each other in conversation or for sprawling out for viewing astern and napping. Slightly forward, is the staple of on-deck entertaining – a galley-up. Now we’re cooking, and eating out. That’s a prime recipe for enjoying the SC47.

Sealine SC47

There is plenty of seating and lounging room for a large gathering on the Sealine SC47. Note the two pillows forward on the port side for laying out – inside the cockpit! Thanks to the huge sunroof you can get a tan (and stay warm) even if you are going 20 knots!

The helm seating is double-wide so not only does the captain not have to be alone, but there is a second set of eyes watching out the large panoramic windows for traffic. Above it all, is a massive retractable canvas sunroof. Cable driven, the sunroof retracts with either a manual or optional electrically driven operating system. This turns the cockpit into a sun-worshippers dreamboat because the babes can lay out while underway in complete safety and stay warm, too.

Below Deck

The saloon of the SC47 is very open and roomy. Thanks to the hull design, which was made to accommodate either Volvo’s IPS or Cummins’ Zeus drives, there was plenty of room to create a full-beam master mid cabin and a VIP forward -- both with ensuite heads with separate shower stalls. Thank you very much.

Sealine SC47

Two cabins with ensuite heads are fitted into the SC47 layout. The bench seat in the master can be turned into a bunk – and ideal place for a youngster.

Main Saloon

As you descend the companionway, a good-sized settee/dinette lies to starboard and to port, a second galley. There will be no stooping in this saloon with its 6’5” (1.9 m) of headroom.

Sealine SC47

Notice the vents above and aft of the settee for cooling air (cool air falls). Speakers are tucked behind the grilles above both ends of the settee. Note how the light wood in this boat brightens up each living space and makes the cabins look larger.

The settee has a hi/low folding table that allows for sitting, dining or converting to an additional berth. As if the overhead skylights were not letting in enough light, portlights to either side allow even more light to enter. Wood choices are either walnut or oak with upholstery color choices to highlight your wood selection.

Over to port is the second galley which is nicely equipped with cabinetry constructed using carefully matched wood grains. We’d like to see the addition of fiddles and handrails around the counterwork and perhaps an overhead rail for safety in a seaway. On the forward bulkhead is a 26’ (7.92 m) flat screen TV mounted on a hinged support to allow viewing from the starboard settee. We do have to question mounting the microwave so low. Such a much-used appliance might be better in one of the upper cabinets for easier access.

Sealine SC47

Notice how the grains all match perfectly. We’d raise the microwave. Refer is to the right.

Sealine SC47

Contemporary is the word that comes to mind in this beautifully appointed saloon. The door to starboard of the VIP entry allows for the ensuite head to double as a day head.

Master Stateroom

Moving aft through the portside entryway, reveals the full-beam master. A stateroom this size, in this location, can only be achieved with the installation of pod drives that take up so little engine room space. Therein lies the difference in a boat that is designed around pods and a boat that has a conventional hull with pods installed.

Sealine SC47

An island berth, bench seat, portlights to three sides and an ensuite head await the owner of the SC47.

The master is beautifully appointed with an island berth that contains the usual storage underneath. Nightstands to either side add more storage, and to starboard is a chaise lounge or bench seat or bed. Natural light enters both from port and starboard portlights.

We’d like to see the side portlights mounted a bit lower in the hull for no reason other than to aid in enjoying the view while relaxing on the chaise. To port is the ensuite head.

Sealine SC47

What a great place to do a little light reading before turning in. It also serves as another berth for close family, who will be familiar enough with the owners to share the stateroom. We’d like to see the portlights mounted lower for outside viewing while relaxing. Keep in mind that most photos of boat interiors are taken with wide-angle lenses and so there is some distortion.

Forward VIP

Guests will certainly feel comfortable in the VIP stateroom. We’re always happy to see when a builder takes advantage of the dead space above the portlights for adding cabinet storage and here it’s used quite nicely with the same quality woodwork we’ve seen in the main saloon.

As with the rest of the lower deck, Sealine never seems to be content with “some” natural light and feels the need to add more. In this instance, not only are there lengthy portlights to both sides of the berth, but the required overhead hatch as well. The hatch also serves as an emergency egress.

Sealine SC47

These flowers are probably real and thriving quite well with the amount of light entering this stateroom. Head access is to starboard. The forward island berths are never easy to make up, so that why you should give them to your guests – make them earn their passage.

We think Sealine did a great job with the layout of the SC47. It’s hard not to look at this boat and imagine the cruising and entertaining potential. Not only will she handle a crowd well for the day, but two to three couples will be equally at home at night when visiting distant ports. Both short term cruises and weekends away from the busy office lifestyle are just a matter of fuel and casting off the dock lines. The possibilities are there for the taking.



Standard and Optional Equipment

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Standard
TV/DVD Standard

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Warranty

Sealine SC47 (2010-) Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

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