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1991 Able Whistler 48

Annapolis, Maryland


  • Want to own the prettiest lady in the anchorage? This is your boat.
  • Now in Annapolis and easy to see.
  • Extremely clean and updated inside and out.
  • Condition is beyond impressive
  • Carbon fiber mast and boom, painted 2022, in mast furling mainsail
  • Repowered with new Yanmar 110hp and new transmission 2020. 240 hours
  • New air conditioning 2022
  • Updated electronics Raymarine touch screens, AIS 
  • Jib and stay sail on furlers
  • propane outboard (new), davits (no dinghy)
  • Max Prop, Vetus bow thruster, Maxwell windlass, Inverter, diesel heat, updated refrigeration... the list goes on
  • From
  • The Whistler 48 is a 47.67ft cutter designed by C. W. Paine and built in fiberglass by Able Marine (USA) since 1982.

    The Whistler 48 is a moderate weight sailboat which is a reasonably good performer. It is stable / stiff and has an excellent righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a bluewater cruising boat.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Alchemist
Make: Able
Model: Whistler 48
Year: 1991
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XRA48003K091
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 48 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Length Of Deck: 48 ft
Waterline Length: 40'4 ft
Beam: 13'11 ft
Min Draft: 6 ft
Bridge Clearance: 69'6 ft
Dry Weight: 36,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2-DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze, Feathering
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 240
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8.5 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 210 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Total Liferaft Capacity: 4
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Deck Saloon, Racers and Cruisers, Cutter


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Details Here

Built by Able Marine in Ellsworth, ME to very high standards for comfortable distance cruising in a handsome design.

Sails and Rigging

  • Carbon fiber mast and boom, keel stepped, double spreader, painted white 2022
  • Mainsail in-mast furling
  • SS rod rigging new 2022
  • Hydraulic manual backstay pump
  • Chainplates were renewed 2018
  • Headsail furling: Schaefer 3100 and 2100 for headsail and staysail
  • Barient winches, 
  • Navtec hydraulic vang
  • Harken blocks, mainsheet traveler
  • Whisker pole on mast pad eye


Exterior/On Deck Features

  • Fresh bottom paint winter '22/23
  • Fiberglass decks with painted non-skid
  • Teak and stainless bow pulpit with anchor roller
  • anchor chain locker accessed from top deck hatch
  • Maxwell 2200 windlass with foot controls
  • CQR 60# plow anchor, 330 feet of chain
  • Cowl vents are dorade box vents, stainless steel with guards
  • Edson pedestal mounted wheel steering
  • Emergency tiller
  • teak deck on cockpit sole
  • cockpit cushions
  • pedestal mounted teak table
  • cockpit dodger and bimini with s/s frame green Sunbrella
  • Cabin entrance: Bifold teak door with sliding top hatch and lock. New 2022
  • Dinghy davits, propane outboard (never used, no dinghy)
  • Winslow life raft, valise, requires inspection 



  • Tradition cabin layout with fore and aft cabins, 2 heads with showers, U dinette, nav station and open U galley.
  • Starboard side setee converts to upper and lower bunks with lee cloths. 
  • Teak and holly cabin sole, varnished
  • Cherry interior bulkheads, trim and cabinetry
  • white vinyl headliner new 2022
  • Hatch screens for all hatches
  • P&S port light opening windows
  • 12vt cabin fans in each area
  • Heads (2), Dometic/Sealand electric flush, fresh water
  • Holding tank, plastic
  • Shower, stand up stall
  • Air conditioning Dometic 15,000 BTU saloon new 2022
  • Eberspacher diesel powered heater with digital controls 
  •  GALLEY:
  • Force 10 3 burner stove, LPG, with oven (2 tanks)
  • Propane vapor detector
  • Refrigeration, Sea Frost DC
  • Freezer, stand alone Sea Frost DC
  • Sinks, twin stainless steel deep well  
  • Hot and cold pressure water system
  • Microwave oven, built in
  • Dinette table, cherry wood drop leaf




  • New Yanmar 110hp diesel and ZF gear April 2020 240 hours
  • Max prop, 4 blade bronze new 2022
  • 1 1/2" shaft ss cutlass bearing new 2022
  • Vetus bow thruster, 6 blades
  •  Marelon seacock ball valves on air cond intake, engine raw water, cockpit drains, deck wash down. 
  • Sea strainers on engine and air conditioning intakes
  • 2 updated bilge pumps
  • Oil change system
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with pressure gauge
  • Packless shaft seal system. Bellows and carbon collar new 2022
  • Tank tender water/fuel level monitor system



  • 8 6 volt house/thruster batteries
  • 12vt engine start battery AGM
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery condition monitor
  • 30 amp dockside shore power, new cord 2022
  • Converter/charger Xantrex Freedom 15
  • engine room blower, new 2021
  • Tri color masthead nav lights



  • Fusion MS NRX 300 stereo, new speakers throughout 2022
  •  Compass, Ritchie mounted at wheel 4"
  • Raymarine VHF
  • (2) autopilots: Robertson AP 200 DL
  • Raymarine RM ACU-400 autopilot with remote
  • Depth/wind sounder, Raymarine
  • Raymarine knotmeter
  • Plotter, Raymarine Hybrid touch with repeaters
  • Radar, Raymarine HD color 18"
  • AIS, transmit and receive
Please read:
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.