48 was designed to be a true bluewater yacht, able to travel the
oceans of the world quickly and efficiently and without complication.
And because of its easily-handled sail plan, it is also a joy on
shorter outings, whether racing in regattas or simply daysailing.
The Wyliecat 48 can easily be handled in all conditions with a crew
of only 2 or 3, or even safely single-handed. Try that with a conventional
performance sailboat of this size.
Unlike other yachts of this size, the Wyliecat 48 maximizes the
fun and minimizes the labor involved in sailing. Setting up the
boat for a sail takes only minutes. There is no headsail to deal
with, no jib sheets to deal with. Putting away the boat once back
at the dock is also quick and easy. Just release the halyard and
the lazy-jacks catch the sail, neatly self-flaking it.
And once underway the Wyliecat rewards you with outstanding performance.
The easily driven hull and long waterline allow the Wyliecat 48
to achieve up to 250 mile per day passages.
The Wyliecat 48's low center of gravity, with a deep lead bulb
keel, and a lightweight carbon rig (100% carbon mast and boom) provides
excellent stability. This means you can carry carrying more sail
area with less heeling.