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2005 San Juan Downeast Express

$795,000 USD

  • $795,000 USD
  • Bruce Witt
  • Active
  • Used
  • Express Cruisers
  • 2005
  • San Juan
  • Downeast Express
  • Redbank, New Jersey, US
  • Power
  • 48ft / 14.63 m
  • 15ft 6in / 4.72 m
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Mtu Series 60
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Composite
  • 2015-03-23
  • 2016-09-02
  • 2255283


Gemeral Information

A broad deck with flexibly comfortable seating makes cruising and entertaining a natural aboard the SanJuan48. Ease through the tempered glass door into a private world of comfort and luxury that is simply elegant. Inside the cabin, a gracious dining table seats six in casual elegance. Satin teak greets captain, family and friends at every turn. Refined materials and design continue below decks with a generous galley featuring an open-air view of the pilothouse. All spaces are fluidly and intuitively connected, and all are climate controlled with both heat and air conditioning. The two staterooms each berth two in queen-size comfort, each with its own flat-panel video and audio entertainment system. Each also includes its own private head with exquisite glass shower.

An extensive list of systems and equipment one has come to expect as optional is included standard here. Everywhere you look touch or feel provides sensory overload. Every space, each fitting, texture and material aboard is as inviting to the eye as it is to the hand. The mahogany wheel of the helm. The faucet handle on the wet bar. The effortless rise of the aft seat to expose the shore boat. All the way to the fanatical manner in which every visible fastener aboard has been stopped in the same rotational position. There is nothing else quite like this on the water.


Boarding THANKS LANGE from the stern through a transom door will find a large cockpit that was designed to allow ample room for sitting, dining, water sports and sun bathing. The cockpit features a built-in transom seat that hinges forward and opens mechanically to reveal a tender garage.  This in-transom garage allows for safe and secure storage of a dinghy and makes launching and retrieving a breeze.  A hot and cold water cockpit shower is also located at the transom.  Forward of the transom bench seat in the cockpit are two large sun pads/lounges to both port and starboard.  Removable hatches located beneath the seating or sun pad provide access to the engines for service and there is also a hydraulic day hach for entry.
The teak exterior sole is level from the transom all the way to the forward house bulkhead and the cockpit is separated from the salon and helm area by a clear panel bulkhead and clear door, tying these areas together even when closed up and allowing excellent rear visibility from the helm. When occasion and weather permits, the clear panels of the aft bulkhead can be removed allowing for easy pass through from the salon's large settee to port and the wetbar and cocktail prep area to starboard. The settee has a large custom made semi-circular high gloss teak table w/Two Sea Horse inlays for dining. A hydraulic sunroof retracts in the hardtop providing an even greater open-air feel.
Moving below in the cabin a full featured galley is to port and a guest stateroom is to starboard. The guest stateroom opens to the lower companionway with a wide pocket door and this area can be used as an additional seating area with the bed converted to a settee, plus a custom stemware cabinet with Waterford stemware. At night the settee can be expanded to a queen berth with a pipe berth above for additional sleeping capacity. This stateroom has its own head with stall shower. Forward is the master stateroom which has fine teak joinery with a hi-gloss finish throughout, solid framed doors, custom bookshelves, under-berth stowage and beautiful trim work that ties in the décor. A centerline queen berth provides a restful night after a fun day of cruising and playing on the main deck! The master head is of good size and features a second stall shower. All interior areas have close to seven feet of head room, top end appliances, craftsman like fit and finish, etc. There is also a washer and dryer conveniently located under hinged steps to the pilothouse.


Euro Kera Force 10 120 Volt 3 burner Stove
Sharp Carousel Convection Microwave
Norcold AC/DC 3/4 size over/under Refrigerator

Engines & Mechanical

San Juan used a straight drive inboard configuration that allowed for superior shaft angle, shallow draft  (thanks to prop tunnels), oversized props and rudders.  The result is phenomenal control in different sea states including following seas which is a problem for many competitors in this niche of market.  By keeping the props further apart (7'5" in between the shafts and rudders) San Juan also created cornering agility underway but also great leverage for maneuvering around the dock.  This complimented by good site lines and a bow and stern thruster make close quarter operation very comfortable.

Steering is fingertip smooth thanks to the rotary-actuated hydraulics that also blocks rudder chatter at the helm and removes wheel creep in turns as well as on straightaways.  The rudder stocks are stabilized in gusty stainless steel fabrications bolted into stainless plates that are laminated into massive hull foundations during the infusion process.

The engine compartment is lined with sound insulation to reduce noise levels and engine compartment hatches are gasketed to reduce noise levels as well.

Detroit Diesel/MTU Series 60 Engines with block heaters and Electronic Controls - 1200 hrs  11/15  TBC
Racor Fuel Filters
Aqualift custom designed exhaust system
Automatic Fire Suppression System
Oil Exchange System
720 Gallon Fully Baffled Aluminum Fuel Tank with a double fill for faster refueling
120 Gallon Baffled Stainless Steel Freshwater Tank
3 Bilge Pumps with Automatic Float Switches
Bilge Alarm system with Audible and Visual Alarms at Helm
ESI Fuel Polisher
Side Power SP 95 Ti bow thruster
Built in the USA using American Bureau of Shipping Rules as guidelines.  Machinery and equipment installed using the rules and regulations of the United States Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council.


Autopilot - Simrad AP26 interfaced with plotters
Furuno NavNet VX2
Furuno Radar 4’ 6KW Open Array Radar
VEI Marci 4 Computer with Nobletec & 15” touch screen display
Independent Furuno depth w/display
Wireless keyboard for VEI
Trim tab controls
Tankwatch System
MTU Multi-Purpose Engine Displays
Northstar with remote speaker VHF w/AIS
Bow and Stern Thruster Controls, SidePower
ACR Spotlight with Remote at Helm
Engine room camera
Teak Rimmed Stainless Steel Steering Wheel
High Gloss Teak Helm Console

Deck & Hull

A traditional flared bow with fine entry and tumble home aft is complemented by the hydro-dynamically efficient underbody.  The hull and deck were formed using Kevlar, E-Glass and Corecell foam core composites that were vacuum infused with epoxy vinylester resin to yield a strong lightweight structure with high glass to resin ratio.  The core is removed and replaced with solid glass and extra laminations in areas of major penetrations and high stress.  Watertight structural bulkheads separate the hull into separate zones with dedicated bilge pumps.  Structural bulkheads are built using Corecell foam core with E-Glass skins infused with epoxy vinylester resin.  There is a composite swim platform with teak inlay and molded rubrail with stainless striker.  The hull is painted Sterling Dark Green w/cove stripe.  The house and deck is a Sterling off-white with a light tan non-skid. Cockpit and pilothouse sole are all laid teak decking.

The entire structure of the boat is built using wood free composites.
Windlass with Controls at Helm
Teak toe-rails w/canvass covers
Polished Stainless Steel Deck Cleats
Custom Stainless Steel Mooring Line Chocks
Stainless Steel Deck Fuel Fills
Stainless Steel Bow Roller with Anchor with Chain Rode
Low Profile Deck Hatches
Stainless Steel Port Lights
Teak Flagpole with Stainless Steel Socket
Teak handrails located on pilothouse roof and cabin top w/canvass covers
All exterior teak is bright finished w/canvass covers
Pilothouse windshield and side window glass is light gray tinted, 1/4" bonded, tempered glass with ceramic frits.
Non-tinted 1/4" tempered glass is bonded into the "scallops" on the aft sides of the pilothouse.
Hinged Composite Electronics Mast folds down for low bridge clearance.
Sun Screen material windshield covers
Custom Bimini & Full Cockpit Canvass Cover

Tender Garage

The transom hydraulically lifts to expose the tender garage with a 10' Rigid Bottom Tender w/5hp outboard engine included. The boat is launched and retrieved via and electric carbon fiber davit that is stored in the garage area.


Northern Lights 12kw Generator - 1200 hrs. 11/15  TBC
50 Amp Shorepower System
50 Amp Shorepower Cord with Cablemaster
220V/110V AC System and Breaker Panel
DC System and Breaker Panel
House, Generator and Starting Batteries
Battery Charger
Voltmeter and Ammeter
All marine hardware in hull is bonded


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.

For Sale By Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage

Corporate Headquarters Florida 304 SE 20th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316