Cougars' Gold

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Specifications

Name: Cougars' Gold
Builder: OCEAN ALEXANDER
Model: 548 Pilothouse
Length: 54' 0" (16m)
Beam: 17' 6" (5.33m)
Year Built / Refit: 1996
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3176
Staterooms: 0
Flag: n/a
 
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Description

Truly one of the best pilothouses ever designed!

The Ocean Alexander 548 offers a huge 17'6" beam, a very spacious interior and great layout. "Cougars' Gold" is a well maintained version of this popular pilothouse models and with her Caterpillar engine package she is very desirable.

DYSID:2728419

Layout & Accomodations

Layout & Accommodations
When walking onto "Cougars' Gold" you first notice the large custom FRP swim platform with safety rails.  Up two steps throught the transom door and you are in the spacious teak decked cockpit with access forward to the salon, sidecks, and Flybridge via S/S ladder.  There is also a large gas strut assisted hatch to the Lazarette and Engine room.   The Salon is forward with large L Settee and comfortable leather chairs w/ottomans. Up three Steps in the Pilothouse and Galley, all on the same level.  The galley U-shaped and off to the starboard side.  Forward is the helm with a large settee.  To starboard, a pilothouse door to the side deck and a curved stairwell runs down the three staterooms.   To Port is the other pilothouse door and stairs  up to the Flybridge.  Other highlights:

  • Expansive raised pilothouse
  • Large pilothouse dinette
  • Spacious U-shaped galley w/
    opening to salon
  • Large salon windows and
    sliding door.
  • Warm well cared for satin teak
    interior
  • Large master stateroom with
    ensuite head
  • Three staterooms two w/ queens
    and one w/ side by side twins
  • Washer/dryer

Salon

Entering the Salon from the cockpit through the  sliding door you are immediately aware of the beautiful teak woodwork bathed in plenty of natural light. The Salon and its seating areas are well laid out for comfort and ease of entertaining guests.  Forward is a large Corian topped cabinet with plenty of storage. Other features include:


  • Starboard L-shaped sofa       
  • 2 Elkornes black leather chairs with ottomans 
  • Teak High/low cocktail table
  • U-line Icemaker
  • Large opening windows w/screens
  • Pleated window curtains
  • AC/DC Electrical distribution panel
  • TV with DVD and VCR
  • Yamaha- Surround sound stereo system

Pilothouse

Up three steps from the Salon is the Pilothouse.  The helm, galley, and settee are all on this raised level. The galley to starboard is U-shaped and open to the Salon which gives you open sight fore and aft. To port is the large L-shaped settee with table adjacent to the helm so you and your guests enjoy the cruising experiences together.  The helm is on center and also has great sight lines for safe navigation.    Features include:

  • Nobeltec Navigation system
  • ASUS- Tower PC w/ printer              
  • Viewsonic Monitor
  • Furuno- Radar
  • Furuno- FCV-667 Color Sounder
  • ComNav- Autopilot
  • ComNav- Handheld remote
  • ComNav- Rudder angle indicator
  • ICOM- IC-M502 VHF
  • Robertson- Dataline X-Digital 
    depth and speed display.
  • Caterpillar- Digital displays
  • Caterpillar- Trolling and 
    Synchronization systems
  • FIREBOY- Automatic Halon panel
  • WESMAR- Bow Thruster control
  • Mather Micro Command- Engine
    control system
  • Port and Starboard Engine 
    Start/Stop switches
  • Bennett- Trim tab control
  • Windshield wiper control w/
    delay.
  • KVH- Azimuth 1000- Digital
    compass
  • Aiphone- Intercom
  • Tankwatch III- Level Monitor
    System
  • Maxwell windlass control and 
    system shutoff
  • Central Vacuum outlet
  • Espar heating outlet
  • AC heater and Thermostat
  • VOXCOM- Security system and
    alarm

To port are the stairs to the Flybridge.   The stairs and handrail give you a secure jump to the upper helm when you want to enjoy the outside station.

Galley

The U-shaped Galley to starboard is well designed offering plenty of food preparation space, storage, and is equipped with solid full size appliances. Food and pantry storage is abundant with the overhead and under counter storage cabinets as well as plenty of drawers for flatware related cooking utensils.

  • Sub-Zero side by side under counter
    refrigerator/freezer
  • Sharp- Convection microwave oven
  • Amana gas stove w/ propane 
    conversion
  • Franke- Sink w/ Grohe Faucet
  • Garbage disposal
  • Halogen task lighting
  • Indirect lighting
  • Ample storage
  • Frigidaire Dishwasher
  • Corian- Solid surface countertops
  • Teak & Holly flooring
  • Note: Broan- Trash compactor
    located in Cockpit

Staterooms

Master Stateroom:

Access to the staterooms is from the pilothouse down a comfortable curving stairwell.  The enormous private Master Stateroom is just aft and located below the Pilothouse. It has a queen sized island berth features the following:

  • Raised panel solid teak doors
  • (2) hangling lockers
  • Teak storage drawers          
  • Makeup vanity mirrors and
    storage
  • GE Spacemaker- Washer and
    dryer
  • TV & storage cabinet
  • Stereo speaker w/ volume       
    control
  • Night stands w/ custom teak
    shelving units above
  • Stainless Steel- port lights with 
    screens
  • Halogen lighting
  • Diesel heat outlet
  • 120 VAC Heater and thermostat
  • Emergency hatch in headliner
  • Ensuite head/bath

Ensuite Head:

  • Vanity w/medicine cabinet &     mirror
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Grohe fixtures
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • Vaccuflush toilet w/porcelain       bowl
  • Full size shower    
  • Stainless Steel- ope

Guest Cabins:

Forward are the guest cabins and head.  The VIP cabin is located forward with centerline queen berth and private access to the guest head.  Aft and to port is the guest cabin and to starboard is the guest head.

VIP Stateroom:

  • Centerline Queen island berth
  • Reading lights
  • 2 - Hanging lockers
  • Two storage drawers under      
    berth
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • 120VAC Heater w/ thermostat
  • Halogen lighting
  • 2- Deck hatches w/screens 
  • Stainless steel- Opening port 
    lights w/ screens
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Aiphone- Intercom
  • Access to chain locker

Guest stateroom:

  • Two single side by side berths     
  • Large- Hanging locker
  • Storage drawers under lower 
    berth
  • Halogen lighting
  • Central vacuum outlet
  • Stainless steel- Opening port 
    lights w/ screens
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • 120 VAC Heating w/ thermostat
  • Opening port light

 Guest Head: 

  • Vacuflush Toilet                          
  • Large shower stall
  • Stainless Steel opening
    portlights w/ screens
  • Grohe fixtures 
  • Medicine Cabinet 

Flybridge

The Fly Bridge is well laid out and has plenty of seating for your guests to enjoy the nice cruising days.  There is comfortable seating for 6 people.  Note the following features:

  • (2) Captains chairs w/ teak
    footrests
  • (2)Cruising settees
  • Stainless Steel- Dickinson BBQ
  • FRP- Deck storage box
  • Sliding hatch access to aft cockpit
  • Sliding hatch access to Pilothouse
  • DBC- 6 ManLiferaft
  • EPIRB

 Flybridge Electronics:

  • Big Bay- 15" Daylight readable screen
  • Wireless Keyboard and mouse
  • ICOM- VHF remote
  • ComNav- Autopilot remote
    receptacle
  • Robertson- Dataline X-Digital
    depth and speed display.
  • Caterpillar- Engine displays
  • Caterpillar- Remote engine start/
    stop control
  • Mathers Micro Commander
    electronic engine controls
  • KVH- Azimuth 1000- Digital compass
  • Furuno- GP-37 DGPS
  • Wesmar- Bow thruster control
  • Fireboy display panel
  • Fusion Speakers and volume
    control
  • Aiphone- Intercom

Cockpit and deck

The cockpit is spacious  and with the large swim step, boarding is safe and easy.  There is a large gas strut assisted hatch which makes for easy access to the Lazarette and engine room.  The cockpit also features gorgeous teak decking and FRP cabinetry.  Additional features include:

 Cockpit

  • Teakdeck (Well maintained)
  • FRP Cabinet with storage
  • Stainless Steel sink with Grohe
    faucet
  • Broan trash compactor with FRP
    door.
  • Stainless Steel ladderwith teak
    treads
  • Custom extended swim step
  • Swim step safety rails
  • Telescoping swim ladder
  • 250V/50A shore power inlet
  • 125V/30A shore power inlet
  • Hubbel Phone & Cable TV inlet
  • Shower with Hot/Cold water
  • Salt water washdown
  • Overhead lighting
  • Stainless steel rod holders
    overhead

Deck:

The side and fore-decks are fiberglass with non-skid.  Stainless safety rails and lifelines run to the bow. Canvas covers are listed below.

  • Bruce 50-kg main anchor
  • Maxwell-3500 Vertical windlass
    »300' of 3/8chain
    »Three control stations
    »S.S. anchor (Backup)
  • Safe wide side decks
  • S/S- Safety railing
  • Raw and freshwater washdown

Canvas:

  • Bimini Top
  • Flybridge Helm cover
  • Seat covers
  • Pilothouse window covers
  • Aft deck brow extension


 

Mechanical and Electrical systems

The Mechanical & Electrical systems on this yacht are well engineered and have been well maintained by her current owner.   The stainless steel exhaust risers have been recently serviced and have new thermal insulation blankets.  The low hour Caterpillar engines definitely stand out but the rest of the items are impressive as well:

 Mechanical

  • Caterpillar 3176- 600 HP
  • ZFIRM32OA.1 Tansmissions w/2.083-1 ratio
  • RacorPrimary filters- Main engines
  • RacorPrimary filter-generator
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Engine room lights
  • 3/16" Aluminum fuel tanks (2) 500 Gallons each
  • Reverso- GP3015- Oil exchange system (Mains & gen)
  • Espar D-12L Diesel furnace
  • (6) bilge pumps (2) aft, (2) mid, (2) fwd
  • Fresh Water system: Paragon Senior 24VDC pump, filter & accumulator tank
  • Torrid- Hot water heater- 30 Gallons
  • Hynautic- hydraulic steering system
  • Wesmar- 24VDCBow thruster
  • PYI- Dripless shaft seal system
  • Fireboy- Automatic Halon system

Electrical:

  • Onan 8kW generator w/
    --remote start panel
    --remote gauges in pilothouse
  • Marinco-Shore power inlet
    --120VAC 60HZ 30AMP Service
    --120/240VAC 60HZ 50AMP Service
  • SalonAC service panels:
    --120VAC 60HZ 30AMP Distribution
    --120/240VAC 60HZ 50AMP Distribution
  • Trace-2500 Watt inverter w/
    --120amp charger
  • ProMariner-24/30Automatic battery charger
  • McCarron- Battery Charger
  • Xantrex- Pathmaker automatic battery combiner
  • 24VDC interior & bilge lighting
  • GFCI protected duplex outlets
  • 12VDC outlets at helm stations
  • Hubbel TV/Cable & Phone inlet
  • Wesmar- 24VDCBow thruster
  • Mathers Electronic engine control system