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Boat plans
Independence 48 specifications

Hull type: single chine, full displacement

LOA: 48 foot 3½ inches

Beam: 12 foot 9 inches

Draught: 4 foot 6 inches

Displacement: 24.5 long tons (54800 lb, 24893 kg)

Power: 100–200 bhp single diesel engine

Speed: max (light) 9–9.5 knots; economical cruising 7.5–8 knots

Range: approx. 2000 nautical miles at 7.5 knots

Fuel capacity: 500 imperial gallons (2273 litres)

Water capacity: up to 240 imperial gallons (1091 litres)

Ballast: 1.75 long tons (1778 kg)

Hull plate: mild steel. Bottom 6 mm; sides 5 mm; deck, raised deck, stern bulwark 4 mm

Cabins and superstructure: marine plywood on timber frame, sides 25 mm, roofs 20 mm

Non-steel bulwark: 25 mm marine plywood on steel frame

Windows: 12 mm toughened glass.

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