Outbound | 1980 Custom Piver AA48

Vancouver, WA, US

Outbound | Custom Piver AA48 50ft

US $65,000

Vancouver, WA, US


Matthew Dunning

 Office:+1 215-508 2704
  Mobile:+1 206 297 1151


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This can be your Escape Vehicle. She is an escape from the high cost of living, from mortgage payments, from offices and commutes, and from a bound and tethered life. She is Outbound and you can be too. Outbound is an escape to just about anywhere you choose to sail her and she is a special boat.

Most trimarans of her era were home-built and have deteriorated with age due to substandard skill, cheap materials, or negligent care. Not Outbound. She is a rare professionally built Piver AA48. She has been recently refit, and is in active use. Her hulls are cold molded marine plywood fiberglass using the more costly and durableepoxy resin (not polyester or vinylester).

Her current owner has done all of the work and upgrades needed to put her in cruising order. She has all new wiring, plumbing, brand new Furuno electronics, and fresh rigging. She has a ketch rig and extensive suit of sails for ease of handling and versatility. She has spacious, sheltered, and comfortable accommodations. Outbound is an Arthur Piver design extended to 50'. She has had a foam core daggerboard added for high pointing ability and efficiency off the wind. She is fitted with an efficient and easy-to-maintain Perkins 4-108 diesel engine. Her keelson is reinforced for beaching and her hulls are a stout 1.5" thick below the waterline.

Outbound is ready to be your home in the Portland metropolitan area or anywhere in the world you may point her. After many years of refit and care, her owners have had a change of plans. This makes Outbound the best type of Escape Vehicle. . . an affordable multihull where someone else has done all of the work and you can enjoy all of the joy, experiences, and pleasure she will bring. Call now to schedule a viewing.


  • Length: 50ft
  • Beam: 24' 0"
  • Draft: 11' 0"
  • Year: 1980
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Sale Pending

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  • Length Overall: 50 ft
  • Max Draft: 11' 0"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 58' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 0"


  • Total Power: 50
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4.108
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (116 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (116 Gallons)


  • Number of heads: 1

Specifications, Equipment & Refit History


Saloon with desk

Saloon settees convert do queen bunk

Saloon Nav station


Double v-berth forward

Queen-sized Starboard wing berth

Double Port wing berth used as storage

Enclosed Cockpit with Awnings


Propane water heater

3-burner stove and oven

Full size stainless sink

55psihot & cold pressure water

7 cubic foot Danfoss top-loading refrigerator

2 cubic foot cold case

Electronics & Lighting

Furuno Navnet3D chartplotter with RADAR

Furuno GP-33 GPS

Raymarine ST1 autopilot

Furuno I-503 Wind Indicator

Furuno I-501 Speed/Depth/Temp

VHF radio with DSC and 2nd Remote Mic

Navigation Lights (all LED)

Deck LED floodlights (2 at each mast)

Ritchie compass

Underwater lights at stern

Mounted spotlight

Masthead light

Anchor light

Deck courtesy lights


Heart 2500W inverter/charger with remote panel

Blue Sea battery isolator and automatic charging relay

50Amp service 110 volt AC

LED interior and exterior lighting


Seawater washdown pump

Masts, Rigging & Sails

New forestay and Harken furler

Bow Nets – not installed

Standing rigging replaced withing last 10 years

Synthetic running rigging is 7/16″ for topping lift, main & mizzen halyards, main & mizzen sheets, jib sheets, baby stay and staysail sheets, mizzen jib halyard & sheets, & boom vang.

Lefiell Aluminum Masts

Aluminum Bowsprit

Sail Inventory: main, mizzen, jib, staysail, 2 genoas, assymetrical spinnaker – all serviceable condition.

Ground Tackle & Mooring

Anchor Windlass – LeRoy Somer 2500lb

150′ 3/8″ chain and 250′ Nylon primary rode

45 lb plow anchor

45 lb Danforth anchor

30 lb Danforth lunch hook anchor

5 reinforced stainless steel Samson-style mooring bits

6 large mooring cleats

Custom bow plates with welded eyes

Spinnaker pole for launching dinghy

Engine & Transmission

4 cylinder Perkins 4.108 marinized diesel. Tractor parts for maintenance!

Borg Warner Velvet Drive Transmission

Insulated Engine Room

New Engine Mounts

3-blade fixed prop


Fresh Water

-3 x 30gal poly tanks

-95 gallon aluminum bilge tank – new install


-90 gallon aluminum bilge tank – new install

-26 gallon poly day tank

-Fuel Transfer Pump

High Amp Alternator – No Generator Required

200 amp hour high-output alternator.

Output varies with engine RPM.

Output monitoring at saloon desk.


All AC and charging routed through Inverter/Charger

Monitored at Saloon desk

Battery Bank

Located under saloon floor

400 amp hour house bank

Separate Isolated Engine Start Battery

Solar, Charger & Alternator Charging


Raritan pump head/toilet

USCG approved black water tank is biological MSD II system

Custom teakwood sink in head

Shower separate from sink area

Hot water heater


10′ AB Rib with 8 hp outboard motor

Seller’s Comments & History: Seller is a maritime designer/engineer and has been refitting the boat since purchased in 2013. Extensive refit history is available.

Professionally built in 1980 by Moore and Carver, Poulsbo, WA

Construction: Cold-molded marine plywood with epoxy resin (not vinylester or polyester)

Hull thickness 1.5″ to waterline, 1″ above.

Keelson is 4×8″ beam reinforced with 24 oz roving x 6 layers for beaching.

Interior of amas coated with clear epoxy at construction (1980) and you can see the clear grain, very solid wood used for construction. No rot or discoloration.

Both ama transoms rebuilt.

Main hull (bow reinforced with 24 oz roving layers while re-fairing. No water damage.

Starboard ama bow replaced (deck only).

Cross beams added to bows for netting.

Mooring posts at bows reinforced.

Mooring posts at stern amas reinforced.

All deck fittings raised on fiberglass pads to prevent water intrusion.

Standing rigging redone last 10 years (main and mizzen at different times).

Daggerboard and daggerboard case added. Case reinforced with 10 layers of alternating roving. Kurt Hughes oversaw design and installation.

New lines, winches, cleats, clutches in the last 10 years.

Bow windows changed to acrylic.

Re-wired throughout (12v and 120v) with updated Heart 2500 inverter/charger

Re-plumbed throughout with PEX and simplified.

Steering quadrant has been replaced, cables are in good shape.

The rudder is a large flat bronze plate.

All new Furuno electronics including hull transducer and wind instruments

Furuno Chartplotter/RADAR can be output to saloon TV or laptop.

New steering wheel with leather wrap, leather cord marks amidship position. Autopilot has rudder position indicator.

New gearshift/throttle lever assembly.

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.


To schedule a preview or for additional information, please contact

Central Listing Agent Matthew Dunning at:

Email: matthew@multihullcompany.com

Cell Phone: 206-297-1151 /Office Phone: +1 215-508-2704


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