Chuck Hovey Yachts presents you with a proven winner—this handsome, lovingly cared for Westcoast 46 that plied Northwest waters for almost 20 years.
By Randy Woods / Photos courtesy of Chuck Hovey Yachts
This sturdy and handsome cruiser was built in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, and originally designed by Ed Monk Jr. for use in the Tollycraft 43 Tri-Cabin series before Forbes Cooper reconfigured the design for Westcoast. With loving care from the current owner, Spirit So Moves has cruised for years along the West Coast, with 1,900 hours on its twin Cummins 6BTA5, 270hp engines. The Westcoast 46 cruises at 16 knots and can go flat out at 20 knots.
With two staterooms and two heads, the layout allows for generous living space and three separate outside decks. The full walk-around side decks are made of teak and are flush to the aft deck. Port and starboard sliding doors allow easy access to the main salon. Inside the carpeted salon is an L-shaped settee is to port with a hi-lo table and an entertainment center with TV, DVD player, and stereo system. A granite-top breakfast bar features two bar stools and an icemaker. The L-shaped settee also folds out to sleep two people.
The main helm to starboard includes hydraulic steering, Morse clutch and throttle controls, full instrumentation, engine-hour meters, a compass, and windshield wipers. Forward and down three steps from the helm you’ll find the U-shaped galley, with granite countertops, a double stainless-steel sink, a Norcold refrigerator/freezer, a three-burner electric cooktop, and a convection/microwave oven.
Aft of the salon, a staircase leads to the boat deck and flybridge, which comes with a full canvas enclosure. Flybridge settees, arranged in L-shape, wrap around an adjustable, triangular dining/coffee table that’s near a Magnum BBQ and a Nova Kool mini fridge/freezer. The upper helm station has Icom VHF radio, main engine and windlass controls, a Com Nav autopilot, GPSMAP 1020 series, Bennet trim tab controls, a Sirius XM weather and radio antenna, Garmin radar, a Fusion 650 stereo control, and two adjustable, swivel chairs.
The master stateroom, accessible down a few steps from the salon and main helm, includes a queen-size island berth, two end tables, a vanity, a deck hatch, and access to an en suite head with granite countertops and a separate shower. The VIP Stateroom also has a similar layout, with access to a guest head with a Kohler sink and handheld shower.
Attached to the flat transom is a 2011 Walker Bay Genesis tender, with a Yamaha 20 HP outboard motor and a Seawise hydraulic davit system.
From 2020 to 2022, some of the recent upgrades to Spirit So Moves include the addition of a new Norcold mini-fridge midship, added thermal insulation in the salon, a canvas enclosure, a new radar arch, renewed varnish, a thorough cleaning of the bottom with new anodes, and a renewed gelcoat.
Specs & Info
LOA 46’6” · Beam 14’3” · Draft 4’3”
420 gals. / 200 gals. / 120 gals.
Twin Cummins 270hp 6BTA5s
Chuck Hovey Yachts