Holman and Pye created the 49 Pilothouse by utilizing an extended version of the Oyster 46 hull, to which they added a retroussé stern with sugar scoop and designing an entirely new deck. This is high enough to allow full standing headroom and a interior helm position, creating a motorsailer that sails beautifully. A proven circumnavigator, the 49 Pilothouse participated in the 1994 Europa Round the World Rally and had class wins in two ARC rallies.
The standard accommodation layout features three cabins with the owner’s stateroom aft. Guest accommodation is forward. All are masthead rigged, either as sloops or cutters. Nine were launched between 1991 and 1997
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