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1983 Jarvis Newman 46 Flybridge Cruiser

Castine, Maine


FROLIC combines the talents and skills of some of the best boat builders ever to produce these comfortable, economical, and Classic Downeast style cruisers. Her hull was built by Jarvis Newman, with finish construction and fitting out by famed Chesapeake boat builder Frank Hardy.

FROLIC is very well and comprehensively equipped for cruising, and is offered at an extremely attractive asking price. Please call us for your inspection and thank you for your interest. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: FROLIC
Make: Jarvis Newman
Model: 46 Flybridge Cruiser
Year: 1983
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 46 ft
Length Overall: 46'2 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Displacement: 44,000 lb
Ballast: 2000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V92
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Year: 1983


Fuel Tank Capacity: 700 gal
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Downeast, Flybridge


Annie Gray
Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers, Inc.


Gray & Gray Yachts
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909
Tel:(207) 363-7997


Hull and Deck:

  • Solid fiberglass hull with Cream Awlgrip finish, accented by wide Green boot stripe and thin cream boot stripe at waterline.
  • Bottom is Green anti-fouling paint.
  • Fiberglass spray and quarter rails capped with stainless steel half round guards. Fiberglass with foam core deck and house construction. Cream colored Awlgrip finish on smooth and non-skid surfaces.
  • All exterior trim is varnished teak.
  • The full width cockpit with teak decking provides ample main deck level entertaining, plenty of room for deck chairs.
  • On centerline there is a voluminous lazarette, and additional storage is found under the steps P&S, and in a locker forward and to port.
  • Wide side decks extend fore and aft with convenient hand holds leading forward to where the stainless safety rail overlaps the forward end of the house.
  • A gently sloped stainless steel ladder with teak treads leads to the flying bridge, with L-shaped seating to port and a straight settee to starboard, as well as the varnished teak bench seat and an upholstered captain’s chair at helm - easily seats 10 or more.


Interior Layout and Accommodations:

  • Handsomely finished interior, done in the Herreshoff Style, in a 2 stateroom 2 head, galley down layout with varnished teak trim on white flat panels.
  • All cabin soles are of varnished teak and holly.
  • There is abundant natural light and ventilation with 6 opening ports, 3 large hatches, 2 dorades and a wheelhouse surrounded with windows, some of them sliders.
  • All opening ports hatches and some windows with screens.
  • There is 12V lighting throughout with dome lamps and decorative side lamps near areas where one would read.
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning (heats & cools) in all cabins and for additional heating (with engine running) there is a bus heater located under the steps leading from main saloon to galley area. Headroom is 6'3" in the Salon, 6'6" in the galley and Master Stateroom and 7'+ in the guest stateroom forward
  • One enters the Main Salon from the centerline door aft.
  • To starboard is an L-shaped settee with storage under.
  • Dining is from a varnished teak pedestal table which easily accommodates 6.
  • Forward of the settee is a large bureau with drawers and a deep storage locker.
  • To port is a straight settee with drawers under.
  • This settee will pull out to make a very generous double berth.
  • Aft of that is a wet bar with beverage and glass storage and small sink while forward is the port side helm station.
  • The helm station features full vessel controls, navigational equipment, and electrical distribution panels.
  • Down 3 steps (with storage under) and to starboard is the Galley with Formica countertops with single basin stainless steel sink.
  • Storage is found in two sets of drawers and 2 lockers as well as in shelving with dividers outboard.
  • A full sized Norcold refrigerator-freezer and a stainless steel Princess 3 burner electric stove.
  • Sensor microwave oven.
  • Immediately to port is the Master Stateroom which features a single berth inboard and double berth outboard.
  • There are 4 deep cargo drawers below each berth as well as a small bureau/nightstand with storage between them.
  • Forward and outboard is a large hanging locker. Access to the ensuite Master Head is at the stateroom forward bulkhead.
  • This head is fitted with a separate stall shower as well a vanity outboard, with Formica counter and stainless-steel sink and electric W.C. plumbed via a Y- valve to the holding tank.
  • Proceeding forward from the galley one finds the Guest Stateroom fitted with a vee berth below, with 5 deep cargo drawers, and above the hull is lined with varnished teak trim and a storage shelf and locker.
  • All the way forward, between the berth is a small dressing seat with storage under.
  • The Guest Head is just aft of the stateroom and is fitted with electric W.C. and large vanity providing ample storage and a stainless sink.


Propulsion and Fuel:

  • A single fresh water cooled, Detroit Diesel, 8V92 showing 2,753 hours as of February of 2023.
  • 4-bladed propeller; 2-1/2" shaft.
  • Allison 2:1 reduction gear providing an economical 9.7 kt cruise @ 1500 rpm burning 10 GPH. 700 Gallon (approx.) diesel fuel capacity.
  • Cruising speed: 11.6 knots.
  • Max speed: 14 knots.
  • Tank Tender fuel gauge.


Steering Systems and Equipment:

  • Steering stations at flybridge and pilothouse.
  • Stainless steel destroyer type steering wheel at flybridge.
  • Eight (8) spoke varnished teak and holly steering wheel at pilothouse.
  • Wagner hydraulic steering system.
  • FRP and stainless-steel rudder and stainless-steel rudder post.
  • Simrad autopilot with controls at flybridge and pilothouse.



  •  Wired for both 12-volt DC ship’s systems and 115-volt AC shore service.
  •  A 1998 8kw Northern Lights 10kw generator showing 928 hours provides heavy load AC service off the dock while a 3000 watt inverter handles lighter loads.
  •  30 Amp and 50 Amp shore power cords.
  •  Master battery switch(s).
  • Circuit panels for control of all ship’s DC and AC systems.


Plumbing and Sanitation Equipment:

  • 200 Gallon (approx.) fresh water capacity.
  • Hot and cold pressure water supplied to galley sink, head area sinks and showers, and wet bar in main salon.
  • Deck washdown system with faucets at bow and in cockpit (port and starboard).
  • Electric MSD’s (toilets) in guest and master head areas.
  • 50 Gallon (approx.) blackwater tank with deck pump-out fitting.
  • Tank Tender System for water level check and blackwater level check,


Electronics and Navigational Equipment

Flybridge Equipment:

  • Ritchie 6” helm compass.
  • Simrad AP25 autopilot control with Simrad JP25 remote control

Pilot House Equipment::

  • Ritchie 6” helm compass.
  •  Simrad AP 26 autopilot.
  •  Standard Horizon VHF radio.
  •  Standard Horizon Chart 175C GPS / Chart plotter.
  •  Magellan GPS.
  •  Landmark depthsounder.
  •  Simrad radar.
  •  Chelsea ship’s clock.
  •  Holosteric Barometer.
  •  Dual CD-MP3 (with Bluetooth) stereo and speakers.


Ground Tackle Systems and Equipment:

  • Bow sprit with anchor roller.
  • Bruce (primary / in-roller) anchor with chain and rode.
  • Two (2) Danforth (secondary) anchors stored in chocks at foredeck.
  • One of above Danforth anchors equipped with chain and rode.
  • Three (3) chain hawse pipes to access chain locker below decks.
  • Divided chain locker with access from forward cabin.
  • Ideal electric windlass with foot switch control (single foot switch / up only).
  • Smaller CQR anchor with chain lead stored in aft lazarette.
  • Smaller Danforth anchor with chain lead stored in aft lazarette.
  • Lewmar #24, 2-speed stern anchor / towing winch



  • PFD’s, Type I, adult and child sizes (20 ea.).
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • Life Rings (3 ea.)
  • Dock lines.
  • Fenders.
  • Fender boards.
  • Boat hooks (3).
  • Folding captain’s chairs (4 ea.).
  • Dinghy davits.
  • Cockpit and flybridge cushion.
  • Flybridge Bimini.
  • Magma propane grill.
  • Fishing poles and misc. line and tackle.
  • Custom storage cradle / trailer.


COMMENTS: FROLIC combines the talents and skills of some of the best boat builders ever to produce these comfortable, economical, and Classic Downeast style cruisers. Her hull was built by Jarvis Newman, with finish construction and fitting out by famed Chesapeake boat builder Frank Hardy.

FROLIC is very well and comprehensively equipped for cruising, and is offered at an extremely attractive asking price. Please call us for your inspection and thank you for your interest. 



Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice. 


Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meter. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as ALL other representations noted on the listing.


DISCLAIMER TO BOARD VESSEL: In the event the Buyer boards the vessel either on land or in the water without a broker or owner, the Buyer(s) agrees and understands he boards at his sole risk and liability.