1980 DOWN EAST YACHTS 45' Downeaster Center Cockpit Ketch 1980 built by Down East Yachts. The Down Easter 45 Ketch was the Queen of the fleet of world cruisers built in the Down East Yard in Santa Ana, California - rugged enough to cruise the world's oceans, while offering roomy and comfortable living accomodations. Highly sought after and hard to find - only 9 of these boats were built. Downeaster's are popular for their distinctive clipper bow, hour glass transom stern and full displacement ballast keel. They are designed for bluewater cruising in safety and comfort. Good in light air, and better in heavy air, this is a strong yacht, exceptionally well built by American craftsmen, and should be a strong consideration for any cruiser that truly wants to voyage offshore.
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Maxwell 2200 windlass, Main anchor 66 lb Bruce, 400’ BBB 3/8” chain, 2 chain snubbers ¾ nylon by 25 feet, Secondary anchor 45 lb plow w/chain and rode. Extra misc. line/spare halyards and sheets, Ketch rig w/furling headsail, Club footed staysail, Mainsail preventer, Dutchman system on both main and mizzen, Slab reefing on main and mizzen, 8 hp outboard motor, Outboard engine hoist, 2 dinghy anchors, stern davits, Fleming wind vane w/removable sides, 3/8 Lexan storm windows/removable, Propane BBQ, Full sun awnings with mesh side curtains, Masthead tri color light w/stroke, 2 boarding ladders, Misc. 406 EPIRB/GPS interface, 2 flare guns w/assorted flares, 6 standard lifejackets, 2 harnesses/PFD with lanyards, 2 50’ jack lines, Life ring, Life sling w/man overboard pole, 5 fire extinguishers, 2 electric, 1 manual bilge pumps.
The galley has 8’ of counter space with a Force 10, LPG stove/oven, separate refrigerator/freezer, built in combination washer/dryer and ample storage. Efficient to prepare meals underway and spacious enough to accommodate entertaining. The best of both worlds! The galley is amidship to starboard. Technautics refrigerator w/separate freezer, Refrigerator and freezer also have engine drive compressor, Force 10 gimbaled three burner propane stove w/oven and broiler, New propane hose and regulator, Each refrigeration unit has individual 12 volt compressor, Built-in microwave oven, Built-in Splendide 2000 washer/dryer combination, Double sink w/salt and fresh water foot pump.
Entering from the spacious center cockpit brings you into the Main Salon. To port is an “L” shaped dinette complete with a hydraulic dining table that folds open to seat 8. Aft of the dinette is a comfortable and utilitarian Navigation Station. Starboard is a long, comfortable settee. Aft of the settee and amidship is the galley which includes modern equipment, separate refrigerator and freezer, and a combination washer/dryer. Aft of the galley is a comfortable Master Suite with custom made mattress and enclosed head compartment with shower.
Forward of the Main Salon, to port, is a crew/guest cabin. Immediately forward of the guest cabin is a built in tool compartment. To port is a sizeable head with shower. Forward is a nicely sized guest “V” berth. Comfortable to entertain, live-aboard and cruise, there is more space aboard than one would expect from a 45’ sailboat!
Main Salon has blinds, rugs, coffee table (motorized), CD, Entertainment Center, 12V 110AC lighting, Radio, Settee, Stereo, Tape player, TV and VCR.
Master Stateroom: Aft: King berth, Rugs, Closet, Drawers, Hanging lockers, One head, One shower. Guest Stateroom: Forward: Queen berth, Blinds, Carpet, Closet, Drawers, Head, Shower, Storage.
Third Stateroom: Twin berth.
Furuno 24 mile radar, Ratheon 10” GPS/Chart plotter installed in NavPod station, Raytheon wind/depth/speed indicators in NavPod station, Garmin GPS used as backup, ComNav autopilot, Alge/x fuel cleaner on main engine, Raycor primary fuel filter for generator, Icom 710 SSB/Ham radio, Kenwood VHF, Handheld VHF, Paper/electronic charts from Point Conception to Costa Rica, Davis Sextant, Ships clock and barometer, 300 gallons of fuel in two aluminum tanks, New vent hoses, Dual Raycor primary filters w/vacuum guage on main engine.
24 Sand Island Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819