Catalina Morgan 45 Center-cockpit, owner's version. Cruise-ready.


Price
US $87,000 Negotiable Finance
Currency
Length
45' 3" - 13.80m
Use
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Launch Year
1991
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP

FULLY EQUIPPED BLUEWATER CRUISING YACHT AND COMFORTABLE LIVE-ABOARD AT AN ATTRACTIVE PRICE.

HIGHLIGHTS:

*All standing rigging replaced in 09/2017

*Selden Genoa Furler NEW 09/2017

*Stainless steel targa with davits NEW 09/2017

*Superwind 350 quiet wind generator (350 Watt Max) NEW 2015

*3 Polycrystalline solar panels (400 Watt total) NEW 09/2017

*Rainman portable 12V watermaker (40 litres/hr) NEW 09/2017

*Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 NEW 2016

*Rocna 25 kg anchor NEW 2016

*80 m of 10mm galvanized anchor chain NEW 05/2019

*Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass complete rebuild and new hand control NEW 06/2019

*E-Nex starting battery NEW 05/2019

*5 AGM house batteries NEW 07/2018

*2 Bosch starters rebuilt 11/2018

*Achilles 3 person hyperlon tender NEW 05/2019

*Mercury 6 hp 4-stroke outboard engine NEW 05/2016

*6 person Plastimo offshore life raft with cradle NEW 2015

*McMurdo G5 Epirb NEW 2015

*DanFoss fridge/freezer rebuilt 05/2019

*Propane regulator, 4.5 kg tank, and solenoid gas shut-off valve NEW 05/2019

*Furuno SSB with tuner and aft isolated stay antenna installed 09/2017

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'Optimist of London' is a Catalina Morgan 45, built in 1991 in Key Largo, Florida. She is 45'3" (13.8 m) long, weighs 19.19 metric tonnes (gross), and draws 6'7" (2.0 m). She carries 725 litres of fresh water, and 275 litres of diesel fuel for the 50 HP 4-cylinder Yanmar engine.

She is a sleek, heavily built, sea worthy comfortable cruiser, with exceptional appointments. The sails are in good condition, the engine runs reliably, and she is easy to handle solo or as a couple.

Originally purchased by a Norwegian couple, she spent many years in the Caribbean before sailing up to Northern Europe, and later the Mediterranean, where she was sold to a British sailor. The current Canadian owner purchased her for sailing around the world in 2014. She has had many improvements and upgrades since, and has many years of cruising ahead!

The Catalina Morgan 45 design concept:
"The hull was designed with fine forward sections, full aft sections, and sports a cruising full keel and a semi-balanced rudder. "

"The large centre cockpit was designed with a unique dual seating arrangement which provides excellent visibility in an atmosphere of comfort and safety. "

"The deck layout includes inboard chainplates for close-hauled sheeting and conveniently located main and genoa winches. "

"Below decks is a spacious interior of varnished teak and ash wood with two large private staterooms for comfortable living. "

The owner writes: "She has been an amazing companion for my sailing journey, and has kept me safe and comfortable, even in a North Atlantic hurricane. Sadly, "Life Happens" and I must saygoodbye to 'Optimist of London' and return to Canada for family reasons. "

'Optimist of London' is aptly named! She has that happy, energetic vibe about her. Just looking at this lovely yacht in her berth at Vuda Marina one can immediately tell she means business and is eager to go out to play! Cruise-ready, extensively upgraded and fully equipped to keep travelling, she would make a fantastic cruising home for someone wanting an affordable, fully appointed and comfortable cruising yacht available now.

The owner has volunteered to assist with the survey / sea trials and to show her buyer how everything works on board for a comprehensive hand-over. This yacht is perfect for solo or short-handed passages, for a family or a group of friends and for anyone new to the cruising life or an experience sailor alike. She is responsive, sea-kindly, easy to handle, easy to understand, easy to maintain and will be the joy of her lucky new owners.

Call or email us today for more info. Be quick! At this price and equipped at that level this wonderful yacht will not last on the market. The last one we had sold in two weeks and at her first inspection.

INTERIOR:
The interior of 'Optimist of London' is surprisingly spacious, with 27 inward opening portholes, providing good ventilation and light. There are also 6 opening skylights to allow breeze and fresh air to circulate. The extensive woodwork has stood up well for its 28 years, and a fresh coat of varnish would really make it shine. The cushion upholstery could use refreshing, but it is still very functional and comfortable. Curtains on the ports allow you to block out the tropical sun and keep the interior cool, and most cabinets and locker doors are louvered and allow for maximum air movement.

SALON: The main saloon is very spacious and comfortable. The teak and ash interior woodwork gives an attractive and warm feel. There is an "L" shaped dinette to starboard and a straight settee to port. Both settees provide good passage berths with lee cloths. There are cabinets outboard of both settees and shelving, providing a good amount of storage.

GALLEY:
The galley is very functional on passage and at anchor. The Seaward 3 burner gimballed stove and wrap around counter design allows you to work in safety no matter the sea-state. The counter tops are beige Corian, and the wood cabinets have louvered doors. The extra deep double sink has hot and cold pressure water faucets, with a charcoal filter for the cold side. The fridge/freezer has an opening top and front side door, with a separate cold vegetable locker, which is also top loading. There is a propane gas detector and a smoke alarm for your safety and security.

NAVIGATION STATION: Opposite the galley to port of the companion way stairs is the chart table with instruments, controls, and switches within easy reach. It provides a good place for navigation and communication. The top opening table provides storage for charts and instruments.

HEADS: There are two heads on 'Optimist of London'. The head provided for the V-berth forward cabin has a manual toilet and a sink whose tap doubles as a shower wand. There is plenty of storage and ventilation. The aft ensuite head has an electric toilet (with a macerating holding tank option), and a sink basin. A unique feature is a small bath tub/shower combination with glass doors, providing the ability to have a deep soak or wash clothing below deck during passages.

MASTER CABIN:
One of the benefits of a centre cockpit design is a large and spacious aft cabin. There is a large double berth, bedside settees with reading lamps, and a vanity table with lighted mirror and comfortable stool. Starboard there is another wash basin with storage above and below, and on the port side is a hanging locker and drawers. The aft cabin has excellent airflow with a small fan, 9 opening ports, and a large hatch, making the cabin cool and pleasant for sleeping in almost all conditions.

GUESTS CABINS:
The V-berth in the forward cabin is surprisingly large and comfortable for a couple to share. There is a good amount of drawer storage and open hanging racks for clothing. A small fan, 2 opening ports, and 2 hatches provide great airflow to keep the berth cool. The forward head can be accessed directly from the forward cabin or from the main saloon.

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Price
US $87,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Optimist of London
Boat Reference
CAT4519
Launch Year
1991
Length
45' 3" - 13.80m
Beam
13'75"
Draft
6'5"
Displacement
23000 lbs
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated iron.
Vessel Location
Fiji
Region
South Pacific
Designer
Nelson Marek. Catalina Yachts Design
Builder
Catalina Yachts. USA.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material
GRP airex foam core
Engine
Engine room: Between the saloon and the aft cabin is the large engine room. There is excellent access on 3 sides of the engine, making it extremely easy to service. Oil filters, fuel filters, raw-water strainer, impellers, and sea cocks are all easily accessed. The engine room is protected by a halon automatic fire extinguisher. The entire cockpit floor can be unbolted if the engine ever needs to be removed. Engine full description: ENGINE: Yanmar 4JH2E Diesel 4 cylinder POWER: 50 HP YEAR/HOURS: 1991/4700 hrs PROPULSION: 1.25" S. S. Shaft with bronze 3 blade propellor CRUISING SPEED: approx. 7 knots MAX SPEED: approx. 8 knots FUEL CONSUMPTION: 3 litres/hr @ 1500 RPM CRUISING RANGE: 600 NM DIESEL TANK: 1 x 275 litres CONTROL PANEL: Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltmeter, RPM, alarms, key to start, pull stop
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
50
Engine Hours
4700
Propulsion
Shaft drive. 3 blades bronze prop.
Thrusters
BOW THRUSTER: Side-prop 3 blade 4 HP Electric (not operating currently, new bearing requried)
Fuel
275L
Water
725L
Dinghy
Achilles Hyperlon 3 person inflatable (NEW 05/2019)
Outboard
Mercury 6 HP 4 stroke (05/2016)
Covers
WINDSCREEN/DODGER: Strong aluminum framed safety glass windscreen and fibreglass dodger/sprayhood, with opening hatch for airflow
CANVAS: Blue bimini
Accommodation
Owner's version.
MATERIAL/COLOUR: Varnished teak and ash veneer plywood with solid teak trim
UPHOLSTERY: Grey/blue and white upholstery with pink curtains
SALOON: Spacious saloon with 2 sofas, galley, chart table, walkthrough to aft cabin and forward cabin, storage areas, drawers, and cupboards
CABINS: 2 large cabins with storage
BERTHS: Large double berth in aft cabin and large V-berth in forward cabin
HEADROOM: 1.98 m in saloon, 2.01 m in galley, 1.87 m in aft cabin, 1.84 in aft head, 1.96 m in forward cabin, 1.98 m in forward head
AFT BATHROOM: Jabsco 12 V electric toilet, vinyl 50 litre holding tank, washbasin with hot/cold faucet, tub/shower combination with hot/cold shower wand, electric pump for bath water
FORWARD BATHROOM: Jabsco manual toilet, washbasin with hot/cold faucet that pulls out for shower use, electric pumping shower water overboard
GALLEY: U-shaped sea going galley, work surfaces in beige Corian, stainless steel deep double sinks with pressurized hot/cold faucet (cold side carbon filtered), propane gas detector and propane solenoid cut off switch
OVEN: Gimballed Seaward 3 burner gas cooker with oven
FRIDGE/FREEZER: Air cooled Dan Foss compressor, top and front opening with separate top opening vegetable and fruit cooler
ENTERTAINMENT: Pioneer radio/aux/Bluetooth car audio system with subwoofer, and interior and exterior speakers
OTHER: 2 x 12V electric Hella Turbo fans
Cabins
2
Berths
2 double.
Shower
2 plus one in cockpit
Toilet
2
Entertainment
Pioneer radio/aux/Bluetooth car audio system with subwoofer, and interior and exterior speakers
Galley
GALLEY: U-shaped sea going galley, work surfaces in beige Corian, stainless steel deep double sinks with pressurized hot/cold faucet (cold side carbon filtered), propane gas detector and propane solenoid cut off switch
OVEN: Gimballed Seaward 3 burner gas cooker with oven
FRIDGE/FREEZER: Air cooled Dan Foss compressor, top and front opening with separate top opening vegetable and fruit cooler
Refrigeration
FRIDGE/FREEZER: Air cooled Dan Foss compressor, top and front opening with separate top opening vegetable and fruit cooler
Freezer
FRIDGE/FREEZER: Air cooled Dan Foss compressor, top and front opening with separate top opening ve
Stove
3 X burners stove with oven
Water-Maker
Rainman portable 12V watermaker (40 litres/hr) NEW 09/2017
Hot Water
Imnasa Green Star 22 litre boiler; uses engine water cooling system or 220 VAC shore power to heat
Ground Tackle
WINDLASS: Maxwell Nillson (rebuilt 05/2019) with new Maxwell hand control (05/2019)
ANCHOR: 1 x Rocna 25 KG (08/2016), 80 m of 10mm galvanized chain (05/2019), and 20 m of 7/8 poly line
Safety Gear
BILGE PUMPS: 2 x electric high volume bilge pumps, 2 x manual bilge pumps
LIFERAFT: 6 person Plastimo offshore liferaft (2015), full service and inspection 09/2017 (next service due 09/2019)
SEA ANCHOR: Large vinyl sea anchor with line and swivel (NEW 2016)
RADAR REFLECTOR: Echomax radar reflector on front of mast
SAFETY LINES: Backlines port and starboard (stowed)
FIRE PROTECTION: Halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room (needs servicing), 3 x 2 KG fire extinguishers (serviced 09/2017), 2 fire blankets in galley
EPIRB: McMurdo Epirb (NEW 2016) in float-free housing
Electrics
DC/AC VOLTAGE: 12 VDC/220VAC
SERVICE BATTERIES: 5 x 105 AH AGM Batteries (07/2018)
START BATTERY: 1 x 100 AH E-Nex lead cell maintenance free battery (05/2019)
CHARGER: Mastervolt IVO Smart 12/40-3 charger
INVERTER: Victor Energie 12 Volt 1500 Watt Atlas inverter
ALTERNATOR: 80 Amp with internal regulator
SHORE POWER: 230 Volt AC/16 Amp system
SOLAR PANELS: 1 x 100 Watt Westech flexible panel, 2 x 150 Watt Technosun panels (400 Watts total)
WIND GENERATOR: Superwind 350 silent wind generator (350 Watt maximum output)
Electronics / Navigation
STEERING PEDESTAL: Suunto D-165 compass, Autohelm wind gauge, Raymarine i-50 multi (2017), Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot, Autohelm Navdata (not connected), Navman 6500 Fishfinder/Chart Plotter, Raymarine RCU-3 Remote
CHART TABLE: Raymarine e-7 Radar and Chart Plotter, Autohelm ST-50 Multi, Autohelm ST-50 GPS
VHF: Icom IC-M411
SSB: Furuno FS-1502 (located in aft cabin)
Sail Inventory
TYPE: Sloop rigged with cutter stay
MAINSAIL REEFING: In-mast furling mainsail with control lines led back to the cockpit (rebuilt 2017)
HEADSAIL FURLING: Seldon Furlex 304S furling and reefing system (NEW 09/2017)
SAILS: Sail Service, Poland new in 2012, checked by sailmaker and some restitching 01/2018, both with UV Sunbrella protection
ADDITIONAL SAILS: Spare mainsail, storm jib, and gennaker cruising chute
OTHER: FastMast Spinnaker pole (NEW 2016)
WINCHES: Lewmar 2 x 56 for genoa sheets, 2 x 40 for cutter storm jib sheets, 1 x 43 electric for main furling sheets, 2 x 20 at mast for halyards
Mast / Rigging
RIGGING: All standing rigging replaced in 08/2017 by No Limits Masts and Rigging, Spain
Deck Gear
TARGA ARCH: Professionally designed, manufactured, and installed by ArcGlow in Almerimar, Spain. Provides an excellent platform for the wind generator, radar dome, and additional solar panel. Block and tackle integrated davits make lifting the tender extremely easy, even for one person (09/2017). Stores 2 paddle boards comfortably.
NAVIGATION LIGHTS: All changed to LED bulbs or fixtures (2016)
WINDLASS: Maxwell Nillson (rebuilt 05/2019) with new Maxwell hand control (05/2019)
ANCHOR: 1 x Rocna 25 KG (08/2016), 80 m of 10mm galvanized chain (05/2019), and 20 m of 7/8 poly line
WINDSCREEN/DODGER: Strong aluminum framed safety glass windscreen and fibreglass dodger/sprayhood, with opening hatch for airflow
CANVAS: Blue bimini
COCKPIT: Folding cockpit table in varnished teak
LOCKERS: Starboard stern locker for propane tanks and regulator, and port stern locker for dock lines
OTHER: Integrated bathing platform with hot/cold shower wand
Remarks
Cruise-ready, extensively upgraded and fully equipped to keep travelling, she would make a fantastic cruising home for someone wanting an affordable, fully appointed and comfortable cruising yacht available now.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Nautilus Yacht Management
Telephone
Address
Careel Bay Marina
46 Cowdroy Avenue
City / Suburb
Cammeray
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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