Catalina Morgan 45 Centre cockpit ocean cruiser. Immacualte. Turn Key

US $130,000 Negotiable Finance
45' 3" - 13.79m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Solid GRP. Encapsulated in Keel and skeg rudder for seaworthiness and safety
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***Immaculately presented with fully renovated interior including all new upholstery throughout (2021)

***Antifouled, polished and fully surveyed in preparation for the sale (June 2021)

***All three sails are furling and in impeccable condition with Genoa and Jib both new in 2020 and mainsail completely re-stitched and refurbished including new UV protection

***All standing rigging replaced in 2017

***Selden Genoa Furler (2017)

***Rigid Bimini (designed and installed in 2020)

***Fully enclosable cockpit with new clears and side curtains and separate roll down shade cloths (2021)

***Stainless steel targa with davits (2017)

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

***Huge solar power 740 W (Many new panels 2020)

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

***Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 (2016)

***100 m of 10mm galvanised anchor chain (2019)

***Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass complete rebuild and new hand control (2019)

***5 AGM house batteries (07/2018) and E-Nex starting battery (2019)

***Propane regulator, 3 x 4.5 kg tank, and solenoid gas shut-off valve (2019)

'Ora' 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 designed and equipped for world travels and independent life on board.

She is a sleek, heavily built, sea worthy and comfortable cruiser, with exceptional appointments. The sails are in excellent 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 and sailed solo from Spain to Fiji. Her current owners, a NZ couple, purchased her in Fiji in 2019 and have since lived aboard when not working as international delivery skippers. Throughout their time with Ora they continued to upgrade and refurbish her in preparation for their own world voyage, although a recent change of circumstances brought about the decision to sell and buy another yacht in the US or Europe.

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. "

Ora is aptly named! She has that happy, energetic vibe about her. Just looking at this lovely yacht in her berth at Musket Cove, 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.

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.

The interior of 'Ora' 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 has had a refresh over the past 18 months. The cushion upholstery has been replaced in 2021. Most cabinets and locker doors arelouvered and allow for maximum air movement.

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. There are cabinetsoutboard of both settees and shelving, providing a good amount of storage.

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 wood cabinets have louvered doors. The extra deep double sink has hot and cold pressure water faucets, with a filter for the coldside. There are two 41l refrigeration units that can be either fridge or freezers these were installed in 2020 There is a propane gas detector and a smoke alarm for your safety and security.

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.

There are two heads on Ora. 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 plentyof storage and ventilation with port visors installed so opening windows can stay open in all weather. 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.

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. Starboard there is a front loading washing machine with storage below, and on the port side is a hanging locker and drawers. The aft cabin has excellent airflow with two fans, 9 opening ports, and a large hatch, making the cabin cool and pleasant for sleeping in almost all conditions.

All upholstery has been replaced in 2021

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. 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.

Between the saloon and the aft cabin is the large engine room. There is excellent access on3 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. There is ample space for tool storage and to install a generator should you wish.

The centre cockpit provides excellent protection and comfort when sailing. 'Ora' has a strong, fixed glass windscreen and a wood and fibreglass dodger. A centre hatch can be opened for a cool breeze, and a wood fibreglass hard top bimini provides sun shade over the cockpit as well as excellent rain protection. There are clear sides to the cockpit that when closed keeps the cockpit dry in almost all weather. In addition there are sun shades that drop from the bimini that provide great shade. This all results in an extremely comfortable cockpit in any weather. In the centre of the cockpit is a folding teak table for dining and entertaining. Itcan be either fully open of half open with fiddles. The removable teak floor grates make keeping the cockpit clean much easier, and the large scuppers and washboards make it verysafe at sea. The helm and binnacle are well placed, and all important controls are close at hand. The electric winch makes deploying or furling the main sail or furling the headsails an easy task, even for thesolo sailor.

The deck is well organized with minimal clutter. She has clean lines and plenty of space to move around with strong accessible handholds when required. Her decks are fibreglass with an anti-skid coating making for low maintenance and easy cleaning. All the deck hardware is oversized and well built for the challenges of offshore and ocean voyages. In addition to the basic equipment, a stainless steel targa and davits were added on the aft deck, providing an easy way to lift the tender and store paddle boards. The wind generator, radar dome, and additional solar panel are all located on top of the targa out of the way of all sheets and halyards. Two fibreglass deck boxes provide excellent storage for diving, snorkeling, kite surfing equipment along with the portable generator.

UPGRADES AND MAINTENANCE LIST: (As per owners records, receipts available)
-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
-Rainman portable 12V watermaker (40 litres/hr) NEW 09/2017
-Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 NEW 2016
-Rocna 33 kg anchor NEW 2020
-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
-6 person Plastimo offshore life raft with cradle NEW 2015
-McMurdo G5 Epirb NEW 2015
-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
-Bottom paint and zincs June 2021

-33kg Rocna anchor
-FX-37 Fortress anchor as spare main anchor
-FX-11 Fortress anchor as kedge/stern anchor
-2 x Isotherm 12v 41l fridges or freezers installed with additional fans for airflow
-Shearwater 3.1m rib with Yamaha15hp outboard
-Dinghy chaps
-Staysail roller furler with new inner forestay wire New Staysail
-New Genoa
-Recut and restitched mainsail
-Camec front load washing machine
-Inflatable paddleboard
-4x 85w flexible solar panels
-1x Sunpower 340w rigid solar panel
-2x 40amp MPPT solar controllers
-Victron battery monitor
-Hard-top bimini with clears, sunshades, USB charging ports and cockpit light
-IridiumGo with external antenna
-Vesper Vision AIS integrated to Raymarine system and separate screen
-Reconditioned anchor windlass and new solenoid
-Smart regulator and 120amp Bosch alternator (to be installed)
-New temp and oil pressure sender units
-New temp and oil pressure alarm at helm
-New macerator pump for holding tank
-New macerator pump for aft toilet Magma BBQ
-1000w portable generator
-Installed Rainman watermaker and replaced the membranes
-Installed saltwater hand pump to galley
-Installed saltwater hose to anchor locker
-Installed self tailing two speed anderson st27 winch on mast
-New portable VHF
-21 inch TV
-2 x custom-made deck boxes
-New 60m triple braid line for spare anchor rode.
-Various new running rigging including double purchase halyard with new ronstan blocks for raising dinghy to deck.
-New interior upholstery 2021
-New covers for fuel cans

US $130,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
Launch Year
45' 3" - 13.79m
25,000 lbs
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated fin keel 8,200 lbs
Vessel Location
South Pacific
Nelson Marek. Catalina Yachts Design
Catalina Yachts. USA
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Solid GRP. Encapsulated in Keel and skeg rudder for seaworthiness and safety
Decks Material
ENGINE: Yanmar 4JH2E Diesel 4 cylinder POWER: 50 HP YEAR/HOURS: 1991/5200 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 BOW THRUSTER: Side-prop 3 blade 4 HP Electric (not operating currently/seized bearing) CONTROL PANEL: Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltmeter, RPM, alarms, key to start, pull stop
Engine Make
Shaft drive
Side-prop 3 blade 4 HP Electric (not operating currently/seized bearing)
WATER TANKS: 725 litres (535L, 100L, 90L)
Southern Pacific 310 Shearwater (new 2020)
Yamaha 15hp two stroke (new 2020)
WINDSCREEN/DODGER: Strong aluminum framed safety glass windscreen and fibreglass dodger/sprayhood, with opening hatch for airflow
Hardtop Bimini with integrated light usb charging ports and iPad holder (New 2020)
CANVAS: Side clears and sunshades
MATERIAL/COLOUR: Varnished teak and ash veneer plywood with solid teak trim
UPHOLSTERY: New upholstery 2020
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
ENTERTAINMENT: 21inch smart tv
OTHER: 2 x 12V electric Hella Turbo fans in aft cabin
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 (new 2019)

OVEN: Gimballed Seaward 3 burner gas cooker with oven. Extractor fan over cooker 230v

FRIDGE/FREEZER: Two 41L units that can be fridge or freezers (new 2020).
Rainman portable 12 VDC desalinator; makes 40 litres/hr. Installed and new membranes 2020
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 33KG (12/2019), 100 m of 10mm galvanized chain (05/2019), and20 m of 7/8 poly line. Fortress FX 37 spare main anchor with 20m chain and 60m triple braid rode. Fortress FX-11 stern or kedge anchor.
Safety Gear
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)
HANDHELD VHF: Uniden submersible
SURVIVAL SUITS: 2 full immersion neoprene survival suits
OVERBOARD RESCUE: life ring, flagpole with light, floating light, rescue sling
EMERGENCY TILLER: Stainless steel emergency tiller below berth in aft cabins
OTHER: handheld, rocket parachute, and smoke flares (need replacing)
Bilge Pumps
2 x electric high volume bilge pumps, 2 x manual bilge pumps
Life Raft
6 person Plastimo offshore liferaft (2015), full service and inspection 09/2017 (next se
Two Epirbs one in float-free housing
Fire Protection
Halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room (needs servicing), 3 x 2 KG fire
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. Two spare
alternators including a 120amp bosch with external regulator
SHORE POWER: 230 Volt AC/16 Amp system
SOLAR PANELS: 1 x 100 Watt Westech flexible panel, 4 x flexible 85 watt sunpower panels and 1 340 watt rigid panel sunpower. Total solar 720 watt with 2 x 40amp mppt solar controllers.
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 vesper AIS integrated and separate screen. Victron battery monitor. USB charging ports
VHF: Icom IC-M411
Iridium go sat communication system with external antenna
Sail Inventory
SAILS: Mainsail great condition recut and re stiched 2021. Furling Genoa excellent condition (new 2020). Furling staysail (New 2020)

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
TYPE: Sloop rigged with cutter stay

RIGGING: All standing rigging replaced in 08/2017 by No Limits Masts and Rigging, Spain

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)
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 33KG (12/2019), 100 m of 10mm galvanized chain (05/2019), and20 m of 7/8 poly line. Fortress FX 37 spare main anchor with 20m chain and 60m triple braid rode. Fortress FX-11 stern or kedge anchor.

WINDSCREEN/DODGER: Strong aluminum framed safety glass windscreen and fibreglass dodger/sprayhood, with opening hatch for airflow

Hardtop Bimini with integrated light usb charging ports and iPad holder (New 2020)

CANVAS: Side clears and sunshades

COCKPIT: Folding cockpit table in varnished teak

LOCKERS: Starboard stern locker for propane tanks and regulator, and port stern locker for dock lines

Deck boxes: two large deck boxes providing excellent additional storage.

OTHER: Integrated bathing platform with hot/cold shower wand

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