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Downeaster 45, 1977

  • Length: 45'
  • Price: $78,000
  • Location: La Conner, WA

    Downeaster 45s are widely recognized for their distinctive clipper bow, hourglass transom stern and full displacement keel. They were engineered and built by American craftsmen to accommodate the very special demands of blue water cruisers, and are highly sought after today.

    Her one piece hull is hand laid up and double laminated to the top of the boot, with triple laminations on centerline. The internal ballast is sculpted and faired to conform to hull shape. All through hull fittings below the waterline are solid bronze seacocks. The deck to hull glance is epoxied and mechanically fastened. For added strength, the deck is a lamination of fiberglass and a high density closed cell material instead of balsa or plywood. All deck fittings are back-plated for extra safety. The engine room is large enough for easy inspection and maintenance and sound proofed with 1.5" foam.

    Careful consideration was given to the interior to ensure live aboard comfort, with three enclosed double staterooms separate from the main salon. The owner's stateroom is aft, and contains a king size bert, abundant hanging lockers and storage compartments. A vanity and adjoining head and shower help make any voyage a pleasure.

    The main salon features a large setee that can be converted into a queen size berth. The large galley features full length cabinetry and can supply even the longest cruise.

    The cutter rigged boat can easily be handled by a crew of two. Because of her ultimate stability, the DownEaster 45 stays dry and comfortable even in heavy winds. Any cruiser that truly wants to voyage should closely consider a Downeaster 45.

    Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


  • Builder: DownEast Yachts Inc.
  • Designer: Bob Poole
  • Keel: Full


  • LOA: 52 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 14 ft 0 in
  • LWL: 36 ft 8 in
  • Length on Deck: 45 ft 0 in
  • Minimum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
  • Displacement: 39000 lbs
  • Bridge Clearance: 61 ft 0 in


  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4-236
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 4500
  • Propeller: 3 blade propeller
  • Engine Power: 85 HP


  • Fresh Water Tanks: (324 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: (282 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2

    Inside Equipment

  • Microwave oven
  • Battery charger
  • Heating
  • Oven
  • Hot water
  • Marine head
  • Sea water pump
  • Refrigerator
  • Deep freezer

    Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator
  • Inverter

    Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Cockpit cushions
  • Liferaft
  • Electric windlass


  • Genoa cover
  • Cockpit cover
  • Mainsail cover

    Sails and Deck Equipment

  • Main with two reefs
  • 150% genoa on Harken roller furler
  • Staysail
  • Spinnaker


  • Primary: (2) Lewmar 27ST
  • Secondary: (2) Lewmar 43
  • Main Sheet: Lewmar 25
  • Halyards: (2) Lewmar 25, (1) Lewmar 16

    Navigation Equipment and Electronics

  • ICOM ICM 125 VHF
  • Kenwood TKM707 SSB
  • Danforth 5" compass
  • Alpha autopilot
  • Raytheon V820 depth sounder
  • Coastal Navigator DS1010B depth sounder
  • Furono 1720 Radar
  • Magellan Nav 5200DX GPS
  • Signet Knotmeter
  • Signet Depth
  • Signet Windpoint
  • ACR 406 EPIRB (needs recertification and battery)
  • Sony CD Changer and receiver

    Ground Tackle

  • 45LB CQR
  • 20KG Bruce
  • 250' of 3/8" chain
  • Ideal horizontal 12VDC electric windlass

    Other Equipment

  • Espar D7L diesel fired forced air heat
  • Faryman 4KW diesel power generator
  • Engine driven + 115VAC holding plate ice box conversions-- freezer and refrigerator sections
  • Paratech sea anchor
  • 4" brass clock and barometer

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