Maurice Griffiths Gulfstream 45 - This is a rare opportunity to purchase a 1994 built Maurice Griffiths Gulfstream 45 that would make an ideal live aboard boat. This steel ocean going Gulfstream 45 with its sleek lines and ketch rig was built by Bay Class Yachts, Conyer Kent in 1994, but not launched until 1996. It has a long keel with bilge plates which makes her ideal for drying out. She has large decks with lots of space, 4 single berths and a double with 6ft headroom throughout. It would make an ideal liveaboard yacht.
Since its launch the yacht has only completed 18 hours out on the water as the owner has been completing the interior and also finalising the equipment required to sail off to distant parts. Sails and navigation equipment still need to be purchased. We estimate that any buyer needs to budget spending around £10,000 to get her on the water and sailing. The owner is open to offers around £50,000 for a quick sale.
Please call our Kent – Chatham Office+44 (0)1634 571605 for further information or to arrange a viewing.
This Gulfstream 45 has 6 berths in three cabins with over 6ft headroom throughout.
The Forward Cabin offers two single berths with lots of storage space beneath and a hanging locker. Two port holes and deck hatch make this cabin light and airy. Aft of the Forward Cabin and to Port is a long single berth again with lots of storage space beneath. Opposite is the heads with single sink with pressurised hot & cold water, shower, marine heads with 100 litre holding tank for heads and shower water.
Aft of the Heads is a mid-ships cabin with double berth, with storage beneath. Again this cabin has port holes and is very light and airy.
Walking up a set of steps takes you to the saloon area. To Port is a long settee berth with storage above and beneath. The saloon has two settees with a central saloon table which could, if required be made into an additional double berth. There is a large saloon table that can easily seat four people.
The Galley is to starboard with sink with hot and cold pressurised water, 4 burner domestic gas cooker with grill and oven, 240V fridge. The Galley area has plenty of stowage for galley equipment. The wood interior gives the boat a very traditional and warm feel. The saloon has lots of windows which makes it feel like a wheel house, i.e. very light and airy. Blue upholstery throughout with blue curtains. The yacht has a “Hunter Hank” solid fuel heating stove opposite the heads..
There is a large cockpit that will seat six. The cockpit has a number of very large deep lockers that offer a significant amount of storage.
It has been designed as a Ketch with a Gaff rig with deck-stepped wooden masts and booms (new 2012) with 2 reefing points and outhaul. Stainless steel shrouds with stainless steel standing rigging (new 2012). Terylene running rigging. Hang on furling genoa.
No sails have yet been ordered for the boat but the sail plan has been designed and square footage calculated.
This Gulfstream 45 is powered by a Ford Mermaid FSD 425 diesel 70hp four cylinder engine that has only completed 18 hours. It is raw water cooled Morse controls. Shaft drive to 3 blade fixed prop. 500 Litre ship grade steel fuel tank with a separate 45 litre stainless steel day tank. The main diesel tank is located in over the keel. Cruising speed 6kts and maximum speed of 8kts.
Currently it only has 1 x 12 volt battery 2000 which runs the engine and domestics charging from alternator and 240V battery charger connected to the yachts 240V shore-power system. Hot water is heated by a 240V immersion heater.
Long full length integrated keel with lead ballast with bilge plates, rudder with wheel steering.
Built by Bay Class Yachts in 1994 to a Maurice Griffiths design this Gulfstream 45 has a blue 5mm steel hull with 4mm steel decks. The cockpit coamings are 3mm steel with teak sole. The superstructure is cream marine ply over T bars beams and flat bar margins sheathed with epoxy and glass cloth. It has a integrated full length keel with lead ballast with 12mm bilge plates. Wheel steering to rudder. Large self-draining cockpit. Very large cockpit lockers.
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