Family layout (4 cabins).
One owner from new. Fully equipped for blue water sailing. First four years in the Mediterranean, from then on in Caribbean. Now based Bequia and Grenada.
Immaculately maintained with much of the equipment replaced during the past six years.
Many consider the Prout 45 to be one of the most elegant and seaworthy catamarans around and this particular 45 represents outstanding value for the discerning cruiser.
All carefully maintained by original owner from new who is now moving to shore based activities after nearly nineteen seasons using this wonderful boat.
For additional information on specifications or to arrange a viewing, please contact Ed Underwood on +44 (0) 1621 78 41 99 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2 x Volvo 30 HP
Stb – MD2030 new in 2006 now has 800 hrs
Port – electronic D1 new in 2009 now has 400 hrs
Sail drives were replaced with engines
Fully feathering stainless steel propellors (auto streams from Australia – fitted in 2000). Includes rope cutters on both props.
2 x Stainless steel, one for each of the two manual toilets.
2 x Electric macerator pumps have been decommissioned and not used
for the past six years
4 x burner gas hob and separate Smev gas oven and grill
1 x Coolmatic CR80E fridge (replaced 2014)
1 x Chest Cool Box (motor replaced 2015)
2 x Calorifiers for hot water (replaced 2007)
2 x Alternators (60 KVA on Stb. Side replaced 2014) and
120 KVA on port side replaced with new engine in 2009
4 x Solar panels…….two of them 140 watts replaced in 2015
2 x KISS wind generators (overhauled with new bearings 2015)
8 x Trojan 6v deep cycle batteries (replaced 2015)
2 x 12V Engine starting batteries (replaced 2015)
Current owner says: "This combination of generating power has proved to be more than sufficient throughout and avoided the need for a high maintenance generator. One of the best equipment decisions we made."
Autopilot and Instruments:
There are two totally separate and independent autopilots. The
Original factory fitted Autohelm ST 6000 and a subsequent
Raymarine ST 7000 fitted in 2005.
Full range of Raymarine instruments including Wind, Depth
and Multi (ST 8002) in both the external cockpit and at the
internal nav station. All Instrument heads replaced in 2006 or
1 x Raymarine E 62354 chart plotter in cockpit (fitted 2013)
1 x VHF Radio (Quest GX1500S) and Radar (Ratheon R10XX)
1 x HF Radio (I-Com M710)
Twin genoas for blue water cruising with 2 x spinnaker poles
Staysail and Main
2 x electric Lewmar Ocean 50’s (modified to electric in 2015)
3 x Lewmar 30’s.
1 x Lofrans electric windless (replaced 2004)
1 x AB inflatable (Model 9VL) with cover and 9.8 HP Tohatsu
outboard motor (both replaced in 2012)
4 x anchors
1 x Gangplank (Passerell)
Venetian blinds in saloon and blackout and mosquito blinds on all ten hatches.
Stainless steel BBQ on port rear guard rail
Prout 45 Specifications - Standard Equipment General Construction - Strength, essential in a catamaran design, is achieved by the one-piece hull and deck moldings bonded together with the bulkhead locations at strategic positions forming deep box sections, thus producing a monocoque shell system. Hull - The hull is molded using the latest molding techniques to minimize the risk of osmosis. Gelcoat is of the isophthalic type. The first layers of glass are powder bound hand-laid with isophthalic resins using the Scott Bader System which is guaranteed for five years against osmosis. Incorporated in the lay-up are biaxial fibers. High-stress areas are reinforced. The hull is of sandwich construction using end grain balsa above the waterline. Deck - The deck molding uses top-quality Lloyds approved materials and incorporates end grain balsa sandwich to give strength where required and is also reinforced at high-stress areas and where through-deck fittings are sited. Shroud plate areas are extensively reinforced. Incorporated in the deck lay-up are the latest biaxial materials for strength and weight saving. Forward deck areas use trampoline nets. Bulkheads - All main bulkheads are substantially bonded to the hull and the deck with woven rovings. The bulkheads are located at strategic points to give compressional and torsional strength where required. Some are of composite construction, vacuum-bagged for effective weight saving. Mast Support System - Mast loads are transmitted via an advanced HE30 aluminum space frame support system integrated with the rigging. Interior - All interior furniture units are designed to complete a honeycomb type structure. All pieces are bonded into the hull and deck assembly in order to serve the dual purpose of function and strength. Buoyancy - There are built-in buoyancy compartments both forward and aft in each hull and the water tanks form a double bottom system in the vessel ensuring buoyancy should she be holed. Accommodation Finishes - Lacquered veneered bulkheads, composite construction furniture with vinyl deckhead and hull side linings. Aft Master Cabins Port & Starboard - Double berth with 4" foam cushions covered with a choice of fabrics. Opening portlight to cockpit. Opening hatch. Two halogen reading lights. One overhead light. Textured soft linings. Vanity unit. Access hatch to bilge. Carpets. Aft Toilet Compartments Port & Starboard - Toilet - shower compartment with hot and cold pressurized water supply. Fully molded wipedown head unit. Wash basin unit with monoblock mixer tap used for washing and showering with outlet fitted with seacocks. Sea toilet with GRP cover c-w inlet and outlet both fitted with seacocks. Molded shower tray with electric pump-out. Mirror with halogen lighting. Overhead light. Soft textured linings. Opening portlight. Towel rail and accessories including a bathroom cabinet. Galley Starboard - Molded triple sink unit. Hot and cold pressurized water system and monoblock tap. Sink waste through ball valve and skin fitting. Three-burner hob c-w fiddles & heatshield. Eye-level oven and grill. Various cupboards, shelves and drawer units. Fully molded work surface and splashbacks. Access to water tanks. Ventilation hatch. Portlight. Three lights. Steps to saloon with low intensity step light. Soft textured lining. 55 liter DC refrigerator. Vinyl floor covering. Integrated waste bin. Forward Cabin Port & Starboard - Double berth with 4" foam cushions covered with a choice of fabrics. Opening hatch. Opening portlight. Two halogen reading lights. One overhead light. Textured soft linings. Vanity unit - desk with lifting lid. Wardrobe. Corner shelf unit with deep fiddles. Seat. Access hatch to bilge. Carpet. Central Bridgedeck Saloon - Custom built saloon table. Wrap around settee unit with soft upholstery. Large stowage lockers beneath settee unit. Bifold Plexiglas entry door. Soft textured linings. Two opening large main hatches. Two opening small hatches. Access locker to steering console. Three halogen overhead lights set in an oval bezel with dimmer control switch. Two halogen spotlights and 2 overhead lights (variations to this specification are shown in the detail of individual layouts). Deck Fittings - Self-draining sail, anchor and gas bottle lockers. Manual anchor windlass and cleat. 4 x 12 in. fore & aft cleats. 2 x 10 in. spring mooring cleats. Two genoa tracks and cars. Self-stowing anchor roller system. Secondary bow roller and cleat. Stainless steel chainplates. Set of stanchions and lifelines. Double rail s-s pulpit with seat. Double rail s-s pushpit with boarding gates on aft pushpits. S-S recessed boarding ladder. Two self-tailing 2-speed genoa winches with handles and one winch handle pocket. One set tinted Plexiglas 10 mm windows. Ten aluminum framed opening deck hatches. Ten opening ports. Track and traveler for mainsail with control line system. Deck fillers for water and fuel tanks. Bulkhead compass. Three cockpit lockers. Integrally molded steering and instrument console with hinged Plexiglas lid. Bifold entry door. Stainless steel handrails. Halyard clutches & 1 cleat. Mast step and s-s roller. One halyard winch with halyard clutches on mainsail, genoa, spinnaker halyard and topping lift, halyard bags for stowage. Tank vents. Aft deck leisure platform. Purpose built liferaft stowage locker with access from on deck. Large stowage locker suitable for optional generator. Cockpit table with two leaves. Pipework - Tanks - Two GRP water tanks molded into keels with inspection covers in each. Total capacity approximately 700 liters. Pressure water pump to feed hot and cold pressurized system to heads and galley. Gas feed to galley is via 3-8" copper tubing from regulated 2 x 4.5 kg bottle in vented forward locker. Bilge pumps are 2 x Henderson type flush mounted operated from cockpit. Sink wastes, toilet fittings and salt water inlets are taken through low-level skin fittings with ball valves. Calorifier hot water system with immersion heater. Optional s-s holding tanks sited in keels. Electrical System - 12V DC supply, 12V alternators. Negative earth charging 3 x 100 AH batteries, plus 1 x 80 AH engine start battery for each engine. Combined AC-DC distribution panel with DC amp and volt meters. AC panel with ELCB and circuit breakers with AC changeover. AC ring main with 8 outlets. Battery charger. Shorepower connector socket with shorepower lead. 12V water cooled refrigeration unit to coolbox in navigation area. 55 liter fridge in galley. Instruments - Compass with light. - Log. - Echo sounder. - Wind instrument. - Tank tender gauges to fuel and water tanks. Steering - Twin elliptical semi-balanced GRP rudders. Twin s-s tillers mounted on top of s-s shaft. Alloy tiller connection tube. Hydraulic steering system with bypass valve. Large steering wheel. Access hatches to emergency steering position for fitting the emergency tiller. Spars - Anodized aluminum alloy mast and boom. Combined masthead tricolor and all-round white light. Combined deck flood and steaming light. Burgee eye and cleat. Three-slab reefing lines. Two jammers and 2 cleats. Clew outhaul led to stoppers. Rigging - 1 x 19 s-s standing rigging with roll swaged terminals. High-quality rigging screws. Dyneema main halyard. Dyneema genoa halyard. Staysail halyard. Spinnaker pole control halyard. Topping lift halyard. All sheets in braided terylene. Mainsheet system with course 6:1 and fine 24:1 adjustment. Control line system for mainsheet traveler. Deck blocks and cam cleats for 2 point staysail sheet attachment. Roller furling on genoa. Drop-In Items - 45 lb. CQR anchor 20 m x 9.5 mm calibrated chain. 30 m x 18 mm 3-strand nylon anchor line. Six fenders. Four mooring lines. Two pump handles. Keys. Engine Installation - 2 x 30 hp Volvo FW cooled diesels each with saildrive units fitted with two-blade propellers. Each engine is housed in its own engine compartment with access from the deck via stainless steel engine room ladders and from the aft cabins. Fuel - 2 x s-s fuel tanks situated under cockpit floor containing a total of 380 liters. Fuel is drawn by fuel pump via a filter and an inline sedimentor. Fillers are situated on the aft deck. A tank tender gauge is also fitted to each tank. Controls & Engine Instrumentation - Twin single-lever controls for throttle and gear selection. Gear override is incorporated. Separate engine stop controls. Switch and starter button. Warning lights for battery charging, oil pressure, water temperature. Warning light test switch - light switch. Rev counter and audible alarm. LCD engine hour display. Exhaust - Water cooled exhaust is emitted via waterlock muffler. Sails Mainsail 360 sq. ft. 23.46 sq. m Staysail 115 sq. ft. 10.69 sq. m Genoa 582 sq. ft. 54.09 sq. m - White terylene fully-battened mainsail c-w 3 rows slab reefing points and telltales. Lazyjack system on mainsail. Biradial cut roller furling genoa with power stripes and telltales. Mainsail cover.
Packed full of innovative features, the Prout 45 has wing keels, diagonal torsion control bulkheads and a unique structural system, technology used to make cruising easier and safer. She is easily handled by a shorthanded crew, with all controls led to the cockpit where excellent all-round visibility makes handling in close quarters quite easy. The aft steps and reasonable gunwale height make access from the boat to the shore, or jetty quite simple. The aft-stepped mast, unique in a craft of this size, ensures simple and safe sail-handling with the minimum of effort. Designed to accommodate generators, air conditioning, washing machines and all that the modern cruising sailor requires, the Prout 45 is offered in four innovative accommodation layouts that enable it to be tailored to suit individual taste and cruising style. All Prout catamarans are designed and constructed by yachtsmen to combine technology with traditional boat building skills. Prout Catamarans was the first boat builder in the UK to receive Lloyds ISO 9002 quality standard recognition. Prout prides themselves in keeping in touch with owners through an excellent after-sales service and a strong owners association.