Grand Yachts, Sidney, BC. offers this unique Yves Marie de Tanton designed 45’ Offshore (Tanton) Cat- Rigged ketch. A true blue-water cruiser. “Courtship” was built at the highly respected boat yard Tiana, using Vinylester resin and epoxy coats below the waterline. The carbon fibre unstayed masts which have booms instead of wishbones, makes for easy handling by a couple. A fibreglass hardtop with solar panels was custom built to cover the cockpit. July 2020 haul out for paint, polish, wax and service.
With a draft of only 4’11” the 45 Offshore is ideal for cruising the Intercoastal or the Great Bahama Banks.
Easy to view at Port Sidney Marina
The tri-cabin layout with its teak joinery has 6'6" headroom throughout.The aft stateroom is to starboard and features a queen berth, a large hanging locker and excellent storage on shelves and in drawers plus a 12V Glacier aircon. Adjoining this stateroom is a head with separate shower stall. Aft and to Port is a pilot berth, just ahead also to port is the Nav Station with a swivel chair, chart table and electronics.
Forward of the Nav station and on the port side is the Galley. It is well laid out and provides excellent security while at sea. Double s/s sinks are located on the ship's centreline. A gimballed three burner stove with oven; recessed counter and and three drawer cabinet arrangement is built in adjacent to the stove. Glacier 12V refrigeration has both top and front opening doors and there is a deep freezer.
The main salon has two upholstered captain's chairs to starboard with custom cabinetry outboard. To port is the U-shaped dinette that comfortably seats six adults and converts to a double berth. The locker and shelf arrangement to port above the dinette provides additional storage. Forward of the main salon is another large stateroom with vanity and a hanging locker and plenty of storage. There is a large side entry double berth to port. Just forward to port is the ensuite head with separate shower stall.
Twin carbon fibre masts are lightweight, extremely strong and fitted into tight sleeves to the keel. The free standing masts eliminate stays and the complexities of gear and equipment. The rig technology and hull design, combined with tapered light masts have resulted in a yacht that is well balanced and has excellent windward ability. The two halyards and sheets have a Lewmar 40 electric winch with clutches on the cabin top.
The two sails are fully battened with "Antal" batt-cars which drop into sail covers with jack stays.
The cockpit in the aft deck has a hard top enclosure with a hatch to view the mizzen mast and clear and mesh side panels. The cockpit table houses the “on demand” water heater and navigation equipment. There is a vented locker for the propane tanks. The deck is laid out for easy movement offshore, with plenty of handholds and a clear space the move forward and aft in safety.
With ample head room one can move with ease thought the living space. The open concept salon/galley creates an inviting atmosphere ideal for entertaining. The spacious seating and lots of natural light makes the salon the perfect place to relax and unwind on long sea journeys.
The large U shaped galley keeps you feeling safe and secure when underway or offshore. With lots of storage for utensils and crockery you can keep the work top clear and tidy. The ergonomic layout includes a fridge and freezer on a 12V system and extra deep s/s sinks.
Plan your passages from this well situated nav station equipped with a swivel chair and plenty of storage. A laptop with a slave display in the cockpit allows access to Time zero routing software and Victron solar charger information.
Three solar panels on the hard top enclosure offer plenty of energy to keep the batteries topped up at anchor or at port. Plenty of 110 outlets throughout the boat, along with 4 house batteries and a Victron solar charge controller eliminates the need for 30 amp shore power when docked.
An aqua drive anti vibration system helps to dampen noise and vibration from the Yanmar engine.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.