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.
For more information, please contact:
Main with two reefs
150% genoa on Harken roller furler
Primary: (2) Lewmar 27ST
Secondary: (2) Lewmar 43
Main Sheet: Lewmar 25
Halyards: (2) Lewmar 25, (1) Lewmar 16
ICOM ICM 125 VHF
Kenwood TKM707 SSB
Danforth 5" compass
Raytheon V820 depth sounder
Coastal Navigator DS1010B depth sounder
Furono 1720 Radar
Magellan Nav 5200DX GPS
ACR 406 EPIRB (needs recertification and battery)
Sony CD Changer and receiver
250' of 3/8" chain
Ideal horizontal 12VDC electric windlass
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
7001 Seaview Ave NW, Suite 180
Seattle, WA 98117