Downeaster 45 Ketch for sale

City Island, NY, United States

$49,900 USD

General information
Downeaster 45 Ketch
Used sail boat for sale
$49,900 USD
Bob Poole
Length overall
Length waterline
Length on deck
Air draft
19.50 tons (U.S.)
Long Keel
City Island, NY, United States

About this Downeaster 45 Ketch


This is a BLUEWATER cruiser built for offshore travel or can be used as a spacious liveaboard. The current owner has been aboard for over 35 years but has to reluctantly offer her for sale.

Built in Santa Ana, California, her one-piece hull is hand laid-up and double laminated to the top of the boot, with triple laminations on centerline that exceed Lloyd's specifications. The internal ballast is sculpted and faired to conform to the hull shape. The deck-to- hull flange is epoxied and mechanically fastened for added strength. The deck is a lamination of fiberglass and a high density closed cell material.


Sleeps five in three cabins. Seven using salon table as a queen bed

Forward cabin sleeps two fore and aft or athwartship. Two hanging lockers and under bunk storage.

Crew cabin sleeps two if madly in love. Prelude has converted it to hanging locker, shelf storage, file cabinet,

Forward head with electric toilet, shower, sink, three storage lockers and tiled sole

Salon with huge windows, L-shaped settee, electric table, chart table and wicker chair and hassock. Extensive storage.

Teak electric salon table - converts to table for six or queen size bed

2014 - Salon settee – new cushions and covers

2016 - Salon curtains

Galley with refrigerator/freezer, double sink, microwave oven, propane stove/oven and storage lockers.

Aft cabin with sink, vanity, full size athwartship bed and storage galore.

Aft head with shower and storage lockers.

Portable air conditioner

28,000 BTU Espar diesel heater

Extensive Reflectix insulation, Lexan portlite storm windows, shrink film storm windows for salon windows and a cockpit enclosure


Top-loading storage and wine cellar

Teak galley overhead cabinet with glasses rack and storage for 3 wine bottles

Chirelle counter tops

Two galley pantries and above counter lockers

Double sink with sprayer and detergent dispenser-12v fresh water pump

Gimbaled propane stove and oven

Sharp microwave oven

Refrigeration – 110v Frigidaire refrigerator/freezer

2014 - Dickinson LPG stove/oven with two 10 pound tanks.

2016 - 110v Keurig coffee maker

Barbecue – decommissioned but hose Tee and connector ready

2016 - Hot water heater – 20 gallons with engine heat exchanger


ICOM M 700 Single sideband

20” flat panel TV

VHF radio

Cable coax in place for cable TV/Internet/VOIP phones


DC Electrical

130 amp alternator with smart regulator for fast charging of batteries

Two 12v Gel Batteries

Constavolt charger

12v Circuit Breaker board

Dome lights with LED and incandescent

AC Electrical

Shore cables – 50 amp splitter, six 50’ 30 amp cables with polarity indicators and galvanic isolator

110v extension in cockpit

110v circuit breaker board – Main and Auxiliary.


1986 - rigging and masts replaced - aluminum spreaders , runners added and mizzen mast compression post added

1986 - Harken System II furling gear on both headstay and staysail stay.

1986 - Custom mahogany traveler with overkill Harken blocks and track

1995 – Staysail

Three main shrouds and chainplates using Sta-loks

2011 - Doyle battened main with one deep reef, Stackpack and TidesMarine Track

2012 - Doyle yankee genoa

2013 - Doyle asymmetric spinnaker with ATN sleeve and snuffer

7 winches

One-handed Harken snatch blocks on genoa tracks


Forward cleats added to supplement Samson posts

Swim ladder

Bow pulpit mounted nav light and masthead 3-in-1 nav light

Bronze chancel iron on bowsprit

Stainless steel bow pulpit

Two 45 lb plow anchors with 150 feet ¾” and 150’ 5/8” rodes

Teak anchor platform with rollers

Double lifeline stanchions mounted on cap rails and bulwarks

Teak forward head dorade

2010 - Stamoid bimini

2010 - Stamoid cockpit enclosure with clear acrylic

2016 - Decks and structure partially painted with Interlux 2-part Perfection

Compote weave cockpit cushions and four deck seats

Six 3/8” Lexan with Margard salon windows – no shutters needed

Two teak/Lexan deck hatches

One teak/Lexan butterfly hatch

Richie compass on pedestal

Stainless destroyer steering wheel

Two after deck lazarettes

Two after deck ventilators

After deck wicker settee

Stainless transom swim ladder

1995 - Nissan Inflatable dinghy with 3 hp outboard motor

5/8” three strand nylon dock lines with Shockles and Bungee cord

Two Polyform A-4 fenders and large Yacht fender

Man overboard pole on mizzen shroud

Lifering on stern pulpit


Perkins 4-236, fresh water cooled 65 hp

2009 - New fuel injection pump

Engine freshwater drainage system - 2017

Engine freshwater pump - NEW 2019

Raw water pump impeller - NEW 2019

Exhaust manifold flushed - 2019

Transmission – Borg Warner Velvet Drive

Racor 500FG primary fuel filter

Separate engine sump

Generator decommissioned

Bilge pumps – One Jabsco 12v diaphram pump and three spare 12v and one spare 110v crash pump

Hull laminate – no core, blister free

Keel ballast internal

Bronze thru hulls – replaced waterline thru hull in 2015

Propulsion – 1.25” stainless steel shaft - New 2007

Pillow block – New 2013

Lasdrop shaft seal –New 2013

Cutless bearing – New 2015 (inspected 2018)

Shaft zinc and end-of-shaft zinc – New 2018

20x16 bronze propeller – New 2007, reconditioned 2015, dressed 2018

Fiberglass rudder hung on skeg heel. Stainless steel shaft. Bronze quadrant. Re-conditioned - 2013

Keel sump – 6’ deep.


PFDs – 4+ Adult, 2 Children Type 1, 3 child’s


Fire extinguishers - three 2-pound dry chemicals – 2018

Two throwables – one Type IV ring and one man overboard pole

Three carbon monoxide/smoke detectors

Ship’s bell

Horn – hand held pressurized

Mast climbers

Bosun’s chair

Sheets and towels

PRELUDE specific tools and equipment

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.

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Perkins 4-236 65 hp
Fuel capacity
140 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
280 gallons (U.S.)
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Broker/Dealer Information

Yacht Services International

Mr David Haupt
PO Box 703
Green Brook
NJ 08812
United States
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