Gulfstar Hirsch 45 (1987) for sale in Virgin Islands, British

£84,053 GBP
Listed price $109,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote

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For sale is the Gulfstar Hirsch 45, a classic 1987 cruiser located in the British Virgin Islands. Extensively cruised and meticulously maintained, this yacht stands out as the final Hirsch model ever built. Featuring a spacious aft cabin with an island queen berth, it offers all the comforts for liveaboard and long-distance cruising. Significant upgrades include a 54hp Yanmar engine, new transmission, updated standing rigging, comprehensive rewiring, new electronics, and a powerful watermaker. A recent refit ensures all hard work is done, offering a turnkey experience. With ample storage, a well-equipped galley, and numerous cruising essentials, this vessel is truly ready for its next adventure.

General information
Gulfstar Hirsch 45
Used sail boat for sale
£84,053 GBP | Listed price $109,000 USDGet a foreign exchange quote
Name of boat
Length overall
13.72 metres
Virgin Islands, British

About this Gulfstar Hirsch 45


This 1987 Gulfstar Hirsch 45 Gallivant is the last of the Hirsch models ever built. Extensively cruised through the Bahamas, Caribbean, Florida, and East Coast of the USA and never chartered. The current owner took possession in 2021 and has a clean survey from when he purchased we are happy to share. He went ahead with a refit in 2022 to get it ready for a cruising livaboard lifestyle. Recent passage from the West coast of Florida of 1400 miles to the BVI where he has been enjoying the fruits of his labor cruising the BVI in comfort and style. 

If you are seeking a well-equipped, capable cruiser or drawn to its traditional yet incredibly comfortable layout featuring a spacious aft cabin with an island queen berth, Gallivant promises an exceptional cruising experience. Already located in one of the best cruising locations in the world, Gallivant is not a project boat, all the hard work has been done! Pack flip-flops, provision and set sail!

Some notable upgrades & inventory included;

  • Repowered with Yanmar 54hp in 2008 (1,640hrs)
  • BRAND NEW Transmission March 2024! ($7,500)
  • New Standing Rigging 2023
  • Ice cold AC
  • Spectra Newport 14gal per hour Watermaker
  • Completely Rewired, New A/C and D/C Panels, New Electronics 2013
  • Completely Re-Plumbed with PEC and Shark Bite Fittings 2018
  • 800AH AGM House Batteries 2019
  • 470 Watt Solar on Aluminum Arch w/ Dinghy Davits
  • 2010 10' Avon RIB, 15hp Yamaha ('07) & spare 6hp Air Cooled outboard
  • 2 Scuba Tanks with 50' Hookah Rig
  • Honda EU200 Portable Generator w/ cover
  • USCG Saftey inspection 2023
  • More spares and cruising essentials than we can list!

Don't sleep on this one! Well-equipped, ready-to-cruise vessels like this do not come up in this price range often! Contact Chesnee Cogswell with BVI Yacht Sales for more information, and many more recent photos or to submit your offer today! 

Interior Accommodation

Gulfstars are performance sailboats originally designed for the charter trade, with two cabins, each with a door that can be closed for privacy as well as a bathroom (head) for each cabin, the forward head also accessible from the salon. The starboard saloon settee extends to make for a comfortable earth while under way and the salon table has folding leaf's to allow for comfortable dining for 6+. Large cockpit to enjoy sundowners and a full enclosure to keep you out of the element, even underway. Well-designed galley with recently replaced Corian countertops, a massive refrigerator & 2 extra 12V fridge/freezers to ensure you have provisions for long passages or enough cold beers! The original storage along with the well-built teak additional storage allows liveaboards more than enough space for everything, more than enough for long cruise provisioning, tools and spares and there’s additional dry storage under every floorboard.

Galley & Salon

  • New Corian Countertops 2009
  • New Ceiling installed 2009
  • Adler Barber Super Cold Machine Fridge with Air Cooled BD50 Compressor
  • (2) 12V Portable fridge/freezers
  • Hillerange Propane 2 Burner with Oven
  • Microwave
  • Salon Cushions New 2020
  • Salon table w/ 2 folding leaf's
  • New Mattresses in Both Staterooms 2021
  • New Custom Teak Storage Cabinets in Both Staterooms
  • New Cabin Sole

Water System

  • (2) 70 Gal. Water tanks
  • Entire Boat Re-Plumbed with PEC and Shark Bite Fittings 2018
  • (2) 60gal Integral Water Tanks
  • Spectra Newport Water Maker 14gal per Hour Fully Automatic
  • Jabsco Pressure Pump with Spare
  • Isotemp 9gal Water Heater 2018
  • Water Filtration, Seagull Virus Level Filter System in Galley
  • All New High Quality Faucets 2018
  • Filtered Water tap
  • Deck and Anchor Washdown


  • Sanitation Hoses New in 2013
  • Forward Head: Raritan PH11 with Electroscan System (Treats Waste water, no holding USCG Approved!)
  • Both heads Upgraded to Electric
  • Aft Head: Raritan PH11 with 30gal Holding Tank
  • Whale Holding Tank Pump-out Pump
  • Too Many Spares to List!

Heating and A/C

  • Cruisair 16k BTU Reverse Cycle in Salon
  • Cruisair 6k BTU Reverse Cycle in Aft Stateroom
  • (4) Bomar Hatches with Screens and Privacy Covers
  • (6) New Found Metals Hatches with Screens and Privacy
  • (2) Stainless Steel Dorade Vents in Main Cabin
  • (6) Caframo 12V Fans
  • Aux Heat: West Marine 1500W Heater with Freeze Protection

Deck & Hull Equipment

  • Main Anchor: Rocna 72lbs with 300' of 3/8 G4 Chain
  • Windlass: Maxwell 2400 with Remote and Helm Switch
  • Custom Pulpit and Dual Anchor Rollers
  • Bow Thruster: Vetus Varaibial Speed Proportional Control 2022
  • Hull stripped, Epoxy Barrier Coat & Antifouling 2022
  • Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit, Pushpit, Stanchions, lifelines & Boarding gates Port & Starboard
  • Propane Locker Holding 2 10lb bottles
  • Full Cockpit Enclosure with Isinglass, No-see-um Screens and Sun Covers
  • Folding Teak Cockpit Table
  • Robust Aluminum Solar Arch with Dinghy Davits
  • Full Set of "C Cushions" Brand Closed Cell Foam Made to Fit
  • Folding Swim Ladder
  • Outboard Motor Lift Crane
  • Canvas Covers for Hatches, Scuba Tanks and Jerry Cans
  • Hot & Cold Cockpit Shower
  • (6) Fenders and Many Dock Lines
  • SS Kuuma Propane BBQ
  • Two Scuba Tanks with cover & 50' Hookah Line
  • Deck and Anchor Washdown
  • (2) West Marine Go Anywhere Chairs
  • Sea Anchor / Droge

Sails & Rigging Equipment

Because Gulfstars were built in Florida, they opted for a mast with 62’ air draft, short enough to make it under Florida’s many non-lift bridges.

  • New Standing Rig 2023
  • Chainplates Original & Inspected - Excellent Condition
  • Mast & Boom Stripped, preserved & re-painted w/ White Awlgrip by Mack Sails 2021
  • Quantum Fully Battened Mainsail in Great Condition
  • Quantum 100% Genoa Great Condition - New Sunbrella UV Strip 2024
  • ATN Gail Sail/Storm Jib Like New Condition
  • Code Zero on Single Line FurlerExcellent Condition (In Florida, Can be shipped down)
  • Removable Bow Sprit & Rigging for Code-0
  • Stack Pack by Mack Sails New 2021
  • Tides Marine Mainsail Track New 2024
  • Profurl Genoa Furler - Overhauled in 2009
  • Beth Leonard Design Preventer System
  • Forespar Carbon Fiber/Aluminum Whisker Pole on Mast Track
  • Garhauer Mainsheet Traveler
  • Garhauer Line Boom Vang
  • Running Rigging in Great Condition
  • Bridge Clearance 62'



  • (2) Lewmar 52 Self Tailing Winches for Genoa
  • (1) Andersen Self Tailing Winch - 40ST FS Two Speed (Mainsheet)
  • (1) Lewmar 16 Self Taining Winch (Genoa Furler)

On Mast

  • (2) Lewmar 30 Self Tailing
  • (1) Lewmar 16 Self Tailing (On Boom)

Navigational Electronics

  • Raymarine 9" Touch Screen Chartplotter at Helm 2013
  • Raymarine 5" GPS at Nav Station
  • Raymarine Type 2 Auto Pilot with Wireless Remote (Spare Actuator on board)
  • Raymarine Wind, Depth and Speed 2013
  • Raymarine AIS Transceiver w/ Antenna Splitter 2013
  • Raymarine Radar 48mile 2013
  • VHF Garmin 200 with Wireless Remote Mic at Helm 2013
  • SSB ICOM M-802 with AT 140 Antenna Tuner 2013
  • SSB Modem SCS P4 Dragon 2013
  • Globemaster Compass P5 Rebuilt, Rejeweled and Swung 2013
  • Bow mounted Navigation Lights, Stern Light, Steaming Light & Tri-Color Masthead Light


  • 12V / 110V
  • Vessel Completely REWIRED to meet or exceed ABYC Standard 2013


  • House Bank: (4) 6V, Wired as 12V, (800 AH Total) 2019
  • Engine: 12V Group 24 AGM 2021
  • Bow Thruster: (2) 12V AGM w/ Dedicated Charger

Charging Equipment

  • Honda EU2200i Portable Generator 2021
  • Magnum 2812 Inverter/ Charger 125amp Charger/ 2800 Watt Inverter NEW 2024
  • Magnum Battery Monitor Display at Nav Station
  • 80 amp Hitachi Alternator, self-regulating
  • Two 30amp Receptacles
  • (2)Shore Power Cords with 50A Splitter
  • (3) Solar panels, 470 Watt total w/ Morningstar MPPT Controller
  • Superwind 350W Ultra Quiet Wind Gen

Additional Electrical Equipment

  • All lighting LED or Fluorescent
  • (2) Electric Bilge Pumps on Separate Float Switches
  • Yandina Galvanic Isolator
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD/USB/Bluetooth/Sirius
  • Bose Speakers in Salon and Cockpit
  • Samsung 32” LED TV on Bracket

Mechanical Equipment


  • Yanmar 4JH4E 54HP with 1640hrs New 2008
  • New Transmission NEW March 2024
  • 17" Bronze Prop
  • Custom Engine Instrument Warning System on Helm Pedestal
  • Oil Pressure & Temp Alarms
  • Automatic Halon Fire Extinguisher in engine room
  • PSS Dripless Shaft Seal with Spare Bellows
  • Spare Cutlass Bearing
  • Shaft Shark Line Cutter on Shaft
  • Oil Change Pump Fixed in Engine Compartment


*550-mile range under power! (93 gallons at 1 gallon per hour x 6 knots)

  • 55 gal Main Tank
  • 23 gal Auxillary Tank
  • 15 gal in Jerry Cans on Deck in Canvas Covers
  • Two Racor Filters
  • Fuel Polishing Pump and Manifold

Additional Mechanical Equipment

  • Vetus Bow Thruster w/ Varaibial Speed Proportional Control 2022
  • Edison Steering Wheel & Helm
  • Honda EU2200i Portable Generator 2021

Safety Equipment

  • EPIRB ACR Global Fix - New Battery 2023
  • USCG Safety Package - Inspected 2023
  • (4) Fire Extinguishers 2020
  • Automatic Halon Fire Extinguisher in Engine Room
  • Flare Gun 2020
  • 2 Offshore Inflatable PFDs with Harnesses
  • 5 Additional PFDs
  • Jack Lines, Harnesses, and Tethers
  • Lifesling MOB System
  • Manual Bilge Pump
  • (3) Electric Bilge Pumps
  • High Water Alarm
  • Radar Reflector on Permanent Mount
  • Custom Aluminum Security Gates for Companionway Hatches
  • Steiner Binoculars
  • Emergency Tiller


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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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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BVI Yacht Sales

D Dock Nanny Cay Marina
Virgin Islands (British)
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