$20K Price Reduction - Owner Must Sell Soon!
The Fastnet 45 was built to the highest standards for ocean racing and cruising at the respected Dutch yard of Adolf LeComte. These yachts were designed by William Luders, who created a powerful, sea-kindly vessel with beautiful classic lines. The interior plan features two private staterooms, two heads with showers, a spacious main salon, an exceptional sea galley, a spacious navigation station, and wonderful touches throughout such as the custom Dutch soapstone and bronze solid fuel fireplace in the salon. The interior joinery is varnished teak, with solid teak and holly cabin soles.
Excellent space utilization permits the Fastnet 45 to offer a roomy, two stateroom accommodation plan with an uncluttered, full-width main salon and raised galley and navigation area. The two staterooms are separated by the main salon, which provides an uncommon level of privacy for both staterooms, unique in a 45-foot boat. Each stateroom has its own head, complete with toilet, vanity, medicine/storage cabinet and shower. Headroom is 6’ 6’ throughout, and the traditional Dutch fit and finish is evident in all joiner-work.
Topsides, there is an expansive cockpit, a split rig with a removable inner staysail, an elegant sheer and a high bow for slicing through the seas. Evening Star is a time-proven cruising yacht that has been continuously upgraded and improved by three successive knowledgeable owners. She has been sailed successfully to Bermuda several times, as well as from Florida to the Bay of Fundy and many cruising spots in between, and there should be no hesitation to take her anywhere. That there have only been three owners of the boat in her 45 years is remarkable in itself. She is a joy to sail, sea-kindly, stiff and dry, and surprisingly fast even compared to today’s modern hulls. She is definitely a “head-turner” in any harbor, and as nice an example of the Fastnet 45 as can be found anywhere.
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Dion's Yacht Yard, Salem MA
There is a huge anchor locker all the way forward, which has shelves for anchor rode and other storage, and plenty of room for an all-chain rode if so desired. The motor for the deck-mounted windlass is located up under the foredeck in the anchor locker, and the salt water wash-down pump is located here as well.
The forward stateroom is just aft, and has two hinged 7-foot long pipe berths with comfortable mattresses, which provide large storage areas underneath and small ditty-boxes for watches, wallets, etc. on the aft bulkhead on each side. There is a seat to port with a storage locker under it, and there is an opening port with a screen on the forward cabin bulkhead.
Next aft is the forward walk-through head, with a new (2012) Jabsco Twist ‘n’ Lock Manual Toilet and cabinet and 5 small drawers to port, and a vanity and medicine/storage cabinets above and below to starboard. Installed in the vanity is a new (2013) bright-finish stainless steel sink with a Shurflo Trinidad Combination Faucet/Shower, and there is a teak grate on centerline with a sump under it for the shower. The head also has two opening ports with screens, as well as a large opening hatch with a screen overhead.
Aft of the forward head is the main salon, which has a beautiful varnished teak interior with a Paul Luke soapstone wood/charcoal-burning stove on the port forward bulkhead, large custom teak bookshelves with fiddles and ditty-boxes on both sides, a Chelsea (Boston) barometer to port and matching clock to starboard. The starboard side has a settee and pilot berth, with three huge storage drawers under the pilot berth and “pigeon-hole” lockers above. There are large storage lockers under both settee berths.
The port settee was specially designed and fitted out in 1985 by Little Harbor Yacht Service as a comfortable sitting and reading area for evenings and rainy days. There are three covered storage bins behind the port settee, as well as “pigeon-hole” lockers above it.
A varnished teak drop-leaf table is on centerline, and wraps around the mast to enable the entire crew to share a meal together. A compartment in the table houses the included full set of tableware. There is a custom teak trash bin installed just aft of the dining table. The main salon has four opening ports and two large dorade vents, all with screens, to bring in plenty of fresh air. A quiet and very efficient Sea Frost 12-volt refrigeration unit is located in a vented locker under the port settee.
Centerline aft of the companionway is a doorway going into the aft stateroom, with a double berth to starboard, large bureau with four large drawers on centerline and two smaller drawers to port, and a counter with fiddle above and a small cabinet above that. A Blaupunkt Monte Carlo MP34 stereo with iPod connectors and a panel with 6 cigarette-lighter type 12-volt outlets are mounted above the counter. There is a single berth to port, with a seat inboard of it. The seat houses the aft holding tank. There are large storage compartments under both berths. The berths also have shelves and ditty-boxes installed for convenience, and there is a chart storage locker on the forward bulkhead to starboard. There is a large, aft-facing opening port with screen in the cabin, as well as a large opening hatch with screen overhead.
Forward of the aft cabin to port is the aft head, which has a small vanity to starboard with a new (2013) bright-finish stainless steel sink and a Shurflo Trinidad Combination Faucet/Shower, and there is a teak grate with a sump under it for the shower. The vanity has a small cubby under it, and a custom teak medicine cabinet with mirror above it. There is a larger ditty-box on the forward bulkhead, and above the new (2012) Jabsco Twist ‘n’ Lock Manual Toilet there are two cabinets and a large drawer for linins, cleaning gear and personal storage. There are two dorade vents for the head.
It’s hard to beat all the storage in Evening Star; everywhere you look above or below decks, there seems to be a drawer, cubby or locker, and they are all secured for ocean sailing, as are the floorboards that are kept loose for inspection of tanks, valves and through-hulls located under them. Also, all of the bunks have been fitted with lee cloths or varnished teak boards for secure sleeping under way.
Aft of the main salon is an L-shaped galley to port. There is a Force 10 three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler, fitted with flame-failure devices and a Xintex S-2A LP leak detector, and a storage cabinet under the stove. A Samsung microwave oven is installed above a large, deep storage bin and icebox, which has a freezer unit, and the ice box double-door top and a breadboard top on the stove serve to provide all the necessary counter space for meal preparation. A full set of cookware is included. The sink is a large, new (2013) Scandvik bright-finish stainless steel sink with a Shurflo Pacifica Marine Faucet with a combination faucet and sprayer, and a new (2013) Fynspray Traditional Galley Hand Pump piped to allow fresh or salt water to be used. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also installed in the galley. The sink cabinetry provides storage under the sink, and forms the sound-proofed enclosure over the Yanmar diesel engine.
On the starboard side, aft of the main salon, there is a large hanging locker, and aft of that is a sit-down, forward-facing navigation station. Under the navigation table are two large drawers and a cabinet, and there is a bookshelf with fiddles and a cabinet above and outboard of the table. There is also a “pigeon-hole” locker outboard of the seat, and the seat itself is a storage locker that holds the 12-volt emergency battery and small gear. A convenient teak tray for navigation tools and a bracket to hold a laptop computer are installed on the forward bulkhead. A wet locker with numerous hooks is located aft of the seat, to starboard of the off-set companionway ladder.
Two new (2014) Excide 8-D 12-volt lead-acid deep-cycle marine batteries are mounted securely under the aft cabin sole, and 120-volt service is provided via a connector in the cockpit as well as a Pro-Sine 1800 12-volt to 120-volt inverter. The Bass main electrical breaker panel, handling both the 12-volt and the 120-volt service, and a Link 20 battery level/use indicator, as well as an Autohelm 6000 remote control panel, a Datamarine distance counter/log, a diesel fuel gauge and a fresh water pump indicator light are all installed on the bulkhead above the navigation table. The three-way main battery switch, a key-type emergency battery switch and the breaker for the inverter are all located on a panel under the companionway ladder.
The usual deck-level running lights, bow light and spreader lights, as well as a tri-color light at the top of the mast, provide the necessary lighting close in to shore or out at sea. A Lev-A-Larm high water bilge water alarm in the aft cabin, a CO alarm and a smoke detector in the main cabin as well as two automatic and three manual bilge pumps and four fire extinguishers, all add to the safety of the boat.
On the bulkhead opposite the navigation station, a Raymarine C-120W GPS/Multi-Function Display unit and a Furuno Model 1731 Mark-3 Radar are mounted on a custom stainless steel bracket that permits navigation from below or, when swung out into the companionway, in the cockpit. Above the navigation seat is a Standard Horizon VHF Matrix AIS GX2100, which incorporates VHF, GPS, AIS and Distress Calling. Mounted on the cabin bulkhead in the cockpit are Datamarine Apparent Wind, Speed/Distance and Depth gauges, and mounted on the pedestal guard is a Garmin GPSmap 740s GPS, which is connected to the AIS receiver below. A SiTex single sideband radio receiver is mounted in the cabinet over the navigation table. A Start-Guard Model NS-12-20 is mounted next to the breaker panel in the hanging locker, to provide continuous power to the electronics when starting the engine. The Autohelm 6000 steering mechanism and its compass are mounted under the cockpit, with control panels at the navigation station and at the helm. There is also a hand-held remote control unit with 30 feet of cable for the autopilot.
The engine, which was new in 1999, was removed from it mounts in 2012, and a new oil pan was fabricated and attached to the hull underneath. At the same time, new engine mounts were installed, and all engine hoses and fittings were replaced and the exhaust system was inspected and replacements made where required. The raw water intake impeller is replaced annually, as is the fan belt. A Racor 500 FG fuel filter is located under the floorboard just forward of the galley sink. Engine oil can be checked by removal of a small port in the shelf under the galley sink.
A SHURflo Marine Duty Fresh Water Pump with an accumulator tank provide the necessary pressure for the domestic fresh water system. A Jabsco Electric Water System Pump provides pressure for the salt water wash-down hose on the foredeck.
The propeller is a three-bladed feathering Max-Prop, which provides more power in forward gear and more control in reverse than a standard three-bladed propeller. A Spurs line cutter is attached to the propeller shaft for safety when sailing among the ubiquitous lobster pot buoys in New England. A new PYI Packless Sealing System shaft seal was installed in 2013.
An MVS 6 120CV-1500 W Stainless Steel Hot Water Heater is installed under the galley floorboards, and two 60-gallon stainless steel fresh water tanks, protected from contamination by a valve between them, are under the galley and main salon cabin sole. A 65-gallon diesel fuel tank is mounted under the navigation station sole. There are also two 10-pound propane tanks mounted in a bottom-draining locker aft of the helm in the cockpit.
The cockpit is over 9 feet long, with a large, white stainless steel bowed dodger with leather-covered hand-hold aft and hand-holds along both sides for safe access to the deck and a large zippered windshield, and a stainless steel bowed white bimini over the helm area. There is also a large stainless steel bowed sun shade that covers the entire cockpit and companionway area, which has side windows and an additional fly for the aft end to keep crew members out of the sun or rain. The dodger and all other sun shades were new in 2007, and have been carefully maintained by a sailmaker since then.
The mizzen mast is well aft of the helmsman, and makes a great seat-back when underway under power. All the cockpit seats have custom cushions made of closed-cell foam and will become very effective flotation devices if ever needed. There are six matching small cushions for the cockpit for seat-backs, pillows or headrests. There are four cockpit drains and 8 harness connection points, and a teak cockpit grate to make it one of the nicest cockpits around. For safety at sea, there are webbed Jacklines on both sides, running from an eye-fitting at the bow back to the aftermost mizzen chainplate.
There are large sail/equipment lockers under both port and starboard seats, both with custom-fitted stainless steel pipes to hold lines in an efficient and organized manner. There is an Edson manual bilge pump built in to the port locker, which also holds the two working staysails, spare lines, buckets, funnel, flare gun and many flares, etc. The starboard locker has a custom bracket to keep snatch blocks readily available. Dock lines, staysail and spinnaker sheets, boom vang, preventers and many large and small spare lines, an offshore Edson manual bilge pump and another Gusher manual pump are located in the starboard locker, as are 7 large blue covered fenders.
Aft of the sail lockers are two smaller lockers, one for small gear and the other for the two propane tanks. Both have overboard drains in the bottom. On the after deck, there is a huge lazarette, holding the spare Danforth anchor and rode, teak swim ladder, 5 Type 2 life jackets, Magma propane grill, emergency tiller, electrical hookup cables, Para-Tech Delta Drogue sea anchor, two fender-boards and a collection of mops & brooms.
A 6” Danforth-White compass with a stainless steel protective cover is mounted on the pedestal, as are the gear shift and throttle levers for the engine. The Garmin GPS is mounted on the pedestal guard. The engine instrument panel is mounted on the forward seat bulkhead for easy reading by the helmsman. The ignition switch and engine cut-off handle are within easy reach of the helmsman, behind the wheel, which is a stainless steel destroyer type wheel with a leather covering. There is a separate large teak cockpit table.
The fiberglass hull is painted with Aristo Blue Awlgrip with a white bootstripe and red anti-fouling paint on the bottom. The decks are white fiberglass with anti-skid pattern molded in. There are double lifelines installed all the way around the boat in compliance with international racing rules, with port and starboard boarding gates. The toe rail, all handholds, coamings and trim are varnished teak, all carefully boat yard maintained and in excellent condition, and there is a custom varnished teak deck box just aft of the forward hatch to hold winch handles, wash-down hose, extra lines, genoa pre-feeder, knife, flashlight, etc.
45-pound CQR primary anchor, with 20 feet of 3/8” chain and 300 feet of ¾” nylon anchor rode, running through a stainless steel bow roller at the stem head. There is also a 75-pound Yachtsman secondary anchor, with 20 feet of 3/8” chain and 150 feet of ¾” nylon rode secured below, under the cockpit, and a large Danforth secondary anchor with 200 feet of ¾” nylon rode located in the aft lazarette. There are several spare long lengths of ¾” nylon line for securing the boat in a blow.
Cruise-equipped for easy short-handed sailing. The Hood Electric Stoway main mast (1985), Hood Manual Stoway mizzen mast (1985) and Harken Mark III Jib Furling System (2004) make sailing with two people very easy. Off the wind, a large Downs Sails mizzen staysail (2003) and a Hood cruising spinnaker (1985?) add extraordinary speed. The mainsail was made by Downs Sails in 2001, and has the unusual feature of a positive roach with battens, notwithstanding that it is roller-furled. The 135% genoa was also made by Downs in 2001; the mizzen is a 1985 Hood product. On heavy days, the forestaysail (Downs, 2003) can be rigged on its own stay, and if the going gets really tough there is a storm staysail (Downs, 2003) and a storm trysail (rebuilt by Downs in 2003 to fit the special track on the mast) that keep the boat going through the roughest seas. On lighter days, there is a 150% composite genoa (Doyle, 1997) that really makes the boat move. There is a Forespar extendable whisker pole attached vertically to the mast to make a wing-and-wing setup very easy. There are also a number of older sails that will go with the boat, including a main, 135% genoa and mizzen staysail.
For sail handling, there are two Barient 32 2-speed self-tailing primary winches with extra-long handles, a Barient 23 2-speed self-tailing winch for the main sheet in the cockpit, a Barient 27 2-speed self-tailing winch for the main outhaul on the coach roof in the cockpit and two Barient 22 single-speed secondary winches on the coaming for the mizzen staysail or spinnaker. For the halyards, there are three Barient 16 single-speed winches on the main mast and a Barient 10 single-speed winch on the mizzen mast.
All the standing rigging was new with the installation of the Stoway masts in 1985, except that the current owner has started a program of replacing all the rigging; the four lower shrouds on the main mast were new in 2014.
Note also that all manuals for the engine, and sailing, electronic and mechanical gear have been meticulously kept in three-ring binders, and will be included with the boat. The boat’s electrical schematics are also included in a separate binder. Attached are line drawings of the boat showing sail and hull configurations and a collection of photographs of the boat. Additional documents, sail plans, lines drawings prior measurements and old certifications will be provided to the new owner.
at Dion's Yacht Yard
23 Glendale Street
Salem, MA 01970