1985 Cavalier 45 now for sale exclusively with DBY Boat Sales.
This Cavalier 45 Centre Cockpit offshore sloop rigged mast head cutter has been designed by the legend Laurie Davidson to perform and keep you completely safe at the same time.
Exotic Escort (so named because she will escort you to exotic places) has had just two careful owners, each of whom have done quality offshore cruising with her.
She is a sea kindly vessel with an excellent pedigree and has proven herself time and time again from fast passage making to a comfortable live aboard.
Designed by a race winning America's Cup legend and built in New Zealand at a time when no expense was spared, her solid build and large volume is combined with superb sailing ability and will not disappoint her new owner.
Accommodation is possible for up to 9 people and the aft cabin with its private ensuite and electric head is an absolute gem. The forward V berth is generous in size and lies close to the second enclosed electric head which is a perfect layout for two couples sharing the boat and wanting some privacy and segregation. There is a sensational pilot berth amidships for passage making.
The high-quality interior fitout is New Zealand Mahogany with generous 6'6 headroom throughout. The deck hatches provide large volumes of natural light and ventilation.
Sail handling is where she really shines as the furling boom mainsail with infinite reefing is a joy to operate. The standing rigging was fully replaced in 2013 and the Doyle main was added in 2014. Hoisted and reefed from the safety of the cockpit enclosure via the electric Anderson self-tailing winch is a real bonus. A furling headsail plus a furling staysail make for easy sail changes. A trysail and storm jib are included for when it blows a little bit too much.
The aft targa davits take care of any dinghy storage and there are 2 large double sized rear champagne seats integrated into the sturdy solid stainless steel transom rail where it can be opened for easy water access via the wide runged and deep water entry stainless steel ladder.
Navigation equipment is extensive and includes Raymarine AIS, send and receive, Radar, Simrad primary autopilot with a Sharp backup pilot as well, chart plotters by B and G Zuess 2 have repeaters at both the helm and nav table. Raymarine wind, depth and speed plus a Furuno fishfinder, Icom VHF and SSB complete the package. Pioneer sound system for audio.
For motoring or motor sailing if the breeze dies, the Ford Lees 75hp with Borg Warner gearbox is quiet and reliable. Burning 4 litres per hour and with 750 litres in the tank, there is a huge nm range between re fuelling. The propellor is a Stainless Autostream feathering 3-blade folding to ensure excellent performance whilst sailing. Battery capacity is 2 engine start plus 4 house and are charged by 2 alternators, a 160 plus 80 amp and also the solar panels of 2 x 100 watts each. An almost new 2019 wind generator D400 also provides additional power 24/7. At the dock there is 240v shore power connection to a Mastervolt charger and also a 100 watt inverter.
This Cavalier 45 is as offshore ready as they get. Don't delay in your inspection to avoid missing out.
Country Origin : New Zealand
Designer : Laurie Davidson
Builder : Export Yachts New Zealand
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 750
Hull Construction Material : GRP balsa core
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP Balsa Core
Keel/Ballast : Lead
Dry Weight (kgs) : 15000 kgs
Number of Helms : 1 x Wheel with dual autopilot
Displacement : 12500
Engine Notes : Serviced May 2021.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Ford 4722 Lees Marinization
Engine Hours : 6600
Horse Power (hp) : 75
Drive Type : Shaft
Engine Room : 1
Generator : Nil
Number of Batteries : 2 x 80 amp engine start. 4 x 200 amp hour house. Link 10 battery management.
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 750
Propeller : Stainless Autostream feathering 3 blade
Steering System : Hydraulic with skeg mounted rudder.
Accommodation Notes : Quality New Zealand mahogany fitout. 6ft 6 inch headroom. Aft Owner's cabin with ensuite. Double V berth with ensuite. Excellent pilot berth when passage making.
Number of Berths : 9
Number of Showers : 2
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised plus transom swim platform shower
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : 2 x electric
Holding Tank (L) : Yes
Galley Notes : U shape galley
Stove : Force 10 gas
Refrigeration : 1 x Eutectic
Number of Freezers : 1 x Eutectic
Number of Sinks : 2
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Pioneer stereo.
Anchor / Winch : Maxwell 3500 - new motor & gear box. Anchors - Stockless, CQR, Danforth. Maxwell 3500 capstan with cokpit remote.
Bilge Pump : 2 x manual, 1 x auto
Deck Gear : 8 winches including Anderson electric.
Mast/Rigging : 2013 Masthead cutter rig
Sail Inventory : Leisure furl Doyle Main. Yankee furl. Staysail furl. Trysail. Storm Jib.
Electrics : 240v shore power with Mastervolt charger. 800 Ah house bank. 2 x 100w solar panels. 100w Inverter.
Electronics Navigation : B & G Zeus Helm and nav table. Raymarine 2nd Plotter & radar. Simrad Autopilot with Sharp Autopilot as back-up. AIS Raymarine. Raymarine log, wind, depth.
Safety Gear : EPIRB, V sheet, flares. 3 x fire extinguishers.
Covers : Dodger, Targa, Boom.
Ground Tackle : 3 x anchors
GPS : 2
Number of Fish Finders : 1 x Furuno
Radio : iCom SSB M710, iCom VHF M323G
Number of Life Jackets : 3
Vessel Name : EXOTIC ESCORT
For sale with DBY Boat Sales Pittwater Office in Newport. Please call +61 2 9999 3311 for an inspection. For additional high-resolution photos and detailed inventory, please email sales@dbyboatsales. Com. Au.
New South Wales
Sydney Region Newport
45' 0" - 13.72m
Broker / Dealer
DBY Boat Sales (Pittwater)
Princes Street Marina
16 Princes Street