1977 C&L Explorer 45

1977 C&L Explorer 45 'MERAKI 1' for sale with DBY Boat Sales.

This beautiful Huntingford designed cutter has been patiently refitted by the craftsman owner.  The family of four has cruised from British Columbia to Mexico and across the South Pacific, all documented on their popular Youtube channel "Cruising Meraki."

'Meriki 1' has a fantastic spacious layout for a family with two staterooms, total bunks for 8. A comfortable saloon showcasing a large saloon table to port and long settee to starboard. Clever customising in 2021 allows the custom saloon table to drop and create another queen sized bed. There is storage everywhere. The interior boasts extensive solid teak that would not be feasable to recreate today. Stunning solid bronze fittings throughout. She's beautiful.

Fully ready for continued offshore cruising with lots of solar, watermaker and tender.  'Meraki 1' benefitting from her refit in 2021/2022, is a robust vessel that can go anywhere.

Currently in West Fiji. Easy to fly into Nadi airport with two excellent yards close by.

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.

Price: $96,000 AUD
Price Base: $96,000
Brand: C&L
Model: Explorer 45
Length: 13.72 Meters
Year: 1977
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make: Isuzu
Engine Type: Isuzu
Condition: Used
State: International
Suburb: Fiji
Surveyed: 2021
Registration Expiry Date: 01/02/2027
Stock Number: DBY 00065
Registration Number: 391275
Designer : Stan Huntingford
Builder : C&L Shipyard (Taiwan)
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 424
Hull Construction Material : Fibreglass
Hull Type : Full encapsulated Keel
Deck Construction Material : Fiberglass (plywood core)
Country Origin : Canada
Length (feet) : 45 feet
Length (m) : 13.72 m
Length Waterline (m) : 10.36 m
Beam/Width (feet) : 13 feet
Beam/Width (m) : 3.96 m
Draft (m) : 2.03 m
Draft (feet) : 6.67 feet
Keel/Ballast : Lead
Dry Weight (kgs) : 13,608 kgs
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 30,000
Engine Notes : Engine was new in 2010. Only 2300 hours. Fuel tanks replaced in 2021. Maintenance Records are available. Last Service: June 2024
Number Of Engines : 1
Stroke : 96mm
Engine Hours : 2300
Horse Power (hp) : 50
Drive Type : Inboard
Engine Room : Main saloon top access
Number of Batteries : 8
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 424
Propeller : Fixed 3 blade
Steering System : Wheel to Mechanical Worm
Accommodation Notes : 2 State Rooms. Forward stateroom is the v-berth with great ventilation and storage. The aft stateroom has a Queen size berth and a single berth. The custom saloon table (2021) drops to create another Queen size bed. Extensive navigation station/office.
Number of Berths : 8
Number of Showers : 0
Number of Toilets : 2
Toilet Type : 1 composting (2021) & 1 manual Jabsco (2021)
Number of TVs : 1 x Starlink TV
Holding Tank (L) : Composting 35L
Galley Notes : Great practical seaworthy U-shaped galley with plenty of drive storage. Water tanks replaced in 2021. 112 gals seam welded polyethylene tank. Pressure water. Pump and lines replaced 2021.
Stove : 3 Burner Propane Shipmate Stove and Oven
Refrigeration : 12 Volt Novacool Front access fridge (new 2021). Built in well insulated top access ice box. Domestic Fridge Freezer (new 2021).
Number of Freezers : Fridge/Freezer (new 2021)
Number of Sinks : 3
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Magma BBQ.
Anchor / Winch : Anchor Winch: Muir Atlantic VR-2500, new gearbox 2024. Anchor: massive modern Mantus M1 85lb (2021). Rode - 300' chain - anchor anywhere! Second anchor - 45' CQR. Stern anchor - Danforth.
Bilge Pump : 1 manual and 2 automatic
Deck Gear : Deck Gear/Winches: 5 in the cockpit, 5 on the mast.
Mast/Rigging : Rigging and Deck Gear: Standing rigging except cap shrouds and intermediate shrouds replaced in last three years. New Profurl Genoa furler (2024). Muir electric vertical windlass - fully serviced new gear box 2024.
Sail Inventory : Complete sail plan - from light air to storms! Mainsail - inspected and updated Marshall Sails 2023. Yankee (high cut genoa) Rolly Taster - 2024. Staysail - Leith McBride. Asymmetric Spinnaker - 2006. Storm Staysail and Storm Trysail. All exterior canvas replaced 2022.
Electrics : 1500w inverver, mppt solar controller, 1200w solar (2021), new 680ah
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine st60 depth sounder, water temp and rudder angle. Trojan batteries June 2024, led lighting, link 200 battery monitor.
Dinghy : Highfield 9'5" tender. Two outboards: Yamaha 9.9 (2015) and Mercury 6 (2021).
Safety Gear : Liferaft - Survitec Crewmate 8 person - date of manufacture: Mar 2021 and still in date. EPIRB. ais vesper xb 8000
Covers : Main and staysail, Jerry cans, bimini, dinghy chaps
Ground Tackle : Mantus m1 85lb.
Watermaker / De-Sal : Pur power survivour 80e 12v.
GPS : Ais vesper xb8000.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : VHF Standard Horizon gx2400 with ais
Number of Life Jackets : 6
Remarks : Cockpit: Deep safe and comfortable cockpit with deep lazarettes and protected by a solid dodger. Solid 1" stainless steel railing around cockpit. Last haul-out and anti-fouling (Oct 2022). Last zinc(s) change: Sep 2023. Last engine oil change: Oct 2023. Refit: 2021. Additional Equipment: Swim ladder. Pelican Kayak (2021). Complete set of tools, spares and galley ware - just food and cold beers and ready to go cruising now. Starlink Standard V2 Dish (2022).
Vessel Name : MERAKI 1
Anti-foul : October 2022
EGC Price : $96,000