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1983 Marine Projects Princess 45

Listing ID2966369
Sale Price$83,333 USD [ Convert To CAD ]
Seller POP Yachts
Category Power Boats
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ModelPrincess 45
Located Naples, Florida, US
Stock Number214626
Length45ft / 13.72 m
Beam15ft / 4.57 m
Engine MakeVolvo Penta
Engine ModelTamd70d
Engine TypeInboard
Engine HP570

- Stock #214626 -

RARE in the USA Princess 45! Fully enclosed cockpit! Lower Salon with fully galley! Extended swim platform - great dive boat!

This is a very special boat - an American unicorn - for several reasons.

1) It's very rare to find a Marine Projects Princess 45 in the USA. Constructed in Portsmouth, England, you usually find Marine Projects vessels plying the coastlines and rivers of Europe and the Mediterranean where they provide a great ride and safe passage through even the toughest of weather conditions.

2) This Princess is the ONLY vessel of the type that Marine Projects ever built in cream color. The original owner was a corporation that paid an extra $40,000 (in 1983!) to have the boat molded with cream-colored gel coat. It took the yard over a week to clean the molds to be able to start laying up more boats.

3) This yacht hosted Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her husband for a visit in 1987, commemorated by a plaque in the salon and her signature in the guest book.

4) The same couple have owned this boat for the last 30 years and have taken excellent care of her while they sailed her all over Europe and the Mediterranean before bringing her to Florida via yacht freighter. She's been in Naples, FL for the last 7 years where they enjoy taking her out for sunset cruises and dive trips.

In addition to being the only Princess 45 molded in cream, she is also unique in being a two-stateroom design rather than three. The third stateroom was deleted from her layout to make way for a large dinette immediately off of the galley. Instead of a long, dark companionway, you have an open design with more space to entertain and enjoy meals with friends and family.

This vessel is powered by a pair of Volvo Penta TAMD70D diesel engines making 285hp each through direct drive transmissions to a pair of high performance stainless steel props. She cruises comfortably at 15-17kts and has a top speed of 22kts. Electricity comes from a 6.5kw generator in the lazarette or a set of 4 house batteries that feed a 1000W inverter.

Something unique to understand about this vessel is that because she's of English construction, the AC electrical is 220V European standard. There are also 24 and 12 volt DC systems and a few places where the 220AC has been stepped down to 115AC to accommodate American appliances. There are shore power inlets in the cockpit for 220V European shore power and 50 Amp American shore power. She comes with a 220V German coffee maker, so your mornings are saved. Being an English boat, she also is equipped with three electric heaters but no marine air conditioning. She comes with one window AC unit in the salon to keep things cooled off.

The aft cockpit of this vessel is the primary entertaining space with wrap around bench seating and a round teak table and chairs. The flybridge also provides some excellent outdoor space with wide views and a great breeze. The transom is a walkthrough to the extended swim platform, set low to make returning to the boat from a dive easy. The Walker-Bay two person dinghy is also found at the transom, held up by a pair of stainless steel davits manufactured in England. The dinghy comes with the boat and includes a Honda outboard motor.

Beneath the cockpit is a lazarette that houses the 6.5kw generator and more storage space. It is also an excellent space for storing SCUBA gear, cleaning supplies, and more. At the front of the space are the two 75 gallon freshwater tanks.

In the cabin is a very comfortable and spacious salon. Since the dinette was moved down, this is pure sitting and living space. The engine room is beneath the salon and accessible through a floor hatch or, if major work is required, the floor panels lift up to expose the tops of the motors. The main helm is located in the cabin. For electronics, there is a Raymarine C120 GPS/chartplotter/fish finder with radar. The other major helm systems all work, including the autopilot.

Throughout this vessel you will easily see how much care and attention she has received from her owners. Every stainless steel porthole and bow rail shines, every system works perfectly, and even after 37 years, the gel coat of this yacht shines. Few vessels this age are in this good of condition.

The opportunity to own a unique vessel like this only comes along every so often. Don't let this unicorn pass you by!

We are looking for people all over the country who share our love for boats. If you have a passion for our product and like the idea of working from home, please visit SellBoatsAndRVs [dot] com to learn more.

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

Reason for selling is retiring from boating.

At Pop Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every vessel we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

You have questions? We have answers. Call us at (213) 984-2628 to discuss this boat.

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ConditionThis vessel is in excellent condition for its age. The sellers have spent the last three decades caring for her very well. Per the Seller: All systems work as advertised save three circuit breakers for the galley appliances. In 30 years the seller has never used the microwave oven, so that's never been an issue for her.

Navigational Equipment - Autopilot
- Compass
- GPS/ Fishfinder/ Plotter
- Navigation Lights
- Radar Dome
- VHF Antenna
- VHF Speaker

Mechanical - Bilge Pump
- Closed Water Cooling Sys.
- Macerator
- Number Of Fuel Tanks (2)
- Rudder
- Rudder Indicator
- Throttle/shift: Mech
- Trim Tab Controls
- Trim Tabs
- Water Tanks (2)

Electrical Systems - 220v AC Outlets
- AC Electric Panel
- Battery Tender
- Circuit Breaker Panel
- Courtesy Lights
- Docking Lights
- Fuel Gauge
- Horn
- Hour Meter
- Inverter (1000W)
- Number Of Batteries (6)
- Shore Power
- Shore Power Cord
- Tachometer
- Water Heater

Accommodations - Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Carpet - Cabin
- Dinette
- Freezer
- Hanging Locker
- Head (2)
- Heat
- Microwave
- Mirror
- Port Holes
- Pressurized Water System
- Refrigerator
- Salon
- Shower (2)
- Sink - Cabin
- Stateroom - Forward
- Stateroom - Mid Berth
- Stove

Construction - Bottom Paint Antifouling
- Radar Arch

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Anchor Locker
- Anchor Rode
- Bell
- Bench Seat
- Bimini
- Bow Pulpit
- Bow Rail
- City Water Hookup
- Cleats - Fixed
- Cockpit Seating
- Cockpit Table
- Cover - Helm
- Davits
- Fender Holders
- Full Enclosure
- Isinglass
- Passenger Seat
- Sea Cocks
- Swim Ladder
- Swim Platform
- Transom - Walk Through
- Transom Seating
- Windlass
- Windlass Locker
- Windshield Wipers

Safety Equipment - Owner's Manual

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