Fiona Rois is the last of only 3 Cape Dory 45 ketches that were built. She is an incredible vessel, and she has received constant upgrading and re-fitting by her experienced owners since their purchase of her in 1999. She has been equipped for extended off shore cruising and racing, and has met ISAF specifications and race committee inspections for a category 1 ocean race. She has been sailed in 5 Marion to Bermuda races and finished 2nd in her class in 2007.
For anyone seeking a true Blue Water cruising vessel that is "turn key" Fiona Rois must be considered.
FIONA ROIS is now hauled for the off season and stored in her own heated boat shed. Easily viewed.
Please contact David Perry CPYB at 207-371-2525
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 45 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
LWL: 36 ft 4 in
Length on Deck: 45 ft 7 in
Displacement: 33612 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 9400 lbs
The electronics have been continually updated on the vessel and have back up systems as well. The navigation area below has repeaters for everything in the cockpit.
Raymarine E80 Chartplotter and Radar (2007)
Raystar 125 GPS antenna on rail (2007)
Raymarine RD424 24" 4KW radar scanner (2007)
Raymarine ST 7000+ Autopilot (2000)
Raymarine ST 60 depthsounder (2000)
Raymarine ST 60 Wind speed and direction (2000)
Raymarine ST 60 Knot / log (2000)
Raymarine E80 display Chartplotter, Radar, speed and depth
Garmin GPS Map 440 (2009)
AIS type C-250 Raymarine (2009)
Raymarine SR 100 Serius Weather receiver (2009)
Icom IC-M604 VHF tranciever (2011)
Icom cockpit mounted command Mic (2011)
Icom IC-M802 SSB transceiver (2003)
Icom IC-M88 portable VHF (2003)
Icom IC-MI portable VHF (2002)
Standard Horizon HX851 portable VHF with GPS (2012)
Motorola SatPhone 9555 (2011)
Fusion MS CD 600G Stereo FM / CD (2011)
Sirus Sat radio tuner (2007)
Jetway on board computer with office-pro+ and Windows 7 Pro (2011)
Raymarine Raytech Nav Software (2007)
LCD 22" monitor (2007)
TV tuner with antenna
CD/DVD/RW/Blu-ray drive LG (2011)
HP desk-jet printer with 110v charger and blu-tooth (2012)
Email Sat nav phone connection OCENS (2007)
Starting at the companionway, Fiona Rois has a full galley to starboard, It is layed out in a "U" shape, giving the best security to the chef while the vessel is underway. Double sinks are in the forward section, with hot and cold pressure water and a pull out faucet. A 3 burner Force 10 Propane stove with oven and broiler is in the middle, and the refrigerator / freezer is in the aft counter. there are dish lockers, a deep pan locker, 5 drawers, a pull out trash bin, and storage under the sink. There is a lift up and slide away stove cover and a drop down small table over the refrigerator. Ventilation is provided with the companionway nearby and an opening port above the stove.
To port, opposite the galley, is the aft stateroom. A large, double quarter berth is aft, with a removable section to allow for more space in the cabin when not sleeping, or when the cabin is used for one person. A large hanging locker is forward of the berth, and a seat with storage underneath. A door provides access to the stateroom's private head, next forward. This consists of a marine toilet, a vanity sink and a very separate shower stall. Excellent ventilation is achieved with opening ports in the cabin and head area, and an overhead hatch in the head.
The navigation area is forward of the galley on the starboard side. A large nav table faces outboard and has a swivel stool underneath. Fiona Rois has an excellent display of Raymarine E80 electronics at the nav area, as well as all of the communications equipment and weather instruments and electronics. this area also works well in "today's world" as a perfect home office as the navigation table is large enough to use laptop computers.
The main salon has settees port and starboard, with the port settee being "L" shaped. Because the small "L" section is forward against the bulkhead, the cabin has a open and spacious feel. This berth also will convert into a double berth if desired. A large, floor mounted dining table has a drop leaf which extends to the settee opposite. to starboard, the settee will extend inboard to form a single berth, or just to meet the table. Outboard of the settee is a pilot berth. All berths have lee cloths, allowing sleeping while underway. There are two hanging lockers in the main salon; one aft of the port berth and one forward of the starboard berth. a low counter with drawers under is also forward of the starboard berth. Ventilation is achieved via a large overhead Bomar hatch, 5 opening ports, and a dorade ventilator.
In the passageway to the forward cabin is the second head to port and the above mentioned hanging locker and cabinet. The head area has a marine toilet, vanity sink and shower. An opening port and a dorade ventilator provide ventilation.
Furthest forward is the second stateroom. Abundant floor space is a nice advantage to the cabin, even with the filler cushion in place, making the v-berths into a double. There is a large hanging locker aft to starboard and a bureau to port. As in the other areas of the vessel, good ventilation is achieved with 2 opening ports and a large overhead hatch. Further storage is achieved with lockers and shelves above the berths and drawers under.
The cabin of Fiona Rois is richly finished in rubbed effect, varnished teak. Cushions are light colored fabric, which adds to the open, spacious feel. White high-pressure laminates were used in the galley and head areas for easy of cleaning and a nice contrast to the teak joinerwork.
Sails and rigging
Tri-radial Mainsail 8.4 oz, full battens - Acadia Sails (2011)
Harken roller furling systems for jib and staysail
Main boom preventer
Lazy jacks for main and mizzen
Harken Line adjustable main sheet traveler (2001)
Mizzen boom preventer
2 Lewmar # 48 ST 2 speed bronze jib sheet winches
2 Lewmar #44 ST 2 speed bronze secondary winches (2003)
1 Lewmar # 42 ST 2 speed bronze mainsheet winch
1 Lewmar # 16 ST single speed bronze staysail sheet winch
7 additional halyard and reefing winches on spars
Engine and Mechanical systems
Westerbeke 64A four cylinder 64 HP diesel installed (2004)
Fresh water cooled, direct drive
Electric oil change pump permanently mounted
Groco Sea water intake strainer
Remote engine start in main cabin
Racor 500 fuel / water separator filter
3 Blade Maxi feathering prop
Starter and solenoid replaced in 2013, original rebuilt as spare
Engine raw water pump replaced 2013 original rebuilt as spare
New engine mounts 2013
Heat exchanger replaced 2013 including new hoses
Transmission damper place replaced and transmission oil cooler added (2013)
Fireboy Automatic engine room fire extinguisher and engine shut down (2012)
Engine room blower
Seafrost engine driven Refrigeration system and Freezer. New holding plates (2011)
110volt shore assist for above Seafrost SA-2 (2011)
Remote freezer and refrigerator temp gauges installed (2011)
Espar diesel heating system with main cabin thermostat (2002)
4 outlets (aft and fwd staterooms and main cabin
Inspected and serviced (2012)
12 volt ship's electrical system
Engine start battery Group 31 AGM (900cca) (2013)
House bank batteries 8D AGM 245 amps (2008)
30 Circuit breaker switches on extensive panel
4 LED panel lights w/ switch
Separate on off switches for engine and house battery banks
Parallel switch to combine banks
digital volt and amp meters
160 Amp Alternator AMPLE POWER (2003)
Next step Smart regulator AMPLE POWER (2003)
110 volt shore power system
35 and 50 ' shore cords
5 110V circuit breaker switches on panel
120V Xantrex Freedom SW2000 Inverter / Charger
Pure sine wave 2000W with remote control panel & battery sensor
Fiona Rois has been fully equipped for offshore cruising and racing, and she has met ISAF specifications and race committee inspections for a category 1 ocean race. Dimensions stated are as measured vs. brochure for her model. She has been sailed in 5 Marion / Bermuda races, (finishing 2nd in class in 2007)
Anchors & ground tackle:
45# CQR Plow with 30' 3/8 chain and 350' nylon line
35H Danforth with 175'HT chain and 200' 5/8 nylon line
Fortress SX37 anchor (stored in locker) with 30' HT 5/16 chain and 450' line
2 bronze anchor rollers and teak bow sprit.
Lewmar Ocean 2 electric windlass
2 anchor snubbers
Drogue Delta 18"
Sea anchor parachute
Viking 6 person life raft in canister (2005; inspected through 7/2014)
EPIRB category 1 (2003)
6 PFD's with harnesses, whistles and strob lights
MOB pole with light and quick release holder
6 cockpit pad eyes
4 fire extinguishers
3 Carbon monoxide alarms
High bilgewater alarm
Double lifelines and rails
Fiona Rois is the last built of 3 Cape Dory 45 ketches. this model was one of Carl Alberg's last, designed in 1983, and she was built quite differently from the other Cape Dory models. She has more cutaway forward and aft, a long waterline, and a deeper draft, proportionately than his earlier designs.
The Cape Dory 45 was molded in one piece from a two piece mold and the hull is of sandwich construction, using 1/2" Airex-Core and hand layed woven roving, with internally secured solid lead ballast. the deck is a sandwich construction using Klegicell Core. The CD 45 was the first vessel in the line to receive the raised fiberglass cockpit coamings along with a "T" shaped cockpit, both desired features of newer Cape Dory models.
Fiona Rois was completed in 1984 and remained as Cape Dory Yachts display model for several years. She was sold to her first owner in 1986 who sailed her on the New England Coast. The current owners are her second owners, purchasing her in 1999. Upgrading and re-fitting began soon after, with major upgrades beginning in 2003 when they desired to compete in the Marion - Bermuda Race.
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 877-239-9216Tel: (207) 371-2343 or 800-255-5206