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One Very Special Boat!
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Annapolis, MD
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 150,000
This professionally built steel cutter was built in Australia by Belsen-Lawrie and is known as an Adams 45 and was designed as a comfortable long distance blue water cruiser. While you might not have heard of many Adams, here in the states, they are a very popular blue water cruiser in parts down under, with over 100 Adams cruising the world and many in Australia. This Adams 45 is a 1989 steel hull completed in 1990.
We actually know the boat really well in that we sold her in 2006 as a full-time cruising home for a family of four with kids aged 6 and 9. They immediately understood what a great boat she is with the perfect layout and incredible construction. Her owner captain is a professional in yacht maintenance and the owner of a top quality boatyard in Annapolis MD. He brought all of his expertise and resources to bear on making Osprey the most amazing cruising home for his family. He started by doing a big refit and fitting out with all her new cruising equipment. A full year was spent year upgrading all of her systems to suit their vision and needs, including making her self-sustaining at anchor and at sea with four solar panels, two wind generators, Spectra Cape Horn watermaker, and new communications systems. They upgraded all of her deck hardware to Harken, adding adjustable genoa cars and a raised mainsail traveler to make sail trimming quick and easy. After experimenting over time with her small third jib as a hank-on sail, they added a third roller furler so that this small jib could be quickly and easily deployed for maneuvering in tight spaces or for evolutions like sailing off the anchor. They also repowered her so that they knew they could fully depend on her engine if need be. Priorities were for the boat to be safe, comfortable, and a pleasure to sail, and she has been all of those things and more.
Not every boat gets such an amazing home with a capable owner. Throughout these last ten years Osprey has been loved and maintained and upgraded as needed to continue to be the most amazing cruising platform for the family. I think he fixed a few other boats along the way. It's a great skill to have! And Osprey a lucky boat.
What the owners love most about Osprey’s is a layout that suits the family. The master cabin aft can be closed for privacy and quiet and the kids like sharing a cabin forward but having separate bunks so they, too, can have their own space. Every cruiser needs room to work on maintenance and upgrades and Osprey has a full workshop with plenty of storage for critical boat maintenance gear, and a designated space for work on projects. Under sail, the aft cabin enables an off-watch adult to get comfortable rest but also be up the steps and into the cockpit in a second if the need arises, without waking anyone forward. At anchor, the well-lit main cabin provides a beautiful but comfortable space, with excellent ventilation thanks to the hatch placement throughout the boat. Built for the ocean and for sailors, Osprey’s ergonomic layout means you never go far from a handhold when you’re sailing in rough conditions. The owners have lived aboard her in all conditions—on the hook for months at a time, and even at a marina during a Maryland winter—and have always felt perfectly at home aboard
During a four year cruise, Osprey traveled as far southwest as Panama, spending a winter in the San Blas Islands, as far west as Guatemala, as far east as Bermuda and as far northeast as Nova Scotia. Whether in the hot tropics or in the cool, foggy climes of Canada, Osprey is a dry, comfortable home. She is a joy to sail, easily tracking 170-mile days at sea.
Osprey is coming to the market because the kids have grown and are off to college and it is time to downsize. Read about their adventures on Osprey in the column Wendy wrote for six years for Cruising World called Osprey’s Flight and start planning your own adventures aboard!
Please call any time to talk about this boat. Reach me, Bernie Jakits, on my cell at 443 742 1792 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
RogueWave Yacht Sales and Services is a unique brokerage specializing of vessels of style and substance. Please call us to discuss your sailing vision. We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right vessel to help them realize their dream. Call Kate and Bernie at 410 571-2955.
Please contact Bernie Jakits at 443 742 1792
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Belser-Lawrie, Brisbane, Australia
Designer: Joe Adams, Australia
LOA: 45 ft 6 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 61 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3-TE
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1390
Cruising Speed: 8 mph
Maximum Speed: 9 mph
Osprey is a two stateroom center cockpit boat that is perfect for a family of four! Starting forward, in the forepeak is the anchor locker and a beautiful workshop just aft with over 6’4” standing headroom. Next aft is the kids or crew cabin with two bunk berths, which can be converted to one double upper berth and a smaller lower. This cabin is where the Osprey kids lived for about four years of full time cruising. There is a Refleks diesel heater it the cabin that heated the entire boat in cold weather. Next aft is the main salon with the galley to starboard and dining area to port. Off this cabin to starboard aft is the amazing head complete with a tub and shower and giant access to the starboard side of the engine compartment. From the main salon looking aft on the port side is the navigation station with the ships office and and all electronics for navigation and communication and weather information. The glorious owner’s cabin is a huge and comfortable master cabin with a centerline double berth and dressing seats port and starboard as well as storage and his and her lockers. From the aft cabin you can access to the cockpit which is a wonderful feature.
- One very spacious head off the main cabin with a pocket door. The head has a Lavac toilet and a seated shower/bath
- Stall Shower: This is not a stall, but a half bath with a seat. This comes in very handy when sailing offshore and you want a nice shower, since you can sit down rather than try and stand. The bath also makes a secure storage area when at sea.
- Berths (singles, doubles, and lengths): Aft cabin, centerline double. Main cabin, modified sea berth with length of 5’6” port side. Forward cabin has bunk berths to port. The top can be expanded to a full double. Both can accommodate grown men of 6’4”.
- Ventilation holes under all mattresses. Four-inch closed cell foam mattresses.
- Salon head room: 6’
- Saloon Seating: 4-6
- Salon table (type): fold-out pedestal
- Cushions: New in 2010, good condition, color gold.
- Interior is cozy, inviting, traditional but bright, not dark.
- Interior lighting (alpenglow, LED, low power, floor, oil lamps): LED, low power, oil.
- Interior woodwork:: New Guinea walnut, hoop pine lining and headliners, most in satin finish. Trim and edgings in gloss finish.
- Cabin sole -Australian beech, refinished in 2014.
- Nav Station: In 2009 converted unused pilot berth into Nav- station and storage area port side, amidships. Forward facing, very secure seating, with all comms and electronics easily reachable on right and window immediately to left. Chart table is handmade Zeboco sized for standard Chart book with fiddles to hold laptop, nice built-in shelving in Nav-station for printer/scanner, logs, etc.
- Ample bookshelves throughout boat
- Refleks diesel heater. Excellent, dry heat at anchor and under motor.
- Excellent ventilation with multiple hatches and fans in all berths, at Nav-station and galley, and in head, mostly Hella. Aft cabin has two opening ports; main cabin has two opening hatches, nav station and head each have opening port, forward cabin has huge hatch, shop has huge hatch.
- TV/DVD/CD/IPOD: Alpine Bluetooth-enabled sound system with iPod hookup and CD player, speakers in main cabin and on aft arch on deck.
- Satellite Radio: Sirius installed.
- Interior speakers: Bose
- Outdoor speakers: Bose, on arch.
- WiFi booster: Infiniti Bullet with antenna that can be raised at anchor, including router.
- Laptop hookup: Yes, into all navigation systems, comms systems, and wifi booster.
GALLEY & PLUMBING
- Refrigeration -SeaFrost 12-volt, air-cooled, with BDX compressor, two holding plates in main box, with three-drawer system integrated, fully insulated. Best refrigeration system I have ever seen.
- Force Ten Two-burner gimbaled propane stove with oven and broiler, new in 2011.
- Double, deep stainless steel sinks w/Hot and cold pressure mixing faucet:
- Manual fresh water
- Manual salt water
- Filtered water system
- Ample storage in cupboards, deep storage, pantry, drawers, including designated flat wear drawer custom dish racks, glass storage, and spice rack
- Great counter space with Formica countertops
- Cutting board (stored under stove)
- Liquor storage in separate cabinet next to table
- BBQ grill mounts on stern rail
- Propane system properly installed in vented locker with solenoid and pressure gauge
- Two 20lb tanks to run the stove
- Diesel heater in the forward cabin to heat the whole boat
- Tankage: 3 freshwater tanks below cabin sole, 198 gals total.
- Spectra Cape Horn watermaker produces 336 gal/day under optimal conditions (14 gal/hour) Located under the cabin sole and countertop near sink.
- Lavac toilet
- New sanitation hoses…2010
- Y Valve for deck pump out for holding tank
- Overboard pump out offshore
- Manual pump for overboard pump out of holding tank
- Sink in head has separate faucet with pressure hot and foot pump cold.
- Adequate storage in head as well as huge access to the engine
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS
- Nav station/chart table with a huge chart storage locker aft under double berth in designated chart drawer. Nav station desk sized for standard chart book. Large-scale paper charts can be spread on side countertop in galley or on the dining table.
- The radar is Raymarine 4-kw open array installed on aft arch.
- GPS chart plotter is a Raymarine E120 with the display in the cockpit
- ICOM 604 VHF with DSC, fully integrated into nav system with command mic on binnacle.
- Sailing Instruments for speed, depth, wind: Raymarine ST60s
- Repeater displays: one in aft stateroom, one at nav station
- Windex on Mast Head
- Icom 802 Single Side Band Radio new in 2008, with AT140 automatic tuner.
- Second SSB installed Kenwood SSB with separate SCS tuner.
- Pactor 3 modem for SSB for email
- SSB: two insulated backstays, (Copper grounding system for SSB: not necessary with steel boat)
- Globalstar satphone
- Weather: accessed through SSB and laptop.
- Autohelm autopilot with new ram in 2012
- Aries Wind vane steering system
- Suunto binnacle-mount compass with compensation balls
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
- Engine Room located under companionway stairs has excellent two-sided access, can also access from aft if needed.
- Yanmar 4JH-4TE 75-HP with 1621 hours
- Racor 1000! Dual Racor 500 filters and valving
- Straight Shaft is 1 ¼ inch Aquamet 22 stainless steel shaft
- Autostream feathering stainless steel prop, externally adjustable
- Cruising Speed: 6.5 kts @ 2500 RPMs Max Speed 8.5 kts @ 3400 RPMs
- Cutlass bearing in good condition
- Tides Marine dripless shaft seal, with spare. Has never leaked.
- Chain steering system
- Emergency tiller
- Remote fuel pump for oil changes: Integrated Reverso oil changing system
- Electric fuel pump
- Fuel polishing system is a Reverso fuel polishing system independent of engine feed. Pickups for polisher located at lowest part of tanks.
12 Volt System
- Battery installation is portside under settee with proper venting and tie downs: includes thermostatically controlled forced air ventilation when needed.
- House Bank Batteries: Six Lifeline AGM 6CT Total amp hours: 660 about 4 years old
- Engine start battery:Series 31, 1200 CCA lead-acid
- Windlass battery: Group 31
- Powerline 120-amp with Powerline regulator
- Link 2000 battery monitoring system
- DC Electrical Breaker Panel
- Navigation lights, Deck level red and green deck incandescent and masthead LED tricolor.
- Anchor and stern lights
- Cabin lights
- 12 Volt outlets: at nav-station
- 12 Volt refrigeration
- Deck/anchor wash down pump:
- Four Electric bilge pumps
- Electrical spares include:
- Powerline regulator installed, easy conversion
- 120-amp Powerline alternator
- Hitachi 80-amp alternator, internally regulated
- Yanmar starter motor.
- Two D400 Eclectic Energy wind generators controlled through two regulators
- Solar panels installed on arch: Two on arch (shell 90-watt), two on Bimini (Kyocera 135).
- Combined and regulated by Blue Skies 3204i regulator
- Wind power generation Two, Eclectic Energy D400 wind generators, individually regulated by a Flexcharge NCHC-12 charge controller.
110 volt shore power system
- 30 amp shore power service with 50’ 30 amp shore power cords:
- Charles 30-amp isolation transformer.
- Heart Inverter charger 160amp with 2500 watt invertor
- Second Inverter Prosine 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter for nav computers
- AC Breaker Panel
- GFCI protected AC outlets
- RIGGING & SAILS
- New standing rigging 2009
- New running rigging 2008
- Aluminum Mast and boom: deck-stepped, double-spreader mast reinforced at load points
- Bridge clearance - ICW compatible
- Solent rig with added third furler
- Standing rigging 3/8 wire replaced in 2009 with swage T-locks on top and Stayloc mechanical fittings on bottom.
- Chain plates welded to hull eliminates need for rebedding.
- Check stays, running back stays
- Running rigging in good condition
- Harken main halyard sheaves, primary and secondary
- Harken fully adjustable jib car tracks:, 4-to-1 with double cars.
- Mainsheet arrangement is end boom sheeting to the raised Harken traveler aft of the cockpit with 6-to-1 sheeting system with 4-to-1 fine-tune. Mainsheet car is adjusted by 6-to-1 purchase system.
- Traveler aft of center cockpit, adjustable from cockpit.
- Vang: Maxi-yacht solid vang with 6-to-1 purchase
- Preventer block and tackle
- Boom break: on board but not installed
- Double downwind poles stored on mast, with Harken track system on mast. All control points are Harken. Excellent downwind performance with double-poled headsails. This is a trade-wind sailing rig that can be used up to 110 degree apparent wind angle with great effectiveness .
- Furlers: Three identical Profurl systems, one new and two rebuilt in 2009. Multiple spare parts for furlers.
- Internal halyards
- Some control lines lead to cockpit with reefing at the mast
- Spinlock jammers for all halyards leading to cabintop winches at cockpit
- New Sails 2008
- Mainsail is North Sails 2009, heavy-duty Dacron cruising main with two reef points, slab reefing at the mast.
- Lazy jack system
- 5 headsails
- Genoa: 150%
- Working jib: 135 %
- Staysail: 90 %
- Storm jib: 60 %
- Inner forestay for storm jib
- Downwind sails include asymmetrical spinnaker with sock
- Downwind whisker pole: two spinnaker poles on Harken track on mast with controlling lines.
- Separate trysail track
- Jib sheet winches: 2 Barlow 28 self-tailing primaries
- Staysail sheet winches: secondaries
- Secondary cockpit winches: 2 Barlow 24 self-tailing secondaries
- Main halyard winch on mast, Barlow 25 self-tailing
- Genoa furling line to secondaries
- Halyard winches on the mast: Barlow 24 self-tailing for spinnaker halyard, Barlow 22 self-tailing for reefing, Barlow 27 self-tailing for genoa
- Reefing winches at mast (maintained annually)
HULL, DECK, GROUND TACKLE
- Steel, 4mm cold-rolled, 3-mm deck plates
- High quality stainless steel
- Hull insulated above waterline with spray-in foam insulation two inches thick average; engine room insulated with SoundDown 1.5 inch lead-backed.
- Backing plates on all structural elements
- Solid stainless steel rudder shaft steel rudder core
- Cast bronze protective rudder shoe: steel shoe
- Awlgrip white topsides and blue deck new 2014-2015
- Single blue boot stripe
- Epoxy barrier coat: Waterline down sandblasted, recoated three coats BarRust 235 and bottom painted 2 coats Micron CSC 2014.
- Deck construction is steel with deck hardware welded to deck
- Deck is painted non-skid: Awlgrip 2015
- Stainless steel custom bow pulpit
- Stainless steel stern rail:
- Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines: yes, stanchions are extra tall for safety and installed on studs welded to deck.
- Boarding gates port and starboard
- Teak toerail
- Exterior wood is teak finished with Cetol for ease of maintenance refinished 2016
- Six SS dorades with boxes
- Four stainless steel opening ports
- Two main deck hatches and two smaller cabin hatches; stainless steel frames, Lexan half-inch thick.
- Caribe 10-foot Inflatable Rib dinghy with four stoke 15HP Yamaha outboard
- Dinghy brought to deck via halyard, stored inverted on stainless steel mounts on foredeck.
- Custom stern-arch-mounted block-and-tackle system to lower and raise outboard; outboards mounted on stern rail on custom mounts.
- Safe secure center cockpit very comfortable with full cockpit enclosure
- Companionway to salon and second ladder to the aft owner's stateroom
- Folding teak cockpit table stows on the binnacle
- Cockpit cushions
- Chart plotter visible in cockpit mounted under the dodger to starboard
- Suunto binicle compass
- Wheel Steering
- Winch placement facilitates short-hand sailing
- Teak cockpit grate: no, teak floor
- Two 2” cockpit drains
- Boarding ladder
- Manuel bilge pump below decks
- Enormous lazarette aft for ample storage, including line bin, shelving for dive tanks
- New canvas 2008
- Dodger. Bimini and connector piece in clear plastic: connector piece in canvas, removable (moon-roof)
- Full cockpit enclosure with screens
- Sunshade awning, and multiple shades for entire deck fore and aft
- Cockpit cushions
- Double bow rollers: custom built stainless steel double bow roller
- Muir 1800 completely rebuilt in 2008 with separate battery, modified by Muir to 2000 watts
- Anchor wash down system: yes
- Primary bow anchor is 66 lb Bruce anchor with 300’ HT 3/8 chain and 150’ 5/8 nylon rode
- Secondary bow anchors 45lb Fortress with 100’ chain and 200 feet 5/8 Nylon rode
- Storm anchor- huge FX with a special storage arrangement in the forward cabin
- Stern anchor stored on aft arch, roller in place with full 300-foot spool of l3/4 nylon braid
- Sea anchor
SAFETY EQUIPMENT & OTHER
- Fenders: 4
- Dock Lines: 12
- Two EPIRBS
- Life jackets :six standard in storage case
- Flares are not current, multiple flares and Very pistol
- Fire extinguishers 6 located throughout boat, KIDDE ABC
- Horn: manual
- Manual bilge pump below decks
- MARPOLE garbage placard
- No Discharge placard
- Jack lines
- Lee cloths
- GFI outlets
- Emergency tiller
- Man Overboard Equipment (MOM, Pole, life ring, horseshoe): stern-mounted MOM, life ring, and Raymarine man-overboard bracelets (two)
- EPIRB: twos ACR RLB-35, 406 EPIRBs, both current
- Life raft : Viking 8-man, four years out of date. Second liferaft came with boat, 6-man, no paperwork and no idea when last inspected.
- Life raft mount/stowage: Viking 8-man on custom mount on aft deck. Avon mounted on aft cabinhouse.
- Equipment for ditch bag: Complete
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.