1977 C & L Explorer 45

Price: 69000 USD

Follow in this family’s footsteps for an amazing chance to get out cruising in beautiful Fiji now.  Check out their popular Youtube channel “Cruising Meraki”.  After patiently refitting this beautiful Huntingford designed cutter this family of four have cruised from British Columbia to Mexico and across the South Pacific.

Fully ready for continued offshore cruising with lots of solar, watermaker and tender.  Vessel benefited from a 2021-2022 refit by the craftsman owner.  This robust vessel can go anywhere.

Bula Bula ! Fiji is a cruiser’s paradise and a perfect place to start a cruising adventure.  Easy to fly into Nadi airport and two excellent yards close by.  We use an American or Canadian documentation company to handle the funds and vessel registration.

Name............................................................... Meraki 1

Year...................................................................... 1977

Builder..................................................... C&L Shipyard

Designer.............................................. Stan Huntingford

LOA.......................................................................... 47

LWL......................................................................... 37’

Beam....................................................................... 13’

Draft........................................................................ 6’6”

Displacement..................................... Approx 30,000 lbs

Ballast........................................................... 10,430 lbs

Sail Area ............................................................ 861 ft2

Hull                                                       Solid Fiberglass

Deck................................................... Cored Fiberglass

Steering............................... Wheel to Mechanical Worm

Keel............................................. Full keel encapsulated

Rudder.......................................................... Keel Hung

Fuel................................................................. 112 gals

Water............................................................... 112 gals

Holding Tank...................................... Composting Head

Headroom............................................................... 6’4”

INTERIOR and COCKPIT

Great spacious layout for a family – two staterooms with bunks for 8.  Forward stateroom is the v-berth with great ventilation and storage. Aft stateroom has a queen sized berth and a single berth. Comfortable saloon with large saloon table to port and long settee to starboard. Custom saloon table drops to create another queen sized bed (2021) Extensive navigation station/office Interior has extensive solid teak that would be not be feasible to recreate today.  Solid beautiful bronze fittings throughout. Storage everywhere! Two heads – a conventional head aft and a Natures Head composting head forward (2021).  Deep safe and comfortable cockpit with deep lazarettes and protected by a solid dodger. Solid 1” stainless steel railing around cockpit

GALLEY

Great practical seaworthy U-shaped galley Three burner Shipmate propane stove and oven 12 volt Novacool front access ridge (2021) Built in well insulated top access fridge (needs repair) Dometic fridge/freezer – 2021 Lots of dry storage

MECHANICAL

Isuzu 4LE1 50 HP – 2010 – only 2300 hrs Fuel tanks replaced in 2021 – 112 gals aluminum diesel tank Racor primary fuel filter

ELECTRICAL + PLUMBING

Whopping 1200 W of solar – 2021 House bank 700 amp hrs – 2021 Watermaker – Pur 12 Volt Water tanks replaced in 2021. 112 gals seam welded polyethylene tank Pressure water.  Pump and lines replaced 2021 Composting head forward (2021) and Jabsco head aft (2021)

INSTRUMENTS

Redundant self steering Raymarine Autohelm 5000 autopilot Monitor windvane Furuno radar Model 1715 Raymarine ST60 – depth, speed and wind Standard Horizon VHF Vesper AIS – Watchmate XB-8000 (2021) EPIRB

SAILS & CANVAS

Complete sail plan – from light air to storms! Mainsail – inspected and updated Marshall Sails 2023 Yankee (high cut genoa) – Rolly Tasker – 2024 Staysail – Leith McBride – Asymmetric Spinnaker – 2006 Storm Staysail and Storm Trysail All exterior canvas replaced 2022

RIGGING + 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 Anchor – massive modern Mantus M1 85lb (2021) Rode – 300’ chain – anchor anywhere ! Second anchor – 45’ CQR Stern anchor - Danforth

 ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT

Highfield 9.5’ tender Two outboards: Yamaha 9.9 (2015) and Mercury 6 (2021) Liferaft – Survitec Crewmate 8 person Date of Manufacture: 03/2021 and still in date. Magma BBQ Swim ladder Pelican Kayak (2021) Complete set of tools, spares and galley ware – add food and Fiji Bitter beer and ready to go cruising now. Starlink Standard V2 Dish (2022)

MAINTENANCE

Last haul-out and anti-fouling:  Oct 2022 Last zinc(s) change: Sep 2023 Last engine oil change: Oct 2023 Refit - 2021

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Listed by Max Shaw - Vessel is cruising Fiji within easy access to the marina near Nadi airport.

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