Catalina Morgan 45 - US$130,000 Neg.



Immaculately presented with fully renovated interior including all new upholstery throughout (2021)

Antifouled, polished and fully surveyed in preparation for the sale (June 2021)

All three sails are furling and in impeccable condition with Genoa and Jib both new in 2020 and mainsail completely re-stitched and refurbished including new UV protection 

All standing rigging replaced in 2017

Selden Genoa Furler  (2017)

Rigid Bimini (designed and installed in 2020)

Fully enclosable cockpit with new clears and side curtains and separate roll down shade cloths (2021)

Stainless steel targa with davits  (2017)

Superwind 350 quiet wind generator (350 Watt Max) (2015)

Huge solar power 740 W (Many new panels 2020)

Rainman 12V watermaker (40 litres/hr) (2017)

Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 (2016)

100 m of 10mm galvanised anchor chain (2019)

Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass complete rebuild and new hand control (2019) 

5 AGM house batteries (07/2018) and E-Nex starting battery  (2019)

Propane regulator, 3 x 4.5 kg tank, and solenoid gas shut-off valve  (2019)



'Ora' is a Catalina Morgan 45, built in 1991 in Key Largo, Florida.  She is 45'3" (13.8 m) long, weighs 19.19 metric tonnes (gross), and draws 6'7" (2.0 m).  She carries 725 litres of fresh water, and 275 litres of diesel fuel for the 50 HP 4-cylinder Yanmar engine. She is designed and equipped for world travels and independent life on board.

She is a sleek, heavily built, sea worthy and comfortable cruiser, with exceptional appointments.  The sails are in excellent condition, the engine runs reliably, and she is easy to handle solo or as a couple.

Originally purchased by a Norwegian couple, she spent many years in the Caribbean before sailing up to Northern Europe, and later the Mediterranean, where she was sold and sailed solo from Spain to Fiji. Her current owners, a NZ couple, purchased her in Fiji in 2019 and have since lived aboard when not working as international delivery skippers. Throughout their time with Ora they continued to upgrade and refurbish her in preparation for their own world voyage, although a recent change of circumstances brought about the decision to sell and buy another yacht in the US or Europe.

The Catalina Morgan 45 design concept:

"The hull was designed with fine forward sections, full aft sections, and sports a cruising full keel and a semi-balanced rudder."

"The large centre cockpit was designed with a unique dual seating arrangement which provides excellent visibility in an atmosphere of comfort and safety."

"The deck layout includes inboard chainplates for close-hauled sheeting and conveniently located main and genoa winches."

"Below decks is a spacious interior of varnished teak and ash wood with two large private staterooms for comfortable living."

Ora is aptly named! She has that happy, energetic vibe about her. Just looking at this lovely yacht in her berth at Musket Cove, one can immediately tell she means business and is eager to go out to play! Cruise-ready, extensively upgraded and fully equipped to keep travelling, she would make a fantastic cruising home for someone wanting an affordable, fully appointed and comfortable cruising yacht available now.

This yacht is perfect for solo or short-handed passages, for a family or a group of friends and for anyone new to the cruising life or an experience sailor alike. She is responsive, sea-kindly, easy to handle, easy to understand, easy to maintain and will be the joy of her lucky new owners.

Call or email us today for more info. Be quick! At this price and equipped at that level this wonderful yacht will not last on the market. The last one we had sold in two weeks and at her first inspection. 



The interior of 'Ora’ is surprisingly spacious, with 27 inward opening portholes, providing good ventilation and light. There are also 6 opening skylights to allow breeze and fresh air to circulate. The extensive woodwork has stood up well for its 28 years and has had a refresh over the past 18 months. The cushion upholstery has been replaced in 2021. most cabinets and locker doors arelouvered and allow for maximum air movement.


The main saloon is very spacious and comfortable. The teak and ash interior woodwork gives an attractive and warm feel. There is an "L" shaped dinette to starboard and a straight settee to port. Both settees provide good passage berths. There are cabinetsoutboard of both settees and shelving, providing a good amount of storage.


The galley is very functional on passage and at anchor. The Seaward 3 burner gimballed stove and wrap around counter design allows you to work in safety no matter the sea-state. the wood cabinets have louvered doors. The extra deep double sink has hot and cold pressure water faucets, with a filter for the coldside. There are two 41l refrigeration units that can be either fridge or freezers these were installed in 2020 There is a propane gas detector and a smoke alarm for your safety and security.


Opposite the galley to port of the companion way stairs is the chart table with instruments, controls, and switches within easy reach. It provides a good place for navigation and communication. The top opening table provides storage for charts and instruments.


There are two heads on Ora. The head provided for the V-berth forward cabin has a manual toilet and a sink whose tap doubles as a shower wand. There is plentyof storage and ventilation with port visors installed so opening windows can stay open in all weather. The aft ensuite head has an electric toilet (with a macerating holding tank option), and a sink basin. A unique feature is a small bath tub/shower combination with glass doors, providing the ability to have a deep soak or wash clothing below deck during passages.


One of the benefits of a centre cockpit design is a large and spacious aft cabin. There is a large double berth, bedside settees with reading lamps, and a vanity table with lighted mirror. Starboard there is a front loading washing machine with storage below, and on the port side is a hanging locker and drawers. The aft cabin has excellent airflow with two fans, 9 opening ports, and a large hatch, making the cabin cool and pleasant for sleeping in almost all conditions.

All upholstery has been replaced in 2021


The V-berth in the forward cabin is surprisingly large and comfortable for a couple to share. There is a good amount of drawer storage and open hanging racks for clothing. 2 opening ports, and 2 hatches provide great airflow to keep the berth cool. The forward head can be accessed directly from the forward cabin or from the main saloon.


Between the saloon and the aft cabin is the large engine room. There is excellent access on3 sides of the engine, making it extremely easy to service. Oil filters, fuel filters, raw-water strainer, impellers, and sea cocks are all easily accessed. The engine room is protected by a halon automatic fire extinguisher. The entire cockpit floor can be unbolted if the engine ever needs to be removed. There is ample space for tool storage and to install a generator should you wish.


The centre cockpit provides excellent protection and comfort when sailing. 'Ora' has a strong, fixed glass windscreen and a wood and fibreglass dodger. A centre hatch can be opened for a cool breeze, and a wood fibreglass hard top bimini provides sun shade over the cockpit as well as excellent rain protection. There are clear sides to the cockpit that when closed keeps the cockpit dry in almost all weather. In addition there are sun shades that drop from the bimini that provide great shade. This all results in an extremely comfortable cockpit in any weather. In the centre of the cockpit is a folding teak table for dining and entertaining. Itcan be either fully open of half open with fiddles. The removable teak floor grates make keeping the cockpit clean much easier, and the large scuppers and washboards make it verysafe at sea. The helm and binnacle are well placed, and all important controls are close at hand. The electric winch makes deploying or furling the main sail or furling the headsails an easy task, even for thesolo sailor.


The deck is well organized with minimal clutter. She has clean lines and plenty of space to move around with strong accessible handholds when required. Her decks are fibreglass with an anti-skid coating making for low maintenance and easy cleaning. All the deck hardware is oversized and well built for the challenges of offshore and ocean voyages. In addition to the basic equipment, a stainless steel targa and davits were added on the aft deck, providing an easy way to lift the tender and store paddle boards. The wind generator, radar dome, and additional solar panel are all located on top of the targa out of the way of all sheets and halyards. Two fibreglass deck boxes provide excellent storage for diving, snorkeling, kite surfing equipment along with the portable generator.



SERVICE BATTERIES:   5 x 105 AH AGM Batteries (07/2018)

START BATTERY: 1 x 100 AH E-Nex lead cell maintenance free battery (05/2019)

CHARGER: Mastervolt IVO Smart 12/40-3 charger

INVERTER: Victor Energie 12 Volt 1500 Watt Atlas inverter

ALTERNATOR: 80 Amp with internal regulator. Two spare

alternators including a 120amp bosch with external regulator

SHORE POWER: 230 Volt AC/16 Amp system

SOLAR PANELS: 1 x 100 Watt Westech flexible panel, 4 x flexible 85 watt sunpower panels and 1 340 watt rigid panel sunpower. Total solar 720 watt with 2 x 40amp mppt solar controllers.

WIND GENERATOR: Superwind 350 silent wind generator (350 Watt maximum output)


ENGINE:   Yanmar 4JH2E Diesel 4 cylinder

POWER:   50 HP

YEAR/HOURS:   1991/5200 hrs

PROPULSION:   1.25" S.S. shaft with bronze 3 blade propellor

CRUISING SPEED:   approx. 7 knots

MAX SPEED:   approx. 8 knots

FUEL CONSUMPTION:   3 litres/hr @ 1500 RPM


DIESEL TANK:   1 x 275 litres

BOW THRUSTER:   Side-prop 3 blade 4 HP Electric (not operating currently/seized bearing)

CONTROL PANEL:   Oil pressure, engine temperature, voltmeter, RPM, alarms, key to start, pull stop


WATER TANKS:   725 litres (535L,100L,90L)

WATER HEATER:   Imnasa Green Star 22 litre boiler; uses engine water cooling system or 220 VAC shore power to heat

WATER MAKER:   Rainman portable 12 VDC desalinator; makes 40 litres/hr. Installed and new membranes 2020


TYPE:   Sloop rigged with cutter stay

RIGGING:   All standing rigging replaced in 08/2017 by No Limits Masts and Rigging, Spain

MAINSAIL REEFING:   In-mast furling mainsail with control lines led back to the cockpit (rebuilt 2017)

HEADSAIL FURLING:   Seldon Furlex 304S furling and reefing system (NEW 09/2017)

SAILS:  Mainsail great condition recut and re stiched 2021. Furling Genoa excellent condition (new 2020). Furling staysail (New 2020)

ADDITIONAL SAILS:   Spare mainsail, storm jib, and gennaker cruising chute

OTHER:   FastMast Spinnaker pole (NEW 2016)

WINCHES:   Lewmar 2 x 56 for genoa sheets, 2 x 40 for cutter storm jib sheets, 1 x 43 electric for main furling sheets, 2 x 20 at mast for halyards


STEERING PEDESTAL:   Suunto D-165 compass, Autohelm wind gauge, Raymarine i-50 multi (2017), Raymarine ST6002 Smart Pilot, Autohelm Navdata (not connected), Navman 6500 Fishfinder/Chart Plotter, Raymarine RCU-3 Remote

CHART TABLE: Raymarine e-7 Radar and Chart Plotter, Autohelm ST-50 Multi, Autohelm ST-50 GPS vesper AIS integrated and separate screen. Victron battery monitor. USB charging ports

VHF:   Icom IC-M411

Iridium go sat communication system with external antenna


TARGA ARCH:   Professionally designed, manufactured, and installed by ArcGlow in Almerimar, Spain.  Provides an excellent platform for the wind generator, radar dome, and additional solar panel.  Block and tackle integrated davits make lifting the tender extremely easy, even for one person (09/2017).  Stores 2 paddle boards comfortably.

NAVIGATION LIGHTS:   All changed to LED bulbs or fixtures (2016)

WINDLASS:   Maxwell Nillson (rebuilt 05/2019) with new Maxwell hand control (05/2019)

ANCHOR:  1 x Rocna 33KG (12/2019), 100 m of 10mm galvanized chain (05/2019), and20 m of 7/8 poly line. Fortress FX 37 spare main anchor with 20m chain and 60m triple braid rode. Fortress FX-11 stern or kedge anchor.

WINDSCREEN/DODGER:   Strong aluminum framed safety glass windscreen and fibreglass dodger/sprayhood, with opening hatch for airflow

Hardtop Bimini with integrated light usb charging ports and iPad holder (New 2020)

CANVAS: Side clears and sunshades

COCKPIT:   Folding cockpit table in varnished teak

LOCKERS:   Starboard stern locker for propane tanks and regulator, and port stern locker for dock lines

Deck boxes: two large deck boxes providing excellent additional storage.

OTHER:   Integrated bathing platform with hot/cold shower wand


MATERIAL/COLOUR:   Varnished teak and ash veneer plywood with solid teak trim

UPHOLSTERY:  New upholstery 2020

SALOON:   Spacious saloon with 2 sofas, galley, chart table, walkthrough to aft cabin and forward cabin, storage areas, drawers, and cupboards

CABINS:   2 large cabins with storage

BERTHS:   Large double berth in aft cabin and large V-berth in forward cabin 

HEADROOM:   1.98 m in saloon, 2.01 m in galley, 1.87 m in aft cabin, 1.84 in aft head, 1.96 m in forward cabin, 1.98 m in forward head

AFT BATHROOM:   Jabsco 12 V electric toilet, vinyl 50 litre holding tank, washbasin with hot/cold faucet, tub/shower combination with hot/cold shower wand, electric pump for bath water 

FORWARD BATHROOM:   Jabsco manual toilet, washbasin with hot/cold faucet that pulls out for shower use, electric pumping shower water overboard

GALLEY:   U-shaped sea going galley, work surfaces in beige Corian, stainless steel deep double sinks with pressurized hot/cold faucet (cold side carbon filtered), propane gas detector and propane solenoid cut off switch (new 2019)

OVEN:   Gimballed Seaward 3 burner gas cooker with oven. Extractor fan over cooker 230v

FRIDGE/FREEZER:   Two 41L units that can be fridge or freezers (new 2020). 

ENTERTAINMENT:  21inch smart tv

OTHER:   2 x 12V electric Hella Turbo fans in aft cabin


BILGE PUMPS:   2 x electric high volume bilge pumps, 2 x manual bilge pumps

LIFERAFT:   6 person Plastimo offshore liferaft (2015), full service and inspection 09/2017 (next service due 09/2019)

SEA ANCHOR:   Large vinyl sea anchor with line and swivel (NEW 2016)

RADAR REFLECTOR:   Echomax radar reflector on front of mast 

SAFETY LINES:   Backlines port and starboard (stowed)

FIRE PROTECTION:   Halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room (needs servicing), 3 x 2 KG fire extinguishers (serviced 09/2017), 2 fire blankets in galley

EPIRB:  Two Epirbs one in float-free housing


HANDHELD VHF:   Uniden submersible 

SURVIVAL SUITS:   2 full immersion neoprene survival suits

OVERBOARD RESCUE:   life ring, flagpole with light, floating light, rescue sling

EMERGENCY TILLER:   Stainless steel emergency tiller below berth in aft cabins

OTHER:   handheld, rocket parachute, and smoke flares (need replacing)


TENDER: Southern Pacific 310 Shearwater (new 2020)

OUTBOARD: Yamaha 15hp two stroke (new 2020)


(As per owners records, receipts available)

All standing rigging replaced in 09/2017

Selden Genoa Furler NEW 09/2017

Stainless steel targa with davits NEW 09/2017

Superwind 350 quiet wind generator (350 Watt Max) NEW 2015

Rainman portable 12V watermaker (40 litres/hr) NEW 09/2017

Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 NEW 2016

Rocna 33 kg anchor NEW 2020

80 m of 10mm galvanized anchor chain NEW 05/2019

Maxwell Nilsson anchor windlass complete rebuild and new hand control NEW 06/2019

E-Nex starting battery NEW 05/2019

5 AGM house batteries NEW 07/2018

2 Bosch starters rebuilt 11/2018

6 person Plastimo offshore life raft with cradle NEW 2015

McMurdo G5 Epirb NEW 2015

Propane regulator, 4.5 kg tank, and solenoid gas shut-off valve NEW 05/2019

Furuno SSB with tuner and aft isolated stay antenna installed 09/2017

Bottom paint and zincs June 2021


33kg Rocna anchor 

FX-37 Fortress anchor as spare main anchor 

FX-11 Fortress anchor as kedge/stern anchor

2 x Isotherm 12v 41l fridges or freezers installed with additional fans for airflow

Shearwater 3.1m rib with Yamaha15hp outboard

Dinghy chaps

Staysail roller furler with new inner forestay wire New Staysail

New Genoa

Recut and restitched mainsail

Camec front load washing machine

Inflatable paddleboard

4x 85w flexible solar panels

1x Sunpower 340w rigid solar panel

2x 40amp MPPT solar controllers

Victron battery monitor

Hard-top bimini with clears, sunshades, USB charging ports and cockpit light

IridiumGo with external antenna

Vesper Vision AIS integrated to Raymarine system and separate screen

Reconditioned anchor windlass and new solenoid

Smart regulator and 120amp Bosch alternator (to be installed)

New temp and oil pressure sender units 

New temp and oil pressure alarm at helm

New macerator pump for holding tank

New macerator pump for aft toilet Magma BBQ

1000w portable generator

Installed Rainman watermaker and replaced the membranes

Installed saltwater hand pump to galley

Installed saltwater hose to anchor locker

Installed self tailing two speed anderson st27 winch on mast


New portable VHF

21 inch TV

2 x custom-made deck boxes

New 60m triple braid line for spare anchor rode.

Various new running rigging including double purchase halyard with new ronstan blocks for raising dinghy to deck.

New interior upholstery 2021

New covers for fuel cans


Bow thruster propellor bearing needs replacing 


FULL KEEL:   8,200 lbs

HULL SHAPE:   Monohull

HULL LENGTH:   45'3"


BEAM:   13'9"

DRAFT:   6'7"

WINDOWS:   Lewmar (6 hatches, 27 ports)


BALLAST:   8,200 lbs





Disclaimer: 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.