Catalina Morgan 45 CC - US$87,000 neg.



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

3 Polycrystalline solar panels (400 Watt total) NEW 09/2017

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

Raymarine radar/chartplotter E7 NEW 2016

Rocna 25 kg anchor NEW 2016

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

Achilles 3 person hyperlon tender NEW 05/2019

Mercury 6 hp 4-stroke outboard engine NEW 05/2016

6 person Plastimo offshore life raft with cradle NEW 2015

McMurdo G5 Epirb NEW 2015

DanFoss fridge/freezer rebuilt 05/2019

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



'Optimist of London' 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 a sleek, heavily built, sea worthy comfortable cruiser, with exceptional appointments.  The sails are in good 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 to a British sailor.  The current Canadian owner purchased her for sailing around the world in 2014.  She has had many improvements and upgrades since, and has many years of cruising ahead!

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."

The owner writes:  "She has been an amazing companion for my sailing journey, and has kept me safe and comfortable, even in a North Atlantic hurricane.  Sadly, "Life Happens" and I must saygoodbye to 'Optimist of London' and return to Canada for family reasons."

'Optimist of London' is aptly named! She has that happy, energetic vibe about her. Just looking at this lovely yacht in her berth at Vuda Marina 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.

The owner has volunteered to assist with the survey / sea trials and to show her buyer how everything works on board for a comprehensive hand-over. 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.