For Sale SOLD

1981 Passport 45' Center Cockpit Ketch

(compare to Peterson 44 see below)

But a friend has a nice cruising ketch for sale:

Already in Paradise! Ready to go Cruising anywhere!

Located: Kenting, Taiwan


18 years liveaboard but I'm afraid we are getting old.



$85,000 USD - Will consider serious offers



General Specs

  • LOA: 44.5
  • LWL: 39.7
  • BEAM: 12.10
  • DRAFT: 6.6
  • DISPLACEMENT: 30,000
  • HEADROOM: 6 feet 6" throughout
  • TANKAGE: Water: 200 gal. Fuel: 130 gal.
  • WATERMAKER: 40 gal/hr Aquamarine 6hp Kubota w/170Amp alternator
  • ENGINE: Izusu C240 - 60 hp.
  • TRANSMISSION: Borg Warner Velvet drive
  • Norscot dripless shaft seal
  • 21x19L 3 blade prop
  • CRUISING SPEED: +/- 7.5 Kts.
  • WAGNER hydraulic steering
  • WINDVANE: Cape Horn w/tiller pilot
  • CO2 and HALON auto/manual fire extinguishing system
  • BILGE PUMPS: Two Rule 3700

Deck and Hull:

  • Bruce anchor with 300ft 3/8 tripple B chain plus additional rode, bow pulpit rails, saltwater washdown,
  • LaFranz Tigres electric windlass.
  • Dinghy davits and custom wood dinghy with 15hp Yamaha outboard,
  • New hard dodger with tempered glass windows, 3 opening, fully enclosed cockpit with cushions,
  • Spintec roller furling on jib, Famet roller furling on staysail, manual boomvang/preventer,
  • Asymetrical cruising spinnaker w/sock,
  • 18' parachute sea anchor with 600 feet rode
  • Lots of dockline, typhoon tye-up line


Major refit 2012 and more 2015-2016 including:

  • new fiberglass diesel tank
  • replaced all interior lights with LED
  • replaced running/anchor lights with LED
  • 3 coats sprayed new clear polyurethane all interior teak
  • replaced headliner with custom fiberglass/gelcoat panels
  • paint topsides and deck, new non-skid
  • new hard dodger, all honeycomb/fiberglass
  • 10mm tempered glass windows in dodger, 3 opening
  • new Hyde Sails main sail w/stack-pack and mizzen sail covers
  • 4x150 watt solar panels and 2 30Amp controllers
  • replaced plywood deck core with honeycomb/fiberglass


  • New hydraulic autopilot steering pump
  • valve job both engines
  • rebuild Kubota piston/liner/rings ...
  • new T-bolds and shackles on rigging

Spares and Extras:





  • Sleeps 4 in 2 staterooms plus 1 dinette and 1 settee berth for a total of six berths
  • Private foreward double V-berth with private head & self contained shower.
  • Aft berth is complete with king sized custom mattress and private head.
  • Heads constructed with SS sinks and marble countertops.
  • Aft head new TMC electric flush



The Main Salon and Galley

  • Six large ports makes this space very bright and cheerful
  • Gull-wing hatch over salon
  • U-shaped galley is amidships aft of main salon
  • Complete with new 4 burner stove/oven with broiler and rotisserie
  • Deep double SS sinks and marble counter tops
  • An Adler Barbour fridge/freezer and cool box
  • Paragon Jr hot/cold pressure water system
  • Wabasto hydronic heating system (needs repair)
  • Lots of 12v fans installed and spares
  • Lots of storage space!


Forward Stateroom

  • V-berth 7 feet long
  • private head with separate large shower
  • forward head Skipper II manual toilet.
  • writinge desk/work space


Electrical system:

  • 8 golf cart batteries for a total of 980 amp hour 12 volt DC
  • Xantrax 110 volt AC, 1800 watt inverter with remote control panel
  • 90a alternator on main engine with Balmar smart regulator
  • 170A alternator on watermaker engine with Balmar smart regulator
  • Link 10 smart battery monitor
  • 4 x 150 watt solar panels for 600 watts with 2 30Amp solar controllers
  • 3x50' shore power cords plus multiple plug adapters


Cockpit and Main sheet Traveler


The Original Brochure

and Much-Much more

Similar to Peterson 44

An excerpt from a letter from Wagner Stevens Yatchs, makers of the current Passports, to a friend when they were selling their boat...

Your Passport 45 is one of a handfull built in 1981 and 1982 by the Shin-Fa yard in Taiwan under contract for Peter Hoyt.

Your hull and deck came from the Peterson 44 mold, several of which were build in the 1970s. Subsequently, that same hull mold was used to build Peter Hoyt's Liberty 458 series with new deck tooling.

Peter Hoyt was a cruising friend of Passport Yachts founder Wendell Renken. In 1980, Wendell Renken engaged Peter Hoyt to be the U.S. representative for Passport Yachts. After a year of doing business, Peter Hoyt decided that he'd rather build boats than represent them, so he moved to Taiwan, acquired rights to the Peterson 44 tooling, and began building boats. He was unable to obtain an export license, so (in those early, freewheeling days of Far Eastern yacht construction) Wendell Renken permitted Peter Hoyt to use the Passport license to export his yachts. Hence the name "Passport" 45.

While we would like to take credit for having build your fine yacht, the truth is that neither the designer, builder, nor contract yard had anything to do with Passport Yachts, other than the use of the export license.

For brokerage marketing purposes, that creates a small but not insurmountable problem. You have a well built, fast sailing cruising yacht that speaks for herself, after all. The problem is that brokers, buyers, price guides, and surveyors don't know what a "Passport"45 is.

Sister ships of your "Passport" 45 Ketch have sold in brokerage advertised as Peterson 44s, Liberty 458s, and Peterson/Liberty 45s. There is a viable market on both coasts for Peterson 44s, and you may find profit in advertising your yacht as such, with an explanation on the specification sheet summarizing my comments above. In fact, your yacht would compare favorably to the regular Peterson 44s on the market, since your interior joinery is finished in solid teak staving, whereas the Peterson 44s have teak veneer with solid teak accents.


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