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Alan Pape Alan Pape Classic Yawl 45 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Alan Pape
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Year: 1981
  • LOA: 45'0" (13.72m)
  • Beam: 8' 9'' (2.66m)
  • Berths: 7
  • Draft: 2.06
  • ID no.: 1011242
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 500 Litres
  • Engine Make: Mermaid
  • Horsepower: 75hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 350 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 6 Knots
  • Top Speed: 7 Knots

Broker Remarks

This Alan Pape 45 Classic Yawl is a big powerful boat; she was designed and built in 1981 in Looe Cornwall The first owner commissioned her for blue water voyages providing safety and comfort.
Her design and construction were focused on creating a true ocean yacht, recent voyages that the current owner have completed have proved her to be just that.
Curtis and Pape built a variety of boats, which started with fishing boats and then veering into the yachting market with many different successful designs of sailing yachts and motorboats.

This Alan Pape 45 had a major refit in 2006/07 for the current owner; it included a new rig configuration which was slightly altered from the original design, this was overseen by Ed Burnett who is a renowned classic yacht designer. Several small changes have helped to improve the performance and handling of the boat.
The job sheet for the refit also included the removal and replacement of cabin soles and floor bolts as well as new keel bolts.
After the refit, the current owner completed a cruise to circumnavigate South America via the Magellan Straits. The trip was a huge success and she clocked some very respectable daily log readings, the owner was very impressed with the safety, comfort and performance during this trip. Since this trip, she has been refitted.

The size a of the boat give her a vast interior volume, and make her a very comfortable yacht for extended cruising. She will be sold with a full inventory for long distance sailing and very impressive history.


The boat sleeps seven guests in two sleeping cabins and the saloon.
Forecabin has a twin V-berth and has full standing headroom (newly painted in 2017).
Owners cabin to port at the forward end of the saloon which has a large double berth.
Two x single saloon berths.
A single quarter berth to starboard.

Companionway steps down into the saloon over the engine box.
Forward facing chart table to starboard uses the head of the quarter berth as a seat.
There is a galley positioned to starboard under the deckhead.
There is U-shaped settee seating which converts to a berth to port with a collapsible saloon table.
All upholstery was recovered in 2010.
There is a passageway going forward to starboard with a single berth and substantial stowage lockers under the deckhead.
The high freeboard and good depth to the bilge and wide beam to the boat makes a very spacious saloon.
Joinery constructed with mahogany veneered marine plywood, masses of storage capacity in lockers throughout the saloon.

Heads compartment to port by the forward passage.
Jabsco sea toilet pumps directly overboard or to holding tank.
Hand basin and shower drains to a small grey water tank and pumped overboard.
Holding tank fitted in 2017 and painted throughout.

Nelson Spinflo gas cooker with two burner hob, oven and grill.
24V fridge.
A single stainless sink.
Pressurised hot and cold freshwater.
Hand pumped sea water tap.
Hot water via an engine heated clarifier or mains.

Mechanical and Rigging

Built by Curtis and Pape in 1981 in Looe Cornwall
Designed by Pape
Iron planing all copper rivet fastened to steamed oak frames. Heavy grown oak floors throughout all copper fastened. Galvanised steel mast step integrated with the floors spreads the load of the rig.

Large section beam shelf with a clamp the full length of the hull makes the hull extremely stiff and strong.

Deck and cockpit,
Large section sawed deck beams notched onto the beam shelf. Yacht laid teak deck screwed and glued to a marine plywood subdeck.

Large cockpit with a self-draining well and wheel steering on a central pedestal. Sprayhood over the coachroof with a centreline companion hatch. Very large cockpit locker to port. Spacious lazaret locker with a large hatch on the aft deck.

Varnished marine plywood coachroof coamings with reinforced glass windows recessed in.
Forward coachroof with solid varnished mahogany coamings and an aluminium Lewmar hatch gives full standing headroom in the fore cabin.

Long keel (LEAD BALLAST)
Keel hung rudder
Wheel steering with hide-covered stainless steel wheel

Mermaid Melody 75hp 4cyl diesel engine installed new in 1981. (serviced regularly)
Freshwater cooled Ford based diesel, known for reliability
Single lever morse control
Centreline shaft drive
Three blade fixed pitch bronze propeller.

Fuel consumption 1/2 gph.
Cruising speed 6Kts.
Max speed 7Kts.

Various engine spares

24V domestic electrical system.
12V system for navigation equipment. 

Two x batteries (new in 2007).
240 mains/shorepower system
240V mains battery charging. 

Engine alternator charging.
Wind generator for added charging capacity.

Freshwater capacity 500 litres
Fuel capacity 350 litres
Grey water tank unknown capacity
Black water tank unknown capacity

Water System:
Pressurised water system
Hot and cold water
Hot water from
Seawater tap

Bermudan yawl with a cutter head which gives a large amount of variation in rig configuration which is ideal for ocean cruising.
The entire rig was new in 2007 after a slight re-design by Ed Burnett.

Aluminium keel stepped masts, both replaced in 2007.
Aluminium mast stowed spinnaker pole
Aluminium deck stowed spinnaker pole
Stainless rigging screws and internal stainless chainplates (new 2007).

Twin spreaders mainmast with twin lower shrouds, single intermediate, single cap shroud and running backstays.
Single spreader mizzen with twin lowers and a single cap shroud.
Rope running rigging replaced in 2007. 
Harken genoa roller furler

All sails made by Hyde Sails in 2007 unless stated otherwise.
Heavy duty Mainsail, slab reefing with lazyjacks. 
Mizzen (new in 2017)
Yankee (new in 2012)
Staysail (hanked)
Storm jib (unused)
Trisail (unused)
Furling headsail


Navigation Aids:
Autopilot (new 2007)
Raymarine ST 60 Speed/log (new 2004)
Raymarine ST60 Echosounder (new 2004)
Garmin GPS (new 2016)
DSC, VHF radio

Steering compass

Ground Tackle:
Electric anchor windlass
CQR anchor
Spare anchor
40m chain
Double stainless steel bow roller

Deck Gear:
Cockpit has a pair 2 x Harken 44ST. 
2 x Lewmar ST.
Mizzen Halyard - Andersen ST.
Main mast - 3 x Andersen ST including one for reefing.
Stainless steel boarding gated to port and starboard
Pulpit and pushpit

Boarding ladder
Opening foredeck hatch
Darodes ventilation

Safety Equipment:
All Safety equipment listed is included in the sale but the vendor offers no warranties
The purchaser must service the safety equipment and ensure that it is appropriate for his purposes
See Me active radar reflector
Nav lights
Electric automatic bilge pump
Two x manual bilge pumps

Fire blanket
Fire extinguishers x two

Canvas lazybag with lazyjacks
Canvas mizzen sail cover
Canvas sprayhood with stainless steel frame
Canvas full deck cover (new 2017)
Canvas sun awning (new 2017)
teak cockpit table


Cutlery, crockery and utensils
Saloon table

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