Sailing yachts

Mustang Yachts 45

(REF: 18069)


  • Designer: Dalzell, Steve
  • Builder: Mustang Yachts, IOW
  • Year: 1983
  • Location: France
  • Length on deck: 45'2"
  • Beam: 13'6"
  • Draft: 6'11"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Mustang yachts 45

Built by Mustang yachts in 1983 to a design by Steven Dalzell, a well known and successful designer.  The first owner who commissioned the build sailed the boat for 29 years around northern Europe and down to the Mediterranean participating mainly cruising with family.

After many years of ownership the boat was sold in 2012 to the present owners who were planning on a 2 year cruise of the Atlantic.  They set off on this voyage and took in Brazil, the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Azores.  She performed marvelously on this trip, often clocking up over 160Nm/day almost effortlessly.  Before this trip the present owners did a thorough refit including an engine overhaul, new electrics, new sails and installation of a stainless gantry over the stern to carry the wind generator, solar panels and other equipment.  She is now fully kitted out for blue water cruising and is a very fast, capable and seaworthy boat with lots of space and a comfortable interior.

The strip plank construction offers a lightweight and strong method of construction, easy to repair if necessary and allows for maximum use of the interior space because of the lack of frames required.  A major refit was carried out around 2008 when a new deck was fitted and new hull paint work carried out, since then various larger jobs have been attended to including all new standing rigging 5 years ago.

A stand out and eye catching yacht, ready to sail and proven over many thousands of miles.





Epoxy strip plank construction using red cedar strips sheathed inside and out with epoxy glass cloth.  This is a conventionally built strip plank boat with recent surveys finding no cause for concern (last 2012).

Forward third of the hull has been sheathed with Kevlar for strength.

Laminated wooden floors and a laminated backbone.

External cast iron ballast keel with stainless steel keel bolts.

Skeg hung rudder with new bronze rudder bearings 2012.


Decks and cockpit

Yacht laid 12mm teak deck over a marine plywood subdeck and fiberglass epoxy.  Varnished teak toe rail all round with freeing ports.  New deck in 2008.

Deep and safe cockpit with a spray hood and bimini awning for shelter from the elements.

Whitlock Mamba wheel steering on a central pedestal with a compass binnacle and large electronic chartplotter.



Marine plywood coachroof coamings with teak veneer, all varnished.  Epoxy sheathed plywood coachroof deck finished with non-slip deck paint.  Varnished handrails on the coachroof with two big and two small aluminium framed hatches.




Bermudan cutter rig on a keel stepped alloy mast.  Alloy slab reefing boom with a stack pack system.  Twin alloy spinnaker poles stow on the coachroof.

Stainless steel standing rigging, 5 years old, to s/s rigging screws and s/s internal chainplates.

Single standing backstay with running backstays on tackles.

Roller furling jib and a hanked on self tacking staysail.

Mustang Yachts 45


All Barlow self tailing winches.

5 mast winches for halyards and reefing lines.

6 cockpit winches per side, 8 in total for headsail and spinnaker sheets.



Full set of triradial-hydranet sails new in 2013 by Quantum Sails.





Older set of sails all still in good condition.





Spinnaker with snuffer.





Yanmar 3JHE 37hp marine diesel installed new in 1998.  Yanmar hydraulic gearbox couple through flexible coupling with a stainless steel shaft to centreline 3 blade Maxprop. Volvo seal gland from 2012

5kts cruising at 1.7l/hour, 7kts max

1860 hours since new, engine refit in 2013 including new injectors and heat exchangers.



Dedicated 90ah engine start battery.

4 x 100ah domestic batteries, new 2013

Charging from engine alternator or through 240v charger when connected to shore power.  Also fitted new in 2012 is a 400W wind turbine and 3 x 100W solar panels.

800w 240 puresin volt inverter.

Complete re-wire of the boat in 2012 including new electronic nav equipment.



1 x 95l and 1 x 150l diesel tanks, both stainless steel located in the aft, one port and one starboard

4 flexible water tanks made of Hypalon.  Total capacity of 700l, located under the salon seats.





8 berths in 2 cabins plus the saloon.

Two quarter cabins with a double berth in the port side and two singles in the starboard side.

Forecabin with lots of storage and a workshop area.



Large and spacious saloon because of the large beam, also the hull construction means there is a minimum space taken up by frames and hull structure.  U-shaped settee berth to port which converts to a good size double.  Centreline dropleaf mahogany table with skylight hatch above.

Single settee berth to starboard with a pilot berth behind.

Built in locker space around the saloon with two large shelves for book stowage on the port side.

All new upholstery 2012.



Baby Blake sea toilet in the heads compartment located to port forward of the saloon.

Basin and shower with hot and cold running water with an electric pressure pump, hot water from an engine heated calorifier.

Cabinet and dressing table to starboard opposite the heads.



U-shaped galley to port at the bottom of the companionway steps.

Taylors 4 burner gimballed gas stove with grill and oven positioned under the deckhead.

Deep top entry fridge forward of the stove with 2 independent 12v compressor.

Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water and a manually operated salt water tap, essential for blue water sailing.


Chart desk

Located to starboard at the base of the companionway steps.  Forward facing chart desk with a fixed top and two drawers beneath for charts.

Switch board, electronic instruments and engine control panel all located at the chart desk




3 xSteering compass

B&G and a NASA sounder

B&G log

Standard Horizon DSC AIS VHF

Sony SSB receiver

Raymarine 418HD colour plotter, new 2013

Navman G-Pilot 3100 autopilot

Garmin stand alone GPS

Standard Horizon CP300 plotter at the chart table

Raymarine C120W plotter with radar display at helm

B&G wind indicator

WIFI amplifier + Router

NASA battery monitor

Shipmodul NMEA 0183 wifi Multiplexer to send ship’s data on tablets or computers


4 man Seago liferaft

5 inflatable lifejackets

Horse shoe lifebuoy

Flare pack

4 powder fire extinguishers


Rocna 25kg anchor

CQR 20kg anchor

100m of 10mm chain

30m of 10mm chain


Zodiac 285 hypalon dinghy, new 2012.

Yamaha 6hp 2ST outboard

Full winter cover, new 2012

Bimini cover


Mooring warps



These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.