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1992 Beneteau 45F5

Annapolis, Maryland


New to the market 3.24.22

This Beneteau First 45 can best be described as comparable to the condition of a 2015 model year without the price.

Schedule an appointment and prepare to be impressed. No storm damage, just a very proactive proud owner.  

Sails, electronics, systems, she has been dialed in and updated to the max. Cruise or distance races, she is ready to go. 

Equipment highlights:

This is a rare 5'11" draft wing keel, perfect for Bahamas cruising.

  • Bimini top, dodger and connector panel
  • Sat phone
  • 5 fresh North laminated cruising sails
  • 2 16,000btu Air/heat units
  • Inner headstay for st'y sl
  • Asymmetrical spinnakers and symmetrical
  • 2 air conditioning units
  • Fully serviced Perkins, recent updates and Gori prop 
  • 2 B&G MFD's, radar, auto pilot, wind instruments with independent back up Ockam system
  • Custom arch, dinghy davits 
  • AIS
  • Fresh bottom paint 
  • Fresh running and standing rigging
  • Wind generator, Inverter, solar panels
  • electric halyard winch
  • Dinghy and outboard

Beautiful, comfortable interior with refrigeration (2 units), propane, 2 air cond units, 2 heads

Recent insurance/value survey at $147,900.    


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Heaven Can Wait
Make: Beneteau
Model: 45F5
Year: 1992
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BEYJA183E192
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 46'7 ft
Length Of Deck: 45'7 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 5'11 ft
Min Draft: 5'11 ft
Displacement: 21,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 68'1 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'7 ft
Ballast: 8,400 lb
Electrical Circuit: 110 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 1992
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 7 kn
Maximum Speed: 8.09 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 42 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 172 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cutter, Cruisers


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Sails and Rigging
  • running rigging replaced in recent years
  • standing rigging was replaced
  • Aluminum mast with double swept back spreaders, 7/8ths rig, discontinuous single strand (ROD) rigging. Mast steps were added to mast head. 
  • I=53'1", J=15'1", P=55'5",E=18'8"
  • Inner head stay 
  • electric halyard winch
  • Hydraulic back stay adjuster
  • SAILS: All sails are North and less than 5 years old
  • North laminated cruising main, NorLam 2017, full batten, 2 reef points with cover very good condition
  • 85% Headsail heavy dacron, like new
  •  125 North NorLam headsail 2017 very good condition (furling head stay, dual track foil
  • 155% UK genoa healthy
  • A-4 Asym spinnaker healthy
  • A-2 North sails 800 Arrex Asym spinnaker 2019
  • Symetric heavy air spinnaker with pole
  • Orange storm sails, trysail and jib 2 2018
Electrical and electronics
  • Wind generator, Tycon Power 400 Watt mounted on arch 
  • Solar power system , 4 flexible panels on bimini and 1 hard panel on radar arch, total 1000 watts
  • Xantrex inverter, 3000 wa
  • dual 30AMP shore power with 50' cords
  • (4) 8D 200 ah AGM batteries, (1)  Group 34 AGM start battery
  • (2) B&G Zeus MFD screens, 12" & Zeus 3 with forward looking sonar. helm and nav station
  • MFD's include:AIS, sonar, radar, GPS, plotter, speed/depth/wind, auto pilot
  • Iridium Pilot satellite phone
  • GoFree & Sirius XM module for coastal weather overlay
  • Kenwood Stereo, Sirius XM antenna
  • Ockam depth, wind and speed with on mast displays
  • B&G network VHF radio, V50 with remote with GPS & AIS
  • 2 hand held vhf's w/GPS and AIS 
Interior Accommodations
  • 3 staterooms, 2 aft and one forward.
  • 2 16,000btu air conditioning units with heat
  • GALLEY: 2 Frigomatic top loading units, 3 burner LPG stainless stove & oven on gimble, ample lockers and cabinets for extended cruising.
  • HEADS: One in the bow with shower and day head aft to port that also serves the aft cabins.

 NAV STATION: Very well done complete nav station aft to starboard. See detailed photos.

  • DINETTE: Comfortable mid ship dinette that serves a crowd. Radius inboard bench seat with storage under.
  • Abundant opening ports and hatches for all areas
  • hot water heater
  • hot and cold cockpit shower
Overview of the 45f5 model
  • Farr Yacht Design cruiser-racer built from 1990 to 1996. Wildly popular with 250 boats built. The wing keel version offers less draft complimented by the large winglets.
  • From the Beneteau brochure:

    Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Auckland, Turin... A round the world that is a real success. Three worlds and most importantly, three names. Beneteau, Bruce Farr, and Pininfarina. A legendary top class meeting and the birth of the First 45 F 5 A sailing yacht to top them all.  With the First 45 F 5, sailing makes great strides in terms of aerodynamics, performance, cutting-edge technology, pure intelligence and beauty. 



Major Maintenance Upgrades
  • Rudder was removed, re-cored and sealed
  • Keel sump was rebuilt, reinforced, larger keel bolts and backing plates 
  • Sanitation hoses replaced
  • water tanks epoxy coated over fiberglass tanks
  •   All thru hulls replaced and sea cocks serviced
  • Perkins diesel has had the exhaust elbow replaced, full service and alternator belt/pulley system improved. 
Exterior/On Deck Features
  • Fold down transom swim deck with ladder (see photo)
  • Lewmar 12 vt windlass in below deck locker, 65# Mantus anchor w/100' 1/2" galvanized chain and 200' line. Spare anchor disassembled in locker. 
  • Custom aluminum cockpit aft arch that serves as dinghy davits, electronics mount (stay active if the rig fails), solar panel mount and dry wet stuff
  • Gray Sunbrella dodger, bimini and connector panel
Safety Equipment
  • Heaven Can Wait is modified and updated to meet all the safety requirements for the Bermuda races and beyond. Just add a fresh life raft and fully in compliance.
  • (2) Type 2 PFD's
  • (5) inflatable Type 5 PFD's
  • Throwable Life Sling and Dan buoy
  • (4) Fire extinguishers
  •   2 Manual bilge pumps. 1 cockpit operated and 1 cabin operated
Mechanical Notes
  • High Output Balmar 175A alternator with external smart regulator.
  •   The prop is a 18 inch Gori which features the unique overdrive option. 
  • Perkins has been very well maintained which is evident with external inspection. No rust or corrosion, new exhaust elbow, recent heat exchanger service, raw water pump and upgraded belt and pully system (see photo)
  • Hour meter is not accurate but the health of the motor is easily confirmed.   
Please read:
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.

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