Boat Details

45′ Liberty 458


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Yacht World Number: 2426-3491687
Located In: La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Year: 1987
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Liberty 458 was one of the finest offshore cruising sailboats of its generation. The design, by Peter Hoyt of Seattle, was based on the well-respected Peterson 44, but the hull was extended and the freeboard raised to create a larger and more luxurious vessel. Thirty one Liberty 458s were built in the 1980s at the Shin Fa shipyard in Taiwan. (Liberty 458 owners have maintained contact with each other and have a Yahoo chat site that continues to be active and informative.)

The interior of Aries  has stunning teak work which will likely never be equalled again. Outside, the hull and deck are built far stronger than modern production boats.    The current owners have sailed Aries for 4-6 months each year for 13 years, providing adventures for family and friends in places like Grenada, Cuba, Columbia and Panama.    They are now passing the baton to new owners. Although La Paz may seem like an unusual place to buy a boat, it has unique advantages: there is no sales tax payable on the transfer of ownership, the Sea of Cortez offers a vast protected cruising area, and there are lots of marine facilities/skills that are  very affordable .   Let the experts at La Paz Yachts show you how easy it is to begin your cruising dreams today.

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.

Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.

La Paz Yachts
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Tom & Cindy
Marina de la Paz
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
Toll-free 1-855-225-2729
Other Local (612) 123-1948

Full Specs


Builder: Shin Ya Shipyard, Taiwan
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 45 ft 8 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 30500 lbs
Dry Weight: 38000 lbs

Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: SP90 diesel four cylinder
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3700
Engine Power: 90 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (280 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (180 Gallons)

Use since 2005: Sailed approximately 6 months/yr, stored the remaining 6 months on hard and under cover.
Approximate itinerary since 2005: Ft Lauderdale, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward islands, British Guyana, Columbia, Panama Canal, Central America to current location in Sea of Cortez, Mexico.
The hull is a modified Peterson 44. The hull was extended and the freeboard raised. Thirty-one Liberty 458s were built in the 1980s at Shin Fa shipyard, Taiwan. Aries was hull #27.

Major Equipment
Engine: Ford Lehman SP90 diesel, 90 hp, four cylinder. Engine number 796451. Engine completely overhauled at 970 hrs. Current engine hours: 3,700 hrs.
Autopilot: WH Autopilot, two independent systems (port and starboard). Starboard controller and rudder angle indicator replaced 2012. Port controller rebuilt 2015 and not re-installed: kept as spare.
Refrigeration, 120V: Technicold RB020A, 115 HP air-cooled unit, installed 2007 under settee for use at dock.
Refrigeration, Engine-driven: Compressor HGB 1000 aluminum replaced 2012.
Engine use of approximately Yz hr per day will maintain freezing due to cold-plates and 6 inch insulation. (Rich Beers Marine 001 (954) 802-4156 for spare parts.)
Propeller: 3 blade, Bronze, radius 11.5 inch, 22 LH 14
Shaft: length 243 cm , diameter 1 Yz inch (37.8 mm) taper 104 mm long, narrows to 31.4 mm. 3/8 inch key at each end.
Toilets: Two Raritan 1214W with pump 1200-C
Anchor Winch: Maxwell VWC 2200
Water Heater: died 2014. If desired, replace with Exotherm Basic 24

Communication / Navigation Equipment
VHF Radio: Garmin 200
SSB Radio: Kenwood TKM-707 with Kenwood MAT-1 00 tuner (VE7 GGO call sign)
Radar: Raymarine E80
Chartplotters: Ray-marine E80 (nav station) and Garmin 700 (binnacle)
AIS: Raymarine 350 (receive only)
Depth Sounder: Link 5100

Hull and Deck
Hull: Three-quarter length keel, skeg-mounted rudder with propeller between keg and rudder. Hand-laminated 24 oz roving alternated with 1.5 oz mat, 13 layers at rail, 15 layers at turn of bilge, 17 layers at keel. 5/8″ closed-cell foam added to inner skin covered with 2 layers 1.5 oz mat for insulation.
Hull repainted in 2017 with Awlgrip two-part epoxy primer and 3-4 coats Awlgrip. In 2006, below-waterline blistering repaired and epoxy layer applied to hull.
Latest bottom paint: 2 coats of International, 28 Nov, 2018.
Deck: 24 oz roving alternated with 1.5 oz mat. Balsh sandwich core construction.
Nonskid surface molded in on housetop. Teak decks bedded in Thiakol with stainless screws. Cockpit seats and coaming tops are flush-inlaid teak.
Molded-in LPG tank storage locker, vented overboard.
Ballast: 11,000 lbs, two piece internal iron, imbedded and fiberglassed into re-inforced hull sections.

Sailing Equipment
Mast and Boom: Kenyon aluminium extrusion.
Mast is stepped on keel.
Winches: Lewmar, two speed. 6 winches in cockpit, 3 on mast
Mainsail: Leitch and McBride, 2014, five full battens, Harken batten cars, Lazy Jack system, 3 reef points. 10.3 oz Dacron, offshore finish.
Dimensions: luff 45’5″, leech 46′ 10″, foot 15′ 1″
Boom sits on cradle when not in use.
Sheet: 130 ft, 5/8″
Jib: North Sail, 509 sq ft, Profurl P-40 roller furling (rebuilt 1997), sheets 140 ft, 3/4″
Cutter: North Sail, 194 sq ft, Pro furl Basic B35 roller furling, sheets 100 ft, 7/16″ 3
Whisker Pole: Forespar

Dinghy Make and Model: Caribe L10, purchased 2006 (tired)
Dinghy Engine: Yamaha 15 two stroke, purchased 2012 (great)

Emergency Equipment
EPIRB: purchased 2005, re-registered 2014 with NOAA. Identification number ADCE02130D42801
Life Raft: Switlik 6 person coastal life raft, last serviced in 2007
Flares: numerous flares, all expired but likely all good.

Mooring, Fun, Recreation, Comfort
Fenders, mooring lines, snubber, hoist for outboard engine,
Shade for aft deck, fore deck, and centre cockpit
Hammock for foredeck
Fishing equipment
Scuba and snorkeling gear

Alternator belt: Dayco Top Dog 17480 Gold Label or NAPA Premium XL 25-9470 (or 1 inch longer)
Refrigeration belt: Dayco Top Dog 17650 Gold Label or Mitsuba 17650 12.5×1650 X2ED (65 inch)
Oil filter: Fram PH8A (or Delco PF42)
Engine oil: 11 liters of 20 weight
Racor fuel filter: 2101TM-OR (10 micron)
Fuel filter: FRAM C1191A or WIX (DANA) 33166
Fuel line size: 5/8 inch outside, V4 inch inner
Water filter for Seagull IV: RS-l SG (part no. 788000, General Ecology Inc)
Toilets: Raritan 1214W with pump 1200-C
Refrigeration Gas: R134A
Hull Paint: repainted 2017,5 coats Awlgrip
Bottom Paint: repainted Nov, 2018, 2 coats of Intemational
Chain: 200 feet of 3/8 inch (10.3 mm) BB, high test (31 mm pitch) marked every 50 feet.
Weather seal for portholes: Taco 3/8 inch neoprene V30-0113810-1
Raw Water Impeller: Jabsco Profile K 1210- 0001-P
Air-Filter: 2715E
Spark plugs for Outboard: BR8HS

Major Spares
Starter motor
Alternator (used)
Sea water cooling pump assembly
Fresh water cooling pump assembly
Fuel pump (used)
Transmission oil heat exchanger
Foot pump for water
Accumulator tank for pressure water
Gooseneck for boom (used)
Fuel and oil filters
Engine belts (refrigetation and alternator)
Plumbing box of spares
Electrical box of spares and a lot of spare wire
Refrigeration and Hydraulic box of spares

Manuals, Tools, Office
Manuals stored in cataloged boxes at navigation station.
Tools needed for general boat maintenance, including refrigeration, stored at and near stainless workbench. Also boat cleaning and varnishing supplies and equipment.
Office in forward cabin has desk, desk lighting, printer/scanner, power, ethernet,
office supplies

Basic Construction Information
Design: Centre cockpit.
Forward cabin with two bunks (top bunk expands to a small double bed), desk, stereo, head with sink, storage drawers and cupboards.
Mid-ships: Dining area, settee.
Starboard side of centre cockpit: galley. Port side of centre cockpit: nav station,
workbench, and walkthrough to aft cabin
Aft cabin: Queen bed, head with shower.
Engine room: under centre cockpit. Access from both sides via removable doors.