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Cecil Lange 45 Offshore Cutter

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Underwater profile
Long Keel

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 37hp, Yanmar 3TE (1976)

Olympic Peninsula, WA USA


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk, Sr.
Builder Cecil Lange & Sons
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA
Fuel capacity 120.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 260.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 37hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3TE (1976)
Engine Hours Engine1: 3001
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

Heavy duty marine Yanmar 3TE diesel engine features a compression release for emergency hand starting and access ports for the block. RPM gauge at the engine block.
Spare 2 blade prop;
Dual Racor 500 Primary fuel filters;
ProMariner ProNautic 12-50P smart battery charging system;
Cruising Equipment Amp Hour Meter and Quad-Cycle Battery Monitor;
Anchor Marine DC Panel;

The wiring in the engine room needs to be properly organized and installed. In addition, a shore power electrical connection and breaker needs to be installed.


Length 45'0"
Beam 13'0"
Draft Max 7'0"
Displacement 40,006.9lbs
Headroom 6'3"
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Wood spars (1976) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail Hasse & Petrick, Port Townsend Sails - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail Hasse & Petrick, Port Townsend Sails - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Genoa #2 (unknown year)
Jib (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Staysail (unknown year)
Trisail (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Composite
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Built in 1976 by Cecil Lange & Sons as a custom boat from a design by Ed Monk, Sr. for offshore cruising. This yard is known worldwide as the manufacturer of Cape George Cutters, a well regarded line of offshore sailboats. The manufacturer continues as Cape George Marine Works today.

The double ended hull is heavily built with oak frames, laminated deck beams, and 1 1/2 inch Port Orford cedar strip planking with a dynel/epoxy overlay. The exterior composite overlay shows professional craftsmanship and is smooth and fair. Decks are marine plywood with teak overlay with a large flush deck forward. The deck house is professionally finished with a composite overlay and features a hard spray dodger/dog house. The teak brightwork trim is in excellent condition. The boat features cast bronze port lights and deck hardware including deck prisms.

Length overall 50 feet.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

This is a heavily built offshore vessel of composite construction with a beautiful teak and mahogany interior. The entire concept behind the design and construction of this boat is based on successful, traditional methods and systems for self-reliant offshore passage making.

Enter the interior of the vessel from the cockpit through carved teak doors and beneath a hard dodger/doghouse which protects you from the elements and seas.

The main salon is very large and open with expansive headroom. Large bronze port lights provide lots of illumination. To starboard there is a dedicated navigation station with ample space for storage of charts and documents. A 36 mile Furuno radar, VHF radio with automatic loudhailer, and ICOM SSB radio are installed here. To port is a quarter berth that has been configured as a seat and storage space. Headroom in the salon is 6' 2".

Aft from the salon is the engine room. Doors to port and starboard allow access. This space has full, standing headroom - imagine that on a sailboat! There's even a workbench with vise to starboard. The space is large and allows full access to the engine. A new smart battery charger is installed for AGM batteries with isolation switches. Headroom in the engine room is 6' 1".
Wiring and electrical panels require re-routing and proper installation;
A shore power connector and breaker panel should be purchased and installed for safety;

Back in the salon to port is a large galley. You'll find ample storage and counter space, a deep ice box/cold plate refrigerator (used to have engine driven cold plate, compressor has been removed), a single sink with bronze pressure/manual water faucet, and a four burner propane stove with oven. The galley faucet is connected for pressurized water, however, the pump is electrically disconnected.
Cold plate refrigeration system requires a new compressor;
Pressure water pump needs to be connected;

To starboard is a very large U-shaped settee with table that converts to a double berth. The floors in the boat are painted plywood. Snaps are installed in corners of the floor panels to permit the installation and removal of carpet pieces as a floor covering if desired (carpeting not included).
Floors are unfinished, ready for carpeting or laminate installation

Moving forward into the cabin spaces you will find a queen sized 6' 8" long berth to starboard. True to the needs of sleeping at sea, this berth has fiddles for insertion of a leeboard to split the berth into two spaces when underway. A deck prism is overhead to provide for ample light to augment the fixed interior lighting. Headroom in the midship cabin space is 6' 1" to 6' 4"

Opposite to this berth is an enclosed marine head compartment with a stall shower. This space currently has an inoperable marine toilet that will need to be repaired or replaced along with the installation of a holding tank and deck fitting for legal pump out capability. The shower is contained with a seat to permit use underway and does not have full headroom. The galley sink has a manual pump faucet. The shower is not connected to pressurized water but is plumbed. Note also that there is no water heater installed on the boat - this boat was intended for tropical use. The head compartment is also illuminated with a deck prism. Headroom in this compartment is 6' 1" and for the sitting shower 5" 0".
Marine head compartment needs refit and update including installation of a holding tank;
A marine water heater will need to be purchased and installed to provide domestic hot water;

Forward in the passageway is the forward cabin and sail locker. This space features a single 6' 2" long berth to port with storage overhead. A large hanging locker is to starboard of this sleeping berth. This is a large cabin and has an open anchor locker with storage for lines and sails. Sails can also be stored on a shelf and elsewhere in this space. A ladder allows egress to the foredeck through a teak opening hatch for sail changes and foredeck work. Headroom in the forward cabin varies from 7' 1" below the hatch to about 6' 0".

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
SSB tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Furuno Model 841 4KW 36 Nautical Mile Marine Radar;
ICOM IC-M500 VHF/Loudhailer;
ICOM IC-M800 HF Marine Transceiver;
Chelsea Ships Clock and Barometer;
Airguide Temperature/Humidity Gauge;

Cockpit instrumentation is protected by the hard spray dodger/doghouse and includes:

Navman 3100 Digital Wind/Speed/Depth/Repeat displays;
Magnavox MX10 GPS Remote Display;
Wagner Rudder Angle Indicator;
Wagner Mk IV Autopilot;
Wagner Autopilot Bronze Magnetic Compass;

Deck Gear

Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Ideal Model C-WSO windlass
2 anchors
(CQR 70# and CQR 60#)
200'0" of chain
Gig Harbor Boatworks, 9 foot lapstrake dinghy dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)
Welded stainless steel cockpit cover framework (ready for canvas, not included);
Stainless steel bow pulpit;
Double lifelines;
Backstay insulators for HF radio antenna;
Mast steps for going aloft;
Maxwell 25 Two Speed mainsail reefing winch;
Barient self-tailing mainsail halyard winch;
Barient jib halyard winch;
Spinlock jib halyard rope clutch;
Two aluminum (2) spinnaker-whisker poles;
One wooden (1) staysail boom;
Barient self-tailing primary and secondary sheet winches;
Barient self-tailing mainsheet winch;
Mainsheet traveller;
Anchor chain length is estimated (chain length has not been measured, but there is a substantial amount in the large anchor chain locker - see photos)

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This boat is a rare find in terms of finding an affordable used vessel that you can take offshore with confidence.

What you will get for your money is substantial - a solid, well found, well designed and crafted boat designed for self-reliance in voyaging. Keep it simple. Keep it sound. Make sure that you can fix it with simple tools. That's the premise behind this vessel which focuses on what really matters when you are alone or shorthanded at sea.

This boat is not stripped, it isn't ancient - on the contrary - you are getting high quality. Barient self-tailing winches; sails built for offshore passage making; heavy duty spars and standing rigging; extensive tankage for voyaging; simple things like light from deck prisms; professionally crafted wood-composite construction; and an industrial-quality diesel engine you can hand-start in an emergency.

The value is in the bones of this fine boat. The epoxy-glued Port Orford Cedar hull has been professionally clad in Dynel cloth for resistance to moisture and marine boring organisms. The cutter rig is substantial and flexible. Inside, the boat is comforting with ample berthing, a sense of space, and a large galley - so important when you are running for days or weeks at sea.

There are needed updates, too, mostly involving spending some smart money on domestic improvements. This includes wiring, plumbing, refrigeration, and heating as noted in our full specifications.

In the end, typically there is one owner for one boat. Not everyone is ready for this one. But, if you have been thinking about taking a large, value priced, traditional but modernized sailing vessel to near or distant places... and are willing to update and customize it to be your own... have a look at this one.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Cecil Lange 45 Offshore Cutter has been personally photographed and viewed by Brian Moratti of Boatshed Port Townsend. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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