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Zeus 45
(14,00 m) - 1981

Layout :

  • Length : 14,00 m (45' 10")
  • Registered length: 13,30 m (43'6'')
  • Beam: 3.90 m (12'7'')
  • Draft: 1,20 m /2,5 m (3'93'' / 8'20")
  • Headroom: 1.90 m / 1.85 m (6'23'' / 6'06'')
  • Displacement: 12 tons
  • Engine : Perkins 4108 - 46 HP

French flag, hailing port Guadeloupe. Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 5,4 M XPF / 45 000 €

Blue-water cruiser, ballast centerboard, fast, 4 cabins.

Interior fittings :

Sleeps: 5 to 6 (non including the saloon)

  • Double cabin aft on port with a folding desk, wardrobe
  • Single cabin aft to starboard with storages
  • Chart table on starboard
  • U-shape saloon on starboard
  • Galley in the length on port
  • Double cabin at midboat on starboard
  • Single cabin on the gangway fore on port
  • Head on port
  • Sail locker on fore, large storage space with "hammock", allow storage of the sails, bikes, boards and kites, etc...
  • 2 large lockers aft

Listing :

Building and history

Ballast centerboarder, polyester sandwich, Zeus 45 type, built in 1979/1981 in France.
Designed by GILBERT SAINT-BLANCAT and build by Yvon Le Yendecker, in a polyester cored sandwich and Divinicel foam (C-Flex). Monolithic bilges (3 cm). The whole hull structure is supported by "omegas". Except the centerboard case, that is going all through up to the deck, there's no structural bulkhead (inside arrangements are open and modifiable).

A word from the owner

We bought the boat in 4th hand, in 2017 in Raiatea and sailed with family (3 children) for 1 year in the different archipelagos of Polynesia (Islands of the Society, Tuamotus, Gambier, Marquesas Islands).
Centerboard. A keel embryo built into the hull (and weighted with lead) for a minimum draft at 1.2 m (1.3 loaded). A daggerboard is located in its centerboard case which crosses up to the bridge. The lifting system is a simple 5-strand hoist that can be easily handled from the cockpit.
The drift rise time is very short. The very simple system is always visible and accessible. In 13 years there has been a single drifting incident (clothespin in the centerboard case) that has resolved itself on mooring. The raft is 2.5 m or even 3 m, but it does not bring anything too much down the daggerboard. The daggerboard can be easily removed for maintenance, boat afloat, leaving it running under the boat, it is then back on the deck with a halyard. It is laminated wood and is lightly weighted to sink. The sailboat sails perfectly without daggerboard and remains maneuvering, even if the upwind course is not optimal with just the keel embryo. However, we can beat to anchor in 1.5 m of water. 2 daggerboard of the aft platform were installed, allowing to stabilize the boat well and to relieve the pilot downwind.

Real sailboat that sails easily with few knots of wind. She is seaworthy, reliable and rustic. The maneuver is easy and "human size" (maneuvers made by teens without problem). In 13 years and a lot of navigation, she has always had a good and reassuring behavior. The boat is completely self-sufficient for water and power in navigation or anchorage and in port. The boat is maintained and is in good condition. Like any boat, it requires before any major navigation a general check. Inside, the paints and varnishes, are maintained regularly.

The Zeus 45 allowed us to live and sail aboard 5, a couple and 3 children (7, 9 & 13 years) for 1 year. Everyone has his space on board. Previous owners had spent 12 years on board, also with 3 children (5 to 18 years old).


Perkins 4108 - 46 HP, 4700 hours, very well maintained, in perfect condition (2l/ hour)
BIKH saildrive, fore and aft disks + membrane changed in 2016, perfect condition
KIWIPROP propeller, adjusting
Gasoil tank : 200 L

Sloop rigging

7/8e rigging with backstays (for use only with full main sail)
NIRVANA mast, the mast equipments are welded onto
Standing rigging is from 2000 (except the lower shrouds, changed in 2012)
Battened main-sail, 3 reefing lines (2012)
Main sheet on pendant (a tackle on each side)
Genoa on Profurl furler
Asymetric spinnaker
2 jibs (one with 1 reef)
Removable stay for jibs and stormjib
4 Lewmar winchs in cockpit: (2*ST 52 + 2*44, 3 speeds)
1 winch for the "piano" (furler, centerboard, boom vang and pole topping lift)
1 winch for reefing lines (mast)
2 winches at mast foot (halyards)

Ground tackle

Electric LOFRANS windlass (2006)
Main anchor: ROCNA 25 kg anchor (2012) + 65 m of 10 mm chain (november 2013)
Secondary anchor gears: Brittany anchor and Fob anchor with chain 10 mm and rope


Fresh water: 2 tanks, total 400 L + jerry cans
Rain water collecting
2-burners gas stove and oven
2 * 13kg gas bottles in the dedicated locker aft (space for smaller spare bottles, 3 month gas supply)
Double sink
Foot pump fo sea water
Pressurized water with ceramic filter
Fridge on gas/12V/220V
JABSCO manual toilet


2 gel batteries of 220Ah (2018)
1 new engine battery (2018)
4 solar panels (2 * 55Wc, 2 * 80 Wc), total 230 Wc (a new panel of 2014)
Aerogen 4 wind generator (2014 bearings changed, 2012 blade set)
Thira Battery Controller
1 Converter (inverter) 12V / 220 V 1000 W
Manual coupling of batteries for recharging or backup
10 A shore supply


VHF AIS RO4800 (2012)
ICOM hand-held watertight VHF (2016)
INTERPHASE PROBE sounder (peering forward) (2006)
NAVICO spare sounder
Raymarine SmartPilot ST 6002 autopilot, electric drive, on steering quadrant, can be decoupled (2012)
Raytheon ST5000+ spare autopilot, electric drive, on tiller drive
SCS PTC Pactor IIex updated in Pactor III (emails via Sailmail or Winlink)
Rom-Arranged Fixed Computer (2018) low consumption (no fan) with Open-CPN and SAS-Planet (navigation software with satellite photos, very useful for navigation in the Tuamotu lagoons)
Screen (2014) on rotating arm, on 12V, for the computer at the chart table
JVC Autoradio + JBL speakers


Hard bottom 9' CARIB
YAMAHA Enduro 15 HP outboard engine

Safety equipment

SEASAFE 6 people liferaft (2012, revised in 2018)
KANNAD Safelink distress beacon with built-in GPS (2016)
Distress flares (2018)
Automatic life jacket: 3 adults, 2 children (2018)


Removable bimini, water-collector (upholstery 2013)
Removable dodger (upholstery 2013)
Lazy jack and lazy bag (2013)
Large sun awning
Gantry / davits with arches for dinghy (in light navigation the dinghy is left in the davits, inflated. In long navigation, the dinghy stay on the davits but deflated. How high, it does not interfere with vision)
Large aft platform

Last bottom paint: July 2016: 20 L of epoxy primer + 5 layers of antifouling (ABC3 60 months planned)
Epoxy treatment in October 2012
DECK KING imitation teak cover in the cockpit (2012)

Last modified : 29/08/2020


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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