Adams 45

USD 100,000
14.00 metre
Phuket, Thailand


  • Make/Builder: Adams

  • Model: 45

  • Year: 1989


  • LOA: 14.00 metres

  • Beam: 4.50 metres

  • Draft: 1.70 metres


  • Max. Speed: 7 knots

  • Cruising Speed: 6 knots

  • Cruising Range: 1000 nm


  • Fuel: 800 litres

  • Fresh Water: 800 litres


  • Model: Yanmar 4JH3-DTE

  • Horsepower: Single 121 hp


  • Cabins:2

  • Heads: 1

This professionally built, round bilge, steel Adams 45, also known as a “Fat Adams”, has a 4.5 metre beam which provides an internal volume unseen in any boat of its length. This boat was literally a “barn find”. Originally completed in 1989 but never used it was dry stored for 15 years before being bought in 2004 by the owner of Townsville Shipyard in Australia. The boat then had a full professional refit and relaunched in late 2005. The boat was sold again in 2015 and sailed to Thailand where she went through another full refit and was fitted with a diving and fishing platform for easy access to the water with diving gear and sport fishing activities. It was also fitted with a new generator and an integrated navigation system to enable control of the boat from the captain’s berth in the saloon and the new owner to sail solo for long cruises.

A wide wooden staircase leads below into a comfortable open plan and fully air conditioned interior. At the bows there is a triple bunk cabin opening onto a forward lounge with the single head with electric flush toilet and separate shower compartment to starboard. In the centre of the saloon are a larger lounge area and a double bed next to the navigation station. The aft cabin has been converted to a large workshop but could easily be converted back to a cabin and there is room in the aft steerage compartment for the generator and to store the many spares and service parts included with the boat.

The large galley has sink, stove, fridge, freezer and lots of storage. Heavy duty offshore cabin top hatches built to withstand the worst of conditions and plenty of port lights let in lots of natural light and keep the boat light and bright. The boat was fully rewired in 2016 with all new batteries and 80W solar panels. All new Raymarine electronics include twin C95 and C97 chart plotters, radar, autopilot with remote control and AIS transmitter. The sail inventory includes a main with lazy jacks, staysail, and furling genoa. The stainless steel rigging was new in 2016. Also new in 2016 is the 3.6 metre tender and 15HP Yamaha outboard. In 2018 it was fitted with a new Yanmar 4JH3-DTE 121 horsepower engine and gearbox.

Broker’s Comment

This beautiful Adams 45 is in lovely condition and ready to go cruising. The current owner has lavished time and attention on her with many upgrades and new equipment. Sadly his plans have changed and she is available for a new owner at a very attractive price.

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Ian Hewett

Brokerage Manager

Ian is the brand manager for Sirena Yachts, the innovative builder of long range cruising motor yachts. He is also the brokerage manager at Derani Yachts and personally visits and photographs all the brokerage boats we have for sale. If you are looking to buy or sell a second hand boat then he is the one to see. Ian also has extensive knowledge of the region if you need any cruising advice.

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