1984 Liberty 458 located in Michigan for sale

46' Liberty 458


Description: REDUCED!

Description: The Liberty 458 is recognized as one of the finest offshore livaboard cruising sailing yachts ever built. They were designed by Peter Hoyt who designed many great cruising boats and built in the Shin Fa boatyard where structural integrity and craftsmanship were key goals and when graceful lines and structural integrity were standard in better quality boats.
In today's boat building world of plastic and more plastic, it is a pleasure to offer such a vessel as this sailing, cruising platform. Liberty is built by Shin Fa in Taiwan, a respected boat builder of the times, not so long ago. If you love boats, you will surely agree with the warm polished teak, bronze ports sumptuous amenities including china cabinets for libations, romantic lighting, and all the elegance of times almost gone, but not yet gone!
The cabin boasts extensive use of hand rubbed teak, recently refinished teak and holly sole, warm interior lighting, strategically placed deck prisms for natural light, recently refinished and recently re-caulked teak decks. All of the interior bulkheads are covered with solid teak vertical staving. All ceilings as well as the hullsides have solid horizontal teak battens. There are marble counter tops in the heads. Turned solid teak banisters and thick handrails on either side of the companionway steps give you the first indication of what you are about to enter.
Living aboard is comfortable with excessive amounts of storage throughout the vessel, a very useable sea galley that boasts marble countertops a refrigerator/freezer and three burner range and oven. The huge aft stateroom has magnificent storage, a raised queen bed with new memory foam mattress and a head with shower. Opening ports starboard and port create excellent ventilation. The gorgeous cabinetry abounds with a full length hanging locker, drawers and great storage everywhere.
We are pleased to present this very well kept and upgraded yacht to those who seek quality and seaworthiness.

Equipment: Forward of the saloon is a the guest stateroom that is very private with a second head forward.
The forward and aft head were new 2010. Electric toilet and all of the sanitation hoses were replaced 2010 (Fwd), 2014 (Aft). A new 22 gallon holding tank was fitted for the aft head providing holding for both forward and aft heads.
Australis has a very usable and comfortable galley. The marble counter tops are lovely and the deep stainless sinks will be appreciated by all. A Seagull filter, effective against bacteria, has been installed to make the water clean and safe.
The Strong Track system makes hoisting, dousing, and reefing the mainsail a breeze. The owner has been sailing with the furling genoa for the most part, so the staysail stay is stored below. Lines are neatly led aft for easy handling from the cockpit.
Australis is powered by a reliable fresh water cooled Perkins 4-236 diesel with 2750 hours. Racor 500 filters were installed in 2007 as part of the preparation to cruise south. There is a separate custom refrigerator provided that can be installed under a setee.
Australis features newer high quality electronics. The auto pilot is a Com Nav Commander that was installed new in 2006. The radar is a newer Nobeltec digital radar. Digital radar has a lot of advantages over the older technology. The built in chartplotter and the computer downstairs are independent navigation systems offering total redundancy.
A significant electrical upgrade was performed in 2006. High quality components were chosen and the system is well proven.
Australis was built by the well regarded Shin Fa yard. The decks are uncluttered and the ground tackle arrangements are well thought out. Canvas was renewed in 2006 and is in excellent shape. All exterior teak was refinished in 2009.
You could easily spend upwards of $20000 on a canvas project like the one that was performed on Australis in 2006. All of the canvas is Sunbrella and is in excellent condition.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 46 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
LWL: 40 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 30500 lbs
Ballast: 11000 lbs

Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine(s) Total Power: 85 HP
Engine Model: 4-236
Engine Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Engine Hours: 2750

Fresh Water Tanks: (240 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (165 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (70 Gallons)


Australis features a highly livable interior that works well for long term passagemaking or living aboard. The aft stateroom is one of the best we've seen in a boat this size. It features a fore and aft queen, huge vented hanging lockers, shelves, cabinets, and drawers. There is an ensuite head with shower and marble counters. The aft stateroom (with new memory foam mattress- 2009) is separated from the rest of the boat by the pass-thru where you find the nav station outboard and engine room access inboard along as well as the electrical panels. A workbench with drawers is in the pass-thru and is a great place for boat projects.

The galley adjoins the saloon but is out of the way of foot traffic. Natural light gives the area a light airy feel.
An Espar diesel furnace supplies heat for the entire cabin which was fully refurbished Dec. 2013. The saloon has air conditioning. The saloon has air conditioning.

Download 2012 Survey Report:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/33fueg6jpv4pyos/2012 Liberty 458 Survey Report.pdf?dl=0

Location: Lake Erie, Michigan
(734) 417-9362


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