1984 liberty 458 located in Michigan for sale

45.75' liberty 458


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1984 Liberty 458- "AUSTRALIS”

The Liberty 458 is recognized as one of the finest offshore livaboard cruising sailing yachts ever built. They were designed by Doug Peterson 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: Tanks:

Fresh Water Tanks: (240 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (165 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 50 gallon forward head/ 23 gallon aft head


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) 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. The saloon has air conditioning.
Forward of the saloon is a the guest stateroom that is very private with a second head forward.
The forward (2016) and aft head (2010) have been replaced and all of the sanitation hoses have been replaced.
Teak and Holly Soles refinished in 2010


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.

• Top and front loading refrigerator with compressor New in 2004
• Custom refrigerator that may be fitted under settee with new compressor in 2008
• Force 10 3 burner stove
• New microwave in 2008
• Double stainless steel sinks
• Foot pumps (new 2015)
• Water Heater (new 2016)

Sails & Rigging

The Strong Track system makes hoisting, dousing, and reefing the mainsail a breeze. Lines are neatly led aft for easy handling from the cockpit.

• Full batten loose foot mainsail
• 135% roller furling genoa
• Inner forestay
• Staysail
• 110% Genoa on furler- Cleaned April 2011
• Genoa, Gennaker and furler sheets new in 2007
• Gennaker
• Tides Marine Strong Track (2006)
• Selden Furlex furler
• Forespar telescoping whisker pole
• Lines neatly led aft to cockpit

Engine & Mechanical

• Perkins 4-236
• 3 blade 20x15 inch prop
• Fresh water cooled
• Hydraulic steering/ rebuilt 2008
• 1.5 inch stainless prop shaft
• Cruising Speed: 8 knots
• Engine Hours: 2850
• Marine Aire Air Conditioning 16,000 BTU

Electronics & Navigation

• Icom 502 VHF w/ Command remote mic at helm 2006
• Com Nav Commander Auto Pilot (new 2006)
• Garmin 3006C chartplotter
• 6" Compass
• Interphase sonar
• Electronic charts Canada to Ensenada and Great Lakes
• Jensen 200W AM/FM/CD w/cockpit & salon speakers

Electrical & Plumbing

• 4 6v house batteries 940A (new Sept 2016)
• Xantrex Link 2000 monitor
• Balmar 150A alternator w/ twin belts (plus spare) (New 2014)
• 2 x 12v starter batteries (new Sept 2015)

Too much more to list! For full information, please contact seller!

Overview video: Interior Photo Movie

Exterior Photos

More information on this classic vessel

Location: La Salle, Michigan
(734) 417-9362


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This liberty 458 Added 12-Mar-2017

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