1984 Liberty 458 located in Michigan for sale

45.6' Liberty 458


Description: Whether it's safely accomodating your family and friends on local trips or facing greybeards in the Southern Ocean, the Liberty 458 represents one of the finest livaboard bluewater cruisers ever developed. With only 31 of these fine vessels ever built ("Australis", offered here is Hull #10) the Liberty is a rare gem indeed. The Australis is an excellent, well maintained example of the Liberty 458. Read more about this design on the Liberty website:

If you love boats, you will enjoy the warm polished teak, bronze ports sumptuous amenities including a wine cabinet 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, and teak decks in good condition.

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 and galley. 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.

I am 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 features a fore & aft queen, huge vented hanging lockers, shelves, cabinets, & drawers. There is an ensuite head with shower & marble counters. The aft stateroom (with new memory foam mattress) is separated from the rest of the boat by the passthru where you find the nav station outboard & engine room access inboard along as well as the electrical panels. A workbench with drawers is in the passthru 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.
Saloon cushions we newly upholstered in high quality "ultrasuede" fabric in 2018.

An Espar diesel furnace supplies heat for the entire cabin (new fan motor & service 2014). 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) & aft head (2010) have been replaced and all of the sanitation hoses have been replaced.
Teak & Holly Soles refinished in 2010.

Australis has a very usable & 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, & 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
110% Genoa on furlerCleaned/serviced 2013
Genoa, Gennaker & furler sheets new in 2007
Tides Marine Strong Track (2006)
Selden Furlex furler
Forespar telescoping whisker pole
Lines neatly led aft to cockpit

Engine & Mechanical
Perkins 4236
Velvet Drive transmission 2.1:1
3 blade 20x15 inch prop
Fresh water cooled
Hydraulic steering/rebuilt 2008
1.5 inch stainless prop shaft
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Engine Hours: 2820
Marine Aire Air Conditioning added in 2006/16,000 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 & Great Lakes
New Raymarine i70s Instrument Display with Wind & Depth & Speed Transducer
SI-TEX MDS-8R Radar Sensor with PC
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)
Wind Generator: KISS
2 x 12v starter batteries (new Sept 2015)

Too much more to list! For full information, please contact seller!
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Location: Toledo Beach Marina La Salle, Michigan
(734) 417-9362


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