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  • Power / Motor Yachts
  • Californian / 45 Motor Yacht
  • 1989 / Used
  • 45' / 15'
  • Caterpillar 3208 TA
  • Caterpillar 3208 TA
  • 375 hp
  • 521 hrs
  • Diesel
  • 3 Blade Propeller

Motor Yachts 1989 Californian 45 Motor Yacht

Off Market since May 11th 2019

To see full description of this boat from the seller click on the Seller Description tab above.

Californian Yachts went through a transition in the 1980s where the company focus switched from basic but well built trawlers to well appointed up scale motor yachts. The Californian 45 Motor Yacht was produced from 1988 to 1991 during the transition. During this period Carver Yachts was involved in the production of these well respected classic designs. They put out some very fine yachts in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Chardonnay has been lovingly cared for by the present owners and has 554 hours on her Caterpillar 3208 375 hp diesels. The Onan 8kw generator has only 453 hours. The engine room is clean and the engines show very well. The engine room is spacious and all equipment is easily accessed.

The Salon is trimmed in thick teak wood, the flooring is carpet and teak. The interior is very clean, bright, and tastefully decorated. There are two private staterooms, each with a center line queen bed and a private head compartment and separate shower stall. The galley is down with an opposite dinette and table.

The sundeck with its protective hard top is a comfortable space for socializing on the water. The sundeck is carpeted and furnished with an elegant wicker table and chairs and a matching sofa with bright Sumbrella fabric. The rib tender is easily lowered to the water from the transom davits via a remote control.

The flybridge is enclosed and the boat can be operated from the flybridge helm with ample seating for guests. Navigational equipment includes a Raymarine E 120 chart plotter/radar/sounder, Benmar Autopilot, and 2 VHF radios. There are stereo speakers throughout.

Chardonnay is like stepping back in time to find a beautifully maintained vintage motor yacht design that is functional and timeless. Her gelcoat sparkles and her interior is comfortable and classic. This boat is shown by appointment only please.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 2 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs

Total Power: 750 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208 TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 521
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 375 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208 TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 554
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 375 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (190 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (400 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (70 Gallons)

Number of heads: 2


  – Open the sliding door from the sundeck and step down into a spacious salon area with private forward and aft cabins. Both cabins feature walk around queen beds. Each cabin has an adjacent private head compartment with electric toilets and a separate shower stall. The interior is trimmed with teak, with teak cabinets and storage drawers through out. All materials and craftsmanship are top notch. All areas have stereo speakers with volume controls. Side windows open for fresh air and light but also have privacy curtains, blinds, and valances. Track lighting and AC lighting fixtures through out. Flooring is mostly carpet with throw rugs, teak flooring in the galley area. The galley is a few steps down from the salon and has an adjacent large U shaped dinette with a drop down table. Her interior will sleep 6 with 4 persons in 2 private staterooms and 2 persons in the drop down dinette table.
  –  SALON:
  – Spacious salon area, L shaped sofa to starboard, coffee table
  – Carpeted floors, throw rugs
  – Salon length opening windows with blinds, curtains, valance
  – Teak cabinets to port
  – Built in TV
  – Jensen AM FM CD
  – Stereo speakers with volume control
  – Track lighting
  – AC DC Electrical panel
  – Icom SSB radio
  – Small bar with 2 bar stools
  – Curved Stairway from sundeck with teak hand rail
  – Stairway down to aft cabin
  – Kenmore Washer unit and dryer unit in hallway cabinet
  – Center line, walk around queen bed
  – Custom Mattress
  – 2 hanging lockers, cedar lined with lights
  – Wall mounted TV
  – Generous his and hers teak storage cabinets and drawers
  – Ladys vanity to starboard with stool
  – Carpeted floors with throw rug
  – Mirror
  – Port and starboard opening windows
  – Transom windows
  – Stereo speakers with volume control
  – Private head compartment with Mirror, Sink, Electric Toilet, Separate shower stal
  –  GALLEY:
  – Galley down with opposite U shaped dinette with drop down table
  – Norcold Fridge/Freezer
  – 3 Burner electric stove top
  – Built in Large Microwave oven
  – Double SS sinks
  – Food storage lockers and drawers
  – Opening side port
  – Track lighting
  – Teak flooring
  – Opening side port for dinette
  – Leatherette upholstery for dinette
  – Privacy door
  – Center line queen bed
  – Track lighting
  – Overhead opening hatch with screen
  – Hanging locker
  – Carpeted floors
  – Teak trim and teak cabinets
  – Mirror
  – Privacy door to forward head compartment
  – Private head compartment with electric toilet, mirror, sink, separate shower stall


  – Flybridge bimini with enclosure
  – Center line flybridge helm with 2 helm seats
  – Engine controls and instruments
  – Large SS steering wheel
  – Richie Compass
  – Helm Cover
  – Flybridge guest seating, L shaped settee
  – Flybridge bonnet storage
  – PFDs
  – Raymarine E 120 multi function display with Chart Plotter, Radar, Sonar
  – Uniden ES Um625C VHF Radio
  – Standard Eclipse VHF radio
  – Benmar Auto Pilot
  – Fuel Gauges
  – Trim tab controls
  – Intercom
  – Anchor windlass remote
  – Spotlight Remote
  – Fire Extinguishers
  – Stereo Speakers with volume switch
  – Flybridge Sub Panel for electronics with breakers
  – Large sundeck area with 2 teak wing doors to side decks
  – Hardtop for sundeck
  – Canvas and eisenglass enclosure for sundeck
  – Carpet on Sundeck
  – Raton sundeck table with glass table top, matching chairs, matching sofa
  – New Sumbrella fabric for sundeck furniture
  – Wet bar with GE fridge, SS sink, teak storage cabinets
  – Overhead lighting
  – Stereo speakers with volume control
  – AC outlets
  – Bell
  – Fortress stern anchor
  – Throw ring
  – Steps to Flybridge
  – Jackson Transom Davit for Rib Tender with remote control
  – Achillies Rib Tender with steering wheel, 20 hp Yamaha outboard
  – Radar Arch with Radar antenna
  – Extra SS tender davit on Sundeck top
  – Dingy Chalks on Sundeck top
  – Non skid side decks
  – SS safety rails and hand rails
  – Fender Racks
  – Forward window canvas
  – Electric Anchor windlass with power up and down foot switches, remote switch at helm
  – Chrome plated Bruce bow anchor with chain
  – Fenders/ docklines
  – 50 amp shore power cord


  – TWIN Caterpillar 3208 TA diesels 375hp each
  – Port hours 521 Starboard hours 554
  – Onan 8kw gen set with sound shield 453 hours
  – Racor fuel filters for mains and gen set
  – 20 g hot water heater
  – (4) 8 D deep cycle batteries
  – Conventional Shaft seals


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Owners personal items excluded. Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Sellers personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specificallylisted on equipment list specifications sheet.

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