Used Herreshoff Mobjack Staysail Schooner 45 Schooner Sailboat For Sale 55 pictures

Boat Description

1982 Herreshoff 45 Raven

EXQUISITE! - the very first word that will come to mind when you lay your eyes on Raven . She was built as a re-creation of a 1935 L. Francis Herreshoff Mobjack Ketch in 1982. In 1999, she was re-fit and re-commissioned with the help of Naval Architect Robert Perry into a staysail schooner (see article written in November 2007 Latitudes Attitudes). This is an estate sale and is a wonderful opportunity to own this unique and very beautiful vessel.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Builder: Florida Boat Yard
Keel: Full

LOA: 55 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 5 in
LWL: 39 ft 8 in
Length on Deck: 45 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 36000 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in

Total Power: 63 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1982
Engine Model: 4-154
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 63 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots @ 1750 RPM
Maximum Speed: 8 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: Fiberglass (180 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Fiberglass (180 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (18 Gallons)


Enter the main salon through the cockpit companionway. Immediately to port is the U-shaped galley with Princess 3-burner propane stove/oven, Sharp microwave oven, 3-cubic foot front opening refrigerator/freezer, front-loading ice box, top-loading freezer with extra insulation, double stainless steel sinks, hot/cold pressure water system and Village Marine watermaker. Across from the galley is a hanging locker and just forward is the well-equipped navigation station. Forward of the galley is the U-shaped dinette with an adjustable hardwood table. Across from the dinette to starboard is a 7-long settee that opens up into a double-sized berth. Above the settee is the built-in entertainment center. Forward of the settee is a large storage/hanging locker.

The main cabin has excellent storage and shelving throughout. Forward of the main salon to starboard is the master stateroom with Pullman berth, drawers and storage below, and large hanging locker. To port is the large head with VacuFlush toilet and large walk-in shower.

Moving forward is a storage/utility room with large cabinets for provisions, equipment and gear. There is also a Splendide Combomatic washer/dryer. In the utility room is a well-ventilated, large cedar hanging locker that can be used as sail storage with access to the foredeck by overhead hatch. In the forepeak is a large double chain locker.

Forward of the cockpit is a separate entrance to the engine room via a ladder that doubles as a swim ladder. Included in the engine room beside the Perkins 63-hp engine are the genset, batteries, water heater and plenty of room to work.

Accommodations for six guests.


– 110V Norcold front-loading refrigerator/top-loading freezer/wine locker
– 3-burner Princess propane stove/oven/broiler
– Sharp microwave oven
– Coffeemaker
– Pressure and manual hot/cold fresh water
– 20-gallon water heater; 110V and engine
– Double sinks
– Splendide combo washer/dryer


– 75-lb CQR anchor with 300 chain
– 75-lb CQR with 50 chain and 300 1 nylon rode
– 45-lb Danforth
– Lofrans electric windlass
– Dodger new July 2014
– Sail covers new July 2014
– Spray curtains
– Hatch covers new June 2014
– Avon RIB dinghy
– Dinghy chocks
– Dock lines and fenders
– Radar reflector
– Double-rail bow pulpit, stern pulpit, lifelines, side stanchions and (2) boarding gates
– Swim ladder
– Boom gallows
– Cockpit cushions


– Designer: L. Francis Herreshoff
– Builder: Florida Boat Yard
– Lead ballast
– Last bottom paint May 2014
– LOA 55

Electronics and Navigation

– Raytheon wind speed, wind direction, depth sounder, speed/distance logs
– Compass
– Furuno Navigator GPS
– Raytheon R70 radar
– Standard Horizon VHF radio with remote at helm
– Icom Ic-m 710 SSB radio
– Furuno Dfax-207 weatherfax
– Clock and barometer
– Weems Plath tide clock
– Kenwood multiple (5-disk) CD player
– Stereo cockpit speakers
– Toshiba DVD player
– Sony hi-fi stereo VHS player
– Sony digital/audio control center
– Sony 5-speaker Surround Sound System

Engine and Mechanical

– Engine overhauled in 2000
– Emergency engine stop
– Raw water sea strainer
– Engine alarm
– Extra propeller
– Fuel filters
– Bilge blower
– Bow thruster 2002
– Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves
– Manual and electric bilge pumps
– Manual steering
– 8-gal/hour Village Marine watermaker
– Vacu-Flush head with 18-gallon polyethylene holding tank
– CruiseAir reverse-cycle air conditioning


– 12VDC and 110VAC systems
– Battery parallel switch
– Battery monitor
– Guest battery charger
– Heart battery charger
– 2000-watt Heart inverter
– Entec 5.5-kw generator
– Shore power cord
– (4) 6V house batteries 2011
– 12V engine starting battery 2012
– 12V bow thruster and windlass batteries 2014
– 12V generator starting battery 2014

Sails and Rigging

– Fully-battened mainsail
– Main staysail
– Fore staysail
– Jib
– Fisherman
– Gollywobbler
– Drifter
– Gennaker
– Headsail roller furling
– Keel-stepped wood mast
– Wire standing rigging
– Running rigging led aft
– (10) Lewmar self-tailing winches


– Life jackets
– Horn, bell and whistle
– Flares
– Emergency tiller


All sellers personal effects are excluded from the sale of the vessel.


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.

Approximate boat location: San Diego, California



originally $274,900
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