Yacht World Number: 2426-3491687
Located In: La Paz, BCS, Mexico
Hull Material: Fiberglass
The Liberty 458 was one of the finest offshore cruising sailboats of its generation. The design, by Peter Hoyt of Seattle, was based on the well-respected Peterson 44, but the hull was extended and the freeboard raised to create a larger and more luxurious vessel. Thirty one Liberty 458s were built in the 1980s at the Shin Fa shipyard in Taiwan. (Liberty 458 owners have maintained contact with each other and have a Yahoo chat site that continues to be active and informative.)
The interior of Aries has stunning teak work which will likely never be equalled again. Outside, the hull and deck are built far stronger than modern production boats. The current owners have sailed Aries for 4-6 months each year for 13 years, providing adventures for family and friends in places like Grenada, Cuba, Columbia and Panama. They are now passing the baton to new owners. Although La Paz may seem like an unusual place to buy a boat, it has unique advantages: there is no sales tax payable on the transfer of ownership, the Sea of Cortez offers a vast protected cruising area, and there are lots of marine facilities/skills that are very affordable . Let the experts at La Paz Yachts show you how easy it is to begin your cruising dreams today.
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.
Financial and titling transactions are conducted in the US or Canada by licensed agents. An offshore purchase means great savings and the process is more hassle-free than you may think! Call for details.
La Paz Yachts
Division of Mazatlan Marine Center
Tom & Cindy
Marina de la Paz
La Paz, BCS, Mexico 23000
Other Local (612) 123-1948
EMAIL US email@example.com
Builder: Shin Ya Shipyard, Taiwan
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 45 ft 8 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 30500 lbs
Dry Weight: 38000 lbs
Engine Brand: Ford Lehman
Engine Model: SP90 diesel four cylinder
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3700
Engine Power: 90 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 4 (280 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 (180 Gallons)
- The current owners are the third owners, they purchased the boat in Fort Lauderdale in 2005. Since then Aries has been sailed for approximately 6 months/yr, and stored the remaining 6 months on the hard and under cover.
Basic Construction Information
- Design: Centre cockpit.
- Forward cabin with two bunks (top bunk expands to a small double bed), desk, stereo, head with sink, storage drawers and cupboards.
- Mid-ships: Dining area, settee.
- Starboard side of centre cockpit: galley. Port side of centre cockpit: nav station,
workbench, and walkthrough to aft cabin
- Aft cabin: Queen bed, head with shower.
- Engine room: under centre cockpit. Access from both sides via removable doors.
Hull and Deck
- Hull: Three-quarter length keel, skeg-mounted rudder with propeller between skeg and rudder. Hand-laminated 24 oz roving alternated with 1.5 oz mat, 13 layers at rail, 15 layers at turn of bilge, 17 layers at keel. 5/8″ closed-cell foam added to inner skin covered with 2 layers 1.5 oz mat for insulation.
- Hull repainted in 2017 with Awlgrip two-part epoxy primer and 3-4 coats Awlgrip. In 2006, below-waterline blistering repaired and epoxy layer applied to hull.
- Latest bottom paint: 2 coats of International, 28 Nov, 2018.
- Deck: 24 oz roving alternated with 1.5 oz mat. Balsa sandwich core construction.
Nonskid surface molded in on housetop. Teak decks bedded in Thiakol with stainless screws. Cockpit seats and coaming tops are flush-inlaid teak.
- Molded-in LPG tank storage locker, vented overboard.
- Ballast: 11,000 lbs, two piece internal iron, imbedded and fiberglassed into re-inforced hull sections.
- Engine: Ford Lehman SP90 diesel, 90 hp, four cylinder. Engine completely overhauled at 970 hrs. Current total engine hours: 3,700 hrs.
- Autopilot: WH Autopilot, two independent systems (port and starboard). Starboard controller and rudder angle indicator replaced 2012.
- Refrigeration, 120V: Technicold RB020A, air-cooled unit, installed 2007 under settee for use at dock.
Refrigeration, Engine-driven: Compressor HGB 1000 aluminum replaced 2012.
Engine use of approximately 1/2 hr per day will maintain freezing due to cold-plates and 6 inch insulation.
- Propeller: 3 blade, Bronze, radius 11.5 inch, 22 LH 14
- Toilets: Two Raritan 1214W with pump 1200-C
- Anchor Winch: Maxwell VWC 2200
- Wind generator
- Solar panel
Communication / Navigation Equipment
- VHF Radio: Garmin 200
- SSB Radio: Kenwood TKM-707 with Kenwood MAT-1 00 tuner
- Radar: Raymarine E80
- Chartplotters: Ray-marine E80 (nav station) and Garmin 700 (binnacle)
- AIS: Raymarine 350 (receive only)
- Depth Sounder: Link 5100
- Mast and Boom: Kenyon aluminium extrusion.
- Mast is stepped on keel.
- Winches: Lewmar, two speed. 6 winches in cockpit, 3 on mast
- Mainsail: Leitch and McBride, 2014, five full battens, Harken batten cars, Lazy Jack system, 3 reef points. 10.3 oz Dacron, offshore finish.
Dimensions: luff 45’5″, leech 46′ 10″, foot 15′ 1″
Boom sits on cradle when not in use.
- Jib: North Sail, 509 sq ft, Profurl P-40 roller furling
- Cutter: North Sail, 194 sq ft, Pro furl Basic B35 roller furling
- Whisker Pole: Forespar
- Dinghy Make and Model: Caribe L10, 2006
- Dinghy Engine: Yamaha 15 two stroke, 2012
- EPIRB: purchased 2005, re-registered 2014 with NOAA.
- Life Raft: Switlik 6 person coastal life raft, last serviced in 2007
Anchoring, mooring, recreation
- Dual bow roller system
- 200′ 3/8″ chain
- 3 anchors
- Fenders, mooring lines, hoist for outboard engine,
- Shade for aft deck, and centre cockpit
- Fishing equipment
- Scuba and snorkeling gear
- Starter motor
- Alternator (used)
- Sea water cooling pump assembly
- Fresh water cooling pump assembly
- Fuel pump (used)
- Transmission oil heat exchanger
- Foot pump for water
- Accumulator tank for pressure water
- Gooseneck for boom (used)
- Fuel and oil filters
- Engine belts (refrigetation and alternator)
- Plumbing box of spares
- Electrical box of spares
- Refrigeration and hydraulic box of spares
Manuals, Tools, Office
- Manuals stored in cataloged boxes at navigation station.
- Tools needed for general boat maintenance, including refrigeration, stored at and near stainless workbench. Also boat cleaning and varnishing supplies and equipment.
- Office in forward cabin has desk, desk lighting, power, ethernet,
- Dickenson Mariner 3-burner propane stove w/oven
- Top loading freezer
- Top loading refrigerator
- SS double sink w/fresh filtered and sea water
- Marble counter tops