1987 Liberty 458

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Beaufort, NC

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Class Sails
Category Sloop, Cruisers
Year 1987
Make Liberty
Length 45'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Beaufort, NC
  • Teak interior and many exterior accents
  • Gimballed stove oven combo
  • NEW Engle Icebox Freezer and Refrigerator in December 2015
  • NEW Hot water heater runs off shore power and engine 2018
  • Salon and forward cabin reverse cycle heat and air climate control
  • Master stateroom dedicated reverse cycle heat and air
  • Espar diesel heating system
  • 2 heads
  • 2 showers
  • Pressurized water system
  • Transom shower by reversing the deck fill
  • Raw water washdown pump
  • Sony head unit with bluetooth wired to salon and cockpit speakers
  • Smart TV with sound bar in salon
  • Flat screen TV in forward cabin
  • Centerline queen bed in master stateroom
  • Queen bed in guest stateroom
  • Printer above desk in forward cabin
  • Wood framed screens for all hatched
  • 6x 12V multi speed and timed fans 2016
  • Stackable pots and pans
  • Many sailing related books
  • Tons of storage throughout the boat both wet and dry lockers
  • Brass bathroom fixtures
  • 6 brass dorades and brass covers
  • Foot pumps for fresh and salt water
  • Granite counter tops
  • Much, much more

Deck gear:

  • Bimini 2015
  • Dodger with removable isinglass panels
  • Full isinglass surround
  • Maxwell Windlass
  • Boom Preventers
  • Anti rocking stabilizers for at anchor
  • Snubber with chain hook
  • Le Walder boom brake
  • Large primary anchor with 300 chain additional 300 nylon rhode
  • Large secondary anchor, never needed even in heavy storms with chain
  • Canvas covers for all exterior teak
  • New non-skid 2017 (job took 6 men 6 weeks)
  • FULL canvas cover
  • Cockpit cushions recovered 2017
  • Dinghy davits 1000 lb capacity
  • Fishing rods
  • Rod holders
  • Magna propane grill
  • Dock lines
  • Fenders

Safety equipment:

  • Electric bilge pump
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Gas solenoid
  • PDFs with tethers
  • Inflatable PDFs
  • Swim ladder
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • High water alarm
  • Fire suppression system
  • Propane, CO2 and Smoke detectors
  • Life raft (not inspected)
  • Tank Tender tank monitor system
Sails & Rigging
  • Full Batten Main
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Storm Staysail (rarely if ever used)
  • 110 Jib furling
  • Staysil (very little use)
  • Heavy weather jib (rarely if ever used)
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker (used twice by current owner)
  • All the winches are lewmar stainless steel 2 way and self tailing
  • Boom gallows
  • Boom break
  • 2 reef points
  • Roller furling headsail
  • Spinnaker pole & sheets
  • Hauled out and bottom cleaned January 2018
  • All rigging inspected regularly
  • Rigging replaced before necessary
  • Sail cover
  • Ditch bag, flares, Jack lines with bungy tethers
  • Safety harness for climbing the mast
  • Mast has climbing ladder
  • Garmin 3210 GPSmap (can be at nav station or in cockpit)
  • Garmin 36 Mile Radar
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF (in nav station & cockpit)
  • Ritchie globemaster compass
  • Garmin GHC 10..GHP 12 autopilot
  • 12v wheel-pilot backup
  • Tri-data displays in cockpit with non-piercing transducer
  • ICOM IC-718 SSB radio with antenna running up the backstay
  • Handheld standard horizon vhf radio
  • Hydraulic steering
Engines & Mechanical
  • Ford Lehman 90hp Diesel Engine
  • Lewmar Bow Thruster
  • 12V DC main electrical panel w/master switch, circuit breakers
  • 110V/30A AC main electrical panel w/master switch, circuit breakers
  • 30Amp shore power cord
  • House banks with 6 deep cycle 6V batteries
  • Start Battery: single dedicated start battery
  • Additional battery and circuit breaker in forward for the bow thruster
  • Xantrex battery charger charges all 3 banks
  • Statpower inverter
  • Honda 2000 Portable Generator
  • Air X 400w wind generator
  • 2x 135W Kyocera Solar Panels
  • High output alternator (spare original on board)
  • LED lights throughout
  • Spectra 6.5 GPH watermaker
  • Tank Tender tank monitor system
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.
Contact Information


CELL PHONE= (443) 797-3698           EMAIL= SPENCER@KNOT10.COM

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Please contact Spencer Kent at 443-797-3698

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Length at Waterline
Fuel Tank Capacity
Engine Make Ford Lehman
Engine Model Super 90
Total Power 90hp
Engine Hours 2600
Engine Type Other
Fuel Type Diesel
1987 Liberty 458

The Liberty 458 is a semi custom very high end Taiwanese built boat designed by Peter Hoyt and built in the Shin Fa yard. The Hoyt family wanted to provide people with a safe and affordable bluewater cruiser and based the hull design off the more well known Peterson 44. These boats are well known for exceptional sailing performance distinguishing themselves by being comfortable windward sailors and we all know the wind always comes from the bow!


There were only 31 Liberty 458s built in the 80s making this one of the later models, hull number 27. Since every one of these boats were semi custom there are unique features in each one built. Most notable with this boat is the 7 headroom and flat sole making it all one level down below. The high headroom makes the salon feel incredibly spacious.


Current owners have owned the boat since 2008 and have heavily outfitted this boat with top of the line equipment. Notable upgrades include the bow thruster, autohelm and a BRAND NEW DECK! All the old teak decking was removed, re-glassed and non-skidded this past year. All the electronics have been upgraded and this boat is ready to go when you are.


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