I pulled this info and images off of a yacht sales page so if it looks like a sale page it is. The link to the listing is in the forum under boats for sale. Look for the Breeze Maven listing.
Breeze Maven is a rare and beautiful vessel; a schooner, built in fiberglass as a production boat in claifornia to USA boatbuilding standards. She crries five working sails and since none of these sails are very large, this boat is easy to sail. “Breeze Maven” is fast and close winded and exceptionally comfortable offshore. Her large tankage and voluminous storage make her an ideal long distance cruiser and er layout made her a scucessful captained charter vessel in the previous ownership.
Breeze Maven has twice won the Sweethearts of the Caribbean sailing regatta and has made several recent offshore passages to and from the United States.
With her recent engine, sails, rigging and many other upgrades she has completed recent ocean passages from the Caribbean to the States and back. There has been quite a bit of deffered maintenance and some catching up is now needed. The big, expensive items are all done and bought, the investment has been made but not maintained. This beautiful and spacious schooner is waiting for someone to buy her, spend the little bit of money and time needed to tidy up the details, and really do some sailing again.
She is a fast boat and her striking good looks turn heads in every harbor. Will you be the one onboard, not knowing what to say as every other sailor compliments your boat, again and again….?
45′ DowneastYachts Schooner Downeaster Classic Schooner 45 – Strong and Fast
- Boat Name: Breeze Maven
- Year: 1979
- Current Price: US$ 99,000
- Located in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- Hull Material: Fiberglass
- Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
- YW# 1469-2094584
Additional Specs,Equipment and Information:
Builder: Downeast Yachts
Designer: Henry Morschaldt
Maximum Draft: 6′
Displacement: 40000 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Engine Brand: Perkins new (2006)
Engine(s) HP: 85
Engine Model: 4-236
Cruising Speed: 7.5K
Maximum Speed: 7.8K
Fresh Water Tanks: 300 gals; 2 ss tanks
Fuel Tanks: 250 gals; 2 alum tanks
The cabin forward has over/under bunks that can be converted to large a V
berthed or full double with filler piece. There are three drawers and
lockers and abundant storage. It has two opening ports and a large hatch
offering great ventilation.
Next aft is a hallway with a second bunk bed cabin to port and a
full head with separate shower stall to starboard. Both cabins have
sliding teak doors. The portside cabin features over/under berths and
can be converted to a large double berth with the fabrication of a few
wooden filler pieces. There are drawers and lockers and walk about room
in this side cabin with two good opening ports for ventilation.
Stepping up next aft is the large main saloon. Here we feel the
effect of the wide trunk cabin and 14’ beam. The main cabin is bright
and well ventilated with six large, thick tinted cabin windows (new
2005) trimmed in teak on the interior and bronze outside. There is a
dinette to port which seats six and can be converted to a nice double
berth as well. Aft and to port is a large stand up navigation area and
opposite is the galley which carries on down the walkthrough to the aft
cabin and features lots of storage and nearly 9’of counter space.
The aft cabin has two single berths and a small couch, but can
easily be converted to a very large king size berth using the center
seat filler piece. There are two bronze opening ports and a large hatch
There is a vanity to port and a full head with a shower and ¾ size
bath tub. This tub is very practical for allowing showers while heeled
There are tremendous storage areas on this schooner and room for
approximately 100 books in bookshelves in the main, aft and side cabins.
The forward section of the boat has new cabin sole in 2006, New
headliners in the main cabin 2001, and in the fore and aft cabin 2006.
|Sails & Rigging
|Deck & Hull
Electronics & Navigation
RemarksBreeze Maven is a rare and beautiful vessel; a schooner, built in
fiberglass as a production boat in California to USA boatbuilding
standards. She carries five working sails and since none of these sails
are very large, this boat is easy to sail. “Breeze Maven” is fast and
closewinded and exceptionally comfortable offshore. Her large tankage
and voluminous storage make her an ideal long distance cruiser and her
layout made her a successful captained charter vessel in previous
Breeze Maven has twice won the Sweethearts of the Caribbean sailing
regatta and has made several recent offshore passages to and from the
With her recent engine, sails, rigging and many other upgrades which
prove her good and constant ongoing maintenance, she is ready for you
to take her away to wherever your heart desires. She is a fast boat and
her striking good looks turn heads in every harbor!