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1968 Lecomte Fastnet 45

  • 45 ft
  • Yawl
  • Rockport, ME, US

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In 1968, soon after opening a modern building facility in Vianen on the Lek River, (just south of Jutphaas) the Luders-designed Fastnet 45 sloop/yawl joined the LeComte family.

The Fastnet 45 was built to the highest standards for ocean racing and cruising at the respected Dutch yard of Adolf LeComte.  These yachts were designed by William Luders, who created a powerful, sea-kindly vessel with beautiful classic lines.  The interior plan features two private staterooms, two heads with showers, a spacious main salon, an exceptional sea galley, a spacious navigation station, and wonderful touches throughout such as the custom Dutch soapstone and bronze solid fuel fireplace in the salon.  The interior joinery is varnished teak, with solid teak and holly cabin soles.

Excellent space utilization permits the Fastnet 45 to offer a roomy, two stateroom accommodation plan with an uncluttered, full-width main salon and raised galley and navigation area.  The two staterooms are separated by the main salon, which provides an uncommon level of privacy for both staterooms, unique in a 45-foot boat.  Each stateroom has its own head, complete with toilet, vanity, medicine/storage cabinet and shower.  Headroom is 6’ 6’ throughout, and the traditional Dutch fit and finish is evident in all joiner-work.


Basic Information

Fastnet 45
Rockport, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Evening Star
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
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Hull Color:
Wm. Luders
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Dimensions & Weight

45 ft - 13.72 meter
44 ft 10 in - 13.66 meter
12 ft 3 in - 3.73 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft 9 in - 2.06 meter
Bridge Clearance:
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Cruise Speed:
7 MPH - 6.08 KTS
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
56 (Individual), 56 (combined)
Max Speed:
9 MPH - 7.82 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
65 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
120 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:


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  • Raymarine C120W Multi-function GPS Plotter & Dispay at Nav Station (-Networked)
  • Raymarine C90W Multi-function GPS Plotter & Dispay at Helm (-Networked)
  • Raymarine 424HD Color Radar Scanner (-Networked)
  • Raymarine SirriusXM Marine Weather Receiver (-Networked)
  • WideLink B600W 5watt AIS Transponder (-Networked) NEW 2019
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF Matrix AIS radio at Nav Station NEW 2020
  • Standard Horizon RAM3+ VHF & AIS Cockpit Microphone at Helm NEW 2020
  • SiTex SSB Radio Receiver
  • Dual Stereo w/Bluetooth and 4 Cybernet Speakers
  • SirriusXM 108 Channel Satellite Radio
Accommodations and Layout
Anchor Locker
The Maxwell RC-12 Anchor Windlass (NEW 2018) with rope to chain gypsy makes hauling in the anchor rode and 55# Rocna (NEW 2019) as easy as pressing a switch at either the foredeck or helm.
Forward Stateroom
The forward stateroom can be quickly converted to one of the four different configurations (1) large double berth, (2) two single 7-foot long pipe berths with comfortable mattresses, (3) one single berth on the starboard side with a seat to port with a storage locker under it which provide large storage areas underneath or (4) single berths folded up creating a very large fo’c’sle sail and equipment locker.
Forward Head
Next aft is the forward walk-through head, with a new (2020) Jabsco Twist ‘n’ Lock Manual Toilet and cabinet and 5 small drawers to port, and a vanity and medicine/storage cabinets above and below to starboard. Bright-finish stainless steel sink with a Shurflo Trinidad Combination Faucet/Shower. The head also has two opening ports with screens, as well as a large opening hatch with a screen overhead.
Main Salon
Aft of the forward head is the main salon, which has a beautiful varnished teak interior with a Paul Luke soapstone wood/charcoal-burning stove on the port forward bulkhead, large custom teak bookshelves with fiddles and ditty-boxes on both sides, a Chelsea (Boston) barometer to port and matching clock to starboard. The starboard side has a settee and pilot berth, with three huge storage drawers under the pilot berth and “pigeon-hole” lockers above. There are large storage lockers under both settee berths. 
A custom-built varnished teak drop-leaf table is on centerline, and wraps around the mast to enable the entire crew to share a meal together. The main salon has four opening ports and two large dorade vents, all with screens, to bring in plenty of fresh air. A quiet and very efficient Sea Frost 12-volt refrigeration unit is located in a vented locker under the port settee.
Aft Cabin
Centerline aft of the companionway is a doorway going into the aft stateroom, with a double berth to starboard, large bureau with four large drawers on centerline and two smaller drawers to port, and a counter with fiddle above and a small cabinet above that. A Dual stereo (NEW 2018) with Bluetooth to connect iPads, or smart phones to play your own music and a panel with 6 cigarette-lighter type 12-volt outlets are mounted above the counter. Additionally, a Sirius 140 Satellite radio is connected to the Dual stereo. There is a single berth to port, with a seat inboard of it. There is a large, aft-facing opening port with screen in the cabin, as well as a large opening hatch with screen overhead. 
Aft Head 
Forward of the aft cabin to port is the aft head, which has a small vanity to starboard with a bright-finish stainless steel sink and a Shurflo Trinidad Combination Faucet/Shower, and there is a teak grate with a sump under it for the shower. There is new (2020) Jabsco Twist ‘n’ Lock Manual Toilet and two cabinets and a large drawer for linens, cleaning gear and personal storage. 
When cruising for extended periods, storage space is extremely desirable and Evening Star has LOTS of storage; everywhere you look above or below decks, there seems to be a drawer, cubby or locker. In addition to the exceptional amount of storage below decks, there are two huge cockpit lockers and a large aft lazarette. 
Aft of the main salon is an L-shaped galley to port. There is a Force 10 three-burner propane stove and oven with broiler, fitted with flame-failure devices and a Xintex M-2A LP leak detector, and a storage cabinet under the stove. A Samsung microwave oven is installed above a large, deep storage bin and icebox, which has a freezer unit, and the ice box double-door top and a breadboard top on the stove serve to provide all the necessary counter space for meal preparation. A full set of cookware is included. The sink is a large, new (2013) Scandvik bright-finish stainless steel sink with a Shurflo Pacifica Marine Faucet with a combination faucet and sprayer, and a Fynspray Traditional Galley Hand Pump piped to allow fresh or salt water to be used. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are also installed in the galley.
Navigation Station 
On the starboard side, aft of the main salon, there is a large hanging locker, and aft of that is a sit-down, forward-facing navigation station with a Raymarine C-120W GPS/Multi-Function Display unit networked with the Raymarine 424HD Color Radar scanner, SirriusXM Marine Weather receiver and 5 watt WideLink B600WAIS transponder. 
Solar Panels (NEW 2018) totaling 600 watts with two Epever controllers provide amply power to maintain batteries, lighting, refrigeration and electronics. Two new (2019) 8-D 12-volt lead-acid deepcycle marine batteries are mounted securely under the aft cabin sole, and 120-volt service is provided via a connector in the cockpit as well as a Pro-Sine 1800 12-volt to 120-volt inverter. The Bass main electrical breaker panel, handling both the 12-volt and the 120-volt service, and a Link 20 battery level/use indicator, as well as an Autohelm 6000 remote control panel, a Datamarine distance counter/log, a diesel fuel gauge and a fresh water pump indicator light are all installed on the bulkhead above the navigation table. All cabin lights have been converted to LED lighting (NEW 2018). Additionally, the running lights, masthead tri-color light and anchor light (NEW 2020) are all LED for efficient to lighting close in to shore or out at sea. 
There are Raymarine C-120W & C90W GPS/Multi-Function Displays at both the Nav Station and Helm which are networked with the Raymarine 424HD Color Radar scanner, Raymarine SirriusXM Marine Weather receiver and a 5watt WideLink B600WAIS transponder. Above the navigation seat is a Standard Horizon VHF Matrix AIS GX2200, which incorporates VHF, GPS, AIS and Distress Calling. There is also a Standard Horizon RAM3 Cockpit Microphone connected to the GX2200 VHF. Mounted on the cabin bulkhead in the cockpit are Datamarine Apparent Wind, Speed/Distance and Depth gauges. A SiTex single sideband radio receiver is mounted in the cabinet over the navigation table. A Start-Guard Model NS-12-20 is mounted next to the breaker panel in the hanging locker, to provide continuous power to the electronics when starting the engine. The Raymarine Autohelm 6000 auto pilot has control panels at the navigation station and at the helm.
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details 
The engine, which was new in 2000, was removed from it mounts in 2012, and a new oil pan was fabricated and attached to the hull underneath. At the same time, new engine mounts were installed, and all engine hoses and fittings were replaced and the exhaust system was inspected and replacements made where required. The raw water intake impeller is replaced annually, as is the fan belt. A Racor 500 FG fuel filter is located under the floorboard just forward of the galley sink. Engine oil can be checked by removal of a small port in the shelf under the galley sink. A SHURflo Marine Duty Fresh Water Pump (new 2020) with an accumulator tank provide the necessary pressure for the domestic fresh water system. A Jabsco Electric Water System Pump provides pressure for the salt water wash-down hose on the foredeck. The propeller is a three-bladed feathering Max-Prop, which provides more power in forward gear and more control in reverse than a standard three-bladed propeller. A Spurs line cutter is attached to the propeller shaft for safety when sailing among the ubiquitous lobster pot buoys in New England. 
A MVS 6 120CV-1500 W Stainless Steel Hot Water Heater is installed under the galley floorboards, and two 60-gallon stainless steel fresh water tanks, protected from contamination by a valve between them, are under the galley and main salon cabin sole. A 65-gallon diesel fuel tank is mounted under the navigation station sole. There are also two 10-pound propane tanks mounted in a bottom-draining locker aft of the helm in the cockpit. 
The cockpit is very large and accommodating, over 9 feet long, with a large, white stainless steel bowed dodger (NEW 2021) with leather-covered hand-hold aft and hand-holds along both sides for safe access to the deck and a large zippered windshield, and a stainless steel bowed white bimini over the helm area. There is also a large stainless steel bowed sun shade that covers the entire cockpit and companionway area, which has side windows and an additional fly for the aft end to keep crew members out of the sun or rain. All the cockpit seats have (new 2020) custom cushions covered with Sunbrella fabric made of closed-cell foam and will become very effective flotation devices if ever needed. There are four cockpit drains and 8 harness connection points, and a teak cockpit grate to make it one of the nicest cockpits around. For safety at sea, there are webbed Jacklines on both sides, running from an eye-fitting at the bow back to the aftermost mizzen chainplate. 
There are large sail/equipment lockers under both port and starboard seats. There is an Edson manual bilge pump built in to the port locker and an offshore Edson manual bilge pump and another Gusher manual pump are located in the starboard locker. On the after deck, there is a huge lazarette, holding a spare Danforth anchor and rode, teak swim ladder, 8 Type 2 life jackets, Magma propane grill, emergency tiller, electrical hookup cables and two fender-boards. 
 A 6” Danforth-White compass (new rebuilt 2017) with a stainless-steel protective cover is mounted on the pedestal, as are the gear shift and throttle levers for the engine. The Raymarine C-90W GPS Multifunction display with radar, marine weather radio and AIS network is mounted on the pedestal guard. The engine instrument panel is mounted on the forward seat bulkhead for easy reading by the helmsman. The ignition switch and engine cut-off handle are within easy reach of the helmsman, behind the wheel, which is a stainless-steel destroyer type wheel with a leather covering.
Hull and Deck 
The fiberglass hull is painted with Aristo Blue Awlgrip with a white boot stripe and red anti-fouling paint on the bottom. The decks are white fiberglass with anti-skid pattern molded in. There are double lifelines installed all the way around the boat in compliance with international racing rules, with port and starboard boarding gates. The toe rail, all handholds, coamings and trim are varnished teak. 
Ground Tackle 
55-pound Rocna primary anchor, with 75 feet of 3/8” chain and 200 feet of ¾” nylon anchor rode, running through a stainless-steel bow roller at the stem head. There is also a 75-pound Yachtsman secondary anchor, with 20 feet of 3/8” chain and 150 feet of ¾” nylon rode secured below, under the cockpit, and a large Danforth secondary anchor with 200 feet of ¾” nylon rode located in the aft lazarette. There are several spare long lengths of ¾” nylon line for securing the boat in a blow. 
Sails and Rigging 
Cruise-equipped for easy short-handed sailing. The Hood Electric Stoway main mast, Hood Manual Stoway mizzen mast and Harken Mark III Jib Furling System (drum replaced 2020) make solo or shorthanded sailing very easy. Off the wind, a large Downs Sails mizzen staysail (2003) and a Hood cruising spinnaker add extraordinary speed. On heavy days, the forestaysail (Downs, 2003) can be rigged on its own stay, and if the going gets really tough there is a storm staysail (Downs, 2003) and a storm trysail (rebuilt by Downs in 2003 to fit the special track on the mast) that keep the boat going through the roughest seas. On lighter days, there is a 150% composite genoa (Doyle, 1997) that really makes the boat move. There is a Forespar extendable whisker pole attached vertically to the mast to make a wingand-wing setup very easy. 
For sail handling, there are two Barient 32 2-speed self-tailing primary winches with extra-long handles, a Barient 23 2-speed self-tailing winch for the main sheet in the cockpit, a Barient 27 2-speed self-tailing winch for the main outhaul on the coach roof in the cockpit and two Barient 22 single-speed secondary winches on the coaming for the mizzen staysail or spinnaker. For the halyards, there are three Barient 16 single-speed winches on the main mast and a Barient 10 single-speed winch on the mizzen mast. The four lower shrouds on the main mast were new in 2014 and the mizzen shrouds were replaced in 2020.
Additional Gear Included 
Emergency tiller (i.e. whisker pole) bracket for aft deck 
Emergency storm shutters for all large ports and two small ports, with mounting hardware 
Drop boards for ocean sailing (with hardware for attaching from inside and out) 
Stainless steel tie-down bracket for life raft (attaches to tie-downs on cabin roof) 
Four Type 2 life jackets 
Note also that all manuals for the engine, and sailing, electronic and mechanical gear have been meticulously kept in three-ring binders, and will be included with the boat. The boat’s electrical schematics are also included in a separate binder. Attached are line drawings of the boat showing sail and hull configurations and a collection of photographs of the boat. Additional documents, sail plans, lines drawings prior measurements and old certifications will be provided to the new owner. 
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.



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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.