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1991 Custom Marples and Brown Day Charter

  • 45 ft
  • Commercial Boat
  • Portsmouth, RI, US

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The "Ruling Passion"

Ruling Passion is a US Coast Guard certified charter vessel for 25 passengers plus captain and crew. Designed by John Marples and James Brown and built in Virginia by her owners, she is a custom Constant Camber Trimaran design. She was repowered in 2016 with a brand new Yanmar 4-cylinder inboard diesel, new transmission and running gear. Two new welded aluminum fuel tanks were also installed in 2016.

Ruling Passion presents an excellent business opportunity for someone looking to start (or expand) a day sail charter company with live-aboard capability. Ruling Passion is the ideal day charter multihull with the versatility for day-long snorkel excursions, sunset sails, or bachelorette parties and she can easily head offshore for long-range bluewater passages. She has two separate cabins, a head with shower and a full galley. She sleeps eight in four full-size berths and can sleep two more with the convertible dining table.

The COI is current, all safety gear is to date and she can be put to work in your charter fleet immediately. She has been very well-cared for by her owners and was running charters through the end of this summer on Block Island.


Basic Information

Marples and Brown Day Charter
Portsmouth, RI, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Ruling Passion
Boat Type:
Commercial Boat
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Dimensions & Weight

45 ft - 13.72 meter
45 ft 6 in - 13.87 meter
28 ft 6 in - 8.69 meter
Draft - max:
6 ft - 1.83 meter
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Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
57 (Individual), 57 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
69 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
15 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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LOA: 45 ft 6 in,  Beam: 28 ft 6 in, Min. Draft: 3 ft, Max Draft: 6 ft, Fuel Tanks Capacity: 69 gal, Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 40 gal, Holding Tank Capacity: 15 gal, Number of double berths: 4, Number of Cabins: 2, Number of Heads: 1


Engine#1, Engine Make: Yanmar, Engine Model: 4JH57, Primary Engines: Inboard, Drive Type: Direct Drive, Location: Center Starboard, Engine Year: 2015, Hours: 930, Power: 57 hp, Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Propeller Material: Bronze

Hull and Deck • White Awlgrip AwlCraft 2000 painted hull NEW 2015 with a red boot stripe and tan cabin top • Tan painted non-skid decks, commercial grade • Red anti-fouling bottom paint • Red canvas including sail covers, bimini, life raft covers and foresail sun protection • Stainless steel cleats • External spade mounted rudder • Rocna 33 lb. anchor with 20' 3/8" chain and 5/8" nylon rode • Nylon anchor bridle • Plow secondary anchor with chain and 1/2" rode • Lifelines and stainless steel supports NEW 2016

Construction • Ruling Passion is a custom Constant Camber design trimaran sailboat with coldmolded laminated mahogany plywood that is epoxy vacuum bagged and post-cured • 1-piece wings connecting the wing hulls toe the main center hull • Port and starboard hulls are voids from bow to stern, center hull has living accommodations and center cockpit

Sails and Rigging • Mainsail and Mack Pack NEW 2016 • Jib NEW 2014 with ProFurl roller furler REBUILT 2012 • Aluminum mast with single spreader stepped to the cockpit floor • 5/16" stainless steel wire standing rigging NEW 2012 with Norsemen fittings to thrubolted stainless steel chain plates • Traveler mounted aft and full width of center hull • Running rigging NEW 2016 • Jib sheets NEW 2018 • Barlow Australia winches • Barbarossa blocks

Mechanical and Electrical • Yanmar 4JH57 57hp diesel inboard with 930 hours NEW 2016 • ZF transmission NEW 2016 • Direct drive with 3-blade feathering propeller NEW 2016 • 1 1/8" stainless steel propeller shaft NEW 2016 • Two fuel tanks 33 gallon and 36 gallon, welded aluminum NEW 2016 • (2) Manual diaphragm bilge pumps manifolded from outer hulls and all bilge areas per CG requirements • High water bilge alarms in all compartments • (3) DC 12v batteries - 1 start and 2 house • AC 120v power via shore power and Inverter • 30 amp shore power inlet and cord • (2) 26x59 solar panels • Isotemp water heater • Water heater off engine heat exchange as well

Accommodations • (4) Full size berths, 2 forward and 2 aft • Forward accommodation has 2 full berths port and starboard with storage compartments above and below as well as access to the head with privacy door • Aft accommodation has 2 full size berths with storage above and below, further aft is the galley and dining table with opposing settees, dining table is hi-low and converts to a Queen size berth • Electrical panel and VHF radios are mounted over starboard aft berth • Opening portholes and overhead hatches for ventilation • Overhead DC lighting • Marine audio system with speakers throughout

Galley • Double basin stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water • Hillerange propane oven with 3 burner stove with drawer storage below • Lots of counter space and easily accessible storage above and below counter• Custom Isotherm refrigerator in floor between settees keel cooled with holding plate • Pots and pans • Cleaning supplies

Head • Raritan manual custom grey water flushing head • Shower with hot and cold water • Stainless steel basin sink with hot and cold pressure water to port • Large vanity with storage to starboard • Lots of storage above and below counter • Overhead hatch and (2) portholes for ventilation • Y-valve for overboard discharge and to holding tank • Holding tank vent filter

Cockpit and Electronics • Simrad NSE 12 multifunction chartplotter • Tacktick mn30 wind display NEW 2016 • Yanmar engine display • KVH Azimuth compass NEW 2018 • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF • Uniden ES UM525 VHF Radio • AIS Automatic Identification System • Rule water alarms • Sliding/removable helm seat with armrests • Large edson steering wheel (removable) with red rubber coating • Cockpit table with fiddles • Windshield

Safety Equipment • Mechanical emergency tiller steering • Orion signal flares• (28) Type I Adult life jackets • (6) Type I Child life jackets • ACR EPIRB emergency locator beacon • (2) 8-man life rafts with painters and sun covers • 24" life ring with retrieving line and water lights • Man overboard ladder • Fireboy fire suppression system with engine shutoff • (4) portable dry chemical fire extinguishers

Default 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 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.