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45' Morgan 1983 NELSON MAREK 454

  • Price: $54,500
  • Model Year: 1983
  • Boat Ref: 5964059
  • Location: Punta Gorda FL, United States
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  • Broker Name: Calvin Cornish
  • Tel. 7274498222

45' Morgan 1983 NELSON MAREK 454

This Morgan Nelson Marek 454 centerboard cruiser/racer is the favorite model for very comfortable cruising and competitive racing in local and blue water. Step aboard and you'll recognize why couples, families and friends love the thoughtful teak interior layout that easily accommodates 6 in 2 private spacious cabins and 2 on salon convertible settees, plus 2 private heads. Deck is layed out for racing with 14 winches, hydraulic adjustable boom vang and backstay and rod rigging, as well as for casual single handed cruising with all lines led aft to cockpit.

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    • Construction: GRP
    • Length: 45 ft
    • Beam: 13' 4"
    • Displacement: 22500 lbs
    • Min Draft: 5' 6"
    • LOA: 45 feet
    • LWL: 36.75 feet
    • Bridge Clearance: 63 feet
    Speed and Distance
    • Number of Engines: 1
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: Yanmar
    • Engine Model: 4JH2E fresh water cooled
    • Engine Year: 1997
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
    • Engine Hours: 1,710
    • Engine Horsepower: 51.0 hp
    • Fuel: 1 x 100 gallons
    • Water: 1 x 200 gallons
    • Holding: 1 x 40 gallons
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    Admire this Nelson Marek 454 design from dock. Step aboard amidship and proceed forward inside double lifelines while observing clean nonskid deck and aluminum toe rail. Notice heavy duty rod standing rigging, lazy jack mainsail flaking system, 14 winches with all lines led aft to cockpit. At bow, note bow pulpit, anchor locker, and jib on Harken roller furler. As you move aft portside, notice the boarding ladder at cockpit. Enter cockpit and sit under bimini on comfortable well cushioned helm seat that serves as access to generator and steering. Note the captain's relatively clear sight lines from this  cockpit seat.

    Move forward in cockpit and down companionway 8 steps to beautiful mahogany interior with teak and holly sole. Observe well designed navigation station to starboard across from L-shaped galley. Turn aft at navigation station to enter aft head. Exit head through second private door to aft cabin with generous queen berth, settee and ample locker and cabinet storage.

    Return to salon through private cabin door. Pass galley to port and move forward to comfortable, cushioned settees to port and starboard surrounding large table. Perfect layout for relaxing, entertaining friends and family, and holding racing crew updates. Observe shelves and cabinets above settees.

    Proceed forward and open door to forward head to starboard. Exit through private door to forward cabin. Note comfortable queen v-berth, settee and ample storage in hanging lockers, cabinets and shelves. Exit forward cabin through private door aft to salon.


    Lots of room for entertaining family and friends as well as and managing your racing crew. Enjoy gathering around spacious cockpit or interior salon settees. You'll appreciate the classic mahogany interior with teak and holly sole and very generous storage. Sleep 6 in 2 comfortable private cabin queen berths and 2 convertible salon settees. Keep comfortable with 2 airconditioning/heating units powered by shorepower or generator.

    • Roomy cockpit for 6 or more under bimini
    • Beautiful mahogany interior
    • teak and holly sole
    • 6' 6" headroom
    • 2 convertible settees in salon sleep 2
    • Large salon table
    • well designed navigation station
    • Spacious aft cabin with queen berth
    • Roomy forward cabin with queen v-berth
    • 2 heads with cabin and salon entry doors
    • Manual toilet, vanity with stainless steel sink and wand shower in each head
    • Ample storage in lockers, cabinets, drawers for short or long cruises
    • Overhead hatches
    • Stainless steel ports
    • 3 dorades
    • solar fan
    • 2 airconditioning/heating units


     L-shaped galley fully equipped for any gourmet chef or casual cook to prepare complete dinners and snacks with friends and family. Plenty of countertop space for preparation and clean up. You'll appreciate ample storage cabinets and drawers.

    • Seaward gimballed 2 burner propane stove and oven
    • Adler Barbour 12v refrigerator and freezer
    • Double deep stainless steel sink with high faucet
    • Pressurized hot/cold water
    • manual salt water pump
    • Long L-shaped countertop
    • Plenty of storage in cabinets and drawers above and below countertop


    • VHF radio
    • SSB shortwave radio


    DC electrical system:

    • 6 deep cycle 6 volt batteries
    • Deka Group 24 starting battery
    • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor system
    • Trace M 1.5 kw 1512 inverter and battery charger

    AC electrical system:

    • Northern Lights 6.0 kw generator in sound shield 660 hours
    • 30 amp shorepower with cord


    • Yanmar 4JH2E 51 hp fresh water cooled diesel engine 1710 hours
    • shaft replaced 2010
    • 3 blade folding propeller
    • centerboard
    • Hurth transmission
    • bronze stuffing box
    • Northern Lights 6 kw diesel generator in sound shield, 660 hours
    • Vector 12,000 btu airconditioning/heating unit for salon and forward cabin
    • Vector 7,000 btu airconditioning/heating unit for aft cabin
    • fuel and water tanks replaced 2000


    • Keel stepped aluminum mast
    • Rod standing rigging
    • Navtec hydraulic adjustable backstay system
    • Navtec hydraulic boom vang
    • Lazy jack mainsail flaking system
    • new mainsail cover
    • 2 Lewmar 55 winches
    • 2 Lewmar 48 winches
    • 4 Lewmar 42 winches
    • 4 Lewmar 40 winches
    • 2 Lewmar 30 winches
    • set up for single handing
    • All lines led aft to cockpit
    • 2 mainsails: dacron and kevlar
    • new 75% jib on Harken roller furler
    • second hank-on jib
    • staysail
    • spinnaker
    • spinnaker pole mounted on mast


    • 2015 bottom painted
    • 2015 centerboard dropped and painted
    • 5' 6" draft extends to 8' 3" draft with centerboard down
    • 2015 hull waxed
    • 2014 nonskid deck repainted
    • full size bimini
    • dodger included, in storage
    • large comfortable cockpit with cushions
    • comfortable helm seat with cushioned backrest
    • cockpit table included, in storage
    • 3 stainless steel dorades vent to salon
    • Solar fan vents galley
    • dinghy davits
    • outboard engine hoist
    • portside mounted folding boarding ladder
    • aluminum toe rail
    • anchor locker
    • bow pulpit with 45# CQR and spare Fortress anchors, chain and rope rode
    • double lifelines


     This Morgan Nelson Marek 454 has maintained its lovely interior with lavish mahogany throughout. She accommodates 4-6 people very comfortably on a long or short cruise. If you're looking for a trusty, comfortable bluewater yacht that can also bring in racing trophies, this is your boat. You will be pleased with the thoughtful layout above and below decks. She's priced for you to add new electronics and other updates as desired. 

    For a thorough understanding of this Morgan Nelson Marek 454 design, see Southwinds magazine 2008 review:

    Note personal items excluded.

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    Additional Contact Information

    Contact Capt. Calvin at 941.830.1047 or or Wendy at 941.916.0660 for more information about this great Morgan Nelson Marek and to arrange for your showing.

    See Southwinds magazine 2008 review for a thorough discussion of the Morgan Nelson Marek 454 model.

    Out of state buyers may purchase this Morgan Nelson Marek and sail in Florida waters for up to 180 days without paying Florida sales tax. Ask Capt. Calvin for details. 

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