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ModelLightwave 45' Grande
L.O.A.45'0" (13.72m)
Displacement Light8000
Engines / Hours2 x D2-55
Fuel Capacity2 x 400lt Fuel GRP tanks totalling 800 litres
Water Capacity2 x 400 lt freshwater tanks with carbon filters on outlet side. Also water collection from cockpit hard top
AccommodationOwners side Port Side - Master cabin with queen size bed, spring mattress - Full size shower and toilet - Full size washing machine and dryer Starboard side - Forward guest cabin, queen size mattress, with shower and toilet - Aft single cabin with two single bunks that can be converted to twin bed - Office area with full size computer screen and desk chair Ample storage with 27 drawers around the boat American oak trim throughout

Make the Blue Shift you’ve always dreamed of, to the highly sought after, latest model Lightwave 45 Grande.

Generously equipped for blue water cruising, this luxuriously customised Lightwave 45 Grande’ has had limited use and presents as new.

An incredible opportunity for a new boat buyer. Fast track your cruising ambitions with one of the world’s best cruising catamarans – the only production catamarans made in Australia.

Uniquely catering for the harsh elements of tropical island cruising, dinstinctive features of the Lightwave 45 Grande include the double deck cabin for a light and breezy interior; one of the safest helms available with protected, unobstructed vision to all four points of the boat; the largest covered cockpit of any catamaran in this size range providing room for alfresco dining and lounging areas free of obstructions; significantly lighter than most catamarans with great payload capability, & excellent sailing performance.

This Lightwave 45 is set up to be easily handled by a cruising couple. The layout is considered for live aboard with extended family & friends accommodation. Customised interior with solid American Oak timber accents, includes galley up with a forward looking navigation station, office, three cabins & two bathrooms.

Dealing with the Builder direct, you can be rest assured of the excellent support that comes with owning a Lightwave catamaran.

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The Lightwave 45 comes standard with 800L of fresh water tanks made from suitable grade fibreglass, which are built in the hull. Twin pump systems are provided on the 45 creating two completely separate systems for both the tanks in the case of a single failure. A water transfer line is also built into the system to allow water to travel between either tank. A water catchment system is offered with the 45 to collect fresh water off the large cockpit hardtop.

Fresh water vacuum toilets are provided on the 45 to eliminate the stale salt water smell whilst using minimal water usage.  A saltwater system is also fitted to the model to allow an anchor wash, salt water tap in the galley and hose in the cockpit.

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The Lightwave 45 is designed for self-sufficient blue water cruising. From standard, the 45 comes with 250 watts of flexible walk on solar panels, with the option to upgrade this up to a 1000-watt system which is very common on this model. The vessel is supplied with a 12-volt DC and a 240-volt AC electrical system. A 600Ah AGM battery system is offered on the vessel with an optional 540Ah lithium-ion battery bank. All installed electrical components on the Lightwave 45 are carefully selected to ensure a minimum power consumption is achieved.  Lightwave also provides the option to have a 4Kw AC diesel generator which is coupled with the inverter to allow for a high output.

All areas of the vessels electrics are designed to be accessible and traceable with minimal disruption to the boats systems. All systems that has been installed on the 45 have been refined through every Lightwave built with continual improvement.

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The Lightwave 45 offers external engine rooms allowing for a very safe and easy access. The engine rooms are very spacious and allow plenty of room around the accommodated engine for servicing and maintenance. All steering components as well as the generator are also located in the engine room, positioned in areas easily accessed for maintenance. The engine rooms are separated from the accommodation area from a bulkhead which is lined in sound dampening material to defer noise, heat and odour from entering the cabins. The engine rooms are also accessible from the inside of the boat if required.

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Rope Systems

The line system on the Lightwave 45 has been designed so all lines are organised and accessible from an area where the sails can be easily observed. Lines are all lead to the cockpit on the 45 and travel under serviceable fibreglass boards which not only keep the lines organised, but also remove the possible tripping hazard. Hanging points are provided creating a neat and organised place for line tails to be stored. Anderson winches and Ronstan deck gear are featured throughout the deck on the Lightwave 45, optional electric winches are also available. A bridal main sheet system is used to eliminate the dangers of a traveller car system traditionally used on catamarans.

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