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Film Star

ModelLightwave 10.5
Engines / Hours455
Fuel Capacity2 x 80L (estimated)
Water Capacity450L
Be a special part of Lightwave Yachts history, and own the original, first crafted Lightwave 10.5. Classically built using strip cedar construction with epoxy sheath, this Australian built catamaran, was meticulously built by Lightwave Yachts Managing Director, Roger Overell, in 1999. Utilized as the plug boat to create the production Lightwave 35 hulls, Film Star was proudly owned by the original owner for 20 years. In 2017, she was sold to the current owners and close to $100,000 has been spent on high quality refurbishment and equipment upgrades since then, including: – Engines replacement 2 x Yanmar 3YM20C (2019). – Topsides paint work and antifouled completely removed and re-applied (see details in inventory). – 500w Solar power bank replacement (2018 – 2020). – Plumbing upgrades include Jabsco electric toilet and 40L holding tank (2021), Duoetto 10L/ 12V/ 240V hot water system (2020) , and a H20 To Go 60Lphr water maker (Jan 2021). – Compressor for galley fridge (2022) and a new portable fridge / freezer (2021). – Navigaton equipment replacement in 2017 including Simrad GO12 Chart plotter, Simrad 4G Broadband radar, NAC2 Autopilot and Precision 9 Compass, Simnet wind wave, Navionics Gold Chard card and VHF antenna. Backup Garmin handheld GPS in 2018. – Sails upgrades include Rolly Tasker tri radial main sail (2020). – Electrics upgrades include 4000 watt Pure Sine Wave inverter (2021), Victron 100/20 MPPT and 2 x Enerdrive DC DC 40 plus solar regulators, 200ah Enerdrive lithium batt (Nov 2020), 450amp hr of AGM batteries (2017), 240 volt Enerdrive 40 amp 3 bank charger; Saturn omni directional TV aerial (2017) – Mast removed and running rigging replaced in 2017. – Ground tackle upgraded in 2020.

Featuring maple and rosewood timber trims throughout, the layout includes 2 queen cabins and one double cabin, and one large bathroom separated from the cabin areas. The galley, saloon and cockpit areas accommodate a liveaboard lifestyle. The original Lightwave 10.5 presents as a comfortable cruising catamaran, ready to be enjoyed by her new custodians.

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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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