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Axis Vitae - SOLD

ModelLightwave 45' Maestro
L.O.A.44' 11" - 13.70m
Displacement Light8t
Engines / HoursD2-40 40hp Volvo Penta diesel engines / 400 hours
Fuel Capacity2 x 400lt Fuel tank polyethylene tanks totalling 800 litres
Water Capacity2x 300 lts
Accommodation1 Master cabin with Queen size island berth running fore and aft, with full ensuite area.
1 Aft Guest cabin with Queen berth.
1 Guest bathroom, Starboard amidships.
1 Aft crew cabin incorporated into laundry area with
2 x single bunks, converting to queen


This masterfully crafted, limited edition model, is now available for sale. It is what you have been waiting for… A true island bed! The Maestro version of the renowned Lightwave 45, has the Master cabin with a true walk around, island bed, on the same level as the saloon, galley and cockpit. The Master cabin also includes full ensuite and wardbrobe areas in the forward hull areas.

This genuine live aboard, world cruiser, also features a queen sized berth in the aft Guest cabin, a Guest bathroom, a large galley up with saloon area, a separate office area, and an aft crew cabin incorporating the laundry, with two single bunks converting to queen berth.

An extensive covered cockpit area with dining and lounging areas, Lightwave’s signature raised helm station, walk through sterns with easy access boarding platforms, and a convenient tender davits system are all incorporated in this incredibly safe blue water vessel. This is a special opportunity for you! Axis Vitae has been set up for blue water cruising. It was built to 1D 1E 1F QLD Survey, opening up possibilities for an investment opportunity. The owners have only completed skippered charters for one out of the 5 years they have owned it, and the vessel has very low engine hours.

Lightwave Yachts build quality is the envy of many and their boats on-water performance is a key source of pride for every Lightwave owner, and you will undoubtedly be impressed by the condition of this magnificent luxurious catamaran, Axis Vitae. The Latin name meaning of Axis Vitae is the ‘centre of life’.

Be sure you don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own one of the best! Offering unmatched exclusive service, deal direct with the Builder, Lightwave Yachts. To truly appreciate the exceptional design and layout, an inspection is a must!

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Axis Vitae - SOLD
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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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