All systems new in 2016

Garmin 741 touch screen gps

Garmin Wind instruments

Garmin depth finder

Garmin HD Radar

Garmin wifi repeater

Alpha 3000 Auto Pilot

12,000 btu A/C

Auto switch 4,000 watt inverter

100 amp battery charger

LED interior lighting throughout, including closets.

LED Nav Lights

Standard Horizon VHF with Remote mic at helm

Cockpit and bow controls for 2,000 watt windlass

150’ of 3/8 G4 anchor chain

60lbs delta anchor

Extra sails, Spinnaker

LED smart TV, Pre loaded hard drive with movies.

Digital power meters and wattage to measure consumption of both AC and DC systems

Dual Danfoss compressors on Fridge and Freezer. BD50 and a BD35

New Electric toilets in each head

CNG 2 burner stove and oven

Auto helm wheel pilot system. Not used but still works perfect.

Amtico Teak and Holly flooring throughout.

West Marine 10′ dingy

Mercury 4hp outboard engine

4 person life raft



LOA; 45’

LWL; 36’ 9”

Beam; 13’ 4”

Draft; 5’ with centerboard up

Draft; 9’ with centerboard down

Mast Clearance; 63’

Displacment;  22,500 lbs

Ballets;  10,000 lbs

Fuel;  100 gallons

Water; 206 gallons

Holding tank; 50 gallons

Engine; Universal diesel 40 hp


This is the best Nelson Marek 454 on the market. There was a total hull and rigging refit done with no expense spared in 2002. This also included new fuel tanks (100 gallon) and water tanks (200 Gallons). New holding tank. Rigging upgraded for solo operation and a Alpha 3000 auto pilot installed. This refit was done with the plan to build a first class Race / Cruiser. Extensive work was done to the bottom. The center board allows a 5.5′ draft when up and drops down to a little over 9′ when down.


In 2016 all electrical systems were replaced, including a full suite of Garmin navigational components, A/C, Inverter, Charger, Pumps, Electric Toilets, wiring, and almost every hose in the boat.


Now that RedSky is in perfect condition with the thought of continuing to sail her throughout the Caribbean I have met a girl that already has a boat. So sadly RedSky must go