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P.O. Box 3258 Annapolis, MD  21403  PH: 410-268-9223  FX: 410-268-9223 (Call First)
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1980 HARDIN 45 STAYSAIL KETCH          


ASKING PRICE                                                                                                                                        $129,000.
    SPECIFICATIONS                                                                                                                          LOCATED:   FL   
  LOA: 45' 02"           DRAFT:  5' 06"             SAIL AREA:   809  SF.
  LWL: 34' 06"         BALLAST:  8,500 LBS.        WATER CAP.:   160 GAL.
 BEAM: 13' 04"           DISPL: 32,000 LBS.         FUEL CAP.:   160 GAL.

  EQUIPMENT:  56hp Beta Diesel w/ less than 1,000 hrs; Hardtop with full enclosure; Inverter; Electric windlass and more
 ELECTRONICS:  Cockpit Navpod w/ Radar, Autopilot, Wind Machine, VHF w/ MMSI, Stereo & MORE!                                          
                       FACTS:  Extensive maintenance & upgrades. Great bright live aboard.  Excellent value.   (DETAILS BELOW)                      

STARDUST is in excellent condition with continuous upgrades and superb maintenance over the past 20 years by this owner.
She is in sailaway condition and ready for a new owner to continue the enjoyment of this great liveaboard/cruiser. See the details below.

(All photos taken in May, 2014 in the Bahamas. One click photos to enlarge)

         1980 Hardin 45 Deck Saloon, Staysail Ketch  "STARDUST"        

      Roomy aft deck w/ davits     Great ventilation via SS hatches         Spacious foredeck            

Exceptional cockpit visibility    Full enclosure w/ sun shades     Large 6' 4" cockpit seats     
Dinette & Saloon fwd                 Saloon view stb. fwd               Saloon view stb, aft    

           Saloon port fwd                       Saloon port aft                    Fwd cabin w/ 2 singles      
          Dinette stb                          Dinette view aft                 Port nav station view aft

Nav. sta. electronics & aux. elec. panel          Head view aft                        Head view fwd                   

Aft stateroom stb   Aft stateroom centerline double w/ a view   Aft stateroom fwd

Upgraded main elec. panel         Engine w/ under 1,000 hrs.                 Generator               

     Sail plan                              Layout drawing


The decks are wide and roomy with hatches and opening ports in all cabins providing great light and ventilation. The cockpit has a hard top with full enclosure and sun shades for protection from the sun and weather.
The interior finish is satin varnish on solid teak with unique hand carvings, complimenting the fabric upholstery on chairs and cushions. The raised saloon design provides a bright and inviting living space with privacy shutters on ports and windows. There are plenty of accommodations including a private forward cabin and bright and airy master stateroom aft, with a centerline double berth. There is abundant storage in drawers and lockers throughout, plus a spacious pull-out bar in the galley.


This classic Hardin 45 Staysail Ketch is a dedicated owner's gem. She sleeps four in 2 private cabins, plus another 3 guests in the saloon. In addition to the fine solid teak joinery found in the Hardin yachts, "STARDUST" offers the following additional equipment and upgrades. Call for details.


Tile counter tops
Double SS sinks
Dometic (Adler Barbour) 12V refrigerator/freezer
120v AC holding plate refrigerator/freezer in port walk thru
H&C Pressure water
Microwave oven
Hillerange-Princess gimballed 3B propane stove w/ oven
(2) 10 lb. Propane tanks on deck
Propane safety shut off switch in galley
Conveniently located next to dinette


Engine instruments
Navpod mounted on pedestal in cockpit:
Danforth Constellation compass
Raymarine Radar/Chartplotter
Raymarine Autopilot
Raymarine wind speed & direction
Raymarine depth finder
Raymarine data repeater in nav station
Garmin GPS
ICOM M700 SSB radio
Uniden VHF radio w/ MMSI in Cockpit
Uniden VHF in Nav Station
Flat screen LCD TV
Digital TV, radar and VHF antennas on mizzen mast
DVD player
Stereo CD player
Stereo speakers
Cockpit speakers


Isusu Tropical Diesel w/ Stamford 7.5kw FWC generator w/ Racor filter (separate battery)
Heart 1000 watt inverter w/ 50 amp battery charger
Link 10 battery monitor
High output alternator on main engine
Three stage high output (150 amp.) alternator on generator
12v and 120v Electrical panels
Two battery banks totaling 600 amps
  House bank- (3) 12v Trojan golf cart batteries
  Engine bank- (1) 12v Trojan golf cart battery
30 Amp shore power cord
Full running lights on bow, stern & steaming
LED low drain anchor light
Foredeck light
Cockpit lighting
LED Cabin lights
Reading lamps
12v Fans
Note: at anchor battery drain is less than 100 Ahr/day


Engine: 56hp Kubota Beta 60 diesel engine (Less than 1,000 hrs) w/ Technodrive TTMC 260 transmission, fresh water cooled, wet exhaust 
              Engine equipment includes alternator, raw water pump, Racor fuel/water separator/strainer, raw  water strainer,
              alarm systems for oil pressure and water temperature, heat exchanger, fresh water cooling, engine panels and controls.
              Halon automatic fire extinguisher (3 lb.) in engine room
              Cruises at 6.5 kts. at 2,000 rpm using only 1 gph of diesel. Cruises 7.5 kts at 2,500 rpm.
              Engine room access is excellent with engine up near cabin sole level.
Hydraulic steering
SS Shaft
Prop is 3 bladed bronze prop (16X 20 in.).
Mermaid 16,000 BTU air w/ 18,000 BTU reverse cycle heat
10 Gal. SS Atlantic Marine hot water heater (engine and 120v heated)
Dometic (Adler Barbour) 12V refrigerator/freezer
120v AC holding plate refrigerator/freezer in port walk thru
18 Gal/hr Village Marine water maker
H&C Pressure water to galley and heads via 120v. and engine heat exchanger
Fresh & salt washdown on deck
Raritan head w/ Lectra-san approved waste treatment system
SS Sink in head with marble counter top
Electric automatic bilge pump
Manual bilge pump


Aluminum spars, silver anodized, aluminum, main mast, mizzen
            mast and booms
New external chain plates
Stainless steel standing rigging wire
Sta-Lok lower fittings
Profurl roller furling on head sail w/ UV cover
Boom vang
New running rigging
Sails (Mack Sails):

  Headsail w/ Profurl roller furling
  Staysail: fully battened w/ Mack Pack & lazy jacks
  Mainsail fully battened w/ Mack Pack & lazy jacks
  Mizzen fully battened w/ Mack Pack & lazy jacks
  Spinnaker - asymmetrical w/ sock
  Riding sail
  Lewmar ST main halyard winch
  Hardin SS headsail and spinnaker winches
  Hardin SS mizzen winch
  (2) Lewmar ST primary sheet winches


Molded fiberglass hull.  Hull color is white with green shear stripe
             Bottom has been professionally stripped, dried, re-glassed and overcoated with Interlux 2000 and is blister free
             Shoal draft of 56
DECK: Molded fiberglass deck color white with Treadmaster nonskid
             Heavy duty plexiglas front window covers w/ blinds
             Teak decks overlay was removed, fiberglass was repaired and nonskid applied 
             Twin anchor bow rollers on bowsprit w/ chafe plates on cap rails
             SS and plexiglas hatches over cabins & saloon
             Bronze opening ports w/ blinds
             Two dorade boxes w/ SS cowl vents
             Cockpit hard top
EQUIPMENT:  Exterior hardware is stainless steel, aluminum, or bronze.

Dinghy davits - boxed aluminum davits by Kato Marine
Ideal 12v vertical windlass w/ 3/8" BBB gypsy & up/down operation w/ deck switch
Magma propane grill
Fresh & salt water deck wash at bow
Fiberglass propane deck box
SS Folding boarding ladder
Hardtop w/ full enclosure and full sun shades
Cockpit cushions
Folding teak cockpit table
(3) Large fenders
Anchors: (Handled in a divided chain locker)
  66# Bruce w/ 100' 3/8" BBB SS chain & 200' 5/8" nylon line
  46# CQR w/ 20' 3/8" BBB chain & 250' 5/8" nylon line
  30# Kellet (Kiwi Anchor Rider)
Lifesling overboard rescue system
Computer operated AIS
(5) Type II PFDs
(2) inflatable life vests w/ harnesses
Jack line
Bosun's chair
Dry chemical fire extinguisher (2.5 lbs.)
(2) Halon (1211) fire extinguishers (5 lbs.)
Radar reflector
Emergency tiller

Main engine fresh & raw water pumps and impellers, belts, zincs & fuel filters
Generator fresh & raw water pumps and impellers, glow plugs, belts, zincs & fuel filters
Cutlass bearing and shaft zincs
Bilge pump
Water maker repair kit
Fresh water pump
3 Stage alternator control
High output alternator for gen-set
Lectra-san unit
Windlass motor
Raritan head pump assembly
Detailed maintenance logs


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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