Custom Design Crowther 462 461 - “Key of D ”

Custom Design Crowther 462 461 - “Key of D ”

This is a different breed of cat! Key of D is designed to carry more than 11,000 pounds of payload, nearly twice that of most production cats of a similar size. She carries fuel for a range under power of more than 2,000 miles at 6.2 knots and is laid out for easy single-handed or short handed sailing with all halyards and reefing lines lead to the well protected cockpit where two powerful electric winches make sail handling easy even in the heaviest of weather. Strong and seaworthy beyond normal standards, this is truly a boat for blue water cruising.

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LOA: 46'
TYPE: Custom Design Crowther 462
MODEL: 461
YEAR: 2001
USD: $399,000
LYING: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Managing Broker
Jeff Jones

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Key of D

Engine 1:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

  • LOA: 46 feet
  • LWL: 45 feet, 0 inches
  • Beam:24 feet
  • Draft: 3 feet, 3 inches boards up, 7 feet 7 inches boards down
  • Bridge Clearance:70 feet 2 inches (excluding VHF antenna)
  • Ballast:nil
  • Displacement20,300 lbs light, 31,400 fully laden
  • Bridge deck clearance:30 inches (half load)

Interior Layout & Amenities
  • Owner version: Custom Design
  • How many cabins: 3 (2 queen, 1 single berth
  • How many can she sleep: 5
  • Type of flooring: Amtico
  • Interior finish: European white beech veneer over Corecell foam
  • Salon couch and fabric: Ultra suede dark blue
  • Salon table: European white beech over plywood
  • Head and showers: VacuFlush toilet, wash basin and shower to starboard. Conventional marine toilet, wash basin and separate shower stall with seat to port. There is also a shower on port aft deck that, in warm weather, is used most of the time for washing as well as for rinsing off after swimming.
  • Cabinets: Several in each stateroom and head plus the galley, in the heads and under the saloon settee. Plus many more.
  • Hanging lockers: 1 in each stateroom plus wet locker in starboard hull by way of companionway steps
  • Navigation station: Starboard aft with huge chart table and chart storage, radios, chart plotters etc..
  • Interior lighting: LED reading lights in staterooms, computer room and saloon (total 9) plus Alpenglow and LED area lights in all compartments including engine rooms and machinery space.
  • Water maker type and size: Spectra 360
  • Hot water heater brand and size: IsoTemp 40 Litre (10.5 gallons)
  • Cabin fan type and number: 4 x Caframo 747, 1 x Hella Jet, 1 x Hella Turbo, 1x 110 volt 2-speed

  • 2 x Andersen #58 ST electric winches to which virtually all lines can be led as needed
  • 1 x Andersen #52 ST manual (for mainsheet)
  • 2 x Andersen 46 ST (for halyards, reefing lines etc.)
  • 2 x Andersen 40 ST for traveler
  • 8 x 13 inch Holt Sheerline aluminum cleats
  •  Crusader RIB 10-foot 6 inches, new 2011
  • Yamaha 8 HP 2-cycle 
  • Cockpit seating and table: Bench seats on either side of cockpit. Two small tables, one that fits in the helm pedestal the other is usually left in place by the port cockpit seat. Plus we use a plastic fold-up table in port.
  • Cockpit cushions: 4 x 33 x 16.5 x 2 thick open cell foam cushions with mesh covers of material from Sunbrella.  Seat-back cushions are of dense, closed-cell foam with mesh covering for quick drying.
  • BBQ type: Magma kettle type.  Mounts on port side by stern boarding platform and in rainy weather it gets mounted in helm pedestal
  • Deck shower type: 10-foot hose on port aft quarter
  • Bimini design and type: Solid top on SS frames.  Used as a rain catcher and can be walked on.
  • Traveler brand and type: Harken Big Boat Traveller
  • Standing rigging size and type and age: Main shrouds are 16 mm 1x19 SS new in 2010.  Diamond shrouds are 10 mm 1x19 SS, new in 2010
  • Running rigging type and size and age: Mainsheet and jib sheets are 14 mm. Spectra double braid with Dacron outer cover.  Screecher and spinnaker sheets are 12 mm Dacron.  The lines are of various ages as they are replaced whenever they wear.  Some of the halyards and reefing lines date from 2002 and are still in good condition, others have been replaced at various times.
  • Stack pack with lazy jacks: Yes.  North Sails stack pack with Spectra lazy jacks New 2011
  • Batten car brand and type: Antal with mast slides
  • Primary anchor brand and size: Spade A-140 (aluminum)
  • Primary anchor chain and rode: 360-feet of Series 70 Hi-tensile galvanized chain.
  • Secondary anchor brand and size: Spade-140 (steel) + Fortress FX-37
  • Secondary anchor chain and rode: 360-feet of Series 70 Hi-tensile galvanized chain for Spade anchor.  33 feet of chain plus 200 feet of 5/8 inch double-braided nylon rode for Fortress or for drogue.
  • Windlass brand and size: Lighthouse 1501
  • Trampoline type and year: Spectra netting new 2007
  • Bumpers how many and what size: 4 x Polyform brand blue-end fenders (12 inches diameter by 44 inches long  )
  • 1 x red ball fenders ( 13 inches diameter, 17 inches from eye to bottom)
  • 1 x Polyform blue end fender (9 inches diameter by 30 inches long.)
  • 2 x closed cell-foam Taylor Made flat fender boards 3 feet long, 1 foot high, 3 inches thick)
  • Dock lines: 10 ranging from 30 to 60 feet plus 2 x 90-foot lines for tying ashore
  • Davits: They falls are on 4-part tackles and are normally operated manually but they can be led to manual or power winches if needed.
  • Opening hatches brand and number: 4 x Lewmar Ocean 40 Lexan hatches with aluminum frames
  •  Phifer-tex covers over all saloon windows.
  • Winch covers
  • Sea-Breathe Hookah for cleaning props and bottom
  • Extra-large stern platforms added to original design in 2005 to make it easier to don SCUBA gear while sitting on the stern.

Sails & Rig
  •  Doyle, Spectra laminate new 2010 907 sq. ft.
  • Jib type, size and age: 1 x Hood Spectra laminate 2002 544 sq ft. - 2002
  • 1 x Doyle Spectra Laminate 2010 535 sq ft.
  • 1 x storm jib (approx 160 sq. ft.) fitted with beaded parrels so that it can be hoisted over the furled genoa.  
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker: 1 x Hood Nylon 1500 sq ft 2002
  • Screecher: 1 x Titan Dacron 1200 sq ft. new 2005
  • 1 x Hood cruise laminate heavy weather screecher new 2010
  • Genoa ProFurl Model L-52
  • Screecher furler type and size: 1 x Selden CX-25 continuous-line furler
  • Mast type and height: Aluminum, made by All-Yacht Spars of Australia from Selden sections.  Air Draft 70 feet 2 inches plus VHF antenna.
  • Bowsprit type and length: 1 x 10-foot, aluminum, retractable prodder.  Made by Rolly Tasker in Fremantle Australia

  • Type and size of refrigerator: Glacier Bay eutectic system in custom cabinet
  • Type and size of Freezer: Glacier Bay eutectic system in custom 4.1 cubic foot cabinet
  • Sink size and type: Double SS in galley.  Custom molded composite in heads
  • Saltwater pump: Flo-Jet
  • Oven: Force 10
  • Stove and number of burners: Force 10 3-burner with oven and grill
  • Type of counter tops: SS in galley, composite in heads

Mechanical & Electric
  • Solar panel type and size of total watts: 5 amorphous silicone panels, 290 watts
  • Wind Generator type and size: KISS (there is only one size)
  • Generator type and size: Honda EU 1000
  • Generator hours: Unknown, estimate 1,000
  • Shore power 1 x 50 foot shore power cord 110 volt / 30 amp
  • Charger system type: Xantrex 50 amp charger
  • Alternator size and type: 2 x Yanmar 85 amp
  • Electrical socket type and number: 10 x 3-pin 110 volt outlets
  • Inverter model and size and year: Prosine 1800, 2001
  • Battery monitor system: BEP Matrix
  • Sail drive brand and model number: 2 x Yanmar SD-50

  • GPS type, model and size: Primary: Raystar 120 WAAS.  Back-up: Seiwa (built into the back-up chart plotter)
  • Depth sounder model and size: Raymarine ST60
  • Wind speed and direction model and size: Raymarine ST60
  • Autopilot size and brand: Raymarine Smart Pilot with two linear rams (One active, one stand-by) and spare ST6000 control head.
  • VHF Radio brand and model: Icom M-127
  • Handheld GPS model: Garmin 12 XL
  • Satellite phone system: Iridium
  • Single Side Band Radio model and year: Icom IC-M710, 2001 
  • Radar brand and size and year: Raymarine 4D (24 mile ) with RL80CRC display.  2001 new ray-dome and antenna in 2005
  • Chart plotter brand and size: Raymarine RL80CRC; Seiwa 520 as back-up chart plotter (used mostly as a dedicated AIS plotter)
  • Compass Plastimo 5 inch

  • Fuel: 350 US gallons, 1330 liters
  • Water: 210 US gallons, 800 liters
  • Holdings: 4 tanks, total capacity 100 US gallons black water, 120 US gallons grey water.

  •  Engine Model: 2 Yanmar 3JHC
  • Engine Hours: 3,700 at March 2011
  • Engines HP :40 max (3800 rpm), 36 continuous duty (3600 rpm)
  • Cruising Speed: 7.5 knots on both engines at 2700 rpm.  6 knots on 1 engine at 2700 rpm, 4.5 knots 1 engine at 1800 rpm.  This last speed gives us over 2,600 miles range under power
  • Max Speed:Under power in flat water: 8.5 knots

  • Life raft type and size and year of last service: Switlik SAR-6  Last service April 2010.  Liferaft contains standard Switlik survival pack plus 406 EPIRB and emergency VHT radio with special long-life battery
  • Flares
  • Life Vests: 9
  • MOB Gear: 2 x standard life rings, one with drogue, light and flagpole plus1 x Lifesling on lifelines.
  • Ditch bag: yes
  • Sea Anchor Para-anchor with bridle and dedicated anchor line
  • Drogue  with dedicated bridle.  It uses the stern anchor line attached to the bridle.
  • Medical kit
  • EPIRB type and year: Pains Wessex 406 (mfg. 2001) mounted in the saloon as well as the one in the liferaft
  • Electric bilge pumps: 8 Rule pumps with float switches in 8 separate compartments
  • Manual bilge pumps: 1 portable Henderson double-action pump with long hoses to reach anywhere on boat
  • Emergency tiller type: 2 x aluminum heads to fit on rudder shafts through access plate on stern steps.  Must be steered by control lines.  Note: The emergency steering is clumsy to use as most such systems are but it will get you home.  However, with auto-pilot rams on both rudders and a pull-pull wire steering system that can be repaired at sea (we have spare wire and clamps on board.  (We can also steer in a clumsy fashion using the drogue.)
  • Frog-Horn air canister type with spare canisters plus two manual plastic hooters.

Disclaimer: The Multihull 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.

Managing Broker

Jeff Jones

Office Phone: 954-557-4050
Cell Phone: 954-557-4050
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