1995 Hughes Custom 45

Nuevo Nayarit, MX


Designed by Kurt Hughes and built by Shaw Boat Works, this custom designed Hughes 45 is a FAST, High Performance Cruising Catamaran. Her daggerboards make for great up-wind work, and excellent maneuverability. Capricorn Cat is easily sailed and cruised by a couple, and cruising up to 8 kts is a snap. She is a sleek, sexy machine that has been well-maintained and continually upgraded. 

Last haulout and bottom paint was done in 2021. A 2017 survey is available upon request. 


  • Length: 45ft
  • Beam: 26' 0"
  • Draft: 4' 0"
  • Year: 1995
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Length Overall: 45 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 0"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 67' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 26' 0"


  • Total Power: 88
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Engine Model: 2003-T
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 4995
  • Engine Power: 44 hp

  • Total Power: 88
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Engine Model: 2003-T
  • Engine Hours: 4452
  • Engine Power: 44 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 4
  • Number of heads: 2


4 cabins, 2 heads. Two forward berths are Queens; width x 8’L. Two rear berths are standard double width x 7’L. One head in each hull. Port side has work bench with lots of tools and storage. Starboard side has storage and space for a washer/dryer unit.

Wonderful, big galley-up layout keeps the cook up where the views are great, right in the middle of all the activities and conversations. LOTS of counter-top area and cabinet space, a big freezer and huge refrigerator (both with new compressors), counter-top-microwave, 3 burner/w oven propane stove, and double S/S. sink with two filters that make for safe and sweet drinking water. The table seats 7-9 guests


  • Refrigeration/Freezer: Large Custom 
  • Stove: Tasco, Propane w/ 3 Burners and Oven
  • Microwave: Emerson
  • Sink: Double, Stainless Steel
  • Water System: Pressure
  • Water Heater

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • Radio: SSB: ICOM IC-M700PRO; New 2010
  • Tuner: SGC SG-230 Smartuner Auto Antenna Tuner
  • Radar: Simrad 46
  • VHF (#1): ICOM IC-M422 w/ CommandMic Cockpit Extension; New 2010
  • Auto Pilot: CPT Autopilot II, Wheel Drive
  • Chart Plotter: B&G Z12
  • GPS: B&G 12” @ Nav Station
  • GPS #2: B&G in Cockpit; New 2019
  • Compass: Plastimo 3.5 inch Bulkhead Mount
  • Stereo: JVC KD S-37; AM/FM/CD with West Marine Cabin and Deck Speakers
  • Depth Sounder: B&G
  • Wind Speed and Direction: B&G
  • E-Mail Modem: Pactor Modem III
  • Other Electronics & Navigation Equipment: B&G Color Display; New 2019

Electrical System

  • Batteries(#): (4) 6V Deep Cycle Flooded Cell 232 Ah Each, in Series for (2) 12V Banks w/ In-Line Fuse and Hydrocap Vents
  • Electrical System: DC12V; AC110V
  • Inverter/Charger: Thres U2512SB
  • Interior Lighting: LED and Some Fluorescent 
  • Solar Panels: (2) Kyocera panels 51W and (2) Solarvolt  85 W
  • Generator (#1): Semi-Custom w/ Kubota 1-cyl Diesel w/ 190 A AMPLE Alternator and Balmar MC-612 Max-Charge Alternator Regulator
  • Alternator: (1) Powerlite 150 A and (1) Custom 105 A w/ Balmar ARS-5 Remote Alternator Regulator (1 per engine)

Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details

  • Air Cond: DTU16 115V 60HZ 410A
  • Bilge Pump(s)(#): (2) Johnson 1000 12 V w/ Auto/Manual Switch
  • Fire Extinguishing System: 4 Mounted Kidde Handheld; New 2020
  • Fuel Filters: Racor
  • Head Type: Jabsco Manual
  • Holding Tank: Jabsco 12V Macerator 
  • Watermaker: Custom RO 25 gals/hr
  • Propeller: Flex-O-Fold Bronze 3-Blade Folding 17” x 14”; New 2010
  • Other Equipment & Engine Details: AIS w/ Antenna Added in 2019;( 2) CO Detectors and (2) Smoke Detectors; New 2019; New Tanks
  • Additional work done by Cross Marine Works in La Paz in 2021:
    1. Exhaust elbows replaced, Cleaned heat exchangers and oil coolers on
         both Volvo engines.
    2. Starboard impeller replaced

Sails and Rigging

  • Cruise Equipped
  • Types of sails: Main  Baracouta Spectra, 3- reef, full-battened;  Jib Lee Spectra 125%; 2 Spinnakers with socks Sobstadt (white, blue and red) + Schurr (black and yellow)

  • Roller Furling: Jib
  • Winches(#): (2) Andersen #46ST (primary), (1) Barient #28+ (mainsheet), (1) Barient #24-45ST, (1) Barient #24  All Serviced April, 2022

  • Mast: Aluminum
  • Stepped On: Deck
  • Standing Rigging: 1×19 SS wire, Dynaform; Replaced 2019
  • Masthead LED Ti-Color/Strobe

Deck and Hull Equipment

  • Anchor: Rocna 73Ib with 5/16” HT x 300’ Chain
  • Anchor: Fortress FX-37
  • Anchor: Guardian G-16 Aluminum Fluke 
  • Anchor Windlass: : Lofrans Tigres 12vDC-1000W Horizontal, Gypsy & Capstan, Activated by Deck Switches and Quick Handheld Control
  • Anchor Davit/Bow Rollers: 2 Rollers on Forward Crossbeam
  • Lifelines/Stanchions
  • Bow Pulpit: Seats are Wonderful for Spotting Dolphins, Flying Fish, Whales etc
  • Dinghy Davits: Manual
  • Dinghy/Motor: 2009 Yamaha Enduro 2-Stroke 15 HP – Model: E15DMH, Serial Number: 6B4K S 107623
  • Deck Wash Down System: Freshwater and Saltwater

  • Covers and Curtans: Bimini, Doger, BBQ
  • Screens: Ports, Hatchers, Cockpit
  • Deck Material: Fiberglass in Good Condition 

Molded fiberglass Bridge deck catamaran, spade rudders and daggerboards. Up front nets 7′ x 20′ guests can lay in the nets and lean out over the cross-arm for closer, splash-in-your-face experiences.

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets: 16 plus
  • Lifesling
  • Life Ring: Y-1
  • Ditch Bag
  • MOB Pole
  • Strobe
  • Jack Lines

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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