Chris Craft
Stay Current
Boats Priced to Move!
Sent to You Weekly!
Insert Your
E-mail Address

Presented by:
45' William Garden
"Bequia Chief"
Brunswick, GA
Photo 1 of 25

Whiteaker Yacht Sales
(941) 776-0616

Classic Restoration Awaits Your Closest Inspection

Since 2001 "Bequia Chief" has experienced a keel up restoration. When purchased in February of 2000 she was considered to be in "rough" shape, needing a lot of TLC. She was taken "home" in 2001, put on the hard, and virtually stripped to her bare bones. All of her structural wood was replaced and reglassed. Her imperfections were perfected whether it be mechanical, electrical, structural or cosmetic. Teak decks stripped and made new. Engine rebuilt, generator added, systems improved. Her interior has been re-fit with the woman in mind, granite countertops, full size refrigeration, ice maker, tiled baths, convection oven, and decorator faucet sets.

Read her specs and you will understand why it took 12 years of hard work to get her ready to go. She has been cruising since March of 2013 and is now in Brunswick, Georgia awaiting the introduction to her future Captain and First Mate. Current owners are looking to make the transition fun and easy and will spend time sharing their extensive knowledge of the boat with you.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Bequia Chief

Designer: William Garden
Keel: Full

LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 42000 lbs

Total Power: 70 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1972
Engine Model: 4-230
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 268
Engine Power: 70 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (300 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (80 Gallons)

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

Starting aft - Master Stateroom: Athwartship queen berth is surrounded by six lockers to starboard with fiddled shelf above, book shelf aft, and six lockers to port with fiddled shelf above. Stern windows add light and a "Captain Ron" romance to this stateroom. To starboard you'll find incredible storage with 4 drawers, 6 locker bureau with fiddled shelf above. The portside has a 4 drawer, 4 locker bureau and the built-in Splendide washer/ dryer combo. The bulkhead features a Dickinson solid fuel heater. The settee/ dressing seat just forward of the berth surrounds an expandable drop leaf table that serves as the below decks dining table which easily seats 4-6. The ensuite head is forward to port and has a tiled shower with teak floor grate, granite topped vanity, ss sink, electric full size head, makeup mirror, designer faucet, medicine cabinet, 3 lockers and a mirrored bulkhead locker. Two drop down door lockers access the engine compartment. A deck prism and screened portlight allow light and ventilation. The best word to describe the master stateroom storage is "HUMONGOUS"! An oil lamp and 12v & 110v fans complete the ambiance.

Walk through to Salon: Outboard side locker houses the generator and has a "hidden" locker above and fiddled shelf on top. Adjacent is a hanging locker with more shelving hullside. Inboard is the drop-down door access to the engine room.

Salon Starboard side: Dedicated nav station with seat, flip up chart table, six upper drawers, storage bin, and 3 drawers below. Here you will find the VHF, SSB, AIS, 12v fan and the electrical panel. Entertainment center is adjacent forward. Further forward is the settee with pilot berth. Three drawer storage under the pilot berth. Drawer and bulk storage under the settee. Bookshelves abound. Carved wood bulkhead with Dickinson diesel heater below.

Portside: Galley at companionway base (see below). Forward of the galley are two reclining chairs, bookshelves outboard, bulkhead storage shelves, plate and dishware storage and a wine glass rack. Oil lamp provides ambiance.

Guest Cabin: Starboard single berth with drawer storage under. Private fully tiled head to port with granite topped vanity, ss sink, 4 lockers, teak grated shower, huge storage shelf, manual head, shaving mirror, deck prism and screened opening port.

Work shop/ storage: Next forward is the sail locker, storage locker and workbench. Full forward is the anchor locker access.

General: Incredible storage capability for months at sea. Cushions are finished both sides and can be "flipped" for a "new" look.

Princess 3 burner gimbaled stove w/ oven
Kenmore convection microwave oven
IsoTherm 12v/110v upright refrigerator/ freezer w/ holding plate
IsoTherm 110v icemaker
Splendide clothes washer/ dryer combo
Double S/S sink
Hot/ cold pressure water
110v water heater & engine heat exchanger
Granite counter tops
Designer faucet set
(8) Lockers, (4) Drawers
(4) Spice racks
Filtered water tap
Built-in trash receptacle
Xintex propane control & fume detector
Copper aft bulkhead

Wood Freeman model 420 autopilot
Garmin 7012 chartplotter/ radar
Danforth Constellation 6" compass w/ hood
Garmin I-10 wind, speed
Echo Pilot forward looking sonar/ depth sounder
ICOM MA-500 AIS transponder
ICOM M424 VHF at nav
ICOM 195 B command mic at helm
ICOM 706 SSB radio w/ AT 130 tuner
KVH Tracvision satellite TV w/ HD antenna
Toshiba TV w/ DVD player
(2) Dish TV receivers
Digital TV antenna
Oregon Scientific 433 weather station
Mizzen mounted radar
Ships bell

Battery Bank: (3) 200 a/h Mastervolt AGM (house), (1) 150 a/h AGM (genset), (1) 150 a/h AGM (engine), (1) 220 a/h AGM (windlass & bowthruster)
Mastervolt 40 amp automatic battery charger for genset & engine
Mastervolt 2500 watt inverter/100 amp charger (house & bowthruster)
Battery condition monitor
Fischer Panda 8 Kw generator w/ 815 hrs
(2) 75 watt solar panels w/ Mastervolt solar charge controller/ regulator
Wiring was completely re-done in 2012
110v outlet at cockpit
Tripp-Lite interruptible power supply (Monitors bilge pump circuitry)
(2) 50' 30 amp Marinco shore power cables

(2) Webasto reverse cycle AC units - 16k BTU & 5k BTU w/ digital controls
Vetus bowthruster 95KG - 12V
Cruise RO watermaker - 20 gallons per hour (NEW - never used)
Rigid SS fuel and waterlines - each with a manifold system for tank switching & cutting off
Racor fuel filters - engine & genset
1-3/4" SS shaft
Engine gauges for RPM, temp, alternator output and oil pressure
(3) Bilge pumps - 2 automatic, 1 manual
Engine driven emergency bilge pump (needs re-mount)
Fuel polishing system
(1) Electric head (aft), (1) Manual head (forward) w/ Y-valve, macerator & deck pumpout
Edson steering wheel
(3) Manual BC fire extinguishers
Smoke & CO fume detector

Deck & Cockpit
Ground Tackle: (2) 60# CQR -1 with 300' chain, 1 with 15' chain & 250' rode, (1) 20# hooker
Simpson Lawrence 519 electric windlass
Hard dodger & bimini w/ zip-in sail windows
Classic destroyer wheel w/ teak trim
Lifeline netting
Protective S/S bars over hatches
S/S Swim platform w/ boarding ladder
Teak capped bulwarks w/ Hawse ports
Propane BBQ w/ dedicated tank
Teak rub rail
(4) Dorade vents
(2) Winch handles
Winch covers
Mooring harness
1977 - Boston Whaler 11'4" dinghy
2014 - Lehr 15 hp, electric start, propane fueled OB engine w/ 2 - 30# fuel tanks
Dinghy tow system w/ 110' 3/4 poly and 160' 7/8" rode
Manual dinghy davits
OB motor lift & mount
Winslow 4 man canister type liferaft - covered on foredeck
Awning over main boom and cockpit
Teak sampson posts on foredeck
(4) Fender caddys
Lifesling system
MOB pole
Belaying pins port & starboard
(5) Deck prisms
Barge boards port & starboard
Emergency tiller
Mast pulpits at main
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit drink holders
(6) Life jackets - 2 SOS Defender type, 4 Type 2
Search lights w/ remote control
Boat hook

Sails & Rigging
Sail inventory: Main, 130% genoa on Cruising Design furler, spinnaker w/ MPS, staysail, mizzen
Age of sails unknown - Little use since Schurr sails refurbished in 2012 and said were "good to go".
Keel stepped wood mast (main), Deck stepped wood mast (mizzen)
(11) Regular winches
Lazy Jacks for mizzen and main
Windex at masthead
Traveler for main, mizzen and staysail
Rigging inspected by Zern late 2013
Mast steps on main and mizzen

Brokers Comments/ Additional Information
Captain Ron lives! EXCEPT "Bequia Chief" has had thousands of man hours invested in her total rebuild and many, many more thousands of dollars invested in her upgraded mechanical, electrical, and comfort systems.

She is perfect for that cruiser who really wants the capability to go somewhere over the rainbow or who just wants to sit at the dock in comfort and dream... It makes no difference. The key is after 14 years of hard work and rebuilding "Bequia Chief" from the keel up, she is finally "ready to go".

Current owner has completely refit the boat since 2001 and is planning on imparting his knowledge of the boat to her next owner.
All rebuild history is available in pictures!
Only 268 hours since major overhaul of engine in 2012
Teak decks replaced complete 2012
No delamination of cored components evident
2013 Survey available for review
No osmotic blistering history
Considerable spares inventory to convey with the sale

Personal gear (owners live aboard), existing wheel to be replaced with a teak rimmed destroyer type wheel.

Owners personal items not listed here are not a part of this sale. 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 this vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyers desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 45' 0"
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass
- Manufacturer: William Garden
- Model: Freedom 45 Staysail Ketch
Check out other listings from Whiteaker Yacht Sales!
Californian  For Sale-1990 Californian-Palmetto, FL
45' Californian
Island Packet SailBoat For Sale-2006 Island Packet-Palmetto, FL
45' Island Packet
Please call or email us with any questions.
1035 Riverside Drive
Palmetto, FL 34221
Telephone: (941) 776-0616
Fax: 941-776-0604

Back to Top

Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents, or his Surveyors to verify.

Make an Offer Anytime!!
Just click "Email Us" from the Listing Above
~ Make an Offer ~ Get A Great Deal ~
Check out all the Used Yachts for Sale, Used Powerboats for Sale or Used Boats for Sale in the Special Sections...
Remember to Email Your Offer!!