The Rockport Marine 45 (45′ 5″ LOA, 14′ 3″ beam) is an elegant and practical 45-foot flybridge cruiser in the true Downeast tradition, pictured here in real life as the stalwart Boss Lady. Her design is by noted Maine boatbuilder and naval architect Joel White, and she is available to be built by his family at Rockport Marine. The 45 is built with cedar planks on white oak frames.
Powered by a single diesel engine, her deep forefoot, substantial skeg, and round bilges provide an exceptionally smooth ride at a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 17 knots. The standard engine is a six-cylinder 450-hp Cummins diesel installed in a large and easily accessible engine room under the wheelhouse. The roomy forward stateroom features a large double berth. A galley and heating stove are opposite a comfortable dinette. The flying bridge steering station is ideal for calm evenings and uninterrupted visibility. The 45’s straightforward construction and machinery installations speak to many years of low maintenance cruising.