The 45′ Downeast Cruiser Doghouse was  designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by New England Boatworks in 2005. She is capable of long-range cruising, yet is simple enough to be an effective weekender. Some of her many features include a shallow-draft, seakindly hull, planing speeds, extensive sound insulation, redundant equipment, and low maintenance. She was designed as a Downeast-style yacht above the waterline, with a modern chined planing hull, moderately-deep propeller tunnels, and centerline skeg to protect the props. 



  • loa 45'
  • lwl 41'8"
  • beam 14'6"
  • draft 3'3"
  • displacement 29000 lbs.
  • fuel capacity 1,000 gallons
  • water capacity 150 gallons
  • type Cruiser
  • designed by Sparkman & Stephens
  • builder New England Boatworks
  • model Custom Downeaster
  • year 2005
  • hull material E-glass W/ epoxy resin, & CORE-CELL foam
  • boat engine Twin Yanmar 6LY2A.STP
  • horsepower 840 hp
  • cruising speed 20 knots
  • top speed 24 knots

In Motion: S&S-Designed Downeast Cruiser Doghouse

Doghouse proves the power and efficiency of a Sparkman & Stephens design while underway on a pleasant summer afternoon.


The mechanical compartment aboard Doghouse has had two years of expert refitting for looks, comfort, and ease of operation.

  • Twin Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 420 hp diesel engines (1562 / 1561 hours)
  • 27″ 5-S-blade NIBRAL props
  • Aquadrive CV joints/coupler with thrust bearings to isolate engine on soft mounts
  • ZF 280-1a Transmissions
  • Dual Yanmar updated multi displays with alarms
  • Glendenning engine synchronizers
  • Kobelt Clutches
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • Floscan fuel flow meters
  • Algae-X FPS-500 fuel polishing system
  • Engine room intake and exhaust bowers
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Bennett trim tabs with indicators
  • Automatic electric bilge pumps
  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Allcraft 12-gallon hot water heater
  • Headhunter Royalflush head with 46 gallon holding tank, discharge pump and gauge
  • Marineair air conditioning – twin zones for owner’s cabin and bridge deck
  • Spectra watermak
  • Tanktender level monitoring gauges
  • Fuel manifold with transfer pumps
  • Groco RG2000 raw water strainers
  • Large air separators with dual fans


  • Raymarine 15.4″screen plotter / radar
  • Raymarine Raystar 130 GPS sensor
  • Furuno RD30 GPS
  • Furuno NAVNET 2 4KW open array radar
  • Raymarine AIS 650 class
  • Iridium Go hotspot
  • Furuno FD-30 G PS/depth/speed
  • (2) Simrad AP 26 autopilots
  • Simrad wind instruments


  • (2) Icom M 502 VHF
  • Icom M 802 VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon VHF loud hailer
  • Ritchie compass
  • Horn
  • KVH Direct T.V. Sat receiver
  • Fusion AV750 stereo, CD and DVD players
  • ACR remote spotlight


A spacious owner’s cabin is forward with a 72″x 62″ centerline queen berth. The
ambient light and ample air flow is provided by two dorade vents, five port lights, two large
overhead hatches with shade and screens, along with multiple fans. There is a
starboard side walk-in closet/storage/mechanical room. The two-inch-thick mahogany
door to port allows access to the head. There is a cabinet to port that houses a
Sharp flatscreen TV and within reach of the berth is the stereo and Marine Air
controls. A two-seat settee to starboard makes dressing in a seaway safer and

The head compartment has a hallway entry for day head use and a master stateroom
entry. Featured is an oversized half-round separate shower.


The galley-up layout offers great visibility and convenience on the main deck level.

Features include:

  • Isotherm 721 24-volt refrigerator and coldplate freezer
  • Force 10 four-burner stove with oven
  • Large sink with pull-out faucet
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Generous counter space with custom blue tilework
  • Drawers and cabinets create ample crockery space
  • Overhead fans
  • Overhead hatch with shade and screen

Main Salon & Bridge Deck

Two steps up through the large aluminum sliding door you enter the fully enclosed
6’8″ height bridge deck. You will enjoy a fully equipped helm station to starboard
with a fixed double helm bench seat with liquor storage behind. Further aft are twin
fixed captains chairs with entertainment console in between, while across to port is
a full-length settee that coverts into a double-berth with coffee table that raises and
folds out to convert to a dining table for six. A large flat screen TV drops down
from the starboard overhead. The exterior views through the large windows are


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