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1990 Californian 45' 45 Motor Yacht

Merchant Marine

Merchant Marine

1990 Californian

45' (13.72 m) 45 Motor Yacht-Merchant Marine

This 1990 45' Carver Californian is hard to beat when it comes to a boat purely suited to cruising comfort. "MERCHANT MARINE" is one example of a boat that's been maintained, as well as updated, by knowledgeable owners over the course of her years.

   Updated Flybridge Helm
   Superbly Maintained
   Boasts Numerous Upgrades
   Full Beam Master
   Solar Panel System
    Last Updated: 2019-02-15 09:37:52

Turn-key and Priced to Sell!

$ 137,500 USD


This 1990 45' Carver Californian is hard to beat when it comes to a boat purely suited to cruising comfort. MERCHANT MARINE is a one example of a boat that's been maintained, as well as updated, by knowledgeable owners over the course of her years. From mechanical to cosmetic, proper care has been taken to ensure she's in turn-key, sail-away condition at any time. Boasting 2 staterooms (full beam master), 2 heads, a comfortable salon, large galley, lower helm, enclosed full beam aft-deck and flybridge with updated helm, "MERCHANT MARINE" rivals any of the larger cruising boats out there, at a fraction of the price. She's mechanically sound, and the owners have performed a number of nice upgrades.


Quick Specs

Category: Motor Yachts

Vessel ID: 2765226

LOA: 45' 0'' (13.72 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 1990

Beam: 15' 2''

Draft Max: 4' 0''

Heads: 2

Cabins: 2

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank: 440 Gallons (1665.58 Liters)

Fresh Water: 195 Gallons (738.15 Liters)

Holding Tank: 70 Gallons (264.98 Liters)

Displacement: 40000 lbs


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: 3208
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 425.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 1200.00
  • Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: 3208
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power HP: 425.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 1200.00
  • Engine Location: Starboard

Full Details

Vessel Overview

Turn key and Ready for the Bahamas or Great Loop!

For the last 13 years this well-equipped Aft Cabin Carver Californian Motor Yacht has been owned and cared for by an experienced, live-aboard cruising couple . She offers an incredibly comfortable layout which belies her size. A large galley and full size fridge, very comfortable salon, full beam master with updated en-suite head, including a bathtub with shower, acres of storage, a wonderful aft deck with screen and eisenglass enclosures, full walk around side-decks, an AB tender with an electric Weaver davit system... the list goes on. The current owners completed the great loop last season, checking the last box of a nice list of cruising goals, and have decided to move on from boating - which is good news for the next owner as everything boat related conveys with the sale of "MERCHANT MARINE" -  Including cleaning supplies, fluids, filters, belts, and a HUGE inventory of spares - to say she’s turn key and cruise ready is an understatement. Call today for your showing!


Down a few steps from the flush aft deck, MERCHANT MARINE"s spacious makes for a comfortable living space for he cruising couple. It includes ample storage and countertop space along the port side with a flush mounted Philips flat screen TV, an unintrusive but functional lower helm station forward, and seating along the starboard side as well as a custom-made lighted drink cabinet.

  • Carpet (NEW2017)
  • Two La-Z-Boy recliners (NEW 2017)
  • Port and Starboard sliding windows with screens
  • Samsung Flat aScreen TV
  • Raymarine satellite TV
  • HD satellite receiver antennae
  • Track lighting
  • Dual textulenew sunshade for forward windows (inside and outside)
  • Dedicated custom bar (lighted)
  • Solar panel system control head
  • Inverter distribution panel and control head
  • LED lighting
  • High efficiency combo washer/dryer


The Galley is down to port, and open to the salon above to let in light and create a very spacious feeling. A U-shaped settee sits directly to starboard with seating for 6. A convection oven, trash compactor, glass cooktop and full size refrigerator round out all the necessary appliances for extended stays on board. Several cosmetic updates such as the custom tile backsplash finish it off very nicely.

  • Settee coverings (NEW 2016)
  • Floors redone (NEW 2017)
  • Solid surface Corian countertops
  • Dual stainless sinks
  • Broan trash compactor
  • GE full-size fridge with ice maker
  • GE Profile convection oven
  • Glass cooktop
  • Insignia flat-screen TV
  • AC outlets
  • Pneumatic tankwatch system for black and freshwater

Master Stateroom and Head

The master stateroom of MERCHANT MARINE is full-beam, with both port and starboard opening ports, as well as an en-siute head with tub and shower. A small vanity desk sits to starboard while an incredible amount of storage flows the port side with hanging lockers and 4 large closets as well as drawer storage beneath the bed. 

  • Full beam with centerline Queen berth
  • Incredible amounts of storage
  • Philips flat screen TV
  • large hanging locker
  • vanity table with lighting and additional storage
  • Dedicated AC
  • Opening ports, port and starboard
  • Opening safety hatch in transom
  • Custom-made drapes and valances
  • Stereo speakers (2)
  • Track lighting above
  • Reading lamps
  • Splendide 2100xc high-efficiency washer/dryer combo
  • Solid surface countertops
  • Molded sink
  • Brushed nickel faucet
  • Custom tile backsplash and shelf
  • Opening port
  • Custom drapes and valance
  • Full bathtub with shower
  • Vacuflush head system
  • AC outlet
  • 5 storage cabinets

Guest Stateroom and Head

Forward of the galley and dining area is the guest/VIP stateroom. A centerline queen, large hanging locker, dedicated head and additional storage make up the comfortable sleeping/living quarters.

  • Centerline queen bed
  • Two opening ports
  • Reading lights
  • Stereo speakers (2)
  • Abundant storage
  • Large hanging locker
  • Dedicated AC
  • Advent flat screen TV
  • Ocean Air overhead hatch blackout/screen cover
  • Molded sink
    • AC outlet
    • Medicine cabinet
    • Standup stall shower
    • Ven fan
    • Vacuflush head

Aft Deck

The full beam flush aft deck is an entertainers paradise, or just a great place to watch the sunset after a day's progress underway. A completely redone wet bar, with a flat screen TV, stainless sink and all custom wood and tile finish, rounds out a spacious, comfortable enclosed space to spend the days and evenings.

  • Hard top with lighting
  • Full beam space with table, chairs and couch
  • Full enclosure with eiesenglass and screen
  • swim deck access with ladder
  • Weaver davit system with electric winch
  • New dock box for additional stoarge
  • Fully redone wet bar
  • U-line refridgerator
  • Stainless isnk
  • Ceramic tile bar top
  • Flat screen TV


Excellent visibility, additional seating and even more storage make up the bridge of MERCHANT MARINE. Upgrades in electronics, helm panels and gauges and yet another dock box continue to make this a perfect cruising boat ready for the long haul or just weekends on the hook.

  • Raymarine HybridTouch GPS/Radar system
  • Raymarine ST60 sounder
  • Standard Horizon gx2150 VHF with AIS receiver
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Burled wood helm panels (NEW 2013)
  • Digital tachometers (NEW 2013)
  • Wema Helm gauges (NEW 2013)
  • Remote windlass control
  • Complete re-qiring of upper helm (2013)
  • Clarion Marine m475 Stereo
  • Sony speakers
  • 2 captains chairs
  • L-shaped Settee
  • Mounted dock box for additional storage
  • Large aft enclosed deck
  • Aluminum framed top with new covering (2018)
  • Full enclosure
  • Sirius XM receiver with weather antennae (Subscription inactive)


Walkaround side decks lead forward to the bow sunpad, electric Lewmar windlass and bow pulpit. Thigh-high bow rails and overhead grab rails provide security while walking forward to tend lines or drop anchor.
Aft, a boarding ladder from the aft deck down to the swim platform offer access to the AB dinghy and electric Weaver davit system to effortlessly lower the tender into the water.
  • Ultra Stainless anchor (65lb)
  • 200' of chain (NEW 2014)
  • Lewmar Windlass (NEW 2014)
  • Windlass foot controls
  • Windlass remote control at helm
  • Shoreside freshwater inlet (2x)
  • Full walk around side decks
  • Thigh high bow rails
  • New dome antennas
  • Window frames all painted
  • New boot stripe
  • 120v/240v shore power inlet
  • TV/Telephone inlet

Additional Equipment

"MERCHANT MARINE" comes with a great inventory of additional equipment, abundant spares too long to list, as well as nearly all boat related materials that will convey with the sale. There IS an exclusions list available. But suffice it to say, if it's boat related, it's going with the boat. Some items include:
  • AB 9'5" tender (NEW 2017) with 9.9hp Mercury (NEW 2013)
  • All new freshwater plumbing (NEW 2017)
  • 5 8D batteries
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • 200' Galvanized chain (NEW 2013)
  • Lemmar windlass (NEW 2013)
  • Full (current) charts of eastern US waterways
  • 12.5KW Kohler Generator
  • (2) 30W Solar Panels
  • Solar panel monitor and control system
  • 5000 watt inverter with custom distribution panel in salon
  • 3 12,500 BTU MarineAir reveres cycle AC units
  • Central Vac (x2)
  • 12v and 120v distribution panels
  • Glendinning Cablemaster
  • Loudhailer
  • Spotlight
  • Spare starboard prop
  • Pneumatic tankwatch system for black and freshwater

Special Note and Exclusions

The owner is willing to do a full orientation and handover of the boat if desired.

The following items are excluded from the sale:
  • Owner's personal items
  • Clock in master stateroom
  • Wood chair in Salon
  • Clock in salon
  • 2 storage stools in master
  • Lantern
  • Black basket in Galley
  • Tools (Hand and electrical)


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.

Contact Broker

For more information about this yacht contact SYS Broker Rob Welling.
We look forward to working with you!

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1306 Main Street
Sarasota FL 34236 USA
Phone: 1-941-365-9095

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1306 Main Street
Sarasota FL 34236 USA
Phone: 1-941-365-9095
Cell: 1-941-587-6644

With a background as a professional yacht delivery captain logging more than 70,000 nautical miles over the past 15 years, Rob has traveled extensively throughout the Eastern and Western Caribbean, Central America and the US coastal waters aboard a wide variety of power and sailing vessels from 30' to over 100'. Currently holding a USCG Master 200 Ton License, Rob brings his knowledge, experience and passion for boats and travel to SYS and their clients across the country in hopes of helping them discover and achieve their own boating dreams.

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