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Robert Clark 45 (1957) 

01 New Main
03 Stbd tack port bowk
02 Downwind
03 Stbd tack port bow
04 Abeam
05 Port abaft beam
06 Transom
07 Alongside port qtr
08 Aft deck v fwd
09 Winch
10 Compass
18 Saloon deck head
17 Saloon port v fwd
19 Saloon stbd v fwd
11 Port qtr berth
12 Chart table
13 Stbd qtr berth
14 Stbd qtr berth detail
15 Wine locker port
16 Saloon port
21 Galley sink n lockers
20 Galley fwd
22 Hanging locker
23 Head
24 Lockers port
26 Fore cabin deck head
25 Fore cabin
27 Fore peak stowage
28 Engine
29 Stbd v aft on trailer
30 Abeam on trailer
31 Stbd qtr on trailer
32 Stern gear on trailer

Robert Clark 45 (1957) - €88.900,- 

The CORABIA is a fully renovated classic cruiser/racer. The beautiful classic lines and long overhangs will appeal to many a sailor. We are looking for a new owner for this ship who brings the ship back on the water and who can also take over the careful maintenance from the current owner. For this you will receive a perfectly maintained ship that has undergone a complete refit in recent years. The Corten steel hull is completely rendered in a modern paint system. The new cockpit is made of aluminium, the structure of teak and the deck is made of plywood.


Robert Clark is on a shortlist of English naval architects who while not perhaps as iconic as Fife or Nicholson, nevertheless designed boats that were fast, beautiful to behold and winners. While Clark’s artistic temperament might have been at odds somewhat with the RORC Rating Rules, it did not stop him creating the likes of ORTAC, ERIVALE, LARA, JOCASTA and CAPRICE OF HUON – all of them race winners under the Rules. 



CORABIA was built in 1957 for Mr Kars of Rotterdam to take part in the Dutch Admirals Cup Team; participating in 1957, 1961 and 1963. After the untimely death of her owner she was sold to the Royal Dutch Navy Yacht Club and owned by them for many years. She continued to participate in many regatta races and won several prizes. In the 80s and 90s under the ownership of Mr Jongerius she voyaged to Scotland, the Faeroe Islands and as far as Iceland.

Since 2000 the current owner has had CORABIA restored professionally. Following the restoration she has sailed to Scandinavia and England several times. She has also raced successfully on the classic racing circuit with a number of firsts in recent years. 

CORABIA was part of the Dutch Admiral’s Cup Team in 1957, ‘61 and ’63. She embodies Clark’s thinking with her generous overhangs and turn of speed. This boat has benefited from the care afforded by her current owner – and with her steel hull is a dependable classic cruiser as much as a winner of races.


On either side of the entrance there are two quarterberths, further forward the large chart table, after that you enter the sitting area with L-shaped bench and table, with opposite a bench that can also serve as a berth. Then follows the galley and the heads on the other side and in the front a separate cabin with two V-shaped beds. In the bow there is plenty of storage space for sails and ropes. 


Engine and Electric system
The electrical wiring is completely renewed. All navigation equipment has been renewed and the engine is recent. 


Mast and rigging are all renewed, so are the sails. 


Length over all: 13.80 m

Waterline length:  9,90 m

Width: 3.06 m

Draught: 2.18 m

Designer:    Robert Clark
Shipyard:    Van Dam, Oude Wetering
Hull shape:    S-shaped
Hull colour:    White
Deck colour:    off white
Deck construction:    plywood, teak & epoxy
Cockpit:    Aft cockpit
Displacement:    14 tonnes
Steering system:    Helm
Rudder:    Single
Keel/Lee board:    Fixed keel


Headroom:    200 cm
Cabins:    3, birth lengths: 2.10 m, 1.95 m
Berths:    fixed: 4 extra: 2
Type interior:    Classic, light
Color upholstery:    Blue
Water tank & material:    300 litre Grp
Water system:    Pressure
Toilets:    1  Vacuum
Radio/CD player   
Cooker & fuel:    2 burner(s) Parafin

Engine, electrics
Number of identical engines:    1
Starting type:    Electric
Type:    Inboard
Brand:    Lister
Model:    LPWT-4
Year:    2001
Number of cylinders:    4
Power:    55 hp
Hours counter:    
Engine hours:    700
Fuel:    Diesel
Gearbox:    Hurth
Transmission:    Shaft
Propulsion:    Max prop propellor
Cooling system:    Indirect
Fuel tanks:    1
Total fuel tank(s) capacity:    100 Litre
Material fueltank:    Stainless steel
Fuel tank gauge:    
Oil pressure gauge:    
Temperature gauge:    
Battery:    3 x 300 Ah
Battery charger:    15 A
Voltage:     12V

Navigation and electronics
Compass:    Cassens & Plath
Depth gauge
Wind gauge    
Navigation lights:  yes, masthead 3-color LED


Rig and sails
Sailplan type:    Cutter
Number of masts:    1
Spars material:    Aluminium
Sail surface:    72 m2
Number of sails:    6
Sails material:    Dacron
Sails manufacturer:    Hagoort
Main sail    
Storm jib    
Spinnaker: 2   
Winches:    Bronze
Manual winches, 6, 2 Self-tailing:    


Deck Equipment
Anchors & material:    1 x CQR Galvanized
Anchor connection:    Chain
Anchor windlass:    Manual
Spray hood   
Sea rails    
Push- and pulpit(s)
Fenders, lines    


Life raft:     needs new certificate
Bilge pump:     Manual  Electric
Fire extinguisher:   
Self-draining cockpit 


This ship is offered in cooperation with Sandeman Yacht Company

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