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1985 Gulfstar HIRSCH

Crawfordville, Florida


45' Gulfstar Hirsch is located in Crawfordville, FL.

With a large aft master stateroom, spacious forward cabin, two heads and a large galley.  There is plenty of room for living aboard.  

Gulfstar Hirsch 45's are known to be excellent blue water capable cruisers, at a very affordable price point. Many Hirsch 45's have circumnavigated safely and comfortably. The Hirsch was a variation of the Gulfstar 44, but without any exterior wood to upkeep.

The Hirsch group was a charter organization mainly out of the Virgin Islands. They ordered boats to their specifications for the charter trade both from Irwin and Gulfstar. The boats were production quality and designed for coastal and caribe cruising much like the Moorings/Beneteaus are today. These are fine live aboard cruising boats that sail decently, have good tankage, and excellent space They are built from the same hull molds that supported the non-hirsch versions of the brand but often have different tankage and accommodation arrangements.

The engine was upgraded in 2012 with a powerful Yanmar 3JH4. Yanmar Marine's 3JH4 engine is a compact, naturally aspirated, environmentally-friendly marine diesel engine boasting both inboard and sail drive optional transmission packages. Rated a 40 hp @ 3000 rpm, the 3JH4 builds 25% more torque with only a 9% increase in its displacement. Fitted with a new intake silencer design, plus the low-vibration TNV platform and lower operating rpm, this latest offering from Yanmar is a full 5 dB quieter than previous models. Naturally, it runs cleaner and produces less smoke. Suffice to say it complies with EPA Tier 2 regulations.

She also comes with a portable Honda 2200 generator.

Auto pilot

Garmin chart plotter and radar

Dinghy davits

2021 hard bottom dinghy with an 8 hp Yamaha motor included.


110 Genoa (perhaps 120) stitching looks good, the main sail is about 2 1/2 years old in good shape. The boom is brand new two years ago when they upgraded the sail. The galley is in full functioning order however, it does not have a stove. There is a refrigerator in its place , there is a propane line ran from the stove to the propane locker on the back of the boat.


The rigging is seven years old. It’s in extremely good shape the running rigging all the lines are good and not frayed.

Electronics consist of a Garmin chart plotter with a Radar depth finder speed. Also has an auto pilot that does not run off of the Garmin chart plotter.


Cushions were redone and the dodger has been refinished.

Bottom painted in 2023, and new cutlass bearing in November 2023. She is ready to be sailed.

Please call listing broker for an appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Gulfstar
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GFS45006K485
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 45 ft
Beam: 13'3 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 26,000 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Sloop


Larry Rutter
Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC


Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales LLC
83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, US, 02809
Tel:1-855-AHOYMATE (1-855-246-9628)

Sailboat Specifications
Hull Type: Fin w/spade rudder Rigging Type: Masthead Sloop LOA: 44.67 ft / 13.62 m LWL: 35.50 ft / 10.82 m S.A. (reported): 697.00 ft² / 64.75 m² Beam: 13.17 ft / 4.01 m Displacement: 26,000.00 lb / 11,793 kg Ballast: 9,500.00 lb / 4,309 kg Max Draft: 5.50 ft / 1.68 m Construction: FG First Built: 1985 Last Built: 1986 Builder: Gulfstar Yachts (USA) Designer: Richard C. Lazarra
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.
Additional Contact Information
To arrange an appointment, contact the listing broker Larry Rutter.
Cell: 401-338-3554