Coastal Craft

450 IPS Flybridge

$990,000 CAD

Sidney, BC

A significant investment has made this 2009 comparable to any boat ten years newer! One owner since new - highly knowledgable and completely involved in the care and understanding of their yacht New Hull and deck paint New electronics New lithium ion batteries and related charging upgrades Humphree trim and stabilization Twin Volvo D-6s with up to date service Recently surveyed: "This vessel, even after 14 years of service, is in near Bristol condition, a very difficult rating to achieve… In short, nearly everything on this vessel is either like new, or has been upgraded beyond new.” Perfect Pitch is the perhaps nicest, best-outfitted, and best cared for yacht of her class available today. This is a bold claim we rarely make, and you are invited to ask questions, and visit in person. We think you will share this view.

To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719 (mobile). Available seven days a week.

Location Sidney, BC
Condition Used
Category Cruisers
Overall Length 48' 6"
Year 2009
Hull Material Aluminum
Hull Beam 15' 3"
Engine Power 870 HP
Bridge Clearance 15' 6"
Displacement 35,000 pounds
Displacement Full Load


fresh water 1 x 100 gal
fuel 1 x 400 gal
holding 1 x 40 gal

Engine 1

Make & Model Volvo D6-435
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 435 horsepower
Hours 1900
Transmission Pod

Engine 2

Make & Model Volvo D6-435
Type Inboard
Fuel diesel
Power 435 horsepower
Hours 1900
Transmission Pod

In the world of maritime excellence, Coastal Craft Yachts stand as a testament to craftsmanship, innovation, and the allure of coastal exploration. These exceptional vessels are fast and seaworthy, and the marque blends the artistry of yacht design with rugged functionality.

Each yacht is hand built with a focus on design, safety and strength. Coastal Craft claims to produce the highest quality, and finest finished aluminium boats in the industry — a claim that is easy to believe.

Perfect Pitch is a Coastal Craft 45 Flybridge that was custom built for this owner, their second Coastal Craft. She is a proven long distance voyaging yacht, having made three  trips to Alaska; one as far as Glacier Bay.

She has been outfitted with additional equipment for improved comfort, reliability, and self-sufficiency, as required on such remote adventures. 

In addition, major updates were completed in 2020. These included:

  • New hull and deck paint
  • A complete suite of new Garmin instruments
  • E-Plex upgrade
  • Large bank of new lithium ion batteries, and upgraded charging systems
  • New cockpit canvas

These are significant and important items, yet they are but a small sample of Perfect Pitch’s featured options that make extended cruising aboard comfortable, reliable, and safe. Other notable highlights include:

  • IPS drives with Volvo joystick controls at four stations
  • Watermaker
  • Presto tender lift
  • Humphree Interceptor vessel trim and levelling system
  • Liferaft
  • Propspeed
  • Fuel polishing system

Perfect Pitch has been shed kept since new, and is the beneficiary of a meticulous ongoing care and maintenance program. She has top-shelf equipment, is in mint condition, recently surveyed as such, and will impress the most discerning purchasers.

Surveyor’s Comment 

“This vessel, even after 14 years of service is in near Bristol condition, a very difficult rating to achieve… In short, nearly everything on this vessel is either like new, or has been upgraded beyond new.”

Throughout Perfect Pitch III

Perfect Pitch has a two cabin / two head configuration.

Board the boat through the transom gate at the swim platform, to the cockpit. The cockpit is clean, broad and welcoming, and is sized right for al fresco coffee or dining. The tender can be left behind, or moved to the boat deck to make the cockpit more fishing-friendly. 

Entering the salon from the cockpit, the guest / day head is to starboard, opposite the aft guest stateroom, that extends beneath the salon dinette.

On the main deck, the dinette to port converts to a berth. 

The galley is opposite the dinette, midships to starboard, between the day head and helm.

The lower helm is forward to starboard with a double Stidd seat, and a large bench seat to port for the mate.

A few steps forward and down to the master cabin with queen berth, private head to starboard, and private shower stall to port, opposite the head.

  • Finely finished cherry joinery in a satin finish
  • Teak and holly soles, satin varnish
  • All opening windows and Lewmar hatches have screens and privacy shades
  • Kabola diesel fired boiler central hydronic heat system, plumbed into domestic hot water tank
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning system with two zones
  • All lighting is LED
  • Two solar powered air circulating fans

The exquisite cherry joinery is throughout Perfect Pitch, especially in the cabins.

The Master Cabin is forward and features a centreline queen berth with storage under. More storage in a hanging locker, shelf locker, hull lockers, and drawers beneath.

  • Six inch mattress
  • Steps up either side of berth for easier access
  • Natural light and ventilation through two large (20”) Lewmar opening overhead hatches with integrated blinds and screens
  • Reading lights (halogen)
  • Bookshelf

The Master Head is just aft to starboard, and is handy to the forward cabin or to the salon.

  • Electric vacuum flush fresh water marine toilet 
  • Vanity with upper and lower storage lockers
  • Corian counter top and backsplash
  • Stainless steel under mounted basin
  • Opening overhead hatch with screen

The separate Shower stall opposite to port is water tight with a molded seat

  • Adjustable head
  • Removable teak grate on seat
  • Removable teak grate on floor
  • Dedicated sump and pump
  • Water tight dry locker
  • Opening overhead hatch with screen

The Guest Cabin is finished throughout in more cherry. It is aft with queen berth, reading lights, bookshelf, hanging lockers and shelves

The Guest / Day Head is opposite the aft guest cabin, handy to the cockpit and salon. 

  • Wash basin with storage locker
  • Corian counter top
  • Electric flush fresh water marine toilet

From the enter salon and indoor living space. There is a broad chart table to port, the dinette ahead of that, and a forward facing bench seat for the mate and guests, ahead of the dinette.

The cherry joinery is finely finished throughout. 

  • Ultraleather upholstery
  • All windows slide open and are fitted with screens and custom blinds
Entertainment System
  • Samsung 32” flatscreen TV that drops down near the windshield beside the helm
  • Apple TV
  • Starlink internet service
  • LG DVD player
  • Bose surround sound speakers in salon, cockpit and flybridge
  • Yamaha RX-V3900 receiver
  • Customised programmable RTI remote for entertainment system

The galley is midships along the starboard side of the main deck. There is ample storage in two banks of drawers and cupboards.

  • Seaward Princess three-burner stainless steel propane cooktop
  • Exhaust fan
  • Sub-Zero under counter refrigerator/ freezer
  • Corian counters and backsplash
  • Double under mount stainless steel sink with Grohe faucet
  • Dedicated Seagull filtered drinking water tap
  • Bosch microwave / convection oven
  • Large in-floor storage locker 
  • NovaKool freezer and U-Line ice maker in additional storage space beneath floor
  • Soft close drawers and cabinets
  • LED courtesy lighting
Lower Helm

The lower helm is on the starboard side of the salon with a contoured cherry console, and a neatly organized array of controls and equipment.

  • Double Stidd helm seat with arm rests
  • Tilt steering
  • Volvo EVC panel
  • Volvo engine management panels
  • Volvo controls plus joystick control
  • Complete suite of updated navigation and communication systems, detailed in that section below
  • Storage beneath helm seat
  • Chart and chart book locker
  • Windshield wipers with fresh water wash
  • Defrost fan
  • Humphrees Interceptor trim tab controls with indicator lights
  • Windlass control
  • Dual trumpet horn switch
Exterior Hull and Decks

The cockpit is accessed by the swim platform, through the transom gate. It is spacious, safe and secure, yet intimate to the ocean around. The forward facing settee is nearly full width. The cockpit is an open deck can be equally enjoyed while fishing or lounging.

The swim platform is integral to the hull, increasing the waterline, for added buoyancy, and efficiency.

From the cockpit, walk forward port or starboard side decks (16” to 21” wide) to access the foredeck and bow. Here, crew safety is supported with a stainless railing from cockpit to bow pulpit, and stainless handrails along the whole cabin length. The stainless railings are properly isolated from dissimilar metals.

Perfect Pitch was faired and painted in 2020, and the Flag Blue Awlgrip hull is simply stunning, and nearly flawless with almost no signs of corrosion on the hull sides. The survey noted two very small “fingernail sized” areas of corrosion on the rub rail (not on the actual hull). Otherwise, he notes, the hull appears in as-new condition.

Similarly, the decks are free of any irregularities, cracking, or corrosion. The non-slip coating is as-new. 

  • New (2020) fully enclosed cockpit with lexan windows on sliders
  • Port and starboard cockpit docking stations with Volvo activation switches and joystick controls
  • Maxwell RC-10 electric windlass, with three station control; at both helms, and foot switches on the foredeck
  • Feel more than secure on the hook with a 55 lb Delta anchor with 400’ 3/8” galvanized chain rode plus 100’ rope
  • Fresh and salt water wash downs at bow
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Fresh water outlet in cockpit
  • LED courtesy lights
  • Cockpit storage in large lazarette in cockpit sole
  • Burnewiin fittings in the cockpit for fishing equipment
  • Deflection plates installed ahead of IPS drives
  • Ultra-sonic antifouling system — has the potential to extend the useful life of, or totally negate the need for renewed antifouling applications
  • Protective rub rail along 1/3 the length the hull
  • Eight beefy aluminium cleats welded in place
  • Large scupper drains in cockpit

Construction is of heavy gauge aluminum, producing a deep V planing hull with hard chines and lifting strakes. The aluminum welding on every Coastal Craft is impeccably clean and smooth. There is zero corrosion on the hull bottom as noted in the August 2023 survey.

  • 5/16” 5086-H116 bottom plates
  • 1/4” 5086-H116 transom and chines
  • 3/16” 5086-H116 side plates
  • 5/32” and 3/16” 5052-H32 decks
  • 5/32” 5052-H32 superstructure
  • Pulse MIG and TIG welding — a form of welding that is meant to improve weld penetration, while lowering the heat input
  • Soundown hull, deck, and cabin insulation
  • Awlgrip complete fairing and paint system (2020)
Upper Helm and Flybridge

The upper helm at the flybridge has a centreline helm seat, and port and starboard companion seats; all custom, and with armrests and covers.

Engine and operational controls and gauges close at hand, along with navigation and communication equipment (detailed in that section below).

Next aft is an L-shaped settee with table to starboard, and a straight settee to port. Storage under hinged seats.

Aft of the flybridge sitting area is the “summer galley” with a sink, propane grill, and Isotherm refrigerator / freezer.

  • Volvo EVC panel
  • Volvo engine management panels
  • Volvo controls plus joystick control
  • Matching Sunbrella exterior covers on settees, table and chairs
  • Storage under sink, and under settees
  • The mast hinges if needed
  • Sliding hatch to the cockpit ladder
  • LED courtesy lights
  • Kayak mounts
  • DBC six-person liferaft in hard canister with hydrostatic release
  • Humphrees Interceptor automatic levelling and trim tab controls with indicator lights
  • Synchronizer built into the Volvo electronic controls 

The boat deck, aft of the flybridge sitting area and summer galley, has a davit crane, and room for all manner of cruising toys. Here too is the ladder access to the cockpit.

  • Painted aluminum davit crane, with 2,000 lb electric winch 

The tender is stored on the Presto lift on the swim platform for easy and safe launching and retrieval. Presto details follow under “Engines and Mechanical Systems” below.

  • The tender is an 11’ Avon Rover 345 FRG hull with bench seating and console steering 
  • Rod holders
  • Suzuki 20 hp outboard with planing fin
Electronics and Navigation

The navigation systems were completely upgraded in 2020 with two 15.5” screens at the lower helm, and one 15.5” screen at the upper helm. The backbone is NEMA 2000 network. They were chosen and laid out for ease of use, redundancy of system, and dependable operation. It was designed and installed in 2020.

  • Two Garmin GC 200 cameras; one located in the engine space, the other above the cockpit, facing aft
  • Garmin AIS transponder

Lower Helm

  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Two Garmin 8616 multifunction touch screens for chartplotter, radar, overlays, multi frequency sounder, FLIR, engine data, entertainment system data, and E-Plex system data
  • Garmin GHC 200 autopilot control head
  • Garmin electronic compass
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF radio with remote mic

Flybridge Helm

  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • One Garmin 8616 multifunction touch screens for chartplotter, radar, overlays, multi frequency sounder, FLIR, engine data, entertainment system data, and E-Plex system data
  • Garmin GHC 200 autopilot control head
Engines and Mechanical Systems

Engine access is via a large hinged hatch in the floor of the cockpit.

Motive power is by two Volvo IPS 600 drives powered by two Volvo D-6 engines rated at 435 hp each. Current hours are 1,921 (port) and 1,881 (starboard). These are quiet, great performing, yet efficient engines with common rail technology, superchargers and aftercoolers.

  • The IPS drives are protected by large aluminium deflection plates
  • Each pod with dual counter rotating Volvo nibral alloy propellors for for top level performance, efficiency, and durability
  • Set of spare propellors
  • Dual Racors to each engine, fitted with pressure gauges
  • Third Racor services the fuel polishing system
  • Prop Speed applied to running gear
  • CFS 1000 fuel polisher
  • Humphree Interceptor automated levelling trim tabs — a significant upgrade from the standard trim tabs
  • Freeman hatch in swim platform to access drives
  • Volvo anode bars, to protect each drive pod, are properly isolated from the hull, and show minimal consumption at time of survey
  • Fuel gauge was recently calibrated and found to be very accurate, providing comfort on long voyages
  • Also, the Garmin system calculates fuel use and range
  • Presto Marine 500 hydraulic tender lift mounted on swim platform, with 1,000 lb capacity (500 per side). A powder coated tie bar was added to ensure synchronized lifting of each arm. The transom was professionally modified slightly to better support the Presto lift and maintain the usefulness of the swim platform.
  • Kabola hydronic diesel-fired boiler with remote cabin heaters throughout the vessel. The Kabola brand is top of the line, and is renown for quiet operation, and cooled exhaust.
  • Dometic Marine Air Systems heat and air conditioning in two zones
  • Beam built-in vacuum system
Electrical Systems

120 VAC services the vessel by 50 Amp shorepower, or through the inverters. 12VDC is supplied through the large house battery bank. Both legs have appropriate fuses, breakers, voltmeters, and ammeters. Control and monitoring panels via the E-Plex system.

All house batteries upgraded to lithium ion, new in 2020, along with related charging systems. This battery bank provides almost five times the usable battery capacity of a normal AGM system, and twice that of a normal Lithium system

There are E-plex switch panels in each area that control systems in that area, plus a master panel accessed through an iPad docked at the lower helm.

The E-Plex system provides real time detailed information on power usage and remaining storage.

All wiring is very well organised, labelled, fastened, and chafe protected.

  • Two Lithium Iron Phosphate 600 Amp hour 8D batteries (1,200 Ah total)
  • This new set up eliminated the need of the generator, which was removed. The owner reports that Perfect Pitch can enjoy dependable power for over two days without the need of recharging (excluding the use of air conditioning)
  • When recharging is required, the two new 250 Amp auxiliary alternators provide a fast and sound charge, even at 700 RPM
  • Wakespeed Offshore WS 500 alternator regulators
  • Both 30 Amp and 50 Amp shore power inputs
  • One 3 kW Victron Multiplus inverter / charger to the 30 Amp system
  • Two 3 kW Victron Multiplus inverter / chargers to the 50 Amp system 
  • Each shore power inlet feeds through a separate isolation transformer preventing and leaking stray currents. More reliable than a galvanic isolator.
  • Dedicated engine start batteries
  • The 50 Amp shore power cable is on a Glendinning powered cord retractor
  • The 30 Amp connection uses a Smartplug
  • Remote searchlight
  • Air compressor for horn
  • Carbon monoxide / smoke detectors
  • Propane panel and alarm
Plumbing Systems
  • 379 litres fresh water capacity (100 US gallons)
  • Village Marine Tec GPD 350 watermaker
  • 6 gallon hot water tank, heated via AC power supply, or heat exchanger to engine coolant, or via the Kabola system
  • Shurflow 3400 accumulator tank to fresh water system
  • Headhunter on-demand domestic supply pump
  • 151 litre (40 US gallon) holding tank, which can be discharged via the macerator pump, or through a deck fitting
  • Two Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with float switches
  • High water bilge alarms
Exclusions and Disclaimer

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.


All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.

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Disclaimer: 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 investigatge such details as the buyer desires validated. Price, if shown, may not include applicable state or government fees, taxes, destination charges, preparation charges, or finance charges (if applicable). Final actual sales price may vary depending on options or accessories selected. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, manufacturer revision, or withdrawal without notice.

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