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Allures 45.9
$595,000 USD
48ft 5in

Gerty is hull no. 3 of the Allures 45.9 series. She was delivered in August of 2017 at the Allures/Garcia Shipyard in Cherbourg, France. After a three-week shakedown cruise in Normandy, Gerty was shipped from Southampton to Baltimore and displayed at the 2017 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis Maryland. For the next three years, Gerty was based in Mamaroneck, NY cruising New England in the summers and storing covered ashore in the winter. In the fall of 2020 Gerty sailed to the Caribbean with the Salty Dawg Rally finishing just behind two very large and fast monohulls. In May of 2021 Gerty crossed the Atlantic and spent the next two years cruising the Med. In the fall of 2022 the owners returned to the Caribbean via the Canaries, Gambia, and Cape Verde Islands.  All ocean passages have been completed doublehanded by the owner/couple.

Gerty’s owners are an architect/designer and nurse; the perfect cruising couple combination. Their original options order and post-delivery upgrades collectively make Gerty a perfect balance of cruising comfort and passage performance while prioritizing reliability and ease of maintenance. A recent visit by the listing agent to Gerty in Antigua found a superbly prepared and organized cruising yacht with a long list of thoughtful and well executed upgrades. I’ve tried to capture many of the details with photographs and included them in this listing.

To gain a full appreciation of this special Allures 45.9 and just how well it has accomplished it’s cruising mission, one should spend time on the delightful owner’s blog:

Gerty has just been sailed to Newport, Rhode Island where she can be shown by appointment. US Duty has been paid.  With a replacement value exceeding $900,000 USD, this ready and capable Allures 45.9 would be a wise choice for the active cruising yacht buyer.


  • Echotec 780-DML-2 35 gph DC watermaker
  • 600 watts of solar panels on stern arch with Victron MPPT Controller
  • Webasto forced air diesel heater
  • 600 amp hours LiON house battery bank
  • Mark Grasser 250 amp 12V externally rectified and regulated alternator
  • Canvas watch enclosure
  • Zoom Sails furling spinnaker
  • Full winter storage cover
  • Sofic Leather upholstery in salon
  • Mast height measures 63.4′ to the top of the anchor light; VHF antenna and wind instruments add additional height but are removable for ICW transit

Owner comments:

In June 2020, we anchored Gerty, our Allures 45.9, behind the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. We put our cushioned chairs on her deck and watched The Empire State Building’s red heartbeat light pulse. Where could we sail her that would be better than this? I thought. Twenty thousand nautical miles later, my answer is nowhere and everywhere because Gerty makes every place our home.

She’s safe, elegant, spacious, swift, and above all, simple. Like all Allures 45.9s, her lifting centerboard design gives us the flexibility to anchor in the calmest shallows. In contrast, her aluminum hull and dependable rig allow us to slice through the roughest seas. What makes Gerty unique is her light, bright, customized interior. Gerty’s galley and tech room maximize functionality and space, making living easy. So there’s more time left for entertaining up to twelve comfortably in her roomy cockpit or relaxing, just us two.

Name of vessel GERTY
Model Allures 45.9
Year 2017
Builder Allures Yachting
Designer Berret- Racoupeau Yacht Design
Price $595,000 USD
Location Rhode Island
Length (feet) 48
Beam (feet) 14'6"
Draft (feet) 3'6"
Displacement (pounds) 27778
Ballast (pounds) 10583
Engine model Volvo D2-60
Engine horsepower 60
Engine hours 1650
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 165
Water tank capacity (gallons) 110
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 25


  • Bow thruster-tunnel model 12V 96 kg thrust
  • Electric 45ST winch replacing manual winch – stb companionway for mainsail harlyard and sheet
  • Hot/cold freshwater shower at swim platform
  • Drop leaf cockpit table with bottle box and cover
  • Webasto diesel air heating system with 5 outlets
  • Hull insulation above the waterline
  • Integrated Oceanaire screens and blinks on main hatches
  • B&G Broadband radome on mast
  • Comfort and performance sail pack – full battened mainsail with Facnor luffslides, lazy bag and jacks, rigid boom vang
  • Spinnaker pole with topping lift stored on mast
  • Sprayhood with handrails – cockpit dodger
  • Bimini with zip compatible with cockpit tent
  • Mooring pack – lines and fenders
  • Premium anchor pack – spade anchor, chain, Fortress FX-37 spare anchor with rode
  • Antifouling/craning launching and commissioning
  • (8) Hela Turbo fans
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/VHF with RAM microphone in cockpit
  • Exterior sunshades for fired forward and side salon ports
  • Windlass command at pedestal
  • Upgrade to Spade S160 anchor
  • USA propane locker and hose
  • Granny bars at mast
  • Chain washing pump in sail locker
  • Fresh water foot pump in galley
  • Jabsco electric flush toilet
  • Install owner supplied Fusion stereo with cockpit and salon speakers
  • Victron 3000 watt inverter – 120V/60hz
  • (3) 200 watt solar panels – Energie Mobile(HP12-200) wired in series and Victron MMP 100/50 controller and shunt
  • 120V outlet for microwave oven
  • 120V oulet in head for hair dryer
  • Highfied 290 hypalon tender
  • Multipurpose bracket on transom for Watt & Sea, outboard, etc.
  • Additional aft cleats on stern
  • Walder boom brake
  • Hailer/fog horn on mast – powered by VHF radio
  • Stainless steel handrails on transom
  • Marine Leather Sofic Devon in the salon
  • Electronics pack including: Zeus2 9”, Triton AP12, (2) Triton 2 displays, Gofree, NAIS400L with splitter, NAC-3 autopilot computer, Jefa DU-DD2 autopilot motor, precision compass, DST800 depth; speed; water temperature, windvane, GPS antenna
  • Telescopic table base for salon table
  • Fittings for asymmetrical spinnaker
  • Cockpit floor and swim step covered in Dekking 2G – Weathered
  • Garcia dorade vents instead of standard
  • Upgarde windlass to Lofrans 1500 watt
  • Safety Pack for (6) crew including Zodiac raft
  • Upgrade to Force Ten stove
  • Red light in head
  • U bolt fairlead on bowsprit
  • Staysail on furler with running backstays
  • Dual Racor cartridge style primary fuel filters with switch and vacuum gage





  • Echotech Model 780-DML-2 12volt, 32 gph watermaker with boost pump, low pressure gage, freshwater flush kit, upgraded Leeson water resistant motor, and duplex upgrade
  • Added two Hela turbo cabin fans for a total of eight cabin fans
  • Replaced cockpit dodger and bimini windows with Strataglass – 2020
  • Custom canvas watch enclosure- enclosing aft end of dodger – 2022
  • (2) Aluminum USA propane tanks, regulator, and pressure gage
  • Rail-mounted Magma propane grill
  • Flagship Marine securing system with two decks sensors (swim step and cockpit), two horns, 2 fob remotes, and spreader light switch
  • Cellular phone amplifier antenna on arch
  • Docking station and remote antenna for Iridium Go (sellers keeping Iridium Go unit)
  • Zodiac six person liferaft serviced 7/2022
  • Upgraded outboard engine to 9.8hp Tohatsu
  • Wiring for YB Tracker
  • NEMA 2000 electronic barometer connected to B&G electronics
  • Photocell for anchor light
  • Waterproof USB outlet in cockpit- stb forward under dodger
  • Added bronze bushings to companionway pin holes
  • Upgraded masthead sheaves to aluminum with oillite bushings
  • Upgraded to heavy duty deck line organizers.
  • Mark Grasser 250 amp alternator – with external rectifier and Balmar MC-614 smart regulator mounted outside of engine space in technical locker
  • Custom anodized aluminum pulleys for alternator
  • Switch – limiting alternator output to 50% for tight quarters maneuvering
  • Sterling APD12 alternator protection device
  • Sterling IP-68 battery charger
  • Switch – allowing inverter to heat hot water tank
  • Sterling battery to battery charger for house to bow thruster/windlass battery charging
  • Added second Optima Blue battery and larger cables for bow thruster/windlass battery bank
  • Dakota 600 amp hour LiOn battery bank – 2020
  • (2) LED bar lights in stern steering/storage space
  • LED bar light in engine space
  • Moved Volvo engine computer MDI box from engine to technical space outside of engine space to reduce heat and vibration
  • Backup Jeffa autopilot drive and selector switch
  • Propane & CO detector
  • B&G 7” Zeus II display added at chart table
  • Topping lift upgraded to 12mm low stretch and led aft to cockpit and line stopper allowing it to be used as a spare mainsail halyard
  • Centerboard hinge pin updated with full diameter gusset ring and new bearings – 2020
  • Installed locks on floorboards
  • Marco UP2 12V electric oil change pump installed
  • Added redundant Shurflo 2000 gph bilge pump
  • Custom passarelle utilizing stern multifunction bracket and dinghy lifting tackles on stern arch
  • Racks for two scuba tanks in bow locker
  • Zoom Sails furling asymmetric 3 oz nylon spinnaker (2021) and Facnor continuous loop furler and custom bow locker storage bag
  • Spinlock stopper on bow for spinnaker tack line
  • Vetus Treadmaster added atop bowsprit for traction
  • Boom gooseneck strengthened with extra bracket and long bolt
  • Spare fixed three blade propellor
  • Added insulation to all Webasto heater ducting
  • Pit Posse brushed aluminum shelves in stern and technical room for storing oil, coolant, and other consumable fluids
  • Machinist vice on technical room workbench
  • New foam and memory foam topper for forward stateroom mattress – 2022
  • Upgraded cabin door catches to friction grab vs hook
  • Custom storage drawers under sink and oven
  • Custom 12V top loading freezer under salon settee
  • (2) False-bottom cabinet valuables hiding spaces
  • Grey “pinboard” covering for upper half of main bulkhead aft face for tacking photos
  • Moved jacklines atop cabin with folding “D” ring attachments
  • Custom dorade vents using aluminum boxes from the Garcia Exploration and large cowl vents
  • New 10mm Lewmar anchor chain – 90 meters – Fall of 2022
  • New Lofrans X3 anchor windlass – summer 2022 with old parts as spare
  • Standard lazyjacks replaced with Dyneema line
  • Replaced low friction shackles at base of mast with proper blocks
  • 4” Elide Fire Ball in engine space
  • Added oil header tank to saildrive
  • Numerous Sugatsune, Lamp EU-72 316 stainless steel hooks added throughout interior
  • The Watchdog Model BWD-HWA high water alarms in bilge
  • Amtek carbon/sediment freshwater dinking water filter cartridge
  • (2) Wood cutting board insert/covers for galley sink
  • GlobalFix V4 EPIRB with storage bracket
  • Custom wood dolphin watching bow seat
  • Storage system for two paddleboards under solar panels on arch
  • Lee cloth for salon settee
  • Microwave oven – 110V/60hz
  • Custom seat in shower stall replacing wet hanging locker
  • Ship Shape Canvas frameless winter storage cover




  • Lifesling
  • Iridium Go
  • 4 Life Jackets
  • YB3i tracker
  • Pepwave Cellular Router




  • Hull in marine aluminum alloy (5083 H111 for aluminum sheets and 6060 T6 for extruded profiles) welded under neutral gas atmosphere through a TIG or MIG process. Welds on hull side are controlled by penetrant inspection and/or radiography. Chainplates and backings welded on the hull/deck structure. Watertight bulkhead welded to the hull.
  • Deck, roof and cockpit built in GRP (PVC high density foam/felt sandwich) by vacuum infusion process. Interface with hull through gluing and aluminum riveting. Self-draining cockpit
  • Hull topsides: finish with adhesive acrylic covering. Matt color.
  • Polyethylene water tank 420 L
  • Built–in aluminum fuel tank 625L


  • Mast with double spreaders and boom in anodized aluminum alloy
  • Deck light, top light, stainless steel halyard outlets
  • Mast foot with blocks
  • Genoa furling system
  • Mainsail halyard running to the cockpit
  • Genoa halyard
  • Mainsail sheet running to the cockpit
  • (2) mainsheet traveler control lines running to the cockpit
  • Main sail outhaul line running to the cockpit
  • (2) automatic reef line and 3rd reef with (2) lines control from cockpit
  • (2) genoa sheets running to the cockpit
  • Boom vang, line running to the cockpit
  • Centerboard lifting line
  • Centerboard down line, running to the cockpit
  • Standing rigging single strand stainless steel cable
  • 52m² mainsail with 3 reefs
  • 48m² furling genoa


  • Lewmar deck hatch size 70 (sail locker)
  • Lewmar flush deck hatches size 44 (1 front cabin, 2 saloon)
  • (4) Lewmar flush deck hatches size 10 (front cabin)
  • (2) Lewmar deck hatches size 03 (bathroom and aft cabin)
  • (2) Lewmar opening side portlight size 2 (1 in aft cabin/one in bathroom)
  • (8) hull portholes (2 in front cabin, 4 in saloon, 1 aft cabin, 1 in technical locker)
  • PMMA 10 mm roof front windows
  • PMMA 10mm roof side windows
  • Fuel deck fillings, anti-overflow system
  • Water deck filling
  • Mainsheet track with traveler, trim tackle and clutch
  • (2) genoa sheet tracks with lead blocks
  • (2) ST 50 self-tailing 2 speed primary winches
  • (2) ST 45 self-tailing 2 speed coachroof winches
  • (2) locking winch handles (Lewmar One-touch)
  • (2) storage boxes in the cockpit
  • (9) single cam Spinlock clutches on coachroof
  • (2) genoa or staysail foot/lock-off blocks 8 mooring cleats 330 mm welded on deck
  • Mooring cleat in anchor locker
  • (2) mooring cleats 160 mm on the arch
  • (2) 3 metre stainless steel handrails on coach roof
  • Pushpits, pulpits and stanchions in polished stainless steel 316L with insulation.
  • (2) pulpits, (2) pushpits, (6) stanchions on sides, portside and starboard side accommodation gates, (2) stanchions on transom.
  • Double lifelines made of 4 mm single strand stainless steel cable, fixed fork end
  • GRP cover on coachroof to hide lines
  • Rope box in cockpit next to companionway with self-drain
  • Large cockpit locker on starboard side over technical room
  • Lewmar T70 hatch under port side cockpit seat
  • (2) lockers under aft cockpit seats
  • Fire extinguisher
  • (2) gas bottle storage under aft cockpit seats
  • Storage for life raft accessible from the swimming platform
  • Stainless steel bathing ladder and cold and hot shower on the bathing platform
  • Aft arch/gantry for electronics and use as davits with manual hoist to lift the tender
  • Steering wheel system with (2) leather sheathed wheels (900mm) in direct transmission with the rudders
  • (2) NACA profiled rudders with tube welded to the hull and self-aligning bearings
  • Gas control and (2) compasses
  • Closed bowsprit with rollers for (1) anchor
  • Fairlead and cleat for aft mooring
  • Electric vertical windlass 1000w with warping end
  • Cockpit seats laid covered with Flexiteek 2G PVC and toe rail with Flexiteek finish
  • Transparent anti-slip surface on transom


  • Interior design by Frank Darnet Design
  • Interior woodwork in Alpi wood, either solid, bonded laminated or marine plywood
  • Main bulkheads in 19mm and 25mm bonded laminated
  • Furniture in 10 and 15 mm bonded laminated (bottom trapdoors in 5mm marine plywood)
  • Head in white laminate Floors in 19mm laminate
  • Large numbers of opening floor hatches to facilitate maintenance
  • Linings made from marine plywood (8mm) covered with white vinyl
  • Furniture hardware for marine use
  • Door restraint in all cabins
  • All mattresses and cushions in 120mm thick foam with removable fabric cover


  • Double berth with slatted mattress and ventilated storage space under berth
  • Ventilated storage locker
  • Seat with cushion + fire extinguisher
  • Shelf unit along hull
  • Access to electrical panel
  • Access to steering system
  • Large access to technical space
  • Access to engine room
  • LED deckhead light + switch
  • (2) halogen swiveling reading lights
  • 220V plug + USB plug


  • Workbench/worktop with storage boxes
  • Access to central technical space
  • Access to steering system
  • Led light + switch
  • 220V socket


  • Separated shower closed by Plexiglas door, bath seat and 12V evacuation pump
  • Marine toilet with manual pump
  • Black water tank
  • Wash basin with pressurized hot/cold water mixer tap on counter with storage space
  • Mirror, (2) LED deckhead lights + switch
  • Access to engine room
  • Central settee with seats and backs
  • Drawers for storage
  • Bottle storage under the sofa
  • L shaped settee to starboard (seats and backs) with storage space
  • Large fixed saloon table with edge
  • LED overhead spotlights + switch
  • (2) lampshade lights


  • (2) stainless steel rectangular sinks
  • Synthetic stone worktop
  • Pressurized hot and cold water mixer tap
  • Seawater foot pump
  • Stainless steel oven and 3 burners stove on gimbals, electronically lighting, pan holders, stainless steel handrail
  • Fridge with (2) stainless steel drawers (144L)
  • (2) overhead shelf units with dresser
  • (2) large, ventilated storage units, one including plastic removable storage tray
  • Storage for cutlery
  • (6) LED overhead spotlights + switch
  • 220V socket
  • Gas shut-off valve
  • Fire blanket + Fire-extinguisher


  • Panoramic two seat chart table with two storage spaces under seats and storage spaces on sides
  • Stainless steel back with cushion for front seat
  • (2) bookshelf storage spaces
  • (2) large drawers under chart table for charts
  • Anthracite front panel for electronic equipment
  • Asymmetrical panel for navigation chart-plotter
  • 12V electric panel; 18 functions with double pole circuit breakers, electrical leak detector, voltmeter, navigation light indicators and alarms, 4 220V indicators, bilge pump alarm, main bilge pump control panel, water and fuel gauges
  • (2) led overhead spotlights,
  • Spot red/white LEDs (night function)
  • 12V socket + (2) USB, 220V socket


  • PMMA 8mm retractable door with locker Horizontal PMMA 15mm panel with teak handle
  • Teak finishes
  • Companion way steps from marine plywood and anti-slip tape
  • Access to engine room by central panel on gas springs and lateral trapdoor


  • Double berth with slatted mattress and ventilated storage space under berth
  • (2) drawers under bed
  • (2) high and (1) low shelf units along hull
  • (2) seats with storage and cushions
  • commode and mirror on mast bulkhead
  • ventilated hanging lockers and storage
  • LED deckhead lights
  • (2) halogen swiveling reading lights
  • 220V socket + (2) USB


  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • 20L water-heater (220V and via heat exchanger)
  • Water distribution by bronze manifold (to isolate each piping)
  • Main 12V electric bilge pump
  • Secondary 12V electric bilge pump
  • Electrical bilge pump in sail-locker
  • Manual bilge pump


  • Volvo Penta D2-60 sail drive 60hp diesel engine
  • Double-pole engine insulation
  • Engine compartment soundproofed with engine mounted on silent blocks
  • Acoustic insulation by viscoelastic mass and absorbing foam
  • Forced air ventilation
  • Engine instrument panel with alarms
  • Three blade propeller (17’’)
  • Fire alarm


  • 12V-115A alternator on the diesel engine
  • 25m offshore AC extension cord
  • 220V electrical panel with 3 outgoing lines and breaker
  • Battery charger 220V/12V/30A
  • Load balancer
  • (3) outlets
  • (3) batteries 108Ah (1 for engine, 2 for service)
  • Windlass battery (60Ah)
  • Bipolar battery switches 250A
  • PSM battery manager


  • (2) sacrificial anodes on hull, (1) sacrificial anode on sail drive, (1) sacrificial anode on centerboard


  • Length overall: 14.75 m
  • Hull lenght: 13.70 m
  • Maximum beam: 4.43 m
  • Draught when centreboard down: 2.90 m
  • Draught when centreboard up: 1.06 m
  • Lightship displacement: 12.6 t
  • Ballast weight (lead): 4.78 t
  • Water tank: (approx.) 420 L
  • Fuel tank: (approx.) 625 L
  • Rig Dimensions: I: 16.34 m, J: 5.14 m, P:15.67 m, E: 5.47 m
  • EC certification: A category
  • Architect:: Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design
  • Designer: Franck Darnet Design
  • Construction: Allures Yachting

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