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1982 Kelly Peterson 46'

Stay Tuned

$ 169,878

Stay Tuned is a Kelly Peterson 46' Center Cockpit Cutter listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Greg Haught. Greg can be reached at 1-772-475-6030 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Cutter and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

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46 Kelly Peterson Center Cockpit Cutter 1982


The Kelly Peterson center cockpit cutter is an enhanced version of the highly successful Kelly Peterson 44 line which was designed by Doug Peterson and was proved to be one of the finest "fast cruising" designs ever built. The KP 46 is a proven offshore cruiser perfect for the weekend or an ocean voyage. This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising design. Drawn for Jack Kelly Yachts by Doug Peterson, the KP 46’ is a dedicated moderate displacement cruiser that can sail well in any wind; 200-mile days are not uncommon. The long fin keel with cutaway afterbody reduces wetted surface for good light air performance and provides a shorter turning radius. A full size molded in skeg supports the rudder and provides good protection during an occasional grounding. The prop is protected in an aperture between the skeg and the rudder. These boats are found in seas all over the world today with a large number of loyal owners. Built in the prestigious Queen Long Yard in Taiwan “Stay Tuned", hull#5, built in 1982, features very high-quality construction throughout. This particular boat which has spent most of her life (15 years in fresh water) in the North East, has been subject to extensive refit and upgrade over the years at the direction of a meticulous and knowledgeable owner. She shows very well and is in sail away condition. She is the only KP 46’ on the market now and is awaiting the change of command.

Specifications

  • Price USD:$ 169,878
  • Builder:

    Kelly Peterson

  • Model:

    Center Cockpit Cutter

  • Location:

    Stuart, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 46 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 46 ft
  • Beam: 13' 4"
  • Yacht Category

    Cutter

  • Water Capacity: 250 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 150 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4JH4-TE
  • Engine 1: 2008 1800.00 HRS 75.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

Starting forward from the chain locker and moving aft. The forward cabin has a large V-berth with a hatch overhead and two opening portals for ventilation. There are lockers and good personal storage in this cabin. There is also access directly into the forward head which has a shower.


The main Salon has a dinette to starboard and a settee to port. The dinette has a fixed table that lowers to make a double berth. Overhead hatch and opening portals provide good ventilation.


The galley is aft to port and has all amenities including and a good food prep area and lots of storage space. There is a door aft to allow access to the work bench/storage area of the port cockpit locker.


Opposite the galley is the navigation station with a nice chart table with a swivel seat. Aft of the nav station is the companionway to the aft cabin. The walk thru also allows access to the engine on port and the generator room to starboard.


The aft cabin has a large berth, direct cockpit access and a nice overhead hatch and opening portals for great ventilation. There is good storage available in the aft cabin and the aft head is large with a shower.

The main Salon has a dinette with U-Shaped settee to starboard and a settee to port. The dinette has a fixed table that lowers to make a double berth. The port settee has a lee cloth for offshore security while sleeping off watch. Overhead hatch and opening portals provide good ventilation. Aft to starboard is the navigation station and the companionway leading to the master stateroom. The companionway has the AC/DC electrical panel and offers excellent engine room access to port. To starboard is the generator room. Generator removed but all is in place for reinstall of a new unit.


  • Air conditioning
  • Satin-varnished teak bulkheads and joiner trim
  • Teak and holly cabin sole throughout
  • 75% of interior teak replaced in 2004
  • All new interior upholstery in 2012
  • Interior lightened with Awlgrip paint to upper walls around portlights for lighter interior
  • Overhead hatch with Teak screen
  • 9 x Opening portals
  • Portlights all rebuilt and upgraded with tempered glass
  • AC receptacles with USB plugs
  • 12 V LED lighting
  • 12 V fans x 2
  • Hanging locker converted to pantry (port)
  • Plenty of storage
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD Stereo with Bluetooth
  • 2 x Stereo speakers
  • Head access
  • Bilge access
  • Mast repainted on interior 2020


Opposite the galley is the navigation station with a nice chart table with a swivel seat.


  • ICOM IC M 502 VHF with DSC and RAM  
  • ICOM IC M SSB 802 with copper sounding strip and tuner, Pactor modem
  • IAS 2018 Vesper Marine
  • Simrad plotter/radar
  • 2 x 12V Receptacles
  • 2 x AC Receptacles with USB ports
  • Air conditioning digital control

The galley is to port as you come down the companionway. It is equipped with a hot and cold pressure water system as well as foot pump for water plus a double stainless-steel sink. The gimbaled 3-Burner Force 10 propane stove has oven and broiler, with a solenoid shut-off and safety valve. For the cook’s comfort, an additional deck hatch is located above the galley for the utmost in ventilation. The galley is spacious, yet compact, to provide safety in all types of sea conditions, and has generous capacity for equipment and stores. A stand-up bar dividing the galley from the salon provides additional bulk storage capacity.


  • Air conditioning
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Deep double stainless-steel sink
  • Manual water foot pump
  • Panasonic Microwave custom fitted into galley
  • Gimbaled Force 10 3-Burner propane stove has oven and broiler
  • Top load freezer, top and front load fridge
  • Refrigeration - 2 Fridgomatic K50F DC compressors (for redundancy) run by 12v DC motors with keel coolers, evaporator plates in fridge and separate freezer, all reinsulated
  • Xintex S-2A Propane sniffer and solenoid
  • 12 V Lighting
  • Plenty of storage
  • AC receptacle
  • Port side engine access
  • Access door to work area located aft


Storage and Work Room:

Located to port aft of the Galley is a storage/work room.


  • Stand up head room (if you lift cockpit seat)
  • Stainless Steel Work Bench
  • 12 V Lighting
  • Plenty of storage
  • Engine room access
  • Cockpit access
  • AC receptacle

The large aft master stateroom has a full wide queen berth with storage cupboards on either side of the bunk and two large hanging lockers on the starboard side. The master cabin has private head, sink and a large shower with seat. There is access to the cockpit from the aft cabin.


  • Air conditioning
  • Full size berth
  • AC receptacles with USB ports
  • 12 V LED lighting
  • 12 V fans x 2
  • Overhead hatch with Custom Teak screen
  • 3 x Opening portals
  • Alpine AM/FM /CD Stereo
  • 2 x Stereo speakers
  • ICOM VHF command MIC
  • Privacy door
  • Head access
  • Cockpit access


Head:

  • Air conditioning
  • AC receptacle GFCI
  • 12 V lighting
  • Sink with vanity and mirror
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Shower with bench seat
  • Raritan president electric freshwater head
  • 1 x Opening portal

The forward cabin has a large V-Berth with a hatch overhead and two opening portals for ventilation. There are lockers and good personal storage in this cabin. There is also access directly into the forward head which has a shower.


  • Air conditioning
  • V-Berth with filler and storage under
  • Hanging lockers
  • AC receptacle with USB ports
  • DC receptacle
  • 12 V lighting
  • 12 V fan
  • Overhead hatch with Custom Teak screen
  • 2 x Opening portals
  • Privacy door
  • En-Suite Head access


Head:

  • Air conditioning
  • AC receptacle GFCI
  • 12 V lighting
  • Sink with vanity and mirror
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Shower
  • Jabsco manual toilet (2020)
  • 1 x Opening portal
  • Hull and deck are of hand-laminated reinforced fiberglass
  • Deck is Airex cored
  • Colors are permanently molded into hull and deck during laminating process
  • Non-skid surface is permanently molded into the deck
  • Interior is constructed using solid teak and veneer plywood teak
  • Structural members are bonded with fiberglass to the hull and to the deck
  • The lead keel ballast is internally fiberglass bonded in place
  • The rudder is a solid resin blade with a 2 1/4" stainless steel rudder post
  • Hull, mast and boom painted with Awlgrip 2004
  • Deck re-gelcoated (smooth areas only) in 2004, all hardware removed, all deck holes cleaned out, epoxied and new holes to ensure no leaks into deck core, all hardware upgraded and upsized, replaced/reinstalled and all new  over sized back plates
  • Bottom paint - 5 coats of Interprotect 2000 (moisture barrier) applied then new bottom paint
  • Edson Pedestal and Dinghy rack powder coated 2004
  • All through hulls replaced 2004
  • Stainless Steel double anchor bow roller
  • 60 lb. Bruce with 300 feet of 3/8 chain
  • Fortress FX 55 with 125’ chain and 200 ft anchor line
  • Ground tackle is handled by a “Lewmar” 12 - Volt electric windlass rebuilt (vertical capstan)
  • The windlass has 2 foot switches at the bow, and a solenoid control at the cockpit panel
  • Windlass 150 – amp line breaker aft of the companionway
  • Canvas (2019) all new “Toast” (tan) Sunbrella dodger, Bimini, roll up sunshade/screens on leading edge of dodger, separate awning for entire deck shading, new (2018) matching mainsail Sunbrella cover, and custom bags for storage
  • Edson davit system
  • Tender 2018 Highfield Aluminum 310 with 2018 Honda 15hp with electric start
  • Navigation lights - LED
  • Double rail bow pulpit with double lifeline, stanchions and boarding gates -- port and starboard
  • Swim ladder
  • Full-length teak cap rails bolted through hull to deck joint
  • Inboard recessed Genoa tracks
  • 2 bow, 2 stern and 2 midship mooring cleats and hawse pipes
  • Adjustable main sheet traveler
  • Aluminum and Plexiglass sliding main and aft cabin entry hatches
  • Molded sea hood over sliding main and aft cabin hatches
  • Smoked UV resistant Lexan forward, salon and aft cabin hatches
  • 15 Opening ports
  • 2 Aft lazarettes with Teak Doors
  • Main and aft cabin access hatch to cockpit
  • Exterior trim and hand rails
  • Cockpit cushions (2019)
  • Cockpit table
  • Pedestal steering with Lewmar folding stainless steel destroyer wheel, engine controls, brake
  • Dorade vents
  • Winch pockets and storage space in cockpit
  • Lewmar Winches
  • Stainless Steel Gas grill

The center cockpit is very spacious with a custom Dodger and cockpit enclosure 2019. It is “Toast” in color to reflect heat in the tropics and adds another room to the yacht.


  • Edson Steering Pedestal powder coated 2004 with Lewmar folding stainless steel destroyer wheel, engine controls, brake
  • Yanmar engine instrumentation
  • All new cockpit cushions (2019)
  • Custom teak cockpit floor (2016)
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit shower
  • Custom service panel in cockpit (for shorthanded) for navigation lights, spreader lights, windlass control
  • Main cabin entrance
  • Aft cabin entrance
  • Shore power receptacles
  • New 2018 electric winch in cockpit
  • Winch pockets and storage space in cockpit
  • Safety equipment - Life jackets, flares
  • Edson steering pedestal with Lewmar folding wheel
  • Ritchie compass
  • Yanmar engine instrumentation
  • Instruments - Simrad 2 - chart plotters nav-table/cockpit (Cockpit Simrad not working)
  • Simrad 36” radar
  • 3 Separate Simrad IS15-wind/multi/multi gauges separate from Chart system
  • 2 Simrad depth sounders
  • Autopilot - Simrad  original AP25 Autopilot (formerly Robertson), very robust hydraulic, using its own quadrant on rudder post
  • Auto helm 7000 back up auto pilot with electric worm drive
  • ICOM IC M 502 VHF with DSC and RAM  
  • ICOM IC M SSB 802 with copper sounding strip and tuner, Pactor modem
  • IAS 2018 Vesper Marine
  • Alpine AM/FM/CD Stereo with Bluetooth x 2 new 2018
  • 2 x 30 Amp shore power receptacles and cables
  • AC/DC electrical breaker panel located in companion way aft
  • Custom service panel in cockpit (for shorthanded) for navigation lights, spreader lights, windless control
  • AC receptacles GFCI
  • 12 V DC receptacles
  • Batteries (2018 wet cell) - 4- 6V L16 425 amp hour each (2019)
  • Dedicated gel engine battery LIFELINE 3100
  • Charging -  Mastervolt 150 Amp battery charger/4000 watt  inverter
  • Alternators - dual 150 amp (dual pulley) and 110 amp with Balmar regulator
  • Generator - removed but all hook ups including exhaust and fuel lines still in place
  • Engine – 2008 Yanmar 4JH4TE 75 HP TURBO with 1,800 hours
  • Molded drip tray under engine
  • Custom SS water lift exhaust
  • Dual Racor 75/500 Max fuel filter
  • (1) Racor 500 FG water separator
  • Fuel management manifolds and diverters
  • Engine room covered in Aluminum checker plate 
  • Generator - removed but all hook ups including exhaust and fuel lines still in place
  • ZF 30M transmission 2.69/2.63 reduction drive
  • 21” VariProp feathering prop
  • PSS shaft gland 
  • Engine domestic hot water and 6-gallon Allcraft SS 110 volt heater
  • Pressure water system
  • 200 Gallons fresh water in 4 SS tanks
  • 150 Gallons diesel in 2 SS tanks
  • 2 Holding tanks for heads when required with manual and deck evacuation
  • Separate grey water tank with "auto” sump pump
  • Marine Airr air conditioning with digital control
  • Auto/manual electric bilge pump
  • 2017 Harken Batcar ball bearing Slide system (over sized) using lazy jacks with a 2019 Sunbrella matching color stack pack, Full Batten Mainsail (all sails sent to Sailcare 2019 sail cleaning and re-resining)
  • 2018 Harken matching oversized roller furling on both headsail and staysail, sails in good condition
  • Rigging at mast as well as customized to run aft to cockpit when required for short hand sailing to new 2018 electric winch in cockpit
  • Selden boom vang (2012)
  • Replaced chain plates in 2004
  • All new cockpit cushions in 2019
  • New (2018) custom aluminum mast deck collar
  • Primary winches Lewmar #55ST with 2 x Lewmar #40ST, 1 Lewmar #42ST, 1 new (2018) Lewmar Electric #42ST with 6 Staylocks, 3 x Lewmar #30ST winches on mast and boom
  • All running rigging is upgraded and oversized
  • Winches - Primaries are Lewmar 55’s self tailing, staysail winches are Lewmar 40’s self tailing, main is Lewmar 45 self tailing, at the mast is main, spinnaker and 2 headsail winches, with a reefing winch on the boom
  • Mast serviced with new wiring (2018), anchor-tri light/strobe, all nav lights LED, and all new halyards in 2016/2018
  • All New standing rigging 2018 except for backstay
  • Sail Inventory Full Batten Main, 130 Yankee cut genoa, 100 staysail, 2 x ¾ oz asymmetrical spinnaker, spinnaker pole

I am fortunate to say that I have the opportunity to list this beautiful boat. “Stay Tuned” is an absolutely gorgeous example of a center cockpit Kelly-Peterson and her bluewater capabilities have already been proven. With standing headroom in excess of 6’5” throughout, the interior hand-fitted joinery of teak and her gorgeous appearance whether at the dock or underway, “Stay Tuned” will turn heads. Designed by Jack Kelly and Doug Peterson, “Stay Tuned” is hull #05 of 30. The fast cruising design allows sailing in excess of 10 knots and under power her speed is 7-8 knots. A true, proven, and capable bluewater sailboat “Stay Tuned” only needs your personal gear and she is ready for the next adventure. Owners since 2004 have consistently upgraded systems and added more safety gear. They have sailed her extensively to many destinations with thousands of safe trouble-free miles. She is the only KP 46’ on the market at this time and a must to see if you’re in the market for a sail away vessel.

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Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.

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