Loose Chicken is a Morgan 45' Starratt-Jenks 45 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 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 Sloop and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
1979 Morgan Starratt-Jenks 45
Do you like to sail? I mean really sail! Sailing is an art, in some boats it more like abstract art but in this Charlie Morgan design it looks as it should - beautiful. To sit at the helm of the Jenks as she glides through the water when her sails fill is an experience you should not deny yourself. Designed by the legendary Charlie Morgan, this hull and deck was purchased from Starratt and Jenks of Florida in 1979. The original professional shipwright owner spent several years completing the boat. The workmanship below decks is of the highest caliber with many custom features. All cabinets have beautiful cane inserts for added ventilation. Many new upgrades have been done by the current owners and she is ready to take you with safety and stability to even the furthest destinations.
The seller’s change of plans dictates the sale. Take advantage of this low price and head out tomorrow! Rebuilt Volvo engine with low hours will take you anywhere the sails will not!
You can step onto the side decks through the port or starboard boarding gates and onto the wide side decks which make maneuverability safe and easy. Forward to the bow are a manual windlass and anchor locker and the Bruce anchor. Aft is a U-shaped cockpit with closed foam cushions, covered with a dark green Sunbrella bimini and dodger. All helm instrumentation and gauges are within easy reach. Through the forward and to port companionway you enter the main cabin spaces.
Forward is a large V-Berth with ample storage beneath and along port and starboard sides, a large overhead hatch, access ports to anchor locker, 12 volt fan, and three 12v lights. Aft port is a large locker with shelving and cane insert in doors. Aft, the walkthrough features a large wooden work bench and an amazing amount of storage cabinets above and below and a privacy door leading to the salon and the entry door to the large head compartment featuring a new composting toilet, teak grate flooring, a large bulkhead mirror, stainless steel sink with shower nozzle, a teak shower seat, towel rails, a deck prism for an abundance of natural lighting, solar fan and plenty of storage. The main salon is amidships and features settees both port and starboard which fold up to become comfortable bunk beds or sea berths. Storage lockers are found outboard. There is a beautiful centerline drop-leaf table that opens out to seat six and contains two storage compartments as well as a built-in wine rack. There is a large overhead hatch for added natural light and ventilation.
Next aft to starboard is the U-shaped galley which offers excellent food storage and preparation spaces as well as a large sink and faucet. Across from the galley on the port side is a large refrigerated space with two doors. Aft of the galley and to starboard is the aft cabin that features a double berth with custom mattress, storage drawers under the berth and outboard storage. The navigation station is opposite the galley and features a pull-out chart table, built-in storage and drawers under. Aft of the chart table is an open storage area for sails and life jackets.
The interior joiner work is of black walnut, teak and mahogany with a teak and holly sole. The accommodations are comfortable and afford ample storage for any cruising plans you may have. In fact you will have to inventory your stores as you put them away or you will soon forget which locker to look in!
The U-shaped galley offers excellent food preparation and storage areas. Across from the galley is a large refrigeration space with two front loading doors.
The fiberglass bottom was peeled and re-laminated with fiberglass fabric using vinylester resin. The entire deck and cabin were re-painted with Imron paint
Excellent engine compartment access through a hatch in the sole in companionway between galley and main salon.
Excellent, well priced, go anywhere cruising capable sailboat ready for her new adventures.
Easy to see in the water in New Bern, NC with JET SERVICE via Charlotte (American) or Atlanta (Delta).
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.