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Cherubini Independence 45

2001 • 45' (13.72 m) • Power

$385,000 USD


Beautiful Cherubini Independence 45 Pilothouse Trawler in stunning condition that will satisfy the most discerning buyer. It is apparent no matter where you look that this vessel has been maintained to a very high standard. OTTER is being offered for sale and will not disappoint.

The Independence 45 was designed for long-range cruising by Cherubini focusing on quality construction, strength, stability, safety, efficiency and speed. The Independence 45 is a semi-custom yacht and no two will be exactly the same. OTTER will provide a comfortable cruising platform that can achieve a range of 1300-1600 miles with smart fuel management. No matter where your travels take you OTTER will turn heads in every marina.

If you are searching for a long range cruising trawler this vessel should be at the top of your list. Don't miss this opportunity. Call to schedule a private showing.


Vessel Information

Builder: Cherubini
Model: Independence 45
Model Year: 2001
Category: Power
Sub Category: Pilothouse, Trawlers
Condition: Used

LOA: 45' (13.72 m)
Engine Info: Cummins 6BTA5.9M diesel 330|horsepower 5 Blade, Bronze

Location: New Bern, NC US
City: New Bern
Country: US

Vessel Overview

Approaching OTTER you will notice the distinctive "North Sea boat" look that will turn heads. The semi-displacement hull (36,500lbs) was designed to provide stability and efficient comfortable coastal cruising. The hull is solid fiberglass below the water line and cored hull above the waterline. A long full keel runs the length of the hull with a stainless steel shoe extending from the keel to the rudder providing protection to the propeller and rudder. The deck is cored with added fiberglass in high-stress areas.

The aft deck is 5 feet long providing ample space for lounging with 6'4" of headroom under the overhead boat deck. A wide transom door provides easy access to the molded fiberglass swim platform. Transom cabinets provide storage and there is a molded cabinet to starboard containing the Glendening electric cord reel.

There are no full-length side decks as the salon stretches the full beam of the boat. Access is either from the stern through the transom door onto the aft deck or via side gates to either side of the pilothouse and provide options when docking at low or raised docks.

Exiting the pilothouse to either port or starboard you will find high bulwarks and railings that provide secure and safe access forward to the bow. The side decks that extend forward from the pilothouse are wide (22-24 inches) and the upper deck and helm area can be accessed via a few steps. The upper deck is large enough for a dinghy crane and large dinghy to be stored securely.


Entering the salon from the aft deck you will find an inviting area full of natural light with a tasteful mix of white laminate and rich, varnished teak. The sole is solid teak and holly and runs the full length of the boat. The salon and galley area is quite large measuring 12 ft long by 14.5 ft wide. A large teak dining table and L-shaped settee is located to port with a long settee to starboard with storage below. The U-shaped galley is located to port and is very much a part of the salon area. A large peninsula counter extends from the port side with overhead storage cabinet separating the galley area and providing a large counter space for meal preparation. There is a large single stainless steel sink with large opening window above. To the right and forward is a three (3) burner LP stove/oven with overhead microwave. A Norcold refrigerator with freezer is located just inboard of the stove.


The master stateroom is centrally located and accessed directly from the salon area down teak stairs between the galley and the stairway to the helm area. Located low and central it provides a very comfortable sanctuary where movement is minimized. The queen berth is athwartships with the headboard against the port hull. There are built-in night stands to either side of the bed with storage closet and drawers forward of the berth. Two opening ports provide natural light and ventilation. The engine room can be accessed from the master cabin by raising the hinged stairs aft. There is also access to the battery selector switches and fuel manifold system located in a hanging locker on the aft bulkhead wall. Across from the berth there is a large head and separate shower. The head features a sliding teak door, quartz counter top, storage cabinets, tile floor and Vacu-Flush head.

Moving forward thru a short hallway you will enter a roomy guest cabin. The guest cabin can also be directly accessed from the pilothouse down curved teak stairs on the starboard side of the helm. The cabin also benefits from lots of natural light with opening ports and overhead hatch. The V-berth is large with the starboard side having a length of 6'6" and the port side a bit longer at 6'9". There is ample storage with built in night table, storage drawers, cabinet and hanging locker just aft of the berth on the port side. To starboard there is a second head with separate shower. The head features quartz counter top, storage cabinet, medicine cabinet with mirrored door, Vacu-Fluch head and tile floor.


The pilothouse can be accessed from the salon via a starboard side stairway and thru the forward cabin/hallway via a stairwell also on the starboard side. Large sliding doors to port and starboard provide direct and access to the side decks. The helm area is centered around a central helm chair with a commanding view through large windows. A full complement of electronics are clearly visible to the captain. There is a long bench seat behind the captain's chair offering additional seating in the pilothouse.


  • U-shaped galley with very generous counter space and storage
  • Quartz countertops with teak fiddles.
  • Built in spice rack
  • Cabinet for dishes and cups
  • Bottle storage at end of galley bar
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • Force Ten stainless steel LP stove/oven
  • Trident LP controller
  • GE microwave built-in
  • Norcold dual voltage refrigerator and freezer (New 2019)
  • Icer-Ette stainless steel icemaker (in salon)
  • Opening slide window with screen


Pilothouse Helm

  • Garmin GPSmap 4212 Chartplotter with Radar
  • Garmin HD radar dome mounted on mast above pilothouse (48mi)
  • Simrad AP-28 autopilot
  • Simrad R3000x autopilot remote control
  • Standard Horizon VHF (New 2021)
  • Side Power bow thruster control (Thruster New in 2018)
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Ocean Master Onboard Climate Master control
  • Hart Systems Tank Tender control

Bridge Deck Helm

  • Simrad AP24 autopilot control
  • Side Power bow thruster control
  • Simrad IS-15 depth display
  • Ritchie compass


  • 12V DC & 120V AC main panel in pilothouse
  • AC and DC amp and volt meters
  • 50amp shore power cord on Glendenning Shore Master system
  • Onan 8kw diesel generator and sound shield (673hrs indicated)
  • Generator panel in pilothouse - temp, oil pressure and volts
  • Battery selector switches for engine and house batteries - hidden behind panel in master cabin
  • Battery selector switch for windlass and bow thruster (in guest cabin)
  • Four (4) 4D batteries in two banks, port and starboard (New 2020)
  • Generator start battery (New 2022)
  • Charles C-Power ISO-Boost 50 marine isolation boosting transformer in engine room
  • Pro-Sine 2500 inverter/charger in engine room
  • Pro-Sine Stat-Power remote control and monitor
  • Three (3) Ocean Marine reverse cycle air conditioning units
  • 18,000 BTU Espar diesel heater
  • Raritan 20-gallon hot water heater with engine heat exchanger
  • Heart Systems Tank Tender monitoring system (in Pilothouse)
  • Splendide 2000 combination washer dryer
  • Overhead LED lighting
  • Strip lighting over window s in salon
  • Red courtesy lighting
  • Three (3) wiper controls in pilothouse
  • Onkyo TX-811 AM/FM stereo
  • Niles SVL-4 stereo speaker control system


  • Excellent access via four (4) hinged floor hatches in salon or through hinged stairs in master cabin
  • Exceptionally clean and well laid out engine room
  • All valves are labeled
  • Sound proofing throughout engine room
  • Cummins 6BTA-5.9 330 HP diesel engine (2282 hours indicated)
  • ZF Transmission IRM280A.2 - 2.476:1 ratio
  • Cummins engine gauge clusters at each hem - tach, oil, temp, volts
  • Stainless steel single lever engine transmission/throttle controls at each helm
  • Dual Racor fuel/water separators with vacuum gauge for Cummins engine
  • Single Racor fuel/water separator for generator
  • Fuel manifold system, access via panel in master cabin
  • Fuel transfer system in engine room
  • Oil-X oil change system in engine room
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • 2.5 inch stainless steel shaft with 27"x 25.5" 5 blade propeller
  • Hynautics hydraulic steering system
  • Side Power bow thruster (New 2018)
  • Sea Fire fire suppression system in engine room
  • Two (2) DC engine compartment ventilation fans
  • AC and DC lighting in engine room

Deck and Hardware

  • Aft deck with teak sole
  • Storage in transom locker
  • Transom door and overhead cover
  • Sun shade for aft deck (New 2018)
  • Full enclosure for aft deck (New 2019)
  • Swim platform with swim ladder
  • Full-width salon
  • Opening windows and ports with screens
  • Four (4) dorade vents
  • Lewmar overhead hatches
  • Sliding port and starboard pilothouse doors
  • Wide side-decks with high bulwarks and railings from pilothouse forward
  • High aluminum rails and stanchions around steps and upper deck
  • Molded steps with teak treads to upper helm and deck area
  • Bimini top over upper helm
  • Folding radar arch over upper helm
  • Two (2) settees for guest seating at upper helm
  • Integrated fiberglass bow pulpit with dual stainless steel anchor rollers
  • Ideal stainless steel windlass with foot controls on deck and remote control at helm
  • Three (3) storage compartments under and beside windlass
  • Spade 56Lbs primary anchor with 200' of 3/8 chain
  • Delta 45Lbs secondary anchor with 200' of 3/8 chain
  • Fresh water washdown at bow
  • Two (2) cleats at bow
  • Four (4) midship cleats
  • Four (4) stern cleats
  • Propane locker under upper helm port side settee
  • Two (2) 10Lbs propane tanks
  • Emergency bilge pump on transom
  • Dockside water connection on aft deck
  • Dockside cable tv on aft deck
  • Emergency tiller
  • Dinghy cradle on upper bridge deck
  • Electric crane for launching/retrieving dinghy
  • Removable railing section to assist in launch/retrieval of dinghy
  • Highfield CL290 aluminum hull inflatable (New 2021)
  • 15hp Tohatsu outboard engine (New 2021)
  • BBQ grill
  • Miscellaneous tools and spare parts
  • Stand alone fans and heaters


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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