A Modern Classic.

1989 Lidgard 45, ‘Graceland’

NZ $285,000

Graceland is a 1989 Lidgard 45’ designed, built and refitted by the Lidgards with the solid hardtop and extension to the cockpit with duckboard. Powered by a single Cummins 325hp she has been a dependable member of the family for 25 years. Graceland presents beautifully with contemporary features in a modern Kiwi classic that will stand the test of time. For Sale: $285 000

First impressions are of the magnificent bow section that flares out in the signature Lidgard style. An impressive foredeck clear of obstructions has a discreet retractable stainless steel davit for easy lifting of the RIB which incidentally is easily manageable by hand with a younger crew along with the 4 stroke 2.5hp outboard

Four fender launchers with covered fenders keep things neat and secure on deck.

Good walkways aft lead to the spacious cockpit that has been extended with an additional duckboard by 5 feet. It offers great space for fishing including a live bait box. Twin baitboards are concealed in large storage area clean and ready for action.

A step ladder to port takes you to the fully enclosed flybridge with a solid construction hardtop. Fresh clears keep everything light and weatherproof.

The helm station and instruments preside over a large lounging area offering full length seating and sleeping when extra guests stay over. There is a central table and ample floor space for bean bags and/or yoga mats.

Downstairs in the living quarters Graceland lives up to her name. She is a strong, graceful, classic beauty filled with contemporary features that will maintain her timeless appeal well into the future.

The modern galley is complete with a new 4 burner top, grill and oven, good bench space and a wonderful flow and interaction with the cockpit and the saloon simultaneously. Refrigeration is a domestic looking 240/12volt F&P fridge.

A feature table sits 8 easily for dinner with other saloon seating equally as generous.

Two cabins forward with double bed in the forepeak, a double bed with ensuite including a separate full standing shower, and twin single bunks to starboard. All drawers and wardrobes are of solid wood finish and offer plenty of storage. There is also a single bathroom toilet to starboard.

Graceland is a fine example of the Lidgard brand. Her condition is a true credit to her current owner who has owned her for 25 years.

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Make: Lidgard 45

Model: Solid flybridge

Year: 1989

Hull type: Cedar sandwich glassed both sides

Length: 13.7m

Beam: 4m 

Draft: 1.1m

  • Engine type: Cummins VT555 Turbo diesel

  • Engine size: 320 HP

  • Hours: 2178

  • Bow thruster: Yes. 7.5hp with separate battery. Added 2017.

  • Genset: Yes. 4.5kw (hours tbc)

  • Cruise: 14 knots

  • Fuel:  800 litres

  • Water: 1000 litres    


  • Garmin Chartplotter
  • VHF x 2 @helms
  • JRC Radar
  • Furuno Fish finderand depth sonar


  • Dining for 8 around feature table.
  • Numerous couches all recently upholstered provide a welcome ambience.
  • All soft furnishings are in smart condition including drop down Verosol blinds.


  • TV with dish
  • Stereo


  • Sleeps 6
  • Forepeak small double saloon table drop down, double + single + 2 aft quarter berths.


  • Galley 2 burner and grill
  • Hot & Cold Pressure water from callifont
  • Large volume refrigeration
  • Comments: Extensive bench space and thanks to the aftlocation it offers a dual free flow serving both the saloon and the cockpit through a sliding window which also offers great ventilation.


  • Two double cabins with solid wooden drawers and wardrobes.
  • Forward double, Port double with separate ensuite and stand alone shower.
  • Starboard 2 x single bunks upper and lower.
  • Extensive extra sleeping berths on flybridge seats.
  • Sleeps total 6  (+2+ flybridge)


  • 2 bathrooms.
  • 1 x ensuite with separate stand alone shower.
  • Manual heads.
  • Second bathroom to starboard with manual head.
  • Lectrasan unit for solid waste disposal, hence no holding tank.


  • 3 x starter batteries
  • 2 x domestic 18 months old. (1 x dedicated to assist windlass and bowthruster)
  • 2 x battery chargers
  • Shore Power
  • EWOF
  • LED lighting throughout.

Additional Items included

Additional Extras & Tender


  • RIB 2.2m aluminum hull with each wheels.
  • Light and manageable
  • Outboard :  2.5 HP 4 stroke Suzuki.
  • All easily stowed on fordeck by discreetly positioned Stainless steel retractable davit.

Additional Extras:

  • Windscreen wipers.
  • Front window UV covers all in good condition.
  • Canvas and clears 18 months old in excellent condition.
  • Lifejackets yes.
  • Fire extinguishers Yes x 2.
  • First Aid kit
  • Please Note: (It is recommended that any fares, lifejackets and other safety equipment be serviced or replaced fit for your personal requirements at the time of the new aquisition.) 
Ground Tackle

Ground Tackle:

  • Primary anchor on 90m of 10mm chain (Join at 50m).
  • Secondary danforth plus 100 m warp.
  • Grapple fishing anchor.
Additional Comment

Graceland is a well equipped, very nicely presented Lidgard 45  designed and built by Lidgard and much admired around the gulf and beyond. Her condition, upgrades, and superb presentation are a credit to her owner of 25 years. Experience Graceland. You’ll be singing her praises.

*Important Information
Please Note:

*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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