Liberty means freedom. And to a sailor, freedom to enjoy high performance, comfort and safety, without restraint. The Liberty 458 was designed and built with excellence in mind.
Graceful lines. Unsurpassed structural integrity. Exceptional directional stability. Built by Shin Fa Industry, one of Taiwan's oldest and most respected boat builders, working collectively with her developers and inspectors, the Liberty 458 sets an example of the highly perfected craftsmanship and construction techniques now emanating from Taiwan.
Her spacious interior provides an impressive amount of space, for living, lounging, dining and sleeping, with unbelievable storage, making her a great liveaboard and off shore cruiser.
Warm polished teak, gleaming brass ports - special amenities such as the glass enclosed beverage cabinet, with indirect lighting, add touches of luxury and elegance in the uniquely designed salon. Deck prisms, strategically placed in the companionways, galley, heads and navigation station, reflect day light, creating a bright, airy feeling.
The aft cabin, with it's oversized berth, is available in either thwartship or fore and aft versions. The handsome stern transom windows provide additional light, creating a pleasing visual effect. The ports on the starboard and port allows for excellent cross ventilation. A full length hanging locker with drawers and additional storage for shoes and off season apparel is more than adequate.
The large molded-in shower eliminates showering in cramped quarters and cleans up with a simple wipe down. The cantilevered sink enables use of both facilities simultaneously.
The well designed galley of the Liberty 458 receives the applause of both off shore and liveaboard sailors. It's compact, but not crowded, with space for a microwave oven and abundant storage for large pots and pans, dishes and provisions. The double stainless steel sinks are convenient to the dining area and the general layout allows the galley chef to be included in the conversation without being inconvenienced by passing traffic. With creative utilization of space, attention to detail, and superb finishing throughout, it is not surprising that the Liberty 458 has earned the respect of everyone who has experienced her exceptional comfort and performance.
The Liberty 458's uncluttered deck design allows crew to move freely and safely, with considerable room for lounging, sunning or fishing. With all lines aft to self-tailing winches, convenience and ease of handling is assured. Her handsome exterior, with stainless steel or brass ports, is enhanced with sufficient teak to please the eye without being a burden to maintain. Coded wiring and easy engine access from both sides saves time and energy when maintenance is necessary. Bulwark mounted stanchions essentially eliminate the possibility of leaking.
The spacious interior of the Liberty 458 is available in several configurations, allowing you to fulfill your individual requirements. You can conveniently work at the chart table while sitting down, or standing; and the moveable bucket seats allow you to increase the seating capacity of the dining area. Creative utilization of space results in unsurpassed storage capabilities. With four large hanging lockers and numerous drawers and cabinets, the Liberty 458 is the perfect liveaboard and offshore cruiser.
She is in a class by herself; and we invite you to see and appreciate her excellence first hand.
Length on waterline
Tankage - Water, approx.
Tankage - Fuel, approx.
Sail Area (100%)
1,059 sq. ft.
Hand-laminated 24 oz. woven roving alternated with 1.5 oz. mat, producing 13 layers at the rail, 15 layers at the turn of the bilge and 17 layers at the keel. 5/8'' closed cell polyurethane foam added to inner skin covered by 2 layers of 1.5 oz. mat. All Bulkheads and floors are bonded to the hull.
Single unit hand-laminated 24 oz. woven roving alternated with 1.5 oz. mat. Balsa sandwich core construction. Non-skid surface molded in on housetop. Teak decks bedded in Thaikol or equal, using stainless steel self-tapping screws. The cockpit seats and coaming tops are flush-inlaid teak. 45# CQR-type anchor. Molded-in LPG tank storage locker, vented overboard.
Two piece internal iron, cast to minimum tolerances, imbedded and fiberglassed into reinforced hull sections.
Hand-laminated 24 oz. woven roving and 1.5 oz. mat tapered to 1/2'' at the trailing edge. Rudder shaft is 2'' solid stainless steel. Skeg fitted with cast bronze shoe. Teflon bushings at shoe and stuffing box.
MAST & BOOM
U.S. aluminium extrusion, LPU painted. Tapered airfoil section aluminium spreaders. Boom has internal outhaul, ''jiffy' reefing and topping lift. Spreader lights are included.
U.S. Rigging, all 1 x 19 construction with swaged terminals and Merriman turnbuckles
Internal halyards furnished by Sparmaker.
Bronze, electrically bonded to ship's bonding system.
Double stainless steel bow and stern pulpits, with transom ladder, and double vinyl-coated lifelines. Gates, port and starboard, with 30'' stanchions. All blocks are from Schaefer. Nicro Fico roller bearing mainsheet traveler; two 8' genoa tracks and two 4' staysail tracks. Schaefer double turning blocks, triple sheave deck organizers and triple sheet stoppers. All deck hardware drilled and tapped into backing plates. Six custom bronze hawse fairleads with cleats. 12 opening ports, stainless steel boarding ladder, 6 dorades.
Custom-made stainless steel with double bronze rollers to fit 45# CQR-type or Bruce anchors with fast pins to secure anchor when stored.
PORTLIGHTS, HATCHES & VENTILATION
12 bronze self-draining 7'' x 18'' opening ports with screens plus four large fixed windows with bronze exterior frames and teak interior frames, 5 aluminium opening hatches, 3 large 24'' x 24'' and 2 small 12'' x 18'', 6 SS dorade ventilators with bug screens. All portholes and hatches are opening.
Standard working sails consist of the mainsail with two rows of reef points, 120% genoa and staysail. White mainsail boom cover.
Lewmar self-tailing chrome-bronze winches. Two 10'' lock-in handles
2 #52 S.T.
2 #40 S.T.
1 # 43 S.T.
1 #40 S.T.
Two heavy duty, 110 amp,12V marine batteries with master battery switch, Ocean Industries electrical panel for both 12V DC and 110V AC systems, four meters, battery condition meter and reverse polarity lamp, all circuits on circuit breakers plus provisions for additional breakers. Numerous custom brass bulkhead reading lights plus overhead dome lights. 30 amp shore connector for 110V AC system. 110V AC outlets throughout the yacht. Anchor and running light on the mast plus running lights on the bow and stern pulpits. Red courtesy night lights in aft cabin, galley, salon, forward stateroom and forward WC.
PAR pressure water pump and PAR shower sump pump with auto-switches. Marine head with holding tank. Pressure hot and cold water in the galley and in the WCs. Manual fresh water and salt water foot pumps in galley. Deep double stainless steel sink in the galley with single lever faucet. 110V AC hot water heater plus heat exchanger for hot water from engine cooling system. All hot water is plumbed through copper pipes and all cold water through Nylon-reinforced vinyl wall tubing.
Pedestal steering system with white pedestal, 36'' teak rimmed destroyer steering wheel, engine controls mounted on pedestal. Hydraulic steering and stainless steel pedestal guard. Emergency steering tiller also provided.
Ford Lehman 90 H.P., 4-cylinder diesel engine, freshwater cooled with Borg Warner 2:1 reduction gear. Deluxe instrument panel with engine alarm system, built-in wetlift exhaust system. Morse engine throttle and engine shift control cables. Tree-blade propeller, 20'' x 14''. Separate Racor fuel filter separator.
Teak and "holly" cabinsole. All interior bulkheads covered with solid teak vertical staving. All ceilings covered with solid horizontal teak battens. Marble countertops in the galley and the heads. Customer-selected cloth-covered 4'' foam cushions. Salon table and chart table are teak. Five coats of polyurethane varnish, hand rubbed on all surfaces.
Stove compartment stainless steel lined. 8 cubic ft. of divided refrigerator/freezer with Lexan shelves and double door toploading as well as front access. Urethane foam insulation 3'' thick. Cutting board with inlaid plastic, large drawers and storage lockers. Microwave cabinet - out of "traffic".
Because we are constantly striving to upgrade our products, specifications as well as prices are subject to change without notice. (April 1986)
The following schematics are taken from the original brochure. Rigging Plan includes roller furling foresails, with all lines led aft to self tailing winches. The deck plan features the uncluttered walking and lounging space needed for comfort and safety. The interior floorplan is well thought out and versatile. Some Liberty 458 differ from the plan shown in that the port side salon is designed with one long settee and end table cabinet instead of the two chairs shown here.
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