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Builder: MARES
Length: 45' 0" (13m)
Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
Year Built / Refit: 1991
Speed: 20 / 30
Staterooms: 2
Flag: United States
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“Ponta Firme” is a 1991 45 foot Mares Sport Fisher, she has recently been completely professionally refurbished and refitted to a very high standard and at considerable cost, and she shows like a new boat.

“Ponta Firme” is built in the traditional sport fishing style. Below decks the accommodations include a queen island master berth forward. There is a large saloon with steps down to the galley, which is to starboard. To port is a twin bunked guest room. The engine room has been completely refinished, new engines and generators installed in 2015 - 390 hours on engines.  The exterior includes a large open bow deck, a large and well-appointed fishing cockpit and flying bridge helm with observer seating.

The standard finishes of the refit is exceptional.

Interior Description

The interior has been completely and professionally refitted as is in excellent condition.  Light color laminates with darker wood trim.  New vinyl headliners, carpeting, window coverings, cushions and furniture fabrics; A/C units are also new and in excellent condition.


  • Starboard, forward and down
  • SINKS:  Custom new Corian counter top includes molded in sink
  • REFRIGERATION: (2) Fridges with iceboxes by Brastemp
  • MICROWAVE: Blue Touch microwave by Electrolux


  • TYPE: Twin Inboard Diesel Engines
  • MANUFACTURER: Volvo Penta
  • SERIAL NUMBERS: 1012641600 and 1012604051
  • HORSE POWER: 650 HP each
  • INDICATED HOURS: Port 390 Starboard 390
  • THROTTLE CONTROLS: Volvo Penta EVC (Electronic Vessel Controls)
  • BILGE BLOWERS: DC Blowers port and starboard upper engine room 
  • STUFFING BOX: Dripless shaft seals


  • TYPE: Reduction gear with reversing clutches
  • MANUFACTURER: ZF Model 325-1A
  • GEAR RATIO: 2.037:1

Cooling System

  • TYPE: Closed reservoir type cooling with raw water cooled exhaust
  • RAW WATER STRAINERS: Bronze alloy with sight glass

Electrical System (DC System)

  • BATTERIES: Heliar Lead Acid 8D batteries
  • STEERING SYSTEM TYPE: *B1 Hydraulic, by Hynautic, where sighted appeared serviceable. Lines and fittings: Copper and reinforced flexible hose, with metallic fittings
  • MANUFACTURER: Hynautic system

Electronics & Navigational Equipment

  • VHF: Two Raymarine VHF radios
  • RADAR: Furuno FCV-295
  • CHART PLOTTER: Three Raymarine 'HybridTouch' 14" flat screen displays for navigational and sounder information
  • AUTOHELM: Raymarine autopilot
  • COMPASSES: Ritchie 'Angler' magnetic steering compass

Deck Equipment

  • Walk-around side decks
  • Side stanchions with lifelines
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Electric windlass 
  • Anchor with chain and wash-down pump
  • Fresh water in cockpit

Fishing Equipment

  • FIGHTING CHAIRS:  New Pompanette Teak fighting chair
  • WASH DOWN SYSTEM: Both fresh water and salt water wash down hose bibs are available in the cockpit.
  • ROD HOLDERS: Gunwale mounted Lee rod holders in cockpit coaming. Tower mounted rod holders on the aft rail of tower at the Flybridge, in like new condition.
  • OUTRIGGERS: Triple Spreader (gold anodized) outriggers both port and starboard, in like new condition.