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CRUISE
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  The SMITH45 is the perfect vessel for cruising with the whole family.
  While the SMITH 45 may be equipped with a rear bench, many owners opt for simple deck chairs.
  The bow ladder and the barbeque grill stow in the forward cockpit hatch for easy access. The attention to detail is endless on the Don Smith boat.
  Each SMITH45 features the Don Smith S stripe and custom air-brushed graphic accents.
  The shallow draft on this exquisite pocket yacht allows beach access normally only accessable to dinghys.
  You can count on the Smith45 to get you through the roughest seas.
  You can count on the Smith45 to get you through the roughest seas.
  You can count on the Smith45 to get you through the roughest seas.
  You can count on the Smith45 to get you through the roughest seas.
  The shallow draft on the SMITH45 allows for serious island hopping.
  Superior manuevering on Don Smith's boat lets you venture into risky spots with rewards of beautiful views.
  The V hull design of the SMITH45 cuts effortlessly through the waves for a comfortable ride.
  The shallow draft allows the Smith45 to beach and anchor where most boats of its size cannot.
  Imagine the possibilities with only a 29 inch draft. The SMITH45 can take you where no other boats can.
  Some of the cabin's many features include a built-in blender, microwave, refrigerator, DC and AC outlets, and a flat screen TV.
  The marlin door and dive platform on this Don Smith boat allow fantastic water access.
  Both the cabin and deck on the SMTIH45 have beautiful and useful night time lighting.
  The Smith45 is a comfortable, luxurious, and dependable cruiser.

DIVE
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  Dive anywhere, anytime and stay securely tethered with the Hookah rig that is standard on the SMITH45.
  The SMITH45's excellent maneuverability and shallow draft can get you right up to your favorite dive spots.
  Dive anywhere, anytime and stay securely tethered with the Hookah rig that is standard on the SMITH45.
  The SMITH45's standard Hookah rig is unobtrusively stored and easily accessible for your diving adventures.
  The SMITH45's standard Hookah rig is unobtrusively stored and easily accessible for your diving adventures.
  The boat's shallow draft and dive platform also make it the perfect boat for snorkelers.
  The SMITH45 CDF will take you to reefs, wrecks or any blue water fantasy you might have.
  The SMITH45 CDF will take you to reefs, wrecks or any blue water fantasy you might have.
  Standard on board the Smith45 are built in 12 volt DC air compressors for the Hookah dive rig.
  Dive anywhere, anytime with the Hookah rig that is standard on the SMITH45.
  Combine the shallow draft on the Don Smith boat with the built-in Hookah rig and you have endless diving possibilities.
  Also standard on the SMITH45 are regulators, belts and weights for four divers.
  The SMTIH45 CDF will take you to reefs, wrecks or any blue water fantasy you might have.
  The dive platform and marlin door on the SMITH45 make easy access to the water.
  Three 12v DC pumps add capacity and the safety of redundancy to the boat's Hookah rig dive system that is standard on the SMITH45 CDF.
  Relaxation is easily obtained on the Smith45.
  Adventure is the key word. The Smith45's shallow draft allows you endless possibilities.
  The Hookah rig, which comes standard on the SMITH45, makes it easier to catch a lobster dinner.
  The Hookah rig, which comes standard, makes it easier to catch a lobster dinner.
  The dive platform, swim ladder and marlin door on the SMITH45 CDF, make getting in and out of the water much easier.

FISH
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  Big fish at the inaugural Sailfish Cup, Miami 2007.
  Shark at the inaugural Sailfish Cup, Miami 2007.
  The Smith45 is the ultimate center console fishing boat. Some of the standard items include a 42 gallon livewell built into the transom with a 12 inch viewing window built into the transom, outriggers, 12 stainless steel rod holders, fighting chair and fresh and saltwater washdowns.
  Standard on the Smith45 is a 42 gallon livewell with a 12 inch viewing window and a fish cutting station complete with running salt and fresh water built into the transom.
  Standard on the Smith boat are outriggers and a T-top that has spreader lights forward, aft and side floods all on separate switches.
  The boat comes standard with an exceptional electronics/navagation package that is based on (2) 12.1" Raymarine E-120 multiple display screens each with Raystar 125 GPS sensors (2) for navigation redundancy.
  There's room for a crowd on the Smith45.
  The inaugural Sailfish Cup, Miami 2007.
  We also mount (6) stainless steel rod holders into the top of the V-berth bulkhead. The rods stay securely in place with the rod itself resting against the carpet headliner. We provide foam tubes to put over the rod tips for safety and to act as wear pad to protect the headliner carpet.
  An incredible array of standard features help to make your fishing experience successful, safe and comfortable.
  An incredible array of standard features help to make your fishing experience successful, safe and comfortable.
  The Smith45 will give you a stable ride deep sea fishing and also allow you to get in close in shallow waters with its 28 inch draft.
  The Smith45 is an amazingly versatile boat that is a breeze to handle. It now comes with a bow thruster for even easier maneuverability.
  The aft seat doubles as a fighting chair. When not using it to fish, the seat back lifts up and turns around for a forward-facing ride.
  Standard are both salt water and fresh water wash downs and a 1800 PSI 120 volt AC electric pressure washer plumbed into the boats fresh water system. Just flip the switch and wash.
  An incredible array of standard features help to make your fishing experience successful, safe and comfortable.
  Relaxing on the Smith45 at the inaugural Sailfish Cup, Miami 2007.

ENTERTAIN
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  The Smith45 is an ideal boat for entertaining with standard features such as a built-in blender, full head (with porcelain toilet) and shower, air conditioning and a flat screen TV.
  The Smith45's shallow draw makes it the perfect vessel for staging beach parties.
  The Smith45's transom doubles as a dinner table.
  The boat's many amenities make entertaining a breeze.
  There's even room to bring the grill along on our vessel.
  The cabin is appointed with a host of features that make entertaining simple-including a full head and shower, complete multi-media entertainment system and a full galley with a built-in KitchenAid blender and plenty of storage space.
  There's even room under the sink for Don Smith's wife!
  While many prefer to sleep in the comfortable and air-conditioned cabin, The Smith45's ample storage space can carry all your camping gear too.
  The Smith45 is an ideal boat for entertaining with standard features such as a built-in blender, full head (with porcelain toilet) and shower, air conditioning and a flat screen TV.
  Wether it is rafting up with friends, or taking the family out for a cruise, the SMITH45's ammenities are incredible.
  The 160 quart Igloo coolers double as seating with custom upholstered lids. The unit easily pulls out as a lounger too.
  The cabin is appointed with a host of features that make entertaining simple-including a full head and shower, complete multi-media entertainment system and a full galley with a built-in KitchenAid blender.
  Whether it is rafting up with friends, or taking the family out for a cruise, the boats ammenities are plentiful.
  Comfort and safety make enjoying your time aboard the SMITH45 a breeze. Fun, relaxation, and adventure all make for great memories.
  There is no shortage of beautiful and abundant lighting on the SMITH45. The full deluxe light group includes over 200' of LED light strings on split circuits mounted in an indirectlight reflecting position to produce a glow of light.
  The SMITH45 CDF is a great boat to entertain your family and friends.
  The lighting package standard on the SMITH45 is incredible and includes 35 watt Xenon ballasted underwater lights in the transom that are switched at the helm and on their own circuit breaker.

PERFORMANCE
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  Don Smith Power Boats come equipped with twin 480 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines. This pocket yacht is guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
  The SMITH45 CDF has 23 inch propellers that are tucked up high into the hull in Power-Vent pocket drives. The propeller pockets and Power-Vent tunnels are flooded at rest. Engine exhaust exits below the water line for a quiet and odor-free operation.
  At idle, the Power-Vent feeds the propeller a moderate amount of air reducing engine loads by allowing a moderate amount of slip.
  At cruise, the Power-Vent system feeds the surfacing propeller a large amount of air vastly improving its efficiency by eliminating the drag of the strut, the upper part of the rudder and the upper half of the propeller.
  Don Smith Power Boats are constructed of 60 percent Kevlar and 40 percent E-glass. They are 20 percent woven to prevent even the possibility of shear, providing the tencel strenth of Kevlar with the compression strength of E-glass.
  At speed, the upper half of the propeller on most boats becomes drag rather than thrust. In addition to the dependability and the simplicity of a shaft strut and rudder system, the Power-Vent system is also a full surface drive allowing the propeller to operate with 50 percent of its blades above the running surface of the water. This reduces drag as well as raising the strut and upper part of the rudder out of the hard water stream.
  The SMITH45 CDF has 23 inch propellers that are tucked up high into the hull in Power-Vent pocket drives.
  Don Smith Power Boats are constructed of 60 percent Kevlar and 40 percent E-glass. They are 20 percent woven to prevent even the possibility of shear, providing the tencel strenth of Kevlar with the compression strength of E-glass."
  In any seas, the SMITH45, with her big wheels, diesel torque, and massive trim tabs will give you a great ride.
  While the Don Smith Power Boats are molded using the finest gel coat available, hull sides and deck surfaces are stripped of molding wax, hand long-boarded and painted with acrylic urethane to provide vastly superior protection from the sun, fading and chalking.
  The high-tech configuration accounts for her shallow draft, drawing a mere 29 inches and she floats with her level keel.

COMMERCIAL
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  Island World Adventures operates two Smith 45's in the Exumas in the Bahamas.
  The boats shallow drafts enable them to access remote beaches.
  Each Island World Adventures boat can take more than 30 people around the Exumas with comfort, style and speed.
  The Smith45 makes a perfect touring boat.

MILITARY
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  The POWER-VENT drive system allows for extremely shallow operational draft, which allows our boat to be beached stern first to deploy ATVs directly onto the beach.
  The US Navy became intensely interested in the superior rough water ride characteristics of our boats; its handling and weight carrying ability.
  The boats maiden voyage was the 900 mile run up the East Coast from Florida to Norfolk VA. She made her delivery trip without incident in rough seas through freezing rain turning to snow and actually breaking surface ice to arrive at the Navy docks in Norfolk.
  While we are all very proud of the efficient blend of style, function, reliability and toughness in the production CDF 45s we build every day, our military version features an extra heavy focus on being just plain tough and reliable over all else.
  For the US Navy the cargo box has been specify designed to carry and deploy (2) rubber inflatable boats and features built in provisions to firmly hold their outboard engines securely when not in use. It can also easily transport or transport (2) four wheel ATVs.
  Official delivery of this first boat was completed on 1-13-02.

SPECIFICATIONS  
A comprehensive guide to technical features of the SMITH 45 CDF.

VIDEO

Bahamas 2007

Don Smith interview

Fort Lauderdale 2007

In the surf

Fuel Filter Maintenance 1

Cruising

Fuel Filter Maintenance 2

Beautiful Details

ABOUT

We appreciate your interest in Smith Power Boats!
This web site features the SMITH 45' CDF Power Boat. Our boats are limited production semi-custom with emphasis on quality and dependability. They are constructed of, and equipped with, the finest parts and materials available. Smith Power Boats feature the POWER-VENT drive system. This simple robust drive is state-of-the-art, providing far greater efficiency for propelling and controlling our high speed boats. The POWER-VENT drive is the first high-performance marine propulsion system that is designed and engineered into the boat's hull during the molding process as an integral part of the hull. The POWER-VENT system is as simple and dependable as a shaft strut and rudder inboard, yet has shallow draft like a water jet, combined with the speed and fuel efficiency of a surface drive. Performance-minded boaters reap the benefits of running modern surfacing propellers with virtually
maintenance-free reliability.

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