Cruisers 1987 Brewer 44 boat for sale at a glance:

  • Offered by Preferred Yachts for $99,000
  • Powered by single Perkins
  • The boat located in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Spacious Layout

2 cabin/ 2 head layout--you have to see it to feel the difference

The interior layout of the Brewer 44 is renowned for comfort and practicality, with ample living space that includes a king aft cabin/head with separate shower stall; a well-equipped galley with excellent refrigeration capacity; and, vast storage throughout the vessel plus a workshop area. This makes it ideal for long-term cruising or living aboard. The cockpit will be your haven and can comfortably accommodate 8 people at anchor.

Sailing Performance

Versatility: The Brewer 44 performs well in a variety of wind conditions. This centerboard model will allow you to access shoal waters with the centerboard up while enjoying improved performance upwind and stability in heavy weather.

Ease of Handling: Designed to be managed by a small crew, the cutter rig provides versatility in sail management and ease of handling.

Upgraded and Reliable Mechanicals

Enjoy the reliability of the Perkins 85 HP engine with only 2,900 hours. At 85 HP she has upgraded power that is more than sufficient. The owner just had the engine serviced and she’s ready to go. The 5kW Nothern Lights generator will offer comfort away from the dock.

Practical Beauty

The quality of the workmanship and the finishes are truly something missing from many modern vessels. The classic design of the Brewer 44 with it’s goregous teak joinery, teak and holly soles and classic appointments appeal to sailors who appreciate traditional aesthetics along with modern functionality.

Community and Support

Owners of Brewer designed yachts such as the Brewer 44 benefit from a strong community of fellow owners and enthusiasts who share advice, parts, and cruising stories. You’ll never feel alone for problem solving while cruising on this time tested and well documented vessel.

Cassandra’s broker notes:

The current owners are the second owners and have enjoyed Persuasion since 2001, cruising extensively through the Islands and local waters. They are lovingly offering her for sale only due to health changes. This particular Brewer 44 was built at the Ft. Myers Yacht and Shipbuilding during the best quality build years for these boats.

Full Details-preliminary information / subject to change

Deck, Gear, Machinery

  – Molded fiber reinforced plastic with molded nonskid in the tread areas
  – Superstructure of molded fiberglass with white gel coat finish
  – Wenches
  –  Two Lewmar #30 mounted on the port and starboard side of main mast.
  –  One Lewmar #34 mounted on the starboard side of the main mast.
  –  Two Lewmar #30 self-tailing mounted on the cabin top aft port and starboard.
  –  Two Lewmar #30 self-tailing mounted on the port and starboard side forward in the cockpit.
  –  Two Lewmar#55 self-tailing mounted on the port and starboard side aft in the cockpit.
  –  One Lewmar #30 self-tailing mounted aft on the port side in the cockpit.
  – Stainless steel dinghy davits with manually operated block and tackles
  – Stainless steel cockpit bimini and dodger frame with corresponding canvas and connector

Mooring / Ground Tackle

  – 88 lb. Delta mounted on anchor roller
  – Approximately 200’ chain
  – Windlass – Up Only Nlsson Maxwell with controls on foredeck
  – 60 lb. Simpson Lawrence Plow stowed on bow pulpit

Mast and Rigging

  – Aluminum keel stepped mast
  – Staysail on alumnium clubfoot mounted to foredeck
  – Hood B08 SL Roller furling system
  – Stainless steel mounted though the deck and bolted to a fiberglass flange to the hull


  – Mainsail –North Sail - serviceable in lazy jack system
  – Genoa – serviceable
  – Stay sail – serviceable

Water and Plumbing

  – Two aluminum water tanks totaling 200 gallons
  – Deck fill starboard
  – 12 V Jabsco marine grade pump
  – Kuuma 6 gallon water heater (engine heat exchanger or 110V AC)
  – Two electric heads
  – 40 gallon fibergalss holding tank


  – Two 30 amp shore side 125 V shore power connectors (starboard)
  – Professional Mariner Quiettwatt 2300 inverter
  – Six Group 24-12 volt batteries
  – Xantrex True Charge 40 amp marine battery charger


  – Gimballed 3-burner Force 10 propane stove and oven
  – Double stainless steel sink
  – Pressurized hot/cold water
  – Dometic top load and front load refrigerator
  – Dometic top load freezer
  – Microwave-GE turntable

Fire Suppression

  – 1 each 1A-10BC stowed in forward berth (no tag)
  – 1 each 1A-10BC stowed in salon (no tag)
  – 1 each 1A- 10BC stowed in aft stateroom (no tag)
  – The vessel is equipped with a Fireboy model: 35CG fixed fire system mounted in machinery space


  – Two Marine Air Systems air conditioning units
  – Under salon settee
  – Above engine room
  – 16 stainless steel opening ports
  – Three dorade vents
  – Five overhead hatches

Engine, Generator, Fuel

  – Perkins 4.326 diesel engine (approximately 2,900 hours)
  – Exhaust vents and blower
  – 5 kW Northern Lights M673L3 generator (approximately 510 hours)
  – Two aluminum fuel tank totaling 136 gallons

Bilge Pumps

  – Two Rule 2000 mounted in the bilge with automatic float switches.
  – Two Rule 800 mounted in sump pump boxes under salon aft. stateroom sole.
  – Two manual bilge pumps are mounted in the cockpit with hoses ran to center bilge.


  – Cable to quadrant w/ pedestal and stainless steel wheel at helm
  – Spade rudder (skeg hung)

Electronics/Navagation Aids

  – VHF: Icom IC-M502 bracket mounted in aft stateroom companionway.
  – GPS: None
  – AUTOPILOT: Autohelm ST7000 flush mounted at helm
  – DEPTH INDICATOR: Raymarine i50 flush mounted in cockpit
  – TRIP INDICATOR: DataMarine model A161 flush mounted at nav station
  – COMPASS: 6’’ Ritchie Powerdamp flush mounted on pedestal

Other Equipment

  – Clock and baraometer
  – Serviceable boat hook
  – Dock lines - good condition/sized correctly
  – Covers and screens for hatches and toe rail
  – Custom made rugs for cabin sole

Hull and Bottom

  – Bronze adjustable type shaft log
  – Bronze Marelon thru hulls and strainers
  – Blue antifouling bottom paint–most likely needs new bottom paint, cleaned monthly

Approximate boat location – St. Petersburg, Fl
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