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Used Cherubini Doubleheadsail Ketch Cutter Sailboat For Sale 82 pictures

Boat Description

The S/V Floatingpoint is a 1980 John Cherubini designed and built 44 Double-Headsail Ketch. Her sweeping sheer, low freeboard and ranked spars recalls the beauty of an era goneby. She has many options and upgraded items onboard. Floatingpoint has sailed off shore, done many blue water miles and crossed many oceans. She can be sailed by two people comfortably, has a proven easy to handle ability and is at home on any sea condition. Her cockpit, salon, galley and berth areas are nicely appointed with mahogany wood throughout. She sleeps six comfortably in a forward center-line V-berth with filler, two comfortable settee berths, one pilot berth mid-ship on the starboard side and a just aft of midship quarter berth on the port side. Floatingpoint can be a family cruiser, a long distance cruiser and a superb racing vessel. She is surprisingly close winded and is able to grab the light air of summer and beat to windward in strong winds. Her Scheel Keel enables her to climb to weather like a deep-keeled vessel, while she maintains all the cruising flexibility of a shoal draft boat.

While Cherubini offers many different custom floor plans every finish detail above and below deck was meticulously completed by expert craftsmen. With a draft of only 4 10 there are no problems getting into any harbor or anchorage. She is a comfortable, gracious floating home. Floatingpoint has a custom mahogany interior salon. As you enter, the Galley is off to the Starboard side, with a center-line sink that has plenty of storage, a quarter berth is off to port side, with the navigational center just forward still to port. The two facing settees are midship with dining table center-line, a pilot berth is starboard behind the settee. Continuing forward the head is to starboard with storage drawers and cupboard. To the port side are two hanging lockers, one is in the salon passage and the other is in the master cabin. The V-berth, head, salon design are a Cherubini design, the galley/pantry, quarter berth are custom. Price reduced!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name

Keel: Fin

LOA: 50 ft 6 in
Beam: 12 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 44 ft 0 in
Displacement: 28000 lbs Dry Load
Ballast: 12000 lbs

Total Power: 50 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 4JH3E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3698
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 50 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (145 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 (29 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 2
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1

Cherubini 44 Speacial Features & Yard Work

All of the following items were serviced, repaired or replaced in June 2014.

Engine start battery and four (4x) house batteries are all Rolles AGM and are under warranty, Awlgrip paint, (hull color Snow White, boat stripe black and a white bottom) her bottom is painted with Micron Extra ablative over a new two part epoxy vapor barrier base coat. Her new teak deck was installed over a fiberglass mat, using special epoxy and mastic, with no screws, to ensure no leaks. The bow sprit was reinstalled with stainless steel reinforcement. The oak Sampson post was upgraded to Herreshoff standards with stainless steel caps.

The S/V Floatingpoint was re-powered in 2002 with her current Yanmar 4JH3E engine.

Cherubini 44 Accommadtions & Galley

Forward center line V berth w/filler

Starboard mid-ship pilot berth

Aft Quarter berth

Port and Starboad twin settees

Pressure hot/cold water

Freezer, ice box

Kerosene cook-top and oven

Double SS sink

Storage drawers, cabinets cupboards

Cherubini 44 Electrical & Electronics

S/V Floatingpoint wired for US-120 and UK-220 standard

A transformer takes UK-220V to US-120V power

2x 50 Foot Euro shore power lines

1x 30 AMP 50 foot US shore power line

Rolls AMG engine start battery July 2014

Rolls AMG house batteries 4x 4D

Battery charger 3x40 AMP Protech

Switches capable of charging all batteries as needed

Pur-35 Water maker

BG wind, depth and speed

Furuno NX 300 NAVTEX

Furuno GPS WAAS Navigator

Garmin GPS MAP 76CX

Raytheon RX10X radar

Simard auto pilot AP21 control head

Simard A150 AIS

Standard Horizon Spectru VHF radio

Uniden President M6724 VHF radio

HF SSB SGC2000 side band w/auto tuner SGC 230

Danforth 5 Compass

Energy monitor AMP hour, voltage, charge state

Radar reflector on mizzen

2x Siemens solar panels w/MPPT regulator 55 watt 13 x 48

Four Winds wind generator on mizzen 120 watts

Four Winds tow generator 120 watts

Cockpit switch selecting tow or wind generator source

Cherubini 44 Deck Gear & Hardward

Teak Deck July 2014

Awlgrip paint July 2014

Micron Extra bottom paint w/vapor barrier coat July 2014

Wire Rigging (Standing Schrouds) July 2014

Running Rigging July 2014

Bow sprit painted and reinstalled in June 2014

11x Classic Herreshoff opening ports

11x Ports all w/Lexan weather plates 2004

2x Dorades w/storm covers, chrome plated bronze

1x Butterfly hatch, coach-roof

Dual SS roller anchor davits

1x Spade steel anchor 10mm 100m chain

1x Spade aluminum anchor chain / rope 100m

1x Danforth lunch/storm anchor 20 LBS stored in cockpit

Ideal windlass with new stainless steel cover

Oak Sampson post w/SS caps

Cherubini 44 Sail Inventory & Miscellaneous

Two different sets of working sails

4x Willis Simons working sails

Main 2007/2008 Good shape

Yankee / Head Sail2007/2008 Good shape

Mizzen2007/2008 Good shape

Staysail2007/2008 Good shape

2nd Set / spare sail, fair shape serviceable

4x Spare sails

Asymmetrically spinnaker

Mizzen stay-sail


Tri-sail with sheets

Hydrovane wind steering

Cherubini 44 Winches

Main 2x Lewmar dual speed 48ST

Mizzen 2x Lewmar ocean 16ST

Traveler Lewmar 40ST

Staysail Lewmar 16ST

Mast 2x Lewmar Dual speed 40ST

Furling Lewmar Ocean 16ST

Cherubini 44 Line Inventory

Two different sets one never used and one in fair condition plus working set

2x 12mm 110 feet Halyard lines

2x 16m 75 feet Sheets Jenny/Yankee

2x 10mm 50 feet spinnaker pole guides red blue

1x 10mm 100 feet spinnaker sheet

1x 10mm 150 feet izzen stay sail halyard

1x 10mm 75 feet mizzen stay sail sheet

Cherubini 44 Galley & Head

Raritan Head

Hot/cold Pressurized shower

Hot/cold vanity facuet

Linen bath storage

Shipmate coocktop 2x burnner w/oven kerosene

Double well SS galley sink, centerline

Water foot pump


Galley has plenty of storage

Pantry area

Freezer ice box

Cherubini 44 Engine & Mechancial

Yanmar 4JH3E 50 HP 2002

Fitted with Maxprop 3 Blade

Second 100AMP Alternator

Engine hours 3696

Dual Racor 500 Series fuel filters

Electric fuel bleed/prime pump

Cherubini 44 Canvas

Sunbrella covers for every winch

Top gun Dodger w/enesglass w/snap in sun covers

Bimini connecting panel between Dodger Bimini

Full side curtains with weather covers

Weather clothes w/appropriate tail pockets port starboard

Sunbrella covers for every winch

Sunbrella pedestal wheel separate covers

Handrail 7x covers

Butterfly hatch

Forward deck hatch

Dorad covers

Windlass cover

Main, mizzen, sail covers

Galley and navigation station hatch covers

3/4 Length sun cover awning

Cherubini 44 Safety & Dingy

Lifesling overboard rescue system w/line

USCG Throwing line bag

Horseshoe life ring

Dan Buoy MOB Overboard marker

7x Fenders

Fender board

Dock lines

Anchor washdown facuet

4x fire extinguishers ABC

Fire blanket

Apex 2002 RIB

Yamaha 4 cycle 4 HP


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Approximate boat location: Solomons, Maryland