POP Yachts presents this Racers and Cruisers 1981 Kelly Peterson 44 boat for sale.
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Stock #242346 -
Cutter Rigged Blue Water Cruiser! Radar!
Come take a look at this beautiful 1981 Kelly Peterson 44, this boat has had only 2 owners and the current owners have had it since 1990. They have happily lived on it since 1995, up until 2020 when they purchased their new boat. She went through a major refit and engine rebuild in the '90s.
This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising design, the 44 debuted in 1976 as a dedicated cruiser that could sail well in any wind. Today, in many major cruising ports you can find one of the over 200 44s originally built. Owners have nothing but praise for the performance achieved by this moderate-displacement bluewater design.
Under the cockpit and accessible from the passageway is the engine and equipment space. This vessel is powered by the original Perkins 4154 62 hp engine. Seller states it runs great and it's very economical to use. The engine does have a fuel polishing system and a centrifugal oil cleaning system.
The Peterson 44 has a low-profile center cockpit that keeps weight low. The long-fin keel with full-size molded-in skeg supports the rudder and provides good protection during the occasional grounding. The prop is protected between the skeg and rudder. Displacement of 30,000 pounds (10,000 of this is buried in encapsulated lead ballast) gives the Peterson 44 an easy motion at sea. There is a residential-style air conditioning unit that installs in the companionway included in the sale.
This boat features a double-spreader cutter rig. From the cockpit, two companionways, both protected by bridge decks, provide outside access to the fore and aft cabins. You have a Nillson windlass to help lift the 80lb Bruce anchor.
Entering the main cabin through the forward companionway reveals a well-laid out configuration for a center-cockpit vessel. A full-size U-shaped galley is located to port. It accommodates a good-size freezer and refrigerator without compromising storage or counter space, and with room for a sizeable double sink.
To starboard is a large nav station that was redesigned by the owner to be more functional and appealing to the eye. To starboard and back through the passageway is the aft cabin, with a double berth. Please note, there is a head but the seller removed the toilet as they only used it as a closet when they were living aboard. If you would prefer the head it would be an easy installation. Forward is a traditional main cabin layout with a dinette to port and settee to starboard, a second head with shower, and a reasonably large V-berth. The tri-cabin accommodates seven. Three hatches and six opening ports ventilate the main cabin; four ports and two hatches ventilate the aft cabin.
For Ground Tackle you have a 35Kg Bruce anchor with 300ft of brand new chain (never in water) and another couple hundred feet of rode.
This is a beautiful boat that is revered for its sailing/cruising capabilities. Come take a look for yourself, you won't be disappointed.
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