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1981 Kelly Peterson 44

Listing ID3041351
Sale Price$72,300 USD [ Convert To CAD ]
Seller POP Yachts
Category Cruiser Racer Sailboats
Make Kelly Peterson
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Located Saint Petersburg, Florida, US
Stock Number242346
Length44ft / 13.41 m
Beam13ft / 3.96 m
Engine MakePerkins
Engine Model4154
Engine TypeInboard
Engine HP62

- 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.

Contact me today for more information or a showing at your request.

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Reason for selling is bought another boat.

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ConditionOverall the boat was in good condition but it would benefit from some cosmetic updates as well as updating some of the electronics to today's standards. The radar is functional as are all of the sailing gauges. The standing rigging was replaced in 1993, seller states it's in good condition but we always recommend having the boat inspected before purchase. The running rigging appears to be in good condition, all of the lines run back to the cockpit so you can single-hand sail it. The chainplates are original. The fiberglass hardtop needs to be re-glassed on one side. There is a winch for the dinghy davits that no longer works. The boat is scrubbed routinely but it will need new bottom paint. The wind generator does not work. The solar panels are all functional but the panels mounted on the hardtop are old. If you plan on doing some serious cruising some new panels would be a great addition. Per the seller, there are no soft spots in the deck, it's a very solid boat all around.

Navigational Equipment - Autopilot
- Compass
- Masthead Light:
- Navigation Lights
- Radar Dome
- VHF Antenna
- VHF Speaker
- Wind Instrument

Mechanical - Bilge Pump
- Closed Water Cooling Sys.
- Holding Tank
- Throttle/shift: Mech
- Water Tank
- Rudder

Electrical Systems - Hour Meter
- Inverter
- Number Of Batteries (2)
- Oil Pressure Gauge
- Shore Power
- Shore Power Cord
- Solar Panels
- Tachometer
- Water Heater

Accommodations - Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Dinette
- Hanging Locker
- Head
- Microwave
- Nav Station
- Port Holes
- Pressurized Water System
- Refrigerator
- Salon
- Settee
- Shower
- Sink - Galley
- Stateroom - Aft
- Stove / Oven
- V Berth
- Residential A/C

Construction - Bottom Paint Antifouling (Needs New Paint)
- Radar Arch

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Anchor Locker
- Anchor Rode
- Bow Pulpit
- Bow Rail
- Captain's Chair
- City Water Hookup
- Cleats - Fixed
- Cockpit Seating
- Cockpit Table
- Davits
- Hard Top
- Hatch Covers
- Isinglass
- Sea Cocks
- Steering Wheel
- Swim Ladder
- Windlass

Safety Equipment - Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Gas/fume Detector
- Grab Rails
- Liferaft
- Sump Pump

Sails - Covers - Sail
- Reefing Mainsail (3 Reefs)
- Rigged For Single Handed
- Roller Furling Jib
- Jib (150)
- Cutter Sail

Rigging - Backstay
- Boom Vang
- Chain Plates (Original)
- Forestay
- Lifelines (Stainless Steel)
- Mast
- Running Rigging
- Standing Rigging
- Traveler
- Whisker Pole
- Winches - Manual

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