OWNER HAS PRICED THIS BOAT FOR QUICK SALE!
Respected Robert Perry Design. Performance cruiser. Heavily built and well maintained by the same owner for the last 25 years. The Lafitte is a heavy displacement double-ended cruising yacht specifically “overbuilt” to travel the world in comfort and safety.
The Lafitte 44 follows the double-ended theme that Perry popularized with his first design, the Valiant 40. However the lines of the Lafitte look distinctly more modern, with its high freeboard. The bow has a moderately fine entry and sits fairly high above the water. Going below the waterline, you’ll find a deep and long fin keel drawing 6’4″ and a skeg-hung rudder.
Up above, the boat is close to being a flush-deck with its short and low cabin, faired gracefully into the deck and 22ft of foredeck that is clear and unobstructed. The side decks are 2 feet wide with well placed handholds.
Entry below is served via two companionways, one amidships and one aft. The interior is extensively fitted out with teak trim, flat surfaces and walls are in teak laminated ply. The quality of workmanship is very high. Ventilated lockers and drawers abound, providing more than ample stowage space for extended voyaging. The wet locker is warmed by the engine. The galley is very large and functional, fit for the gourmet many would say. It’s one of the most prominent features inside the boat and is set up extremely well.
Custom features on Calliope are Improved non-skid decks after removing the teak decks. The radar arch is polished stainless steel and has 4 solar panels and custom propane bottle holders. The hard dodger is beautiful polished stainless steel and fiberglass construction with eisenglass enclosures. The standing rigging was replaced around 2009. Performance components for sailing include a Navtec hydraulic boom vang and backstay adjustor. The Keel stepped mast is a double spreader rig. 6 person liferaft mounted in a deck cradle. The AB aluminum RIB dinghy and 4 Stroke engine are in great condition. The Perkins 4236 diesel engine has always been professionally maintained and has a custom fuel manifold system. Custom canvas covers for all equipment. Monitor Windvane.
This fine vessel has just completed a 1000 mile West coast passage, and is ready for an extended voyage. Bring all offers!
Contact Dave Brotherton for any information about this boat at 619-913-7834
2040 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101