This classic performance cruiser has just completed an extensive refit, with many upgrades, improvements and new equipment.
This vessel is located in beautiful San Carlos Sonora, Mexico, A short 250 mile drive on a safe 4 lane highway from Nogales, Az. San Carlos is a known boating destination/community, featuring breathtaking scenery, quiet anchorages nearby, great fishing, diving, two marinas, 3 haul out facilities and much more.
San Carlos Yachts
Marina San Carlos
011 52 (646) 341-2609
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The P-44 was born in the mid-1970s from Californian Jack Kelly’s challenge to young Doug Peterson to design a boat he would want to go cruising on. Doug was a racing boat designer; his first successful design was the Peterson 34, a “racer-cruiser” with a more radical design than the P-44. He went on to create many well-known big racing boats, including America3, which won the America’s Cup in 1992 with Dawn Riley on board, and Black Magic, a Kiwi boat that beat the U.S. to win the America’s Cup in 1995. Doug was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame a couple months before his death.
Owners of the Peterson 44 praise the excellent performance cruising design.
This boat was a pioneer in performance cruising design. Drawn for Jack Kelly Yachts by Doug Peterson, 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; 180-mile days are not uncommon.
The Peterson 44 features a low-profile center cockpit that remains pleasing to the eye and keeps weight low physically as well as visually. The long-fin keel with cutaway forefoot and afterbody reduces wetted surface for good light-air performance and provides a shorter turning radius. A full-size molded-in skeg supports the rudder and provides good protection during the occasional grounding. Protected also is the prop, mounted in an aperture between the skeg and the 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.
On deck, a double-spreader cutter rig supports 1,011 square feet of working sail. The center cockpit is intelligently laid out and accommodates a full-size dodger and Bimini. From the cockpit, two companionways, both protected by bridge decks, provide outside access to the fore and aft cabins. Each Peterson 44 was delivered with factory-installed bow rollers and a manual windlass.
Entering the main cabin through the forward companionway reveals one of the better below deck layouts you’ll find in a center-cockpit cruiser. A full-size U-shaped galley is located to port near amidships. It easily 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, first-class nav station, close enough to the cockpit for easy communication. To starboard and back through the passageway is the aft cabin, with a double berth and separate head with shower. Forward is a traditional main cabin layout with 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.
Under the cockpit and accessible from the passageway is the engine and equipment space, which contained originally a 62-hp Perkins 4-152 diesel though some boats were delivered with Ford Lehman 80-hp diesels. The larger engine is a good match for a boat of this displacement. A nine-foot prop shaft incorporates two cutless bearings, one at each end of the long stern tube, to provide extra support.
Storage is excellent, with abundant locker space for the long-haul voyager. Four separate stainless steel tanks carry 132 gallons of water, and fuel capacity is 117 gallons in two painted steel tanks.
SSB tuner: Yes
Isolated backstay: N/A
Radar: Raymarine (New 2017)
VHF: ICOM (New 2017)
GPS: Raymarine (New 2017)
Depth sounder: Raymarine (New 2018)
Knotmeter: Raymarine (New 2018)
Wind speed / direction: Raymarine (New 2018)
Autopilot: Raymarine (New 2018)
Autopilot remote: Raymarine (New 2018)
Satellite: Iridium Go
Stereo: Kenwood (New 2018)
Equipment manuals: All Manuals Aboard