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1978 44 (ft.) Custom World cruising pilothouse staysail ketch

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 137268

Pass A Grille, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
World cruising pilothouse staysail ketch
44 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
super 90
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

This custom pilothouse staysail ketch was completely refitted on a CSY pilothouse 44 hull. She is air conditioned and fully outfitted with extensive world cruising gear and spare parts except a tender (the seller is keeping that). Virtually every part or system on the vessel has been rebuilt, replaced, upgraded, or refitted. Do not compare her to a standard CSY. Her systems have been designed to make her fully self sustainable for long periods. Read on for details and then call to arrange a tour of this impressive vessel. Additional pictures and history are available. If you are looking to depart for world cruising very soon you should see her.


Beginning first forward is a V berth stateroom. The V berth can be two singles or a double with a bridge piece. There is a large storage area under the bunk with multiple access lids. There are lee cloths fitted  that stow under the mattresses. To stbd. aft is storage as well as an aluminum top work bench with a nickel plated vice for projects. The custom chain locker is to stbd. aft and can accommodate all 400' feet of chain. Across to port is the forward head with a diverter type shower and FRP pan (deck). The soles throughout are Teak and Holly beautifully finished to a high gloss. All of the interior hardwood has been stripped and refinished with 20 coats of varnish. The galley is next aft to port open up to the salon/pilothouse. The galley has the work area to port and the top loading custom built freezer/reefer boxes to stbd.. There are double stainless steel sinks with a custom stainless steel sliding dish drain rack which can drain over the sink or be slid out of the way when not in use. The galley has Formica counter tops and varnished Teak cabinet doors and trim. There is cribbage  board type seagoing dish storage, a microwave oven, and three burner gimbaled stainless steel propane range/oven. The electric panels are aft to stbd. in the galley. Up and aft over the engine compartment is the salon/pilothouse. The control station is to stbd. forward. One can look down into the galley from the salon. The pilothouse front windows provide excellent lighting to the galley. There is an "L" settee to port and a straight settee to stbd.. The folding dinning table is bolted to the sole panel in the center. The table leafs fold and stow so that the sole panel over the engine can be hinged up against the "L" settee. Other sole panels are removable allowing full access to the engine compartment containing the engine, custom raw water inlet sea chest, bilge pumps, Purifiner, muffler, etc.. There is full access all around the engine. Under the port settee is a large storage area and the batteries. Under the stbd. settee is access to the refrigeration compressor. Both settees are fitted with lee cloths that stow under the cushions when not in use. Aft on the centerline in the salon is a Teak ladder from the forward companionway. The current owner uses the steps as a book shelf because he does not use the forward companionway. There is a flat screen TV mounted over the doors of the forward companionway above the ladder. The salon is custom insulated with foam. The custom pilothouse windows are double pane for insulation and added strength. They are fitted with a vent tubing system to remove condensation if it forms. The forward centerline pilothouse window opens, custom dorades in the cabin top, and there is a hatch over the control station along with the aft companionway so there is excellent natural ventilation in addition to the Aqua Air 16,500 BTU reverse cycle central heat and air conditioning throughout. To port aft and down from the pilothouse salon one enters the master suite. The master head compartment is to stbd. forward of the built in double berth that is on the stbd. side aft of the head compartment. To port forward across from the head is a navigator's station with shelves above and a hinged top chart table with bench. Aft of the bench is a large open storage area. There is enough floor space for 3 adults to stand comfortably spaced in the open area between the berth and the storage area. The master berth is fitted with lee cloths like the others. There are ample hand holds throughout the entire interior to facilitate safe movement everywhere while in a seaway. Aft in the master suite is a ladder up thru the aft companionway to the steering cockpit. There is a full steering/control station in the aft cockpit covered by the welded stainless steel custom solar cell bracket. There is vast storage throughout the interior and under the cockpit. The interior wood work and soft goods are in excellent condition.   
1987 Ford Lehman Super 90 diesel. Engine panels at each control station with tachometer, hour meter, volt meter, oil pressure gauge, and coolant temp. meter. Engine lube oil Purifiner. Custom built engine exhaust system with hull side discharge, stainless steel elbow, loop, and shut off ball valve. New threaded cutlass bearing with removal tool. 3 blade 24" x 19" bronze propeller balanced at Admiral. Oil change system.
Spars & Rigging
Aluminum main and mizzen masts rewired and repainted with steps to top. Strong Slides sail tracks. Mizzen with Battslides. Spreader and foredeck lights. Custom stainless steel boom goosenecks. Anderson 12 volt electric primary winches. Barient 27 staysail winches.  Barient 12 main halyard winches. Barient 10 mizzen halyard winches. Rigid boom vang. Spinnaker pole on track on main mast. New chain plates of 1/2" 316 stainless steel with socket head bolts. Garhauer blocks and farileads. Staylock 316 standing rigging with new parts and turnbuckles. Mizzen rigged to stand alone with no triatic stay. Profurl jib and staysail furlers.
1400 square feet of Mack working sails (originally 950). fully battened main, mizzen,115% Genoa and staysail. Drifter and mizzen staysail. Mack Packs for main and mizzen. All sails in excellent condition.
Steering & Controls
Custom built redesigned 15% larger rudder. Independent dual steering stations rebuilt with all new chain, cables, and misc. parts. Late model stainless steel Monitor wind vane. Morse single lever engine controls with complete spare head.
3 fuel tanks for 325 USG total in engine compartment. Dual Racor 500 fuel water separators on selector manifold with vacuum gauge. Single remote mounted Racor 500 fuel water separator for use as secondary engine filter. All fuel filters under master head sink for easy access outside of engine room. Valve manifolds set up with 12 volt Walbro priming pump to enable fuel/engine filter priming and fuel polishing. In line 12 volt fuel pump to "push" fuel from tanks to manifold. 3 x 12 volt VDO fuel tank level gauges. Debug magnetic fuel treatment devices. 
120 volt 30 amp shorepower system with Hubbell inlet connectors plus land telephone and cable TV connection. Charles 3.8 Kw 50/60 cycle international shorepower isolation transformer. Electric panels in galley. 4 x 8D gel cell 12 volt batteries 900 amp house bank + start. Xantrex Link 20 battery capacity monitor. Iota 55 amp battery charger with remote monitor. 6 x 85 Watt Shell solar panels (510 Watts total) on stainless steel frame over cockpit and on tilting frame aft of cockpit. Outback Power System MX 60 solar cell controller. Lightening ground system with 6 gauge wiring and nickel plated buss bars. Inverter.  150 amp Hamilton Ferris main engine alternator designed to charge 100 amps+ at 800 engine rpms. Complete spare with pulleys. 3 step Balmar alternator regulator with back up regulator. 
Pilothouse Raytheon Ray 410 loud hailer. Raymarine ST 8001 autopilot. Raymarine ST290 combi instrument. Raymarine RL 70 radar. Icom Command Mike. Nav. Station Garmin GPS Map 162 plotter. SCS PTC-llex DSP multimode Pactor modem. Icom-IC M802 SSB transceiver with AT140 automatic tuner. Icom IC-M402 VHF radiotelephone. Raymarine ST 60 multi instrument. Raymarine Smart Controller wireless autopilot remote. Brother MFC-295CN computer printer. Edgeport USB controller. Cockpit Raymarine ST 7001 auto pilot. Raymarine RL70C radar. Icom M402 VHF radiotelephone. Raymarine ST290 combi instrument.
Fresh Water
2 x FRP fresh water tanks opened, resurfaced, and recoated with Interprotect 2000 and Ceram Cote 54 ceramic internal coating for a total of 250 USG. Mounted outboard of engines. 12 volt fresh water pump. 12 volt VDO water tank level gauges. Rainwater collection system built into deck drains for quarter decks. Can be valved from inside salon. Whole vessel inline water filtration system plus dedicated drinking water filtration system for a refrigerated water faucet above reefer box. Water heater.
Raritan PH2 marine toilets. Vetus holding tank discharge pumps with timers. 2 x 38 USG rotomolded holding tanks outboard of engine (replaced during refit). 12 volt VDO holding tank level gauges. Sink/shower drain sump with 12 volt Whale Gulper 220 pump.
12 volt Rule 1500 GPH bilge pump. 2 x Rule 3700 GPH bilge pumps. Bilge alarm system with audible alarm. Switches with on indicator lights in galley.
Ground Tackle
Remote and foot switch controlled Muir 12 volt 3800 Lb. vertical capstan and chain wildcat. Custom installed aft 10' on the stbd. side to drop chain vertically into custom locker. 110 # Bruce anchor on self deploying custom stainless steel roller assembly. Custom stainless steel anchor chain roller fairleads. 400' G4 high test 3/8" ACCO anchor chain. Danforth HT 40, HT 22 spare anchors. Fortress FX-85 aluminum spare anchor. Spare 3/4" strand rodes and gear to rig hurricane moorings (descriptions available upon request).
Hull & Deck Details
Modified fin keel with cutaway and skeg hung ruder. Complete Awlgrip paint job, Oyster White. Custom bowsprit extension. All exterior stainless steel new. Custom pilothouse windows with 1/2" clear Acrylic outside and 1/2" gray tint storm windows. Custom taller 30" stainless steel stanchions with 1 x 19 stainless steel lifelines including spare stanchions. Dual stainless steel anchor mounts/leads and Sampson post.  Stern davits with stainless steel solar cell tilt bracket. 4 cabin top dorades with stainless steel guards. 10 bronze opnning ports and 6 hatches. Custom FRP cap/toerails. Custom cockpit helm seat with storage. Custom stainless steel swim platform. All above waterline thru hulls raised 5", below waterline through hulls reduced from 11 to 4 by employing raw water inlet sea chest. Marelon seacocks.
Appliances & Entertainment Equipment
Custom high efficiency 5 cubic ft. freezer  and 7 cubic ft. reefer boxes with thermometers built in and SeaFrost direct drive system with r-75 vacuum panel plus additional insulation. Force 10 3 burner stainless steel gimbaled range oven. GE Turntable microwave oven. Magma stainless steel propane grill on stern rail. Toshiba 24" flat screen  salon TV with DVD player built in. Alpine CHA Ai Net CD changer. Alpine TDA-7563 stereo /AM/FM/Cassette player. Speakers throughout and in cockpit. Radio Shack speaker controller.
Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Aqua Air 16,500 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning and heat. 12 volt cabin fans. 10 bronze opening ports and 6 hatches. Custom dorade vents with cowls in cabin top with stainless steel guards.
Viking 6 person self righting canister stowed life raft. Engineroom fixed Halon fire system. Hand portable fire extinguishers. Lifesling man overboard recovery device.
Additional Information
Vast spare parts for every component and system are included. Call for a complete list. Photos and descriptions of the refit work and custom work are available.
Owners personal items, art work, and nic knacks are excluded.
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.