The Hunter 44 deck saloon is an excellent liveaboard cruising yacht. . She is currently afloat in Cartagena Spain, She is fully equipped and ready to go Ocean Cruising. Live your dream and sail away.
Designed by Glen Henderson the Hunter 44DS is a moderate displacement blue water cruising yacht. Her long waterline length and volume allow speed and excellent interior and exterior space that would normally only be possible on larger vessels.
The design incorporates a large aft cockpit and the 'deck saloon' facilitates an exceptionally light and airy saloon with a raised floor level that offers plenty of storage for water tanks, holding tanks and even a water maker, which helps give a low centre of gravity.
Under power the Hunter 44DS offers economical quiet cruising, approximately 3 litres per hour, with a max speed of 8 knots at 2500 rpm.
This Hunter 44DS (Owners version) has been extensively upgraded and cared for by the current owners since new. She really can match your ideas and lifestyle no matter whether your interest is in a blue-water long range passage maker or just a yacht to live aboard and potter at weekends.
Chaser is a cruisers dream come true. First of all she has a large aft cockpit that can be enclosed in winter climes but also caters comfortably for us and our family for al fresco dining during the hot weather. The saloon (rarely used for dining) is huge with more than 7ft headroom and can also sleep 3 people by lowering the saloon table creating an enormous double berth and the 3rd person on the starboard side settee. The saloon table is extendable to maximise the number of diners. There are book shelves and cupboards either side of the saloon and a 32 inch flat screen TV on the forward bulkhead.
The aft stateroom is the owners version thereby taking the full width of the stern. The centerline queen size double berth has a proper very comfortable spring interior mattress,. Despite being under the cockpit there is still over 6ft headroom either side of the bed This cabin also has spacious storage and wardrobes on either side of the bed, with hatches and windows on the port and starboard side. The ensuite head and shower also opens to the saloon on the starboard side, the heads and shower has over 7ft headroom...
The forward stateroom again has a very comfortable spring interior mattress in the forepeak 7ft long and 7ft wide at the widest point. There is a seating area with storage under, a wardrobe and its own ensuite head, shower and vanity unit. Storage under the bed too. Under the storage area is a reserve water tank.
On the starboard side opposite the galley has storage under the seat. The nav table opens for storage of charts etc and on the starboard side is the 12 volt and 220 volt electric panels.
The navigation equipment includes Raymarine Chart plotter, Radar, Fishfinder, (all repeated in the cockpit). Nasa A.I.S. , Nasa Meteorman, In the cockpit there is also Raymarine ST60 wind gauge, Speed, Autopilot and depth all of which repeat at the Nav table.
The galley has everything a ships cook needs, there is plenty or storage for food and drinks etc. The 2 ring gas cooker has a thermostatic oven and grill. The original galley design had a front opening freezer, this has been replaced with an ice maker. A top opening freezer has been installed where the garbage bin was under the Corian worktop adjacent to the double sink unit. The large front opening fridge is under the work top as in the original design. The sink unit has 3 taps, one for the pressurised hot and cold freshwater, the second for the pressurised sea water and the 3rd is for the watermaker output, this can also be diverted to fill the starboard water tank.
The galley includes:
Gas and electric kettles
800 watt microwave
Galley storage cupboards:
Double - Stainless Steel sink with pressure water hot/cold mixing faucet, pressure sea water tap and water maker output.
Oven and grill
2 ring hob
Hull: solid GRP laminate with Kevlar reinforcement in the bow. White gelcoat.
Deck: GRP laminate with balsa-core for strength and insulation.
Superstructure: GRP laminate with balsa-core
Keel: Lead fin keel
Rudder: GRP foam-filled blade with stainless steel stock.
Yanmar 4JH3E 4-cylinder diesel engine
Gearbox: PRM 2:1 gearbox
Propeller connected via S/s shaft through P-bracket and stern-gland.
Speed: Cruising 7.5 knots approx, Max 8.5 knots approx
Fuel consumption per hour at cruising speed: approx 3 litres per hour
Approximate range at cruising speed: 1,000 nm
Fisher Panda diesel 4.5kw Generator producing 230 Volts (1 litre per hour)
Victron combined 2kw Inverter and 12 volt 100 amp battery charger
Mast and rigging:
Rig: B&R backstayless rig. Mainsail driven (New mainsail 2016)
Spars: Aluminium alloy
Standing rigging: S/S wire
Slab reefing with 3 reefs, all reef lines, mainsheet, main halyards, and headsail furling all in the cockpit. Never a need to leave the cockpit to reef etc.
Mainsheet track mounted on the stainless cockpit arch, so nothing to step over
Headsail Furlex furling system with twin tracks allowing two headsails and a Twizzle rig with Whisker poles
S/S pulpit, pushpit, guardrails and stanchions
Boarding gates to port and starboard
Simpson Lawrence/Lewmar 12 volt electric anchor windlass
Delta and Bruce anchor with 100 metres of 8mm galvanised chain
steering pedestal with cable connection to quadrant and Raymarine Autohelm 7000 pilot
Gas cage with Safety solenoid and warning lights
Dinghy and Outboard
Sunshades and screens to enclose the cockpit
Sunbeds on foredeck
This innovative cruiser is all new with a performance orientated hull drawn by noted designer and racer, Glenn Henderson, Hunters Chief Designer. Following on the heals of the tremendously successful Hunter 356, the new 44 will share the same sailing attributes. Like the 356, the new 44 carries the beam well aft, but the additional beam does not hinder performance or sea keeping ability, it actually enhances it. Wide windows and ports offer a real panorama and the creative layout allows for two full staterooms with two full heads with separate stall showers. Continuing to innovate and go more upscale, this Hunter will offer special amenities such as flat-screen television and Bose Audio systems as standard. Galley appliances are stainless steel and surrounded by genuine Corian countertops. Innerspring mattresses are standard in both spacious staterooms and there is even a special desk/office area in the master. The New Hunter 44 will be debuting at the Fall Boat Shows and will be available in September. CE Certified boats are available for purchase in the United States, upon special order and for increased cost. As stated in our owners manuals, all CE Certified boats will carry a special CE plate, which will be attached to the boat. Boats that are destined for Europe or countries that require CE Certification will have this plate. Boats intended to be sold in the U. S. and most other areas will not carry the plate even though many aspects of the boat comply with the requirements. All hulls and decks are constructed to the same specifications whether they are to be CE Certified or not. The difference is in add-on accessories and different voltage appliances specified for certain countries.
IJPE : 962.00 sq ft
I : 47.92 ft
J : 14.67 ft
P : 46.50 ft
E : 20.75 ft
Working Sail Area : 962.00 sq ft
Designed to eliminate the possibility of injury from the boom or mainsheet and to provide efficient control of the mainsail via a very short mainsheet. In addition they enhance safety further by providing a strong grab handle and anchor points for all of the crew. Furthermore they act as a superb support for all over cockpit enclosures, canopies and biminis.