"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 44's that were originally built. Owners have nothing but praise for the performance achieved by this moderate displacement bluewater design: 180 mile days are not uncommon" - from the KP Website.
The Peterson 44 features a low profile center cockpit that still remains pleasing to the eye and keeps the weight low both physically and visually. The long Fin Keel with cutaway forefoot and afterbody helps to reduce the wetted surface making for good light air performance and provides a shorter turning radius. The full sized molded in Skeg supports the Rudder and provides good protection against groundings. The Propeller is also protected, mounted in an aperture between the Skeg and the Rudder. The Displacement of 30,000 pounds (10,000 of which is encapsulated Lead Ballast) gives the Kelly Peterson 44 an easy motion at sea.
A low profile Center Cockpit yacht, the Kelly Peterson boasts a proven, legendary underbody. Fast and responsive. Luna is a fine sailing yacht built with the classic minded cruising yachtsman in mind. Her solid underbody with a skeg hung rudder and protected folding prop help to provide security while passage making which is not always found in many of today's yacht designs. Clean decks and New Standing Rigging, Impressive storage below decks and well thought out access to pumps and systems are solid reasons to keep the KP44 on your short list of capable cruising yachts under $100,000.
Luna has received many improvements and updates as well as care over her lifetime. Please see the extensive list dating the work that has been done since 2005 under 'Improvements and Updates'.
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This thoughtfully designed center cockpit yacht offers two separate staterooms, two marine heads and a good sized galley overlooking the salon and navigation area.
Entering the main salon the Galley is to port. Opposite is the forward facing Navigation Station. A Large U-shaped Dinette is just forward of the Galley with seating to starboard.
Forward of the main salon is the Day Head which can also be accessed privately from the forward stateroom. The Forward stateroom has drawers for clothing as well as a hanging locker. The chain and anchor locker can also be accessed from the forward stateroom.
The Salon is well designed with a comfortable U shaped Dinette to port and Long Bench Settee to Starboard. Both the Settee and Dinette can be converted to into berths. The settee has a Lee cloth as well. Storage is excellent which in keeping with this respected offshore design. Large overhead Hatches and Opening ports let in plenty of natural breeze and light.
Aft of the salon on the starboard side is a passageway to the aft Stateroom. The passageway is fitted with a storage space and lockers. There is good access to the engine and machinery space.
The Aft Stateroom features a private Head / Shower . A second companionway from the aft stateroom leads to the cockpit.
The Galley makes good use of counter top space. There are plenty of cabinets for storage as well.
Luna has recieved care and attention from her owners over the past years. Below is a list of work performed.
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