This beautiful boat is built to the highest standards. It is beautifully finished, and all of the woodwork is gorgeous. All of the extras that you could ever ask. Wind generator, computer, wifi .... the list is extensive. It is strongly built and beautifully finished.
It has a great layout with 2 staterooms, 2 heads and a separate shower stall. She was built to sail the world in style and comfort.
This is boat is simply amazing. The owner (and builder) is an incredible craftsman, and did it right. The boat has only been in fresh water, and during our very short season. It is probably the best built and nicely finished Roberts 44 built. The builder had it surveyed after build and the surveyor wrote " The workmanship that has gone into the building of this Yacht is Amazing. Everything Hand Fitted to Perfection, to the Architech's spec .... A Boat to be proud of". Anyone who has ever had a survey done, knows that this type of lavish praise is very unusual.
I am going to give you a brief walk through of the interior, so that you can get a feel for the layout. Then I will list a LOT of details of the construction and the accessories.
As you walk up to the boat, you notice the classic lines, and the beautiful finish. Everything is done to the highest professional standards. The deck is easy to work, with all lines needed to sail the boat have been brought back to the cockpit. The cockpit is protected by a dodger, has wheel steering and easy access to all you need to sail the boat. The builder installed a small helm seat behind the wheel, to give maximum seating options for the helmsperson.
Then as you go below, you first notice the large, bright and open interior. There are lots of opening ports and hatches to make this a comfortable cruising boat in any locale. Then starting aft on the port side, you find the well equipped nav station tucked in a convenient, yet protected niche behind the galley. Here is all of the electrical control panels for the boat. There is also a full computer, with Wifi, flat screen monitor, keyboard and printer.
Next, moving forward along the port side, is the U-shaped galley. It features a huge icebox with refrigeration, then the gimballed Force10 stove with oven and thermostat, than another large icebox for additional cold storage, then a large double S.S. sink, and lots of counter space. Hot and cold pressure water system, lots of counter space, including a fold out counter to give even more space for preparing food.
Moving forward, next is the salon. There is a spacious U-shaped settee to port, wrapped around a generous dining table. Across to starboard is a single settee. Both the dinette and the settee have storage behind and below. The entire space is light and bright, and all of the ports open for ventilation. The flat screen TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead.
Still moving forward, you next find the separate shower room. A very unusual amenity in a boat of any size. There are 2 separate heads on the boat, and plus the separate shower. The heads share one large holding tank, and there is one large sump for the shower.
Then you find the forward head. totally separate from the shower room. The head has a sink with hot and cold pressure water, and lot of storage for all of you cruising needs. This head has private access from the forward stateroom.
Still going forward, we next find the forward stateroom. A roomy vee berth with opening hatch overhead, lots of light and reading lights for both sides of the berth. In the passageway to the forward stateroom (across from the head), you will find lots of storage built-in along the starboard hull and a small settee for getting dressed etc. All within the privacy of the stateroom area.
Then moving aft past the salon, you then find the aft head. This head has access from the salon and great access from the companionway, cockpit and private entry from the aft stateroom.
The private aft stateroom is in the aft starboard "corner" of the boat. Again, there is plenty of room with privacy, for owners or guests to dress in private. There is a small settee, lights for reading and a nice sized hanging locker. Plenty of room for 2 adults to sleep comfortable with opening ports for comfort.
Stove: Force 10 gimbaled propane gas stove. Gimbals can be locked as desired. Stove has 3 burners and oven. Oven is thermostatically controlled. There is a custom cutting board, that covers and fits into one of the sinks for ease in meal prep.
Propane Gas Locker
2 - 20 pound propane tandem tanks accessible only from outside with overboard drain in locker to eliminate gas build up. Dual gas regulator. Flow of propane controlled by electrical solenoid located in the Galley. Propane gas locker has a gasket sealing cover for safety.
Cookware. Included is a full set of cookware designed for marine applications.
Eating Utensils also included is a full set of cutlery (knives, forks, spoons, etc.) and a wide array of galley cooking utensils
Dinnerware There is also a full set of dinnerware (to include plates, cups, etc.)
Galley Sink: Deep double sink with folding countertop extension for convenience during food prep.
Refrigerator: Built in with dual folding counter top lids to minimize temperature loss when opening. The insulation is a minimum of 6" thick to ensure high efficiency and long term carry over. Capacity 4.68 cubic feet.
Refrigeration Power unit
12V Waecp Coolmatic air evaporation cooling unit.
The icebox has an approximate capacity of 2.0 cu ft. Built-in with dual folding countertop lids to minimize temperature loss when opening
Insulation thickness is 3-4" for the ice box. Ice box is plumbed to drain to the bilge under the galley sink.
Storage Areas: Access to all areas under the sole to provide additional storage spaces and easy maintenance as needed.
Shelving under the "V" berth area
Seat locker storage at the Nav Station Location
Seat Locker storage in both fore and aft staterooms.
Louvered Doors All access doors and cabinet doors are louvered to ensure effective air circulation to all areas of the boat.
Air Circulation Hella 12 volt 2 speed fans are installed in both the fore and aft staterooms, the main salon areas and the Nav station.
Heads and Waste System
There are 2 heads, forward and aft. The forward head allows private entrance from the forward stateroom. Both heads have abundant closets and storage areas for linens, towels, supplies, etc.
Both heads are manually operated Jabsco units.
The totally separate shower room is independent of the heads and is vented by a Nicor solar driven air-vent exhaust system. The shower bilge pump is located in the forward bilge area.
Custom Mattresses: High quality custom built memory foam mattresses. Mattresses are constructed so they "hinge" to allow ease of access to storage areas below the bunks.
Television: 26" flat screen NEW 2012
Television Antenna: MOHU indoor tablet type 2012
Xantex Inverter: Installed at Nav station 12V DC - 120V AC 600W
Computer: Google Chrome box Computer
Word processing software
AOC 18" flat screen monitor
Logitech wireless keyboard
Logitech wireless mouse
HP inkjet laser 1020 printer
Umbiquity masthead WiFi amplification device. Installed 2012 by Robert Pingel
Local wireless WiFi
at the Whitlock Steering Pedestal and Nav Pod
Large Nav Pod to accommodate:
New Masthead wind indicator for the Raymarine Wind Instruments, the Windex were also done in 2010.
Autopilot: Supplied Hellas Marine (Chicago Marine Supply) Installed 2010
ComNav Autopilot: ComNav 1500 Autopilot pack which includes: 1500 distribution unit, Auto display, Rudder Angle indicator and NX2 35 degree Compass
Autopilot Rudder Steering Module: The autopilot rudder drive is hydraulic. The hydraulic drive pump is an Octopus linear actuator drive pump which activates the hydraulic cylinder and can provide up to 400 pounds of thrust effort to the rudder.
Chartplotter: - Simrad NX40 Color Chartplotter, Installed 2010
Chartplotter software: Great Lakes and inland waterways mapping software
VHF Radio - Horizon Intrepid GX1270S Marine Radio is installed with a remote cockpit handset located at the steering pedestal in the cockpit.
Radar Reflector - Radar reflector for masthead deployment stored under cabin sole by rudder post.
AM/FM Radio with cockpit and cabin speakers, with speaker switching for cabin, cockpit, of both locations. Installed 2006
Headsail furler - Profurl - installed 2002
Staysail furler - Profurl - installed 2002
Line Clutches: 6 Spinlock line clutches for line control for the main halyard, reefing #1, topping lift, main sheet and reefing #2 and spare for the masthead halyard
Both headsails are equipped with Profurl roller furling systems with the lines all run back to the cockpit. The furling lines are led back outside of the stanchions, and with the lines held off the deck.
Fully battened main with Harken Batslides at the foot of each mainsheet batten.
The mainsail is rigged for cockpit reefing.
310 sq. ft. Blue Water Cross-cut mainsail
Mainsail fabric: Challenge 9.3 high modulus weave Dacron with 3 reefs, fully battened triple stitched, double edge tapes, heavy duty corner patches, webbed in corner rings and leather chafe protection at head and clew.
Lazy Jacks installed on the boom for ease of mainsail handling.
Custom mainsail cover designed for use with Lazy Jacks.
Headsail: Yankee cut Genoa head sail
Head sail fabric: Blue Water Cross-cut reefing jib constructed of Challenge 10.3 Dacron, with sacrificial Sunbrella UV protection, foam luff, triple stitching, double edge tapes, heavy duty corner patches, webbed in corner rings, reefing plys, trim line and leather chafe protection at the clew
Description: 346 sq. ft. Blue Water Cross-cut reefing jib
Staysail fabric: Blue water Cross-cut reefing jib constructed of Challenge 10.3 Dacron, with sacrificial Sunbrella UV protection, foam luff, triple stitching, double edge tapes, heavy duty corner patches, webbed in corner rings, reefing plys, trim line and leather chafe protection at clew.
Description: 11sq. ft. Blue Water Cross-cut reefing jib
All sails have had light use and have been meticulously maintained (stitching replaced when needed) by Tom Pease of North Sails. He has been the "go to" person for sails on this boat.
Telescoping Forespar Whisker Pole
Telescoping Forespar Whisker Pole for wing on wing downwind sailing. Is mounted vertically on the front side of the mast.
Whitlock Steering Pedestal
Whitlock rack and pinion steering pedestal with single lever engine control for transmission and speed control.
Seacocks: All seacocks are non-metallic fiberglass reinforced nylon (Marelon) so gounding of the seacocks is not appropriate.
Search Light: Hi Power 12 Volt 1 Million Candlepower search light
Man-Over_Board Safety Retrieval equipment
Full Cockpit cover sun shield awning
Barbecue Gas Grill. Force 10 propane BBQ grill with stern pulpit mounting attchment with additional spare bottles.
Cockpit folding seats 2 cockpit folding seats
Anchoring and ground holding equipment
Anchor Windlass - Maxwell 2200 pound winching power vertical electric anchor windlass with a dedicated battery located in the anchor locker. Anchor windlass has a manual override in event of insufficient battery power.
Anchor Windlass controls and switches:
Anchor windlass foot switch with up / down actuated control switch on the foredeck, proximal to the windlass, and remote up/down anchor windlass switch control located at the helm station. Install 2002.
Anchor Windlass chain stopper :
Cahin stopper sized to 5/16" hi-test galvanized anchor chain - Installed 2002
Bow Anchor fitting - can accommodate 2 anchors and their rodes
Main Anchor - 66 pound Claw (Bruce type) anchor
Secondary Anchor - Guardian Aluminum Danforth type anchor
Back up or stern anchor - 40 pound Danforth galvanized anchor (located in Lazsarette)
Heavy duty side opening anchoring block - 1 Large side opening block in bow anchor locker for use when needed while anchoring with nylon rode.
Holding Gear - 300 feet High Test grade, 5/16" galvanized chain rode
Mooring Lines - sized for slip C26 at South Shore Yacht Club
Fenders and Lines - Numerous Fenders and lines stored in aft Lazarette
Water Tank Coatings
Water tank coating is 2 part Dura-Plate 235 PW multi-purpose epoxy coating. This product is used for coating the inside of city drinking water tanks, Installed in 2015
Hull Paint coating
Coating is Sterling Lacquer Company Linear Eurothane type coating (cream color) with 6 coats of Interlux epoxy seal coat to seal the hull prior to applying finish coat coating.
Bilge Pumps (Engine room bilge pump system has built-in redundancy)
1. #1 engine room bilge pump 750gph capacity with built-in float switch
2. #2 engine room bilge pump 750gph capacity with built-in float switch
3. Forward bilge (proximal to mast step) 750gph capacity with independent float switch.
4. Shower bilge. ShurFlow impeller type pump 8-15 gpm capacity
5. Vee Berth bilge pump. 650 gph capacity, installed to provide drainage (if needed) of the anchor chain locker.
6. Manual diaphragm pump for pump-out located at the rear end of the cockpit and plumbed to the lowest point of the bilge in the interior of the boat.
Onboard Water System
Water tank: located midship under the main saloon sole. Water tanks are accessed by two large ports. Water tank is baffled and has a capacity of 200 gallons.
Pressurized water with hot / cold water to galley and both forward and aft heads. 2002
An inline (large - high capacity) filter is installed w/ and additional filter "double" filters the water at the drinking water faucet.
Hot Water heater: 5 gallon Seward with engine heat exchanger and 120V element for use on shore power.
Bypass valves installed at the heater for winterization. Installed 2014
Bypass connections installed at both water filter for assist during winterization of the water system.
Waste tank is approx. 35 gallon capacity and is located under the sole in the Vee Berth area. A float gauge is installed to monitor the tank level.
Waste Tank Pump-Out Connection
is located midship near the starboard toe rail. The waste water system has provision for offshore overboard pump-out discharge capability with a "Y" valve lock out (to satisfy Coast Guard regulations) to exclude overboard discharge of waste in restricted areas. The "Y" valve direct waste only to the holding tanks in near shore, Great Lakes, and inland waters cruising situations.
The engine has a dual alternator installation.
#1 alternator 90 amp output dedicated to starting battery
#2 is a Balmar 90-1500 Model #1317585 dual output alternator (Balmar ARS-4 90 amp with multistage regulator) for house batteries and windlass batteries. Installed 2002
Southwind Wind Turbine. 30 amp output with built-in regulator and wind speed sensor to prevent over speed damage and battery over charging. The unit is mounted on a post attached to the stern rail and all switching controls are on the electrical panel at the nav station.
Electrical System, Batteries and house battery bank
House batteries: wired for 2 banks, containing four 6volt 225AH Golf cart batteries wired in series / parallel for 12V output. All 4 house batteries were replaced 07/2018
Dedicated Starting Battery: Heavy duty truck battery 12V 31MHD CCA 950amps
Dedicated Electric Anchor Windlass battery 12V 27GC2-650 CCA
Battery Control Panel Switching
#1 switch Bank #1, House Batteries
#2 switch Bank #2, House Batteries
4. Combined setting (house batteries and starting batteries for emergency starting).
Electrical Panel and Instruments
The Main electrical panels are polished brass and all circuits are primarily switched with circuit breakers in the panel at the Nav station.
All 12 volt DC and 120 B AC breakers are laid out and marked according to electrical standards.
120V electrical outlets are conveniently distributed through the boat.
All wiring is tinned copper multi-strand insulated wire to satisfy extablished boating safety standards.
Battery Charger 20 amp Statpower, True Charge 20 multistage smart charger #804-0220. This charger unit includes a battery charge monitoring system #PS577 module which is mounted on the main electrical panel at the Nav Station.
Shore Power: Shore power connections consist of: 1 50 ft. 30amp Marine Grade electrical cable, and 1 25ft. 30amp Marine Grade electrical cable
Onboard shore power plug-in receptacle is located in the rear port side of the cockpit.
Cabin Lighting. All cabin lighting is LED for energy conservation and longevity.
Grounding Plate. 12"x 12" x 1/2" bronze ground plate wire to engine and mast.
Additional amenities: LED lighting was installed in the following areas:
Wet / Dry Vacuum
2 gallon wet/dry vac stored in lazarette
Oreck vacuum cleaner for interior cabin cleaning
Walkie-Talkie Radio Units
2 Cobra "Walkie-Talkie for use during docking and anchoring when needed
Electric Heater - Holmes 12V 200W / 1500W heater
Touch-Up Paint Hull Touch Up paint
Sterling Lacquer Paint Company. Paint is linear eurothane type coating. Matched the hull paint.