She's so much more than just a classic sailing yacht;she is a complete, self-sustaining, all inclusive, sailing system requiring only diesel fuel for all systems onboard. Diesel not only runs the engine, but heats the boat, heats the water, cooks the food and runs the generator for ac power. With rainwater collection utilizing cockpit/underway awning the only reason to go ashore is to market! The up-turned 10' sailing dinghy doesn't need a motor for long distances, and even acts as a fresh water washing machine under way!
The Mercer 44 has the greatest longevity of any of Bill Tripp's designs. No longer in regular production, the Mercer 44 was so-named as she was built in Trenton, New Jersey -- Mercer County -- by Mercer Reinforced Plastics. This design is largely a flush-decked version of the Bermuda 40, gaining the additional four feet of overall length through a slightly higher freeboard. She has a well-proportioned doghouse on her otherwise flush deck. The Mercer 44 is said to be Bill Tripp's favorite. All owners of Mercer 44s have high praise for the design.
The additional 4 feet versus the Bermuda 40, plus the flush deck, gives the main cabin enhanced spaciousness and opens up the otherwise traditional layout. It has a proper sized head with hot water shower and huge hanging lockers opposite. Mercer 44s do not appear on the used boat market very often because their owners love them.
The tooling for this boat was acquired by Cape Cod Shipbuilding after 1962 when Mercer Reinforced Plastics had built the first six boats. Since then, Cape Cod has built eight more, including Synia, in 1978, for Charles Struthers who circimnavigated South America and cruised aboard her to Antarctica.
The present, (second) owner of Synia has just completed a three year re-fit to include top-side Awlgrip, mast & spars, spray-on RinoLiner non-skid, bright work inside & out, complete re-wiring, micro-wave/convection oven, television & stereo, new navigation station, upholstery, interior paint, rebuilt stove (w/electric cook top), plumbing, new sail covers/cushions, electric windless, 10' hard dinghy w/chocks, 3.5 Kw NextGen with complete electrical installation, ICOM M304 VHF w/Mast mounted antenna, ICOM M700 SSB w/large DynaPlate & ICOM auto-antenna tuner, Spin Tec Roller Furling System, Roller Furling Jib, 3 New hatches (fiberglass over teak), dedicated bilge pump for bottom of chain locker (2010), holding tank with deck pump-out & overboard discharge (2010), and more. Broker has extensive picture file with photo documentation of most work completed.
Contact Barbara Burke for additional information, photos, or an appointment to view. Cell phone (904) 310-5110, or email email@example.com
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Max Draft: 4'3"/ 8'11" Ballast: 8600 Displacement: 27000
Fuel: 2 X 33 Fresh Water: 170 Holding: 20
New foam rubber cushions in single berths with new berth covers & cushions throughout entire boat (New 2008) Hot water heated by electric, engine & stove feeding 10 gal. hot water tank Complete electrical re-wire of entire boat. All wiring marine grade, coded, numbered and schematic. (New 2008) Battery charging system (New 2008) Complete wiring and monitoring system in place for installation of 3.5 kw NextGen set (New 2008) Microwave Convection Oven (New 2008) Assorted electrical appliances: Coffee Pot, Toaster, Crock Pot, Hot-Plate(s) (New 2008) Head (Wilcox Crittenden) is overboard discharge……(as well as 20-gal holding tank). Fresh water cooling system for commercial grade 110v refrigeration
Navigation and Electric
Furuno Radar (new 2000)
Alpha Marine Autopilot
Magnavox GPS Plotter
Signet Knot Log in cockpit, repeater at Nav table
Signet Wind Instruments
Icom Single Side Band Radio with insulated backstay and antenna tuner
1200 amp hours of battery storage in 3 house batteries,1 starting and 2 Windlass Batteries
3.5 Kw NextGen with complete electrical installation (New 2010)
Spare Fixed Prop
Dedicated bilge pump system for bottom of chain locker (New 2010)
Holding tank with deck pump-out & overboard discharge (New 2010)
New Lewmar Windlass
Engine-Complete upper-end overhaul/tune-up & complete system check to include new valve springs, retainers, seals, gaskets, filters etc. etc. (Completed 2008)
Recently completed a 2-year re-fit which entailed stripping the entire interior to the bulkheads, re-varnish, complete electrical re-wiring to include control panel lighting, TV, auto-pilot, radar, SSB radio, navigation station, charging system. New plumbing, diesel stove, windless, wash-down, engine overhaul, interior and bilge painting. New interior cushions and covers, lamps, galley, storage, new awnings, fresh bright-work w/custom covers, 10’ un-sinkable sailing dinghy/lifeboat with custom chocks. All new life lines, halyards, sheets, blocks masthead fittings, painted mast & boom. Fresh bilges, bilge pumps, filters, and more! Broker has extensive picture file available upon request.
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.