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Mercer 44, Orange Park, FL

US$ 195,000

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by Cape Cod Ship Builders

Year:
1978
Length:
44'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single
Located In:
Orange Park, FL
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
18824-2042532
Current Price:
US$ 195,000 


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 barbara.burke@st-barts.com

For more information about Mercer Yachts and Cape Cod Ship Building, check on the link below:

http://www.capecodshipbuilding.com/site/fleet.php?boat=mercer



Please contact Barbara Burke at 904 264 9100

Interested in this boat? Toll-free: 866-593-5306
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