Mercer by Cape Cod Ship Building 44
Other photos: Present Location, Port Salon, Stb Salon, Fwd Bulkhead, Hanging Locker, V Berth, Stb Salon Fwd, Salon Sole, Dickinson Diesel Stove, Head, Head, Microwave Convection, Electrical Panel, New Wiring, Engine, Bauer 10 Dinghy.
NOW ON OUR DOCK The Bermuda 40 and the Mercer 44 have the greatest longevity of any of Bill Tripp's designs. Both are available today from their builders, the Bermuda 40 by The Hinckley Company, and the Mercer 44 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding. These boats are no longer in regular production, but they can be ordered on a semi-custom basis.....(i.e. Cape Cod Shipbuilding - 2010 Mercer 44 - $489,000). The Bermuda 40 has a cult mystique about it. Its legendary cruising virtues defy logic. Used Bermuda 40s command a very high resale value, as much as five times their original cost. I think it is fair to say that the Bermuda 40 was responsible for the high esteem in which Hinckley Yachts are held to this day. 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 foot 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 favoriate. 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 and 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 & stero, 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, holding tank with deck pump-out & overboard discharge etc. etc. etc..... (items and installations to numerous to describe accurately in this listing). Broker has extensive picture file with photo documentation of most work completed.
Fall 2010 Update
3.5 Kw NextGen with complete electrical installation (New 2010) ICOM M304 VHF w/Mast mounted antenna (New 2010) ICOM M700 SSB installed w/large DynaPlate & auto-antenna tuner (New 2010) Spin Tec Roller Furling System (New 2010) 120% Sails Inc. Roller Furling Jib (Excellent condition) 3 New hatches (fiberglass over teak) (New 2010) Dedicated bilge pump system for bottom of chain locker (New 2010) Holding tank with deck pump-out & overboard discharge (New 2010)
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