Jerry Cartwright was an avid and experienced single-handed ocean racer, cruiser and designer, having participated several times in the OSTAR. The Cartwright 44, designed in 1980, was the culmination of his 4 designs: an ocean-capable sailboat having the size and the characteristics he felt were essential to long-distance ocean cruising: the sail plan is cutter-rigged, allowing for shortening of sail in high winds while maintaining excellent speed in light winds; the fin keel is long, with a large rudder and skeg for good tracking; the waterline is long for speed and the bow is fine to prevent pounding; and the engine is midships to keep the centre of gravity low and to make it easily accessible for maintenance. For safety, the huge deck ahead of the low deckhouse is almost flat, and the cockpit is deep and separated from the companionway by a bridge deck, helping to prevent a rogue wave from entering belowdecks.
Fidusen II was built in 1984 by Custom Yacht Builder, then in Pickering, ON (now in Whitby, ON). Peter Karadi hand-laid her fiberglass hull and deck with Divinicil foam core; installed the lead ballast, Bukh engine, opening ports, deckhouse ports, toe rail and mainsheet traveller support. The present (and only) owners launched her that summer and began many summers of sailing while custom-finishing their yacht: first, the deck fittings, sails, and rigging and then finally installing fittings and furnishings below decks. In late 1990, Fidusen II “voyaged” to the south, enjoying8 months of ocean sailing while her owners continued to work on various building projects on board.
The robust rigging hardware, both standing and running, are heavy-duty, mostly Schaefer, Norseman, and Merriman; deck hardware includes 11 Barient winches, all but 1 of which are self-tailing. The Muir windlass is fitted with 300 feet of chain and can be hand-winched if necessary. The Wagner cockpit pedestal has engine controls, a Sestrel compass, and a 36-inch wheel. Lifelines are 30 inches high and stanchions are 316 SS. The mast is Isomat and the furling gear on the headstay is Profurl.
Living quarters below decks on Fidusen II are superb. All woodwork is teak with a low-gloss finish. The teak-and-holly cabin sole is the owner’s pride and joy! There are two private staterooms that each sleep two, a portside quarter berth that can sleep two, and a sea (pilot) berth for one. The single head between the staterooms has a manual toilet, a large vanity, and a shower. In the deckhouse is the galley with propane range and 12-volt refrigeration and a “tippable” sink unit for engine access. Also in the deckhouse is the salon with U-shaped sofa and a folding table of Birds’eye maple. All tanks, 3 water, 2 diesel and 1 “blackwater” holding tank, are made of stainless steel and are under the cabin sole with transparent view ports. The navigation station in the starboard quarter is compact, making it perfect for use on either port or starboard tack. There is huge amount of storage space throughout the boat.
For further information on this vessel, please contact Ewan Campbell at Harris & Ellis' Midland Office at 705-529-9433 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 44 ft 0 in
Beam: 12 ft 4 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 26000 lbs
Storer/Sobstad sails: fully battened mainsail with lazy jacks; Profurl jib furler for Genoa or Yankee; Staysail (inner forestay has ABI quick-release lever); DRS. 11 Barient winches, all but one self-tailing. Schaefer mainsheet control system
Wagner hydraulic system with dual stations: Wagner cockpit pedestal with 30” wheel and secondary Wagner inside steering station with traditional wooden wheel; Wagner Micro Pilot controller (auto pilot) with flux gate compass and helm pump for auto steering
Bukh Diesel DV48 - 35 Amp alternator for engine starting battery, 130 Amp alternator for house batteries; 3-blade propeller; 2 x 40 gal. diesel tanks. Dual engine controls (at cockpit pedestal & inside steering station) Bukh instrumentation (RPM’s, temperature & pressure). Engine located centrally under galley sink for optimal weight distribution & access. Engine can be hand cranked to start
Traditional appearance with low gloss teak throughout. U-shaped settee with drop-leaf table of Birds-eye maple 2 double staterooms, one fwd, one portside midship; portside quarter berth; pilot (sea) berth starboard midship; head with shower and large vanity with mirror. Nav station in starboard quarter. Multiple storage shelves, drawers, and lockers. Secondary steering station forward in deckhouse.
30” stanchions of 316 16 ga. SS tubing; dinghy davits; Muir Electric/Manual Windlass with deck switches and remote; cockpit enclosure with bimini, fold-down dodger, dodger extension & zip-on clear side curtains; cockpit cushions; dinghy davits
Gimbaled SeaWard Princess propane range with oven; top-opening 12v refrigerator (Adler Barbour); microwave oven; toaster oven; hot & cold pressure water.
Stowe instruments in cockpit (Navsounder, Navigator, Wind Monitor). Signet instruments at inside steering station (Wind Speed/Direction & Knot/Depth/Temperature). Horizon hand-held VHF; ICOM 5-meter band radio. Wagner Micro Pilot auto steering controller
Main anchor 44 lb. Bruce with 300 ft. of chain on windlass, 2 hi-tensile Danforth anchors (12 lb. & 35 lb.); multiple anchor lines up to 300 ft. in length
Safety gear: man overboard pole, life ring with floating lantern, life preservers, emergency tiller; and more. Magma BBQ & 10 lb. propane bottle. Manual & electric bilge pumps. Zodiac YL 310 R dinghy with safety gear; Yamaha 15 HP Outboard motor (2009). Heavy rub rails, breakaway type with aluminum protector strip. Hand bearing compass; sextant. Wempe ship’s clock, barometer, & hygrometer/thermometer. Storage cradle
12-volts: 7 x 12-volt deep-cycle batteries (800A/H) charged by 130 Amp alternator; separate engine starting battery; Tri-cycle regulator with remote panel; 2 x 48W solar panels. 110-volts: 30 Amp shore power input. Heart Interface Freedom Inverter/Charger 2000W with remote panel
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