"North Star" is the result of a sailor's plan to go to the ocean. The vessel was built and equipped by her only owner to ocean race, island cruise and cross the Atlantic. She has fulfilled all of his plans very successfully. This Pacific Seacraft 44 has finished in the top three in four Bermuda races. She has cruised Maine, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In February, she returned from a nine month passage that included two Atlantic crossings.
"North Star" has been maintained in top condition throughout her life and has a proven record as an exceptional passagemaking yacht. She can offer a new owner years of safe and comfortable cruising in first class accommodations. This broker has personally made several ocean passages in "North Star" and can attest to the yacht's integrity and seakindly motion in a seaway as well as to her comfort level on a hook off a sandy beach. She has undergone a significant refit, including new mast, boom and rigging, and is offered for sale in cruise the world condition.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Pacific Seacraft
Designer: W. I. B. Crealock
LOA: 44 ft 1 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 33 ft 7 in
Length on Deck: 44 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 3 in
Displacement: 27000 lbs
Ballast: 10500 lbs
Comfort below decks is often afforded only at the expense of a truly seaworthy hull design. In the Pacific Seacraft 44, good taste and experience at sea are combined to create a livable interior that is both functional and comfortable. Light and air are provided through fourteen opening ports and four deck hatches. Four dorade vents provide additional ventilation, even in foul weather.
The cabin is arranged to provide privacy and comfort for two couples. Aft is the master stateroom with adjoining head and separate stall shower. Midships, a large J-shaped galley spans from a center line counter with sink across to a counter which is to port and aft. Plenty of cabinets and drawers are arranged around the perimeter. Opposite the galley to starboard is the navigation station with large chart table and comfortable chair. There is ample space for modern electronics, books and gear. The main salon is typical Pacific Seacraft, fine joinery, varnished teak and matte white accents. Two settees with center line table easily convert to sea-berths with an additional pilot berth outboard to port behind the settee. Forward of the salon is the guest cabin. Large hanging lockers, offset double berth and changing seat combine with the large head compartment to provide very comfortable accommodations.
In the main cabin, the PSC fabric headliner has been replaced with a fiberglass wainscoting which makes for a very traditional appearance with no maintenance. The modification was performed by the Hinckley Co.
MASTER STATEROOM: Master stateroom is aft. There is a double berth with custome mattress. It works well as a single sea-berth when underway. A large hanging locker and drop door storage lockers are outboard of the berth. A chest of drawers is in the forward bulkhead tucked away under the companionway. Several opening ports allow air to move about the cabin.
MASTER HEAD: The master head is accessable directly from the aft cabin. A second door allows access to the head from the main salon, at the base of the companionway. The large stall shower with teak seat, floor grate and shelf doubles as a superb wet locker while passagemaking. The marine head is oriented fore and aft. A vanity with stainless steel sink has locker and drawer storage above and below.
MAIN CABIN: The main cabin has a comfortable, functional design and is well suited for passagemaking. The basic arrangement is two opposing bench seats with a centerline, drop leaf table. Outboard to port is a functional pilot berth that adds to the roomy apperance of the cabin. In all, there are three excellent sea berths in the center more desirable section of the boat. Numerous and well positioned handrails are located throughout the interior spaces. Outboard of the starboard settee are large lockers and book shelves (stereo location) . Bin storage is located under and behind the settees and under the pilot berth. Locker access is through hatches under the settee cushions and through drop doors.
The navigation station with comfortable and secure captain's chair is to starboard and aft of the main salon. It has a very accommodating chart table with excellent storage for charts and gear. A remarkably handy set of drawers is centerline, opposite the passage from the chart table. Electronic gear is built into removable panels outboard and electrical service panels hinge open for access.
The main companionway is centerline. A large hanging locker with drain is to starboard alongside the steps. The aft head is accessable from the main cabin through a door adjacent to the hanging locker. Movement about the main cabin is convenient and unrestricted. Hand holds are logically placed and the passages are wide and accommodating.
Exceptional wood work is everywhere. The combination of varnished teak and low maintenance, white laminates makes for a pleasant living space that is easy to keep clean and neat. Every imaginable hidden space has been used for storage and is generally easy to access.
GUEST STATEROOM: The forward cabin offers excellent accommodations and the fine teak joinery and furnishings make for an inviting living space. Good light and ventilation is provided by opening ports and hatches. Large hanging lockers, drawers and shelves hold clothing and gear while deep bin lockers proide huge amounts of long term storage space. The berth with custom mattress is a regularly shaped, offset double and is quite comfortable. A lounging seat with nearby vanity and mirror offers a place to sit and dress or escape and read.
GUEST HEAD: The guest head is private to the forward cabin. It is roomy with ample storage space for towels, accessories and cleaning supplies. The counter has a stainless steel sink with pull out hand shower. Sliding door lockers and drawers are above and below the counter and outboard behind the marine head. A convenient teak seat folds down over the WC when showering and all water drains through a teak grate into a shower sump.
The galley is simply amazing. Large counter spaces, a deep double stainless steel sink, large Seafrost 12volt refrigerator / freezer unit, new Force 10 three burner stove w/oven, microwave and huge amounts of storage space makes the galley a joy to use. The storage space varies from easily accessable drawers, lockers and bins for everyday use items to secure compartments intended for long term and heavy item storage.
The galley communicates very well with both the dining area and the cockpit. A handy half-height overhead cabinet provides space for a pass-through between the galley and salon. The large counter top becomes an excellent, step saving, serving location when dining at the main table. The same counter area is just forward of the main companionway. Meals can be passed to those in the cockpit from the area at the base of the steps with ease.
HULL, DECK, COCKPIT:
HULL: The Pacific Seacraft 44 is engineered to be a true offshore cruising yacht. The hull is balsa cored to American Bureau of Shipping's offshore rule. It incorporates the now famous Crealock canoe stern admired for its aesthetic appeal and kind sea keeping characteristics. The keel is a long, fore and aft, fin constructed of external lead. A very substantial skeg flows out of the bustle making the transition from keel to rudder. The skeg, with its manganese bronze gudgeon supports and protects the rudder and the prop.
The hull is dark blue with white shear and boot stripes. The hull is awl grip.
DECK: "North Star's" deck is unobstructed and secure. Heavy bow and stern pulpits are connected by double, coated lifelines. As with all Pacific Seacraft yachts the lifelines are high and attached to 6" bulwarks. There are gates port and starboard and a substantial swim ladder mounted at the stern. The wide side decks with the molded bulwarks, handholds in key locations, mast pulpits and clear foredeck make moving about an unthreatening experince in almost any sea state. Sail controls are led to the cockpit reducing the need to go forward in unsettled conditions.
The Pacific Seacraft 44 has a balsa cored deck with plywood sandwich in high stress locations such as winch mounting locations. All deck hardware is thru bolted with backing plates. A very substantial double bow roller leads to a Maxwell 1100 electric windlass and divided rode locker below deck. There is a third roller and rode locker located aft of the cockpit on the quarter deck. Also in the stern is a large propane locker suitable for two 20 lb. tanks and assorted other gear.
The traditional teak loop handrails and the heavy teak caprail compliment the white deck and add to the traditional style while not adding an overwhelming amount of maintenance.
COCKPIT: The cockpit seats are long (7' 8") with molded-in contoured seat backs. The coamings (seat backs) are high, offering security and protection when under sail and comfortable seating anytime. The cockpit is remarkably secure because of the combination of deep well, high coamings and high lifelines and the transition to the side deck is well positioned.
"North Star" is equipped with Whitlock pedestal steering with binnacle mounted compass, sailing instruments and table. There are two lockers, generator compartment and two storage cubbies in the cockpit. The starboard seat locker is huge and extends under the entire length of the cockpit. The lazzarette under the helm seat houses the refrigeration compressor and portions of the modular desalinator as well as space for a life raft and gear. The cubbies are in the coamings. A well secured but removable cockpit sole allows access to the two cylinder Balmar Aqua Pac with diesel power plant. The diesel drives an auxiliary 150 amp alternator and the high pressure pump for the desalinator. The system allows economical replenishment of the ships resources: battery charging, refrigeration and water without running the main engine. All system controls are at the chart table.
The high bridge deck adds to the watertightness in stormy weather and is a perfect lookout perch under the large dodger as the autopilot steers. The bridge deck also gives the effect of seating around the entire perimeter of the cockpit.
ENGINE AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT:
The 44 HP Yanmar 4JH2E Diesel engine with fresh water cooling is located under the galley sink counter. 360 degree access is available through four removable panels. The engine drives a three blade MAX Prop. The engine compartment is well insulated and engine noise in the cabin is not a problem. Fuel is supplied to the engine and auxilliary power plant by electric fuel pumps through a RAYCOR water separating filter from two tanks (70, 40 gal.) in the bilge. An AquaMarine 7hp diesel engine, located under the cockpit, drives a 150 Amp alternator and a 20 gph watermaker through a power-take-off.
The two Jabsco electric toilets are equipped with holding tanks, overboard discharge and deck fitting for dockside pump out. Two domestic water tanks ( approx. 40 gal. each) with deck fill. Hot / cold pressure water, hot water heater, three FW foot pumps, one salt water foot pump.
SeaFrost 12 volt refrigeration, with holding plates in the independently controlled refrigerator and freezer compartments.
Bilge pumps include: automatic electric pump, manual pump in cockpit, high capacity Edson diaphragm pump for emergency pumping.
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION:
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House and engine battery selector switches with six 12-volt Series 31 batteries divided into two banks and one 12-volt Series 27 battery for Aqua Pac are installed.
The AC / DC main electrical panel is equiped with power meters, circuit breakers and 3 bank battery test circuit. There is also a Balmar control panel for the Aqua Pac and a lighted Balmar monitor panel for the desalinator.
There is a Newmar Universal, multi-bank battery charger. Shore power is through a single 30 Amp shore line connection with a single 50' cable.
RIGGING AND SAILS:
RIGGING: -Forespar tapered mast (2001), Forespar inboom furling (2005) and all standing and running rigging (2001); -Collapsable whisker pole( mast stored); -Harken Furling unit built on a rod headstay; -Removable staysail stay; -Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster; -Solid boom vang; Cruising spinnaker on flexible/removable furler; retractable/removable bow sprit. Mast winches: (1) Lewmar 46STC, (1) Lewmar 30STC halyard winches. Cockpit Winches: (2) Lewmar 56STC primary winches; -(2) Lewmar 46STC winches; -(3) Lewmar 40STC winches; (1) Lewmar 40 Electric halyard winch (2005)
Winslow 6-person liferaft, valise; -MOM8-A rescue system; -Lifesling man-over-board system; -Fire extinguishers (5); -Solas flares; -Life jackets (type I offshore) (6); -44 lb. Bruce anchor w/ approx. 60' 5/16 chain & 300' 5/8" nylon rode and 60' 3/8" chain & 300' of 3/4" Samson rode; - Fortress storm anchor (??lbs.); -Sunbrella passage covers for interior cushions; -Paratech sea anchor; -H,R&R drogue; -Countless extra blocks, spares, widgets and repair materials of every kind, all stowed in labeled bags and containers.
"North Star" is the result of a sailor's plan to go to the ocean. The vessel was built and equipped by her only owner to ocean race, island cruise and cross the Atlantic. She has fulfilled all of his plans very successfully. This Pacific Seacraft 44 has finished in the top three of four Bermuda races. She has cruised Maine, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. In February, she returned from a nine month passage that included two Atlantic crossings.
"North Star" has been maintained in top condition throughout her life and has a proven record as an exceptional passagemaking yacht. She can offer a new owner years of safe and comfortable cruising in first class accommodations. This broker has personally made several ocean passages in "North Star" and can attest to the yacht's integrity and seakindly motion in a seaway as well as to her comfort level on a hook off a sandy beach. She has undergone a significant refit and is offered for sale in cruise the world condition. -BG
EXCLUSION COMMENTS: Personal items, tools, art work, galley items, harnesses, 15 lb. Yachtsman anchor.
NOTE: 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. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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