44' Penobscot Fifty Fathom Pilothouse
Truly inspired updates and extensive renovations favor this authentic downeast 1974 Penobscot classic. Polaris is now a successful blend of experience, form and function. Hull and deck were completely and professionally fiberglassed in 2000 using the popular C -FLEX sheathing system; which involves layers of mat and woven saturated with Vinylester resin that bonds chemically and mechanically to the hull, achieving a smooth, watertight durable finish. Hull faired perfectly and painted with Awlgrip products. New rub rails and toe rails of Mahogany. The quality of all this work is evident, and has resulted in an impressive, solid cruising yacht; attractive, dry and free of maintenance issues. Yacht finish and care to modern standards- with this legendary 1974 Penobscot Fifty Fathom design.
Just completed a comfortable cruise in the Bahamas ! Boat just hauled in December, new cutlass bearing added.
New John Deere 6068 TFM Electronic 200 HP diesel installed in 2009. Only 700 hours of engine run time. Efficient operation, Deere burns 3 gallons per hour at 2000 rpm, at a comfortable 9 knot cruise. Professional mechanical and electrical care throughout. 9 KW Onan generator installed new in 2009. Shore power for 50 amp. Fuel tanks were replaced in 2009.
Sensational pilothouse, well appointed with period details. Bow thruster. Choice electronics. Practical deck design and cabin layout. Air-Conditioning. Fuel tanks changed in 1998. Solar powered battery charging. Sea Recovery 16 GPH Watermaker. Isotherm refrigerator and freezer, stainless steel drawer model.
Comfortable cruiser. Versatile and spacious mid-deck cockpit area, Forepeak stateroom cabin with ensuite head. Main salon is furthest aft and makes into a master cabin, library. Starboard pilot berth in side cabin. Full head with separate shower stall is midships aft of Pilothouse. Galley to port.
Built in Rockland, Maine by Carl Lane. Boat beautifully retains the refreshing character of an earlier period while having the advantage of modern, updated components. 12' aluminum tender included.
Boat can now be seen dockside. New batteries, new bottom paint. Third solar panel and wind generator added- for 10 amp charging in flow when producing. Battery capacity and charging allows for refrigeration and 12v watermaker to run without diesel generator, while quietly anchored out.
Absolutely ready for the next adventure- anywhere. CLEAN. Clean. CLEAN boat. Recommended enthusiastically and without hesitation. Please call for more information on this unique, and charming vessel.
Great opportunity to acquire a capable cruising yacht.