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1978 Mercer 44

US$ 99,900*
Green Cove Springs, FL
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Restored Classic

Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Green Cove Springs, FL
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 99,900 

                             PRICED TO SELL AT $99,900                 

                               COMPLETE AWLGRIP REPAINT 2016

NOTE: SYNIA will be departing for 2-3 months in the Bahamas this winter, and then departing for the Mediterranean in May 2019 to spend the Summer and Fall attending the Paneria Classic Yacht Challenge off Spain, France and the Balearic Islands.

The Mercer 44 has the greatest longevity of any of Bill Tripp's designs and the Mercer 44 is said to be Bill Tripp's favorite. Thus, it's understandable that the few people who have owned one consider it a privilege and honor. The Mercer 44 took her name from where 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, with a well-proportioned doghouse on an otherwise flush deck. All owners of Mercer 44s have high praise for the incredible sailing qualities and beautiful design.

When comparing the Mercer 44 with the Hinckley Bermuda 40 (both designed by Bill Tripp), the Mercer's flush deck gives the main cabin enhanced spaciousness and opens up the otherwise traditional layout. It has a proper 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 after 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 completed a three year re-fit which continues even today 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, ice maker, new navigation station, upholstery, interior paint and varnish, rebuilt stove (w/electric convection cook tops), new plumbing, new sail covers/cushions, electric windless, 10' hard sailing dinghy w/chocks, 3.5 Kw NextGen with complete electrical installation, AeroGen 40-amp wind generator, ICOM M304 VHF w/Mast mounted antenna, ICOM M720a SSB-HAM w/large DynaPlate with advanced grounding & ICOM auto-antenna tuner, Spin Tec Roller Furling System, new LEE SAILS mainsail, roller furling jib(s), 3 new hatches (fiberglass over teak), dedicated bilge pump for chain locker, holding tank with deck pump-out & overboard discharge, rebuilt Westerbeke 4-108 (2014 w/250 hours), rebuilt hydraulic transmission, new cutlass w/dripless shaft seal, HydroVane Self-Steering ... and much, much more. This is a beautiful, professionally fitted yacht that is at home in both the Classic Yacht Regatta Circuit, as well as suited for the serious long-distance cruiser.

Blue water specialist with 50,000 miles at sea


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

Please contact Andy Lee at 9042649100

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