1980  Lafitte 44 by Robert Perry located in Florida for sale

44' Lafitte 44 by Robert Perry


Description: Lafitte 44 by Robert Perry

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Dialed in world cruising boat, with the displacement, hull design, sailing characteristics, and accommodations for extended offshore cruising in style and comfort, designed by one of the most important naval architects of the modern cruising era. Built to a very high standard in 1980 at the Chung Wha Boatworks in Taiwan (hull #22 ). The hull and deck are hand-laid fiberglass with a foam core. The hull is massively reinforced with foam-filled frames and longitudinals and with glassed-in bulkheads. A stainless-steel plate mounted on the hull frames carries the step for the Sparcraft mast. This boat is one of the few Lafitte 44s to have the fibreglass deck option (never had teak decks).

Arguably the best equiped and maintained Lafitte 44 of the 53 Lafittes still afloat today. Comprehensively and meticulously fitted out and tuned over the last 12 years by a knowledeable and very experienced yachtsman for circumnavigation, but stored 2009-2013 and then operated over each of the last five years spending @ 5 months cruising Caribbean/7 months air conditioned and wrapped storage on the hard in Trinidad due to family health issues. Decommissioned/recommissioned each year with no expense spared. Currently laying Key West after recommission completed 11/2018 (including awlgrip/bottom paint) and 4 month passage, ready to continue north, cruise Bermuda or the Bahamas, return to the Caribbean or even circumnavigate with no refit necessary.

Equipment: Engine Yanmar 4JH3TE 2006
HP 75 Turbocharged
Transmission ZF model 2-F30M/s/n31742N
Alternator 100 Amps/12v, Ample Alternator
Hours 1825 as of 3/2019
Fuel Filter Dual Racor water separators w/manifold and transfer pump

Generator Kubota EA300-E2
hours 1270
Fuel filter Racor water separator
Alternator Balmar 225 Amps/12 v

Fuel Tanks 130 gallons

Windless Batteries 2 series 24 Prevalier gel (2013)
House Batteries 2 Prevalier 8D gel (2013)
Engine Start lead acid series 27 (2016)
Generator Start lead acid series 27 (2016)
Regulators Ample Power V3 on Engine and Generator
Solar 525 Watt solar array w/3 separate Victron regulators
Wind Turbine Airex 30 Amp
Inverter/Charger Xantrex/Heart 2500 watt inverter/100 amp charger
Monitor Link 2000R
Shore Power 30A

Potable Water
Water Tanks 100 gallons total (60g and 40g fibreglass tanks)
Water Pump 12V Jabsco w/accumulator tank
Watermaker Echo Tec 12v/12 gph
Hot Water Kumma 110vac and engine heat exchanger
Filtration Seagull system for drinking water

Sails and Rigging
Sparcraft Aluminum Douible Spreader Keel Stepped Mast
Sparcraft Aluminum Boom
1X19 S/S standing rigging
Braided Daycron running rigging
(2) Lewmar 55 ST Primary winches
Lewmar 30 CST winch
(4) Lewmar 40 ST winches
(3) Lewmar 40 winches
Lewmar 22 winch
Harken Hydraulic Backstay adjuster
Spare Mechanical Backstay adjuster
Main, Staysail and Headsail
Stackpack with at anchor sunshade and rain catcher
Dacron Mainsael, 2 slab reefs
Genoa 135% by Sobstad
Profurl 42 roller furling (2)
Storm Head Sail (new)
Storm Main Sail on separate track on Main (new)

Anchor Equipment
Primary Anchor Rocna 25kg to port w/325 of galvanized chain
Second Ahchor Bruce 35kg to starboard w/230 of galvanized chain
Windless Lighthouse 1501 12V/1500Watt
Storm Amchor Fortress FX-55

Auto Pilot Raymarine mechanical Type II drive (w/spare drive unit)
Raymarine smart auto pilot brain (w/spare brain)
GPS/Radar Raymarine RL70C at navdesk and cockpit
Raymarine A series in cockpit
Compass Ritchie magnetic compass in cockpit
VHF Standard Horizon Black Phantom VHF/hailer/foghorn/intercomm
VHF ICOM M402 at Nav desk
VHF ICOM M36 Floating Hand held
SSB ICOM M710 with Practor PTC IIusb
SSB ICOM AT 130 Antenna Tuner
AIS Digital Yacht class B transponder and receiver
EPRIB 2 Sat 406 EPIRB with built in GPS
Displays Raymarine AT 60 Speed, Depth, AWI and Multi displays in cockpit and nav station (5 displays)

Safety Equipment
EPRIB ACR Global Fix 406 Mhz (2)
Life Raft Winslow model # 60SLOP s/n 60P-00806
Bilge Pumps Electric Automatic Rule 3700 bilge pump
Electric Aux Bilge Pump 12V for residual water
(2) Manual bilge pumps, one in cockpit and aft cabin
Yanmar rraw water cooling pickup in bilge
High level bilge alarm in aft cabin and nav station

Type RIB GRP & Hypalon
Model AB 9VL
Length @ 9 ft
Engine Yamaha 15hp 2 stroke s/n 684K S 1083656

Location: Key West, Florida
(763) 438-1936


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