Rocinante is an extensively upgraded version of the well respected Formosa 46 / KP44 cruising sailboat. Renowned for their passagemaking abilities, speed and comfort, these highly sought-after cruising boats have many circumnavigations to their credit.
Rocinante has been well prepared for cruising and is easily sailed singlehanded. She would be an ideal vessel for a couple or small family to cruise and is prepared for coastal cruising or full offshore voyaging.
Rocinante is our fourth serious cruising boat and her refit benefits from extensive experience including an 18-month refit and 13,000-mile doublehanded pacific voyage in 2012 aboard our prior 68 sailboat. We bought and outfitted Rocinante planning on doing annual seasonal cruises to Mexico with an eventual longer Pacific cruise after retirement. Plans have changed and rather than continue to use her for the occasional sailing overnight, its time to find her new owners who will actively voyage with her.
This family of hulls (the Kelley-Peterson 44 and clones like the Formosa 46, Spindrift 46) have outstanding passagemaking characteristics but also known issues that need to be addressed over time. Wed owned a sistership F46 years ago and when looking for another voyaging boat knew both that this was the hull we wanted and what upgrades to look for. In brief, Rocinante has had the important upgrades. The original teak decks have been professionally removed and replaced with nonskid. The problematic original fuel tanks have been replaced with a beautiful pair of custom aluminum tanks. The original hidden chainplates have been replaced by upgraded external plates that are readily visible for inspection.
Other recent upgrades include the following:
Custom stainless exhaust riser
Harken roller furling
Custom stainless davits that comfortably accommodate a large RIB and 4-stroke
Solar arch with 600w array
Raymarine type 3 hydraulic autopilot
Accomodation Forward Private Guest cabin (sleeps 2), and large Private Owners Cabin Aft (sleeps 2). Plus dinette area in the Main Saloon con