1987 Californian 44 Veneti Express Cruiser For Sale

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Boat Details

Year:
1987
Type:
Power
Brand:
Californian
Category:
Express Cruisers/Cruiser
Model:
44 Veneti Express Cruiser
Length (LOA):
47'
Beam:
15' 2"
Draft:
48"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
183653
Location:
Marina Del Rey, California
(near Santa Monica)
Status:
Sold
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Reason for Selling:
Age and mobility reasons.
Engine Details
Count:
2
Year:
1987
Brand:
Caterpillar
Model:
3208
Size (each):
375 hp
Hours:
2,840
Fuel Type:
Diesel
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The Veneti's early Med-style express cruiser profile is very much in keeping with contemporary trends. It's just that the Veneti came from Californian Yachts, a company whose relatively sedate designs were more likely to compete with Grand Banks than Riva. Californian Yachts was founded by Jule Mars...more

1987 Californian 44 Veneti Express Cruiser in Marina Del Rey, California

Stock #183653

The Veneti's early Med-style express cruiser profile is very much in keeping with contemporary trends. It's just that the Veneti came from Californian Yachts, a company whose relatively sedate designs were more likely to compete with Grand Banks than Riva. Californian Yachts was founded by Jule Marshall and Myrna Elliott, who played an important role in West Coast boat building. As an encore, they turned their talents to power boats and established the Marshall Boat Co. in Tustin, California, which later became Californian Yachts.

Thanks to the Veneti's size, Marshall was able to give the 44' two private staterooms and -- even more impressive -- two full head compartments, each with a separate stall shower. Both staterooms carry double berths, including a generous-sized island berth in the forward (or master) stateroom.

The Veneti's saloon is not overly large. But it does have a semicircular booth-type dinette to port and a small settee to starboard. Likewise, the L-shaped galley is somewhat small, but adequate. Of course, the raison d'etre of an express cruiser layout is a large, sun-filled cockpit where everybody, including the skipper, rides on more or less the same level.

The 44 Veneti certainly has such a cockpit -- in spades. "It's phenomenal for entertaining," said Jack Means of Bayport Yachts in Newport Beach, California, the largest Californian dealer in the country during the late 1980s. "You can comfortably fit 25 or 30 people aboard for cocktail party harbor cruises."

The Veneti's cockpit does indeed promote fun, with a wet bar and a large insulated ice chest. And take a good look at the giant integrated swim step at the transom: At 4.5 feet wide, it's big enough to carry a dinghy or personal watercraft. In fact, more than a few Veneti owners have equipped their boats with a crane over the swim step for launching personal watercraft.

Marshall's 44 Veneti was among the first express boats to sport an integral reverse transom, a feature that has since proven to be very popular. At the other end of the cockpit, the elevated helm gives the skipper good visibility. The arrangement of the instruments and switches include some useful upgrades.

Indeed, the construction quality of the 44 Veneti generally rates kudos from the experts. The lay-up of the solid fiberglass hull, as well as the bonding of the bulkheads and stringers, seems to be well above average.

The Caterpillar diesel will send the 44 Veneti to a top speed of nearly 35 mph, and the cruising speed at 2,350 rpm is around 20 mph. At this leisurely pace, you can expect to use 15 gallons of diesel fuel per engine, per hour or 30 gallons per hour total.

They're reasonably heavy boats and weight, by the way, can be a good indicator of high-quality construction. In the Veneti's case, it also means there's a lot of boat in the water. The boat's rough water handling is outstanding, but passengers can expect an occasional drenching when the seas really kick up.

Despite the Veneti's inherent strengths, the model had a brief production run -- less than four years, from 1987 to 1990. By then, Californian Yachts was under the ownership of Carver Boat Corp., and for whatever reasons, the 44 Veneti didn't fit into the new proprietor's plans.

Information On Condition

This boat is equipped with a pair of 375 hp Caterpillar diesel. Per the Seller: There's no problem with these trusty power plants.

There's plenty of space to work around the boat's twin diesel engines. Of course, a spacious engine compartment won't guarantee that the boat's owner will properly maintain the machinery. But the chores are more likely to get done if the various components are easily accessible -- a point that shouldn't be overlooked by the used boat shopper hoping to buy a boat that's been meticulously maintained.

Approximate boat location: Marina Del Rey, California

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Basic Details
Year:
1987
Type:
Power
Brand:
Californian
Category:
Express Cruisers/Cruiser
Model:
44 Veneti Express Cruiser
Length (LOA):
47'
Hours:
2,840
Stock #:
183653
Location:
Marina Del Rey, California
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
2
Year:
1987
Brand:
Caterpillar
Model:
3208
Hours:
2,840
Size (each):
375 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
400 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
20 mph
Maximum Speed:
35 mph
Fuel Consump.:
30 gals/hour @ Cruise
Config.:
Inboard
Power Tilt & Trim:
Radar Arch/mast:
Trim Tab Controls:
Wash Down Pump:
Water Pump:
Water Tanks:
Bilge Pump:
Closed Water Cooling Sys.:
Engine Alarms:
HVAC:
Macerator:
Kicker Motor:
Nissan 5 Hp
Number Of Fuel Tanks:
2
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
47'
Beam:
15' 2"
Max. Draft:
48"
Weight:
30,000 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Arch:
Autopilot:
Chartplotter:
Compass:
Covers - Display:
Depth Gauge In Dash:
GPS:
GPS / Fishfinder:
Navigation Lights:
Navigation Software:
Radar:
Radio Antenna:
Running Lights:
Sound System:
VHF:
VHF Antenna:
Deck Features
Freshwater Hookup:
Sun Awning:
Transom - Walk Through:
Transom Door:
Transom Seating:
Washdown:
Windlass:
Windshield - Fixed:
Anchor:
Anchor Rode:
Bench Seat:
Beverage Holders:
Bimini:
Bow Rail:
Cockpit Faucet:
Cockpit Fridge:
Cockpit Seating:
Cockpit Wet Bar:
Compartment Storage:
Deck Rail:
Dinghy Lift:
Dodger:
Full Enclosure:
Hand Rails:
Helm Light:
Isinglass:
Lounge:
Non-skid Deck:
Passenger Seat:
Rod Holders:
Rub Rails:
Steering Wheel:
Storage:
Sun Pad-bow:
Swim Ladder:
Cover - Helm:
Station Console
Foredeck Sun Pad:
New
Swim Platform:
Large
Built-in Cooler:
Freezer
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Air Horn:
Fire Suppression System:
Grab Rails:
ElectricalElec. Components
Cockpit Lighting:
110v AC Outlets:
12 V DC Outlets:
ABYC Color Coded Wiring:
AC Electric Panel:
Battery Converter:
Battery Switch:
Deck Lighting:
Fuel Gauge:
Heat Pump:
Horn:
Hour Meter:
Inverter:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Ship Power Hook Up:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cord:
Shower Sump Pump:
Speedometer:
Stereo:
Transducer:
Volt Meter:
Water Heater:
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
25
# Cabins:
2
# Berths:
4
Water Capacity:
190 gals
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes
Non-Smoking:
A/C + Heat:
Aft Stateroom:
Blinds:
Central Vacuum System:
Countertops:
Forward Stateroom:
Hanging Locker:
Cabin Lighting:
Carpet:
L-shaped Lounge:
Port Holes:
Pressurized Water System:
Refrigerator:
Salon:
Shower:
Sink - Cabin:
Sink - Cockpit:
Sofa:
Stove:
Tinted Windows:
Transom Shower:
Vanity:
Wet Bar:
Thermostat:
Dinette:
Microwave:
Watermaker:
Not Working
Mirror:
Everywhere
Sky Light:
3
Head:
2
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Marshall
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Semi Vee
Exterior Color:
Black And Cream
Interior Color:
White, BLK & Burgundy
Closed Transom:
Helm Console:
Radar Arch:
Fiberglass Stringers:
Stringers:
Bottom Paint Antifouling:
Needs To Be Done
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